IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1994 (Part 4 of 10)

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  1. Tue Uniting for Peace Resolution adopted by the U. N. Has

    1. enhanced the powers of the General Assembly in a comprehensive way

    2. reduced the powers of the General & Assembly

    3. made no difference to the powers of the General Assembly

    4. empowered the General Assembly to act in specific situations in matters of peace and security

  2. Convertibility of the rupee implies

    1. being able to convert rupee notes into gold

    2. allowing the value of the rupee to be fixed by market forces

    3. freely permitting the conversion of rupee to other major currencies and vice versa

    4. deve1opin an international market for currencies in India

  3. In ancient Indian historical geography the name Ratnakara denoted

    1. the Arabian Sea

    2. the Bay of Bengal

    3. the Indian Ocean

    4. the confluence of the Ganga, the

    Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati at


  4. Which one of the following is the most important reason for the establishment of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre at Thumba?

    1. The sea is near to the place in the East, West and South directions

    2. It is a place near to city in India, which is nearest to the Geographic Equator

    3. It is situated on the Geomagnetic Equator

    4. Outer space near Thumba exhibits queer atmospheric phenomena

  5. Consider the map of India below: The map read with the index provided refer to the distribution of

    1. winter rains

    2. pressure

    3. annual rainy cays

    4. mean temperature

  6. Which one of the following animals stores water in the intestine?

    1. Moloch

    2. Camel

    3. Zebra

    4. Uromastix

  7. E. T. A. Is a terrorist organization in

    1. Cyprus

    2. Sri Lanka

    3. Spain

    4. South Africa

  8. If water pollution continues at its present rate, it will eventually

    1. stop water cycle

    2. prevent precipitation

    3. make oxygen molecules unavailable to water plants

    4. make nitrate unavailable to water plants

  9. In the Gandhara sculptures the preaching mudra associated with the Buddhas First Sermon at Sarnath is

    1. abhaya

    2. dhyana

    3. dharmachakra

    4. bhumisparsa

  10. A corked bottle full of water when forzen will break because

    1. the bottle contracts on freezing

    2. the volume of water decreases on freezing

    3. the volume of water increases on freezing

    4. glass is a bad conductor of heat

  11. Which one of the following regions of Asia is experiencing the highest annual growth rate of population?

    1. South Asia

    2. South-East Asia

    3. Central Asia

    4. West Asia

  12. The only anthropoid ape to be found in India is the

    1. hanuman monkey

    2. liontailed macaque of Western Ghats

    3. slow loris of Assam

    4. White browed gibbon of Assam

  13. Which of the following statements regarding the advisory jurisdiction of the Supreme Court are correct?

    1. It is binding on the Supreme Court to give its opinion on any matter referred to it by the President.

    2. The full bench of the Supreme Court hears any reference made to it under its power of advisory jurisdiction.

    3. The opinion given by the Supreme Curt on a reference under advisory jurisdiction is not binding on the government.

    4. Not more than one reference at a time can be made to the Supreme Court under its power of advisory jurisdiction.

  14. Which one of the following governmental steps has proved relatively effective in controlling the double digit rate of inflation in the Indian economy during recent years?

    1. Enhanced rate of production of all consumer goods

    2. Streamlined public distribution system

    3. Pursuing an export-oriented strategy

    4. Containing budgetary deficits and unproductive expenditure

  15. The name of the poet Kalidasa is mentioned in the

    1. Allahabad pillar inscription

    2. Aihole inscription

    3. Alapadu grant

    4. Hanumakonda inscription