IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1994 (Part 5 of 10)

  1. The main constituents of pearl are

    1. calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate

    2. aragonite and conchiolin

    3. ammonium sulphate and sodium carbonate

    4. calcium oxide and ammonium chloride

    • Assertion (A): The monsoonal rainfall decreases as one goes towards the west and north-west in the Ganga plain.
    • Reason (R): The moisture-bearing monsoonal winds go higher up as one moves up in the Ganga plain.

    In the context of the above two statements which one of the following is correct?

    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  2. Consider the map given below: The shaded area in the map shows the kingdom of the

    1. Satavahanas

    2. Chalukyas of Vatapi

    3. Rashtrakutas

    4. Marathas

  3. If safe storage is to be ensured, the moisture content of food grains at the time of harvesting should NOT be higher than

    1. 14%

    2. 16%

    3. 18%

    4. 20%

  4. Devaluation of a currency means

    1. reduction in the value of a currency vis-a-vis major internationally traded currencies

    2. permitting the currency to seek its worth in the international market

    3. fixing the value of the currency in conjunction with the movement in the value of a basket of predetermined currencies

    4. fixing the value of a currency in multilateral consultation with the 1MF, the World Bank and major trading partners

  5. Which one of the following statements regarding the veto power in the Security Council is correct according to the United Nations Charter?

    1. The decisions of the Security Council on all non-procedural matters must be made by an affirmative vote of nine members, including the concurring votes of the permanent members of the Council

    2. Every permanent member of the Security Council can prevent any decision from being accepted, by vetoing it

    3. The term veto was used in Article 27 of the united Nations charter to enable any permanent member of the Security the majority

    4. Any member of the Security Council can prevent any resolution from being passed by voting against it

  6. Which one of the following important trade centers of ancient India was on the trade route connecting Kalyana with Vengi?

    1. Tagara

    2. Sripura

    3. Tripuri

    4. Tamralipti

  7. The highest milk producing breed of goat in India is

    1. Barabari

    2. Jamnapari

    3. Black Bengal

    4. Beetal

  8. The half-life of a radioacitive element is 5 years. The fraction of the radioactive substance that remains after 20 years is

    1. 1 2

    2. 1 4

    3. 1 8

    4. 1 16

    • Assertion (A): A lock of Einsteins air, it scientists could locate it and extract its DNA, could help is producing another Einstein, be cloning.
    • Reason (R): The DNA extracted from the cell of an embryo at an early stage of development, can be transferred to individual eggs which in turn can be implanted into the uterus of a surrogate mother to give birth to an identical offspring.

    In the context of the above two statements which one to the following is correct?

    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true.

  9. The first Indian ruler who joined the Subsidiary Alliance was

    1. The nawab of Oudh

    2. The Nizam of Hyderabad

    3. Peshwa baji Rao II

    4. The King of Travancore

  10. Which one of the following vitamins is considered to be a hormone?

    1. A

    2. B

    3. C

    4. D

  11. Which one of the following statement is correct?

    1. All the members of the Rajya Saha are elected by State Legislative Assemblies.

    2. As the Vice-President is the ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, only a member of the Rajya Sabha can contest for the office of the Vice President.

    3. A pint of difference between the Lik Sabha and the Rajya Sabha is that while a candidate to the Lok Sabha can contest from any State in India, a candidate to the Rajya Sabha should ordinarily be a resident of the State from where he is contesting.

    4. The constitution of India explicitly prohibits the appointment of a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha to the post of minister

  12. The difference between a bank and a nonbanking financial institution (NBFI) is that

    1. a bank interacts directly with customers while an NBFI interacts with banks and governments

    2. a bank indulges in a number of activities relating to finance with a range of customers, while an NBFI is mainly concerned with the term loan needs of large enterprises

    3. a bank deals with both internal and international customers while an NBFI is mainly concerned with the finance of foreign companies

    4. a banks main interest is to help in business transactions and savings/investment activities while an

    NBFIs main interest is in the stabilization of the currency

  13. Monazite is an ore of

    1. zirconium

    2. thorium

    3. titanium

    4. iron

Discussions & Questions

  • Salts of which of the following elements give colour to fireworks ( - on )

    1 Answer

    Firework colors - Red by Strontium, orange by calcium, yellow by sodium, green by barium, blue by copper and silver by aluminum and titanium.

    - on