IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1994 (Part 6 of 10)

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  1. Vidhushaka, a common character in Sanskrit drama, is invariably a.

    1. brahmana

    2. kshatriya

    3. vaisya

    4. shudra

  2. Freedom of the press in India

    1. is specifically provided in Article 19 (1) (a) of the Constitution

    2. is implied in the wider freedom of expression guaranteed by Article 19 (1) (a) of the Constitution V

    3. is guaranteed under the provisions of Article 361 A of the Constitution

    4. emanates from the operation of the Rule of Law in the country

    • Assertion (A): The USA re-emerged as Indias single largest import source in the early nineties.
    • Reason (R): With swift political developments in the erstwhile Soviet Union, India gradually began to rely on the USA for its defense requirements.

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

    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

  3. Toramana belonged to the ethnic horde of the

    1. Scythians

    2. Hunas

    3. Yue-chis

    4. Sakas

  4. Farm land tends to erode most rapidly when planted with

    1. sorghum

    2. potato

    3. wheat

    4. clover

  5. Rennin and lactase, the enzymes required to digest milk, disappear in the human body by the age of

    1. two

    2. three

    3. five

    4. eight

  6. In which respect have the Centre-State relations been specifically termed as municipal relations?

    1. Centers control of the State in the legislative sphere

    2. Centers control of the State in financial matters

    3. Centers control of the State in the administrative sector

    4. Centers control of the State in the planning process

  7. Who among the following is said to have witnessed the reigns of eight Delhi Sultans?

    1. Ziauddin Barani

    2. Shams-i-Siraj Afif

    3. Minhaj-us-Siraj

    4. Amir Khusrau

  8. Galvanized iron sheets are protected from rusting due to the presence of a layer of

    1. lead

    2. chromium

    3. zinc

    4. tin

  9. Which one of the following statements regarding Exit Poll is correct?

    1. Exit Poll is a term used to denote a post-election survey of voters regarding the candidate in whose favour they had exercised their franchise

    2. Exit Poll and Opinion Poll are one and the same

    3. Exit Poll is a device through which results of voting can be most exactly predicted

    4. Exit Poll is an administrative device made recently by the Chief Election

    Commissioner to prevent impersonation

  10. Which one of the following types of erosion is responsible for the formation of Chambal Ravines?

    1. Splash

    2. Sheet

    3. Rill

    4. Gully

  11. Nirmal Hriday, Sanjivini and Saheli are

    1. organizations engaged in social work

    2. herbal medicines produced in India for hypertension, heart disturbances and neurological problems

    3. names of some savings schemes mooted by nationalized bas

    4. institutions set up by Jayaprakash

    Narayan for the rehabilitation of erstwhile dacoits

  12. Self-sufficiency in food, in the true sense of freedom from hunger, has not been achieved in India in spite of a more than three-fold rise in food grains production over 1950 − 1990. Which of the following are the reasons for it?

    1. The green revolution has been restricted to small pockets of the country.

    2. The cost of food is too high compared to the earnings of the poor.

    3. Too much emphasis is laid on wheat and paddy compared to the coarse grains.

    4. The gains of the green revolution have largely accrued to the cash crop rather than food crops.

      1. 1, 2 and 3

      2. l, 2, and 4

      3. 1, 3 and 4

      4. 2, 3 and 4

  13. When it is noon along 82° 30 E longitude along what degree of longitude it will be 6.30 am?

    1. along 165° E

    2. along 67° 30 W

    3. 0° E or W

    4. along 82° 30 W

  14. Who among the following became the Prime Minister of India without being earlier the Chief Minister of a State?

    1. Morarji Desai

    2. Charan Singh

    3. V. P. Singh

    4. Chandrashekhar

    5. P. V. Narasimha Rao

      1. 1, 2 and 4

      2. 2, 3 and 5

      3. 2 only

      4. 4 only