IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1994 (Part 7 of 10)

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  1. The latest regional economic bloc to be formed is

    1. ASEAN

    2. COMECON

    3. APEC

    4. NAFTA

  2. The first Indian ruler to organize Haj pilgrimage at the expense of the state was

    1. Alauddin Khilji

    2. Feroz Tughlakh

    3. Akbar

    4. Aurangzeb

  3. The density of cattle population per 100 hectares of gross cropped area is the highest in

    1. Bihar

    2. Hatyana

    3. Madhya Pradesh

    4. Uttar Pradesh

  4. Hemoglobin is dissolved in the plasma of

    1. frog

    2. fish

    3. man

    4. earthworm

  5. A major shift in the 8th Five Year Plan from its preceding ones is

    1. the significant reduction in public sector outlays

    2. the concentration of pubic investment in infrastructal sectors

    3. major investment in agriculture with a view to promote exports

    4. major investment in sectors in which industrial sickness has been a chronic problem

  6. In recent years there has been some concern over the threat posed by the Mathura Oil Refinery and the thermal power plants to the Taj Mahal in Agra. The scientific basis of any possible damage to the Taj is mainly

    1. stratospheric ozone and the chlorofluorocarbons which destroy it

    2. acid precipitation and troposphere ozone

    3. increasing levels of atmospheric CO2 which produce the greenhouse effect

    4. ultraviolet radiation (240 − 260 nanometers wavelength) and the fumes from the heavily polluted Yamuna river

  7. The average elevation of Tibetan Plateau above sea level is

    1. 2 km

    2. 3 km

    3. 4km

    4. 5km

  8. Which one of the following soil types of India is rendered infertile by the presence of excess iron?

    1. Desert sand

    2. Alluvial

    3. Podzolic

    4. Lateritic

  9. Which of the following fish are bred exclusively in the cold regions of India?

    1. Catla

    2. Tinca

    3. Bhekti

    4. Trout

      1. 1 and 2

      2. 1 and 4

      3. 2 and 4

      4. 3 and 4

    • Assertion (A): In India, the political parties which formed the governments represented the majority of seats secured in the elections to the House of the People at the Centre and the Legislative Assemblies in the States but not the majority of votes.
    • Reason (R): The elections based on the majority-vote-system decide the result on the basis of relative majority of votes secured.

    In the context of the above two statements, which one of 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

  10. Which radioactive pollutant has recently drawn the attention of the public, due to its occurrence in the building material?

    1. Plutonium

    2. Thorium

    3. Radon

    4. Radium

  11. Who among the following ladies wrote a historical account during the Mughal period?

    1. Gulbadan Begam

    2. Nurjahan Begam

    3. Jahanara Begam

    4. Zebun-nissa Begam

  12. Consider the map given below: The map shows the sea voyage route followed by

    1. Thomas Cook

    2. Ferdinand Magellan

    3. John Cabot

    4. Vasco da Gama

  13. The speed of light will be minimum while passing through

    1. glass

    2. vacuum

    3. water

    4. air

  14. Which of the following is/are among the functions of the Election Commission of India?

    1. Conduct of election for the posts of the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker, Lok Sabha and the Deputy Chairman. Rajya Sabha

    2. Conduct of election to the Corporations and Municipalities

    3. Deciding on all doubts and disputes arising out of elections

      1. 1 and 2

      2. 1 and 3

      3. 2 and 3

      4. none