IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1994 (Part 9 of 10)

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  1. The colour of a star is an indication of its

    1. distance from the sun

    2. luminosity

    3. distance from the earth

    4. temperature

  2. Even though the Railways are the most pervasive mode of transport in India, it is the road transport which received the maximum impetus in most of the postindependence period. Which of the following are the reasons for this?

    1. Railways are cheap to operate but the associated capital costs are very high.

    2. Given the geographic, spread of the human settlements, it is unrealistic that the railways alone can serve the needs of transport.

    3. The per unit (tonne/km) cost of transport is cheaper in road compared to rail transport.

    4. Given the indivisible nature of the

    Railways, it is not always convenient for the population to avail of it with the same ease as private cars, buses or two-wheelers.

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1, 2 and 4

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  3. Consider the map of India given below: The map shows

    1. an isohyets

    2. all-India water divide

    3. a combination of national highways

    4. a combination of major railway routes

  4. What is common among Madam Bhikaji Cama, M. Barkatulla, V. V. S lyer and M N Roy?

    1. All of them were leading members of the International Communist movement

    2. M. Barkatulla was the Prime Minister and the rest were ministers in the Provisional Government of Free India established by a group of revolutionaries at Kabul

    3. All of them were among the prominent revolutionaries outside India operating in different countries during the Freedom Movement

    4. All of them were accused in the case relating to the throwing of a bomb on

    Lord Hardinge

  5. The greatest diversity of animal and plant species occours in

    1. temperate deciduous forests

    2. tropical moist forests

    3. heavily polluted rivers

    4. deserts and savannas

  6. The colour of an opaque object is due to the colour it

    1. absorbs

    2. refreacts

    3. reflects

    4. scatters

  7. Which of the following are the purposes for which the National Renewal Fund has been set up?

    1. To restructure sick small scale industries.

    2. To help workers likely to be displaced due to retrenchment in the process of industrial restructuring.

    3. To modernize existing industrial units.

    4. To help refugees from Bangladesh. Sri

    Lanka etc.

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 1 and 4

    4. 2 and 4

  8. Which of the following international events influenced the course of the national movement in India before the advent of Mahatma Gandhi?

    1. Italian-Abyssinian War, 1898

    2. Boxer Movement in China

    3. Revolutionary Movement in Ireland

    4. Victory of Japan in the Russo-Japanese


    1. 1, 2 and 3 only

    2. 1, 2 and 4 only

    3. 3 and 4 only

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  9. Phenylketonuria is an example of an inborn error of metabolism. This error refers to

    1. hormonal overproduction

    2. atrophy of endocrine glands

    3. inherited lack of an enzyme

    4. non-disjunction

  10. If BJP is DMK RSS would be

    1. CPI

    2. TWN

    3. SJP

    4. TDP

  11. The letters L, M, N, 0, P. Q, R, S and T in their order are substituted by nine integers 1 to 9 but not in that order. 4 is assigned to P. The difference between P and T is 5. The difference between N and T is 3. What is the integer assigned to N?

    1. 7

    2. 5

    3. 4

    4. 6

  12. Examine the following statements:

    1. Either A and B are of the same age or A is older than B.

    2. Either C and D are of the same age or D is older than C

    3. B is older than C.

    Which one of the following conclusions can be drawn from the above statements?

    1. A is older than B

    2. B and Dare of the same age

    3. D is older than C

    4. A is older than C

  13. Study the graphs given below:

The first graph depicts a hypothetical movement of Bombay Stock Exchange

Sensitive Index which is an indicator of the average prive movement of a representative set of stocks. The second graph depicts the averaged price of all automobile manufacturing companies.

Which one of the following is a valid inference?

  1. The market is unstable because prices are continuously fluctuating

  2. Automobile shares are more stable than shares in general

  3. There was a major political change in June/July

  4. Automobile shares have been steadily improving in price rather than being affected by major market movements