IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1995 (Part 8 of 10)

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  1. It begins as a single cell and grows into a merciless disease that claims millions of lives year after year. But scientists are steadily unlocking its mysteries, and the fight against it may now have reached a dramatic turning point. New discoveries promise better therapies and hope in the war against ____. The disease referred to in the above quotation is

    1. Cancer

    2. AIDS

    3. Tuberculosis

    4. Alzheimer s disease

  2. Consider the table given below providing details of traffic volume per hour for four locations:


    Total traffic volume %of Heavy Vehicles

    Average noise level in dB (A)

    Noise pollution level in dB (A)

    I 377




    II 380




    III 377




    IV 225




    When the total traffic volume is the same, the for (s) which affect (s) the noise pollution level is/are

    1. % of heavy vehicles

    2. noise pollution level and average noise level

    3. average noise level and % of heavy vehicles

    4. indeterminable on the basis of details given

  3. Which one of the following dose not belongs to biosphere reserves set-up so far?

    1. Great Nicobar

    2. Sunder bans

    3. Nanda Devi

    4. Gulf of Kachchh

  4. Cryogenic engines find applications in

    1. sub-marine propulsion

    2. frost-free refrigerators

    3. rocket technology

    4. researches in superconductivity

  5. Consider the map given below: The route indicated in the map was followed, during the course of his military exploits, by

    1. Chandragupta II

    2. Harshavardhana

    3. Rajendra Chola

    4. Malik Kafur

  6. The clouds flods in the atmosphere because of their low

    1. temperature

    2. velocity

    3. pressure

    4. density

  7. Which one of the following mountain ranges is spread over only one State in India?

    1. Aravalli

    2. Satpura

    3. Ajanta

    4. Sahyadri

  8. Hughly was used as a base for piracy in the Bay of Bengal by

    1. the Portuguese

    2. the French

    3. the Danish

    4. the British

  9. The variations in temperatures from 0° C to 100° C with respect to time of two liquids P, Q are shown in the graph gives below: Which one of the following statements is correct?

    1. During heating, liquid P remained hotter than liquid Q throughout

    2. At no point of time during heating did the two liquids have the same temperature

    3. P attained the temperature of 100° C faster than Q

    4. Q attained the temperature of 100° C faster than P

  10. In the field of space technology India has demonstrated during 1994, her capability to

    1. design advance intercontinental ballistic missile warning systems

    2. build satellites

    3. build stealth missiles

    4. launch geo-stationary satellites.

  11. The Modi script was employed in the documents of the

    1. Wodeyars

    2. Zamorins

    3. Hoysalas

    4. Marathas

  12. Yellow cake, an item of smuggling across borders is

    1. a crude form of heroin

    2. a crude form of cocaine

    3. uranium oxide

    4. unrefined gold

  13. One of the reasons for Indias occupational structure remaining more or less the same over the years has been that

    1. investment pattern has been directed towards capital intensive industries

    2. Productivity in agriculture has been high enough to induce people to stay with agriculture

    3. Ceiling on land holdings have enabled more people to own land and hence their preference to stay with agriculture

    4. People are largely unaware of the significance of transition from agriculture to industry for economic development

  14. Which one of the following countries had in 1994 voted against joining the European Union?

    1. Norway

    2. Sweden

    3. Finland

    4. Austria

  15. Examine the map given below: The places marked 1, 2, 3 and 4 were respectively the seats of powers of the

    1. Scindias, Holkars, Gaekwards and Bhonsles

    2. Holkars, Scindias, Gaekwads and Bhonsles

    3. Gaekwads, Bhonsles, Scindias and Holkars

    4. Scindias, Hlkars, Bhonsles