IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 2006 (Part 7 of 10)

  1. Which one among the following was the first to legalize euthanasia?

    1. Austria

    2. Switzerland

    3. Netherlands

    4. Canada

  2. In a question paper, there are four multiple choice questions. Each question has five choices with only one choice for its correct answer. What is the total number of ways in which a candidate will not get all the four answers correct?

    1. 19

    2. 120

    3. 624

    4. 1024

  3. Which one of the following is not a Central University?

    1. Pondicherry University

    2. Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad

    3. Visva Bhati, Shanti Niketan

    4. University of Madras, Chennai

  4. Consider the following statements:

    1. Free and compulsory education to the children of 6 − 14 years age group by the state was made a Fundamental Right by the 76th Amendment to the Constitution of India.

    2. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan seeks to provide computer education even in rural areas.

    3. Education was included in the

    Concurrent List by the 42nd

    Amendment, 1976 to the Constitution of India.

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1 and 2, only

    3. 2 and 3, only

    4. 1 and 3, only

  5. There are 8 equitant points A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H in the clockwise direction on the periphery of a circle. In a time interval t, a person reaches from A to C with uniform motion while another person reaches the point E from the point B during the same time interval with uniform motion. Both the persons move in the same direction along the circumference of the circle and start at the same instant. How much time after the start, will the two persons meet each other?

    1. 4t

    2. 7t

    3. 9t

    4. Never

  6. Each of the persons A, B, C, D and E possesses Unequal number (<10) of similar items. A, B and C possess 21 items in all, while C, D and E possess 7 items in all. How many items do A and B possess in all?

    1. 15

    2. 17

    3. 18

    4. Data is insufficient

  7. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:

    List-I (Leading Woman Lawn Tennis Player) List-II (Country)
    1. Daniela Hantuchova

    2. Patty Schnyder

    3. Nadia Petrova

    4. Amelie Mauresmo

    1. Russia

    2. Slovakia

    3. France

    4. Switzerland

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
  8. Claims to the historical Macedonian territory have been a bone of contention between which of the following countries?

    1. Portugal and Spain

    2. Bulgaria and Greece

    3. Romania and Bulgaria

    4. Portugal and Greece

  9. Huangpu River flows through which one of the following cities?

    1. Beijing

    2. Ho Chi Minh City

    3. Shanghai

    4. Manila

  10. Which one of the following countries is the leading producer of uranium?

    1. United States of America

    2. Canada

    3. Germany

    4. Zambia

  11. There are three parallel straight lines. Two points A and B are marked on the first line, points C and D are marked on the second line, and points E and F are marked on the third line. Each of these 6 points can move to any position on its respective straight line. Consider the following statements:

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 only

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

  12. A mixed doubled tennis game is to be played between two teams (each team consists of one male and one female). There are 4 married couples. No team is to consists of a husband and his wife. What is the Maximum number of games that can be played?

    1. 12

    2. 21

    3. 36

    4. 42

  13. In an office, the number of persons who take tea is twice the number of persons who take only coffee. The number of persons who take coffee is twice the number of persons who take coffee is twice the number of persons who take only tea. Consider the following statements:

    1. The sum of the number of persons who take either tea or coffee or both is four times the number of persons who take both coffee and tea.

    2. The sum of the number of persons who take only coffee and those who take only tea is twice the number of persons who take both and coffee.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 only

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

  14. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:

    List-I List-II
    1. Harold Pinter

    2. Jacques Diouf

    3. Jose Manuel Barroso

    4. Raymond Lafitte

    1. Director-General, Fao

    2. President, European Commission

    3. World Bank appointed expert for Adjudicating on the Baglihar Hydel Project

    4. Litterateur

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
  15. Consider the following statements:

    1. Life Insurance Corporation of India is the oldest insurance company is India.

    2. National Insurance Company Limited was nationalized in the year 1972 and made a subsidiary of General Insurance Corporation of India.

    3. Headquarters of United India

    Insurance Company Limited are located at Chennai.

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1 and 2, only

    3. 2 and 3, only

    4. 1 and 3, only