IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 2007 (Part 10 of 10)

1. Which one of the following pairs of countries joined the European Union 2007?

1. Bulgaria and Romania

2. Bulgaria and Belgium

3. Romania and Slovenia

4. Hungary and Croatia

2. What was the average distance (approximate) between the Sun and the earth?

1. 70 × 105 Km

2. 70 × 105 Km

3. 70 × 106 Km

4. 70 × 106 Km

3. Consider the following statements:

1. If magenta and yellow coloured circles intersect, the intersected area will have red colour.

2. If cyan and magenta coloured circles intersect, the intersected area will have blue colure.

Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?

1. 1 only

2. 2 only

3. Both 1 and 2

4. Neither 1 nor 2

4. Consider the following statements:

1. A flute of smaller length waves of lower frequency.

2. Sound travels in rocks in the form of longitudinal elastic waves only.

Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?

1. 1 only

2. 2 only

3. Both 1 and 2

4. Neither 1 nor 2

5. Four wires of same material and of dimensions as under are stretched by a load of same magnitude separately. Which one of them will be elongated maximum.

1. Wire of 1m length and 2 mm diameter

2. Wire of 2m length and 2 mm diameter

3. Wire of 3m length and 1.5 mm diameter

4. Wire of 1m length and 1 mm diameter

6. The average salary of 100 employees in an office is Rs. 16000 per month. The management decided to raise salary of every employee by 5 % but stooped a transport allowance of Rs. 800 per month which was paid earlier to every employee. What will be the new average monthly salary?

1. Rs. 16000

2. Rs. 16500

3. Rs. 16800

4. Cannot be known since data are insufficient

7. Raghu Rai is well known for which one of the following areas?

1. Research in Mathematics

2. Photography

3. Water harvesting

4. Pollution control

8. Which one of the following organizations won the CSIR Award for Science and Technology (S & T) Innovations for Rural Development, 2006.

1. CLRI

2. IARI

3. NDDB

4. NDRI

9. Which one of the following cities does not have the same clock time as that of the others cities at any given instant?

1. London (UK)

2. Lisbon (Portugal)

3. Accra (Ghana)

10. Which one of the following parts of the pitcher plants becomes modified into a pitcher?

1. Stem

2. Leaf

3. Stipule

4. Petiole

• Assertion (A): Council of Ministers in the Union of India is collectively responsible both to the Lok sabha and The Rajya Sabha.
• Reason (R): The Members of both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha are eligible to be the Ministers of the Union.
1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

3. A is true but R is false

4. A is false but R is true

• Assertion (A): According to the wavell Plan, the Number of Hindu and Muslim members in the executive council were to be equal.
• Reason (R): Wavell thought that this arrangement would have avoided the partition of India.
1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

3. A is true but R is false

4. A is false but R is true

• Assertion (A): River Kalinadi is an east following river in the Southern Part of India.
• Reason (R): The Deccan Plateau is higher along its western edge and gently slopes towards the Bay of Bengal in the East.
1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

3. A is true but R is false

4. A is false but R is true

• Assertion (A): There are no tea plantations in any African country.
• Reason (R): Tea plants need fertile soil with high humus.
1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

3. A is true but R is false

4. A is false but R is true

• Assertion (A): A jet aircraft moving at Mach Number equal to 1 travels faster at an altitude of 15 km than while moving at Mack Number equal to 1 near the sea level.
• Reason (R): The velocity of sounds on the temperature of surrounding medium.
1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

3. A is true but R is false

4. A is false but R is true

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