(Paper) IAS GENERAL STUDIES PRELIMS QUESTION PAPER - 2005 (PART -4)

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PAPER : IAS GENERAL STUDIES PRELIMS QUESTION PAPER - 2005 (PART -4) 

76. Consider the following statements :

1. Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar founded the Bethune School at Calcutta with the main aim of encouraging education for women.

2. Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay was the first graduate of the Calcutta University.

3. Keshav Chandra Sen’s campaign against Sati led to the enactment of a law to ban Sati by the then Governor General.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only (b) 1 and 2

(c) 2 and 3 (d) 1, 2 and 3

 

77. Who among the following repealed the Vernacular Press Act?

(a) Lord Dufferin (b) Lord Ripon

(c) Lord Curzon (d) Lord Hardinge

 

78. Where is the volcanic mountain, Mount St- Helens located?

(a) Chile (b) Japan

(c) Philippines (d) United States of America

 

79. Which one of the following statements is not correct?

(a) The Western Ghats are relatively higher in their northern region

(b) The Anai Mudi is the highest peak in the Western Ghats

(c) Tapi river lies to the south of Satpura.

(d) The Narmada and the Tapi river valleys are said to be old rift valleys.

 

80. Gandhi Sagar Dam is a part of Which one of the following ?

(a) Chambal Project (b) Kosi Project

(c) Damodar Valley Project (d) Bhakra Nangal Project

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81. Which one of the following is the correct sequence of the given hills starting from the north and going towards the south?

(a) Nallamalai Hills - Nilgiri Hills - Javadi Hills - Anaimalai Hills

(b) Anaimalai Hills - Javadi Hills - Nilgiri Hills - Nallamalai Hills

(c) Nallamalai Hills Javadi Hills - Nilgiri Hills - Anaimalai Hills

(d) Anaimalai Hills - Nallamalai Hills - Javadi Hills - Nilgiri Hills

 

82. Which one of the following is not a Biosphere Reserve?

(a) Agasthyamalai (b) Nallamalai

(c) Nilgiri (d) Panchmarhi

 

Directions : The following 7 (seven) items consist of two statements, one labeled as the 'Assertion (A)' and the other as 'Reason (R)' You are to examine these two statements carefully and select the answers to these items using the codes given below :

(a) Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

(b) Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

(c) A is true but R is false

(d) A is false but r is true

 

83. Assertion (A) : The same face of the Moon is always presented to the Earth.

 

Reason (R) : The Moon rotates about its own axis in 23½ days which is about the same time that it takes to orbit the Earth.

 

84. Assertion (A) : Existence of human life on Venus is highly improbable.

 

Reason (R) : Venus has extremely high level of carbon dioxide in its atmosphere.

 

85. Assertion (A) : All the proteins in our food are digested in small intestine only.

 

Reason (R) : The protein-digesting enzymes from pancreas are released into small intestine.

 

86. Assertion (A) : Amoeba reproduces by fission.

 

Reason (R) : All unicellular organisms reproduce by asexual methods.

 

87. Assertion (A): Wind patterns are clockwise in the northern hemisphere and anti-clockwise in the southern hemisphere.

 

Reason (R) : The directions of wind patterns in the northern and the southern hemisphere are governed by the Coriolis Effect.

 

88. Assertion (A) : The main constituent of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas is methane.

 

Reason(R) : Methane can be used directly for burning in homes and factories where it can be supplied through pipelines.

 

89. Assertion (A) : The person with diabetes insipidus feels thirsty.

 

Reason (R) : A person with diabetes insipidus suffers from excess secretion of vasopressin.

 

90. Consider the following statements :

1. Vigyan Rail is a Science Exhibition on wheels organized by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.

2. Vigyan Prasar is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

3. EDUSAT, the ISRO’s educational satellite was launched from French Guyana in 2004.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 1 and 2

(c) 2 and 3 (d) None

 

91. Consider the following statements :

1. Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) is liquefied under extremely cold temperatures and high pressure to facilitate storage or transportation in specially designed vessels.

2. First LNG terminal in India was built in Hassan.

3. Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) are separated from LPG and these include ethane, propane, butane and natural gasoline.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only (b) 1 and 3

(c) 2 and 3 (d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Directions (For the next FOUR items) : Based on the information given below, answer the four items which follow it :

Gopal, Harsh, Inder, Jai and Krishnan have Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Cuttack, Delhi and Ernakulam as their hometowns (Not necessarily in that order). They are studying in Engineering, Medical, Commerce, Economics and History Colleges (Not necessarily in that order). None of the five boys is studying in his hometown, but each of them studies in one of the cities given above.Further, it is given that:

(i) Gopal’s hometown is Ernakulam.

(ii) Harsh is not studying in Ahmedabad or Bhopal.

(iii) Economic college is in Bhopal.

(iv) Inder’s hometown is cuttack.

(v) Krishnan is studing in Delhi.

(vi) Jai is studying in Ernakulam and the History College4 is in his hometown Ahmedabad.

(vii) Engineering College is situated in Ernakulam.

Based on the information given above answer the next four items:

 

92. Which is Krishnan’s hometown?

(a) Ahmedabad (b) Cuttack

(c) Bhopal (d) Cannot be determined

 

93. Which College is situated in Inder’s hometown?

(a) Commerce (b) Medical

(c) Economics (d) Commerce or Medical

 

94. Who studies in Bhopal?

(a) Gopal (b) Harsh

(c) Gopal or Inder (d) Inder or Harsh

 

95. If Inder studies in Ahmedabad, then which one of the following is the correct combination of Person-Hometown-Place of Study?

(a) Gopal - Ernakulam -Delhi (b) Jai - Ahmedabad - Ernakulam

(c) Krishnan - Delhi - Ernakulam (d) Harsh - Bhopal - Delhi

 

96. Left pan of a faulty balance weighs 100 gram more than its right pan. A shopkeeper keeps the weight measure in the left pan while buying goods but keeps it in the right pan while selling his goods. He uses only 1 kg weight measure. If he sells his goods at the listed cost price, what is his gain?

(a) 200/11 % (b) 100/11%

(c) 100/9 % (d) 200/9%

 

97. On a railway route between two places A and B, there are 10 stations on the way. If 4 new stations are to be added, how many types of new tickets will be required if each ticket is issued for a one-way journey?

(a) 14 (b) 48

(c) 96 (d) 108

 

98. Aryan runs at a speed of 40 metre/minute. Rahul follows him after an interval of 5 minutes and runs at a speed of 50 metre/minute. Rahul’s dog runs at a speed of 60 metre/minute and starts along with Rahul. The dog reaches Aryan and them comes back to Rahul, and continues to do so till Rahul reaches Aryan. What is the total distance covered by the dog?

(a) 600 metres (b) 750 metres

(c) 980 metres (d) 1200 metres

 

99. A big rectangular plot of area 4320 m2 is divided into 3 square-shaped smaller plots by fencing parallel to the smaller side of the plot. However some area of land was still left as a square could not be formed. So, 3 more square-shaped plots were formed by fencing parallel to longer side of the original plot such that no area of the plot was left surplus.
What are the dimensions of the original plot?

(a) 160 m ´ 27 m (b) 240 m ´ 18 m

(c) 120 m ´ 36 m (d) 135 m ´ 32 m

 

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

List I (Atomic Power Plants) List II ( State )

/ Heavy Water Plants

(A)Thal 1. Andhra Pradesh

(B)Manuguru 2. Gujarata

(C)Kakrapar 3. Maharastra

(D)Kaiga 4. Maha

5. Karnataka


A B C D

(a) 2 1 4 5

(b) 3 5 2 1

(c) 2 5 4 1

(d) 3 1 2 5

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