General Studies Sample Practice Paper for IAS (Pre.) 2014 "Test - 1"

Sample Practice Paper for IAS (Pre.) 2014 "Test - 1"

Q1. North America is separated from the eastern most tip of Siberia by the

A. Hudson strait

B.Florida Strait

C.Belle isle strait

D.Bering strait

Q2. Consider the following statements
i) Lake superior is the world’s second largest lake after Caspian Sea
ii) Lake Michigan is smallest among the Great Lakes, about four times smaller than Lake Superior.
iii) Lake Ontario is the only great lake that is entirely within the United States.
Which of the above are false?

A.i and ii

B.i only

C.i and iii

D.iii only

Q3. Consider the following
i) Jamaica is the world’s second largest producer of bauxite and alumina
ii) It is an important producer of sugarcane.
iii) Most parts of Jamaica have Karst features.
Which of the above are true?

A.All of the above

B.Only ii

C.Only iii

D.i and ii

Q4. Consider the following statements
i) Africa is the second largest continent after Asia and is ten times the size of India
ii) Also called as The Dark Continent
iii) It is the only continent that crosses the Tropic of Cancer, Equator and Tropic of Capricon.
Which of the above are correct?

A.i and ii

B.ii and iii

C.i only

D.i and iii

Q5. Match the following Coast Countries
i) Grain Coast a) Ivory coast
ii) Ivory Coast b) Togo, Benin, Nigeria
iii) Gold Coast c) Sierra Leone and Liberia
iv) Slave coast d) Ghana

A.i- b, ii- d, iii-a, iv-c

B.i-a, ii-b, iii-c, iv-d

C.i-c, ii-a, iii-d, iv-b

D.i-d, ii-a, iii-b, iv-c

Q6. Which of the following are incorrect?
i) Antartica contains valuable minerals such as iron, copper and petroleum
ii) India’s first expedition in Antarctica was in 1981-82 near Queen Maud
iii) The expedition was named Dakshin Gangotri

A.None of the above

B.ii and iii

C.iii only

D.i only

Q7. Consider the following, which of them are true?
a) The Karakoram Range lies in the North of Himalayas
b) Godwin Austen (K2) is the highest peak of Karakoram
c) The Tien Shan extends to the north east and reaches the Amur river under the name of Great Khingan Mountains

A.ii and iii

B.i, ii and iii

C.None of the above

D.i and iii

Q8. Consider the following, which of them is true?
i) The Red basin of Szechuan is known as the Rice Bowl of China
ii) It is known as the Red Basin because of its colored sandstone

A.i only

B.ii only

C.none of the above

D.both i and ii

Q9. Match the following Lake Location
i) Lake Asad a) Sumatra
ii) Lake Tonle Sap b) Cambodia
iii) Lake Toba c) China
iv) Lop Nor d) Syria

A.i- d, ii-b, iii-a, iv-c

B.i-a, ii-b, iii-c, iv-d

C.i-b, ii-d, iii-a, iv-c

D.i-c, ii-b, iii-d, iv-a

Q10. Match the following Climate Characteristic
i) Tropical Desert

a) Region of Rain shadow desertTemperate Desert

b) Region of scanty rainfall caused due to effect of off shore Trade Winds Mediterranean

c) Extreme Temperatures, cold winters and hot Summers with light summer rain Steppe

d) Dry warm summerwith off shore tradeand Winter rain with onshore Westerlies due to shifting of wind belts.

A.i- a, ii-d, iii-b, iv-c

B.i-b, ii-a, iii-d, iv-c

C.i-c, ii-d, iii-a, iv-b

D.i-d, ii-c, iii-b, iv-a

11. Consider the following are incorrect?
i) Vindhyan range is the example of Relict mountain
ii) The Aravalli range is an example of block mountain
iii) Guru Shikhar is the highest peak on the Abu Hills

A.i and ii

B.ii and iii

C.i and iii


12. Match the following
i) Wullar Lake a) Largest fresh water lake of Rajasthan
ii) Kolleru Lake b) Site of hydroelectricity power Generation
iii) Jaisamand c) Largest fresh water lake of India
iv) Lohktak d) Lagoon formed due to enclosure of sand spit now called Sriharikota Island

A.i- b, ii-d, iii-a, iv-c

B.i-c, ii-d, iii-a, iv-b

C.i- d, ii-b, iii-a, iv-c

D.i-c, ii-a, iii-b, iv-d

Q13. Which of these are incorrect?
i) Kosi is formed by the confluence of Son Kosi, Arun Kosi and The Tamur kosi
ii) It shifts its course and causes floods therefore it is known as the Sorrow of Bihar
iii) The Damodar rises near Chota Nagpur and is known as the Sorrow of Bengal

A.i and ii

B.i and iii

C.iii only

D.All of the above

Q14. Which of these are correct?
i) National Hydroelectricity power corporation has its headquarter at Faridabad
ii) The NHPC has commissioned two projects in Nepal and Bhutan
iii) The NPHC has been conferred the Maharatna Status.

A.i and ii

B.ii and iii

C.i and iii

D.All of the above

Q15. Match the following Reactor Fuel Type
i) Pressurized Water a) Enriched Uranium Reactor
ii) Pressurized Heavy b) Natural Uranium Water Reactor
iii) Fast Breeder c) Enriched Uranium Reactor Plutonium
iv) Advanced Heavy d) Thorium Water Reactor

A.i-b, ii-c, iii-d, iv-a

B.i-c, ii-d, iii-b, iv-a

C.i-a, ii-b, iii-c, iv-d

D.i-d, ii-b, iii-c, iv-a

Q16. Which of the following are correct?
i) India has the third largest coal reserves in the world
ii) India is the worlds third largest consumer of coal
iii) Coal mining began at Raniganj in 1774

A.i and ii

B.ii and iii

C.i and iii


Q17. Which of the following are correct?
i) The ONGC Videsh Ltd (OVL) functions under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
ii) OVL’s first major find was the LanTay and LanDo oil fields in Vietnam

A.i only

B.i and ii


D.ii only

Q18. Which of the following is the correct arrangement of the layers of the atmosphere starting closest to the earth

A.Troposphere, Mesosphere, thermosphere, Stratosphere

B.Mesosphere, Thermosphere, Stratosphere, Troposphere

C.Troposphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, Thermospher

D.Thermosphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, Trotosphere

Q19. Match the following
i) Isallobar a) Depth below the surface of the ocean
ii) Isobath b) Change in atmospheric pressure
iii) Isothere c) Mean winter temperature
iv) Isocheim d) Mean summer temperature

A.i-b, ii-a, iii-d, iv-c

B.i-d, ii-c, iii-b, iv-a

C.i-a, ii-b, iii-c, iv-d

D.i-c, ii-b, iii-a, iv-d

Q20. Match the following
i) Fringing Reef a) Attached to a shore by a lagoon
ii) Barrier Reef b) Separated from mainland by lagoon
iii) Patch Reef c) Circular reef within a lagoon
iv) Ribbon Reef d) Long narrow associated with a toll lagoon

A.i-b, ii-c, iii-a, iv-d

B.i-c, ii-d, iii-b, iv-a

C.i-a, ii-b, ii-c, iv-d

D.i-d, ii-b, ii-c, iv-a

Q21. Match the following Wetlands Location
i) Vembanad Kol a) Kerala
ii) Wular Lake b) Jammu and Kashmir
iii) Pong Dam c) Himachal Pradesh
iv) Loktak Lake d) Manipur

A.i- d, ii-c, iii-a, iv-b

B.i-a, ii-d, iii-c, iv-b

C.i-a, ii-b, iii-c, iv-d

D.i-b, ii-c, iii-a, iv-d

Q22. Match the following
Planet     Satellites
i) Mars a) Phobos and Deimos
ii) Jupiter b) Europa
iii) Saturn c) Titan
iv) Pluto d) Charon

A.i-b, ii-c, iii-d, iv-a

B.i-a, ii-b, iii-c, iv-d

C.i-d, ii-b, iii-c, iv-a

D.i-c, ii-a, iii-b, iv-d

Q23. Consider the following statements and mark the option which is correct.
(i) Atharvaveda is related to some Non- Aryan traditions like magical charm & spell.
(ii) Somaveda is an elaborate elucidation of Rituals.
(iii) Aitreya and Kausilaki Brahmanas are related with Rigveda.
(iv) Satpath Brahamana, related with Yajurveda, describes about Aryan’s extention in Gangetic valley.

A.ii & iv

B.ii only

C.i, iii & iv

D.all of the above

Q24. Consider the following statements and mark the option which is correct.
(i) Aryankas are philosophical in content.
(ii) Rituals related to agriculture have also been described in Satpath Brahman related with Yajurveda.
(iii) Upanishadas are called Vedanta.
(iv) Total number of Upanishadas are 108, but according to Shankracharya number of Upanishadas is 15.

A.i & iii

B.All of the above

C.none of the above

D.i, ii & iii

Q25. Match the following
1. Ashvini Kumars A. belonged to Kushava period & wrote charak Samhita
2. Vagbhata B. wrote Astang thidya which mentions about eight Major Organs of Human Body.
3. Dhanvantri C. were physicians of Celestial world who got Knowledge o f Ayurveda from Brahma.
4. Charaka D. is considered as father of Ayurveda.

A.A- 1; B- 2; C-3; D-4

B.A- 4; B- 2; C-1; D-3

C.A- 3; B- 4; C-2; D-1

D.A- 2; B- 3; C-1; D-4

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