GS Prelims Previous Years Question Paper- 2004 (Part 3)

101. The magazine on politics is

(a) Edited by Ila
(b) Edited by Gurbaksh
(c) Published by Dev Publishers
(d) Published by Charan Publishers

102. Match List I (Distinguished Ladies) with List II (Area of work) and select the correct answer using the codes given below:

List I
(A) Jhumpa Lahiri
(B) Sunita Narain
(C) Naina Lal Kidwai
(D) Ravina Raj Kohli

List II
1. Science and environment
2. Novel-writing
3. Film industry
4. Banking
5. Television media
A B C D
(a) 4 5 3 1
(b) 2 1 4 5
(c) 4 1 3 5
(d) 2 5 4 1

103. Which one of the following does not border Panama?

(a) Costa Rica (b) Pacific Ocean
(c) Colombia (d) Venezuela

104. A and B start from the same point and in the same direction at 7 a.m. to walk around a rectangular field 400 m × 300 m. A and B walk at the rate of 3 km/hr and 2.5 km/hr respectively. How many times shall they cross each other if they continue to walk till 1 and 2.30 p.m.?

(a) Not even once (b) Once
(c) Twice (d) Thrice

105. Match List I (Beaches in India) with List II (States) and select the correct answer using the codes given below:

List I
(A) Gopnath Beach
(B) Lawsons Bay Beach
(C) Devbagh Beach
(D) Sinquerim Beach

List II
1. Andhra Pradesh
2. Kerala
3. Gujarat
4. Goa
5. Karnataka
    A B C D
(a) 5 4 2 1
(b) 3 1 5 4
(c) 5 1 2 4
(d) 3 4 5 1

106. A car is running on a road at a uniform speed of 60 km/hr. The net resultant force on the car is

(a) Driving force in the direction of car’s motion
(b) Resistance force opposite to the direction of car’s motion
(c) An inclined force
(d) Equal to zero

107. Match List I (Biosphere Reserve) with List II (States) and select the correct answer using the codes given below:
List I
(A) Simlipal
(B) Dehong Deband
(C) Nokrek
(D) Kanchenjunga

List II
1. Sikkim
2. Uttaranchal
3. Arunachal Pradesh
4. Orrisa
5. Meghalaya

A B C D
(a) 1 3 5 4
(b) 4 5 2 1
(c) 1 5 2 4
(d) 4 3 5 1

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108. The research work of Paul Lauterbur and Peter Mansfield, the Nobel Prize winners for Medicine in 2003, relates to

(a) The control of AIDS
(b) Magnetic resonance imaging
(c) Respiratory diseases
(d) Genetic engineering

109. In 2003, Alison Richard took over as the first ever women Vice-Chancellor of

(a) Oxford University (b) Cambridge University
(c) Harward University (d) Purdue University

110. Nine different letters are to be dropped in three different letter boxes. In how many different ways can this be done?

(a) 27 (b) 39
(c) 93 (d) 39 – 3

111. George W. Bush, the President of America, comes from which of the following American States?

(a) California (b) Texas
(c) Virginia (d) Indiana

112. Which of the following pairs is correctly matched?

Departments
1. Department of Women and Child Development
2.Department of Official languages
3. Department of Drinking Water Supply

Ministry of the Government of India
: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
: Ministry of Human Resource Development
: Ministry of Water Resources Select the correct answer using the codes given below :
(a) 1 (b) 2
(c) 3 (d) None

113. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below:

List I (Agency)
(A) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
(B) United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
(C) United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
(D) Universal Postal Union (DPU)

List II (Headquarters)
1. Nairobi
2. Vienna
3. Berne
4. New York
A B C D
(a) 2 3 4 1
(b) 4 1 2 3
(c) 2 1 4 3
(d) 4 3 2 1

114. Which of the following authors won the Booker Prize twice?

(a) Margaret Alwood (b) J.M. Coetzee
(c) Graham Swift (d) Lan McEwan

115. In the well-known Tennis doubles team, Max Mirnyi – the partner of Mahesh Bhupati, comes from which of the following countries?

(a) Italy (b) Sweden
(c) Belarus (d) Croatia

116. Which of the following cricketers holds the record for the highest score in a Cricket Test Match innings by an Indian?

(a) Sunil Gavaskar (b) Vinod Mankad
(c) Sachin Tendulkar (d) V.V.S. Laxman

117. INS Trishul acquired by the Indian Navy in 2003 has been built by
(a) Israel (b) USA
(c) Russia (d) France

118. INSAT – 3E, India’s communication satellite, was launched in 2003 from

(a) French Guiana (b) Seychelles
(c) Mauritius (d) Mauritania

119. Match List I (Person) with List II (Position) and select the correct answer using the codes given below:

List I
(A) Anil Kakodakar
(B) Raman Puri
(C) M- Jagannatha Rao
(D) G. Madhavan Nair

List II
1. Chief of the Integrated Defence Staff
2. Chairman, 17th Law Commission
3. Chairman, ISRO
4. Chairman Atomic Energy Commission

    A B C D
(a) 3 1 2 4
(b) 4 2 1 3
(c) 3 2 1 4
(d) 4 1 2 3

120. Consider the following statements about Sikh Gurus:

1. Banda Bahadur was appointed as the military leader of the Sikhs by Guru Tegh Bahudur.
2. Guru Arjun Dev Became the Sikh Guru after Guru Ram Das
3. Guru Arjun Dev gave to Sikhs their own script – Guru mukhi.
Which of these statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only (b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3 (d) 1 and 2

121. Consider the following Viceroys of India during the British rule:

1. Lord Curzon
2. Lord Chelmsford
3. Lord Hardinge
4. Lord Irwin
Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of their tenure?

(a) 1 – 3 – 2 – 4 (b) 2 – 4 – 1 – 3
(c) 1 – 4 – 2 – 3 (d) 2 – 3 – 1 – 4

122. Consider the following events during Indian freedom struggle:

1. Chauri – Chaura Outrage
2. Minto – Morley Reforms
3. Dandi March
4. Montagu – Cheimsford Reforms
Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of the events above?

(a) 1 -3 – 2 – 4 (b) 2 -4 -1 – 3
(c) 1 -4 – 2 – 3 (d) 2 -3 -1 – 4

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123. Consider the following events:

1. Fourth general elections in India
2. Formation of Haryana State
3. Mysore named as Karnataka State
4. Meghalaya and Tripura become full States
Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of the above?
(a) 2 – 1 – 4 – 3 (b) 4 – 3 – 2 – 1
(c) 2 – 3 – 4 – 1 (d) 4 – 1 – 2 – 3

124. Match List I (Fuel Gases) with List II (Major Constituents) and select the correct answer using the codes given below:

List I
(A) CNG
(B) Coal gas
(C) LPG
(D) Water gas

List II
1. Carbon monoxide, Hydrogen
2. Butane, Propane
3. Methane, Ethane
4. Hydrogen, Methane, Carbon monoxide

   A B C D
(a) 2 1 3 4
(b) 3 4 2 1
(c) 2 4 3 1
(d) 3 1 2 4

125. A spherical body moves with a uniform angular velocity w
around a circular path of radius r. Which one of the following statements is correct?

(a) The body has no acceleration
(b) The body has a radial acceleration w2 r directed towards the centre of the path
(c) The body has a radial acceleration 2/5 w2 r directed away from the centre of the path
(d) The body has an acceleration w2 r tangential to its path

126. Which one of the following statements is correct?
‘Deccan Odyssey’ is

(a) a book on Chatrapati Shivaji
(b) a warship recently acquired by the Indian Navy
(c) a recently started air service between Mumbai and Colombo
(d) a luxury train which travels through Maharashtra and includes Goa in its journey

127. Standard 18-carat gold sold in the market contains

(a) 82 parts gold and 18 parts other metals
(b) 18 parts gold and 82 parts other metals
(c) 18 parts gold and 6 parts other metals
(d) 9 parts gold and 15 parts other metals

128. A weightless rubber balloon is filled with 200 cc of water. Its weight in water is equal to:

(a) 9.8/5 N (b) 9.8/10 N (c) 9.8/2 N (d) zero

129. Salts of which of the following elements provide colours to fireworks?

(a) Zinc and sulphur (b) Potassium and mercury
(c) Strontium and barium (d) Chromium and nickel

130. Consider the following statements:

1. Reserve Bank of India was nationalized on 26 January, 1950.
2. The borrowing programme of the Government of India is handled by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

131. Which one of the following is the correct decreasing sequence in terms of the value (in rupees) of the minerals produced in India in the year 2002-03?

(a) Metallic minerals—Fuel minerals—Non-metallic minerals
(b) Fuel minerals—Metallic minerals—Non-metallic minerals
(c) Metallic minerals—Non-metallic minerals—Fuel minerals
(d) Fuel minerals—Non-metallic minerals—Metallic minerals

132. Which one of the following cities (they were in the news in recent times) is not correctly matched with its country?

(a) Salamanca : Spain
(b) Cannes : Italy
(c) Cancun : Mexico
(d) Bruges : Belgium

133. Consider the following statements:

As per 2001 Census
1. the two States with the lowest sex ratio are Haryana and Punjab.
2. the two States with the lowest population per sq km of area are Meghalaya and Mizoram.
3. Kerala has both the highest literacy rate and sex ratio.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 3 only (b) 2 and 3 (c) 1 and 2 (d) 1 and 3

134. Consider the following statements:

1. In the Third Battle of Panipat, Ahmed Shah Abdali defeated Ibrahim Lodi.
2. Tipu Sultan was killed in the Third Anglo-Mysore War.
3. Mir Jafar entered in a conspiracy with the English for the defeat of Nawab Siraj-ud-daulah in the Battle of Plassey.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 3 only (c) 2 and 3 (d) None

135. Amongst the following Indian States which one has the minimum total forest cover?

(a) Sikkim (b) Goa (c) Haryana (d) Kerala

136. How many three-digit even numbers are there such that 9 comes as a succeeding digit in any number only when 7 is the preceding digit and 7 is the preceding digit only when 9 is the succeeding digit?

(a) 120 (b) 210 (c) 365 (d) 405

137. Match List-I (Sports-person) with List-II (Sport/ Game) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists:

       List-I ………………………………….List-II
(Sports-person) ……………………(Sport/Game)
A. Shikha Tandon …………………1. Badminton
B. Ignace Tirkey ……………………2. Swimming
C. Pankaj Advani ………………….3. Lawn Tennis
D. Rohan Bopanna ……………….4. Snooker
                                     ……………..5. Hockey
Codes:
A B C D
(a) 3 5 4 2
(b) 2 4 1 3
(c) 3 4 1 2
(d) 2 5 4 3

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138. The record for the highest score in an innings in Test Cricket is now being held by Brian Lara. Immediately prior to him, the three record holders were:

(a) Don Bradman, Sunil Gavaskar and Colin Cowdrey
(b) Len Hutton, Peter May and Vivian Richards
(c) Hayden, Lara, Sobers
(d) Bob Cowper, Bill Lawry and Brian Lara

139. In how many different ways can six players be arranged in a line such that two of them, Ajit and Mukherjee, are never together?

(a) 120 (b) 240 (c) 360 (d) 480

140. Match List-I (State/Province/Overseas Territory) with List-II (Country) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists:

          List-I ……………………………………..List-II
(State/Province/…………………………… (Country)
Overseas Territory)
A. British Colombia………………………. 1. USA
B. Bavaria              …………………………..2. UK
C. Gibraltar           …………………….,……3. Canada
D. Rhode Island………………………….. 4. Germany
                                  ……………………….5. Denmark
Codes:
A B C D
(a) 1 2 5 3
(b) 3 4 2 1
(c) 1 4 2 3
(d) 3 2 5 1

141. Consider the following statements:

1. Femur is the longest bone in the human body.
2. Cholera is a disease caused by bacteria.
3. ‘Athlete’s foot’ is a disease caused by virus.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

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

142. 50 men or 80 women can finish a job in 50 days.
A contractor deploys 40 men and 48 women for this work, but after every duration of 10 days, 5 men and 8 women are removed till the work is completed. The work is completed in:

(a) 45 days (b) 50 days (c) 54 days (d) 62 days

143. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

Unit of Indian Railway                                          Location
(a) Railway Staff College:                                 Vadodra
(b) Central Organization for Railway Electrification:  Varanasi
:
(c) Wheel and Axle Plant :                        Bangalore
(d) Rail-coach Factory :                            Kapurthala

144. Consider the following statements:

1. Smart Card is a plastic card with an embedded microchip.
2. Digital technology is primarily used with new physical communication medium such as satellite and fibre optics transmission.
3. A digital library is a collection of documents in an organized electronic form available on the Internet only.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 3 only (b) 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3 (d) 1, 2 and 3

145. Match List-I (New Names of the Countries) with List-II (Old Names of the Countries) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists:

List-I List-II
(New Names of countries)                    (Old Names of the Countries)
A. Benin                                                          1. Nyasaland
B. Belize                                                           2. Basutoland
C. Botswana                                                    3. Bechuanaland
D. Malawi                                                         4. British Honduras
                                                                          5. Dahomey
Codes:
A B C D
(a) 3 1 2 4
(b) 5 4 3 1
(c) 3 4 2 1
(d) 5 1 3 4

146. Which one of the following is the correct sequence in the descending order of precedence in the warrant of precedence?

(a) Attorney General of India—Judges of the Supreme Court—Members of Parliament—Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha

(b) Judges of the Supreme Court—Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha—Attorney General of India—Members of Parliament

(c) Attorney General of India—Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha—Judges of the Supreme Court—Members of Parliament

(d) Judges of the Supreme Court —Attorney General of India—Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha—Members of Parliament

147. Three students are picked at random from a school having a total of 1000 students. The probability that these three students will have identical date and month of their birth is:

(a) 3/1000 (b) 3/365 (c)1/(365×365) (d) 1/(365x365x365)

148. Consider the following statements:

1. Montenegro and Serbia agreed to a new structure for the Yugoslav Federation
2. Croatia remained under the Hungarian Administration until the end of First World War.
3. Claims to Macedonia Territory have long been a source of contention between Belgium and Greece.
4. In 1991, Slovenia declared independence from Czechoslovakia.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 (b) 1, 2 and 3 (c) 2, 3 and 4 (d) 1, 3 and 4

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149. Shirin Ebadi, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003, is from:

(a) Iraq (b) Nigeria (c) Iran (d) Libya

150. A person stands at the middle point of a wooden ladder which starts slipping between a vertical wall and the floor of a room, while continuing to remain in a vertical plane. The path traced by a person standing at the middle point of the slipping ladder is:

(a) a straight line
(b) an elliptical path
(c) a circular path
(d) a parabolic path

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