GS Prelims Previous Years Question Paper- 2006 (Part 2)

GS Prelims Previous Years Question Paper- 2006 (Part 2)


51. Who among the following wrote .The Communist Manifesto. along with Karl Marx ?
(a) Emile Durkheim
(b) Friedrich Engels
(c) Robert Owen
(d) Max Weber
52. Which portfolio was held by Dr. Rajendra Prasad in the Interim Government formed in the year 1946 ?
(a) Defence
(b) External Affairs and Commonwealth
(c) Food and Agriculture
(d) None
53. Who among the following was presented with the Sangeet Natak Akadami Ratna Award, 2005 for her lifetime achievement in dance ?
(a) Chandralekha
(b) Tanjavur Balasaraswati
(c) Uma Sharma
(d) Yamini Krishnamurthy
54. Which one of the following countries is the first country in the world to propose a carbon tax for its people to the address global warming ?
(a) Australia (b) Germany
(c) Japan (d) New Zealand
55. Consider the following statements :
1. A person who has held office as a permanent as a permanent Judge of a High Court cannot plead or act in any court or before any authority in India except the Supreme Court.
2. A person is not qualified for appointment as a Judge of a High Court in India unless he has for at least five years held a judicial office in the territory of India.

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
57. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched ?
(a) Slovenia : Bratislava
(b) Seychelles : Victoria
(c) Sierra Leone : Freetown
(d) Uzbekistan : Tashkent
58. Who is Wole Soyinka ?
(a) A well-known economist
(b) A well-known football player
(c) A well-known industrialist owning steel plants in many parts of the world.
(d) A novel Prize winner for literature.
59. Consider the following statements :
1. Length of a terrestrial mile is lesser than that of a nautical mile.
2. Harmattan is a dusty land-wind of the East African Coast.
3. Greece and Albania from a part of the Iberian Peninsula.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 2 and 3, only
(c) 3 only (d) 1 only

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60. In a tournament each of the participants was to play one match against each of the other participants. 3 players fell ill after each of them had played three matches and had to leave the tournament. What was the total number of participants at the beginning, if the total number of matches played was 75 ?
(a) 8 (b) 10
(c) 12 (d) 15
61. P, Q, R, S and T reside in a 5-storeyed (Ground + 4) building, and each of them resides on a separate floor. Further,
1. T does not reside on the topmost floor.
2. Q does not reside on the ground floor.
3. S resides on one storey above that of P and one storey below that of R. To know as to which of the 5 persons resides on the ground floor which of the above statements are sufficient/ insufficient?
(a) 1 and 3 are sufficient
(b) 2 and 3 are sufficient
(c) 1, 2 and 3 are sufficient
(d) 1, 2 & 3 are insufficient
62. A box contains 5 sets of balls while there are 3 bails in each set. Each set of balls has one colour which is different from every other set. What is the least number of balls that must be removed from the box in order to claim with certainty that a pair of bails of the same colour has been removed?
(a) 6 (b) 7
(c) 8 (d) 9
63. Which one of the following countries is not a member of ASEAN?
(a) Vietnam
(b) Brunel Darussalam
(c) Bangladeh
(d) Myanmar
64. Consider the following statements in respect of India.s advanced satellite INSAT . 4A :
1. INSAT . 4A was launched in December, 2005 from New Mexico.
2. The European commercial launch service provider Arianespace was associated with the launch of INSAT . 4A.
3. Tata-Sky-a digital cable service provider is associated with DTH television broadcasting services from INSAT-4A.

Which of the statements given above are correct?
(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 1 and 2, only
(c) 2 and 3, only (d) 1 and 3, only
65. Consider the following statements:
1. Appellate Tribunal for Electricity has been established by each State Government in India.
2. One of the components of the Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (APDRP) is upgradation of sub-transmission and distribution system for electricity in India.

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

Monastery
(a) Dhankar Monastery
(b) Rumtek Monastery
(c) Tabo Monastery
(d) Kye Monastery

State
(a) Himachal Pradesh
(b) Sikkim
(c) Himachal Pradesh
(d) Arunachal Pradesh
67. Match List-1 with List-II and select .the correct answer using the code given below the lists :

List .I (Valley)
A. Markha Valley
B. Dzukou Valley
C. Sangla Valley
D. Yumthang Valley

List-II (State)
1. Sikkim
2. Himachal Pradesh
3. Jammu and Kashmir
4. Nagaland

Codes :
A B C D
(a) 2 4 3 1
(b) 3 1 2 4
(c) 2 1 3 4
(d) 3 4 2 1
68. 3 digits are chosen at random from 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 without repeating any digit. What is the probability that their product is odd?
(a) 2/3 (b) 5/108
(c) 5/42 (d) 7/48
71. Where is Bundala Bioshpere Reserve which has been recently added to the UNESCO.s Man and Biosphere (MAB) network, located?
(a) Russia (b) India
(c) Sri Lanka (d) Bangladesh
72. Consider the following statements :
1. According to the Census 2001, Kerala has the smallest gap in male and female literacy rates among the 28 states of India (Delhi and Pondicherry not included).
2. According to the Census 2001, Rajasthan has literacy rate above the national average literacy rate

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

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73. Consider the following statements in respect of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005 :
1. Under the provisions of the Act, 100 days of employment in a year to every household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work has become a fundamental right.
2. Under the provisions of the Act, women are to get priority to the extent that one-half of persons who are given employment are women who have asked for work.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only (b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 and 2
74. Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of the Afghan rules to the throne of Delhi?
(a) Sikandar Shah-ibrahim Lodi-Bahlol Khan Lodi
(b) Sikandar Shah-Bahlol Khan Lodi- Ibrahim Lodi
(c) Bahlol Khan Lodi- Sikandar Shah- Ibrahim Lodi
(d) Bahlol Khan Lodi-Ibrahim Lodi- Sikandar Shah
75. Bhakta Tukaram was a contemporary of which Mugal Emperor?
(a) Babar (b) Akbar
(c) Jahangir (d) Aurangzeb
76. In Indian history, who was abdul Hamid Lahori?
(a) An important military commander during Akbar.s reign
(b) An official historian of the reign of Shah Jahan
(c) An important noble and confidant of Aurangzeb
(d) A chronicler and poet during the reign of Muhammad Shah

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78. Who was the Governor-General of India during the Sepoy Mutiny?
(a) Lord Canning (b) Lord Dalhousie
(c) Lord Hardinge (d) Lord Lytton
79. Consider the following statements about
Madam Bhikaji Cama :
1. Madam Cama unfurled the National Flag at the international Socialist Conference in Paris in the year 1907.
2. Madam Cama served as private secretary to Dadabhai Naoroji.
3. Madam Cama was born to Parsi parents.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 2 and 3, only
(c) 1 and 2, only (d) 3 only
80. Whom did Croatia defeat in the Davis Cup- 2005 Finals to win the Davis Cup-2005?
(a) United States of America
(d) Slovak Republic
(c) Argentina
(d) Spain
81. The initial design and construction of which massive temple took place during the reign of Suryavarman II?
(a) Sri Mariamman Temple
(b) Angkor Vat
(c) Batu Caves Temple
(d) Kamakhya Temple
82. Indian Airlines (New name :Indian) have redesigned their logo which is a graphic wheel. This logo has been inspired from which one of the following?
(a) Hampi Temples
(b) Mamallapuram Temples
(c) Sun Temple, Konark
(d) Khajuraho Temple
83. Match List-1 with List-II and select the correct, answer using the code given below the lists :

List-I
A. E.C.G. Sudarshan
B. V. Shanta
C. T.N. Krishnan
D. Mahesh Dattani

List-II
1. Theatre
2. Violin
3. Research in Physics
4. Cancer treatment
5. Water-harvesting

A B C D
(a) 3 1 2 4
(b) 3 4 2 1
(c) 2 4 5 1
(d) 2 1 5 4
84. Where is Davos- the venue of the annual meeting of World Economic . Forum, located?
(a) France (b) Germany
(c) Switzerland (d) Luxembourg
85. What is the Universal Product Code (UPC) adopted for?
(a) Fire safely code in buildings
(b) Earthquake-resistant buildings code
(c) Bar code
(d) Against aduiteration eatables
86. What does the term .Dolby B, or .Dolby C. printed on tape recorders and other sound system refer to?
(a) Frequency modulated system
(b) Amplitude Modulated system
(c) Noise reduction circuit
(d) Both DC and AC power can be used
87. Consider the following statements :
1. The Richter scale is a logarithmic scale and so an increase of 1 magnitude unit represents a factor of 10 times in amplitude.
2. Each integer reading of the Richter scale has an energy 100 times that of the previous integer reading.

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
88. For which sport is the Val Barker Cup awarded in the Olympic Games?
(a) Swimming (b) Boxing
(c) Long Jump (d) High Jump
89. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
(a) States Reorganization Act : Andhra Pradesh
(b) Treaty of Yandabu : Assam
(c) State of Bilaspur : Himachal Pradesh
(d) Year 1966 : Gujarat becomes a State
90. Consider the following statements:
1. Assam shares a border with Bhutal and Bangladesh.
2. West Bengal shares a border with Bhutan and Nepal
3. Mizoram shares a border with Bangladesh and Myanmar

Which of the statements given above are correct?
(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 1 and 2, only
(c) 2 and 3, only (d) 1 and 3, only
91. Which one among the following was the first to legalize euthanasia?
(a) Austria (b) Switzerland
(c) Netherlands (d) Canada
92. in a question paper, there are four multiplechoice 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?
(a) 19 (b) 120
(c) 624 (d) 1024
93. Which one of the following is
not
a Central University?
(a) Pondicherry University
(b) Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad
(c) Visva Bhati, Shanti Niketan
(d) University of Madras, Chennai
94. 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?
(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 1 and 2, only
(c) 2 and 3, only (d) 1 and 3, only
95. 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 persoins meet each other?
(a) 4t (b) 7t
(c) 9t (d) Never
96. Each of the persons A, B, C, D and E possesses Unequal number ( (a) 15 (b) 17











(c) 18 (d) Data is insufficient











97. 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)
A Daniela Hantuchova
B. Patty Schnyder
C. Nadia Petrova
D. Amelie Mauresmo

List-II (Country)
1. Russia
2. Slovakia
3. France
4. Switzerland

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

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98. Claims to the historical Macedonian territory have been a bone of contention between which of the following countries?
(a) Portugal and Spain
(b) Bulgaria and Greece
(c) Romania and Bulgaria
(d) Portugal and Greece
99. Huangpu River flows through which one of the following cities?
(a) Beijing (b) Ho Chi Minh City
(c) Shanghai (d) Manila
100.Which one of the following countries is the leading producer of uranium?
(a) United States of America
(b) Canada
(c) Germany
(d) Zambia

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