GENERAL STUDIES PRELIMS ANSWER KEY 2008

Set no - "C"

GENERAL STUDIES PRELIMS ANSWER KEY 2008

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Set no -"C"
ANSWER KEY 2008
Qs.No. Question Correct Answer ANSWER AVAILABLE IN CRACK IAS NOTES
1 In the series AABABCABCDABCDE which letter occupies the 100 th position? B General Mental Ability
2 What is the no. of term in the series -117, 120, 123, 126....? B General Mental Ability
3 In how many different ways can four books A,B,C and D be arranged one above another in a vertical order such that the book? B General Mental Ability
4 Carpenter A can make a chair in 6 hours , carpenter B in hours and carpenter C in 8 hours......? C General Mental Ability
5 A person whom purchase 100 pens at a discount of 10% the net amount of money spent by the person t o purchase the pens in Rs.600..........? C General Mental Ability
6 A schoolteacher has to select the maximum possible no. of different groups of 3 students out of a total of 6 students..............? C General Mental Ability
7 n an examination , 70% of the students passed in the paper I, and 60% of the students passed in the paper II.........................? A General Mental Ability
8 What is Bisphenol A (BPA) ? C
9 Which of the following Pair about India's economic indicator and agricultural production ............? 1. GDP 2. rice 3. wheat D Set VI/Page 131 (India Year Book)
10 March 1, 2008 was Saturday, which day was it om Monday 1, 2002......................? B General Mental Ability
11 In august 2006, the government of India notified the rural electrification policy..........? C Set VI/Page 37 (India Year Book)
12 As per India's National population policy , 2000, by which one of the following years is it our long term.............? C Set VI/Page 137 (India Year Book)
13 Which one of the following union Ministries is implementing the Biodiesel Mission....? D Set VI/Page 140 (India Year Book)
14 Consider the following statements with reference to Indira Gandhi National Old Age pension scheme .....? D Set V/Page 12 + Set VI, Page 56 (India Year Book)
15 What is the name of the scheme which provides training and skills to women in traditional and non traditional trades...............? D Set VI/Page 118 (India Year Book)
16 Consider the following statements 1. Orange prize is awarded to a work 2. Pulitzer prize is awarded by the common wealth foundation......? A
17 Recently the manuscripts of which one of the following have been included in the UNESCOs memory of world register.......? D Set VII/ Page 22
18 Selene -1, the lunar mission belongs to which one of the following.................? China,japan, European,usa C Set V/Page 53*
19 From which one of the following did India buy the barak anti-missile defence systems..........? A
20 Consider the following? Rice field, coal mining,.........? Which of the above are sources of methane ...............? 1 and 4, 2 and 3 only......? B
21 What is the no. of spokes in the Dharmachakra in the national flag of India.......................? D Set VI/ Page 5 (India Year Book)
22 Which one of the following is not essentially a species of the Himalayan vegetation ...........? B Set I/Page 30 and 49, (World Geography)
23 Which of the following hills are found where the eastern ghats and the western ghats meet.....? C Set VI/ Page 1 (India Year Book)
24 Consider the following pairs: Tributary river main river Manas brahmaputra D Set II/ Page 16 (Indian Geography)
25 Consider the following statements: 1. salt water crocodile is found in the Andhra Pradesh and Nicobar Islands. A Set VI/Page 2 (India Year Book)
26 Which one amongst the following has the largest livestock population in the world? C Set VI/Page 135 (India Year Book)
27 How many high courts in India have jurisdiction over more than one state.............? B Set VI/Page 89 (India Year Book)
28 In which one of the following kinds of organism is the phenomenon found wherein the females kills the male..............? C
29 For which one of the following snakes is the diet mainly composed other snakes...................? D
30 Which one of the following is an insectivorous plant? Pitcher plant., night queen B
31 Starting with the Australian open lawn tennis tournament , which one of the following is the correct chronological ,..................? French open - Wimbledon US open B
32 In which one of the following is malta located ? Baltis sea, black sea B Set I (Maps)
33 ISRO successfully conducted a rocket test using cryogenic engines in the year 2007.................? Karwar.......balasore C
34 Match list -1, with list -II and select the correct ans using the code given below............... Minister of the state security......? The mossad.......... C
35 Rangarajan has been actively involved in the pan -Asian commission addressing to which one of the following issues? B
36 Which is the PH level of blood of a normal person .......? 4.5,4.6................ C Set IV/ Page 18 (Biology)
37 Who among the following have held the office of the vice president of India? Neelam Sanjiva Reddy ...........? Shankar Dayal Sharma B
38 Which was the Capital of Andhra State when it was made a separate state in the year 1953...? B
39 Which one of the following is correct in respect on Indian football team's performance in the Olympic games? D
40 In which one of the following states are Namchik -Namphuk Coalfields located? A
41 Norman Ernest Borlauge who is regarded as the father of the Green Revolution in India is form which country? B Set II/ Page 27 (Indian Geography)
42 Yom Kippur War was fought between which sides / countries? Turkey and Greece, Iran and Iraq? C
43 Consider the following statements about probiotic food:? C
44 Consider the following statements ? The albedo of an object determines its visual brightness when viewed with reflected light.............? A Question Paper
45 Match list -1 with list -II and select the correct answer using the code given below: A.N Ray R K Trivedi..............? B
46 What does Baudhayan Theorem (Baudhayan Sulva Sutra) relate to? A
47 Which one of the following pairs is/ are correctly matched? Theory/ law Associated scientist B Set III/ Page 2 (Geography Theory), Set IV/ Page 30 (Physics)
48 Which of the following minerals are found in a natural way in the state of Chhattisgarh? Tin, Dolomite D Set II/ Page 34,(Indian Geography) Set II/ Page 33/39
49 On which one of the following rivers is the Tehri Hydropower Complex located? Mandakini, Bhagirathi B Set VI/Page 38 (India Year Book) or Set II/ Page 36
50 Which one of the following cities is nearest to the equatior? Manila, Colombo D Set I/Page 14, 4 (World Geography)
51 Which one of the following pairs are correctly matched? Jog falls Kapildhara falls B Set II/ Page 11 and 36 (Indian Geography)
52 Which one of the following straits is nearest to the international data line? Bering Strait, Malacca Strait...? B Set 1/Page 38 (World Geography)
53 Which of the following pairs in respect of current power generation in India is/ are correctly matched? Electricity generation, installed electricity generation capacity..? B Set VI/ Page 35 Set VII/ Page 26(Economic Survey)
54 Which of the following pairs ARE CORRECTLY MATCHED? Girna Pamba...................? D
55 Who among the following rejected the title of knighthood and refused to accept a position in the council of the secretary of state for India? C
56 During the time of which Mughal Emperor did the English east India company establish its factory in India? B Set II(Medieval India)
57 The term " prisoner's Dilemma" is associatred with which one of the following? 1. A technique in glass manufacture............................? C
58 During the Indian freedom struggle, who of the following raised an army called "Free Indian Legion"? B Set II/ Page 70 *
59 Which one of the following suggested the reconstitution of the Viceroy's Executive council in which all the portfolios including that of war members were to be held by the Indian leaders? 1. Simon Commission 2. Cripps Proposal B Set II/ Page 72 (Modern India)
60 What is agent orange? a technique used in the advanced railway safety procedure......? B
61 Which of the following countries share borders with Moldova? Belarus, Ukraine A Set VII/ Page 49
62 India is a member of which one of the following? 1 Asian development Bank 2 Colombo Plan............? A Set VI/Page 57 (India Year Book) Set VI/ Page 3(G.K)
63 Consider the following statements: Rasal -khaimah was the last Sheikhdom to join the UAE..........? C
64 Which one of the following is the largest (area wise) Lok Sabha Constituency? 1. Ladakh 2. Kangra B
65 For India, China the UK and the USA which one of the following is the correct sequence of the median age of their populations? B
66 Match list -1 with list -II and select the correct answer using the code given below the list : Vikram Akula Yusuf Hamied B
67 Consider the following the statements Justice V R Krishna lyer was the chief justice of India...........? B
68 Ebraham Alkazi is an eminent personality in which one of the following areas? 1.Heart surgery Civil aviation C
69 Consider the following statements Mandya is well known as a coffee producing region..............? B Set II/Page 28 & 34 (Indian Geography)
70 Bhibavati Devi is a well known dancer of which type of dance? A
71 How is Sarosh Zaiwalla well known as? a A leading threature personality b A leading wildlife photographer. C
72 Where are Tapovan and Vishnugarh Hydroelectric projects located? C Set VI/ Page 38 (India Year book
73 Match list -1 with list -II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists Premchand C Set II/Page 32(Modern India)
74 Who among the following gave a systematic critique of the moderate politics of the Indian National congress in a series of articles entitled new Lamps for old? A Set II/ Page 48 (Modern India)
75 Who among the following used the phrase ' Un -British to criticize the English colonial control of India? C Set II/ Page 47(Modern India)
76 Among the Indian languages which one is spoken maximum in the world after Hindi? Telugu, Malayalam C Set VI/Page 34, (G.K.)
77 Who among the following discovered heavy water? H .C Urey, G. Mendel B
78 Kim dae jung won the Nobel prize for peace. He is from which one of the following countries? C Set VII/ Page 46 (Current Affairs) *
79 Ogaden region has been a source of conflict between which countries? A Morocco and Algeria B Angola and Zambia. D
80 Near which one of the following cities are Palitana Temples located? A Set VII/ Page 6 (G.K). Set I/Page 51 (Ancient India)
81 Which one of the following countries won the Euro Football Tournament, 2004 held in Portugal? C
82 In order of their distances from the sun , which of the following planets lie between Mars And Jupiter? B Set III/Page 1 (Geography Theory
83 Cristina Kirchner succeeded her husband to become president of a south American Country. Which is that country. Chile, Colombia B Set V/ Page 42
84 Who was the viceroy of India when the Rowlatt Act was passes? 1 Lord Reading............? C Set II/ Page 80 (Modern India)
85 In the year 2007, an earthquake led to massive radioactive water leakage in the largest nuclear plant in the world. In which country did it occur ? Japan, USA C Set V/ Page 54
86 What is the approximate % of persons above 65 years of age in India's current population? A 14 -15% B 11 - 12% D
87 Which one of the following is a spacecraft ? 1 Cassini 2 Spitzer B Set V/ Page 18 *
88 In which one of the following locations in the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project ton be built? B Set V/ Page 8
89 What is the purpose of the US space Agency's Themis Mission, which was recently in the news? C
90 Out of all the Biosphere Reserves in India , four have been recognized on the World Network by UNESCO. Which one of the following is not one of them? B Set VI/ Page 43 (India Year Book)
91 Which two countries follow China and India in the decreasing order of their populations ? B Set I/Page 13 (World Geography)
92 Amongst the following states, which one has the highest % of rural population to its total population (on the basis of the Census, 2001)/ A Set II/ Page 46 (Indian Geography)
93 Match list -I with List -II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists: 1.Danube Commission 2 European space Agency A Set VI/ Page 3 & 20 (G.K)
94 Match list -1 with list -II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists: A. K P Singh B. Roopa Farooki D Set VII/ Page 15
95 Where was the world summit on sustainable Development (Rio + held)? 1. Davos 2. Nova Scotia C
96 Consider the following statements: 1. Under the CDM, the projects handled pertain only to the Annex -1 countries............? A Set V/Page 1 *
97 Which of the following are among the million plus cities in India on the basis of data of the Census, 2001? 1. Ludhiana 2. Kochi D Set VI/Page 28 (G.K.)
98 Which one of the following are the public sector in undertakings of the government of India ? 1. Balmer Lawrie and company ltd.........? D
99 Under which one of the following constitution Amendment Acts, Four languages were added to the languages under the Eighth schedule of the constitution of India , thereby raising their number to 22? C Set VII/ Amendment Page
100 Consider the following statements: The constitution of India provides that 1. A person shall not be qualified to be chosen to fill a seat in the Legislative Assembly of a State if he/ she is less than 25 years of age.................? B Set III/ Page 44 (Polity)
101 Which of the following is/ are included in the Directive Principles of State policy? B Set III/ Page 11,15 (Polity)
102 How is the United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference wherein the agreements were signed to set up IBRD, GATT and IMF , commonly known ? B Set VII/ Page 58 (Current Affairs 2
103 Where was the first desalination plant in India to produce one lakh liters fresh water per day based on low temperature thermal desalination principle commissioned ? A Set VI/ Page 126 (India Year Book)
104 Which of the following pairs are correctly matched ? Institution location 1. National Centre Mysore For cell science..........................? C Set VI/ Page 130 (India Year Book)
105 With which one of the following is BRIT (government of India ) engaged? 1. Railway Wagons 2. Information Technology C Set VI/Page 125 (India Year Book)
106 Which one of the following is the correct sequence is respect of the Roman Numerals - C, D, L and M ? a) C> D> L>M b) M> L > D > C C
107 Who among the following scientists shared the Nobel Prize in physics with his son? a) Max Planck b) Albert Einstein C
108 Who among the following translated the Autobiography of Madam Curie in Hindi ? a) Atal Bihari Vajpayee b) Lal Bahadur Shashtri B
109 Among the following, which one has the minimum population on the basis of data of Census of India, 2001? D Set VI/ Page 26 (G.K)
110 Correct the following statements in respect of a jet engine and a rocket: 1. A Jet engine uses the surrounding air for its oxygen supply and so is unsuitable for motion in space A
111 Which one of the following lase types is used in a laser printer? C
112 Consider the following statements: 1. A widely used musical scale called diatonic scale has seven frequencies.
113 What are Rubies and Sapphires chemically known as? B
114 Which one of the following is also called as stranger Gas? C
115 Mixture of which one of the following pairs of gases is the cause of occurrence of most of the explosions in mines? C Question papers
116 Which one of the following pairs of metals constitutes the lightest metal and heaviest metal, respectively? B
117 How much is one barrel of oil approximately equal to? B
118 Who among the following Gandhian followers was a teacher by profession? C
119 Which one of the following was a journal brought out by Abul Kalam Azad? A Set II/ Page 53 (Modern India)
120 Where was the first Session of the Indian National Congress held in December 1885? B Set II/ Page 46 (Modern India)
121 Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched? 1. Francis Collins: Mapping human genome D
122 What does S & P 500 relate to? (a) Supercomputer D Set III/Page 30 (Economics)
123 Rajiv Gandhi National Flying Institute is being established in which state? B Set VII/ Page 21 Set VI/Page 101 (India Year Book
124 Who among the following has been the Captain of the Indian team in Cricket Test Matches for the maximum number of times C
125 Who among the following wrote the poem " Subhe Azadi"? B
126 How can the height of the person who is 6 feet tall can be expressed approximately in nanometers? C General Mental Ability
127 A person is sitting in a car which is at rest, the reaction road at each of the four wheelers of the car is R. when the car runs on a straight level road how the reaction will? B Set IV/Page 4 (Physics)
128 With which one of the following rivers is the Omkareshwar project associated? B Set VI/ Page 36 Set II/Page 16 (Indian Geography) + Map
129 Consider the following statements: 1. The Nuclear Suppliers Group has 24 countries as its members... D
130 In the context of the Indian defense, what is 'Dhruv' C Set V/ Page 27
131 'Hand-in-Hand 2007', a joint antiterrorism military training was held by the officers of the Indian Army and Officers of Army which one of the following countries? A Set VII/ Page 53 (Current Affairs)
132 Assertion A: In human body, liver has an important role in fat digestion. Reason R: Liver produces two important fat- digesting enzymes. C Set IV/Page 25 (Biology
133 Assertion A: In the visible spectrum of light, red light is more energetic than green light. D Set IV/ Page 18 (Physics)
134 Assertion A: Radio waves bend in a magnetic field. A Set IV/ Page 15 (Physics) Set III/ Page 14 (Geography Theory)
135 Assertion A: The congress Ministers in all the provinces resigned in the year 1939. A Set II/Page 67 (Modern India)
136 Among the following, which one lays eggs and does not produce young ones directly? A
137 The release of which one of the following into ponds and wells helps in controlling the mosquitoes? B
138 Which schedule of the constitution of India contains special provisions for the administration and control of Scheduled Areas in several States? B Set III/ Page 67 (Polity)
139 Department of Border Management of which one of the following Union Ministers? B Set VI/Page 8 (India Year Book)
140 For which one of the following reforms was a Commission set up D Set VI/ Page 9 (India Year Book
141 Elizabeth Hawley is well-known for her writings relating to which one of the following? C
142 In India, how many States share the coastline? C Set II (Maps)
143 Nobel Prize winning scientist James D.Watson is known for his work in which area? D
144 Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists: A. Coffee Board 1. Bengluru B Set VI/ Page 22 (India Year Book)
145 Which one among the following has the maximum number of National Parks? Andaman and Nicobar A Set II/Page 7 (Indian Geography) Set II/Page 23 (Map)*
146 Among the following, which one is not an ape? a) Gibbon A
147 In how many different ways can all of 5 identical balls be placed in the cells shown above such that each row contains at least 1 ball? D General Mental Ability
148 There are 6 different letters and 6 correspondingly addressed envelopes. If the letters are randomly put in the envelopes, what is the probability that exactly 5 letters go into the correctly addressed envelopes? A General Mental Ability
149 There are two identical red, two identical black and two identical white balls. In how many different ways can the balls be placed in the cells (each cell to contain one ball) shown above such that balls of the same color do not occupy any two consecutive cells? C General Mental Ability
150 How many different triangles are there in the figure shown above? A General Mental Ability
TOTAL NO. OF QUESTIONS FROM CRACK IAS NOTES = 92 (A PPROX.)
Questions with * can be mostly/ partially done with the help of CRACK IAS notes. What is needed is a bit of smart understanding (total no. o f such questions = 6)