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2-General Studies Preliminary Examination Question Papers 2009

26. Where is the famous Virupaksha temple located?
  1. Bhadrachalam
  2. Chidambaram
  3. Hampi
  4. Srikalahasti
27. Other than Venezuela, which one among the following from South America is member of OPEC?
  1. Argentina
  2. Brazil
  3. Ecuador
  4. Bolivia
28. Under the administration of which one of the following is the Department of Atomic Energy?
  1. Prime Minister's Office
  2. Cabinet Secretariat
  3. Ministry of Power
  4. Ministry of Science and Technology
29. Consider the following pairs:

Large Bank
Country
1.
ABN Amro
USA
2.
Barclays Bank
UK
3.
Kookmin Bank
Japan
        
         Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?
  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 1 and 2
  4. 2 and 3
30. Which among the following countries has the largest reserves of uraniam?
  1. Australia
  2. Canada
  3. Russian Federation
  4. USA
31. Elephant Pass, which is frequently in the news, is mentioned in the context of affairs of which one of the following?
  1. Bangladesh
  2. India
  3. Nepal
  4. Sri Lanka
32. Consider the following countries:
  1. Brunei Darussalam
  2. East Timor
  3. Laos
Which of the above is/are members of ASEAN?
  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3
33. Consider the following countries:
  1. Switzerland
  2. Malta
  3. Bulgaria
Which of the above are members of the European Union?
  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3
34. Consider the following countries:
  1. Australia
  2. Namibia
  3. Brazil
  4. Chile
Through which of the above does the Tropic of Capricorn pass?
  1. 1 only
  2. 2, 3 and 4
  3. 1, 2 and 3
  4. 1, 2, 3 and 4
35. In the structure of planet Earth, below the mantle, the core is mainly made up of which one of the following?
  1. Aluminum
  2. Chromium
  3. Iron
  4. Silicon
36. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
  1. Berlin - Rhine
  2. London - Thames
  3. New York - Hudson
  4. Vienna - Danube
37. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:

List I
(Famous Temple)

List II
(State)
A.
Vidyashankara temple
1.
Andhra Pradesh
B.
Rajarani temple
2.
Karnataka
C.
Kandariya Mahadeo temple
3.
Madhya Pradesh
D.
Bhimesvara temple
4.
Orissa

Code:

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

38. Consider the following statements:
  1. In the world, the tropical deserts occur along the western margins of continents within the trade wind belt
  2. In India, the East Himalayan region gets high rainfall from north-east winds
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2
39. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:


List I
(Geographic feature)

List II
(Country)
A.
Great Victoria Desert
1.
Australia
B.
Grand Canyon
2.
Canada
C.
Lake Winnipeg
3.
New Zealand
D.
Southern Alps
4.
USA

Code:

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

40. Consider the following statements:
  1. Between Census 1951 and Census 2001 the density of the population of India has increased more than three times
  2. Between Census 1951 and Census 2001 the annual growth rate (exponential) of the population of India has doubled
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2
41. Which one of the following rivers does not originate in India?
  1. Beas
  2. Chenab
  3. Ravi
  4. Sutlej
42. Cape Canaveral, the site from which space shuttles are launched is located on the coast of

  1. Florida
  2. Virginia
  3. North Carolina
  4. South Carolina
43. At which one of the following places do two important rivers of India originate; while one of them flows towards north and merges with another important river flowing towards Bay of Bengal, the other one flows towards Arabian Sea?
  1. Amarkantak
  2. Badrinath
  3. Mahabaleshwar
  4. Nasik
44. Who of the following scientists proved that stars with mass less 1.44 times the mass of the Sun end up as White Dwarfs when they die?
  1. Edwin Hubble
  2. S. Chandrasekhar
  3. Stephen Hawking
  4. Steven Weinberg
45. Which one of the following brings out the publication called "Energy Statistics" from time to time?
  1. Central Power Research Institute
  2. Planning Commission
  3. Power Finance Corporation Ltd.
  4. Central Statistical Organization
46. Consider the following statements:
  1. India does not have any deposits of Thorium
  2. Kerala's monazite sands contain Uranium
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2
47. Which one among the following South Asian countries has the highest population density?
  1. India
  2. Nepal
  3. Pakistan
  4. Sri Lanka
48. Consider the following statements:
  1. The discussions in the Third Round Table Conference eventually led to the passing of the Government of India Act of 1935
  2. The Government of India Act of 1935 provided for the establishment of All India Federation to be based on a Union of the provinces of British India and the Princely States
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2
49. Consider the following:
  1. Fringe Benefit Tax
  2. Interest Tax
  3. Securities Transaction Tax
Which of the above is/are Direct Tax/Taxes?
  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3
50. In India, who is the Chairman of the National Water Resources Council?
  1. Prime Minister
  2. Minister of Water Resources
  3. Minister of Environment and Forests
  4. Minister of Science and Technology

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