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3-General Studies Preliminary Examination Question Papers 2009

51. Consider the following statements:
  1. There are no east flowing rivers in Kerala
  2. There are no west flowing rivers in Madhya Pradesh
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
52. In collaboration with David Hare and Alexander Duff, who of the following established the Hindu College at Calcutta?
  1. Henry Loius Vivian Derozio
  2. Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
  3. Keshab Chandra Sen
  4. Raja Rammohan Roy
53. Which of the following Prime Ministers sent the Cripps Mission to India?
  1. James Ramsay MacDonald
  2. Stanley Baldwin
  3. Neville Chamberlain
  4. Winston Churchill
54. Who of the following is the author of a collection of poems called "Golden Threshold"?
  1. Aruna Asaf Ali
  2. Annie Besant
  3. Sarojini Naidu
  4. Vijayalakshmi Pandit
55. During the Indian Freedom Struggle why did the Rowlatt Act arouse popular indignation?
  1. It curtailed the freedom of religion
  2. It suppressed the Indian tradition of education
  3. It authorized the government to imprison people without trial
  4. It curbed the trade union activities
56. Which one of the following began with the Dandi March?
  1. Home Rule Movement
  2. Non-Cooperation Movement
  3. Civil Disobedience Movement
  4. Quit India Movement
57. Anekantavada is a core theory and philosophy of which one of the following?
  1. Buddhism
  2. Jainism
  3. Sikhism
  4. Vaishnavism
58. With which one of the following movements is the the slogan 'Do or die' associated?
  1. Swadeshi Movement
  2. Non-Cooperation Movement
  3. Civil Disobedience Movement
  4. Quit India Movement
59. Who of the following founded the Ahmedabad Textile Labour Association?
  1. Mahatma Gandhi
  2. Sardar Vallubhai Patel
  3. N.M. Joshi
  4. J.B. Kriplani
60. In the context of the Indian freedom struggle, 16 October 1905 is well known for which one of the following reasons?
  1. The formal proclamation of Swadeshi Movement was made in Calcutta town hall
  2. Partition of Bengal took effect
  3. Dadabhai Naoroji declared that the goal of Indian National Congress was Swaraj
  4. Lokmanya Tilak started Swadeshi Movement in Poona
61. In the individual satyagraha, Vinobha Bhave was chosen as the first satyagrahi. Who was the second?
  1. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
  2. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
  3. C. Rajagopalachari
  4. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
62. Consider the following statements:
The Cripps Proposals included the provision for
  1. Full independence for India
  2. Creation of a Constitution-making body
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
63. During the freedom struggle, Aruna Asaf Ali was a major woman organizer of underground activity in
  1. Civil Disobedience Movement
  2. Non-Cooperation Movement
  3. Quit India Movement
  4. Swadeshi Movement
64. With whose permission did the English set up their first factory in Surat?
  1. Akbar
  2. Jahangir
  3. Shahjahan
  4. Aurangzeb
65. In a dry cell (battery), which of the following are used as electrolytes?
  1. Ammonium chloride and Zinc chloride
  2. Sodium chloride and Calcium chloride
  3. Magnesium chloride and Zinc chloride
  4. Ammonium chloride and Calcium chloride
66. Which of the following has the largest number of natural satellites or moons?
  1. Jupiter
  2. Mars
  3. Saturn
  4. Venus
67. Consider the following statements:
  1. Sweet orange plant is propagated by grafting technique
  2. Jasmine plant is propagated by layering technique

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
68. Which one of the following types of waves are used in a night vision apparatus?
  1. Radio waves
  2. Microwaves
  3. Infra-red waves
  4. None of the above
69. In the context of genetic disorders, consider the following:
A woman suffers from colour blindness while her husband does not suffer from it. They have a son and a daughter. In this context, which one of the following statements is most probably correct?
  1. Both children suffer from colour blindness
  2. Daughter suffers from colour blindness while the son does not suffer from it
  3. Both children do not suffer from colour blindness
  4. Son suffers from colour blindness while the daughter does not suffer from it
70. A person travels 12 km due North, then 15 km due East, after that 15 km due West and then 18 km due South. How far is he from the starting point?
  1. 6 km
  2. 12 km
  3. 33 km
  4. 60 km
71. Siz persons A, B, C, D, E and F are standing in a row. C and D are standing close to each other alongside E. B is standing beside A only. A is fourth from F. Who are standing on the extremes?
  1. A and F
  2. B and D
  3. B and F
  4. None of the above
72. Which one of the following is used as an explosive?
  1. Phosphorous trichloride
  2. Mercuric oxide
  3. Graphite
  4. Nitroglycerine
73. Consider the following:
  1. Camphor
  2. Chicory
  3. Vanilla
Which of the above is/are plant product/s?
  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3
74. In the context of Indian wild life, the flying fox is a
  1. Bat
  2. Kite
  3. Stork
  4. Vulture
75. During which Five Year Plan was the Emergency clamped, new elections take place and Janata Party elected?
  1. Third
  2. Fourth
  3. Fifth
  4. Sixth


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