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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Civil Services Prelims Exam 2011 .Paper 1(Solved ) -General Studies part 5/7

61. A sandy and saline area is the natural habitat of an Indian animal species. The animal has no predators in that area but its existence is threatened due to the destruction of its habitat. Which one of the following could be that animal’
(A) Indian wild buffalo
(B) Indianwild ass
(C) Indian wild boar
(D) Indian gazelle
62. La Nina is suspected to have
caused recent floods in Australia.
How is La Nina different from El
Nino?
1. La Nina is characterised by
unusually cold ocean tem erature in equatorial Indian
Ocean whereas El Nino is
characterised by unusually
warm ocean temperature in
the equatorial Pacific Ocean.
2. El Nino has adverse effect
on south-west monsoon of
India, but La Nina has fl()
effect on monsoon climate.
Which of the statements given
above is/are correct?
(A) 1 only
(B) 2 only
(C) Both I and 2
(D) Neither I nor 2
63. The tendency for increased litigation was visible after the introduction of the land sett lement system of Lord Cornw allis in 1793. The reason for this is normally traced to which of the following provisions?
(A) Making Zamindar’s position stronger vis-a-vis the ryot
(B) Making East India Comp any an overlord of Zamindars

(C) Making judicial system more efficient
(D) None of the (A), (B) and (C) above
64. Which one of the following obser-vations is not true about the Quit India Movement of
1942?
(A) It was a non-violent movem ent
(B) It was led by Mahatma Gandhi
(C) It was a spontaneous movem ent
(D) It did not attract the labour class in general
65. Which amongst the following provided a common factor for tribal insurrection in India in the 19th century?
(A) Introduction of a new system of land revenue and taxation of tribal products
(B) Influence of foreign relig ious missionaries in tribal areas
(C) Rise of a large number of money lenders, traders and revenue farmers as middlemen in tribal areas
(D) The complete disruption of the old agrarian order of the tribal communities
66. India maintained its early cultural contacts and trade links with Southeast Asia across the Bay of Bengal. For this pree minence of early maritime history of Bay of Bengal, which of the following could be the most convincing explanation/ explanations?
(A) As compared to other count ries, India had a better shipb uilding technology in ancient and medieval times
(B) The rulers of Southern India always patronized traders, brahmin priests and buddhist monks in this context
(C) Monsoon winds across the Bay of Bengal facilitated sea voyages
(D) Both (A) and (B) are conv incing explanations in this cont ext
67, What is the difference between Blue tooth and Wi-Fi devices?

(A) Bluetooth uses 24 GHz radio frequency band, whereas Wi-Fi can use 24 GHz or 5 GHz frequency band
(B) Bluetooth is used for Wirel ess Local Area Networks (WLAN) only, whereas Wi-Fl is used for Wireless Wide Area Networks (WWAN) only
(C) When information is transm itted between two devices using Bluetooth technology, the devices have to be in the line of sight of each other, but when WiF i technology is used the devices need not be in the line of sight of each other
(D) The statements (A) and (B) given above are correct in this context
68. With reference to micro-irrigat ion, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. Fertilizer/nutrient loss can be reduced.
2. It is the only means of irrigation in dry land farmi ng.
3. In some areas of farming, receding of ground water table can be checked.
Select the correct answer using
the codes given below—
(A) lonly
(B) 2and3 only
(C) 1 and 3 only
(D) 1 2and3
69. With reference to the period of colonial rule in india, ‘Home Charges’ formed an important part of drain of wealth from India. Which of the following funds constituted ‘Home Charges’?
1. Funds used to support the India Office in London.
2. Funds used to pay salaries and pensions of British personnel engaged in India.
3. Funds used for waging wars outside India by the British.
Select the correct answer using
the codes given below—
(A) 1 only
(B) land2only
(C) 2and3only
(D) 1,2and3

70. What was the reason for Mahatma Gandhi to organize a satyagraha on behalf of the peasants of Kheda?
1. The Administration did not suspend the land revenue collection in spite of a drought.
2. The Administration prop osed to introduce Perm anent Settlement in Gujarat.
Which of the statements given
above is/are correct?
(A) lonly
(B) 2 only
(C) Both 1 and 2
(D) Neither I nor 2
71. Which one of the following is not a feature of ‘Value Added Tax’?
(A) It is a multi-point dest ination-based system of taxation
(B) It is a tax levied on value addition at each stage of transa ction in the production- dist ribution chain
(C) Ills a tax on the final Cons umption of goods or, services and must ultimately be borne by the consumer
(D) It is basically a subject of the Central Government and the State Governments are only a facilitator for its successful implementation
72. A ‘closed economy’ is an economy m which—
(A) the money supply is fully controlled
(B) deficit financing takes place (C) only exports take place
(D) neither exports nor imports take place
73. When the bark of a tree is removed in a circular fashion all around near its base, it gradually dries up and dies because
(A) water from soil cannot rise to aerial parts
(B) roots are starved of energy
(C) tree is infected by soil microbes
(D) roots do not receive oxygen for respiration
74. The ‘New START’ treaty was in the news. What is this treaty?

(A) It is a bilateral strategic nuclear arms reduction treaty between the USA and the Russian Federation
(B) It is a multilateral energy security cooperation treaty among the members of the East Asia Summit
(C) It is a treaty between the
Russian Federation and the
European Union for the energy
security cooperation
CD) It is a multilateral co-operat ion treaty among the BRICS countries for the promotion of trade
75. Three of the following criteria have contributed to the recognit ion of Western Chats-Sri Lanka and Indo-Burma regions as hotspots of biodiversity—
1. Species richness
2. Vegetation density
3. Endemism
4. Ethno-botanical importance
5. Threat perception
6. Adaptation of flora and fauna to warm and humid conditions
Which three of the above are
correct criteria in this context?
(A) l,2and6 (B) 2,4and6
(C) 1,3and5 (D) 3,4and6

 

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