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

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1. Regular intake of fresh fruits and vegetables is recommended in the diet since they are a good source of antioxidants. How do antioxidants help a person maintain health and promote longevity?
(A) They activate the enzymes necessary for vitamin synthesis in the body and help prevent vitamin deficiency
(B) They prevent excessive oxidation of carbohydrates, fats and proteins in the body and help avoid unnecessary wastage of energy
(C) They neutralize the free radicals produced in the body during metabolism
(D) They activate certain genes in the cells of the body and help delay the ageing process

2. Regarding the Indus Valley Civilization, consider the following statements—
1. It was predominantly a secular civilization and the religious element, though present, did not dominate the scene.
2. During this period, cotton was used for manufacturing textiles 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

3. The lower Gangetic plain is characterized by humid climate with high temperature throughout the year. Which one among the following pairs of crops is most suitable for this region?
(A) Paddy and Cotton
(B) Wheat and Jute
(C) Paddy and Jute
(D) Wheat and Cotton

4. What could be the main reason / reasons for the formation of African and Eurasian desert belt?
1. It is located in the subtropical high pressure cells.
2. It is under the influence of warm ocean currents.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct in this context?
(A)1 only
(B) 2 only
(C) Both 1 and 2
(D) Neither 1 nor  2

5. The jet aircraft fly very easily and smoothly in the lower stratosphere. What could be the appropriate explanation?
1. There are no clouds or water vapor in the lower stratosphere.
2. These are no vertical winds in the lower stratosphere.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct in this context?
(A) I only
(B) 2 only
(C) Both 1and 2
(D) Neither 1 nor 2

6. Consider the following statements---
1. Biodiversity is normally greater in the lower latitudes as compared to the higher latitudes.
2. Along the mountain gradients, biodiversity is normally greater in the lower altitudes as compared to the higher altitudes.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(A) I only
(B) 2 only
(C) Both 1 and 2
(D) Neither 1 nor 2

7. The Brahmaputra, Irrawaddy and Mekong rivers originate in Tibet and flow through narrow and parallel mountain ranges in their upper reaches. Of these rivers, Brahmaputra makes a ‘U’ turn in its course to flow into India. This ‘U’ turn is due to—
(A) Uplift of folded Himalayan series
(B) Syntaxial bending of geologically young Himalayas
(C) Geo-tectonic disturbance in the tertiary folded mountain chains
(D) Both (A) and (B) above

8. A state in India has the following characteristics—
1. Its northern part is arid and semiarid.
2. Its central part produces cotton.
3. Cultivation of cash crops is predominant over food crops.
Which one of the following states has all of the above characteristics?
(A) Andhra Pradesh
(B) Gujarat
(C) Karnataka
(D) Tamilnadu

9. What is ‘Virtual Private Network’?
(A) It is a private computer network of an organization where the remote users can transmit encrypted information through the server of the organization
(B) It is a computer network across a public internet that provides users access to their organization’s network while maintaining the security of the information transmitted
(C) It is a computer network in which users can access a shared pool of computing resources through a service provider
(D) None of the statements (A), (B) and (C) given above is a correct description of Virtual Private Network

10. The ‘dharma’ and ‘rita’ depict a central idea of ancient vedic civilization of India. In this context, consider the following statements—
1. Dharma was a conception of obligations and of the discharge of one’s duties to oneself and to others.
2. Rita was the fundamental moral law governing the functioning of the universe and all it contained.
Which of the statements given
above is/are correct?
(A) 1 only
(B) 2 only
(C) Both 1and 2
(D) Neither 1 nor 2

11. In the context of global oil prices, ‘Brent crude oil’ is frequently referred to in the news. What does this term imply?
1. It is a major classification of crude oil.
2. It is sourced from North Sea.
3. It does not contain sulphur.
Which of the statements given
above is/are correct?
A) 2 only
(B) 1 and 2 only
(C) 1 and 3 only
(D) 1,2 and 3

12.The function of heavy water in a nuclear reactor is to—
(A) Slow down the speed of
(B) Increase the speed of neutrons
(C) Cool down the reactor
(D) Stop the nuclear reaction

13. India, if a religious sect/community is given the status of national minority, what special advantages it is entitled to?
1. It can establish and administer exclusive educational institutions.
2. The President of India automatically nominates a representative of the community to Lok Sabha.
3. It can derive benefits from the Prime Minister’s 15- Point Programme.
Which of the statements given
above is / are correct?
(A) 1 only
(B) 2 and 3 only
(C) 1 and3 only
(D) 1,2 and 3

14. India is home to lakhs of persons with disabilities. What are the benefits available to them under the law?
1. Free schooling till the age of  18 years in government-run schools.
2. Preferential allotment of land for setting up business.
3. Ramps in public buildings.
Which of the statements given  above is / are correct?
(A)1 only
(B) 2 and 3 only
(C) 1 and 3 only
(D) 1 ,2 and3

15. With what purpose is the Government of India promoting the concept of ‘Mega Food Parks’?
1. To provide good infrastructure facilities for the food processing industry.
2. To increase the processing of perishable items and reduce wastage.
3. To provide emerging and Eco-friendly food processing technologies to entrepreneurs.
Select the correct answer using  the codes given below—
(A) 1 only
(B) 1 and 2 only
(C) 2 and 3only
(D) 1,2 and 3

2.C Basis of religious outlook of Indus Valley Civilization was more practical and terrestrial. Many blind faiths of Hindu religion are also found in Indus  Valley Civilization. Along with the provision of several animals, birds, trees, plants and religious symbols in Indus religion, there was also the custom of matriar chal worship and worship to male gods. People of Indus Valley have also the credit of cultivating cotton for the first time.
3.C Stratosphere—This is the layer of atmosphere located at an altitude of 18 to 32 km. Here, the temperature remains constant. There is nothing like water vapour, dust particles and weather related incidents like storms, cloud thunder etc.
8.B Present Gujarat State came into existence on May 1, 1960. Gujarat is located on western coast. Its north part is dry and semidry. Cotton is cultivated in its middle part. Gujarat is an important producer of cash crops like cotton, groundnut and tobacco.
10.C  In Rigveda, term ‘Dharma’ is used to mean ‘Laws’. It is related to morality. Rather than Dharma, there is an another word ‘Reet’. ‘Reet’ is taken to mean the moral and physical structure and arrangement of the world. ‘Reet’ means ‘Truth and Immortal Entity’.
12.A Oxide of deuterium (
D2O) is called heavy water. In 6000 parts of ordinary water, there is 9 parts of heavy water. It is used to slow down the neutrons. In 1932, it was discovered by Washburn and Muray.

15.D Ministry of Food Processing Industry was set up during Eleventh Five Year Plan. This Ministry will provide good infrastructural facilities for food processing, increase the processing of perishable items and reduce wastage and provide emerging and Eco-friendly food processing technologies to entrepreneurs.




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