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Civil Services Prelims Exam 2011 .Paper 1(Solved ) -General Studies part 4/7

46. A married couple adopted a male child. A few years later, twin boys were born to them. The blood group of the couple is AB positive and 0 negative. The blood group of the three sons is A positive, B positive and 0 positive. The blood group of the adopted son is—
(A) 0 positive
(B) A positive
(C) B positive
(D) Cannot be determined on the basis of the given data
47. Mahatma Gandhi said that some of his deepest convictions were reflected in a book titled, ‘Unto this Last’ and the book transf ormed his life. What was the message from the book that transformed Mahatma Gandhi?
(A) Uplifting the oppressed and poor is the moral responsibility of an educated man
(B) The good of individual is contained in the good of all
(C) The life of celibacy and spiritual pursuit are essential for a noble life
(D) All the statements (A), (B) and (C) are correct in this context
48. With reference to Indian freedom struggle, Usha Mehta is well- known for—
(A) Running the secret Congress
Radio in the wake of Quit India
(B) Participating in the Second
Round Table Conference
(C) Leading a contingent of Indian National Army
(D) Assisting in the formation of
Interim Government under
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
49. A new optical disc format known as the Blu-ray Disc (BD) is becoming popular. In what way is it different from the traditional
1. DVD supports Standard Definition video while BD supports High Definition video.
2. Compared to a DVD, the BD format has several times more storage capacity.
3. Thickness of BD is 24 mm while that of DVD is 1•2 mm.

Which of the statements given
above is/are correct?
(A) 1 only
(B) 1 and 2 only
(C) 2 and 3 only
(D) 1,2and3
50. With reference to the period of Indian freedom struggle, which of the following was/were recommended by the Nehru report?
1. Complete Independence for India.
2. Joint electorates for reservat ion of seats for minorities.
3. Provision of fundamental rights for the people of India in the Constitution.
Select the correct answer using
the codes given below—
(A) 1 only
(B) 2and3only
(C) land3only
(D) 1,2and3
51. Among the following States, which one has the most suitable climatic conditions for the cultivation of a large variety of orchids with minimum cost of production, and can develop an export oriented industry in this field?
(A) Andhra Pradesh
(B) Arunachal Pradesh
(C) Mad hya Pradesh
(D) Uttar Pradesh
52. Which one of the following is not a site for insitu method of conservation of flora?
(A) Biosphere Reserve
(B) Botanical Garden
(C) National Park
(D) Wildlife Sanctuary
53. Consider the following statem ents:
In India, a Metropolitan Planning
1. is constituted under the provisions of the Constitut ion of India.
2. prepares the draft developm ent plans for metropolitan area.
3. has the sole responsibility for implementing Governm ent sponsored schemes in the metropolitan area.

Which of the statements given
above is / are correct?
(A) land2only
(B) 2 only
(C) 1 and 3 only
(D) 1,2and3
54. What is the difference between ‘Vote-on-account’ and ‘Interim budget?
1. The provision of a ‘Vote-on- account’ is used by a regular Government, while an ‘Enterim budget’ is a prov ision used by a caretaker Government.
2. A ‘Vote-on-account’ only deals with the expenditure in Government’s budget, while an ‘Interim budget’ includes both expenditure and receipts.
Which of the statements given
above is/are correct?
(A) 1 only
(B) 2 only
(C) Both I and 2
(D) Neither lnor2
35. Regarding the International Monetary Fund, which one of the following statements is correct?
(A) It can grant loans to any country
(B) It can grant loans to only developed countries
(C) It grants loans to only member countries
(D) It can grant loans to the Central Bank of a country
. Consider the following—
I. Right to education
2. Right to equal access to public service
3. Righttofood
Which of the above is/are
Human Right/Human Rights
under ‘Universal Declaration of
Human Rights’?
(A) lonly (13) land 2only
(C) 3only (D) 1,2and3
There is a concern over the ncrease in harmful algal blooms in the seawaters of India. What ou1d be the causative factors for his phenomenon?
Discharge of nutrients from the estuaries.  2. Run-off from the land during the monsoon.
3. Upwelling in the seas.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below—
(A) lonly
(B) land2only
(C) 2and3only
(D) 1,2and3
58. Consider the following—
1. Photosynthesis
2. Respiration
3. Decay of organic matter
4. Volcanic action
Which of the above add carbon
dioxide to the carbon cycle on
(A) land4only
(B) 2 and 3 only
(C) 2. 3and4only
(D) 1,2,3and4
59. Recently, the USA decided to support India’s membership in multi-lateral export control regimes called the ‘Australia Group’ and the ‘Wassenaar Arrangement’. What is the difference between them?
1. The Australia Group is an informal arrangement which aims to allow exporting countries to minimize the risk of assisting chemical and biological weapons proliferation, whereas the Wassenaar Arrangement is a formal group under the OECD holding identical objectives.
2. The Australia Group comp rises predominantly of Asian, African and North American countries, wherea s the member countries of Wassenaar Arrangement are predominantly from the Eur opean Union and American continents.
Which of the statements given above is / are correct?
(A) I only
(B) 2 only
(C) Both land2
(D) Neither 1 nor 2
60. The surface of a lake is frozen in severe winter, but the water at its bottom is still Liquid. What is the reason?
(A) ice is a bad conductor of heat
(B) Since the surface of the lake is at the same temperature as the air, no heat is lost
(C) The density of water is maximum at 4°C
(D) None of the statements (A), (B) and (C) given above is correct




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