Fully Solved APSC Prelims 2009 Question Paper – General Studies

Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Assam Civil Service Combined Competitive Examination 2009 Question paper (General Studies) with answers. Find below the fully solved General Studies (Prelims) Question paper of APSC Examination 2009. Get correct answers with proper approach, strategy and explanation (if any).

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Solved APSC Prelims (General Studies) 2009 Question Paper:

1. Habeas corpus writ is associated with

(A) Anticipatory bail
(B) Quashing the order of an administrative authority
(C) An order of freedom of speech
(D) Production of person before the court

Answer: (D) Habeas corpus is a writ (legal action) that requires a person under arrest to be presented before a judge or court.

2. Drip irrigation is mostly practised in India especially for

(A) Tea and coffee
(B) Rice
(C) Wheat
(D) Vegetables (Rabi crops)

Answer: (D) This is an agriculture question. The purpose of drip irrigation is to reduce water consumption or save water. But if we do that with crops mentioned in the first three options, result will be economic loss. But in case of rabi season crops, it is economically feasible and viable.

3. Grey Revolution is associated with

(A) Production of cement
(B) Commercial production of eggs
(C) Productions of sweets
(D) Steel production

Answer: (A) In India, when a revolution is tagged with a color, the color often denotes the end product. In case of agriculture, grey revolution usually denotes fertilizer production. But no such option here. So, we can choose first one from the above options just because of it’s close relation with color grey.

4. The mass of an iron piece when gets rusted

(A) May increase or decrease depending upon temperature
(B) Decreases
(C) Increases
(D) Remain same

Answer: (B)

5. The purest form of gold is

(A) 18 carat
(B) 22 carat
(C) 24 carat
(D) 28 carat

Answer: (C) 18 Carat means 75% purity. 22 Carat means 91.66% purity. 24 Carat means 99.99% purity. There is no 28 carat gold. So, the answer is C, 24 carat.

92. The famous fort sonar killa is located at

(A) Jaipur
(B) Jaisalmer
(C) Jodhpur
(D) Bikaner

Answer: (B) Sonar kila is a popular name of Jaisalmer Fort.

93. Which one of the following is not a tributary to the Indus?

(A) Beas
(B) Chambal
(C) Chenab
(D) Ravi

Answer: (B) Chambal is a tributary of the Yamuna River.

94. Sardar Sarobar Dam is constructed on river

(A) Sutlej
(B) Saraswati
(C) Narmada
(D) Godavari

Answer: (C)

95. Bermuda Triangle is located in

(A) Caribbean Sea
(B) Gulf of Mexico
(C) Gulf of Guinea
(D) Persian Gulf

Answer: (A)

96. Waterloo is located in

(A) Belgium
(B) France
(C) England
(D) Switzerland

Answer: (A) Waterloo is famous for Battle of Waterloo. It was then part of Netherlands but is now in Belgium.

97. The vast grassland of Australia is known as

(A) Prairie
(B) Steppe
(C) Veld
(D) Down

Answer: (D) Australian famous grassland is called Down.

98. Which Strait divides Europe from Africa?

(A) Bosporus
(B) Bering
(C) Dover
(D) Gibraltar

Answer: (D) Bosporus strait divided Europe from Asia. Bering Strait is between Russia and Alaska, USA. Dover Strait separates UK from Europe. Gibraltar Strait separates Morocco in Africa from Gibraltar and Spain in Europe.

99. Who Was awarded the Man of the Series in Cricket World Cup, 2011?

(A) M. S. Dhoni
(B) Tilakratne Dilshan
(C) Yuvraj Singh
(D) Kurnara Sangakara

Answer: (C) Yuvraj Singh was awarded with Man of the Series. (Answer updated)

100. First Indian to win the gold medal in men’s singles tennis at the Asian Games was

(A) Leander Paes
(B) Rohan Bopanna
(C) Somdev Devvarman
(D) Mahesh Bhupathi

Answer: (C)

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