CDS 2013 (1) ( held on 17.02.2013 )

31. Between 1309 and 1311, Malik Kafur led two campaigns in South India. The significance of the expeditions lies in it that

  1. they reflect a high degree of boldness and spirit of adventure on the part of the Delhi rulers.
  2. the invaders returned to Delhi with untold wealth.
  3. they provided fresh geographical knowledge.
  4. Alauddin promoted Malik Kafur to the rank of Malik-naib or Vice-Regent of the Empire.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

  1. 1 and 3
  2. 1, 2 and 4
  3. 2 and 4
  4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

32. The fortification of Calcutta by the British in 1756 was regarded by the Nawab of Bengal, Sirajuddaulah, as

  1. growth of large-scale British trade
  2. an attack upon hls sovereignty
  3. insecurity of the British in India
  4. British control over Bengal

33. Which one among the following gases readily combines with the hemoglobin of the blood?

  1. Methane
  2. Nitrogen dioxide
  3. Carbon monoxide
  4. Sulphur dioxide

34. In humans, which one among the following, with reference to breathing, is correct?

  1. During inhalation, diaphragm relaxes
  2. During exhalation, thorax cavity expands
  3. During inhalation, intra-pleural pressure becomes more negative
  4. Unlike inhalation, normal exhalation is an active process

35. Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) is used to measure

  1. spread of solid tumour
  2. bone density
  3. ulcerous growth in stomach
  4. extent of brain haemorrhage

36. Human blood is a viscous fluid. This viscosity is due to

  1. proteins in blood
  2. platelets in plasma
  3. sodium in serum
  4. RBC and WBC in blood

37. The government can influence private sector expenditure by

  1. taxation
  2. subsidies
  3. macro-economic policies
  4. grants

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

  1. 1, 2, 3 and 4
  2. 1, 2 and 4
  3. 1, 2 and 3
  4. 3 and 4

38. In his lectures on nationalism, Rabindranath Tagore argued that -

  1. nationalism frees men and women from narrow loyalties and bonds and connects them to wider and better community of fellowship
  2. nationalism will foster a feeling of rootedness and cultural belonging and put an end to warmongering.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

39. Several nationalist leaders in India wrote commentaries on the Bhagavad Gita to argue the case for an ethical foundation to Indian nationalism, Who among the following is an exception to it?

  1. Sri Aurobindo
  2. Mahatma Gandhi
  3. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  4. Ram Manohar Lohia

40. Cancer is more common in older people because

  1. their immune systems have degenerated
  2. the supply of certain hormones declines with age
  3. their bodies are unable to adjust to the changing environment
  4. they have accumulated more mutations

41. What would happen if human blood becomes acidic (low pH)?

  1. Oxygen-carrying capacity of haemoglobin is increased.
  2. Oxygen-carrying capacity of haemoglobin is decreased.
  3. RBC count increases.
  4. RBC count decreases.

42. Which of the following is/are correct in respect of blood transfusion?

Blood group B can give blood to

  1. blood group B and receive from group AB
  2. blood groups B and AB and receive from group B
  3. blood groups B and AB and receive from group A
  4. blood group 0 and receive from group B

43. The gastrointestinal hormones namely secretin and cholecystokinin secreted by duodenal epithelium activate respectively which organs to discharge their secretions?

  1. Pancreas and gall bladder
  2. Gall bladder and stomach
  3. Pancreas and Stomach
  4. Stomach and small intestine

44. Milk is unique in its nutritive value. However, it is a poor source of

  1. calcium
  2. iron
  3. copper
  4. sodium

45. The crew and passengers of a flying aircraft suffer generally from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease due to the effect of

  1. solar radiation
  2. ozone concentration
  3. nitrogen oxide
  4. particulate pollutant

46. The planetary winds that blow from the sub-tropical high pressure belts to the equator are known as

  1. westerlies
  2. doldrums
  3. polar winds
  4. trade winds

47. Which one among the following is a cold ocean current?

  1. Canary Current
  2. Brazil Current
  3. Gulf Stream
  4. Kuroshio Current