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61. Which one of the following is considered normal blood pressure in man?

(a)120/80 mm water
(b) 120/80 mm blood
(c) 120/80 mm mercury
(d) 120/80 mm air
Ans: (c)

CDS (I) 2018

62. Anaemia is a common health problem especially in women.
Which one of the following deficiencies is most frequently responsible for anaemia in India?

(b) Iron
(c) Iodine
(d) Zinc
Ans: (b)
CDS Exam (I) 2016

63. Primary source of vitamin-D for human beings is

(a)citrus fruits
(b) green vegetables
(c) yeast
(d) sun
Ans: (d)

CDS (I) 2008

64. Match the following Lis t I Lis t II Agent of Transmiss ion Diseas e Transmitted
A. Anopheles mosquito 1. Kala-azar
B. Culex mosquito 2. Dengue
C. A edes 3. M alaria
D. Sandfly 4. Filaria Codes A B C D

(a)3 2 4 1
(b) 1 4 2 3
(c) 1 2 4 3
(d) 3 4 2 1
Ans: (d)

CDS (II) 2010

65. Assertion (A): The safety air bags fitted in some cars inflate during head-on impact of the car. Reason (R): The inflation is due to pumping of air into the balloon during the impact.

(a)Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A
(b) Both A and R are true, but R is not the correct explanation of A
(c) A ts true, but R is false
(d) A is false, but R is true
Ans: (b)
CDS Exam (II) 2015

66. Quinine is a drug used in the treatment of malaria. From which part of the plant it is obtained?

(b) Stem
(c) Bark
(d) Leaves
Ans: (c)
CDS Exam (I) 2011

67. Which one of the following is not a feature of eutrophic lakes?

(a)Blooms are frequent in eutrophic lakes
(b) Plant nutrient flux is high
(c) Primary productivity is low
(d) Dominated by blue green algae
Ans: (c)

CDS (I) 2013

68. For which one among the following diseases vaccine is not yet available?

(b) Malaria
(c) Measles
(d) Mumps
Ans: (b)

CDS (II) 2017

69. Which one of the following animals breathe through the skin?

(b) Pigeon
(c) Frog
(d) Cockroach
Ans: (c)
CDS Exam (II) 2015

70. Anthrax is a disease of human and cattle with a potential for biological warfare. It is caused by

(b) virus
(c) protozoan
(d) fungus
Ans: (a)

CDS (II) 2019

71. Which one of the following is commonly used as a flavouring agent during the preparation of noodles?

(b) Cinnamon
(c) Olive oil
(d) Ajinomoto
Ans: (d)

CDS (I) 2012

72. Golden fibre refers to

(b) cotton
(c) jute
(d) nylon
Ans: (c)

CDS (II) 2007

73. Which one of the following statement regarding potato is correct?

(a)It is a root
(b) It is a normal stem
(c) It is a modified stem
(d) It is a modified root
Ans: (c)
CDS Exam (II) 2009

74. Match the following List I List II
(Mineral) (Major Source)
A. Iron 1. Banana, date
B. Potassium 2. Palak
C. Iodine 3. Iodized common salt
D. Calcium 4. Milk, egg Codes A B C D

(a)2 1 3 4
(b) 2 3 1 4
(c) 4 3 1 2
(d) 4 1 3 2
Ans: (a)

CDS (II) 2018

75. Which among the following oils has the maximum protein content?

(a)Castor oil
(b) Sunflower oil
(c) Soybean oil
(d) Safflower oil
Ans: (c)

CDS (I) 2016

76. Tips of leaves in grasses and common garden plants show water drops in early morning hours. This water accumulation is obtained from

(b) stomata
(c) vascular bundles
(d) hydathodes
Ans: (b)

CDS (II) 2008

77. Which one of the following is not biodegradable?

(a)Woollen mat
(b) Silver foil
(c) Leather bag
(d) Jute basket
Ans: (b)
CDS Exam (II) 2010

78. A milkman puts banana leaf in milk jar, because banana leaf

(a)gives a fresh flavour to milk
(b) makes the milk acidic and resistant to yeast
(c) makes the milk basic and resistant to yeast
(d) increases the whiteness of milk
Ans: (c)

CDS (II) 2015

79. Match the following List I List II
A. Wine 1. Barley
B. Beer 2. Sugarcane juice C Whisky 3. Grapes
D. Rum 4. Molasses \ Codes A B C D

(a)2 1 4 3
(b) 3 4 1 2
(c) 3 1 4 2
(d) 2 4 1 3
Ans: (c)

CDS (I) 2011

80. Which one of the following plants is popularly grown along the road for absorbing vehicular pollutants?

(b) Neem
(c) Bougainvillea
(d) Calotropis
Ans: (b)
CDS Exam (I) 2013

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