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IAS Previous Year Science & Tech Questions | Lecture 7| Diseases in News Part-1

Q.1) Consider the following pairs :

Vitamin Deficiency :  Disease

  1. Vitamin C : Scurvy
  2. Vitamin D : Rickets
  3. Vitamin E : Night blindness

Which of the pairs given above is/ are correctly matched?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 1, 2 and 3

(d) None

Q.2) In the context of genetic disorders, consider the following:

A woman suffers from colour blindness while her husband does not suffer from it. They have a son and a daughter. In this context, which one of the following statements is most probably correct? [2009]

(a) Both children suffer from colour blindness.

(b) Daughter suffers from colour blindness while son does not suffer from it.

(c) Both children do not suffer from colour blindness.

(d) Son suffers from colour blindness while daughter does not suffer from it.

Q.3) Haemophilia is a genetic disorder which leads to [1998]

(a) decrease in haemoglobin level

(b) rheumatic heart disease

(c) decrease in WBC

(d) non-clotting of blood

Q.4) Which one of the following genetic diseases is sexlinked? [1999]

(a) Royal haemophilia

(b) Tay-Sachs disease

(c) Cystic fibrosis

(d) Hypertension

Q.5) Which of the following are associated with Diabetes mellitus, a common disease in adults ? [1996]

  1. Higher sugar level in blood
  2. Lower sugar level in blood
  3. Lower insulin level in blood
  4. Higher insulin level in blood

Select the correct answer by using the codes given below:


(a) 2 and 4

(b) 1 and 2

(c) 2 and 3

(d) 1 and 3

Q.6)  Assertion (A) : The person with Diabetes insipidus feels thirsty.

Reason (R) : A person with Diabetes insipidus suffers from excess secretion of vasopressin. [2005]

(a) Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

(b) Both A and Rare individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

(c) A is true but R is false

(d) A is false but R is true

Q.7) Consider the following statements. [1996]

AIDS is transmitted

  1. By sexual intercourse
  2. By blood transfusion
  3. By mosquitoes and other blood sucking insects
  4. Across the placenta

Select the correct code:

(a) 1, 2 and 3 are correct

(b) 1, 2 and 4 are correct

(c) 1, 3 and 4 are correct

(d) 1 and 3 are correct

Q.8) Consider the following statements: [2010]

  1. Hepatitis B is several times more infectious than HIV / AIDS
  2. Hepatitis B can cause liver cancer.

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

Q.9) Antigen is a substance which [2001]

(a) destroys harmful bacteria

(b) is used to treat poisoning

(c) lowers body temperature

(d) stimulates formation of antibody

Q.10) People drinking water from a shallow hand pump, are likely to suffer from all of the following diseases except [1996]

(a) Cholera

(b) Typhoid

(c) Jaundice

(d) Fluorosis

Q.11) Consider the following statements : [2006]

  1. ELISA test is employed as the first and most basic test for an individual to detect cancer.
  2. Almost 50 per cent of human beings have Rh+ blood while the remaining have Rh– blood.

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

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Q.12) Foot and Mouth disease in animals, a current epidemic in some parts of the world, is caused by [2002]

(a) bacterium

(b) fungus

(c) protozoan

(d) virus

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