IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1996 (Part 6 of 10)

  1. The next pair of letters in the series AZ, CX, FU ccc is

    1. JQ

    2. KP

    3. IR

    4. IV

  2. Which one of the following was a Saiva sect in ancient India?

    1. Ajivika

    2. Mattamayura

    3. Mayamata

    4. Isanasivagurudevapaddhati

  3. Local supply of coal is not available to

    1. TISCO, Jamshedpur

    2. VSL Bhadravati

    3. HSL, Durgapur

    4. HSL Bhilai

  4. Which one of the following areas of India produces largest amount of cotton?

    1. North western India and Gangetic West Bengal

    2. North western and western India

    3. Western and southern India

    4. Plains of northern India

  5. Which one of the following elements is alloyed with iron to produce steel which can resist high temperatures and also have high hardness and abrasion resistance?

    1. Aluminium

    2. Chromium

    3. Nickel

    4. Tungsten

  6. Mouse is to cat as fly is to:

    1. rat

    2. animal

    3. spider

    4. horse

  7. His eprincipal forte was social and religious reform. He relied upon legislation to do away with social ills and worked unceasingly for the eradication of child marriage, the purdah system ccc To encourage consideration of social problems on a national scale, he inaugurated the Indian National Social Conference, which for many years met for its annual sessions alongside the Indian National Congress The reference in this passage is to:

    1. Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

    2. Behramji Merwanji Malabari

    3. Mahadev Govind Ranade

    4. B R Ambedkar

  8. Who among the following leaders did not believe in the dram theory of Dadabhai Naoroji?

    1. B G Tilak

    2. R C Dutt

    3. MG. Ranade

    4. Sir Syed Ahmed khan

  9. Which one of the following had legalized euthanasia?

    1. Texas in the USA

    2. Northern Territory in Australia

    3. Quebeec in Canada

    4. Maharashtra in India.

  10. BR. Axnbedkar was elected to the Constituent Assembly from

    1. West Bengal

    2. the Bombay Presidency

    3. the then Madhya Bharat

    4. Punjab

  11. gYou might see a few curious Danes around, but that is because ccc used to be Danish outpost. This quaint town with its fort and a beautiful church, the New Jerusalem, empty streets and deserted beachfront is a quaint gem. h The place referred to in this quotation lies on the:

    1. Tamil Nadu coast

    2. Kerala coast

    3. Karnataka coast

    4. Goa coast

  12. The following figure contains three squares with areas of 100, 16 and 49 lying side by side as shown. By how much should the area of the middle square be reduced in order that the total length PQ of the resulting three squares is 19?

    1. 12

    2. 4

    3. 2

    4. ½

  13. Consider the following statements: A person in a spaceship located half way between the earth and the sun will notice that the

    1. sky is jet black

    2. stars do not twinkle

    3. Temperature outside the spaceship is much higher than that on the surface of the earth.

      1. 3 alone is correct

      2. 1 and 2 are correct

      3. 1 and 3 are correct

      4. 1, 2 and 3 are correct

  14. Which one of following texts of ancient India allows divorce to a wife deserted by her husband?

    1. Kamasutra

    2. Manavadharmashastra

    3. Sukra Nitisara

    4. Arthashastra

  15. eThey are fantastically diverse. They speak hundreds of languages and dialects. They comprise scores of ethnic groups. They include highly industrialized economies and up-and-coming economies. They span half the surface of the earth and are home to two-fifths of the worldfs population. h The group of countries referred to here belongs to

    1. SAPTA

    2. APEC

    3. EC

    4. CIS