IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1996 (Part 9 of 10)

  1. Examine the following statements:

    1. George attends Music classes on Monday.

    2. He attends Mathematics classes on Wednesday.

    3. His Literature classes are not on Friday.

    4. He attends History classes on the day following the day of his Mathematics classes.

    5. On Tuesday he attends his Sports classes.

    If he attends just one subject in a day and his Sunday is free, then he is also free on:

    1. Monday

    2. Thursday

    3. Saturday

    4. Friday

  2. A redistribution of income in a country can be best brought about through

    1. progressive taxation combined with progressive expenditure

    2. progressive taxation combined with regressive expenditure

    3. regressive taxation combined with regressive expenditure

    4. regressive taxation combined with progressive expenditure

  3. Who among the following was a prominent leader of the Congress Socialist Party?

    1. M N Roy

    2. Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi

    3. Pattam Thanu Pillai

    4. Acharya Narendra Dev

  4. Match List I (Physiological processes) with List II (Cell organelles) and select the correct answer

    List-I List-II
    1. Photosynthesis

    2. Mineral uptake

    3. Respiration

    4. Protein synthesis

    1. Plasma membrane

    2. Chloroplast

    3. Mitochondria

    4. Ribosome

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
  5. Consider the following figures: Which one of the following conclusions can be drawn from these figures?

    1. The areas of the three figures are all different

    2. The areas of all the three figures are equal

    3. The perimeters of the three figures are equal

    4. The perimeters of figures 1 and II are equal

  6. Consider the following landmarks in Indian education:

    1. Hindu College, Calcutta

    2. University of Calcutta

    3. Adams Report

    4. Woods Dispatch

    The correct chronological order of these landmarks is

    1. 1, 3, 4, 2

    2. 1, 4, 3, 2

    3. 3, 1, 4, 2

    4. 3, 2, 4, 1

  7. Which one of the following is a modified stem?

    1. Carrot

    2. Sweet potato

    3. Coconut

    4. Potato

  8. The following figure represents sales (in thousands) over the period 1978 to 1983: The sales in 1981 exceeded that in 1979 by

    1. Rs. One hundred

    2. Rs. Ten thousand

    3. Rs. One lakh

    4. Rs. Ten lakhs

  9. Prem Vatika, poems on the life of Krishna, was composed by:

    1. Bihari

    2. Surdas

    3. Raskhan

    4. Kabir

  10. Which of the following pairs of states and their important crops are correctly matched?

      • Kerala
      • Tapioca.
      • Maharashtra
      • Cotton
      • W Bengal
      • Jute
      • Gujarat
      • Groundnut

    Which is correct?

    1. l, 2 and 3

    2. 1, 2 and 4

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  11. As per the 1991 Census, the average size of households in terms number of persons per household in respect of the given states follows the sequence (highest first, lowest last)

    1. Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu

    2. Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Gujarat, Kerala

    3. Gujarat, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal

    4. Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala

  12. In an accurate clock, in a period of 2 hours 20 minutes, the minutes hand will move over

    1. 520°

    2. 320°

    3. 840°

    4. 140°

  13. Fat present below the skin surface in our body, acts as a barrier against

    1. loss of heat from the body

    2. loss of essential body fluids

    3. loss of salts from the body

    4. entry of harmful micro organisms from the environment

  14. Which one of the following works has recently been made into a full length feature film?

    1. R K Narayans Malgudi Days

    2. Salman Rushdies Midnights Children

    3. Vikram Seths A suitable Boy

    4. Upamanyu Chatterjees English

    August

  15. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer

    List-I List-II
    1. Surendranath Bannerjee

    2. M K Gandhi

    3. Subhash Chandra Bose

    4. Lajpat Rai.

    1. Hind Swaraj

    2. The Indian Struggle

    3. Autobiographical Writings

    4. A Nation in Making

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
  16. Consider the following statements about Jawaharlal Nehru:

    1. He was the president of the Congress Party in 1947.

    2. He presided over the Constituent Assembly

    3. He formed the first Congress ministry in United Province before Indias independence.

    Of these statements

    1. 1, 2 and 3 are correct

    2. 1 and 3 are correct

    3. 1 and 2 are correct

    4. none is correct