IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1997 (Part 3 of 10)

  1. Consider the map given below: The river shown on the map is

    1. Irrawaddy

    2. Mekong

    3. Chao Phraya

    4. Salween

  2. Which one of the following was NOT proposed by the 73rd constitutional amendment in the area of Panchayati Raj?

    1. Thirty per cent seats in all elected rural local bodies will be reserved for women candidates at all levels

    2. The States will constitute their Finance Commissions to allocate resources to Panchayati Raj institutions

    3. The Panchayati Raj elected functionaries will be disqualified to hold their offices if they have more than two children

    4. The elections will be held in six months time if Panchayati Raj bodies are. Superseded or dissolved by the

    State government

  3. According to the latest census figures sex ratio in India is

    1. declining

    2. stable

    3. increasing

    4. fluctuating

  4. The most reactive among the halogens is

    1. fluorine

    2. chlorine

    3. bromine

    4. iodine

  5. Which one of the following organisms is likely to show the highest concentration of DDT once it has been introduced into the ecosystem?

    1. Grasshopper

    2. Toad

    3. Snake

    4. Cattle

  6. There are three drawers in a table. One contains two goldfs coins, another two silver coins, and the third, a silver coin arid a gold coin. One of the drawers is pulled out and a coin is taken out. It turns out to be a silver coin. What is the probability of drawing a gold coin, if one of the other two drawers is pulled out next and one of the coins in it is drawn at random?

    1. 37.5%

    2. 50%

    3. 62.5%

    4. 75%

  7. Who among the following was associated with suppression if Thugs?

    1. General Henry Prendergast

    2. Captain Sleeman

    3. Alexander Burnes

    4. Captain Robert Pemberton

  8. The Alamatti is on the river

    1. Godavari

    2. Cauvery

    3. Krishna

    4. Mahanadi

  9. Which one of the following States of India has passed a legislation (in 1996) making the maintenance of onefs parents mandatory?

    1. Kerala

    2. West Bengal

    3. Maharashtra

    4. Himachal Pradesh

  10. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Events) List-II (Results)
    1. Morley Minto Reforms

    2. Simon commission

    3. The Chauri-Chaura incident

    4. The Dandi March

    1. Country-wise agitation

    2. With drawl of a movement

    3. Communal Electorates

    4. Communal outbreaks

    5. Illegal manufacture of salt

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  11. In the following figure P is 30 km eastward of 0 and Q is 400 km north of O. R is exactly in the middle of Q and P. The distance between Q and R is

    1. 250 km

    2. 300 km

    3. 350 km

    4. 250 X1/km

  12. The Poona Pact which was signed between the British Government and Mahatma Gandhi in 1934 Provided for

    1. the creation of dominion status for india

    2. separate electorates for the Muslims

    3. separate electorate for the Harijans

    4. joint electorate with reservation for

    Harijans

  13. Which one of the following was used as a chemical weapon in the First World War?

    1. Carbon monoxide

    2. Hydrogen cyanide

    3. Mustard gas

    4. Water gas

  14. Proportional representation is NOT necessary in a country where

    1. there are no reserved constituencies

    2. a two-party system has developed

    3. the first-past-post system prevails

    4. there is a fusion of presidential

    Parliamentary forms of government

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

    List-I (Committees) List-II (Chaired)
    1. Disinvestment of shares in Public Sector Enterprises

    2. Industrial Sickness

    3. Tax Reforms

    4. Reforms in Insurance Sector

    1. Rajah Chelliah

    2. Onkar Goswami

    3. R N Malhotra

    4. C Rangarajan

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    • B
    • C
    • D
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