IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1997 (Part 5 of 10)

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

    List-I (Crops) List-II (Geographical conditions)
    1. Barley

    2. Rice

    3. Millets

    4. Tea

    1. Hot and &y climate with poor soil

    2. Cool climate with poorer soil

    3. Warm and Moist climate with high attitude

    4. Hot and Moist climate with rich soil

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
  2. The worlds fastest computer has been able to perform (as of Dec. 1996)

    1. 106 operations per second

    2. 109 operations per second

    3. 1012 operations per second

    4. 1015 operations per second

  3. The Basque separatist organization is active in

    1. Russia

    2. Cyprus

    3. Portugal

    4. Spain

  4. The following table shows the per cent change in the amount of sales (in rupees) at different retail stores in a given neighborhood market in the period 1993 to 1995: If the sales at Anshu store amounted to Rs. 8 Lakhs in 1993, then the amount of sales (in lakhs of rupees) at that store in 1995 was

    1. 7.92

    2. 8.00

    3. 880

    4. 9.68

  5. The planet mercury is revolving in an elliptical orbit around the sun as shown in the given figure. The kinetic energy of mercury is greatest at the point labeled

    1. A

    2. B

    3. C

    4. D

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Gupta

    2. Chandella

    3. Chalukya

    4. Pallava

    1. Badami

    2. Panamalai

    3. Khajuraho

    4. Deogarh

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
  7. Consider the map given below: The places marked A, B, C and D in the map are respectively known for the cultivation of

    1. groundnut, ragi, tobacco and sugarcane

    2. groundnut, sugarcane, ragi and tobacco

    3. ragi, sugarcane, groundnut and tobacco

    4. ragi, groundnut, sugarcane and tobacco

  8. The film The Making of the Mahatama has been directed by

    1. Peter Ustinov

    2. Richard Attenborough

    3. Shyam Benegal

    4. Mira Nair

  9. From Aceh in the far north west to Torres Strait in the east is 5000 miles, almost as far as from London to Baghdad. The archipelago has 14, 000 islands, some mere educational rocks, others some of the largest in the world. This description best fits

    1. West Indies

    2. Japan

    3. Philippines

    4. Indonesia

  10. Human Development Index comprises literacy rates, life expectancy at birth

    1. Gross Domestic Product per head in the US dollars

    2. Groos Domestic Product per head at real purchasing power

    3. Gross National Product in US dollars

    4. National income per head in US dollars

  11. A major health mission carried out in 1996 was

    1. war against leprosy

    2. small-pox eradication

    3. pulse polio immunization

    4. popularization of oral rehydration therapy

  12. If the numbers representing volume and surface area of a cube are equal, then the length of the edge of the cube in terms of the unit of measurement will be

    1. 3

    2. 4

    3. 5

    4. 6

  13. Which one of the following statements regarding Asokan stone pillars is incorrect?

    1. These are highly polished

    2. These are monolithic

    3. The shaft of pillars is tapering in shape

    4. These are parts of architectural structures

  14. State funding of elections takes place in

    1. USA and Canada

    2. Britain and Switzerland

    3. France and Italy

    4. Germany and Austria

  15. Which of the following places are known for paper manufacturing industry?

    1. Yamunanagar

    2. Guwahati

    3. Shahabad

    4. Ballarpur

    Chose the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1, 2 and 4

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4