IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1997 (Part 6 of 10)

  1. Consider the following qraphs: The behaviour of a fictitious stock market index [comprising a weighted average of the market prices of a selected list of companies including some multinational corporations (MNCs) ] over a 15 day period is shown in the graph. The behaviour of the MNCs in the same period is also shown in the second graph. Which one of the following is a valid conclusion?

    1. MNCs fell steeper in the period depicted

    2. Share prices of every non-MNC company soared by over5% on the 12th day

    3. Government announced a policy disfavouring MNCs on the 11th day

    4. Whatever be the reason favouring market revival on the 12th day, it appears to be relevant only to non-

    MNC companies

  2. Which one of the following pairs of composers in different languages and their works on the Mahabharata theme is correctly matched?

      • Sarladasa
      • Bengali
      • Kasirama
      • Oriya
      • Tikkana
      • Marathi
      • Pampa
      • Kannada
  3. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Commodities exported from India) List-II (Countries of destination)
    1. Iron Ore

    2. Leather goods

    3. Tea

    4. Cotton fabrics

    1. Russia

    2. USA.

    3. Japan

    4. U. K

    5. Canada

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 5
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 5
      • 4
      • 3
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
  4. The concept of Public Interest Litigation originated in

    1. the United Kingdom

    2. Australia

    3. the United States

    4. Canada

  5. The length, breadth and height of a room are l, b and h respectively. The perimeter of the ceiling expressed as a Percentage of the total area of the four walls is

    1. 100 h

    2. 100/h

    3. h

    4. h/100

  6. What is the average fat content of buffalo milk?

    1. 7.2%

    2. 4.5%

    3. 9.0%

    4. 10.0%

  7. If the Prime Minister of India belonged to the Upper House of Parliament

    1. he will not be able to vote in his favour in the event of a no-confidence motiom

    2. he will not be able to speak on the budget in the Lower Houle

    3. he can make statements only in the Upper House

    4. he has to become a member of the

    Lower House Within six months after being sworn in as the Prime Minister

  8. M C Setalvad, B. N. Rao and Alladi Krishnaswamy Iyer were distinguished members of the

    1. Swaraj Party

    2. All India National Liberal Federation

    3. Madras Labour Union

    4. Servants of India Society

  9. The tribal population in Andaman and Nicobar Islands belongs to the

    1. Australoid race

    2. Caucasoid race

    3. Mongoloid race

    4. Negroid race

    • Assertion (A): The reservation of thirtythree per cent of seats for women in Parliament and State Legislatures does not require Constitutional amendment.
    • Reason (R): Political parties contesting elections can allocate thirty-three per cent of seats they contest to women candidates without any Constitutional amendment.

    In the context of the above two statements which one of the following is correct?

    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  10. Which one of the following dances involves solo performance?

    1. Bharatanatyam

    2. Kuchipudi

    3. Mohiniattam

    4. Odissi

  11. What is the correct chronological sequence of the following?

    1. Woods Education Despatch.

    2. Maeauleys minute on education.

    3. The Sergeant Education Report.

    4. Indian Education (Hunter Commission)

      1. 2, 1, 4, 3

      2. 2, 1, 3, 4

      3. 1, 2, 4, 3

      4. 4, 3, 1, 2

  12. The group of small pieces of rock revolving round the sun between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter are called

    1. meteors

    2. comets

    3. meteorites

    4. asteroids

  13. Which one of the following is used as an anti-freeze for the automobile engines?

    1. Propyl alcohol

    2. Ethanol

    3. Methanol

    4. Ethylene glycol

  14. Seven persons P, Q, R, 5, T, U and V participate in and finish all the events of a series of swimming races. There are no ties at the finish of any of the events. V always finishes somewhere ahead of P. P always finishes somewhere ahead of Q. Either R finishes first and T finishes last or S finishes first and U or Q finishes last. If in a particular race V finished fifth, then which one of the following would be true?

    1. S finishes firsts

    2. R finishes second

    3. T finishes third

    4. K finishes fourth