IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1997 (Part 9 of 10)

  1. The following map shows four of the sixteen mahajanapadas that existed in ancient India: The places marked A, B, C and D respectively are

    1. Matsya, Cedi, Kosala, Anga

    2. Surasena, Avanti, Vatsa, Magadha

    3. Matsya, Avanti, Vatsa, Anga

    4. Surasena, Cedi, Kosala, Magadha

  2. A boy standing at the point 0 in the given diagram throws a ball three times with the same force, but projecting it along different inclinations from the ground. The results of the throws have been plotted in the diagram. Which one of the following is a valid conclusion?

    1. The Larger the initial inclination, the longer the throw

    2. The Larger the height reached, the longer the throw

    3. The Larger the height reached, the shorter the throw

    4. The larger the initial inclination, the greater the height reached

  3. In the Mahayana Buddhism, the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvar was also known as

    1. Vajrapani

    2. Manjusri

    3. Padmapani

    4. Maitreya

  4. Daily weather map showing isobars is an example of

    1. Choropleth map

    2. Isopleth map

    3. Chorochromatic map

    4. Choroschematic map

    • Assertion (A): Wilful disobedience or noncompliance of Court orders and use of derogatory language about judicial behaviour amount to Contempt of Court.
    • Reason (R): Judicial activism cannot be practiced without arming the judiciary with punitive powers to punish contemptuous behaviour.

    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 frue 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

  5. Schemes of Urban Micro-Enterprises, Urban Wage Employment and Housing arid Shelter Up gradation are parts of

    1. Integrated Rural Development Programme

    2. Nehru Rojgar Yojana

    3. Jawahar Rojgar Yojana

    4. Prime Ministers Rojgar Yojana

  6. A boat which has a speed of 5 km/hr in still water crosses a river of width 1 km along the shortes possible path in 15 minutes. The velocity of the river water in km/hr is

    1. 1

    2. 3

    3. 4

    4. 41

  7. A survey was conducted on a sample of 1000 persons with reference to their knowledge of English, French and German. The results of the survey are presented in the given Venn diagram. The ratio of the number of the persons who do not know any of the three languages to those who know all the three languages is

    1. 1 27

    2. 1 25

    3. 1 550

    4. 175 1000

  8. The silver coins issued by the Guptas were called

    1. rupaka

    2. karshapana

    3. dinara

    4. pana

  9. Which one of the following countries is the largest producer of fuel wood in the world?

    1. Indonesia

    2. Russia

    3. India

    4. China

    • Assertion (A): The emergence of economic globalism does not imply the decline of socialist ideology.
    • Reason (R): The ideology of socialism believes in Universalism and globalism.

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

    1. Both A and Rare 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. The contribution of Indias small scale sector to the gross turnover in the manufacturing sector since 1992 has been of the order of

    1. 40%

    2. 34%

    3. 30%

    4. 45%

  11. The working principle of a washing machine

    1. centrifugation

    2. dialysis

    3. reverse osmosis

    4. diffusion

  12. Consider the figures given below: In the given sequence of figures, the figure that would logically appear at SI. No. 5 is

    1. N/A

    2. N/A

    3. N/A

    4. N/A

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

    List-I (Author) List-II (Text)
    1. Varahamihira

    2. Visakhadatta

    3. Sudraka

    4. Bilhana

    1. Prabandha Chintamani

    2. Mrchchha-katikam

    3. Brhat-Samhita

    4. Devi-Chandraguptam

    5. Vikramankadeva-charita

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 4
      • 5
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 5
      • 5
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 1
      • 3
      • 5
      • 2