IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1998 (Part 4 of 10)

    • Assertion (A): Sodium metal is stored under kerosene.
    • Reason (R): Metallic sodium melts when exposed to air
    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

    • Assertion (A): The Congress rejected the cripps proposals.
    • Reason (R): The Cripps Mission consisted solely of whites
    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

    • Assertion (A): The United States of America has threatened to ask the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to apply sanctions against the developing countries for the non-obsergance of I. L. O. Conventions.
    • Reason (R): The United States of America itself has adopted and implemented those I. L. O. Conventions.
    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

    • Assertion (A): During the reign of Shahjahan, Dara Sikoh was sent on expedition to Balkha, Badakhshan and Qandahar.
    • Reason (R): The expedition sent by Shahjahan to the Middle-East was a marvellous success
    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

    • Assertion (A): Gandhi stopped the Non-Cooperation Movement in 1922.
    • Reason (R): Violence at Chauri Chaura led him to stop the movement.
    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

  1. The correct sequence of different layers of the atmosphere from the surface of the Earth upwards is

    1. Troposphere, Stratosphere, Lonosphere, Mesosphere

    2. Stratosphere, Troposphere, Lonosphere, Mesosphere

    3. Troposphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, Lonosphere

    4. Stratosphere, Troposphere, Mesosphere

    Lonosphere

  2. If 15 pumps of equal capacity can fill a tank in 7 days, then how many extra pumps will be required to fill the tank in 5 days?

    1. 6

    2. 7

    3. 14

    4. 21

  3. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?

      • Lothal
      • Ancient dockyard
      • Sarnath
      • First Sermon of Buddha
      • Rajgir
      • Lion capital of Ashoka
      • Nalanda
      • Great seat of Buddhist learning

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below

    1. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    2. 3 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 1 and 2

  4. Which one of the following pairs of cities has recently been connected through a 6-lane express way?

    1. Ahmedabad: Vadodra

    2. Dhaka: Chittagong

    3. Islamabad: Lahore

    4. Mumbai: Pune

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Ringgit

    2. Baht

    3. Rupiah

    4. Won

    1. Indonesia

    2. South Korea

    3. Thailand

    4. Malaysia

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
  6. Consumption offish is considered to be healthy when compared to flesh of other animals because fish contains

    1. polyunsaturated fatty acids

    2. saturated fatty acids

    3. essential vitamins

    4. more carbohydrates and proteins

  7. Consider the following statements Ahadis were those troopers who

    1. offered their services singly.

    2. did not attach themselves to any chief.

    3. has the emperor as their immediate colonel.

    4. attached themselves to Mirzas.

    Of these statements

    1. 1, 3 and 4 are correct

    2. 1, 2 and 3 are correct

    3. 2 and 3 are correct

    4. 1 and 4 are correct

  8. Out of three annual examinations, each with a total of 500 marks, a student secured average marks of 45% and 55% in the first and second annual examinations. To have an overall average of 60%, how many marks does the student need to secure in the third annual examination?

    1. 450

    2. 400

    3. 350

    4. 300

  9. When the Indian Muslim League was inducted into the interim government in 1946, Liyaqat Ali Khan was assigned the portfolio of

    1. Foreign affairs

    2. Home

    3. Finance

    4. Defence

  10. Which one of the following ancient Indian records is the earliest royal order to preserve food-grains to be utilised during the crises in the country?

    1. Sohagaura Copper-plate

    2. Rummindei pillar-edict of Asoka

    3. Prayaga-Prasasti

    4. Mehrauli Pillar inscription of Chandra