IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1998 (Part 5 of 10)

  1. According to Meadows (1972), if the present trends in world population industrialization, pollution, food production and resource depletion continue unchanged, the “Limits to Growth” on our planet will be reached in the next

    1. 50 years

    2. 100 years

    3. 150 years

    4. 200 years

  2. Human Poverty Index was introduced in the Human Development Report of the year

    1. 1994

    2. 1995

    3. 1996

    4. 1997

  3. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer

    List-I (Disease) List-II (Organism)
    1. Malaria

    2. Poliomyelitis

    3. Tuberculosis

    4. Ringworm

    1. Fungi

    2. Bacteria

    3. Virus

    4. Protozoan

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
  4. Consider the following

    1. Tughlaquabad fort.

    2. Lodi Garden

    3. Qutab Minar.

    4. Fatehpur Sikri.

    The correct chronological order in which they were built is

    1. 3, 1, 4, 2

    2. 3, 1, 2, 4

    3. 1, 3, 2, 4

    4. 1, 3, 4, 2

  5. Which one of the following satisfied the relationship Dda: aDD: Rrb:

    1. D D A

    2. R R R

    3. b R R

    4. B B r

  6. The concept of Eight-fold path forms the theme of

    1. Dipavamsa

    2. Divyavadana

    3. Mahaparirubban Sutta

    4. Dharma Chakara Pravartana Sutra.

  7. The recent Land Mines Conference to sign the historic treaty was held in the Capital city of

    1. Canada

    2. Japan

    3. Sweden

    4. Zimbabwe

  8. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched

      • Dow Jones
      • New York
      • Hang Seng
      • Seoul
      • FTSE-100
      • London

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1 and 2

    4. 1 and 3

  9. The Indian National Congress agreed in 1947 to the partition of the country mainly because

    1. the principle of two-Nation theory was then acceptable to them

    2. it was imposed by the British Government and the Congress was helpless in this regard

    3. they wanted to avoid large-scale communal riots

    4. India would have otherwise lost the opportunity to attain freedom

  10. Haemophilia is a genetic disorder which leads to

    1. decrease in haemoglobin level

    2. rheumatic heart disease

    3. decrease in WBC

    4. non-clotting of blood

  11. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer

    List-I List-II
    1. Year 1556

    2. Year 1600

    3. Year 1686

    4. Year 1739

    1. Battle of Haldi Ghati

    2. Nadir Shahs capture of Delhi

    3. Death of Shivaji

    4. Grant of Charter to East India Company

    5. Accession of Akbar

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 5
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 5
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 1
      • 5
      • 3
      • 2
  12. A square pond has 2 in sides and is 1 m deep. If it is to be enlarged, the depth remaining the same, into a circular pond with the diagonal of the square its diameter its shown in the fixture, then what would be the volume of earth to be removed?

    1. (2p − 4) m3

    2. (4p − 4) m3

    3. (4p − 2) m3

    4. (2p − 2) m3

  13. Match river labelled A, B, C and D on the given map with their names given in the list and select the correct answer

    List-I List-II
    1. St. Lawrence

    2. Orinoco

    3. Mackenzie

    4. Amazon

    5. Yukon

    1. Canada

    2. Brazil

    3. USA

    4. Washington

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 5
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 5
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
  14. Consider the following statements about acetylene

    1. It is used in welding industry.

    2. It is a raw material for preparing plastics.

    3. It is easily obtained by mixing silicon carbide and water.

    Of these statements

    1. 1 and 2 are correct

    2. 1 and 3 are correct

    3. 2 and 3 are correct

    4. 1, 2 and 3 are correct

  15. At the time of Indias Independence, Mahatma Gandhi was

    1. a member of Congress Working Committee

    2. not a member of the Congress

    3. the President of the Congress

    4. the General Secretary of the Congress