IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1998 (Part 7 of 10)

  1. Which one of the following types of micro organisms is most widely used in industries?

    1. Bacteria

    2. Bacteria and Fungi

    3. Bacteria and algae

    4. Bacteria, microalgae and fungi

  2. Many of the Greeks, Kushanas and Shakas embraced Buddhism rather than Hinduism because

    1. Buddhism was in the ascendant at that time

    2. they had renounced the policy of war and violence

    3. caste-ridden Hinduism did not attract them

    4. Buddhism provided easier access to

    Indian society

  3. There are 50 students admitted to a nursery class. Some students can speak only English and some can speak only Hindi. 10 students can speak both English and Hindi. If the number of students who can speak English is 21, then how many students can speak only Hindi, how many can speak only Hindi and how many can speak only English?

    1. 21, 11 and 29 respectively

    2. 28, 18 and 22 respectively

    3. 37, 27 and 13 respectively

    4. 39, 29 and 11 respectively

  4. Match the names of outstanding Indian scientists given in List-I with area of their specialized work given in List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists

    List-I List-II
    1. Dr. Raja Ramanna

    2. Dr. M S Swaminathan

    3. Prof U R Rao

    4. Prof Meghnad Saha

    1. Plant Chemistry

    2. Nuclear Physics

    3. Thermodynamics

    4. Space Research

    5. Agricultural sciences

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 5
      • 2
      • 1
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 5
      • 4
      • 3
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
  5. The satellites of which one of the following countries have helped in the preparation of a detailed and complete map of Antarctica?

    1. Canada

    2. France

    3. Russia

    4. USA

  6. The Indian parliamentary system is different from the British parliamentary system in that India has

    1. both a real and a nominal executive

    2. a system of collective responsibility

    3. bicameral legislature

    4. the system of judicial review

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Fruit

    2. Seed

    3. Wood

    4. Starch

    1. Ovule

    2. Leaf

    3. Stem

    4. Ovary

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
  8. The member of Shivajis Astha Pradhana who-looked after foreign affairs was

    1. Peshwa

    2. Sachiv

    3. Pandit Rao

    4. Sumant

  9. Panchayat Raj was first introduced in India in October, 1959 in

    1. Rajasthan

    2. Tamil Nadu

    3. Kerala

    4. Karnataka

  10. Some people in Manipur live in houses built on floating is lands of weeds and decaying vegetation held together by suspended silt. These islands are called

    1. Tipis

    2. Burkhans

    3. Phoomdis

    4. lzba

  11. The Ashokan major rock edicts which tell us about the Sangam Kingdom include rock edicts

    1. I and X

    2. I and XI

    3. II and XIII

    4. II and XI V

  12. Which one of the following east flowing rivers of India rift valley due to down warping?

    1. Damodar

    2. Mahanadi

    3. Son

    4. Yamuna

  13. According to the World Development Report, low income economies are those for which the per capita GNP in 1994 was

    1. US $925 or less

    2. US $825 or less

    3. US $725 or less

    4. US $525 or less

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Theory of Mutation

    2. Theory of Evolution

    3. One gene one enzyme hypothesis

    4. Operon concept

    1. Beadk and Tatum

    2. Jacob and Monod

    3. Darwin

    4. DeVries

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
  15. What is the correct sequence of the following events?

    1. Tilaks Home Rule League.

    2. Kamagatamaru Incident.

    3. Mahatma Gandhis arrival in India.

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

    1. 1, 2, 3

    2. 3, 2, 1

    3. 2, 1, 3

    4. 2, 3, 1