IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1998 (Part 8 of 10)

  1. An accurate clock shows the time as 3.00. After hour hand has move 135° the time would be

    1. 7.30

    2. 6.30

    3. 8.00

    4. 9.30

  2. The loss of Qandhar was a big blow to the Mughal empire from the view point of

    1. natural resources

    2. buffer territory

    3. communication

    4. strategic stronghold

  3. A tree species in Mauritius failed to reproduce because of the extinction of a fruit-eating bird. Which one of the following was that bird?

    1. Dove

    2. Dodo

    3. Condor

    4. Skua

  4. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?

      • Mrichchakatikam
      • Shudraka
      • Buddhacharita
      • Vasuvandhu
      • Mudrarakshasha
      • Vishakhadatta
      • Hurshacharita
      • Banabhatta

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below

    1. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    2. 1, 3 and 4

    3. 1 and 4

    4. 2 and 3

  5. Forest areas have been labelled as 1, 2, 3 and 4 in the rough outline map given: Among these, those which were threatened in 1997 by a serious epidemic include

    1. teak forests of 3 and 4

    2. oaks forests of 1 and sal forests of 2

    3. sal forests of 3

    4. sandalwood forests of 4

  6. Simon Commission of 1927 was boycotted because

    1. there was no Indian Member in the Commission

    2. it supported the Muslim League

    3. Congress felt that the people of India are entitled to Swaraj

    4. there were differences among the members

  7. The current price index (base 1960) is nearly 330. This means that

    1. all items cost 3 − 3 times more than what they did in 1960

    2. the prices of certain selected items have gone upto 3 − 3 times

    3. weighted mean of prices of certain items has increased 3 − 3 times

    4. gold price has gone up 3 − 3 times

  8. In the above set of figures (I) to (IV), some parts are shown to change their position in a regular direction. Following the same sequence, which one of the following will appear at the fifth stage?

    1. N/A

    2. N/A

    3. N/A

    4. N/A

  9. The Indian Muslims in general, were not attracted to the Extremist movement because of the

    1. influence of the Sir Sayid Ahmed khan

    2. anti-Muslim attitude of Extremist leaders

    3. indifference shown to Muslim aspirations

    4. Extremists policy of harping on Hindu past

  10. Which one of the following statements regarding starch and cellulose is NOT correct?

    1. Both of them are of plant origin

    2. Both of them are polymers

    3. Both of them give colour with iodine

    4. Both of them are made up of glucose molecules

  11. Commercial production of mineral oil has started recently in which one of the areas of India, labelled 1, 2, 3 and 4 in the rough map given below

    1. 1

    2. 2

    3. 3

    4. 4

  12. Examine the following statements

    1. All members of Mohans family are

    2. Some members of Mohans family are not employed.

    3. Some employed persons are not honest.

    4. Some honest persons are not employed.

    Which one of the following inferences can be drawn from the above statements?

    1. All members of Mohans family are employed

    2. The employed members of Mohans family are honest

    3. The honest members of Mohans family are not employed

    4. The employed members of Mohans family are not honest

  13. The banks are required to maintain a certain ratio between their cash in hand and total assets. This is called

    1. SBR (Statutory Bank Ratio)

    2. SLR (Statutory Liquid Ratio)

    3. CBR (Central Bank Reserve)

    4. CLR (Central Liquid Reserve)

  14. Ergotism is due to consumption of

    1. contaminated grains

    2. rotting vegetables

    3. contaminated water

    4. stale cooked food

  15. What is the correct chronological order in which the following appeared in India?

    1. Gold coins.

    2. Iron plough.

    3. Punch-marked silver coins.

    4. Urban culture.

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below

    1. 3, 4, 1, 2

    2. 3, 4, 2, 1

    3. 4, 3, 1, 2

    4. 4, 3, 2, 1