IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1999 (Part 2 of 10)

  1. Match List I (Drugs/Chemicals) with List II (Their uses) and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Atropine

    2. Ether

    3. Nitroglycerine

    4. Pyrethrin

    1. Local anaesthesia

    2. Heart trouble

    3. Dilation of pupil

    4. Mosquito control

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
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  2. Persons below the poverty line in India are classified s such based on whether

    1. they are entitled to a minimum prescribed food basket

    2. they get work for a prescribed minimum number of days in a year

    3. they belong to agricultural labourers household and the scheduled caste/tribe social group

    4. their dairy wages fall below the prescribed minimum wages

  3. Which one of the following scholars suggests the earths origin from gases and dust particles?

    1. James Jeans

    2. H Alfven

    3. F Hoyle

    4. O Schmidt

  4. In a business concern, there are four functions namely, Production (PR), finance (FN), Personnel (PS) and Marketing (MK). The Customer (C) may also play a role in the prosperity of the concern. Match List I with list II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I (Pie Diagram) List-II (Statement)
    1. N/A

    2. N/A

    3. N/A

    4. N/A

    1. Customer is the controlling factor

    2. Marketing is an integrating factor while customer is the controlling factor

    3. Marketing is the controlling factor

    4. Marketing is more important than others

    5. Marketing is as equal a function as the others

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
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  5. The term Aryan denotes

    1. an ethnic group

    2. a nomadic people

    3. a speech group

    4. a superior race

  6. Match list I (Naturally occurring substances) with List II (Elements) and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Diamond

    2. Marble

    3. Sand

    4. Ruby

    1. Calcium

    2. Silicon

    3. Aluminium

    4. Carbon

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
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  7. Consider the following statements: Regional disparities in India are high arid have been rising in recent years because

    1. there is persistent investment over time only in select locales.

    2. some areas are agro-climatically less conducive to development.

    3. some areas continue to face little or no agrarian transformation and the consequent lack of social and economic opportunities.

    4. some areas have faced continuous political instability.

    Which of the above statements are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1, 2 and 4

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

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

    List-I (Volcanic Mountain) List-II (County)
    1. Mt. Rainier

    2. Etna

    3. Paricutin

    4. Taal

    1. Italy

    2. Mexico

    3. Philippines

    4. USA

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
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  9. Indian farmers are unhappy over the introduction of Terminator Seed Technology because the seeds produced by this technology are expected to

    1. show poor germination

    2. form low-yielding plants despite the high quality

    3. give rise to sexually sterile plants

    4. give rise to plants incapable of forming viable seeds

  10. Consider the following statements about the recent amendments to the Election Law by the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act 1996:

    1. Any conviction for the offence of insulting the Indian National flag or the Constitution of India shall entail disqualification for contesting elections to Parliament and State Legislatures for six years from the date of conviction.

    2. There is an increase in the security deposit which a candidate has to make to contest the election to the Lok-Sabba.

    3. A candidate cannot now stand for election from more than one Parliamentary constituency.

    4. No election will now be countermanded on the death of a contesting candidate.

    Which of the above statements are correct?

    1. 2 and 3

    2. 1, 2 and 4

    3. 1 and 3

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  11. The average speed of a train in the onward journey is 25% less than that of the return journey. The trains halt for one hour on reaching the destination. The total time taken for the complete to and fro journey is 17 hours covering a distance of 800 km. The speed of the train in the onward journey is

    1. 45 km per hour

    2. 47.06 km per hour

    3. 50.00 km per hour

    4. 56.25 km per hour

  12. Consider the following statements: The striking feature of the Jama Masjid in Kashmir completed by Zain-ul-Abidin include (s)

    1. turret

    2. similarity with Buddhist pagodas

    3. Persian style

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    1. 1 alone

    2. 1, 2 and 3

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 1 and 3

  13. The Rawa offshore block, with great potential for oil, is located in

    1. Krishna-Godavari basin

    2. Cauvery basin

    3. Mahanadi basin

    4. Polar-Pennar basin

  14. Consider the following statements regarding a motor car battery:

    1. The voltage is usually 12 V.

    2. Electrolyte used is hydrochloric acid.

    3. Electrodes are lead and copper.

    4. Capacity is expressed, in ampere-hour.

    Which of the above statements are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 1 and 4

  15. In the given map, which one of the following map of ocean currents is shown?

    1. Benguel and Falkiand

    2. Canary and Humboldt

    3. Agulbas and Guinea

    4. Benguela and Guinea