IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1999 (Part 5 of 10)

  1. A man is standing on the 8m long shadow of a 6 m long pole. If the length of his shadow is 2.4m, what is the height of the man?

    1. 1.4m

    2. 1.6m

    3. 1.8m

    4. 2.0m

  2. The paintings of Abanindranath Tagore are classified as

    1. realistic

    2. socialistic

    3. revivalist

    4. impressionistic

  3. If the angles of a triangle are in the ratio of 4: 3: 2, then the triangle

    1. is obtuse

    2. has one angle greater than 800

    3. is a right triangle

    4. is acute

  4. From the third century AD when the Hun invasion ended the Roman Empire, the Indian merchants relied more and wore on the

    1. African trade

    2. West-European trade

    3. South-East Asian trade

    4. Middle-Eastern trade

  5. Endoscopy, a technique used to explore the stomach or other inner parts of the body is based on the phenomenon of

    1. total internal reflection

    2. interference

    3. diffraction

    4. polarization

  6. The planning process in the industrial sector in India has assumed a relatively less important position in the nineties as compared to that in the earlier period. Which one of the following is not true in this regard?

    1. With the advent of liberalization, industrial investments! development have largely been placed within the domain of private and multinational sectors

    2. With markets assuming a central place, the role of central planning in many sectors has been rendered redundant

    3. The focus of planning has shifted to sectors like human resource development, infrastructure, population control and welfare

    4. The nations priorities have shifted away from industrial development to rural development

  7. Which one of the following port cities in Venezuela has been developed as an oil port?

    1. Caracas

    2. Maracaibo

    3. Maracay

    4. Carupano

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Pandit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar

    2. Venkatamahi

    3. Shyama Shastri

    4. Amir Khusru

    1. Introduced the scheme of Raga classification in Indian music

    2. Proponent of the Carnatic music

    3. Proponent of the Khayal form of Hindustani music

    4. Wrote the music for the song Vande Mataram

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
  9. The surface area of a spherical domeshaped roof of a cylindrical water tank shown in the figure is

    1. 60 1m2

    2. 109 1m2

    3. 120 1m2

    4. 300 1m2

  10. There was no independent development of industries in India during British rule because of the

    1. absence of heavy industries

    2. scarcity of foreign capital

    3. scarcity of natural resources

    4. preference of the rich to invest in land

  11. Strips of two metals A and B are firmly joined together as shown in the figure. On heating, A expands more than B does. If this joined strip is heated, then it will appear as

    1. N/A

    2. N/A

    3. N/A

    4. N/A

  12. Consider the following statements: Small-scale industries are in most cases, not as efficient and competitive as the large-scale ones. Yet the Government provides preferential treatment and reservations in a range of products to the small firms because small-scale industries

    1. provide higher employment on a per unit capital development basis.

    2. promote a regional dispersion of industries and economic activities.

    3. have performed better in export of manufactured products than the large scale ones.

    4. provide jobs to low-skill workers, who otherwise may not find employment avenues elsewhere.

    Which of the above statements are correct?

    1. 1 and 4

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 3 and 4

  13. Match the cities labelled as A, B, C and D in the given map with the names of cities and select the correct answer using the codes given below the names of cities: Names of Cities:

    1. Darwin

    2. Kuala Lumpur

    3. Lagos

    4. Nairobi

    5. Singapore

    Which is the best sequence

    1. 1 2 4 3

    2. 2 1 4 3

    3. 1 4 5 2

    4. 4 3 5 2

  14. The first feature film (talkie) to be produced in India was

    1. Hatimtai

    2. Alam Ara

    3. Pundalik

    4. Raja Harishchandra

  15. Which one of the following agricultural practices is eco-friendly?

    1. Organic farming

    2. Shifting cultivation

    3. Cultivation of high yielding varieties

    4. Growing plants in glass-houses