IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1999 (Part 6 of 10)

  1. If X + 2Y = 2X + Y, then X2/Y2 is equal to

    1. 0

    2. 1

    3. 2

    4. 4

  2. A hemispherical bowl is filled to the brim with a beverage. The contents of the bowl are transferred into a cylindrical vessel whose radius is 50% more than its height. If the diameter is same for both bowl and cylinder, then the volume of the beverage in the cylindrical vessel will be

    1. 66 2% 3

    2. 78 1% 2

    3. 100%

    4. more than 100% (that is, some liquid will still be left in the bowl)

  3. A hunter aims his gun at a point between the eyebrows of a monkey sitting on a branch of a tree. Just as he fires, the monkey jumps down. The bullet will

    1. hit the monkey at the point aimed

    2. hit the monkey below the point aimed

    3. hit the monkey above the point aimed

    4. miss the monkey altogether

  4. The economic crisis in the latter half of 1990s most seriously affeced Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and South Korea. The cause of the crisis was

    1. mismanagement of the financial resources and financial sector, in general

    2. the prolonged over-valuation of local currencies vis-a-vis the western currencies

    3. the downswing and cession in the western economies which earlier provided export market to these export oriented countries

    4. none of the above

  5. A person of mixed European and Indian blood in Latin America is called a

    1. Mulatto

    2. Mestizo

    3. Meiji

    4. Mau Mau

  6. Match list I with list II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (liberties) List-II (Locations)
    1. Saraswati Mahal library

    2. library of Tibetan Work and Archives

    3. Raza library

    4. Khuda Baksh Oriental Public library

    1. Patna

    2. Dharamsala

    3. Thanjavur

    4. Rampur

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
  7. In an office, the distribution of work hours is as shown in the following table: Consider the following inferences drawn from the table:

    1. The average number of hours worked by a staff member is about 30.

    2. The percentage of those who worked 35 or more hours is less than 25.

    3. At least 5 staff members worked more than 44 hours.

    Which of this inference is/are valid?

    1. 1 alone

    2. 2 alone

    3. 1 and 2

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  8. The following persons came to India at one time or another

    1. Fa-Hien

    2. I-Tsing

    3. Megasthenese

    4. Hieun-Tsang

    The correct chronological sequence of their visits is

    1. 3, 1, 2, 4

    2. 3, 1, 4, 2

    3. 1, 3, 2, 4

    4. 1, 3, 4, 2

  9. When atns bite, they inject

    1. glacial acetic acid

    2. methanol

    3. formic acid

    4. stearic acid

  10. The farmers are provided credit from a number of sources for their short-and long-term needs. The main sources of credit to the farmers include

    1. the Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies, commercial banks, RRBs and private money lenders

    2. the NABARD, RBI, commercial banks and private money lenders

    3. the District Central Cooperative Banks (DCCB), the lead banks, IRDP and JRY

    4. the Large Scale Multi-purpose

    Adivasis Programme, DCCBI IFFCO and commercial banks

  11. Which one of the countries labelled as 1, 2 3 and 4 on the given map was granted membership of G − 15 in its VII Summit at Kuala Lumpur?

    1. 1

    2. 2

    3. 3

    4. 4

  12. In a factory, quality assurance test is conduced on various samples for a specific characteristic value of the product. The values and the number of samples are as given in the following table: Consider the following statements based on the table:

    1. The probability that X < 15 is 0.64

    2. The probability that 13 < X < 17 is greater than 0.64

    3. The probability that X = 15 is less than 0.22

    Which of the above statements is/are not true?

    1. 1 alone

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  13. Transchart is the

    1. chartering wing of the Ministry of Surface Transport

    2. container service established by Indian Railways

    3. training institute of maritime studies and research

    4. passenger insurance scheme of Indian

    Railways

  14. To which Lodi Sultan does the given map relate and what town does the side marked A on the map represent?

    1. Behlol Lodi, Jaunpur

    2. Sikandar Lodi, Aligarh

    3. Ibrahim Lodi, jaunpur

    4. Ibrahim Lodi, Aligarh

  15. India has the largest population of the

Asian X. Today, there are just about 20, 000 to 25, 000 X in their natural habitat spreading across the evergreen forests, dry thorn forests, swamps and grasslands.

Their prime habitats are, however, the moist deciduous forests. The X population in India ranges from North West India where they are found in the forest divisions of Dehradun, Bijnor and Nainital districts of UP to the Western Gnats in the states of Karnataka and Kerala and in

Tamil Nadu.

In Central India, their population is distributed in southern Bihar and Orissa. In the East, they are seen in North Bengal.

Assam and a few other states.

The animal X referred to in this quotation is

  1. Lion

  2. Elephant

  3. Tiger

  4. One-horned rhinoceros