IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1999 (Part 7 of 10)

  1. Which one of the following statements is not true of the Konkan Railway?

    1. The total length is about 760 km

    2. It runs through the states of Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and Kerala

    3. It is the only rail route that cuts across the Western Ghats

    4. The Konkan Railway Construction

    Company which came into being raised money through Public Issues

  2. The product life cycle from inception to demise is shown in the graph. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer

    List-I (Stage) List-II (Zone)
    1. Product Development

    2. Maturity

    3. Growth

    4. Introduction

    1. North

    2. South

    3. West

    4. East

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
  3. Which one of the following is a useful functional association between fungi and the roots of higher plants?

    1. Biofertilizer

    2. Coralloid root

    3. Lichen

    4. Mycorrhiza

  4. The physical regions marked as 1, 2, 3 and 4 on the given map are respectively

    1. Andes, Brazilian Shield Guyana Highlands and Amazon Basin

    2. Andes, Guyana Highlands, Brazilian Shield and Amazon Basin

    3. Amazon Basin, Guyana Highlands, Brazilian Shield and Andes

    4. Guyana Highlands, Brazilian Shield

    Andes and Amazon Basin

  5. The given figure shows a portion of Southern India. The proposed site (Koodankulam) for the construction of two 1000 MW nuclear power plants has been labelled in the map as

    1. A

    2. B

    3. C

    4. D

  6. At a given time, two players are standing on a play-field. The cartesian coordinates of their locations are (20, 60) and (-40, 20) units. What is the distance between players?

    1. 60 units

    2. 80 units

    3. 100 units

    4. 140 units

  7. Abinava Bharat a secret society of revolutionaries was organized by

    1. Khudiram Bose

    2. V D Savarkar

    3. Prafulla Chaki

    4. Bhagat Singh

  8. Which one of the following types of coal contains a higher percentage of carbon than the rest?

    1. Bituminous coal

    2. Lignite

    3. Peat

    4. Anthracite

  9. Which one of the following is the objective of National Renewal Fund?

    1. To safeguard the interests of workers who may be affected by technological up gradation of industry or closure of sick units

    2. To develop the core sector of the economy

    3. For the development of infrastructure such as energy, transport, communications and irrigation

    4. For human resource development such as full literacy, employment, population control, housing and drinking water

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

    List-I (Resorts) List-II (States)
    1. Chakrata

    2. Haflong

    3. Kalimpong

    4. Kufri

    1. Assam

    2. West Bengal

    3. Uttar Pradesh

    4. Himachal Pradesh

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
  11. Consider the following statements about the European Union:

    1. The European Union was known earlier as the European Community.

    2. The Single European Act (1986) and the Maastricht Treaty wean milestones in its formation.

    3. Citizens of European Union countries enjoy dual citizenship.

    4. Switzerland is a member of the

    European Union.

    Which of the above statements are correct?

    1. 2 and 4

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  12. The area of an ellipse is twice that of a circle. The major diameter of the ellipse is twice that of the minor diameter. The radius of the circle is

    1. 50% of minor diameter of the ellipse

    2. 50% of major diameter of the ellipse

    3. minor diameter of the ellipse

    4. major diameter of the ellipse

  13. Which one of the following was initially the most powerful city state of India in the 6th century B. C.

    1. Gandhar

    2. Kamboj

    3. Kashi

    4. Magadh

  14. Cobalt-60 is commonly used in radiation therapy because it emits

    1. alpha rays

    2. beta rays

    3. gamma rays

    4. X-rays

  15. In the given figure, the site of the Tehri dam has been labelled as

    1. A

    2. B

    3. C

    4. D