IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1999 (Part 8 of 10)

  1. In which one of the following areas in the given map was there a recent discovery of copper deposits by the Atomic Minerals Division of Department of Atomic Energy?

    1. 1

    2. 2

    3. 3

    4. 4

  2. Which one of the following statements is not correct? Dinar/New Dinar is the currency of

    1. Sudan

    2. Yugoslavia

    3. U. A. E

    4. Tunisia

  3. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

      • Jim Laker
      • Highest number of wickets in a Cricket Test Match
      • Brian Lam
      • Highest scow in an innings in Test Cricket
      • Sanath Jayasunya & Roshan Mahanama
      • Highest partnership in an innings in Test Cricket
      • Sunil M. Gavaskar
      • Highest aggregate of runs in Test Cricket
  4. The most short-lived of all of Britains constitutional experiments in India was the

    1. Indian Councils Act of 1861

    2. Indian Councils Act of 1892

    3. Indian Councils Act of 1909

    4. Government of India Act of 1919

  5. Match list I with list II arid select the correct answer:

    List-I (Industries) List-II (Industrial Centers)
    1. Pearl fishing

    2. Automobiles

    3. Ship building

    4. Engineering goods

    1. Pune

    2. Tuticorin

    3. Pinjore

    4. Marmagao

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
  6. The language spoken by the largest number pf people in the world is

    1. Hindi

    2. English

    3. Mandarin

    4. Spanish

  7. It made its proposals in May. It still wanted a united India. There was to be a Federal Union composed of British provinces. The above quotation is related to

    1. Simon Commission

    2. Gandhi-Irwin Pact

    3. Cripps Mission

    4. Cabinet Mission

  8. The Governor-General who followed a spirited Forward policy towards Afghanistan was

    1. Minto

    2. Dufferin

    3. Elgin

    4. Lytton

  9. The first marine sanctuary in India, having within its bounds coral reefs, mollusca, dolphins, tortoises and various kinds of sea birds, has been established in

    1. Sundarbans

    2. Chilka Lake

    3. Gulf of Kachchh

    4. Lakshadweep

  10. Which one of the following pairs of folk dance forms and states is not correctly matched?

      • Korku
      • Maharashira
      • Jhummar
      • Haryana
      • Thali
      • Himachal Pradesh
      • Mukna
      • Manipur
  11. Low temperatures (Cryogenics) find application in

    1. space travel, surgery and magnetic levitation

    2. surgery, magnetic levitation and telemetry

    3. space travel, surgery and telemetry

    4. space travel, magnetic levitation and telemetry

  12. The population growth rate in Kerala is the lowest among major Indian states. Which one of the following is the most widely accepted reason for this?

    1. Kerala has made the highest investment in family planning

    2. Kerala has the highest literacy rate in India

    3. Kerala has invested heavily in promoting literacy and public health and placed high priority on social policies

    4. The population pyramid in Kerala has relatively fewer women in the reproductive age group

  13. In order to win the Grand Slam in Tennis, a player must win which one of the following groups of tournaments?

    1. Australian Open, Wimbledon, French Open, US open

    2. Wimbledon, French Open, US Open

    3. Wimbledon, French Open, Paegas Czech Open, US Open

    4. Davis Cup, Wimbledon, French Open

  14. Which one of the following legislations does not deal with the protection of environment?

    1. The Water (Cess) Act, 1977

    2. The Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980

    3. The Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991

    4. The Port Laws Amendment Act, 1997

  15. 120. Te Indo-Greek kingdom set up in north Afghanistan in the beginning of the second century B. C. Was

    1. Bactria

    2. Scythia

    3. Zedrasia

    4. Aria