IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 2000 (Part 2 of 10)

  1. At which one of the cities labelled as A, B, C and D on the given map of Europe was the historic treaty between NATO and Warsaw Pact countries signed in 1998?

    1. A

    2. B

    3. C

    4. D

  2. Match List I (Power generation plant) with List II (Feed material) and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Ws Gowthami Solvents Oil

    2. Limited, Andhra Pradesh M/s K M Sugar Mills, Uttar

    3. Pradesh waste M/s Satia Paper Mills, Punjab

    4. M/s Al Kabeer Exports Limited, Andhra Pradesh

    1. Rice husk

    2. Slaughter-house waste

    3. Distillery spent wash

    4. Black liquor

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
  3. In a certain code, MARCH is written as OCTEJ, how is RETURN written in that code?

    1. TFUVSM

    2. QGSTQM

    3. TGVWTP

    4. TGRVSO

  4. The given map refers to the kingdom of

    1. Akbar at the time of capture of Khandesh in 1601

    2. Akbar at the time of his death in 1605

    3. Aurangzeb at the time of capture of Hyderabad

    4. Aurangzeb at the time of his death in 1707

  5. The sensation of fatigue in the muscles after prolonged strenuous physical work is caused by

    1. a decrease in the supply of oxygen

    2. minor wear and tear of muscle fibres

    3. the depletion of glucose

    4. the accumulation of lactic acid

  6. Consider the following events

    1. Reign of Krishna Deva Raya of Vijayanagara.

    2. Construction of Qutab Minar.

    3. Arrival of Portugese in India.

    4. Death of Fruz Tughlaq.

    The correct chronological sequence of these events is

    1. 2, 4, 3, 1

    2. 2, 4, 1, 3

    3. 4, 2, 1, 3

    4. 4, 2, 3, 1

  7. A, B, C, D, E and F not necessarily in that order are sitting in six chairs regularly placed around a round table. It is observed that A is between D and F C is opposite D D and E are not on neighbouring chairs Which one of the following must be true?

    1. A is opposite B

    2. D is opposite E

    3. C and B are neighbours

    4. B and E are neighbours

  8. The given map shows locations of airports labelled as 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. What is the correct sequence of the airports in which the hijacked Indian Airlines place IC-814 landed after its initial take off from Katmandu in December 1999?

    1. 3, 1, 2, 4

    2. 2, 4, 1, 3

    3. 5, 4, 2, 3

    4. 5, 1, 3, 2

  9. Consider the following statements: The Ministerial Meeting of WTO held in December 1999 was unsuccessful because it attempted to link trade with

    1. labour related issues.

    2. environment related issues.

    3. terrorism related issues.

    4. debt related issues.

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1, 3 and 4

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 2 and 4

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

    List-I (Artist) List-II (Medium of music delivery)
    1. Balamurali Krishna

    2. Mita Pandit

    3. Kanyakuman

    4. Nikhil Bannerjee

    1. Hindustani vocal

    2. Ghatam

    3. Sitar

    4. Violin

    5. Carnatic vocal

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 5
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 5
      • 3
      • 1
      • 5
      • 2
      • 5
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
  11. Aluminium surfaces are often anodized. This means the deposition of a layer of

    1. chromium oxide

    2. aluminium oxide

    3. nickel oxide

    4. zinc oxide

  12. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer

    List-I List-II
    1. Iqta

    2. Jagir

    3. Amaram

    4. Mokasa

    1. Marathas

    2. Delhi Sultans

    3. Mughals

    4. Vijayanagara

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
  13. Consider the following statements about the Roaring Forties:

    1. They blow uninterrupted in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

    2. They blow with great strength and constancy.

    3. Their direction is generally from North-West to East in the Southern Hemisphere.

    4. Overcast skies, rain and raw weather are generally associated with them.

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2 and 4

  14. In a class there are 18 boys who are over 160 cm tall. If these boys constitute threefourths of the boys and the total number of boys is two-third of the number of students in the class, then what is the number of girls in the class?

    1. 6

    2. 12

    3. 18

    4. 24

  15. A college student desires to get elected to the Municipal Council of his city. The validity of his nomination would depend on the important condition, among others, that

    1. he obtains permission from the Principal of his college

    2. he is a member of a political party

    3. his name figures in the Voters List

    4. he files a declaration owing allegiance to the Constitution of India