IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 2000 (Part 3 of 10)

  1. Consider the following provinces of former Yugoslavia

    1. Bosnia

    2. Croatia

    3. Slovenia

    4. Yugoslavia

    The correct sequence of these provinces from the east to the west is:

    1. 4, 1, 3, 2

    2. 4, 1, 2, 3

    3. 1, 4, 3, 2

    4. 1, 4, 2, 3

  2. Consider the following statements: Hard water is not suitable for

    1. drinking

    2. washing clothes with soap

    3. use in boilers

    4. irrigating crops

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1 and 3

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  3. Which one of the following Muslim rulers was hailed as the Jagadguru by his Muslim subjects because of his belief in secularism?

    1. Husain Shah

    2. Zain-ul-Abidin

    3. Ibrahim Adil Shah

    4. Mahmud II

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

    List-I (Local bodies) List-II (States as in 1999)
    1. Zilla Parishads at the sub-divisional level

    2. Mandal Praja Parishad

    3. Tribal Councils

    4. Absence of Village Panchayats

    1. Andhra Pradesh

    2. Assam

    3. Mizoram

    4. Meghalaya

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
  5. A small pouch containing silica gel is often found in bottles of medicine in tablet or powder form because silica gel

    1. kills bacteria

    2. kills germs and spores

    3. absorbs moisture

    4. absorbs all gases present inside the bottle

  6. Which one of the following statements is incorrect?

    1. Goa attained full statehood in 1987

    2. Diu is an island in the Gulf of Khambhat

    3. Daman and Diu were separated from Goa by the 56th Amendement of the Constitution of India

    4. Dadra and Nagar Haweli were under

    French colonial rule till 1954

  7. Canola refers to special type of oil seed mustard varieties bred for human consumption. The main characteristic of these varieties is that the

    1. seeds have very high oil content

    2. oil is rich in unsaturated fatty acids

    3. oil has long shelf-life

    4. oil has very low Erucic acid content

  8. Which one of the following lakes forms an international boundary between Tanzania and Uganda?

    1. Chad

    2. Malawi

    3. Victoria

    4. Zambezi

  9. A rectangular piece of iron sheet measuring 50 cm by 100 cm is rolled into a cylinder of height 50 cm. If the cost of painting the cylinder is Rs. 50/-per square meter, then what will be the cost of painting the outer surface of the cylinder?

    1. Rs. 25.00

    2. Rs. 37.50

    3. Rs. 75.00

    4. Rs. 87.50

  10. The growth rate of per capita income at current prices is higher than that of per capita income at constant prices, because the latter takes into account the rate of

    1. growth of population

    2. increase in price level

    3. growth of money supply

    4. increase in the wage rate

  11. “In this instance we could not play off the Mohammedans against the Hindus.” To which one of the following events did this remark of Aitchison relate?

    1. Revolt of 1857

    2. Champaran Satyagraha (1917)

    3. Khilafat and Non-Cooperation Movement (1919 − 22)

    4. August Movement of 1942

  12. A noise level of 100 decibels would correspond to

    1. just audible sound

    2. ordinary conversation

    3. sound from a noisy street

    4. noise from a machine-shop

  13. The following news item appeared in a National daily dated 1 − 12 − 1999: “____ Parliament today rejected a Bill to grant women the right to vote and stand for office in parliamentary elections, by a margin of 32 to 30. The National Assembly was split between liberal, pro-government and Shiite Muslim depties who were in favour of womens rights, while the opposition camp grouped Sunni Muslim fundamentalists and tribal MPs. A total of 64 MPs and Ministers were present, of whom two abstained.” The Parliament referred to in this quotation is that of

    1. Kuwait

    2. Iran

    3. Bahrain

    4. Saudi Arabia

  14. Which one of the following statements is not true?

    1. Ghaggars water is utilised in the Indira Gandhi Canal

    2. Narmada rises from Amarkantak region

    3. Nizam Sagar is situated on the Manjra river

    4. Penganga is a tributary of the Godavari

  15. The upper part of the given graph is a hypothetical movement in the BSE Sensex over a few months and the lower part is the fluctuation in the average value of automobile shares in the same period (actual values not given). Which one of the following inferences can be drawn from the graphs?

    1. The automobile-share market has been as unstable as BSE Sensex in that period

    2. There has been a major political change in June/July

    3. Automobile shares have shows a steady improvement in price, unaffected by large fluctuations in BSE Sensex

    4. None of the above