IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 2000 (Part 6 of 10)

  1. As an alternative to the partition of India, Gandhiji suggested to Mountbatten that he

    1. postpone granting of independence

    2. invite Jinnah to form the government

    3. invite Nehru and Jinnah to form the government together

    4. invite the army to take over for some time

  2. A person starts from a point A and travels 3 km eastwards to B and then turns left and travels thrice that distance to reach C. He again turns left and travels five times the distance he covered between A and B and reaches his destination D. The shortest distance between the starting point and destination is

    1. 18 km

    2. 16 km

    3. 15 km

    4. 12 km

  3. Which one of the following ports of India handles the highest tonnage of import cargo?

    1. Calcutta

    2. Kandla

    3. Mumbai

    4. Visakhapatnam

  4. The native state of Tripura became involved in the Freedom movement early in the 20th century because

    1. the kings of Tripura were always anti-British

    2. the Bengal revolutionaries took shelter in Tripura

    3. the tribes of the state were fiercely freedom loving

    4. there were already some groups fighting against the kingship and its protector, the British

  5. Match List I (Industrial processes) with List II (Industry with which associated) and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Cracking

    2. Smelting

    3. Hydrogenation

    4. Vulcanization

    1. Rubber

    2. Petroleum

    3. Copper

    4. Edible Fats

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
  6. Within biological communities, some species are important in determining the ability of a large number of other species to persist in the community. Such species are called

    1. Keystone species

    2. Allopatric species

    3. Sympatric species

    4. Threatened species

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Boom

    2. Recession

    3. Depression

    4. Recovery

    1. Business activity at high level with increasing income, output and employment at macro level

    2. Gradual fall-of income, output and employment with business activity in a low gear

    3. Unprecedented level of under employment and unemployment, drastic fall in income, output and employment

    4. Steady rise in the general level of prices, income, output and employment

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
  8. The distribution of 1, 00, 000 tourists who visited India during a particular year is shown in the given charts. Based on this, the number of Japanese tourists below the age of 39 who visited India in the year concerned is

    1. 10, 000

    2. 8, 000

    3. 6, 000

    4. 4, 000

  9. Match the different ports of Union Territory of Pondicherry labelled as A, B, C and D in the given map with their respective names and select the correct answer using the codes given below the list of pots List (Ports of Pondicherry)

    1. Karaikal

    2. Mahe

    3. Pondicherry

    4. Yanam

    A B C D

    1. 2 1 3 4

    2. 1 2 3 4

    3. 2 1 4 3

    4. 1 2 4 3

  10. That the per capital income in India was Rs. 20/-in 1867 − 68, was ascertained for the first time by

    1. M. G. Ranade

    2. Sir W Hunter

    3. R. C. Dutta

    4. Dadabhai Naoroji

  11. Which one of the following pairs of primitive tribes and places of their inhabitation is NOT correctly matched?

      • Buksa
      • Pauri-Garhwal
      • Kol
      • Jabalpur
      • Munda
      • Chhotanagpur
      • Korba
      • Kodagu
  12. What is maximum number of pieces of 5 cm x 5 cm x 10 cm cake that can be cut from a big cake of 5 cm x30 cm x 30 cm size?

    1. 10

    2. 15

    3. 18

    4. 30

  13. Which one of the following statements is true according to 1991 census data?

    1. UP has the highest density of population in India

    2. Himachal Pradesh has the highest female to male sex ratio in India

    3. West Bengal has the highest growth rate of population in India

    4. Bihar has the lowest literacy rate in

    India

    Directions: The next two items are based on the following table. Study the same carefully and attempt the two items that follow it:

    Table

    Indicators of development for some Asian countries

    Country Life expectancy at birth (Years)

    Infant mortality rate (Per 1000 live births)

    Adult literacy rate (Percent) 1995 1996 1995

    India 62.4 72 52

    China 69.2 38 82

    Indonesia 64.0 47 84

    Malaysia 71.4 11 84

    Thailand 69.5 31 94

    Korea 71.7 6 98

    Philippines 67.4 32 95

  14. Which one of the following statements is false?

    1. All countries other than India have over 80% literacy

    2. Malaysia and Korea have life expectancy higher than all other countries

    3. Higher the adult literacy lower is the infant mortality

    4. The life expectancy at birth in India is almost the same as that of Indonesia

  15. The best performance in terms of Human Development among the Asian countries is by

    1. China

    2. Malaysia

    3. Korea

    4. Philippines