IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 2000 (Part 8 of 10)

    • Assertion (A): The origin of feudal system in ancient India can be traced to military campaigns.
    • Reason (R): There was considerable expansion of the feudal system during the

    Gupta period.

    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Ashoka annexed Kalinga to the Mauryan Empire.
    • Reason (R): Kalinga controlled the land and sea routes to South India.
    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): The basic weakness of the early nationalist movement lay in its narrow social base.
    • Reason (R): It fought for the narrow interests of the social groups which joined it.
    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): In a motion picture, usually 24 frames are projected every second over the whole length of the film.
    • Reason (R): An image formed on the retina of eye persists for about 0.1 s after the removal of stimulus.
    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Small glass beads fixed on traffic signals glow brightly when light falls upon them.
    • Reason (R): Light is totally reflected when the angle of incidence exceeds a certain critical value and light traveling in a denser medium is reflected from a rarer medium.
    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Development Programme

    2. National Council of Applied Economic Research

    3. Indira Gandhi Institute of Development

    4. World Bank

    1. U N India Human Development Report

    2. India Development Report

    3. World Development Research Report

    4. Human Development Report

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
  2. “____ instil into the vast millions of workers, men and women, who actually do the job, a sense of partnership and of cooperative performance” The above passage related to

    1. Planned Development

    2. Community Development

    3. Panchayati Raj System

    4. Integrated Development Programme

  3. The stones formed in human kidney consist mostly of

    1. calcium oxalate

    2. sodium acetate

    3. magnesium sulphate

    4. calcium

  4. The Speaker can ask a member of the House to stop speaking and let another member speak. This phenomenon is known as

    1. decorum

    2. crossing the floor

    3. interpellation

    4. yielding the floor

  5. While delivering the presidential address, the Congress President who advocated the introduction of Roman script for Hindi language was

    1. Mahatma Gandhi

    2. Jawaharlal Nehru

    3. Abul Kalam Azad

    4. Subhash Chandra Bose

  6. Most of the explosions in mines occur due to the mixing of

    1. hydrogen with oxygen

    2. oxygen with acetylene

    3. methane with air

    4. carbon dioxide with ethane

  7. Consider the following statements about the Attorney General of India

    1. He is appointed by the President of India.

    2. He must have the same qualifications as are required for a Judge of the Supreme Court.

    3. He must be a member of either House of Parliament.

    4. He can be removed by impeachment by Parliament.

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 3 and 4

  8. A rectangular water tank measures 15 m × 6 m at top and is 10 m deep. It is full of water. If water is drawn out lowering the level by 1 meter, how much of water has been drawn out?

    1. 90, 000 litres

    2. 45, 000 litres

    3. 4, 500 litres

    4. 900 litres

  9. Along which one of the following meridians did India experience the first light of the sunrise of the new millennium?

    1. 2o 30 W

    2. 82o 30 E

    3. 92o 30 W

    4. 92o 30 E

  10. Which one of the following organisms can serve as a biofertilizer for rice crop?

    1. Blue-green algae

    2. Rhizobium sp

    3. Mycorrhizal fungi

    4. Azotobacter sp