IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1996 (Part 8 of 10)

  1. In the 1996 Cricket World Cup, the nontest playing countries which participated included

    1. UAE, Kenya and Canada

    2. UAE, Kenya and Hong Kong

    3. UAE. Kenya and Holland

    4. Canada, Kenya and Hong Kong

  2. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?

      • Guru Amar Das
      • Mri and Pin
      • Guru Arjun Dev
      • Adi Granth
      • Guru Ram Das
      • Dal Khalsa
      • Guru Gobind Singh
      • Manji
  3. Which of the following are associated with diabetes mellitus, a common disease in adults?

    1. Higher sugar level in blood

    2. Lower sugar level in blood

    3. Lower insulin level in blood

    4. Higher insulin level in blood

    Select the correct answer by using the codes given below:

    1. 2 and 4

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 1 and 3

  4. Consider the following statements: Towards the close of 1995, the fortunes of Indian Hockey were belived to be on the upswing because

    1. India had won the Azian Shah Cup 95.

    2. India beat Pakistan in the South Asian Federation games final.

    3. India had by then qualified for the

    Atlanta Olympics.

    1. 1, 2. And 3 are correct

    2. 1 and 2 are correct

    3. 1 and 3 are correct

    4. 2 and 3 are correct

  5. Two packs of cards are thoroughly mixed and shuffled and two cards are drawn at random, one after the other. What is the probability that both of them are Jacks?

    1. 1/13

    2. 2/13

    3. 7/1339

    4. 1/169

  6. Consider the following statements: AIDS is transmitted

    1. by sexual intercourse

    2. by blood transfusion

    3. by mosquitoes and other blood sucking insects

    4. across the placenta

      1. 1, 2 and 3 are correct

      2. 1, 2 and 4 are correct

      3. 1, 3 and 4 are correct

      4. 1 and 3 are correct

  7. The following advertisement “The Marvel Of The Century The Wonder Of The World Living Photographic Pictures In Life-Sized Reproductions By Messers Lumiere Brothers Cinematographee A Few Exhibitions Will Be Given At WatsonS Hotel Tonight” appeared in the Times of India dated 7th August.

    1. 1931

    2. 1929

    3. 1921

    4. 1896

  8. A man starts walking in the north-easterly direction from a particular point. After walking a distance of 500 meters, he turns southward and walks a distance of 400 meters. At the end of this walk, he is situated.

    1. 300 meters north of the starting point

    2. 100 meters north-east of the starting point

    3. 300 meters east of the starting point

    4. 100 meters north of the starting point

  9. Which of the following would lead to malnutrition?

    1. Over nutrition

    2. Under nutrition

    3. Imbalanced nutrition

    Select the correct answer by using the codes given below:

    1. 2 alone

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1 and 3

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  10. Consider the following items imported by India:

    1. Capital goods

    2. Petroleum

    3. Pearls and precious stones

    4. Chemicals

    5. Iron and steel

    The correct sequence of the decreasing order of these items (as per 94 − 95 figures), in terms of value is

    1. 1 2 3 4 5

    2. 1 2 4 3 5

    3. 2 1 3 4 5

    4. 2 1 4 5 3

  11. People drinking water from a shallow hand pump are likely to suffer from all of the following diseases except

    1. Cholera

    2. Typhoid

    3. Jaundice

    4. Fluorosis

  12. Consider the following rivers:

    1. Kishenganga

    2. Ganga

    3. Wainganga

    4. Penganga

    The correct sequence of these rivers when arranged in the north-south direction is

    1. 1, 2, 3, 4

    2. 2, 1, 3, 4

    3. 2, 1, 4, 3

    4. 1, 2, 4, 3

  13. Who among the following was the first European to initiate the policy of taking part in the quarrels of Indian prince with a view to acquire territories?

    1. Clive

    2. Duplex

    3. Albuquerque

    4. Warren Hastings

  14. Besides proteins and carbohydrates, other elements of nutritional value found in milk include

    1. calcium, potassium and iron

    2. calcium and potassium

    3. potassium and iron

    4. calcium and iron

  15. The meeting of Indian and British political leaders during 1930 − 32 in London has often been referred to as the First, Second and Third Round Table Conferences. It would be incorrect to refer to them as such because

    1. the Indian National Congress did not take part in two of them

    2. Indian parties other than the Indian National Congress participating in the Conference represented sectional interests and not the whole of India.

    3. the British Labour Party had withdrawn from the Conference thereby making the proceeding of the Conference partisan

    4. it was an instance of a Conference held in three sessions and not that of three separate conferences

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