IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1997 (Part 7 of 10)

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  1. Which one of the following scripts of ancient India was written from right to left?

    1. Brahmi

    2. Nandagari

    3. Sharada

    4. Kharoshti

  2. Which one of the following techniques can be used to establish the paternity of a child?

    1. Protein analysis

    2. Chromosome counting

    3. Quantitative analysis of DNA

    4. DNA finger printing

  3. In the earths direction of rotation is reversed, what would be the IST when it is noon at the International Date Line?

    1. 06.30 hrs

    2. 05.30 hrs

    3. 18.30 hrs

    4. 17.30 his

  4. Bishop Carlos Felipe Ximenes Belo and Jos Remos Horta who shared the 1996 Nobel Peace Prize are known for their work for the cause of

    1. East Timor

    2. Guatemala

    3. Bosnia

    4. Barunda

  5. In the Presidential election in India, every elected member of the Legislative Assembly of a State shall have as many votes as there are multiples of one thousand in the quotient obtained by dividing the population of the State by the total number of the elected members of the Assembly. As at present (1997) the expression population here means the population as ascertained by the

    1. 1991 Census

    2. 1981 Census

    3. 1971 Census

    4. 1961 Census

  6. In India, inflation is measured by the

    1. Wholesale Price Index number

    2. Consumers Price Index for urban nonmanual workers

    3. Consumers Price Index for agricultural workers

    4. National Income Deflation

  7. Which one of the following stars is nearest to the Earth?

    1. Polaris

    2. Alpha Centauri

    3. Sun

    4. Sirius

  8. Consider the following:

    1. Saxena, David, Jam and Kumar were District Collectors at places P, Q; R and S respectively in 1970

    2. In 1972 they were transferred. Saxena and Jam interchanged places. Kumar and David also interchanged places.

    3. One year later in 1973 they were again transferred such that David and Jam interchanged places and Saxena

    Kumar were also interchanged.

    What should be the next round of transfers so that all the four persons could have been posted at all the four places?

    1. Interchange Saxena and David as well as Jam and Kumar

    2. Interchange Saxena and Kumar as well as David and Jain

    3. Interchange David and Kumar as well as Saxena and Jain

    4. It is not possible for all the four persons to have been posted at all the four places

  9. The medieval Indian writer who refers to the discovery of America is

    1. Malik Muhammad Jayasi

    2. Amir Khusrau

    3. Raskhan

    4. Abul Fazi

  10. Which one of the following conditions is most relevant for the presence of life on Mars?

    1. Atmospheric composition

    2. Thermal conditions

    3. Occurrence of ice caps and frozen water

    4. Occurrence of ozone

  11. Which of the following are/is stated in the Constitution of India?

    1. The President shall not be a member of either House of Parliament.

    2. The Parliament shall consist of the

    President and two Houses.

    Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. Neither 1 nor 2

    2. Both 1 and 2

    3. 1 alone

    4. 2 alone

  12. The following are the major oilseeds produced in India

    1. Sesamum

    2. Mustard.

    3. Groundnut

    4. Soyabeen

    Which one of the following is the correct sequence of descending order of the quantity of their production?

    1. 1, 2, 3, 4

    2. 3, 2, 4, 1

    3. 2, 4, 3, 1

    4. 3, 4, 2, 1

  13. A girl is swimming on a swing in sitting position. When the same girl stands up, the period of swing will

    1. be shorter

    2. be longer

    3. depend on the height of the girl

    4. not change

  14. The famous dialogue between Nachiketa and Yama is mentioned in the

    1. Chhandogyopanishad

    2. Mundakopanishad

    3. Kathopanishad

    4. Kenopanishad

  15. Consider the geographical details given in the following figure: The point marked by A in the above figure indicates a country in

    1. North America

    2. South America

    3. Europe

    4. Asia