IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1998 (Part 1 of 10)

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  1. The water pollution in river is measured by the dissolved amount of

    1. Chlorine

    2. Ozone

    3. Nitrogen

    4. Oxygen

  2. Some time back, the Government of India, decided to delicense white goods industry. White goods include

    1. stainless steel and alumunium utensils

    2. milk and milk products

    3. items purchased for conspicuous consumption

    4. soaps, detergents and other mass consumption goods

  3. Which one of the following inferences can be drawn from the above statements?

    1. Sealed tins always contain perishable food

    2. Processed meat is sometimes not packed in sealed tins.

    3. Processed meat is always packed in sealed tins.

    4. Non-perishable foods are never packed in sealed tins.

  4. What is the correct sequence of the following Indian states in descending order of their length of surface roads per 100 km2 of their area?

    1. Haryana

    2. Maharashtra

    3. Punjab

    4. Tamil Nadu

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Potassium bromide

    2. Potassium nitrate

    3. Potassium sulphate

    4. Monopotassium tartarate

    1. Fertiliser

    2. Photography

    3. Bakery

    4. Gunpowder

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
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      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
  6. The four railway junctions shown by numerals 1, 2, 3, 4 on the rough outline map of Gujarat are respectively

    1. Patanpur, Mahesana, Ahmedabad and Vadodara

    2. Mahesana, Surendranagar, Rajkot and Junagarh

    3. Palanpur, Kanda, Bhuj and Okla

    4. Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Bhavnagar

    Broach

  7. The damage to the Spektr Module of the Russian Space Station Mir was due to

    1. collision with a Soyuz cargo ship

    2. faulty material design of the Spektr Module

    3. explosion inside the space station

    4. collision with an asteroid

  8. The misery index is the sum of a countrys unemployment and inflation rate. The higher the index, the more miserable a is the country to live in. The figure given below is the Misery Index for various countries in Europe Which of the following conclusions can be drawn from the misery index given above?

    1. Britain is the most miserable country to live in:

    2. The inflation rate in Spain is less than in Belgium and Britain.

    3. Italy and France seem to have almost identical unemployment rate.

    4. The higher the misery index the higher the inflation rate.

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below

    1. 1 alone

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    4. None

  9. The meeting of G − 15 countries held in Malayasia in 1997 was attended by

    1. 14 member countries

    2. 15 member countries

    3. 16 member countries

    4. 17 member countries

  10. Olympics 2004 is to be held in

    1. Johannesberg

    2. Capetown

    3. Rome

    4. Sydney

  11. Which one of the following elements is essential for the construction of nuclear reactors?

    1. Cobalt

    2. Nickel

    3. Zirconium

    4. Tungsten

  12. The educated middle class in India

    1. opposed the revolt of 1857

    2. supported the revolt of 1857

    3. remained neutral to the revolt of 1857

    4. fought against native rulers

  13. Which one of the following regions of the world supplies the maximum of our imported commodities (in terms of rupee value)?

    1. Africa

    2. America

    3. Asia and Oceania

    4. Europe

  14. The currency of the proposed European Monetary Union will be

    1. Dollar

    2. Euro

    3. Guilder

    4. Mark

  15. Which one of the following was the venue for the preliminary talks between the Sri Lankan Government and representatives of Tamil United Liberation Front and other militant groups?

    1. New Delhi

    2. Colombo

    3. Thimpu

    4. Madras