IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1998 (Part 3 of 10)

  1. LMNOP, is semicircle with center at R and diameter LP, LSR and RQP are also semicircles with centers at T and U and diameters LR = RP = ½ LP. The ratio of perimeters of LMNOP and LSRQP us

    1. Ratio 0.75: 1

    2. Ratio 1: 1

    3. Ratio 1: 0.75

    4. Ratio 1.25: 1

  2. Which is located in Mysore:

    1. Central Drug Research Institute

    2. National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organisation

    3. National Institute of Ocean Technology

    4. Temperate Forest Research Centre

  3. Bharat Ratna was awarded in 1997 to

    1. Dr. Homi Bhabha (Posthumous)

    2. Former President R. Venkataraman

    3. Satyajit Ray (Posthumous)

    4. Dr. Abdul Kalam

  4. Which of the following statements are true about the Indian born woman astronaut Kalpana Chawla?

    1. She was born in Karnal.

    2. She flew on board the shuttle flight STS-87.

    3. She was trained at the Kennedy Space Centre.

    4. She did a space-walk to retrieve the

    Spartan Satellite.

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 1, 2 and 4

  5. A man purchases two clocks A and B at a total cost of Rs. 650. He sells A with 20% profit and B at a loss of 25% and gets the same selling price for both the clocks. What are the purchasing price of A and B respectively

    1. Rs. 225; Rs. 425

    2. Rs. 250; Rs. 400

    3. Rs. 275; Rs. 375

    4. Rs. 300; Rs. 350

  6. A fuse is used in main electric supply as a safety device. Which one of the following statements about the fuse is correct?

    1. It is connected in parallel with the main switch

    2. It is made mainly from silver alloys

    3. It must have a low melting point

    4. It must have a very high resistance

    • Assertion (A): The Gandhara School of Art bears the mark of Hellenistic influence.
    • Reason (R): Hinayana form was influenced by that art.
    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): Formic acid is a stronger acid than acetic acid.
    • Reason (R): Formic acid is an organic acid.
    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): At first the Turkish administration in India was essentially military.
    • Reason (R): The country was parcelled out as Iqtas among leading military leaders.
    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): According to Asokas edicts social harmony among the people was more important than religious devotion.
    • Reason (R): He spread ideas of equity instead of promotion of religion.
    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 temperature of a metal wire rises when an electric current is passed through it.
    • Reason (R): Collision of metal atoms with each other releases heat energy.
    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 Khilafat movement did bring the urban Muslims into the fold of the National Movement.
    • Reason (R): There was a predominant elements of anti-imperialism in both the

    National and Khilafat Movement.

    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): Phenyl is used as a household germicide. Phenyl is a phenol derivative and phenol is an effective germicide.
    • Reason (R): Phenyl is a phenol derivative and phenol is an effective germicide
    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): Partition of Bengal in 1905 brought to an end the Moderates role in the Indian freedom movement.
    • Reason (R): The Surat session of Indian National Congress separated the Extremists from the Moderates.
    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 first ever Bill to make primary education compulsory in India was rejected in 1911.
    • Reason (R): Discontent would have increased every cultivator could read
    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

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