IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1999 (Part 9 of 10)

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

    List-I List-II
    1. WTO

    2. IDA

    3. IMF

    4. IBRD

    1. Provides loans to address short-term balance of payment problems

    2. Multi-lateral trade negotiation body

    3. Sanction of soft loans

    4. Facilitating lending and borrowing for reconstruction and development

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
  2. At a time when empires in Europe were crumbling before the might of Napoleon which one of the following Governors-General kept the British flag flying high in India?

    1. Warren Hastings

    2. Lord Cornwallis

    3. Lord Wellesley

    4. Lord Hastings

  3. Match the areas shown as A, B, C and D on the given map showing with the largest religious minorities. Select the correct answer using the codes given below the list of minorities: Largest Religious Minorities

    1. Buddhists

    2. Christians

    3. Jams

    4. Muslims

    5. Sikhs

    A B C D

    1. 5 1 3 2

    2. 4 3 2 1

    3. 5 3 1 2

    4. 4 2 1 3

  4. Which one of the following pans of states and tribes is not correctly matched?

      • Assam
      • Miri
      • Nagaland
      • Konyak
      • Arunachal Pradesh
      • Apatani
      • Madhya Pradesh
      • Lambada
  5. Amar, Akbar and Anthony are friends, being looked after by a matron Farah. Amar weighs 50% more than Akbar and Anthony weighs 25% less than 25%. Farah weighs a third of the combined weight of the three boys. All four together weigh 232 kg. The correct arrangement of the person in the ascending order of their weights is

    1. Anthony, Akbar, Farah, Amar

    2. Anthony, Akbar, Amar, Farah

    3. Akbar, Anthony, Amar, Farah

    4. Akbar, Anthony, Farah, Amar

  6. Which Indian nationalist leader looked upon a war between Germany and Britain as a godsent opportunity which would enable Indians to exploit the situation to their advantage?

    1. C Rajagopalachari

    2. M A Jinnah

    3. Subhash Chandra Bose

    4. Jawaharlal Nehru

  7. As per 1991 Census, which one of the following groups of Union Territories had the highest literacy rate?

    1. Chandigarh and Dadra & Nagar Haveli

    2. Delhi and Andaman & Nicobar Islands

    3. Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Pondicherry

    4. Pondicherry and Delhi

  8. In the rough outline map of a part of Jammu and Kashmir shown in the figure, places marked A, B, C and D represent respectively

    1. Anantnag, Baramula, Srinagar and Kargil

    2. Baramula, Srinagar, Kargil and Anantnag

    3. Baramula, Srinagar, Anantnag and Kargil

    4. Snnagar, Baramula, Kargil

    Anantnag

  9. Which one of the following leaders of the Congress was totally in favour of Cabinet Mission plan?

    1. Mahatma Gandhi

    2. Jawaharlal Nehru

    3. Sardar Patel

    4. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

  10. In the November 1998 Composite Dialogue Process between India and Pakistan three contentious issues listed below as 1, 2 and 3 were discussed. Contentious Issues

    1. Disengagement of troops

    2. Settlement of boundary dispute

    3. Sharing river water.

    Match the issues with the areas marked in the map as A, B and C and select the correct answer using the codes given below

    A B C

    1. 2 1 3

    2. 2 3 1

    3. 1 3 2

    4. 3 2 1

  11. Which one of the following statements is not correct?

    1. Neel Darpan was a play based on the exploitation of the indigo farmers

    2. The author of the play Ghashiram Kotwal is Vijay Tendulkar

    3. The play Navanna by Navind Chandra Das was based on the famine of Bengal

    4. Urdu theatre used to depend heavily on

    Parsi theatre

  12. Which one of the following Indian leaders was dismissed by the British from the Indian Civil Service?

    1. Satyendranath Tagore

    2. Surendranath Banerji

    3. R C Dutt

    4. Subhash Chandra Bose

  13. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Writers) List-II (Books)
    1. Sashi Tharoor

    2. Amitav Ghosh

    3. Anita Desai

    4. Vikram Chandra

    1. Clear light of Day

    2. Circle of Reason

    3. Love and Longing in Bombay

    4. Show Business

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
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      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
  14. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Rivers) List-II (Dams)
    1. Cauvery

    2. Krishna

    3. Narmada

    4. Chambal

    1. Alamatti

    2. Mettur

    3. Gandhi Sagar

    4. Sardar Sarovar

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
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      • 4
      • 1
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      • 4
      • 2
  15. Match list I with list II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Books) List-II (Authors)
    1. The First Indian War of Independence

    2. Anand Math

    3. life Divine

    4. Sadhana

    1. Rabindranath Tagore

    2. Sri Aurobindo

    3. Bankim Chandra Chatteji

    4. Vinayak Damodar Savarkar

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
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      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
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      • 4
      • 2
      • 1

Discussions & Questions

  • Which one of the following statements is not correct? Neel Darpan was a play based on the exploitation of the indigo farmers or The author of the play Ghashiram Kotwal's is Vijay ( - on )

    1 Answer

    Please refer the information on play Neel Darpan at the following link - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nil_Darpan

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