GS Prelims Previous Years Question Paper- 1998 (Part 3)

GS Prelims Previous Years Question Paper- 1998 (Part 3)

101. The Ashokan major rock edicts which tell us about the Sangam Kingdom include rock edicts
(a) I and X (b) I and XI
(c) II and XIII (d) II and XI V

102. Which one of the following east flowing rivers of India rift valley due to down warping ?
(a) Damodar (b) Mahanadi
(c) Son (d) Yamuna

103. According to the World Development Report, low income economies are those for which the per capita GNP in 1994 was
(a) US $ 925 or less (b) US $ 825 or less
(c) US $ 725 or less (d) US $ 525 or less

104. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer
List-I List II
A. Theory of Mutation 1. Beadk and Tatum
B. Theory of Evolution 2. Jacob and Monod
C. One gene one enzyme 3. Darwin
hypothesis
D. Operon concept 4. DeVries
A B C D A B C D
(a) 3 4 1 2 (b) 4 3 1 2
(c) 4 3 2 1 (d) 3 4 2 1

105. What is the correct sequence of the following events ?
1. Tilak’s Home Rule League.
2. Kamagatamaru Incident.
3. Mahatma Gandhi’s arrival in India.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:
(a) 1, 2, 3 (c) 2, 1, 3 (b) 3, 2, 1 (d) 2, 3, 1

106. An accurate clock shows the time as 3.00. After hour hand has move 135 degree, the time would be
(a) 7.30 (b) 6.30 (c) 8.00 (d) 9.30

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107. The loss of Qandhar was a big blow to the Mughal empire from the view point of
(a) natural resources
(b) buffer territory
(c) communication
(d) strategic stronghold

108. A tree species in Mauritius failed to reproduce because of the extinction of a fruit-eating bird. Which one of the following was that bird ?
(a) Dove (b) Dodo
(c) Condor (d) Skua

109. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?
1. Mrichchakatikam Shudraka
2. Buddhacharita Vasuvandhu
3. Mudrarakshasha Vishakhadatta
4. Hurshacharita Banabhatta
Select the correct answer using the codes given below
(a) 1, 2, 3 and 4 (b) 1, 3 and 4
(c) 1 and 4 (d) 2 and 3

110. Forest areas have been labelled as 1, 2, 3 and 4 in the rough outline map given :

Among these, those which were threatened in 1997 by a serious epidemic include
(a) teak forests of 3 and 4
(b) oaks forests of 1 and sal forests of 2
(c) sal forests of 3
(d) sandalwood forests of 4

111. Simon Commission of 1927 was boycotted because
(a) there was no Indian Member in the Commission
(b) it supported the Muslim League
(c) Congress felt that the people of India are entitled to Swaraj
(d) there were differences among the members

112. The current price index (base 1960) is nearly 330. This means that
(a) all items cost 3-3 times more than what they did in 1960
(b) the prices of certain selecteditemshavegoneupto3-3times
(c) weighted mean of prices of certain items has increased 3-3 times
(d) gold price has gone up 3-3 times

113.

In the above set of figures (I) to (IV), some parts are shown to change their position in a regular
direction. Following the same sequence, which one of the following will appear at the fifth stage?

114. The Indian Muslims in general, were not attracted to the Extremist movement because of the
(a) influence of the Sir Sayid Ahmed khan
(b) anti-Muslim attitude of Extremist leaders
(c) indifference shown to Muslim aspirations
(d) Extremists’ policy of harping on Hindu past

115. Which one of the following statements regarding starch and cellulose is NOT correct ?
(a) Both of them are of plant origin
(b) Both of them are polymers
(c) Both of them give colour with iodine
(d) Both of them are made up of glucose molecules

116. Commercial production of mineral oil has started recently in which one of the areas of India, labelled 1, 2, 3 and 4 in the rough map given below
(a) 1 (b) 2 (c) 3 (d) 4

117. Examine the following statements
1. All members of Mohan’s family are
2. Some members of Mohan’s family are not employed.
3. Some employed persons are not honest.
4. Some honest persons are not employed.
Which one of the following inferences can be drawn from the above statements ?
(a) All members of Mohan’s family are employed
(b) The employed members of Mohan’s family are honest
(c) The honest members of Mohan’s family are not employed
(d) The employed members of Mohan’s family are not honest

118. The banks are required to maintain a certain ratio between their cash in hand and total assets. This is called
(a) SBR (Statutory Bank Ratio)
(b) SLR (Statutory Liquid Ratio)
(c) CBR (Central Bank Reserve)
(d) CLR (Central Liquid Reserve)

119. Ergotism is due to consumption of
(a) contaminated grains
(b) rotting vegetables
(c) contaminated water
(d) stale cooked food

120. What is the correct chronological order in which the following appeared in India ?
1. Gold coins.
3. Iron plough.
2. Punch-marked silver coins.
4. Urban culture.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below
(a) 3, 4, 1, 2 (b) 3, 4, 2, 1
(c) 4, 3, 1, 2 (d) 4, 3, 2, 1

121. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer
List-I List II
(Minerals)(Mining area)
A. Graphite 1. Bellary
B. Lead 2. Didwana
C. Salt 3. Rampa
D. Silver 4. Zawar
A B C D A B C D
(a) 3 4 1 2 (b) 1 4 2 3
(c) 3 1 4 2 (d) 2 3 1 4

122. In a dinner party both fish and meat were served. Some took only fish and some only meat. There were some vegetarians who did not accept either. The rest accepted both fish and meat.
Which one of the following logic diagrams correctly reflects the above situation ?

123. Which one of the following events, was characterized by Montague as ‘Preventive Murder? (a) Killing of INA activists (b) Massacre of Jallianwalla Bagh
(c) Shooting of the Mahatma (d) Shooting of Curzon-Wythe

124. Fawazil in the Sultanate period means
(a) extra payment made to the nobles
(b) revenue assigned in lieu of salary
(c) excess amount paid to the exchequer by the iqtadars
(d) illegal exactions extracted from the peasants

125. The discovery of Oak flora in 1966 added a new chapter to the history of Indian Sericulture. Which one of the following states is the leading producer of Oak tasar silk ?
(a) Assam (b) Bihar (c) Manipur (d) Orissa

126. What is the correct sequence of the following events ?
1. The August offer.
2. The I.N.A. trial.
3. The Quit India Movement.
4. The Royal Indian Naval Ratings Revolt.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below
(a) 1, 3, 2, 4 (b) 3, 1, 2, 4 (c) 1, 3, 4, 2 (d) 3, 1, 4, 2

127. Nobel Prize in Economics for the year 1997 was awarded for contribution in the area of
(a) International Economics (b) Financial Economics
(c) Public Economics (d) Development Economics

128. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer
List-I List- II
(Places) (Industries)
A. Jamnagar 1.Aluminium
B. Hospet 2.Wollen Textile
C. Korba 3. Fertilizers
D. Haldia 4. Cement
5. Iron and Steel
A B C D A B C D
(a)4 3 1 2 (b) 2 5 1 3
(c)4 5 2 1 (d) 2 1 4 3

129. The complete conversion of glucose in the presence of oxygen into carbon dioxide and water with release of energy is called
(a) aerobic respiration (b) anaerobic respiration
(c) glycolysis (d) hydrolysis

130. Which one of the following defines extremist ideology during the early phase of Indian freedom movement’?
(a) Stimulating the production of indigenous articles by giving them preference over imported commodities
(b) Obtaining self-government by aggressive means in place of petitions and constitutional ways
(c) Providing national education according to the requirements of the country
(d) Organizing coups against the British empire through military revolt

131. In the vicinity of Mumbai, a number of specialized towns have been developed. Match the lists of specialization with towns and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:
List-I List- II
(Towns) (Specialization)
A. Alibag 1. Fishing Centre
B. Balapur 2. Holiday Resort
C. Nhava Sheva 3. Petro-Chemical complex
D. Ratnagiri 4. Port
A B C D A B C D
(a) 1 3 2 4 (b) 2 3 4 1
(c) 3 4 2 1 (d) 2 1 4 3

132. The accounting year of the Reserve Bank of India is
(a) April-March (b) July-June
(c) October-September (d) January-December

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133. The Sultan of Delhi who is reputed to have built the biggest network of canals in India was (a) Iltutmish (b) Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq
(c) Feroze Shah Tughlaq (d) Sikandar Lodi

134. The major chemical compound found in human kidney stone is
(a) Uric acid (b) Calcium carbonate
(c) Calcium oxalate (d) Calcium sulphate

135. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?
1. Theodore Beck : Mohammadan Anglo-Oriental College, Aligarh
2. Ilbert Bill : Ripon
3. Pherozeshah Mehta :Indian National Congress.
4. Badruddin Tyabji :Muslim League
Select the correct answer using the codes given below
(a) 1, 2, 3 and 4 (b) 2 and 4 (c) 1, 3 and 4 (d) 1, 2 and 3

136. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer
List-I List -II
(Agricultural products) (Foremost Producer)
A. Cotton 1. Madhya Pradesh
B. Gram 2. Gujarat
C. Black pepper 3. West Bengal
D. Pineapple 4. Kearla
A B C D A B C D
(a) 2 1 4 3 (b) 2 1 3 4
(c) 1 2 4 3 (d) 1 2 3 4

137. Which one of the following is the correct sequence of decreasing order of the given currencies in terms of their value in Indian Rupees ?
(a) US dollar, Canadian dollar, New Zealand dollar, Hong Kong dollar
(b) US dollar, New Zealand dollar, Canadian dollar, Hong Kong dollar
(c) US dollar, Hong Kong dollar, New Zealand dollar, Canadian dollar
(d) US dollar, Hong Kong dollar, Canadian dollar, New Zealand dollar

138. ‘Eco mark’ is given to the Indian products that are
(a) pure and unadulterated
(b) rich in proteins
(c) environment friendly
(d) economically viable

139.A, B, C, D, E, F and G are members of a family consisting of 4 adults and 3 children, two of whom, F and G are girls. A and D are brothers and A is a doctor. E is an engineer married to one of the brothers and has two children. B is married to D and G is their child. Who is C?
(a) G’s brother (b) F’s father (c) E’s daughter (d) A’s son

140. Capital Account Convertibility of the Indian Rupee implies
(a) that the Indian Rupee can be exchanged by the authorized dealers for travel
(b) that the Indian Rupee can be exchanged for any major currency for the purpose of trade in goods and services
(c) that the Indian Rupee can be exchanged for any major currency for the purpose of trading financial assets
(d) none of the above

141. What are the official languages of the U. N. O ?
(a) English, French and Russian
(b) English, French, German and Russian
(c) English, French, Russian, Chinese and Hindi
(d) English, French, Chinese, Russian, Arabic and Spanish

142. The rough outline map given shows centres if cement industry labelled 1, 2, 3 and 4. Match these centres with the following

A B C D A B C D
(a) 3 4 2 1 (b) 2 4 1 3
(c) 1 2 4 3 (d) 2 3 1 4

143. The Congress is tottering to its fall and one of my great ambitions while in India, is to assist it to a peaceful demise.” This statement is attributed to
(a) Lord Duferin (b) Lord Curzon (c) Lord Lytton (d) None of the above

144. Economic Survey in India is published officially, every year by the
(a) Reserve Bank of India
(b) Planning Commission of India
(c) Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India
(d) Ministry of Industries, Govt. of India

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145. One Astronomical Unit is the average distance between
(a) Earth and the Sun
(b) Earth and the Moon
(c) Jupiter and the Sun
(d) Pluto and the Sun

146. Which one of the following ports shown on the rough outline map of India is a riverine port’?

(a) 1 (b) 2 (c) 3 (d) 4

147. Who was the leader of the Ghaddar Party’?
(a) Bhagat Singh
(b) Lala Hardayal
(c) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(d) V.D. Savarkar

148. Which of the following Parties were not a part of the United Front which was in power during ’96-97′ ‘?
1. Bahujana Samaj Party.
2. Samata Party:
3. Haryana Vikas Patty.
4. Asom Gana Parishad.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below
(a) 1, 2, 3 and 4 (b) 1, 2 and 3
(c) 3 and 4 (d) 1 and 2

149. World Environment Conference to discuss global warming was held in 1997 in
(a) Stockholm
(b) Riodejaneiro
(c) Paris
(d) Kyoto

150. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer
List-I List-II
A. Blue Vitriol 1. Sodium Biocarbonate
B. Epsom salt 2. Sodium Hydrooxide
C. Baking soda 3. Magnesium Sulphate
D. Caustic soda 4. Copper Sulphate
A B C D A B C D
(a) 3 4 2 1 (b) 4 3 2 1
(c) 3 4 1 2 (d) 4 3 1 2

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