02nd December, 2016 (Prelims)

Revise 10 questions everyday from Prelims Past Papers (2015 to 1979)

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Today’s 10 questions from 1989 GS-1 Prelims Paper [Questions 61 to 70]

For previous questions refer yesterday’s post.

Q61. Which of the following plants is biennial ?

(a) Banana

(b) Pineapple

(c) Jack fruit

(d) Carrot


Q62. The 42nd Amendment to the Indian Constitution is notable because it gives

(a) Primacy to Fundamental Rights over Directive Principles

(b) Primacy to Directive Principles over Fundamental Rights

(c) Special treatment to Jammu & Kashmir

(d) Special treatment to Sikkim


Q63. The parent script of the Indo-Aryan and Dravidian language is

(a) Indus

(b) Brahmi

(c) Kharosti

(d) Aramic


Q64. Savanna grasslands are found in

(a) North America

(b) Africa

(c) Australia

(d) East Asia


Q65. The chemical name of ‘aspirin’ is

(a) Acetyl cyanamide

(b) Acetyl Salicylic Acid

(c) Benzyl Salicylate

(d) Tartaric Acid


Q66. Sodium vapour lamps are preferred to incandescent lamps because of

(a) Higher efficiency

(b) Higher tolerance in voltage fluctuations

(c) Easy installation

(d) Higher intensity of illumination


Q67. In India the diamonds are quarried from

(a) Golconda

(b) Jaipur

(c) Patnagiri

(d) Panna


Q68. Which newspaper has recently appointed an ombudsman to attend to redressal of public grievances regarding published articles ?

(a) “Times of India”

(b) “The Hindustan Times”

(c) “The Hindu”

(d) “Indian Express”


Q69. A suitable site of a cement plant requires proximity to

(a) Coal and iron

(b) Limestone and manganese

(c) Limestone and gypsum

(d) Coal and gypsum


Q70. Who among the following is most benefitted from inflation ?

(a) Creditors

(b) Debtors

(c) Savings bank account holders

(d) Government pensioners

Tomorrow: Next 10 questions

To revise [Questions 51-60] refer yesterday’s post.

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