07th January, 2017 (Prelims)

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Today’s 10 questions from 1987 GS-1 Prelims Paper [Questions 121 to 130]

For previous questions refer yesterday’s post.

Q121. The U. S. Congress opposed Reagan’s proposal on

(a) Apartheid

(b) Nicaragua

(c) Star Wars

(d) Supply of arms to Iran


Q122. ‘1987’ was declared by the United Nations as the International Year of

(a) Peace

(b) The Child

(c) The Youth

(d) The Shelter for the Homeless


Q123. The shaded portion in the following map represents


(a) Deciduous forests

(b) Tropical evergreen forests

(c) Subtropical evergreen forests

(d) None of the above


Q124. Of the total water on the earth, fresh water reserves constitute approximately

(a) 1.2 %

(b) 2.7 %

(c) 4.5 %

(d) 5.8 %


Q125. Chemical composition of pearl is

(a) Calcium carbonate

(b) Calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate

(c) Calcium sulphate

(d) Calcium chloride


Q126. The chemical name for urea is

(a) Aneurin

(b) Chloroethene

(c) Carbamide

(d) None of these


Q127. The marks obtained by a student are given below. What is his total percentage in all the subjects ?

Subjects Total Marks Marks obtained
Mathematics 100 100
General Science 100 80
Social Studies 100 60
English 50 30
Hindi 50 30

(a) 100%

(b) 50%

(c) 70%

(d) 75%


Q128. Khilafat movement stressed on

(a) Restoration of Turkish Khalipha as the head of Indian Muslims

(b) Reservation of seats for Muslim community in Government services

(c) Independent Pakistan

(d) India’s Independence


Q129. A cloth is woven with white and violet colour threads alternatively for 2 cm in one direction and with white and grey colour threads for 2 cm in the perpendicular direction. Which of the following patterns would emerge ?

(a) Squares of two colours

(b) Squares of three colours

(c) Squares of four colours

(d) Stripes of four colours


Q130. Of the following, the oldest Sanskrit poet, whose composition still remains in original classical style, is

(a) Asvaghosa

(b) Dandin

(c) Kalidasa

(d) Bhavabhuti

Tomorrow: Next 10 questions

To revise [Questions 111-120] refer yesterday’s post.

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