12th January, 2017 (Prelims)

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

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Todays 10 questions from 1986 GS-1 Prelims Paper [Questions 21 to 30]

To revise [Questions 11-20] refer yesterday’s post.

Q21. Which of the following is a characteristic feature of the Indus Valley Civilisation?

(a) Their chief deities were Mother Goddess and Shiva

(b) They worshipped bulls

(c) They had all amenities of a developed city life

(d) They did not know of iron


Q22. Which of the following statements about Hiuen-Tsang is not true ?

(a) He visited India during the reign of Harshavardhana

(b) He spent some time at Nalanda University

(c) He advocated for strong Indo-China relations

(d) He influenced Buddhism


Q23. ‘Go back to the Vedas’ was the motto of

(a) Swami Vivekananda

(b) Raja Ram Mohan Roy

(c) Swami Dayanand Saraswati

(d) M. G. Ranade


Q24. Arrange the following in a chronological order :

(i) Dandi March

(ii) Simon Commission

(iii) Poona Pact

(iv) Gandhi Irwin Pact

(a) (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)

(b) (iii), (ii), (i), (iv)

(c) (ii), (i), (iii), (iv)

(d) (iii), (iv), (ii), (i)


Q25. Which of the following States has ‘Urdu’ as its official language ?

(a) Bihar

(b) Jammu & Kashmir

(c) Madhya Pradesh

(d) Rajasthan


Q26. India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are the members of SAARC. The other members of SAARC are

(a) Burma, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives

(b) Sri Lanka, Bhutan, China, Afghanistan

(c) Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives

(d) Mauritius, Afghanistan, Burma, China


Q27. In 1981, approximately 13,000 million eggs were consumed in India. The per capita consumption of eggs in India was

(a) 18

(b) 19

(c) 20

(d) 23


Q28. According to the Livestock Census of 1982 in India, the ratio of the cattle population to the buffalo population was approximately

(a) 1 : 2

(b) 1 : 3

(c) 2 : 3

(d) 3 : 1


Q29. Gandhara School of Art was developed during the reign of

(a) Ashoka

(b) Kanishka

(c) Chandragupta

(d) Bindusara


Q30. In 1985, Baba Amte received

(a) Padma Bhushan

(b) Nobel Prize for Literature

(c) Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service

(d) Goethe Award

Tomorrow: Next 10 questions

To revise [Questions 11-20] refer yesterday’s post.

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