13th November, 2016 (Prelims)

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Today’s 10 questions from 1990 GS-1 Prelims Paper [Questions 21 to 30]

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

Q21. “Super301” envisages retaliatory action by the United States of America against the countries it believes to be

(a) Violating human rights.

(b) Involved in the production and distribution of narcotics.

(c) Against free enterprise.

(d)Blocking free international trade practices.


Q22. Paraffin is a by-product of

(a) Petroleum refining

(b) Processing of agricultural wastes

(c) Cottage industries involving beekeeping

(d)Leather industry


Q23. Consider the following events :

1. Hunter Commission

2. Charles Wood’s Despatch

3. Sadler Commission

4. Raleigh Commission

Their correct chronological sequence is

(a) 3 — 2 — 1 — 4

(b) 2 — 1 — 4 — 3

(c) 1 _ 4 — 3 — 2

(d)4 — 3 — 2 — 1


Q24. The people of Hong Kong have come mostly from

(a) Vietnam

(b) China

(c) Cambodia



Q25. Consider the following statements regarding “booth capturing” in an election:

1. It has been defined in the Constitution of India after the 61st Amendment.

2. It includes the seizure of and taking possession of a polling booth to prevent the orderly conduct of elections.

3. It is also committed when any elector is threatened and prevented from going to the polling station to cast his vote.

4. It has been declared a cognisable offence punishable by imprisonment.

Of these statements

(a) 2, 3 and 4 are correct

(b) 1, 2 and 3 are correct

(c) 2 and 3 are correct

(d)1, 2, 3 and 4 are correct


Q26. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below them :

List I (Place) – List II (Importance)

A. Bhubaneshwar 1. Vijayanagara architecture

B. Konark 2. Rajarani temple

C. Lepakshi 3. Vijayanagara paintings

D. Halebid 4. Hoysala monument

5. Sun temple


(a) 3 2 4 5

(b) 2 5 4 3

(c) 5 4 2 3

(d)2 5 3 4


Q27. If the difference in time of the two places is 2 hours and 20 minutes, then the difference in their longitudes would be

(a) 30°

(b) 35°

(c) 40°



Q28. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below them :

List I (Books) – List II (Authors)

A. India Today 1. Valentine Chirol

B. India Unrest 2. B.G. Tilak

C. Geeta Rahasya 3. Jawaharlal Nehru

D. A Bunch of Old Letters 4. Rajni Palme Dutt

5. Mahatma Gandhi


(a) 4 1 2 3

(b) 5 4 2 3

(c) 3 4 5 1

(d)4 1 3 5


Q29. For developing inbred lines in farm animals, following factors are taken into consideration :

1. The crossbreds should be of outstanding type.

2. They should not carry any detrimental genes.

3. Progeney tested animals.

4. Herd size should be large.

Of the statements given above, which one of the following combinations of factors is most essential ?

(a) 1 and 3

(b) 2 and 3

(c) 1 and 4

(d) 2 and 4


Q30. Which of the following features are associated with the architecture of Tughlaq period? Select the correct answer using the codes given below the features.

1. Sloping walls.

2. Deliberate attempt to combine the principles of the arch, the lintel and the beam in the buildings.

3. Placing the buildings especially the tombs on a high platform.

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 3

(c) 2 and 3

(d)1 and 2

Tomorrow: Next 10 questions

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