14th December, 2016 (Prelims)

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Today’s 10 questions from 1988 GS-1 Prelims Paper [Questions 31 to 40]

To revise [Questions 21-30] refer yesterday’s post.

Q31. An ad valorem duty is a tax on the basis of

(a) The price of a commodity

(b) The value added

(c) The advertisement expenditure

(d) The unit of the commodity


Q32. Match the columns :

List 1 (Organic acids) List 2 (Substances in which they are present)

A. Lactic acid 1. Lemon

B. Acetic acid 2. Rancid butter

C. Citric acid 3. Milk

D. Butyric acid 4. Vinegar

5. Wine


(a) 5 4 3 2

(b) 3 1 4 5

(c) 2 5 1 3

(d) 3 4 1 2


Q33. Match the columns :

List 1 (Authors) List 2 (Books)

A. Mahatma Gandhi 1. India Divided

B. Ram Manohar Lohia 2. India Wins Freedom

C. Dr. Rajendra Prasad 3. Hind Swaraj

D. Maulana Azad 4. The Wheel of History


(a) 3 4 1 2

(b) 1 3 4 2

(c) 4 3 2 1

(d) 2 3 4 1


Q34. ‘Economic Justice’, as one of the objectives of the Indian Constitution, has been provided in the

(a) Preamble and Fundamental Rights

(b) Preamble and Directive Principles

(c) Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles

(d) Preamble, Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles


Q35. Seasonal migration of men and animals from lower to higher altitudes during the summer is known as

(a) Nomadism

(b) Migration

(c) Transhumance

(d) Pastoralism


Q36. The Constitution of India provides for the nomination of two members to the LokSabha by the President to represent

(a) Men of eminence in arts, letters, science, etc.

(b) Parsis

(c) The business community

(d) The Anglo-Indian community


Q37. The newly discovered high-temperature superconductors are

(a) Metal alloys

(b) Pure rare-earth metals

(c) Ceramic oxides

(d) Inorganic polymers


Q38. The drugs-caffeine, tannin and nicotine are

(a) Steroids

(b) Cortisones

(c) Alkaloids

(d) Mild alkalis


Q39. A political party is recognised as a national party

(a) When it contests elections in all the States of the country.

(b) When it secures at least five per cent of the total votes cast in a national election.

(c) If it captures power at least in three States.

(d) If it is recognised as a political party in four or more States.


Q40. Corals is/are

(a) A particular type of shell found near some of the seacoasts.

(b) A special variety of fish which live in shells.

(c) The tiny animals that live-in shells in the sea.

(d) The remains of tiny sea animals resembling shells.

Tomorrow: Next 10 questions

To revise [Questions 21-30] refer yesterday’s post.

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