15th October, 2016 (Prelims)

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Today’s 10 questions from 1992 GS-1 Prelims Paper [Questions 31 to 40]

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

Q31 What is the increasing order of the wavelengths of the following colours?

1. Orange

2. Indigo

3. Yellow

4. Violet

(a) 1, 2, 3 and 4

(b) 3, 1, 4 and 2

(c) 1, 3, 2 and 4

(d) 4, 2, 3 and 1


Q32 Which one of the following has merged with Tanganyika to form the present Tanzania?

(a) Zimbabwe

(b) Zaire

(c) Zanzibar

(d) Zambia


Q33 Among the reasons for disguised unemployment in rural areas is

(a) Choice of a heavy industry model for economic development

(b) Low levels of technological development in the country

(c) Heavy pressure of population along with half-hearted implementation of agrarian reforms

(d) High illiteracy rates


Q34 Which one of the following has the highest number of female workers as per the 1990 Economic Census?

(a) Delhi

(b) Kerala

(c) Maharashtra

(d) West Bengal


Q35 Which one of the following was given to King Charles II as part of his dowry on the occasion of his marriage with Queen Catherina of Braganz?

(a) Bombay

(b) Chandranagore

(c) Cochin

(d) Tranquebar


Q36 Match List I with List II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists.

List I List II
A. Barometer 1. Used for measuring altitudes and angles in navigation and astronomy
B. Chronometer 2. Used for measurement of angular distances between two digits
C. Sextant 3. Keeps very accurate time as the one that is used to determine longitude at sea
D. Quadrant 4. Used for measuring atmospheric pressure
  5. An instrument used in the diagnosis of pregnancy


(a) 2 3 5 4

(b) 4 2 5 1

(c) 1 4 2 3

(d) 4 3 2 1


Q37 Given below are four wonders not usually included among the seven wonders of the world.

1. The Great Wall of China

2. The Taj Mahal at Agra

3. The Leaning Tower of Pisa

4. The Angkor Vat Temple in Kampuchea

What is the correct chronological sequence in which they were constructed? Choose the answer from the codes given below.

(a) 3, 2, 1 and 4

(b) 1, 4, 3 and 2

(c) 1, 3, 4 and 2

(d) 4, 1, 2 and 3


Q38 The Reggio Emilia Tournament in which an Indian won early in 1992 is related to

(a) Shooting

(b) Snooker

(c) Chess

(d) Billiards


Q39 Three important micronutrients essential for humans are

(a) Copper, zinc and iodine

(b) Zinc, copper and potassium

(c) Nitrogen, molybdenum and iodine

(d) Sulphur, copper and iron


Q40 Which one of the following was the state that was not annexed by Lord Dalhousie by using the Doctrine of Lapse?

(a) Nagpur

(b) Udaipur

(c) Mysore

(d) Satara

Tomorrow: Next 10 questions

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

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