16th December, 2016 (Prelims)

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Today’s 10 questions from 1988 GS-1 Prelims Paper [Questions 51 to 60]

For previous questions refer yesterday’s post.

Q51. Charakasamhita is a work on

(a) Polity

(b) Medicine

(c) Architecture

(d) Mathematics


Q52. Let ED, EP, ES denote efficiency of a diesel, a petrol and a steam engine respectively. Which of the following is correct ?

(a) ED >EP >ES

(b) ED <EP <ES

(c) EP >ED >ES

(d) EP <ES <ED


Q53. There solving power of an electron microscope is much higher than that of an ordinary light microscope because resolving power increases

(a) If wavelength is short and wavelength of electron beam can be made quite small by accelerating the electrons.

(b) If wavelength is short and light given by electrons has very short wavelength.

(c) If magnification is high and electronic lens provides much higher magnification.

(d) If magnification is high and the electron microscope has a battery of lenses to provide high magnification.


Q54. The saliva helps in the digestion of

(a) Starch

(b) Proteins

(c) Fibres

(d) Fats


Q55. Which one of the following is a non-metallic mineral ?

(a) Manganese

(b) Magnesium

(c) Gypsum

(d) Bauxite


Q56. Which one of the following has the lowest density of population per sq km according to the 1981 census ?

(a) Meghalaya

(b) Nagaland

(c) Sikkim

(d) Arunachal Pradesh


Q57. Which of the following chemicals in automobile-exhaust can cause cancer ?

(a) Carbon monoxide

(b) Polycyclic hydrocarbons

(c) Lead

(d) Oxides of nitrogen


Q58. Man passed from the food gathering stage to the food producing stage in the

(a) Neolithic Age

(b) Mesolithic Age

(c) Chalcolithic Age

(d) Palaeolithic Age


Q59. Gujarat has experienced drought for four consecutive years because of

(a) Subsiding air masses

(b) Successive monsoon failure

(c) Change in the direction of trade winds

(d) Western disturbances


Q60. The Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation broadcasts its programmes on the 25 metre band. Which one of the following is the frequency of this transmission ?

(a) 12 Kilo Hertz

(b) 1.2 Mega Hertz

(c) 12 Mega Hertz

(d) 120 Mega Hertz

Tomorrow: Next 10 questions

To revise [Questions 41-50] refer yesterday’s post.

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