16th November, 2016 (Prelims)

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Today’s 10 questions from 1990 GS-1 Prelims Paper [Questions 51 to 60]

For previous questions refer yesterday’s post.

Q51. Assertion (A) : Unlike photographic film, which can be used only once, video tapes can be reused several times.

Reason (R) : Photography involves chemical change but video recording is a physical change.

(a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

(b) Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A

(c) A is true but R is false

(d) A is false but R is true

 

Q52. Assertion (A) : Activated charcoal is used for decolourising sugar solution.

Reason (R) : Activated charcoal absorbs the impurities on its surface.

(a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

(b) Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A

(c) A is true but R is false

(d) A is false but R is true

 

Q53. Assertion (A) : Panchayati Raj institutions were set upto decentralise planning to village level.

Reason (R) : Village panchayats are in a better position to have a proper appreciation of their developmental needs.

(a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

(b) Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A

(c) A is true but R is false

(d) A is false but R is true

 

Q54. Which one of the following metros (underground railway system) has been adjudged by the Public Broadcasting System of the United States of America as the best in the world ?

(a) Paris

(b) Moscow

(c) London

(d) Calcutta

 

Q55. The Harappans did not know the use of

(a) Bronze

(b) Gold

(c) Iron

(d) Silver

 

Q56. The Vitamin containing cobalt is

(a) B1

(b) B2

(c) B6

(d) B12

 

Q57. Sunda Strait separates

(a) Burma and Celebes

(b) Java and Sumatra

(c) Japan and Korea

(d) Sicily and Italy

 

Q58. An asteroid recently discovered by the scientists of Indian Institute of Astrophysics has been named after

(a) Venu Bapu

(b) Indira Gandhi

(c) C. V. Raman

(d) S. Ramanujam

 

Q59. Consider the following statements regarding a No-confidence Motion in the Parliament.

1. There is no mention of a No-confidence Motion in the Constitution of India.

2. A period of six months must elapse between the introduction of one No-confidence Motion and the other.

3. At least 100 members must support a Motion of No-confidence before it is introduced in the House.

4. A motion of No-confidence can be introduced in the Lok Sabha only.

Of these statements

(a) 2 and 4 are correct

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

(c) 1, 2 and 3 are correct

(d) 1 and 4 are correct.

 

Q60. Ringworm is caused by

(a) Bacterium

(b) Fungus

(c) Virus

(d) Worm

Tomorrow: Next 10 questions

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