16th October, 2016 (Prelims)

Revise 10 questions everyday from Prelims Past Papers (2015 to 1979)

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Today’s 10 questions from 1992 GS-1 Prelims Paper [Questions 41 to 50]

To revise [Questions 31-40] refer yesterday’s post.

 Q41 Natural rubber is a plant product which is chemically known as

(a) Mucilage

(b) Gum

(c) Latex

(d) Resin


Q42 Match List I with List II and select the answer using the codes given below the lists.

List I List II

[Crop] [Top Producers}

A. Olives 1. USA

B. Cotton 2. Italy

C. Tomato 3. Brazil

D. Coffee 4. China

5. Indonesia


(a) 1 4 3 2

(b) 4 1 5 3

(c) 2 1 3 4

(d) 2 4 1 3


Q43 Deserts such as the Sahara are generally found between 20° and 30° latitudes in the western parts of the continents. This is because these regions

(a) Have off-shore winds throughout the year

(b) Have warm off-shore currents

(c) Lie in the belt of the doldrums

(d) Are very hot throughout the year


Q44 The bats are able to fly in dark since their wings produce

(a) Infrared rays

(b) Ultrasonic waves

(c) Sound waves

(d) Ultraviolet rays


Q45 Which one of the following diseases is caused due to defective genes?

(a) Ulcer

(b) Haemophilia

(c) Diabetes

(d) Cancer


Q46 After the break-up of the USSR the largest country in the world in terms of area is

(a) China

(b) Russia

(c) USA

(d) Canada


Q47 Consider the Food Pyramid given below showing the interdependence of plants and animals in the food chain


Which one of the following in the pyramid is most delicately balanced in the chain?

(a) Herbivore

(b) Plant

(c) Top Carnivore

(d) Small Carnivore


Q48 The year 1992 is celebrated as the 500th anniversary of Columbus’s first voyage to the New World. In 1492 Columbus reached

(a) Bahamas, Cuba and West Indies

(b) Central America and West Indies

(c) Bahamas and Canada

(d) South America and Cuba


Q49 Which of the following listings are correct?

Cash Crop – Plantation Crop – Horticulture Crop

1. Tobacco – Coconut – Sugarcane

2. Sugarcane – Coffee – Coconut

3. Cotton – Tea – Cashew

4. Coconut – Rubber – Tobacco

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 1 and 3

(c) 2 and 3

(d) 3 and 4


Q50 With 2.4 per cent of the world’s area, how much of the world’s population does India support?

(a) 12%

(b) 9%

(c) 16%

(d) 7%

Tomorrow: Next 10 questions

To revise [Questions 31-40] refer yesterday’s post.

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