17th December, 2016 (Prelims)

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Today’s 10 questions from 1988 GS-1 Prelims Paper [Questions 61 to 70]

For previous questions refer yesterday’s post.

Q61. Which one of the following countries has tricameral legislature with one House for ethnic group ?

(a) South Africa

(b) Sri Lanka

(c) Fiji

(d) Malaysia


Q62. Who among the following have a right to vote in the Vice-Presidential election but not in the Presidential election?

(a) Ministers who are not members of either House of the Parliament

(b) Elected members of the Upper Houses of the States

(c) Nominated members of the Parliament

(d) Members of the Parliament who abstain from all meetings of the House for a period of sixty days without permission of the House


Q63. Among the sources of energy listed below which one is non-conventional in present day rural India?

(a) Fuel wood

(b) Cow-dung cake

(c) Biogas

(d) Hydel


Q64. The oldest Hindu epic is

(a) Mahabhashya

(b) Ramayana

(c) Ashtadhyayi

(d) Mahabharata


Q65. Assume that the consumer price index (1970 = 100) is at present 500. This means that

(a) Prices of all goods and commodities have increased five times.

(b) Prices of all consumer goods have increased five times.

(c) Prices of all items in a specified list have increased by 400%.

(d) Prices have increased and the weighted mean price increase for specified items is 400%.


Q66. Amniocentesis is a method for

(a) Determination of foetal sex.

(b) Separation of amino acids.

(c) Determination of the sequence of amino acids in a protein.

(d) Inducing abortion.


Q67. Which one of the following is not correctly matched?

(a) Isopleth — A line joining places of equal height

(b) Isobar — A line joining places of equal pressure

(c) Isohyet — A line joining places of equal rainfall

(d) Isotherm — A line joining places of equal temperature


Q68. An athlete claimed that his timing for a 100 m dash should be corrected because the starting signal was given by a gun fired from a point 10 m away


from him and the timekeeper was standing close to the gun. The error due to this could be (in seconds)

(a) 0.7

(b) 0.5

(c) 0.1

(d) 0.03


Q69. A boy carved his initials on the-bark of a tree at a height of 2.5 m above the ground when the tree was 5 m tall. In 10 years the tree attained a height of 15m. The initials carved by the boy 10 years ago will now be found

(a) At 2.5 m above the ground

(b) At 7.5 m above the ground

(c) At 12.5 m above the ground

(d) At 15.0 m above the ground


Q70. Consider the diagrams below :


The above diagrams show the position of the Earth, the Moon and the Sun where

(a) Only situation A explains the spring tides.

(b) Only situation B explains the spring tides.

(c) Both situations A and B explain the spring tides.

(d) None of the above

Tomorrow: Next 10 questions

To revise [Questions 51-60] refer yesterday’s post.

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