17th November, 2016 (Prelims)

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

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Today’s 10 questions from 1990 GS-1 Prelims Paper [Questions 61 to 70]

For previous questions refer yesterday’s post.

Q61. Which one of the following was the contemporary Bengal king during the time of Harshaof Kannauj ?

(a) Bhaskaravarman

(b) Divakaramitra

(c) Devagupta

(d) Sasanka


Q62. Mohairis obtained from

(a) Angora goat

(b) Beetal goat

(c) Karakul sheep

(d) Lincoln sheep


Q63. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below them :

List I – List II

A. Udaipur 1. Lead

B. Gondwanaland 2. Tin

C. Kerala 3. Coal

D. Koderma 4. Ilmenite

5. Mica


(a) 1 3 4 2

(b) 1 3 4 5

(c) 3 2 4 1

(d) 3 4 2 5


Q64. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below them :

List I (Vectors) – List II (Diseases)

A. Tsetse fly 1. Yellow fever

B. Aedes mosquito 2. Sleeping sickness

C. Water snail 3. Bilharzia

D. Sandflies 4. Typhoid

5. Kala-azar


(a) 1 2 3 4

(b) 3 1 5 2

(c) 2 1 3 2

(d) 5 2 3 1


Q65. The First Buddhist Council met at

(a) Rajagriha

(b) Pataliputra

(c) Jalandhara

(d) Kashmir


Q66. India experienced a sharp decline in foodgrain production when compared to the previous year, during

(a) 1982-83, 1984-85 and 1986-87

(b) 1982-83, 1985-86 and 1987-88

(c) 1983-84, 1985-86 and 1986-87

(d) 1983-84, 1984-85 and 1987-88


Q67. Parliament or a State Legislature can declare a seat vacant if a member abstains himself without permission from the sessions for atleast

(a) 30 days

(b) 60 days

(c) 90 days

(d) 120 days


Q68. Consider the following statements regarding bones in the human body :

1. They consist of 80% solid matter and20% water.

2. Solid matter in the bones is made mainly of cartilage.

3. Impregnation of salts including carbonates and phosphates of lime imparts hardness to the bones.

4. In old age, the proportion of lime decreases and bones become brittle and break easily.

Of these statements :

(a) 1,2 and 3 are correct

(b) 2 and 4 are correct

(c) 2 and 3 are correct

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


Q69. ZojiLa is a Pass between

(a) Kashmir valley and Ladakh

(b) Lahul valley and Spiti

(c) Chumbi valley and Sikkim

(d) Arunanchal Pradesh and Tibet


Q70. Consider the following activities indulged in by a candidate during an election campaign:

1. Giving gifts to voters to induce them to vote

2. Appealing for votes on the grounds of caste or religion

3. False character assassination of other candidates

4. Propagation and glorification of sati

Which of these constitute the corrupt practices ?

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 2 and 3

(c) 1, 2 and 3

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Tomorrow: Next 10 questions

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

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