18th December, 2016 (Prelims)

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Today’s 10 questions from 1988 GS-1 Prelims Paper [Questions 71 to 80]

For previous questions refer yesterday’s post.

Q71. If camera A has f 4.5 lens and camera B has f 2.8 lens, and the diameters of both the lenses are equal, then

(a) Pictures taken by A will always be sharper.

(b) Pictures taken by B will always be sharper.

(c) A is better for photographing fast moving objects.

(d) B is better for photographing fast moving objects.


Q72. Near the banks of which one of the following rivers, the excavation in recent years has brought to light that Indus Valley Civilisation percolated to far south ?

(a) Mahanadi

(b) Cauvery

(c) Krishna

(d) Godavari


Q73. A private company is faced with the problem of setting up a cement plant. Which of the factors given below should be taken into consideration for this venture?

(1) Abundant electricity

(2) Abundant limestone/dolomite

(3) Abundant labour force

(4) Abundant gas

(5) Accessibility to transportation

(6) Abundant coal

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below :

(a) 1,2 and 3 only

(b) 1, 2 and 4 only

(c) 1, 2 and 5 only

(d) 3, 4 and 6 only


Q74. Sculptures of the Mathura School of Art, which flourished in the early centuries of the Christian Era, are made out of

(a) Marble

(b) Slate stone

(c) Granite

(d) Red sandstone


Q75. Who among the following Bhakti leaders used the medium of dance and songs (Kirtans)to make one feel the personal presence of god near him ?

(a) Shankaradeva

(b) Chandidasa

(c) Jnanadeva

(d) Chaitanya Mahaprabhu


Q76. A recently developed technique for monitoring foetal growth uses

(a) X-rays

(b) Microwaves

(c) Ultrasonics

(d) Ultraviolet rays


Q77. A balloon filled with air is weighed (W) so that it just floats in water as shown in the figure. When it is further pushed by a short distance in water, it will

(a) Sink to the bottom.

(b) Stay at the depth where it stands submerged.

(c) Come back to its original position.

(d) Sink down a little further but will not reach the bottom.


Q78. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched ?

(a) Islam – Koran

(b) Hinduism – Veda

(c) Shintoism – Analects

(d) Judaism – Torah


Q79. The major ingredient of leather is

(a) Collagen

(b) Polymer

(c) Carbohydrate

(d) Nucleic acid


Q80. Sea water is saltier than rain water because

(a) Sea beds have salt producing mines.

(b) Rivers wash away salts from the earth and pour them into sea.

(c) The air around sea is saltish.

(d) Sea animals are salt producing.

Tomorrow: Next 10 questions

To revise [Questions 61-70] refer yesterday’s post.

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