19th December, 2016 (Prelims)

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Today’s 10 questions from 1988 GS-1 Prelims Paper [Questions 81 to 90]

For previous questions refer yesterday’s post.

Q81. A free-floating astronaut ‘A’ pushes another free-floating astronaut ‘B’ in space. The mass of ‘A’ is greater than that of ‘B’. The force exerted by the astronaut ‘A’ on the astronaut ‘B’ will be

(a) Equal to zero.

(b) Equal to the force exerted by ‘B’ on ‘A’.

(c) Greater than the force exerted by ‘B’ on ‘A’.

(d) Less than the force exerted by ‘B’ on ‘A’


Q82. Who among the following was not sent to Lanka for the propagation of Buddhism?

(a) Rashtriya

(b) Bhadrasaro

(c) Uttriya

(d) Sona


Q83. Consider the diagram below :


Letters A, B, C and D in the diagram represent sequential arrangement of basic topographical features along a coast. Identify the correct sequence from the codes given below:

(a) Land, continental shelf, continental slope, deep sea plain

(b) Land, continental slope, continental shelf, deep sea plain

(c) Mountain, sea coast, continental slope, deep sea plain

(d)Hill, continental slope, ocean deep, deep sea plain.


Q84. On the Moon, astronauts inflate a rubber balloon with hydrogen gas and release it at a height of 2 metres. The balloon will

(a) Fall down

(b) Go upwards

(c) Remain at the height of 2 metres

(d)First go up and finally come down


Q85. Akbar found the Din-i-Ilahi primarily to

(a) Put an end to the differences between the Hindus and the Muslims.

(b) Establish a national religion which would be acceptable to both the Muslims and the Hindus.

(c) Ensure racial and communal harmony.

(d) Found a religious club.


Q86. If S denotes sound energy, E denotes electrical energy, M denotes magnetic energy, the correct representation of recording and reproduction in an audio tape recorder is

(a) E  S  M  S

(b) S  E  M  E  S

(c) E  M  E  S

(d) S  M  E  M  S


Q87. Apart from Tamil Nadu (Neyveli), lignite is found at

(a) Gujarat

(b) Uttar Pradesh

(c) West Bengal

(d) Orissa


Q88. Who among the following has the right to speak and otherwise take part in the proceedings of either House of the Parliament and to be a member of any Parliamentary Committee in India but is not entitled to vote ?

(a) The Chief Election Commissioner

(b) The Comptroller and Auditor-General

(c) The Chairman of the Finance Commission

(d)The Attorney-General


Q89. The places Alwaye, Koyna and Korba have

(a) Thermal Stations

(b) Oil Refineries

(c) Hydro Stations

(d) Aluminium Industries


Q90. The principal cause of soil damage in Punjab and Haryana is

(a) Salinity and water-logging

(b) Deforestation

(c) Ravine erosion

(d) Overgrazing

Tomorrow: Next 10 questions

To revise [Questions 71-80] refer yesterday’s post.

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