19th November, 2016 (Prelims)

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Today’s 10 questions from 1990 GS-1 Prelims Paper [Questions 81 to 90]

For previous questions refer yesterday’s post.

Q81. In which one of the following periods were the rock-cut “Hindu” temples a characteristic feature of architecture?

(a) Sungas

(b) Satavahanas

(c) Pallavas

(d) Cholas


Q82. Eskers and Drumlins are features, formed by

(a) Running water

(b) Underground water

(c) The action of wind

(d) Glacial action


Q83. During the Mughal period, under the Zabti system, land revenue was assessed and was required to be paid

(a) In cash or kind.

(b) Only in cash.

(c) Only in kind.

(d) By the zamindar on behalf of the peasants.


Q84. The size of the Muslim community in India is

(a) The largest in the world.

(b) Next only to that of Bangladesh.

(c) The second largest in the world.

(d) Is as large as that in Pakistan.


Q85. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below them :

List I (Plant tissue) – List II (Function)

A. Sclerenchyma 1. Conduction of water

B. Xylem 2. Transport of food

C. Phloem 3. Mechanical strength

D. Meristem 4. Cell division

5. Carbon assimilation


(a) 3 1 2 4

(b) 1 4 3 5

(c) 4 2 5 3

(d) 2 5 4 1


Q86. Who, among the following, was known as a “Nirguna” reformer ?

(a) Chaitanya

(b) Kabir

(c) Surdas

(d) Tulsidas


Q87. Consider the following singers:

1. Anup Jalota

2. Chitra Singh

3. Penaz Masani

4. Parvati Khan

Among these persons, the well-known Ghazal singers include

(a) 1, 2 and 3

(b) 1, 3 and 4

(c) 2, 3 and 4

(d) 1, 2 and 4


Q88. In a wooden box there are 3 red and 4 black balls. If two balls are taken out Simultaneously (without looking at them), then the probability of both the balls being red is

(a) Zero

(b) 1/7

(c) 2/7

(d) 3/7


Q89. Who among the following led the Sepoys at Kanpur in the 1857 uprising ?

(a) Tantia Tope

(b) Laxmibai

(c) Nana Sahib

(d) Kunwar Singh


Q90. The Indian caste system in its classical form is characterised by

(a) Vertical hierarchy

(b) Horizontal hierarchy

(c) Inter-caste occupational competition

(d) Equality

Tomorrow: Next 10 questions

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

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