20th December, 2016 (Prelims)

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Today’s 10 questions from 1988 GS-1 Prelims Paper [Questions 91 to 100]

For previous questions refer yesterday’s post.

Q91. The phenomenon of mirage is due to

(a) Increased absorption of light by air at higher temperature

(b) Change in the refractive index of air with the change in temperature

(c) Total internal reflection

(d) Decreased absorption of light by air at higher temperature


Q92. The Mausoleum of Sher Shah is at

(a) Rohtas

(b) Agra

(c) Sasaram

(d) Lahore


Q93. Which one of the following States doesn’t produce a substantial quantity of cardamom?

(a) Assam

(b) Karnataka

(c) Tamil Nadu

(d) Kerala


Q94. The Lingayat movement owes its origin to

(a) Vidyaranya

(b) Purandharadasa

(c) Appar

(d) Basava


Q95. Which one of the following is NOT an affiliate of the Reserve Bank of India?

(a) Agricultural Refinance Corporation

(b) Deposit Insurance Corporation

(c) The Industrial Development Bank of India

(d) Unit Trust of India


Q96. Fog is common around Newfoundland coast because

(a) Icebergs melt around the coast

(b) Warm and cold currents meet

(c) The rainfall is heavy

(d) High tides cause storms


Q97. Albuquerque captured Goa from the ruler of

(a) Bijapur

(b) Golkonda

(c) Ahmadnagar

(d) Vijayanagar


Q98. Which of the following is/are true of bonded labour?

(1) It is forced employment in consideration of an advance or interest payment

(2) It is employment arising out of any customary or social or hereditary obligation or by reason of birth in any caste or community involved in pledging labour

(3) It is for any economic consideration involving loss of freedom of contract leading to forced employment

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

(a) 1, 2 and 3

(b) 1 and 2

(c) 1 and 3

(d) 2 and 3


Q99. The British rulers introduced a new system of education in India chiefly because they wanted to

(a) Provide a class of office workers for the company

(b) Promote the work of Christian missionaries

(c) Create an awareness of scientific and technical developments

(d) Generate the capacity for self-government


Q100. The limit beyond which stars suffer internal collapse is called

(a) Chandrashekhar limit

(b) Eddington limit

(c) Hoyle limit

(d) Fowler limit

Tomorrow: Next 10 questions.

To revise [Questions 81-90] refer yesterday’s post.

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