20th November, 2016 (Prelims)

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Today’s 10 questions from 1990 GS-1 Prelims Paper [Questions 91 to 100]

For previous questions refer yesterday’s post.

Q91. Water which contains soluble salts of calcium and magnesium is known as

(a) Heavy water

(b) Soft water

(c) Hard water

(d) Mineral water


Q92. The most effective contribution made by Dadabhai Nauroji to the cause of Indian National Movement was that he

(a) Brought the problems of Indians tothe notice of the British.

(b) Exposed the economic exploitationof India by the British.

(c) Interpreted the ancient Indiantexts and restored the self-confidence of Indians.

(d) Stressed the need for eradication of all the social evils before anything else.


Q93. The Palghat gap providing easy access between the west and the east coasts of India lies between

(a) The Nilgiris and the Cardamom Hills

(b) The Nilgiris and the Anamalai Hills

(c) The Anamalai Hills and the CardamomHills

(d) The Cardamom Hills and the Palni Hills


Q94. Consider the following statements regarding haemoglobin :

1. It contains iron

2. It is a carrier of oxygen in the blood

3. It imparts red colour to the blood

4. It provides immunity against certain diseases.

Of these statements

(a) 1, 2 and 4 are correct

(b) 1, 2 and 3 are correct

(c) 1, 3 and 4 are correct

(d) 2, 3 and 4 are correct


Q95. Which one of the following is the largest of the inner planets ?

(a) Venus

(b) Mercury

(c) Mars

(d) Earth


Q96. If A + B = 96 and A is half of B, then the value of B will be

(a) 22

(b) 32

(c) 48

(d) 64


Q97. A group of workers promise to complete a piece of work in 10 days, but five of them do not report for work. If it took the remaining workers 12 days to complete the work, then the number of workers originally hired was

(a) 15

(b) 25

(c) 30

(d) 45


Q98. Suresh is now half of his father’s age. After 20 years, his father will be one andhalf times older than Suresh. The present age of Suresh is

(a) 15

(b) 20

(c) 25

(d) 40


Q99. Cyclist A starts down a road at a speed of 15 km/hour. Cyclist B starts 20 minutes later from the same spot at a speed of 20 km/hour. B will overtake A after

(a) 1 hour

(b) 1½ hours

(c) 2 hours

(d) 2½ hours


Q100. A trader loses 20 per cent by selling an article for Rs. 480. If he is to gain 20per cent, he should sell it for rupees

(a) 520

(b) 600

(c) 720

(d) 800

Tomorrow: Next 10 questions.

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

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