21st December, 2016 (Prelims)

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Today’s 10 questions from 1988 GS-1 Prelims Paper [Questions 101 to 110]

For previous questions refer yesterday’s post.

Q101. Which one of the following was the most immediate factor for the spread of Swadeshi and Boycott agitation during the first decade of the present century ?

(a) Curzon’s attempt to control the Universities

(b) Curzon’s design to curtail the sphere of local self-government

(c) Curzon’s partition of Bengal

(d) Curzon’s plan to curb the growing popularity of the Indian National Congress


Q102. Which of the following are under the purview of Industrial Development Bank of India?

(1) Unit Trust of India

(2) Life Insurance Corporation of India

(3) Export-Import Bank

(4) State Finance corporation of India

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

(a) 1, 2 and 3

(b) 2, 3 and 4

(c) 1, 2 and 4

(d) 1, 3 and 4


Q103. Water hyacinth is related to

(a) Lemna

(b) Pistia

(c) Eichhornia

(d) None of these


Q104. One of the elements mentioned as the strategy for industrial development in the Seventh Five-Year Plan is to usher in ‘sunrise industries’. ‘Sunrise industries’ refers to those industries which have

(a) High growth potential and relevance to our needs

(b) High employment potential

(c) Capacity to face international competition

(d) High import substitution potential


Q105. The earliest evidence of a Jewish community settling in India is provided by a charter of a

(a) Chola king

(b) Pandya king

(c) Chera king

(d) Viiayanagara king


Q106. Which one of the following pairs is NOT correctly matched?

(a) Holt Machenzie Mahalvari settlement in Northern India

(b) Lord Cornwallis Subsidiary system

(c) Lord Ripon Local Self-Government

(d) Thomas Munro Ryotwari settlement


Q107. Mechanisation of agriculture will lead to which of the following ?

(1) Higher per unit cost of operation

(2) Higher per unit productivity

(3) Higher dose of employment

(4) Higher utilisation of resources

Select the correct answer from codes given below:

(a) 1 and 4

(b) 1 and 2

(c) 3 and 4

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q108. The Oscar award winning film ‘Platoon’ was based on

(a) Iran-Iraq war

(b) Falkland war

(c) Vietnam war

(d) Israel war


Q109. Which of the following statements are true of the Congress Socialist Party ?

(1) It was a forum for various kinds of Socialists in India.

(2) It was a rival organisation of Indian National Congress.

(3) It championed the cause of workers and peasants.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

(a) 1, 2 and 3

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 2 and 3 only


Q110. If there were no atmosphere, what would be the colour of sky ?

(a) White

(b) Black

(c) Blue

(d) Red

Tomorrow: Next 10 questions

To revise [Questions 91-100] refer yesterday’s post.

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