24th December, 2016 (Prelims)

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Today’s 10 questions from 2008 GS-1 Prelims Paper [Questions 131 to 140]

For previous questions refer yesterday’s post.

Q131. Assertion (A): Red phosphorous is preferred to white phosphorous in the manufacture of matches.

Reason (R): Red phosphorous is non-poisonous in nature.

(a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

(b) Both A and R are true but R is NOT a correct explanation of A

(c) A is true but R is false

(d) A is false but R is true


Q132. Two distributions ‘X’ and ‘Y’ of the same area and mean are plotted below:


From the above diagram, it can be concluded that

(a) ‘X’ has greater dispersion than ‘Y’

(b) ‘Y’ has greater dispersion than ‘X’

(c) Both ‘X’ and ‘Y’ have equal dispersion

(d) The dispersions cannot be compared


Q133. Diet is the name of the Parliament in

(a) U.K.

(b) U.S.A.

(c) India

(d) Japan


Q134. If there were no organic life on the Earth, the amount of oxygen in the atmosphere will

(a) Remain unchanged.

(b) Be approximately hundred per cent.

(c) Be almost nil.

(d) Be approximately fifty per cent.


Q135. Consider the following table on climatic data :

Temperature (°C) January 11 2 14 10
July 10 22 31 30
Rainfall (mm) January 475 5 21 35
July 515 155 186 1

Which data in the above table appears to be pertaining to Delhi ?

(a) A

(b) B

(c) C

(d) D


Q136. Acid rain is caused by pollution of environment by

(a) Carbon dioxide and nitrogen

(b) Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide

(c) Ozone and carbon dioxide

(d) Nitrous oxide and sulphur dioxide


Q137. Which one of the following is a breed of cattle famous for high milk yield as well as draught capacity ?

(a) The Kankrey

(b) The Tharparkar

(c) The Haryana breed

(d) The Rathi breed


Q138. Iceskating can be used to demonstrate that when ice is under pressure, its

(a) Melting point is lowered

(b) Melting point is raised

(c) Melting point remains unchanged

(d) Coefficient of friction with metal is reduced


Q139. Which of the following are features of Mughal Style of architecture ?

(1) Curvilinear roof

(2) Flat roof

(3) Domes

(4) Arches

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below :

(a) 1, 2 and 3

(b) 2, 3 and 4

(c) 1, 3 and 4

(d) 1, 2 and 4


Q140. Which of the following is not an element of the bone ?

(a) Calcium

(b) Phosphorus

(c) Carbon

(d) Oxygen

Tomorrow: Next 10 questions

To revise [Questions 121-130] refer yesterday’s post.

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