24th October, 2016 (Prelims)

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Today’s 10 questions from 1992 GS-1 Prelims Paper [Questions 121 to 130]

For previous questions refer yesterday’s post.

Q121 Fresco paintings in the Ajanta Caves were done, while which of the following dynasties was flourishing?

(a) Guptas

(b) Sungas

(c) Kanvas

(d) Mauryas


Q122 A deflator is a technique of

(a) Adjusting for changes in price level

(b) Adjusting for change in commodity

(c) Accounting for decline of-GNP

(d) Accounting for higher increase of GNP


Q123 Which one of the following is an element?

(a) Ruby

(b) Sapphire

(c) Emerald

(d) Diamond


Q124 ‘Tatarstan’, which figured in the news recently, is

(a) An area in Pakistan for which a group of people are seeking more autonomy

(b) One of the 16 self-contained autonomous republics within Russia

(c) A place in Bangladesh where Muslims of Myanmar are seeking shelter from alleged torture by Burmese army

(d) An oil rich enclave in the territory of Turkey


Q125 Water cycle refers to

(a) An integrated attempt to recycle water in relatively arid regions

(b) Constant movement of water from ocean to land and back to ocean again

(c) Scientific management of water in areas excessively plagued with water logging

(d) Planning of water distribution relatively dry areas


Q126 Match List I with List II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists:

List I List II

A. Asad Ali Khan 1. Surbahar

B. Sajjad Hussain 2. Tabla

C. Zakir Hussain 3. Shehnai

D. Bismillah Khan 4. Sarod

5. Been


(a) 5 4 2 1

(b) 1 5 2 3

(c) 2 1 4 3

(d) 5 1 2 3


Q127 The Jharkhand region is spread over

(a) Bihar and Madhya Pradesh only

(b) Bihar and Orissa only

(c) Bihar, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal

(d) Madhya Pradesh, Orissa and West Bengal only


Q128 Which one of the following is a Vedanga?

(a) Sruti

(b) Smriti

(c) Nirukta

(d) Samhita


Q129 It has been observed that after-effects of low temperature treatment are helpful in promoting the flowering in certain plants. Through this the vegetative period of plant becomes short and early flowering takes place. This phenomenon is known as

(a) Photoperiodism

(b) Floreignation

(c) Vernalisation

(d) Heliotropism


Q130 Assertion (A): Italy, Switzerland, Sweden and Norway have abundant power resources.

Reason (R): They have the largest coal deposits in Europe. Of these statements

(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 the correct explanation of A

(c) A is true but R is false

(d) A is false but R is true

Tomorrow: Next 10 questions

To revise [Questions 111-120] refer yesterday’s post.

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