25th December, 2016 (Prelims)

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Today’s 10 questions from 1988 GS-1 Prelims Paper [Questions 141 to 150]

For previous questions refer yesterday’s post.

Directions(Qs. 141 to 143) : Study the following map to answer these Qs :



Q141. The climate in the shaded area of the map is of

(a) Cold temperate oceanic type

(b) Mediterranean type

(c) Monsoon type

(d) Temperate Grassland type


Q142. The vegetation of the area dotted on the map is

(a) Pampas

(b) Prairies

(c) Savanna

(d) Veld


Q143. The river (R) shown on the map is

(a) Niger

(b) Orange

(c) Congo

(d) Zambezi


Q144. Regional Rural Banks are designed to work in which one of the following ideals ?

(a) Work on basics of Commercial Banks

(b) Help the targeted groups

(c) Keep lending rates lower than cooperative institutions

(d) Work on innovative and adaptive ideals


Q145. Which one of the following commodities has the highest production in India ?

(a) Rice

(b) Wheat

(c) Tobacco

(d) Gram


Q146. Even when our foodgrain production has increased from 50 to 150 million tonnes during the last three decades, the progress has been quite unsatisfactory on agricultural development front because

(a) Only the production of a few items has gone up largely.

(b) Only the production of pulses and edible oil seeds has recorded large increase.

(c) Nutritional diet and 16 oz norm is still not available to our growing number of people having low purchasing power.

(d) This has been achieved on the basis of huge quantities of imported inputs which cannot be sustained.


Q147. River Luni drains into

(a) Ganga delta

(b) Kerala coast

(c) Rann of Kutchh

(d) Godavari delta


Q148. The Contra rebels are active in

(a) Nicaragua

(b) Paraguay

(c) Brazil

(d) Argentina


Q149. Which of the following rivers has a ‘bird’s foot’ delta ?

(a) The Amazon

(b) The Brahmaputra

(c) The Mississippi

(d) The Nile


Q150. Inspection and dissection of a body after death in human beings as for determination of cause of death is called

(a) Autopsy

(b) Autotomy

(c) Autoesism

(d) Autograft

Tomorrow: Next 10 questions from 1987 paper.

To revise [Questions 131-140] refer yesterday’s post.

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