25th November, 2016 (Prelims)

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Today’s 10 questions from 1990 GS-1 Prelims Paper [Questions 141 to 150]

For previous questions refer yesterday’s post.

Q141. Assertion (A) : In 1989, the U.S. Administration had offered military assistance to Colombia.

Reason (R): The U.S. government wanted to help the Colombian government fight left-wing guerillas.

(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.

 

Q142. Assertion (A) : The southern half of India lies within the tropics and the northern half belongs to the warm temperate zone.

Reason (R): The tropic of cancer runs almost halfway through India.

(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.

 

Q143. Assertion (A) : Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT) has been strongly recommended for reducing infant mortality.

Reason (R): Gastrointestinal problems are very common among children especially in the developing countries.

(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.

 

Q144. Assertion (A) : Floods are a recurring feature in the Indo-Gangetic Plain.

Reason (R): The Indo-Gangetic Plain is built of porous and soft alluvium.

(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.

 

Q145. Assertion (A) : Equality before the law is not applicable to the President of India.

Reason (R): The President of India enjoys special powers and privileges under the Constitution.

(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.

 

Q146. Assertion (A) : Ali Brothers founded the Swaraj Party.

Reason (R): The Swarajists were in favour of council entry and obstruction from within.

(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.

 

Q147. Consider the following statements regarding Kautilya’s Arthshastra :

1. It places morality higher than political expediency.

2. It argues the case for a fully-centralised government for the empire.

3. It deals with problems of administration as well as laws of property and crime.

4. It includes section on government of the State and diplomatic relations with other States.

Of these statements

(a) 1, 2 and 3 are correct

(b) 2 and 3 are correct

(c) 3 and 4 are correct

(d) 1, 2 and 4 are correct

 

Q148. The fore-runner of the ideas of Glasnost and Perestroika was

(a) Dubcek

(b) Gorbachev

(c) Tito

(d) Walesa

 

Q149. Holding of elections for the Panchayats is decided by

(a) The District Magistrate

(b) Constitutional mandate

(c) The State Government

(d) The Election Commission

 

Q150. The main difference between raw soybeans and cooked soybeans is in respect of

(a) Amino acid composition

(b) Biological value of proteins

(c) Protein content

(d) Calorific value

Tomorrow: Next 10 questions from 1989 paper.

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

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