25th October, 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 The Chishti saint, in whose honour ‘Urs’ is held in Ajmer every year, was

(a) Nizamuddin Auliya

(b) Moin-ud-din

(c) Nasiruddin Chiragh-i-Delhi

(d) Hamidud-Din Nagori


Q132 The best quality of hard wood for the manufacture of furniture is obtained from

(a) Cedrus deodara

(b) Pinus longifolia

(c) Dalbergia sissio

(d) Mangifera indica


Q133 The non-permanent members of the Security Council of the UN elected by the General Assembly for a two years’ term at present include

(a) India, Austria, Ecuador, France

(b) Japan, India, Hungary, Venezuela

(c) Zimbabwe, Venezuela, India, France

(d) Morocco, Cape Verde, Belgium, Russia


Q134 The minimum possible temperature beyond which matter cannot be cooled is

(a) -98.10° C

(b) -100.00° C

(c) -273.15° C

(d) -459.40° C


Q135 Who out of the following was not a moderate?

(a) Gopal Krishna Gokhale

(b) Dadabhai Naoroji

(c) Ferozshah Mehta

(d) Bal Gangadhar Tilak


Q136 Which of the following statements regarding judiciary in India are correct?

1. Supreme Court of India is free from the control and influence of legislature and executive

2. Subordinate courts are at the head of the judicial hierarchy of the state.

3. The Chief Justice and other judges of the High Court are appointed by the Governor in consultation with the Chief Justice of India

4. A High Court can withdraw a case from a subordinate court and can deal with the case itself if it is satisfied that the case involves a substantial point of constitutional law

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

(a) 1 & 2

(b) 1 & 3

(c) 1 & 4

(d) 2, 3 & 4


Q137 The Garhwal Earthquake of 1991 was the result of

(a) Folding

(b) Warping

(c) Landslides

(d) Friction of Indian plate with Chinese plate


Q138 In 1921 the Session of the Indian National Congress was held when its President was in prison and with some other leader acting as President. Who was the Congress President in prison?

(a) Mahatma Gandhi

(b) Mohammad Ali

(c) C. R. Das

(d) Abul Kalam Azad


Q139 In the World Athletic Championship of 1991 whose record did Carl Lewis break in the 100 metres run?

(a) Calvin Smith

(b) Leroy Burrell

(c) Carl Lewis

(d) Ben Johnson


Q140 The interior regions of Eurasia have a large number of inland seas or lakes. Which one of the following touches the boundary of Iran?

(a) Aral Sea

(b) Lake Balkash

(c) Lake Baikal

(d) Caspian Sea

Tomorrow: Next 10 questions

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

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