28th October, 2016 (Prelims)

Revise 10 questions everyday from Prelims Past Papers (2015 to 1979)

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Todays 10 questions from 1991 GS-1 Prelims Paper [Questions 11-20]

To revise [Questions 01-10] refer yesterday’s post.

Q11 The resinous substance, shellac is obtained from

(a) Crude oil

(b) The bark of a tree

(c) An insect

(d) Distillation of wood


Q12 Which one of the following industries is not a raw material-localised industry?

(a) Cotton Textile Industry

(b) Sugar Industry

(c) Cement Industry

(d) Glass Industry


Q13 Which one of the following functions of the Reserve Bank of India is not performed by the other banks ?

(a) Making advances to agriculturists

(b) Dealing in foreign exchange

(c) Industrial Refinancing

(d) Acting as the banker to the Government


Q14 The intensity of famine increased in India, under the British rule because

(a) The failure of monsoons became frequent

(b) The drain of wealth from India was uncontrolled

(c) Of the poor distribution of foodgrains

(d) Discriminatory protection was extended, to food processing industries


Q15 India is opposed to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) because

(a) It is discriminatory against the non-nuclear powers

(b) It forbids India to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes

(c) It aims at making South Asia a nuclear free zone

(d) It allows Pakistan to develop its own nuclear capability


Q16 Ramanuja, the Vaishnava Saint, was born at

(a) Srirangam

(b) Srivilliputtur

(c) Udipi

(d) None of the above


Q17 Terrace cultivation is practised mostly

(a) In urban areas

(b) On slopes of mountains

(c) On tops of hills

(d) In undulating tracts


Q18 Which one of the following is associated with AIDS ?

(a) GIFT

(b) HIV

(c) IVF

(d) MAC


Q19 Which of the following pairs of substances can be completely separated by sublimation ?

(a) Sand and iodine

(b) Ammonium chloride and iodine

(c) Sand and sulphur

(d) Salt and sulphur


Q20 Elements having atomic number higher than ‘92’ in the periodic table are known as

(a) Transitional elements

(b) Rare earth elements

(c) Transuranic elements

(d) Alkaline earth metals

Tomorrow: Next 10 questions

To revise [Questions 01-10] refer yesterday’s post.

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