29th 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 21 to 30]

To revise [Questions 11-20] refer yesterday’s post.

Q21 Density of population refers to

(a) The number of persons living per sq km of land area

(b) The number of persons living per km of land area

(c) The number of persons living per village

(d) None of the above


Q22 Mitakshara is

(a) A work on astronomy

(b) A treatise on ancient Hindu law of inheritance

(c) An Agamic text

(d) A compendium on medicine


Q23 The Congress Ministries resigned in November 1939 because

(a) The Provincial Autonomy proved to be a farce

(b) The Governors interfered too much in the day-to-day administration of the provinces

(c) India was dragged into the Second World War without the consent of her people

(d) The British followed the policy of divide and rule


Q24 Mitochondrial DNA in an individual comes from

(a) Male parent

(b) Female parent

(c) Both parents

(d) Neither of the parents


Q25 Which one of the following is the most significant contribution of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel to modern India ?

(a) His participation in the Quit India Movement

(b) His role in the Non-Cooperation Movement

(c) His achievement of the integration of princely states

(d) His Presidentship of the Indian National Congress


Q26 Assume that — A denotes narrow wheel, A wider wheel, B denotes small freewheel, B larger freewheel, C denotes small gearwheel, C larger gearwheel, — in a rural area where there are sandy tracts, it will be advisable to use a bicycle with

(a) A

(b) B

(c) C

(d) all of these


Q27 Which one of the following is correctly matched ?

(a) Thyagaraja — Tamil

(b) Purandara Das — Kannada

(c) Jnaneshwar — Bengali

(d) Sankaradeva — Gujarati


Q28 In which of the following States the Jharkhand Movement is active ?

1. Bihar

2. Madhya Pradesh

3. Orissa

4. Uttar Pradesh

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 2 and 4

(c) 1, 2 and 3

(d) 2, 3 and 4


Q29 Of the following, with which does Article 78 of the Constitution deal with ?

(1) Emergency powers of the President

(2) The Prime Minister’s duty regarding keeping the President informed about the government’s decisions, policies and actions

(3) The President’s power to send advisory messages to the Parliament

(4) The President’s power to get information from the Council of Ministers

(a) 1 and 4

(b) 2 and 3

(c) 2 and 4

(d) 2 only


Q30 Seasons on the Earth are caused due to

(a) The elliptical orbit of the Earth

(b) Alteration/change in the speed of revolution of the Earth

(c) Inclination of the Earth on its axis of rotation

(d) Differences in the amount of energy received from the Sun

Tomorrow: Next 10 questions

To revise [Questions 11-20] refer yesterday’s post.

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