General Awareness : Model Question Paper, Question Set - 1


  • 1. Who introduced the system of Civil Services in India ?

    • A. Warren Hastings
    • B. Lord Cornwallis
    • C. Lord Hardinge
    • D. William Bentinck

  • 2. Jama Masjid in Delhi was built by:

    • A. Jahangir
    • B. Akbar
    • C. Humayun
    • D. Shahjahan

  • 3. Who among the following was the leader of the moderates?

    • A. Gopal Krishna Gokhale
    • B. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
    • C. Annie Besant
    • D. C. G. Andrews

  • 4. The Prime Minister of Britain at the time of Indias independence was:

    • A. Lord Mountbatten
    • B. Winston Churchill
    • C. Ramsay Macdonald
    • D. Clement Attlee

  • 5. Muslim League first demanded partition of India in:

    • A. 1906
    • B. 1916
    • C. 1940
    • D. 1946

  • 6. The Congress split into moderates and extremists in the session at

    • A. Ahmedabad
    • B. Madras
    • C. Lucknow
    • D. Surat

  • 7. Who was the first Indian to become the member of British Parliament?

    • A. Badruddin Tyabji
    • B. W, C. Bannerjee
    • C. D. N. Wacha
    • D. Dadabhai Naoroji

  • 8. The leader of Young Bengal Movement was:

    • A. Dwarkanath Tagore
    • B. Chandrashekhar Deb
    • C. Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
    • D. Henry Vivian Derozio

  • 9. The slogan Inquilab Zindabad was first raised by:

    • A. Lokmanya Tilak
    • B. Veer Savarkar
    • C. Chandrashekhar Azad
    • D. Bhagat Singh

  • 10. The President of the Indian National Congress at the time of Indian Independence was:

    • A. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
    • B. J. B, Kripalani
    • C. Jawaharlal Nehru
    • D. Rajendra Prasad

  • 11. Biwi ka Maqbara is the tomb of:

    • A. Nurjahan
    • B. Aurangzebs wife
    • C. Humayuns sister
    • D. Mumtaz Mahal

  • 12. The Vernacular Press Act was passed by:

    • A. Lord Curzon
    • B. Lord Wellesley
    • C. Lord Lytton
    • D. Lord Hardinge

  • 13. The Indians celebrated the Independence Day for the first time on:

    • A. January 1,1930
    • B. January 26,1930
    • C. August 15,1947
    • D. January 26,1950

  • 14. Who among the following could not be captured by the British in 1857?

    • A. Bahadur Shah II
    • B. Mangal Pandey
    • C. Nana Saheb
    • D. Tantia Tope

  • 15. The trial of INA heroes was held at:

    • A. Bombay
    • B. Delhi
    • C. Calcutta
    • D. Simla

  • 16. The first woman President of the Indian National Congress was:

    • A. Kasturba Gandhi
    • B. Annie Besant
    • C. Sarojini Naidu
    • D. Vijayalakshmi Pandit

  • 17. Which of the following is correctly matched?

    • A. Kesari-B. G. Tilak
    • B. New India-M. K. Gandhi
    • C. Young India-Annie Besant
    • D. Yugantar-Aurobindo Ghosh

  • 18. The Doctrine of Lapse was introduced by:

    • A. Lord Wellesley
    • B. Warren Hastings
    • C. Lord Canning
    • D. Lord Dalhousie

  • 19. The first Indian university opened in 1857 was in:

    • A. Madras
    • B. Calcutta
    • C. Benaras
    • D. Bombay

  • 20. The famous bronze image of Nataraja is a fine example of:

    • A. Chola art
    • B. Gandhara art
    • C. Gupta art
    • D. Mauryan art

  • 21. Which of the following Mughal emperors tomb is outside India?

    • A. Jahangir
    • B. Akbar
    • C. Shah Jahan
    • D. Aurangzeb

  • 22. Who was the first Indian to pass the Indian Civil Service?

    • A. Dadabhai Naoroji
    • B. Surendranath Banerjee
    • C. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
    • D. D. N Wacha

  • 23. Who was the Governor General of India when the Indian National Congress was formed?

    • A. Lord Dufferin
    • B. Lord Cornwallis
    • C. Lord Lytton
    • D. Lord Mountbatten

  • 24. Who was the Hindu King shown playing on the Veena on ancient coins?

    • A. Vikramaditya
    • B. Samudragupta
    • C. Shivaji
    • D. Ashoka

  • 25. Which :of the following Englishman was honoured by Jahangir with the title of Khan?

    • A. Sir Thomas Roe
    • B. Edward Terry
    • C. William Hawkins
    • D. None of these

  • 26. Ramcharitmanas was written by:

    • A. Kalidasa
    • B. Valmiki
    • C. Surdas
    • D. Tulsidas

  • 27. The last Governor General of India was

    • A. Lord Wavell
    • B. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
    • C. Lord Mountbatten
    • D. C. Rajagopalachari

  • 28. Tulsidas was a contemporary of:

    • A. Babar
    • B. Akbar
    • C. Jahangir
    • D. Shahjehan

  • 29. Rani Lakshmi Bai died fighting the British in the battle of:

    • A. Kanpur
    • B. Gwalior
    • C. Jhansi
    • D. Kalpi

  • 30. The founder of Boy Scouts and Civil Guides Movement in India was:

    • A. Charles Andrews
    • B. Baden Powell
    • C. Richard Temple
    • D. Robert Montgomery

  • 31. The Lucknow Pact of 1916 was made between:

    • A. The moderates and extremists
    • B. The British and the Indians
    • C. The Hindus and the Muslims
    • D. The Congress and the Muslim League

  • 32. The Home Rule Movement in India was started by:

    • A. S. N. Banerjee and W. C. Banerjee
    • B. Annie Besant and Tilak
    • C. Mahatma Gandhi and Motilal Nehru
    • D. Annie Besant and Gokhale

  • 33. Who built the Stupa at Sanchi in Madhya Pradesh?

    • A. Harsha
    • B. Ashoka
    • C. Kanishka
    • D. Chandragupta

  • 34. The City of Agra was founded by:

    • A. Rana Sanga
    • B. Ibrahim Lodi
    • C. Firuz Tughlaq
    • D. Sikandar Lodi

  • 35. Zero was invented by:

    • A. Aryabhatta
    • B. Bhaskara
    • C. Varahamihira
    • D. none of these

  • 36. Sharada Act dealt with:

    • A. widow remarriage
    • B. child marriage
    • C. intercaste marriage
    • D. polygamy

  • 37. The oldest Hindu epic is:

    • A. Mahabharat
    • B. Ramayana
    • C. Mahabhashya
    • D. Ashtadhyayi

  • 38. Before Delhi, where was the capital of India during the British India?

    • A. Lucknow
    • B. Bombay
    • C. Calcutta
    • D. Patna

  • 39. Who started the Bhoodan Movement?

    • A. Mahatma Gandhi
    • B. Jayaprakash Narayan
    • C. Swami Vivekananda
    • D. Acharya Vinoba Bhave

  • 40. Gandhiji started Satyagraha movement in 1919 in protest against the:

    • A. Simon Commission
    • B. Champaran wrongs
    • C. Enactment of Rowlatt Act
    • D. Colonial exploitation of India

  • 41. Who among the following attended all the three Round Table Conferences?

    • A. Madan Mohan Malviya
    • B. Annie Besant
    • C. Mahatma Gandhi
    • D. B. R. Ambedkar

  • 42. Ajanta paintings depict scenes from the:

    • A. Ramayana
    • B. Mahabharata
    • C. Jatakas
    • D. Upanishads

  • 43. The word Hindu as reference to the people of Hind (India) was first used by:

    • A. The Arabs
    • B. The Chinese
    • C. The Romans
    • D. The Greeks

  • 44. Who was called by the British rulers as the leader of Indian unrest?

    • A. Gopal Krishna Gokhale
    • B. Subhash Chandra Bose
    • C. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
    • D. M. K. Gandhi

  • 45. From where did Mahatma Gandhi start his historic Dandi March?

    • A. Champaran
    • B. Sabarmati Ashram
    • C. Chauri Chaura
    • D. Dandi

  • 46. Swaraj as a national demand was first made by:

    • A. Chittaranjan Das
    • B. Jawaharlal Nehru
    • C. Dadabhai Naoroji
    • D. Bal Gangadhar Tilak

  • 47. "Be proud that you are an Indian, proudly claim I am an Indian, every Indian is my brother ….." Who had said these words?

    • A. Jawaharlal Nehru
    • B. Vivekananda
    • C. Lala Lajpat Rai
    • D. Mahatma Gandhi

  • 48. The Hijra era counted from:

    • A. 622 A.D.
    • B. 632 A.D
    • C. 712 A.D.
    • D. 1526A.D.

  • 49. The English Weekly edited by Mahatma Gandhi was:

    • A. Kesari
    • B. Comrade
    • C. Bombay Chronicle
    • D. Young India

  • 50. Who among the following called himself as the Second Alexander?

    • A. Alauddin Khilji
    • B. Samudragupta
    • C. Chandragupta
    • D. Kanishka