General Awareness : Model Question Paper, Question Set - 10


  • 1. Which river in the world carries the maximum volume of water?

    • A. Amazon
    • B. Nile
    • C. Mississippi Missouri
    • D. Ganga

  • 2. Who among the following ruler was a famous musician:

    • A. Swathi Thirunal
    • B. Moolam Thirunal
    • C. Marthanda Varma
    • D. Sri Chithira Thirunal

  • 3. Which of the following materials was mainly used in the manufacture of Harappan seals?

    • A. Terra cotta
    • B. Bronze
    • C. Copper
    • D. Iron

  • 4. The oldest form of composition of the Hindustani vocal music is:

    • A. Ghazal
    • B. Dhrupad
    • C. Thumari
    • D. None of the above

  • 5. Who among the following was called Light of Asia?

    • A. Mahavira
    • B. Buddha
    • C. Akbar
    • D. Ashoka

  • 6. The Chinese pilgrim who visited India during the period of Harshavardhana was:

    • A. Fa-hien (Faxian)
    • B. Hiuen Tsang (Xuanzang)
    • C. Ibna Battuta
    • D. Wang-sung

  • 7. The first Battle of Panipat was fought between:

    • A. Sher Shah Suri and Akbar
    • B. Humayun and Ibrahim Lodhi
    • C. Babar and Ibrahim Lodhi
    • D. Babar and Ranasanga

  • 8. The eight-fold path was propounded by:

    • A. Kabirdas
    • B. Buddha
    • C. Shankaracharya
    • D. Mahavira

  • 9. Tamasha is the famous folk form of musical theatre and belong to:

    • A. Uttar Pradesh
    • B. Punjab
    • C. Maharashtra
    • D. Bihar

  • 10. Rial is the currency of:

    • A. Romania
    • B. Iran
    • C. Japan
    • D. Libya

  • 11. Rice is which kind of crop?

    • A. Rabi
    • B. Evergreen
    • C. Kharif
    • D. Inter-seasonal

  • 12. The Insider is the autobiography of

    • A. P.V. Narasimha Rao
    • B. Kapil Dev
    • C. Ayub Khan
    • D. P.T.Usha

  • 13. Who was the first Chairman of the Planning Commission?

    • A. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
    • B. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
    • C. Jawahar Lal Nehru
    • D. Sardar Patel

  • 14. The National Development Council was set up in:

    • A. 1948
    • B. 1950
    • C. 1951
    • D. 1962

  • 15. The rupee coin was first minted in India in:

    • A. 1542
    • B. 1601
    • C. 1809
    • D. 1677

  • 16. Which of the following rivers crosses the equator twice?

    • A. Amazon
    • B. Nile
    • C. Congo
    • D. Orinoco

  • 17. Which of the following bodies has not been provided for by the Indian constitution?

    • A. Election Commission
    • B. Planning Commission
    • C. Finance Commission
    • D. Union Public Service Commission

  • 18. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India is appointed by the:

    • A. Prime Minister of India
    • B. President of India
    • C. Finance Minister
    • D. Lok Sabha

  • 19. The maximum strength of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha is:

    • A. 525 and 250
    • B. 552 and 250
    • C. 535 and 275
    • D. 500 and 250

  • 20. Which of the following is the top tourist destination in the world:

    • A. India
    • B. France
    • C. Australia
    • D. Switzerland

  • 21. If the Vice-president were to submit his resignation, he would notify to:

    • A. The President of India
    • B. The Prime Minister
    • C. The Chief Justic of India
    • D. The Speaker of the Lok Sabha

  • 22. Which of the following countries has the largest area in the world?

    • A. USA
    • B. Russia
    • C. Canada
    • D. China

  • 23. The meaning of the Latin phrase Curriculum Vitae is :

    • A. Course of life
    • B. Brief of Life
    • C. Details of Life
    • D. Achievements of Life

  • 24. Which of the following rivers flows through a rift valley?

    • A. Kaveri
    • B. Krishna
    • C. Tapti
    • D. Godavari

  • 25. The Indian Parliament is based on the Principle of :

    • A. Bicameralism
    • B. Universal adult Franchise
    • C. Dyarchy
    • D. Federalism

  • 26. The vacancy in the office of the President must be filled within:

    • A. 6 month
    • B. 9 month
    • C. 12 month
    • D. 3 month

  • 27. New Moore island is situated in the:

    • A. Indian Ocean
    • B. Bay of Bengal
    • C. Arabian Sea
    • D. China Sea

  • 28. The smallest country in area is

    • A. Seychelles
    • B. Maldives
    • C. Vatican City
    • D. Nauru

  • 29. Article 370 of the Indian constitution deals with:

    • A. The Emergency Powers of the President
    • B. The special position of the state of Jammu and Kashmir
    • C. The power of the President to seek the advisory opinion of theSupreme Court on any matter of public importance
    • D. Distribution of taxes between the Centre and the State

  • 30. Which of the following is the winner of Miss Universe 2008:

    • A. Riyo Mori
    • B. Zhang Zilin
    • C. Dayana Mendoza
    • D. Simaran Kaur Mundi

  • 31. Which country is called the `Sugar Bowl of the world?

    • A. Cuba
    • B. India
    • C. Nepal
    • D. Norway

  • 32. The highest Indian mountain-peak is:

    • A. Mt Everest
    • B. Nanga Parbat
    • C. Dhaulagiri
    • D. Godwin Austin

  • 33. The Union Cabinet is responsible to:

    • A. The Rajya Sabha only
    • B. The Lok Sabha only
    • C. The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha
    • D. The President of India

  • 34. Fahien came to India during the reign of:

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

  • 35. The heaviest planet revolving round the sun is:

    • A. Moon
    • B. Jupiter
    • C. Neptune
    • D. Pluto

  • 36. Who is the author of the Novel The Good Deed.

    • A. Milton
    • B. Pearl S Buck
    • C. Kenan Malik
    • D. Terri Donald

  • 37. U S President Barak Obama said his real hero is:

    • A. Nelson Mandela
    • B. Martin Luther King
    • C. Mahatma Gandhi
    • D. Jimmy Carter

  • 38. The Ajanta Caves were built during the period of the:

    • A. Guptas
    • B. Kushanas
    • C. Mauryas
    • D. Chaulkyas

  • 39. Who was mainly worshipped in the Rig Vedic Period?

    • A. Indra
    • B. Vishnu
    • C. Sun
    • D. Trimurti

  • 40. The Sangeet Natak Academy fosters the development of dance, drama and music in the country. When was it established?

    • A. 1951
    • B. 1953
    • C. 1954
    • D. 1956

  • 41. The International Date line passes through:

    • A. Exactly through 180° Longitude
    • B. Equator
    • C. Approximately 180° east or west meridian
    • D. 0° Meridian

  • 42. India is the third developing country to host the 2010 commonwealth Games. The other two are:

    • A. Malaysia and South Korea
    • B. Singapore and Jamaica
    • C. Jamaica & China
    • D. Malaysia & Jamaica

  • 43. How many major ports are there at present in India?

    • A. 8
    • B. 12
    • C. 15
    • D. 14

  • 44. Which of the following organ is the bodys instant energy provider?

    • A. Heart
    • B. Liver
    • C. Kidney
    • D. Glands

  • 45. The development of architecture was at its peak during the reign of:

    • A. Nandas
    • B. Cholas
    • C. Guptas
    • D. Mughal

  • 46. The earth is:

    • A. Spherical
    • B. Elliptical
    • C. Oblate Spheroid
    • D. Prolate Spheroid

  • 47. The Reserve Bank of India was established in:

    • A. 1820
    • B. 1920
    • C. 1935
    • D. 1940

  • 48. The first Indian Bank was:

    • A. Traders Bank
    • B. Imperial Bank
    • C. Presidency Bank of Calcutta
    • D. None

  • 49. The worlds highest waterfall, the Angel Falls is situated in:

    • A. Venezuela
    • B. USA
    • C. Guyana
    • D. Australia

  • 50. Where did the traveler Ibn Battuta come from?

    • A. Persia
    • B. Morocco
    • C. Turkey
    • D. Central Asia

  • 51. The Temperate Grasslands of South America are called:

    • A. Pampas
    • B. Steppes
    • C. Savanna
    • D. Evergreen grasslands

  • 52. Latitude of a point on the earth is measured by the distance in:

    • A. Kilometres from the Equator
    • B. Angles from the Equator
    • C. Angles from the Poles
    • D. None of the above

  • 53. Suez canal connects:

    • A. Mediterranean Sea and Red Sea
    • B. Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea
    • C. Baltic Sea and Red Sea
    • D. altic Sea and Black Sea

  • 54. The time-gap between two sessions of parliament must not exceed:

    • A. 3 months
    • B. 6 months
    • C. 9 months
    • D. 12 months

  • 55. The first General elections under the Indian constitution were held in:

    • A. 1950
    • B. 1951
    • C. 1952
    • D. 1953

  • 56. Who is USAs Father of the Nation?

    • A. Abraham Lincoln
    • B. Washington
    • C. Jefferson
    • D. Roosevelt

  • 57. What is the minimum strength of a State Legislative Assembly?

    • A. 40
    • B. 60
    • C. 50
    • D. 70

  • 58. The Indus Valley civilization is associated with:

    • A. Egyptians
    • B. Sumerians
    • C. Chinese
    • D. Mesopotamians

  • 59. Which Revolution fathered Russian Revolution?

    • A. French Revolution
    • B. American Revolution
    • C. Industrial Revolution
    • D. All of them

  • 60. How did the dynasty of Nizam Shahis of Ahmadnagar come to an end?

    • A. Ahmadnagar was annexed into Mughal empire and Husain Shah was consigned to life imprisonment
    • B. Mughal troops destroyed Daulatabad fort and killed Nizam-ul Mulk of Ahmadnagar
    • C. Fateh Khan usurped the throne from Nizam-ul Mulk
    • D. Malik Ambar was defeated in a battle with Mughals in 1631 and the entire royal family was killed by the Mughal troops

  • 61. The capitals of the new States Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Uttaranchal are:

    • A. Raipur, Ranchi, Dehradun
    • B. Ranchi, Patna, Nainital
    • C. Raniganj, Patna, Dehradun
    • D. Patna,Raipur,Nanital

  • 62. The earth revolves round the sun and its causes:

    • A. Differences in longitude and time
    • B. Changes of seasons
    • C. Deflection of winds and currents
    • D. Formation of day and night

  • 63. Which of the following temples was built by the Cholas?

    • A. Shore Temple, Mahabali-puram
    • B. Brihadeeswara Temple, Tanjavur
    • C. Sun Temple, Konark
    • D. Meenakshi Temple, Madurai

  • 64. Who among the following Sultan of Delhi had accepted the suzerainty of the Timurid ruler Mirza Shah Rukh?

    • A. Firuz Tughlaq
    • B. Muhmad Tughlaq
    • C. Khizr Khan Sayyid
    • D. Sikandar Lodhi

  • 65. The sanctioned strength of the Judges of Supreme Court of India including the Chief Justice is:

    • A. 15
    • B. 17
    • C. 20
    • D. 31

  • 66. Which period came first:

    • A. Hindu Period
    • B. Greek Period
    • C. Muslim Period
    • D. British Period

  • 67. Which of the following is the odd one?

    • A. Facebook
    • B. Myspace
    • C. LinkedIn
    • D. Shoutcast

  • 68. When was the Planning Commission set up to prepare a blue print of development for the country?

    • A. 1948
    • B. 1949
    • C. 1950
    • D. 1951

  • 69. The Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the state of:

    • A. Assam
    • B. Uttar Pradesh
    • C. Rajasthan
    • D. West Bengal

  • 70. The universe is composed of:

    • A. Earth
    • B. Earth and the Sun
    • C. Mat
    • D. None

  • 71. The Upanishads are:

    • A. A source of Hindu philosophy
    • B. Books of Ancient Hindu laws
    • C. Books on social behaviour of man
    • D. Prayers to God

  • 72. Who first built the Grand Trunk Road?

    • A. Humayun
    • B. Sher Shah Suri
    • C. Shahjahan
    • D. Jahangir

  • 73. The Supreme commander of the Defence Forces of India is :

    • A. The Defence Minister
    • B. The Prime Minister
    • C. The Chief of the Army Staff
    • D. The President of India

  • 74. Who among the following belonged to the moderate group of the Indian National Congress?

    • A. Lala Lajpat Rai
    • B. Bipin Chandra Pal
    • C. Gopal Krishna Gokhale
    • D. Bal Gangadhar Tilak

  • 75. Which article of the Indian constitution empowers the President of India to impose central rule on a state?

    • A. Article 256
    • B. Article 356
    • C. Article 370
    • D. Article 373

  • 76. Indian classical dance has been popularized abroad by:

    • A. Malaika Arora
    • B. Gopi Krishna
    • C. Uday Shankar
    • D. Yamini Krishnamurti

  • 77. Who was the first President of India to be elected unopposed?

    • A. Dr. S. Radhakrishana
    • B. N. Sanjiva Reddy
    • C. V. V. Giri
    • D. Dr. Rajendra Prasad

  • 78. Which of the following was a port town of Indus Valley Civilization:

    • A. Harappa
    • B. Ropar
    • C. Banawali
    • D. Lothal

  • 79. Two principal monuments of Allauddin Khilijis reign—the Jamaaat Khana Masjid and Alai Darwaja were constructed at:

    • A. Hyderabad
    • B. Mysore
    • C. Delhi
    • D. Agra

  • 80. The largest river of Asia is:

    • A. Yangtze
    • B. Yenisei
    • C. Indus
    • D. Mekong

  • 81. Day and Night are equal at the:

    • A. Equator
    • B. Poles
    • C. Prime Meridian
    • D. Antarctic

  • 82. The biggest mosque of India was built by:

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

  • 83. The drafting committee of the Indian Constitution was headed by:

    • A. Dr.B.R. Ambedkar
    • B. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
    • C. N. Gopalaswamy
    • D. Jawahar Lal Nehru

  • 84. Who is regarded as the great law-giver of ancient India?

    • A. Panini
    • B. Manu
    • C. Kautilya
    • D. Dhruv

  • 85. The number of Anglo-Indians who can be nominated by the President to the Lok Sabha is:

    • A. 2
    • B. 3
    • C. 4
    • D. 5

  • 86. First Indian hat - trick in Test Cricket was by :

    • A. Chetan Sharma
    • B. Kapil Dev
    • C. Harbhajan Singh
    • D. Ravi Shastri

  • 87. The biggest Planet is:

    • A. Venus
    • B. Mars
    • C. Mercury
    • D. Jupiter

  • 88. Who is the first Indian to become the head of International Academy of Astronautics?

    • A. Madhavan Nair
    • B. U.R. Rao
    • C. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
    • D. K. Radhakrishnan

  • 89. The currency of South Africa is

    • A. Rand
    • B. Vatu
    • C. Manat
    • D. Peso

  • 90. The President of India can nominate to the Rajya Sabha:

    • A. 6 members
    • B. 9 members
    • C. 12 members
    • D. 15 members

  • 91. Who among the following joined Mir Qasim and Shuja-ud-Daula in declaring war upon the English East India Company and was later defeated by the British at the Battle of Buxar?

    • A. Jahandar Shah
    • B. Farrukhsiyar
    • C. Muhammad Shah
    • D. Shah Alam II

  • 92. Who introduced the famous Persian festival of Nauroz:

    • A. Alauddin Khilji
    • B. Iltumish
    • C. Firoz Tughlaq
    • D. Balban

  • 93. Which dynasty was well-known for excellent village administration?

    • A. Pandyas
    • B. Pallavas
    • C. Cholas
    • D. Chalukyas

  • 94. ‘Jog falls’ are in:

    • A. Kerala
    • B. J & K
    • C. U.P.
    • D. Karnataka

  • 95. Which of the following king started the ‘Vikram Samvat’:

    • A. Kanishka
    • B. Vikramaditya
    • C. Rudradaman
    • D. Kadphises

  • 96. The President of India is elected by:

    • A. Parliament
    • B. State legislatures
    • C. by the people directly
    • D. by an electoral college consisting of the elected members of theLok Sabha, the Rajya Sabha and the State Legislative Assemblies.

  • 97. Who was the founder of the Gupta dynasty?

    • A. Srigupta
    • B. Chandragupta II
    • C. Samudragupta
    • D. Kumargupta

  • 98. How many banks were nationalized in 1969?

    • A. 16
    • B. 14
    • C. 15
    • D. 20

  • 99. Which of the following is the oldest Veda?

    • A. Samaveda
    • B. Rigveda
    • C. Yajurveda
    • D. Atharvaveda

  • 100. Which of the following is our National Tree?

    • A. Neem
    • B. Peepal
    • C. Mango
    • D. Banyan