General Awareness : Model Question Paper, Question Set - 11


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

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

  • 2. 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

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

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

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

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

  • 5. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 11. 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

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

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

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

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

  • 14. 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

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

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

  • 16. The smallest country in area is

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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. 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

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

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

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

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

  • 27. The Insider is the autobiography of

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

  • 28. 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

  • 29. 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

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

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

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

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

  • 32. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 36. 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

  • 37. 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

  • 38. 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

  • 39. The currency of South Africa is

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

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

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

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

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

  • 42. 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

  • 43. 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

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

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

  • 45. How many banks were nationalized in 1969?

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

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

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

  • 47. The first Indian Bank was:

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

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

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

  • 49. Which period came first:

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

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

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