General Awareness : Model Question Paper, Question Set - 12


  • 1. The ancient name of North Bihar was:

    • A. Vriji
    • B. Vasta
    • C. Avanti
    • D. Surasena

  • 2. The highest body which approves the Five-Year Plan is the:

    • A. Finance Ministry
    • B. Lok Sabha
    • C. Rajya Sabha
    • D. National Development Council

  • 3. Which of the following countries has the lowest household savings rate?

    • A. China
    • B. India
    • C. USA
    • D. UK

  • 4. Which of the following is not a primary colour:

    • A. Blue
    • B. Green
    • C. Red
    • D. Yellow

  • 5. Kathak is the principal classical dance of:

    • A. South India
    • B. Eastern India
    • C. Northern India
    • D. Western India

  • 6. Removal of poverty was the fore-most objective of which of the following five year plans?

    • A. Third
    • B. Fourth
    • C. Fifth
    • D. Sixth

  • 7. The chemical name of Vitamin C is:

    • A. Citric acid
    • B. Ascorbic acid
    • C. Oxalic acid
    • D. Nitric acid

  • 8. When ice melts in a beaker of water, the level of water in the beaker will:

    • A. Increase
    • B. Decrease
    • C. Remain the same
    • D. First increase and then decrease

  • 9. Which among the following is a folk dance of India?

    • A. Manipuri
    • B. Garba
    • C. Kathakali
    • D. Mohiniattam

  • 10. Audis parent company is:

    • A. Suzuki
    • B. Hyundai
    • C. Ford
    • D. Volks Wagen

  • 11. The ancient name of Bengal was:

    • A. Kamrupa
    • B. Vasta
    • C. Gauda
    • D. Vallabhi

  • 12. Which of the following was the physician who adored Kanishka’s court:

    • A. Vasumita
    • B. Charaka
    • C. Parsva
    • D. Asvaghosha

  • 13. The Export-Import (EXIM) Bank was set up in:

    • A. 1980
    • B. 1982
    • C. 1981
    • D. 1989

  • 14. Who fought the First World War?

    • A. Germany
    • B. British
    • C. France
    • D. All of them

  • 15. The literature of the Sangam age was written mostly in the form of:

    • A. Prose
    • B. Poetry
    • C. Drama
    • D. All of them

  • 16. Planning Commission is:

    • A. Advisory body
    • B. Executive body
    • C. Government body
    • D. Autonomous body

  • 17. Sound travels fastest through:

    • A. Vacuum
    • B. Steel
    • C. Water
    • D. Air

  • 18. The First Five-year plan covered the period:

    • A. 1947-52
    • B. 1950-55
    • C. 1951-56
    • D. 1952-57

  • 19. Which of the following is not a chemical action?

    • A. Burning of coal
    • B. Conversion of water into steam
    • C. Digestion of food
    • D. Burning of Paper

  • 20. Name the present Chief Information Commissioner :

    • A. N.K. Das
    • B. A.N. Tiwari
    • C. Satyanand Dubey
    • D. Deepak Sandhu

  • 21. Who among the following Mugal Emperors had the longest reign?

    • A. Bahadur Shah
    • B. Jahandar Shah
    • C. Farrukhsiyar
    • D. Muhammad Shah

  • 22. The classical dance of Andhra Pradesh is:

    • A. Kathakali
    • B. Kuchipudi
    • C. Odissi
    • D. Bharatanatyam

  • 23. Who among the following was a great musician in the court of Akbar:

    • A. Abdul Fazal
    • B. Amir Khusro
    • C. Ramdas
    • D. Tansen

  • 24. The popular folk song of Uttar Pradesh is known as:

    • A. Maang
    • B. Kajari
    • C. Baul
    • D. Boli

  • 25. Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) consist of:

    • A. Butane and Propane
    • B. Ethane and Hexane
    • C. Ethane and Nonane
    • D. None of these

  • 26. The Vedas contain all the truth was interpreted by:

    • A. Swami Vivekananda
    • B. Swami Dayananda
    • C. Raja Ram Mohan Rai
    • D. None of the above

  • 27. Sanchi portrays the art and sculpture of the:

    • A. Jains
    • B. Buddhists
    • C. Muslims
    • D. Christians

  • 28. The relics of Indus Valley Civilisation indicate that the main occupation of the people was:

    • A. Agriculture
    • B. Cattle rearing
    • C. Commerce
    • D. Hunting

  • 29. Entomology deals with:

    • A. Plants
    • B. Animals
    • C. Insects
    • D. Chemicals

  • 30. Numismatics is the study of:

    • A. Coins
    • B. Numbers
    • C. Stamps
    • D. Space

  • 31. Ecology deals with:

    • A. Birds
    • B. Cell formation
    • C. Tissues
    • D. Relation between organisms and their environment

  • 32. Which rulers built Ellora Temple:

    • A. Chalukya
    • B. Rashtrakuta
    • C. Pallava
    • D. Sunga

  • 33. Which among the following ports was called Babul Makkha (Gate of Makkah) during the Mughal period:

    • A. Broach
    • B. Calcutta
    • C. Surat
    • D. Calicut

  • 34. The main cause of the conflict between Nawab Sirajuddaulah and the East India Company was that:

    • A. The British opposed the succession of Sirajuddaulah
    • B. The British misused the trade concessions.
    • C. The British attacked the French settlement of Chandranagar in Bengal.
    • D. The incident of Black Hole had occurred

  • 35. Which of the following does not admit any division?

    • A. Atom
    • B. Molecules
    • C. Compounds
    • D. All

  • 36. Permanent hardness of water is due to the presence of:

    • A. Calcium bicarbonate
    • B. Magnesium bicarbonate
    • C. Calcium sulphate
    • D. Sodium bicarbonate

  • 37. Which of the following commodities earn maximum foreign exchange for India?

    • A. Jute
    • B. Iron and Steel
    • C. Tea
    • D. Sugar

  • 38. What is the approximate velocity of sound in air:

    • A. 3 m/s
    • B. 30 m/s
    • C. 300 m/s
    • D. 3000 m/s

  • 39. Which type of ancient script did the Harappa use?

    • A. Pictographic
    • B. Linear
    • C. Symbolic
    • D. Hieroglyphic

  • 40. Which of the following classical dance originated in Tamil Nadu?

    • A. Kathakali
    • B. Kathak
    • C. Bharatanatyam
    • D. Odissi

  • 41. Which of the following is present in hard water:

    • A. Calcium
    • B. Aluminium
    • C. Sodium
    • D. Chlorine

  • 42. Who were the first to issue gold coins in India?

    • A. Mauryas
    • B. Indo-Greeks
    • C. Guptas
    • D. Kushanas

  • 43. The one rupee note bears the signature of:

    • A. Secretary, Ministry of Finance
    • B. Governor, Reserve Bank of India
    • C. Finance Minister
    • D. None of these

  • 44. Meteorology is the science of:

    • A. Weather
    • B. Meteors
    • C. Metals
    • D. Earthquakes

  • 45. The Indian Industrialist who bought Tippu Sultans Sword in an auction at London was:

    • A. Anil Ambani
    • B. Vijay Mallaya
    • C. Laksmni Mittal
    • D. Ratan Tata

  • 46. Name of the first nuclear reactor of India is:

    • A. Rohini
    • B. Vaishali
    • C. Apsara
    • D. Kamini

  • 47. The state that produces 70 percent of the total ginger in India is:

    • A. Tripura
    • B. West Bengal
    • C. Meghalaya
    • D. Kerala

  • 48. Charak was the famous court physician of:

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

  • 49. The folk theatre of Bihar is called by:

    • A. Rammat
    • B. Nautanki
    • C. Bidesia
    • D. Manch

  • 50. The Community Development Programme was launched in:

    • A. 1950
    • B. 1952
    • C. 1956
    • D. 1960