General Awareness : Model Question Paper, Question Set - 13


  • 1. The Monopalies and Restrictive Trade Practices act was replaced by:

    • A. Competition Act
    • B. Consumer Protection Act
    • C. Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation Act)
    • D. Companys Act

  • 2. The first oil tanker made at Cochin Shipyard Ltd is :

    • A. Rani Padmini
    • B. Brahmos
    • C. Akbar
    • D. None of these

  • 3. Which among the following terms precisely describes INS Airavat?

    • A. Landing Ship Tank
    • B. Waterjet Propelled Fast Attack Craft
    • C. Guided Missile Frigate
    • D. GPS Craft

  • 4. The author of ‘Gitagovinda’ was:

    • A. Halayudha
    • B. Jayadeva
    • C. Kalhana
    • D. Jona-Raja

  • 5. The name James Otis is associated with:

    • A. .F. Andrews
    • B. Gandhi memorabilia
    • C. Indias National Flag
    • D. The Parliament house

  • 6. Taj Mahal was built by:

    • A. Akbar the Great
    • B. Jahangir
    • C. Shah Jahan
    • D. Babar

  • 7. How many kilos make a bale of cotton ?

    • A. 100
    • B. 180
    • C. 150
    • D. 170

  • 8. Where do we find the remains of Buddhist religion?

    • A. Thailand
    • B. Sri Lanka
    • C. Afghanistan
    • D. All of the above

  • 9. What was Burma before its independence?

    • A. A part of India
    • B. A part of China
    • C. A part of Thailand
    • D. A part of Malaysia

  • 10. What is most important part of history?

    • A. Monarchs
    • B. Generals who win wars
    • C. Common people
    • D. Saints and sages

  • 11. Who introduced leather coins?

    • A. Mohammad Tughlaq
    • B. Akbar
    • C. Aurangzeb
    • D. None of them

  • 12. SDR, the curency of the IMF , is in the form of:

    • A. Paper Currency
    • B. Gold
    • C. Silver and Gold both
    • D. Book keeping entry only

  • 13. The Baikonur Cosmodrome is the world’s first and largest operational space launch facility. In which country is it located?

    • A. France
    • B. Kazakhstan
    • C. Germany
    • D. Uzbekistan

  • 14. The President of India who was at one time a professor at Oxford University is:

    • A. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
    • B. S. Radhakrishnan
    • C. K.R. Narayanan
    • D. Zakir Hussain

  • 15. Among the following, one was NOT an ancient Indian mathematician:

    • A. Chandra Gupta Maurya
    • B. Boudhayana
    • C. Bhaskaran II
    • D. Sankaravarman

  • 16. The youngest member of the 14th Lok Sabha is:

    • A. Shailja Kumari
    • B. Sachin Pilot
    • C. Agatha Sangma
    • D. Jiten Prasada

  • 17. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has entered the Limca Book of Records as the largest animal rights organisation. (May 11, 2009). In which year PETA began?

    • A. 1995
    • B. 2000
    • C. 1999
    • D. 1980

  • 18. Evidence of Indus Valley civilizationcan be obtained from:

    • A. Seals of Mesopotamia
    • B. Mesopotamia seals found in Harappa
    • C. Seals at both the places
    • D. None of the above

  • 19. BRIC nations account for what percent of the worlds population?

    • A. 40
    • B. 20
    • C. 50
    • D. 60

  • 20. Baba Amte is famous as a:

    • A. Painter
    • B. Singer
    • C. Politician
    • D. Social Worker

  • 21. In a rock like granite, the mineral with the lowest melting temperature that melts first during partial melting is:

    • A. Feldspar
    • B. Quartz
    • C. Amphipole
    • D. None of these

  • 22. ‘The Dronacharya Award’ is associated with:

    • A. Eminent Surgeons
    • B. Famous Artists
    • C. Sport Coaches
    • D. Expert Engineers

  • 23. Which of the rocks is popular building stone:

    • A. Basalt
    • B. Andesite
    • C. Granite
    • D. Diorite

  • 24. Kautilya, the author of Arthasathra was a contempoary of:

    • A. Ashoka
    • B. Samudra Gupta
    • C. Harshavardhana
    • D. Chandra Gupta Maurya

  • 25. The official symbol of the Slow Food Movement is:

    • A. Turtle
    • B. Snail
    • C. Caterpillar
    • D. Ant

  • 26. When was Mahatma Gandhi born?

    • A. 2nd October, 1869
    • B. 2nd October, 1879
    • C. 2nd October, 1889
    • D. 2nd October, 1899

  • 27. ‘Open Market Operation‘ is a part of:

    • A. Income Policy
    • B. Fiscal Policy
    • C. Credit Policy
    • D. Labour Policy

  • 28. What is the name of the first setellite launched by Iran on Feb 3, 2009?

    • A. Shahab
    • B. Hatf
    • C. Zulfiqar
    • D. Omid

  • 29. Which among the following is the oldest dynasty?

    • A. Maurya
    • B. Gupta
    • C. Kushan
    • D. Kanva

  • 30. The government formed the panel after many ex-servicemen returned their medals to protest the rejection of their ‘one rank one pension’ demand. Who is heading this panel?

    • A. K.M. Chandrasekhar
    • B. R Balakrishanan
    • C. B S Padmanabham
    • D. T. Raja Shekhar

  • 31. Who introduced paper currency in India?

    • A. Hindu Kings
    • B. Muslim rulers
    • C. The British rulers
    • D. The Greek conquerors

  • 32. When was the World War fought?

    • A. 1915
    • B. 1942
    • C. Both
    • D. Neither

  • 33. Who were Pilgrim Fathers?

    • A. Jew pilgrims to Jerusalem
    • B. Hindu pilgrims to Hardwar
    • C. First British people going to USA
    • D. Indian Buddhists in China

  • 34. Who said, “You give me blood, I will give you freedom”?

    • A. Mahatma Gandhi
    • B. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
    • C. Subhash Chandra Bose
    • D. Bhagat Singh

  • 35. Which among the following clubs has won the Spanish league title for the first time in three years on May 17, 2009?

    • A. Barcelona
    • B. Inter Millan
    • C. Real Madrid
    • D. Manchester United

  • 36. Who wrote the book ‘India Wins Freedom’?

    • A. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
    • B. Mahatma Gandhi
    • C. Sir Mohammad Iqbal
    • D. Abdul Gaffar Khan

  • 37. Jaspal Rana is a distinguished athlete in which of the following games?

    • A. Swimming
    • B. Weightlifting
    • C. Shooting
    • D. Archery

  • 38. Which of the following is not correctly matched?

    • A. Ravi Shankar–Sitarist
    • B. M.F. Hussain–Tabla
    • C. R.K. Narayan–Novelist
    • D. Kaifi Azmi–Poet

  • 39. The only film actor who won Bharat Ratna:

    • A. Dilip Kumar
    • B. Raj Kapoor
    • C. Nargis
    • D. M.G. Ramachandran

  • 40. Who among the following has been nominated to become the U.S. Attorney for Southern District of New York, by US President Barack Obama?

    • A. Preet Bharara
    • B. Suresh Modi
    • C. Rajiv Khurana
    • D. Suresh Kalmadi

  • 41. The Golden Temple at Amritsar was built by:

    • A. Guru Nanak
    • B. Guru Arjan Dev
    • C. Guru Tej Bahadur
    • D. Gobind Singh

  • 42. Who designed the Indian flag?

    • A. Iqbal Muhammed
    • B. Madan Mohan Malaviya
    • C. P.Venkaiah
    • D. J.B. Kripalani

  • 43. Who helped America the most in getting freedom from the British?

    • A. Italy
    • B. Canada
    • C. France
    • D. India

  • 44. Dr. M.S. Subbulakshmi has distinguished herself in the field of:

    • A. Kathak
    • B. Bharathanatyam
    • C. Playing Violin
    • D. Vocal Music

  • 45. Who is the first non-Indian to receive the Bharat Ratna?

    • A. Martin Luther King
    • B. Zubin Mehta
    • C. Mother Teresa
    • D. Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

  • 46. The igneous rock called Pumice is able to float because it contains:

    • A. Vesicles
    • B. Pillows
    • C. Groundmass
    • D. None of the above

  • 47. Who was the first woman Governor of an Indian State?

    • A. Sulochan Modi
    • B. Sushila Nayar
    • C. Sucheta Kriplani
    • D. Sarojini Naidu

  • 48. In which year Hockey World Cup tournament started?

    • A. 1971
    • B. 1974
    • C. 1976
    • D. 1977

  • 49. Where was Akbar born?

    • A. Delhi
    • B. Agra
    • C. Amarkal
    • D. Kannauj

  • 50. Which of the following changes may occur during metamorphism?

    • A. Certain minerals may recrystalize
    • B. The rock becomes more compact
    • C. Crystals may grow larger
    • D. All of the above