General Awareness : Model Question Paper, Question Set - 18


  • 1. The Imperial Forest Institute was set up at:

    • A. Lucknow
    • B. Jamshedpur
    • C. Dehradun
    • D. Chennai

  • 2. Which one of the following is the best way to establish democracy in a country?

    • A. Foreign aggression by a democratic country
    • B. People’s struggle within their own country
    • C. Resolution by the U.N. General Assembly
    • D. Voluntary support by the majority of the people

  • 3. In medieval India, headgears used to signify:

    • A. A fashion style statement
    • B. A sign of respectability
    • C. A way to protect from heat
    • D. All of these

  • 4. A direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal

    • A. Plebiscite
    • B. Referendum
    • C. Recall
    • D. Veto

  • 5. How many member states are there in the International Monetary Fund?

    • A. 173
    • B. 192
    • C. 200
    • D. 190

  • 6. Which one of the following categories of forests is considered as the best on the basis of their utility?

    • A. Reserved forests
    • B. Protected forests
    • C. Village forests
    • D. Community forests

  • 7. The Parsis were the founders of which cricket club?

    • A. Marylebone Cricket Club
    • B. National Cricket Championship
    • C. Oriental Cricket Club
    • D. Indian Cricket Club

  • 8. Who among the following started wearing three piece suits, and shoes and socks as a political statement of self-respect?

    • A. Mahatma Gandhi
    • B. Jawahar Lal Nehru
    • C. Motilal Nehru
    • D. Babasaheb Ambedkar

  • 9. In which year was the Integrated Child Development Service (ICDS) introduced?

    • A. 1965
    • B. 1975
    • C. 1985
    • D. 1995

  • 10. Colonial rulers considered forests as unproductive because:

    • A. The forests were not fit for habitation
    • B. Forest had wild grown trees only
    • C. Forest did not yield revenue to enhance income of the state
    • D. Forests were full of wild animals

  • 11. Who said these words ‘The King had enough on for both of us’?

    • A. Mahatma Gandhi
    • B. Jawahar Lal Nehru
    • C. Motilal Nehru
    • D. Babasaheb Ambedkar

  • 12. The Great Agrarian Depression of the 1930s was caused by:

    • A. Overproduction of wheat
    • B. Fall of wheat production
    • C. Rise in the price of wheat
    • D. Overproduction of rice

  • 13. Indian Forest Service was set up in the year:

    • A. 1865
    • B. 1864
    • C. 1854
    • D. 1884

  • 14. In England, Oak forests were used for:

    • A. Building ships
    • B. Carpentry
    • C. Building railway tracks
    • D. Constructing houses

  • 15. Which of the following systems was adopted by the British to convince the unwilling Indian cultivators to produce opium?

    • A. Cheap loans
    • B. Scientific farming methods
    • C. Collective farming
    • D. Advances

  • 16. Who is the nodal officer at district level?

    • A. Commissioner
    • B. Superintendent of Police
    • C. District Officer
    • D. Collector

  • 17. Pastoral tribes of Rajasthan are knwon as:

    • A. Gaddis
    • B. Gujjars
    • C. Raikas
    • D. Dhangars

  • 18. Which one of the following countries is not a permanent member of UN Security Council?

    • A. China
    • B. France
    • C. Japan
    • D. Russia

  • 19. F.C.I. stands for

    • A. Foreign Co-operation with India
    • B. Food Corporation of India
    • C. Fosilse Corporation of India
    • D. Food Coming to India

  • 20. Name the Governor- General who made ‘shoe respect’ stricter?

    • A. Dalhousie
    • B. Hastings
    • C. Amherst
    • D. Curzon

  • 21. Which country supported and controlled the autocratic government in Poland?

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

  • 22. Nomadic tribes need to move from one place to another because of:

    • A. Seasonal changes
    • B. In search of pastures
    • C. To maintain ecological balance
    • D. All of these

  • 23. Which of the following is a community of skilled forest cutters?

    • A. Maasais of Africa
    • B. Mundas of Chotanagpur
    • C. Gonds of Orissa
    • D. Kalangs of Java

  • 24. Who painted the sarcastic picture ‘The Modern Patriot’, in early twentieth century?

    • A. Rabindranath Tagore
    • B. Abanidranath Tagore
    • C. Gaganendranath Tagore
    • D. Dwarkanath Tagore

  • 25. Which of the following is the pastoral community of Maharashtra?

    • A. Gujjar
    • B. Masai
    • C. Dhangar
    • D. Bhotiya

  • 26. Where is the Samburu National Park located?

    • A. South Africa
    • B. Sudan
    • C. Kenya
    • D. Tanzania

  • 27. Which institution was set up by the Maharashtra Academy of Development Science (ADS) to facilitate a network of NGOs in different regions?

    • A. Gramin Bank
    • B. Grain Bank
    • C. Commercial Bank
    • D. Food Corporation of India

  • 28. Buffer stock is the stock of foodgrains procured by the government through?

    • A. IFCI
    • B. FCI
    • C. IDBI
    • D. FICCI

  • 29. Which one of the following countries was the first to grant "Universal Suffrage"?

    • A. Australia
    • B. New Zealand
    • C. Poland
    • D. USA

  • 30. In which year the Bastar rebellion took place?

    • A. 1910
    • B. 1909
    • C. 1911
    • D. 1912

  • 31. Which are the special target groups in Antyodaya Anna Yojana?

    • A. Poorest of the poor
    • B. Poor and non-poor
    • C. Backward class
    • D. None of these

  • 32. In which year did the colonial government in India pass the Criminal Tribes Act?

    • A. 1861
    • B. 1869
    • C. 1871
    • D. 1873

  • 33. At which of the following places was the worlds first cricket club formed?

    • A. Marybone
    • B. Hambledon
    • C. Melbourne
    • D. Adelaide

  • 34. The system of blandongdiensten implies:

    • A. Forced villagers to cut trees as per the new forest laws.
    • B. Exempting villagers from rents if they worked collectively to provide free labour and buffaloes for cutting and transporting timber
    • C. Exempting villagers to collect wood from reserved forests
    • D. Arresting villagers who found stealing timber from forests

  • 35. Seasonal hunger commonly occurs at:

    • A. Urban regions
    • B. Rural regions
    • C. Confined to metropolitan cities only
    • D. All of these

  • 36. Yellow card is issued to :

    • A. People above poverty line
    • B. People below poverty line
    • C. People in government services
    • D. People in private sector

  • 37. Which one of the following statements is incorrect?

    • A. America became independent from British rule in 1776
    • B. They adopted a democratic constitution in 1787
    • C. Many countries in Europe gave right to vote to only propertied people
    • D. In United States of America all the citizens including Blacks were given right to vote from the beginning.

  • 38. MSP stands for

    • A. Maximum Support Price
    • B. Minimum Support Price
    • C. Main Sale Price
    • D. Marginal Support Price

  • 39. When were the first written “Laws of Cricket” drawn up?

    • A. 1703
    • B. 1744
    • C. 1750
    • D. 1760

  • 40. Who was the leader of Solidarity Movement in Poland?

    • A. Michelle Bachelete
    • B. Salvador Allende
    • C. Lech Walesa
    • D. Pinochet

  • 41. Which of the following trees were promoted for building ships or railways?

    • A. Firs & Pines
    • B. Bushes & Creepers
    • C. Teak & Sal
    • D. Shisham & Acacia

  • 42. Which one of the following does not ensure food security to the people?

    • A. Enough food is available for all the persons
    • B. All persons have the capacity to buy food
    • C. Extremely inadequate purchasing power
    • D. There is no barrier on access to food

  • 43. Gujjar Bakarwals are pastoralists belong to:

    • A. Himachal Pradesh
    • B. Andhra Pradesh
    • C. Jammu and Kashmir
    • D. Madhya Pradesh

  • 44. The Gond forest community belongs to which of the following?

    • A. Chhattisgarh
    • B. Jharkhand
    • C. Jammu and Kashmir
    • D. Gujarat

  • 45. Why was International Monetary Fund established?

    • A. To maintain peace and security among the countries
    • B. Lends money to governments of member nations when in need
    • C. To implement and formulate trade agreements
    • D. To take decision regarding misery and poverty of western countries

  • 46. Kurumas and Kurubas who reared sheep and goat:

    • A. Karnataka
    • B. Jammu & Kashmir
    • C. Madhya Pradesh
    • D. Maharashtra

  • 47. Who released a special stamp entitled ‘Wheat Revolution’ in July 1968?

    • A. Mahatma Gandhi
    • B. Indira Gandhi
    • C. Jawaharlal Nehru
    • D. Motilal Nehru

  • 48. In which state of India, Amul Dairy is situated?

    • A. Rajasthan
    • B. Gujarat
    • C. Karnataka
    • D. Bihar

  • 49. When did the most devastating Bengal famine occur?

    • A. 1930
    • B. 1940
    • C. 1942
    • D. 1943

  • 50. Name the cooperative that provides milk and vegetables controlled rate decided by the Government of Delhi:

    • A. Amul
    • B. Kendriya Bhandar
    • C. Mother Dairy
    • D. None of these