General Awareness : Model Question Paper, Question Set - 4


  • 1. In a human body, the basic building block are:

    • A. Muscles
    • B. Cells
    • C. Bones
    • D. Nerves

  • 2. Why does water boil below 100 degree C at higher altitudes?

    • A. There is lesser dissipation of heat at higher altitudes
    • B. Water available at higher altitudes is purer than that in the plains
    • C. Pollution free air at higher altitudes increases the calorific value of fuel used
    • D. The atmosphere pressure at higher altitudes is low as compared to that at sea level

  • 3. What is the name of the strait where Adams bridge is situated?

    • A. Bering Strait
    • B. Cook Strait
    • C. Palk Strait
    • D. Taiwan Strait

  • 4. A fuse in an electric circuit is used to

    • A. break the circuit when excessive current flows
    • B. control the voltage fluctuation in the circuit
    • C. increase the flow of current in the circuit
    • D. decrease the flow of current in the circuit

  • 5. Which of the following units is used to signify the magnitude of magnetic intensity?

    • A. Coulomb
    • B. Gauss
    • C. Volt
    • D. None of these

  • 6. Which one of the following is considered normal blood pressure in man?

    • A. 120/80 mm water
    • B. 120/80 mm blood
    • C. 120/80 mm mercury
    • D. 120/80 mm air

  • 7. Radio waves are reflected back to earth from the:

    • A. Troposphere
    • B. Exosphere
    • C. Stratosphere
    • D. Ionosphere

  • 8. Which of the following is an Indirect Tax:

    • A. Corporation Tax
    • B. Excise Duty
    • C. Wealth Tax
    • D. Capital Gain Tax

  • 9. Anthrax is a disease of humans and cattle with a potential for biological warfare. It is caused by:

    • A. Bacterium
    • B. Virus
    • C. Protozoan
    • D. Fungus

  • 10. Which continent of the world does not have a desert?

    • A. Australia
    • B. Europe
    • C. Asia
    • D. North America

  • 11. Which of the following is not a direct tax:

    • A. Wealth Tax
    • B. Sales Tax
    • C. Income Tax
    • D. Estate Duty

  • 12. The Indian Budget includes:

    • A. Revised estimates of the current year
    • B. Budget estimates for the following year
    • C. Actual figures of the preceding year
    • D. All of these

  • 13. Anemia is a common health problem especially in women. Which one of the following deficiencies is most frequently responsible for anemia in India?

    • A. Calcium
    • B. Iron
    • C. Iodine
    • D. Zinc

  • 14. Golden Fibre refers to:

    • A. Hemp
    • B. Cotton
    • C. Jute
    • D. Nylon

  • 15. Fiscal Policy is connected with:

    • A. Issue of currency
    • B. Exports and Imports
    • C. Public revenue and expenditure
    • D. None of these

  • 16. Which one of the following animals breathes through the skin?

    • A. Earthworm
    • B. Pigeon
    • C. Frog
    • D. Cockroach

  • 17. The hill range that separates the state of Manipur from the state of Nagaland is known as:

    • A. Arakan Hills
    • B. Patkai Hills
    • C. Barail Hills
    • D. Manipur Hills

  • 18. Which of the following taxes is not levied by any State Government:

    • A. Excise Duty
    • B. Professional Tax
    • C. Income Tax
    • D. None of these

  • 19. The system of Budget was introduced in India during the viceroy of:

    • A. Canning
    • B. Dalhousie
    • C. Ripon
    • D. Elgin

  • 20. The function of a Pro Tem Speaker is to:

    • A. Conduct the proceedings of the House in the absence of the speaker
    • B. Officiate as Speaker when the speaker is unlikely to be elected
    • C. Swear members and hold charge till a regular Speaker is elected
    • D. Scrutinise the authenticity of the election certificates of members

  • 21. Which of the following metals is used for the manufacturing of heating elements provided in electric presses?

    • A. Chromium
    • B. Nichrome
    • C. Nickel
    • D. Tungsten

  • 22. Excise duties are taxes on:

    • A. Sale of Commodities
    • B. Export of Commodites
    • C. Production of Commodities
    • D. Import of Commodities

  • 23. Fresh evaluation of every item of expenditure from the very beginning of each financial year is called:

    • A. Fresh Budgeting
    • B. Deficit Budgeting
    • C. Performance Budgeting
    • D. Zero Base Budgeting

  • 24. Which of the following is not shared by the Centre and the States:

    • A. Sales Tax
    • B. Corporation Tax
    • C. Income Tax
    • D. Union Excise Duties

  • 25. Springs of shock absorbers of automobiles and railway coaches are made of steel and not of rubber, because steel is

    • A. more durable than rubber
    • B. less expensive than rubber in the long run
    • C. less elastic than rubber
    • D. more elastic than rubber

  • 26. If the Prime Minister is a member of the Rajya Sabha:

    • A. He/she has to get elected to the Lok Sabha within six months
    • B. He/she can declare the government?s policies only in the Rajya Sabha
    • C. He/she cannot take part in the voting when a vote of no confidence is under consideration
    • D. He/she cannot take part in the budget deliberation in the Lok Sabha

  • 27. Companies pay Corporation Tax on their:

    • A. Investment
    • B. Production
    • C. Sales Proceeds
    • D. Incomes

  • 28. The sale proceeds of Government Bonds come under the budget head of:

    • A. Revenue Receipts
    • B. Capital Receipts
    • C. Capital Outlay
    • D. Current Expenditure

  • 29. The largest revenue in India is obtained from:

    • A. Sales Tax
    • B. Direct Tax
    • C. Excise Duty
    • D. None of these

  • 30. The principal source of revenue to the State Government in India is:

    • A. Income Tax
    • B. Sales Tax
    • C. State Excise Duties
    • D. Land Revenue

  • 31. Who among the following was elected President of India unopposed?

    • A. Dr Rajendra Prasad
    • B. Dr S Radhakrishnan
    • C. Dr Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
    • D. K R Narayanan

  • 32. A liquid drop tends to have a spherical shape because

    • A. a sphere is the most symmetrical object
    • B. the viscosity does not allow it to spread out
    • C. it has minimum surface energy
    • D. the strong gravitational field of earth does not allow it to have any other shape

  • 33. What kind of mirror is used for rear view?

    • A. Concave
    • B. Convex
    • C. Plane
    • D. Simple Glass

  • 34. Quinine is a drug used in the treatment of malaria. From which part of the plant is it obtained?

    • A. Roots
    • B. Stem
    • C. Bark
    • D. Leaves

  • 35. Why does a stick partly immersed in water appear to be broken at the junction of water and air? This is due to

    • A. scattering of light
    • B. reflection of light
    • C. refraction of light
    • D. both a and b above

  • 36. Which one of the following rights conferred by the Constitution of India is also available to non-citizens?

    • A. Freedom of speech, assembly and form association
    • B. Freedom to move, reside and settle in any part of the territory of India
    • C. Freedom to acquire property or to carry on any occupation trade or business
    • D. Right to constitutional remedies

  • 37. An Ad Valorem duty is a tax on the basis of:

    • A. The price of commodity
    • B. The value added
    • C. The advertisement expenditure
    • D. The unit of commodity

  • 38. Pyrheliometer is an instrument used for:

    • A. comparing the luminous intensity of the source of light
    • B. measuring solar radiations
    • C. measuring high temperatures
    • D. measuring heat radiations

  • 39. Who invented the Radio?

    • A. Graham Bell
    • B. Marconi
    • C. Newton
    • D. Otto Hume

  • 40. Which one of the following polymeric materials is used for making bulletproof jacket?

    • A. Nylon
    • B. Rayon
    • C. Kevlar
    • D. Dacron

  • 41. Which of the following taxes is/are levied by the Union and collected and appropriated by the states:

    • A. Stamp Duties
    • B. Taxes on Newspaper
    • C. Income Tax
    • D. None of the Above

  • 42. Which of the following is called a red planet?

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

  • 43. The foundation of DNA in the body is:

    • A. to help in the synthesis of proteins
    • B. to control the heredity
    • C. to assist in the release of energy
    • D. None of these

  • 44. Primary source of Vitamin D for human beings is:

    • A. Citrus fruit
    • B. Green Vegetables
    • C. Yeast
    • D. Sun

  • 45. Who invented the Lift?

    • A. Michael Earaday
    • B. E.G.Otis
    • C. Thomas Elva Edison
    • D. John Logie Baird

  • 46. Which one of the following statements with respect to Indian Air Force is not correct?

    • A. Chetak is a single engine truboshaft helicopter or Russian origin
    • B. SU-30 is a twen engine fighter of Russian origin
    • C. Mirage-2000 is a multi-role fighter of French engine
    • D. MiG-29 is a twin engine fighter aircraft or Russian origin

  • 47. Which of the following is not true about Vote on Account:

    • A. It is a budget presented in the Parliament to cover the deficit left by the last budget.
    • B. It does not allow the Government to set for the economic policies of the new plan which starts from 1st April.
    • C. It prevents the Government from imposing fresh taxes or withdrawing old one.
    • D. This allows the Government to withdraw an amount for a period with the consent of Parliament

  • 48. The light emitted by firefly is due to:

    • A. Chemical reaction called bioluminessence
    • B. Chemiluminescence process
    • C. A photoelectric process
    • D. Burning of phosphorus

  • 49. All revenues received, loans raised, and money received in repayments of loans by the Union Government go into:

    • A. Contingency fund of India
    • B. Consolidated fund of India
    • C. Public accounts of India
    • D. None of these

  • 50. Which one of the following Commissions is not provided in the Constitution of India?

    • A. Planning Commission
    • B. UPSC
    • C. Finance Commission
    • D. Election Commission