General Awareness : Model Question Paper, Question Set - 5


  • 1. The famous bronze image of Nataraja is a fine example of:

    • A. Chola art
    • B. Gandhara art
    • C. Gupta art
    • D. Mauryan art

  • 2. Which of the following is the unit of frequency?

    • A. Ampere
    • B. Joule
    • C. Hertz
    • D. Newton

  • 3. The Hijra era counted from:

    • A. 622 A.D.
    • B. 632 A.D
    • C. 712 A.D.
    • D. 1526A.D.

  • 4. Ramcharitmanas was written by:

    • A. Kalidasa
    • B. Valmiki
    • C. Surdas
    • D. Tulsidas

  • 5. Capital formation in an economy depends on:

    • A. Total income
    • B. Total demand
    • C. Total savings
    • D. Total production

  • 6. The Indian Sub-continent was originally a part of:

    • A. Jurassic Park
    • B. Angara-Land
    • C. Arya-Varta
    • D. Gondwana-Land

  • 7. Which of the following is correctly matched?

    • A. Kesari-B. G. Tilak
    • B. New India-M. K. Gandhi
    • C. Young India-Annie Besant
    • D. Yugantar-Aurobindo Ghosh

  • 8. Which is the highest body that approves Five-Year Plans in the country?

    • A. Planning commission
    • B. Union Cabinet
    • C. Parliament
    • D. National Development Council

  • 9. Article 1 of the Constitution declares India as:

    • A. Federal State
    • B. Quassi-Federal State
    • C. Unitary State
    • D. Union of States

  • 10. The light of which of the following colours has the longest wavelength?

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

  • 11. Who propounded the ‘market law’?

    • A. Adam smith
    • B. J.Say
    • C. T.R. Malthus
    • D. David Ricardo

  • 12. Which is not a Central Service?

    • A. Indian Police Service
    • B. Indian Foreign Service
    • C. Indian Audit & Accounts Service
    • D. Indian Revenue Service

  • 13. Who introduced the system of Civil Services in India ?

    • A. Warren Hastings
    • B. Lord Cornwallis
    • C. Lord Hardinge
    • D. William Bentinck

  • 14. The tropical grassland is called:

    • A. Pampas
    • B. Llanas
    • C. Savanah
    • D. Veld

  • 15. Ajanta paintings depict scenes from the:

    • A. Ramayana
    • B. Mahabharata
    • C. Jatakas
    • D. Upanishads

  • 16. The last Governor General of India was

    • A. Lord Wavell
    • B. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
    • C. Lord Mountbatten
    • D. C. Rajagopalachari

  • 17. In India, one rupee coins and notes and subsidiary coins are issued by:

    • A. The Reserve Bank of India
    • B. The Central Government
    • C. The State Bank of India
    • D. The Unit Trust of India

  • 18. An Antibiotic is:

    • A. Chemical synthesized by a human cell against a micro-organism
    • B. A chemical synthesized by a micro-organism against another micro-organism
    • C. A substance produced by bllod cells against bacteria
    • D. A substance produced by blood cells against infection

  • 19. The oldest Hindu epic is:

    • A. Mahabharat
    • B. Ramayana
    • C. Mahabhashya
    • D. Ashtadhyayi

  • 20. Law of heredity was put forward by:

    • A. Mendel
    • B. Mendeleev
    • C. Pavlov
    • D. Koch

  • 21. Which :of the following Englishman was honoured by Jahangir with the title of Khan?

    • A. Sir Thomas Roe
    • B. Edward Terry
    • C. William Hawkins
    • D. None of these

  • 22. The leader of Young Bengal Movement was:

    • A. Dwarkanath Tagore
    • B. Chandrashekhar Deb
    • C. Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
    • D. Henry Vivian Derozio

  • 23. The President of the Indian National Congress at the time of Indian Independence was:

    • A. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
    • B. J. B, Kripalani
    • C. Jawaharlal Nehru
    • D. Rajendra Prasad

  • 24. Who started the Bhoodan Movement?

    • A. Mahatma Gandhi
    • B. Jayaprakash Narayan
    • C. Swami Vivekananda
    • D. Acharya Vinoba Bhave

  • 25. Who is the highest civil servant of the Union Government?

    • A. Attorney-General
    • B. Cabinet Secretary
    • C. Home Secretary
    • D. Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister

  • 26. The instrument used to measure the speed of wind is:

    • A. Altimeter
    • B. Anemometer
    • C. Chronometer
    • D. Dosimeter

  • 27. In India, population density is defined as the number of persons:

    • A. Per square mile
    • B. Per lakh square mile
    • C. Per lakh square kilometer
    • D. Per square kilometer

  • 28. Ripe grapes contain:

    • A. Fructose
    • B. Sucrose
    • C. Galactose
    • D. Glucose

  • 29. A fresh egg sinks in pure water whereas, it floats in saturated salty water. This is due to:

    • A. higher density of the salty water
    • B. higher density of the pure water
    • C. the fluid matter inside the egg-shell
    • D. the fact that the egg-shell is made of calcium which is heavier than pure water

  • 30. The atmosphere is heated mainly by:

    • A. Insolation
    • B. Conduction
    • C. Radiation
    • D. Convection

  • 31. The slogan Inquilab Zindabad was first raised by:

    • A. Lokmanya Tilak
    • B. Veer Savarkar
    • C. Chandrashekhar Azad
    • D. Bhagat Singh

  • 32. How many minutes for each degree of longitude does the local time of any place vary from the Greenwich time?

    • A. Two minutes
    • B. Four minutes
    • C. Six minutes
    • D. Eight minutes

  • 33. Which one of the following is pure water:

    • A. Rain water
    • B. Filter water
    • C. Tubewell water
    • D. Distilled water

  • 34. Tulsidas was a contemporary of:

    • A. Babar
    • B. Akbar
    • C. Jahangir
    • D. Shahjehan

  • 35. Bank deposits that can be withdrawn without notice are called:

    • A. account payee deposits
    • B. fixed deposits
    • C. variable deposits
    • D. demand deposits

  • 36. The famous Kohinoor diamond was produced from one of the mines in:

    • A. Orissa
    • B. Chhota Nagpur
    • C. Bijapur
    • D. Golconda

  • 37. The word Hindu as reference to the people of Hind (India) was first used by:

    • A. The Arabs
    • B. The Chinese
    • C. The Romans
    • D. The Greeks

  • 38. Zero was invented by:

    • A. Aryabhatta
    • B. Bhaskara
    • C. Varahamihira
    • D. none of these

  • 39. An ice cube floats on water but it sinks in alcohol because:

    • A. the ice cube is the frozen form of water
    • B. water is more transparent than alcohol
    • C. ice cube is solid while alcohol is liquid
    • D. the ice cube is lighter than water and heavier than alcohol

  • 40. In a slanting hilly Indian terrain experiencing more than 200 cms of annual rainfall, which one of the following crops can be cultivated best?

    • A. Cotton
    • B. Jute
    • C. Tobacco
    • D. Tea

  • 41. Who was the Governor General of India when the Indian National Congress was formed?

    • A. Lord Dufferin
    • B. Lord Cornwallis
    • C. Lord Lytton
    • D. Lord Mountbatten

  • 42. Who was the first Indian to become the member of British Parliament?

    • A. Badruddin Tyabji
    • B. W, C. Bannerjee
    • C. D. N. Wacha
    • D. Dadabhai Naoroji

  • 43. Rani Lakshmi Bai died fighting the British in the battle of:

    • A. Kanpur
    • B. Gwalior
    • C. Jhansi
    • D. Kalpi

  • 44. Who among the following could not be captured by the British in 1857?

    • A. Bahadur Shah II
    • B. Mangal Pandey
    • C. Nana Saheb
    • D. Tantia Tope

  • 45. Which of the following Mughal emperors tomb is outside India?

    • A. Jahangir
    • B. Akbar
    • C. Shah Jahan
    • D. Aurangzeb

  • 46. “India wins Freedom” is the autobiography of:

    • A. Abdul Kalam Azad
    • B. Muhammad Ali
    • C. Zakir Hussain
    • D. Syed Ahmad Khan

  • 47. Which is used for settling muddy water?

    • A. Common Salt
    • B. Common alum
    • C. Aluminium Powder
    • D. Bleaching Powder

  • 48. From where did Mahatma Gandhi start his historic Dandi March?

    • A. Champaran
    • B. Sabarmati Ashram
    • C. Chauri Chaura
    • D. Dandi

  • 49. The Doctrine of Lapse was introduced by:

    • A. Lord Wellesley
    • B. Warren Hastings
    • C. Lord Canning
    • D. Lord Dalhousie

  • 50. Gandhiji considered Khadi as a symbol of:

    • A. Industrialisation
    • B. Economic Independence
    • C. Economic Growth
    • D. Mortal purity

  • 51. Polythene is polymer of:

    • A. Ethylene
    • B. Propylene
    • C. Acetylene
    • D. Aniline

  • 52. Who was the Hindu King shown playing on the Veena on ancient coins?

    • A. Vikramaditya
    • B. Samudragupta
    • C. Shivaji
    • D. Ashoka

  • 53. The City of Agra was founded by:

    • A. Rana Sanga
    • B. Ibrahim Lodi
    • C. Firuz Tughlaq
    • D. Sikandar Lodi

  • 54. Before Delhi, where was the capital of India during the British India?

    • A. Lucknow
    • B. Bombay
    • C. Calcutta
    • D. Patna

  • 55. Who painted the master piece “Hamsa Damayanti”?

    • A. Anjolie Ela Menon
    • B. Abanindranath Tagore
    • C. Amrita Shergill
    • D. Raja Ravi Verma

  • 56. Rayon is made from:

    • A. Plastic
    • B. Gasoline
    • C. Petroleum
    • D. Cellulose

  • 57. Gandhiji started Satyagraha movement in 1919 in protest against the:

    • A. Simon Commission
    • B. Champaran wrongs
    • C. Enactment of Rowlatt Act
    • D. Colonial exploitation of India

  • 58. Swaraj as a national demand was first made by:

    • A. Chittaranjan Das
    • B. Jawaharlal Nehru
    • C. Dadabhai Naoroji
    • D. Bal Gangadhar Tilak

  • 59. Who built the Stupa at Sanchi in Madhya Pradesh?

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

  • 60. The first woman President of the Indian National Congress was:

    • A. Kasturba Gandhi
    • B. Annie Besant
    • C. Sarojini Naidu
    • D. Vijayalakshmi Pandit

  • 61. The practice of selling goods in a foreign country at a price below their domestic selling price is called:

    • A. Diplomacy
    • B. Discrimination
    • C. Dumping
    • D. Double pricing

  • 62. Jama Masjid in Delhi was built by:

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

  • 63. If the tax rate increases with the higher level of income, it shall be called:

    • A. Proportional tax
    • B. Progressive tax
    • C. Lump sum tax
    • D. Regressive tax

  • 64. The Home Rule Movement in India was started by:

    • A. S. N. Banerjee and W. C. Banerjee
    • B. Annie Besant and Tilak
    • C. Mahatma Gandhi and Motilal Nehru
    • D. Annie Besant and Gokhale

  • 65. Prime cost is equal to:

    • A. Variable cost plus administrative cost
    • B. Variable cost plus fixed cost
    • C. Variable cost only
    • D. Fixed cost only

  • 66. Under normal conditions, the velocity of sound in the air is:

    • A. 33 m/sec
    • B. 300 m/sec
    • C. 600 m/sec
    • D. 3300 m/sec

  • 67. The founder of Boy Scouts and Civil Guides Movement in India was:

    • A. Charles Andrews
    • B. Baden Powell
    • C. Richard Temple
    • D. Robert Montgomery

  • 68. The trial of INA heroes was held at:

    • A. Bombay
    • B. Delhi
    • C. Calcutta
    • D. Simla

  • 69. To an astronaut sky appears:

    • A. White
    • B. Rich blue
    • C. Light blue
    • D. Dark

  • 70. Through which of the following media does sound travel the fastest?

    • A. Cool air
    • B. Warm air
    • C. Cold Water
    • D. Steel

  • 71. Muslim League first demanded partition of India in:

    • A. 1906
    • B. 1916
    • C. 1940
    • D. 1946

  • 72. Which functionary can be invited to give his opinion in the Parliament?

    • A. Attorney-General of India
    • B. Chief Justice of India
    • C. Chief Election Commissioner of India
    • D. Comptroller & Auditor-General of India

  • 73. The English Weekly edited by Mahatma Gandhi was:

    • A. Kesari
    • B. Comrade
    • C. Bombay Chronicle
    • D. Young India

  • 74. Biwi ka Maqbara is the tomb of:

    • A. Nurjahan
    • B. Aurangzebs wife
    • C. Humayuns sister
    • D. Mumtaz Mahal

  • 75. Who was the first Indian to pass the Indian Civil Service?

    • A. Dadabhai Naoroji
    • B. Surendranath Banerjee
    • C. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
    • D. D. N Wacha

  • 76. Who defined the law of gravitation?

    • A. Newton
    • B. Archimedes
    • C. Galileo
    • D. Faraday

  • 77. An iceberg is floating in the sea Out of 10 parts of its mass, how many will remain above the surface of the water?

    • A. one part
    • B. Two part
    • C. Three part
    • D. Four part

  • 78. Which of the following have the highest upper limit of audible range?

    • A. Bats
    • B. Dogs
    • C. Human Beings
    • D. Whales

  • 79. Which was the birth place of Guru Nanak?

    • A. Gurdaspur
    • B. Amritsar
    • C. Lahore
    • D. Talwandi

  • 80. IC in computer stands for:

    • A. Integrated Charge
    • B. Integrated Current
    • C. Integrated Circuit
    • D. Internal Circuits

  • 81. Who was called by the British rulers as the leader of Indian unrest?

    • A. Gopal Krishna Gokhale
    • B. Subhash Chandra Bose
    • C. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
    • D. M. K. Gandhi

  • 82. Buddha means:

    • A. The Enlightened one
    • B. The Religious Preacher
    • C. The Genius
    • D. The Powerful

  • 83. The Lucknow Pact of 1916 was made between:

    • A. The moderates and extremists
    • B. The British and the Indians
    • C. The Hindus and the Muslims
    • D. The Congress and the Muslim League

  • 84. The Indians celebrated the Independence Day for the first time on:

    • A. January 1,1930
    • B. January 26,1930
    • C. August 15,1947
    • D. January 26,1950

  • 85. The Congress split into moderates and extremists in the session at

    • A. Ahmedabad
    • B. Madras
    • C. Lucknow
    • D. Surat

  • 86. Who among the following called himself as the Second Alexander?

    • A. Alauddin Khilji
    • B. Samudragupta
    • C. Chandragupta
    • D. Kanishka

  • 87. Sharada Act dealt with:

    • A. widow remarriage
    • B. child marriage
    • C. intercaste marriage
    • D. polygamy

  • 88. "Be proud that you are an Indian, proudly claim I am an Indian, every Indian is my brother ….." Who had said these words?

    • A. Jawaharlal Nehru
    • B. Vivekananda
    • C. Lala Lajpat Rai
    • D. Mahatma Gandhi

  • 89. Which silver salt is used for making film for photography?

    • A. Silver bromide
    • B. Silver chloride
    • C. Silver Sulphate
    • D. Silver nitrate

  • 90. Who among the following attended all the three Round Table Conferences?

    • A. Madan Mohan Malviya
    • B. Annie Besant
    • C. Mahatma Gandhi
    • D. B. R. Ambedkar

  • 91. Who among the following was the leader of the moderates?

    • A. Gopal Krishna Gokhale
    • B. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
    • C. Annie Besant
    • D. C. G. Andrews

  • 92. A hydrogen balloon floats up because of:

    • A. air pressure decreases with decrease in height
    • B. air pressure decreases with decrease in weight
    • C. weight of the balloon is less than the weight of air displaced by it
    • D. the pressure inside the balloon is more than the pressure outside it

  • 93. The first Indian university opened in 1857 was in:

    • A. Madras
    • B. Calcutta
    • C. Benaras
    • D. Bombay

  • 94. New capital issue is placed in:

    • A. Secondary market
    • B. Grey market
    • C. Primary market
    • D. Black market

  • 95. An expenditure that has been made and cannot be recovered is called:

    • A. variable cost
    • B. opportunity cost
    • C. sunk cost
    • D. operational cost

  • 96. The Prime Minister of Britain at the time of Indias independence was:

    • A. Lord Mountbatten
    • B. Winston Churchill
    • C. Ramsay Macdonald
    • D. Clement Attlee

  • 97. The metal is used to make lightning conductors is:

    • A. Iron
    • B. Aluminium
    • C. Copper
    • D. B & C above

  • 98. Tripple vaccine is administered to a new born child to immunize it against:

    • A. Whooping cough, tetanus and measles
    • B. Whooping cough, tetanus and diphtheria
    • C. Tetanus, diphtheria, measles and rubella
    • D. Tetanus, diphtheria, small pox and rubella

  • 99. The Vernacular Press Act was passed by:

    • A. Lord Curzon
    • B. Lord Wellesley
    • C. Lord Lytton
    • D. Lord Hardinge

  • 100. A high growth rate of population is characterized by:

    • A. High birth and high death rates
    • B. High birth and low death rates
    • C. Low birth and low death rates
    • D. Low birth and high death rates