General Awareness : Model Question Paper, Question Set - 6


  • 1. Which of the following is measured on the Richter Scale?

    • A. Density of liquids
    • B. Intensity of Earthquakes
    • C. Velocity of tornadoes
    • D. Height of mountains

  • 2. The minor planets revolving between the orbits of Jupiter and Mars are called:

    • A. Comets
    • B. Meteors
    • C. Asteroids
    • D. Novas

  • 3. Which of the following countries is known as the Land of Midnight Sun?

    • A. Belgium
    • B. Holland
    • C. Norway
    • D. Sweden

  • 4. A nautical mile is equal to:

    • A. 1005 meters
    • B. 1250 meters
    • C. 1575 meters
    • D. 1825 meters

  • 5. Which of the following statement about the shape of Earth is correct?

    • A. It is an oblate spheroid
    • B. It bulges slightly at the Poles
    • C. It is a little flattened at the Equator
    • D. It is exactly spherical in shape without any bulge at any place

  • 6. Where do you find the temple of Angkor Wat?

    • A. Thailand
    • B. Malyasia
    • C. Cambodia
    • D. Mynamar

  • 7. For a time difference of one hour the longitudinal distance is equal to:

    • A. 1 degree
    • B. 5 degree
    • C. 10 degree
    • D. 15 degree

  • 8. The second largest island in the world is:

    • A. Borneo
    • B. Madagascar
    • C. New Guinea
    • D. Greenland

  • 9. Earth completes one rotation on its axis in:

    • A. 23 hours and 30 minutes
    • B. 23 hours 56 minutes and 4.9 seconds
    • C. 24 hours
    • D. 24 hours 1 minute and 10 seconds

  • 10. Which of the following occur more frequently than the other three in the Indian Ocean?

    • A. Cyclones
    • B. Hurricanes
    • C. Tornadoes
    • D. Typhoons

  • 11. In a rechargeable cell what kind of energy is stored within the cell?

    • A. Electrical energy
    • B. Potential energy
    • C. Chemical energy
    • D. Kinetic energy

  • 12. The temperate grasslands of Asia and Eurpoe are known as:

    • A. Pampas
    • B. Prairies
    • C. Tundras
    • D. Steppes

  • 13. Snowline is:

    • A. The altitude below which there is no snowfall ever
    • B. The altitude above which there is snowfall but the snow melts almost completely during the summer
    • C. The altitude above which snow lies permanently at any place, and it does not melt throughout the year
    • D. None of these

  • 14. The variation in the duration of the day and night is due to Earth’s:

    • A. Rotation on its axis
    • B. Revolution around the Sun
    • C. Inclination of an angle of 66 and half degree
    • D. Both A and C above

  • 15. Which of the following parts of India produces nearly three-fourth of the total quantity of Tea?

    • A. Northern India
    • B. North East India
    • C. North West India
    • D. Southern India

  • 16. Which of the following oceans has the largest number of world’s active volcanoes?

    • A. Arctic ocean
    • B. Atlantic ocean
    • C. Indian ocean
    • D. Pacific ocean

  • 17. What is Sidereal Day?

    • A. The day on which the Sun reaches its maximum distance from the Equator
    • B. The time during which Earth makes a complete revolution on its axis in respect of the fixed star
    • C. The day on which the duration of sunshine and darkness are equal
    • D. The day on which the duration of sunshine is the maximum

  • 18. To which of the following eras does the Aravali system belong?

    • A. Cenozoic
    • B. Mesozoic
    • C. Paleozoic
    • D. Precambrian

  • 19. Imaginary lines drawn on a global map, form pole to pole and perpendicular to the Equator, are called:

    • A. Contours
    • B. Isobars
    • C. Meridians
    • D. Steppes

  • 20. Which of the following is the largest peninsula in the World?

    • A. Arabian Peninsula
    • B. Indian Peninsula
    • C. Malay Peninsula
    • D. None of these above

  • 21. Fog, which reduces visibility, usually occurs when:

    • A. Moist air mingles with warm air
    • B. Cool air blows over the surface of warm water
    • C. Moist air touches cold surface of Earth
    • D. Warm air blows over cold surface of Earth

  • 22. In which of the following countries are the world’s highest waterfalls located?

    • A. Canada
    • B. Venezuela
    • C. India
    • D. Laos

  • 23. India’s permanent research station Dakshin Gangotri is situated in the:

    • A. Great Himalayas
    • B. Indian Ocean
    • C. Antarctica
    • D. Arabian Sea

  • 24. Which of the following happens when a traveler crosses the 180th meridian?

    • A. He losses a day if he crosses it in winter
    • B. He gains a day if he crosses it in summer
    • C. He losses or gains a day depending upon the speed at which he is travelling
    • D. He gains or loses a day depending upon the direction in which he travels

  • 25. Which of the following is known as the world’s Eternal City?

    • A. Athens
    • B. Berlin
    • C. Cairo
    • D. Rome

  • 26. Fold mountains are formed as a result of:

    • A. Horizontal tensional forces
    • B. Volcanic activity
    • C. Horizontal compressional forces
    • D. Vertical uplift of a landmass

  • 27. For determination of the age of which among the following is carbon dating method used?

    • A. Fossil
    • B. Rocks
    • C. Trees
    • D. A & B above

  • 28. Thomas Cup is related to:

    • A. Badminton
    • B. Basket ball
    • C. Cricket
    • D. Tennis

  • 29. The American space shuttle which exploded in space killing astronaut Kalpana Chawla was known as:

    • A. Challenger
    • B. Columbia
    • C. Discovery
    • D. Columbus

  • 30. Which of the following statements in regard to the Motion of Earth is correct?

    • A. It rotates on its axis from east to west
    • B. The day and night are a result of rotation
    • C. It rotates round the Sun, taking 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 45.51 seconds
    • D. None of these is correct

  • 31. Standard 18-carat gold sold in the market is:

    • A. 82 parts gold and 18 parts other metals
    • B. 18 parts gold and 82 parts other metals
    • C. 18 parts gold and 6 parts other metals
    • D. 9 parts gold and 15 parts other metals

  • 32. A narrow passage of water connecting two large bodies of water is known as a/an:

    • A. Oasis
    • B. Strait
    • C. Isthmus
    • D. Bay

  • 33. The Planning Commission of India is:

    • A. A constitutional body
    • B. An independent and autonomous
    • C. A statutory body
    • D. A non-statutory body

  • 34. Which of the following factors is responsible for occurrences of earthquakes?

    • A. Sudden cooling and contraction of Earth’s surface
    • B. Activity of some dormant volcanoes
    • C. Change of water into steam due to internal heat and its expansion
    • D. All of these

  • 35. Mangrove vegetation in India is most extensive in:

    • A. Malabar
    • B. Rann of Kutch
    • C. Sunderbans
    • D. None of these

  • 36. Which of the following rivers crosses the Equator twice?

    • A. Amazon
    • B. Congo
    • C. Nile
    • D. Tigris

  • 37. Mediterranean type of climate is best suited for the cultivation of:

    • A. Fruits
    • B. Paddy
    • C. Pulses
    • D. Wheat

  • 38. Which of the following is a tropical grassland?

    • A. Taiga
    • B. Savannah
    • C. Pampas
    • D. Prairies

  • 39. The distance between Earth and the Sun is greatest during:

    • A. Summer Solstice
    • B. Winter Solstice
    • C. Aphelion
    • D. Perihelion

  • 40. The constitution of India was adopted on:

    • A. 26 January, 1950
    • B. 26 January, 1949
    • C. 26 November, 1949
    • D. 31 December, 1949

  • 41. The largest gold producing country in the world is:

    • A. Brazil
    • B. Canada
    • C. South Africa
    • D. USA

  • 42. Which of the following is concerned with the study of characteristics, origin and development of land forms?

    • A. Ecology
    • B. Geography
    • C. Geology
    • D. Geomorphology

  • 43. Which of the following statements best defines the Ecosystem?

    • A. A system that studies the volume intensity and velocity of sound
    • B. A system that governs the radiation of energy from the Sun
    • C. A system that classifies organisms
    • D. A system that comprises the physical environment and the organisms that live therein

  • 44. Mirages occur in:

    • A. Tropical deserts
    • B. Oceans
    • C. Forests
    • D. Stratosphere

  • 45. Himalayas are:

    • A. Fold mountains
    • B. Residual Mountains
    • C. Volcanic Mountains
    • D. None of the Above

  • 46. The Great Barrier Reef is a:

    • A. Coral formation
    • B. Hill range
    • C. Man made wall
    • D. Tidal bore

  • 47. How many schedules the Constitution of India contains:

    • A. 1/9/1900 12:00:00 AM
    • B. 10
    • C. 11
    • D. 12

  • 48. “Gita Govinda” the famous poem was written by:

    • A. Jayachandra
    • B. Jayadeva
    • C. Jayasimha
    • D. Jayant

  • 49. Which of the following cities is known as the City of Golden Gate?

    • A. San Francisco
    • B. Brussels
    • C. Rome
    • D. Amritsar

  • 50. What is the shape of Earth’s orbit around the Sun?

    • A. Hyperbolic
    • B. Circular
    • C. Elliptical
    • D. Parabolic