General Awareness : Model Question Paper, Question Set - 8


  • 1. In the budget figures of the Government of India the difference between total expenditure and total receipt is called:

    • A. Fiscal Deficit
    • B. Budget Deficit
    • C. Revenue Deficit
    • D. Current Deficit

  • 2. Which of the following Englishmen was honoured by Jahangir with the title of ‘Khan’?

    • A. Edward Terry
    • B. Hawkins
    • C. Sir Thomas Roe
    • D. Thomas Paine

  • 3. The prestigious Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2006 was recently conferred upon:

    • A. Prof. Wangari Maathai
    • B. Mr. Kevin Rudd
    • C. Mr. Ratan Tata
    • D. Mr. Mahmoud Abbas

  • 4. Who amongst the following was made the Chairman/Chairperson of the National Land Reforms Commission ?

    • A. Somnath Chatterjee
    • B. Murli Deora
    • C. Manmohan Singh
    • D. Smt. Sonia Gandhi

  • 5. Antibiotic penicillin is obtained from:

    • A. Bacteria
    • B. Fungus
    • C. Actinomycete
    • D. Algae

  • 6. Who is the first Indian to take a hat trick in an international test:

    • A. Kapil Dev
    • B. Jasu Patel
    • C. Harbhajan Singh
    • D. B.S. Chandrasekhar

  • 7. Which of the following compounds is commonly used as an antiseptic in mouth washes and toothpastes?

    • A. Borax
    • B. Salt Petre
    • C. Hydrogen Peroxide
    • D. Sodium Chloride

  • 8. Bleeding of gums and loosening of teeth is caused due to the deficiency of:

    • A. Vitamin A
    • B. Vitamin B
    • C. Vitamin C
    • D. Vitamin D

  • 9. Which of the following is not a Central Government Tax?

    • A. Corporate Tax
    • B. Land Revenue
    • C. Customs Duty
    • D. Income Tax

  • 10. Who among the following was sent by Ashoka to Sri Lanka to preach Buddhism?

    • A. Pushyamitra
    • B. Kautilya
    • C. Mahendra
    • D. Banabhatta

  • 11. What is the principal ore of aluminium?

    • A. Dolomite
    • B. Copper
    • C. Lignite
    • D. Bauxite

  • 12. What was the original name of "Nurjahan"?

    • A. Jabunnisa
    • B. Fatima Begum
    • C. Mehrunnisa
    • D. Jahanara

  • 13. Knowledge, technical skill, education ‘etc. in economics, are regarded as:

    • A. Social-overhead capital
    • B. Human capital
    • C. Tangible physical capital
    • D. Working capital

  • 14. The Vedas are known as:

    • A. Smriti
    • B. Sruti
    • C. Jnana
    • D. Siksha

  • 15. Which is the most essential function of an entrepreneur?

    • A. Supervision
    • B. Management
    • C. Marketing
    • D. Risk Bearing

  • 16. The highest gravity dam of the world is the:

    • A. Rihand Dam
    • B. Koyna Dam
    • C. Bhakra Dam
    • D. Nagarjuna Dam

  • 17. Which of the following is used to remove rust stains on cloth?

    • A. Kerosene
    • B. Lime
    • C. Oxalic acid solution
    • D. Petrol

  • 18. Bank Rate refers to the interest rate at which:

    • A. Commercial banks receive deposits from the public
    • B. Central bank gives loans to Commercial banks
    • C. Government loans are floated
    • D. Commercial banks grants loans to their customers

  • 19. Who is called the ‘Father of History?

    • A. Plutarch
    • B. Herodotus
    • C. Justin
    • D. Pliny

  • 20. Preparation of ‘Dalda or Vanaspati ghee from vegetable oil utilises the following process:

    • A. Hydrolysis
    • B. Oxidation
    • C. Hydrogenation
    • D. Ozonoloysis

  • 21. The Speaker of the Lok Sabha is elected by the:

    • A. President
    • B. Prime Minister
    • C. Members of both Houses of Parliament
    • D. Member of the Loksabha

  • 22. The theory of monopolistic competition was developed by:

    • A. E.H. Chamberlin
    • B. P.A.Samuelson
    • C. J.Robinson
    • D. A.Marshall

  • 23. How many permanent members are there in Security Council?

    • A. 3
    • B. 4
    • C. 5
    • D. 6

  • 24. Fascism believes in:

    • A. Peaceful change
    • B. Force
    • C. Tolerence
    • D. Basic Rights for the individual

  • 25. What is the full form of ‘AM regarding radio broadcasting?

    • A. Amplitude Movement
    • B. Anywhere Movement
    • C. Amplitude Matching
    • D. Amplitude Modulation

  • 26. Which of the following is considered as a non-conventional source of energy?

    • A. Coal
    • B. Hydroelectricity
    • C. Natural Gas
    • D. Wind Power

  • 27. Nathu Laa, a place where India-China border trade has been resumed after 44 years, is located on the Indian border in:

    • A. Sikkim
    • B. Arunachal Pradesh
    • C. Himachal Pradesh
    • D. Jammu & Kashmir

  • 28. Who is the chief advisor to the Governor?

    • A. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
    • B. Chief Minister
    • C. Speaker of the Lok Sabha
    • D. President

  • 29. All the goods which are scare and limited in supply are called:

    • A. Luxury Goods
    • B. Expensive Goods
    • C. Capital Goods
    • D. Economic Goods

  • 30. The official agency responsible for estimating National Income in India is:

    • A. Indian Statistical Institute
    • B. Reserve Bank of India
    • C. Central Statistical Organization
    • D. National Council for Applied Economics and Research

  • 31. The President of India is elected by

    • A. members of both Houses of the Parliament
    • B. members of both houses of Parliament of State Legislatures
    • C. members of both Houses of the State Legislative Assemblies
    • D. Elected members of both Houses of the Parliament and members of Legislative Assemblies

  • 32. Who was the last Mughal Emperor to sit on the Peackok Throne?

    • A. Jahandar Shah
    • B. Bahadur Shah Zafar
    • C. Shah Alam I
    • D. Mohammad Shah

  • 33. Which of the following chemical is used in photography:

    • A. Aluminum hydroxide
    • B. Silver bromide
    • C. Potassium nitrate
    • D. Sodium chloride

  • 34. The age of tree can be determined more or less accurately by:

    • A. counting the number of branches
    • B. measuring the height ,of the tree
    • C. measuring the diameter of the trunk
    • D. counting the number of rings in the trunk

  • 35. Who is the author of Gandhis favourite Bhajan "Vaishnava jana to tene kahiye"?

    • A. Purandar Das
    • B. Shyamal Bhatt
    • C. Narsi Mehta
    • D. Sant Gyaneshwar

  • 36. The highest body which approves the Five-Year Plan in India is the:

    • A. Planning Commission
    • B. National Development Council
    • C. The Union Cabinet
    • D. Finance Ministry

  • 37. Which Greek ruler was defeated by Chadragupta Maurya?

    • A. Darius
    • B. Alexander
    • C. Megasthnese
    • D. Seleucus

  • 38. Savanna grasslands are found in:

    • A. Australia
    • B. Africa
    • C. East Asia
    • D. South America

  • 39. Barabar Caves were used for Shelter by:

    • A. Tharus
    • B. Jainas
    • C. Tantrics
    • D. Ajivikas

  • 40. The earth’s total surface area is approximately:

    • A. 160 million Sq Km
    • B. 240 million Sq Km
    • C. 320 million Sq Km
    • D. 509 million Sq Km

  • 41. Metals are good conductors because:

    • A. They contain free electrons
    • B. The molecules in them collide very freely close together
    • C. The molecules in them collide very freely
    • D. They contain reflecting surface

  • 42. Purchasing Power Parity theory is related with:

    • A. Interest Rate
    • B. Bank Rate
    • C. Wage Rate
    • D. Exchange Rate

  • 43. Rotation of crops means:

    • A. growing of different crops in succession to maintain soil fertility
    • B. some crops are growing again and again
    • C. two or more crops are grown simultaneously to increase productivity
    • D. None of these

  • 44. Which of the following is in the Concurrent List of the Constitution?

    • A. Pilgrimages to places outside India
    • B. National Highway
    • C. Electricity
    • D. Relief of the disables and the unemployable

  • 45. Which of the following Muslim rulers remained in the captivity of his son?

    • A. Akbar
    • B. Aurangzeb
    • C. Iltutmish
    • D. Shahjahan

  • 46. Gober gas (Biogas) mainly contains:

    • A. Methane
    • B. Ethane and butane
    • C. propane and butane
    • D. methane, ethane, propane and propylene

  • 47. In which State was the first non- Congress Government set up in Independent India:

    • A. Punjab
    • B. Bihar
    • C. Maharashtra
    • D. Kerala

  • 48. Which Sikh Guru was executed by Aurangzeb?

    • A. Guru Arjan Dev
    • B. Guru Ram Das
    • C. Guru Teg Bahadur
    • D. Guru Gobind Singh

  • 49. Cheap money means

    • A. Low rates of Interest
    • B. Low level of saving
    • C. Low level of Income
    • D. Low level of Standard of Living

  • 50. The slogan “Inquilab Zindabad” was first raised by:

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