General Awareness : Model Question Paper, Question Set - 9


  • 1. Which mirror is used as a rear view mirror in vehicles?

    • A. Plain
    • B. Convex
    • C. Concave
    • D. Spherical

  • 2. Which of the following can be considered as the most useful and outstanding reforms made by Lord Curzon, especially in respect of the people living in the undivided province of Punjab?

    • A. Educational Reforms
    • B. Police Reforms
    • C. Industrial Reforms
    • D. Agriculture Reforms

  • 3. When too much money is chasing too few goods, the situation is:

    • A. Deflation
    • B. Inflation
    • C. Recession
    • D. Stagflation

  • 4. Money Bill can be introduced in the State Legislative Assembly with the prior permission of the:

    • A. Governor of the State
    • B. Chief Minister of the State
    • C. Speaker of Legislative Assembly
    • D. Finance Minister of the State

  • 5. The compilation Meri Ekyawan Kavitayen is by:

    • A. A.B.Vajpayee
    • B. Harivanshrai Bachchan
    • C. Dharam Vir Bharti
    • D. Shiv Mangal Singh Suman

  • 6. Ibn Batuta, the famous Arab scholar, visited India during the reign of:

    • A. Akbar
    • B. Muhammad-Bin-Tugluq
    • C. Qutab-ud-din Aibak
    • D. Alauddin Khilji

  • 7. Kalidas was:

    • A. A poet during the Gupta period
    • B. A dramatist during Harshvardhana’s reign.
    • C. An astronomer during Gupta period
    • D. None of these

  • 8. Who is the highest wicket-taker in Indian Cricket team?

    • A. Javagal Srinath
    • B. Anil Kumble
    • C. Maninder Singh
    • D. Kapil Dev

  • 9. Who built the famous Dilwara Temple at Mount Abu during the thirteenth century?

    • A. Mahendrapala
    • B. Mahipala
    • C. Rajyapala
    • D. Tejapala

  • 10. Which of the following is not a carbohydrate?

    • A. Wax
    • B. Starch
    • C. Sucrose
    • D. Maltose

  • 11. The highest Indian mountain-peak is:

    • A. Mt Everest
    • B. Nanga Parbat
    • C. Dhaulagiri
    • D. Godwin Austin

  • 12. Who is believed to have completed the construction of Qutab Minar near Mehrauli?

    • A. Alauddin Khilji
    • B. Iltutmish
    • C. Raziya Begum
    • D. Muhammad-Bin-Tughluq

  • 13. The Indus Valley Civilization was famous for:

    • A. Well Planned Cities
    • B. Efficient Civic Organization
    • C. Progress of Art and Architecture
    • D. All of the above

  • 14. Gaya is associated with Lord Buddha, where he:

    • A. Was born
    • B. Attained enlightenment
    • C. Died
    • D. Delivered his first sermon

  • 15. Who was the Sikh Guru who compiled Adi Granth, the foremost text of Sikh religion?

    • A. Guru Amar Das (1552-1574)
    • B. Guru Ram Das (1574-1581)
    • C. Guru Hari Rai (1644-61)
    • D. Guru Arjan Dev (1581-1606)

  • 16. Deficiency of which vitamin causes night blindness?

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

  • 17. Only zero and one are used for operating:

    • A. Calculator
    • B. Computer
    • C. Abacus
    • D. Typewriter

  • 18. Who was the founder of the Hindu College, Calcutta?

    • A. Raja Ram Mohan Roy
    • B. David Hare
    • C. Henry Vivian Derozio
    • D. Asutosh Choudhry

  • 19. Who was the first Indian Governor-General of India?

    • A. B.R. Ambedkar
    • B. Rajagopalachari
    • C. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
    • D. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan

  • 20. Which of the following expressions does not figure in the Preamble to the India Constitutions?

    • A. Sovereign Democratic Republic
    • B. Socialist
    • C. Secular
    • D. Federal

  • 21. A candidate, to become a member of the Rajya Sabha, should not be less than:

    • A. 21 years of age
    • B. 25 years of age
    • C. 30 years of age
    • D. 32 years of age

  • 22. The first discourse of Buddha in Sarnath is called:

    • A. Mahabhiniskraman
    • B. Mahaparinirvana
    • C. Mahamastakabhisheka
    • D. Dharmachakrapravartan

  • 23. Which is an ore of aluminum?

    • A. Chromite
    • B. Cuprite
    • C. Bauxite
    • D. Siderite

  • 24. ‘Equinox’ means:

    • A. Days are longer than nights.
    • B. Days and nights are equal
    • C. Days are shorter than nights
    • D. None of these

  • 25. The maximum strength of the elected members of the House of the People (Lok Sabha) is:

    • A. 530
    • B. 545
    • C. 550
    • D. 574

  • 26. Compared to the rich the poor save:

    • A. A large part of their income
    • B. An equal part of their income
    • C. A smaller part of their income
    • D. All of their incomes

  • 27. Who amongst the following Hindu kings is known as the Napolean of India?

    • A. Ashoka
    • B. Harshavardhana
    • C. Samudragupta
    • D. Chadragupta Vikramaditya

  • 28. Chemical change does not take place in:

    • A. Souring of milk into curd
    • B. Rusting of iron in atmosphere
    • C. Burning of magnesium ribbon in air
    • D. Emitting of light by a red hot platinum wire

  • 29. Which King’s court was adorned by the celebrated Kalidasa?

    • A. Ashoka
    • B. Chandragupta Vikramaditya II
    • C. Harshavardhana
    • D. Kanishka I

  • 30. The Indian National Congress had passed the famous resolution on “Non-Cooperation” in 1920 as its session held at:

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

  • 31. Which country leads in production of aluminum and aluminum goods?

    • A. Austriala
    • B. The US
    • C. Russia
    • D. Japan

  • 32. Nov. 26, 1949 is a significant day in the history of our constitution because:

    • A. India took a pledge of complete independence on this day
    • B. The Constitution was adopted on this day
    • C. India became a Republic on the day
    • D. the first amendment of the Constitution was passed on this day

  • 33. The process of transfer of heat by matter but without actual movement of the particles themselves is called:

    • A. conduction
    • B. convection
    • C. radiation
    • D. None of these

  • 34. Computer cannot:

    • A. Send message
    • B. Abstract thought
    • C. Read file
    • D. Play music

  • 35. Prophet Mohammad founded Islam in the:

    • A. Fifth century AD
    • B. Sixth century AD
    • C. Seventh century AD
    • D. Eighth century AD

  • 36. Horns, nails and hair are:

    • A. soluble fats
    • B. insoluble carbohydrates
    • C. keratin proteins
    • D. complex lipids

  • 37. Transistor is:

    • A. Semi-Conductor
    • B. Inductor
    • C. Modulator
    • D. Demodulator

  • 38. The Union Parliament consists of:

    • A. The President of India
    • B. The Council of States (Rajya Sabha)
    • C. The House of the People (Lok Sabha)
    • D. All of these

  • 39. The Black Hole theory was discovered by:

    • A. S.Chandrashekar
    • B. Hargobind Khurana
    • C. V.Raman
    • D. S.Ramanujan

  • 40. Who was known as “Nightingale of India”?

    • A. Vijaylaxmi Pandit
    • B. Sarojini Naidu
    • C. Suraiya
    • D. None of these

  • 41. The Barrah dacoity was the first major venture of the revolutionary terrorists of the freedom movement in:

    • A. Punjab
    • B. East Bengal
    • C. Bombay-Karnataka
    • D. The Madras Presidency

  • 42. With the purpose of raising capital in the share market, the first public issue of share of the company to the investors is called:

    • A. Initial public proposal
    • B. Inclusive proposal
    • C. Mutual fund
    • D. Haze fund

  • 43. Who conducts the State Assembly Elections?

    • A. Chief Justice of the High Court concerned
    • B. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
    • C. Chief Election Commissioner
    • D. Governor of the State concerned

  • 44. Which of the following is the vaccine for tuberculosis?

    • A. OPT
    • B. BCG
    • C. Salk Vaccine
    • D. Rubella Vaccine

  • 45. The originators of the Dravidian style of architecture and sculpture in the South Indian Peninsula were the:

    • A. Cholas
    • B. Hoysalas
    • C. Pallavas
    • D. Pandyas

  • 46. Who was responsible for the introduction of English as the official language of India?

    • A. Sir Charles Wood
    • B. Allan Octavian Hume
    • C. Lord William Bentinck
    • D. Marques of Dalhousie

  • 47. Which of the following events took place on July 21, 1969, which termed as ‘Universal Wonder’ in the human history?

    • A. Landing of Appolo-II on moon
    • B. Invention of atom bomb
    • C. Invention of Super computer
    • D. Heart Transplant

  • 48. Which of the following places was known as a centre of learning in ancient India?

    • A. Nalanda
    • B. Ujjain
    • C. Allahabad
    • D. None of these

  • 49. The Iron Pillar of Delhi, near the Qutab Minar, is a marvelous work belonging to the:

    • A. Early Gupta Period
    • B. Maurya Period
    • C. Kushan Period
    • D. Pratihara Period

  • 50. The Prime Minister who was voted out of power by the Parliament was:

    • A. Indira Gandhi
    • B. Morarji Desai
    • C. V.P.Singh
    • D. Chandrashekhar