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Question:

A wet bulb and a dry bulb thermometer is used to determine?

  • A) relative humidity
  • B) minimum temperature
  • C) air pressure
  • D) maximum temperature

Question:

In which one of the following places, the boiling point of water is the highest?

  • A) Dead Sea
  • B) Mt. Everest
  • C) Nile Delta
  • D) Sunderban Delta

Question:

 Rice is a staple food for people of India. In the milling process, polishing is the final process and the polished rice is rich in?

  • A) Cellulose
  • B) Sugar
  • C) Starch
  • D) Chitin

Question:

 Which one of the following layers of the atmosphere is responsible for the reflection of radio waves?

  • A) Troposphere
  • B) Stratosphere
  • C) Mesosphere
  • D) Ionosphere

Question:

 Which one of the following seeds can benefit a patient of diabetes mellitus by normalizing his blood sugar level?

  • A) Coriander seeds
  • B) Mustard seeds
  • C) Cumin seeds
  • D) Fenugreek seeds

Question:

 Which statement is wrong?

  • A) Iron 'sinks in water
  • B) Wood floats in water
  • C) Mercury floats in water
  • D) Iron floats in 'mercury

Question:

 Which one of the following fuels causes minimum environmental pollution?

  • A) Diesel
  • B) Coal
  • C) Hydrogen
  • D) Kerosene

Question:

 The offending substance in the liquor tragedies leading to blindness is?

  • A) Ethyl alcohol
  • B) Amyl alcohol
  • C) Benzyl alcohol
  • D) Methyl alcohol

Question:

 Colloidal silver is an effective _?

  • A) germ killer
  • B) pesticide
  • C) antiseptic
  • D) anaesthesia

Question:

 Clouds consist of charged particles of water dispersed in _?

  • A) colloid
  • B) air
  • C) light
  • D) sky

Question:

 The rays, that is used as a diagnostic tool in medicine and for the treatment of cancer, is?

  • A) gamma rays
  • B) ultraviolet rays
  • C) X-rays
  • D) infrared rays

Question:

 Penicillin grows on?

  • A) organic matter
  • B) fresh water
  • C) hills
  • D) rock

Question:

What did Gandhiji do to practice the ideals of truth and nonviolence in 1916?

  • A) He joined the Indian National Congress
  • B) He founded Sabarmati Ashram near Ahmedabad
  • C) He founded the Gujarat Vidyapeeth
  • D) He started an all-India Satyagraha

Question:

Who among the following opposed Mahatma Gandhi's association with the Khilafaf movement?

  • A) Abul KalamAzad
  • B) Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
  • C) Mohammed Ali Jinnah
  • D) FazlulHaque

Question:

 The first Muslim President of the Indian National Congress was?

  • A) Ajmal Khan
  • B) Rahimullah Sayani
  • C) Abul KalamAzad
  • D) Mohammad Ali Jinnah

Question:

 What did Gandhiji want the landlords and the capitalists to do in respect of their property of wealth?

  • A) Sole owners
  • B) Trustees
  • C) Profit earners
  • D) None of these

Question:

 In 1857, the first shot was fired from a rebel's gun in?

  • A) Barrackpore
  • B) Meerut
  • C) Ambala
  • D) Delhi

Question:

 Lala Lajpat Rai suffered fatal injuries during the demonstration against?

  • A) Simon Commission
  • B) Quit India Movement
  • C) Cripps Mission
  • D) Non-cooperarion Movement

Question:

 The Wahabi Movement was started in India by?

  • A) Muhammad-bin Abdul Wahab
  • B) Sir Syed Ahmad Khan
  • C) Sayyad Ahmad of Rai Bareli
  • D) Nolie of the above

Question:

 "Mother India" was written by?

  • A) V.D.Savarkar
  • B) Katherine Mayo
  • C) Lala Lajpat Rai
  • D) None of the above.

Question:

 Which party was in power in England when India got' Independence?

  • A) Conservative
  • B) Labour
  • C) Liberal- Democratic
  • D) None of these

Question:

 Which of the following statements about Lord Cornwallis is incorrect?

  • A) He destroyed the power ofTipu Sultan
  • B) He introduced Permanent Settlement
  • C) Before coming to India he had been defeated by the American Colonists -
  • D) His term of office in India from 1789 to 1798

Question:

 Who among the following socio-religious reformers from Maharashtra was popularly known as 'Lokhitwadi'?

  • A) Jyotiba Phule
  • B) M.G.Ranade
  • C) Gopal Hari Deshmukh
  • D) Atmaram Pandurang

Question:

 The first public association formed in Modem India in 1838was?

  • A) Landholders' Society
  • B) Madras Native Association
  • C) Bengal British India Society
  • D) Bombay Association

Question:

The only condition on which India wants to subscribe to the CTBT is?

  • A) nautralisation of hydrogen bombs
  • B) banning of chemical weapons
  • C) lifting of sanctions
  • D) total nuclear disarmament

Question:

Sarkaria Commission was set up for reviewing the relations between?

  • A) The Prime Minister and the President
  • B) Legislature and Executive
  • C) Executive and the Judiciary
  • D) Centre and the States

Question:

 Name the first aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy?

  • A) INS Shakti
  • B) INS Ranvijay
  • C) INS Kora
  • D) INS Vikrant

Question:

 Name the company to have become the first private Internet Service Provider in the country, after privatisation by the government?

  • A) Tata Infosys
  • B) Satyam Infoway
  • C) HCL
  • D) VSNL

Question:

 The newly formed nation which became-independent on 9th July 2011 is?

  • A) Kozovo
  • B) Serbia
  • C) South Sudan
  • D) Montenegro

Question:

 Bay of Pigs is related to?

  • A) Cuba
  • B) Chile
  • C) Peru
  • D) None of these

Question:

 Which of the following countries is the top foreign investor in India?

  • A) UK
  • B) Germany
  • C) Japan
  • D) USA

Question:

 Who among the following Muslim writers had a good knowledge of Sanskrit?

  • A) Al-Beruni
  • B) Amir Hasan Dehlavi
  • C) Amir Khusro
  • D) Badaruddin

Question:

 Lapse Rate is the rate of change in?

  • A) temperature with increase of altitude
  • B) rainfall with increase of altitude
  • C) salinity with ocean depth
  • D) pace of movement of glacier

Question:

 The term 'Pisciculture'?

  • A) Rearing of fish
  • B) Rearing of sheep
  • C) Bee-keeping means
  • D) Rearing of silkworms

Question:

 Which type of industries are mostly found in Bangladesh?

  • A) Fishing
  • B) Tea
  • C) Jute based
  • D) None of these

Question:

 South Africa is the largest producer of?

  • A) Silver
  • B) Teak wood
  • C) Gold
  • D) Lead

Question:

 The modern capital of Brazil is?

  • A) Rio de Janeiro
  • B) Sao Paulo
  • C) Salvador
  • D) Brasilia

Question:

Who wrote 'Memories of Second World War'?

  • (A) General Cariappa
  • (B) Winston Churchill
  • (C) Eisenhower
  • (D) D.H. Lawrence

Question:

Who Wrote 'The Financial Expert'?

  • (A) R.K. Narayan
  • (B) Tagore
  • (C) Maugham
  • (D) Leacock

Question:

Who Was the famous Hebrew poet?

  • (A) Digenes
  • (B) Milton
  • (C) Elijah
  • (D) Zakir Hussain

Question:

Who is called the 'Grand Old man of Poetry' in English?

  • (A) B. Shaw
  • (B) TS. Eliot
  • (C) John Masefield
  • (D) Wordsworth

Question:

Who wrote 'Don Juan'?

  • (A) Byron
  • (B) Stowe
  • (C) Mangham
  • (D) None of the above

Question:

Who wrote the first five books (The Law) of the Old Testament?

  • (A) Moses
  • (B) St. Anthony
  • (C) St. Matthews
  • (D) St.John

Question:

Who wrote 'The Lady's Dressing Room'?

  • (A) R.K. Narayan
  • (B) Rudyard Kipling
  • (C) Agatha Christie
  • (D) Jonathan Swift

Question:

Mark the wrong combination?

  • (A) James Watt Steam Engine
  • (B) AG. Bell Telephone
  • (C) J.L. Baird Television
  • (D) J. Perkins Penicillin

Question:

Who invented the steam locomotive?

  • (A) Edison
  • (B) Stephenson
  • (C) JR.O Tata
  • (D) Alexander

Question:

Blaise Pascal is associated with?

  • (A) Calculating machine
  • (B) Computers
  • (C) Cinema
  • (D) None of these

Question:

The scientist who first discovered that the earth revolves round the sun was?

  • (A) Newton
  • (B) Dalton
  • (C) Copernicus
  • (D) Einstein

Question:

The velocity of light was first measured by?

  • (A) Einstein
  • (B) Newton
  • (C) Romer
  • (D) Galilee

Question:

The first attempt in printing was made in England by?

  • (A) JamesArkwright
  • (B) James Watt
  • (C) William Caxton
  • (D) ISaac Newton


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