Q1. The name of which painting style, based on the name of a district in Bihar, literally means `Forest of Honey’ ?
Q2. Whose birthday on 29 August is celebrated as `National Sports Day’ in India ?
(B) Dhyan Chand
(C) Milkha Singh
(D) Wilson Jones
Q3. What is Mahatma Gandhi’s samadhi in Delhi Called ?
(A) Raj Ghat
(C) Vijay Ghat
(D) Shakti Sthal
Q4. Guru Shikhar, in Mount Abu, is the highest peak of which mountain range ?
Q5. `Silicon Valley of India’ is the nickname of which south Indian city ?
Q6. According to Hindu mythology, who is the Guru of Devas (Gods) ?
Q7. Which one of the following is not a fungus ?
Q8. In 1905, which Viceroy of India effected the Partition of Bengal ?
(A) Lord Irwin
(B) Lord Curzon
(C) Lord Hardinge
(D) Lord Chelmsford
Q9. `Panchatantra’, a collection of moral stories in Sanskrit, was authored by ?
(C) Narayan Pandit
(D) Vishnu Sharma
Q10. Which is the only state in India to have Common Civil Code in force ?
(D) Jammu & Kashmir
Q11. Which is the only metal that exists in liquid form at normal room temprature (25 degree Celsius) ?
Q12. What was the name of Maharana Pratap’s faithful horse ?
Q13. Under National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA), how many
minimum no. of days guaranteed wage employment is provided in every
financial year to a rural household ?
(A) 50 days
(B) 100 days
(C) 150 days
(D) 200 days
Q14. According to Hindu mythology, what kind of animal is Kamadhenu ?
Q15. Who was the first Deputy Prime Minister of India ?
(B) Lal Bahadur Shastri
(C) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
(D) Vallabhbhai Patel
Q16. In 2010, which Asian city will host Commonwealth Games ?
(C) New Delhi
(D) Kuala Lumpur
Q17. Annie Besant, a British lady, was first woman President of
Indian National Congress(INC). Who was the first Indian woman President
of INC ?
(A) Sarojini Naidu
(B) Nellie Sengupta
(C) Indira Gandhi
(D) Sonia Gandhi
Q18. Java Trench, also called Sunda Trench, is the deepest point in which ocean ?
(A) Arctic Ocean
(B) Pacific Ocean
(C) Indian Ocean
(D) Atlantic Ocean
Q19. `Liberty, Equality and Fraternity’ was the motto of which revolution ?
(A) Cuban Revolution
(B) American Revolution
(C) Chinese Revolution
(D) French Revolution
Q20. `Dreams from My Father’ and `The Audicity of Hope’ books are authored by which American President ?
(A) Bill Clinton
(B) George W. Bush
(C) Barack Obama
(D) Ronald Reagan
Q21. On the banks of which river is Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, situated ?
Q22. Jataka Tales, written in Pali language, are the previous birth stories of which religious Guru ?
(B) Gautam Buddha
(C) Guru Nanak Dev
(D) Guru Gobind Singh
Q23. Who wrote Bangladesh’s national anthem ‘Amar Shonar Bangla’ ?
(A) Rabindranath Tagore
(B) Kazi Nazrul Islam
(C) Mohammed Iqbal
(D) Taslima Nasrin
Q24. Parvani, the peacock, is mount of which Hindu God ?
Q25. Before Bhubaneswar, which city was the capital of Orissa ?
Q26. Who was the first recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award ?
(A) Geet Sethi
(B) Pullela Gopichand
(C) Vishwanathan Anand
(D) Sachin Tendulkar
Q27. In which city are the headquarters of European Union (EU) located ?
(C) New York
Q28. Which conquerer was born in Macedonia (Europe), died in Babylon (Asia) and buried in Alexandria (Africa) ?
(A) Genghis Khan
(B) Attila the Hun
(C) Napolean Bonaparte
(D) Alexander the Great
Q29. To produce artificial rains, which chemical is used for Cloud Seeding ?
(A) Copper Sulphate
(B) Ammonium Nitrate
(C) Silver Iodide
(D) Potassium Premanganate
Q30. Binola village, the scheduled site of the Indian National Defence University (INDU), is in which state ?
(D) Uttar Pradesh
Q31. In 1970, who became the first recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award ?
(A) Devika Rani Roerich
(B) Prithviraj Kapoor
(D) Pankaj Mullick
Q32. Bomakai and Sambalpuri saris are native of which state ?
(B) Madhya Pradesh
(D) West Bengal
Q33. `Akbarnama’, a biographical account of Mughal ruler Akbar, was authored by ?
(C) Abul Fazl
(D) Abdul Rahim Khan-i-khana
Q34. Which among the following is not a mammal ?
(D) Blue Whale
Q35. Which city is known as the `Big Apple’ ?
(D) New York
Q36. Who was the first Indian to win All England Open Badminton Championships Singles title ?
(A) Prakash Nath
(B) Prakash Padukone
(C) Nandu M. Natekar
(D) Pullela Gopichand
Q37. On which river is Bhakra Nangal Dam, the highest gravity dam in world, is constructed ?
Q38. Apart from Delhi, which other Union Territory has its own
elected Vidhan Sabha and the executive council of ministers headed by a
Chief Minister ?
(A) Daman and Diu
(B) Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Q39. On 2nd July 1972, with which Pakistani leader did Indira Gandhi sign Shimla Agreement ?
(A) Ayub Khan
(B) Yahya Khan
(C) Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
(D) Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq
Q40. Which freedom fighter highlighted the drain of India’s wealth
into Britain, in his book `Poverty and Un-British Rule in India’ in 1901
(A) Dinshaw Edulji Wacha
(B) Dadabhai Naoroji
(C) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
(D) Womesh Chandra Bonerjee
Q41. In Windows XP operating system, what is the `XP’ short for ?
(D) Extra Power
Q42. What is the common name of Indian national tree `Ficus Bengalensis’ ?
(C) Aam (Mango)
(D) Bargad (Banyan)
Q43. In which city is the Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports situated ?
Q44. What is the retirement age of Supreme Court judges ?
(A) 60 years
(B) 62 years
(C) 65 years
(D) 70 years
Q45. Which religious teacher established four maths in four corners
of country at Badrinath (North), Dwarka (West), Puri (East) &
Sringeri (South) ?
(A) Adi Shankaracharya
(B) Swami Vivekanand
(C) Swami Dayanand Saraswati
(D) Swami Prabhupada
Q46. From which country’s constitution, the concept of the Directive
Principles of State Policy has been adopted in Indian constitution ?
(C) United Kingdom
(D) United States of America
Q47. Which sector is the biggest contributor to India’s GDP ?
(D) All contribute equally
Q48. Bubonic, Pnuemonic and Septicemic are the forms of which deadly infectious disease caused by Yersinia Pestis bacterium ?
(A) Hepatitis B
Q49. Who is the Chairman of the National Knowledge Commission ?
(A) Sam Pitroda
(C) Raghunath Anant Mashelkar
(D) A.P.J.Abdul Kalam
Q50. Who among the following is considered as the father of Mobile Phone ?
(A) Percy Spencer
(B) Martin Cooper
(C) Tim Berners-Lee
(D) Edwin Land
Q51. The significant rise in production of which commodity is referred as `Yellow Revolution’ ?
(D) Fruits and Vegetables
Q52. What is the length of a Cricket pitch, measured between two sets of wickets ?
(A) 18 yards
(B) 20 yards
(C) 22 yards
(D) 24 yards
Q53. Which associate of Mahatma Gandhi founded Paunar Ashram near Wardha in Maharashtra ?
(A) Baba Amte
(D) Vinoba Bhave
Q54. Where is the headquarters of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) ?
(A) New Delhi
Q55. Gayatri Mantra is addressed to which Hindu god ?
Q56. What is the name of India’s first electric Car ?
Q57. In which battle was Prithviraj Chauhan, the ruler of Delhi, decisively defeated by Afghan ruler Muhammad Ghori ?
(A) Battle of Buxar (1764)
(B) Battle of Plassey (1757)
(C) Third Battle of Panipat (1761)
(D) Second Battle of Tarain (1192)
Q58. Which element is necessarily present in all acids ?
Q59. Which IT entrepreneur authored the book `Business at the speed of thought’ ?
(A) Bill Gates
(B) Larry Ellison
(C) Michael Dell
(D) Sergey Brin
Q60. In which mountain range is the Siachen Glacier, the world’s longest glacier, located ?
(C) Hindu Kush
(D) Tien Shan
Q61. In human body, Bile is produced by which organ ?
Q62. What was the original name of Mughal empress Noor Jahan ?
(D) Arjumand Banu Begum
Q63. Which among the following is not a Prime number ?
Q64. Which city houses the headquarters of International Cricket Council (ICC) ?
Q65. Graphite and Diamond are allotropes of which element ?
Q66. In 1905, who founded the Servants of India Society in Pune ?
(A) Lala Lajpat Rai
(B) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(C) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
(D) Gopal Hari Deshmukh
Q67. Who is the only Indian cricketer to have taken all 10 wickets in a Test innings ?
(A) Kapil Dev
(B) Bishen Singh Bedi
(C) Narendra Hirwani
(D) Anil Kumble
Q68. In which Indian state is the Keibul Lamjao, world’s only floating National Park, situated ?
(D) West Bengal
Q69. In 1995, who became first recipient of the International Gandhi Peace Prize ?
(A) Julius Nyerere
(B) Nelson Mandela
(C) Gerhard Fischer
(D) John Hume
Q70. ’My Music, My Life’ and ‘Raga Mala’ books are the autobiographies of which music maestro ?
(A) Zakir Hussain
(B) Amjad Ali Khan
(C) Pt.Shiv Kuamr Sharma
Q71. What is the minimum age limit to become the President of India ?
(A) 25 years
(B) 30 years
(C) 35 years
(D) 40 years
Q72. Who created fictional character Harry Potter ?
(A) Ruskin Bond
(C) Enid Blyton
Q73. In humans, the deficiency of Vitamin C leads to which disease ?
(D) Nyctalopia (Night Blindness)
Q74. Which freedom fighter was popularly known as `Deshbandhu’ ?
(A) Lala Lajpat Rai
(B) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(C) Chittaranjan Das
Q75. On 7th April 1875, in which city did Swami Dayanand Saraswati found the Arya Samaj ?
Q76. What was the original name of renowned Hindi and Urdu writer Munshi Premchand ?
(A) Raghupati Sahay
(B) Dhanpatrai Srivastava
(C) Akhtar Hussain Rizvi
(D) Sampooran Singh Kalra
Q77. In the Mahabharat, who killed Bhima’s son Ghatotkacha ?
Q78. Who was the first president of the Indian National Congress ?
(A) Dadabahi Naoroji
(B) Badruddin Tyabji
(C) Pherozeshah Mehta
(D) Womesh Chandra Bonnerjee
Q79. Who wrote ‘Ashtadhyayi’, the earliest existing grammar of Sanskrit ?
Q80. Which among the following is the motto of the Asian Games ?
(A) Ever Onward
(B) Friendship Through Sport
(C) Humanity – Equality – Destiny
(D) Swifter, Higher, Stronger
Q81. What is the approximate playing time of full version of ‘Jana Gana Mana’, the National Anthem of India ?
(A) 42 seconds
(B) 52 seconds
(C) 62 seconds
(D) 72 seconds
Q82. Which city is famous for Chikankari embroidery ?
Q83. In terms of population, which is the smallest state in India ?
(D) Arunachal Pradesh
Q84. Phobos and Deimos are two moons (natural satellite) of which planet ?
Q85. Which state will host 34th National Games in June 2009 ?
Q86. Mossad is the national intelligence agency of which country ?
Q87. Situated on the banks of Vaigai river, which city was the capital of Pandya Dynasty ?
Q88. Which constituent of human blood is responsible for blood clotting ?
(B) Red Blood Cells (Erythrocytes)
(C) White Blood Cells (Leukocytes)
(D) Platelets (Thrombocytes)
Q89. Which was the first country to give women the right to vote in elections ?
(D) New Zealand
Q90. What is the name of world’s first Personal Supercomputer, which is upto 250 times faster than standard PCs ?
(D) Deep Blue
Q91. Who is the Supreme Commander of Indian armed forces ?
(B) Prime Minister
(C) Defence Minister
(D) Chief of Army Staff
Q92. Which among the following is not a parasite ?
Q93. Who authored the book ‘India Wins Freedom’ ?
(A) Jawaharlal Nehru
(B) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
(C) Subhash Chandra Bose
Q94. Jatiyo Sansad is the parliament of which country ?
Q95. According to Hindu mythology, twin sisters Riddhi and Siddhi are wives of which God ?
Q96. In 1612, where did the British establish their first factory (trading post) in India ?
Q97. Velodrome is an arena for which sporting event ?
(A) Ice Hockey
(B) Lawn Tennis
(C) Sumo Wrestling
(D) Track Cycling
Q98. Which scientist was known as ‘Wizard of Menlo Park’ ?
(A) Isaac Newton
(B) Albert Einstein
(C) Louis Pasteur
(D) Thomas Alva Edison
Q99. On the banks of river Ganga, which ruler of Magadh founded the city of Patliputra (modern Patna) ?
(C) Chandragupta Maurya
Q100. On 6th April 1909, who became the first person to reach the North Pole ?
(A) Richard E. Byrd
(B) Robert Edwin Peary
(C) Roald Amundsen
(D) Lincoln Ellsworth