Thursday, May 3, 2012


Q1. The name of which painting style, based on the name of a district in Bihar, literally means `Forest of Honey’ ?
(A) Kangra
(B) Mysore
(C) Tanjore
(D) Madhubani

Q2. Whose birthday on 29 August is celebrated as `National Sports Day’ in India ?
(A) C.K.Naidu
(B) Dhyan Chand
(C) Milkha Singh
(D) Wilson Jones

Q3. What is Mahatma Gandhi’s samadhi in Delhi Called ?
(A) Raj Ghat
(B) Shantivan
(C) Vijay Ghat
(D) Shakti Sthal

Q4. Guru Shikhar, in Mount Abu, is the highest peak of which mountain range ?
(A) Satpura
(B) Vindhya
(C) Aravali
(D) Himalaya

Q5. `Silicon Valley of India’ is the nickname of which south Indian city ?
(A) Hyderabad
(B) Bengaluru
(C) Chennai
(D) Thiruvananthapuram

Q6. According to Hindu mythology, who is the Guru of Devas (Gods) ?
(A) Dhanvantri
(B) Shukracharya
(C) Brihaspati
(D) Vishvakarma

Q7. Which one of the following is not a fungus ?
(A) Yeast
(B) Mushroom
(C) Insulin
(D) Penicillin

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 ?
(A) Somadeva
(B) Kautilya
(C) Narayan Pandit
(D) Vishnu Sharma

Q10. Which is the only state in India to have Common Civil Code in force ?
(A) Goa
(B) Mizoram
(C) Nagaland
(D) Jammu & Kashmir

Q11. Which is the only metal that exists in liquid form at normal room temprature (25 degree Celsius) ?
(A) Mercury
(B) Cesium
(C) Gallium
(D) Rubidium

Q12. What was the name of Maharana Pratap’s faithful horse ?
(A) Chetak
(B) Kanthak
(C) Marengo
(D) Bucephalus

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 ?
(A) Dog
(B) Cow
(C) Horse
(D) Elephant

Q15. Who was the first Deputy Prime Minister of India ?
(A) B.R.Ambedkar
(B) Lal Bahadur Shastri
(C) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
(D) Vallabhbhai Patel

Q16. In 2010, which Asian city will host Commonwealth Games ?
(A) Tokyo
(B) Shanghai
(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 ?
(A) Ganga
(B) Yamuna
(C) Gomti
(D) Godavari

Q22. Jataka Tales, written in Pali language, are the previous birth stories of which religious Guru ?
(A) Mahavira
(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 ?
(A) Indra
(B) Vishnu
(C) Ganesh
(D) Kartikeya

Q25. Before Bhubaneswar, which city was the capital of Orissa ?
(A) Puri
(B) Cuttack
(C) Rourkela
(D) Sambalpur

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 ?
(A) Brussels
(B) Geneva
(C) New York
(D) Paris

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 ?
(A) Punjab
(B) Haryana
(C) Rajasthan
(D) Uttar Pradesh

Q31. In 1970, who became the first recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award ?
(A) Devika Rani Roerich
(B) Prithviraj Kapoor
(C) B.N.Sirkar
(D) Pankaj Mullick

Q32. Bomakai and Sambalpuri saris are native of which state ?
(A) Orissa
(B) Madhya Pradesh
(C) Maharashtra
(D) West Bengal

Q33. `Akbarnama’, a biographical account of Mughal ruler Akbar, was authored by ?
(A) Faizi
(B) Birbal
(C) Abul Fazl
(D) Abdul Rahim Khan-i-khana

Q34. Which among the following is not a mammal ?
(A) Bat
(B) Shark
(C) Dolphin
(D) Blue Whale

Q35. Which city is known as the `Big Apple’ ?
(A) Paris
(B) Tokyo
(C) Shanghai
(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 ?
(A) Chenab
(B) Jhelum
(C) Ravi
(D) Sutlej

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
(C) Lakshadweep
(D) Pondicherry

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 ?
(A) Expert
(B) Express
(C) Experience
(D) Extra Power

Q42. What is the common name of Indian national tree `Ficus Bengalensis’ ?
(A) Neem
(B) Peepal
(C) Aam (Mango)
(D) Bargad (Banyan)

Q43. In which city is the Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports situated ?
(A) Gwalior
(B) Patiala
(C) Bangalore
(D) Chennai

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 ?
(A) France
(B) Ireland
(C) United Kingdom
(D) United States of America

Q47. Which sector is the biggest contributor to India’s GDP ?
(A) Agriculture
(B) Industry
(C) Services
(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
(B) Measles
(C) Tetanus
(D) Plague

Q49. Who is the Chairman of the National Knowledge Commission ?
(A) Sam Pitroda
(B) C.Rangarajan
(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’ ?
(A) Grains
(B) Pulses
(C) Oilseeds
(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
(B) C.Rajagopalachari
(C) C.F.Andrews
(D) Vinoba Bhave

Q54. Where is the headquarters of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) ?
(A) New Delhi
(B) Mumbai
(C) Chennai
(D) Kolkata

Q55. Gayatri Mantra is addressed to which Hindu god ?
(A) Surya
(B) Brahma
(C) Vishnu
(D) Shiv

Q56. What is the name of India’s first electric Car ?
(A) Rewa
(B) Arjun
(C) Chetak
(D) Shaktiman

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 ?
(A) Carbon
(B) Oxygen
(C) Hydrogen
(D) Nitrogen

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 ?
(A) Himalayas
(B) Karakoram
(C) Hindu Kush
(D) Tien Shan

Q61. In human body, Bile is produced by which organ ?
(A) Liver
(B) Spleen
(C) Pancreas
(D) Stomach

Q62. What was the original name of Mughal empress Noor Jahan ?
(A) Bhagmati
(B) Mehrunnisa
(C) Manikarnika
(D) Arjumand Banu Begum

Q63. Which among the following is not a Prime number ?
(A) 5
(B) 7
(C) 9
(D) 11

Q64. Which city houses the headquarters of International Cricket Council (ICC) ?
(A) Dubai
(B) London
(C) Monaco
(D) Sharjah

Q65. Graphite and Diamond are allotropes of which element ?
(A) Arsenic
(B) Carbon
(C) Selenium
(D) Germanium

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 ?
(A) Kerala
(B) Karnataka
(C) Manipur
(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
(D) Pt.Ravishankar

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
(B) J.K.Rowling
(C) Enid Blyton
(D) R.K.Narayan

Q73. In humans, the deficiency of Vitamin C leads to which disease ?
(A) Beriberi
(B) Scurvy
(C) Rickets
(D) Nyctalopia (Night Blindness)

Q74. Which freedom fighter was popularly known as `Deshbandhu’ ?
(A) Lala Lajpat Rai
(B) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(C) Chittaranjan Das
(D) C.F.Andrews

Q75. On 7th April 1875, in which city did Swami Dayanand Saraswati found the Arya Samaj ?
(A) Rajkot
(B) Ahmedabad
(C) Mumbai
(D) Lahore

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 ?
(A) Karna
(B) Dronacharya
(C) Ashwathama
(D) Shalya

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 ?
(A) Charak
(B) Sushruta
(C) Patanjali
(D) Panini

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 ?
(A) Srinagar
(B) Hyderabad
(C) Lucknow
(D) Jodhpur

Q83. In terms of population, which is the smallest state in India ?
(A) Goa
(B) Sikkim
(C) Mizoram
(D) Arunachal Pradesh

Q84. Phobos and Deimos are two moons (natural satellite) of which planet ?
(A) Mars
(B) Venus
(C) Mercury
(D) Jupiter

Q85. Which state will host 34th National Games in June 2009 ?
(A) Goa
(B) Assam
(C) Kerala
(D) Jharkhand

Q86. Mossad is the national intelligence agency of which country ?
(A) China
(B) Russia
(C) Israel
(D) Pakistan

Q87. Situated on the banks of Vaigai river, which city was the capital of Pandya Dynasty ?
(A) Madurai
(B) Thanjavur
(C) Warangal
(D) Vijayanagar

Q88. Which constituent of human blood is responsible for blood clotting ?
(A) Plasma
(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 ?
(A) Finland
(B) Norway
(C) Australia
(D) New Zealand

Q90. What is the name of world’s first Personal Supercomputer, which is upto 250 times faster than standard PCs ?
(A) Eka
(B) Tesla
(C) Param
(D) Deep Blue

Q91. Who is the Supreme Commander of Indian armed forces ?
(A) President
(B) Prime Minister
(C) Defence Minister
(D) Chief of Army Staff

Q92. Which among the following is not a parasite ?
(A) Hookworm
(B) Tapeworm
(C) Ringworm
(D) Roundworm

Q93. Who authored the book ‘India Wins Freedom’ ?
(A) Jawaharlal Nehru
(B) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
(C) Subhash Chandra Bose
(D) C.Rajagopalachari

Q94. Jatiyo Sansad is the parliament of which country ?
(A) Nepal
(B) Pakistan
(C) Bangladesh
(D) Japan

Q95. According to Hindu mythology, twin sisters Riddhi and Siddhi are wives of which God ?
(A) Surya
(B) Vishnu
(C) Shiva
(D) Ganesh

Q96. In 1612, where did the British establish their first factory (trading post) in India ?
(A) Surat
(B) Mumbai
(C) Chennai
(D) Kolkata

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) ?
(A) Bimbisara
(B) Ajatashatru
(C) Chandragupta Maurya
(D) Bindusara

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

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