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Graduate Level Questions - 6

Graduate Level Questions and Answers - 6

1001. Most of the Constitution of India has been erected on the debris of:
(a) Govt. of India Act, 1935
(b) Indian Independence Act
(c) Govt. of India Act, 1919
(d) None of these
Answer: (a)

1002. The British crown assumed sovereignty over India from East India Company, through the ......
(a) Indian Council’s Act 1861
(b) Govt of India Act, 1858
(c) Indian Council Act, 1892
(d) Govt. of India Act, 1919
Answer: (b)

1003.  Minto-Morley Reforms were introduced in:
(a) 1892   (b) 1861 
(c) 1909   (d) 1919
Answer: (c)

1004.  What was also known as Montague-Chelmsford Reforms?
(a) Govt of India Act, 1858
(b) Indian Council Act, 1892
(c) Indian Council Act, 1909
(d) Govt. of India Act, 1919
Answer: (d)

1005. The reform which introduced the element of election in indirect manner for the first time:
(a)  Indian Council Act, 1861
(b) Indian Council Act, 1892
(c) Indian Council Act, 1909
(d) Govt. of India Act, 1919
Answer: (b)

1006.  Who presided over the first All Kerala Conference of Congress held in Ottappalam in 1921:
(a) C.Sankaran Nair (b) T.Prakasam
(c) Jawaharlal Nehru (d) Annie Besant
Answer: (b)

1007. The first Malayali to take part in a session of Indian National Congress:
(a) C.Sankaran Nair (b) G.P.Pillai
(c) K.Kelappan (d) Mancheri Ramayyar
Answer: (b)

1008. Who was the president of the unit of Indian National Congress formed in Travancore in 1937?
(a) Pattom Thanu Pillai
(b) Changanessey Parameswaran Pillai
(c) P.S.Nataraja Pillai (d) G.Ramachandran
Answer: (b)

1009. Travancore State Congress was formed in 1938 in a meeting held at Rashtreeya Hotel, Thiruvananthapuram. It was presided over by:
(a) C.V. Kunjuraman (b) Pattom Thanu Pillai
(c) G.Ramachandran (d) P.S.Nataraja Pillai
Answer: (a)

1010. The first president of the Travancore State Congress:
(a) Pattom Thanu Pillai (b) P.S.Nataraja Pillai
(c) C.V. Kunjuraman (d) C.Kesavan
Answer: (a)

1011. The ‘Dronacharya Award’ is given to:
(a) Coaches (b) Umpires
(c) Sports editors (d) Sports Journalists
Answer: (a)

1012. The torch used to kindle the Olympic flame is first lit at:
(a) Athens   (b) London 
(c) Vatican  (d) Olympia
Answer: (d)

1013. Who was the first Indian to win the World Amateur Billiards title?
(a) Geeth Sethi (b) Wilson Jones
(c) Prakash Padukone (d) None of these
Answer: (b)

1014. The Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports is located at
(a) Pahalgam (b) Darjeeling
(c) New Delhi (d) Shimla
Answer: (a)

1015. In which Indian state did the game of Polo originate?
(a) Meghalaya (b) Tripura
(c) Asom (d) Manipur
Answer: (d)

1016. In which year Eiffel Tower was built in Paris?
(a) 1879 (b) 1889
(c) 1892 (d) 1899
Answer: (b)

1017. Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of USA was assassinated in:
(a) 1863 (b) 1865
(c) 1867 (d) 1869
Answer: (b)

1018. Queen Victoria of England passed away in:
(a) 1899 (b) 1900
(c) 1901 (d) 1902
Answer: (c)

1019. Robert Peary became the first man to reach north pole in:
(a) 1911 (b) 1910
(c) 1909 (d) 1098
Answer: (c)

1020. Who led the revolution in China in 1911 that ended the rule of Manchu (Qing) dynasty?
(a) Mao Zedong (b) Sun Yat Sen
(c) Chiang Kaishek (d) Deng Xio Ping
Answer: (b)

1021. Who faced inquisition as he questioned Geocentric theory?
(a) Newton  (b) Ptolemy 
(c) Galileo  (d) Kepler
Answer: (c)

1022. Who was known as ‘the magician of Menlo Park’?
(a) Edison (b) Einstein
(c) Oppenheimer (d) Daimler
Answer: (a)

1023. Who formulated ‘Laws of Gravitation’?
(a) Dunlop (b) Faraday
(c) Edison (d) Isac Newton
Answer: (d)

1024. The Indian who got Nobel Prize for the study about stars:
(a) CV Raman (b) S Chandrasekhar
(c) Meghanath Saha (d) JC Bose
Answer: (b)

1025. Who discovered Safety Razor?
(a) Gillette (b) James Puckle
(c) Waterman (d) Dunlop
Answer: (a)

1026. The inert gases are Helium, Neon, Argon, Krypton, Xenon and ......
(a) Radium (b) Rhodium
 (c) Radon (d) Ozone
Answer: (c)

1027. The gas used in aqualungs along with Oxygen:
(a) Hydrogen  (b) Helium 
(c) CO2  (d) Radon
Answer: (b)

1028. Inert gases or rare gases are also known as:
(a) Precious gases (b) Noble gases
(c) Royal gases (d) Transition gases
Answer: (b)

1029. The inert gas which is not present in the atmosphere:
(a) Radon   (b) Krypton   
(c) Xenon   (d) Argon
Answer: (a)

1030. The gas responsible for the smell of rotten egg:
(a) Sulphur dioxide (b) Hydrogen sulphide
(c) Nitrous oxide (d) CO2
Answer: (b)

1031. The native place of the plants Pepper, Ginger, Turmeric and Cardomom:
(a) Brazil (b) Mexico
(c) India (d) Australia
Answer: (c)

1032. The birthplace of Eucalyptus:
(a) Australia   (b) Brazil  
(c) Mexico  (d) India
Answer: (a)

1033. Oil used in baby soap:
(a) Olive (b) Palmoil
(c) Neem oil (d) Seasamum oil
Answer: (a)

1034. What is known as ‘Vegetable gold’?
(a) Grapes (b) Mango
(c) Tomato (d) Saffron
Answer: (d)

1035. Gum arabica is obtained from:
(a) Pinus (b) Jatropha
(c) Acacia (d) Vanda
Answer: (c)

1036. Local time of any place is ....... when the sun is exactly overhead:
(a) 12 Noon (b) 6.00 am
(c) 6 .00pm (d) None of these
Answer: (a)

1037. The Prime Meridian passes through  .......
(a) Vatican (b) New York
(c) Rome (d) London
Answer: (d)

1038. The uniform time adopted by all places over a certain area without regard to their local time is:
(a) Greenwich time (b) Standard time
(c) National time (d) None of these
Answer: (b)

1039. Indian Standard time is ........ hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time:
(a) 4.5    (b) 5.5  
(c) 6.5   (d) 7.5
Answer: (b)

1040. The earth takes ........ minutes to rotate through one degree of longitude.
(a) 15    (b) 8   
(c) 4      (d) 60
Answer: (c)

1041. The first Vice-Chancellor of IGNOU:
(a) G Parthasarathy (b) G Ram Reddy
(c) Dr.Radhakrishnan (d) KS Santhanam
Answer: (b)

1042. The first university in India to start distance education:
(a) IGNOU (b) Delhi University
(c) Patna University (d) JNU
Answer: (b)

1043. The first tribal university in India was started in the state of:
(a) Madhya Pradesh (b) Uttar Pradesh
(c) Andhra Pradesh (d) Rajasthan
Answer: (a)

1044. The committee that recommended for the 10+2+3 pattern of education:
(a)Santhanam Commission (b) Mudaliyar Commission
(c) Kothari Commission (d) Radhakrishnan Commission
Answer: (c)

1045. Which amendment of the Constitution transferred ‘education’ from State list to Concurrent list?
(a) 44    (b) 52   (c) 42    (d) 61
Answer: (c)

1046. Who was known as ‘Shahid-i-Hind’?
(a) Netaji (b) Aurobindo Ghosh
(c) Madanlal Dhingra (d) Bhagat Singh
Answer: (d)

1047. The revolutionary leader who later turned into an ascetic?
(a) Jatin Das (b) Aurobindo Ghosh
(c) Uddham Singh (d) Rash Behari Bose
Answer: (b)

1048. Who killed Michael O’Dyer to revenge for the Jallian Walla Bagh Massacre?
(a) Bhagat Singh (b) Surya Sen
(c) Uddham Singh (d) Madanlal Dhingra
Answer: (c)

1049. Aurobindo Ghosh was trialed in connection with.....conspiracy case:
(a) Lahore (b) Kakori
(c) Alipore (d) Delhi
Answer: (c)

1050. Who was called ‘the mother of Indian Revolution’?
(a)Annie Besant (b) Beena Das
(c) Madam Bhikaji Kama (d) Sarojini Naidu
Answer: (c)

1051. “He says he does not understand my language, and that he speaks a language foreign to me. This may or may not be true. But language is no bar to a union of hearts. And I know this that when I am gone he will speak my language”: Who said this and about whom?
(a) Gokhale about Gandhiji
(b) Gandhiji about Rajaji
(c) Gandhiji about Jawaharlal Nehru
(d) C.R. Das about Netaji
Answer: (c)

1052. Which Article of the Constitution States that “the State should strive for the protection of the environment, forests and wild life’:
(a) 48 A    (b) 44   (c) 45   (d) 51 A (g)
Answer: (a)

1053. Ramsar Convention is related to the protection of .............
(a) Endangered mammals (b) Wetlands
(c) Rain forests  (d) Coral Reefs
Answer: (b)

1054. The largest land mammal ever to live on earth:
(a) Asian Elephant (b) Dinosaur
(c) Indricotherium (d) African Elephant
Answer: (c)

1055. Which country launched Nozomi (Planet B) in 1998 to study about Martian environment?
(a) China (b) North Korea
(c) Japan (d) Indonesia
Answer: (c)

1056. Who was defeated by Babur in the Battle of Ghaghra in 1529?
(a) Afghans (b) Ibrahim Lodi
(c) Rana Pratap (d) Rana Sanga
Answer: (a)

1057. The only Viceroy who was assassinated by an Indian:
(a) Lord Curzon (b) Lord Mayo
(c) Lord Wellesley (d) Lord Lytton
Answer: (b)

1058. Who designed the symbol of Indian Rupee?
(a) D Udayakumar (b) Vikas Swaroop
(c) Rajiv Shah (d) None of these
Answer: (a)

1059. Ceylon Frogmouth is the name of highly endangered species of ........that can be seen in Thattekkad sanctuary:
(a) Snake (b) Nocturnal Bird
(c) Mammal (d) Amphibian
Answer: (b)

1060. What is the shape of Milky way?
(a) Disc (b) Cylinder
(c) Spherical (d) Trapezium
Answer: (a)

1061. The most famous Indo-Greek ruler:
(a) Demetrius (b) Euthymedus
(c) Kanishka (d) Menander
Answer: (d)

1062. The asthenosphere is a part of:
(a) Crust (b) Core
(c) Mantle (d) Troposphere
Answer: (c)

1063. The importance of Taxila as a centre of education came to an end with the invasion of:
(a) Turks (b) Huns
(c) Mongols (d) Alexander
Answer: (b)

1064.  Who drafted ‘Gandhian Plan’ during early 1940s?
(a) M N Roy (b) Mahatma Gandhi
(c) S N Aggarwal (d) None of these
Answer: ()

1065. The first state in India to regulate the manufacture and use of plastics by banning polythene packages:
(a) Haryana (b) Himachal Pradesh
(c) Gujarat (d) Karnataka
Answer: (b)

1066. Deep valleys with vertical walls and created by downward erosion of mountains and the upward-lifting of mountains:
(a) Meander  (b) Karewa
(c) Glacier (d) Gorges
Answer: (d)

1067.  Who suggested the inclusion of white colour in the national flag of India when an Andhra youth prepared a flag made up of two colours- red and green representing the two major communities i.e. Hindus and Muslims?
(a) Dr.Rajendraprasad (b) Mahathma Gandhi
(c) Jawaharlal Nehru (d) Sardar Patel
Answer: (b)

1068. Geologically which is one of the most unstable part of India?
(a) Deccan Plateau (b) Nicobar
(c) Western Ghats (d) Eastern Ghats
Answer: (b)

1069. Who built the Agra Fort in red sandstone?
(a) Sikander Lodi (b) Babur
(c) Akbar (d) Shah Jehan
Answer: (c)

1070. Which is the largest living flying bird?
(a) Ostrich (b) Albatross
(c) Andean Condor (d) African Kori Bustard
Answer: (c)

1071. Which one of the following was not a part of Gondwana Land?
(a) South America (b) Africa
(c) Antarctica (d) North America
Answer: (d)

1072. Svethambaras maintain that one of the Tirthankaras was a woman, named ........
(a) Rishabha (b) Parswanath
(c) Mallinath (d) Neminath
Answer: (c)

1073. Kuiper Belt is a region beyond ......... having at least 70000 small objects:
(a) Mars (b) Jupiter
(c) Uranus (d) Neptune
Answer: (d)

1074. Chandragupta II made Ujjain his second capital. Ujjain was formerly the capital of .......
(a) Magadha (b) Kamarupa
(c) Malwa (d) Kalinga
Answer: (c)

1075. Which fruit is known as the oldest cultivated fruit?
(a) Apple (b) Orange
(c) Grapes (d) Tomato
Answer: (b)

1076. The Mughal emperor at the time of Ahmed Shah Abdali's invasion of India was ?
(a)Bahadur Shahl (b) Shah Alam I
(c)Bahadur Shah II (d) Shah Alam II
Answer: (d)

1077. Citizenship of India by naturalization can be acquired by a foreigner who has resided in India for ........... years.
(a) 10   (b) 7   (c) 8  (d) 12
Answer: (d)

1078. The founder of the Sayyid dynasty:
(a) Jauna Khan (b) Khizr Khan
(c) Nizam Khan (d) Farid
Answer: (b)

1079. Which country presented the Statue of Liberty to USA?
(a) Britain   (b) France  
(c) Germany  (d) Canada
Answer: (b)

1080. Which bird is known as ‘American Ostrich’?
(a) Kiwi   (b) Emu 
(c) Bald Eagle  (d) Rhea
Answer: (d)

1081. According to the Dharmasastras, ‘Anuloma’ is a marriage between a ?
(a) higher caste man and a lower caste woman
(b) lower caste man and a higher caste woman
(c) man and a woman of the same caste
(d) man and a woman of the same gotra
Answer: (a)

1082. In Rajasthan, the Panchayat Raj system was introduced in
(a) 1950    (b) 1959   
(c) 1960  (d) 1964
Answer: (b)

1083. Who discovered Brazil?
(a) Vasco de Gama (b) James Cook
(c) Cabral (d) Amarigo Vespuci
Answer: (c)

1084. “Hindustan is a country of few charms. Its people have no good looks”.Which Mughal king had recorded this in his memoirs?
(a) Akbar (b) Babur
(c) Humayun (d) Shahjahan
Answer: (b)

1085. The first recipient of Saraswati Samman:
(a) G.Sankara kurup (b) Harivansh Rai Bachan
(c) Vijay Tendulkar (d) Asha Poorna Devi
Answer: (b)

1086. The first woman of non-Indian origin to become the President of Indian National Congress:
(a) Indira Gandhi (b) Sonia Gandhi
(c) Sarojini Naidu (d) None of these
Answer: (d)

1087. The major part of the Western Ghats lies in the state of:
(a) Tamil Nadu (b) Karnataka
(c) Kerala (d) Goa
Answer: (b)

1088. In which field Co-operative Movement was started for the first time in India?
(a) Agricultural Credit (b) Handlooms
(c) Transport (d) None of these
Answer: (a)

1089. Indians in ancient time learnt a lot from the Greeks in the field of
(a) Music (b) Coinage
(c) Sculpture (d) Painting
Answer: (c)

1090. Project Arrow is related to the modernisation of:
(a) Post offices (b) Banks
(c) Insurance (d) Schools
Answer: (a)

1091. In which schedule of the Constitution Panchayat Raj is included?
(a) 9   (b) 10    (c) 11   (d) 12
Answer: (c)

1092. The bailadila-Rowghat hill ranges are considered to be one of the biggest iron ore fields in India. It is in the state of:
(a) West Bengal (b) Chhatisgarh
(c) Jharkhand (d) Madhya Pradesh
Answer: (b)

1093. The oldest to receive Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award of India:
(a) Gulsarilal Nanda (b) Aruana Asaf Ali
(c) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (d) D.K.Karve
Answer: (d)

1094. Booker Prize awarded for the first time in:
(a) 1969   (b) 1971  
(c) 1973   (d) 1967
Answer: (a)

1095. Which religion belongs to the Lotus Temple in New Delhi?
(a) Sikh   (b) Parsi   
(c) Bahai   (d) Jain
Answer: (c)

1096. In history the Chola rulers are famous for which type of administration?
(a) Central (b) Urban
(c) State (d) Village Administration
Answer: (d)

1097. The first Indian President to exercise  franchise in Loksabha election:
(a) K.R.Narayanan (b) A.P.J.Abdul Kalam
(c) R.Vankataraman (d) Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
Answer: (a)

1098. In which Indian State Pahari language is spoken?
(a) Assam (b) Bihar
(c) Jharkhand (d) Himachal Pradesh
Answer: (d)

1099. Who among the following is called “the first among the equals”?
(a) Speaker (b) Prime Minister
(c) President (d) Opposition Leader
Answer: (b)

1100. In ancient Indian historical geography, the name ‘Ratnakara’ denoted?
(a) the Arabian Sea
(b) the Bay of Bengal
(c) the Indian Ocean
(d) the confluence of the Ganga, the Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati at Prayaga.
Answer: (c)

1101. The only  producer of Corundum in India:
(a) Maharashtra (b) Bihar
(c) Jharkhand (d) Orissa
Answer: (a)

1102. Osman Sagar lake is the manmade lake formed created by the dam across the river:
(a) Krishna (b) Godavari
(c) Isa (d) Sharavati
Answer: (c)

1103. The first Muslim ruler to introduce Jazia in India:
(a) Muhammad Bin Tughlaq (b) Feroz Shaha Tughlaq
 (c) Balaban (d) Aurangazeb
Answer: (b)

1104. The lake famous for floating islands of vegetation:
(a) Pulikat (b) Chilka
(c) Loktak (d) Sambhar
Answer: (c)

1105. Chand bibi of Ahmednagar fought to protect her kingdom against ?
(a) Mughals (b) East India Company
(c) Adilshahi forces of Bijapur(d) Nizam forces of Hyderabad
Answer: (a)

1106. Consider the following events:
1. Reign of Kanishka  2. Visit of Hiuen Tsang 3. Alexander’s invasion  4 . Ashoka’s Kalinga War The correct chronological order of these events is
(a) 1,3,4,2  (b) 3,4,2,1
(c) 2,1,3,4  (d) 3,4,1,2
Answer: (d)

1107. Pushyabhuti dynasty ruled over ?
(a) Patliputra (b) Ujjain
(c) Thaneshwar (d) Sakal
Answer: (c)

1108. Akbar founded his own religion known as ‘Din illahi’ which means ?
(a) House of Worship (b) Universal peace
(c) Divine faith (d) None of these
Answer: (c)

1109. Who among the following called himself as the ‘Second Alexander’
(a) Alauddin Khilji (b) Samudragupta
(c) Chandragupta (d) Kanishka
Answer: (a)

1110. While comparing to the size of the mother planet which is the largest satellite in the solar system?
(a) Ganymede (b) Titan
(c) Moon (d) Phobos
Answer: (c)

1111. Which is the smallest district in the Indian Union in terms of area?
(a) Lakshadweep (b) Yanam
(c) Mahe (d) Diu
Answer: (c)

1112.Who is known as the father of literary Hindi?
(a) Tulsi Das (b) Chandbardai
(c) Bhartendu Harischandra
(d) Maithili Saran Gupta
Answer: (c)

1113. The National Development Council gets its administrative support from the
(a) Finance Commission (b) Union Cabinet
(c) Planning Commission (d) Parliament
Answer: (c)

1114. Which body compiles the national income of India?
(a) Reserve Bank of India (b) NABARD
(c) Central Statistical Organisation  (d) Ministry of Finance
Answer: (c)

1115. The most urbanised state in India as per 2011 census:
(a) Maharashtra (b) Uttar Pradesh
(c) Goa (d) None of these
Answer: (c)

1116. Laureus Awards related to:
(a) Cinema (b) Journalism
(c) Sports (d) Literature
Answer: (c)

1117. The Indian States which have equal number of Members in the Lok Sabha (42):
(a) Bihar and Maharashtra
(b) Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh
(c) Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal
(d) West Bengal and Maharashtra
Answer: (c)

1118.Which continent is called as ‘the cradle of humanity?
(a) Asia (b) Africa
(c) Europe (d) Australia
Answer: (b)

1119. Which one of the following American Presidents was not assassinated?
(a) James Garfield (b) William McKinley
(c) F.D.Roosevelt (d) John F. Kennedy
Answer: (c)

1120. Liberhan Panel investigates about:
(a) Godhra accident (b) Parliament attack
(c) Gujarat riots (d) Babri Masjid demolition
Answer: (d)

1121. The first Indian woman to win a Pulitzer Prize:
(a) Arundhathi Roy (b) Kiran Desai
(c) Jhumpa Lahiri (d) Manjula Padmanabhan
Answer: (c)

1122. Which is regarded as the most powerful U.N.body?
(a) I.C.J. (b) Secretariat
(c) Security Council (d) General Assembly
Answer: (c)

1123. In India, Community Development Programme was launched on:
(a) October 2, 1952 (b) January 26, 1952
(c) August 15, 1952 (d) January 26, 1952
Answer: (a)

1124. Speaker of Loksabha and ____have equal status according to Table of Precedence of India:
(a) Deputy Prime Minister (b) The Chief Justice of India
(c) Vice President (d) Opposition Leader
Answer: (b)

1125. Louis XVI, the  King of France was executed in:
(a) 1789   (b) 1790   
(c) 1793   (d) 1792
Answer: (c)

1126. The first centre of Civilisation in China developed in the region of the river:
(a) Yangtze-Kiang (b) Tsangpo
(c) Mekong (d) Hwang-Ho
Answer: (d)

1127. The summer capital of British India was:
(a) Shimla (b) Manali
(c) Kulu (d) Srinagar
Answer: (a)

1128. The Integrated Rural Development Programme was started during
(a) First Five Year Plan (b) Sixth Five Year Plan
(c) Fifth Five Year Plan (d) Seventh Five Year Plan
Answer: (b)

1129. The bird which is a character in ‘Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll:
(a) Ostrich (b) Rhea
(c) Emu (d) Dodo
Answer: (d)

1130. The first organised revolt against British authority in India:
(a) Kurichiar Rebellion (b) Attingal revolt
(c) Pazhassi rebellion (d) Rebellion of Velu Thampy
Answer: (b)

1131. Hudson Bay is the part of ____ Ocean:
(a) Pacific (b) Atlantic
(c) Indian (d) Arctic
Answer: (b)

1132. The largest country in Middle America:
(a) Canada (b) Mexico
(c) Brazil (d) Cuba
Answer: (b)

1133. Archbishop Macarios led the freedom movement in:
(a) Ghana (b) Kenya
(c) Cyprus (d) Tanzania
Answer: (c)

1134. Krishna Hathee Singh, who took part in the freedom struggle of India, was the sister of:
(a) Mahathma Gandhi (b) Bhagat Singh
(c) Jawaharlal Nehru (d) Dr.Rajendra Prasad
Answer: (c)

1135. Who among the following was sentenced to death by taking hemlock:
(a) Plato (b) Socrates
(c) Aristotle (d) Xenophon
Answer: (b)

1136. The second Indian woman to win Miss Universe title:
(a) Diana Hayden (b) Aishwarya Rai
(c) Yukta Mukhee (d) Lara Dutta
Answer: (d)

1137. The second woman Governor in India:
(a) Sarojini Naidu (b) Padmaja Naidu
(c) Vijayalakshmi Pandit (d) Sharada Mukherjee
Answer: (b)

1138. The Indian Independence Act was passed on July 18, ........
(a) 1946   (b) 1947   
(c) 1945   (d) 1944
Answer: (b)

1139. The city which is situated at the confluence of Blue Nile and White Nile:
(a) Cairo (b) Khartoum
(c) Nairobi (d) Acra
Answer: (b)

1140. The administrative capital of South Africa:
(a) Cape Town (b) Bloemfontein
(c) Pretoria (d) Durban
Answer: (c)

1141. Which of the following Englishman was honoured by Jehangir with the title of Khan’?
(a) Sir Thomas Roe (b) Edward Terry
(c) William Hawkins(d) None of these
Answer: (c)

1142. The last viceroy of British India:
(a) Wavell (b) Linlithgo
(c) Mountbatten (d) C.Rajagopalachari
Answer: (c)

1143. The official publication of the British Government:
(a) Orange book (b) Green book
(c) Yellow book (d) Bluebook
Answer: (d)

1144. The first prime minister of Britain:
(a) William Pitt (b) Disraeli
(c) Robert Walpole (d) H.H. Asquith
Answer: (c)

1145. What is known as ‘brown coal’?
(a) Lignite (b) Coal tar
(c) Anthrasite (d) Thorium
Answer: (a)

1146. The only Central American country not having an Atlantic coastline:
(a) El Salvador (b) Belize
(c) Nicaragua (d) Costa Rica
Answer: (a)

1147. The first regular census in India was held in:
(a) 1872   (b) 1881 
(c) 1861  (d) 1882
Answer: (b)

1148. Maximum genetic diversity found in:
(a) Temperate forests
(b) Tropical deciduous forests
(c) Tropical rainforests
(d) Sub-tropical forests
Answer: (c)

1149. The plant with the largest simple leaf:
(a)Amazon Water Lily (b) Rafflesia
(c) Wolfie (d) Double Coconut
Answer: (a)

1150. Most of the rivers flowing west from the western ghats don’t form deltas because of:
(a) Lack of vegetation-free area
(b) Low velocity
(c) The high gradient
(d) Lack of eroded materials
Answer: (c)

1151. The award given to universities in India for best all-round  performance in sports is named after:
(a) Sardar Patel (b) Netaji Subhas Bose
(c) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (d) Jawaharlal Nehru
Answer: (c)

1152. Charles, I of England was executed in:
(a) 1649 (b) 1663
(c) 1673 (d) 1683
Answer: (a)

1153. Ivan the Terrible was the first Tsar of:
(a) Germany (b) Austria
(c) Russia (d) Spain
Answer: (c)

1154. Who was married by Adolf Hitler the day before he committed suicide:
(a) Claretta (b) Eva Braun
(c) Ann Frank (d) Emile Shenkel
Answer: (b)

1155. The trade name ‘hp’ is related to:
(a) Tyres (b) Bicycles
(c) Computer (d) Cement
Answer: (c)

1156.. What is the background of ‘War and Peace’ by Tolstoy?
(a) Russian invasion of Napoleon (b) First World War
(c) Second World War (d) Waterloo
Answer: (a)

1157. The character Gora   was created by:
(a) Tagore (b) R.K.Narayan
(c) Raja Rao (d) N.C.Chaudhary
Answer: (a)

1158. Who is regarded as the father of Indian Nuclear Science?
(a) Vikram Sarabhai (b) Raja Ramanna
(c) H.J.Bhabha (d) MN Saha
Answer: (c)

1159.  Sound does not pass through:
(a) Solid (b) Liquid
(c) Vacuum (d) None of these
Answer: (c)

1160. ‘Google’ is a:
(a) Word processor (b) Search engine
(c) Operating system (d) Presentation Software
Answer: (b)

1161. Alnico is an alloy of Aluminium, Nickel and .........
(a) Iron (b) Copper
(c) Tin  (d) Cobalt
Answer: (d)

1162.Which among the following is a metalloid?
(a) Carbon (b) Silicon
(c) Germanium (d) All of these
Answer: (d)

1163.Colour of Iodoform:
(a) Red (b) Blue
(c) Green  (d) Yellow
Answer: (d)

1164.The botanical name of Pepper:
(a) Piper nigrum (b) Solanum officinarum
 (c) Adathoda vasica (d) Cocos nucifera
Answer: (a)

1165. The first to use the word ‘Green Revolution’?
(a) William Gaud (b) Norman E Borlaug
(c) MS Swaminathan (d) C Subramanyam
Answer: (a)

1166.The snake that builds a nest:
(a)  Viper (b) Rat Snake
(c) Anaconda (d) King Cobra
Answer: (d)

1167.The double-walled covering of heart:
(a) Peritoneum (b) Pericardium
(c) Meninjus (d) None of these
Answer: (b)

1168.The hardest part of the human body:
(a) Enamal of tooth (b) Nail
(c) Hair (d) Femur
Answer: (a)

1169. Which disease is known as Break bone fever?
(a) Rickets (b) Marasmus
(c) Dengue fever (d) Scurvy
Answer: (c)

1170. Which comes in the middle during solar eclipse?
(a) Sun (b) Moon
(c) Earth (d) None of these
Answer: (b)

1171.Summer solstice in northern hemisphere:
(a) June 21 (b) December 22
(c) March 21 (d) September 23
Answer: (a)

1172.Ringgit is the currency of:
(a) Malaysia  (b) Thailand
(c) Brunei (d) Laos
Answer: (a)

1173.The correct order of mountain ranges in Himalayas from north to south:
(a) Himachal, Himadri, Shiwalik
(b) Himachal, Shiwalik ,Himadri
(c) Himadri, Himachal, Shiwalik
(d) Shiwalik, Himachal, Himadri
Answer: (c)

1174.Oldest Dravidian language:
(a) Telugu (b) Kannada
(c) Malayalam (d) Tamil
Answer: (d)

1175.The second metro railway in India:
(a) Goa  (b) Kolkata
(c) New Delhi (d) Mumbai
Answer: (c)

1176. In which year 14 banks were nationalised during the prime ministership of Indira Gandhi?
(a) 1959   (b) 1949  
(c) 1969   (d) 1979
Answer: (c)

1177. Yakshagana is a folk dance drama of:
(a) Kerala (b) Tamil Nadu
(c) Andhra Pradesh (d) Karnataka
Answer: (d)

1178. Where is Chennakesava temple?
(a) Belur (b) Halebid
(c) Madurai (d) Hampi
Answer: (a)

1179. Tiger state of India:
(a) Gujarat (b) Rajasthan
(c) Madhya Pradesh (d) Assam
Answer: (c)

1180. Who repaired Sudarshan lake?
(a) Rudradaman (b) Kanishka
(c) Pushyamitra (d) Devabhuti
Answer: (a)

1181. Satavahanas were also known as:
(a) Memaluks (b) Ikshakus
(c) Andhra Bhrityas (d) Rajputs
Answer: (c)

1182. Who revived Nalanda University?
(a) Harsha (b) Sasanka
(c) Pulikesin I (d) Baktiyar Khalji
Answer: (a)

1183. Muhammad bin Tughlaq shifted the capital of the Sultanate from Delhi to:
(a) Agra (b) Tughlaqabad
(c) Daulatabad (d) Siri
Answer: (c)

1184. Tomb of Aurangazeb’s wife Rabia Durrani is known as ‘Poor man’s Taj Mahal’. It is situated in:
(a) Agra (b) Sikandra
(c) Aurangabad (d) Delhi
Answer: (c)

1185. Vasco da Gama reached India for the second time in:
(a) 1502    (b) 1503  
(c) 1504   (d) 1505
Answer: (a)

1186. Who organised a raid on Chittagong's government armoury in 1930 April?
(a) Bhagat Singh (b) Uddham Singh
(c) Chandrasekhar Azad  (d) Surya Sen
Answer: (d)

1187. Who was the Viceroy when the first Census was held in 1872?
(a) Mayo (b) Curzon
(c) Hardinge II (d) Minto I
Answer: (a)

1188. Who wrote ‘India Wins Freedom’?
(a) C Rajagopalachari (b) Maulana Azad
(c) Dr Rajendraprasad (d) Jawaharlal Nehru
Answer: (b)

1189.  The first Muslim to become the President of  Indian National Congress:
(a) Dadabhai Navroji (b) Pheroz Shah Mehta
(c) Maulana Azad (d) Badruddin Thyabji
Answer: (d)

1190.During which agitation Gandhiji gave the slogan’ Do or die’?
(a) Salt Satyagraha (b) Champaran Satyagraha
(c) Quit India movement (d) Kheda Satyagraha
Answer: (c)

1191. The famous speech delivered by Jawaharlal Nehru during the moments of transfer of power in 1947, is known as:
(a) I have a dream (b) Tryst with destiny
(c) History will absolve me (d) None of these
Answer: (b)

1192. ‘Project Arrow’ is related to:
(a) Postal system (b) Telecommunication
(c) Railway (d) Newspaper
Answer: (a)

1193. The four languages added to the Eighth Schedule recently:
(a) Manipuri, Konkani, Nepali, Santhali
(b) Dogri, Maithili, Konkani, Bodo
(c) Dogri, Maithili, Santhali, Bodo
(d) Dogri, Maithili, Sindhi, Nepali
Answer: (c)

1194. The total number of nominated members in Parliament:
(a) 14    (b) 24   
(c) 12    (d) 17
Answer: (a)

1195. The Twelfth Schedule was added to the Constitution was added by...... Amendment:
(a) 74th    (b) 75th  
(c) 73rd   (d) 62nd
Answer: (a)

1196. The most powerful upper house of the Legislature in the world:
(a) American Senate  (b) House of Lords in Britain
(c) Rajya Sabha in India (d) Duma in Russia
Answer: (a)

1197. The birthday of Rajiv Gandhi is observed as:
(a) National youth day (b) Anti-terrorism day
(c) Sadbhavana divas (d) None of these
Answer: (c)

1198. The idea of the formation of SAARC was first mooted by:
(a) HM Ershad (b) Yahya Khan
(c) Indira Gandhi (d) Premadasa
Answer: (a)

1199. “Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains” this statement is related to:
(a) Rousseau (b) Plato
(c) Dr Johnson (d) Karl Marx
Answer: (a)

1200. Who among the following got Nobel Prize and Oscar?
(a) Walt Disney (b) Winston Churchill
(c) George Bernard Shaw  (d) Bertrand Russel
Answer: (c)
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