Wednesday, October 29, 2014

GK TEST FOR October 29, 2014

GK TEST FOR October 29, 2014

1.      The Five Year Plans are approved and reviewed by the

(a)   National Development Council

(b)   Planning Commission

(c)    Lok Sabha

(d)   Union Cabinet

2.      'Take off stage' in an economy means

(a)   All controls are removed

(b)   Economy is about to collapse

(c)    Economy is stagnant

(d)   Steady growth begins

3.      It is not advisable to sleep under a tree at night because trees release

(a)   Carbon dioxide

(b)   Carbon monoxide

(c)    Nitrogen

(d)   Sulphur dioxide

4.      Suez canal joins

(a)   Red Sea and Arabian Sea

(b)   Red Sea and Mediterranean Sea

(c)    Arabian Sea and Mediterranean Sea

(d)   North Sea and Baltic Sea

5.      Which type of fire extinguisher is used for petroleum fire?

(a)  Foam type                   (b) Soda acid type

(c)  Powder type                (d) None of these

6.      The birth of Bangladesh was a result of which war?

(a)  1947                            (b) 1965

(c)  1971                            (d) 1975

7.      In ancient Egypt, people used to preserve their dead, called

(a)  Totems                        (b) Isolithis

(c)  Sphinx                          (d) Mummies

8.      Which of the following has the highest population?

(a)  Asia                             (b) Africa

(c)  Europe                         (d) None of these

9.     Which of the following does not generate energy inside the body but are still essential?

(a)  Fats                              (b) Proteins

(c)  Vitamins                      (d) Carbohydrates

10.  What are the truths about Arya Samaj?

Choose the right code:

(1)   It opened idolatry

(2)   It encouraged reconversion to Hinduism

(3)   It condemned casteism

(4)   It encouraged equality of men and women

(a)  1, 2, 3, 4                      (b) 1, 2, 3

      (c)  1, 2, 4                          (d)       1, 3, 4

11.  Which of the following is/are the objectives of SAARC?

(1)   To improve regional cooperation among member countries

(2)   To accelerate economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region

(3)   To strengthen cooperation with other developing countries

(4)   Fight against terrorism

(a)  1, 2, 3                          (b) 1, 2, 4

      (c)   2, 3, 4                         (d)       1, 3, 4

12.  Cancer is caused because of

(a)   Heavy accumulation of fat

(b)   Uncontrolled multiplication of cells

(c)    Controlled multiplication of cells

(d)   None of the above

13.  In May-June each year, the monsoon winds approach the southern tip of India from

(a)   Northly direction

(b)   North-easterly direction

(c)    North-westerly direction

(d)   South-westerly direction

14.  Which of the following is a non-conventional source of energy?

(a)  Coal                             (b) Biogas

(c)  Oil                               (d) None of these

15. Which one of the following vegetable proteins is considered as good as an animal protein?

(a)  Soybean protein    (b) Corn protein

(c)  Wheat protein       (d) Bengal gram protein

16.  The Union Council of Ministers in India is appointed by

(a)   The President of India according to his discretion

(b)   The Prime Minister of India

(c)    The President of India on the advice of the Prime Minister

(d)   By the Parliament

17. The minimum age of a candidate for election as the President of India

(a)  25 years                      (b) 30 years

(c)  35 years                      (d) 40 years

18.  In the Vedic Age, the main occupation of the Aryans was

(a)  Hunting                       (b) Agriculture

(c)  Trade                           (d) Food gathering

19.  Which one of the following is the best description of a balance diet

(a)   The food that is rich in vitamins

(b) The food that supplies all the essential nutrients in amounts that meet our nutritional needs

(c) The food that provides energy to maintain the body at its normal temperature

(d) The food that provides energy to maintain the basal metabolism of the body

20.  A chemical that is widely used for purifying drinking water is

(a)  Fluorine           (b) Chlorine

(c)  Iodine              (d) Potassium Permanganate

21.  The I.N.A. was organized by Netaji Subhash Chndra Bose at

(a)  Rangoon                      (b) Singapore

(c)  Taiwan                        (d) Tokyo

22.  The size of the Muslim community in India is

(a)   The largest in the world

(b)   Nearly equal to that of Bangladesh

(c)    The third largest in the world

(d)   Is as large as that of Pakistan

23.Who among the following, died while fighting against British?

(a)  Siraj-ud-Daula             (b) Wajid-Ali-Shah

(c)  Bahadur Shah Zafar    (d) Tipu Sultan

24.  The first Indian to get the Nobel Prize was

(a)   Rabindra Nath Tagore

(b)   C. Rajagopalchari

(c)    C. V. Raman

(d)   Hargobind Khorana

25. Arjuna Award is given for excellent performance in the field of

(a)  Sports                          (b) Literature

(c)  Films                            (d) None of these

26.  Shimla Pact was signed between India and Pakistan in the year

(a)  1972                            (b) 1977

(c)  1966                            (d) 1982

27.  Myopia is a disease connected with

(a)  Lungs                           (b) Eyes

(c)  Nose                            (d) Ears

28.  The Constitution of India came into force on

(a)  November 26, 1949    (b) August 15, 1947

(c)  January 26, 1950         (d) April 1, 1951

29.Which of the following qualifications are required for appointment as Governor of an Indian State?

(a)   Must be a citizen of India

(b)   Must not be less than 35 years of age

(c)    Must not hold any office of profit

(d)   All of the above

30.  Cyanide acts as a poison by directly affecting the

(a)   Brain

(b)   Affinity of blood for oxygen

(c)    Cardiac and respiratory system

(d)   Nervous system

31.  How much blood does a normal person have in the body?

(a)  8 liters                         (b) 4 to 5 liters

(c)  10 liters                       (d) 2 liters

32.  The Indian National Congress came into existence in the year—

(a)  1857                            (b) 1885

(c)  1889                            (d) 1947

33.  The four major components of the atmosphere are—

(a)   Oxygen, Nitrogen, Carbon dioxide and Argon

(b)   Oxygen, Hydrogen, Carbon dioxide and Neon

(c)    Oxygen, Nitrogen, Carbon dioxide and Hydrogen

(d)   Oxygen, Nitrogen, Carbon dioxide and Water vapour

34.  The man who discovered Mount Everest as the highest peak of the Himalayas was—

(a)  A geologist                  (b) A surveyor

(c)  An astronomer            (d) A scientist

35.  Adam Smith is called the father of

(a)  Botany                         (b) Zoology

(c)  Economics                   (d) None of these

36.  Hormones are carried from one part of the body to another part by

(a)  Blood                           (b) Limph

(c)  Nervous system           (d) None of these

37. Under the provision of which Article of the Constitution, did the Government of India abolish the practice of untouchability?

(a)  Article 16                    (b) Article 17

(c)  Article 18                    (d) Article 19

38.  Bile secreted by liver helps in

(a)  Respiration                  (b) Excretion

(c)  Purification of blood   (d) Digestion

39.  The fifth generation of computers will have

(a)   Speech perception

(b)   Image perception

(c)    Capabilities of calculating 10 to 100 times more than the 4th generation computer

(d)   All of the above

40.  The Constitution amending power is provide in

(a)  Article 368                  (b) Article 35

(c)  Article 370                  (d) Article 352

41.We borrowed the idea of Parliamentary system of democracy from:

(a)  Sweden                        (b) Canada

(c)  USA                              (d) England

42.  The term of the Lok Sabha may be extended by

(a)  Six months             (b) One year at a time

(c)  One year only       (d) Five years

43.  If the deficit of a budget is covered by printing of currency notes, the result will be

(a)  Inflation                       (b) Devaluation

(c)  Depression                  (d) Recession

44.  Dialysis is sued when a patient has serious trouble with

(a)  Liver                            (b) Lung

(c)  Heart                           (d) Kidney

45.  Jaundice is a disease of the

(a)  Liver                            (b) Heart

(c)  Eyes                             (d) Lungs

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

(a)  Inverted                       (b) Convex

(c)  Concave                      (d) Plain

47.  Which of the following gases is released by automobiles?

(a)   Nitrogen dioxide         (b) Carbon monoxide

(c)  Carbon dioxide            (d) Sulphur dioxide

48.Indian state having the largest number of Scheduled Castes is

(a)  Uttar Pradesh              (b) Bihar

(c)  West Bengal                (d) Punjab

49.  Tiananmen Square is in

(a)  Japan                           (b) Korea

(c)  China                           (d) Indonesia

50.  The unit of measuring food energy is

(a)  Volts                            (b) Ergs

(c)  Horse Power               (d) Calories

51.  India is Republic because it has

(a)  Parliament

(b) Elected Prime Minister

(c)  Federal form of Government

(d) Elected President

52.  Ikebana is the Japanese art of

(a)  Modern painting    (b) Plant farming

(c)  Freestyle wrestling (d) Flower arrangement

53.  The headquarters of UNICEF is located in

(a)  New York                     (b) Geneva

(c)  Vienna                         (d) Washington D. C.

54.  Ajanta paintings depict scenes from the

(a)  Ramayana                   (b) Mahabharata

(c)  Jatakas                        (d) Upanishads

55.  Most important function of blood is to transport

(a)  Nutrients                     (b) Oxygen

(c)  Waste products           (d) Hormones

56.  Thermos flask keeps the liquid hot because

(a)   It has double walls

(b)   It has silver coated walls

(c)    Air between the double walls is removed

(d) Heat losses by conducting and radiation are largely prevented

57.  Who is the author of the "The Satanic Verses"?

(a)  Abdullah Bukhari (b) Ayatollah Khomeini

(c)  Maulana Azad       (d) Salman Rushdie

58.  The main function of Reserve Bank of India is

(a)   To keep the amounts of general public

(b)   To give loans to people

(c)    Credit control

(d)   None of the above

59.Which of the following States touches boundary of 4 nations?

(a)  Jammu & Kashmir      (b) Assam

(c)  Nagaland                     (d) None of these

60.  Money Bill can be introduced in

(a)   Lok Sabha only

(b)   Rajya Sabha only

(c)    Either Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha

(d)   None of the above

61.Which one of the following rocks in transformed into marble?

(a)  Limestone                   (b) Granite

(c)  Peat                             (d) Shale

62.  Which one of the following statements is correct?

(a) A nominated Member of Parliament cannot be made a Minister

(b) The leader of the largest party in the Lok Sabha is necessarily the head of the government

(c)   A person appointed as a Minister has to become a member of one of the Houses of Parliament within six months, if he is not already one

(d)  The President of India cannot hold office for more than a term

63.  Which of the following is an artificial source of energy?

(a)  Coal                             (b) Wood

(c)  Sun                              (d) Electricity

64.  Dehydration in human body is caused due to the loss of

(a)  Vitamins                      (b) Salts

(c)  Hormones                   (d) Water

65.  Meningitis is a disease which affects the

(a)  Liver                            (b) Heart

(c)  Brain                           (d) Kidneys

66.  Which country awards the Nobel Prize?

(a)  Switzerland                 (b) Sweden

(c)  India                            (d) U.S.A.

Answer sheet

1.      (a)

2.      (d)

3.      (a)

4.      (b)

5.      (a)

6.      (c)

7.      (d)

8.      (a)

9.      (c)

10.  (b)

11.  (b)

12.  (b)

13.  (d)

14.  (b)

15.  (a)

16.  (c)

17.  (c)

18.  (b)

19.  (b)

20.  (b)

21.  (b)

22.  (b)

23.  (d)

24.  (a)

25.  (a)

26.  (a)

27.  (b)

28.  (c)

29.  (d)

30.  (b)

31.  (b)

32.  (b)

33.  (a)

34.  (b)

35.  (b)

36.  (a)

37.  (b)

38.  (d)

39.  (d)

40.  (a)

41.  (d)

42.  (b)

43.  (a)

44.  (d)

45.  (a)

46.  (b)

47.  (b)

48.  (a)

49.  (c)

50.  (d)

51.  (d)

52.  (d)

53.  (a)

54.  (c)

55.  (b)

56.  (d)

57.  (d)

58.  (c)

59.  (d)

60.  (a)

61.  (a)

62.  (c)

63.  (d)

64.  (d)

65.  (c)

66.  (b)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

GK TEST FOR October 28, 2014

1.      When were the Indian states recognized on linguistic basis?

(a)  1951                            (b) 1953

(c)  1956                            (d) 1961

2.      The battle of Plessey was fought in the year

(a)  1576                            (b) 1775

(c)  1757                            (d) 1761

3.      What is the minimum age for becoming a member of Lok Sabha?

(a)  18 years                      (b) 21 years

(c)  25 years                      (d) 30 years

4.      Who among the following was the leader of Ghadar Party?

(a)  M. L. Nehru                 (b) Lala Hardayal

(c)  G. K. Gokhale              (d) M. G. Ranade

5.      Circumstances of the Earth is approximately

(a)  40,000 km                   (b) 25,000 km

(c)  13,000 km                   (d) 8,000 km

6.      Light travels from Sun to Earth in

(a)  2.8 minutes                 (b) 8.30 minutes

(c)  48 seconds                  (d) 25 seconds

7.      Which city is known as the 'City of Golden Gate'?

(a)  San Francisco              (b) Tokyo

(c)  Hong Kong                   (d) Shanghai

8.      What is the approximately length of Suez Canal?

(a)  75 km                          (b) 110 km

(c)  140 km                        (d) 160 km

9.      Who was the first ruler to attack Deccan in the South?

(a)  Alauddin Khilji             (b) Md. Tughlaq

(c)  Aurangzeb                   (d) Akbar

10.  When Gandhiji did assumed the leadership of Congress?

(a)  1913                            (b) 1915

(c)  1920                            (d) 1921

11.  In which year Japan attacked the Pearl Harbour?

(a)  1939                            (b) 1940

(c)  1941                            (d) 1942

12.  Who among the following has the power to dissolve the Lok Sabha?

(a)  Parliament                  (b) President

(c)  Prime Minister            (d) Speaker

13.  What is the term of Rajya Sabha member?

(a)  2 years                        (b) 5 years

(c)  6 years                        (d) 7 years

14.  Which is the tallest tree in the world?

(a)  Redwood                     (b) Eucalyptus

(c)  Palm                            (d) Pipal

15.  How many numbers of bones are present in the human body?

(a)  140                              (b) 206

(c)  220                              (d) 436

16.  Who discovered the treatment for Rabies?

(a)  Edward Jenner            (b) Louis Pasteur

(c)  Robert Koch                (d) Jonas Salk

17.  Which of the following is a synthetic fibre?

(a)  Silk                               (b) Cotton

(c)  Jute                              (d) None of these

18.  The fourteen major banks in India were nationalized in the year

(a)  1967                            (b) 1968

(c)  1969                            (d) 1971

19.  In which position a man presses the Earth least?

(a)  Standing                (b) Sitting

(c)  Running                 (d) Lying on the ground

20.  When was the Planning Commission constituted?

(a)  1950                            (b) 1951

(c)  1952                            (d) 1953

21.  UN headquarters is situated at

(a)  Geneva                        (b) Hague

(c)  New York                     (d) Washington D. C.

22.  How many members are nominated by the President to the Rajya Sabha?

(a)  2                                  (b) 6

(c)  10                                (d) 12

23.  Which one of the following is not a statutory function of the UPSC?

(a)   To advice the government on methods of recruitment, promotion and control of Public Services

(b)   To look after the interests and rights of services

(c)    To hear appeals from civil servants and redress their grievances

(d)   To act as a watchdog on the functioning of the State Public Service Commissions

24.  Dandi March is associated with

(a)   Non-cooperation movement

(b)   Civil disobedience movement

(c)    Quit India movement

(d)   Khilafat movement

25.  The average time interval between two successive high tides is

(a)  6 hrs. 13 min               (b) 12 hrs. 19 min

(c)  18 hrs. 19 min             (d) 24 hrs. 52 min

26.  Indian farmers are most idle during

(a)   Hot wet season

(b)   Hot dry season

(c)    Cold wet season

(d)   Cold dry season

27.  'Strict moral conduct and virtuous life is the way to salvation'. This theory belongs to

(a)  Buddhism                    (b) Jainism

(c)  Hinduism                     (d) Islam

28.  Which source of energy disturbs the human life the most?

(a)  Solar energy          (b) Nuclear energy

(c)  Thermal power     (d) Hydroelectric power

29.  Mahmud Ghazni attacked India many times mainly to

(a)   Spread Islam in India

(b)   Plunder India's wealth

(c)    Establish his empire in India

(d)   Take India's renowned artisans to his country

30.  What percentage of Earth's surface is covered by ocean water?

(a)  70                                (b) 65

(c)  85                                (d) 75

Answer sheet

1.      (c)   2.      (c)   3.      (c)  4.      (b)  5.      (a)  6.      (b)  7.      (a)  8.      (d)

9.      (a)  10.  (c)   11.  (c)  12.  (b)  13.  (c)  14.  (a)  15.  (b)  16.  (b)

17.  (a)  18.  (c)  19.  (d)   20.  (a)  21.  (c)  22.  (d)  23.  (c)  24.  (b)

25.  (b)   26.  (b)  27.  (b)  28.  (b)  29.  (b)  30. (a)