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NO.  3, 4, 5, 31,32, 42.

1. Firms under perfectly competitive markets generally are

    a) Price makers    b) Price givers
    c) Price takers
    d) Price fixers
2. Select the odd one in the following:    a) Petroleum
    b) Coal
    c) Fuel wood    d) Electricity
       Fuel wood is not a core industry.
3. National Income is    a) Net National Product – Indirect Taxes + Subsidies    b) Gross National Product – Direct Taxes
    c) Gross Domestic Product – Imports
    d) Net Domestic Product + Products
4. Which statement is true?    a) Money is a good servant
    b) Money is a good servant but bad a bad master
   c) Money is a good master but a bad servant
    d) Money is a good master and a good servant
5. India has adopted ______________ as its economic system to bring about a socialistic
    pattern of society.

    a) Socialism
    b) Mixed economy    c) Capitalism
    d) Political economy
6. Local government are the basis of
    a) Aristocracy
    b) Secularism
    c) Democracy    d) Reservation
7. The final interpreter of the Indian Constitution is
    a) Central Cabinet
    b) President
    c) High Court
    d) Supreme Court
8. One of the following laws favours women’s interests:    a) Equal Remuneration Act
    b) Protection of Civil Rights Act
    c) Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act    d) None of the above
        Either the statement of this question is incomplete (means missing ‘does not’) or may
        be i read / interpret its meaning wrongly. Both a & c options are correct in favour of
        women’s interest except option b. Adding the word ‘Sex’ to Civil Right Act ensured that
        women would have a remedy to fight employment discrimination just as minorities
        would be able to fight racial discrimination. But some women’s groups had opposed
        including sex discrimination in the legislation.
9. One of the following was once an associate State of the Union of India and later
    became a full fledged State:

    a) Jharkhand
    b) Chhattisgarh
    c) Arunanchal Pradesh
    d) Sikkim        Sikkim was a Princely State before India got freedom. It lies in the heart of Eastern
        Himalayas. After India won independence, the Government of India took Sikkim into
        the union as an associate member in 1974 by the operation of the Constitutuion
        (35th Amendment) Act, 1974. Subsequently, Sikkim emerged as 22nd State of the
        Union of India with effect from 26 April 1975. This has reference to the Constitution
        (36th Amendment) Act, 1975 which authorized the admission of Sikkim into the Union
        of India.
10. President of India can be impeached by 
      a) Specially constituted Tribunal
      b) Supreme Court
      c) Central Cabinet
      d) Parliament
11. Who among the following was the leader of Cabinet Mission?
      a) Stafford Cripps      b) Linlithgow
      c) A.V. Alexander
      d) Sir Pethick Lawrence
12. In which one of the following battles did Nadir Shah defeat the Mughal Emperor
      Mohammad Shah?

      a) Delhi
      b) Karnal      c) Panipat
      d) Kanpur
13. Mahabashya was written by
      a) Gargi
      b) Manu
      c) Bana
      d) Patanjali
14. The song ‘Jana-Gana-Mana’ composed by Rabindra nath Tagore was first published
       in January 1912 under the title of 

       a) Rashtra Jagrati
       b) Tatva Bodhini
       c) Bharat Vidhata
       d) None of the above
15. Sher Shah died while fighting in
      a) Chausa
      b) Kalinga
      c) Kalinjar      d) None of the above
16. Biosphere reserves are meant to 
      a) Preserve wild land flora and fauna
      b) Experiment and develop forest products
      c) Experiment and develop agriculture products
      d) All the above        Biosphere Reserves are sites for experimenting with and learning about sustainable
17. Days and nights are caused because of
      a) shape of Earth’s orbit
      b) revolution movement
      c) rotational movement      d) None of the above
18. Chennai gets less rain than other places from the South-West monsoons because
      a) The monsoon runs parallel to Coromandel coast
      b) Chennai is too hot to allow moisture to condense
      c) They are off-shore winds
      d) All the above
        Chennai receives its rainfall in November – December from the North-East monsoon
        winds which blow over the Bay of Bengal and meet with the moist wind of the retreating
        summer monsoon.
19. The climate of India is
      a) Equatorial
      b) Monsoonal      c) Mediterranean
      d) Continental
         India’s climate is dominated by monsoons.India has ‘Tropical Monsoon’ type of climate.
         The word monsoon has been derived from the Arabic word ‘Mausim’ which means
         seasonal reversal of the winds during the course of the year.
20. Laterite soils are found in
      a) heavy rainfall region
      b) desert  region
      c) tropical region
      d) tropical region with wet and dry climate
21. Photosynthesis takes place in
      a) Roots of the plants
      b) Green parts of the plants      c) Stems of the plants
      d) All parts of the plants
22. Universal Blood Donor is
      a) A group
      b) B group
      c) AB group
      d) O group
23. Alcoholic fermentation is brought by 
      a) Mushrooms
      b) Ameoba
      c) Virus
      d) Yeast
24. Birds and bats are good fliers. The bat differs from bird in having
       a) Four chambered heart
       b) Diaphragm       c) Wings
       d) Small brain
25. ‘Tube within a tube’ type of body plan is found in
       a) Sea anemone
       b) Leech       c) Ameoba
       d) Sycon
26. The portion of a plant that is grafted on to the other plant is called
      a) Stock
      b) Scion      c) Stalk
      d) Sucker
27. White light is a mixture of how many colours?
      a) 4
      b) 5
      c) 6
     d) 7
28. Surface tension arises due to
      a) adhesive force between molecules
      b) cohesive force between molecules      c) gravitational force between molecules
      d) electrical force between molecules
29. A particle covers equal distance around a circular path in equal interval of time.
      It has uniform

     a) Velocity
     b) Speed     c) Acceleration
     d) Momentum
         It is possible for a body to move in a circular path with uniform speed as long as it is
         traveling equal distances in equal interval of time, but the velocity cannot be uniform
         since the direction of motion is continually changing.
30. Which of the following will always produce a diminished image of an object
       placed before it?

       a) Plane mirror
       b) Convex mirror
       c) Convex lens       d) Concave mirror
31. The term PC means
       a) Private Computer
       b) Personal Calculator
       c) Personal Computer
       d) Professional Computer
32. A translator for the high-level language program into machine code is
      a) Assembler  -> convert Assembly language program into Object files
      b) Compiler -> Translates high-level language program into assembly language
      c) Loader  -> brings EXE file residing on disk into memory and starts it running.
      d) Linker  -> merges/connecting the object files and create executable file (EXE)
         Machine Code are Assembly language instructions. For example:
         MOVE  A0, A2      [A2] ‹- [A0]        Copy contents of A0 to A2
33. Atomic nuclei are composed of
      a) Protons and electrons
      b) Protons and isotrons
      c) Electrons and neutrons
     d) Protons and neutrons
34. Which allotrope of carbon is used both as a lubricant and as lead in pencils?
      a) Diamond
      b) Coal
      c) Charcoal
      d) Graphite
35. Example of aerosol is
      a) Milk
      b) River water
      c) Smoke      d) Blood
         An aerosol is a suspension of particles within a gas. Examples are clouds, and air
         pollution such as smog and smoke.
36. A process that is almost the reverse of photosynthesis is the 
      a) digestion of starch
       b) melting of iron
      c) ripening of fruit
      d) burning of wood        Burning is the opposite reaction to photosynthesis. Burning requires oxygen
        and releases the water and carbon dioxide.
37. Ozone hole was discovered over Antarctica in
      a) 1975
      b) 1985      c) 1978
      d) 1987
         The Antarctic Ozone Hole was discovered by the British Antarctic Survey from
         data obtained with a ground-based instrument from a measuring station at Halley
         Bay, Antarctica, in the 1981-1983 period. They reported the October ozone loss
         in 1985.
38. Yusho disease, discovered in Japan, is related with pollution due to
      a) PCB
      b) Cadmium
      c) Acid rain
      d) PAN
         Yusho disease (oil disease) caused by leakage of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
          which contaminated edible oil on the Japanese island of Kyushu in 1968.
39. The Pyramid of Biomass is invented in which ecosystem?
      a) Pond
      b) Forest
      c) Grassland
      d) Mangrove
40. Central Pollution Control Board comes under the Ministry of
      a) Health and Family Welfare
      b) Oil and Petroleum
      c) Social Welfare
      d) Environment and Forests
41. Hyderabad is famous for a museum. Name the museum.
      a) Prince Wales Museum
      b) Salarjung Museum      c) National Museum
      d) Victoria Museum
42. Which city is known as Electronic City?
      a) Gurgaon
      b) Bengaluru
      c) Jaipur
      d) Salem
43. First woman President of India is
      a)Mrs. Najma Heptulla
      b) Mrs. Shiela Dikshit
      c) Mrs. Vasundhara Raje Scindia
      d) Mrs. Pratibha Patil
44. To which country does India exports the maximum gems and ornaments in value terms?
      a) U.S.A.
      b) Britain
      c) Russia
      d) Japan
45. The famous Dilwara Temples are situated in
      a) Rajasthan
      b) Uttar Pradesh
      c) Madhya Pradesh
      d) Maharashtra
46. The President of India has awarded Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award to
      a) Vijay Kumar (Shooter)      b) M.S. Dhoni (Cricketer)
      c) Both (A) and (B)
      d) None of the above
47. India has won the Under-19 Cricket World Cup, 2012 after defeating ______ in the final.
      a) Australia
      b) England
      c) South Africa
      d) Pakistan
48. Bharatpur Sancuary is located in the State of 
     a) Orissa
     b) Tamil Nadu
     c) Karnataka
     d) Rajasthan
49. The 2014 Shooting World Championship will be held in
      a) Granada in Spain
      b) New Delhi in India
      c) Toronto in Canada
      d) Mebourne in Australia
50. Rathyatra at Puri is celebrated in honour of
      a) Lord Rama
      b) Lord Jagan Nath
      c) Sri Chaitanya Prabhu
      d) Sri Satya Sai Baba

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