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Question: Grand Central Terminal, Park Avenue, New York is the world's

1

largest railway station

2

highest railway station

3

longest railway station

4

None of the above

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: Entomology is the science that studies

1

Behavior of human beings

2

Insects

3

The origin and history of technical and scientific terms

4

The formation of rocks

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: Garampani sanctuary is located at

1

Junagarh, Gujarat

2

Diphu, Assam

3

Kohima, Nagaland

4

Gangtok, Sikkim

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: The 'Cannes Award' is given for excellence in which field?

1

Films

2

Journalism

3

Literature

4

Economics

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: The Board of Industrial and Financial Reconstruction (BIFR) came into existence in

1

1984

2

1986

3

1987

4

1989

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Question: Deficit financing implies

1

printing new currency notes

2

replacing new currency with worn out currency

3

public expenditure in excess of public revenue

4

public revenue in excess of public expenditure

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: Liquid asset is

1

a type of asset that is in cash in the current account of the commercial bank

2

a type of asset that is in the form of a deposit in the current account of the commercial bank

3

either of these

4

None of the above

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: Moment of inertia is

1

vector

2

scalar

3

phasor

4

tensor

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: What invention caused many deaths while testing it?

1

Dynamite

2

Ladders

3

Race cars

4

Parachute

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: Experts say the healthiest way to view a computer monitor is by...

1

Placing it 18 to 30 inches away from your eyes

2

Viewing from a darkened room

3

Adjusting the screen for maximum contrast

4

Using special glasses that filter out UV rays

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: Ramapithecus and Cro-Magnon man are considered

1

ancestors of modern man

2

ancestors of monkey

3

ancestors of lion

4

None of the above

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: The important industries of Assam are

1

tea processing, oil refineries and coal

2

silk and plywood

3

both (a) and (b)

4

None of the above

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: The scientist who first discovered that the earth revolves round the sun was

1

Newton

2

Dalton

3

Copernicus

4

Einstein

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: When did India enter into space age by launching the satellite 'Aryabhatta'?

1

1966

2

1932

3

1975

4

1990

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: Who won the Grand Slam title four times successively?

1

Mortina Navratilova

2

Steffi Graf

3

Jennifer Capriati

4

Monica Seles

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: The main occupation of Palaeolithic (Old Stone Age ) people was

1

Animal Husbandry

2

Fishing

3

Agriculture

4

Hunting

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: The only Muslim woman to sit on the throne of Delhi was

1

Razia Sultana

2

Mumtaz Mahal

3

Hamida Banu Begum

4

Nur Zahan

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Question: Fahien visited India during the reign of

1

Ashoka

2

Chandragupta Maurya

3

Harshavardhana

4

Chandragupta-II

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: The llbert Bill Controversy during Lord Lytton's time related to the concepts of

1

Economic justice

2

Revenue allocation

3

Judicial equality

4

Political representation

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: The natural region which holds the Indian sub-continent is

1

Mediterranean

2

Monsoon

3

Hot Desert

4

Equatorial Climate Region

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: The largest river delta of India is of

1

Ganga

2

Kaveri

3

Godavari

4

Mahanadi

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: The pre-requisite for the enforcement of directive principles of the state policy is

1

an effective, hones government

2

socialist government

3

active opposition

4

adequate resources

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: What beverage was invented by Charles Alderton in 1885 in Waco, Texas?

1

Cream soda

2

Coca-Cola

3

Dr. Pepper

4

Sprite

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: The longest day (shortest night) in the southern hemisphere is

1

June 21

2

December 22

3

July 21

4

November 22

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: The process that explains the recent changes in the height of sea level in coastal areas of eastern

1

isostasy

2

continental drift

3

plate tectonics

4

None of the above

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: Saka Era was founded by

1

Pulakesin-II

2

Kanishka

3

Harsha

4

Vikramaditya

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Question: The place which experiences minimum and maximum temperatures of-28.3 degree C and 15 degree C respec

1

Srinagar

2

Leh

3

Kulu

4

Shimla

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: Under the PIN Code System, the number of postal zones in India are

1

7

2

8

3

6

4

9

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: Which of the following States of India has the longest coastline?

1

Orissa

2

Tamil Nadu

3

Andhra Pradesh

4

Maharashtra

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: The wrongly matched pair is

1

Khartoum-Sudan

2

Rotterdam-Australia

3

Warsaw-Poland

4

Dublin-Ireland

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: What is the distance of running in a marathon race?

1

26 miles 105 yards

2

26 miles 385 yards

3

26 miles 405 yards

4

26 miles

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: The concept of welfare state is included in the constitution of India in the

1

Fundamental Rights

2

Fundamental Duties

3

Preamble

4

Directive Principles

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Question: The salaries and allowances of Union Ministers are determined by the

1

Council of Ministers

2

Prime Minister of India

3

President of India

4

Parliament

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: Who composed the famous song Sare Jahan Se Achha?

1

Naqsh Lyallpuri

2

Mohd. Iqbal

3

Shakeel Badayuni

4

Mirza Ghalib

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: Who elects the Vice-President of India?

1

Elected Members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha

2

Members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha

3

Elected Members of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and State Assemblies

4

Members of Lok Sabha only

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: The retirement age of Member of the State Public Service Commission is

1

60 years

2

62 years

3

58 years

4

65 years

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: The members of Rajya Sabha

1

are elected by elected members of Lok Sabha

2

are elected by members of Lok Sabha and State Assemblies

3

are elected by elected members of State Assemblies

4

are nominated by the Governors of respective States

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: The remains of Vijayanagar Empire can be found in

1

Golcunda

2

Baroda

3

Bijapur

4

Hampi

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: What invention was first installed at a Hartford, Connecticut bank in 1889?

1

Automatic teller machine

2

Time-lock safe

3

Burglar alarm

4

Pay telephone

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: The weekly Commonweal was founded by

1

Annie Besant

2

Bipan Chandra Pal

3

Bal Gangadhar Tilak

4

Sarojini Naidu

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: The capital city of the Pallavas was

1

Vatapi

2

Kanchipuram

3

Madurai

4

Mahabalipuram

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: The Third Battle of Panipat was fought between

1

Marathas and the East India Company.

2

Ahmad Shah Abdali and the Sikhs.

3

Ahmad Shah Abdali and the Marathas.

4

Ahmad Shah Abdali and the Mughals.

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: Where was the headquarters of European Union located?

1

Brussels

2

Paris

3

London

4

Rome

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: Most commonly used bleaching agent is

1

alcohol

2

carbon dioxide

3

chlorine

4

sodium chloride

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: The hydrological cycle is a conceptual model that describes

1

the storage of water between biosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and lithosphere

2

the movement of water between biosphere, atmosphere, lithosphere and hydrosphere

3

both (a) and (b)

4

None of the above

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: Which type of forest belt supplies most of the world's requirement of Newsprint?

1

Deciduous forest

2

Coniferous forest

3

Evergreen forest

4

Mediterranean forest

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: What furniture item was invented by California furniture designer Charles Prior Hall in 1968?

1

Sofa bed

2

Captain's chair

3

Waterbed

4

Hammock

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: Who was the first American female to patent her invention, a method of weaving straw with silk?

1

Marjorie Joyner

2

Margaret Knight

3

Amanda Jones

4

Mary Kies

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: The period of daylight

1

is nearly constant near the equator

2

varies with latitude and the season

3

reaches a maximum of 24 hour in the polar zones in summer

4

All of the above

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: The part of the earth and thin layer of air above its surface, which support life on earth, are refe

1

stratosphere

2

ionosphere

3

biosphere

4

mesosphere

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: In 1943, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin met at Teheran primarily

1

to discuss the strategy to be adopted by the Allies to invade Germany

2

to consider a common plan of action by the Allies forces against the axis powers

3

for creating an effective instrument for maintaining international peace

4

to work out a common line of action against Japan

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: Which of the following is a pair names of the same game?

1

Soccer - Football

2

Golf - Polo

3

Billiards - Carrom

4

Volleyball - Squash

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: The largest and the oldest museum of India is located in the state/union territory of

1

New Delhi

2

West Bengal

3

Andhra Pradesh

4

Uttar Pradesh

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: Gross domestic capital formation is defined as

1

flow of expenditure devoted to increased or maintaining of the capital stock

2

expenditure incurred on physical assets only

3

production exceeding demand

4

net addition to stock after depreciation

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: The head quarters of Sahitya Akademi is at

1

Mumbai

2

Chennai

3

New Delhi

4

Kolkata

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: Of the following properties of a wave, the one that is independent of the other is its

1

amplitude

2

velocity

3

wavelength

4

frequency

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: January 15 is celebrated as the

1

Republic Day

2

Ugadhi

3

Teachers' Day

4

Army Day

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: India's first atomic power station was set up at

1

Surat (Gujarat)

2

Tarapur (Maharashtra)

3

Trombay (Maharashtra)

4

Solapur (Maharashtra)

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: Which Indian satellite had a main function to perform X-ray experiments in space and send back data

1

Aryabhatta

2

Bhaskara II

3

Bhaskara IL

4

None of the above

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: Which of the following factors are responsible for India's failure to fully exploit the inland fishe

1

Silting and pollution of the inland water bodies

2

Deforestation in the catchment areas of the rivers

3

Lack of marketing facilities

4

Deforestation in the catchment areas of the rivers

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: The pioneer of the Bhakti movement in India was

1

Kabir

2

Shankaracharya

3

Ramananda

4

Ramanuja

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: The climate region with high temperature, through out the year and heavy rainfall is

1

Monsoon

2

Mediterranean

3

Savanna

4

Equatorial

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: Panna diamond mines are located in

1

Bihar

2

Rajasthan

3

Uttar Pradesh

4

Madhya Pradesh

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: In the human body, the basic building blocks are

1

Bones

2

Nerves

3

Muscles

4

Cells

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: The name of India's first aircraft carrier is

1

INS Nilgiri

2

INS Himgiri

3

INS Kukri

4

INS Vikrant

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: The court of Alauddin Khilji was graced by the great poet

1

Firdausi

2

Ibn Batuta

3

Amir Khusru

4

Omar Khaiyyam

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: Secularism in the Indian context means that

1

Citizens are not discriminated on account of religion

2

Religion is regarded as a private affair of a citizen

3

Neither (A) nor (B)

4

Both (A) and (B)

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: Brass gets discoloured in air because of the presence of which of the following gases in air?

1

Oxygen

2

Hydrogen sulphide

3

Carbon dioxide

4

Nitrogen

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: Which of the following is a non metal that remains liquid at room temperature?

1

Phosphorous

2

Bromine

3

Chlorine

4

Helium

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: The boundary line between India and Pakistan on their attaining independence in 1947 is called

1

Maginot Line

2

Durand Line

3

McMohan Line

4

Radcliffe Line

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: Madurai was the capital of the

1

Chedis

2

Pandeyas

3

Chalukyas

4

Rashtrakutas

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: Which of the following are the important sects of Islam?

1

Catholics and Protestants

2

Sunnis and Shias

3

Mahayana and Hinayan

4

None of the above

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: Ozone hole refers to

1

hole in ozone layer

2

decrease in the ozone layer in troposphere

3

decrease in thickness of ozone layer in stratosphere

4

increase in the thickness of ozone layer in troposphere

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: The significance of the lotus symbol is

1

culture and civilisation

2

peace

3

justice

4

sign of mourning, in protest

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: The mountains that separate European and Arctic Russia are

1

the Pyranees

2

the Balkans

3

the Carpathians

4

the Urals

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: The Palaeozoic era contains ____ time periods.

1

six

2

four

3

five

4

seven

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: The words 'Satyameva Jayate' inscribed below the base plate of the emblem of India are taken from

1

Rigveda

2

Satpath Brahmana

3

Mundak Upanishad

4

Ramayana

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Question: The market regulations in India were introduced by

1

Balban

2

Babar

3

Sher Shah Suri

4

Allauddin Khilji

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: Tulsidas was contemporary of

1

Aurangzeb

2

Shah Jahan

3

Akbar

4

Ibraham Lodhi

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Question: The layer of the atmosphere which provides ideal flying conditions for large jet aeroplanes is

1

Ionosphere

2

Exosphere

3

Troposphere

4

Stratosphere

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: The longest river of India is

1

Brahmaputra

2

Narmada

3

Yamuna

4

Ganga

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: Greenwich Mean Time is the local time of

1

80 degree W longitude

2

180 degree longitude

3

80 degree E longitude

4

0 degree longitude

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: The International Bank for Reconstructions and Development is located at

1

London

2

Washington

3

Geneva

4

New York

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: Insufficient blood supply in the human body is referred to as

1

Hemostasis

2

Haemorrhage

3

Ischaemia

4

Hyperemia

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: What is unique about the film 'Adi Shankaracharya'?

1

It has won the National Award.

2

It is the first Bengal film.

3

It is the first Sanskrit film.

4

It has no female actress.

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: This statesman, politican, scholar, inventor, and one of early presidents of USA invented the swivel

1

George Washington

2

Alexander Hamilton

3

John Adams

4

homas Jefferson

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: Which of the following groups of states has the largest deposits of iron ore?

1

Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka

2

Bihar and Orissa

3

Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra

4

West Bengal and Assam

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: Who developed the idea of Crop Rotation?

1

Potato Peterson

2

Turnip Townsend

3

Cabbage Carlson

4

Swede Svenson

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: The Yarlung Zangbo river, in India, is known as

1

Ganga

2

Indus

3

Brahmaputra

4

Mahanadi

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: The common pesticides which are in use consist of

1

PCBs

2

organochlorines

3

olefins

4

heterocyclic compounds

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: Who is the Flying Sikh of India?

1

Mohinder Singh

2

Joginder Singh

3

Ajit Pal Singh

4

Milkha singh

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: The Africa fund (Action for Resisting Invasion, Colonialism and Apartheid) under India's leadership

1

UNO

2

SAARC

3

NAM

4

the Commonwealth

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Question: Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, was assassinated in

1

1961

2

1971

3

1981

4

1991

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: Badrinath is situated on the bank of river

1

Ganga

2

Yamuna

3

Alaknanda

4

Saraswathi

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: Largest Mint in India is located at

1

Nasik

2

Kolkata

3

Hyderabad

4

Mumbai

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: Which county signed Yuvraj Singh to play for them in 2003?

1

Nottinghamshire

2

Lancashire

3

Hampshire

4

Yorkshire

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: In which field 'Aachan Maharaj' has distinguished himself?

1

Painting

2

Drama

3

Dance

4

Vocal Music

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: Which English county did batting sensation Virender Sehwag join in the 2003 season?

1

Lancashire

2

Leicestershire

3

Yorkshire

4

Middlesex

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: When did France became Republic?

1

1789 AD

2

1798 AD

3

1792 AD

4

1729 AD

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: Which body of UNO gives advisory opinion on legal matters to the bodies and special agencies of the

1

The Security Council

2

International Court of Justice

3

Trusteeship Council

4

Secretariat

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: The iron ore magnetite consists of

1

Fe2O3

2

Fe3OH4

3

FeCO3

4

3Fe2O3 .. 3H2O

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: Who created Pretty Good Privacy (PGP)?

1

Phil Zimmermann

2

Tim Berners-Lee

3

Marc Andreessen

4

Ken Thompson

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: First Olympic Games were held in

1

876 BC

2

798 BC

3

776 BC

4

898 BC

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: Which of the following is an igneous rock?

1

Granite

2

Limestone

3

Slate

4

Quartzite

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: The 2005 Australian Open Tennis Championship titles for men's and women's singles were won, respecti

1

Pete Sampras and Steffi Graf

2

Rafael Nadal and Venus Williams

3

Andre Agassi and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario

4

Marat Safin and Serena Williams

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: The first NAM (Non-Aligned Movement) conference was held at

1

Belgrade (Yugoslavia)

2

Caire (Egypt)

3

Lusaka (Zambia)

4

Algeria (Algeria)

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: The purest form of water can be obtained from

1

a deep tubewell

2

a running stream

3

a hot water spring

4

a heavy shower of rain

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Correct Answer: 4

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