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'Sur Sagar' was written in the times of which of the Mughal emperors?

(A) Akbar

(B) Jahanagir

Which of the following organization was set up to maintain a database on Individual's Credit records?

(A) CIBIL

(B) ICRA

The disease that is caused by viral infection is

(A) Common cold

(B) Typhoid

Which country is said to be shaped like a boot on the map?

(A) Italy

(B) Iceland

The zamindari in Mughal India was not

(A) hereditary

(B) ownership of land

(C) a saleable right

‘Ramadorai Sujatha’ who was recently in news is a

(A) Mathematician

(B) Historian

The vacancy to the Office of the President of India must be filled up within-

(A) 6 months

(B) 1 year

Ricky Ponting is also known as what?

(A) Punter

(B) Ponter

The primary energy for living organisms is

(A) Solar energy

(B) Mitochondria

If a cloth is coated with a resin then the angle of contact between the cloth and water

(A) Increases

(B) Decreases

What invention caused many deaths while testing it?

(A) Parachute

(B) Dynamite

The oil giant, Rosneft, is based in which of the following countries?

(A) Russia

(B) Germany

Which African country was formerly known as 'French Somaliland' ?

(A) Djibouti

(B) Somalia

What is the world's smallest (in sq mi.) country?

(A) Vatican City

(B) Monaco

This entire movie was based on poetic dialogues and was a super hit of its time, which movie we are talkin

(A) Heer Ranjha

(B) Soni Mahiwal

Menz Active Fairness Cream is a product of

(A) Emami

(B) HLL

What do you call a scientist who studies the stars?

(A) Astronomer

(B) Geologist

I think I know ___ he left the job.

(A) why

(B) where

Do you think this is something ___ can be learned?

(A) who

(B) that

A person who transports things illegally into a country is a...

(A) smuggler

(B) bandit

Bogor Palace is located in which of the following country ?

(A) Indonesia

(B) Singapore

Bogor Palace is located in which of the following country ?

(A) Indonesia

(B) Singapore

Which sport is played in a 'diamond'?

(A) Baseball

(B) Ice-hockey

The appointment of which Bollywood personality was extended by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for IPL season 3 & 4?

(A) Katrina Kaif

(B) Deepika Padukone

One of the following is not a function of bones.

(A) Place for muscle attachment

(B) Protection of vital organs

(C) Secretion of hormones for calcium regulation in blood and bones

(D) Production of blood corpuscles

She was a fearless woman who acted _____ her health.

(A) without regard for

(B) without regard to

The system of competitive examination for civil service was accepted in principle in the year

(A) 1853

(B) 1858

What is the name of the ball used in FIFA World Cup 2010?

(A) Jabulani

(B) Vuvuzela

Rishi Kapoor for the first time on the Cinema screen, which movie we are talking of

(A) Mera Nam Joker

(B) Bobby

The largest coffee growing country in the world ?

(A) Brazil

(B) India

Which of the following is the Booker Prize winner novel of Arundhati Roy?

(A) The God of Small Things

(B) In a Free State

Bhopal is being renamed as______?

(A) Bhojpal

(B) Bhogpal

Who is the first space traveler?

(A) Yuri Gagarin

(B) Neil Armstrong

Did you ___ today's newspaper.

(A) read

(B) lead

It's my first day in my new job today. I just hope the people in the office are nice to __________!

(A) newbies

(B) newers

India is 'United of States' this expression was borrowed from the following constitution?

(A) Canada

(B) France

The establishment of SAARC food bank was decided in which of the following SAARC summits?

(A) Colombo 2008

(B) New Delhi 2007

Lashkar-e-Taiba performed Mumbai attacks in

(A) October 2008

(B) November 2008

Who is legally competent to declare war or conclude peace in India?

(A) The President

(B) The Parliament

The pair which is not a twin-city is

(A) Hyderabad-Secunderabad

(B) Durgapur-Asansol

(C) Calcutta-Howrah

(D) Delhi-New Delhi

Who guides Dante Alighieri through hell and purgatory in Divine Comedy?

(A) Virgil

(B) Seneca

The Larvae of which of the following Pests of Sorghum crop, cut growing points and cause dead-hearts ti the plant?

(A) Stem-Borer

(B) Cutworms

Uranium Corporation of India is located in

(A) Jadugoda

(B) Thiruvananthapuram

The number of water molecules present in a drop of water (volume 0.0018 ml) at room temperature is

(A) 6.023 x 1019

(B) 6.023 x 1023

The length of the tropical years (the time interval between successive occurrences of the spring equinox) is decreasing very slowly as a result of

(A) small, progressive changes in the earth's rotational speed

(B) small, progressive change in earth's orbit around the sun

(C) both (a) and (b)

Wynton Marsalis played trumpet with the New Orleans Philharmonic at what age?

(A) 11

(B) 12

(C) 13

(D) 14

What type of animal was Laika,the first living creature to be sent into space in 1957?

(A) Dog

(B) Cat

In the Mahabharata, whom did Karna kill using Indra's weapon 'Shakti'?

(A) Ghatotkacha

(B) Abhimanyu

Ajit Balakrishna is CEO of rediff.com

(A) True

(B) False

The name Kerry Packer is associated with

(A) Cricket

(B) Football

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) was founded by

(A) Dr. Vikram A. Sarabhai

(B) Homi J. Bhabha

__________ is different from that of the 19th century.

(A) New York of the 18th century

(B) New York of 18th century

Which of the following presidents of India had shortest tenure?

(A) Zakir Hussain

(B) V. V Giri

They were reassured ___ the outcome ___ the elections.

(A) about, in

(B) by, of

Which organ is affected by Jaundice?

(A) Liver

(B) Stomach

Which country has a picture of a lion on its flag?

(A) Shri Lanka

(B) Bhutan

Felsic and mafic are terms used by geologists to describe:

(A) composition of continental and oceanic crust.

(B) behavior of earthquake waves.

Where in India is the only active volcano found?

(A) Barren Island

(B) Minicoy

In 1871 who founded the German Empire and served as its chancellor for 19 years?

(A) Otto von Bismarck

(B) Klemens Metternich

If the cuisine consists of dishes like Wazwan, Rogan Josh, Rishta, Gushtaba and Tabak Maz, then it pertains to

(A) Jammu & Kashmir

(B) Hyderabad

Indian classical dance has been popularized abroad by :

(A) Uday Shankar

(B) Yamini Krishnamurti

Most plant and animal cells are similar in some respects since they both have in common

(A) Cytoplasm and nucleus

(B) Cytoplasm and cellulose

The first step to getting output from a laser is to excite an active medium. What is this process called?

(A) Pumping

(B) Exciting

The formula C6H5-CO-CH3 represents

(A) Acetophenone

(B) Phenyl acetate

In which year was Pulitzer Prize established?

(A) 1917

(B) 1918

In 1997, to which Indian film star did Pakistan Government present its highest civilian award ‘Nishan-e-Intiaz’ ?

(A) Dilip Kumar

(B) Dev Anand

Chlorophyll is a naturally occurring chelate compound in which central metal is

(A) magnesium

(B) calcium

This hotel charges a number of ____________ for services like wireless Internet, room service, and a refrigerator.

(A) fees

(B) costs

Magsaysay Awards are NOT given in which of the following categories?

(A) Music

(B) Public Service

He looked ___ his friends for advice.

(A) to

(B) on

Deserts

(A) The

(B) zero article

He's in ____.

(A) the trouble

(B) trouble

What's a shorter way of saying 'to make plants grow or produce crops'?

(A) to fertilize

(B) to pollenise

Against which team did Sunil Gavaskar complete 10,000 runs in Test cricket?

(A) Pakistan

(B) Australia

(C) Sri Lanka

(D) England

According to the Human Development Report 2006, India has acquired 126th place in HDI ranking which is……than that of last year.

(A) One rank up

(B) Two ranks up

Which is the largest lake in Armenia?

(A) Lake Sevan

(B) Lake Superior

Which city was the summer capital of India during British Rule?

(A) Darjeeling

(B) Simla

Which of the following areas got VI schedule status, recently

(A) Bodo areas in Assam

(B) Darjeeling Gorkha Hills

Which neighbouring country borders the state of Tripura?

(A) Bangladesh

(B) Malaysia

In 1953, which film won the first National Award for the Best Feature Film ?

(A) Shyamchi Aai (Marathi)

(B) Pather Panchali (Bengali)

In 2007, which state re-established its Vidhan Parishad (Legislative Council) after a gap of 22 years ?

(A) Andhra Pradesh

(B) Rajasthan

Which one of the following is not a characteristic of convectional rainfall?

(A) Afternoon rain

(B) Drizz1ing

(C) Lightning and thunder

European Parliament passed resolutions condemning which one of the following countries for its support to Taliban?

(A) Afghanistan

(B) Pakistan

Among the following, who did not fi gure in the Forbes' 100 Most Powerful Women list?

(A) Savitri Jindal

(B) Shikha Sharma

Kalidas is the Shakespeare _______ India.

(A) of

(B) in

You might approach and handle the radium powder ________ feeling any pain.

(A) without

(B) through

When does a Lok Sabha or a Vidhan Sabha election candidate forfeit his security deposit?

(A) When he fails to secure even 1/6 of total voted polled

(B) When he fails to secure even 1/5 of total voted polled

(C) When he fails to secure even 1/4 of total voted polled

I'm not a fussy eater, I'll eat __________ at all!

(A) anything

(B) nothing

I'm coming back today and so could I have a ________ ticket?

(A) return

(B) one way

These days I buy lots of things ______ .

(A) online

(B) inline

In which one of the following states of India is it legal for a Hindu male and illegal for a Muslim male to have more than one living wife?

(A) Nagaland

(B) Goa

__________ park is crowded on Sundays.

(A) Every

(B) Each

You shouldn't have left the door open. Suppose a burglar ___ the house.

(A) had broken into

(B) have broken into

Faults where displacement is both vertical and horizontal are called:

(A) oblique faults

(B) complex fault

Which religion did Bhimrao Ambedkar embrace in 1956?

(A) Buddhism

(B) Jainism

Who was the famous queen of Rana Ratan Singh?

(A) Padmini

(B) Durgavati

The National Highways in India cover which among the following fractions of India's total Road Network

(A) 1.7%

(B) 2.7%

When did John Keats die?

(A) 23 February 1821

(B) 28 June 1825

Which of the gauges is used in the hilly areas?

(A) Narrow gauge

(B) Broad gauge

Writer/director Nora Efron was once married to what journalist?

(A) Carl Bernstein

(B) Bob Woodward

Which Indian former World junior champion and Grandmaster defeated his BPCL teammate Parimarjan to win the Dubai International Open chess title on 19 April 2011?

(A) Abhijeet Gupta

(B) Ramnath Bhuvanesh

Who authored the English novel 'A Suitable Boy', considered to be the longest novel in a single volume ?

(A) Vikram Seth

(B) Salman Rushdie

Who appoints the Chief Election Commissioner of India?

(A) President of India

(B) Prime Minister

(C) Chief Justice of India

Which of these temples is in Tamil Nadu?

(A) Meenakshi Temples

(B) Dilwara Temples

(C) Somnath Temples

How many balls on the pool table at the start of a game?

(A) 12

(B) 14

(C) 15

Famous brand “Hugo Boss”, a watch manufacturer, has tied up with which of the following brands as its retail par

(A) Maxima

(B) Titan

In MKS system the unit of force is _____.

(A) Newton

(B) Dynes

Have you _________ your lunch?

(A) ate

(B) eaten

"Every" can be used as a pronoun.

(A) True

(B) False

She was born ..... 1985

(A) on

(B) in

Take ____ the buses that come along.

(A) any

(B) any of

Shakespeare __________ in 1564.

(A) was born

(B) was birthed

Montagu-Chelmsford Reforms which formed the base of Government of India Act 1919, introduced which of the following in India ?

(A) self governance

(B) dyarchy

(C) Indian Administrative Services

As part of an effort to ensure timely and effective implementation of works proposed under the Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS), the Union Government decided to raise the amount to be released in the first instalment. What perce

(A) 75%

(B) 73%

(C) 61%

Phosphate is mined primarily for:

(A) production of fertilizer.

(B) production of phosphor screens.

(C) production of phosphorus bombs.

Which geologic setting has the most obvious dip-slip faults?

(A) The Basin and Range Province of North America.

(B) The midwest United States.

(C) California

Sixty percent of all birds fall into which order?

(A) Passeriformes

(B) Strigiformes

(C) Coraciiformes

Nuclear sizes are expressed in a unit named

(A) Fermi

(B) angstrom

Which line connects the points on a map that receive equal amounts of rainfall ?

(A) Isohyet

(B) Isotherm

Forward Market Commissions independently regulate …

(A) Mutual funds

(B) Commodity exchanges

Hi. May I _____________ to Nancy, please?

(A) connect

(B) talk

(C) contact

Do you _______________ what time we started hiking this morning?

(A) remember

(B) remind

Who authored ancient Sanskrit epic 'Ramayana', also known as 'Adi-Kavya' (first epic poem) ?

(A) Valmiki

(B) Ved Vyas

(C) Tulsidas

The total number of medals that India has won in Common Wealth Games 2010 is …

(A) 101

(B) 102

(C) 103

Which of the following honours has Dr. Kalam been awarded, the highest honour that an Indian citizen cann arecive?

(A) The Bharat Ratna

(B) Padma Bhushan

(C) Arjuna Award

Which Indian city is well known across the world for its film industry?

(A) Mumbai

(B) Hyderabad

Who fired at a British officer in order to inspire his regiment into an open revolt at the Barrackpore cantonment at Meerut?

(A) Mangal Pandey

(B) Shaikh Paltu

(C) Ishwari Prasad

Hawaii became the ______ state.

(A) 49th

(B) 50th

(C) 51st

In which ocean are the Canary Islands?

(A) Artic

(B) Atlantic

Which of the following is an elephant sound?

(A) Bleat

(B) Scream

(C) Trumpet

If you go from Tuticorin to Manglore and Paradip which among the folloeing state will not come?

(A) Kerala

(B) Orissa

(C) Tamil Nadu

Which among the following Organisations confers 'Vachaspati Award'?

(A) Ministry of Culture

(B) Sahitya Kala Academi

(C) Birla foundation

In Indian history, who first claimed himself to be the Sardeshmukh of Maharashtra ?

(A) Shivaji

(B) Nana Saheb

Farming of cloves is done in

(A) Kerala

(B) Karnataka

(C) Tamil Nadu

(D) Uttar Pradesh

Sourav Ganguly made his Test debut in 1996.How many runs did he score in the 1st innings of that match?

(A) 131

(B) 32

The headquarters of Food and Agriculture Organisation is in

(A) Rome

(B) Paris

What was Lew Wallace’s real name?

(A) Lewis Wallace

(B) Law Wallace

When did 19 NATO members and 11 'Partners for Peace' join hands for peace plan for Kosovo Crisis?

(A) 1999

(B) 1989

Make sure you can _____ an apartment before you sign the lease.

(A) permit

(B) afford

Who authored the book `The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid' ?

(A) Philip Kotler

(B) C.K.Prahalad

For writing the Punjabi language, which Sikh guru developed the Gurumukhi script ?

(A) Guru Angad devji

(B) Guru Amar Das

(C) Guru Ram Das

On the banks of which river is Surat located?

(A) Narmada

(B) Tapti

Sterling silver is made up of less than 50% silver by weight.

(A) True

(B) False

According to the Hindu mythology which is the second ashram in a persons life ?

(A) Grihast ashram

(B) Brahmacharya

"Made in America" - the famous book discusses about which company’s business?

(A) GE

(B) Dell

(C) Wal Mart

Yesterday I ______ swimming with my younger brother.

(A) go

(B) gone

(C) went

When you receive the new books ___ try to read one of them?

(A) can I

(B) could I

___________ fire, please leave the building as quickly as possible.

(A) In case of

(B) In case

Pandas and ___ tigers are both endangered animals.

(A) the

(B) nothing

What is the difference between hardware and software?

(A) Hardware Are Hard And Software are soft

(B) Hardware is the actual computer equipment while the software includes programs loaded onto the computer

What does a soldier keep in a frog?

(A) Gun

(B) Hand grand

(C) His bayonet

Which Italian word do we use to describe journalists who follow famous people around and take their photograph as often as possible?

(A) tutti frutti

(B) paparazzi

(C) confetti

Which of the following has more than One seat in Lok Sabha?

(A) Nagaland

(B) Tripura

(C) Sikkim

Namchik-Namphuk in Arunanchal Pradesh are famous fields for ?

(A) Oil & Natural Gas

(B) Coal

(C) Bauxite

The provision of extra liquidity to an illiquid but a presumably solvent bank by the central bank . This function is performed by which of the following ?

(A) Lender of Last Resort

(B) Offer Angel

(C) Depository bank

Who won women’s doubles championship in French Open 2011?

(A) Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Nadia Petrova

(B) A. Medina Garriques, Virginia Ruano Pascual

(C) Andrea Hlavackova, Lucie Hradecka

When did Victor Hugo die?

(A) 16 March 1860

(B) 1 June 1862

(C) 22 May 1885

When was Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald born?

(A) 22 June 1890

(B) 24 September 1896

(C) 4 April 1900

Which Indian batsman made three consecutive centuries in his first three Test matches?

(A) Vinoo Mankad

(B) Mohd. Azaruddin

(C) S.M. Gavaskar

Source of energy in ecosystem is

(A) Sun

(B) Green plants

(C) Sugar produced in photosynthesis

Who received Rajeev Khel Ratna for the year 2010?

(A) Saina Nehwal

(B) Subhash B. Aggarwal

(C) Satish Pillai

By how many wickets did New Zealand defeat Australia on 20 May 1999 in Cricket World Cup 1999?

(A) Five

(B) One

(C) Four

If you buy one pair of glasses, you get ___________________ one free.

(A) an additional

(B) more

How many members of the Rajya Sabha retire every second year ?

(A) one third

(B) two third

(C) one fourth

The Indian ruler known as the Napoleon of India

(A) Samudragupta

(B) Chandragupta Maurya

(C) Ashoka

Block Buster “Om Shanti Om” is directed by

(A) Farah Khan

(B) Gauri Khan

The name Dow Jones is associated with

(A) Textile Industry

(B) Fast food

(C) Stock Exchange

The country which is the largest producer of tin in the world is

(A) China

(B) India

In which state first sun rises?

(A) Assam

(B) Jammu and Kashmir

(C) Arunachal Pradesh

I've got a new girlfriend! I've been ________ with her for about a month.

(A) going on

(B) going out

(C) getting on

Sally said she ___ want it anymore.

(A) doesn't

(B) don't

It doesn't make any difference ___ me.

(A) for

(B) to

(C) in

We have plenty of money and workers; ___, we hope to finish the house remodeling soon.

(A) nevertheless

(B) unless

(C) thus

The Sun is at the centre of our ___________ system.

(A) sunny

(B) solar

No matter how bad things seem, you should always look ..... the bright side of life

(A) off

(B) on

The construction of rural roads in Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna is carried out with the cost sponsored by _______?

(A) Central Government Only

(B) State Governments only

(C) Both central & State Governments 50:50

For which among the film did Raveena Tandon win National Award?

(A) Daman

(B) Mohra

(C) Ghulam-e-Mustafa

This state capital is dubbed 'The Arch City':

(A) Columbus, Ohio

(B) St. Louis, Missouri

(C) Hartford, Connecticut

Which is the official language of Brunei?

(A) Malay

(B) Arabic

(C) Urdu

In the Ramayana, who fought with Ravana when he was carrying away Sita?

(A) Jatayu

(B) Garuda

(C) Sampati

The Upanishads are :

(A) A source of Hindu philosophy

(B) Books of Ancient Hindu laws

(C) Books on social behaviour of man

Ammonal is a mixture of

(A) Aluminium powder and ammonium nitrate

(B) Aluminium powder and ammonium chloride

(C) Aluminium powder and ammonium sulphate

Which college did Samuel Johnson attend for a year and had to leave for financial reasons?

(A) Pembroke College

(B) Trininty College

(C) St. George’s College

Which is driest place in world?

(A) Sahara desert

(B) Atacama desert

(C) Thar desert

The dance performed by women to invoke rain in Bihar is

(A) Jata Jatin

(B) Faguna or Fog

(C) Purbi

Which of the following is used as a lubricant?

(A) Graphite

(B) Silica

(C) Diamond

Which of the following chess players upstaged top seed Ram Prakash to win the Rs. 10 lakh CAI National A chess championship on 30 March 2011?

(A) Ravi Kumar

(B) Pawan Batham

(C) Devendra Bajpai

He was so hungry that he _____________ three sandwiches in two minutes. No one believed that he could eat that fast.

(A) downed

(B) ate

He Yaozu is associated with which of the companies?

(A) LG Electronics

(B) Samsung

(C) Suzlon Energy

For which of the following disciplines is Nobel Prize awarded?

(A) Physics and Chemistry

(B) Physiology or Medicine

(C) Literature, Peace and Economics

(D) All of the above

Some lasers are referred to as being “cw.” What does “cw” mean?

(A) Circular wave

(B) Continuous wave

Ganymede is a moon of which planet?

(A) Jupiter

(B) Saturn

(C) Venus

The biggest stadium in the world is the

(A) Rungnado May Day Stadium,Pyongyang, North Korea

(B) Salt Lake Stadium,Kolkata,India

(C) Estadio Azteca,Maxico City

(D) Strahov Stadium, Prague

The first indian lady who was climbed first on everest ?

(A) Bachendri Pal

(B) Tenjing Norwey

I wanted to stop _____ some presents, but we didn't have enough time.

(A) to buy

(B) buying

The food was .... bad that we had to complain

(A) so

(B) such

 

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