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General Awareness Quiz 12

1. How many kilometres are represented by 1° of latitude?
(A) 321 km (B) 211 km
(C) 111 km (D) 91 km
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2. Radio waves are reflected back to Earth from the–
(A) Troposphere (B) Exosphere
(C) Stratosphere (D) Ionosphere
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3. From which part of the Constitution are the objectives and social premises of 'Planning' derived?
(A) Part IV Directive Principles of State Policy (B) Part I The Union and its territory
(C) Part IV A Fundamental Duties (D) Amendments
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4. Who among the following was the first Chairman of the Planning Commission?
(A) Dr Rajendra Prasad (B) Pt Jawaharlal Nehru
(C) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (D) JB Kriplani
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5. The important contribution made by the khilafat agitation to the Non-Cooperation Movement was that–
(A) it made a significant contribution to the success of the NCM
(B) it provided a new band of leaders who infused fresh blood into the movement
(C) it brought urban Muslims into the Nationalist Movement
(D) it added immense weight to the demands of the nationalist
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6. Gandhiji led the Indian Nationalist Movement from the front and his leadership was motivated by a wider philosophy he nurtured throughout the course of the movement. Which one among the following was a continuous movement based on this philosophy, and not a specific movement?
(A) Non-Cooperation Movement (B) Swadeshi Movement
(C) Quit India Movement (D) Civil Disobedience Movement
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7. Which one of the following is not a member of 'The Commonwealth'?
(A) Malaysia (B) Sri Lanka
(C) Indonesia (D) Singapore
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8. Which one among the following principles was not propagated by the Theosophical Society?
(A) Belief at Karma and Rebirth (B) Belief in Universal Brotherhood and Humanity
(C) Belief in Vedantic Philosophy (D) Belief in the Eradication of Untouchability
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9. Who of the following was a contemporary of Alexander, the Great?
(A) Bimbisara (B) Chandragupta Maurya
(C) Ashoka (D) Pushyamitra Sunga
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10. Under the 'ecoregion corridor' concept endorsed and supported by IUCN' s World Commission on Protected Areas, which one of the following has been cited as a major project for linking existing protected areas in India?
(A) Eastern Ghats (B) Gir Forests
(C) Western Ghats (D) Kaziranga Sanctuary
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11. Which one of the following common devices works on the basis of the principle of mutual induction? (CDS 2008)
(A) Tubelight (B) Transformer
(C) LED (D) Photodiode
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12. A table cloth can be pulled from a table without dislodging the dishes. It is because of–
(A) Graham's law of diffusion (B) Archimede's principle
(C) Newton's first law (D) Newton's second law
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13. Which one among the following radiations carries maximum energy?
(A) Infrared (B) Microwave
(C) UV-rays (D) Radio waves
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14. The Preamble enshrines the ideals of 'liberty, equality and fraternity' -ideals inspired by the–
(A) Russian Revolution (B) Irish Revolution
(C) French Revolution (D) US Constitution
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15. The Indian Parliamentary system is different from the British Parliamentary system in that India has–
(A) both a real and a nominal executive (B) a system of collective responsibility
(C) bicameral legislature (D) the system of judicial review
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16. Who of the following considered the Preamble as the 'horoscope of our sovereign, democratic and republic' ?
(A) K M Munshi and (B) Sir Ernest Barker
(C) Dr B R Ambedkar (D) D D Basu
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17. If the movement of the Earth's crust or a major climatic change makes an old stream young, it is called–
(A) consequent stream (B) rejuvenation
(C) subsequent stream (D) aggradation
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18. An earthquake epicentre is the–
(A) point where the seismograph is located
(B) point within the Earth where the movement along the fault occurs
(C) approximate centre of a group of related earthquakes
(D) point on the surface directly above where the rupture along the fault zone occurs
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19. He is one of the foremost modern painter and internationally recognised artist. He passed away on 9th June 2011, in London. He was born in Maharashtra. He lived in Dubai and London, after forced to leave India in 2006. He was awarded Padma Vibhushan in 1991. He was also a member of Rajya Sabha. In 2010, he was granted the citizenship by Qatar. Who is he?
(A) Jagjit Singh (B) MA Jalil
(C) MF Hussain (D) Eddie Murphy
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20. Based on PC Mahalanobis model, this plan gave priority to industries and minerals followed by transport and communication. The plan was successful and achieved 4. 1 %, target was 4. 5%. Name the Plan referred to above–
(A) Sixth Five Year Plan (B) Fifth Five Year Plan
(C) Second Five Year Plan (D) None of the above
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21. The 'Arthasastra' is a treatise on which one of the following?
(A) Economics (B) Environment
(C) Political Philosophy (D) Religion in Administration
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22. Which one among the following statements about Ashokan Edicts is correct?
(A) The Pillar Edicts were located in all parts of the empire
(B) The Edicts give details of his personal concerns but are silent on events of the empire
(C) The subject of inscribed matter on Rock Edicts differs completely with that of the Pillar Edicts
(D) The Greek or Aramaic Edicts are versions or translations of the texts used in other Edicts
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23. Amnesty International is a–
(A) Human Rights group (B) UN agency to fight global terrorism
(C) refugee camp in Croatia (D) wing of the World Bank
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24. Consider the following passage and identify the three tribal principalities referred to therein using the codes given below– In the early history of the far South in India, three tribal principalities are mentioned in Ashokan inscriptions of the third century BC and in Kharavela inscription of the first century BC–
(A) Vakatakas, Cholas and Satvahanas (B) Cholas, Pandyas and Cheras
(C) Ikshvakus, Vakatakas and Pandyas (D) Pallavas, Cholas and Pandyas
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25. The reign of which of the following Sultan is said to mark the highest point of territorial expansion of the Sultanate?
(A) Alauddin Khilji (B) Muhammad bin Tughlaq
(C) Firoz Tughlaq (D) Sikandar Lodi
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