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GK Practice Test - 15
1. Which of the following are the "amphibians" of plant kingdom?
(A) Thallophytes (B) Gymnosperms
(C) Angiosperms (D) Bryophytes
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2. The relationship between a sea anemone and the hermit crab is–
(A) proto-corporation (B) symbiosis
(C) commensalism (D) parasitism
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3. Which one among the following is known as "animal starch"?
(A) Cellulose (B) Glycogen
(C) Pectin (D) Chitin
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4. The highest policy making body in matters relating to national planning is the–
(A) Planning Commission (B) Finance Commission
(C) Inter-State Council (D) National Development Council
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5. Reviewing the implementation of national plans from time to time is the function of–
(A) the Research Programme Committee (B) the Union Council of Ministers
(C) the Planning Commission (D) the National Development Council
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6. The Programme Evaluation Organization is an integral part of the–
(A) National Development Council (B) Central Secretariat
(C) Department of Public Enterprises (D) Planning Commission
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7. The surface temperature of the Sun is nearly–
(A) 2000 K (B) 4000 K
(C) 6000 K (D) 8000 K
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8. Through which one of the following groups of countries does the Equator pass?
(A) Brazil, Zambia and Malaysia (B) Colombia, Kenya and Indonesia
(C) Brazil, Sudan and Malaysia (D) Venezuela, Ethiopia and Indonesia
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9. Nationalisation of banks was done with the purpose of–
(A) financing the industries (B) improving credit facilities
(C) consolidating the economy (D) improving security of deposits
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10. 'Bharat Nirman Yojana' does not include which of the following?
(A) Education (B) Irrigation
(C) Telephone (D) Water Supply
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11. One of the subordinate revenue staff, who was not a servant of the state but of the village community, was–
(A) Muqaddam or headman (B) Measurer (Amin) and Karkun who prepared the seasonal crop statistics
(C) Qanungo who kept records of the revenue payable by the village (D) Bitikchi or accountant
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12. Who is the author of the book 'The Last Mughal-The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi 1987?
(A) John Kirkland (B) William Dalrymple
(C) Thomas Wilson (D) Simon Digby
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13. The' Arthashastra' is a treatise on which one of the following?
(A) Economics (B) Environment
(C) Political Philosophy (D) Religion in Administration
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14. Who wrote the famous drama Neel Darpan which depicted the agony of the indigo cultivators and brutality of the planters?
(A) Harish Chandra Mukherjee (B) Dinabandhu Mitra
(C) Sisir Kumar Ghose (D) Ram Gopal Ghose
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15. Which of the following statements about the activities of Radhakanta Deb is not correct?
(A) He compiled in Sanskrit an encyclopaedic lexicon which he named Shabda Kalpadruma
(B) He translated the Kena, Isa, Katha, Man duka and Mundaka Upanishads
(C) In 1823, he founded the Gandiya Samaj to promote education and propagate knowledge
(D) In 1830, he established the Dharma Sabha to organise a campaign against the abolition of the sati custom
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16. The Alpine vegetation in the Western Himalayas is found only up to a height of 3000 meters, while in the Eastern Himalayas, it is found up to a height of 4000 meters The reason for this variation in the same mountain range is that–
(A) Eastern Himalayas are higher than Western Himalayas
(B) Eastern Himalayas are nearer to the equator and sea coast than Western Himalayas
(C) Eastern Himalayas get more monsoon rainfall than the Western Himalayas
(D) Eastern Himalayan rocks are more fertile than the Western Himalayan rocks
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17. Which among the following hormone has a stimulatory effect on the heart?
(A) Estrone (B) Erythropoietin
(C) Thyroxine (D) Epinephrine
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18. The vitamin which is generally excreted by humans in urine is–
(A) vitamin A (B) vitamin D
(C) vitamin C (D) vitamin E
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19. Which one of the following growtyh substances extends the lifespan of detached leaves?
(A) Cytokinin (B) Gibberellin
(C) Abscisic acid (D) Indole acetic acid
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20. Which one of the following is not explicitly or implicitly provided for in the Constitution of India?
(A) A Minister of state may have the independent charge of a ministry
(B) The civil servants have to observe the principle of political neutrality
(C) There are a number of All India Services
(D) The Union may direct a State to maintain a road of national importance
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21. In 1953, the Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru announced the formation of a Commission to study the reorganization of States on as linguistic basis under the Chairmanship of–
(A) T K Krishnamachari (B) Vallabhbhai Patel
(C) Fazal Ali (D) G B Pant
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22. What is the intermediate tier of the Panchayati Raj System called?
(A) Zila Parishad (B) Taluka Panchayat
(C) Panchayat Samiti (D) Gram Sabha
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23. Other than India and China, which one of the following groups of countries border Myanmar?
(A) Bangladesh, Thailand and Vietnam (B) Cambodia, Laos and Malaysia
(C) Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia (D) Thailand, Laos and Bangladesh
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24. Where is Bundala Biosphere Reserve which has been recently added to the UNESCO's Man and Biosphere (MAB) network located?
(A) Russia (B) India
(C) Sri Lanka (D) Bangladesh
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25. Nilakeni Panel submitted its report on Cash Transfer scheme covering–
(A) LPG, fertilizers and kerosene (B) Only LPG
(C) Only Kerosene (D) None of the above
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