SUP-9011/13

General
Knowledge
Capsule
Geography
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Consider the following statements:
I. The part of the Himalayas lying between
Satluj and Kali rivers is ...
14.

Consider the following statements:
A : Plants absorb nitrogen through soil.
R : Plants cannot absorb nitrogen in the
...
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
(a) I
(b) II
(c) I and II
(d) none

31.

Five nautical miles are equal to:
(...
37.

Saurashtra has mostly:
(a) red soil
(b) alluvial soil
(c) black soil
(d) laterite soil

38.

Consider the following s...
49.

“Mithun” a cattle breed is found in:
(a) Rajasthan
(b) Maharashtra
(c) Arunachal Pradesh
(d) Kerala

50.

The Chipko ...
64.

Arctic Ocean is connected with the Pacific
Ocean by a narrow stretch of shallow water
which is known as:
(a) Strait o...
81.

Manas Tiger Reserve is located in which
Indian state?
(a) Assam
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Rajasthan
(d) Uttaranchal

89....
96.

Consider the following statements:
III. Lignite is a low grade manganese ore.
IV. About 300 kg of manganese is requir...
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
(a) I
(b) II
(c) I and II
(d) none
110.

111.

Red soils are red in colour d...
Which of the above is responsibility of a
Patwari?
(a) I only
(b) II and III
(c) I, II and III
(d) III only

131.

Which o...
141.

Consider the following statements:
I. Materials in the environment which have
the potential to satisfy human needs b...
153.

Which of the following birds falls under normal
species category in India?
(a) Pink-headed duck
(b) Indian cormorant...
169.

Who defeated the Nizam-ul-Mulk and
imposed the Treaty of Durai Sarai on him?
(a) Sahuji
(b) Sambhaji I
(c) Baji Rao ...
181.

182.

Who became the first Indian power to accept
the subsidiary alliance?
(a) Nawab of Awadh
(b) Marathas
(c) Nizam...
193.

Consider the following statements:
I. The Governor-General of Bengal was made
the Governor-General of India through ...
206.

The first Headquarters of the Arya Samaj were
at:
(a) Calcutta
(b) Nasik
(c) Lahore
(d) Bomday

207.

The Shuddhi Mo...
219.

Consider the following statements:
I. The Santhal Rebellion (1855-56) was
against the Mughal Emperor Bahadur
Shah II...
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Who founded the India House in 1905 in
London?
(a) Virendranath Chattopadhyaya
(...
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What was the importance of Qibla in audience
halls of the Mughal emperors?
(a) During ...
259.

Who were the Alvars?
(a) Saints devoted to Durga
(b) Saints devoted to Vishnu
(c) Saints devoted to Brahma
(d) Saint...
271.

272.

Which of the following nawabs captured Fort
William of Calcutta?
(a) Alivardi Khan
(b) Sirajuddaulah
(c) Mir J...
II. In the permanent settlement system
peasants had to pay the revenue directly
to the Company.

288.

Siraj-ud-daulah, na...
294.

Consider the following statements:
A : The subsidiary alliance proved very helpful
for the nawabs in protecting thei...
304.

Who among the following was not a part of
the Rebellion of 1857?
(a) Begum Hazrat Mahal
(b) Rani Chennamma
(c) Birji...
316.

Delhi became the capital of British India in:
(a) 1901
(b) 1905
(c) 1911
(d) 1915

317.

Delhi Durbar was organised ...
331.

Who invented the flying shuttle?
(a) John Kay
(b) Richard Arkwright
(c) James Hargreaves
(d) Daniel Bourn

332.

Who...
345.

Gugliemo Marconi invented the:
(a) telephone
(b) machinery for wireless telegraphy
(c) electric bulb
(d) television
...
358.

359.

The manuscripts in early India were usually
written on:
(a) palm leaves
(b) ashoka tree leaves
(c) cloths made...
372.

The Rashtrakutas were initially subordinate
to the:
(a) Cheras
(b) Chalukyas
(c) Cholas
(d) Pandyas

373.

The Begum...
384.

The Satnami movement in Central India was
founded by:
(a) Haridas Thakur
(b) Ghasidas
(c) Shri Narayana Guru
(d) Day...
396.

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398.

Consider the following statements:
I. A.O. Hume tried to bring in a bill through
the British Parliament ...
(c) The government conceded the demand of
the Muslim League for separate
electorates.
(d) The Muslim League was formed und...
421.

427.

Who wrote the book Poverty and Un-British
rule in India?
(a) Dadabhai Naoroji
(b) Badruddin Tyabji
(c) W.C. Bo...
433.

Consider the following statements:
I. The British annexed Nagpur through the
Doctrine of Lapse.
II. The British gain...
445.

What is the Bandagan system used by the
early Delhi Sultans in their administration?
(a) the Delhi Sultans appointed...
456.

Zabt was a revenue system adopted during
the Mughal period in India. It was:
(a) a system where tax was directly
pro...
467.

The Lichchhavis group was a part of which of
the following mahajanapadas?
(a) Malla
(b) Vajji
(c) Panchala
(d) Kashi...
481.

Consider the following statements:
I. With the start of the nineteenth century,
demand for the Indian woven cloth
in...
493.

Consider the following statements:

Which of the following is the first state in India
to introduce the midday meal ...
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  1. 1. SUP-9011/13 General Knowledge Capsule
  2. 2. Geography 1. 8. Consider the following statements: I. The part of the Himalayas lying between Satluj and Kali rivers is known as Punjab Himalayas. II. The part of Himalayas lying between Tista and Dihang rivers is known as Assam Himalayas. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 2. The northern part of the western coastal plains of India is also known as: (a) Northern Circar (b) Malabar coast (c) Kannad Plain (d) Konkan 3. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 9. Which of the following is not a tributary of the Indus river? (a) Shyok (b) Zaskar (c) Nubri (d) Lohit 10. Consider the following statements: I. Plants take in carbon dioxide through the roots. II. Plants exhibit transpiration through stomata. Which is the largest drainage basin in the world? (a) Nile basin (b) Amazon basin (c) Congo basin (d) Mississippi basin 4. 5. The pattern formed when a river is joined by its tributaries at approximately right angles is known as: (a) trellis pattern (b) dendritic pattern (c) rectangular pattern (d) radial pattern Which of the following states does not share its boundary with Nepal? (a) Bihar (b) Uttar Pradesh (c) West Bengal (d) Jharkhand 6. Which of the following is the highest peak of the Western Ghats? (a) Doda Betta (b) Anamudi (c) Javadi Hills (d) Shevroy Hills Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 11. Consider the following statements: I. The Central Highlands lie north of the Narmada river. II. The Deccan Trap is made up of metamorphic rocks. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 12. The northern plains of India are formed of: (a) alluvial soil (b) red yellow soil (c) black soil (d) laterite soil 7. Consider the following statements: I. The bhabhar belt of the northern plains lies south of the terai belt. II. The streams and rivers re-emerge in the terai belt of the northern plains. Consider the following statements: I. Khadar belt of the northern plains of India is formed of older alluvium. II. The Eastern Ghats are higher than the Western Ghats. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 13. Which is the outermost Himalayan ranges (towards India)? (a) Shiwaliks (b) Himadri (c) Panjal (d) Dhaula Dhar General Knowledge Capsule © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India Page 1
  3. 3. 14. Consider the following statements: A : Plants absorb nitrogen through soil. R : Plants cannot absorb nitrogen in the gaseous form. 19. Choose the correct option out of the following (a) if A and B both are true and B is the right reason for A (b) if A and B both are true but B is not the right reason for A (c) A is true but not B (d) B is true but not A 15. Consider the following statements: I. According to the Indus Water Treaty, India can use 60% of the total water carried by the Indus river system. II. Before entering India, the Brahmaputra takes a U turn. Consider the following statements about the Earth: I. The outer core is solid while the inner core is in liquid state. II. Being composed mainly of non metals like carbon, sulphur and hydrogen, the earth’s core is also known as the non metallic core. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 20. Consider the following statements: I. Density of rocks increases as we go down from the crust to the core of the earth. II. The continental crust is less dense than the oceanic crust. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 21. Which of the following is mass wasting? (a) the various kinds of uphill movements occurring on earth due to the plate collisions. (b) the various kinds of uphill movements occurring on earth due to the gravitational pull from moon. (c) the various kinds of downhill movements occurring under the pull of gravity. (d) melting of icebergs due to global warming. Which of the following is not a metamorphic rock? (a) Gneiss (b) Slate (c) Granite (d) Marble 23. Consider the following statements: I. The continental crust of the earth is thinner than the oceanic crust. II. The asthenosphere is a layer found at the top of the upper mantle. Which of the following is a distributary of river Ganga? (a) Teesta (b) Hooghly (c) Damodar (d) Saraswti 17. The most abundant element of the earth’s crust is: (a) Silicon (b) Oxygen (c) Aluminium (d) Iron 22. 16. 18. The Moho discontinuity is the: (a) boundary between earth’s crust and earth’s mantle. (b) boundary between earth’s mantle and earth’s core. (c) lower layer of the earth’s mantle (d) upper layer of the earth’s core. Page 2 Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 24. Consider the following statements: I. Metamorphic rocks are also called primary or basic rocks II. Igneous rocks are formed when magma cools and solidifies. General Knowledge Capsule © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India
  4. 4. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 31. Five nautical miles are equal to: (a) 8 km (b) 9.26 km (c) 12.6 km (d) 16 km The Exclusive Economic Zone shall not extend beyond: (a) 200 km (b) 280.6 km (c) 320.6 km (d) 370.4 km 33. In terms of the installed capacity of wind energy, which of the following states is at the top in India? (a) Gujarat (b) Kerala (c) Tamil Nadu (d) Madhya Pradesh 34. In wind power generation: (a) Kinetic energy is converted into electrical energy (b) Potential energy is converted into electrical energy (c) Thermal energy is converted into kinetic energy (d) Potential energy is converted into thermal energy 35. Which of the following Indian states has the highest bauxite reserve? (a) Tamil Nadu (b) Jharkhand (c) Chhattisgarh (d) Odisha 36. Consider the following statements: I. Shale is a result of metamorphosis of igneous rocks. II. Himalayas are result of collision of continental plates. Which of the following is the coldest place in the northern hemisphere? (a) Tomsk (b) Verkhoyansk (c) Irkutsk (d) Nunavut 32. 25. 30. Which of the following statements is correct? (a) Net Sown Area is known as gross cropped area. (b) Area sown more than once in an agricultural year plus gross cropped area is also known as Net Sown Area. (c) Area sown more than once in an agricultural year plus net sown area is known as Gross Cropped Area. (d) Net Sown Area is more than Gross Cropped Area. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 26. Consider the following statements: I. The San Andreas fault is a result of collision between oceanic and continental plates. II. The inner core of the earth is made mostly of copper and zinc. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 27. Which of the following is the deepest lake in the world? (a) Caspian sea (b) Vostok lake (c) Baikal lake (d) Pinatubo lake 28. Consider the following statements: I. The Pamir Knot is the meeting place of many Himalayan rivers. II. The Pamir Knot is located to the south of Mount Everest. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 29. Which of the following is the second highest peak in the world? (a) Kanchenjunga (b) K2 (c) Lhotse (d) Nanga Parbat General Knowledge Capsule © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India Page 3
  5. 5. 37. Saurashtra has mostly: (a) red soil (b) alluvial soil (c) black soil (d) laterite soil 38. Consider the following statements: I. The total surface area covered by plateaus is more than the total surface area covered by plains in India. II. After independence, National Forest Policy was first set up in 1988. 44. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 45. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 39. Consider the following statements: I. The Rose-ringed Parakeet is an endemic bird in India. II. Indian wild ass is an endangered species. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 40. Dolomite is an ore of: (a) Magnesium (b) Manganese (c) Aluminium (d) Iron 42. 43. Who wrote the book ‘Small is Beautiful?’ (a) Harlem Brundtland (b) Ernst Friedrich Schumacher (c) Mahatma Gandhi (d) Amartya Sen Consider the following statements: I. In India hydroelectric power contributes more than half of the total electricity produced. II. More than 50 % of world’s total freshwater is stored as groundwater. Consider the following statements: I. The Net Sown Area is just less than 50 % of the total surface area in Punjab and Haryana. II. In India, there is no appropriate technology to harness stock resources. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 46. The headquarters of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources is in: (a) Switzerland (b) Austria (c) France (d) United States of America 47. Which of the following is now on the verge of extinction? (a) Madhuca Insignis (b) Azadirachta Indica (c) Prosopis Juliflora (d) Acacia nilotica 48. Consider the following statements: I. The State of Forest Report does not differentiate between natural forests and plantations. II. Indian Rhino is an endangered species. The Buxa Tiger Reserve is located in: (a) Odisha (b) West Bengal (c) Rajasthan (d) Gujarat 41. Consider the following statements: I. Fossil fuels are non renewable but recyclable resources. II. All renewable resources are inexhaustible resources. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none Page 4 General Knowledge Capsule © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India
  6. 6. 49. “Mithun” a cattle breed is found in: (a) Rajasthan (b) Maharashtra (c) Arunachal Pradesh (d) Kerala 50. The Chipko movement was practised to stop: (a) illegal acquisition of land (b) deforestation (c) hunting of tigers (d) illegal indigo plantation. Which of the following former Prime Ministers pronounced the dams as the ‘temples of modern India’? (a) Indira Gandhi (b) Jawaharlal Nehru (c) Lal Bahadur Shastri (d) Morarji Desai 52. Which of the following countries is the largest producer of rice in the world? (a) India (b) China (c) Russia (d) Brazil 53. Who started the Bhoodan-Gramdan movement in 1951? (a) Vinoba Bhave (b) Mahatma Gandhi (c) Sarojini Naidu (d) Vallabhbhai Patel 54. Consider the following statements: I. ‘Operation Flood’ was launched by the Government of India in 1970 to control the damage caused by floods in India. II. Rubber plant is an equatorial crop. Anthracite is a kind of: (a) iron (b) virus (c) coal (d) pesticide 59. The Musi and the Bhima are tributaries of river: (a) Krishna (b) Kaveri (c) Mahanadi (d) Brahmaputra 60. Which of the following is the deepest point in the world? (a) Puerto Rico Trench (b) Mariana Trench (c) Java Trench (d) Eurasia Basin 61. The Tropic of Cancer, the Equator and the Tropic of Capricorn all pass through continent X. What is X? (a) Africa (b) Asia (c) Both Africa and Asia (d) None 62. North America is linked to South America by a very narrow strip of land called: (a) the Isthmus of Mexico (b) the Isthmus of Panama (c) the Isthmus of Costa Rica (d) the Isthmus of Honduras 63. What is the ascending order of the following in terms of area covered? (a) Indian Ocean - Arctic Ocean - Atlantic Ocean - Pacific Ocean (b) Atlantic Ocean - Arctic Ocean - Indian Ocean - Pacific Ocean (c) Arctic Ocean - Indian Ocean - Atlantic Ocean - Pacific Ocean (d) Indian Ocean - Arctic Ocean - Pacific Ocean - Atlantic Ocean Rearing of silkworms is known as: (a) horticulture (b) apiculture (c) sericulture (d) pisciculture 55. Mica is presently not mined in which of the following states? (a) Rajasthan (b) Andhra Pradesh (c) Bihar (d) Punjab 58. 51. 57. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 56. Which of the following is mined in the Badampahar mines in Odisha? (a) Hematite (b) Bauxite (c) Dolomite (d) Azurite General Knowledge Capsule © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India Page 5
  7. 7. 64. Arctic Ocean is connected with the Pacific Ocean by a narrow stretch of shallow water which is known as: (a) Strait of Dover (b) Strait of Gibraltar (c) Bab-el-Mandeb (d) Berring Strait 65. Which is the longest mountain range in the world? (a) Andes (b) Rocky Mountains (c) Himalayas (d) Great Diving Range 68. 69. 70. 71. The Indian Standard Time is calculated from a clock tower located in: (a) Kolkata (b) Bhopal (c) Mirzapur (d) New Delhi Which of the following are found in tropical rain forests of India? (a) Ebony and Teak (b) Ebony and Rosewood (c) Mahogany and Sal (d) Sal and Shisham Sundari is a well-known species of trees found in: (a) Mangrove forests (b) Tropical deciduous forests (c) Tropical rain forests (d) Himalayan mountains 73. Which planet is considered as ‘Earth’s-Twin’? (a) Venus (b) Mercurey (c) Mars (d) Saturn 74. Which of the following rivers are west flowing? (a) Mahanadi (b) Godavari (c) Narmada (d) Krishna 75. The highest waterfall in the world is: (a) Iguazu Falls (b) Niagara Falls (c) Victoria Falls (d) Angel Falls 76. Tropical grasslands in Brazil are known as: (a) Campos (b) Llanos (c) Pampas (d) Prairie 77. Taiga are found in which of the following places? (a) South Africa (b) Russia (c) Egypt (d) Indonesia 78. Ox-bow is a type of: (a) Tree (b) Grass (c) Lake (d) None of the above According to the 2011 Human Development Report, which of the following countries has the highest Human Development Index (HDI)? (a) Sri Lanka (b) India (c) China (d) Bangladesh 80. 67. Which mountain range separates Europe from Asia? (a) Andes (b) Alps (c) Ural Mountains (d) Rocky Mountains You are in Karnataka and moving in the direction of the Pole Star. Highest probability is that you will reach X first as you exit from Karnataka. What is X? (a) Andhra Pradesh (b) Maharashtra (c) Tamil Nadu (d) Arabian Sea 79. 66. 72. Tawa Matsya Sangh is a cooperative of fisherworkers in: (a) Madhya Pradesh (b) Assam (c) Orissa (d) Kerala Wild goats are found in: (a) Himalayan region (b) Rann of Kachchh (c) Great Indian Desert (d) Sundarbans What is the third most abundant gas in earth’s atmosphere? (a) Carbon dioxide (b) Argon (c) Hydrogen (d) Helium Page 6 General Knowledge Capsule © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India
  8. 8. 81. Manas Tiger Reserve is located in which Indian state? (a) Assam (b) Madhya Pradesh (c) Rajasthan (d) Uttaranchal 89. The North-South Corridor highway crosses the East-West Corridor highway in: (a) Bhopal (b) Jhansi (c) Jabalpur (d) Gwalior 82. Which is the only state in India which has made roof top rainwater harvesting structure compulsory for every single house in the state? (a) Tamil Nadu (b) Kerala (c) Karnataka (d) Orissa 90. The Indian Railways is divided into how many zones? (a) 4 (b) 8 (c) 12 (d) 17 91. Which of the following is the premier iron ore exporting port of India? (a) Kandla port (b) Marmagao port (c) Kochchi port (d) Jawaharlal Nehru port 92. Consider the following statements: III. Oil India Limited is a wholly public sector undertaking. IV. Cryolite is an iron ore. 83. Aus, Aman and Boro are crop varieties of: (a) Wheat (b) Maize (c) Rice (d) Bajra 84. Which of the following pairs is wrongly matched? (a) Paddy : Kharif (b) Wheat : Rabi (c) Jute : Rabi (d) Cotton : Kharif 85. 86. 87. 88. Which of the following is the largest producer of jowar in India? (a) Maharashtra (b) Punjab (c) Andhra Pradesh (d) Karnataka Which is the longest national highway in India? (a) National Highway-7 (b) National Highway-8 (c) National Highway-12 (d) National Highway-15 National Highway-1 is also known as: (a) Jawaharlal Nehru Marg (b) Qutub Uddin Marg (c) Sher Shah Suri Marg (d) Maharana Pratap Marg The East-West Corridor highway project is from: (a) Silcher to Porbander (b) Silcher to New Bhuj (c) Itanagar to New Bhuj (d) Itanagar to Porbander Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 93. Which of the following countries is the largest exporter of jute in the world? (a) India (b) Pakistan (c) Bangladesh (d) Thailand 94. Which of the following countries has the highest average population density in the world (with population above 10 million)? (a) India (b) Bangladesh (c) Japan (d) Pakistan 95. Consider the following statements: III. Toothpastes contain fluoride which reduces cavity. IV. Odisha is the largest producer of manganese ores in India. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none General Knowledge Capsule © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India Page 7
  9. 9. 96. Consider the following statements: III. Lignite is a low grade manganese ore. IV. About 300 kg of manganese is required to manufacture one tonne of steel. Which of the above statements is/are true? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 103. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 97. Which of the following is the oldest petroleum producing state in India? (a) Gujarat (b) Assam (c) Maharashtra (d) Rajasthan 98. Rawatbhata power station is a: (a) nuclear power station (b) coal based thermal power station (c) hydroelectric power station (d) natural gas based thermal power station Consider the following statements: I. Rabi crops are grown with the offset of monsoon in India. II. Barley is a rabi crop. Which of the above statements is/are true? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 104. 99. Where in Rajasthan is the Bhairodev Dakav “Sonchuri” located? (a) Alwar (b) Ajmer (c) Udaipur (d) Jodhpur 105. Consider the following statements: I. Biogas has higher thermal efficiency than kerosene. II. Madhya Pradesh is the biggest producer of copper in India. Consider the following statements: I. Sabarmati is a west flowing river. II. Hemavati and Kabini are tributaries of river Kaveri. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 106. Which of the following is the highest jute producing state in India? (a) Gujarat (b) Maharashtra (c) West Bengal (d) Karnataka The Panchmarhi Biosphere reserve is in: (a) Uttarakhand (b) Karnataka (c) Andhra Pradesh (d) Madhya Pradesh 108. Which Indian state has the largest forest cover in the country? (a) Madhya Pradesh (b) Punjab (c) Maharashtra (d) Kerala 109. Consider the following statements: I. Forest cover in India is less than the net sown area of the country. II. The forest area in India is just above the scientific norm of one-third of the total area. Monazite sands rich in thorium are found in: (a) Kerala (b) Rajasthan (c) Gujarat (d) Chhattisgarh 101. Bhangar is a type of: (a) Alluvial soil (b) Laterite soil (c) Black soil (d) Red soil 107. 100. 102. Consider the following statements: III. Recent years have seen a tendency for the sugar mills to shift and concentrate in the southern and western states, especially in Maharashtra. This is because the cane produced here has higher sucrose content. IV. India is the largest producer of sugar in the world. Page 8 General Knowledge Capsule © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India
  10. 10. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 110. 111. Red soils are red in colour due to the presence: (a) Copper (b) Nickel (c) Iron (d) Manganese Consider the following statements: I. In India, the total protected forest area is larger than the total reserved forest area. II. Out of the total wasteland area in India, the forest degraded area is larger than the water eroded area. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 112. 113. 114. Which of the following is not one of the four identified Coral Reef areas in India? (a) Gulf of Mannar (b) Gulf of Khambat (c) Gulf of Kutch (d) Lakshadweep Islands Which of the following soils are also known as regur soils? (a) Red soils (b) Black soils (c) Laterite soils (d) Mountain soils Which Indian state has the highest percentage of forest cover? (a) Kerala (b) Arunachal Pradesh (c) Mizoram (d) Himachal Pradesh 115. Van Mahotsav in India is celebrated in the month of: (a) May (b) June (c) July (d) August 116. The Government of India launched Project Elephant in the year: (a) 1973 (b) 1984 (c) 1992 (d) 2001 117. The Central Vigilance Commission of India was set up in: (a) 1951 (b) 1964 (c) 1975 (d) 1987 118. Which of the countries is at the top of the Human Development Index ranking? (a) Germany (b) United States of America (c) Norway (d) Australia 119. Which of the following is the highest producer of rubber in India? (a) Kerala (b) Tamil Nadu (c) Tripura (d) Assam 120. According to the Census of India 2011, the Indian state with lowest sex ratio is: (a) Rajasthan (b) Haryana (c) Madhya Pradesh (d) Bihar 121. Pick the odd one out: (a) Mediterranean sea (b) Caspian sea (c) Aral sea (d) Dead sea 122. Which of the following is the largest fresh water lake in India? (a) Loktak (b) Dal (c) Barapani (d) Wular 123. Which of the following is a man made lake? (a) Loktak (b) Gobind Sagar (c) Chilika (d) Pulicat 124. Consider the following: I. Providing information to the government about the crops grown in the area concerned. II. Organising the collection of land revenue III. Keeping and updating land records like measurement, ownership, etc. General Knowledge Capsule © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India Page 9
  11. 11. Which of the above is responsibility of a Patwari? (a) I only (b) II and III (c) I, II and III (d) III only 131. Which of the following is the odd one out as we talk about the direction of flow? (a) Tapi (b) Kaveri (c) Krishna (d) Mahanadi 125. The Kirthar Mountains are located in: (a) Nepal (b) Bangladesh (c) Bhutan (d) Pakistan 132. Which one of the following rivers emerges in the Amarkantak hills? (a) Krishna (b) Kaveri (c) Narmada (d) Godavari 126. Which of the following was an initiation taken under the Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Act, 1991? (a) For the first time butterflies and moths were added to the protected species list. (b) For the first time plants were added to the protected species list. (c) For the first time birds were added to the protected species list. (d) none of the above 133. Which of the following rivers is also known as Tsang Po? (a) Indus (b) Ganga (c) Brahmaputra (d) Mahanadi 134. Which of the following is the odd one out as we talk about the Indian states in which these rivers originate? (a) Tapi (b) Narmada (c) Godavari (d) Son 135. Which of the following is the largest peninsular river of India? (a) Kaveri (b) Godavari (c) Krishna (d) Narmada 136. Which of the following rivers makes the Sivasamudram falls? (a) Krishna (b) Kaveri (c) Tungabhadra (d) Bhima 137. Mahanadi originates in: (a) Chhattisgarh (b) Jharkhand (c) Uttar Pradesh (d) Uttarakhand 138. The Dhuadhar falls is located on river: (a) Krishna (b) Narmada (c) Godavari (d) Mahanadi 139. Which of the following is not a tributary of river Godavari? (a) Purna (b) Manjra (c) Wardha (d) Koyana 140. Which of the following rivers is also known as Dakshin Ganga? (a) Godavari (b) Kaveri (c) Krishna (d) Mahanadi 127. Consider the following statements: I. River Son joins the Ganga before river Chambal. II. River Chambal originates from the Satpuras. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 128. 129. 130. Which of the following pairs of rivers join together before flowing into the Bay of Bengal? (a) Godavari and Mahanadi (b) Krishna and Tungabhadra (c) Krishna and Kaveri (d) Tungabhadra and Kaveri Which of the following rivers empties into the Gulf of Khambhat? (a) Narmada (b) Godavari (c) Mahanadi (d) Kaveri The south-easternmost tributary of river Indus is: (a) Ravi (b) Sutlej (c) Jhelum (d) Beas Page 10 General Knowledge Capsule © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India
  12. 12. 141. Consider the following statements: I. Materials in the environment which have the potential to satisfy human needs but human beings do not have the appropriate technology to access them are known as potential resources. II. Resources which are found in a region, but have not been utilised are known as stock resources. II. According to the National Forest Policy (1952), forest cover should be 25% of the total geographical area of the country. Which of the above statements is/are are not correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 147. What type of soil is the Khadar Soil? (a) Alluvial Soil (b) Laterite Soil (c) Black Soil (d) Red and Yellow Soil 148. Which of the following soils is ideal for cotton cultivation? (a) Alluvial Soil (b) Black Soil (c) Laterite Soil (d) Red and Yellow Soil 149. Which of the following soils is result of intense leaching due to heavy rain? (a) Black Soil (b) Laterite Soil (c) Alluvial Soil (d) Red and Yellow Soil 150. Consider the following statements: I. Red and Yellow soils develop a reddish colour due to diffusion of magnesium in crystalline and metamorphic rocks. II. Black soils are generally rich in phosphoric content. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I only (b) II only (c) I and II (d) none 142. The first International Earth Summit was held in: (a) Rio de Janeiro (b) Vienna (c) Johannesburg (d) Frankfurt 143. Declaration signed by world leaders in 1992 at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) to achieve global sustainable development is called: (a) Target 21 (b) Agenda 21 (c) Declaration 92 (d) Agenda 92 144. 145. 146. “There is enough for everybody’s need and not for any body’s greed.” Who said these word regarding conservation of resources? (a) Jawaharlal Nehru (b) Indira Gandhi (c) Mahatma Gandhi (d) Lal Bahadur Shastri The Chairperson of a UN commission which introduced the concept of ‘Sustainable Development’ in 1987 was: (a) Javier Perez de Cuellar (b) Mansour Khalid (c) Margaret Thatcher (d) Gro Harlem Brundtland Consider the following statements regarding India: I. About 27% of the area of the country is the plateau region. General Knowledge Capsule Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 151. Red and yellow soil is found in which of the following states? (a) Jammu and Kashmir (b) Rajasthan (c) Madhya Pradesh (d) Gujarat 152. Strip cropping is done to: (a) prevent soil erosion caused by water. (b) prevent soil erosion caused by glaciers. (c) prevent soil erosion caused by wind. (d) prevent coastal erosion. Page 11 © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India
  13. 13. 153. Which of the following birds falls under normal species category in India? (a) Pink-headed duck (b) Indian cormorant (c) Mountain quail (d) Forest spotted owlet 156. 157. 161. By 1885, Vietnam was completely under the possession of: (a) the French (b) the Dutch (c) the British (d) the Portuguese 162. X occupied Egypt from Ottoman Turkey in 1882. X is: (a) France (b) Portugal (c) Belgium (d) Britain Most of the Belgian population speaks: (a) Dutch and French (b) Dutch and German (c) French and Spanish (d) Spanish and Portuguese The Mughal Empire reached its greatest extent under: (a) Akbar (b) Aurangzeb (c) Shah Jahan (d) Jahangir 164. The headquarters of the European Union is in: (a) Vienna (b) Berlin (c) Zurich (d) Brussels Fatwa-i-Alamgiri was created during the reign of: (a) Humayun (b) Shah Jahan (c) Aurangzeb (d) Akbar 165. Who was the first Nizam of Hyderabad? (a) Mujaffar Jung (b) Nasir Jung (c) Salabat Jung (d) Chin Quilich Khan 166. 155. By the Treaty of Boque, X made the British its most favoured nation. X is: (a) South Africa (b) China (c) Sri Lanka (d) Indonesia 163. 154. 160. Who took away the Peacock Throne from India? (a) Nadir Shah (b) Ahmed Shah Abdali (c) Mahmud of Ghazni (d) Muhammad Ghori 167. Whom did Chhatrapati Shivaji considered his guru? (a) Chokhamela (b) Ramdas (c) Tukaram (d) Eknath 168. The Treaty of Warna divided the Maratha Kingdom between: (a) Sahuji and Sambhaji I (b) Rajaram and Sambhaji I (c) Rajaram and Sambhaji II (d) Sahuji and Sambhaji II Which of the following is used to make the biggest selling anti-cancer drug in the world? (a) Himalayan Yew (b) Vidanga (c) Poaceae (d) Himalayan oak Belgium does not share its borders with: (a) France (b) Luxembourg (c) Austria (d) Germany History 158. Which of the following was not occupied by the British or the French and just remained as a buffer state? (a) Thailand (b) Malaysia (c) Indonesia (d) China 159. Consider the following statements: I. Under the Treaty of Nanking in 1842, China took over Hong Kong from the British. II. The Second Opium War was fought between China and Japan. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none Page 12 General Knowledge Capsule © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India
  14. 14. 169. Who defeated the Nizam-ul-Mulk and imposed the Treaty of Durai Sarai on him? (a) Sahuji (b) Sambhaji I (c) Baji Rao I (d) Shivaji 170. Consider the following statements: I. The Marathas restored Shah Alam II on the throne of Delhi in1772. II. Baji Rao I was also known as Nana Saheb. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 176. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 171. 172. 173. Whom did Shahuji, the king of the Maratha Kingdom, made the Peshwa in 1713? (a) Madhavrao (b) Bajirao I (c) Balaji Vishwanath (d) Narayanrao Jiziya, during the Mughal Empire, was a tax levied on: (a) mercantile companies like the East India Company (b) non-Muslim citizens (c) money lenders (d) all the citizens Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 177. Who was the first of the ‘hereditary Peshwas’ of the Maratha kingdom? (a) Madhav-Rao I (b) Balaji Bajirao (c) Baji Rao I (d) Balaji Vishwanath 175. Consider the following statements: I. In the First Carnatic War, the British defeated the Nawab of Arcot. II. Anwar-ud-Din was the Nawab of Arcot in the First Carnatic War. General Knowledge Capsule Consider the following statements: I. Eyre Coote was the British General in the Battle of Wandiwash. II. The British defeated the French in the Battle of Wandiwash in 1760. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 178. The Sardeshmukhi, in the Maratha regime, was a: (a) tax levied on revenue (b) designation equivalent to Peshwa (c) designation lesser to Peshwa (d) name given to the Chhatrapati 174. Consider the following statements: I. The French, under Joseph Francois Dupleix, won the Third Carnatic War against the British. II. The Dutch joined the British against the French in the Carnatic Wars. Consider the following statements: I. Robert Clive was the commander of the Company forces in the Battle of Buxar. II. In 1760, the East India Company replaced Mir Jafar with his son in law as the Nawab of Bengal. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 179. The English East India Company received the diwani of Bengal through the: (a) Treaty of Bengal (b) Treaty of Allahabad (c) Treaty of Hyderabad (d) Treaty of Buxar 180. Which Governor-General of India sold Allahabad and Kara to the Nawab of Awadh? (a) Warren Hastings (b) Lord Cornwallis (c) Lord Wellesley (d) Lord Minto Page 13 © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India
  15. 15. 181. 182. Who became the first Indian power to accept the subsidiary alliance? (a) Nawab of Awadh (b) Marathas (c) Nizam of Hyderabad (d) Kingdom of Mysore Consider the following statements: I. By the Treaty of Bassein, Peshwa Baji Rao II accepted subsidiary alliance with the British. II. By the Treaty of Amritsar signed in1809, river Ravi had been fixed as the boundary between the British and Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s territories. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 183. The Treaty of Sagauli was signed between the British and the: (a) Marathas (b) Nawab of Bengal (c) Nawab of Awadh (d) Gorkhas 184. Who among the following Governor-Generals of India introduced modern civil services based on separation of power? (a) Warren Hastings (b) Lord Dalhousie (c) Lord Cornwallis (d) Lord Ripon 187. From whom did the British take away the famous diamond Koh-i-noor to send it to Queen Victoria? (a) Maharaja Ranjit Singh (b) Maharaja Dalip Singh (c) Nadir Shah (d) Ahmed Shah Abdali 188. The Holkars, one of the regional Maratha dynasties, was founded by: (a) Ranoji (b) Malhar Rao (c) Damaji I (d) Raghuji 189. By the Treaty of Deogaon, Orissa was surrendered to the British by: (a) Raghuji Bhonsle I (b) Raghuji Bhonsle II (c) Daulat Rao Sindhia (d) Jaswant Rao Holkar 190. Who was the political agent sent by Lord Hardinge to Punjab to make them break the Treaty of Amritsar? (a) Major Broadfoot (b) Major Bardsley (c) Major Lawrence (d) Mojor Whistler 191. The Gaikwar dynasty was founded by: (a) Malhar Rao (b) Raghuji Bhonsle I (c) Raghuji Bhonsle II (d) Damaji I 192. Who introduced the dual government in Bengal? (a) Warren Hastings (b) Lord Cornwallis (c) Robert Clive (d) Lord Canning Who was the Governor-General of India during the First Anglo-Sikh War? (a) Lord Auckland (b) Lord Hardinge (c) Lord Dalhousie (d) Lord Canning 185. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 186. Consider the following statements: I. Maharaja Dalip Singh entered the subsidiary alliance at Lahore in 1846. II. The Second Anglo-Sikh War was the last war fought by the British within the natural frontiers of India for the extension of their empire. Page 14 General Knowledge Capsule © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India
  16. 16. 193. Consider the following statements: I. The Governor-General of Bengal was made the Governor-General of India through the Regulating Act of 1773. II. The Charter Act of 1833 declared that no Indian shall hold any government position under the company. 199. Henry Louis Vivian Derozio founded the: (a) Deccan Education Society (b) Servants of India Society (c) Young Bengal Movement (d) Theosophical Movement 200. Who was not a member of the Prarthana Samaj? (a) Mahadev Govind Ranade (b) Atmaram Pandurang (c) Gopal Krishna Gokhale (d) Jyotiba Phule 201. The Deccan Education Society was formed under the spiritual guidance of: (a) Swami Vivekananda (b) Mahadev Govind Ranade (c) Swami Dayananda Saraswati (d) Raja Rammohun Roy 202. Who founded the Servants of India Society? (a) Gopal Krishna Gokhale (b) Annie Besant (c) Sayyid Ahmad Khan (d) Louis Vivian Derozio 203. His campaign for the upliftment of the weak acquired the character of an anti-Brahmin movement. He is: (a) Sayyid Ahmad Khan (b) Mohammad Ali Jinnah (c) Jyotiba Phule (d) Mahadev Govind Ranade 204. The famous Fergusson College of Pune was founded under: (a) Deccan Education Society (b) Theosophical Society of India (c) British Indian Association (d) none of the above 205. The Central Hindu College at Varanasi was founded in 1898 by: (a) Annie Besant (b) Louis Vivian Derozio (c) Swami Vivekananda (d) Keshab Chandra Sen Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 194. Which Act made the Governor-General of Bengal general authority over other two presidencies? (a) Regulating Act of 1773 (b) Charter Act of 1813 (c) Charter Act of 1833 (d) Charter Act of 1853 195. Swami Dayanand Saraswati’s parental name was: (a) Mula Sankara (b) Mula Krishnacharya (c) Om Sankara (d) Narayan Sankara 196. Which Governor-General of India abolished the sati system? (a) Warren Hastings (b) Lord Cornwallis (c) Lord Dalhousie (d) Lord Bentinck 197. After the premature death of Raja Rammohun Roy, the Brahmo Movement was given a new life by: (a) Debendranath Tagore (b) Shankar Seth (c) Atmaram Pandurang (d) Ramakrishna Gopal Bhandarkar 198. Who among the following was not a member of the Brahmo Samaj? (a) Keshab Chandra Sen (b) Debendranath Tagore (c) Mahadev Govind Ranade (d) Dwarkanath Tagore General Knowledge Capsule Page 15 © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India
  17. 17. 206. The first Headquarters of the Arya Samaj were at: (a) Calcutta (b) Nasik (c) Lahore (d) Bomday 207. The Shuddhi Movement was started by: (a) Swami Dayanand Saraswati (b) Swami Vivekananda (c) Ramakrishna Paramahamsa (d) Baba Kharak Singh 208. 209. 210. 211. 212. Who was the founder of the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College? (a) Maulana Hasrat Mohani (b) Hakim Ajmal Khan (c) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (d) Sayyid Ahmad Khan Whose daughter’s marriage led to the second split in the Brahmo Samaj? (a) Shivnanda Shastri (b) Anand Mohan Bose (c) Keshab Chandra Sen (d) Raja Rammohun Roy Louis Vivian Derozio was a: (a) teacher at Hindu College of Calcutta (b) French General in India in the early eighteenth century (c) Gandhian who actively supported the Indian freedom struggle (d) British General in India during the rebellion of 1857 The Theosophical Movement in India was started by: (a) Mahadev Govind Ranade (b) Raja Rammohun Roy (c) Rabindranath Tagore (d) Annie Besant The Theosophical Society of India was founded at: (a) Calcutta (b) Adyar (c) Nasik (d) Allahabad Page 16 213. The Theosophical Society was first established in: (a) USSR (b) United States of America (c) United Kingdom (d) India 214. Who wrote the book Satyartha Prakash? (a) Swami Vivekanada (b) Ramakrishna Paramhamsa (c) Swami Dayanand Saraswati (d) Raja Rammohun Roy 215. The New York Herald, after hearing him in the World Parliament at Chicago in 1893, reported - “ We feel how foolish it is to send missionaries to this learned nation”. He was: (a) Swami Vivekananda (b) Swami Dayanand Saraswati (c) Raja Rammohun Roy (d) Rabindranath Tagore 216. Swami Vivekanand’s original name was: (a) Surendra Nath Bhat (b) Narendra Nath Bhat (c) Surendra Nath Dutta (d) Narendra Nath Dutta 217. Tahzib-al-Akhlaq, a monthly periodical, was started by: (a) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (b) Sayyid Ahmad Khan (c) Muhammad Ali Jinnah (d) Pherozeshah Mehta 218. The General Service Enlistment Act of 1856 required: (a) the applicants of the Imperial Civil Services to be of the age of 21 years at most. (b) the applicants of the Imperial Civil Services to be of the age of 18 years at most. (c) every Indian soldier to serve wherever required. (d) every Indian soldier to use the enfield rifles smeared with animal fat. General Knowledge Capsule © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India
  18. 18. 219. Consider the following statements: I. The Santhal Rebellion (1855-56) was against the Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah II. II. The Kuka Movement of 1860 was a socioreligious movement which turned into a political movement. 225. Which of the following books contains the national song of India? (a) Anandmath (b) Lipika (c) Gitanjali (d) Chokher Bali 226. Who among the following is known as the father of modern Hindi literature? (a) Munshi Premchand (b) Bhartendu Harishchandra (c) Mahavir Prasad Dwivedi (d) Sumitranandan Pant 227. Who among the following was one of the founders of the newspapers the Kesari and Mahratta? (a) Bal Gangadhar Tilak (b) Pherozeshah Mehta (c) Lala Lajpat Rai (d) Dadabhai Naoroji Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 220. The second unit of the Arya Samaj was formed at: (a) Lahore (b) Amritsar (c) Allahabad (d) Calcutta 221. Who among the following was a founding member of the Rahnumai Mazdayasnan Sabha? (a) Badruddin Tyabji (b) Sayyid Ahmad Khan (c) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (d) Dadabhai Naoroji 228. Who wrote the book Anandmath? (a) Gopal Krishna Gokhale (b) Bankim Chandra Chatterji (c) Swami Vivekananda (d) Bhartendu Harishchandra The Indian League, in 1875, was established in Bengal by: (a) Dadabhai Naoroji (b) Surendranath Banerji (c) V.K. Chiplunkar (d) Sisir Kumar Ghosh 229. Who among the following was one of the founders of the Indian Association (1876)? (a) Badruddin Tyabji (b) Anand Mohan Bose (c) W.C. Bonnerji (d) Sisir Kumar Ghosh 230. Who among the following was the editor of Amrit Bazar Patrika? (a) Sisir Kumar Ghosh (b) M.B. Namjoshi (c) V.K. Chiplunkar (d) Pherozeshah Mehta 231. Who among the following was not the founder of the Bombay Presidency Association (1885)? (a) Pherozeshah Mehta (b) Sisir Kumar Ghosh (c) K.T. Telang (d) Badruddin Tyabji 222. 223. 224. In the 1860s, a popular Bengali play highlighted the atrocities commited on workers by Indigo planters. The play was called: (a) Neeldhara (b) Neelgagan (c) Neel Darpan (d) Neelkamal Which of the following was an organisation, during the late 1860s, that proved to be a strong force behind the Indian nationalist movement? (a) Hindu Sabha (b) Hindu Mela (c) Hindu Association (d) Hindu Sangh General Knowledge Capsule Page 17 © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India
  19. 19. 232. 233. 234. 235. 236. 237. 238. Who founded the India House in 1905 in London? (a) Virendranath Chattopadhyaya (b) V.D. Savarkar (c) Shyamji Krishna Verma (d) Lala Hardayal The Ghadar Party was founded in 1913 in: (a) United States of America (b) England (c) Malaysia (d) Japan The Congress declared Purna Swaraj as its goal in 1929 during its: (a) Calcutta session (b) Madras session (c) Lahore session (d) Karachi session Jawaharlal Nehru hoisted the tricolour flag of India in December 1929 on the banks of river: (a) Narmada (b) Ganga (c) Ravi (d) Sutlej Which of the following is also known as the ‘Gagging Act’? (a) Government of India Act (b) General Service Enlistment Act (c) Arms Act (d) Vernacular Press Act Who was the leader of the Gorkhas in the Anglo-Nepalese War (1814-16)? (a) Samar Singh (b) Amar Singh (c) Digvijay Sigh (d) Shyam Singh According to the Ain-i Akbari, every subadar was supported by other officers such as bakhshi, sadr, etc. Bakhshi and Sadr are: (a) a military paymaster and a minister in charge of religious and charitable patronage respectively. (b) a minister in charge of religious and charitable patronage and a military paymaster respectively. (c) a military paymaster and a military commander respectively. Page 18 (d) a minister in charge of religious and charitable patronage and a military commander respectively. 239. Which Mughal emperor emphasised on the idea Sulh-i kul ? (a) Babur (b) Shah Jahan (c) Humayun (d) Akbar 240. Which of the following temples is not in the UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites list? (a) Gangaikondacholisvaram Temple (b) Airavateshvaram Temple (c) Kapaleeshwarar Temple (d) Brihadeeshwara Temple 241. The Mundas and Santhals were tribes from: (a) Orissa and Bengal (b) Punjab and Rajasthan (c) Punjab and western Himalayas (d) Punjab and Kashmir 242. Sultan Iltutmish constructed hauz-i Sultani just outside Dehli-i kuhna. What is hauz-i Sultani ? (a) a large shrine (b) a large sculpture (c) a mosque (d) a large reservoir 243. Which of the following kings invaded Sri Lanka and defeated Sena I? (a) Shrimara Shrivallabha (b) Vijayalaya (c) Rajaraja I (d) Rajendra I 244. Who was the “Statue Destroyer” who attacked the famous Somanath temple? (a) Muhammad Ghori (b) Mahmud of Ghazni (c) Aurangzeb (d) Lord Clive of the East India Company 245. What is Chihil Sutun in Mughal architecture? (a) Large balconies (b) Ceremonial Halls or courts (c) Four section gardens (d) Recreation centres General Knowledge Capsule © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India
  20. 20. 246. 247. 248. 249. 250. 251. What was the importance of Qibla in audience halls of the Mughal emperors? (a) During a court session everybody faced a specific direction called Qibla. (b) During a court session everybody had to sit in a circular formation called Qibla. (c) During a court session everybody had to share their views over the issues discussed. This type of discussion was called Qibla. (d) During a court session no woman was allowed to speak inside the court. This rule was called Qibla. (a) Bellary (c) Davanagere (b) Hampi (d) Hubli 252. In the seventeenth century, which city was regarded as the gateway for trade with west Asia? (a) Karachi (b) Surat (c) Poona (d) Bombay 253. Bhils, Cheros and Berads are tribes of: (a) Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Western Himalayas respectively. (b) Bihar, Gujarat and Western Himalayas respectively. (c) Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Bihar respectively. (d) Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Maharashtra respectively. 254. Which nomadic tribe helped Mughal emperors to transport grain to city markets? (a) Charan (b) Gujjar (c) Banjara (d) Bhil 255. Which queen died fighting Mughal armies defending Garha Katanga in 1565? (a) Rani Durgawati (b) Rani Ahilyabai (c) Rudramamba (d) Rani Avantibai 256. Chola bronze statues were made using the: (a) lost clay technique (b) lost wax technique (c) lost wood technique (d) lost metal technique Which tribe did the kingdom of Garha Katanga belonged to? (a) Gonds (b) Cheros (c) Khonds (d) Ahoms 257. Bhillasvamin is the: (a) modern day Bhubaneshwar (b) modern day Belur (c) modern day Vidisha (d) modern day Mahabalipuram Which of the following tribal kingdoms depended upon forced labour for its functioning? (a) Gonds (b) Cheros (c) Ahoms (d) Bhils 258. Who were the Nayanars? (a) Saints devoted to Brahma (b) Saints devoted to Durga (c) Saints devoted to Vishnu (d) Saints devoted to Shiva In Shah Jahan’s newly constructed court in the Red Fort at Delhi, behind his throne were a series of pietra dura inlays that depicted: (a) The legendary Greek god Orpheus playing the lute (b) Aphrodite in front of a mirror (c) Apollo and Daphne together (d) Aphrodite,Cupid and Ares together Who was Kunjaramallan Rajaraja Perunthachchan? (a) Son of Chola king Rajaraja (b) Grandson of Chola king Rajaraja (c) Architect of the famous Airavatesvara temple (d) Architect of the famous Rajarajeshvara temple X is located in the Krishna-Tungabhadra basin. X fell into ruin in 1565 as the Vijayanagara Empire was defeated. What is X? General Knowledge Capsule Page 19 © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India
  21. 21. 259. Who were the Alvars? (a) Saints devoted to Durga (b) Saints devoted to Vishnu (c) Saints devoted to Brahma (d) Saints devoted to Shiva 260. Virashaiva movement began in Karnataka in the mid-twelfth century against: (a) the misrule of Hoysala Empire (b) monotheism (c) inequality and caste system (d) the revenue system 261. Which tribal kingdom created the historical works known as buranjis? (a) Ahoms (b) Balochis (c) Cheros (d) Gonds 263. 264. 267. The East India Company was appointed as the Diwan of the provinces of Bengal, by the Mughal emperor, after the death of the then nawab of Bengal: (a) Aliwardi Khan (b) Mir Jafar (c) Mir Qasim (d) Sirajuddaulah 268. Consider the following statements: I. Tipu Sultan was killed in the Third AngloMysore War. II. Subsidiary alliance did not allow the East India Company to have its independent armed forces. 265. Which of the following Apostles of Jesus Christ is believed to bring Christianity to India? (a) St. Andrew (b) St. John (c) St. Mathew (d) St. Thomas Fa Xian and Xuan Zang were: (a) Chinese invaders of the north-east (b) Chinese Buddhist pilgrims (c) Chinese followers of the Alvars (d) Chinese followers of the Nayanars Consider the following statements: I. Kadamba Mayurasharman was a Brahmana who gave up his traditional profession and took to arms, successfully establishing the Kadamba kingdom in Karnataka. II. Chola king Rajendra I built a temple of goddess Nishumbhasudini in the town of Thanjavur. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none Page 20 Consider the following statements: I. Siraj-ud-daulah, the nawab of Bengal was a puppet ruler who gifted trade concessions to the East India Company. II. Robert Clive led the company’s armies at Plassey in 1757. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none Mirabai became a disciple of: (a) Kabir (b) Tulsidas (c) Surdas (d) Ravidas 262. 266. Which of the above statements is/are true? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 269. Who was the Governor-General in 1801 when the nawab of Awadh was forced to give over half of his territory to the East India Company in 1801? (a) Warren Hastings (b) Richard Wellesley (c) Earl Cornwallis (d) Robert Clive 270. The Treaty of Salbai was signed between the East India Company and: (a) the Marathas (b) the Nizam of Hyderabad (c) the Kingdom of Mysore (d) the nawab of Awadh General Knowledge Capsule © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India
  22. 22. 271. 272. Which of the following nawabs captured Fort William of Calcutta? (a) Alivardi Khan (b) Sirajuddaulah (c) Mir Jafar (d) Mir Qasim Consider the following statements: I. Mir Qasim helped the East India Company in the Battle of Buxar against the Nawab of Awadh and the Mughal Emperor. II. The East India Company defeated Maharaja Ranjit Singh to capture Punjab. II. Delhi was not a British presidency in the late eighteenth century. Which of the above statements is/are true? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 278. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 273. Which of the following Governor-Generals initiated the policy of “paramountcy”? (a) Warren Hastings (b) Richard Wellesley (c) Lord Dalhousie (d) Earl Cornwallis Consider the following statements: I. Rani Chennamma surrendered the state of Kitoor to the East India Company and ran away with his family. II. Steamships were invented in the early nineteenth century. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 275. Consider the following statements: I. The Marathas helped Tipu Sultan in the Third Anglo-Mysore war agaisnt the East India Company. II. Tipu Sultan was forced to sign a treaty with the British by which two of his sons were taken away as hostages. 280. Initially the East India Company purchased goods in India for: (a) the revenue generated by the Company from peasants. (b) Gold and Silver (c) the British goods (d) nothing. It used military power to capture the resources 281. Who was the Governor-General of India when the Permanent Settlement was introduced? (a) Warren Hastings (b) Richard Wellesley (c) Earl Cornwallis (d) Lord Dalhousie In British records, what is a Mahal? (a) A palace (b) An army fort (c) A Mosque (d) A revenue estate 283. Which of the following was ruled by the Wodeyar dynasty? (a) Hyderabad (b) Awadh (c) Mysore (d) Bengal Which Mughal emperor appointed the East India Company as the Diwan of Bengal? (a) Shah Alam II (b) Akbar Shah (c) Bahadur Shah (d) Aurangzeb 282. 274. 279. Consider the following statements: I. The Company expected the Zamindars to invest in the improvement of land which would have benefited the Zamindars as well. Which of the above statements is/are true? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 276. 277. Doctrine of Lapse was the brainchild of: (a) Lord Cornwallis (b) Lord Hastings (c) Lord Dalhousie (d) Robert Clive Consider the following statements: I. From 1772, each district was to have only one court – a civil court (diwani adalat). General Knowledge Capsule Page 21 © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India
  23. 23. II. In the permanent settlement system peasants had to pay the revenue directly to the Company. 288. Siraj-ud-daulah, nawab of Bengal, was betrayed by one of his commanders in his defeat at the hands of East India Company’s army. Who was that commander? (a) Mir Jafar (b) Mir Qasim (c) Shujauddaulah (d) Ali Jah 289. The Ryotwari System was devised by: (a) Lord Cornwallis (b) Richard Wellesley (c) Thomas Munro (d) Holt Mackenzie 290. The first English factory was set up on the banks of the river: (a) Krishna (b) Hugli (c) Saraswati (d) Kaveri 291. Consider the following statements: I. Woad is a better dye plant than indigo because woad gives a rich blue colour while indigo gives pale and dull colour. II. The French produced indigo in the French colony of St Domingue in the Caribbean islands. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 284. The nij system and ryoti system are for the cultivation of: (a) Coffee (b) Sugar (c) Opium (d) Indigo 285. Consider the following statements: I. The Indigo Commission set up after the “Blue Rebellion” of 1859 produced a report against the ryots. II. The agents of the East India Company who helped the Company to get agreements signed from peasants, weavers and artisans were known as Gomasthas. (a) I (c) I and II 286. 287. (b) II (d) none Holt Mackenzie devised a new system which was called as the: (a) Permanent Settlement. (b) Mahalwari System. (c) Ryotwari System. (d) Doctrine of Lapse. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 292. Consider the following statements: I. Woad is a temperate zone herb which faced competition from indigo grown in India during the eighteenth century. II. The indigo plant grows primarily in the temperate zones. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 293. Page 22 Consider the following statements: I. The ryoti system was better than the nij system for the indigo planters as it allowed them to produce indigo on a larger scale without any considerable increase in the cost of production. II. The ryots were benefited from the the ryoti system of indigo plantaion. The most primitive stone tools are from: (a) Neolithic age (b) Palaeolithic age (c) Mesolithic age (d) Chalcolithic age General Knowledge Capsule © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India
  24. 24. 294. Consider the following statements: A : The subsidiary alliance proved very helpful for the nawabs in protecting their territories. R : The British promised military protection to the nawabs under the terms of subsidiary alliance. Choose the correct option out of the following (a) A and B both are true and B is the right reason for A (b) A and B both are true but B is not the right reason for A (c) A is true but not B (d) B is true but not A Choose the correct option out of the following (a) A and B both are true and B is the right reason for A (b) A and B both are true but B is not the right reason for A (c) A is true but not B (d) B is true but not A Consider the following statements: A: After the death of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1839, the East India Company took over Punjab in 1849. R: According to the Doctrine of Lapse, if an Indian ruler died without a male heir his kingdom would become part of Company territory. A very special tank, which archaeologists call the Great Bath, was built in: (a) Mehrgarh (b) Mohenjodaro (c) Lothal (d) Harappa 296. Which of the following were the first to come to Kerala? (a) Portuguese traders (b) Jewish and Arab traders (c) Duth traders (d) English traders 302. 295. 301. Which of the following archaeological sites is located on the river Ghod and is known for its special burial system? (a) Lothal (b) Chirand (c) Inamgaon (d) Hungsi 297. Ashwamedha was a ritual in which: (a) a horse was gifted to the successor of the king (b) a horse was sacrificed (c) a horse was gifted to a brahmin (d) a ritual made in the name of rain gods 298. Bimbisara was a ruler of: (a) Avanti (b) Gandhara (c) Kuru (d) Magadha 299. A cartographer is a person who: (a) makes maps (b) makes carts (c) makes chariots (d) makes temples 300. Consider the following statements: A : The Nawab of Awadh was forced to give over half of his territory to the Company in 1801 R : The Nawab of Awadh failed to fulfil the terms of subsidiary alliance. General Knowledge Capsule Choose the correct option out of the following (a) A and B both are true and B is the right reason for A (b) A and B both are true but B is not the right reason for A (c) A is true but not B (d) B is true but not A 303. Consider the following statements: A : Cloth dyers in Europe preferred indigo over woad as a dye. R : Indigo was cheaper than woad. Choose the correct option out of the following (a) A and B both are true and B is the right reason for A (b) A and B both are true but B is not the right reason for A (c) A is true but not B (d) B is true but not A Page 23 © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India
  25. 25. 304. Who among the following was not a part of the Rebellion of 1857? (a) Begum Hazrat Mahal (b) Rani Chennamma (c) Birjis Qadr (d) Nana Saheb (b) Thomas Hobbes (c) Pierre Joseph Proudhon (d) John Locke 310. In 1801, a subsidiary alliance was imposed on X, and in 1856 it was taken over by the British as they declared that X was being misgoverned and to ensure proper administration British rule was necessary. X was: (a) Awadh (b) Jhansi (c) Mysore (d) Punjab 311. Sati Pratha was banned in British India in: (a) 1801 (b) 1809 (c) 1829 (d) 1858 312. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none Who wrote the book ‘The Spirit of the Laws’? (a) Aristotle (b) Montesquieu (c) Rousseau (d) John Locke 313. Mangal Pandey was hanged in 1857 for attacking his officers in: (a) Benaras (b) Barrackpore (c) Calcutta (d) Allahabad Governor-General of India, when Jhansi was annexed by the British, was: (a) Lord Dalhousie (b) Warren Hastings (c) Lord Cornwallis (d) Richard Wellesley 314. Consider the following statements: I. The East India Company was removed from the power in 1858. II. The Doctrine of Lapse was renounced by the Act of 1858. 305. Bahadur Shah Jafar was sentenced to life imprisonment for supporting the rebellion of 1857. He died in a prison in: (a) Hyderabad (b) Rangoon (c) Lahore (d) Bombay 306. Consider the following statements: I. Tantia Tope was killed while protecting Rani Laxmi Bai against the British. II. Birjis Qadr was the son of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah of Lucknow. 307. 308. Consider the following statements: A : Eighty-five sepoys of the regiment under the East India Company at Meerut, in 1857, were dismissed from service and sentenced to ten years in jail. R : When the Company ordered the sepoys to go to Burma for fighting by the sea route, the sepoys refused to follow the order. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 315. Choose the correct option out of the following (a) A and B both are true and B is the right reason for A (b) A and B both are true but B is not the right reason for A (c) A is true but not B (d) B is true but not A 309. Who wrote the book ‘Two Treatises of Government’? (a) Rousseau Page 24 Which of the following was not the change introduced by the British in 1858? (a) It was assured to all the ruling chiefs of the country that their territory would never be annexed in future. (b) It was decided to increase the recruitment of soldiers from Awadh, Bihar, central India and south India. (c) Various policies were made to protect the rights of zamindars and landlords. (d) all of the above. General Knowledge Capsule © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India
  26. 26. 316. Delhi became the capital of British India in: (a) 1901 (b) 1905 (c) 1911 (d) 1915 317. Delhi Durbar was organised by: (a) Lord Ripon (b) Lord Minto (c) Lord Lansdowne (d) Lord Lytton Consider the following statements: I. Edward Lutyens and Herbert Baker were the architects invited by the British to design New Delhi in 1912. II. The central dome of the Rashtrapati Bhavan was copied from medieval Chola art. The British government headed by George Grenville in 1765 enacted a tax Act in its colonies in North America. The Act was called the: (a) Stamp Act (b) Currency Act (c) Revenue Act (d) Trade Act 325. The Boston Tea Party was: (a) a meeting between the British and the French to decide the future of Canada. (b) the declaration of Independence, by the 13 British North American colonies. (c) a meeting between the British and the French to decide the future of Canada. (d) an act of dumping tea into Boston Harbor 326. The first war between the 13 British North American colonies and the British Government started in 1775 at: (a) Lexington (b) Philadelphia (c) Washington (d) Orlando 327. Who among the following Governor-Generals of the British India surrendered as a British General in the American War of Independence in 1781: (a) Warren Hastings (b) William Bentinck (c) Lord Cornwallis (d) Lord Dalhousie 328. 318. 324. “Men are born free but everywhere they are in chains”. Who said these words? (a) Karl Marx (b) Jean-Jacques Rousseau (c) Friedrich Engels (d) Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel 329. When did France become a republic? (a) 1780 (b) 1784 (c) 1789 (d) 1792 330. Who devised the system of crop rotation? (a) Thomas Highs (b) Jethro Tull (c) Charles Townsend (d) Lewis Paul Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 319. Who founded the Brahmo Sabha? (a) Raja Rammohun Roy (b) Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar (c) Swami Dayanand Sarawati (d) Swami Vivekanand 320. What was the real name of Lord Mahavira? (a) Satyakama (b) Shankara (c) Vardhamana (d) Paramananda 321. When was the law permitting widow remarriage passed in the British India? (a) 1829 (b) 1839 (c) 1856 (d) 1896 322. The Paramhans Mandali was founded in 1840 in: (a) Bombay (b) Calcutta (c) Madras (d) Delhi 323. Which Chola king took the title of Maduraikondavan? (a) Vijayalaya (b) Rajaraja I (c) Parantaka I (d) Rajendra General Knowledge Capsule Page 25 © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India
  27. 27. 331. Who invented the flying shuttle? (a) John Kay (b) Richard Arkwright (c) James Hargreaves (d) Daniel Bourn 332. Who invented the spinning jenny? (a) Samuel Crompton (b) James Hargreaves (c) Clement Clerke (d) Abraham Darby 340. The first power loom was designed by: (a) Richard Arkwright (b) Thomas Highs (c) Lewis Paul (d) Edmund Cartwright The Third Estate of the States General, in France, declared itself as the National Assembly in: (a) 1729 (b) 1789 (c) 1829 (d) 1879 341. Who invented the ‘hot blast’ process in metallurgy? (a) Clement Clerke (b) Benjamin Huntsman (c) James Beaumont Neilson (d) George Stephenson 342. Consider the following statements: I. King Louis XVI fled France with his family at the start of the French Revolution. II. The first French National Assembly took oath in a tennis court. 333. 334. Who built the first textile factory? (a) Samuel Slater (b) Richard Arkwright (c) Lewis Paul (d) Thomas Highs 336. Who among the following is known for his improvements of the steam engine? (a) James Watt (b) John Kay (c) Samuel Slater (d) Lewis Paul 337. Who among the following made attempts to substitute charcoal by coke to obtain iron from its ore? (a) George Stephenson (b) William Murdoch (c) Chance Brothers (d) Abraham Darby Consider the following statements: I. Luther Burbank invented the process of pasteurisation. II. Voltaire was a staunch critic of the Church. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none Who invented the cotton gin? (a) Henry Maudslay (b) Eli Whitney (c) John Kay (d) Henry Cot 335. 339. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none Who invented the ‘puddling’ process of iron purification? (a) John Smeaton (b) Henry Cort (c) James Watt (d) Thomas Newcomen Page 26 Who among the following invented a process for producing steel? (a) Henry Bessemer (b) John Metcalf (c) Chance Brothers (d) William Murdoch 344. 338. 343. Who invented the steamboat? (a) Joseph Bramah (b) Joseph Whitworth (c) John Macadam (d) Robert Fulton General Knowledge Capsule © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India
  28. 28. 345. Gugliemo Marconi invented the: (a) telephone (b) machinery for wireless telegraphy (c) electric bulb (d) television Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none Consider the following statements: I. The Diesel engine was invented after the World War I. II. The ‘Open-hearth’ is generally used for the production of fine quality printed textiles. Whom did Guru Nanak appoint as his successor before his death in 1539? (a) Guru Amardas (b) Guru Angad (c) Guru Arjan (d) Guru Ramdas 353. Which of the following Mughal emperors ordered the execution of Guru Arjan? (a) Shah Jahan (b) Aurangzeb (c) Humayun (d) Jahangir 354. Divya Prabandham is a compilation of devotional songs in honour of Hindu god/ goddess: (a) Murugan (b) Shiva (c) Durga (d) Vishnu 355. Which Afghan ruler invaded India five times in the mid-eighteenth century? (a) Ahmed Shah Abdali (b) Timur Shah Durrani (c) Nadir Shah (d) Shuja Shah Durrani 356. The iron pillar at Mehrauli, Delhi is said to be built under which of the following rulers? (a) Alauddin Khalji (b) Akbar (c) Chandragupta II (d) Vikramaditya VI 357. The Silappadikaram, a famous Tamil epic, is the story of Kovalan who was a: (a) a merchant (b) a King (c) a priest (d) a peasant Who laid the first trans-Atlantic cable? (a) Cyrus Field (b) Gottlieb Daimler (c) George Stephenson (d) Joseph Locke 347. Britain wrested Canada from France in 1763 after the: (a) Six Years’ War (b) Seven Years’ War (c) Eight Years’ War (d) Nine Years’ War 352. 346. 351. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 348. The Luddites in Britain, during the Industrial Revolution, was a name given to the: (a) section of the church which opposed the industrial revolution. (b) masked workers taking part in violent strikes. (c) businessmen who invested and helped the innovators of the revolution (d) the countries mainly involved in the Industrial Revolution. 349. The First Opium War, as it is called, was fought in 1840 between the British and: (a) China (b) America (c) Malaysia (d) France 350. Consider the following statements: I. The Portuguese took control of Malacca, in the East Indies, in the 17th century from the Dutch. II. Hormuz, at the tip of the Persian Gulf, was a strategic base of the Portuguese in the 16th century. General Knowledge Capsule Page 27 © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India
  29. 29. 358. 359. The manuscripts in early India were usually written on: (a) palm leaves (b) ashoka tree leaves (c) cloths made of jute (d) banyan leaves Harishena was the court poet of: (a) Chandragupta (b) Samudragupta (c) Ashoka (d) Bindusara 360. Which of the following is not a work of Kalidasa? (a) Abhijnana Shakuntalam (b) Malavikagnimitram (c) Mahavircharitam (d) Vikramorvashiyam Vinaya Pitaka is a rule book of: (a) Hinduism (b) Sikhism (c) Jain sangha (d) Buddhist sangha 366. Who was Mehrunnisa? (a) Wife of Emperor Shah Jahan (b) Wife of Emperor Aurangzeb (c) Wife of Emperor Jahangir (d) Wife of Emperor Shah Alam 367. Consider the following statements: I. After the defeat Shivaji was honourably treated by the Mughals when he came to accept Mughal authority. II. The term ‘mansabdar’ refers to an individual who holds a position or rank. III. By Aurangzeb’s reign, the number of mansabdars decreased immensely. Which of the following Chalukya rulers stopped king Harshvardhan of Kanauj from advancing to the Deccan? (a) Vijayaditya (b) Vikramaditya (c) Pulakeshin II (d) Vikramaditya II 361. 365. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) II only (b) II and III (c) III only (d) I, II and III Buddhacharita, a biography of the Buddha was composed by Ashvaghosha. He was a spiritual counselor in the court of: (a) King Ashoka (b) King Harshavardhana (c) King Vikramadtya (d) King Kanishka 363. Dhamma Mahamatta were: (a) important teachings of Buddha (b) officials appointed by Ashoka to teach dhamma (c) buddhist philosophers of early medieval India (d) buddhist philosophers of Mughal period in India 369. The Kandariya Mahadeva temple dedicated to Shiva was constructed by King: (a) Dhangadeva (b) Harshdev (c) Vijaypal (d) Yashovarman Which Sinhalese ruler tried to find and restore the gold statue of the Buddha which was taken away by the Pandyan king Shrimara Shrivallabha? (a) Udaya I (b) Udaya II (c) Sena I (d) Sena II 371. Chokhamela was a: (a) Marathi merchant (b) Marwari merchant (c) Marwari saint-poet (d) Marathi saint-poet Who were known as the ‘lords of the dakshinapatha’? (a) Pandya rulers (b) Satavahana rulers (c) Chera rulers (d) Chola rulers 364. Mirza Hakim was half brother of the Mughal Emperor: (a) Babur (b) Humayun (c) Akbar (d) Jahangir 370. 362. 368. Page 28 General Knowledge Capsule © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India
  30. 30. 372. The Rashtrakutas were initially subordinate to the: (a) Cheras (b) Chalukyas (c) Cholas (d) Pandyas 373. The Begumpuri mosque was built in the reign of which Delhi Sultan? (a) Ghiyasuddin Tughluq (b) Muhammad Tughluq (c) Firuz Shah Tughluq (d) Alauddin Khalji 374. Consider the following statements: I. Mughal emperor Babur succeeded to the throne of Ferghana in 1494 at the age of 15. II. In 1526 Babur defeated the Sultan of Delhi, Ibrahim Lodi, at Delhi. III. Akbar was 13 years old when he became emperor. (b) if A and B both are true but B is not the right reason for A (c) A is true but not B (d) B is true but not A 375. 376. 377. Who started the Asiatic Society of Bengal? (a) William Carey (b) Thomas Babington Macaulay (c) William Jones (d) William Adam 379. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I only (b) II only (c) II and III (d) III only 378. The Government Sanskrit College in Benaras was established in: (a) 1791 (b) 1820 (c) 1836 (d) 1898 380. Who among the following was against the promotion of vernaculars in Indian education? (a) Henry Thomas Colebrooke (b) Thomas Babington Macaulay (c) Nathaniel Halhed (d) William Jones 381. Consider the following statements: I. The Wood’s Despatch emphasised on the importance of oriental learning. II. Shantiniketan was established by Mahatma Gandhi in 1901. Who was the Mughal Emperor during the rebellion of 1857? (a) Akbar Shah (b) Shah Alam (c) Muhammad Shah (d) Bahadur Shah Zafar Banabhatta was the court poet of which of the following Indian monarchs? (a) Chandragupta Maurya (b) Chandragupta (c) Vikramaditya (d) Harshvardhana Consider the following statements: A : The Indian Railways had to turn to TISCO for supply of rails in the 1910s. R : World War I broke out in 1914. Choose the correct option out of the following (a) if A and B both are true and B is the right reason for A General Knowledge Capsule Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 382. In 1854, the Court of Directors of the East India Company in London sent an educational despatch to the Governor-General in India. It was known as the: (a) Wood’s Despatch (b) Macaulay’s Despatch (c) Mill’s Despatch (d) Colebrooke’s Despatch 383. The English Education Act, following Macaulay’s minute, was introduced in: (a) 1815 (b) 1825 (c) 1835 (d) 1845 Page 29 © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India
  31. 31. 384. The Satnami movement in Central India was founded by: (a) Haridas Thakur (b) Ghasidas (c) Shri Narayana Guru (d) Dayanand Saraswati 385. Consider the following statements: I. Rammohun Roy was keen to spread the knowledge of Western education In India. II. Jyotiba Phule was an ardent supporter of the anti-colonial nationalism. 391. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 392. Who founded the Ramakrishna Mission? (a) Swami Vivekanand (b) Swami Dayanand Saraswati (c) Raja Rammohun Roy (d) Baba Amte 393. Thomas Daniell and William Daniell are known for their paintings of: (a) the great warrior kings of India (b) war scenes in India (c) picturesque landscapes of India (d) Indian traditions 394. Consider the following statements: I. According to the Ilbert Bill, Indian judges were not allowed to try the Europeans. II. The Indian National Congress during its first twenty years was extremist in its objectives and methods. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 386. The Satyashodhak Samaj was founded by: (a) Raja Rammohun Roy (b) Swami Vivekanand (c) Swami Dayanand Saraswati (d) Jyotiba Phule 387. Who wrote the book Gulamgiri? (a) Mahatma Gandhi (b) Jyotiba Phule (c) Swami Dayanand Saraswati (d) Vinoba Bhave 388. Who started the temple entry movement in 1927? (a) Bhimrao Ambedkar (b) Mahatma Gandhi (c) Vinoba Bhave (d) Baba Amte 389. The Self Respect Movement was started by: (a) Jyotiba Phule (b) E.V. Ramaswamy Naicker (c) Mahatma Gandhi (d) Bhimrao Ambedkar 390. Consider the following statements: I. According to the Child Marriage Restraint Act of 1929 no woman below the age of 16 could marry. II. The Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College was founded in 1905. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 395. Who among the following was, for a time, member of the British Parliament? (a) Surendranath Banerji (b) Dadabhai Naoroji (c) Pherozshah Mehta (d) W.C. Bonnerji Keshub Chunder Sen was one of the main leaders of the: (a) Satnami Movement (b) Prarthana Samaj (c) Brahmo Samaj (d) Arya Samaj Page 30 General Knowledge Capsule © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India
  32. 32. 396. 397. 398. Consider the following statements: I. A.O. Hume tried to bring in a bill through the British Parliament to ban the Indian National Congress II. Pherozeshah Mehta joined the Indian National Congress during its extremist era. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none Who was the first president of the Indian National Congress? (a) W.C. Bonnerji (b) Dadabhai Naoroji (c) Badruddin Tyadji (d) Surendranath Banerji Who was the viceroy of India when the Arms Act was enacted which disallowed Indians from possessing arms? (a) Lord Ripon (b) Lord Lyyton (c) Lord Lansdowne (d) Lord Northbrook 399. “Freedom is my birthright and I shall have it”. Who said these famous words? (a) Lala Lajpat Rai (b) Bepin Chandra Pal (c) Bal Gangadhar Tilak (d) Subhash Chandra Bose The Swadesi Movement was an immediate reaction to the: (a) Jallianwala Bagh massacre (b) Defence of India Act (c) Partition of Bengal (d) Rowlatt Act 404. Who was the viceroy of India when the All India Muslim League was formed? (a) Lord Curzon (b) Lord Lytton (c) Lord Minto (d) Lord Lansdowne 405. Consider the following statements: I. The Muslim League supported the partition of Bengal. II. The Non-cooperation Movement in deltaic Andhra was known as the Vandematram Movement. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 406. Who founded the Indian Association in 1876? (a) W.C. Bonnerji (b) Bal Gangadhar Tilak (c) Pherozshah Mehta (d) Surendranath Banerji 400. 403. Consider the following statements: I. According to partition of Bengal by Curzon, Bihar, Orissa and Assam were to on one side and Bengal on the other side. II. The partition of Bengal was done for administrative convenience. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none Who was the viceroy of India when the Vernacular Press Act was enacted? (a) Lord Lytton (b) Lord Ripon (c) Lord Canning (d) Lord Dufferin What is the importance of the Surat Split of 1907? (a) The Indian National Congress was split in two groups – the moderates and the extremists. (b) The partition of Bengal was announced in 1907 in Surat. Who partitioned Bengal in 1905? (a) Lord Ripon (b) Lord Curzon (c) Lord Minto (d) Lord Lytton 402. The demand of separate electorates, made by the Muslim league, was conceded by the government in: (a) 1905 (b) 1907 (c) 1909 (d) 1912 408. 401. 407. General Knowledge Capsule Page 31 © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India
  33. 33. (c) The government conceded the demand of the Muslim League for separate electorates. (d) The Muslim League was formed under Aga Khan. 409. 410. 411. 415. The Khilafat issue was related to the: (a) Partition of Bengal (b) Muslim League (c) Turkish Sultan (d) Nizam of Hyderabad. The Lucknow pact of 1916 was signed between: (a) the extremists and the moderates of the Indian National Congress. (b) the Indian National Congress and the Muslim League. (c) the Indian National Congress and the government. (d) the Muslim League and the government. 416. Consider the following statements: A : Mahatma Gandhi called off the NonCooperation Movement in February 1922. R : A police station in Chauri Chaura was set on fire in 1922. Which event, during the World War I, inspired the nationalists in India? (a) American Civil War (b) French Revolution (c) Russian Revolution (d) First Italo-Ethiopian war When did Mahatma Gandhi arrive in India? (a) 1910 (b) 1912 (c) 1915 (d) 1919 412. The Champaran Satyagraha was against: (a) the enormously high taxes imposed on the poor people. (b) indigo plantation in Champaran. (c) the Rowlatt Act. (d) the Defence of India Act. 414. Consider the following statements: III. The Rowlatt Act imposed judgement without trial in India. IV. The Rowlatt Act was enacted in 1915. 417. The Simon Commission came to India in: (a) 1924 (b) 1925 (c) 1926 (d) 1927 418. Who among the following was one of the founders of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association in 1928? (a) Subhash Chandra Bose (b) Bipin Chandra Pal (c) Chitta Ranjan Das (d) Bhagat Singh 419. Members of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association assassinated Saunders, a police officer, to avenge the death of: (a) Gopal Krishna Gokhale (b) Lala Lajpat Rai (c) Bal Gangadhar Tilak (d) Bipin Chandra Pal 420. When did the Indian National Congress contest its first elections? (a) 1930 (b) 1934 (c) 1937 (d) 1941 Who was the viceroy of India when the Jallianwala Bagh massacre took place? (a) Lord Chelmsford(b) Sydney Rowlatt (c) Lord Curzon (d) Lord Irwin 413. Choose the correct option out of the following (a) if A and B both are true and B is the right reason for A (b) if A and B both are true but B is not the right reason for A (c) A is true but not B (d) B is true but not A Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none Page 32 General Knowledge Capsule © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India
  34. 34. 421. 427. Who wrote the book Poverty and Un-British rule in India? (a) Dadabhai Naoroji (b) Badruddin Tyabji (c) W.C. Bonnerji (d) Vallabhbhai Patel Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 422. Consider the following statements: I. The Simon Commission had only two Indian representatives. II. The Indian National Congress launched the Quit India Movement during the World War II. 428. Consider the following statements: I. Division on boycott was the main reason for the Surat Split of 1907. II. The All India Muslim League was formed in Lahore in 1906. Who said the words “do or die” at the start of the Quit India Movement? (a) Subhash Chandra Bose (b) Mahatma Gandhi (c) Jawaharlal Nehru (d) Vallabhbhai Patel Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 429. Mahatma Gandhi asked the Indian people to observe 6 April 1919 as a day of non-violent opposition to the: (a) Government of India Act (b) Rowlatt Act (c) Defence of India Act (d) Indian Press Act Who became the first Indian Governor-General of free India? (a) Chakravarti Rajagopalachari (b) Lal Bahadur Shastri (c) Rajendra Prasad (d) Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan 430. Who among the following renounced his knighthood? (a) Rabindranath Tagore (b) Mahatma Gandhi (c) Surendranath Benerji (d) Gopal Krishna Gokhale Consider the following statements: I. Lala Lajpat Rai was among the moderates section of the Indian National Congress. II. The first session of the Indian National Congress was held in Pune. 431. Potti Sriramulu, a Gandhian leader, went on a hunger fast demanding the formation of: (a) Karnataka (b) Tamil Nadu (c) Kerala (d) Andhra Pradesh 432. The bilingual state of Bombay was divided into two states in: (a) 1955 (b) 1957 (c) 1960 (d) 1966 423. Who formed the Azad Hind Fauj to free India from British control? (a) Chandra Shekhar Azad (b) Bhagat Singh (c) Lala Lajpat Rai (d) Subhash Chandra Bose 424. 425. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 426. Who among the following announced August 16, 1946 as the “Direct Action Day”? (a) Mahatma Gandhi (b) Vallabhbhai Patel (c) Mohammad Ali Jinnah (d) Jawaharlal Nehru General Knowledge Capsule Page 33 © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India
  35. 35. 433. Consider the following statements: I. The British annexed Nagpur through the Doctrine of Lapse. II. The British gained Orissa from the Marathas after winning the second AngloMaratha War. Which of the following rulers entrusted a scholar to write Kitab-al Hind, an account of the Indian subcontinent? (a) Akbar (b) Babar (c) Muhammad Ghori (d) Mahmud of Ghazni 440. X defeated Muhammad Ghori in 1191 AD, but lost to him the very next year, in 1192 AD. Who was X? (a) Cholas (b) Pandyas (c) Chahamanas (d) Pratiharas 441. Prashastis, written by learned Brahmanas, were: (a) biographies of foreign invaders. (b) praise of the ruler. (c) in praise of their own works and talents. (d) in praise of the empire and its natural resources. 442. Delhi first became the capital of a kingdom under : (a) Tomara Rajputs (b) Chahamanas of Ajmer (c) Qutbuddin Aybak (d) Ghiyasuddin Balban 443. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 439. Which of the following female rulers changed her name and pretended to be a man? (a) Raziyya (b) Kumaradevi (c) Didda (d) Rudramadevi 444. Military expeditions from the Delhi Sultanate into southern India started during the reign of: (a) Qutbuddin Aybak (b) Raziyya (c) Jalaluddin Khalji (d) Alauddin Khalji 434. To break the salt law, Mahatma Gandhi marched from Sabarmati to: (a) Surat (b) Ahamedabad (c) Baroda (d) Dandi 435. Which Chola ruler raided and captured the Southeast Asian empire Srivijaya and harbour cities of Sumatra and Malay Peninsula? (a) Vijayalaya (b) Rajendra I (c) Rajendra II (d) Raja Raja I 436. Why was the ‘Hiranya-Garbha’ ritual performed? (a) It was thought to lead to the “rebirth” of the sacrificer as a Kshatriya (b) It was thought to lead to the “rebirth” of the sacrificer as a Brahmana (c) It was thought to lead to the “rebirth” of the sacrificer as a heir to his own empire (d) None of the above. 437. 438. What do you understand by the term Vetti regarding the Cholas? (a) name of a warship under King Rajendra I (b) a ritual performed by the Chola Kings (c) a tax levied the Cholas (d) a piece of land won by the Cholas overthrowing some other ruler The “tripartite struggle” for control over Kanauj was between: (a) Gurjara-Pratiharas, Rashtrakutas and Palas (b) Cholas, Rashtrakutas and Pandyas (c) Chahamanas, Paramaras and Palas (d) Cholas, Cheras and Pandyas Page 34 General Knowledge Capsule © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India
  36. 36. 445. What is the Bandagan system used by the early Delhi Sultans in their administration? (a) the Delhi Sultans appointed their wives instead of appointing aristocrats or leaders to high administrative posts (b) the Delhi Sultans appointed their trust worthy slaves instead of appointing aristocrats or leaders to high administrative posts (c) the Delhi Sultans decided to appoint their family members instead of appointing aristocrats or leaders to high administrative posts (d) the Delhi Sultans removed all the high administrative posts 446. Siri Fort was built under which Delhi Sultan? (a) Alauddin Khalji (b) Firuz Shah Tughlaq (c) Muhammad Tughluq (d) Jalaluddin Khilji 448. Which Delhi Sultan emptied and garrisoned the old city Dehli-i Kuhna and sent its residents to Daulatabad in the south? (a) Jalaluddin Khilji (b) Muhammad Tughluq (c) Ghiyasuddin Balban (d) Bahlul Lodi 451. Who defeated Mughal emperor Humayun in 1540 AD and captured Delhi to establish his own dynasty? (a) Ibrahim Lodi (b) Sher Shah Suri (c) Vikramaditya (d) Firuz Shah Suri 452. The authors of Persian tawarikh criticised the Delhi Sultans: (a) for preserving an unjust social order based on birthright. (b) for treating their daughters as inferior to their sons. (c) for appointing their loyal slaves to high administrative posts. (d) none of the above 453. Which of the following is the right chronological order of the dynasties that ruled Delhi? (a) Sayyid, Khalji, Tughluq, Lodi (b) Khalji, Tughluq, Lodi, Sayyid (c) Khalji, Tughluq, Sayyid, Lodi (d) Tughluq, Khalji, Sayyid, Lodi 454. The mother of Shah Jahan was a Rajput princess, daughter of the ruler of: (a) Amber (b) Marwar (c) Mewar (d) Bundelkhand 455. Consider the following statements: I. Abul Fazl wrote a three volume history of Akbar’s reign titled Ain-i Akbari II. The third volume is known as Akbar Nama III. The third volume dealt with Akbar’s ancestors. Kharaj is a type of tax collected under the Sultans of Delhi. It was a tax levied on: (a) cultivation (b) cattle (c) road (d) houses 447. (c) Coins minted in Delhi during the early medieval India (d) Garrisoned towns in Delhi during the early medieval India 449. 450. Who was the first Delhi Sultan to plan to capture Mongol territory? (a) Shamsuddin Iltutmish (b) Ghiyasuddin Balban (c) Ghiyasuddin Tughluq (d) Muhammad Tughluq What are Delhiwal? (a) Land tax in Delhi during the early medieval India (b) Tax on trading activities in Delhi during the early medieval India General Knowledge Capsule Which of the above statements is/are true? (a) I only (b) I and II (c) III (d) none of the above Page 35 © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India
  37. 37. 456. Zabt was a revenue system adopted during the Mughal period in India. It was: (a) a system where tax was directly proportional to the land owned, even if it was not cultivated. (b) based on a survey of crop yields, prices and areas cultivated for a ten-year period. (c) based on past year performance of the cultivator. (d) a system which brought soldiers in the tax paying ambit. 457. Aurangzeb’s son who rebelled, along with the Marathas, against his father was: (a) Bahadur Shah (b) Azam Shah (c) Muhammad Akbar (d) none of the above Todar Mal was the revenue minister for: (a) Babur (b) Humayun (c) Shah Jahan (d) Akbar 463. Consider the following statements: A : Humayun’s second tenure as the Mughal emperor lasted just for an year. R : Humayun was defeated by Sher Shah Suri at Chausa and Kanauj. Choose the correct option out of the following (a) if A and R both are true and R is the right reason for A (b) if A and R both are true but R is not the right reason for A (c) A is true but not R (d) R is true but not A Maratha ruler Shivaji was defeated and insulted by: (a) Aurangzeb (b) Akbar (c) Safavid Khan (d) Jahangir 458. 462. 459. 460. 464. Abul Fazl was a courtier and a close friend of: (a) Akbar (b) Humayun (c) Shah Jahan (d) Babur Consider the following statements: I. The Mughals did not believe in the rule of primogeniture. II. Aurangzeb introduced the revenue system called zabt. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 465. In the custom of coparcenary inheritance, a father’s property is inherited: (a) to the eldest son (b) to the most able son (c) to the eldest daughter (d) among all his sons Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 461. Consider the following statements regarding the Mughal empire in India. I. Humayun was the emperor for a longer period than his father Babur. II. Babur was the emperor for more than 10 years. 466. Consider the following statements: I. Ain-i Akbari was not written by Abul Fazl, the author of the Akbar Nama. II. Mehrunnisa was married to the Emperor Humayun. Consider the following statements: I. From their father’s side, the Mughals were the successors of Genghis Khan. II. Timur was the ruler of Mongol tribes. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none Page 36 General Knowledge Capsule © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India
  38. 38. 467. The Lichchhavis group was a part of which of the following mahajanapadas? (a) Malla (b) Vajji (c) Panchala (d) Kashi 468. Which of the following events occurred the first? (a) Introduction of the Permanent Settlement (b) East India Compant appointed as the Diwan of Bengal (c) ‘Blue Rebellion’ by indigo farmers (d) Introduction of the Mahalwari Settlement 469. Which of the following Governor-Generals of India decided that after the then Mughal Emperor’s death none of his descendants would be recognised as kings? (a) Lord Ripon (b) Lord Canning (c) Lord Dalhousie (d) Lord Curzon 470. 471. 472. 473. Who among the following was also know as ‘Periyar’? (a) Henry Derozio (b) Swami Vivekananda (c) Shri Narayana Guru (d) E.V. Ramaswamy Naicker In 1803, the British gained control of Delhi after defeating the: (a) Marathas (b) Mughal emperor Akbar Shah (c) Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah (d) Sikhs of Punjab What is a cul-de-sac? (a) a street along a circular path (b) a fort with several gates (c) a street with a dead end (d) a fort with no windows Which of the following period in Delhi’s history is also known as a period of Delhi renaissance? (a) 1830-1857 (b) 1857-1875 (c) 1875-1890 (d) 1890-1911 General Knowledge Capsule 474. In the second half of the nineteenth century, which of the following came to be known as the “workshop of the world”? (a) Russia (b) Britain (c) France (d) Germany 475. Consider the following statements: I. A Durbar was held in Delhi in 1911 by the British to acknowledge Queen Victoria as the empress of India. II. The Delhi College, formed in 1792, is now known as Lady Shri Ram College for Women. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 476. The Portuguese first entered India through: (a) Surat (b) Calicut (c) Bombay (d) Goa 477. Consider the following statements: I. India became world’s largest producer of cotton after the British conquered Bengal in 1757. II. “Muslin” was a name given by the Europeans to finely woven textiles. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 478. Patola weave is an ancient art from: (a) Gujarat (b) Karnataka (c) Punjab (d) Tamil Nadu 479. The Calico Act of 1720, enacted by the British government, was to ban: (a) ban the use of chintz in England. (b) ban the import of cotton from India. (c) ban the use of indigo for dying cloths. (d) ban the import of Indian indigo to promote woad for dying cloths. 480. Who invented the steam engine? (a) Nicolas Joseph Cugnot (b) Richard Arkwright (c) Gottlieb Daimler (d) Karl Benz Page 37 © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India
  39. 39. 481. Consider the following statements: I. With the start of the nineteenth century, demand for the Indian woven cloth increased enormously in Europe, Africa and America. II. The charkha was put on the flag of the Indian National Congress in 1931. 487. Who wrote the book ‘Two Treatises of Government’? (a) Rousseau (b) Thomas Hobbes (c) Pierre Joseph Proudhon (d) John Locke 488. Which is the first ever known autobiography of an Indian woman? (a) City of two gateways (b) Beyond the jungle (c) Amar Jiban (d) My reminiscences 489. Consider the following statements: Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 482. The first cotton mill in India was set up in: (a) Madras (b) Surat (c) Calcutta (d) Bombay 483. 484. I. National Food for Work Programme was launched in 1975. II. Antyodaya is a kind of ration card issued by the government. Wootz is a type of: (a) cotton (b) steel (c) printed textile (d) dye The tank in Hauz Khas complex in Delhi was constructed by: (a) Akbar (b) Shah Jahan (c) Aurangzeb (d) Allauddin Khilji 485. Who among the following was a famous Sanskrit grammarian? (a) Satyakama Jabala (b) Gargi Vachaknavi (c) Panini (d) Lopamudra MISCELLANEOUS 486. Which of the above statements is/are true? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 490. Who is the first woman train driver for the Northern Railways? (a) Savitribai Phule (b) Toolika Rani (c) Laxmi Lakra (d) Shail Mishra 491. Kesar Saga is: (a) a Tibetan epic (b) a Bangla epic (c) Burmese national anthem (d) a Tamil epic 492. Which of the following states has the highest per capita income? (a) Delhi (b) Maharashtra (c) Kerala (d) Goa Consider the following statements: I. Buffer stock increases commodity prices when supplies are short. II. Decrease in Minimum Support Price means increase in farmer income. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none Page 38 General Knowledge Capsule © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India
  40. 40. 493. Consider the following statements: Which of the following is the first state in India to introduce the midday meal scheme? (a) Kerala (b) Tamil Nadu (c) Gujarat (d) Karnataka 497. Article 17 of the Indian Constitution is about: (a) Right to religion (b) Right to freedom (c) Right to education (d) Right to equality 498. Highest contributing sector to the GDP of India is the secondary sector. II. Primary sector’s contribution to the GDP of India is almost double the contribution made by the tertiary sector. 496. Which of the following states has the highest infant mortality rate (IMR) in India? (a) Bihar (b) Madhya Pradesh (c) Rajasthan (d) Haryana 499. COPRA 1986 is: (a) Consumer Protection Act (b) Company Protection Act (c) Corruption Prevention Act (d) none of the above 500. Self Help Groups (SHG) are groups of: (a) Security personnel in rural areas (b) Money lenders in rural areas (c) Medics in rural areas (d) craftsmen in rural areas I. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) none 494. 495. According to the Constitution of India, who among the villagers is a member of a Gram Sabha? (a) Anyone who is 35 years old or above and elected by the Gram Panchayat to the Gram Sabha (b) Anyone who is 35 years old or above (c) Anyone who is elected by the Gram Panchayat to the Gram Sabha (d) Anyone who has the right to vote in the concered village. ‘Gram Sevak’ is a term used for: (a) Gram Panchayat President (b) Gram Panchayat Secretary (c) Ward Panch (d) Gram Sabha member General Knowledge Capsule Page 39 © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India
  41. 41. Answers and Explanations 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 b d b a d a b b d b a d a a b b c a d c b c d b b d c d b b b d c a d c c d b b a b d d b a a c c b 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 b b a c b a d c a b a b c d a c c b a d b b a c d a b c a a a a c c a a c a b d b d c b c d b a c a 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 c a b a c a d a a c c b b c c c b c a b a d b c d b d b a b a c c c b b a b d a d a b c d b a b b d General Knowledge Capsule 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 c c b a c a d a d b a d b c d a b d c a c b a d b d c b b a c a d b c c b b b a d c d a a d a c c d 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 c a c a a d a d c a d b b c a d b c b a d b c b a b a d b a b c a c c d b a d c a d a b b a a d b c 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 b b d c a a c d b c d a d b a b b d b a b d a c b c b b a b c d a d b b a a c b b a b d b c b d a a 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 b b c b b b b b d a c b a c b c d a a c c a c a d a c b d c a b d b a a d b b b c b a d b a d b a b 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 383 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 b b d d a c a a b c c d b b d c a c a d d b b d d d a c a b d a c b a d b a b c a a c d b d a b d c 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 b a c c c d c a b c c a b a c a d d b c b b d a d c a a b a d c c d b a c a d c b a d d b a a b d c 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 499 500 b c c b d b a c a a d d b d d d b b b d a c a b b b b a a b b d b d c d d c b c a d d d b b d b a b Page 1 © LST 2010 Replication or other unauthorised use of this material is prohibited by the copyright laws of India

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