TEST-GK011

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Instructions
1. The test comprises of 20 questions. You should complete the test within 15 minutes.
2. There is only one correct answer to each question.
3. All questions carry four marks each.
4. Each wrong answer will attract a penalty of one mark.

1. On which of the following factors does the amount of isolation received at a place on the surface of Earth depend?

  • a. The latitude of the placef
  • b. The climate of the place
  • c. Thee longitude of the place
  • d. All of these
  • e.Not Attempted

2. Which of the following oceans has the largest number of the world’s active volcanoes?Which of the following is concerned with the study of characteristics, origin and development of land forms?

  • a. Arctic Ocean
  • b. Atlantic Ocean
  • c. Indian Ocean
  • d. Pacific Ocean
  • e.Not Attempted

3. Which of the following is concerned with the study of characteristics, origin and development of land forms?

  • a. Ecology
  • b. Geography
  • c. Geology
  • d. Geomorphology
  • e.Not Attempted

4. Hydro phonics is concerned with the

  • a. Cultivation of plants by placing the roots in liquid nutrient solutions rather than in soil
  • b. Science of water measurements of the earth with special reference to their use for navigation
  • c. The study of water with reference to its occurrence and properties in the hydrosphere and atmosphere
  • d. Mathematical study of forces, energy and pressure of liquid in motion
  • e.Not Attempted

5. What was Ghana called before 1957 ?

  • a. Diamond Ghost
  • b. Gold Coast
  • c. Silver Coast
  • d. Gold Ghost
  • e.Not Attempted

6. What year did the Berlin Wall come down?

  • a. 1990
  • b. 1991
  • c. 1989
  • d. 1992
  • e.Not Attempted

7. What year did the Vietnam war end ?

  • a. 1965
  • b. 1975
  • c. 1980
  • d. 1985
  • e.Not Attempted

8. What, in population terms, is the largest Spanish speaking country in the world?

  • a. Morocco
  • b. Mexico
  • c. Spain
  • d. Portugal
  • e.Not Attempted

9. When Jeffrey Archer became a Lord, he chose a title that included the name of the town where he grew up as a young boy. The town is ____?

  • a. Weston-super-Mare
  • b. Weston
  • c. Wteson-Super-Mere
  • d. Mere
  • e.Not Attempted

10. Irrigation through canals, tube-wells, tanks, etc., is resorted to in India because

  • a. The country has a large number of rivers, big and small
  • b. The failure of rains or inadequate rain can prove highly detrimental to crop production
  • c. It is easy to regulate water supply to plants according to their needs
  • d. It is much too expensive to store rain water
  • e.Not Attempted

11. The oil cartel of 11 oil producing nations of the world, OPEC, is headquartered at

  • a. Caracas
  • b. Kuwait city
  • c. Vienna
  • d. Abu Dhabi
  • e.Not Attempted

12. As an outcome of the construction of the Indira Sagar Dam, many families from this town Harsud had to relocate themselves as they were facing the imminent fear getting drowned. Can you identify the name of the state in which this town is located?

  • a. Gujrat
  • b. Madhya Pradesh
  • c. Uttar Pradesh
  • d. Maharashtra
  • e.Not Attempted

13. 'Operation Karn', is the name of the innovative programme launched by the Amravati district of Maharashtra. This programme is associated with taking care of the

  • a. Oppressed women
  • b. Malnourished children
  • c. Old age people
  • d. Unemployed youth
  • e.Not Attempted

14. Where is the Worlds Largest Aquarium ?

  • a. HongKong
  • b. Japan
  • c. Holland
  • d. US
  • e.Not Attempted

15. Who is the chairman of the National Human Rights Commission( NHRC)?

  • a. A.S.Anand
  • b. M.N. Venkatchelliah
  • c. P.N. Bhagwati
  • d. Kuldip Singh
  • e. Not Attempted

16. Which of the following personalities will chair the National Committee on Rural Infrastructure?

  • a. Sharad Pawar
  • b. M.S. Ahluwalia
  • c. Manmohan Singh
  • d. None of these
  • e.Not Attempted

17. This personality has recently been appointed as the Chairman of the National Commission on Enterprises in the unorganized and the informal sector. Name him from the given options.

  • a. Ashok Lahiri
  • b. Arjun Sengupta
  • c. Suresh D. Tendulkar
  • d. Shankar J. Acharya
  • e.Not Attempted

18. According to a study conducted by the Reserve Bank of India, titled 'Growth Savings and Investment', which of the following represents the contribution of the domestic industries in the GDP growth in 2003-04?

  • a. 12
  • b. 18
  • c. 26
  • d. 34
  • e.Not Attempted

19. Which of the following represents the position of India in the latest IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) 2004?

  • a. 27th
  • b. 30th
  • c. 34th
  • d. 38th
  • e.Not Attempted

20. The highest number of candidates that an Electronic Voting Machine can support is

  • a. 46
  • b. 54
  • c. 64
  • d. 45
  • e.Not Attempted

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