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. Which Shakespearean play will be staged by the globe theatre in London in which actors will recite their lines in the original pronunciation, in accents believed to have been heard on the stage during Elizabethan times?

  • a. Love's Labour's Lost
  • b. Titus Andronicus
  • c. Richard III
  • d. Troilus and Cressida
  • e.Not Attempted

2. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?

  • a. Mahendravarman I : Sanchi Stupa
  • b. Pulakesin II : Rameswaram temple
  • c. Harsha : Brahadisvara temple
  • d. Rajendra I : Gangaikonda Cholapuram temple
  • e.Not Attempted

3. The capital of the British Indian Empire was shifted from Calcutta to Delhi because:

  • a. Delhi was located at the centre of the Empire
  • b. the climate of Delhi was more suitable for Europeans
  • c. Calcutta was the hotbed of revolutionaries
  • d. Delhi was the traditional seat of Imperial powers
  • e.Not Attempted

4. What was the company slogan of Air Sahara?

  • a. Lovingly Yours
  • b. Sincerely Yours
  • c. Emotionally Yours
  • d. Always Yours
  • e.Not Attempted

5. Which leading Indian tyre company owns Vikrant Tyres after its takeover in the late 1990s?

  • a. JK Tyres
  • b. MRF Tyres
  • c. Bridgestone Tyres
  • d. None of the above
  • e.Not Attempted

6. In which African country is the Vredefort dome, the world's largest and oldest meteorite crater, which has been added to a list of protected world heritage sites by the United Nations?

  • a. Morocco
  • b. Egypt
  • c. Namibia
  • d. South Africa
  • e.Not Attempted

7. A decibel is:

  • a. a musical instrument
  • b. a musical note
  • c. Jthe wavelength of noise
  • d. a measure of sound level
  • e.Not Attempted

8. In 1994, Godrej Soap acquired a company that made Good Knight brand of mosquito repellants. Name the company.

  • a. FMG Group
  • b. Transelectra Home Products
  • c. TNT
  • d. None of the above
  • e.Not Attempted

9. Name Japan's largest cellphone operator which is expected to be the first in the world to commercially roll-out 3G network services ?

  • a. Sony
  • b. NTT DoCoMo
  • c. Nippo AT&T
  • d. Koshika
  • e.Not Attempted

10. Max Factor introduced a perfume brand in the 1980s branded `Magic Beat'. Which celebrity endorsed the brand?

  • a. Michael Jackson
  • b. Sharon Stone
  • c. Uri Geller
  • d. Jackie Collins
  • e.Not Attempted

11. Slashing, hooking, boarding are common terms used in

  • a. Field hockey
  • b. Ice hockey
  • c. Sailing
  • d. Skiing
  • e.Not Attempted

12. Which one of the following taxes is levied by the Union and collected and appropriated by the States?

  • a. Passenger and Goods Tax
  • b. Estate Duty
  • c. Stamp Duties
  • d. Taxes on Newspapers
  • e.Not Attempted

13. Which Indian auto major has a tie-up with a German insurer?

  • a. Hindustan Motors
  • b. Maruti
  • c. Bajaj
  • d. TATA Motors
  • e.Not Attempted

14. Which Web site's name is reportedly derived from a race of people in the novel Gullivers Travels?

  • a. Inktomi.com
  • b. Rediff.com
  • c. Google.com
  • d. Yahoo.com
  • e.Not Attempted

15. `People. Not Plastic' - is associated with the brand :

  • a. HSBC
  • b. Citibank
  • c. ICICI
  • d. Tata Finance
  • e. Not Attempted

16. The automated extraction of implicit, previously unknown, and potentially useful information from existing data bases is termed as

  • a. data extraction
  • b. data mining
  • c. data rediscovery
  • d. None of these
  • e.Not Attempted

17. The shaded area in the above map of India shows the distribution of:

  • a. Gram
  • b. Ragi
  • c. Tur (Pegion-pea)
  • d. Wheat
  • e.Not Attempted

18. Who invented the pencil?

  • a. Faber-Castell
  • b. Staedtler
  • c. Eagle Pencil Co
  • d. None of the above
  • e.Not Attempted

19. Which country was the source of the world's first graphite pencils?

  • a. England
  • b. Germany
  • c. Italy
  • d. France
  • e.Not Attempted

20. Which famous businessman appears nude in the TVC for one of his group companies?

  • a. Bill Gates
  • b. Richard Branson
  • c. Ross Perot
  • d. Hugh Hefner
  • e.Not Attempted

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