TEST-GK054

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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. The merger of which two large pharmaceutical majors has created the new company Aventis ?

  • a. Ciba and Sandoz
  • b. Rhone-Poulenc and Hoechst
  • c. Glaxo and SmithKline Beecham
  • d. Pfizer and Warner Lambert
  • e.Not Attempted

2. Business venture 'The Faraway Tree' is owned by which actress?

  • a. Hema Malini
  • b. Dimple Kapadia
  • c. Jaya Bachchan
  • d. None of the
  • e.Not Attempted

3. Give the name of the mineral fiber, which does not burn?

  • a. Polythene
  • b. Asbestos
  • c. Nylon
  • d. Rayon
  • e.Not Attempted

4. Which of the following is not a flow chart symbol?

  • a. Oval
  • b. Rectangle
  • c. Parallelogram
  • d. Trapezium
  • e.Not Attempted

5. What animal would you associate as the friendly mascot for the organisation Worldwide Fund for Nature ?

  • a. Elephant
  • b. The panda
  • c. Tiger
  • d. Zebra
  • e.Not Attempted

6. Sudha Murthy, Infosys Chief Mentor N R Narayana Murthy's wife, wrote a book that was made into a serial on Zee TV. Name it.

  • a. Kissa Bahu Ka
  • b. Dollar Bahu
  • c. Sat Phere
  • d. Desi bahu
  • e.Not Attempted

7. World first human heart transplant was performed by Dr. Christiaan Barnard in the year

  • a. 1980
  • b. 1967
  • c. 1960
  • d. 1972
  • e.Not Attempted

8. Which authority can a citizen approach to secure his/her right to personal freedom?

  • a. The Parliament
  • b. The President
  • c. The Supreme Court
  • d. The Law Minister
  • e.Not Attempted

9. When is the first Emergency declared in India?

  • a. 1962
  • b. 1978
  • c. 1971
  • d. 1950
  • e.Not Attempted

10. With which organisation would you associate the drive against a range of environmental damage from nuclear waste to whale hunting? (as well as the famous Rainbow Warrior ship)

  • a. Greenpeace International
  • b. Greenpeace Warriors
  • c. AVIO Green
  • d. None of these
  • e.Not Attempted

11. Which Indian software company is associated with the design of A380?

  • a. TCS
  • b. Infosys
  • c. Wipro
  • d. HCL
  • e.Not Attempted

12. Which insect has the largest population on earth?

  • a. Bees
  • b. Ants
  • c. Wasp
  • d. Cockroach
  • e.Not Attempted

13. How are managers in Indian family-managed companies, who are de facto employed for life, referred to colloquially?

  • a. Fevicol Managers
  • b. Gluestick Managers
  • c. Heredity Managers
  • d. Taped Managers
  • e.Not Attempted

14. Which company markets the following pen brands in India: Parker, Papermate and Pilot?

  • a. GM Pens
  • b. Gillette
  • c. Luxor
  • d. Stic
  • e.Not Attempted

15. In which country is Airbus headquartered?

  • a. UK
  • b. USA
  • c. France
  • d. Germany
  • e. Not Attempted

16. What is the parliament of Israel called?

  • a. Shengo
  • b. Torah
  • c. Kenges
  • d. Knesset
  • e.Not Attempted

17. Which airline will be the first to fly the A380?

  • a. Emirates
  • b. Kingfisher
  • c. Singapore Airlines
  • d. Virgin Atlantic
  • e.Not Attempted

18. Fill the blank with the correcy brand name `Jaise aap rakhein khayal apnon ka. _________ rakhe khayal aapke investments ka.'

  • a. LIC
  • b. ICICI Prudential
  • c. Mahalife
  • d. TATA-AIG
  • e.Not Attempted

19. In 1896, Herman Hollerith, a statistician at the US Census Bureau, formed the Tabulating Machine Co, after constructing his Punch Card and Tabulating Machine in 1890. In 1911, this company merged with Computing Scale of America and International Time Recording Co. The company’s new name was The Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co, or C-T-R. The name was later changed to _______________

  • a. DELL
  • b. Apple Inc.
  • c. Philips
  • d. IBM
  • e.Not Attempted

20. GE's broadcasting company NBC launched CNBC in _____ ?

  • a. 1989
  • b. 1983
  • c. 1993
  • d. 1997
  • e.Not Attempted

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