TEST- GK065

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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. Norbert Reithofer has been appointed CEO of a global company which came into India recently. Which one?

  • a. Volkswagen
  • b. Renault
  • c. BMW
  • d. Nissan
  • e.Not Attempted

2. What pathbreaking innovative product was first launched in 1962 by Dow Corporation in the US?

  • a. Lycra
  • b. Anthrax
  • c. Silicone breast implants
  • d. Plastics
  • e.Not Attempted

3. Which of the following is India’s largest agro-industry?

  • a. Textiles
  • b. Sugar
  • c. Coir
  • d. Jute
  • e.Not Attempted

4. Who wrote the novel Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde?

  • a. D. H. Lawerence
  • b. Thomas Hardy
  • c. Robert Louis Stevenson
  • d. Joseph Conrad
  • e.Not Attempted

5. The Economist magazine uses McDonald's burger Big Mac to compare purchasing power across countries. What does Australia's Commonwealth Bank use to compare the same?

  • a. iPod Nano
  • b. World Bank
  • c. Swiss Bank
  • d. RBI
  • e.Not Attempted

6. In Europe, the industrial revolution first started in _________.

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

7. What is PING.

  • a. Packet Internet Groper
  • b. Packet Intranet Groper
  • c. Packet Internet Gain
  • d. Packet Intranet Gain
  • e.Not Attempted

8. Which Indian hotel group owns the Trident group of hotels, that caters to the business and leisure traveller?

  • a. Oberoi
  • b. The Taj
  • c. ITC
  • d. Quality Inn
  • e.Not Attempted

9. Investors led by David Richards, a former British racing champion, have acquired which brand for $848 million?

  • a. Mclaren
  • b. Aston Martin
  • c. BAR
  • d. Minardi
  • e.Not Attempted

10. Who is the ex-officio chairman of the planning commission of India?

  • a. Prime Minister
  • b. Finance Minister
  • c. Planning Minister
  • d. President
  • e.Not Attempted

11. Amitabh Bachan contested the 1984 election from Allahabad for Indian National Congress. He won with a percentage of 68.21. Who was his main rival?

  • a. V. P. Singh
  • b. Atal Bihari Vajpayee
  • c. Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna.
  • d. None of the above.
  • e.Not Attempted

12. Which of the following is the country of origin of the brand “Bridgestone"

  • a. Japan
  • b. The Netherlands
  • c. USA
  • d. Germany
  • e.Not Attempted

13. The president of India can be removed from his office through the process of __________.

  • a. Impeachment
  • b. Snap Vote
  • c. Plebiscite
  • d. Referendum
  • e.Not Attempted

14. Olive oil makers from ... and ... have launched a brand called Olives of Peace recently. Fill up the blanks.

  • a. Iraq & Iran
  • b. Bahrain & Oman
  • c. Israel & Palestine
  • d. Kuwait and Turkey
  • e.Not Attempted

15. From which space body did the element helium get its name?

  • a. Sun
  • b. Moon
  • c. Star
  • d. Planet
  • e. Not Attempted

16. What is common to the following companies which have had large lawsuits filed against them in the past decade: 3M, US Gypsum, Halliburton, Viacom, Owens-Corning?

  • a. Lawsuits on the basis of racial discrimination
  • b. Lawsuits on the basis of sexual discrimination
  • c. Lawsuits for injury to health on account of asbestos usage
  • d. Lawsuits against corruption
  • e.Not Attempted

17. The first Olympic games were held in honor of the Greek god __________

  • a. Zeus
  • b. Olympus
  • c. Stratus
  • d. Cupid
  • e.Not Attempted

18. CQB is the NYSE symbol of which company?

  • a. Chiquita Brands Inc
  • b. Chiquita Brands Enterprise
  • c. Chiquita Brands International
  • d. Chiquita Brands Plc
  • e.Not Attempted

19. Dr. Reddy’s lab is associated with the health portal called

  • a. healthwise.com
  • b. livizi.com
  • c. aarogya.com
  • d. nettherapy.com
  • e.Not Attempted

20. Which city is referred to as the ‘Silicon Valley of India’?

  • a. Mumbai
  • b. Chennai
  • c. Bangalore
  • d. Hyderabad
  • e.Not Attempted

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