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PANCHAYATH SECRETARY

 

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1. The European country which first started trade with India was :
France

Holland

Portugal

England
2. The science of improving crop varieties is called :
Hybridisation

Selection

Introduction

Plant-breeding
3. Green revelution refers to :
Maintaining soil fertility

Use of green plants for covering the earth

Development of new crop varieties

Growing green plants to establish which helped to overcome hunger balance of nature
4. Inland Fisheries is referred to :
Culturing fish in fresh water

Trapping and capturing fish

Deep sea fisheries

Extraction of oil from fish
5. High milk yielding varieties of cows are obtained by :
Super ovulation

Artificial insemination

Use of surrogate mothers

All the above
6. A crocodile had just eaten a lamb when a hawk saw the crocodile, attacked it and consumed it. The hawk is in ecological terms :
a producer

a primary consumer

a secondary consumer

a teritiary consumer
7. Which of the following is a non-renewable resource?
Water

Coal

Fisheries

Wild life
8. Pollution is an undesirable change in physical, chemical and biological properties of :
air

water

soil

All the above
9. In a free market economy, prices are determined by the :
Capitalists

Government

Market forces

Producers
10. India’s National Newspaper “ The Hindu” started since :
1898

1888

1878

1868
11. Which country has longest school year in the world?
Japan

Russia

China

Germany
12. Puducherry is a former ......... colony.
British

Vietnam

French

German
13. “The True Democracy is what promotes the welfare of the society”. Who said it ?
Sardar Patel

Mahatma Gandhi

Dadabai Naoroji

Gokhale
14. The consumer Rights were first enumerated in the year 1962 in :
UK

Germany

Japan

U.S.A
15. I.T.C means :
Inter-Transitional Centre

Inter-Trade Centre

Inter-Tropical Convergence

None of these
16. The coniferous forests in India occur between the height of :
2700 and 4000 mts

1400 and 2000 mts

1500 and 3000 mts

1330 and 2700 mts
17. The International Tourism year :
1957

1967

1977

1987
18. The energy possessed by a body by virtue of its motion is known as :
Kinetic energy

Static energy

Potential energy

None of these
19. Which is oldest of all Vedas ?
Sama Veda

Atharva Veda

Yagur Veda

Rig Veda
20. When we pluck the wire of a sitar, the waves produced in the wire are :
longitudinal

transverse

sometimes longitudinal and sometimes

electromagnetic transverse
21. If a mirror has a focal length of +15 cm, it is a :
Convex mirror

Concave mirror

Plane mirror

None of these
22. Scurvy is a deficiency disease caused by lack of :
Vitamin A

Vitamin B

Vitamin C

Vitamin B2
23. The first person to see a fell under the microscope was :
M. Schleiden

T. Schwann

Robert Hooke

A.V. Leeuwenhock
24. How old is the embryo when it becomes a foetus?
7 months

6 months

2 months

4 months
25. The “Law of Multiple Proportion” was discovered by :
John Dalton

Ritcher

Joseph Proust

A. Lavoisier
26. Controlled oxidation of methanol gives :
Methanoic acid

Methanol

Carbon dioxide and water

Methane
27. Laurie Baker, who died recently was a famous in the filed of :
Environmental conservation

Education

Architecture

Health
28. The “Diet” is the Parliament of :
Spain

Jordan

Japan

Jamaica
29. Who among the following is called :Desha Bandhu”?
Rana Pratap

C.R. Das

Rajagopalachari

Subhash Chandra Bose
30. The constituent Assembly was set in under the :
Cabinet Mission Plan of 1946

Govt. of India Act 1935

India Independence Act 1947

Govt. of India Act 1919
31. The chief minister is not responsible for :
running the entire administration of the State

the maintenance of Law and order of the State

the defence of the State

none of the these
32. How many types of Galaxies are there ?
Three

Four

Two

None of these
33. Warm air surrounded by cold air causes :
Tempest

Cyclone

Mirage

Smog
34. Which is the deepest part of Indian Ocean ?
Java Trench

Marina Trench

Oceanic Trench

None of these
35. Which Chinese city lies on the Waterloo River ?
Shanghai

Beijing

Hongkong

None of these
36. Which is the largest Man-made Lake in India?
Narmada Sagar(Nagarjuna Sager

Dal Lake

Ootacamunt

None of these
37. Who introduced the postal system in India?
Chandra Gupta

Samudra Gupta

Alawuddin

Kutbuddin
38. Who can dissolve the Rajya Sabha ?
President

Vice-President

Lok Sabha

Nobody
39. “You can fool all the people some of the time, some of the people all the time, but can’t fool all the people all the time”. This quotation is attributed to whom?
Abraham Lincoln

Bernard Shaw

Thomas Caryle

Francis Bacon
40. Who is the author of the book “Death of a City”?
Amritha Preetham

Hillay Clinton

Henry James

Pearl S. Buck
41. Koodiyattom belongs to :
Tamil Nadu

Andra Pradesh

Kerala

Gujarat
42. When was the Children’s Film Society established?
1955

1965

1975

1985
43. Which period was considered as the Plan Holiday? (a) (b) (c) (d)
1961-66

1966-69

1969-74

1974-79
44. After “kalinga war” Ashoka :
went to conquer other places

realised that he was not strong to rule as a king.

became a Buddist

went away to live in jungle.
45. Who is known as the “Father of Local Self-Government” in India?
Lord William Bentick

Lord Rippon

Lord Curzon

Lord Dalhousie
46. The major difference between “Varna” and “Jati” is that :
Varna was formed after Jati

Jati were derived from Varna

Varna are only four but Jati are many

They are unrelated
47. Which of the following diseases is caused by the bite of a mad dog?
Leukaemia

Hydrophobia

Scurvy

Diphtheria
48. The sex of a child is determined :
at the time of the sperm’s entry

six to seven weeks after conception

at the time of fertilisation of the ovum

in the third month of pregnancy.
49. The disease known as the “black stem rust” destroys the harvest of :
paddy

sugarcane

ragi

wheat
50. The term “Dastak” implies :
A riot

A port near Hoogly

Free pass or duty free trade

Market places
51. The war of 1556 is known as :
Battle of Plassey

Second battle of panipat

First battle of Panipat

None of these
52. “Sravanabelgola” is associated with :
Buddhism

Jainism

Zoroastrianism

Judaism
53. Which one of the following is a “Pratiloma” marriage?
Brahmin boy with a Kshatriya girl

Vaisya boy with a Sudra girl

Brahmin boy with a Sudra girl

Sudra boy with a Vaisya girl
54. “I have nothing to offer except blood, sweat and tears” was said by :
Subhash Chandra Bose

Winston Churchill

Lord Nelson

Napolean
55. On April 14, 1912 the British Liner “Titanic” sank after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic. How long did it take for the great ship to go down?
Less than one hours

Just under three hours

Five and one -half hours

Twelve hours
56. Which State in India tops in the distribution of forest area?
Assam

Sikkim

Himachal Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh
57. The trade name “Cow and Gate” is associated with :
Cosmetics

Sweets

Boot Polish

Baby milk food
58. Ball-bearings are used in cycles, scooters, etc to:
reduce the friction between wheel and axile.

increase the friction between wheel and axile.

reduce the friction between ground and wheel.

None of these.
59. Entomology is the study of :
Fungi

Bacteria

Epidemics

Insects
60. Where can we see a statue of Charlie Chaplin?
Paris

Hong Kong

Jakartha

London
61. Among the following which plant is completely devoid of roots ?
Azolla

Vallisneria

Hydrilla

Ceratophyllum
62. Modern Syntheric Theory of Evolution is based on :
Genetic and chromosomal mutations

Genetic recombination and natural selection.

Reproductive isolation

All the above
63. The colour of “Black Box” used in aeroplanes is :
Black

Cyan

Brown

Orange
64. The change of vapour into liquid state is known as :
Vapourisation

Diffusion

Osmosis

Condensation
65. The average gestation period of sheep is :
30 days

150 days

280 days

365 days
66. As per which Article of the Indian Constitution the “Presidential Rule” can be introduced in States ?
Article 356

Article 358

Article 359

Article 386
67. After how many years does the Haley’s Comet reappear?
1000 years

76 years

12 years

363 years
68. What is the name of the method of estimating the ages of archaeological specimens of biological origin, by measuring the radio active carbon present in that specimen?
carbon dating

isotope study

fluroscoping

None of these
69. “Silk Anniversary” means :
12th Anniversary

10th Anniversary

5th Anniversary

17th Anniversary
70. What lies between Rashtrapathi Bhavan and India Gate?
Rajghat

Rajpath

M.G. Road

Red Fort
71. There is hardly any space for the children ......... :
even though it is a very large house

since it is a very large house

though it is a very large house

because it is a very large house
72. I wouldn’t jump off that rock ...............
if I am you

if I had been you

if I were you

if I would have been you
73. Will you wait ................ I return?
when

till

as

while
74. ............... you are called, you may step into the room.
as soon as

after

before

when
75. There is a vacancy for an expert ........video editing.
on

with

at

in
76. Are there exhibits .......... sale?
to

for

on

at
77. Jayan said something (Choose the question):
What did Jayan say?

What does Jayan say?

What Jayan say?

What has Jayan said?
78. Do you like ........?
to drive

driving

drive

a drive
79. My aunt has lived in Australia .......... ten years.
since

for

ever since

upto
80. ......... a good film on TV yesterday.
there was

there is

there has been

there had been
81. Donkeys ...........
chatter

coo

bray

mew
82. Bulls .........
grunt

bleat

bellow

buzz
83. Darkness .........
occurs

happens

spreads

falls
84. A habit .........
develops

occurs

comes up

forms
85. At loggerheads approximately means :
in harmony

in anger

in dispute

in mirth
86. To beat the air approximately means:
to make efforts in vain

to be successful

to trouble others

to make mistakes
87. Horse is related to hay in the same way as cow is related to ........
milk

fodder

leaves

straw
88. Wince is related to pain in the same way as prostration is related to ........
discomfort

frustation

submissiveness

happiness
89. Bird : Cage (Select the pair that best expresses similar relationship):
thief : prison

animals : zoo

antique : museum

crime : punishment
90. The Old Testament tells of the ......... the Jews made with God.
covenant

covennant

covenent

covanant
91. The trekkers set up the hills at a ..........pace (Use the antonymn of sluggish)
slow

quick

dull

brisk
92. The play was so ............. that the audience laughed all through it.
ludicrous

ludicrose

ludicruous

ludecrous
93. Choose the wrongly spelt word :
annihilate

anomalous

deprecate

eupheimism
94. She said to Ahmed, “I’ll be late”. Change to indirect speech :
She said to Ahmed that I’ll be late

She told Ahmed that she will be late

She told Ahmed that she’d be late

She told Ahmed that she could be late.
95. Will you return asked John (Choose the right punctuation): (a) (b) (c) “Will you return?, asked John. (d) “Will you return?” asked John
“Will you returned”, asked John

“Will you return?” asked John

“Will you return”, asked John

“Will you return?” asked John
96. Tom, who is a friend of mine, is coming with me. (Substitute the italicized part if required) :
my friend

a friend of mine

a neighbour friend of mine

no improvement
97. The past participle of rise is .........
rise

risen

rose

rised
98. The little boy spent much of his money ......... sweets.
on

in

for

at
99. Everything depends on ....... receiving the reply in time.
his

him

he

himself
100. I am going to bed early today ...........
but I can’t sleep well

as I have to be up early tomorrow

and I had a tiresome day today

as I had not slept