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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