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BDO PRELIMINARY EXAM (HELD ON 31- 5 - 2008)

 

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1. The Chilka Lake is in :
Goa

Orissa

Assam

Karnataka
2. The clouds which causes continuous rain:
Stratus

Cumulous

Sirus

Nimbus
3. Taran Taran tragedy was associated with :
Bus collision

Plane crash

Train - Bus collision

Train collision
4. Tiger airways belonged to:
Malaysia

Singapore

Srilanka

Bangladesh
5. The country wh ich won the 2006 Johannesburg test:
India

West Indies

Australia

Pakistan
6. Greg Chappal was a :
Volleyball coach

Tennis coach

Criket coach

Football coach
7. Total medal India acquired in the 12th Commonwealth Games:
6

12

11

16
8. Total number of M.P.'s from Kerala :
19

29

20

26
9. Speaker of the 12th Legislative Assembly in Kerala:
K. Radhakrishan

M. Vijayakumar

Vakkam Purushothaman

None of these
10. --------is to administer oath of office to the Indian President in 07.07.
Justice K.G Balakrishnan

Dr. Manmohan Singh

Sri. Somanath Chatterjee

Dr. Bairon Singh Shekavath
11. Paper gold is:
A.T.M.

Draft

Special Drawing Right

D. Statutory Liquid Ratio
12. The practice of crossing a cheque originated in :
India

Britain

France

America
13. Trichology is the study of:
bone

brain

stuffing animals

hair
14. -----------is the economic process through which human wants are satisfied.
Production

Distribution

Industry

Consumption
15. Gandhi Irwin Pact was signed on :
1932

1931

1933

1930
16. First Indian war of Independence began at:
Meerat

Jhansi

Delhi

Satara
17. 'Forward Policy' was initiated by :
Lord Mayo

Lord Northbrook

Lord Lytton

Lord Auckland
18. Jamabandi Reforms were the reforms of:
Akbar

Shershah

Tipu Sultan

Alaudhin Khilji
19. Revenge movement broke out in :
France

Italy

Latin America

Ireland
20. Agricultural growth in India during 2006-07 was:
9%

2.7%

6%

3.7%
21. World Bank President to quit office recently-for misconduct is :
Paulvolfovits

Swaraj Paul

Robert Sodlik

None of these
22. Find the odd that not related to Kani Mozhi :
Poetess

Scientist

Rajya Sabha member

Daughter of chief Minister from one of an Indian State
23. Miss. World 2007 is:
Honey Lee

Puja Gupta

Natala Gulmerse

Reo Mory
24. The award amount of UNESCO's Puraskar for PalathulH Programme :
25000 U.S. Dollar

18000 U.S. Dollar

20000 U.S. Dollar

None of these
25. The State Government's Best Actor Award for film was won by :
Mohanlal

Mamootty

Thilakan

None of these
26. Maha Bachat Scheme is initiated by
Canara Bank

Punjab National Bank

VijayaBank

Federal Bank
27. Smart city project was signed on :
13-5-07

12-5-07

15-5-07

13-4-07
28. Neurons are seen in :
Brain

Lungs

Veins

Blood vessels
29. Raja Ravi Varma Award 2007 was presented to :
Muhammad Hussain

M.F. Hussain

Ahamed Hussain

KP.S. Kurup
30. Dhera Sachcha Sauda" is an organisation of:
Haryana

Orissa

Delhi

Punjab
31. The Keralite participated in the International Labour Organisation held in May-June 2007:
P.J. Joseph

E. Balanandan

Thampan Thomas

Vayalar Ravi
32. Founder of Alappuzha city:
Paliath Achchan

VeluThampi

Balarama Varma

Raja Kesava Das
33. Total number of Cabinet Ministers from Kerala in the Ministry of Dr. Manmohan Singh:
01

03

02

None of these
34. Insat 4B was launched by the European Space Agency Rocket called :
Arian 4

Arian 5

Skynet 4

Skynet 5
35. Psoriasis disease is evident in :
Skin

Eyes

Fingers

Nails
36. Market Regulations introduced by: A. B. C. D. Sayyids 37. The year of Colachal battle :
Tughlaks

Khiljis

Slaves

Answer4
37. The year of Colachal battle :
1741

1841

1740

1781
38. Which country has longest school year in the world?
Japan

Russia

China

Germany
39. Muziris had trade relation with:
China

Central Asia

Sri Lanka

Rome
40. Ariyittuvazhcha" was the coronation ceremony of:
Kolathiris

Zamorins

Kochi rulers

Travancore rulers
41. The name Puducherry for Pondicherry was effected from :
2- 10- 06

3- 10 - 06

1- 10- 06

30-9-06
42. Three language formula for education was proposed by:
Kothari Commission

Muhammad Committee

RadhakrishnanCommittee

Sachchar Committee
43. The 9th I.C.U. of medical college Trivandrum was inaugurated by:
Umman Chandy

V.S. Achuthananthan

K. Karunakaran

P.K. Sreemati
44. Life time achievement award of Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy of 2007 went to:
Kottayam Santha

Santha Devi

Kaviyur Ponnamma

Aranmula-Ponnamma
45. The first match in the 2007 cricket world cup was between :
India and Pakistan

West Indies and Srilanka

West Indies and England

West Indies and Pakistan
46. Vayalar award of 2006 presented to :'
Sethu

Sara Joseph

Pamman

Mukundan
47. Author of Coolie :
K.T. Dholakia

Aldous Huxley

A.B Vajpayee

Mulkraj Anand
48. Find the odd who was not honoured by the Leeds University for the contribution in Cinema in 2007:
Amitab Bachchan

ShilpaSetti

ShabanaAzmi

Yash-Chopra
49. The hottest zone between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricon
Temperate zone

Frigid zone

Troposphere

Torridzone
50. The river known as DaksMn Ganga is :
Krishna

. Bavani

.Kaveri

Nila
51. The strait connecting the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea :
Palk Strait

Persian Gulf

Magallan Strait

Bering Strait
52. The odd among the following:
Gonu

Tsunami

Ivan

Tornado
53. Anna,purna Scheme aims at:
Senior citizens

Tribals

Children

Girls
54. The late entrant in the G.8
japan

Russia

China

India
55. China's East Project projected for the solution of:
Drinking water

Internet system

Energy problem

Health problem
56. Fastest planet:
Pluto

Mars

Venus

. Mercury
57. H-1B Visas are :
Tourist visas

.Immigrant visas

Landing permits

Non-immigrant visas
58. "The Joy of Numbers" was written by :
Valsala

Arundati Roy

Sakuntala Devi

Alan Kay
59. The King who abolished "Pulappedi":
Kulasekhara Alwar

Kottayam Kerala Varma

Vira Kerala Varma

Balarama Varma
60. The Kerala Monsoon Fishery (Pelagic) Protection Bill enabled : AI
the engagement of pelagic fishing in monsoon to traditional fishermen

permission to pelagic fishing to fishermen

stoppage of fishing in monsoon

stoppage of pelagic fishing in monsoon to traditional fishermen-
61. 'Gavisti' a term related to :
Sangam culture

Gupta culture

Vedic culture

Indus culture
62. The birth place of 24th Thirthankara
Kundala Grama

Kusinagara

Rajagriha

Saranath
63. The first Persian ruler who conquered Gandhara :
Darius III

Seleucus

Alexander

Darius 1
64. 'Brown Shirts' was a :
Volunteer militia of Hitler

Secret police of Hitler

Army of Fascist Italy

Secret militia of Communist Russia
65. Mesopotamia the Greek word means :
the land of mountains

the land between rivers

the land of rivers

the land of hills
66. Fundamental feature of Neolithic culture was the use of:
lithics

iron

hard stones

microlithics
67. Kerala Panchayat Raj Bill was introduced in the year :
1995

1993

1994

2001
68. Kerala's output by export during 2005-06 was :
10,000 crore

12,000 crore

1,200 crore

9,000 crore
69. "Elite Maram" project was undertaken jointly by:
Education and Local self government departments

Health and Education departments

Education and Revenue departments

Education and Forests departments
70. Science of soil is called:
Pedology

Histology

Ecology

Oncology
71. Unhygienic surroundings ------- health problems.
give rise to

call for

call off

set in
72. The book is not only interesting but also ------
intruding

intrinsic

endearing

instructive
73. Find the word that is wrongly spelt:
courageous

encourage

vicious

majistrate
74. Place an alphabet before the word love to get the meaning a spice:
T

C

S

W
75. Choose the word that is closest in meaning to the word immunity:
disinclination

freedom

protection

apathy
76. The closest meaning of the word benevolence is :
attention

attraction

patience

kindness
77. The word which means false reports that damage the reputation of a person:
candour

gander

banter

slander
78. Choose the correctly spelt word :
peursue

purseue

persue

pursue
79. Select the word meaning-small branch :
bit

stick

twig

log
80. Arrears best means :
small pieces

works of art

unpaid debts

the back portion of a building
81. Choose the correct preposition for the sentence The thief hid all his loot ------a stone.
below

under

beneath

by
82. I don't want you to be disappointed------me.
with

about

for

at
83. He said, 'I must go at once.' Change into indirect speech :
He said that he had to go at once

He said that he would go at once

He said that he must have gone at once

He said that he had had to go at once
84. Change into indirect speech : 'Oh dear! I've lost my purse', she said:
She said that she lost her purse

She exclaimed that she had lost her purse

She said that she had lost her purse

She expressed that she had lost her purse
85. He became aphilos-dpner,
didn't he

did he

has he

hasn't he
86. I meant-------your attention to this matter.
to be called

to call

to calling

to had called
87. The car pulled before the front door.
up

at

by

an
88. Home is ------- sweetest place on earth.
our

the

a

an
89. Choose the correct sentence :
The committee are in session

The committee is in session

The committee were in session

The committee to be in session
90. The opposite of vice is:
wickedness

Virtue

goodness

Silence
91. The idiom storm in the tea cup means
no fuss over trivial matter

big fuss over trivial matter

clever idea

sudden inspiration
92. The mansion was pulled down, to make way for a housing complex. The words italicised mean:
brought

constructed

demolished

broken
93. Most of the people in India live from hand to mouth. The closest meaning to this idiom is:
a life of plenty providing for the future

with moderate provision for the future

without any provision for the future

with some provision for the future
94. He is quite at sea. At sea means :
by the sea

lost in thought

determined

confused
95. Mark stands well with his boss. Stands well closely means :
Mark is well thought of by his boss

Mark is hot well thought of by his boss

Boss is well thought of by Mark

Boss is not well thought of by Mark
96. I save money by------smoking.
carefully

frequently

ever

never
97. I-------prefer coffee.
ever

usually

forever

never
98. There is a cat in the kitchen.------is drinking milk.
It

He

She

Them
99. They sell-----dresses in that store.
lady

lady's

ladife-

ladies
100. -------bread and butter the only thing you have for me?
Wasn't

Are

Is

Aren't