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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
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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