1. Which of the following statements is closely associated with Boko Haram?

  • (1) It is an organization opposed to Western education in Nigeria.
  • (2) It is fighting for freedom against the oppressive Nigerian regime.
  • (3) It wants to defend the pristine culture of Nigeria.
  • (4) It is an arm of the Nigerian government to promote Islam.
  • (5) It is an organization set up for abducting women.

2. Where is Taxila located?

  • (1) Bihar
  • (2) Gujarat
  • (3) North West Frontier Province, Pakistan
  • (4) Punjab, Pakistan
  • (5) Baluchistan, Pakistan

3. Form which of the following space stations was Mangalyaan launched?

  • (1) Sriharikota
  • (2) Balasore
  • (3) Thumba
  • (4) Wheeler Island
  • (5) Mahendragiri

4. Which of the following statements is right?

  • (1) Number of organised labour is more than number of unorganized labour in India.
  • (2) Number of unorganised labour is more than number of organized labour in India.
  • (3) Organised labour in India is difficult to count.
  • (4) Organized and Unorganised labour in India is approximately equal.
  • (5) There is no unorganized labour in India.

5. ‘Hudhud’, the name of recent cyclone, is associated with:

  • (1) National Bird of Israel
  • (2) Malaysian pet dog
  • (3) Bangladeshi fowl
  • (4) Telugu language
  • (5) Mandarin

6. Which of the following is the correct list of sportspersons awarded gold medal at Incheon Asian games?

  • (1) Jitu Rai, Yogeshwar Dutt, Tintu Luka, Mary Kom
  • (2) Saurav Ghoshal, Mary Kom, Sania Mirza, Krishna Punia
  • (3) Krishna Punia, Rajat Chauhan, Saurav Ghoshal, Mary Kom
  • (4) Seema Punia, Vikas Gowda, Sania Mirza, Jitu Rai
  • (5) Sania Mirza, Vikas Gowda, Yogeshwar Dutt, Rajat Chauhan

7. As per 2011 census, which is the second most urbanized State in India (in percentage terms)?

  • (1) Kerala
  • (2) Mizoram
  • (3) Gujarat
  • (4) Tamil Nadu
  • (5) Punjab

8. Christine Lagarde is:

  • (1) a famous tennis player of yesteryears
  • (2) an American stage and screen actress
  • (3) the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
  • (4) the Chief Executive Officer of Nestle
  • (5) a British political activist

9. Consider the following cricketers:

  • i. A Kumble
  • ii. CA Walsh
  • iii. GD McGrath
  • iv. SM Pollock
  • v. Wasim Akram

Arrange the above cricketers in descending order of test wickets taken:

  • (1) ii, iii, iv, v, i
  • (2) ii, iv, v, i, iii
  • (3) i, iii, ii, iv, v
  • (4) iv, iii, ii, v, i
  • (5) v, iii, ii, iv, i

10. Consider the following nations:

  • i. Bangladesh
  • ii. Brazil
  • iii. India
  • iv. Indonesia
  • v. Philippines

Arrange the above cricketers in descending order of rice production:

  • (1) ii, iv, v, i, iii
  • (2) ii, iii, iv, v, i
  • (3) iv, iii, ii, v, i
  • (4) v, iii, ii, iv, i
  • (5) iii, iv, i, v, ii

11. Consider the following Tennis Grand Slam:

  • i. Australian Open
  • ii. French Open
  • iii. US Open
  • iv. Wimbledon

Arrange the above Grand Slam in the order of the occurrence in a calendar year:

  • (1) iv, iii, ii, i
  • (2) iii, ii, iv, i
  • (3) i, ii, iv, iii
  • (4) ii, iv, i, iii
  • (5) ii, iii, iv, i

12. Consider the following dynasties:

  • i. Chola Dynasty
  • ii. Chalukya Dynasty
  • iii. Hoysala Dynasty
  • iv. Pala Dynasty
  • v. Pallava Dynasty
  • vi. Kushana Dynasty

Arrange the above dynasties in chronological order:

  • (1) i, vi, v, ii, iv, iii
  • (2) i, ii, iii, vi, v, iv
  • (3) i, ii, iv, iii, vi, v
  • (4) ii, iv, i, iii, v, vi
  • (5) ii, iii, iv, i, vi, v

13. Which of the following parties had contested the maximum number of seats in the 2014 Indian General Election?

  • (1) Aam Aadmi Party
  • (2) All India Trinamool Congress
  • (3) Bahujan Samaj Party
  • (4) Bharatiya Janata Party
  • (5) Indian National Congress

14. Which is following set of cities/regions is associated with Indian Super League (ISL) teams?

  • (1) Sikkim, Kochi, Bengaluru, Delhi
  • (2) North East, Kerala, Goa, Delhi
  • (3) Goa, Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru
  • (4) Chennai, Goa, Chandigarh, Jaipur
  • (5) West Bengal, Bengaluru, Kerala, Hyderabad

15. Consider the following list of some Countries and Capitals:

Countries

  • a Guyana
  • b Uzbekistan 
  • c Estonia
  • d Guinea
  • e Timor-Leste
  • f India

Capitals

  • i Dili
  • ii Tashkent
  • iii Tallinn
  • iv Georgetown
  • v Conarky

Match the countries with their capitals:

  • (1) a-i, b-ii, c-iii, d-iv, e-v
  • (2) a-iv, b-ii, c-iii, d-v, e-i
  • (3) a-iii, b-iv, c-iii, d-v, f-i
  • (4) a-iv, b-v, c-i, d-v, e-iii
  • (5) a-iv, b-ii, c-iii, d-v, f-i

16. Which of the following statements is correct about Union Budget 2014?

  • (1) Current Account Deficit was around 5% of GDP.
  • (2) Current Account Deficit was around 6.2% of GDP.
  • (3) Current Account Deficit was around 3.5% of GDP.
  • (4) Current Account Deficit was around 1.7% of GDP.
  • (5) Current Account Deficit was around 0.5% of GDP.

17. How many smart cities have been announced in India?

  • (1) 50
  • (2) 60
  • (3) 70
  • (4) 80
  • (5) None of the above

18. What is “Qualified Institutional Placement”?

  • (1) An agency that helps in providing jobs to students
  • (2) It is business school method of providing jobs
  • (3) It is a way of starting business in the U.S
  • (4) It is a way of raising money in India
  • (5) None of the above

19. What is “Quantitative Easing”?

  • (1) Reducing excise duty so as to promote higher demand.
  • (2) Restricting the number of units produced by a factory.
  • (3) Allowing companies to sell as much as possible.
  • (4) A way of influencing money supply by the central bank.
  • (5) None of the above

20. What is a “Bachpan Bachao Andholan”?

  • (1) It is a movement to provide primary education to all children.
  • (2) Supreme Court’s directive to schools to reduce the weight of school bags.
  • (3) A movement in India protecting the rights of children.
  • (4) A movement in Pakistan to protect a girl child.
  • (5) None of the above

21. Which of the following authors has not been awarded Pulitzer prize?

  • (1) Paul Harding
  • (2) Donna Tartt
  • (3) Adam Johnson
  • (4) Jhumpa Lahiri
  • (5) Arundhuti Roy

22. Consider the following names:

  • i. Cadbury
  • ii. GarlicBread
  • iii. Honeycomb
  • iv. KitKat
  • v. Lollipop

Which of the following options lists all the correct names of Android operating system?

  • (1) i, ii & iv
  • (2) i, iv & v
  • (3) i, iii & iv
  • (4) ii, iv & v
  • (5) iii, iv & v

23. Which of the following Indian movies did not get nominated for ‘Academy Awards’ in the ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ Category?

  • (1) Lagan
  • (2) Mother India
  • (3) Salam Bombay
  • (4) Swadesh
  • (5) Water

24. Which of the following cities is least likely to experience a cyclonic disturbance?

  • (1) Mumbai
  • (2) Vishakhapatnam
  • (3) Porbandar
  • (4) Chennai
  • (5) Paradip

25. Which of the following towns is not associated with coal/lignite mining?

  • (1) Neyveli
  • (2) Ramgarh
  • (3) Jharia
  • (4) Raniganj
  • (5) Brahmapur

26. Four possible industrial belts are given below:

  • i. Bengaluru-Coimbatore-Madurai
  • ii. Mumbai-Pune
  • iii. Ahmedabad-Vadodara
  • iv. Hugli-Region

Which of the above are well know industrial belts (regions) in India?

  • (1) i, ii, iii
  • (2) i, ii, iv
  • (3) ii, iii, iv
  • (4) i, ii, iii, iv
  • (5) None of the above

27. Consider the following statements related to Ukraine

  • i. It supplies gas to Russia.
  • ii. Russia sells gas to Ukraine.
  • iii. Sochi is not located in Ukraine.
  • iv. In a referendum, people of Crimea decided to be a part of Ukraine.
  • v. Simferopol is the Capital of Crimea.

Which of the following options contains wrong statement(s) related to Ukraine?

  • (1) i, ii
  • (2) i, iv
  • (3) ii, iii
  • (4) ii, v
  • (5) iii, iv, v

28. Consider the following statements about the Syrian crisis:

  • i. It was initially related to Arab Spring.
  • ii. Many Syrian refugees flee to Jordan and Lebanon.
  • iii. Bashar Al Assad is involved in Syria crisis.
  • iv. There has been a single party political government in Syria for over a decade.
  • v. Syrian crisis is not related to Tunisia.

Which of the following options does not contain false statement pertaining to Syrian crisis?

  • (1) i, ii, iii, iv
  • (2) i, ii, iv, v
  • (3) i, iii, iv, v
  • (4) ii, iii, iv, v
  • (5) i, ii, iii, v

29. Consider the following statements related to Brazil:

  • i. Brazil’s GDP is higher than Italy’s GDP.
  • ii. Dilma Rouseff was elected as President of Brazil.
  • iii. Maracana stadium hosted world cup football final.
  • iv. Of all of Brazil’s neighbours, Argentina has the longest border.
  • v. Real is the currency of Brazil.

Which of the following options does not contain false statement(s) related to Brazil?

  • (1) i, ii, iii, iv
  • (2) i, ii, iv, v
  • (3) i, iii, iv, v
  • (4) i, ii, iii, v
  • (5) ii, iii, iv, v

30. Which of the following options correctly lists all the dignitaries, who visited India in 2014?

  • (1) Ji Xinping, Tony Abbott, Joachim Gauck, David Johnston, Shinzo Abe
  • (2) David Cameron, Tony Abbott, Ji Xinping, David Johnston, Joachim Gauck
  • (3) Kim Jong Un, Tony Abbott, Joachim Gauck, David Johnston, Shinzo Abe
  • (4) Kim Jong Un, Tony Abbott, Joachim Gauck, David Johnston, Francois Hollande
  • (5) Kim Jong Un, David Cameron, Joachim Gauck, David Johnston, Francois Hollande

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