General Knowledge

General Knowledge

Basic General Knowledge has 782 Questions

Squadron leader Rakesh Sharma was India's first man to go into space. He was ____ cosmonaut to be in space in the world.

12th
107th
139th
151st
Grand Central Terminal, Park Avenue, New York is the world's

largest railway station
highest railway station
longest railway station
None of the above
UN General Assembly elects a President and how many Vice Presidents at the start of its each regular session?

Seven
Fifteen
Twenty one
Two
The chief constituent of gobar gas is

ethane
methane
hydrogen
carbon dioxide
In which year of First World War Germany declared war on Russia and France?

1914
1915
1916
1917
When light passes from air into glass it experiences change of

frequency and wavelength
frequency and speed
wavelength and speed
frequency, wavelength and speed
The main objectives of the UN are

to maintain peace and security in the world
to work together to remove poverty, disease and illiteracy and encourage respect for each other's rights of basic freedom.
to develop friendly relations among nations
All of the above
Kiran Bedi received Magsaysay Award for government service in

1992
1993
1994
1995
Which countries from the membership of CACM (Central American Common Market)?

Costa Rica, EI Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua
Bogota, EI Salvedor, Honduras
Washington DC, Bogota, Guatemala
All of the above
The Olympic Flame, was, for the first time, ceremonially lighted and burnt in a giant torch at the entrance of the stadium at

Athens Games (1896)
London Games (1908)
Paris Games (1924)
Amsterdam Games (1928)
Philology is the

study of bones
study of muscles
study of architecture
science of languages
Entomology is the science that studies

Behavior of human beings
Insects
The origin and history of technical and scientific terms
The formation of rocks
The treaty which ushered in NATO, was signed by the member nations at

Geneva
London
Paris
Washington
The countries that had maintained research stations in Antarctica under Antarctic Trade are

Argentina, Australia, Belgium and South Africa
Chili, France and Japan
New Zealand, Norway, the former USSR, the UK and the USA
All of the above
ICAO stands for

International Civil Aviation Organization
Indian Corporation of Agriculture Organization
Institute of Company of Accounts Organization
None of the above
When is the World's Diabetes Day?

14th November
11th December
15th October
1st July
The headquarter of ESCAP Economic and Social Commission for Asia are situated at

Bangkok
Geneva
Santiago (Chile)
Baghdad
Logarithm tables were invented by

John Napier
John Doe
John Harrison
John Douglas
Which company manufacturers low and high power communication equipment like radius for the use of defence services and paramilitary organisations?

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)
God Shipyard Limited (GSL)
Bharat Dynamic Limited (BDL)
None of the above
The Olympic Flame symbolises

unity among various nations of the world
speed, perfection and strength
sports as a means for securing harmony among nations
continuity between the ancient and modern games
The 2006 World Cup Football Tournament held in

France
China
Germany
Brazil
Eritrea, which became the 182nd member of the UN in 1993, is in the continent of

Asia
Africa
Europe
Australia
The unit of current is

ohm
watt
ampere
None of the above
The first development flight of SLV-3 took place on

May 31, 1981
April 17, 1983
December 21, 1999
December 28, 1995
India's first Technicolor film ____ in the early 1950s was produced by ____

'Jhansi Ki Rani', Sohrab Modi
'Jhansi Ki Rani', Sir Syed Ahmed
'Mirza Ghalib', Sohrab Modi
'Mirza Ghalib', Munshi Premchand
When did Margaret Thatcher became the first women Prime Minister of Britain?

1998
1989
1979
1800
The industrial organization of Atomic Minerals Division, Heavy Water Board (HWB) is located at

Mumbai
Kolkata
Hyderabad
Jadugude, Bihar
With which sport is the Jules Rimet trophy associated?

Basketball
Football
Hockey
Golf
Where is the Judicature of Orissa?

Bhubaneswar
Cuttack
Both
None of the above
The reaction which converts sugar solution into alcohol is an example of

saponification
hydrogenation
fermentation
hydrolysis
Satellite launching station is located at

Sriharikotta (Andhra Pradesh)
Solapur (Maharashtra)
Salem (Tamilnadu)
Warangal (Andhra Pradesh)
Garampani sanctuary is located at

Junagarh, Gujarat
Diphu, Assam
Kohima, Nagaland
Gangtok, Sikkim
Thomas Cup is associated with

badminton
billiards
lawn tennis
table tennis
The Enron project is a

hydro-electric project
thermal power project
atomic power project
gas-fired power project
India has largest deposits of ____ in the world.

gold
copper
mica
None of the above
When is the International Workers' Day?

15th April
12th December
1st May
1st August
The Indian Air Force celebrated its Golden Jubilee in

1962
1972
1982
1992
Joule is the unit of

temperature
pressure
energy
heat
Which of the following are the members of SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation)?

Bhutan, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan
Bhutan, Bangladesh, the Maldives, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka
Afghanistan, Pakistan, Thailand, Indonesia, Nepal and Sri Lanka
None of the above
The Scottish bacteriologist who discovered penicillin was

Alexander Fleming
Albert Einstein
Archimeder
Aryabhatta
The 'Black flag' signifies

revolution/danger
peace
protest
truce
For which of the following disciplines is Nobel Prize awarded?

Physics and Chemistry
Physiology or Medicine
Literature, Peace and Economics
All of the above
Theory of Idealism was expounded by George Hegal, Bishop George and Berkeley According to this

mathli is an illusion and that the only reality that which exists mentally
good was pleasure and that evil was pain
base of knowledge is sense-experience, that is, observations governed by scientific principles
all knowledge is derived from sensory experience, by observing and experimenting
The chief purpose of crop rotation is to check the loss of top soil

by water erosion
by wind erosion
by weathering
of its mineral content
How many Lok Sabha seats belong to Rajasthan?

32
25
30
17
What is the population density of Madhya Pradesh?

202/sq. km
196/sq. km
116/sq. km
68/sq. km
The headquarter of OAU (Organization of African Unity) are at

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Washington DC
Paris
Jakarta, Indonesia
Kemal Ataturk was

the first President of Independent Kenya
the founder of modern Turkey
revolutionary leader of Soviet Union
None of the above
Where is the permanent secretariat of the SAARC?

Kathmandu
New Delhi
Islamabad
Colombo
The number of already named bones in the human skeleton is

200
206
212
218
Republican party is

One of the important parties in USA
the political parties which has no definite principles
the political party which changes with the change in the times and circumstances in the country
All of the above
Hitler party which came into power in 1933 is known as

Labour Party
Nazi Party
Ku-Klux-Klan
Democratic Party
To which country dose the present UN Secretary-General belongs?

Ghana
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
World's busiest airports by passenger traffic is

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, USA
Lhasa Airport, Tibet
King Abdul Aziz International Airport, Saudi Arabia
Chicago O' Hare International Airport, USA
India's first satellite is named after

Aryabhatta
Bhaskara II
Bhaskara I
Albert Einstein
When a moving bus stops suddenly, the passenger are pushed forward because of the

friction between the earth and the bus
friction between the passengers and the earth
inertia of the passengers
inertia of the bus
The headquarter of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are situated at

Vienna
Geneva
Rome
Paris
Milkha Singh Stood ____ in 1960 Olympics, in Athletics.

fourth in 400m final
second in 400m final
eighth in 50km walk
seventh in 800m final
Which is the oldest paramilitary force in the country?

Border Security Force (BSF)
Assam Rifles
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
Coast Guard
The purpose of United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) is

studying population dynamics
collecting population data
evolving population policies, family planning and related programmes
All of the above
Study of life in outer space is known as

endbiology
exobiology
enterbiology
neobiology
FFC stands for

Foreign Finance Corporation
Film Finance Corporation
Federation of Football Council
None of the above
Vitamin B12 is most useful for combating

anemia
goitre
night blindness
rickets
The first meeting of the UN General Assembly was held in which of the following cities?

London
New York
San Francisco
Teheran
India's first atomic reactor was

Zerlina
Dhruva
Apsara
Kamini
What is the literacy rate of Himachal Pradesh?

68.59 per cent
77.13 per cent
22.63 per cent
54.40 per cent
The main crop of Meghalaya is

rice
wheat
barley
sugarcane
Ms. Medha Patkar is associated with the

Tehri project
Enron project
Sardar Sarovar project
Dabhol project
When was Mahatma Gandhi assassinated?

1948
1951
1958
1971
The National Sports Festival for women was, for the first time, organized in

1970
1975
1980
1985
School of Aviation Medicine (Air Force) is located at

Allahabad
Hyderabad
Bangalore
Jalahalli
Fastest shorthand writer was

Dr. G. D. Bist
J.R.D. Tata
J.M. Tagore
Khudada Khan
To prevent loss of weight plants reduce transpiration by

shedding of leaves
reducing the size of leaves
developing hair around stomata
All of the above
The first rice straw power plant has been set up at

Kolkata
Jalkheri, Punjab
Trombay, Maharashtra
None of the above
In which year, terrorists crash two planes into New York's World Trade Centre on September 11 in a sequence of destruction?

2000
2001
2002
2003
When the batsman, in cricket, is out without scoring a single run, is called

drive
duck
flight
googly
The major minerals found in Uttar Pradesh are

limestone and dolomite
rock phosphate and dolomite
copper and graphite
None of the above
Kathakali, Mohiniatam and Ottamthullal are the famous dances of

Kerala
Karnataka
Orissa
Tamil Nadu
Which is the India's largest and the oldest museum?

Indian Museum, Kolkata
National Museum, New Delhi
Allahabad Museum
Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad
The official working languages recognised by the UNO are

Chinese and English
French and Russian
Spanish and Arabic
All of the above
Recession is

slowing down of economic activity over a limited period
period during which unemployment may rise and demand and output may fall, leading to slump in trade
period that results from accumulation of unsold goods, owing to fall in demand
All of the above
Epsom (England) is the place associated with

Horse racing
Polo
Shooting
Snooker
The term which denotes that each side has made equal point at game point, in Tennis, is referred to as

baseline
deuce
fault
grand slam
The founder member of EFTA are

Austria, Denmark, Norway
Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland
UK, Austria, Sweden
All of the above
India's first ocean wave's energy project was launched in

1981
1991
1995
2000
What is the literacy rate of Maharashtra?

77.27 per cent
66.26 per cent
55.25 per cent
44.24 per cent
The member of SEATO (South-East Asia Treaty Organisation) are

Australia, France, New Zealand
Philippines, Thailand
UK and USA
All of the above
Jaspal Rana is associated with which of the following games?

Swimming
Archery
Shooting
Weightlifting
When was pottery developed in the Indus Valley?

5000 BC
6000 BC
3500 BC
2600 BC
The ozone layer restricts

visible light
infrared radiation
x-rays and gamma rays
ultraviolet radiation
Sir Thomas Fearnley Cup is awarded to

a club or a local sport association for remarkable achievements
amateur athlete, not necessarily an Olympian
National Olympic Committee for outstanding work
None of the above
First human heart transplant operation conducted by Dr. Christian Bernard on Louis Washkansky, was conducted in

1967
1968
1958
1922
The telescope is used for viewing

distant objects
near objects
small objects
living cells
The first historical mention of the holding of the ancient Olympic Games occurred about

2000 years ago
2250 years ago
2500 years ago
2775 years ago
In which of the following years, the membership of the Security Council was increased from 11 to 15 (under Article 23)?

1960
1965
1972
1975
What is Magna Carta?

It was a charter of Rights granted to the Englishmen during 1215 AD by King John II
It was a charter guaranteeing the freedom of the barons, the church and the common man
It is the foundation stone of the rights and liberties of the English people
All of the above
The highest national award in India given for exceptional work for advancement of art, literature and science

Bharat Ratna
Padma Awards
Gallantry Awards
None of the above
Lala Lajpat Rai is also known as

Sher-e-Punjab
Punjab Kesari
both (a) and (b)
None of the above
Which Academy promotes and develops literature in all the 22 languages of India?

Sahitya Academy
Sangeet Natak Academy
Lalit Kala Academy
None of the above
The Secretary-General is required to submit an annual report on the work of the UN to

the General Assembly
the Security Council
the Trusteeship Council
All of the above simultaneously
Pythagoras was first to ____ the universal validity of geometrical theorem.

give
prove
both
None of the above
Galileo was an Italian astronomer who

developed the telescope
discovered four satellites of Jupiter
discovered that the movement of pendulum produces a regular time measurement
All of the above
The transport fleet of Air Force consists of

IL-765
Boeing-731
AN-352
All of the above
The first Afro-Asian Games were held in

Hyderabad
Sydney
Cairo
Kuala Lumpur
India's tallest stone statue of the Jain sage Gomateswara is at

Mysore, Karnakata
New Delhi
Sravanabelagola, Karnataka
Mandu, Madhya Pradesh
When does Russia celebrates its Independence Day?

14th November
8th October
9th August
12th June
The main reserves of phosphorus in the biosphere is in the

hydrosphere
atmosphere
lithosphere
troposphere
Modern football is said to have evolved from

England
India
France
Spain
Where is the Vallabhbhai Patel stadium located?

Kolkata
Mumbai
Chennai
Delhi
The SLV-3 project provided India with the expertise to lop a larger and more sophisticated launch vehicle

PSLV
ASLV
GSLV
None of the above
Soil acidity is generally corrected by

proper irrigation
adding sodium hydroxide
liming
application of fertilizers
He is mathematician and astronomer of the 12th century. His name is associated with India's seventh satellite. He is

Aryabhatta
Bhaskara I
Bhaskara II
None of the above
The term butterfly is associated with

kabaddi
swimming
boxing
wrestling
The first meeting of the SAARC was opened in

Dhaka, Bangladesh
Bangalore, India
Kathmandu, Nepal
Islamabad, Pakistan
In 1945, fifty nations met to phrase the basic charter for a world organization which would "save succeeding generations from the scourge of war". This conference took place at

Dumbarton Oaks
London
San Francisco
Yalta
What is the language mostly used in Madhya Pradesh?

Hindi
Marathi
English
Malayalam
The Loktak lake facing environmental problems is situated in

Orissa
Assam
Manipur
Kerala
Nowadays many novel chemicals are being synthesized termed as xenobiotics. The unique feature of these is what they are
  1. biodegradable
  2. non- biodegradable
  3. pose on environmental threat
  4. they are environment friendly

I, III
II, III
I, III, IV
II, III, IV
Which of the following agencies related to the United Nations is concerned with promoting the growth of international trade and equilibrium in balance of payments?

United Nations Industrial Development Organisation
International Development Association
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development Organisation
United Nation Development Programme
The site of the third oldest civilisation after the Sumerian and Egyption, Mohenjo-daro, was Built in

2500 BC
2500-2000 BC
2300 BC
2200 BC
Oscar Awards were instituted in

1968
1929
1901
1965
Habeas Corpus Act 1679

states that no one was to be imprisoned without a writ or warrant stating the charge against him
provided facilities to a prisoner to obtain either speedy trial or release in bail
safeguarded the personal liberties of the people against arbitrary imprisonment by the king's orders
All of the above
Venturi tube is used for

measuring intensity of earthquakes
measuring specific gravity
measuring density
measuring flow of a fluid
The General Assembly meets regularly

once a month
after every three months
twice a year
once year
In a normal human body, the total number of red blood cells is

15 trillion
20 trillion
25 trillion
30 trillion
When and where was hockey introduced for women in Olympics?

1908 at London
1980 at Moscow
1936 at Berlin
1924 at Paris
The market condition when goods and services are not freely available and thus the prices are relatively high is called

rights issue
sinking fund
seller's market
recession
Modern Indo-Aryan languages are based on an ancient language called

Hindi
Sanskrit
Kannada
Tamil
Which of the following are the members of CARICOM?

Angrilla, Antigua, Trinidad, Tobago
Barbados, Belize, St. Lucia, St. Vincent
Dommica, Grenade, Guyana, Jamaica
All of the above
The saffron colour in the national flag signifies

truth and peace
courage and Sacrifice
faith and chivalry
None of the above
Small amounts of iodine are necessary in our diet to

prevent pellagra
compensate for underactive the thyroid gland
stimulate clotting of blood
stimulate pituitary gland
Exposure to sunlight helps a person improve his health because

the infrared light kills bacteria in the body
resistance power increases
the pigment cells in the skin get stimulated and produce a healthy tan
the ultraviolet rays convert skin oil into Vitamin D
Uttar Pradesh is surrounded by ___ _ in north

Nepal
Uttaranchal
Haryana and Delhi
Rajasthan
The fighter force of Air Force is comprised of

MIG-21 variant
MIG-23s, MIG-25s, MIG-27s, MIG-29s
Jaguars
All of the above
INS Venduruthy is located at

Kochi
Lonavla
Jamnagar
Mumbai
When is the Haryana Day?

September 1
October 1
November 1
December 1
The headquarter of 'Assam Rifles' at

Shillong
Kohima
Aizawl
Itanagar
Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education is located at

Bhopal
Gwalior
Karnal
Patiala
When was the International Monetary Fund established?

1945
1946
1947
1950
The official languages of the United Nations are

African, Chinese, English, French, German and Spanish
Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish
Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, English, French and German
Chinese, English, French, Hindi, Japanese and Spanish
Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Service is an International Airline of

Afghanistan
Belgium
East Africa
Australia
Golf player Vijay Singh belongs to which country?

USA
Fiji
India
UK
The theory of utilitarianism was expounded by

Jeremy Bentham (1748-1836)
James Mill(1773-1839)
Henry Sidgwick (1838-1900)
All of the above
The control commend of Army is located at

Pune
Udhampur
Lucknow
Mhow
In which season do we need more fat?

Rainy season
Spring
Winter
Summer
When did Afghanistan ends monarchy and became a republic?

1949
1973
1965
2000
The language spoken in Sikkim are

Nepali, Hindi, Lepcha, Bhutani
Marathi
Bengali, Tripuri
Manipuri
Malfunctioning of which of the following organs causes jaundice?

Stomach
Pancreas
Liver
Kidney
Which company carries the construction of submarines, missile-boats and destroyers and so on for the India navy and offshore supply vessels and well-head platforms and so on?

Mazgaon Dock Limited (MDL)
Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineering Limited (GRSE)
Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL)
None of the above
The news agency Reuters belongs to which of the following country?

Palestine
Yugoslavia
Vietnam
UK
Shaurya Chakra made up of bronze is awarded for

gallantry otherwise than in the face of the enemy
most conspicuous bravery for some act of self sacrifice
gallantry in the presence of enemy
None of the above
Guarantee to an exporter that the importer of his goods will pay immediately for the goods ordered by him, is known as

Letter of Credit (L/C)
laissezfaire
inflation
None of the above
The velocity of sound in air (under normal condition) is

30 m/sec
320 m/sec
323 m/sec
3,320 m/sec
The credit of inventing the television goes to

Faraday
Baird
Edison
Marconi
How much districts are there in Punjab?

13
17
20
15
When and where was tennis introduced in the Asian Games?

In 1958 at Tokyo
In 1962 at Jakarta
In 1966 at Bangkok
In 1974 at Teheran
The Heads of Government of the countries which are members of the Commonwealth meet

once a year
biannually
at intervals of three years
as and when necessary
Olympic creed and oath was composed by ____ the founder of modern Olympics.

Rev Father Didon
Baron Pierre de Coubertin
Norman Pitchard
None of the above
Which is the major mineral found in Punjab?

Coal
Gold
Salt
Iron
The sacred place of the followers of Shintoism is

Central shrine of Ise (Central of Japan)
Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo
both are correct
None of the above
Sushri Lata Dinanath Mangeshkar received Bharath Ratna in

2000
2001
2002
2003
First Afghan War took place in

1839
1840
1833
1848
The term used to describe a sudden fall of a government, brought about by illegal force is called

credit squeeze
loup de' etat
deficit financing
deflation
The first man-made satellite, Sputnik I was launched by the former USSR in

1957
1955
1967
1970
India participated in Olympics Hockey in

1918
1928
1938
1948
When the Aryans advanced towards India reaching the Ganges and the Yamuna rivers? It was the time of rise of Ganges Civilization.

2200 BC
1200 BC
2000 BC
1500 BC
The headquarter of the International court of Justice (UNO) are located at

Hague (Netherlands)
Addis Ababa
Bangkok
New York, USA
Kathak, Nauntanki, Jhora and Kajri are the important dances of

Uttaranchal
Uttar Pradesh
Jharkhand
Chhattisgarh
When was Shakespeare born?

1564 AD
1618 AD
1642 AD
1776 AD
The smallest state of India is

Rajasthan
Sikkim
Himachal Pradesh
Goa
Taoism is followed in

worldwide
Iran and north-west India
China, Taiwan, Nauru, Brunei, Singapore and Vietnam
Japan
Gulf cooperation council was originally formed by

Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates
Second World Nations
Third World Nations
Fourth World Nations
The term steeplechase is associated with which of the following sports?

Boxing
Chess
Rowing
Horse Racing
The General Assembly meets every year in regular sessions which begin on

first Monday in March every year
fourth Monday in September every year
third Tuesday in September every year
Second Tuesday in March every year
If force is expressed in Newton and the distance in metre, then the work done is expressed in

Joule
Kg wt
Kg wt m
Watt
Zakir Hussain was

the third President of India
India's second vice President
both (a) and (b)
None of the above
The headquarter of all the following international organization are based at Vienna, excepted

United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
United Nations Development Programme
International Atomic Energy Agency
Lance Armstrong, a sportsperson of international repute, belongs to which of the following countries?

USA
Ukraine
Spain
Brazil
Which city in Tamil Nadu has airport?

Chennai
Triuchirapalli
Madurai
All of the above
The parts of the Mahabharata which include Bhagawad Gita, is

more then 100 years old
more then 2500 years old
more then 1500 years old
None of the above
The 2005 Wimbledon Women's Singles champion defeated which of the following to win the title?

Maria Sharapova
Lindsay Davenport
Mary Pierce
Serena Williams
First China War was fought between

China and Britain
China and France
China and Egypt
China and Greek
The total number of Judges of the International Court of Justice is

10
12
15
18
The chief of the Army staff is assisted by

Vice-chief of the Army Staff
Principal staff officers such as Deputy Chief, Adjutant General, Military Secretary
both (a) and (b)
None of the above
How many teeth does a normal adult dog have?

32
34
38
42
What is the purpose of SAARC?

To promote the welfare of the people of South Asia
To improve the environment of security in the region
To accelerate economic growth and cultural development
All of the above
The headquarter of European Court of Justice (ECJ) are situated at

Luxembourg
Paris
Strasbourg (France)
San Jose, Costa Rica
Ludhiana is situated on ____ river.

Gomti
Yamuna
Satluj
Godavari
Which minerals are found in Chhattisgarh?

Iron-ore, limestone, dolomite
Coal, bauxite, corundum
Gaunet, guartz, marble, diamond
All of the above
The ruling party of Singapore, where no opposition parties are allowed is called

People's Party
People's Action Party
Labour Party
Communist Party
Sheikh Mujibur Rehman is a well known freedom fighter of

Bangladesh
Myanmar
Pakistan
Afghanistan
Dumping is

selling of goods abroad at a price well below the production cost at the home market price
the process by which the supply of a manufacture's product remains low in the domestic market, which batches him better price
prohibited by regulations of GATT
All of the above
The velocity of light was first measured by

Einstein
Newton
Romer
Galileo
The date of operation of first kidney transplant was

August 6, 1990
July 6, 1959
December 1, 1971
None of these
How many red blood cells does the bone marrow produce every second?

5 million
7 million
10 million
12 million
When did Yuri Alekseyevich Gagaris of Russia, the first man to reach space, reached space?

1960
1961
1962
1963
The host of first Olympics in 1896 was

Athens, Greece
Paris, France
London, Great Britain
Los Angeles, USA
Kiran Bedi is

first woman IAS officer
first woman IPS officer
first woman advocate
first woman judge
Which is post-harvest folk dance in Assam?

Bihu
Ojapali
Ankia Nat
None of the above
The restoration o the Olympic Games at the end of the last century was at the initiative of a/an

French baron
Greek philosopher
German philanthropist
English duke
The national sport of Canada is

tennis and cricket
lacrosse
judo
rugby and football
Shares with a fixed rate of dividend that entitle their holders to priority payment over those who hold ordinary shares of a company are called

preference shares
bull
bear
shareholder
First Indo-Pak war was started in the year

1947
1948
1949
1950
The trophies and cups awarded for cricket are

McDowell's Challenge cup and World cup
Federation cup
Moin-ud-Dowla cup and B. C. Gupta cup
None of the above
The dance performed by women to invoke rain in Bihar is

Jata Jatin
Faguna or Fog
Purbi
Bihu
How many times has Brazil won the World Cup Football Championship?

Four times
Twice
Five times
Once
What is the height of Nainital, Uttaranchal above sea level?

7,500 ft above sea level
3,500 ft above sea level
7,168 ft above sea level
6,400 ft above sea level
The largest cantilever bridge of India is

Chambal Bridge
Mahatama Gandhi Setu
Howrah Bridge
None of the above
K.S. Ranjit Singhji was

first Bar-at-law
first Air Marshal
first Indian test cricketer
first Field Marshal
Which country hosted the first Asian Games?

India
Indonesia
Iran
Malaysia
The Prize that is awarded every two years to people who have worded for "Freedom of speech", is

Plame Prize
UNEOSCO Prize for Tolerance
Unesco Peace Award
Monismanien Swedish
Shankracharya was the founder of

Buddhism
Jainism
Arya Samaj
Advaitic philosophy
For the Olympics and World Tournaments, the dimensions of basketball court are

26 m x 14 m
28 m x 15 m
27 m x 16 m
28 m x 16 m
The third highest nation award given for distinguished service in any field is

Padma Vibhushan
Padma Bhushan
Padma Shri
Bharat Ratna
The department of Atomic Energy was established in

1948
1956
1963
1971
If speed of rotation of the earth increases, weight of the body

increases
remains unchanged
decreases
may decrease or increase
When a given amount of air is cooled

the amount of moisture it can hold decreases
its absolute humidity decreases
its relative humidity remains constant
its absolute humidity increases
The headquarter of United Nations Fund for Programmes Population Activities (UNFA) are at

London
New York
Washington
Rome
National Defence Academy is situated at

Khadakvasla
New Delhi
Wellington
Dehradun
Which Indian satellite had a main function to perform X-ray experiments in space and send back data to earth?

Aryabhatta
Bhaskara II
Bhaskara IL
None of the above
The origin of modern badminton is attributed to

India
Britain
France
Spain
Sculpture flourished during

Egyptian civilization
Indus valley civilization
Chinese civilization
None of the above
Federation Cup, World Cup, Allywyn International Trophy and Challenge Cup are awarded to winners of

Tennis
Volleyball
Basketball
Cricket
The term used in billiards are

blocking, held ball, holding, jump ball, pivot
target, field, flight, ballsege
auxiliary point system, rabbit punch, break, cut
blank line, break, bolting, cannon, cue, hazard, in-oft
The exhaled air contains

carbon dioxide only
a mixture which has more carbon dioxide than oxygen
a mixture of carbon dioxide, nitrogen and oxygen in which nitrogen has the highest percentage
a mixture of carbon dioxide and nitrogen
In August, 1996 at Kolar(near Bangalore), India made successful test flights of Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) named

Arjun
Nishant
Vijayanta
Lakshya
When did France became Republic?

1789 AD
1798 AD
1792 AD
1729 AD
The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is located in

Dehradun
Darjeeling
Uttarkashi
Shillong
Modvat is

modified value added
a term used in excise which is a new scheme of indirect taxes
scheme which allows a manufacturer to claim instant reimbursement of the excise duty paid on the raw materials used for the production of the final good
All of the above
Which is the language used in Bihar?

Hindi
Marathi and English
Urdu
Bangla
The SAF (South Asian Federation) Game, as a part of the SAARC programme, was first held in

1964
1974
1984
1994
Penicillin is widely used as

an antiseptic
a disinfectant
an antibiotic
an insecticide
Each year World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is celebrated on

May 8
May 18
June 8
June 18
Vir Chakra (a medal) is made up of

bronze
gold gilt
standard silver
None of the above
The full-fledged Commonwealth Games were first organized in ____ at ____

1930; Hamilton in Canada
1934; London in England
1932; Sydney in Australia
1936; Cardiff in UK
IDA stands for

Indian Development Agency
International Development Agency
Industrial Development Analyses
None of the above
What is the purpose of OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development)?

Sustained economic growth
Employment
Higher standards of living
All of the above
Deforestation in the uplands may cause pollution in rivers through

leaching of salts
erosion and silting
inflow of forest material
increased discharge rate
Number of commands of Air Force are

five
six
seven
eight
Which is India's largest library with a collection of over 190 million volumes of reading and information material?

National Book Trust
National Library
National Educational Resource Centre
None of the above
The normal threshold of hearing is around

60-80 db
45-60 db
100-120 db
25-45 db
Socrates was the wisest man of the ancient world and developed the method of enquiry and instruction, belonged to

France
Athens
Greece
China
Famous sculptures depicting art of love built some time in 950 AD ? 1050 AD are

Khajuraho temples
Jama Masjid
Sun temple
Mahabalipuram temples
Triple antigen provides immunity to children against all of the following disease, except

diphtheria
polio
tetanus
whooping cough
Wright Brothers are regarded inventors of the

Balloon
Bicycle
Aeroplane
None of the above
Indira Gandhi was assassinated in

1974
1984
1994
2004
When and where was weightlifting introduced in Olympics?

1986 at Athens
1988 at Seoul
1924 at St. Louis
1908 at London
The Indian Ocean Arc is an Imaginary circle in space about ____ over the equator

20,000 km
35,000 km
36,000 km
30,000 km
Of the following foods, which one is the best source of protein?

Butter
Fish
Lettuce
Milk
Which of the following UN agencies has its headquarters at Paris?

UNESCO
ILO
FAO
IMO
The refrigerant commonly used for domestic refrigerators is

alcohol
ammonia
neon
None of the above
Richter scale is used for measuring

density of liquid
intensity of earthquakes
velocity of wind
humidity of air
Gravity setting chambers are used in industries to remove

SOx
NOx
suspended particulate matter
CO
Trans World Airlines is an International Airline of

United Kingdom
United States of America
Russia
Scandinavia
World War II was fought between

Axis Power (Germany, Italy and Japan) against the Allies (Britain, USSR, USA, France)
Austria, Hungary, Turkey against France, USA, Japan
both (a) and (b)
None of the above
India's first nuclear blast at Pokhran in Rajasthan took place in

1984
1974
1964
1954
What is the purpose of 'United Nations Conference on Trade and Development' (UNCTAD)?

Promotes International Trade with a view to accelerate economic growth of developing countries
Promotes International Monetary co-operation & expansion of International Trade
Set rules for World Trade
None of the above
The main purpose of ASEAN (Association of South-East Asian Nations) is

to accelerate economic progress and maintain economic stability
to maintain higher standards of living among member nations
to provide collective defence and economic cooperation
None of the above
MISA stands for

Maintenance of Internal Security Act
Multinational Internal Society Authority
Movement for Indian System Act
None of the above
When was the man's first driver on the moon?

1921
1963
1971
1999
The normal term of office for which the President and Vice-President of the International Court of Justice are elected is

three years
five years
seven years
nine years
Prince Charles and Princess Diana of Britain announce their separation in

1990
1991
1996
1997
Guwahati High Court is the judicature of

Tripura
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
All of the above
The third crusade was led by

Richard I of England
Fredrick Barbarossa of Germany
Philip II of France
All of the above
The basic cause of World War II was

an unjust Treaty of Versailles
rice of the Nazi Party in Germany
Japan's policy of expansion and imperialism of England and France
All of the above
How many players are there on each side in the game of Basketball?

4
5
6
7
What is the population density of Kerala?

819/sq. km
602/sq. km
415/sq. km
500/sq. km
The main object of which of the following UN agency is to help the underdeveloped countries in the task of raising their living standards?

IMF
UNICEF
UNDP
IDA
Mount Everest was captured by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in the year

1951
1952
1953
1954
Which amongst the following has the lowest metabolic rate of oxygen consumption (mm3/g hour)?

Dog
Elephant
Horse
Man
The ozone layer is being destroyed by chlorofluorocarbons. In this regard which do you consider as the most harmful?

Carbon atom
Chlorine atom
Fluorine atom
The entire compound
Paleontology is a branch of science that deals with the

behavior of animals
origin and growth of plants
the forms of life as revealed by fossils of animals or plants
formation of new stars
Friction can be reduced by changing from

sliding to rolling
rolling to sliding
potential energy to kinetic energy
dynamic to static
Walt Disney was

the President of America during World War I
the greater of cartoon films starring popular cartoon characters Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
the British physician known for his discovery of Addison's disease
None of the above
The country, which was admitted to the membership of the United Nations in September 2002, is

Macedonia
East Timor
Andorra
Eritrea
In a normal human being, how much time does food take to reach the end of the intestine for complete absorption?

About 8 hours
About 12 hours
About 16 hours
About 18 hours
What is the range of missile 'Akash'?

4 km
25 km
500 m to 9 km
150 km
The headquarter of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries are at

Algiers
Lagos
Kuwait
Vienna
Karoline Mikkelsen was the first woman to

reach North Pole
reach South Pole
climb Mt. Everest
set foot on the moon
Which of the following causes Poliomyelitis?

Dengue virus
Enterovirus
Mumps virus
Rhabdovirus
The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was created in

1945
1947
1949
1951
Sir Humphrey Dary was a British chemist who

invented the safety lamp for miners
discovered the anesthetic properties of nitrous oxide
both (a) and (b)
None of the above
During eleventh Antarctic Expedition in Nov. 1991/March 1992 ____ was installed.

SODAR (SOnic Detection And Ranging)
Second Permanent Station 'Maitree'
First permanent station 'Dakshin Gangotri'
None of the above
To consider the large number of agenda items, General Assembly has how many main committees?

Five
Seven
Nine
Fifteen
The committee of the Norwegian Parliament awards the prize for

economics
peace
medicine
literature
In certain diseases antibiotics are administered. The object is

stimulate production of white blood cells for fighting the disease
stimulate production of antibodies
inhibit the growth of bacteria
produce toxins against bacteria
What is the function of a dynamo?

To convert heat energy into light energy
To convert light energy into heat energy
To convert mechanical energy into electrical energy
To convert electrical energy into mechanical energy
The language spoken in Lakshadweep island is

Malayalam
Marathi
Tamil
Gujarati
Liquids transmit pressure equally in all directions. This is known as

Boyle-Pascal's Law
Pascal's Law
Archimedes' Principle
None of the above
Where is the BARC's Research Centre?

Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata
Nuclear Research Lab, Kashmir
High Altitude Research Lab, Gulmarg
All of the above
The principal bodies of the UNO are
  1. The General Assembly and the Security Council
  2. The Economic and Social Council
  3. International Court of Justice
  4. Trusteeship Council and secretariat

I
I, II
I,II,III
All of the above
Sonia Nazario of "Los Angeles Times" was awarded Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for

commentary
editorial writing
music
feature writing
From the following, choose the set in which names of Secretary-Generals of the UNO are arranged in correct chronological order?

U Thant, Kurt Waldheim, Dag Hammarskjoeld, Trygve Lie.
Trygve Lie, Dag Hammarskjoeld, U Thant, Kurt Waldheim.
Trygve Lie, U Thant , Dag Hammarskjoeld, Kurt Waldheim.
U Thant, Dag Hammarskjoeld, Trygve Lie, Kurt Waldheim.
Until December 1991 ____ were integral parts of the USSR & not independent countries, but had separate UN memberships.

Belarus and Ukraine
Czech Republic and Slovakia
Tonga and Nauru
None of the above
The date of operation of first open heart surgery in India was

July 6, 1959
August 12, 1991
June 20, 1990
January 11, 1985
In cricket, the two sets of wickets are

18 yards apart
20 yards apart
22 yards apart
24 yards apart
What is the population density of Manipur?

107/sq. km
207/sq. km
307/sq. km
407/sq. km
The life history of human malaria parasite in Anopheles was first described by

Partrick Manson
Laveran
Ronald Ross
Richard Pfeiffer
John F. Kennedy, President of USA, died on

1963
1964
1965
1966
Zawar (Rajasthan) is famous for

ship manufacturing
zinc mines
salt
major port
The name of Ronaldinho is associated with the game of

football
hockey
gymnastics
badminton
Soil is formed from the parent rock material by

chemical decomposition
physical decomposition
biological decomposition
All of the above
Fire temple is the place of worship of which of the following regions?

Taoism
Judaism
Zoroastrianism (Parsi Religion)
Shintoism
Weight of an object put in a satellite orbiting in space around the earth is

the same as on the earth
slightly more than that on the earth
less than that on the earth
reduced to zero
The first Indian to be awarded the Oscar for lifetime achievements in Cinema in 1992 was

Satyajit Ray
Bhanu Athaiya
Dilip Kumar
Amitabh Bachchan
How much districts are there in Uttar Pradesh?

72
80
50
60
Yuri Gagarin was

a Russian cosmonaut & became the first man to travel in space.
the first person to fly at great height of about 340 km from the earth
both (a) and (b)
None of the above
The Indian Olympic Council was established in

1936
1988
1924
1900
Lal Badhu Shastri

succeeded Pandit Nehru as the second Prime Minister of India
signed the Tashkent Agreement with Ayub Khan for a ceasefire between India and Pakistan
is also known as "Man of Peace"
All of the above
Which of the following cities will be the host of XIX Commonwealth Games 2010?

London
Delhi
Melbourne
Auckland
The range of missile Agni is approximately

150 km
1200-2000 km
500 m to 9 km
4 km
The air we inhale is mixture of gases. Which of the following gases in the mixture is highest in percentage?

Carbon dioxide
Nitrogen
Oxygen
Ozone
Film and TV institute of India is located at

Pune (Maharashtra)
Rajkot (Gujarat)
Pimpri (Maharashtra)
Perambur (Tamilnadu)
To which country did the first Secretary-General of the UN belong?

Austria
Sweden
Burma
Norway
The element of an electric stove made

copper
invar
magnalium
nicrome
India's first indigenous helicopter was successfully flown in Bangalore on

August 30, 1992
August 30, 1982
August 30, 1990
None of the above
When did Commander Robert Peary discovered North Pole?

1904
1905
1908
1909
The last Hindu king who party succeeded in establishing "Hindu Swaraj" was

Chhatrapati Shivaji
Akbar, the Great
Chandragupta Maurya
Bahadurshah Zafar Khan
On a night when the sky is clear, the temperature may dip considerably; on a cloudy night the temperature will usually dip much less. The reason for this difference is that

the clear sky allows radiant energy to escape readily from the earth
on a cloudy night the clouds are warm and therefore retard the cooling
the clear sky allows the cold of outer space to reach the earth
current of air carry the heat away from the earth on a clear night
Which language of India belongs to Dravidian family?

Languages of Northern India
Languages of Southern India
Languages of Eastern India
Languages of Western India
The process of revival of learning that swept across Europe in 15th and 16th centuries is called

feudalisam
crusade
renaissance
communism
Oxford university was founded in

1139 AD
1163 AD
215 BC
55 BC
Georgia, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan became the members of UNO in

1991
1992
1993
1994
War of the Roses was

civil war in England
religious-cum-political war between the Lutherans Catholics in Germany
war between Syrian and Roman forces
None of the above
The blood pressure of a young male human being is

110/70
120/80
135/90
140/100
In which of the followings places was the last Winter Olympics Games held?

Albertville
Lillehammer
Calgary
Salt Lake City (USA)
When does the Indonesian settlement in the Malay Peninsula took place?

2400 BC
2300 BC
2200 BC
2100 BC
The king of Macedonia, who conquered most of Asia Minor and defeated Porus (India) in 327 B. C. was

Adolf Hitler
Alexander the Great
Chandragupta Maurya
Christopher Columbus
Normally the Commonwealth Games are held at intervals of

3 years
4 years
5 years
there is no fixed interval
Which of the following became the first black President of South Africa?

Nelson Mandela
George Washington
Jamo Kenyatta
None of the above
The red blood cells are in the

heart
liver
lymph nodes
bone marrow
The American General who led the revolt against the British and declared American independence was

George Washington
Bill Clinton
George Bush
None of the above
Guru Gobind Singh was

the 10th and the last Guru of the Sikhs
founder of Khalsa, the inner council of the Sikhs in 1699
author of Dasam Granth
All the above
The three abundant elements in the earth's crust are aluminium, oxygen and silicon. The correct order of their abundance is

oxygen, aluminium, silicon
aluminium, silicon, oxygen
oxygen, silicon, aluminium
silicon, oxygen, aluminium
The first Winter Olympic Games were held at

Innsburck (Austria)
Lake Placid (USA)
Chamonix (France)
Calgary (Alberta)
Hundred year war was fought between

France and England
Greek and Persian forces
Civil war in England
None of the above
When did US solar system probe Voyager-two discovered six new moons of the planet Uranus?

1986
1916
1946
1966
The largest lake in India is

Luni lake
Sambhar lake
Wular lake
None of the above
Mahakavi Kalidas

was one of the greatest Sanskrit poet and dramatist
lived during the region of Chandragupta Vikaramaditya
famous works include Shakutala, Raghuvansha, Meghdoot and Kumara Sambahava
All of the above
Which of the following cities of Maharashtra have airports?

Mumbai and Nagpur
Pune and Manmad
Sholapur and Akola
All of the above
The revival work of the Olympic Games was undertaken by Baron Pierre deCoubertin after a lapse of 15 centuries. The first modern Games were held in 1896 at

Athens
London
Paris
St. Louis
Regular meetings of Trusteeship Council (UNO) are held

once a year
twice a year
thrice a year
four times a year
Hermann Scheer (Germany) received right Livelihood Award in 1999 for

his indefatigable work for thepromotion of solar energy worldwide
his long standing efforts to end the impunity of dictators
showing that organic agriculture is a key to both environmental sustainability and food security
None of the above
The world's largest international organisation and a successor to the League of Nations is

UNESCO
UNO
UNICEF
None of the above
The collage of Military Engineering is situated at

Kirkee (Pune)
Mhow
Dehradun
Chennai
In which of the following pairs, the two substances forming the pair are chemically most dissimilar?

Sugar and paper
Butter and paraffin wax
Chalk and marble
Charcoal and diamond
What is the approximate area of Bihar?

94,163 sq. km
1,35,100 sq. km
3,702 sq. km
1,96,024 sq. km
The headquarter of the International Committee of Red Cross are at

Geneva
Paris
Rome
Stockholm
Olympic emblem is composed of five intertwined rings, each of a different colour, representing the five continents of the world as

Blue ring - Europe; Yellow ring - Asia; Black ring - Africa; Red ring- America; Green ring - Oceania
Blue ring - Asia; Yellow ring - Europe; Black ring - Oceania; Red ring- Africa; Green ring - America
Blue ring - Europe; Yellow ring - Asia; Black ring - Africa; Red ring- Oceania; Green ring - America
Blue ring - Asia; Yellow ring - Europe; Black ring - Africa; Red ring- America; Green ring - Oceania
Where did last world cup soccer tournament took place (2010)?

Japan and South Korea
France
South Africa
West Germany
The significance of the lotus symbol is

culture and civilisation
peace
justice
sign of mourning, in protest
Radioactive substances can be produced readily in

an electron gun
an atomic pile
a transistor
a Wilson cloud chamber
Germany signed the Armistice Treaty on ____ and World War I ended

January 19, 1918
May 30, 1918
November 11, 1918
February 15, 1918
Tomb of Vasco-da-Gama is situated at

Chittorgarh (Rajasthan)
Kochi (Kerala)
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu)
Durgapur (West Bengal)
The electron was first identified by

J. J. Thompson
J. Kepler
D. Rutherford
James Chadwick
India's Integrated Missiles Development Programme was started in ____ under the chairmanship of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

1979-80
1980-81
1981-82
1982-83
When did India hosted the Common wealth meeting?

1961 at Bangalore
1976 at Pune
1983 at New Delhi
None of the above
The important industries of Rajasthan are

textiles and woollen
sugar and cement
glass and zinc smelters
All of the above
Name the instrument used to measure relative humidity

Hydrometer
Hygrometer
Barometer
Mercury Thermometer
When was Ranasingha Premadasa, President of Sri Lanka, assassinated?

1963
1973
1983
1993
The number of judges is European Court of Human Rights are

5
11
21
15
The 2002 Commonwealth Games were held in

Canada
UK
Australia
Malaysia
During World War II, when did Germany attack France?

1940
1941
1942
1943
UNO Day is on

20th July
24th October
14th November
12th February
The conservation hawks and owls is important to mankind chiefly because these birds eat

numerous weed seeds
harmful birds
many harmful rodents
harmful reptiles
INS Agrani (Petty Officers' School) is situated at

Mumbai
Jamnagar
Coimbatore
Lonavla
When did China exploded first atomic device?

162
1963
1964
1965
The headquarter of the Indian Mountaineering Foundation is at

Kolkata
Darjeeling
New Delhi
Warsaw
National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA) was setup in

1980
1985
1990
1995
Which of the following are the native languages of Manipur?

Manipuri and English
Marathi and Hindi
Manipuri
None of the above
The Roman governor and principal assassin in the murder of Julies Caesar was

Marcus Junius Brutus
Marco Polo
Leon Trotsky
Karl Markx
Profit made when an asset is sold more than the price at which it was bought is called

capital
capital-gain
capitalism
None of the above
Frederick Sanger is a twice recipient of the Nobel Prize for

Chemistry in 1958 and 1980
Physics in 1956 and 1972
Chemistry in 1954 and Peace in 1962
Physics in 1903 and Chemistry in 1911
To which of the following country Olympic Airways belong?

France
Greece
Hong Kong
Indonesia
The best way to tackle local environmental problems is to

use the local administrative machinery
implement environmental laws strictly
provide environmental education to the local people and create awareness
leave it to the local public to decide
Hybridization is

downward movement of water through soil
a process of tilling the land
decayed vegetable matter
cross-fertilization between two varieties
What is the population density of Nagaland?

120/sq. km
220/sq. km
320/sq. km
420/sq. km
The member states of Benelux Economic Union are

Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg
Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Iraq
Indonesia, Kuwait, Libya
Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad, Tobago
Mina is the tribe of

Tripura
Sikkim
Rajasthan
Nagaland, Assam
Where did the three leaders, F.D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin, meet in 1943 and agreed on the need for maintaining international peace?

Moscow
San Francisco
Teheran
Washington D.C.
The term of office of the UN Secretary-General is

three years
four years
five years
six years
Plorence(Chadwick) is the associated place for which of the following sport?

Snooker
Racking Horse
Skiing
Tennis
The ozone layer restricts

Visible light
Infrared radiation
X-rays and gamma rays
Ultraviolet radiation
Velocity of wind is measured by

speedometer
tachometer
anemometer
audiometer
The first attempt in printing was made in England by

James Arkwright
James Watt
William Caxton
Isaac Newton
In which world cup cricket final, Australia beat England?

1983, Lord's - England
1987, Kolkata - India
1992, Melbourne - Australia
1996, Lahore - Pakistan
When is Lal Bahadur Shastri's death anniversary?

January, 11
January, 20
January, 27
January, 31
The largest city of India is

New Delhi
Mumbai
Kolkata
Chennai
King Hammurabi raised the first army of the world in

2000 BC
1500 BC
1480 BC
1027 BC
Where was the headquarters of European Union located?

Brussels
Paris
London
Rome
The Newspaper Paravada is taken out in

London
Beijing
Jakarta
Moscow
The 2012 Olympics Games are scheduled to be held at

London
Seoul
Sydney
Tokyo
Eugenics is the study of

altering human beings by changing their genetic components
people of European origin
different races of mankind
genetic of plants
The term used to describe many that flows into a country to take advantage of high rates of interest is called

hot money
hard sector
hard currency
None of the above
The first foreigner to receive Bharat Ratna was

Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
Nelson Mandela
C.V. Raman
None of the above
India is the ____ grower of pulses.

largest
smallest
appropriate for national need
None of the above
When and where was basketball introduced in Olympics as a medal event?

1992 at Barcilona
1928 at Paris
1936 at Berlin
1900 at Athens
The literacy rate of Andaman & Nicobar Islands is

81.18 per cent
80.76 per cent
79.23 per cent
78.11 per cent
National Institute of Occupation Health is located at

Bangalore
Ahmedabad
Pune
Mumbai
When was the city Rome fount by Ramulus?

753 BC
604 BC
660 BC
None of the above
The Olympic Symbol (Summer Games) comprises five rings or circles linked together to represent

the sporting friendship of all people
the five continents
both (a) and (b)
None of the above
Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, was assassinated in

1961
1971
1981
1991
Euclid was

Greek mathematician
Contributor to the use of deductive principles of logic as the basis of geometry
Propounded the geometrical theorems
All of the above
Todar Mal was

revenue minister in the court of Akbar
one of the nine gems in the court of Akbar
known for his reforms in policies of land revenue during Akbar's reign
All of the above
The first General Elections in India took place in

1948
1950
1952
1954
In cricket, a run taken when the ball passes the batsman without touching his bat or body is called

leg bye
bye
bosie
drive
When did first test tube baby - Louise Brown born?

1939
1958
1981
1978
The important industries of Assam are

tea processing, oil refineries and coal
silk and plywood
both (a) and (b)
None of the above
Kanishka was

the king of Kushan dynasty
a great conqueror but later became a follower of Buddha
the only ruler of India whose territory extended up to central Asia
All of the above
Which launch vehicle is capable of placing around 1540 kg of INSAT class of satellites in geosynch-ronous transfer orbit of earth?

SLV-S
PSLV
ASLV
GSLV
The prize given to individuals fighting for freedom, independence and dignity of people is

Simon Bolivai Prize
Golden Bear Award
David Cohen Award
Owen Global Award
Pan - American Highway, north-west Alaska to Southernmost Chile is the worlds

longest road
highest road
busiest road
None of the above
Ecology deals with

Birds
Cell formation
Relation between organisms and their environment
Tissues
The unit of energy in MKS system is

volt
erg
ohm
joule
The corresponding Gregorian date of the saka month, Bhadra is

July 23
August 23
September 23
October 23
How many non-permanent Security Council (UNO) members are from Afro-Asian countries?

5
15
2
1
What is the density of population in Chandigarh?

7,902/sq. km
1,008/sq. km
5,512/sq. km
2,669/sq. km
The longest rail line of the world, Trans-Siberian line, is in

Russia
China
USA
Saudi Arabia
National Institute of Oceanography is located at

Panaji (Goa)
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)
Pune (Maharashtra)
Nagpur (Maharashtra)
Which industries are common in Andhra Pradesh?

Cement and paper
Asbestos and units of HMT, BHEL
Hindustan Shipyard and Bharat Dynamics Limited
All of the above
The SI unit of ___ is named after Andre Marie Ampere.

power
potential difference
electric current
energy
Raja Rammohan Roy

was a social reformer who tried to eradicate sati, purdah and child marriage
advocated widow remarriage and woman's education
was the founder of the Brahmo Samaj
All of the above
Filaria is caused by

Bacteria
Mosquito
Protozoa
Virus
Tiruchirapalli is situated on river

Cauvery
Tapti
Krishna
Ganga
The branch of science that studies cells is called

cytology
entomology
homoplasty
hormonology
Hurlingham (England) is associated with

polo
shooting
rowing
tennis
When cream is separated from milk

the density of milk increases
the density of milk decreases
the density of milk remains unchanged
it becomes more viscous
The measurement of Lawn Tennis court for singles

70 ft. by 26 ft.
78 ft. by 27 ft.
70 ft. by 30 ft.
78 ft. by 38 ft.
Nuclear power is ____ thermal power.

cheaper than
costlier than
equal in amount
they cannot be related
Which of the following act as a channel of transmission of blood to the heart in the human body?

Arteries
Muscle fibres
Nerves
Veins
Which of the following of the members of OPEC (Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries)?

Algeria, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait
Libya, United Arab Emirates, Nigeria
Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela
All of the above
The national flag was adopted by the Constituent Assembly of India on

August 15, 1947
July 2, 1947
January 26, 1950
January 2, 1950
South Indian temples have

tall towers with curving sides that taper at the top
gateway towers shaped like trapezoidal pyramids
both are correct
None of the above
Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) was established in

1958
1957
1956
1955
The XV Asian Games are scheduled to be held at

Qatar
Hiroshima
Beijing
Jakarta
The country's first indigenously built missile boat was

INS Vibhuti
INS Vipul
INS Savitri
INS Shakti
Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, established in 1971, is located at

Indore
Trombay, Maharashtra
Kalpakkam, Chennai
Kolkata
When did US astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin land on the moon?

July 21, 1969
July 21, 1970
July 21, 1963
July 21, 1972
The main credit of the concept of Non-aligned Movement goes to

Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, India
Marshal Tito - President of Yugoslavia
Dr. Sukarno - President of Indonesia
G. A. Nassir - President of Egypt
Michael Faraday discovered

electromagnetism
benzene, liquid gases and optical glass
the induction of electric current
All of the above
Which of the following acts as a resistance against in the body?

Carbohydrates
Red corpuscles
Vitamins
White corpuscles
The regional economic commissions of the Economic and social Council (UNO) are

ECE (Economic Commission of Europe) and ESCAP (Economic and Social Commission for Asia)
ECLA (Economic Commission for Latin America) and ECA (Economic Commission for Africa)
ECWA (Economic Commission for Western Asia) and ECLA
All of the above
South Africa joined the Commonwealth as 51st member in

May 1993
May 1994
May 1995
May 1996
DRDL stands for

Defence Research and Development Laboratary
Department of Research and Development Laboratory
Differential Research and Documentation Laboratary
None of the above
The term cover point in cricket means

the position given by the bowler to the fielder on the offside, in front of a wicket
if the ball goes off the batsman's leg
an off-break ball bowled by a left-handed bowler to a right-handed batsman
None of the above
The first launch of the missile 'Trishul' was made in

February, 1988
May, 1989
June, 1990
September, 1995
In which year did Sir Edmund Hillary reach the summit of Mount Everest?

1952
1953
1954
1955
What is the literacy rate of Punjab?

63.615 per cent
61.03 per cent
69.95 per cent
65.07 per cent
The Kvinna Till Kvinna foundation (Sweden) was award Right Livelihood Award in 2002 for

its remarkable successes in healing the wounds of ethnic hatred and war, by helping women, often the prime victims, to be the major agents of reconciliation and peace-building
outstanding courage and persistent efforts to expose and bring to account the tortures
Their exemplary and indomitable courage and compassion, which have proved that, even after murderous civil war, young people from different ethnic groups can learn to live and build a future together in peace and harmony
None of the above
Mother Teresa won the Nobel Prize for Peace in

1992
1979
1988
1954
Which of the following chemicals is useful in photography?

Aluminium hydroxide
Potassium nitrate
Silver bromide
Sodium chloride
The playground of baseball is known as

court
diamond
ring
pitch
Recently lead free petrol was introduced in our country because

they are not needed now as anti-knock agents
they tower the efficiency of the engine
they cause less pollution
to reduce the cost of petrol
Who was the first Indian Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army ?

Gen. K.M. Cariappa
Vice-Admiral R.D. Katari
Gen. Maharaja Rajendra Singhji
None of the above
The term which refers to the total amount of sales made by a firm in one year or the total amount of money changing hands in business, is

trade gap
turnover
reserves
referendum
The corps of Military Police central school is situated at

Bangalore
West Bengal
Trimulgherry
Secunderabad
HP stands for

Harmonic Progression
Horse Power
both (a) and (b)
None of the above
What is the S.I. unit of temperature?

Kelvin
Celsius
Centigrade
Fahrenheit
The main purpose of International Bank for Reconstruction (IBRD) is

development of economics of members by facilitating investment of capital and foreign investment, through provision of loans
promotes co-operation on technical matters of maritime safety, navigation and encourages anti-pollution measures
attainment of the highest possible level of health by all people
None of the above
Most commonly used bleaching agent is

alcohol
carbon dioxide
chlorine
sodium chloride
Which are the important meeting of the Commonwealth?

Biennial meeting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM)
Annual meeting of the finance minister of the member countries
Regular meeting of the minister of education, law, health and other minister
All of the above
The sacred text of Confucianism is

The Tripitaka
The Analects
Quran
no specific text
Rabindranath Tagore receive Nobel Prize in 1913 in the field of

physics
peace
literature
economy
FRS stands for

Fellow Research System
Federation of Regulation Society
Fellow of Royal Society
None of the above
Treaty of Versailles rearranged the boundaries of several countries in Europe and many countries were formed such as

Poland and Yugoslavia
Lithuania and Estonia
both (a) and (b)
None of the above
The first permanent Indian oceanographic station, 'Dakshin Gangotry' during Antarctic Expedition, was set up in

April/March 1984
Dec. 1982/Jan 1983
Nov. 1985/Feb 1986
Dec. 1988/March 1989
India's first fast breeder neutron reactor was

Zerlina
Apsara
Purnima-I
Kamini
When did 19 NATO members and 11 'Partners for Peace' join hands for peace plan for Kosovo Crisis?

1999
1989
1979
1969
The headquarter of the United Nations is at

Geneva
Paris
New York
Washington, D.C.
Of the UN Agencies, which one specifically aims at further economic development by encouraging productive private enterprise?

United Nations Industrial Development Organisation
International Finance Corporation
International Monetary Fund
World Bank
When was slavery abolished in Britain?

1830
1837
1843
1833
The state having maximum cities is

Uttar Pradesh
West Bengal
Madhya Pradesh
Kerala
The 2006 Winter Olympic Games are scheduled to be held at

Barcelona
Torino (Italy)
Albertville
Calgary
Escape velocity of a rocket fired from the earth towards the moon is a velocity to get rid of the

Earth's gravitational pull
Moon's gravitational pull
Centripetal force due to the earth's rotation
Pressure of the atmosphere
The tribe residing in Meghalaya is

Garos
Khas
Kol
Murias
The energy of food is measured in

Kelvin
calories
bushel
None of the above
India's first atomic power station was set up at

Surat (Gujarat)
Tarapur (Maharashtra)
Trombay (Maharashtra)
Solapur (Maharashtra)
Yelena Isinbayeva is associated with which of the following games/sports?

Tennis
Polo vault
Boxing
Weightlifting
The main purpose of the Group of 77 was

sustained economic growth
to promote African unity and solidarity
to defend the economic and trade interests of the developing nations of the world
None of the above
Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin were the first to

step on the moon
circle the moon
walk in space
journey into space
Which is the biggest literary award of Britain?

David Cohen Award
Kalinya Award
Owen Global Prize
Golden Bear Award
The National Convention framed the new Republican constitution of France in 1795, according to which

the executive authority of the state was vested in a committee of five directors, called the Directory
a bicameral legislature was established
both (a) and (b)
None of the above
People who secretly indulge in anti-national or anti-government activities and help the enemy are called

Second column
Third column
Fourth column
Fifth column
GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) is

international agreement signed in 1948 between non-communist nations with the object of encouraging international trade unobstructed by tariff barriers
agreement which seeks to achieve its aim by arranging and encouraging bargaining with trade concessions between members
Both option A and B
None of the above
The UN charter was finalized at ___ and become effective on ___ .

San Francisco, 24th October, 1945
Dumbarton Oaks, 5th March, 1944
Yalta, 2nd February, 1945
Teheran, 24th October, 1943
The chief of Air Staff is assisted by

Vice-chief of the Air Staff
Deputy-chief of the Air Staff
Air Officer Incharge Administration
All of the above
How many Ergs are there in 1 joule?

102
104
106
107
What is the Indus valley culture called Harappan culture?

The first discovery comes from Harappa
It was first discovery by a person called Harappa
Harappa is the biggest site discovered so far
Most of the valuable remains have come from Harappa
The largest party of Ireland, the Ulster Unionist Party, endorses the Northern Ireland peace deal between British and Irish governments in

1997
1988
1998
1990
Lal Bahadur Shastri is also known as

Guruji
Man of Peace
Punjab Kesari
Mahamana
Which industries are found in Goa?

Mining and various small-scale industries like manufacturing soaps, paper and so on
steel and cement industries
Oil refineries
None of the above
The Sports Authority of India is was registered as a society in

1982
1983
1984
1985
Sulphur is not present in

iron pyrites
gypsum
coal
chlorapatite
Coral reefs in India can be found in

the coast of Orissa
Waltair
Rameshwaram
Trivandrum
The total number of members of UN Security Council is

5
10
15
20
The first batch of women pilots was commissioned on

August 30, 1992
December 17, 1994
January 11, 1987
None of the above
In 1943, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin met at Teheran primarily

to discuss the strategy to be adopted by the Allies to invade Germany
to consider a common plan of action by the Allies forces against the axis powers
for creating an effective instrument for maintaining international peace
to work out a common line of action against Japan
What is the population of Assam?

140/sq km
340/sq km
240/sq km
None of the above
The last ruler of the Mughal dynasty was

Babur
Bahadurshah Zafar
Akbar
None of the above
Lime is sometimes applied to soil in order to

increase the alkalinity of the soil
increase the acidity of the soil
restore nitrates to the soil
make the soil more porous
Which body of UNO carries on the function of the UNO with regard to international, economic, social, cultural, education, wealth and related matters?

General Assembly
Security Council
The Economic and Social Council
Trusteeship Council
The playground of lawn tennis is called

court
ring
arena
rink
Oxygen was independently discovered by

Rutherford
William Ramsay
Joseph Priestley
Neils Bohr
For safety, the fuse wire used in the mains for household supply of electricity must be made of metal having

low melting point
high resistance
high melting point
low specific heat
Unofficial, and usually illegal, system of providing people with more then their share of goods and services where their prices are controlled, is called

black money
blue chip
black market
black economy
The five permanent members of the Security Council are

China, France, Russia, UK, USA
China, UK, Belgium, France, USA
India, UK, USA, China, Germany
None of the above
Innocent III, who became pope in 1198 led

the first crusade
the second crusade
the third crusade
the fourth crusade
What is the measurement of the badminton court for singles?

13.41 m x 6.10 m
13.41 m x 5.18 m
12.30 m x 7.66 m
12.30 m x 6.23 m
The headquarter of the Warsaw Treaty Organization were at

Berlin
Prague
Moscow
Warsaw
Magsaysay awards are named after Raman Magsaysay, ____ who was known for his land reform programme to defuse communist insurgency.

President of the Philippines
President of the Spain
President of the Scotland
President of the Malaysia
Which atomic reactor is used for studies of uranium heavy water lattice?

Apsara
Zerlina
Dhruva
Purnima-I
The NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) was established on

April 4, 1949
September 1, 1966
December 12, 1990
January 20, 1950
Rise of the Chinese civilization along the banks of Hawang 40 took place in

2500 - 2000 BC
2700 - 2600 BC
2205 - 1122 BC
2000 - 1200 BC
Golden Temple, Amritsar is India's

largest Gurdwara
oldest Gurudwara
Both option A and B are correct
None of the above
Under which article in 1968, the number of votes required in the Security Council to convene a general conference to review the charter was increased from seven to nine?

Article 81
Article 98
Article 109
Article 115
The frequency of which of the following is the highest?

Gamma rays
Light waves
Micro waves
Radio waves
In which year a resolution 'Uniting for Peace' was adopted by UN General Assembly?

1950
1960
1965
1980
When did India enter into space age by launching the satellite 'Aryabhatta'?

1966
1932
1975
1990
The main objective of the Department of Atomic Energy is

to generate safe, economic electrical power from nuclear energy
to built research reactors and to utilize the radioisotopes
to encourage technology transfer and interaction with industry for industrial & social development
None of the above
Leonardo da Vinci

was a great Italian painter, sculptor and architect
got universal fame form his masterpiece "Monalisa"
drew models of organs such as the heart, lungs and womb
All of the above
Which language is spoken in Karnataka?

Marathi
Hindi
Malayalam
Kannada
The number of principal organs of the United Nation is

3
4
5
6
Presently known as the European Union, the EEC was established in

1957
1958
1959
1960
During World War I Germany was defeated in the Battle of Verdun on the western front and Romania declared war on the eastern front in the year

1914 AD
1915 AD
1916 AD
1917 AD
The term Ground Stroke is associated with which of the following games?

Cricket
Badminton
Tennis
Draughts
The first Olympics in the city of Olympia in Greece took place in

1000 BC
850 BC
776 BC
753 BC
In which of the following organs of human body does maximum absorption of food take place?

Gullet
Large intestine
Small intestine
Stomach
What is Bhakti movement?

It is a social and religious movement form about AD 500 to 1600
It is the movement that influenced the developed of regional language because it emphasised people's everyday speech
both (a) and (b)
None of the above
The last Asian Games took Place in 2002 at

Bangkok, Thailand
Busan, South Korea
Hiroshima, Japan
Beijing, China
Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh) is famous for

brass ware
sandal oil
newsprint factory
penicillin factory
Which are the important minerals found in manipur?

Sillimanite, nickel, petroleum
Oil, coal, manganese
Iron, lime, bauxite
None of the above
The Reliance Cup was earlier known by the name of

Benson and Hedges Cup
McDowell's Challenge Cup
Prudential Cup
Rothmans Cup
Steel is more elastic than Rubber because

its density is high
it is a metal
ratio of stress to strain is more
ratio of stress to strain is less
Heavy Water Project (Talcher) and Fertilizer plant (Paradeep) are famous industries of

Orissa
Tamil nadu
Andhra Pradesh
Kerala
The type of root system of all of the following is tap root system, except that of

mango tree
kachnar tree
sunflower plant
maize plant
The clear sky looks blue because

reflection of light
refraction of light
diffraction of light
dispersion of light
Human Rights Day is on

24 February
10 December
15 May
21 July
When and where athletics introduced in the Olympics?

1896 at Athens
1900 at Paris
1992 at Barcelona
1995 at Athens
The important minerals of Assam are

coal and limestone
petroleum
copper and mica
manganese, gold and quartzite
Mahabaleshwar is located in

Maharashtra
Rajasthan
Madhya Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh
When was Lord Buddha born?

586 BC
1000 BC
560 BC
750 BC
The Rh factor refers to

a protein substance found in the blood of some people
a hormone carried by the blood
the ratio of red corpuscles to white corpuscles in the blood
a process that speeds up the clothing of blood
The 2003 Right Livelihood Honorary Award honors ____, when the jury recognizes "for his steadfast work over many years for a world free of nuclear weapons".

New Zealand's former Prime Minister David Lange
Martin Almada (Australia)
Martin Green (Australia)
None of the above
Hamid Karzai was chosen president of Afghanistan in

2000
2001
2002
2003
To which of the following countries does the news agency Cetreko belong?

Czechoslovakia
Indonesia
France
USA
The common terms used in shooting are

hunting, show-jump, dressage
bed, ballsege, marksmanship, plug
bou, bucket, low, feather, paddle, regatta
None of the above
In the last World Cup Hockey Finals in 2002, Germany beat ____

Pakistan
Australia
India
Spain
What was the purpose of establishment of NATO?

To maintain and develop individual and collective capacity to resist armed attack
To defend economic and trade interests of the developing nations of the world
TO provide collective defence and economic cooperation in south-east Asia
None of the above
The headquarter of BSF are at

Chennai
Kolkata
New Delhi
Mumbai
Jharkhand has ____ state on its eastern end.

Bihar
West Bengal
Orissa
Chhattisgarh
Which is the world's largest mosque in use?

Umayad Mosque, Syria
Malawiya Mosque, Iraq
Merdeka Mosque, Indonesia
None of the above
The Reliance Cup is associated with

sea plane race (England)
world badminton (women)
badminton
cricket
Tansen was

a great exponent of Indian classical music
one of the nine gems in the court of Akbar
both (a) and (b)
None of the above
Durand Cup is associated with the game of

Cricket
Football
Hockey
Volleyball
To produce sound it is necessary that

the source should execute longitudinal vibrations
the source should execute transverse vibrations
the source may execute any type of vibrations
the vibrations of source are not necessary
The buoyancy depends on

the shape of the body
the mass of the body
the mass of the liquid displaced
the depth to which the body is immersed
How much of blood does the normal human heart on each of its contraction pump into the arteries?

30 cm3
60 cm3
30 cm5
60 cm5
When and where is the next winter Olympics scheduled to be held?

2005, Salt Lake City (USA)
2006, Turin (Italy)
2007, Nagono (Japan)
2008, Turin (Italy)
The main function of General Assembly of UNO is:

It discusses & makes recommendations on any subject mentioned in the UN charter except those with which the Security Council may be dealing with
It is responsible for international peace and security
It is responsible for admission of new member, suspension and for expulsion of old member
All of the above
Macro Polo

discovered Greenland
travelled through China, India and other parts of Asia
travelled round the cape of Good Hope
discovered Canada
Which missile is designed to defend large installation like oil-fields etc. against enemy air attacks?

Akash
Nag
Agni
Prithvi
The National Emblem was adopted by Government of India on

January 26, 1950
August 15, 1947
August 2, 1950
July 12, 1947
Ornithology is the

study of bones
study of birds
study of smells
None of the above
Headquarters of UNO are situated at

New York, USA
Haque (Netherlands)
Geneva
Paris
The UN library is known by the name of

Nation's library
U Thant library
Hammarskjoeld library
Trygve Lie library
The first chairman of the Africa fund committee was

Late Rajiv Gandhi
Late Indira Gandhi
Late Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru
None of the above
Hygrometer is used to measure

relative humidity
purity of milk
specific gravity of liquid
None of the above
What is the role of WTO (World Trade Organisation)?

To settle trade disputes between nations
To widen the principal of free trade to sectors such as services and agriculture
both (a) and (b)
None of the above
The headquarter of Lalit Kala Academy are at

New Delhi
Chandigarh
Pune
Kolkata
Of the blood groups A, B, AB and O, which one is transfused into a person whose blood group is A?

Group A only
Group B only
Group A and O
Group AB only
When was Zoroaster, the founder of Zoroastrianism born in Media (Iron)?

2000 BC
660 BC
1075 BC
740 BC
The scientist who first discovered that the earth revolves round the sun was

Newton
Dalton
Copernicus
Einstein
Rabindranath Tagore is also known as

Guruji
Gurudev
Mahamana
Netaji
First International Peace Congress was held in London in

1564 AD
1798 AD
1843 AD
1901 AD
The theory of inheritance of acquired character was propounded by

Charles Darwin
Gregor Mendel
J.B. Lamarck
Weismann
The award instituted to honor outstanding agricultural scientists is

Bhatnagar Award
Dadabhai Naoroji Award
Borlaug Award
Arjuna Award
India became a member of the United Nations in

1945
1947
1959
1960
What is the measurement of the volleyball court?

5 m x 4 m divided into two parts by a net
8 m x 7 m divided into two parts by a net
18 m x 9 m divided into two parts by a net
12 m x 11 m divided into two parts by a net
The headquarter of Army are situated at

New Delhi
Mumbai
Kolkata
Chennai
Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (MIDHANI) was established in

1958
1964
1973
1988
When was prophet Mohamed, the founder of Islam, born?

420 AD
570 AD
868 AD
1138 AD
The number of sovereign countries who are members of the United Nations, is

180
182
183
191
Raj Kapoor received Dada Saheb Phalke Award in

1986
1987
1988
1989
For seeing objects at the surface of water from a submarine under water, the instrument used is

kaleidoscope
periscope
spectroscope
telescope
Water is a good solvent of ionic salts because

it has a high boiling point
it has a high dipole moment
it has a high specific heat
it has no colour
The battle tanks designed and developed by the Defence Research and Development Organization in collaboration with Heavy Vehicles Factory and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited are

Vijayanta
T-55 and T-72
Arjun
All of the above
India has

largest turmeric production
largest tea production
largest ginger production
All of the above
What were the main factors responsible for World War I?

Nationalism and imperialism
Militarism and entangling alliances
Mutual rivalry, hatred and distrust within the countries
All of the above
The headquarter of the International Court of Justice are at

Geneva
The Hague
Rome
Vienna
Numismatics is the study of

coins
numbers
stamps
space
Which are the main crops of Arunachal Pradesh?

Rice, maize, millet, wheat, mustard
Rice, tobacco, oilseeds, jute, cotton
Tea, jute, rice, cotton, silk
None of the above
The sacred place for Buddhists is

Lumbini (Nepal) where Buddha was born
Bodh Gaya (Bihar) where Buddha received enlightenment
Kusinagara (UP) where Buddha attained Nirvana
All of the above
Oscar Awards are conferred annually by

Academy of Motion Pictures, arts and sciences, USA
Government of United States
Hollywood Foreign Press Association
None of the above
Dr. Zakir Hussain was

the first Muslim president of India
first vice president of India
first president of Indian National Congress
first speaker of Lok Sabha
Vijayalakshmi Pandit was

the first women minister of an Indian state (UP)
the first women to become president of the UN General Assembly
the first Indian women Ambassador to Moscow
All of the above
The chief administrative office of the UNO, which co-ordinates and supervises the activities of the UNO, is

the International court of justice
the General Assembly
the secretariat
the Trusteeship council
India's first indigenously built submarine was

INS Savitri
INS Shakti
INS Delhi
INS Vibhuti
When did Christopher Columbus discovered the West Indies?

1455 AD
1492 AD
1139 AD
1556 AD
The highest rank in Army is that of

Brigadier
General
Lieutenant General
Major General
National Anthem was first sung on

December 27, 1911 during the Indian National Congress Session at Calcutta
January 24, 1950 by the Constituent Assembly of India
January 26, 1959 by the Government of India
None of the above
Which of the following inventions were done by Thomas Alva Edison?

Incandescent lamp
Phonograph C (Gramophone) and microphone
Carbon telephone transmitters
All of the above
The national museum is located at

Mumbai
Lucknow
New Delhi
Pune
Robert Koch worked on

tuberculosis
cholera
malaria
diabetes
G-15 is an economic grouping of

First World Nations
Second World Nations
Third World Nations
Fourth World Nations
The Territorial Army was established in

1962
1948
1920
1953
The first women to climb Mt. Everest was

Junko Taibei
Karoline Mikkelson
Valentina Tereshkova
None of the above
How many medals came into the account of India during the last Commonwealth Games in 2002 at Manchester?

32
24
69
16
When did the USSR formally disintegrates into 15 republics?

1991
1992
1993
1994
The headquarter of Asian Development Bank is located in which of the following cities

Jakarta
Singapore
Bangkok
Manila
Karl Marx's ideology advocated

a classed unique society
a united society
a classed society
None of the above
Which of the following are the member countries of the commonwealth?

Australia, Tonga, UK and Zimbabwe
Nigeria, Pakistan, India, Jamaica and Singapore
Mauritius, Maldives, Ghana, Bangladesh
All of the above
The only Indian woman who become President of the World Health Organisation so far is/was

Smt. Kamala Devi Chattopadhyaya
Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur
Smt. Vijayalakshmi Pandit
Dr. Sushila Nayar
Satyajit Ray received Magsaysay Award for journalism, literature and creative communication arts in

1963
1965
1966
1967
Fathometer is used to measure

Earthquakes
Rainfall
Ocean depth
Sound intensity
Tiger Woods is associated with which of the following sports?

Table tennis
Tennis
Golf
Boxing
The five intertwined rings or circles on the Olympic Flag made of white silk are

from right to left blue, yellow, black, green and red respectively
from left to right blue, yellow, black, green and red respectively
from right to left blue, black, green, red and yellow respectively
from left to right yellow, red, green, black and blue respectively
If the plane of the earth's equator were not inclined to the plane of the earth's orbit

the year would be longer
the winters would be longer
there would be no change of seasons
the summers would be warmer
What was the purpose of EFTA (European Free Trade Association)?

To remove all tariffs on trade of industrial goods between the member countries
To aid the creation of a single west European market to help boost world trade
both (a) and (b)
None of the above
The Melgbattiger reserve is in

Assam
Maharashtra
Karnataka
Orissa
Lhasa airport at Tibet is the World's

largest airport
highest airport
lowest airport
busiest airport
When was Mona Lisa painted by Leonardo da Vinci?

1431 AD
1492 AD
1504 AD
1556 AD
The News Agency "Associated Press" is of

Indonesia
America
Bangladesh
China
The agreement according to which the UK, the USA and the former USSR cannot assist other countries in acquiring technology to develop nuclear weapons, is known as

Izmir Treaty
Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT)
both (a) and (b)
None of the above
For galvanizing iron which of the following metals is used?

Aluminium
Copper
Lead
Zinc
The UN charter was ratified in 1945 by

25 nations
29 nations
33 nations
37 nations
The company that has acquired interest in different industries by taking over or merging with other companies, is called

collateral
coalition
conglomerate
None of the above
India played its first cricket Test Match in

1922
1932
1942
1952
What is the normal red blood count per cubic mm?

2 million red blood cells
3 million red blood cells
4 million red blood cells
5 million red blood cells
The legislature of Sikkim is

Unicameral
Bicameral
Polycameral
None of the above
Of the various agencies related to the United Nations, the one that has the longest period is

International Labour Organisation
Universal Postal Union
World Health Organisation
World Meteorological Organisation
Which of the following agencies related to the United Nation was in existence before the Second World War?

Food and Agricultural Organisation
International Labour Organisation
World Health Organisation
International Monetary Fund
The Olympic Flame was lit for the first time at the Amsterdam stadium in

1981
1928
1938
1948
The 'Red Triangle' symbol denotes

Air India
family planning
culture and civilization
None of the above
Economic goods are

all commodities that are limited in quantity as compared to their demand
Commodities that is available according to their demand
Commodities that is available more as compared to demand
None of the above
Uttaranchal has international boundary with ____ in north, north-east and eastern side.

China
Nepal
both (a) and (b)
None of the above
The first Indian and Asian to receive the Noble Prize in Physics was

C.V. Raman
Mother Teresa
Rabindranath Tagore
S. Chandrasekhar
India has been represented as a non-permanent member of the Security Council (UNO) during

1972-73
1984-85
1991-92
All of the above
What is the population density of Andhra Pradesh?

275/sq km
13/sq km
340/sq km
154/sq km
The lower limit of perpetual snow in mountains such as the Himalayas is termed as the

tree line
timber line
snow line
boundary line
Judicature (High Court) of Rajasthan is at

Jodhpur
Jaipur
Udaipur
Jaiselmer
Which languages are spoken in Nagaland?

Konyak, Naga
English
Khasi and Garo
None of the above
The significance of peace is denoted by which of the following symbol?

Olive branch
Green light
Lotus
Red flag
P.T. Usha, who came close to bagging a bronze finished fourth in ____ in 1984 Olympics.

400 m final
800 m final
400 m hurdle
the marathon
For purifying drinking water alum is used

for coagulation of mud particles
to kill bacteria
to remove salts
to remove gases
The trophy know by the name of Grand Prix is associated with

table tennis
lawn tennis
table tennis and lawn tennis
table tennis, lawn tennis and shooting
The first Dada Saheb Phalke Award, given in 1969, was received by

Devika Rani
Pankaj Mullick
Kanan Devi
Sohrab Modi
How many Lok Sabha seats does Goa have?

16
2
11
15
When there is a decrease in the concentration of oxygen in the blood, the breathing rate

increases
decreases
first increases and then decreases
is not affected
The instrument used to measure electric current is

ammeter
electrometer
galvanometer
spectrometer
Kolleru Pelicanary situated at Elluru, Andhra Pradesh has reserves of

elephant, tiger, panther, sambar
pelicans, painted stroke
chital, sambar, chinkara, wild birds
elephant, leopard, tiger, garu, nilgai
Which is the state with largest urban population?

West Bengal
Maharashtra
Kerala
Goa
The objective of India's space programme was

mass communication and education via satellite
survey and management of natural resources
development of indigenous satellites and satellite launch vehicles
All of the above
Photophobia is

a disease cause by too much sunlight
abnormal intolerance of light
the adjustment of the eye for light
the ability to perceive light
Hockey was introduced in the Asian Games in

1958 in Tokyo
1962 in Jakarta
1966 in Bangkok
1970 in Bangkok
Value Added Tax (VAT) is

indirect tax levied at each stage of production and distribution, from the primary produce to the retailer
tax calculated on the selling price, but in declaring the liability to the government, the seller is allowed to deduct any tax paid by him when he bought the goods
both (a) and (b)
None of the above
The command from a superior officer or a judge to a subordinate right given to a person to act in the name of another, is

Mandamus
Mandate
Manifesto
Modvat
In Air Force, Air Commodore has one rank higher than

Squadron Leader
Air Vice-Marshal
Group Captain
Air Marshal
What is the duration of football match?

Two 15 minute period with a reset at half time
Two 25 minute period with a reset at half time
Two 35 minute period with a reset at half time
Two 45 minute period with a reset at half time
The helicopter fleet of Air Force consists of

Chetak
Cheetah
MI-8s, MI-17s, MI-26
All of the above
Light Year is related to

energy
speed
distance
intensity
Which of the following are the important sects of Islam?

Catholics and Protestants
Sunnis and Shias
Mahayana and Hinayan
None of the above
The number of permanent members of the UN Security Council is

3
4
5
6
Pressure cooker cooks rice faster because

it always lets the steam escape
high pressure crushes the hard covering of rice grains
it does not let the heat energy escape easily
high pressure raises the boiling point of water
ESCAP stands for

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific
European Society Council for Africa and Pacific
Economic and Social Commission for Africa and Pacific
None of the above
Tripura is surrounded by ____ in the east

Assam
Mizoram
both (a) and (b)
Bangladesh
The Awards conferred by the Hollywood Foreign press Association which is given annually for creditable efforts in film direction, are

Golden Bear Award
Oscar Award
Owen Global Prize
Golden Globe Award
How much districts are there in Tamil Nadu?

26
27
28
32
When did Ashoka became emperor of India?

336 BC
375 BC
279 BC
264 BC
The Infantry school (Army) is situated at

Mhow
Deolali
Bareilly
Pune
Liquid asset is

a type of asset that is in cash in the current account of the commercial bank
a type of asset that is in the form of a deposit in the current account of the commercial bank
either of these
None of the above
Where is the sports stadium, Green Park, located?

Kanpur
Jamshedpur
Cuttack
Patiala
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, awards the Nobel Prize in

physics
economics
chemistry
both (a) and (c)
The ancient Olympics Games came to a sudden end when the Roman Emperor Theodosius banned them as paper manifestations. The modern Olympic Games were received after a lapse of nearly

ten centuries
twelve centuries
fifteen centuries
eighteen centuries
Firdausi was

a poet
well known for his epic 'Shahnama'
Both option A and B
None of the above
The trophy given for exemplary conduct displayed by an athlete during the Olympic games is

Mohammad Toher Trophy
Count Alberto Bonacossa Trophy
Tokyo Trophy
None of the above
The first lady Prime Minister of a country was

Srimavo Bhadaranaike (Sri Lanka)
Maria Estate Pew (Argentina)
Junko Taibei (Japan)
None of the above
How much districts are there in Meghalaya?

7
2
5
9
What was the purpose of establishing the European Economic Community (EEC)?

To promote a common market and economic prosperity among member countries
To create a single market for free import and export among
both (a) and (b)
None of the above
The headquarter of a few agencies related to the UN are located in Vienna, which is in

Austria
Belgium
Denmark
Sweden
Jeevan Rekha (Life line) express is

first hospital on wheels in the world
first railway express
oldest train
None of the above
Which Bank has the maximum number of branches?

ICICI Bank
HDFC Bank
State Bank of India
State Bank of Patiala
The prize winning title of Arundhati Roy for Booker's Prize in 1997 was

Amsterdam
The God of Small Things
Disgrace
Last Orders
Reproductive cells in human beings are produced

in greater numbers for a longer period of time in the male
for a longer period in the female than in male
in equal number in both sexes
in greater numbers by the female than by the male
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is at

Darjeeling
Dehradun
Marmago
Dispur
Toxin is a poisonous substance produce by

some higher plants
certain animals
pathogenic bacteria
All of the above
The common pesticides which are in use consist of

PCBs
organochlorines
olefins
heterocyclic compounds
How many Dynes are there in 1 gram weight?

900
375
981
250
Where did 2010 Commonwealth Games took place?

Beijing, China.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Victoria, Canada
New Delhi, India
The Law of Natural Selection is associated with

Dalton
Darwin
Kepler
Mendel
Lata Mangeshkar holds the world record for maximum number of ____

song recordings
singing songs
songs composing
None of the above
When was table tennis introduced in Olympics?

1896 at Athens
1988 at Seoul
1924 at Paris
1924 at Seoul
The 'pulse' of the aquatic environment can be ascertained by measuring

nitrogen
oxygen
alkalinity
conductivity
Study of earthquakes is known as

ecology
seismology
numismatics
None of the above
Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit was

a German Physicist
developed the mercury thermometer in 1714
devised temperature scale
All of the above
Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary at Tamil Nadu has reserves of

wild ass, wolf, nilgai, chinkara
important bird sanctuary
pantha, chital, sloth bear, wolf
elephant, deer, wild boar, crocodile, crangetic dolphin
The dance in Himachal Pradesh, performed indoor, solo or dust, especially when life comes to a standstill during cold winter is

Luddi dance
Munzra
Giddha parhaun
Rouf
In big cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai police is headed by a

Commissioner of Police
Inspector General of Police
Deputy Inspector General of Police
None of the above
What is the literacy rate of Chhattisgarh?

47.53 per cent
65.18 per cent
82.32 per cent
60.91 per cent
The Indian space programme began in

1961
1962
1965
1969
On August 1, 2003, the total strength of India's armed forces approximate to

13,92,000
10,92,000
71,500
1,32,000
Which is the associated sport of Bombay Gold Cup?

Basketball
Weightlifting
Hockey
Football
The range of R.B.C to W.B.C in the human body is

15 : 500
10 : 500
5 : 500
1 : 500
The 2005 Australian Open Tennis Championship titles for men's and women's singles were won, respectively by

Pete Sampras and Steffi Graf
Rafael Nadal and Venus Williams
Andre Agassi and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
Marat Safin and Serena Williams
During the first crusade, crusaders reached Jerusalem and captured it in

1000 AD
1099 AD
1200 AD
1515 AD
The term of office of a Judge of the International Court of Justice is

five years
six years
nine years
ten years
The battle tanks that have been modernized to keep pace with the latest technology development is

Vijayanta
T-55 and T-72
Arjun
All of the above
Indian Institute of Petroleum is located at

Dehradun
Kolkata
Dhanbad
New Delhi
What is the covered area of Gujarat state?

3,702 sq. km
1,35,100 sq. km
1,96,024 sq. km
94,163 sq. km
The influx of domestic sewage containing detergents cause nutrient enrichment in water bodies due to the presence of

carbonates
nitrates
phosphates
silicates
John F. Kennedy was

one the most popular Presidents of USA
the first Raman Catholic President
writer of Why England slept and Profile in Courage
All the above
Which is the place of worship for Judoists?

Synagogue
First temple
No church or temple
Monastery
The official language of the Government of India is

English
Malayalam
Hindi
Marathi
Penicillin was invented by

Dr Jonas E. Salk
Gregory Mendal
Paul Ehrlich
A. Fleming
Dr. Linus Carl Pauling is the only person to have won two Nobel prizes individually for

Chemistry in 1954, Peace Prize in 1962
Peace Prize in 1954, Chemistry in 1962
Physics in 1954, Medicine in 1962
Medicine in 1954, Physics in 1962
UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) was established in

1919
1957
1945
1946
The first Asian Games were held in 1951 at

New Delhi, India
Manila, Philippines
Tokyo, Japan
Jakarata, Indonesia
In which of the following team events India got a Gold Medal at the 2002 Asian Games?

Kabaddi
Hockey
4 x 200 m Relay
4 x 100 m Relay
What is the capital of Dadra and Nagar Haveli?

Daman
Silvassa
Dispur
Shilling
The member states of European Union are

Belgium, Denmark, France and Greece
The Federal Republic of Germany, Republic of Ireland, Italy
Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, UK
All of the above
Jesus Christ was crucified in

4 BC
4 AD
20 AD
1 AD
Which is the sacred text of Hinduism?

The Vedas
The Bhagavad Gita
The epics of the Mahabharata and the Ramayana
All of the above
The number of chromosomes in human body is

42
44
46
48
Super conductivity is a phenomenon in which the resistance of a substance

increases with temperature
decreases with temperature
does not change with temperature
becomes zero at very low temperature
Free market is

a condition in the international market where nations do not impose customs duty or other taxes on import of goods
market where the price of a commodity is determined by free play of the forces of supply and demand
ports that are exempted from payment of customs duty on articles of commerce, primarily to encourage tourism
None of the above
The Treaty of Versailles was signed in

1917
1918
1919
1920
The chemical name of Vitamin B is

nicotinamide
ascorbic acid
riboflavin
thiamine
In which year during World War I, USA declared war on Germany, Britain defeated Turkey and captured Baghdad and Jerusalem?

1917
1918
1919
1920
What is the literacy rate of West Bengal?

69.22 per cent
72.29 per cent
51.33 per cent
70.13 per cent
The height of the net in the center of the tennis court is

2 ft. 10 inches
2 ft. 11 inches
2 ft. 1 inch
3 ft. 2 inches
National institute of Mental Health is located at

Coonor (Tamil Nadu)
Chandigarh
New Delhi
Bangalore
Which amongst the following mammals has the metabolic rate in terms of oxygen consumption (mm3/g hour)?

Dog
Mouse
Rabbit
Rat
The purest form of water can be obtained from

a deep tubewell
a running stream
a hot water spring
a heavy shower of rain
The Africa fund (Action for Resisting Invasion, Colonialism and Apartheid) under India's leadership was instituted by

UNO
SAARC
NAM
the Commonwealth
East Timor, which became the 191st member of the UN, is in the continent of

Asia
Africa
Europe
South America
The temporary suspension of hostilities by mutual consent in order to stout a peace negotiation is called

arbitration
asylum
armistice
apartheid
The first Indian actress to have been nominated to the Rajya Sabha was

Nargis Dutt
Hema Malini
Jaya Prada
None of the above
In 1947, Algeria became politically unified with France but the 80 percent population revolted against French domination

Muslim
Hindu
Christian
Jain
What is the circumference of table tennis ball?

3.71-3.82 cm
4.72-4.82 cm
2.72-2.82 cm
None of the above
The last or 13th NAM (Non-aligned Movement) conference was held on

September 2000 at Jakarta (Indonesia)
September 2001 at Cartagene
September 2002 at Durban
September 2003 at Kuala Lumper
Jharia (Jharkhand) is famous for

sports goods
copper mines
coal mines
gold mines
When was Mandela inaugurated as first black President?

1994
1999
2000
None of the above
The Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports is located at

Bangalore
Kolkata
Darjeeling
Patiala
Rohinton Baria Trophy is associated with

football
hockey
cricket 'Inter-University'
inter-university sports and athletics
Free surface of a liquid behaves like a sheet and tends to contract to the smallest possible area due to the

force of adhesion
force of friction
centrifugal force
force of cohesion
The UN Flag is made up of

the white UN Emblem is super-imposed on a light blue background
the red UN Emblem is super-imposed on white background
the light blue UN Emblem is super-imposed on white background
None of the above
The first NAM (Non-Aligned Movement) conference was held at

Belgrade (Yugoslavia)
Caire (Egypt)
Lusaka (Zambia)
Algeria (Algeria)
In UNO, the new members are admitted to the General Assembly on the recommendation of ____ and ____ the members of the General Assembly should vote in favour.

Security Council; two-thirds
Security Council; one-third
International Court of Justice; two-thirds
International Court of Justice; one-third
What is the capital of Jharkhand?

Raipur
Dehradun
Ranchi
None of the above
The largest airport in the world is

Palam Airport
Indira Gandhi International Airport
Cochin International Airport
King Khalid International Airport
Nalanda is located at

Gujarat
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Near Patna, Bihar
Near Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Which among the sources of energy tapped in India has shown the largest growth till the Eighth plan?

Hydro
Thermal
Gas
Nuclear
The Pilotless target aircraft, fabricated at the Aeronautical Development Establishment, Bangalore, is

Lakshya
Cheetah
Nishant
Arjun
Rangaswamy Cup is associated with

archery
cricket
football
hockey
Gopal Krishna Gokhale

started as a maths teacher and rose to the position of the principal of Ferguson College, Pune
founded the servants of India Society
served as President of the Indian National Congress in 1907
All of the above
The term used when a member of a legislature leaves his party on whose ticket he was elected to join the ruling party or the opposition, is called

floor crossing
fourth estate
fifth column
free ports
The first recipient of Bharat Ratna award in 1954 was

S. Radhakrishnan
C. Rajagopalachari
C.V. Raman
Jawaharlal Nehru
When did Hitler became President of Germany?

1934
1935
1936
1937
The main crops of Sikkim are

rice, maize, bajra, wheat, barley, cardamom
sugarcane, tobacco, wheat, rice,
chillies, oilseeds, groundnut, pepper
None of the above
National Botanical Research Institute is located at

New Delhi
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)
Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
Bangalore (Karnataka)
Which body of UNO gives advisory opinion on legal matters to the bodies and special agencies of the UNO?

The Security Council
International Court of Justice
Trusteeship Council
Secretariat
Rare Earth factory is situated in

Allepey (Kerala)
Alwaye (Kerala)
Ambernath (Maharashtra)
Avadi (Tamil Nadu)
GNLF stands for

Gorkha National Liberation Front
Gross National Liberation Form
Both option A and B
None of the above
The term hit wicket in cricket refers to

when the bowler bowls out three batsman with three successive balls
when the batsman intercepts the ball with his leg or any part of his body between the wicket
when the batsman, while hitting the ball, strikes his own wicket with his bat or body and is declared out
None of the above
The credit of developing the polio vaccine goes to

Jones Salk
Alb E. Sabin
J.L. Baird
J. Perkins
What is the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)?

Group of 53 former colonies of Britain
Group of 12 former republics of dissolved USSR
Group of 10 Latin America countries
Group of Islamic countries in Saudi Arabia region
The increased use of groundwater for irrigation purposes has led to

salinization
lowering of the water table
water logging
All of the above
Mother Teresa received the Magsaysay Award in 1962 in the area of

Community leadership
public service
journalism and literature
international understanding
Which is the highest literary award of the world?

Nobel Prize
Booker Prize
Pulitzer Prize
Magsaysay Award
Pakistan left the Commonwealth in 1972, but rejoined as 49th member of the Commonwealth in

1984
1991
1997
2000
Excessive secretion from the pituitary gland in the children results in

increased height
retarded growth
weakening of bones
None of the above
Under article 61 of the UN Charter, the membership of the Economic and Social Council was which of the following years from 27 to 54?

1963
1973
1978
1983
What is the literacy rate of Mizoram?

88.49 per cent
63.31 per cent
67.11 per cent
50.23 per cent
The headquarter of ECA (Economic Commission for Africa) are situated at

Bangkok
Geneva
Addis Ababa
Baghdad
Of the various non-conventional energy sources that are being tapped, which has the largest potential?

Water power
Wind power
Solar power
Biomass power
Which is oldest university of the world?

University of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi
University of Al-Karaouine, Morocco
None of the above
Primary rainbow is formed when light suffers

two internal refractions before emerging out of the drop
one internal refractions before emerging out of the drop
no internal refraction
either one or two internal refractions before emerging out of the drop
Fa-Hien was

the first Buddhist pilgrim of China to visit India during the reign of Chandragupta Vikramaditya
the discoverer of Puerto Rico and Jamaica
the first Buddhist pilgrim of India to visit China
None of the above
WTO, (World Trade Organization), WHO, (World Health Organization) and IDA (International Development Association) are ___ of General Assembly (UNO).

principal organs
other United Nations Organs
specialized agencies and other autonomous organization
they are independent agencies and not a part of UNO
The last month of the Saka year is

Phalguna
Chaitra
Asadha
Pausa
Missile 'prithivi' aims

to test the performance of an indigenously built heat-shield
to hit target without the help of the Air Forces
to defend a large installations like oil-fields etc. against enemy attacks
None of the above
Rana Pratap Sagar (Rajasthan) is famous for

nuclear power station
aluminum industry
brassware
sports goods
Microphone is used to convert

sound waves into electrical energy
sound waves into light rays
electrical energy into sound waves
sound waves into magnetic currents