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1. The Harappan seals,containing the picture of Proto-Shiva, do not depict :
(A) elephant and tiger 
(B) bull and cow
(C) rhinoceros 
(D) buffalo and deer

2. Which one of the following statements about Mohenjodaro is correct ?
(A) The houses were made of cut and polished stone
(B) Axes, chisels, knives and fish-hook were all made of iron
(C) The floor of the Great Bath was made to burnt brick
(D) Gold ornaments were unknown to the inhabitants

3. The minister who was arrested for 2G spectrum scam is :
(A) A. Raja 
(B) Suresh Kalmadi
(C) Sharad Pawar 
(D) N. Rajan

4. Arunachal Pradesh __________________ Dorjee Khandu passed away in a helicopter crash on 30th April, 2011.
(A) Finance Minister
(B) Governor
(C) Home Minister 
(D) Chief Minister

5. Mohenjodaro is also known as :
(A) mound of the Great 
(B) mound of the Survivors
(C) mound of the Living 
(D) mound of the Dead

6. The ninth mandala of the Rigvedasamhita is devoted wholly to :
(A) Urvashi and the Heaven
(B) ‘Soma’ and the god who is named after the drink
(C) Indra and his elephant
(D) Gods related to plants and drugs

7. The ‘Battle of Ten Kings’was fought on the banks of :
(A) Asikini (Chenab) 
(B) Parushni (Ravi)
(C) Vitasta (Jhelum) 
(D) Vipas (Beas)

8. During the time of Harshavardhana, a great Buddhist assembly was held at :
(A) Patliputra 
(B) Nalanda
(C) Prayag 
(D) Purushapura

10. In early ancient India, the largest urban centre was :
(A) Pataliputra 
(B) Taxila
(C) Kausambi
(D) Kanauj

11. Which of the following rulers died while playing ‘Chaugan’ ?
(A) Balban 
(B) Sher Shah
(C) Jalal-ud-din-Khilji
(D) Qutab-ud-din-Aibak

12. Who was the ruler of medieval India who is credited with the building of the Grand Trunk Road ?
(A) Babur 
(B) Sher Shar Suri
(C) Jahangir 
(D) Krishnadeva Raya

13. The first hour of every sitting of parliament is known as :
(A) Zero Hour 
(B) Discussion Hour
(C) Agenda Hour 
(D) Question Hour

14. Which Sikh guru helped the rebellious prince, Khusrau, and got executed by Jahangir ?
(A) Guru Hargovind 
(B) Guru Gobind Singh
(C) Guru Arjan Dev 
(D) Guru Tegh Bahadur

15. ‘Dev Samaj’ was founded by :
(A) Vallabh Bhai Patel 
(B) Dada Bhai Naroji
(C) Satyanand Agnihotri
(D) Ramakrishna Paramhansa

16. The British contributed to the rise of nationalism in India by :
1. introducting English language which provided Indians with a lingua franca
2. introducing modern means of transport and communication
3. excluding Indians from responsible posts and thus creating bitter feelings
4. encouraging a free press
(A) 1, 2, 3 and 4 
(B) 1, 2 and 4
(C) 1, 3 and 4 
(D) none of the above

17. In the Nagpur Session of the Congress in the year 1920, who among the following moved the main resolution on Non-Cooperation ?
(A) C. Rajagopalachari
(B) C.R. Das
(C) Madan Mohan Malaviya 
(D) Moti Lal Nehru

18. Who was the President / Chairman of Constituent Assembly ?
(A) Dr. Rajendra Prasad 
(B) B.N. Rao
(C) B.R. Ambedkar 
(D) C. Rajagopalachari

19. “Golden Handshake” is the term associated with :
(A) Share market 
(B) Investment of gold
(C) Voluntary retirement benefits 
(D) Marriage without dowry

20. Which of the following events was not associated with the year 1920 ?
(A) Gandhiji took over the leadership of Congress
(B) Non-cooperation Movement
(C) Khilafat Movement
(D) Chauri Chaura incident

21. Consider the following events :
1. Gandhi-Irwin Pact
2. First Round Table Conference
3. Simon Commission
4. Poona Pact
The correct chronological order of these is :
(A) 1, 4, 3, 2 
(B) 2, 1, 3, 4
(C) 3, 2, 3, 4 
(D) 2, 3, 1, 4

22. The Hepatitis-B; which affects liver, is actually a :
(A) Virus 
(C) Protozoan 
(D) Helminth

23. The President of the Indian National Congress at the time of Indian Independence was :
(A) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad 
(B) J.B. Kriplani
(C) Jawahar Lal Nehru 
(D) Rajendra Prasad

24. Swaraj as a national demand was first made by :
(A) Chittaranjan Das 
(B) Jawahar Lal Nehru
(C) Dada Bhai Naroji 
(D) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

25. Which of the following celestial bodies bear,‘The Sea of Tranquility’and ‘The Ocean of Storms’ ?
(A) Mars 
(B) Venus
(C) Moon 
(D) Sun

26. The difference in the duration of day and night increases as one moves from :
(A) west to east 
(B) east and west of the prime meridian
(C) poles to equator 
(D) equator to poles

27. Arrange the following gases of, the atmosphere in increasing order by volume :
I. Nitrogen 
II. Oxygen
III. Carbon dioxide 
IV. Argon
(A) I, II, III, IV 
(B) I, II, IV, III
(C) III, IV,II, I 
(D) IV, III, II, I

28. Temperate cyclones bring along with them :
(A) pleasant weather 
(B)snowfall and hail
(C) thunderstorms and torrential rainfall 
(D) mild rainfall

29. Which of the following is not a sedimentary rock ?
(A) Limestone 
(B) Marble
(C) Sandstone
(D) Shale

30. Which is the largest Gulf in the World ?
(A) The Gulf of Cambay 
(B) The Gulf of Mexico
(C) The Persian Gulf 
(D) The Strait of Hormuz

31. The ‘Water table’ refers to :
(A) the lower limit of the zone of saturation
(B) the upper limit of the zone of saturation
(C) the contact zone of permeable and impermeable rocks
(D) seepage of water into fissures lying below the earth’s surface

32. Among the following States, which one has the largest forest area ?
(A) Gujarat 
(B) Karnataka
(C) Orissa 
(D) Tamil Nadu

33. Jharkhand does not share boundary with :
(A) West Bengal 
(B) Orissa
(C) Chhattisgarh 
(D) Madhya Pradesh

34. The Tropic of Cancer passes through the States of :
1. Gujarat 
2. Jharkhand
3. Assam
4. Mizoram
(A) 1, 2 and 4 
(B) 1 and 2
(C) 1, 3 and 4 
(D) 1, 2, 3 and 4

35. Which one of the following is the southernmost city ?
(A) Bhopal 
(B) Kolkata
(C) Raipur
(D) Udaipur