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200 GK Questions and Answers|GK Lokam

200 GK Questions and Answers|GK Lokam

 1. In which class Buddha was born?

(a) Brahmin  (b) Kshatriya

(c) Vaisya (d) Sudra

Answer: (b)


2. Which period is referred to as the classical age of Ancient India:

(a) Mauryas (b) Kushanas

(c) Guptas (d) Haryanka

Answer: (c)

3.Who founded the Pallava dynasty?

(a) Vijayalaya (b) Mayurasarman (c)

Dantidurga (d) Simhavishnu

Answer: (d)

4.The city built by Krishna Deva Raya:

(a) Hampi  (b) Nagalpur

(c) Bhagalpur (d) Kanchi

Answer: (b)

5. In his father’s side Babur was a descendant of:

(a) Genghis Khan (b) Timur

(c) Mahmud Ghori (d) Mahmud Ghzni

Answer: (b)

6. The publication launched by Bal Gangadhar Tilak in the Marathi language:

(a) Mahratha (b) Kesari

(c) Pioneer (d) Al Hilal

Answer: (b)

7. The Viceroy who headed the interim government assumed office on 2nd September 1946:

(a)Wavell (b) Linlithgo

(c) Irwin (d) Mountbatten

Answer: (a)

8.In which year Gandhiji landed India after ending his stay in South Africa?

(a) 1915 (b) 1916

 (c) 1917 (d) 1918

Answer: (a)

9.Who put forward the ‘fourteen-point formula’?

(a) MA Jinnah (b) Nehru

(c) Gandhiji (d) Rajagopalachari

Answer: (a)

10. The year of Naval Mutiny:

(a) 1944 (b) 1945

(c) 1947 (d) 1946

Answer: d)

11. The first person who was born in the 20th Century to get Bharat Ratna is Lal Bahadur Shastri. The State in which Lal Bahadur Shastri was born:

(a) M.P. (b) Uttar Pradesh

(c) Gujarat (d) Maharashtra

Answer: (b)

12.The only state in India where uniform civil code has been implemented:

(a) Jammu & Kashmir (b) Sikkim

(c) Goa (d) Tamil Nadu

Answer: (c)

13.Who among the following enjoys the rank of a cabinet minister in the Union Cabinet?

(a) Cabinet Secretary 

(b) Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission

(c) Supreme Court Judge 

(d) Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister

Answer: (b)

14.Who is authorised to issue an order to suspend State PSC member?

(a) Governor  (b) Chief Minister

 (c)Home Minister  (d) Speaker

Answer: (a)

15.The Carthaginian General who is regarded as the greatest general of antiquity:

(a) Robert Bruce (b) Hammurabi

 (c)Hannibal (d) Julius Caesar

Answer: (c)  

16. ‘Bata’ is a famous trade name in the  field of:

(a) Battery (b) Tyres

(c) Footwears (d) Computer

Answer: (c)

17. The subjects in which Marie Curie got Nobel Prizes:

(a) Chemistry, Medicine (b) Physics, Medicine

(c) Physics, Chemistry (d) Physics, Peace

Answer: (c)

18.Orange Prize is related to:

(a) Sports (b) Literature

(c) Cinema (d) Science

Answer: (b)

19. The United Nations University is in

(a) New York (b) Tokyo

(c) London (d) Costa Rica

Answer: (b)

20. Death anniversary of Mahathma Gandhi is observed as:

(a) National rededication day   (b) National integration day

(c) Martyr’s Day                             (d) None of these

Answer: (c)

21. The place in Rajasthan famous for camel hair products:

(a) Kota (b) Bikaner 

(c) Jaipur (d) Pokhran

Answer: (b)

22. Alexandria is on the banks of:

(a) Nile (b) Congo 

(c) Zambezi (d) Orange

Answer: (a)

23. The highest waterfall in the world is Salto Angel. It is in:

(a)USA (b) Canada 

(c) Laos (d) Venezuela

Answer: (d)

24. The city of Golden Temple:

(a) Amritsar (b) Delhi

(c) Madurai (d) Bhuvaneswar

Answer: (a)

25. Peking is now known as:

(a) Moscow (b) Leningrad 

(c) Beijing (d) Ho Chi Minh City n

Answer: (c)

26. Instrument used to measure electrical potential difference between two points:

(a) Viscometer (b) Tonometer

(c) Volt meter (d) Watt meter

Answer: (c)

27. The basic unit of distance as per the International Bureau of Weights and Measures

(a) Kilometre (b) Mile

(c) Foot (d) Metre

Answer: (d)

28. Volume of liquid is measured in:

(a) Litre (b) Gram

(c) Metre (d) Yard

Answer: (a)

29. The material used for the bomb dropped in Nagasaki:

(a) Plutonium (b) Thorium

(c) Uranium (d) None of these

Answer: (a)

30. Which human organ is first affected by nuclear radiation?

(a) Brain (b) Liver

(c) Heart (d) Kidney

Answer: (a )

31.The roots that contain chlorophyll capable of photosynthesis?

(a) Stilt roots (b) Assimilatory roots

(c) Prop roots (d) Vehimen roots

Answer: (b)

32. Halophytes are plants that grow in .......

(a) Salt water (b) Deserts

(c) Trees (d) Mountains

Answer: (a)

33. The plant hormone that is useful for the formation of roots:

(a) Florigen (b) Auxin

 (c) Cytokinins (d) Oestrogen

Answer: (c)

34.In which organ Ammonia is converted to Urea?

(a) Heart  (b) Kideny

(c) Liver (d) Pancreas

Answer: (c)

(a) Johanson  (b) Jean Lamarch

(c) Grigor Mendel (d) Aristotle

Answer: (b)

36.Charles Darwin made his observations in ........island.

(a) Cook (b) Falkland

(c) Corsica (d) Galapagos

Answer: (d)

37.The nearest planet to Earth:

(a) Mars (b) Mercury 

(c) Jupiter (d) Venus

Answer: (d)

38. Leika became the first animal sent to space in the year:

(a) 1960 (b) 1957 

(c) 1958 (d) 1959

Answer: (b)

39.Which country has the largest number of time zones including the dependant territories?

(a) Russia (b) France 

(c) China (d) United Kingdom

Answer: (b)

40.The equatorial diameter of the earth is

(a) 12756 (b) 12714 

(c) 6378 (d) 6357

Answer: (a)

41.Heathrow airport is in:

(a) London (b) New York 

(c) Chicago (d) Paris

Answer: (a)

42.The first country to make ceramic wares:

(a) India (b) Egypt

(c) China (d) Greece

Answer: (c)

43.In Rajasthan, Panchayat Raj system was introduced in

(a) 1950 (b) 1959

(c) 1960 (d) 1964

Answer: (b)

44.The major part of the Western Ghats lies in the state of:

(a) Tamil Nadu (b) Karnataka

(c) Kerala (d) Goa

Answer: (b)

45.Which religion belongs to the Lotus Temple in New Delhi?

(a) Sikh (b) Parsi

(c) Bahai (d) Jain

Answer: (c)

46.Jayasamhita is the old name of:

(a) Ramayan (b) Rig Veda

(c) Bhagavat Gita (d) Mahabharat

Answer: (d)

47. “Be proud that you are an Indian, proudly claim that I am an Indian, every Indian is my brother”These words are related to:

(a) Gandhiji (b) Vivekananda

(c) Dayanand Saraswathy (d) Bal gangadhar Tilak

Answer: (b)

48.The first film star to become the Chief Minister of an Indian state:

(a) NT Rama Rao (b) Sivaji Ganeshan

 (c) MGRamachandran (d) Satrughnan Sinha

Answer: (c)

49. The year of the oath of “Koonan Kurissu’:

(a) 1653 (b) 1599 

(c) 1663 (d) 1661

Answer: (a)

50. In connection with which event, Gandhiji visited Kerala for the second time, in 1925?

(a)Vaikom Satyagraha         (b) Guruvayur Satyagraha

(c) Paliyam Satyagraha      (d) Wagon tragedy

Answer: (a)

51. Which river was called “the English channel in India’ as it separated the British and French-occupied territories?

(a) Mayyazhi river (b) Chaliyar

(c) Kavvayi (d) Chandragiri

Answer: (a)

52. EMS became the Chief Minister of Kerala in the years:

(a) 1956, 1967 (b) 1957, 1967

(c) 1957, 1965 (d) 1947, 1957

Answer: (b)

53. The southernmost sanctuary in Kerala:

(a) Peppara (b) Neyyar

(c) Shendurny (d) None of these

Answer: (b)

54. Who among the following was instrumental in the publication of Rajyasamacharam?

(a) Itty Achuthan  (b) Dr. Palpu

(c) C.V.Raman Pillai (d) Hermen Gundert

Answer: (d)

55. The first deputy speaker of the Kerala Legislative Assembly:

(a) Sankaranarayan Thampy (b) Rosamma Punnoose

(c) P.T.Chacko (d) Ayisha Bhai

Answer: (d)

56. Gravitational force is minimum in:

(a) Poles  (b) Equator

(c) Temperate region (d) None of these

Answer: (b)

57. The process of converting of one element into another:

(a) Reduction (b) Oxidation

(c) Transmutation  (d) Migration

Answer: (c)

58. Geiger Counter is used to determine:

(a) Radioactivity (b) Gravitational force (c)

Magnetic flux (d) Resonance

Answer: (a)

59. Electricity is a flow of......

(a) Protons  (b) Neutrons

(c) Electrones  (d) None of these

Answer: (c)

60. The second most ductile element:

(a) Copper (b) Iron

(c) Tungsten (d) Silver

Answer: (c)

61. Which metal is contained in Insulin?

(a) Zinc (b) Magnisium

(c) Lithium (d) Barium

Answer: (a)

62.Example of neutral solution:

(a) Chloroform (b) Vinegar

(c) Water (d) Urine

Answer: (c)

63.Who is the father of Mutation theory?

(a) Darwin  (b) Lamarch

(c) Hugo De Vries (d) Mendel

Answer: (c)

64.Who coined the word ‘Gene’?

(a) Gregor Mendel  (b) Lamarch

(c) Johanson (d) Bateson

Answer: (c)

65. ‘Stratosphere Giant, the tallest tree in the world, is in:

(a) USA (b) Russia

(c) China (d) France

Answer: (a)

66.Annual rings are helpful to determine the .......of trees?

(a) height  (b) Genus

(c) Yield (d) age

Answer: (d)

67.Who discovered Vaccination?

(a) Louis Pasteur (b) Edward Jenner

(c) Ronald Ross (d) William Harvey

Answer: (b)

68.The first test tube baby in India:

(a) Indira (b) Durga

(c) Aastha (d) Louis Brown

Answer: (b)

69.‘Struggle for Existence’ is one of the main concepts of:

(a) Special Creation Theory        (b) Evolution Theory

(c) Mutation Theory                     (d) Lamarchism

Answer: (b)

70.Artificial heart was discovered by:

(a) Christian Bernard (b) William Harvey

(c) William Kolf (d) Robert Jarvic

Answer: (c)

71.Anatoly Carpov earned fame as a ........ player:

(a) Basketball (b) Polo

(c) Tennis  (d) Chess

Answer: (d)

72. John Maynard Keynes was an economist belonged to:

(a) Britain (b) France

(c) Russia (d) USA

Answer: (a)

73.How many members are nominated by the president to the Rajya Sabha:

(a) 14 (b) 12

(c) 2 (d) 10

Answer: (b)

74.Lok Sabha is also known as:

(a) House of Elders (b) House of People 

(c)Council of States (d) House of Leaders

Answer: (b)

75.The first amendment of the Constitution was included in ..... Schedule of the


(a) Tenth (b) Ninth

(c) Seventh (d) Sixth

Answer: (b)

76.What was the real name of Dayanand Saraswathy?

(a) Mul Sankar (b) Narendranath

(c) Gadhadhar (d) Moniya

Answer: (a)

77. Who gave the slogan ‘Dilli Chalo”?

(a) Gandhiji                                  (b) Bhagat Singh

(c) Subhas Chandra Bose        (d) Jawaharlal Nehru

Answer: (c)

78. In which year Gandhiji attended the Congress session for the first time?

(a) 1899 (b) 1900

(c) 1901 (d) 1902

Answer: (c)

79. The last Viceroy of British India:

(a)Wavell (b) Linlithgo

(c) Wellington (d) Mountbatten

Answer: (d)

80.Adisankara attained samadhi at Badrinath in:

(a) 820  (b) 825

(c) 840  (d) 850

Answer: (a)

81. Tulsidas was a contemporary of:

(a) Babur (b) Akbar

(c) Shah Jehan (d) Aurangazeb

Answer: (b)

82.The ninth Sikh guru who was killed by Aurangazeb:

(a) Arjan Dev (b) Har Rai

(c) Harkishan (d) Teg Bahadur

Answer: (d)

83.Who authored ‘Panchatantra’?

(a) Vishnugupta (b) Vishnu Sharma (c)

Kalidas (d) Bhasa

Answer: (b)

84.Who founded the Sunga dynasty?

(a) Pushyamitra (b) Brihadratha

(c) Devabhuti (d) Agnimitra

Answer: (a)

85.Who is regarded as the first Thirthankara of Jainism?

(a) Mahavira. (b) Parswanatha

(c) Bhadrabahu (d) Rishabha

Answer: (d)

86.In which Indian State Pahari language is spoken?

(a) Assam (b) Bihar

(c) Jharkhand (d) Himachal Pradesh

Answer: (d)

87.Rajiv Gandhi was born in:

(a) Allahabad (b) New Delhi

(c) Mumbai (d) Dehra Dun

Answer: (c)

88.Where is the headquarters of CAPART (Council for Advancedment of People’s Action and Rural Technology)?

(a) New Delhi (b) Mumbai

(c) Hyderabad  (d) Kolkata

Answer: (a)

89.Cotton textiles industry in India was started with the establishment of a textile mill in 1818 at Fort Glaster near ......

(a) Kolkata (b) New Delhi

(c) Mumbai (d) Ahmedabad

Answer: (a)

90.The slowest train in India connects Mettuppalayam and ......

(a) Coimbatore (b) Chennai

(c) Salem (d) Udagamandalam

Answer: (d)

91.Yercaud is a hill station in ...... in Shevaroy Hills .

(a) Tamil Nadu (b) Karnataka

(c) Andhra Pradesh (d) Orissa

Answer: (a)

92.Buddhist stupa at Bodh Gaya is on the banks of the river:

 (a) Falgu (b) Kshipra

(c) Narmada (d) Indravati

Answer: (a)

93.Which is regarded as the head stream of Ganga?

(a) Alakananda (b) Nandakini

(c) Bhagirathi (d) Dhauliganga

Answer: (c)

94.In which language the holy scriptures of Hinduism is originally written?

(a) Hindi (b) Sanskrit

(c) Sanskrit  (d) Pali

Answer: (c)

95.What fraction of the total area of the land area of the world is occupied by India?

(a) 1/32 (b) 1/52 

(c) 1/42 (d) 1/24

Answer: (c)

96.Decimal system was originated in:

(a) China (b) India 

(c) Greece (d) Egypt

Answer: (b)

97.In which country the first telephone exchange was established?

(a)USA (b) UK 

(c) France (d) Germany

Answer: (a)

98...... is the angular distance of a place north or south of equator:

(a) Longitude  (b) Latitude

(c) Meridian (d) Altitude

Answer: (b)

99.The longest night in northern hemisphere:

(a) September 23 (b) June 21

(c) December 22 (d) March 21

Answer: (c)

100.Reserve Bank of India which was started in 1935 nationalised in:

(a) 1946 (b) 1947 

(c) 1948 (d) 1949An

Answer: (d)

101.In which novel Sherlock Holmes appearing for the first time?

(a) A Study in Scarlet (b) Casino Royale

 (c) Dr.No (d) The Valley of Fear

Answer: (a)

102.Intelligence test is related to:

(a) Sigmund Freud (b) Asimov

(c) Binet (d) Frobel

Answer: (c)

103.In Roman numeration ‘D’ indicates:

(a) 50 (b) 100 

(c) 1000 (d) 500

Answer: (d)

104. Who led Manhattan Project to make the first atom bomb?

(a) Oppenheimer (b) Einstein

(c) Fermi (d) Samuel Cohen

Answer: (a)

105.The first to isolate aluminium from bauxite:

(a) Oesterd (b) Wohler

(c) Charles Martin Hall (d) Henry Bessemer

Answer: (c)

106.Water has minimum density at ..... degree celcius.

(a) 0           (b) 4 

(c) 10         (d) 1

Answer: (a)

107. Which indicates the efficiency of burning of petroleum in engines:

(a) Mach number (b) Knocking number

(c) Octane number (d) None of these

Answer: (c)

108.Acids turn blue litmus into .....

(a) Black  (b) Yellow 

(c) Red      (d) Green

Answer: (c)

109.The gas filled in balloons used for weather monitoring:

(a) Hydrogen (b) Oxygen

(c) Helium  (d) Nitrogen

Answer: (c)

110.The Galaxy to which the Sun is belonged:

(a) Andromeda (b) Milky Way

(c) Sirius            (d) Nebula

Answer: (b)

111.The motion of the earth round sun is called:

(a) Rotation (b) Revolution

(c) solstice (d) Orbit

Answer: (b)

112.The standard time of a country depends on:

(a) Tropic of Cancer           (b) Tropic of Capricorn

(c) Greenwich Line              (d) Equator

Answer: (c)

113.The deepest point on the earth’s ocean floor:

(a) Challenger deep        (b) Java Trench

(c) Diamantina                 (d) Warton

Answer: (a)

114.The Nepalese name of mount Everest:

(a) Chomolungma (b) Sagarmatha

(c) Gowrisankaram (d) Qagir

Answer: (b)

115.The capital of Pakistan when it formed in 1947:

(a) Karachi (b) Lahore

 (c) Dhaka  (d) Islamabad

Answer: (a)

116.Apostolic Palace is the official residence of:

(a) Pope (b) British Queen

(c) Russian President (d) French President

Answer: (a)

117.Hatshepsut is the first woman ruler in the world history. She belonged to:

(a) Egypt (b) China

(c) Persia (d) Mesopotamia

Answer: (a)

118.Charles de Gaul air port is in:

(a) Tokyo (b) London

(c) New York (d) Paris

Answer: (d)

119.Pulitzer Prize is given by Colombia University in:

a) Britain (b) France

(c) Germany (d) USA

Answer: (d)

120.The main language of Brazil:

a) Spanish (b) English

(c) Portuguese  (d) Dutch

Answer: (c)

121.The number of languages in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution:

(a) 22 (b) 18 

(c) 21 (d) 24

Answer: (a)

122. The river which originates near Mahabaleswar in Maharashtra:

(a) Kaveri (b) Godavari

(c) Krishna (d)Mahanadi

Answer: (c)

123.Which state has the largest forest area?

(a) Kerala (b) Andhra Pradesh

 (c) Uttar Pradesh (d) Madhya Pradesh

Answer: (d)

124.Ranikhet is a hill station in:

(a)West Bengal (b) Uttar Pradesh

 (c) Uttarakhand (d) Himachal Pradesh

Answer: (c)

125.Which is called “the religious capital of India”?

(a) Rameswaram  (b) Tirupati

 (c) Dwaraka  (d) Varanasi

Answer: (d)

126.The architect who worked along with Edwin Lutyens for the construction of Parliament Building Complex:

(a) Herbert Baker (b) Henri Irwin

(c) William Emerson (d) Le Courbusier

Answer: (a)

127. Which river is mentioned for the largest number of times in Rig Veda?

(a) Ganga (b) Indus

(c) Narmada (d) Kaveri

Answer: (b)

128.Buddha was born at:

(a) Saranath  (b) Lumbini

(c) Bodh Gaya (d) Kushinagara

Answer: (b)

129.Who was the ruler of Taxilla when Alexander invaded India?

(a) Porus (b) Bimbisara

(c) Ambhi (d) Seleucus

Answer: (c)

130.Bahmani kingdom was established during the period of:

(a) Feroz Shah Tughlaq          (b) Muhammad bin Tughlaq

(c) Ghiassuddin Tughlaq         (d) None of these

Answer: (b)

131. By race, Sher Shah is a/an:

(a) Turkish (b) Persian

(c) Afghan  (d) Chinese

Answer: (c)

132.The woman who dominated in the political scenario during the reign of Jehangir was:

(a) Mumtaz  (b) Anarkali

(c) Nur Jehan (d) Jodha Bhai

Answer: (c)

133.The founder of Asiatic Society of Bengal in 1784?

(a) AO Hume (b) Warren Hastings (c)

William Jones (d) HV Derozio

Answer: (c)

134. Bal Gangadhar Tilak published ‘Mahratha’ in .....language:

(a) Hindi (b) Marathi

(c) Urdu (d) English

Answer: (d)

135.The Viceroy when the partition of Bengal was repealed in 1911:

(a) Minto I  (b) Hardinge II

(c) Chelmsford  (d) Reading

Answer: (b)

136.The first to become the President of the Indian National Congress:

(a) Dadabhai Navroji (b) W.C.Bannerjee

(c) Gandhiji (d) A.O.Hume

Answer: (b)

137. In which year Gandhiji conducted his last Satyagraha?

(a) 1945 (b) 1946 

(c) 1947 (d) 1948

Answer: (d)

138.Who raised the slogan ‘Inquilab Zindabad’ for the first time?

(a) Lajpath Rai   (b) Subhas Chandra Bose

(c) Bhagat Singh (d) Motilal Nehru

Answer: (c)

139.In which year Congress passed the Quit India Resolution?

(a) 1945 (b) 1943 

(c) 1942 (d) 1940

Answer: (c)

140.The first Indian president to exercise franchise in Lok Sabha elections:

(a) KR Narayanan (b) Dr Radhakrishnan

(c) V.V.Giri (d) APJ Abdul Kalam

Answer: (a)

141.Who among the following Prime Ministers administrative units of India?

(a) Jawaharlal Nehru (b) Rajiv Gandhi

(c) A.B.Vajpayee  (d) None of these

Answer: (c)

142.Which Schedule was added by 74th amendment?

(a) 12th (b) 10th 

(c) 9th (d) 11th

Answer: (a)

143.The number of elected members in Rajya Sabha at present:

(a) 250 (b) 245 

(c) 240 (d) 233

Answer: (d)

144.Where is the headquarters of State Bank of India?

(a) Kolkata (b) New Delhi

(c) Mumbai (d) Chennai

Answer: (c)

145. “Breviry is soul of wit”-This statement was made by:

(a) Shakespeare (b) Churchill

(c) Russel (d) Bernard Shaw

Answer: (a)

146.Which disease is known as ‘Black death’?

(a) Plague P (b) AIDS

(c) Leprocy (d) Tuberculosis

Answer: (a)

147.Which organism has the most developed brain?

(a) Chimpanzee (b) Human

(c) Gorilla (d) Baboon

Answer: (b)

148. ‘The queen of spices’:

(a) Pepper (b) Turmeric

(c) Saffron (d) Cardomom

Answer: (d)

149.Turpentane is obtained from:

(a) Teak  (b) Ricinus

(c) Pinus (d) Bamboo

Answer: (c)

150.The first Governor of Kerala:

(a) B.Ramakrishana Rao (b) P.S.Rao

(c) V.V.Giri (d) None of these

Answer: (a)

151. Mahatma Gandhi Setu is across the river.....

(a) Ganga (b) Yamuna

(c) Sone (d) Gandak

Answer: (a)

152. Goa was formerly a ..... colony:

(a) French (b) Dutch

(c) Portuguese  (d) British

Answer: (c)

153. Which is a hydro- electric project in Jammu and Kashmir?

(a) Tehri            (b) Salal 

(c) Jayakwadi  (d) Thein

Answer: (b)

154. The city which is situated near to the centre of India:

(a) Nagpur (b) Mumbai

(c) Nasik (d) Aurangabad

Answer: (a)

155. Old names of Orissa (Odisha):

(a) Magadha, Utkala (b)Dakshina Kosala, Vaji

(c) Kalinga, Utkala (d) Kamarupa, Kalinga

Answer: (c)

156. The Ministry of EMS was the first to be dismissed under Article 356 of the constitution .It was in

(a) 1957 (b) 1959 

(c) 1958 (d) 1960

Answer: (b)

157 .In which river is Peechi Dam?

(a) Manali (b) Chaliyar

(c) Kabani (d) Pamba

Answer: (a)

158. Christine Madeleine Odette Lagarde is the new

Managing Director of:

(a) IBRD (b) IFC

(c) ADB (d) IMF

Answer: (d)

159.The venue of 2022 World Cup Football:

(a) Russia (b) Brazil

 (c) India  (d) Qatar

Answer: (d)

160.The first Life Time Achievement Award of Kerala Sahithya Pravarthaka Sahakarana Sangham was declared to Thakazhy and..........:

(a) Vayalar Ramavarma

(b) Vaikkom Muhammad Basheer

(c) Kamala Surayya

(d) Ayyappapanicker

Answer: (a)

161.The headquarters of Malabar district during the British regime:

(a) Farock (b) Kozhikode

(c) Thalassery (d) Kannur

Answer: (b)

162. The museum at East Hill in Kozhikode is named after:

(a) Sardar KM Panicker             (b) VK Krishnamenon

(c) Sakthan Thampuran            (d) Pazhassi Raja

Answer: (d)

163. Father of Plastic Surgery:

(a) Atreya (b) Charaka

(c) Susruta (d) None of these

Answer: (c)

164. The last king of Maurya dynasty:

(a) Brihadratha (b) Dhanananda

(c) Devabhuti (d) Asoka

Answer: (a)

165. The political guru of Gopala Krishna Gokhale:

(a) Dadabhai Navroji                     (b) Surendranath Bannerjee

(c) Rajaram Mohun Roy               (d) M.G.Ranade

Answer: (d)

166.Who among the following was not a member of the Constituent Assembly?

(a) SP Mukherjee (b) S Radhakrishnan

(c) KM Munshi (d) Mahathma Gandhi

Answer: (d)

167.Atal Behari Vajpayee was elected to Lok Sabha from four different administrative units of Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and ........

(a) Punjab (b) Haryana 

(c) Bihar (d) Delhi

Answer: (d)

168.How many banks were nationalised by Indira Gandhi in 1980:

(a) 14 (b) 6 

(c) 12 (d) 10

Answer: (b)

169.Who wrote ‘Hindu View of Life’?

(a) Rajendraprasad (b) Dr.Radhakrishnan

(c) KR Narayanan (d) SD Sharma

Answer: (b)

170.The year of Jallianwala Bagh Tragedy:

(a) 1920 (b) 1917 

(c) 1918 (d) 1919

Answer: (d)

171.Odontology is related to:

(a) Eyes (b) Ears 

(c) Skin (d) Teeth

Answer: (d)

172.The first computer game:

(a) Spacecraft (b) Space bar

(c) Space War (d) Space Shuttle

Answer: (c)

173.The scientific name of Lotus:

(a) Nelumbo nucifera            (b) Occimum sanctum

(c) Vitis vinifera                       (d) Oriza sativa

Answer: (a)

174.Which one of the following is an insectivorous plant?

(a) Vanda (b) Pandanus

(c) Ficus (d) Nepenthes

Answer: (d)

175. Which organ helps to balance pH value of human body?

(a) Kidney (b) Heart

(c) Liver (d) Lungs

Answer: (a)

176. “It’s better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand years as a lamb” who said this?

(a) Tipu Sultan (b) Napoleon

(c) Hitler (d) Churchill

Answer: (a)

177. The first woman with the citizenship of an Asian country to get Nobel Peace Prize:

(a) Aung San Suu Kyi (b) Mother Theresa

(c) Shirin Ebadi (d) None of these

Answer: (b)

178.The only U.N. Secretary-General who served for only one term:

(a) Javier Perez de Cuellar (b) Kofi Annan

(c) Trygve Lie   (d) Boutros Boutros-Ghali

Answer: (d)

179. World Diabetes Day:

(a) November 14 (b) November 27

(c) November 17 (d) December 1

Answer: (a)

180. Who among the following were the first Indian women athletes to take part in Olympic games?

(a) Neelima Ghosh and Mary D’Souza

(b) PT Usha and Shiny Wilson

(c) Mary D’Souza and PT Usha

(d) PT Usha and Karnam Malleswari

Answer: (a)

181. The venue of the first national games was:

(a) Kolkata (b) Bangalore

(c) Chennai (d) New Delhi

Answer: (d)

182. Lenin passed away in:

(a) 1919 (b) 1921 

(c) 1923 (d) 1924

Answer: (d)

183. Oncology is the study of:

(a) Tumours     (b) Diseases 

(c) Ants               (d) Sleep

Answer: (a)

184. Udometer is the other name of:

(a) Tachometer (b) Polygraph

(c) Rain gauge (d) Odometer

Answer: (c)

185.Why mercury is used in thermometers?

(a) Its expansion is uniform

(b) It has high density

(c) It is a bad conductor of electricity

(d) It is cheap

Answer: (a)

186.What percent of Moon can be seen from Earth?

(a) 50 (b) 51 

(c) 59 (d) 61

Answer: (c)

187.The line that separates atmosphere and outer space:

(a) Plimsol line (b) Karman line

(c) Radcliffe line (d) None of these

Answer: (b)

188.When temperature rises surface tension of water:

(a) Decreases  (b) Increases

 (c) No change (d) None of these

Answer: (a)

189.The invention related to Jack Kilby:

(a) Integrated Circuit (b) Floppy Disc

(c) Compact Disc (d) Calculator

Answer: (a)

190. Minamata disease in Japan was caused by:

(a) Lead (b) Mercury

(c) Sulphur (d) Arsenic

Answer: (b)

191.The mineral added to cement to adjust the duration of setting:

(a) Epsom (b) Sodium

(c) Lime (d) Gypsom

Answer: (d)

192.Which one of the following is not in crystalline form?

(a) Table salt (b) Blue vitriol

(c) Rubber (d) Sugar

Answer: (c)

193.Which element has the largest atom?

(a) Carbon (b) Nitrogen

(c) Sodium (d) Caesium

Answer: (d)

194.Cactus is a modified form of .....

(a) Root (b) Stem

(c) Leaf (d) None of these

Answer: (b)

195.The Rhizobium bacteria in the root nodules of Pea plants are helpful for ........ fixation:

(a) Oxygen (b) Hydrogen

(c) CO2 (d) Nitrogen

Answer: (d)

196.Coco de mer has the largest ........

(a) Leaf (b) Fruit 

(c) Seed (d) Flower

Answer: (c)

197. The word ‘Genetics’ was used for the first time by:

(a) Gregor Mendel (b) Johanson

(c) William Bateson (d) Lamarch

Answer: (c)

198.The scientist who is known as ‘Second Darwin’:

(a) Craig Venter (b) Ernest Meyr

(c) W.O. Wilson  (d) A.R. Wallace

Answer: (b)

199.Which organism has its heart in its head?

(a) Cuttle fish (b) Prawn

(c) Spider (d) Butter fly

Answer: (b)

200.Mamankom was held on the banks of the river:

(a) Periyar (b) Pamba

(c) Bharatappuzha (d) Chandragiri

Answer: (c)