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Instructions: Given below are five list of words followed by some choices. In each case, choose the alternative that you can combine with every word in that particular list to form a familiar word phrase


  Question 1

Down, aside, about, forth

A : set
B : fly
C : burn
D : take


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 2

    Over, about, after, at

    A : cross
    B : lay
    C : here
    D : go


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 3

    Forward, across, around, upon

    A : straight
    B : come
    C : fast
    D : mark


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 4

    In, down, for, out

    A : pray
    B : try
    C : grow
    D : stand


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 5

    Away, through, up, down

    A : stray
    B : come
    C : break
    D : speak


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     Correct answer is : C


  • Instructions: Given below are a few foreign language phrases that are commonly used. Choose the correct meaning for each of the phrases

      Question 6

    Prima facie

    A : the most important
    B : that which comes first
    C : at first view
    D : the face that is young


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 7

    Sine die

    A : without setting a fixed day
    B : by voice vote
    C : applying mathematical concepts to solve a difficult problem
    D : signing legal documents before death


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 8

    Bona fide

    A : identification card
    B : without doubt
    C : in good faith
    D : indispensable condition


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 9

    Status quo

    A : legally valid
    B : present condition
    C : social position
    D : side remarks


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 10

    De jure

    A : here and there
    B : as per law
    C : small details
    D : in the same place


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 11

    The Supreme Court of India upheld the decision to implement the quota for other backward glasses (OBCs) in higher educational institutions. The court, however, excluded the "creamy layer" from being a beneficiary. The reason is:

    A : Creamy layer is not an OBC; it is a forward caste
    B : Creamy layer is politically powerful
    C : It can compete with others on equal footing
    D : The inclusion of creamy layer would be unjust


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 12

    Hegde fund is a fund

    A : used for absorbing inflation
    B : used for cushioning health risks
    C : applied to minimize the risk of financial market transactions
    D : applied for absorbing the risk in commodity trading


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 13

    What does strong Rupee as against the dollar mean to India ?

    A : There is a Balance of Payments surplus
    B : Indian economy is globally respected
    C : It is a sign of economic buoyancy
    D : Income from exports is falling


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 14

    Name the latest State which declared independence in 2008

    A : Serbia
    B : Kosovo
    C : Kurdistan
    D : Tibet.


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 15

    Name the Finance Minister who presented the highest number of Budgets in the parliament so far

    A : P. Chidambaram
    B : Morarji Desai
    C : Manmohan Singh
    D : T.T. Krishnamachari


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 16

    Who is the Chairman of 13th Finance Commission constituted in 2007?

    A : Vijay Kelkar
    B : C. Rangarajan
    C : Ashok Lahiri
    D : K.C. Pant


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 17

    Indo-U.S. nuclear deal was opposed in Parliament mainly because

    A : all Indian nuclear reactors would fall under American supervision
    B : Nuclear energy sector will be dominated by American corporations
    C : Nuclear relations between India and the U.S.A will be governed by the Hyde Act
    D : The USA will dictate Indian policies


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 18

    The Indian industrialist who bought Tippu Sultan's sword in an auction in London was

    A : Vijay Mallya.
    B : Anil Ambani
    C : Amar Singh
    D : Lakshmi Mittel


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 19

    The contentious Baglihar dam is built on the river

    A : indus
    B : jheelum
    C : chenab
    D : satlez


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 20

    Which country has its richest man as the head of the Government ?

    A : The USA
    B : Italy
    C : Saudi Arabia
    D : Russia


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 21

    Who is the person known as the Father of Modern Indian Retail Trade ?

    A : Mukhesh Ambani
    B : Kishore Biyani
    C : Aditya Birla
    D : Anil Ambaaj


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 22

    The largest software service company in Asia is

    A : WIPRO
    B : INFOSYS
    C : Tata Consultancy Services
    D : Satyam Computers


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 23

    Taikonaut means

    A : a character in comic strips
    B : a character in Russian opera
    C : astronaut in China
    D : a delicious Japanese dish


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 24

    The CEO of Microsoft Corporation is

    A : Bill Gates
    B : Warren Buffett
    C : Steve Ballmer
    D : John Wallace


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 25

    The country which stands for Gross National Happiness in contradistinction to Gross National Product

    A : Sweden
    B : Switzerland
    C : Bhutan
    D : Finland


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 26

    The highest paid head of the government in the world at present is in

    A : The USA
    B : Russian Federation
    C : Singapore
    D : Japan


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 27

    The current impasse in Doha Round of Negotiations is centered around:

    A : access to cheaper drugs
    B : access to markets of developed countries
    C : agricultural subsidies provided by developed countries
    D : removal of non-tariff barriers


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 28

    The phenomenon called "Equinox" is due to the

    A : rotation of the Earth on its own axis
    B : revolution of the Earth on its inclined axis
    C : oblate-spheroid shape of the Earth
    D : gravitational pull of the planet


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 29

    The Director-General of the World Trade Organization is

    A : Renalto Ruggiero
    B : Pascal Lamy
    C : Arthur Dunkell
    D : Oliver Long


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 30

    Capital account convertibility signifies

    A : guaranteeing the right to investment to foreigners
    B : ensuring the right of buyers to make international payments
    C : ensuring free international movement of capital
    D : ensuring the right of an individual to invest in foreign capital markets


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 31

    Drinking country liquor at marriage is a custom…………. certain tribes.

    A : In
    B : Among
    C : Between
    D : With


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 32

    The struggle for justice brings ………the best of moral qualities of men.

    A : Forward
    B : About
    C : In
    D : Out


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 33

    If he………….a horse he would fly.

    A : Was
    B : Were
    C : Is
    D : Goes


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 34

    Mohan has a bad habit of……….at on odd hour.

    A : Turning up
    B : Turning in
    C : Turning over
    D : Turning Off


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 35

    He must refrain……….immoral conducts.

    A : Off
    B : Through
    C : From
    D : Against


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 36

    Read jumbled sentences carefully and then choose the option which shows the best sequence of sentences of the passage
    (i) The Collector said that the Dams should receive
    (ii) To ensure uninterrupted
    (iii) Water up to a particular level
    (iv) Supply of water for irrigation
    The best sequence is:


    A : ii, i, iv, iii
    B : i, iii, ii, iv
    C : iv, i, iii, ii
    D : ii, iv, i, iii


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 37

    Read jumbled sentences carefully and then choose the option which shows the best sequence of sentences of the passage
    (i) He loved to distribute them among small kids.
    (ii) He wore a long, loose shirt with many pockets.
    (iii) And in doing so his eyes brightened.
    (iv) The pockets of his shirt bulged with toffees and chocolates.
    The best sequence is:


    A : ii, i, iii, iv
    B : i, iv, ii, iii
    C : iv, i, iii, ii
    D : ii, iv, i, iii,


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 38

    Read jumbled sentences carefully and then choose the option which shows the best sequence of sentences of the passage
    (i) As we all know, a legislation
    (ii) Needs the assent of the President
    (iii) Passed by the Houses of Parliament
    (iv) To become law.
    The best sequence is:


    A : i, iii, ii, iv
    B : i, iv, ii, iii
    C : iv, i, iii, ii
    D : ii, iv, i, iii


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 39

    Read jumbled sentences carefully and then choose the option which shows the best sequence of sentences of the passage
    (i) The farmers grow food for the whole country.
    (ii) And therefore it is our duty to improve their lot.
    (iii) Yet these fellows are exploited by the rich.
    (iv) Hence they are the most useful members of the society.
    The best sequence is:


    A : ii, i, iv, iii
    B : i, iv, ii, iii
    C : i, iv, iii, ii
    D : ii, iv, i, iii


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 40

    Read jumbled sentences carefully and then choose the option which shows the best sequence of sentences of the passage
    (i) The ripples looked enchanting in the light of the Sun.
    (ii) We went to the pond.
    (iii) We flung stones to create ripples.
    (iv) We stood knee-deep in the muddy water of the pond.
    The best sequence is:


    A : ii, i, iv, iii
    B : ii, iv, iii, i
    C : iv, i, iii, ii
    D : iv, ii, i, iii


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 41

    Capital market means

    A : Mutual Funds
    B : Money Market
    C : Securities Market
    D : Banking Business


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 42

    From which river would the National River Project be started?

    A : Yamuna
    B : Gomti
    C : Ganga
    D : Krishna


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 43

    "The Audacity of Hope" is a book written by

    A : Bill Clinton
    B : Barack Obama
    C : Gorge Bush
    D : Bill Gates


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 44

    ‘WPI’ is used as an acronym for

    A : World Price Index
    B : World Price Indicators
    C : Wholesale Price Index
    D : Wholesale Price Indicators


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 45

    If the tax rate increases with the higher level of income, it shall be called

    A : Progressive Tax
    B : Proportional Tax
    C : Lump sum Tax
    D : Regressive Tax


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 46

    Who is the Director of "Chak De India"?

    A : Shimit Amiro
    B : Yash Chopra
    C : Shahrukh Khan
    D : Ram Gopal Verma


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 47

    What is the full form of the scanning technique CAT?

    A : Complete Anatomical Trepanning
    B : Computerized Automatic Therapy
    C : Computerized Axial Tomography
    D : Complete Axial Transmission


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 48

    Who got the World Food Prize?

    A : Kofi Annan
    B : Man Mohan Singh
    C : Bhumibol Adulyadej
    D : Hillary Clinton


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 49

    ISO 9000 is a

    A : Quality Standard Mark
    B : Space Project
    C : Trade Technique
    D : Loan Security


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 50

    What is 'AGMARK'?

    A : Name of Brand
    B : A Marketing Research Organisation
    C : Eggs supplied by Government-run cooperative
    D : Agriculture marketing for agro products


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 51

    The Headquarters of Indian Space Research Organisation is at

    A : Trivandrum
    B : New Delhi
    C : Bangalore
    D : Ahmedabad


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 52

    "Saras" is the name of

    A : An Aircraft
    B : A Tank
    C : A Missile
    D : A Submarine


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 53

    First woman Prime-Minister in the World was from

    A : Sri Lanka
    B : Bhutan
    C : India
    D : Nepal


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 54

    Who was felicitated with 'Nishan-e-Pakistan'?

    A : Shatrughan Sinha
    B : Maulana Azad
    C : Dilip Kumar
    D : Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 55

    Which State provided separate reservation for Muslims and Christians in the State Backward Classes List in 2007?

    A : Andhra Pradesh
    B : Tamil Nadu
    C : Bihar
    D : Kerala


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 56

    Which of the following dances is not a classical dance?

    A : Kathakali
    B : Garba
    C : Odissi
    D : Manipuri


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 57

    Sulabh International is an organisation which provides

    A : Health Services in Rural Areas
    B : Good Sanitation at Cheap Rates
    C : Low Cost Accommodation
    D : Low Cost Credit


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 58

    Who among the following was honoured with 'Officer of the Legion of Honour' award by French Government in July 2008?

    A : Dev Anand
    B : Yash Chopra
    C : B.R. Chopra
    D : Mrinal Sen


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 59

    The largest gland in the human body is

    A : Liver
    B : Pancreas
    C : Thyroid
    D : Endocrine


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 60

    The Railway Budget for 2007-2008 has declared the year 2007 as the year of

    A : Cleanliness
    B : Passenger Comfort
    C : Staff Welfare
    D : Computerization of Reservations


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     Correct answer is : A


  • Choose the correct spelling out of four choices in questions no. 31 to 35

      Question 61



    A : Misogynists
    B : Mysogynists
    C : Mysoginists
    D : Mysagynists


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 62



    A : Aracnophobia
    B : Aranchophobia
    C : Arochnophobia
    D : Arachnophobia


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 63



    A : Cinamon
    B : Cinnamon
    C : Cinnaman
    D : Cinaman


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 64



    A : Alcohol
    B : Alchohol
    C : Alchohal
    D : Alchohel


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 65



    A : Bioclimatalogy
    B : Hioclimatology
    C : Bioclimatelogy
    D : Bioclymatalogy


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     Correct answer is : C


  • Select the correct meanings of the given words in question number 36 to 40

      Question 66

    Lexicon

    A : number
    B : legal document
    C : dictionary
    D : captain's dog


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 67

    Hex

    A : crude person
    B : herb
    C : parrot
    D : evil spell


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 68

    Seminary

    A : chapel
    B : college
    C : convocation hall
    D : hostel


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 69

    Litergy

    A : prayer
    B : priest
    C : ritual
    D : church


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 70

    Laity

    A : church members not baptized
    B : church members baptized
    C : priests
    D : church members who are not ordained priests


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 71

    in Malaysia, the word'bhumiputra'refers to

    A : Malays
    B : Chinese
    C : Indians
    D : Buddhists


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 72

    What was the real name of munshi Premchand?

    A : Nabab Rai
    B : Dhanpat Rai
    C : Ram Chandra Srivastava
    D : Hari Shankar


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 73

    Who is the author of'Old Man and the Sea'?

    A : John Ruskin
    B : Raja Rao
    C : Gunter Grass
    D : Emest Hemingway


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 74

    Prophet Mohammed was born in

    A : 570 A.D.
    B : 720 A.D.
    C : 620 A.D.
    D : 510 A.D.


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 75

    When was the First World War declared?

    A : 1914
    B : 1915
    C : 1918
    D : 1913


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 76

    Deodhar trophy is given for the game of

    A : Cricket
    B : Football
    C : Hockey
    D : Golf


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 77

    Pariyar Wild-Life sanctuary is situated in the state of

    A : Tamilnadu
    B : Kamataka
    C : Kerala
    D : Andhra-Pradesh


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 78

    Napanagar in Madhya pradesh is known for

    A : steel mill
    B : sugar mills
    C : potteries
    D : news print factory


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 79

    Who destroyed the Somnalh temple in Gujrat?

    A : Mohammed Ghouri
    B : Mahmud Ghaznavi
    C : Changhez Khan
    D : Taimur Lang


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 80

    In Cape Trafalgar, the famous battle of Trafalgar was fought in 1805. Where is Cape Trafalgar situated?

    A : Italy
    B : Greece
    C : Spain
    D : Portugal


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 81

    Lumbini is the place where the Buddha

    A : attained nirvana
    B : attained enlightenment
    C : was bont
    D : was married


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 82

    Galvanometer is an instrument to measure

    A : relative density of liquids
    B : electric currents
    C : pressure of gases
    D : distances


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 83

    Who wrote'Mudra Rakshasa'?

    A : Vishakhadatta
    B : Bana Bhatta
    C : Kalidasa
    D : Jaya Dev


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 84

    The venue of Asian Games in 1970 was

    A : Beijing
    B : Jakarta
    C : Bangkok
    D : New Delhi


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 85

    1929 is known for

    A : visit of Simon Commission to India
    B : congress resolution for complete independence of India
    C : coming of Indian National Congress under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi
    D : bumta was made a part of India


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 86

    LN.S. Airavat is India's

    A : amphibious ship
    B : submarine
    C : destroyer
    D : frigate


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 87

    Aslra-Missile is

    A : surface to surface missile
    B : surface to air missile
    C : air to surface missile
    D : air to air missile


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 88

    Nehm Institute of Mountaineering is situated at

    A : Nainital
    B : Darjeeling
    C : Shimla
    D : Uttarkashi


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 89

    The chief guest on the 60ťth Republic day of India was the President of

    A : Uzbekistan
    B : Tajikislan
    C : Kajakistan
    D : South-Africa


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 90

    Which of the following was not the base of L.T.T.E. before being captured by Srilankan Forces'?

    A : Elephant Pass
    B : Kilinochchi
    C : Mullailhivu
    D : Murid ke


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     Correct answer is : D


  • Passage for Questions 31 to 40

    If religion and community are associated with global violence in the minds of many people, then so are global poverty and inequality. There has, in fact, been an increasing tendency in recent years to justify policies of poverty removal on the ground that this is the surest way to prevent political strife and turmoil. Basing public policy—international as well as domestic—on such an understanding has some evident attractions. Given the public anxiety about wards and disorders in the rich countries in the world, the indirect justification of poverty removal-not for its own sake but for the sake of peace and quiet in the world—provides an argument that appeals to self-interest for helping the needy. It presents an argument for allocating more resources on poverty removal because of its presumed political, rather than moral relevance.

    While the temptation to go in that direction is easy to understand, it is a perilous route to take even for a worthy cause. Part of the difficulty lies in the possibility that if wrong, economic reductionism would not only impair our understanding of the world, but would also tend to undermine the declared rationale of the public commitment to remove poverty. This is a particularly serious concern, since poverty and massive inequality are terrible enough in themselves, and deserve priority even if there were no connection whatsoever with violence. Just as virtue is its own reward, poverty is at least its own penalty. This is not to deny that poverty and inequality can-and do-have far reaching consequences with conflict and strife, but these connections have to be examined and investigated with appropriate care and empirical scrutiny, rather than being casually invoked with unreasoned rapidity in support of a ‘good cause’.

    Destitution can, of course, produce provocation for defying established laws and rules. But it need not give people the initiative, courage, and actual ability to do anything very violent. Destitution can be accompanied not only by economic debility, but also by political helplessness. A starving wretch can be too frail and too dejected to fight and battle, and even to protest and holler. It is thus not surprising that often enough intense and widespread suffering and misery have been accompanied by unusual peace and silence.

    Indeed, many famines have occurred without there being much political rebellion or civil strife or intergroup warfare. For example, the famine years in the 1840s in Ireland were among the most peaceful, and there was title attempt by the hungry masses to intervene even as ship after ship sailed down the river Shannon with rich food. Looking elsewhere, my own childhood memories in Calcutta during the Bengal famine of 1943 include the sight of starving people dying in front of sweetshops with various layers of luscious food displayed behind the glass windows, without a single glass being broken, or law or order being disrupted.


      Question 91

    Select the statement that can be most plausibly inferred from the aforesaid passage.

    A : A society plagued by recurrent famines can never witness political revolution.
    B : Religious discrimination inevitably leads to violence and strife.
    C : Destitution of the masses leads to peace and social stability.
    D : Famines and starvation do not necessarily result in political rebellion.


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 92

    The author believes that it may not be advisable to emphasise on the connection between poverty and violence as:

    A : Emphasis on such connection appeals only to self-interest of persons.
    B : Linking poverty and violence undermines the moral character of anti-poverty measures.
    C : The absence of any essential connection between poverty and violence may then weaken the very rationale of anti-poverty policies.
    D : There is no necessary link between poverty and inequality.


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 93

    Which of the following best captures the central argument of this passage.

    A : Religion is inextricably linked with violence
    B : Famines may not necessarily result in civil unrest.
    C : Global poverty and inequality are one of the fundamental causes of global violence and strife.
    D : Basing anti-poverty programmes on the need for avoidance of violence and strife is dotted with many pitfalls.


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 94

    In the given passage, the word ‘perilous’ means:

    A : scared
    B : costly
    C : futile
    D : dangerous


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 95

    The author refers to his own experience as a child during the Bengal famine of 1943 in order to.

    A : Illustrate how religiosity may instill passive acceptance of even the worst forms of starvation among people.
    B : Repudiate the argument that religious discrimination usually tends to inspire violent protests.
    C : Substantiate his assertion that it is not unusual to have the most intense suffering and misery coexist with complete peace.
    D : Demonstrate that people confronted with acute starvation are rendered too helpless to protest ever at all.


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 96

    The word ‘destitution’ in this passage can be best substituted by:

    A : dejection
    B : indigence
    C : default
    D : dereliction


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 97

    Which of the following statement is least likely to be inferred from the passage:

    A : History is replete with instance of famines that have occurred without there being much violent protest.
    B : Many writers and critics are increasingly advocating for stronger policies on poverty removal on the ground that this would help prevent political turmoil.
    C : The author believes that the links between poverty and violence must never be emphasized at all.
    D : Economic debility in turn inhibits political freedom.


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 98

    The author asserts that basing anti-poverty measures on the avowed connections between poverty and violence has certain apparent benefits because:

    A : Poverty is similar to religious exploitation in terms of the potential violent consequences.
    B : It leads to allocation of more resources on anti-poverty policies.
    C : The widespread concern about war and violence provides a rationale for poverty-removal that appeals to the ‘self-interest’ of persons
    D : Otherwise, there would not have been the tendency to justify anti-poverty policies on the ground that they prevent political turmoil.


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 99

    ‘Economic reductionism’ in this passage means:

    A : Neglecting the economic connection between poverty and violence.
    B : Excessive accent on poverty and inequality
    C : Emphasizing on the linkage between violence, poverty and economic equality.
    D : The view that every conflict is caused by underlying economic tensions.


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 100

    “A sense of encroachment, degradation and humiliation can be even easier—mobilize for rebellion and revolt.” Select the most appropriate word out of the four options for filling the blank space in the aforesaid sentence.

    A : for
    B : as
    C : into
    D : to


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 101

    Why was Arundhati Roy investigated for sedition?

    A : For committing contempt of court
    B : For saying that Kashmir is not an integral part of India
    C : For sympathizing with the Maoists
    D : For condemning nuclear tests conducted by India


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 102

    Damon Galgut’s ‘In a Strange Room’ was recently in news for:



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     Correct answer is :




  •   Question 103

    Who was recently in the news when the Supreme Court of India rejected her plea for Euthansia, but paved the way for legalization of passive euthanasia?

    A : Aruna Shanbaug
    B : Aruna Roy
    C : Mary Roy
    D : Medha Patkar


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 104

    Nagoya Protocol, signed by India on 30th October, 2010 is:

    A : an international treaty of bilateral investment between India and Japan
    B : an international treaty to ensure that local produce are exploited only under license and for the common good of the mankind
    C : an international treaty to ensure that the benefits of natural resources and their commercial derivatives are shared with local communities
    D : None of the above.


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 105

    Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, was arrested in which of the following nations?

    A : U.K.
    B : Sweden
    C : U.S.A
    D : Denmark


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 106

    Which of the following are the five countries that have decided to bid for 2017 World Athletics Championships?

    A : Qatar, USA, China, Sri Lanka and Brazil
    B : Germany, Britain, Hungary, Qatar and Spain
    C : Germany, Qatar, India, Spain and China
    D : Germany, Britain, China, Qatar and Spain


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 107

    The recent Tunisian revolution is known as:

    A : Orange Revolution
    B : Jasmine Revolution
    C : Purple Revolution
    D : Crescent Revolution


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 108

    “The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist’ is a 2010 publication of Harvard University Press of which of the following authors?

    A : Orhan Pamuk
    B : J.M Coetzie
    C : Partha Chatterjee
    D : Ben Okri


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 109

    Who replaced Lalit Modi as the IPL Chairman and Commissioner from this year’s edition of the IPL?

    A : Chirayu Amin
    B : Rajiv Shukla
    C : Ratnakar Shetty
    D : Shashank Manohar


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 110

    Which one of the following films was officially selected to compete in the Uncertain Regard (A Certain Glance) category at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival?

    A : Udaan
    B : My Name is Khan
    C : Wednesday
    D : Dhobi Ghat


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 111

    Rani Kumudini Devi, whose birth centenary is being celebrated in 2011, was the:

    A : First woman barrister of India
    B : First woman Mayor of Hyderabad
    C : First woman photographer in India
    D : First woman doctor of India


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 112

    The Supreme Court in 2010 upheld an order of the Bombay High Court to line a four-year-old ban imposed by the Maharashtra government on publication and circulation of a controversial book, authored by American scholar James Laine. Identify the book from the following.

    A : Chatrapati Shivaji
    B : Shivaji-The Warrior King
    C : Shivaji-The Hindu King in Muslim India
    D : None of the above


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 113

    In which case did the Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court on July 14, 2010 commute the death sentence of six accused to rigorous life imprisonment?

    A : Khairlanji case
    B : Bhopal Gas Leak case
    C : Bhagalpur case
    D : Nithari Case


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 114

    The Shunglu panel was constituted for which of the following issues?

    A : Investigate the 2G Spectrum Scam
    B : Suggest Civil Service Reforms
    C : Probe the Commonwealth Games Scam
    D : Suggest reforms on centre-state relationship


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 115

    Who was appointed as the Chairman of the National Innovation Council in August 2010?

    A : Shashi Tharoor
    B : Chetan Bhagat
    C : Arindam Choudhary
    D : Sam Pitroda


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 116

    Name the Kenya-born political lobbyist who runs a firm called Vaishnavi Corporate Communications, and has recently been in news?

    A : Barkha Dutt
    B : Vir Sanghavi
    C : Vina Ramani
    D : Niira Radia


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 117

    Irom Sharmila has been fasting for the last 10 years to protest against which of the following issues?

    A : Rape cases against Indian Army in Manipur
    B : Emergency in Manipur
    C : Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005
    D : Application of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act 1958 in Manipur


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 118

    Thein Sein is the newly-appointed President of which of the following nations?

    A : Indonesia
    B : Malaysia
    C : Myanmar
    D : Thailand


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 119

    Baglihar dam has been a matter of dispute between which nations?

    A : Bangladesh and Myanmar
    B : Myanmar and China
    C : India and China
    D : India and Pakistan


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 120

    Who is the author of the book “TINDERBOX-The Past and Future of Pakistan”?

    A : Husain Haqqani
    B : Yasmeen Niaz Mohiuddin
    C : Ishrat Husain
    D : M.J. Akbar


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     Correct answer is : D


  • Instructions (31 to 35): Given below are the jumbled sentences of a paragraph. The first and the last sentence of the jumbled paragraph are given in correct order. Arrange the middle sentences in the correct sequence.

      Question 121

    i. On one hand we are proud of being Indians,
    ii. on the other hand we behave as if we were still at the dawn of our civilization
    iii. murders of our own brothers and sisters is not the way to please Ram or Rahim
    iv. the citizens of the land where Buddha and Gandhi taught
    v. the principles of love and non-violence,
    vi. nor does it fetch us any prosperity.


    A : ii, iii, iv, v
    B : iii, iv, v, ii
    C : iv, v, iii, ii
    D : iv, v, ii, iii


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 122

    i. On one hand we are proud of being Indians,
    ii. on the other hand we behave as if we were still at the dawn of our civilization
    iii. murders of our own brothers and sisters is not the way to please Ram or Rahim
    iv. the citizens of the land where Buddha and Gandhi taught
    v. the principles of love and non-violence,
    vi. nor does it fetch us any prosperity.


    A : ii, iii, v, iv
    B : ii, v, iii, iv
    C : ii, v, iv, iii
    D : v, ii, iii, iv


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 123

    i. The release of atomic energy is the greatest achievement which science has yet attained
    ii. but the first invention to which their discoveries were applied was a bomb
    iii. the atom was split by physicists whose minds were set on the search for knowledge
    iv. it was more deadly than any other weapon invented so far
    v. it is with dread that scientists regard the first use to which their greatest discovery was put
    vi. however, they are gratified by the numerous applications of atomic energy for peaceful and constructive population.


    A : ii, iii, iv, v
    B : v, iii, ii, iv
    C : iii, ii, iv, v
    D : iv, v, iii, ii


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 124

    i. The problem of food is intimately connected with population
    ii. wages will seldom rise in proportion to the rising prices
    iii. the market is governed by demand and supply
    iv. without enough food, such people lack health, strength of efficiency
    v. if too many people demand goods to go round, prices will rise and poor classes will starve
    vi. they fall an easy prey to all sorts of diseases.


    A : iii, v, ii, iv
    B : ii, iii, iv, v
    C : iv, ii, v, iii
    D : v, iii, iv, ii


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 125

    i. India's message has always been one of love and peace.
    ii. our Buddha was the light of Asia
    iii. it has been a source of light and wisdom to the rest of the world
    iv. Ashoka, moved by the horrors of Kalinga War, adopted the message of non-violence
    v. the greatest apostle of non-violence in recent years was Mahatma Gandhi
    vi. he shook the foundation of the British rule in India through non-violence.


    A : ii, v, iii, iv
    B : iv, ii, iii, v
    C : v, iv, iii, ii
    D : iii, ii, iv, v


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     Correct answer is : D


  • Instructions (36 to 40): Given below are a few commonly used foreign language phrases, select the correct answer from the four options given below.

      Question 126

    Mala fide

    A : generous
    B : bad intention
    C : trustworthy
    D : genuine


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 127

    Tablua rasa

    A : clean slate
    B : agitated
    C : deprived
    D : creative


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 128

    Carte blanche

    A : slavery
    B : complete discretion
    C : anarchy
    D : dependent


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 129

    De jure

    A : illegal
    B : heir
    C : concerning law
    D : forbidden


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 130

    Rasion d`etre

    A : logical conclusion
    B : reason for existence
    C : free choice
    D : dubious argument


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 131

    Who said that, ‘Man is a social animal’?

    A : Socrate
    B : Aristotle
    C : Kahn
    D : Plato


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 132

    World Computer Literacy day is celebrated on

    A : November 14
    B : November 3
    C : December 2
    D : July 5


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 133

    Whose teaching inspired the French Revolution?

    A : Rousseau
    B : Locke
    C : Hegel
    D : Wagner


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 134

    The II Africa-India Summit was held in May 2011 in

    A : New delhi
    B : Lagos
    C : Nairobi
    D : Addis Ababa


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 135

    The famous Akshardham temple is situated in the city of

    A : Jamnagar
    B : Gandhinagar
    C : Jammu
    D : Madhurai


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 136

    Who out of the following was the recipient of Dhyan Chand Award in 2011?

    A : Satish Pillai
    B : Hukam Singh
    C : Shabbir Ali
    D : Mukh Bain Singh


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 137

    Name the annual fair of Rajasthan that is famous for its camel trading event.

    A : Maru Mela
    B : Pushkar Mela
    C : Suraj Kund Mela
    D : Sonepur Mela


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 138

    The 38th G-8 summit will be held in 2012 in

    A : USA
    B : UK
    C : Germany
    D : Canada


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 139

    Who was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 2011?

    A : Paul Lauterbur
    B : Bill Clinton
    C : Tomas Transtromer
    D : Shirin Ebadi


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 140

    Who was awarded the UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize in 2011?

    A : Nelson Mandela
    B : National Literacy Service, Burundi
    C : Medha Patkar
    D : National Literacy Mission, India


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 141

    December 10 is observed as

    A : World Health Day
    B : U. N. Day
    C : Red Cross Day
    D : Human Rights Day


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 142

    Which is the largest gland in human body?

    A : Pancreas
    B : Liver
    C : Thyroid
    D : Pituitary


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 143

    The book titled ‘The Google Story’ has been authored by

    A : David A. Vice
    B : Shobha Dey
    C : Fredrick Forsyth
    D : Vikram Seth


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 144

    Which strait separates Europe from Africa

    A : Mallaica
    B : Gibralter
    C : Berring
    D : Palk


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 145

    Taiwan was earlier known as

    A : Fuchow
    B : Marshall Island
    C : Formosa
    D : Macau


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 146

    Identify the Indian Tennis player who has turned Hollywood filmmaker?

    A : Vijay Amritraj
    B : Mahesh Bhupathi
    C : Leander Paes
    D : Ashok Amritraj


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 147

    Where will the next Olympic Games be held in 2012?

    A : Tokyo
    B : Berlin
    C : London
    D : Toronto


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 148

    Which of the following teams has won the Santosh Trophy Football Championship in 2011?

    A : Punjab
    B : West bengal
    C : Goa
    D : Railways


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 149

    Excess of money supply as compared to supply of goods results in

    A : Depression
    B : Deflation
    C : Trade deficit
    D : Inflation


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 150

    The largest living flightless bird is

    A : Emu
    B : Kiwi
    C : Ostrich
    D : Penguin


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     Correct answer is : C


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