PSC Mock Test

General Knowledge


Try to answer these questions by selecting one of the options.

1. The British Indian Government paid the maximum attention to:
(a) Modern education in India
(b) Maintenance of law and order in the country
(c) Improvement in the living conditions of the people
(d) None of these

2. Opposition to the construction of big dams has been mounting in India because:
(a) They displace big chunks of population
(b) They are very costly
(c) They do extensive ecological damage
(d) They interfere with the flow of rivers

3. Queen Victoria issued a proclamation in the year:
(a) 1858
(b) 1835
(c) 1848
(d) 1935

4. Sreenivasa Ramanujan was a famous ..........
(a) Scientist
(b) Mathematician
(c) Musician
(d) Social reformer

5. How many players are there in a team in Basketball?
(a) 11
(b) 5
(c) 12
(d) 6

6. If seeds are ploughed very deep in soil they do not germinate because of:
(a) Lack of Nitrogen
(b) Lack of Oxygen
(c) Excess of minerals
(d) Deficiency of light

7. Atom bomb was dropped in Hiroshima on:
(a) February 20, 1950
(b) August 30, 1949
(c) August 6, 1945
(d) April 24, 1939

8. The Nilgiris are part of the:
(a) Eastern Ghats
(b) Western Ghats
(c) Vindhyachal
(d) Tamil Nadu Hills

9. A sharp knife cuts more easily than a blunt knife because:
(a) It exerts less pr essure
(b) It exerts more pressure
(c) Of the law of inertia
(d) It is easy to handle

10. The retreating monsoon withdraws itself from:
(a) The West coast to the East coast
(b) North-East India to the west coast
(c) The North to the South
(d) North-West India to Bengal and then to Kerala

11. The element with atomic number 20 is:
(a) Iron
(b) Zinc
(c) Calcium
(d) Titanium

12. The disorder of the eye caused by the image falling in front of the retina
(a) Short sight
(b) Long sight
(c) Squint
(d) Astigmatism

13. The common technique employed in determining the age of archaeological specimens is:
(a) Radio-carbon dating
(b) Ultrasonic method
(c) Chemical analysis
(d) Radio-phosphor dating

14. Magic Johnson is associated with ..........
(a) Pole vault
(b) Sprint
(c) Basketball
(d) Boxing

15. Taxes paid by a producer on the production of some commodity is:
(a) Profession tax
(b) Income tax
(c) Excise duty
(d) Compulsory tax

16. The Ajanta and Ellora caves are in ..........
(a) Maharashtra
(b) Gujarat
(c) Rajasthan
(d) Andhra Pradesh

17. An animal which conserves water for a very long time:
(a) Rat
(b) Kangaroo rat
(c) Rhinoceros
(d) Cat

18. The author of Das Kapital:
(a) Mussolini
(b) Lenin
(c) Karl Marx
(d) Hitler

19. Tin is purified by:
(a) Liquation
(b) Distillation
(c) Electrolysis
(d) Reduction

20. Climate of a place is dependent on several factors. Which one of the following is the most significant?
(a) Distance from the sea
(b) Direction of winds
(c) Latitude
(d) Ocean currents

21. The famous fishing centre of Kerala:
(a) Mavelikara
(b) Vadakara
(c) Neyyattinkara
(d) Neendakara

22. The Sardar Sarovar dam is being constructed on the river:
(a) Cauvery
(b) Narmada
(c) Tapti
(d) Krishna

23. The freezer in a refrigerator is fitted near the top:
(a) To keep it away from the heat compressor which is near the bottom
(b) Because of convenience
(c) So that it can cool the whole interior by setting up convection currents
(d) Without any specific purpose

24. Salam Bombay, a widely acclaimed film is directed by:
(a) Kumar Sahani
(b) Mani Kaul
(c) Gautam Ghosh
(d) Mira Nair

25. The author of The Discovery of India:
(a) Sarojini Naidu
(b) Gandhiji
(c) Jawaharlal Nehru
(d) Tagore

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