[Paper] HPPSC Tehsil Welfare Officer (TWO) Exam 2008 General Studies Paper

HPPSC Tehsil Welfare Officer (TWO) Exam 2008
General Studies Paper


  1. Convex lenses are used for the correction of
    1. Long-sightedness
    2. Short-sightedness
    3. Cataract
    4. None of these

  2. The best conductor of heat is
    1. Iron
    2. Aluminium
    3. Copper
    4. Silver

  3. A transformer is used to
    1. Increase DC voltage
    2. Increase or decrease DC voltage
    3. Decrease DC voltage
    4. Covert DC voltage

  4. Food is cooked faster in a pressure cooker because
    1. Heat cannot escape from the cooker
    2. Steam is hotter than boiling water
    3. Due to high pressure the boiling point of water is raised
    4. In the cooker water starts boiling at a low temperature

  5. Bats can fly in dark because
    1. They have better vision at night
    2. The pupils of their eyes are big
    3. They are guided by ultrasonic waves
    4. None of the above

  6. The gas inside an electric bulb is
    1. Air
    2. Oxygen
    3. Nitrogen
    4. Carbondioxide

  7. Chemical name of Vitamin C is
    1. Citric acid
    2. Oxalic acid
    3. Nitric acid
    4. Ascorbic acid

  8. Rusting of iron is an example of
    1. Absorption
    2. Oxidation
    3. Reduction
    4. Radiation

  9. Red Blood corpuscles are found in the
    1. Liver
    2. Kidneys
    3. Heart
    4. Bone marrow

  10. The term "epicentre" is associated with
    1. Folding
    2. Earthquake
    3. Faulting
    4. Earth's equator

  11. The book "Bend in the River" is written by
    1. Satish Gujral
    2. S.S. Kohli
    3. Namita Godhale
    4. V.S. Naipaul

  12. The first foreigner to be honoured with "Bharat Ratna" is
    1. Abdul Gaffar Khan
    2. Nelson Mandela
    3. Michael Joseph Ferreira
    4. Mel Gibson

  13. The prince of Wales Cup is associated with
    1. Shooting
    2. Golf
    3. Archery
    4. Tennis

  14. the termal power plant of Bokaro is located in
    1. Bihar
    2. Jharkhand
    3. Chhattisgarh
    4. Orissa

  15. Combodia is the new name of
    1. Istanbul
    2. Ethiopia
    3. Malaysia
    4. Kampuchea

  16. Vinegar is chemically known as
    1. Butanoic acid
    2. Ethanoic acid
    3. Emtahnoic acid
    4. Propanoic acid

  17. Buddhist literary works are generally written in
    1. Prakrit
    2. Pali
    3. Sanskrit
    4. Apabhramsa

  18. The micro-organism that sometimes makes canned food harmful is
    1. Bacteria causing tetanus
    2. Bacteria causing typhoid
    3. Viruses causing hepatitis
    4. Bacteria causing botulism

  19. Which one of the following is a waterborne disease?
    1. Typhoid
    2. Small pox
    3. Malaria
    4. Tuberculosis

  20. The August Offer of 1940, rejected by the Indian National Congress, was made by
    1. Lord Wavell
    2. Lord Linlithgow
    3. Sir George Stanley
    4. Lord Willingdon

  21. MODVAT is associated with
    1. Medical Science
    2. Judiciary
    3. Banking
    4. Texation

  22. Himalayas are
    1. Volcanic Mountains
    2. Residual Mountains
    3. Block Mountains
    4. Fold Mountains

  23. Which of the following sanctuary is well known for Lions?
    1. Kanha
    2. Sasan
    3. Periyar
    4. Parkal

  24. "Panchsheel" was enunciated in the year
    1. 1952
    2. 1954
    3. 1956
    4. 1958

  25. To which spot does the term "Silly Point" pertain?
    1. Badminton
    2. Bridge
    3. Cricket
    4. Tennis

  26. With how many districts was Himachal Pradesh formed as Chief Commissioner's province in 1948?
    1. 3
    2. 4
    3. 5
    4. 6

  27. When was H.P. High Court established?
    1. April 15,1948
    2. November 1,1956
    3. August 15,1957
    4. January 25,1971

  28. The highest mountain peak in Himachal Pradesh is
    1. Shilla
    2. Solang
    3. Shipki
    4. Deo Tibba

  29. Bhimkot was the old name of
    1. Bhimakali Temple
    2. Kangra Fort
    3. Nirmand
    4. Bilaspur Fort

  30. The oldest Hydel Project in Himachal Pradesh is
    1. Baner (Kangra)
    2. Shanan (Joginder Nagar)
    3. Bhakhra (Bilaspur)
    4. Therot (Spiti)

  31. Which river does no flow through Himachal Pradesh?
    1. Yamuna
    2. Ganga
    3. Chenab
    4. Ravi

  32. The place of 84 temples is
    1. Sunder Nagar
    2. Barsar
    3. Naina Devi
    4. Bharmour

  33. Which river is the largest in volume of water?
    1. Sutlej
    2. Chenab
    3. Beas
    4. Ravi

  34. Who invaded Kangra in 1805?
    1. Maharaja Ranjit Singh
    2. Amar Singh Thapa
    3. Shahjahan
    4. Jiwan Khan

  35. Which of these princely states was not included in the list of 31 big and small states, which formed the Chief Commissioner's Province of Himachal Pradesh in 1948?
    1. Chamba
    2. Kangra
    3. Mandi
    4. Dhami

  36. What is the share of Himachal Pradesh in the total hydel resources in India?
    1. Around 10%
    2. About 5%
    3. About 25%
    4. Around 15%

  37. Which of these districts has some rock salt deposits?
    1. Mandi
    2. Una
    3. Hamirpur
    4. Sirmaur

  38. Which of these towns is connected with a narrow gauge rail line?
    1. Mandi
    2. Dharamsala
    3. Shimla
    4. Jawalamukhi

  39. Which Pahari School of Art is famous in the world?
    1. Gandhar School of Art
    2. Mughal School of Art
    3. Kangra School of Art
    4. Palampur Schoo of Art

  40. Junga was the capital of the princely state of
    1. Ratesh
    2. Madhan
    3. Keonthal
    4. Ghund

  41. Bijli Mahadev Temple is in the district of
    1. Kullu
    2. Mandi
    3. Kangra
    4. Shimla

  42. Who was the ruler of Bilaspur State at the time of India's independence?
    1. Anand Chand
    2. Bhim Chand
    3. Krishan Chand
    4. Sansar Chand

  43. Which of the following is an artificial lake?
    1. Rewalsar
    2. Renuka
    3. Gobind Sagar
    4. Nako

  44. When Himachal Pradesh was granted full statehood in 1971, it became
    1. 14the State of India
    2. 20th State of India
    3. 18th State of India
    4. None of these

  45. Nirmand in Kullu district has association with
    1. Vishwamitra
    2. Jamadagni
    3. Vashishth
    4. Parshunath

  46. "Jhanki" is a famous folk dance of the district of
    1. Mandi
    2. Chamba
    3. Kangra
    4. Kullu

  47. The book "Himalayan Circuit" was written by
    1. M.S. Randhawa
    2. B.N. Goswamy
    3. G.D. Khosla
    4. M.L. Mishra

  48. The driest area of Himachal Pradesh is
    1. Kullu
    2. Una
    3. Mandi
    4. Spiti

  49. How may members were there in the first Legislative Assembly of Himachal Pradesh?
    1. 46
    2. 36
    3. 40
    4. 24

  50. Which Buddhist monk was born at Rewalsar?
    1. Ashwaghosh
    2. Gautam Buddha
    3. Padamasambhava
    4. Kapil Muni

  51. What is Pentagon?
    1. Headquarter of the US Defence Ministry
    2. Seat of the Pope in Rome
    3. A famous library in London
    4. A famous museum in Moscow

  52. What does SAFTA stand for?
    1. South American Foreign Trade Authority
    2. Social Awakening Forces Training Academy
    3. South Asian Free Trade Area
    4. Safety Against Fast Traffic Authorities

  53. Which of these combination does not match?
    1. Nile-Egypt
    2. Hwang-Ho-China
    3. Thames-England
    4. Volga- Germany

  54. Which of these languages is not an official language at the UNO?
    1. Chinese
    2. Arabic
    3. German
    4. Spanish

  55. In which year did the Jalianwala Bagh massacre take place?
    1. 1917
    2. 1921
    3. 1929
    4. 1919

  56. What compelled the USA to join World War II as an ally of Britain and France?
    1. Hitler's invasion of Denmark
    2. Russian occupation of Baltic States
    3. German invasion of Soviet Union
    4. Japanese attack of Pearl Harbour

  57. Which developing country produces the largest quantity of coal?
    1. Indonesia
    2. Iran
    3. India
    4. Bangladesh

  58. Which of the following is not an Intelligence Agency?
    1. CIA
    2. ISI
    3. NATO
    4. KGB

  59. Which country has instituted the Magsaysay Awards?
    1. Philippines
    2. Indonesia
    3. Malaysia
    4. Thailand

  60. Which of the towns of the Indus Valley Civilisation era was a port?
    1. Harappa
    2. Lothal
    3. Kalibangan
    4. Sukortada

  61. Which of these is a matching combination?
    1. Montek Singh Ahluwalia- Indian Space Research Organisation
    2. U.R. Rao - Planning Commission
    3. G. Madhvan Nair - Physical Research Laboratory Council
    4. Anil Kakodkar - Atomic Energy Commission

  62. Which of these is not a port city of India
    1. Kandla
    2. Vishakhapatnam
    3. Coimbatore
    4. Paradeep

  63. Which of the these combinations does not match?
    1. Vinod Kambli- Cricket
    2. Baichung Bhutia- Weight-Lifting
    3. Jaspal Rana- Pistol Shooting
    4. Pullela Gopi Chand- Badminton

  64. Which of these cities is not the capital of any of the Indian States?
    1. Ahmedabad
    2. Imphal
    3. Dispur
    4. Ranchi

  65. Who was the last Governor-General of India?
    1. Lord Mountbatten
    2. Rajagopalachari
    3. Lord Wavell
    4. Lord Canning

  66. Which of these is not a Nobel laurete?
    1. Amartya Sen
    2. Hargobing Khurana
    3. Satyajit Ray
    4. C.V. Raman

  67. Which European county ruled over Goa before its liberation?
    1. France
    2. Spain
    3. Portugal
    4. Holland

  68. On which river is the Pong Dam constructed?
    1. Beas
    2. Sutlej
    3. Ravi
    4. Yamuna

  69. Zero was invented by
    1. Aryabhatta
    2. Varahmihra
    3. Bhaskara
    4. An unknown Indian

  70. Who was the founder of Brahma Samaj?
    1. Swami Dayanada
    2. Swami Vivekananda
    3. Raja Ram Mohan Roy
    4. Madan Mohan Malviya

  71. The first War of Independence of 1857 started from
    1. Meerut
    2. Jhansi
    3. Lucknow
    4. Kanpur

  72. First partition of Bengal took place in
    1. 1906
    2. 1911
    3. 1905
    4. 1901

  73. Permanent Settlement in Bengal was introduced by
    1. Lord Cornwallis
    2. Lord Dalhousie
    3. Lord Curzon
    4. Lord Irwin

  74. First Indian Railway was started from
    1. Bombay to Calcutta
    2. Bombay to Madras
    3. Madras to Calcutta
    4. Bombay to Thana

  75. The Doctrine of Lapse was introduced by
    1. Dalhousie
    2. Canning
    3. Ripon
    4. Lytton

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