[Paper] HPPSC Naib Tehsildar Prelim 2008 General Studies

HPPSC Naib Tehsildar Prelim.
(held on 03-08-2008)

  1. Who dubbed emergency (declared on 26th June, 1975) as "Anushasan Parva"?
    1. Devkant Baruah
    2. Vasant Sathe
    3. Vinoba Bhave
    4. Shrimati Indira Gandhi

  2. Who was the moving force behind the reconstruction of vandalised Somnath Temple after independence?
    1. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
    2. Dr K M Munshi
    3. Dr Jeev Raj Mehta
    4. Dr Rajendra Prasad

  3. Why did Dr. Ambedkar turn down the offer of Rs. Nine Crores made by Nizam of Hyderabad in case he embraced Islam along with his followers?
    1. He feared his followers will desert him
    2. He was not a purchasable commodity
    3. Very offer was against his grain
    4. Dissociation from his moorings was totally unacceptable to him

  4. To whom Mahatma Gandhi called his "Conscience Keeper"?
    1. Chakravarti Raj Gopalachari
    2. Sardar Patel
    3. Kasturba Gandhi
    4. Denn Bandhu Andrewz

  5. "Posterity shall scarcely believe that such a mortal of flesh and bone ever trod this earth." Who has made this observation about Mahatma Gandhi?
    1. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
    2. Romin Rolland
    3. Albert Einstein
    4. Louis Fisher

  6. Where did Lord Buddha deliver his first sermon?
    1. Bodh Gaya
    2. Sarnath (Mrig Dav)
    3. Raj Griha
    4. Vaishalee
  7. The first "Tirthankar" of Jainism was
    1. Rishabha Dev
    2. Parshvanath
    3. Neminath
    4. Shantinath
  8. Which Ramayan contains the following couplet highlighting the glory of motherland?
    1. Valimik Ramayan
    2. Anand Ramayan
    3. Adhyatma Ramayan
    4. Kritvasee Ramayan
  9. Among the following for which temple "Rathyatra" happens to be principal celebration?
    1. Varanashi (Vishvanath Temple)
    2. Jammu (Raghunath Temple)
    3. Madurai (Meenakshi Temple)
    4. Puri (Jagannath Temple)
  10. In which scripture do we find the division of human life in four Ashramas?
    1. Shatpath Brahman
    2. Manu Smriti
    3. Aitareya Brahman
    4. Shrimad Bhagvad Geeta
  11. The marriage of King Dushyanta and Shakuntla fall in which category of marriage?
    1. Anulom Vivah
    2. Pratilom Vivah
    3. Gandharva Vivah
    4. Brahma Vivah
  12. Which work of antiquity is known as Pancham Vada (Fifth Veda)?
    1. Natyashastra of Bharat Muni
    2. Mahabharat
    3. Yogavashistha
    4. Brahma Sutra
  13. Gindar, Gidda, Terah Talee and Bihoo happen to be
    1. Folk dances
    2. Religious festivals
    3. Marriages rituals
    4. Songs of Separation
  14. The Ajanta mural paintings depict episodes from
    1. Ramayana
    2. Jataka stories
    3. Shiv Purana
    4. Panchtantra
  15. Out of the following fundamental rights which right has been termed as "The soul and heart of Indian Constitution" by Dr. Ambedkar?
    1. Right against exploitation
    2. Right of freedom of religion
    3. Right to equality
    4. Right to constitutional rededies
  16. Among the following Chief Justices of India who acted as President of India?
    1. M. Hidaytullah
    2. P B Gajendra Gadkar
    3. Yashwant Vishnu Chandrachud
    4. P N Bhagvati
  17. When does the general debate on any bill take place in the Lok Sabha?
    1. At the time of introduction of the bill
    2. At the time of second reading
    3. At the reporting stage
    4. At the time of third reading
  18. Which schedule of Indian Constitution is related to languages?
    1. Fifth
    2. Eighth
    3. Tenth
    4. Fourth
  19. By which method the members of Constituent Assembly were elected?
    1. Directly by the people
    2. Nomination by Indian National Congress and Muslim League
    3. Indirect Election by Provincial Assemblies
    4. Nomination by British Government
  20. What is the official language of Sikkim?
    1. English
    2. Lepcha
    3. Bhutiya
    4. Hindi
  21. How much amount does an MP get annually including pay and various allowances?
    1. Rs 25 lakh
    2. Rs 30 lakh
    3. Rs 20 lakh
    4. Rs 15 lakh
  22. Which ministry has got jurisdiction in the matters of National Flag, National Emblem and National Bird?
    1. Home Ministry
    2. Minister of Human Resources
    3. Forest and Environment Ministry
    4. Ministry of Agriculture
  23. Who has termed Indian Federal System as Quasi Federal?
    1. Morris Jones
    2. Sir Ivor Jennings
    3. Professor Harold J. Laski
    4. Professor K C Wheare
  24. Among the following directive principles which is in consonance with Gandhian philosophy?
    1. Equal pay for equal work
    2. Empowerment of Gram Panchayats
    3. Free Legal Assistance
    4. Separation of judiciary and executive
  25. Who administers oath of office to the speaker of Lok Sabha?
    1. The President
    2. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
    3. Chief Election Commissioner
    4. Oath no required
  26. Tata group has taken over GCIL, a large company in the field of chemicals. After this takeover in which field Tata group shall become second largest company?
    1. Production of Soda Ash
    2. Production of Nylon
    3. Production of Sodium Chloride
    4. Production of Sulphuric Acid
  27. Who endorses finally the five year plan of India?
    1. Parliament
    2. National Development Council
    3. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs
    4. Ministry of Finance
  28. The major factor conducive for rapid growth of Indian exports to
    1. Imposition of import duty
    2. liberlisation of economy
    3. recession in other countries
    4. diversification of exports
  29. Which is the correct statement about the Planning Commission of India?
    1. A constitutional body
    2. A statutory body
    3. created by executive order
    4. quasi judicial body
  30. Among the following which is the larges trade union, so far as membership is concerned?
    1. Bharative Mazdoor Sangh
    2. INTUC
    3. Hind Mazdoor Sabha
    4. AITUC
  31. For which purpose World Bank provided a loan of 600 million dollar to India in the Year 2007?
    1. To strengthen rural co-operative structure
    2. To increase agricultural production
    3. Urban infrastructural development
    4. Rural electrification
  32. Among the following industrial companies with which company Venu Gopal Dhoot is associated?
    1. Sujlon
    2. Videocon
    3. Ranbaxy
    4. Glaxo
  33. Which one is not a correct statement regarding the Nav Ratna companies?
    1. Right to joint enterprises
    2. Autonomy to invest upto Rs 2000 crores in joint enterprises
    3. Right to raise indigenous or foreign capital
    4. Right to make structural changes
  34. Who determines the share of states in the central taxes?
    1. Finance Commission
    2. Ministry of Finance
    3. Central Cabinet
    4. Planning Commission
  35. The principal aim of "Vision Statement" adopted recently for North-Eastern states is
    1. Decisive thrust against militancy in the North-East
    2. To bring seven sisters in the main stream
    3. Expansion of hydro-electric power potential
    4. To enable the North-Eastern states to attain national economic eminence
  36. The oldest mountain range of India is
    1. Vindhyachal-Satpura
    2. Sahyadri
    3. Himalaya
    4. Adawala (Aravalli)
  37. Where is the famous Simhgarth fort?
    1. Chhattisgarh
    2. Maharashtra
    3. Rajasthan
    4. Madhya Pradesh
  38. Where is the forest area known as Silent Valley?
    1. Kerala
    2. Mizoram
    3. Uttarakhand
    4. Arunachal Pradesh
  39. "Kiang", a variety of Asiatic wild ass is found in
    1. Rann of Kuchh
    2. Laddakh
    3. Corbett National Park
    4. Orissa
  40. Plateau refers to
    1. Land surrounded by mountains
    2. Land covered by snow
    3. A broad stretch of high land
    4. None of the above
  41. Which city of India is known as "Sun City"?
    1. Amritsar
    2. Itanagar
    3. Jodhpur
    4. Gwalior
  42. At which place river Ganga is formed as a result of confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi?
    1. Dev Prayag
    2. Rudra Prayag
    3. Karna Prayag
    4. Vishnu Prayag
  43. Which Indian state is introduced as "God's own country" by its tourism department?
    1. Jammu and Kashmir
    2. Himachal Pradesh
    3. Sikkim
    4. Kerala
  44. The river that flows between Vindhya mountain range and Satpura is
    1. Narmada
    2. Tapti
    3. Chambal
    4. Godavari
  45. Which state government has given Cabinets Minister's rank to its eminent singer in order to honour him?
    1. Maharashtra
    2. West Bengal
    3. Assam
    4. Karnataka
  46. Who was the first ever woman Chief Minister of any state of Indian union?
    1. Nandini Satpathi
    2. Sucheta Kriplani
    3. Jai Lalita
    4. Janki Ramchandran
  47. Amon the following awards founded by K K Birla foundation which award is given to a man of letters belonging to a particular state?
    1. Shankar Award
    2. Vachaspati Honour
    3. Bihar Award
    4. Vyas Honour
  48. According to the report of forest ministry the forest area of Himachal Pradesh had increased during the 2003-2005 A.D. How much increase has been reported?
    1. 10%
    2. 11%
    3. 9%
    4. 12%
  49. "Khanjan Nayan", a novel written by renowned Hindi novelist Amrillal Nagar depicts the life and creation of a Krishna devotee poet. Who is that eminent poet?
    1. Raskhan
    2. Soor Das
    3. Nand Das
    4. Kumbhan Das
  50. Birth anniversary of which prominent figure of Indian renaissance was declared to be celebrated as 'Youth Day' every year by Government of India in the year 1985 AD?
    1. Raja Ram Mohan Roy
    2. Keshavachandra Sen
    3. Swami Vivekananda
    4. Sri Aurbindo
  51. Which phase of Mahatma Gandhi's life is the subject-matter of widely acclaimed novel "Pehla Girmitiya"?
    1. Stay in England
    2. South Africa Days
    3. Champaran Satyagraha
    4. Civil Disobedience Movement
  52. From which book Mahatma Gandhi adopted the concept of "Sarvodaya"?
    1. The kingdom of God is within you
    2. Unto this last
    3. Shrimad Bhagvad Geeta
    4. Waldane
  53. Who refuted the existence of Gandhism during the life-time of Mahatma Gandhi?
    1. Indian Communists
    2. Revolutionaries
    3. Muslim League
    4. Mahatma Gandhi himself
  54. Which plan of British Government was rejected by Mahatma Gandhi by terming it as "a post-dated cheque drawn on an insolvent bank"?
    1. Cabinet Mission Plan
    2. Montague-Chelmsford Reforms
    3. Cripps Mission Plan
    4. Wavell Plan
  55. To whom Mahatma Gandhi acknowledged as his political mentor?
    1. Dada Bhai Naoroji
    2. Gopal Krishna Gokhle
    3. Madhav Govind Ranaday
    4. Madan Mohan Malviya
  56. Who was the composer of Mahatma Gandhi's favourite bhajan "Vaishnav Jan To Tere Kahiye"?
    1. Meera Bai
    2. Narsingh Mehta
    3. Jala Ram Bapu
    4. Kundnika Kapdiya
  57. What was sent as wedding gift by Mahatma Gandhi to British Queen Elizabeth II on the eve of her marriage?
    1. His autobiography
    2. Good wishes message
    3. Khadi Handkerchief
    4. Nothing
  58. In which city of India Asian Development Bank has opened its residential office?
    1. Mumbai
    2. Bangluru (Bangalore)
    3. New Delhi
    4. Chennai
  59. Where was Mahatma Gandhi's Headquarter prior to establishment of Sabarmati Ashram?
    1. Wardha
    2. Amaravati
    3. Korchab
    4. Khera
  60. Among the following who is a renowned figure in Indian leather industry and Hindi literature as well?
    1. Prabha Khetan
    2. Geeta Peeramal
    3. Sheela Jhunjhunwala
    4. Mannoo Bhandari
  61. By which name Himachal is introduced on the tourism map?
    1. Devbhoomi
    2. Punyabhoomi
    3. Tapobhoomi
    4. Aarshbhoomi
  62. The shrine of Renuka is associated with
    1. Lord Krishna
    2. Sansar Chand
    3. Bhargva Parshu Ram
    4. Vashistha
  63. Among the following, which place was never visited by Guru Gobind Singh?
    1. Mandi
    2. Dharamshala
    3. Naina Devi Hills
    4. Paonta Sahib
  64. Who was the chairman of the conference held at Solan in February 1948 to consider the merger of princely hill states now forming Himachal Pradesh?
    1. Raja Durga Singh
    2. Pandit Pandit Dev
    3. Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar
    4. Veerbhadra Singh
  65. Who among the following Rajas of Bilaspur was forced by people to leave the state because of his tyrannincal rule?
    1. Devchand
    2. Meghchand
    3. Alamchand
    4. Sangarchand
  66. "Tarikh-i-Riyasat Sirmur" was authored by
    1. Inayat Khan
    2. Octorlony
    3. Kanwar Ranjor Singh
    4. Tara Chand
  67. Since which year Bilaspur state began its people in Devanagri script?
    1. 1870 AD
    2. 1885 AD
    3. 1889 AD
    4. 1892 AD
  68. The Headquarter of Chamba state in the ancient times was at
    1. Pangi
    2. Chamba
    3. Salooni
    4. Brahmpur
  69. The love affair of which Raja of Chamba culminated in the elevation of a Barber to the post Wazir?
    1. Udai Singh
    2. Lakshman Singh
    3. Sham Singh
    4. Ugar Singh
  70. Who among the following remained aloof from the confederation formed against Mirza Riaz Begh, Viceroy of Punjab, for his undue interference into the affairs of hill states?
    1. Chatar Singh-Chamba
    2. Raj Singh-Guler
    3. Dheerajpal-Basohalee
    4. Jagat Singh-Kangra
  71. Which temple of Kangra was destroyed by the force of Mahmood Ghaznavee?
    1. Mahakal Temple
    2. Chamunda Temple
    3. Brajeshwari Temple
    4. Jwalamukhi Temple
  72. The first Sikh Commander to invade Kangra in the later half of 18th century AD was
    1. Jai Singh Kanhaiya
    2. Hari Singh Nalwa
    3. Jassa Singh Ramgarhiya
    4. Banda Bahadur
  73. Name the ruler of Nurpur who was taken as a prisoner to Lahore in 1558 AD by Bairma Khan and was put to death there?
    1. Paharee Mal
    2. Bhkhta Pal
    3. Kailash Pal
    4. Kakro Pal
  74. Who was the first President of Himalaya Riyasate Prajamandal?
    1. Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar
    2. Baba Kanshi Ram
    3. Padma Dev
    4. Bhagmal
  75. Where did the martyrdom of Pratap Singh took place who inspired the masses to rise against Britishers in 1857?
    1. Dharamshala
    2. Shimla
    3. Jonginder Nagar
    4. Srimour
  76. Wazir Ram Singh of Nurpu, who gave sleepness nights to British commanders during the secon Anglo-Sikh War, was exiled to
    1. Andamans
    2. Dehradun
    3. Singapore
    4. Aden
  77. Which zone of Himachal Pradesh is also known as Alpine zone?
    1. Kullu Valley
    2. The Greater Himalaya
    3. Inner Himalaya
    4. Territory of Mandi and Kullu
  78. Which lake is dotted with floating islands?
    1. Govind Sagar
    2. Riwalsar
    3. Kumarwah
    4. Parashar
  79. The biggest river of Himachal Pradesh in terms of volume of water is:
    1. Ravi
    2. Yamuna
    3. Chenab
    4. Beas
  80. Tatapani, famous for hot water springs in in the district of
    1. Mandi
    2. Bilaspur
    3. Solan
    4. Kullu
  81. After the confluence of rivers "Chandra" and "Bhaga" river Chenab is formed. Where does this confluence takes place
    1. Jaho in Hamirpur
    2. Thirot in Chamba
    3. Tandi near Lahaul
    4. Chhota Bengal in Kangra
  82. Which of the following is not a tehsil of Kangra district?
    1. Jawali
    2. Pragpur
    3. Baroh
    4. Jaisinghpur
  83. Pangi valleey is situated at an altitude of
    1. 14528 feet
    2. 16250 feet
    3. 10930 feet
    4. 12455 feet
  84. Which is the highest peak of Dhaula Dhar mountain range in Mandi district?
    1. Dehai
    2. Nagru
    3. Chohar
    4. Sonar
  85. In the context of their life style, the Gaddis of Himachal Pradesh can be categorised as
    1. Semi-nomadic
    2. Semi-pastoral
    3. Sem-agricultral
    4. All of these
  86. The first hydro-electric station in Chamba town was commissioned in the year
    1. 1901 AD
    2. 1906 AD
    3. 1910 AD
    4. 1916 AD
  87. Under the Indo-German programme a dairy development plant has been set up in Mandi district as
    1. Karsog
    2. Chakkar
    3. Katula
    4. Kumn
  88. "Solan Gola" is famous variety of
    1. Plum
    2. Tomato
    3. Lemon
    4. Appricot
  89. Which district of Himachal Pradesh is famous for salt mines?
    1. Kullu
    2. Mandi
    3. Bilaspur
    4. Kangra
  90. The biggest apple growing district of Himachal Pradesh happens to be
    1. Kinnaur
    2. Mandi
    3. Shimla
    4. Solan
  91. Maheer and Mirror Corp found in Himahcal Pradesh are a famous variety of
    1. Turmeric
    2. Mushroom
    3. Fish
    4. Sheep
  92. In which year "Himahchal Pradesh Abolition of Big Landed Estates and Land Reform Act" was passed?
    1. 1953 AD
    2. 1956 AD
    3. 1959 AD
    4. 1962 AD
  93. Where does Himchal Pradesh stands in terms of ginger production on the national level?
    1. Second
    2. First
    3. Fourth
    4. Sixth
  94. The estimated potential of hydro-electric power of Himachal Pradesh is nearly
    1. 10000 MW
    2. 12700 MW
    3. 15960 MW
    4. 20000 MW
  95. The longest tunnel on Kalka-Shimla railway track is
    1. Summer hill
    2. Barog
    3. Dhami
    4. Taradevi
  96. Which district of Himachal Pradesh has earned fame for its "Rumals"?
    1. Kullu
    2. Hamirpur
    3. Chamba
    4. Kinnaur
  97. The central theme of Kangra school of painting was
    1. War
    2. Raj Durbar
    3. Lord Krishna and Radha
    4. Scenic Beauty
  98. Smt. Maheshi Devi, 1965 awardee of National Award for Master Craftsman has excelled in
    1. Painting
    2. Embroidery
    3. Pottery
    4. Sculpture
  99. Manak, a great master of Pahari miniature adorned the court of
    1. Sansar Chand of Kangra
    2. Sham Singh of Chamba
    3. Anand Chand of Bilaspur
    4. Gopal Sen of Mandi
  100. Sobha Singh Art Gallery is located at
    1. Nurpur
    2. Andretta
    3. Manali
    4. Hamirpur
  101. What is the average rainfall in Himachal Pradesh?
    1. 900 mm
    2. 1200 mm
    3. 1400 mm
    4. 1600 mm
  102. Which district of Himachal Pradesh recorded minus population growth according to 1991 census?
    1. Kinnaur
    2. Lahaul Spiti
    3. Shimla
    4. Bushahar
  103. Spiti literally means
    1. Land of Gods
    2. Land of Jewels
    3. Land of Mountains
    4. None of these
  104. The epithet "Lady Keylong" is related to
    1. Vegetable
    2. Stream
    3. Craft
    4. Mountain Peak
  105. Which place is considered cremation ground of Pandava Queen "Draupdee"?
    1. Zanskar
    2. Tandi
    3. Rohtang
    4. Gondla
  106. Kunjoo and Chanchloo whose love story still stimulates young hearts, belonged to
    1. Kangra
    2. Lahaul
    3. Shimla
    4. Chamba
  107. In which valley Kunzum pass is situated?
    1. Spiti Valley
    2. Kullu Valley
    3. Kangra Valley
    4. Pangi Valley
  108. Which is the seat of Indian Institute of Advanced Studies?
    1. Dalhousie
    2. Sunder Nagar
    3. Shimla
    4. Una
  109. The new year festival in "Chandra" and "Bhaga" valley is called
    1. Phaguli
    2. Haldo
    3. Gochi
    4. Chaurasi
  110. When did the Union Territory of Himachal Pradesh become a full fledged state?
    1. 24th March, 1952
    2. 15th August, 1954
    3. 25th January, 1971
    4. 1st November, 1966
  111. Which Upanishad deals with "Paravidya" and "Aparavidya"?
    1. Ishopanishad
    2. Kathopanishad
    3. Mundakopanishad
    4. Mandukya Upanishad
  112. Which heritage building of India has recently been included in the list of world heritage sites recognised by UNESCO?
    1. Hampi
    2. Red Fort
    3. Qutub Minar
    4. Konark Sun Temple
  113. Which countries have adopted Europe's unified currency Euro since January, 2008?
    1. Malta and Cyprus
    2. Norway and Finland
    3. Portugal and Spain
    4. None of these
  114. A violent incident that occurred at Chauri-Chaura was responsible for the withdrawal of non-co-operation movement. In which state is Chauri-Chaura is situated?
    1. Bihar
    2. Uttar Pradesh
    3. Punjab
    4. Uttarakhand
  115. In the recently held(1st January, 2008) elections to elect five non-permanent members to UN security council which continent was able to get two members elected from its ranks?
    1. Asia
    2. Africa
    3. South America
    4. Europe
  116. In the year 2008, the British government has appointed an Indian economist as its chief economist. He happens to be
    1. Professor Amartya Sen
    2. Professor Jagdish Bhagwati
    3. Parthsarthee Shome
    4. Shubhassheesh Gangopadhyaya
  117. Who has been declared "Person of the Year" for the year 2007 by the prestigious magazine "Time"?
    1. Vladimir Putin
    2. Gordon Brown
    3. Railah Odinga
    4. Nicholas Sarkozi
  118. The year long one hundred fiftieth anniversary celebrations of which historically important event in the annals of modern India have concluded recently?
    1. Jalianwala Bahg Episode
    2. Founding of Congress
    3. First War of Independence
    4. Dandi March
  119. Which company has launched the most economical Laptop "Mileap" in the January, 2008?
    1. Microsoft Corporation
    2. Infosys
    3. Wipro
    4. HCL
  120. The important issue decided by Lisbon Treaty in December 2007, is
    1. Arresting the climate change
    2. Reformation of decision-making procedure of European union
    3. Expansion of Shenzan area
    4. Curbing the terrorism
  121. Which gas is used to ripen the fruits?
    1. Methane
    2. Hydrogen
    3. Ammonia
    4. Ethylene
  122. Which is the biggest part of earth's atmosphere?
    1. Carbon dioxide
    2. Nitrogen
    3. Oxygen
    4. Hydorgen
  123. While climbing a mountain a person bends forward to
    1. reduce fatigue
    2. avoid slipping
    3. increase speed
    4. increase stability
  124. The acid commonly present in Lemon and Grapes is
    1. Lactic acid
    2. Citric acid
    3. Ascorbic acid
    4. Tartaric acid
  125. Which part of human body is affected first of all by nuclear radiation?
    1. Eyes
    2. Heart
    3. Liver
    4. Lungs
  126. Optical Fibers are mainly used for which of the following?
    1. Eye Surgery
    2. Weaving
    3. Communication
    4. Musical Instruments
  127. Which metal is mixed with iron to prepare steel?
    1. Nickel
    2. Chromium
    3. Aluminium
    4. Zinc
  128. Among the following which industry requires heavy water?
    1. Sugar
    2. Atomic Energy
    3. Textiles
    4. Steel
  129. Which factor is considered responsible for the phenomenon of global warming?
    1. Greenhouse has effect
    2. Forest fire
    3. Dry farming
    4. Radioactivity
  130. Name the vitamin which is conducive for the clotting of blood?
    1. Vitamin A
    2. Vitamin B
    3. Vitamin K
    4. Vitamin C
  131. What is the purpose of mixing baking soda in kneaded flour?
    1. To generate moisture
    2. To get flavour
    3. To obtain fine colouring
    4. Generation of Carbon dioxide
  132. What was the basic aim of Akali movement?
    1. Reformation of Sikh religion
    2. Enhancement of Sikh Unity
    3. Redemption of Gurudwaras from the clutches of Mahants
    4. Protection of holy shrines of Sikhs
  133. Who was termed " Father of Indian Unrest" by British journalist Valentine Chirol?
    1. Subhash Chandra Bose
    2. Chandrashekhar Azad
    3. Lokmanya Tilak
  134. Who ensured Swamin Vivekananda's participation in the World Parliament of Religions held in September, 1893 by unstinted and all-round help?
    1. Maharaja of Mysore
    2. Madras Devotees
    3. Bhaskar Setupati of Ramnadu
    4. Raja Ajeet Singh Khetari
  135. Hurling to a bomb on Viceroy Lord Hardinge on the eve of Delhi Durbar was challenge to British imperialism. The revolutionary who performed this act of outstanding boldness was
    1. Lala Hardayal
    2. Ras Bihar Bose
    3. Zorawar Singh Barhat
    4. Vasant Vishwas
  136. Where did Swami Dayananda Saraswati complete his magnum opus "Satyartha Prakash"?
    1. Mathura
    2. Haridwar
    3. Udaipur
    4. Jodhpur
  137. Who was known as "Frontier Gandhi" during freedom movement?
    1. Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan
    2. Khan Mamdot
    3. Sikandar Hayat Khan
    4. Doctor Khan
  138. Who eulogised as "Prophet of Nationalish" by Deshbandhu Chitranjan Das?
    1. Mahatma Gandhi
    2. Vipinchandra Pal
    3. Sri Aurbindo
    4. Lokmanya Tilak
  139. The title of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's autobiography is
    1. Bliss it was that Dawn
    2. Living an Era
    3. Roses in December
    4. An Indian Pilgrim
  140. Our national song "Vande Mataram" was composed by
    1. Ravindranath Thakur
    2. Subrahmanyam Bharati
    3. Makhanlal Chaturvedi
    4. Bankim Chandre Chattopadhyaya
  141. Who carried out the feat of extra-ordinary philanthropy of donating at a time rupee 32 lack way back in 1916 to Madan Mohan Malaviyaji to enable him to establish Banaras Hindu University?
    1. Maharaja of Kashi
    2. Jamshedji Tata
    3. Raja Baldev Das Birla
    4. Jamnalal Bajaj
  142. M A Jinnah, as Governor General of Pakistan, issued a stern warning to rioters of Karachi not touch the statue of a great Indian leader, installed at a prominent place in the city. Name that towering Indian leader whom even Jinnah respected so profoundly?
    1. Lokmanya Tilak
    2. Mazrul Huq
    3. Dada Bhai Naoroji
    4. Pandit Motilal Nehru
  143. Who has underlined the melancholy of Taj Mahal in the following soul stirring words:"Taj is a teardrop on the cheeks of time".
    1. Mahadevi Verma
    2. Sumitranandan Pant
    3. Ravindranath Pant
    4. Parveen Shakir
  144. During freedom movement who gave this clarion call to Indian people for remaining ever vigilant: वतन की फ़िक्र कर नादां मुसीबत आने वाली है, तेरी बर्बदियों के मशविरे हैं आसमानों में
    ना संभलोगे तो मिट जाओगे हिन्दुस्तान वालो, तुम्हारी दास्तान तक भी ना होगी दस्तानों में

    1. Ram Prasad Bismil
    2. Josh Malihabadi
    3. Firaq Gorakhpuri
    4. Mohammad Iqbal
  145. Who was W C Rand, who was assassinated by Chafekar brothers in 1897?
    1. Police Commissioner of Pune
    2. British Judge
    3. Chaiman of Pune Plague Commission
    4. Medical Docto
  146. Who case sarcastic aspersion on the members of Swaraj Dal for their practices of entering the council chamber and then walking out of it on one pretext or the other, by terming it as "Patriotism in Locomotion"?
    1. Sardar Patel
    2. Shrinivas Shastri
    3. Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru
    4. Surendranath Bannerjee
  147. What was the basic factor that prompted reorganisation of states on linguistic basis after independence?
    1. Report of State of Reorganisation Commission
    2. Death of P. Shri Ramulu
    3. Report of Dhar Committee
    4. Justice Wanchoo Committee Report
  148. Who propounded the concept of Total Revolution?
    1. Jaiprakash Narayan
    2. Vinoba Bhave
    3. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya
    4. Acharya Narender Dev
  149. Why did Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri call upon the people to observe "Vijaya Vrata" on every Monday?
    1. To give a befitting reply to bellicose Pakistan
    2. To enhance the spirit of sacrifice in the masses
    3. To accept the challenge of Canada in the matter of foodgrains
    4. To instil the spirit of Chivalry in the youth
  150. Kam Raj Plan aimed at
    1. Improvement of national economy
    2. Removal of thorns in flesh in congress organisation and government that troubled Pandit Nehru
    3. Encouragement to national integration
    4. Drafting a model code of conduct for MLAs and MP

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