Chapter Miscellaneous 1

638. Who among the following from the first cabinet of indepenent India was responsible for mass religious conversion ?
(a) Dr. S. P. Mukherjee
(b) Dr. John Mathai
(c) Sardar Baldev Singh
(d) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
Ans: (d)

639. The Bandung Conference was a major milestone in the history of :
(a) The Non-aligned movement
(b) Indo-Chinese relationship
(c) U.S.-Vietnam War
(d) Creation of ASEAN
Ans: (a)

640. Where are the mortal remains of
St. Francis Xavier housed?

(a) Velankanni, Chennai
(b) Se Cathedral, Velha (Goa)
(c) Basilica of Bom Jesus, Velha
(d) St. Xaviers Church, Mumbai
Ans: (c)

641. Who amidst the following great music composers was the ruler of a State ?
(a) Tyagaraja
(b) Shyama Shastri
(c) Muthu Swami Dikshitar
(d) Swati Thirunal
Ans: (d)

642. Match the museum and its place :
List I : (Museum)
A. Ashutosh museum
B. Prince of Wales museum
C. Calico museum
D. Raja Kelkar museum List II : (Place)
1. Mumbai
2. Ahmedabad
3. Kolkata
4. Pune
(A) (B) (C) (D)

(a) 2 3 4 1
(b) 3 1 2 4
(c) 4 2 1 3
(d) 1 4 3 2
Ans: (b)

643. Who was the architect of North and South Blocks of the Central Secretariat in Delhi ?
(a) Sir Edward Lutyens
(b) Herbert Bakers
(c) Robert Tor Tussell
(d) Antonin Raymond
Ans: (a)

644. Which amidst the following sites/monuments in India is NOT on the UNESCO’s list of World Cultural Heritages?
(a) Ellora Caves
(b) Kashi Viswanath Temple
(c) Qutab Minar
(d) Manas Wild-life Sanctuary
Ans: (b)

645. Correlate the UNSECO enlisted heritage sites/ monuments and their locations :
(A) Cave paintings
(B) Rock-cut shrines
(C) Basilica of Bom Jesus
(D) Sun temple Location 1.Velha Goa 2. Konark
3. Ajanta 4. Ellora A B C D

(a) 1 2 2 4
(b) 3 4 1 2
(c) 2 3 4 1
(d) 4 2 1 3
Ans: (b)

646. Where was “tancho brocade” developed ?
(a) Varanasi (b) Dhaka
(c) Surat (d) Tanjavur
Ans: (a)

647. Who was the town-planner of Chandigarh ?
(a) Edward Lutyens
(b) Charles Correa
(c) Le Corbusier
(d) Christopher Wren
Ans: (c)

648. The film Mangal Pandey released in August 2005 deals with
(a) Jallianwala Bagh tragedy
(b) Netaji Subash Bose’s fight against British occupation of India
(c) the first war of Indian Independence in 1857
(d) the partition of India and Pakistan
Ans: (b)

649. When is the Independence Day of Pakistan celebrated ?
(a) 15 August (b) 4 July
(c) 16 August (d) 14 August
Ans: (d)

650. The first Defence Minister of India was
(a) K. M. Cariappa
(b) Gopalaswami Aiyangar
(c) Baldev Singh
(d) Sardar Patel
Ans: (c)

651. The first woman to become a Chief Minister of any State in India was
(a) Nandini Satpathy
(b) Dr. J. Jayalalitha
(c) Sucheta Kripalani
(d) Ms. Mayawati
Ans: (c)

652. First Indian Commander-in-
Chief was

(a) Gen. K. S. Thimayya
(b) Gen. K.M. Kariappa
(c) S.H.F.J. Manekshaw
(d) None of the above
Ans: (b)

653. Who gave the concept of ‘Total Revolution ?
(a) Jayaprakash Narayan
(b) Mahatma Gandhi
(c) Karl Marx
(d) Lenin
Ans: (a)

654. How many spokes are there in the Dharma Chakra of the National Flag ?
(a) 22 (b) 24
(c) 18 (d) 14
Ans: (b)

655. The methods of democratic socialism are
(a) Revolution
(b) General strike
(c) Sabotage
(d) Persuasion and propaganda
Ans: (d)

656. What is the name of the era on which the National Calendar of India is based?
(a) Vikrama era
(b) Kali era
(c) Saka era
(d) None of above
Ans: (c)

657. Who is the creator of the piece titled “Portrait of Francoise” ?
(a) Leonardo da Vinci
(b) Paul Cezanne
(c) Pablo Picasso
(d) H. Rembrandt
Ans: (c)

658. The potato crop was introduced in India by the
(a) British (b) Dutch
(c) Portuguese (d) French
Ans: (c)

659. Which country offered its good office to resolve Indo-Pak conflict peacefully, in the year 1966?
(a) U.S.A (b) Britain
(c) U.S.S.R (d) Japan
Ans: (c)

660. After Independence, Hyderabad, the State of Nizam, was taken over by the Indian Government through
(a) police action
(b) militay action
(c) persuasion
(d) negotiations
Ans: (b)

661. In Afghanistan two towering Buddha statues were destroyed at
(a) Kandahar (b) Yakaolong
(c) Bamiyan (d) Mazar-i-Sharif
Ans: (c)

662. Which amidst the following has not yet been recognised as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO
(a) Ellora (b) Fatehpur Sikiri
(c) Ajanta (d) Nalanda
Ans: (d)

663. Identify the UNESCO approved World Heritage site from the following.
(a) Somnath Temple
(b) Salarjung Museum
(c) Khajuraho group of temples
(d) Chaar Bagh Railway station
Ans: (c)

664. Identify the UNESCO approved World Heritage Site from the following
(a) Meenakshi Temple, Madurai
(b) Writers’ Building, Calcutta
(c) Purana Qila, Delhi
(d) Kaziranga National Park
Ans: (d)

665. Which of the following Gods are worshipped in the sanctum of Badrinath and Kedarnath temples respectively ?
(a) Vishnu and Shiva
(b) Shiva and Vishnu
(c) Shiva and Parvati
(d) Vishnu and Brahma
Ans: (a)

666. Who propounded the Panchsheel Principles ?
(a) Mahatma Gandhi
(b) Lord Buddha
(c) Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru
(d) Swami Dayanand Saraswati
Ans: (c)

667. Who discovered sea route to India via the ‘Cape of Good Hope’?
(a) Vasco da Gama
(b) Amundsen
(c) Christopher Columbus
(d) John Cabot
Ans: (a)

668. The Indian monument recently inscribed in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List is :
(a) Jantar Mantar of Ujjain
(b) Jantar Mantar of Varanasi
(c) Jantar Mantar of Delhi
(d) Jantar Mantar of Jaipur
Ans: (d)

669. In which of the following countries were / Buddha’s idols disfigured and removed recently ?
(a) Pakistan (b) Turkey
(c) Afghanistan (d) Iran
Ans: (c)

670. The first woman Governor of a State in free India was
(a) Mrs. Sarojini Naidu
(b) Mrs. Sucheta Kriplani
(c) Mrs. Indira Gandhi
(d) Mrs. Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
Ans: (a)

671. Name the Pakistan Prime-Minister who signed the Simla Agreement in 1972.
(a) Ayub Khan
(b) Yahya Khan
(c) Z.A. Bhutto
(d) Benazir Bhutto
Ans: (c)

672. Who propounded the Panchsheel principles?
(a) Mahatma Gandhi
(b) Lord Buddha
(c) Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
(d) Swami Dayanand Saraswati
Ans: (c)

673. Name the Commander of the Arab army who conquered the Sindh.
(a) Al Hazzaz
(b) Qutbuddin Aibak
(c) Allauddin Khilji
(d) Muhammad bin Qasim
Ans: (d)

674. Who coined the name ‘Pakistan’?
(a) Mohammad Ali Jinnah
(b) Fazlul Haq
(c) Liaquat Ali Khan
(d) Choudhry Rehmat Ali
Ans: (d)

675. The first woman to preside over the UN General Assembly:
(a) Rajkumari Amrit Kaur
(b) Vijaylakshmi Pandit
(c) Kamla Nehru
(d) Indira Gandhi
Ans: (b)

676. Which one of the following pair is not correctly matched ?
(a) Harshvardhan – Hiuen Tsang
(b) Akbar – Todarmal
(c) Chanakya – Chandragupta
(d) Vikramaditya – Chaitanya
Ans: (d)

677. Which of the following is called the ‘Land of the Golden Pagoda’?
(a) Myanmar (b) China
(c) Japan (d) North Korea
Ans: (a)

678. The famous Vishnu Temple at Angkor Wat in Cambodia was built by
(a) Shrutavarman
(b) Suryavarman II
(c) Indravarman
(d) Aniruddha
Ans: (b)

679. Who built Shantiniketan?
(a) Guru Ramdas
(b) Maharaja Pratap Singh
(c) Rabindra Nath Tagore
(d) British Govt.
Ans: (c)

680. Gateway of India was built by
(a) Frank Lloyd Wright
(b) George Wittet
(c) Frank Gehry
(d) Zaha Hadid
Ans: (b)

681. Where was Mahatma Gandhi born?
(a) Madhya Pradesh
(b) Assam
(c) Rajasthan
(d) Gujarat
Ans: (d)

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