General knowledge question paper

Recruitment test (Preliminary) for Range Forest Officers Training Course 2007


In seven explosions hit Mumbai’s commuter rail network on July 11, 2006, How many people died.
a) 500
b) 650
c) 200
d) 1200


From when cigarette packets to carry skull - and – bones sign.
a) 3rd Nov 2006
b) 15th Dec 2006
c) 8th Jan-2007
d) 1st Feb 2007


By how many votes did Sonia Gandhi win in Rae Bareli where election took place in May-2006.
a) 2,68,900
b) 4,17,888
c) 5,02,680
d) 1,69,670


Where did twin explosion that took place in quick succession on April 14, 2006?
a) Lucknow
b) Hyderabad,
c) Mumbai
d) Jam Masjid in old Delhi.


During 2006-07 what is the outlay under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission of Government of India?
a) Rs.5000 crores
b) Rs.4650 crores
c) Rs.6000 crores
d) None of the above three


When did union cabinet approve the Draft National Environmental Policy?
a) 18th Apr 2006
b) 18th May 2006
c) 16th Sept 2006
d) 25th Nov. 2006


Who performed the words’ first conscious brain surgery in Australia?
a) Dr. Devi Prasad
b) Dr. Vini Khurana & his team
c) Dr. Brooks
d) None of them.


Who achieved the HAT-TRIC of taking 3 wickets in T20 match held in South Africa during 2007?
a) Ricky Pointing
b) Shane Warne
c) Brett Lee
d) Brooks


Where did the Agni-III test launched and failed?
a) Sriharikota
b) Wheeler island off the coast of Orissa
c) Hassan in Karnataka
d) None of the above.


Where did the World’s biggest robbery in the history took place on Feb 22, 2006?
a) India
b) Tonbridge in South West of London
c) France
d) Italy


Name the world’s highest railway?
a) Qinghai-Tibet,
b) Siberia
c) Siliguri-Darjeeling
d) Tetley mountain in Switzerland


Who won the golden ball award at the FIFA world cup (football) in 2006?
a) Ronaldo
b) Romario
c) Marko Matenazzi
d) Zinedaine Zidane


Who won the Lal Bhadur Shastri National award in 2006?
a) Dr. Kasturi Rangan
b) Dr. A.P.J. Kalam
c) Dr. Naresh Trehan
d) Dr. Manjunath


Name of the person who own the Stockholm water prize in 2006?
a) Dr. Swaminathan,
b) Dr. Rajaramanna
c) Calder
d) Prof. Asit K Biswas


From 1930 to 2006 which country won the world cup (football) for five times?
a) Italy
b) France
c) Brazil
d) Argentina


Who won the Wimbledon men’s singles in 2007?
a) Rafal Nadal
b) Mike Bryan
c) Roger Federer
d) Fabrice Santro


What is the length of tunnel to be dug below 140 mtr under the city of Niagara falls for diverting water from Canadian Hydroelectric project?
a) 15.6 Km
b) 10.4 Km
c) 20 Km
d) 8.3 Km


The agreement signed on March 21, 2006 for a pipe line from Siberia (Russia) to China for supply of gas will commence within five years. The annual supply of gas would be

a) 80 billon Cub Mtr
b) 120 billon Cub Mtr
c) 130 billon Cub Mtr
d) 56 billon Cub Mtr


Who wrote the book titled RUNS AND RUINS?
a) Kapil Dev
b) Sunil Gavaskar
c) Imran Khan
d) None of the above.


Who wrote the Naked triangle?
a) Balwant Gargi
b) Khuswant Singh
c) Amrit Pitam
d) None of them


Who is known as the “father of Geometry”?
a) Kepler
b) Eulid
c) Pythagorus
d) Newton


Who was the first women to reach north pole?
a) Miss. Fran Phipps
b) Miss Valentina Tereshkova
c) Miss. Keroline Mikkelsen
d) None of these


Mother Teresa was born in –
a) Switzerland
b) India
c) Germany
d) Albania


Lumbini is a sacred place of the
a) Muslims
b) Buddhists
c) Christians
d) Sikhs


The first to share the Oscar award was
a) Hargobind Khorana
b) Rabindranath Tagore
c) Bhanu Athaiya
d) None of these


India’s first Noble prize was for
a) Physics
b) Medicine
c) Chemistry
d) Literature


LASER is on acronym for light amplification by
a) Stimulated emission of Radio waves
b) Stimulated emission of Radiation.
c) Spontaneous emission of Radio waves.
d) Spontaneous emission of Radiation.


COFEPOSA is associated with one
a) Smuggling
b) Foreign exchange
c) Both of these
d) None of these.


Which of the following organisations is not related to education?
a) B.H.U.
b) G.N.D.U
c) M.D.U.
d) C.I.T.U


Where is the “Isle of pearls”?
a) Thailand
b) Bahrain
c) Japan
d) Switzerland


Kautilya’s Arthasastra is a great treatise a on:
a) Economic policies
b) State craft
c) Interstate relations
d) Ethics


Buddha was born in
a) Kapil Vastu
b) Lumbini
c) Vaishali
d) Kosla


Chandragupta Maurya spent his last days at
a) Shravanabelagola
b) Nalanda
c) Ujjain
d) Patna


Which dynasty was well known in excellent village administration?
a) Pandyas
b) Pallavas
c) Cholas
d) Chalukyas


The first to have relations with India were the
a) Dutch
b) Portuguese
c) English
d) French


Who was the Viceroy of India at the time of formation of the Indian National Congress?
a) Lord Canning
b) Lord Mayo
c) Lord Elgin
d) Lord Dufferin


Quit India movement was adopted by the Indian National Congress at
a) Calcutta
b) Ahmedabad
c) Mumbai
d) Pune


Who among the following were the first British Viceroy as well as Governor General of India?
a) Lord Dalhousie
b) Lord Warren Hasting
c) Lord Bentinck
d) Lord Canning


Which of the following was the reason of calling off the non-cooperation movement by Gandhiji?
a) High pressure from British Government
b) Chauri Chaura incident
c) Round table conference
d) His arrest.


Huen-Tsang found Jainism flourishing in
a) Bengal
b) Orissa
c) Kashmir
d) Bihar


In the Vijayanagar kingdom the provincial Governors who did not belong to the royal family but were appointed on merit were generally know as
a) Dalavays
b) Dandanayakas
c) Amaranayakas
d) Upa Pradhani


Bal Khalsa was founded by
a) Guru Gobind Singh
b) Kapur Singh
c) Ranjit Singh
d) Tej Bahadur


Firing in Jallin Wala Bagh was ordered by
a) O’Dwyer
b) Rowlatt
c) Curzon Wyllie
d) Lord Simon


To which profession earlier leaders who struggled for freedom of India belonged to
a) Lawyers
b) Teachers
c) Journalist
d) All of the above.


Who was the one of the first Indian leader to agitate for political reforms (i.e. Freedom of Press, Trial by Jury etc.)
a) Tantia Tope
b) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
c) Kanwar Singh of Bihar
d) Nana Sahib


Who among the following was the leader of the extremist group in the Indian National Congress?
a) Tilak
b) Gokhale
c) Abdul kalam Ajad
d) Motilal Nehru


In which year non-cooperation movement was withdrawn?
a) 1917
b) 1820
c) 1923
d) 1920.


The rate of land revenue was highest during the reign of
a) Ghiyasuddin Balban
b) Mohammed Bin Tughlaq
c) Allauddin Khilji
d) Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq


The largest concentration of Harappan sites has been found along the
a) Sutlez
b) Indus
c) Ghaggar Hakara
d) Ravi


Shivaji was coronated at
a) Aurangabad
b) Rajgarah
c) Peshwar
d) Bundela



The layer of atmosphere close to Earth’s surface is called
a) Exosphere
b) Ionosphere
c) Stratosphere
d) Troposphere


Earth quakes are caused by
a) Earth’s rotation
b) Denudation
c) Tectonism
d) Earth revolution


The heaviest mass revolving round the Sun?
a) Moon
b) Jupiter
c) Neptune
d) Pluto


The line join the areas having the same rain fall is called
a) Isobar
b) Isobyte
c) Isotherm
d) Isohaline


Which of the following explains why there is no total eclipse of the Sun?
a) Size of the earth in relation to the Sun.
b) Direction of rotation of the earth round the Sun.
c) Orbit of the moon around the Sun.
d) Size of the sun in relation to the Moon.


When it is 8 am on Wednesday at Greenwich
a) It is 10.30 pm on Wednesday in London,
b) It is 5.00 pm on Wednesday in Tokyo
c) It is 6.25 am on Tuesday in New york
d) It is 3.00 pm on Wednesday at Honkong


Helsinki is the Capital of
a) Finland
b) Norway
c) Denmark
d) Sweden


New more Island is situated in the
a) Indian Ocean
b) Arabian Sea
c) Bay of Bengal
d) Arctic Ocean


The longest river of Asia is
a) Indus
b) Yenisei
c) Mekong
d) Yangtzee


The second highest mountain peak in the world is
a) Nanga Parbat
b) Godwin Austin
c) Nanda Devi
d) Andes


Which is the world’s largest mountain Range?
a) Himalaya-Karakoram
b) Tibet
c) Alps
d) Andes


Which type of soil retains maximum water?
a) Rocky
b) Black
c) Clayey
d) Loamy


Which of the following is an igneous rock?
a) Quartzite
b) Peat
c) Gypsum
d) Granite


A narrow strip of island connecting two large areas of land is known as
a) Strait
b) Isthmus
c) Archipelago
d) Peninsula


Where is the world’s largest railway station?
a) U.S.A.
b) Japan
c) England
d) Russia


Area wise biggest parliamentary constituency in 2004 election in India was
a) Kutch (Gujarat)
b) Barmer (Rajasthan)
c) Ladakh (J&K)
d) Srinagar (J&K)


India’s first “ladies special” suburban train was started by which of the railway zones of Indian railways?
a) Northern
b) Eastern
c) Southern
d) Western


Whom among the following had the longest tenure as the President of India?
a) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
b) Dr. Zakir Hussain
c) V.V. Giri
d) Dr. S. Radhakrishnan


Who was the first Prime Minister of Indian who did not face the parliament during his tenure?
a) Charan Singh
b) Moraji Desai
c) Guljari Lal Nanda
d) Lal Bahadur Shastri


Who was the first woman Chief Justice of High Court of India?
a) Miss Fatima Beevi
b) Miss Anna Chandi
c) Anna George Malohtra
d) Miss Leila Seth


Who was the first Indian to climb Mount Everest without oxygen?
a) Tenzing Norgay
b) Phu Dorjee
c) Nwanng Gombhu
d) None of them


When was our National Anthem first sung and where?
a) Jan 24, 1950 in Calcutta
b) Jan 24, 1950 in Allahabad
c) Dec 27, 1911 in Calcutta
d) Jan 24, 1950 in Delhi


Before accepting Tiger as National animal of the India which of the following was national animal?
a) Cow
b) Lion
c) Panther
d) Bull


Who is the first recipient of Bharatha Ratna award in 1954?
a) C. Rajagopalachari
b) S. Radhakrishnan
c) .C.V. Raman
d) Jawahar Lal Nehru


The award instituted to honour outstanding Agricultural Scientists is
a) Bhatnagar Award
b) Dada Bai Naoroji Award
c) Arjuna Award
d) Borlaug Award


In parliamentary budget speech of 2006-07 by Finance Minster, how many ultra mega power projects of 4000 MW to be cleared before 31sd December 2006
a) Two
b) Six
c) Five
d) Nine


What is the total outlay for the year 2006-07 for Railways?
a) Rs.125 billion
b) Rs.153 billion
c) Rs.201 billion
d) Rs.160 billion.


What is the G.D.P. growth percent during 2005-06 at current prices?
a) 11 %
b) 12.2 %
c) 9 %
d) 12.5%


What is the G.D.P. forecast for the year 2006-07?
a) 7.5 %
b) 7.9%
c) 9 %
d) 8.5 to 9 %


What is the critical element in capturing incomes and expenditure; scrutiny of Annual Information Returns?
a) Bank accounts
b) Permanent Account Number (PAN)
c) Fixed deposit
d) Total Investment in Shares


What is the increase in India forex reserves during 2006?
a) Rs.1000 billion
b) Rs.1200 billion
c) Rs.952 billion
d) Rs.1280 billion


Name the richest person in the world?
a) Bill Gates
b) lakshmi Mittal
c) Mukesh Ambani
d) Carlos Slim


Name the richest person in the India?
a) Lakshmi Mittal
b) Ajim Premji
c) Anil Ambani
d) Mukesh Ambani


National Social Assistance Programme of Government of India provides
a) Security to old age persons
b) Old age pension to destitute
c) Medical Insurance to old age persons
d) Insurance covered to widows


What is the Defence expenditure proposed during 2006-07?
a) Rs.89000 crores
b) Rs. 69000 crores
c) Rs.120000 crores
d) Rs.49000 crores


Philogy is the
a) Study of bones
b) Study of muscles
c) Study of architecture
d) Science of languages


Ecology deals with
a) Birds
b) Relation between organisms and their environment
c) Cell formation
d) Tissues


Study of life in outer space is known as
a) End biology
b) Enterobiology
c) Exobiology
d) Neobiology


What is the S.I. unit of temperature?
a) Kelvin
b) Celsius
c) Centigrade
d) Fahrenheit


The apparatus used in submarines to give a clear view of the object on the surface of the ocean or ground is known as
a) Sextant
b) Stereo Scope
c) Periscope
d) Telescope


Light year is related to
a) Energy
b) Distance
c) Speed
d) intensity


Joule is the unit
A) Energy
b) temperature
c) Pressure
d) Heat


Centigrade and Fahrenheit scales gives the same reading at
a) -32 degrees
b) -273 degrees
c) -40 degrees
d) -100 degrees


Who among the following described protoplasm as the physical basis of life
a) Leen Weenhock
b) J.C. Bose
c) Rudolf Virchow
d) T.H. Huxley


Who invented typewriter
a) Shokley
b) Sholes
c) Pascal
d) Waterman


Who invented circulation of blood in human body?
a) William Harvey
b) Edward Jenner
c) Joseph Lister
d) Jonon Esals


Choose correct combination
a) Typewriter - Remington
b) Evolution-Darwin
c) Dynamic-Dunlop
d) Aeroplane-Harvey


Wright brothers are regarded inventors of the
a) Balloon
b) Bicycle
c) Aeroplane
d) None of them


Oxygen was discovered by
a) Ruther Ford
b) William Ramsay
c) Neills Bohr
d) Priestly


The velocity of light was first measured by
a) Romer
b) Einstein
c) Newton
d) Galileo


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