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TNPSC Group – I Prelim Exam GENERAL KNOWLEDGE 2010 Paper

1. The Avogadro number is
A) 6.00 x 1024
B) 6.023 x 1023
C) 6.054 x 1022
D) 6.504 x 1022
2. Viscous force is directly proportional to
A) Temperature gradient
B) Mass gradient
C) Velocity gradient
D) Charge gradient
3. The South American country that suffered due to earthquake in 2010 was
A) Argentina
B) Chile
C) Brazil
D) Libya
4. According to the Economic Survey of India (2007-08), the birth rate in Tamil Nadu state is
A) 16.2
B) 18.4
C) 15.3
D) 10.6
5. The structure observed by Robert Hooke in plant cells was
A) Protoplasm
B) Cell wall
C) Nucleus
D) Tracheids
6. How many pairs of cranial nerves are present in shark fishes?
A) 8
B) 10
C) 12
D) 14
7. When the basis of classification is according to location or place, the classification is called
…………………… classification
A) Quantitative
B) Geographical
C) Qualitative
D) Chronological
8. The oxidation number of Fe in K3[Fe(CN)6] is
A) 2
B) 3
C) 1
D) 4
9. The ray which does not affect the photographic plate is
A) Alpha ray
B) Beta ray
C) Gamma ray
D) none of these
10. Who among the following said that Buddha’s character and teaching made him ‘The Light not of Asia
only but of the World’?
A) Sir Edwin Arnold
B) Mrs. Rhys Davids
C) Dr. Radhakrishnan
D) H. G. Wells
11. Cisternae, Thylakoid and Cristae are located at …….., ………. And …….. respectively.
A) Mitochondria, Ribosomes, Chloroplast
B) Golgi body, Chloroplast, Mitochondria
C) Ribosomes, Chloroplast, Mitochondria
D) Chromosomes, Thylakoid, Mitochondria
12. Which of the following is Natural rubber?
A) Polyester
B) Polyamide
C) Polyisoprene
D) Polysaccharide
13. Who is the only Indian and the First non-American head of the Academy of Astronautics (IAA)?
A) Madhavan Nair
B) Dhoni
C) Ravi Sastri
D) Kapil Sibal
14. Who coined the party name ‘Indian National Congress’?
A) Ranade
B) Dadabhai Naoroji
C) W. C. Banerjee
D) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
15Data verbalized on a continuum scale like excellent, good, fair and poor are known as
A) Raw data
B) Ratio data
C) Interval data
D) Ordinal data
16. The new agricultural technology can best be described as
A) land augmenting
B) labour augmenting
C) labour displacing
D) both land and labour augmenting
17. Three capacitors each of capacitance 9 pf is connected in series and is connected to 120 V supply. The
potential difference across each capacitor is
A) 20 V
B) 40 V
C) 60 V
D) 90 V
18. A can do a piece of work in 80 days. He alone works at it for 20 days and then B alone finished the remaining work in 36 days. In how many days can A and B together complete the work?
A) 25 days
B) 30 days
C) 35 days
D) 40 days
19. The average of 25 results is 18. The average of first twelve of them is 14 and that of last twelve is 17. The thirteenth result is
A) 87
B) 78
C) 67
D) none of these
20. A girl started walking from her house. She first walked for 3 km towards east, then she turned towards north and moved 4 km in that direction. How far is the girls away from her house?
A) 3 km south
B) 3 km north
C) 5 km west
D) 5 km north-east
21. The end product of fermentation of molasses of sugarcane by yeast is
A) Pyruvate
B) Phenol
C) Lactic acid
D) Ethyl alcohol
22. The year ………………. Was celebrated by the General Assembly of the UNO as International Year for Human Rights.
A) 1964
B) 1966
C) 1968
D) None of these
23. Who won the latest Presidential elections in Sri Lanka?
A) Sirimavo Bandaranaike
B) Mahindra Rajapakse
C) Kumaratunge
D) Dissanayake
24. The tomb at Sessaran was built by
A) Humayun
B) Sher Shah
C) Akbar
D) Babar
25. The famous leader of Narmada Bachao Andolan is
A) Sunil Agarwal
B) Rajesh Khanna
C) Medha Patkar
D) K. C. Cherian
26. Species Plantarum was authored by
A) Hutchinson
B) Carolus Linnaeus
C) Engler and Prantl
D) Bentham and Hooker
27. The yellow colour of urine of the Vertebrates is due to
A) Urochrome
B) Melanin
C) Uric acid
D) Cholesterol
28. The Eleventh Five-Year Plan was implemented during the period
A) 2005-2010
B) 2002-2007
C) 2007-2012
D) 2006-2011
29. Which one among the following South Asian countries has the highest population density?
A) India
B) Pakistan
C) Nepal
D) Sri Lanka
30. Ashoka patronised
A) Jainism
B) Saivism
C) Buddhism
D) Vaishnavism
31. Who among the following computed National Income on the basis of Scientific method?
A) Prof. Mahalanobis
B) Dr. K.N.Raj
C) Dr. V.K.R.V.Rao
D) Dr. Vakil
32. Consider the following statements:
Assertion (A): Surface temperatures of the oceans are controlled by warm and cold currents.
Reason (R): Warm currents raise the temperature whereas cool currents lower down the temperature.
Now select your answer according to the coding scheme given below:
A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
C) (A) is true, but (R) is false
D) (A) is false, but (R) is true.
33. Ring or horse shoe shaped coral reefs are called
A) Atoll
B) Barrier reef
C) Fringing reef
D) none of these
34. Match List I with List II correctly and select your answer using the codes given below:
List I List II
a) Glucose 1. Biopolymer
b) Serodiagnosis 2. Reducing sugar
c) Electrophoresis 3. Separation technique
d) Nucleic acid 4. HIV test
A) a2, b4, c3, d1
B) a1, b3, c4, d2
C) a1, b2, c3, d4
D) a4, b3, c2, d1
35. As per RTI the competent authority of Lok Sabha is the
A) Chairman
B) Prime Minister
C) Chief Secretary
D) Speaker
36. Who authored the book ‘A Better India A Better World’?
A) N.R.Narayana Murthy
B) Indra Sinha
C) Rajiv Sikri
D) Jaswant Singh
37. A current of 8 A flows through 10 turn coil of a tangent galvanometer having a diameter of 16 cm. The field on the center of the coil is
A) 2.5 A-turn/m
B) 25 A-turn/m
C) 100 A-turn/m
D) 250 A-turn/m
38. Which of the following is wrongly matched?
A) Microsporangial serus – Anther
B) Microspore – Pollen grain
C) Megasporophyll – Ovule
D) Microsporophyll – Stamen
39. Veeranam Project to bring water from Veeranam to madras was started by Chief Minister
A) M.Karunanidhi
B) M.g.Ramachandran
C) Jayalalitha
D) O.Panner Selvam
40. The Indian Post and Telegraph department issued postage stamp in hour of V.O.Chidambaram Pillai in the year
A) 1971
B) 1972
C) 1973
D) 1974
41. Nobel Laureate 2009 in Chemistry is awarded to Venkataraman Ramakrishanan for his work on
A) Hypsochrome
B) Ribosome
C) Chromatogram
D) Auxochrome
42. Fast Breeder Test Reactor is at
A) Trombay
B) Kaiga
C) Kudankulam
D) Kalpakkam
43) Who is the Chairman of 12th Finance Commission?
A) C.Rangarajan
B) K.C.Pant
C) Kelkat
D) Madhavan Ravindra
44. Which of the following Amendment Acts inserted the word ‘Secular’ in the Preamble of the Constitution of India?
A) 41st Amendment Act, 1976
B) 42nd Amendment Act, 1976
C) 43rd Amendment Act, 1977
D) 44th Amendment Act, 1979
45. The Chairperson and other members of State Human Rights Commission are appointed by the
A) Governor
B) Chief Minister
C) Home Minister
D) none of these
46. Tamil Calendar is based on the movement of
A) Moon
B) Saturn
C) Sun
D) Mars
47. Match List I with List II correctly and select your answer using the codes given below:
List I List II
a) Justice Party 1. Periyar E. V. R
b) Dravida Kazhagam 2. Singaravelu Chettiar
c) Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 3. T. M. Nair
d) Communist Party 4. C. N. Annadurai
A) a1, b3, c4, d2
B) a4, b1, c3, d2
C) a3, b1, c4, d2
D) a2, b1, c3, d4
48. Tamil Sangam was supposed to be held at
A) Uraiyur
B) Kanchi
C) Madurai
D) Vanji
49. Who was the Prime Minister of India when Tashkent Agreement was signed?
A) Jawarlal Nehru
B) Lal Bahadur Shastri
C) Indira Gandhi
D) Rajiv Gandhi
50. The Constituent Assembly completed its work of constitution making on
A) 16th May, 1946
B) 9th December, 1948
C) 26th November, 1949
D) 26th January, 1950
51. Consider the following statements:
Assertion (A): RBC cells are found in the blood which carry oxygen.
Reason (R): Haemoglobin pigments are involved in carrying the oxygen.
Now select your answer according to the coding scheme given below:
A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
C) (A) is true, but (R) is false
D) (A) is false, but (R) is true.
52. Land is a
A) man-made resource
B) non-renewable natural resource
C) renewable natural resource
D) all of these
53. Consider the following statements:
I. Cholesterol is a fertilizer.
II. Protein is amphoteric in nature.
III. Whale myoglobin has disulphide bond.
IV. Entropy of the universe increases.
Of these statements:
A) II alone is correct
B) II and IV are correct
C) III, IV and II are correct
D) All are correct.

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