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27/2011            Maximum : 100 marks            Time : 1 hour and 15 minutes

1. Who won the Bharata Ratna award of 2008?

(C) Kiran Bedi (D) Mandakini Amte
A) Bhimsen Joshy (B) Pandit Jesraj

2. The first Youth Olympics was held in :
(A) Italy (B) Delhi
(c) Singapore (D) Cape Town

3. The winner of 64th Santhosh Trophy Football:
(A) Kerala
(C) Haryana
(B) Punjab
(D) West Bengal

4. The Kerala ADGP who won the President’s Police medal of 2010 :
(A) Jacob Punnoose (B) Sibi Mathews
(C) Sreelekha (D) Vincent.M. Paul

5. Saina Nehwal, the winner of Rajiv Gandhi ‘Khelratna Puraskar’ is a player of :
(A) Badminton (B) Kabadi
(C) Football (D) Volley Ball

6. Who among the following is the U.S. Foreign secretary?
(A) Chelsi Clinton (B) Gordon Brown
(C) Hillari Clinton (D) Nicole Bill

7. In which year Right to Information Act came into force?
(A) 2006
(C) 2004
(B) 2003
D) 2005

8. Which among the following banks got ISO certificate first?
(A) S.B.T. (B) S.B.I.
(C) P.N.B. (D) CanaraBank

9. Hertha Muller, the Nobel Prize (literature) winner of 2009 belongs to :
11.Nandigram’, of West Bengal is in the district of:
A) Midnapur (B) Baharampur
(C) Haldiya (D) Bardaman

12. Lottery was first started in :
(A) Karnataka (B) Kerala
(C) Manipur (D) Meghalaya

13. Which among the following space agencies released the first ever image of entire universe
(an all-sky image) very recently?
(C) ESA (D) V.S.S.C

14.The code name given to India’s first atomic explosion at Pokran in 1974 is :
(A) Buddhan Chirikkunnu (B) Operation Blue Star
(C) Fat Man (D) Operation Vijay

15. G. 15, the Economic Organisation of Developing countries was formed in the year :
(A) 1975 (B) 1992
(C) 1985 (D) 1990

16. Which of the following is not a tributary of Bharathappuzha?
(A) Kalppathippuzha (B) Chandragirippuzha
(C) Kannadippuzha (D) Thuthappuzha

17. The year in which the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation came into existence?
(A) 1960 (B) 1965
(C) 1984 (D) 1957
27/2011 4 A
(A) Austria (B) Rumania
(C) Denmark (D) Algeria
10. ‘Fields Medal’, is associated with :
(A) Mathematics (B) Literature
(C) Peace (D) Physics

18. In which district the headquarter of Kerala Agro Machinery Corporation situates?
(A) Ernakulam (B) Kollam
(C) Idukki (D) Kasargod

19. The largest district in Kerala :
(A) Malappuram (B) Kannur
(C) Palakkad (D) Pathanamthitta

20. India’s only Ayurvedic Mental Hospital is at
(A) Thycad (B) Kottakkal
(C) Panniyoor (D) Mannoothy

21. The biggest dam in Kerala :
(A) Peechi (B) Idukki
(C) Malampuzha (D) Mullapperiyar

22. Which among the following is known as Tavanapriya’?
APepper (B) Ginger
(C) Cardamom (D) Turmeric

23. Which among the following is the biggest irrigation project in Kerala?
(A) Peechi B) Kallada
(C) Idukki (D) Malampuzha

24. The scheme of ‘Laksham Veedu’ was launched by :
(A) M.N. Govindan Nair (B) E.M.S.
(C) A.K.Antony (D) P.K.V.

25. The most tragic event connected with Malabar rebellion :
(A) Blackhole tragedy (B) Wagon tragedy
(C) Chourichoura incident (D) Jalianwalabagh Massacre

26^- Which mountain range separates North India from Peninsular India?
(A) The Sulaiman ranges (B) The Aravalli ranges
(C) The Vindhyasatpura ranges (D) The Hindukush ranges
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27. The boundary between India and China is known as :
(A) Radcliffline (B) Mc Mohan line
(C) Indira point (D) Durant Line

28. The state known as ‘Granary of India ‘:
(A) Andhra Pradesh (B) Tamil Nadu
(C) Karnataka (D) Punjab

29. Which among the following is the longest beach? ^
(A) Kovalam Beach (B) Mareena Beach
(C) Hawa Beach (D) Samghumugham Beach

30. Which state is known as the ‘Jewel of India’?
(A) Manipur (B) Tripura
(C) Meghalaya (D) Missoram

31. Who among the following resorted to guerilla technique of warfare in the revolt of 1857?
(A) Nanasaheb (B) Kan war Singh
(C) BhaktKhan (D) Tantia Topi

32. The author of the book ‘Sathyarthaprakash’:
(A) Iswara Chandra (B) Dayananda Saraswathi
(C) Ram Mohan Roy (D) Veeresalingam

33. ‘Niladarpan’, the drama which exposes the miseries of the Indigo cultivators of Bihar was
written by :
(A) Bankingchandra (B) Lala Hardayal
(C) Dinabandhumitra (D) Lala Lajpat Roy

34. “Give me blood, in turn, I will give you Freedom”. Whose words are these?
(A) Bhagat Singh (B) Chandra Sekhar Azad
C) Subhash Chandra Bose (D) Arabindo Ghosh

35. ‘Panchseel’, was signed in 1954 between India and :
(A) China (B) Pakistan
(C) Srilanka (D) Bhutan
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36 The Indian writer who launched an e-novel in the internet in 2001:
(A) TaraChand (B) Bipin Desai
(C) RanjithGuha (D) Taradesh

37. In which year the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Act (Prevention of Atrocities) came
into existence?
(A) 1939 (B) 1989
(C) 2009 (D) 1978

38. Who is the Vice President of India?
(A) K. Rahman Khan
(C) Meira Kumar
(B) Arunjaitely
(D)Muhammed Hamid Ansari

39 The U.N. Declaration of ‘Millennium Development Goals’ for women empowerment and
Gender Equality was in the year :
(A) 2001 (B) 2004
(C) 1976 (D) 1987

41 Anne Marie Orler, the head of U.N. Police (UNPOL) belongs to :
(A) U.S.A. (B) France
(C) Switzerland (D) Britain

42. ‘Kudumbashri’ was launched in the year :
(A) 2008 (B) 1987
(C) 2003 (D)1998

43. Under the Right to information Act, which officer in the Public Authority provides
(A) APIO (B) Appellate Authority
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40 National Women’s commission chairperson elected consecutively for the second time :
(A) Priyamani
(C) Nirupama Subramanyam
(B) Anjali Bhagat
(D) Girija Vyas

44. The Chairperson of Kudumbashri (State Poverty Eradication Mission) :
(A) Minister for Local Self Govt. (B) Director of Panchayat
(C) Director of Urban Affairs (D) Director of Finance

45. A brave and Patriot Naga girl who spent her youthful years in Jail for 15 years in connection
with our freedom struggle :
(A) Rani Lakshmi Bhai (B) Captain Lakshmi
(C) Rani Gaidilin (D) Sarojini Naidu

48. ‘Nandanar’, is the pen name of:
(A) P.C. Gopalan (B) Madhavan Nair
(C) M.K. Menon (D) P.C. Kutti Krishnan

49. ‘Poverty and Un-British Rule in India’ was written by :
(A) Dada Bai Naoroji (B) R.C. Dutt
(C) R.P. Dutt (D) Gokhale

50. Vandemataram’, the national song of India was taken from the novel :
A) Ananda Mutt (B) Kerala Simham
(C) Niladarpan (D) Ummachu

52. Barometer was invented by :
(A) Marie Curie (B) Graham Bell

The metal used in storage batteries :
(A) Sink (B) Tin.
(C) Lead (D) Lithium

47. Who among the following is the author of ‘God of Small Things’?
(A) Kamala Surayya (B) Asa Poorna Devi
c) Arundhathi Roy (D) Sara Joseph
(C) Edison (D) Toricelli

46. The author of the Novel ‘Trikkottoor Peruma’:
(A) S.K. Pottakkad
(C) U.K. Kumaran (D) Kozhikkodan
B) U.A. Khader

54. The ‘Space City’ of India :
(A) Trivandrum B) Hyderabad
(C) Chennai (D) Bangalore

55. The first Asian Woman go into space :
(A) Kalpana Choula (B) Renuka Choudhari
(C) Bachendripal (D) Karnam Malleswari

56. The Acid Finds in ants :
(A) Formic (B) Citric
(C) Tartaric (D) Glutaric

57. The energy in stars is produced by :
A) Nuclear Fission (B) Thermo Nuclear Reaction
(C) Chemical Reaction (D) Gravitational Condensation

58. Which one of the following rights was described by B.R. Ambedkar as the ‘Heart and Soul’ of
the constitution?
(A) Right to freedom of religion (B) Right to equality
(C) Right to property (D) Right to constitutional remedies

60. Who among the following decides whether a particular bill is money bill or not?
(A) Finance Minister (B) The President
(C) The Vice President (D) Speaker of Loksabha

61. John the newspaper yesterday (use the appropriate verb form) :
(A) reads (B) was reading
(C) read (D) has read

53. The disease ‘Scurvy’ is caused by the deficiency of
(A) Vitamin A
(C) Vitamin B (D) Vitamin K
(B) Vitamin C

62. Can you fill this form, please?
(A) on (B) in
(C) up (D) none

63. I often wake in the middle of the night:
(A) in (B) up
(C) on (D) none

64. Raju has been my neighbour : 1997 :
(A) after (B) in
(C) on (D) since

§5. They fun of him :
(A) make (B) do
(C) take (D) none

66. Rani home yesterday :
(A) has gone (B) would go
(C) went (D) had gone

67. Mary and Devi to school together :
(A) go (B) goes
(C) gone (D) going

68,. The word ‘Pensive’ approximately means :
(A) anxious (B) happy
(C) angry (D) thoughtful

69. A span of ten years :
(A) score (B) annual
(C) decade (D) century

70. The word ‘insomnia’ approximately means :
(A) prolonged illness AB) inability to sleep
(C) display of light (D) tendency to vomit
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71. The plural of ‘datum’:
(A) dates (B) data
(C) date (D) datum

72. The antonym of ‘diligent’:
(A) idle (B) intelligent
(C) prudent (D) stupid

73^ The antonym of ‘barren’:
(A) thick (B) wet
(C) fertile (D) prosperous

74. Pigeons :
(A) bleat (B) moo
(C) chirp (D) coo

75. One who rides horses in races :
(A) jockey (B) hawker
(C) florist (D) draper

76. Identify the correctly spelt word :
(A) millioneire (B) liesure
(C) matinee (D) gallary

77. Identify the wrongly spelt word :
(A) governor (B) moustache
(C) occurance (D) noticeable

78. I wish I in New York now :
(A) was (B) were
(C) am (D) move

79. They — him king :
(A) crowned (B) crowning
(C) crown (D) are crowning
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80. This pen isn’t good, ?
(A) is it (B) isn’t it
(C) is this (D) isn’t this

81. Find the correct alternative to fill the blank space :

82. The number of girls in a class is half of the number of boys. The total number of students in
the class can be :
(A) 54- (B) 64
(C) 38 (D) 46

83. In the first round of a chess tournament, every participants are playing with every other
players. If the number of participants is 5, how many matches will be there in the first
(A) 20 (B) 10
(C) 25 (D) 15

84. Which is next in the series :’2, 3, 7, 16, 41, ?
(A) 74 (B) 75
(C) 76 (D) 77

85) Pointing to a person, a man said to a woman “His mother is the only daughter of your
father”. How was the woman related to the person?
(A) Sister (B) Daughter
(C) Mother (D) Wife

86. A man starts from A, walks 10 metres along north, turns right and walks 18 metres, turns
left and walks 12 metres, again turns left and walks 18 metres. If his final position is at B,
the distance between A and B is :
(A) 22 metres (B) 28 metres
(C) 30 metres (D) 58 metres
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87. In a certain code 35698 is written as 44789. How is 34672 written in that code?
(A) 45763 (B) 43736
(C) 43783 (D) 43763

88. Find the odd one out:
(A) Thermometer
(C) Lactometer
(B) Diameter
(D) Voltmeter

89. In. a row of children, Raju is fifth from left and Manu is seventh from right. When they
exchange their positions, Raju will be 14th from the left. What is Manu’s position from the
(A) 18 (B) 19
(C) 15 (D) 16 ,

90. Arun is younger to Bhaskar and elder to George. Davood is younger to Bhaskar and elder to
Arun. If Chandni is the eldest, who is the youngest?
(A) Arun (B) George
(C) Davood (D) Bhaskar

91 The average age of 34 students in a class is 14. If the teacher’s age is included, the average
becomes 15. What is the age of the teacher?
(A) 49 (B) 48
(C) 50 (D) 47
(B) 1

93. An amount is divided between Sudheer and James in the ratio 4 : 7. If Sudheer got Rs. 2,800,
the total amount is :
(A) 4900 (B) 7000
(C) 7700 (D) 7800
(A) 4 (B) 3
(C) 2 (D) 1
A 13

94 If f(t)= at2 +3t+5 and f(2)-f(1)=15

95 A man running at a speed of 15 km/hr, crosses a bridge in 3 minutes. What is the length of
the bridge?
(A) 45 metres (B) 450 metres
(C) 720 metres (D) 750 metres

96. The sum of two numbers is 18 and their product is 72. The smaller number is :
(A) 5 (B) 6
(C) 7 (D) 8

97. then the value of a can be :
(C) 2
(B) 1
(D) -2

98. The side of a cube is increased by 100%. Its volume is increased by
(A) 800% (B) 400%
(C) 200% (D) 100%

99. A man invests Rs. 6,000 in a bank, which gives simple interest at the rate of 5% per year.
How much money will be in his account after 3 years?
(A) 6600 (B) 6900
(C) 6300 (D) 6450
(A) 1
(C) 2 (D) 3

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