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SAMPLE TEST PAPER FOR NIFT ENTRANCE EXAM

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TOTAL TIME : 2 HOURS . 

+1 FOR EVERY CORRECT ANSWER

-.25 FOR EVERY WRONG ANSWER.

SECTION-A

  1. One silkworm moth lays approximately ____ eggs over a 4-6 days period.
  2. Name the largest bird.
  3. Name the fastest bird.
  4. Name the largest library.
  5. _________ is the currency of Argentina.
  6. _________ is the currency of Bangladesh.
  7. _________ is the currency of China.
  8. Havana is the capital of __________.
  9. Berlin is the capital of __________.
  10. Jakarta is the capital of __________.
  11. Who is the brand ambassador of “ Ministry of Women and Child Development (India)”?
  12. Emami has recently signed five sportsperson. Name them.
  13. Sunny Leone is the brand ambassador of________.
  14. The best source of jute in the world is the ____________in the Ganges Delta, most of which is occupied by Bangladesh.
  15. _________is the world’s largest jute growing country.
  16. Name the largest producer of cabbage.
  17. Name the largest producer of apricot.
  18. Name the largest producer of banana
  19. Who is the president of Nepal?
  20. Who is the president of Pakistan?
  21. Agha Khan Cup is related to ______________.
  22. Chikan is traditional embroidery style from ____________.
  23. Gadwal is known for its world famous handloom _____ sarees.
  24. Wills trophy is related to __________________.
  25. When did Civil Disobedience Movement started?
  26. When was Indigo revolt happened?
  27. Tripitakas are sacred books of_______.
  28. Subroto cup is related to________________.
  29. Santosh Trophy is related to_____________.
  30. The third battle of Panipat was fought between the______and the ______.

SECTION-B

PASSAGE1

But I did not want to shoot the elephant.  I watched him beating his bunch of grass against his knees, with the preoccupied grandmotherly air that elephants have.  It seemed to me that it would be murder to shoot him.  I had never shot an elephant and never wanted to.  (Somehow it always seems worse to kill a large animal.)   Besides, there was the beast’s owner to be considered.  But I had got to act quickly.  I turned to some experienced-looking Burmans who had been there when we arrived, and asked them how the elephant had been behaving.   They all said the same thing: he took no notice of you if you left him alone, but he might charge if you went too close to him.

31.  The phrase ‘‘preoccupied grandmotherly air’’ signifies-

(a) being totally unconcerned.                                                   (b) pretending to be very busy.

(c) a very superior attitude.                                       (d) calm, dignified and affectionate disposition.

32. From the passage it appears that the author was

(a) an inexperienced hunter.                                      (b) kind and considerate.

(c) possessed with fear.                                                                (d) a worried man.

33. The author did not want to shoot the elephant because he

(a) was afraid of it.                                                     (b) did not have the experience of shooting big animals.

(c) did not wish to kill animal which was not doing anybody any harm.

(d) did not find the elephant to be ferocious.

PASSAGE-2

Peter is an electrician. He’s going out the door. He is getting into his car. Right now he is starting the motor. The car is moving. He is driving past a railway station. He is stopping the car. His friend is getting in the car. They are driving to work. Peter’s friend is happy to be in the car. It is quite early in the morning, and today it’s very cold. Peter’s friend is going to be early for work today.

34. What is Peter? He is a(n) __________ .

A) mechanic             C) chemist

B) electrician           D) plumber

35. What is he doing first? He’s __________ .

A) getting into his car            C) starting the motor

B) going out the door             D) is moving

36. What is Peter starting? He’s starting __________ .

A) the train              C) the motor

B) the door               D) his car

37. What is his friend doing? He’s __________ .

A) stopping the car                 C) driving past a railway station

B) getting in the car                D) starting the motor

38. How is Peter’s friend feeling? He’s feeling __________ .

A) cold    C) happy

B) late      D) warm

PASSAGE-3

Julian works at the bookstore. First, his job is to unload boxes of books from the truck. Then he opens the boxes. After that, Julian puts the books in different piles. One pile is for books that tell true stories. These are called books of fact.. Another pile is for books that tell stories that are not true. These are called books of fiction. Julian then puts the books on shelves in the bookstore. Putting books on shelves is what Julian likes to do best at work. When Julian has free time at work, he likes to read through all of the books. His favorite books are the ones that tell true stories about real people and their lives. On Sunday and Monday, Julian does not work at the book store. On these days, he stays at home. He uses this time to write a story about himself.
Julian grew up in Peru. Now he lives in the United States. He works at the bookstore to pay for school. Julian wants to be a teacher. One day, he hopes to turn his story into a book. He hopes to see it at the bookstore.

39. Where does Julian work?                 (a)  on a truck          (b) at a bookstore   (c) in Peru                (d) at an art store

40. What is the second thing Julian must do at his job?

(a)open boxes          (b) tape boxes shut                                    (c) put books on shelves       (d)put books in piles

41. In what piles are the books placed?

(a)easy and hard     (b)long and short                     (c)true and not true                                    (d)funny and not funny

42. What does Julian like to do best at work?

(a)unload boxes      (b)open boxes                           (c)put books in piles              (d)put books on shelves

43. What does Julian do during his free time at work?

(a)write stories       (b)read books                            (c)tell stories                             (d)put books on shelves

PASSSAGE-4

Given the sharp decline in the Dow Jones Industrial Average with mega-cap corporations leading the way, it seems the likelihood of hitting levels indicative of a double dip recession is probable, if not imminent, in the upcoming months. Our analysts recommend that investors closely observe industry ratings, take caution in their attempts to capitalize on yearly lows, and remain vigilant of the aforementioned sell-off predictions. While it may be tempting to “stab” the market when it is down, be wary; today’s lows are often tomorrow’s highs.  

44. The author’s primary purpose is to

A. warn investors attempting to take advantage of market lows

B. outline the dangers involved in investing during a recession

C. advise investors to take caution in a volatile market

D. recommend that investors retreat from the market in the long term

E. reprimand investors interested in capitalizing on fragile market conditions

45. As used in the passage, which is the best synonym for imminent?

A. possible              B. feasible                C. plausible             D. impending          E. diminishing

46. As used in the passage, which is the best antonym for wary?

A. confident             B. unconscious       C. strong                                     D. ready                    E. reckless

47. This passage would most likely serve as

A. the introduction to an essay

B. the conclusion to a report

C. the supporting evidence in a report

D. a quick summary presented to eager investors

E. an advisory notice posted in places of business

48.The author apparently believes that

A. the market will decline in the short term

B. now is definitely not a good time to invest

C. although the market is currently down, tomorrow prices will likely hit a record high

D. most investors are incapable of making good decisions, with current market conditions

E. it is certain that the economy will see another recession in upcoming months

PASSAGE-5

Nationalism, of course, is a curious phenomenon which at a certain stage in a country’s history gives life, growth and unity but, at the same time, it has a tendency to limit one, because one thinks of one’s country as something different from the rest of the world.  One’s perspective changes and one is continuously thinking of one’s own struggles and virtues and failing to the exclusion of other thoughts.  The result is that the same nationalism which is the symbol of growth for a people becomes a symbol of the cessation of that growth in the mind.  Nationalism, when it becomes successful, sometimes goes on spreading in an aggressive way and becomes a danger internationally.  Whatever line of thought you follow, you arrive at the conclusion that some kind of balance must be found.  Otherwise something that was good can turn into evil.  Culture, which is essentially good becomes not only static but aggressive and something that breeds conflict and hatred when looked at from a wrong point of view.  How are you to find a balance, I don’t know.  Apart from the political and economic problems of the age, perhaps that is the greatest problem today because behind it there is a tremendous search for something which it cannot find.  We turn to economic theories because they have an undoubted importance.  It is folly to talk of culture or even of God when human beings starve and die.  Before one can talk about anything else one must provide the normal essentials of life to human beings.  That is where economics comes in.  human beings today are not in the mood to tolerate this suffering and starvation and inequality when they see that the burden is not equally shared. Others profit while they only bear the burden.

49. Aggressive nationalism

(a) breeds threat to international relations                                               (b)leads to stunted growth

(c) endangers national unity                                                                                          (d)isolates a country

50. Suitable title for this passage can be

(a)Nationalism breeds unity                                                                                       (b) Nationalism – a road to world unity

(c)Nationalism is not enough                                                                                        (d)Nationalism and national problems

51. “Other’s” in the last sentence refers to

(a) other people      (b)other nations     (c)other communities                                (d)other neighbours

52. Negative national feeling can make a nation

(a)selfish                                     (b)self-centered                         (c)indifferent                                                (d)dangerous

53. The greatest problem  in the middle of the passage refers to the question

(a) how to mitigate hardship to human beings

(b) how to contain the dangers of aggressive nationalism

(c) how to share the economic burden equally

(d) how to curb international hatred

PASSAGE-6

In his thought-provoking work, Philosophical Investigations, Ludwig Wittgenstein uses an easily conceptualized scenario in an attempt to clarify some of the problems involved in thinking about the mind as something over and above the behaviors that it produces. Imagine, he says, that everyone has a small box in which they keep a beetle. No one is allowed to look in anyone else’s box, only in their own. Over time, people talk about what is in their boxes and the word “beetle” comes to stand for what is in everyone’s box.

Through this curious example, Wittgenstein attempts to point out that the beetle is very much like an individual’s mind; no one can know exactly what it is like to be another person or experience things from another’s perspective—look in someone else’s “box”—but it is generally assumed that the mental workings of other people’s minds are very similar to that of our own (everyone has a “beetle” which is more or less similar to everyone else’s). However, it does not really matter—he argues—what is in the box or whether everyone indeed has a beetle, since there is no way of checking or comparing. In a sense, the word “beetle”—if it is to have any sense or meaning—simply means “what is in the box”. From this point of view, the mind is simply “what is in the box”, or rather “what is in your head”.

Wittgenstein argues that although we cannot know what it is like to be someone else, to say that there must be a special mental entity called a mind that makes our experiences private, is wrong. His rationale is that he considers language to have meaning because of public usage. In other words, when we talk of having a mind—or a beetle—we are using a term that we have learned through conversation and public discourse (rooted in natural language). The word might be perceived differently in each of our minds, but we all agree that it signifies something; this allows us to develop language for talking about conceptualizations like color, mood, size and shape. Therefore, the word “mind” cannot be used to refer specifically to some entity outside of our individualized conception, since we cannot see into other people’s boxes.

54. Based on information in the passage, Wittgenstein apparently believes that

I. it is best to think of mental states as nothing over and above the behaviors they produce

II. the public use of language is responsible for misconceptions about the mind

III. through the use of precise language, it is possible to accurately describe the shared properties of the mind

A. I only                                     B. II only                                    C. I and II only       D. II and III only                     E. I, II, and III

55.Which of the following literary devices best describes Wittgenstein’s use of the “beetle in a box” scenario?

A. Authorial intrusion, characterized by a point at which the author speaks out directly to the reader.

B. Aphorism, characterized by the use of a concise statement that is made in a matter of fact tone to state a principle or an opinion that is generally understood to be a universal truth.

C. Amplification, characterized by the embellishment or extension of a statement in order to give it greater worth or meaning.

D. Allegory, characterized by the use of symbolic representation to convey the meaning of an often abstract concept.

E. Ambiguity, characterized by the expression of an idea in such a way that it becomes possible to glean more than one meaning from it.

56. Wittgenstein would most likely disagree with which of the following statements?

A. It is impossible to know another person’s thoughts.

B. The mind is a special mental substance.

C. The color green may actually look different to everybody.

D. Words do not always accurately represent the things they symbolize.

E. It takes time for public discourse to create a new word with a common meaning.

57. As used in paragraph 3, which is the best synonym for discourse?

A. exchange             B. conversation                        C. announcement                      D. knowledge                           E. setting

58.Based on his use of the “beetle in a box” comparison in the passage, it can be inferred that Wittgenstein might similarly compare a room full of people to a

A. deck of cards      B. box of chocolates                C. collection of rocks             D. library of books                                                                               E. group of drinking glasses filled with water

PASSAGE-7

The casual horrors and the real disasters are thrown at newspaper readers without discrimination.  In the contemporary arrangements for circulating the news, an important element, evaluation, is always weak and often wanting entirely.  There is no point anywhere along the line where someone puts his foot down for certain and says, “This is important and that doesn’t amount to a row of beans; deserves no one’s attention, and should travel the wires no farther.”  The junk is dressed up to look as meaningful as the real news.

59. The writer of the above passage

(a) seems to be happy with the contemporary arrangements fro circulating news

(b) is shocked by the casual stories about horrors and disasters reported in the newspapers

(c) wants better evaluation of news before publication

(d) wants to put his foot down on news stories

60. Newspapers lack a sense of discrimination because

(a) they do not separate the real news from mere sensationalism

(b) they have to accept whatever is received on the wires

(c) limited manpower makes serious evaluation impossible

(d) people don’t see the difference between junk and real news

61. The passage implies that

(a) there has to be censorship on newspapers

(b) there is no point in having censorship

(c) newspapers always dress up junk to look meaningful

(d) one has to be strict in selecting news items

62. Evaluation of news would imply

(a)  less dependence on modern systems of communication

(b) more careful analysis of each news story and its value

(c) separating beans from junk

(d) discriminating horrors from disasters

63. In the above passage, the phrase “amounts to a row of beans” means that the news

(a) is weak and often wanting entirely                                                            (b)deserves no one’s attention

(c) should travel the wires                                                                                 (d)is junk dressed up as real news

PASSAGE-8

The Indian Middle Class consists of so many strata that it defies categorization under a single term class, which would imply a considerable degree of homogeneity.  Yet two paradoxical features characterize its conduct fairly uniformly: extensive practice and intensive abhorrence of corruption. In the several recent surveys of popular perceptions of corruption, politicians of course invariably and understandably top the list, closely followed by bureaucrats, policemen, lawyers, businessmen and the quintessential middle class.  If teachers do not figure high on this priority list.  It is not for lack of trying, but for lack of opportunities.  Over the years, the sense or shock over acts of corruption in the middle class has witnessed a stead de-cline, as its ambitions for a better material life have soared but the resources for meeting such ambitions have not kept pace. What is fascinating, however, is the intense yearning of this class for a clean corruption less polity and society, a yearning that has again and again surfaced with any figure public or obscure, focusing on his mission of eradicating corruption.  Even the repeated failure of this promise on virtually every man’s part has not subjected it to the law of diminishing returns.

64. The Indian Middle Class is

(a) defiant                                   (b)mysterious                            (c)homogeneous                       (d)stratified

65. Teachers are not high on the list of corruption because they do not have

(a)courage                                  (b)opportunities    (c)support                                                    (d)ambition

66. This yearning, over the years, has

(a)persisted                                (b)soared                                    (c)declined                                                   (d)disappeared

67. Who figure on top of the list of corruption?

(a) businessmen                        (b)lawyers                                  (c)politicians                            (d)policemen

68. The Indian Middle Class intensely yearns for

(a)better material resources   (b)extensive practice of corruption       (c)law of increasing returns (d) clean honest society

In each of the following questions, pick up the choice which is most opposite in meaning of the word italicized bold in the sentence.

69. He confessed having done a mistake.

(a) granted        (b) conceded        (c) acknowledged        (d) concealed

70.There are reports that many poor people abandon female children.

(a) like        (b) reject       (c) keep        (d) help

71.The story was set up in an eerie atmosphere.

a) delightful       (b) weird        (c) warm       (d) canny

72.The new officer is a brash young man.

(a) polite        (b) arrogant        (c) kind        (d) handsome

73. The inhabitants of the island were barbarians.

(a) bad        (b) uncivilized        (c) cruel        (d) civilized

In each of the following questions, out of the given alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the italicized bold part of the sentence.

74.He had the nerve to suggest that I was cheating.

a) courage b) audacity c) capacity d) strength

75. He kept his eyes peeled and his ears pricked for some important clue.

a) hint b) inkling c) intimation d) signal

76.I found his crude manners abominable.

a) flattering b) sloppy c) detestable d) attractive

77.Everybody laughed at the puerility of his statement.

a) inaccuracy b) childishness c) insincerity d) falsehood

78.He tried to cajole her, but it was in vain.

a) enjoin b) coax c) rejoice d) inspire

In each of the following questions, find out which part of the sentence has an error. If there is no mistake, the answer is no error.

79.Work hard (a) / lest you will (b) / fail. (c) / No error (d)

80.Twenty miles are (a) / a long way (b) /to walk. (c) / No error (d)

81.When I shall see him (a) / I shall tell him (b) / that you had called. (c) / No error (d)

82.Firstly you should (a) / think over the meaning of the words (b) / and then use them. (c) / No error (d)

83.Can I lend (a) / your pencil (b) / for a minute, please? (c) / No error (d)

84.We all (a) / take vegetable (b) / and fruit. (c) / No error (d)

85.I wonder (a) / what he has done with the book (b) / I lend him. (c) / No error (d)

86.I have (a) / to usually reach (b) / the office by 9.30 A.M. (c) / No error (d)

87.The wheat (a) / on this land is (b) / finer than last year. (c) / No error (d)

88.Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels (a) / have been read by me (b) / several times. (c) / No error (d)

89.“Meatless Days” (a) / have been made (b) / into the film.(c) / No error (d)

SECTION-C

 Directions: (Question Nos. 91 to 96) Select the related letters/word/number/figure from the given alternatives.

90. Botany : Plants : : Entomology : ?

(A) Birds                                    (B) Plants                (C) Insects                (D) Snakes

91. Parliament : Great Britain : : Congress : ?

(A) Japan                                    (B) India                                    (C) USA                    (D) Netherlands

92. Flow : River : : Stagnant : ?

(A) Pool                                     (B) Rain                    (C) Stream                 (D) Canal

93. AZBY : DWEV : : HSIR : ?

(A) JQKO                 (B) KPOL               (C) KPLO                (D) KOLP

94. AKU : ? : : CMW : DNX

(A) BGL                                     (B) BLQ                    (C) BGQ                   (D) BLV

95. 68 : 130 : : ? : 350

(A) 240                     (B) 222                     (C) 216                      (D) 210

96. 48 : 122 : : 168 : ?

(A) 292                     (B) 290                     (C) 225                      (D) 215

97. Find out the set of numbers amongst the four sets of numbers given in the alternatives which is most like the set given in the question. Given set (3, 18, 36)

(A) (2, 10, 16)         (B) (12, 72, 96)       (C) (4, 24, 48)          (D) (6, 42, 48)

98. A is the sister of B, B is the brother of C, C is the son of D. How is D related to A?

(A) Mother               (B) Daughter          (C) Son                      (D) Uncle

99. Heavier coins are costlier. Ram’s coin is heavier than Mohan’s and costlier than Ramesh’s. Naresh’s coin is costlier than Ram’s but lighter than Yogesh’s. Ramesh’s coin is costlier than Mohan’s. So who is the owner of the costliest coin?

(A) Ram                     (B) Ramesh              (C) Yogesh              (D) Naresh

100. A word given in Capital Letters is followed by four answer words. Out of these only one cannot be formed using  the letters of the given word. Find out that word:

ADMINISTRATION

(A) Mind                                    (B) Ration               (C) Minister             (D) Station

101. If A = 2, M = 26 and Z = 52, then BET = ?

(A) 44                        (B) 54                       (C) 64                       (D) 72

102. Sohan started from point X and travelled forward 8 km up to point Y, then turned towards right and travelled 5 km up to point Z, then turned right and travelled 7 km up to point A and then turned towards right and travelled 5 km up to B. What is the distance between points B and X?

(A) 1 km                    (B) 2 km                   (C) 3 km                   (D) 4 km

103. If ‘+’ stands for Multiplication, ‘x’ stands for Division, ‘–’ stands for Addition and ‘÷’ stands for Subtraction, what would the following equation stand for?         20 – 8 × 4 ÷ 3 + 2 = ?

(A) 41                        (B) 19                       (C) 16                       (D) 18

104. In a particular way of coding the word CENTRAL is coded as ABCDEFG and PLANETARIUM as HGFCBDFEIJK. With the same coding how can we express the word LANTERN?

(A) GFCDFEG       (B) GFCDBEC       (C) GFCDEFG        (D) GFCDBEB

105. Find the odd one out:   441, 484, 529, 566, 625

(A) 484                     (B) 529                      (C) 625                         (D) 566

106. Here are some words translated from anartificial language.

myncabel means saddle horse       conowir means trail ride       cabelalma means horse blanket

Which word could mean “horse ride”?

a. cabelwir                b. Conocabel           c. Almamyn              d. conoalma

107. Here are some words translated from an artificial language.

godabim means kidney stones              romzbim means kidney       beans romzbako means wax beans

Which word could mean “wax statue”?

a. godaromz              b. Lazbim                  c. Wasibako             d. Romzpeo

108. Look at this series: 0.15, 0.3, __, 1.2, 2.4, . . .

What number should fill the blank?

a. 4.8                          b. 0.006   c. 0.6                          d. 0.9

109. Look at this series: U32, V29, __, X23, Y20, . . .

What number should fill the blank?

a. W26                      b. W17                      c. Z17                         d. Z26

110. Secretly is to openly as silently is to

a. scarcely                b. impolitely            c. noisily                  d. quietly.

111. Artist is to painting as senator is to

a. attorney                b. law                         c. politician             d. constituents.

112. Play is to actor as concert is to

a. symphony            b. musician               c. piano                     d. percussion.

The logic problems in this set present you with three true statements: Fact 1, Fact 2, and Fact 3. Then, you are given three more statements (labeled I, II, and III), and you must determine which of these, if any, is also a fact. One or two of the statements could be true; all of the statements could be true; or none of the statements could be true. Choose your answer based solely on the information given in the first three facts.

113. Fact 1: Jessica has four children.

Fact 2: Two of the children have blue eyesand two of the children have brown eyes.

Fact 3: Half of the children are girls.

If the first three statements are facts, which of  the following statements must also be a fact?

I. At least one girl has blue eyes.       II. Two of the children are boys.        III. The boys have brown eyes.

a. II only                   b. I and III only                         c. II and III only      d. None.

114. Fact 1: All chickens are birds.

Fact 2: Some chickens are hens.

Fact 3: Female birds lay eggs.

If the first three statements are facts, which of  the following statements must also be a fact?

I. All birds lay eggs.               II. Hens are birds.   III. Some chickens are not hens.

a. II only                   b. II and III only     c. I, II, and III           d. None.

115. Fact 1: Most stuffed toys are stuffed with beans.

Fact 2: There are stuffed bears and stuffed tigers.

Fact 3: Some chairs are stuffed with beans.

If the first three statements are facts, which of the following statements must also be a fact?

I. Only children’s chairs are stuffed with beans.

II. All stuffed tigers are stuffed with beans.

III. Stuffed monkeys are not stuffed with beans.

a. I only  b. II only                   c. II and III only      d. None

116. Fact 1: Pictures can tell a story.

Fact 2: All storybooks have pictures.

Fact 3: Some storybooks have words.

If the first three statements are facts, which of the following statements must also be a fact?

I. Pictures can tell a story better than words can.

II. The stories in storybooks are very simple.

III. Some storybooks have both words and pictures.

a. I only  b. II only                   c. III only                  d. None

117. Fact 1: Robert has four vehicles.

Fact 2: Two of the vehicles are red.

Fact 3: One of the vehicles is a minivan.

If the first three statements are facts, which of the following statements must also be a fact?

I. Robert has a red minivan.   II. Robert has three cars.         III. Robert’s favorite color is red.

a. I only  b. II only                   c. II and III only      d. None

118. Fact 1: Islands are surrounded by water.

Fact 2: Maui is an island.

Fact 3: Maui was formed by a volcano.

If the first three statements are facts, which of the following statements must also be a fact?

I. Maui is surrounded by water.             II. All islands are formed by volcanoes.                III. All volcanoes are on islands.

a. I only  b. III only                 c. I and II only                           d. None

119. Fact 1: All drink mixes are beverages.

Fact 2: All beverages are drinkable.

Fact 3: Some beverages are red.

If the first three statements are facts, which of  the following statements must also be a fact?

I. Some drink mixes are red.

II. All beverages are drink mixes.

III. All red drink mixes are drinkable.

a. I only  b. II only                   c. I and III                 d. None.

120. Fact 1: Eyeglass frames cost between $35 and $350.

Fact 2: Some eyeglass frames are made of titanium.

Fact 3: Some eyeglass frames are made of plastic.

If the first three statements are facts, which of the following statements must also be a fact?

I. Titanium eyeglass frames cost more than plastic frames.

II. Expensive eyeglass frames last longer than cheap frames.

III. Only a few eyeglass frames cost less than $35.

a. II only                   b. I and II only        `c. II and III only     d. None

 

SECTION-D

Tick the appropriate one

121. “Das Kapital”  is written by-                                                                                                                                                                         (a) Abraham Lincoln              (b)Lord Irwin         (c)Karl Marx           (d)William Shakespeare

122. Who wrote the book “Discovery of India”?                                                                                                                                                   (a)Dr. Rajendra Prasad     (b)Subhash Chandra Bose    (c)Mahatma Gandhi    (d) Jawahar Lal Nehru

123. “Durgesh Nandini” is written by-                                                                                                                                                        (a) Jagdish Chandra Basu              (b) Bankim Chandra Chatterjee             (c) R .N. Tagore                 (d) Aurobindo Ghosh

124. Who wrote the book “Eternal India”?                                                                                                                                          (a) Mahadevi Verma            (b) Jane Austen      (c) Indira Gandhi                    (d) Sarojini Naidu

125. “Gitanjali” is written by-                                                                                                                                                                                 (a)R.N. Tagore       (b) Bankim Chandra Chatterjee             (c) Jagdish Chandra Basu          (d) Aurobindo Ghosh

126. Who wrote “Hamlet”?                                                                                                                                                                               (a) Rodney Ackland    (b) William Shakespeare       (c) Alfred Ainger   (d)William Wordsworth

127. “ Harsha Charita” is written by-                                                                                                                                                   (a)Chanakya                            (b)Tulsidas                               (c)Kalidas                (d) Bana Bhatt

128. “Indian Home Rule” is written by-                                                                                                                                                       (a) M.K. Gandhi                              (b) Rajendra Prasad                 (c) Dr. S.Radhakrishnan    (d) Jawahar Lal Nehru

129.  “Hitopadesh”  is written by-                                                                                                                                                                                       (a)Bana Bhatta                              (b) Narayan                               (c)Kalidas                                  (d)Tulsidas

130. Who is the painter of  “Mona Lisa”?                                                                                                                                                      (a) Sandro Botticelli  (b) Donatello                            (c) Leonardo da Vinci                  (d) Michelangelo

131. Who is the painter of  “Three Musicians”?                                                                                                                                                       (a) Wassily Kandinsky (b) Paul Gauguin                     (c) Henri Rousseau                                    (d)Pablo Picasso

132. Who is the painter of  “Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going”?                                                                   (a) Paul Gauguin                      (b)  Henri Rousseau                (c) Pierre Auguste Renoir           (d) Wassily Kandinsky

133. Who is the painter of  “Women in a Garden”?                                                                                                                                                      (a) Paul Cézanne                            (b) Paul Gauguin                                      (c) Oscar Claude Monet          (d)  Edvard Munch

134. Who is the painter of  “The Scream”?                                                                                                                                                      (a)  Paul Gauguin                        (b) Paul Cézanne                     (c) Edvard Munch                       (d) Oscar Claude Monet

135. Who is the painter of  “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon”?                                                                                                                                                       (a) Paul Klee                                 (b) Gustav Klimt                     (c) Wassily Kandinsky         (d) Pablo Picasso

136. Who is the painter of  “Composition X”?                                                                                                                                                       (a) Gustav Klimt                                (b) Wassily Kandinsky         (c) Pablo Picasso                           (d) Paul Klee

137. Tiger Woods is associated with____________                                                                                                                                                  .(a) Golf                                           (b) Snooker                               (c) Polo                                             (d) Baseball

138. M C Mary Kom is related to_______________.                                                                                                                                      (a) Kick-boxing                    (b) Boxing                                   (c) Gymnastic                                      (d) Weight-lifting

139. Saina Nehwal is related to ____________.                                                                                                                                                       (a) Tennis                          (b) Squash                                  (c)  Badminton                                     (d)Hockey

140. Which Muslim ruler was keen to have friendly relations with the Rajputs.                                                                                                       (a) Aurangjeb                          (b) Shahajahan                          (c) Akbar                                             (d) none of these

141. Which among the following is the country of current Indian Cricket team coach Duncan Fletcher?                                                             (a)South Africa     (b) Zimbabwe     (c) England   (d) Australia                                                                                                                                                   142.Which country is the largest producer of  sweet potato?                                                                                                                                (a) India                              (b)China                   (c) Pakistan                  (d)Bangladesh                                                                                                                              143. Which country is the largest producer of  cotton?                                                                                                                                                     (a) China                    (b) India                                     (c) Pakistan            (d)Bangladesh

144 Which country is the largest producer of  flax?                                                                                                                                                        (a) China    (b) India                                     (c) Pakistan            (d) Canada

145. Which country is the largest producer of  jute?                                                                                                                                              (a) China                              (b) India                         (c) Pakistan                  (d)Bangladesh

146. Which country is the largest producer of  silk?                                                                                                                                         (a) China                                   (b) India                         (c) Pakistan                  (d)Bangladesh

147. ‘Ek Tukda Dharti, Ek Tukda Aakash’, a collection of poems, contains poems written by which former Prime Minister of India ?
(a) Vishwanath Pratap Singh     (b) Atal Bihari Vajpayee     (c) Jawaharlal Nehru   (d) Chandrashekh

148.Who was elected as 12th President of India?                                                                                                                                                    (a) Pratibha Patil                                (b) K.RNarayana                      (c)Pranab Mukherji                                   (d) Dr. A.P.J.Kalam

149. Which ruler was famous as “Vikramaditya”?                                                                                                                                            (a) Chandragupta II                  (b) Samudragupta                                     (c)Prithvi Chauhan                                   (d) Ashoka

150. Who was the Nawab of Bengal at the time of the Battle of Plassey?                                                                                                              (a) Siraj-ud-daula                            (b) Murshid Quli Khan                   (c)  Azim-ush-Shan                                    (d)     Shuja-ud-Din Muhammad Khan


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