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Protocol assistant in rajyasabha secretariat question paper


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GENERAL KNOWLEDGE & CURRENT AFFAIRS



PROTOCOL ASSISTANT IN RAJYASABHA SECRETARIAT QUESTION PAPER

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE & CURRENT AFFAIRS:

1. ______is the capital of Mizoram
(A) Dispur
(B) Aizwal
(C) Kohima
(D) Itanagar

2. The only Indian State that shares its border with Sikkim is_______
(A) Assam
(B) Meghalaya
(C) West Bengal
(D) Arunachal pradesh

3. _______is the capital of Zimbabwe.
(A) Lusaka
(B) Harare
(C) kampala
(D) Brazzaville

4. The Speaker of Lok Sabha is ______
(A) elected by its members
(B) nominated by the president of india
(C) nominated by the leader of the majority party/alliance
(D) the Vice President of India

5. The Mavalankar Hall in Delhi is named after the ______Speaker of Lok Sabha.
(A) Second
(B) First
(C) Third
(D) Fourth

6. Mr. P.A Sangma was the speaker of lok sabha during _____
(A) 1989-91
(B) 1991-96
(C) 1996-98
(D) 1998-2002

7. The Nobel Peace prize was won by ___in 2007.
(A) P.Sainath
(B) Kofi Annan
(C) Muhammed Yunus
(D) Albert AI Gore and Rjendra K.pichauri

8. Saiman Rushdie received_____in 2008.
(A) Man Booker Prize
(B) Nobel Pize for Literature
(C) The Booker of Man Booker Prize
(D) Gyanpeeth Award

9. In july 2008; the Group of Eight (GB) sumit was held in____
(A) Japan
(B) Germany
(C) Russia
(D) The USA

10. International Monetary Fund (IMF) is______
(A) A specialised Agency of the United Nations
(B) A branch of the World Bank
(C) An economic organisation of the European Union
(D) an Independent international organisation

11. The headquarters of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) is located in___
(A) New York
(B) Rome
(C) Geneva
(D) Manila

12. Mr.Hugo Chavez is the president of_____
(A) Japan
(B) Germany
(C) Russia
(D) The USA

13. Mr.Pushpa Kamal Dahal `prachand` is the Prime Minister of____
(A) People of Republic of Nepal
(B) Democratic Republic of Nepal
(C) Republic of Nepal
(D) Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal

14. The Legislative Branch of Bangladesh is called_____
(A) National Council
(B) Jatiya Sangsad
(C) National Assembly
(D) Majlis-e-Shoora

15. The Indian Parliament enacted the Right to information Act in
(A) 2003
(B) 2004
(C) 2006
(D) 2005

16. India was put under the direct rule of Queen Victoria for the first time in_____
(A) 1757
(B) 1858
(C) 1877
(D) 1876

17. The ____ holds the post of the Chairman of the Planning Commission in India.
(A) Minister of Planning
(B) Finance Minister
(C) Minister of Human Resource Development
(D) Prime Minister

18. The Legislative branch of the USA has a bicameral system; one is called the senate and the other; the ____
(A) Congress
(B) House of Representative
(C) House of Commons
(D) National Assembly

19. The number of nominated members in Rajya Sabha is
(A) 10
(B) 2
(C) 12
(D) 7

20. Bobby Jindal is the first-ever Indian American who was elected the Governor of_____
(A) Arizona
(B) Lousiana
(C) Oklahoma
(D) Nebraska

21. In the 'Warrant of precedence' the Speaker of Lok Sabha is placed_____
(A) immediately before the Chairman of Rajya Sabha
(B) immediately before the former President of India
(C) with the Chief Justice of India
(D) after the Union Cabinet Ministers

22. The target for the growth performance in the Tenth Five Year Plan was eight per cent but the actual growth was___per cent.
(A) 7
(B) 7.8
(C) 7.2
(D) 6.7

23. In 2008 the Chief Guest in the Republic Day parade in New Delhi was____
(A) Nicholas Sarkozy; President of France
(B) Gordon Brown; Prime Minister of the UK
(C) Hu Jintoo; President of the Republic of China
(D) Hamid Karzal; President of Afghanistan

24. The first coalition government of the Republic of India was formed in
(A) 1977
(B) 1989
(C) 1990
(D) 2004

25. The major languages of Malaysia are Bahasa Malay; English; Chinese and ______
(A) Tamil
(B) Telugu
(C) Thai
(D) Punjabi

26. India became a republic in_____
(A) 1947
(B) 1948
(C) 1949
(D) 1950

27. Dadra and Nagar Haveli are a______
(A) Separate union territory
(B) part of Goa
(C) part of Daman and Diu
(D) part of Gujrat

28. The Adjournment Motion in Indian Parliaent is the procedure for the adjournment of the___
(A) House
(B) Normal Business of the House
(C) Question Hour
(D) Zero Hour

29. The first huse of legislation in India was called_____
(A) Imperial Legislative Congress
(B) Central Legislative Congress
(C) Central Legislative Council
(D) Constituent Assembly

30. The first modern Olympic games were held in 1896 in_____
(A) Paris
(B) London
(C) St.Louis
(D) Athens

31. _____won the largest number of gold medals in one Olympic Games.
(A) Mark Spitz
(B) Michael Phelps
(C) Carl Lewis
(D) Usain Bolt

32. The only individual gold medal was won for India by Abhinav Bindra in the ____olymics
(A) 28th
(B) 24th
(C) 27th
(D) 29th

33. The first Asian country to host the prestigious Olympic Games was____
(A) China
(B) Japan
(C) S.Korea
(D) Singapore

34. India won the 2007 IIC World Twenty 20 Championship by defeating___in the final
(A) Australia
(B) Srilanka
(C) Pakistan
(D) South Africa

35. Out of the previously known planets;____has been demoted as a`dwarf planet`.
(A) Uranus
(B) Pluto
(C) Neptune
(D) Jupiter

36. ____is the main constituent of both brass and bronze.
(A) Nickel
(B) Iron
(C) Zinc
(D) Copper

37. The BPO provides______
(A) 24x7 call centre services
(B) non core business services through an outside provider
(C) uninterrupted telephone services
(D) communication to customers at a personal level

38. Nanctechnology is that branch of technology which deals with____
(A) speculative science
(B) the structure and behaviour of materials
(C) biotechnology
(D) manipulation of individual atoms and molecules

39. The virtual reality technology gives us the experience of real life situation in___
(A) a real world
(B) virtual cyberspace
(C) films
(D) multiedia projections

40. Mozquitoes that cause dengue hemorrhagic fever bite people primarily____
(A) during the day time
(B) at night
(C) early in the morning
(D) In the evening

41. The Chikungunya fever is caused by____
(A) protozoan
(B) bacteria
(C) virus
(D) fungi

42. jelly fish is called so because it____
(A) is shaped like jelly
(B) is made up of jelly like substance
(C) can control and expand its body
(D) is also called'sea jelly'

43. APC is a____
(A) palmtop computer
(B) laptop computer
(C) desktop computer
(D) mobile computer

44. Among the genetically modified (GM) food; india produces only______
(A) papaya
(B) rice
(C) mangoes
(D) soyabeans

45. The two astronauts of Indian origin who participatd in the space flights by NASA are Kalpana Chawla and____
(A) R.K Murali
(B) Sunita Williams
(C) Supriya Chakrabarti
(D) G.Madhav Nair

46. The abbreviation BPL stands for___
(A) Business Processing Laws
(B) Below poverty line
(C) Blood pressure level
(D) Bharat petroleum limited

47. RAM stands for____
(A) Rapid Army Manoeuvre
(B) Random Amplified Accessories
(C) Remote Area`s modernisation
(D) Random Access Memory

48. PNR stands for_____
(A) Passenger name recorder
(B) Permanent number record
(C) Public network review
(D) Press network research

49. SMS stands for____
(A) Subscriber`s message server
(B) Satellite message service
(C) Short messaging service
(D) Simple message server

50. LNG stands for______
(A) Light Natural Gas
(B) Liquefied Natural Gas
(C) Liquid Natural Gas
(D) Low-Intensity natural Gas

I. Choose the word/pharse closest in meaning to the following words:

51. Timorous
(A) weak
(B) sly
(C) tardy
(D) timid

52. Chiropodist
(A) one who treats spinal coloumn
(B) one who treats feet
(C) one who signs in choir
(D) one who has chapped hands

53. Irate
(A) testy
(B) irriated
(C) enraged
(D) sharp

54. Motely
(A) court jester
(B) confusing
(C) multicultural
(D) offensive joke

55. Imbricate
(A) involve wrongly
(B) copy
(C) arrange in overlapping manner
(D) moisten

56. Shackle
(A) slow down
(B) metal loop
(C) loud laughter
(D) bit

57. Prolix
(A) overweight
(B) relating to population
(C) tedious
(D) constellation

58. Gaffe
(A) rude remark
(B) loud statement
(C) joke
(D) blunder

II Choose the antonym of the following words:
59. Fusty
(A) sweet smelling
(B) chatty
(C) pompous
(D) angry

60. Polyglot
(A) knowing many languages
(B) knowing only one languages
(C) greedy
(D) having one wife

61. Jejune
(A) old
(B) childish
(C) abundant
(D) summer

62. Lithe
(A) tanned
(B) fat
(C) glib
(D) clumsy

III Choose the incorrect part of the sentence.

63. (A) One Who
(B) knows his mind
(C) is usually
(D) treated with respect

64. (A) She is
(B) a sweet child
(C) and an obedient one
(D) isn`t it?

65. (A) Making mistakes
(B) in spelling
(C) and punctuation
(D) are common

66. (A) A fool
(B) and his money
(C) is soon
(D) parted

67. (A) Neither Sita
(B) nor Gita
(C) were
(D) very shy

68. (A) The man
(B) which caught the thief
(C) was given
(D) a medal

69.(A) The treees
(B) and the grass
(C) look green
(D) after the shower

70. (A) The child
(B) wept
(C) at the thought
(D) of she going

71. (A) None of them
(B) are to blame
(C) for the accident
(D) that happened today

IV. Choose the correct preposition to fill in the blank:

72. She never lets a day go___without remembering her friend.
(A) by
(B) past
(C) over
(D) away

73. Will her friend stand___her in her hour of need?
(A) with
(B) on
(C) by
(D) for

74. Have you not got___the cold?
(A) of
(B) by
(C) in
(D) over

75. How can you given___so easily?
(A) up
(B) with
(C) over
(D) on

76. Is the class___yet ?
(A) up
(B) off
(C) over
(D) in

77. She is the best mother___the world.
(A) of
(B) on
(C) in
(D) to

78. Have you switched the lights___?
(A) off
(B) up
(C) down
(D) under

79. Have you searched___the bed for the missing toy?
(A) of
(B) under
(C) off
(D) above

v. Choose the answer closest in meaning to the following idoms:

80. Cock and bull story
(A) story about animals
(B) bedtie story
(C) improbable tale
(D) fairy tale

81. A stor in a teacup
(A) a fuss about something trivial
(B) a war treaty
(C) a noisy tea party
(D) mental turmoil

82. To go the extra mile
(A) swift runner
(B) good fortune
(C) extra effort
(D) lose way

83. At sixes and sevens
(A) mathematical ability
(B) cheaper in bulk
(C) disordered
(D) quarrelsome

84. Two left feet
(A) good dancer
(B) clumsy
(C) disabled
(D) communist

85. Finding your feet
(A) feeling lost
(B) being shy
(C) making friends easily
(D) gaining confidence

86. Flash in pan
(A) flait
(B) unsustainable action
(C) sudden occurrence
(D) brainwave

87. Get down to brass tacks
(A) military exercise
(B) down to the basics
(C) demotion at work
(D) down on one`s luck

88. Get out of the wrong side of the bed
(A) bad mood
(B) unlucky day
(C) marital infidelity
(D) sudden accident

V I Choose the answer closest in meaning to the foreign phrases commonly used in English :

89. Primus inter pares
(A) one who wins race
(B) enemy of the people
(C) first among equals
(D) friend to all

90. Non de plume
(A) pet name
(B) pen name
(C) endearment
(D) pseudonym

91. inter alia
(A) between ourselves
(B) confidential matter
(C) among other things
(D) pact between two allies

92. Most juste
(A) inappropiate language
(B) fitting vocabulary
(C) instant justice
(D) legal advice

V II. Choose the correct verb form to fill the blank:

93. I___if I were you
(A) would
(B) could
(C) should
(D) will

94. They___a great deal of trouble over this issue.
(A) have
(B) have had
(C) should have
(D) has

95. You___in the examination.
(A) has failed
(B) have failed
(C) fails
(D) fail

96. The weather report says it___rain tomorrow (A) shall
(B) is
(C) should
(D) will

97. When she woke up it___after three.
(A) was
(B) had been
(C) were
(D) was not

98. If I___the accused I should plead quilty.
(A) was
(B) had been
(C) were
(D) was not

99. We___this road before.
(A) have walked
(B) has walked
(C) walked
(D) will walk

100. The patient___to the doctor regularly.
(A) has been
(B) has been going
(C) been
(D) to be


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