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Word: Abligurition
Part of Speech: Noun
Pronunciation: Ab-li-goo-ri-shion
Meaning: Excessive spending on food and drink

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General Knowledge Questions – 20120510

Q1. The capital of the Pallava king was

  • Chennapattinam
  • Mahabalipuram
  • Kanchipuram
  • Madurai

Q2. Which of the following is the oldest English Daily in India?

  • The Times of India
  • The Hindustan Times
  • The Tribune
  • The Indian Express

Q3. ‘Tipu Sultan’ had his capital at

  • Srirangapatnam
  • Mysore
  • Bangalore
  • Bhagyanagar

Q4. Who was associated with ‘Divinity in Humanity’?

  • Mother Teresa
  • Swamy Vivekananda
  • Swami Ramakrishna Paramahansa
  • Swamy Sivananda

Q5. “Dronacharya” awards are given to

  • Athletes
  • Sports coaches
  • Carnatic musicians
  • Sports persons

Q6. “CTBT” is a term related to

  • Nuclear Weapons
  • Taxes
  • Space Research
  • Railway Goods

Q7. Who was the author of the book ‘As you like it’?

  • Jawaharlal Nehru
  • William Shakespeare
  • William Faulkner
  • E.M.Forster

Q8. The population growth rate in Kerala is the lowest among all major Indian States. Which of the following is the widely accepted reason?

  • The State has invested more in the Family Planning
  • The State has highest literacy rate in India
  • The State invested in promoting literacy and public health and placed high priority on social policy
  • In this State all the women know about Family Planning

Q9. The Great Galaxy in Andromeda, which is the most remote heavenly body that can be seen with the naked eye, is at about how many light years’ distance from the Earth?

  • 0.2 million light years
  • 2.2 million light years
  • 0.5 million light years
  • 1.0 million light years

Q10. The President can promulgate resident’s rule in a State under

  • Article 256
  • Article 265
  • Article 356
  • Article 320


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