1.The architect who worked along with Edwin Lutyens for the construction of Parliament Building Complex:
[a] Herbert Baker
[b] Henri Irwin
[c] William Emerson
[d] Le Courbusier

2. Which river is mentioned for the largest number of times in Rig Veda?
[a] Ganga
[b] Indus
[c] Narmada
[d] Kaveri

3.Buddha was born at:
[a] Saranath 
[b] Lumbini
[c] Bodh Gaya
[d] Kushinagara

4.Who was the ruler of Taxilla when Alexander invaded India?
[a] Porus
[b] Bimbisara
[c] Ambhi
[d] Seleucus

5.Bahmani kingdom was established during the period of:
[a] Feroz Shah Tughlaq         
[b] Muhammad bin Tughlaq
[c] Ghiassuddin Tughlaq       
[d] None of these

6. By race, Sher Shah is a/an:
[a] Turkish
[b] Persian
[c] Afghan 
[d] Chinese

7.The woman who dominated in the political scenario during the reign of Jehangir was:
[a] Mumtaz 
[b] Anarkali
[c] Nur Jehan
[d] Jodha Bhai

8.The founder of Asiatic Society of Bengal in 1784?
[a] AO Hume
[b] Warren Hastings
[c] William Jones
[d] HV Derozio

9. Bal Gangadhar Tilak published ‘Mahratha’ in ____ language:
[a] Hindi
[b] Marathi
[c] Urdu
[d] English

10.The Viceroy when the partition of Bengal was repealed in 1911:
[a] Minto I 
[b] Hardinge II
[c] Chelmsford 
[d] Reading

11.The first to become the President of the Indian National Congress:
[a] Dadabhai Navroji
[b] W.C.Bannerjee
[c] Gandhiji
[d] A.O.Hume

12. In which year Gandhiji conducted his last Satyagraha?
[a] 1945
[b] 1946
[c] 1947
[d] 1948

13.Who raised the slogan ‘Inquilab Zindabad’ for the first time?
[a] Lajpath Rai 
[b] Subhas Chandra Bose
[c] Bhagat Singh
[d] Motilal Nehru

14.In which year Congress passed the Quit India Resolution?
[a] 1945
[b] 1943
[c] 1942
[d] 1940

15.The first Indian president to exercise franchise in Lok Sabha elections:
[a] KR Narayanan
[b] Dr Radhakrishnan
[c] V.V.Giri
[d] APJ Abdul Kalam

16.Who among the following Prime Ministers administrative units of India?
[a] Jawaharlal Nehru
[b] Rajiv Gandhi
[c] A.B.Vajpayee 
[d] None of these

17.Which Schedule was added by 74th amendment?
[a] 12th
[b] 10th
[c] 9th
[d] 11th

18.The number of elected members in Rajya Sabha at present:
[a] 250
[b] 245
[c] 240
[d] 233

19.Where is the headquarters of State Bank of India?
[a] Kolkata
[b] New Delhi
[c] Mumbai
[d] Chennai

20. “Breviry is soul of wit”-This statement was made by:
[a] Shakespeare
[b] Churchill
[c] Russel
[d] Bernard Shaw

21.Which disease is known as ‘Black death’?
[a] Plague P
[b] AIDS
[c] Leprocy
[d] Tuberculosis

22.Which organism has the most developed brain?
[a] Chimpanzee
[b] Human
[c] Gorilla
[d] Baboon

23. ‘The queen of spices’:
[a] Pepper
[b] Turmeric
[c] Saffron
[d] Cardomom

24.Turpentane is obtained from:
[a] Teak 
[b] Ricinus
[c] Pinus
[d] Bamboo

25.The first Governor of Kerala:
[a] B.Ramakrishana Rao
[b] P.S.Rao
[c] V.V.Giri
[d] None of these