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TNPSC GROUP – 2A General Knowledge Practice Set – 13


1. A man walks 2 kms west of his house A up to B and then turns north and walks for 4 kms up to C. He now turns right and walks for another 2 kms and reaches the point D. Now how distant is D from A?

(a) 6 kms

(b) 4 kms

(c) 9 kms

(d) 8 kms

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Answer : (b) 4 kms

2. Daulat is younger than Ram. Kumar is older than Ram. It means

(a) Kumar is younger than Ram

(b) Ram is younger than Daulat

(c) Daulat is older than Kumar

(d) Kumar is the oldest of three

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Answer : (d) Kumar is the oldest of three

3. If two labourers can build a house in 24 weeks, how many houses can 24 labourers build in two weeks?

(a) one

(b) twelve

(c) twenty-four

(d) eight

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Answer : (a) one

4. If 4514 stands for dead, what does 312 stand for?

(a) Alive

(b) Cab

(c) Cot

(d) Abandon

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Answer : (b) Cab

5. Mangoes are bought at 20 for a rupee. How many should be sold for a rupee to gain 25 per cent?

(a) 12

(b) 16

(c) 10

(d) 24

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Answer : (b) 16

6. Find out the wrong number :

125, 126, 124, 127, 123, 129

(a) 125

(b) 129

(c) 126

(d) 124

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Answer : (b) 129

7. The area of a regular hexagon is 6 square root of 3 ^x^^2^. Its perimeter is

(a) 15 x

(b) 12 x

(c) 14 x

(d) 18 x

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Answer : (b) 12 x

8. If a pair of dice is thrown together, what is the probability of getting a total of 7?

(a) 7 / 26

(b) 1 / 6

(c) 5 / 36

(d) 11 / 36

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Answer : (b) 1 / 6

9. Which of the numbers given below is divisible by all numbers from 1 to 9 except 5 and 7?

(a) 140

(b) 142

(c) 144

(d) 146

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Answer : (c) 144

10. A clock when seen through a mirror placed opposite to it, shows the time 1.35. What is the actual time?

(a) 12.25

(b) 11.35

(c) 11.25

(d) 12.35

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Answer : (a) 12.25

11. A clock strikes once at 1 O clock, twice at 2 O clock, thrice at 3 O clock and so on. How many times will it strike in 24 hours?

(a) 144

(b) 156

(c) 288

(d) 500

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Answer : (d) 500

12. A long rope has to be cut to make 23 small pieces. If it is double folded to start with how many times does it need to be cut?

(a) 9

(b) 23

(c) 11

(d) 12

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Answer : (c) 11

13. A child was born on August 8, 1978. It was Tuesday. What will be his birthday in the year 1986?

(a) Monday

(b) Tuesday

(c) Friday

(d) Wednesday

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Answer : (c) Friday

14. Which of the following figures has the longest perimeters?

(a) A square of side 10 cms

(b) A rectangle of sides 12 cms and 9 cms

(c) A circle of radius 7 cms

(d) A rhombus of side 9 cms

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Answer : (c) A circle of radius 7 cms

15. In one minute 3/7 the of a bucket is filled. The rest of the bucket can be filled in

(a) 7 / 3 minutes

(b) 21 minutes

(c) 4 / 3 minutes

(d) 2 minutes

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Answer : (c) 4 / 3 minutes

16. The sum of one-half, one third and one fourth of a number exceeds the number itself by 10. The number is

(a) 60

(b) 72

(c) 120

(d) 144

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Answer : (c) 120

17. The founder of Gadar party was

(a) Savarkar V.D.

(b) Lala Hardayal

(c) Krishna Varma

(d) Ganesh Savarkar

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Answer : (b) Lala Hardayal

18. The first Indian woman to go into space is

(a) Kalpana Chawla

(b) Asha Pande

(c) Kalpana Rai

(d) Arundhati Roy

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Answer : (a) Kalpana Chawlal

19. Which one of the following is correctly matched?

(a) Gokhale-New India

(b) Bharathi-Yugantar

(c) Bal Gangadhar Tilak-Kesari

(d) Gandhiji-Common wheel

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Answer : (c) Bal Gangadhar Tilak-Kesari

20. Golden Temple is a

(a) holy place of Sikhs

(b) holy place of Britishers

(c) holy place of Hindus

(d) hole place of Buddhists

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Answer : (a) holy place of Sikhs

21. Which was the first animal to make a space flight?

(a) Monkey

(b) Dog

(c) Cat

(d) Rabbit

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Answer : (b) Dog

22. How much ahead of Greenwhich Mean Time is Indian Standard Time?

(a) 5 hours

(b) 5 1/2 hours

(c) 6 hours

(d) None of theses

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Answer : (b) 5 1/2 hours

23. The Committee constituted to enquire into the case of the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi is headed by

(a) Sarkaria

(b) Kailasam

(c) Mohan

(d) Jain

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Answer : (d) Jain

24. East Timur attained Independence from

(a) Thailand

(b) Indonesia

(c) Russia

(d) Vietnam

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Answer : (b) Indonesia

25. World’s highest rail bridge under construction in India is across the river

(a) Ganges

(b) Yamuna

(c) Sutlej

(d) Chenab

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Answer : (d) Chenab



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