Friday, February 1, 2013

Books and Authors

Adhe Adhure — Mohan Rakesh
Anand Math — Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
A Passage to India — E.M. Forster
A Bend in the River — V.S. Naipaul
A Bunch of Old Letters — Jawahar Lal Nehru
A Childhood — Harry Crews
A China Passage — J.K. Galbraith
A Coat of Varnish — C.P. Snow
A Dangerous Place — Daniel Patrick Moynihan
A Distant Mirror — Barbara Tuchman
A Farewell to Arms — Ernest Hemingway
A Guide for the Perplexed — E.F. Schumacher
A Judge’s Miscellany — M. Hidyatullah
A Life in Our Times — John Kenneth Galbraith
Agni Pariksha — Acharya Tulsi
Agni Veena — Kazi Nazrul Islam
A Passage to England — Nirad C. Chaudhari
Autobiography of an Unknown Indian — Nirad C. Chaudhari
All Quiet on the Western Front — E.M. Remarque
And Quiet Flows the Don — Mikhail Sholokhov
A Week with Gandhi — Louis Fischer
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes — Arthur Conan Doyle
Aeneid — Virgil
Affluent Society — J.K. Galbraith
Ain-i-Akbari — Abul Fazal
Alice in Wonderland — Lewis Carrol
Ambassador’s Journal — J.K. Galbraith
Animal Farm — George Orwell
Ape and Essence — A. Huxley
Asian Drama — Gunnar Myrdal
Aralu Maralu — Dattatreya Ram Chandra Bendre
Arthashastra — Kautilya
August 1974 — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
A Fragile Man in Literature — Andre Malraux
Accession to Extinction — D.R. Mankekar
A Man with a Country — Edward Hale
A View from New Delhi — Chester Bowles
Advent of Independence — Ashok Majumdar
All the Presidents Men — Carl Berstein and Bob Woodward
All My Yesterdays — Prem Bhatia
Annie Besant — Sri Prakasha
Appointment of Chief Justice — A.R. Antulay
Ascent of the Everest — Sir John Hunt
Austrian Example, The — Kurt Waldheim
Babbit — Sinclair Lewis
Bad Blood — James H. Jones
Ben Hur — Lewis Wallace
Between the Lines — Kuldeep Nayyar
Bhagwad Gita — Veda Vyas
The Blind Beauty — Boris Pasternak
Broken Wing — Sarojini Naidu
Buddha Charitam — Ashwaghosha
Brezhnev—The Mark of Power — John Dernberg
Candles and Roses — Romen Basu
Chidambara — Sumitra Nandan Pant
Cancer Ward — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Candida — George Bernard Shaw
Candide — Voltaire
Canterbury Tales — Geoffery Chaucer
Communist Manifesto — Karl Marx
Confession of a — Thug Taylor
Continent of Circe — Nirad C. Chaudhari
Centre-State Relations in India — V.K.R.V. Rao
China, Pakistan and Bangladesh — J.P. Jain
Chinese Betrayal — B.N. Mullick
Chittaparavai — P.V. Akilandam
Crisis of India — Ronald Segal
Crime and Punishment — Dostoevsky
Das Capital — Karl Marx
Das Kumar — Charitam Dandin
Detcameron — Boccaccio
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Edward Gibbon
Delhi Under Emergency — John Dayal and Ajay Bose
Democracy through Intimidation and Terror — Prem Nath Bajaj
Disgrace — J. M. Coetzee
Divine Comedy — Dante
Discovery of India — Jawahar Lal Nehru
Don Quixote — Cervantes
Dr. Zhivago — Boris Pasternak
Day in Shadow — Nayantara Sehgal
Dragon’s Teeth — V.B. Sinclair
Earth — Emile Zola
Economic Nightmare of India — Charan Singh
Ends and Means — A. Huxley
Enemy of Society — Paul Jhonson
Expanding Universe — Eddington
Eye of the Storm — Patrick White
Earth and the High Heaven — Gwelthadyu Graham
Eternal India — Mrs. Indira Gandhi
Face to Face — Ved Mehta
Face to Face with Indira Gandhi — R.K. Karanjia, K.A. Abbas
Father and Sons — Ivan Turgenev
Faust — Goethe
Freedom at Midnight — Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins
Fourth Arab-Israel War — Col. B.K. Narayan
For Whom the Bell Tolls — Ernest Hemingway
Friends, Not Masters — Ayub Khan
From India to America — S. Chandra Shekhar
Friends, Not Foes — Sheikh Mujib-ur-Rehman
Future Shock — Alan Tofler
Future Belongs to Internationalism — Fidel Castro
Gana Devata — Tara Shanker Bandopadhyaya
Gandhi and Stalin — Louis Fischer
Gathering Storm — Winston Churchill
Geet Govind — Jai Dev
General in Politics — Air Marshal Mohd. Asgar Khan
Gitanjali — Rabindra Nath Tagore
Gone with the Wind — Margaret Mitchel
Good Earth — Pearl S. Buck
Great Illusion — Norman Angell
Guide, The — R.K.Narayan
Great Tragedy, The — Z.A. Bhutto
Gulag Archipelago — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Gull-e-Naghma — Firaq Gorakhpuri
Gulliver’s Travels — Jonathan Swift
Gandhi’s Truth — Eric H. Erikson
God that Failed — Arthur Koestler
Handerson The Rain King — Saul Bellow
Humboldt’s Gift — Saul Bellow
Heat and Dust — Ruth Praver Jhabwala
Himalayan Blunder — Brig. J.P. Dalvi
Hindu View of Life — Dr. Radhakrishnan
History of World War II — Winston Churchill
Hunchback of Notre Dam — Victor Hugo
Higher than Everest — Maj. H.P.S. Ahluwallia
Hindu Civilisation — Radha Kumud Mukherjee
History of Hindu Chemistry — Sir P.C. Ray
Illiad — Homer
India From Curzon to Nehru and After — Durga Das
India Wins Freedom — Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
India of My Dreams — C. Subramaniam
Indian War of Independence — V.D. Savarkar
Inside Asia — John Gunther
Inside Europe — Albert Speer
Inside the Third Reich — H.G. Wells
Invisible Man — Malcolm Muggeridge
Indira Gandhi—Revolution in Restraint — Uma Vasudev
Indira Gandhi—Return of the Red Rose — K.A. Abbas
Indianisation — Balraj Madhok
Jesus Rediscovered — Malcolm Muggeridge
Jobs for our Millions — V.V. Giri
Jungle Book — Rudyard Kipling
Jean Christopher — Roman Rolland
Jeb Katre — Amrita Pritam
Judicial Appointments — Mohan Kumar Manglam
Judicial Review or Confrontation — Justice H.R. Khanna
Kadambari — Bana Bhatt
Kamayani — Jai Shanker Prasad
Kumar Shambhavam — Kalidas
Lady Chatterley’s Lover — Q.H. Lawrence
The Last Circle — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Last Phase — Pyare Lal
Les Miserables — Victor Hugo
Life Divine — Aurobindo Ghosh
Living an Era — D.P. Misra
Lolita — V. Nabakov
Magnetic Mountain — Cecil Day Lewis
Mahabharat — Ved Vyas
Man From Moscow — Greville Wynne
Many Worlds — K.P.S. Menon
Man and Superman — G.B. Shaw
Man Eaters of Kumayun — Jim Corbett
Man of Property — John Galsworthy
Master of the World House — Mohan Rakesh
Mati Matal — Gopinath Mohanti
Mein Kampth — Hitler
Mother India — Katherine Mayo
Mudra Rakshas — Vishakhadatta
Mukajjia Kanasugalu — Shiv Ram Karanath
My Experiments with Truth — Mahatma Gandhi
My Music, My Life — Yehudi Menuhin
Mrityunjaya — Dr. V.K. Bhattacharya
Myth of Independence — Z.A. Bhutto
Naked Came the Stranger — Penelope Ashe
Naku Thanthe — Dattatreya Ramchandra Bendre
Nisheeth — Uma Shanker Joshi
Odakkuzhai — G. Shanker Kurup
Odyssey — Homer
Old Man and the Sea, The — Ernest Hemingway
One World — Wendell Wilkie
Origin of Species — Charles Darwin
On Contradiction — Mao-Tse-tung
One Life — Christian Bernard
Padmavat — Malik Mohd. Jayasi
Panchatantra — Vishnu Sharma
Paradise Lost — John Milton
Perception of Asian Personality — Ashok Mehta
Pilgrim’s Progress — John Bunyan
Prince, The — Machiavelli
Principia — Issac Newton
Progress, Co-existence and Intellectual Freedom — Andrei D. Sakharov
Pakistan Cut to Size — D.R. Mankekar
Pakistan Crisis — David Loshkak
Parliamentary Democracy — G.S. Pathak
Pavitra Papi — Nanak Singh
Planning and the Poor — B.S. Minhas
PM’s President—A New Concept to Trial — H.N. Pandit
Press, The — M. Chelapati Rao
Press Under Pressure — D.R. Mankekar
Prison and Chocolate Cake — Nayantara Sehgal
Raghuvansa — Kalidas
Rains Came — Louis Bromfield
Rajtarangini — Kalhana
Ramayana Darshanam — K.V. Puttapa
Red Tape and White Cap — P.V.R. Rao
Reprieve — Jean Paul Sartre
Republic — Plato
Robinson Crusoe — Daniel Defoe
Roses in December — M.C. Chagla
Round the World in Eighty Days — Jules Verne
Red Star Over China — Edgar Snow
Relevance of Gandhian Economics — Shriman Narayan
Sakharam Bendre — Vijai Tendulkar
Satyartha Prakash — Swami Dayanand
Scholar Extraordinary — Nirad C. Chaudhari
Shadow From Ladhak — Bhabani Bhattacharya
Shakuntala — Kalidas
Shahnama — Firdausi
Shape of Things to Come — H.G. Wells
Small is Beautiful — Ernest Schumacher
Social Contract — Rousseau
Sreemadramayanam — Dr. Vishwanath Satyanarayan
Step on a Crack — James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
Story of My Life — Morarji Desai
Sikh’s Today — Khuswant Singh
Kalpavriksham — Satya Narayan
Tafseer-a-Ghalib — Gian Chand Jain
The Chinese Betrayal — B.N. Mullick
The Company of Women — Khushwant Singh
The Lid Off — J.N. Sahni
The Other Side of Midnight — Sydney Shall
The Spirit of India — (Mrs.) Dorothy Norman
The Emergence of Culture in Europe — D.K. Bhattacharya
Towards Total Revolution — Jayaprakash Narain
Ulysses — James Joyce
Uncle Tom’s Cabin — Harriet B. Stowe
Untold Story — B.M. Kaul
Uttar-Ramcharit — Bhavabhuti
Valley of Silence — Nora Roberts
Vermilion Gate — Ling Yutang
Veyipadagalu — Vishwanatha Satyanarayana
War and Peace — Leo Tolstoy
Wealth of Nations — Adam Smith
Why Emergency — M.A. Naidu
Wilhelm Meister — Goethe
Yayati — V.S. Khandekar
Yadon ki Barat — Josh Malihabadi
Zulfi, My Friend — Piloo Modi

Famous Indian Writers in Tamil


Subramaniam Bharati, 

Ramalingam Navakhal, 

P.V. Akilandam (Winner of Jnanpith Award, 1975), 

Dr. Indira Parathasarathi (Recipient of Saraswati Samman for 1999), 

T.G. Shivshankarn (Winner of Sahitya Academy Award for 2000), 

C.S. Chellappa (Winner of Sahitya Academy Award 2001-2002), 

Sirpi Balasubramanian (Winner of Sahitya Academy Award 2002-03), 

R. Vairamuthu (Winner of Sahitya Academy Award 2003-04), 

Sunder Ramaswami (Recipient of Kath Chunamani Puruskar, 2004), 

Tamilanban (Winner of Sahitya Academy Award 2004-05), 

D. Jaykanthan (Winner of Jnanpith Award-2002), 

G. Tilkavati (Winner of Sahitya Academy Award-2005), 

Neela Padmanabhan (Winner of Sahitya Academy Award 2007), 

Melannai Ponnusamy (Winner of Sahitya Academy Award 2008).

BIOLOGY : Solved Paper


1. Stem is modified into cladode :
(A) Casuarina
(B) Asparagus
(C) Opuntia
(D) Euphorbia 

2. Verticillaster type of inflorescence is found in :
(A) Cotton 
(B) Datura
(C) Lilium 
(D) Ocimum

3. A simple one seeded fruit in which pericarp is fused with seed coat is :
(A) Achene 
(B) Caryopsis
(C) Cypsela 
(D) Nut

4. The portion of DNA which contains information for an entire polypeptide is called :
(A) Cistron 
(B) Muton
(C) Recon 
(D) Operon

5. Bicarpellary, syncarpous ovary with axile placentation is seen in :
(A) Solanaceae
(B) Caesalpinaceae
(C) Asteraceae
(D) Malvaceae

6. Alburnum is also called :
(A) Autumn wood
(B) Heart wood
(C) Sap wood
(D) Spring wood

7. The entry of pollen tube into the ovule through micropyle is called :
(A) Porogamy
(B) Mesogamy
(C) Anisogamy
(D) Chalazogamy

8. Type of pollination in Commelina is :
(A) Chasmogamy
(B) Geitonogamy
(C) Xenogamy
(D) Cleistogamy

9. The process of embryo formation without fertilization is known as :
(A) Apospory
(B) Apogamy
(C) Parthenocarpy
(D) Polyembryony

10. Which of the process Cholodny-Went theory is concerned with ?
(A) Photomorphogenesis
(B) Photoperiodism
(C) Phototropism
(D) Photorespiration

11. The hormone present in the liquid endosperm of coconut is :
(A) Cytokinin 
(B) Gibberellin
(C) Ethylene 
(D) Auxin

12. The phytohormone which influences apical dominance growth is :
(A) IAA 
(B) ABA
(C) GA3 
(D) C2H4

13. An example of short day plant is :
(A) Wheat
(B) Maize
(C) Chrysanthemum
(D) Radish

14. The ovary after fertilization is converted into :
(A) Embryo 
(B) Endosperm
(C) Fruit 
(D) Seed

15. The molecular formula of Chlorophyll ‘a’ is :
(A) C55H72O5N4Mg
(B) C55H70O5N4Mg
(C) C55H72O6N4Mg
(D) C50H72O5N4Mg

16. The first compound that accepts CO2 during dark phase is :
(A) NADP 
(B) Ferrodoxin
(C) RUBP 
(D) Cytochrome

17. Initiation codon for methionine is :
(A) AAA 
(B) UUU
(C) UAA 
(D) AUG

18. The deficiency of this micronutrient results in little leaf disease :
(A) Copper 
(B) Zinc
(C) Boron 
(D) Iron

19. Kranz anatomy is a morphological diversity in the leaves of :
(A) C3-plants
(B) C4-plants
(C) C3 and C4-plants
(D) CAM plants

20. Prechilling treatment to break seed dormancy is :
(A) Scarification
(B) Stratification
(C) Impaction
(D) Vernalization

21. The pyruvic acid formed during glycolysis is oxidized to CO2 and H2O in a cycle called :
(A) Calvin cycle
(B) Nitrogen cycle
(C) Hill reaction
(D) Krebs cycle

22. Respiratory quotient (RQ) is one in case of :
(A) Fatty acids
(B) Nucleic acids
(C) Carbohydrates
(D) Organic acids

23. An example of free living nitrogen fixing aerobic bacteria is :
(A) Clostridium
(B) Rhizobium
(C) Azotobacter
(D) Rhodospirillum

24. Identify the plant belonging to the Reed-Swamp stage in hydrarch succession :
(A) Juncus 
(B) Sagittaria
(C) Salix 
(D) Trapa

25. A gas produced by paddy fields and connected with global warming is :
(A) CO2 
(B) Chlorine
(C) H2S 
(D) Methane

26. If the strong partner is benefited and the weak partner is damaged, it is known as :
(A) Predation
(B) Allelopathy
(C) Symbiosis
(D) Commensalism

27. Acid rain is mainly caused due to increase in the levels of the gas(es) :
(A) SO2 only
(B) CO2 only
(C) SO2, CO2
(D) NO2 and SO2

28. The flow of energy among various trophic levels of an ecosystem is :
(A) Unidirectional
(B) Bidirectional
(C) Multidirectional
(D) Circular

29. Increase in atmospheric temperature due to CO2 is called :
(A) Pasteur effect
(B) Green-house effect
(C) Blackman effect
(D) Emerson effect

30. The protective-ozone layer is present in :
(A) Ionosphere
(B) Stratosphere
(C) Troposphere
(D) Lithosphere

31. Decomposition of organic matter is brought about by :
(A) Protozoa
(B) Plants
(C) Micro-organisms
(D) None of these

32. The smallest taxon is called :
(A) Class 
(B) Order
(C) Genus 
(D) Species

33. Which one of the following is the first National Park in India ?
(A) Kanha National Park
(B) Periyar National Park
(C) Corbett National Park
(D) Bandipur National Park

34. Which one of the following is having ssRNA ?
(A) TMV
(B) T2-bacteriophage
(C) Polio Virus
(D) CMV

35. In Whittaker’s system of classification, prokaryotes are placed in the kingdom :
(A) Protista 
(B) Monera
(C) Plantae 
(D) Animalia

36. Virus consists of :
(A) Nucleic acid and protein
(B) Nucleic acid
(C) Orotein
(D) None of these

37. This substance is present in the cell walls of Gram Positive bacteria only :
(A) Peptidoglycan
(B) Lipopolysaccharides
(C) Teichoic acids
(D) None of these

38. Highest degree of polymorphism is found in :
(A) Protozoa
(B) Cnidaria
(C) Platyhelminthes
(D) Arthropoda

39. Sea mouse belongs to phylum :
(A) Mollusca 
(B) Cnidaria
(C) Arthropoda 
(D) Annelida

40. One of the following animal belongs to Cyclostomata :
(A) Channa 
(B) Loris
(C) Dodo 
(D) Petromyzon

41. An egg laying mammal is :
(A) Delphinus
(B) Macaca
(C) Ornithorhynchus
(D) Macropus

42. In sharks, one of the following is absent :
(A) Claspers
(B) Placoid scales
(C) Cartilaginous endoskeleton
(D) Air bladder

43. The devil fish and sea hare are :
(A) Molluscs
(B) Crustaceans
(C) Coelenterates
(D) Marine fish and mammal

44. Endothelium of blood vessels is made up of :
(A) Simple cuboidal epithelium
(B) Simple squamous epithelium
(C) Simple columnar epithelium
(D) Simple non-ciliated columnar

45. In humans, sphincter of Oddi is associated with the opening of :
(A) Common hepatopancreatic duct
(B) Pyloric stomach
(C) Oesophagus
(D) Colon

46. In human beings, the duration of cardiac cycle is :
(A) 0•08 second
(B) 0•5 second
(C) 0•8 second
(D) 8•0 second

47. In which part of nephron, reabsorption is minimum from filtrate ?
(A) Henle’s loop
(B) Proximal convoluted tubule
(C) Distal convoluted tubule
(D) Collecting duct

48. Which hormone level reaches peak during luteal phase of menstrual cycle ?
(A) Luteinizing hormone
(B) Progesterone
(C) Follicle stimulating hormone
(D) Estrogen

49. The largest subunit of prokaryotic ribosomes is :
(A) 30S 
(B) 40S
(C) 50S 
(D) 60S

50. Which of the following is a part of endomembrane system of eukaryotic cell ?
(A) Peroxisomes
(B) Chloroplasts
(C) Mitochondria
(D) Golgi complexes

51. Inflammation of joints due to accumulation of uric acid crystals is called as :
(A) Gout
(B) Myasthenia gravis
(C) Osteoporosis
(D) Osteomalacia

52. Chromosomes are visible with chromatids at this phase of mitosis :
(A) Interphase 
(B) Prophase
(C) Metaphase 
(D) Anaphase

53. Inheritance of ABO blood grouping is an example of :
(A) Dominance
(B) Codominance
(C) Incomplete dominance
(D) All of these

54. In a dihybrid cross between RRYY and rryy parents, the number of RrYy genotypes in F2 generation will be :
(A) 4 
(B) 3
(C) 2 
(D) 1

55. Identify a 47, + 21 disorder from the following :
(A) Down’s syndrome
(B) Turner’s syndrome
(C) Phenylketonuria
(D) Klinefelter’s syndrome

56. Uracil is present in RNA at the place of :
(A) Adenine 
(B) Guanine
(C) Cytosine 
(D) Thymine

57. Copying genetic information from one strand of DNA into RNA is :
(A) Translation
(B) Transcription
(C) Transformation
(D) Transduction

58. S. L. Miller’s closed flask contained :
(A) CH4
(B) H2
(C) NH3 and Water vapour
(D) All of these

59. Change of frequency of alleles in a population results in evolution is proposed in :
(A) Darwin’s theory
(B) Lamarck’s theory
(C) Hardy-Weinberg principle
(D) De Vries theory

60. One of the following is the vestigial organ in human beings :
(A) Nictitating membrane
(B) Spleen
(C) Femur
(D) Tibia

61. The golden age of reptiles is : 
(A) Cenozoic era
(B) Palaeozoic era
(C) Mesozoic era
(D) Silurian period

62. The theory of use and disuse of organ was proposed by :
(A) Darwin 
(B) Lamarck
(C) De Vries 
(D) Hooker

63. One of the following theories were proposed by Weissman :
(A) Law of inheritance
(B) Theory of inheritance of acquired characters
(C) Theory of natural selection
(D) Theory of germplasm

64. Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny— 
this theory is called :
(A) Biogenetic law
(B) Law of embryology
(C) Law of acquired characters
(D) Law of Bridges

65. The brain capacity of Homoerectus is :
(A) 800 cc 
(B) 900 cc
(C) 1200 cc 
(D) 1400 cc

66. An example of Innate immunity is :
(A) PMNL-neutrophils
(B) T-lymphocytes
(C) B-lymphocytes
(D) TH cells

67. Cocaine is extracted from :
(A) Erythroxylum coca
(B) Cannabis sativa
(C) Papaver somniferum
(D) Atropa belladonna

68. The enzyme that cuts DNA is :
(A) DNA-polymerase
(B) DNA-ligase
(C) DNA-lyase
(D) Restriction endonuclease

69. In the association between two organisms, if one organism is benefited and the other is not benefited, this relationship is known as :
(A) Symbiotism
(B) Mutualism
(C) Commensalism
(D) Parasitism

70. Opiate narcotics drugs are :
(A) Antianxiety
(B) Analgesic
(C) Hypnotic
(D) Antihistamine

71. The drug useful to increase cardiovascular effects in human beings is :
(A) Cocaine
(B) Barbiturate
(C) Benzodiazetine
(D) Insulin

72. In echolocation, the animal that produces high frequency sounds is :
(A) Monkey 
(B) Butterfly
(C) Squirrel 
(D) Bat

73. Two kingdoms constantly figured in all biological classifications are :
(A) Plantae and Animalia
(B) Monera and Animalia
(C) Protista and Animalia
(D) Protista and Plantae

74. The dioecious animal is :
(A) Liverfluke 
(B) Hookworm
(C) Tapeworm 
(D) Earthworm

75. Comb plates are found in :
(A) Adamsia
(B) Aurelia
(C) Nereis
(D) Pleurobrachia
Answers with Hints
1. (B) Cladode is a type of phylloclade consisting of one internode only. These are cylindrical (not fleshy) and are mistaken for leaves.
2. (D) Verticillaster is a complex inflorescence found in the Ocimum sanctum, a member of family Labiatae.3. (B) 4. (A) 5. (A) 6. (C) 7. (A)

8. (D) Cleistogamy is seen in underground flowers of Commelina bengalensis which are small and inconspicuous. This plant also bears chasmogamous blue flowers above.9. (B) 10. (C) 11. (A) 12. (A)

13. (C) Short day plant (SDP) requires a relatively short day light period (usually 8-10 hrs.) and a continuous dark period of about 14–16 hours for subsequent flowering.14. (C) 15. (A) 16. (C) 17. (D) 18. (B)

19. (B) Kranz anatomy—It is a typical structure in the leaves of plants that have a C4–pathway of CO2 fixation. The leaves contain a ring of mesophyll cells, containing a few chloroplasts surroundings a sheath of bundle sheath cells having large chloroplasts involved in the Calvin cycle.20. (B) 21. (D) 22. (C) 23. (C) 24. (B) 25. (D) 26. (A)

27. (D) Acid rain results from the emission into the atmosphere of various pollutant gases in particular sulphur dioxide (SO2) and oxides of nitrogen (NO2), which originate from the burning of fossil fuels and from motor-car exhaust fumes, respectively.28. (A) 29. (B) 30. (B) 31. (C) 32. (D)

33. (C) The first National Park in India was set up in 1935 in the foot hills of Himalayas and was known as Hailey National Park. It is now known as Corbett National Park.
34. (A) Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) is a rigid rod-shaped ssRNA-containing virus that causes distortion and blistering of leaves in a wide range of plants.
35. (B) Kingdom Monera includes all prokaryotes. They are basically unicellular but can be mycelial, colonial and filamentous.
36. (A) 37. (A)
38. (B) A striking feature of cnidarians is the high degree of polymorphism often seen in a single species. Two basic types—sessile polyp and free-swimming medusa–occur.39. (D) 40. (D) 41. (C)

42. (D) Members of Elasmobranchii subclass have no swim (air) bladders.43. (D) 44. (B) 45. (A) 46. (C) 47. (C) 48. (B) 49. (C)

50. (D) Golgi complex is a part of endomembrane system, which is the system of internal membranes within eukaryotic cells that divide the cell into functional and structural compartments, or organelles.51. (A) 52. (B)

53. (B) AB blood group in human is an example of codominance in which both the alleles IA IB are equally expressed. It means IA IB individuals have a phenotype that is essentially a combination of those shown by individuals with A and B blood groups.
54. (A)
55. (A) A small autosome, chromosome 21, added to the normal complement (47, + 21) causes Down syndrome. This is a trisomic for chromosome 21.
56. (D) 57. (B) 58. (D) 59. (C) 60. (A)
61. (C) The Mesozoic era is often known as the “Golden Age of Reptiles” as these animals, which included the dinosaurs and ichthyosaurs, became dominant lifeform.
62. (B) 63. (D) 64. (A) 65. (B) 66. (A) 67. (A)
68. (D) Restriction enzyme is a class of nucleases originally extracted from the E . coli. Type I restriction enzymes bind to a recognition site of duplex DNA, travel along the molecule and cleave one strand only. Type II cleaves the duplex at specific target site at or near the binding site.
69. (C) 70. (B) 71. (A) 72. (C) 73. (A) 74. (B) 75. (D)

Science Questions & Answers


1.The lense which is used in Photography is.......
              Convex Lense
2.The Gas used for artificial ripening of green fruits?
              Acetylene
3.Which is the rarest element?
              Astatine
4.Magnetic field is measured by..........
              Flux Meter
5.The working of a Rocket is based on the principle of ?
              Newton's Law
6.The minimum volume of water is at a temperature of ......... Degree Celsius
              4
7.Light emitted by sun reaches earth in about 
              8 minutes
8.Electricity was invented by
              Michael Faraday
9.The human heart beat per minute at an average is
              72
10.Time difference between IST and GMT is
              5.30hrs
11.Which country built the first nuclear power station?
              Russia
12.Plaster of Paris is made from
              Gypsm
13.Meningitis is a disease which affects the 
              Brain
14.The year in which Pluto was discovered ?
              1930
15.White Coal is 
              Hydro-Electricity
16.Purest crystalline form of Carbon
              Diamond
17.Valcanisation was conducted by
              Good Year
18.What is the melting point of Diamond?
              4000 Degree Celsius
19.Which of the following is not a natural polymer ?
(a)Cellulose   (b)Plastic     (c)Rubber   (d)Silk
Answer:-(a)Cellulose
20.During Sleep 
              Blood Pressure is reduced
21.Filteration of wastes from the blood in human body is done by
              Kidney
22.An astronant in an earth satellite will observe the sky as
              Black
23.The virus of AIDS affects the growth of
              T cells in Blood
24.Which of the following is a semi conductor ?
              (a)Copper
              (b)Germanium
              (c)Silver
              (d)Zirconium
Answer:-Germanium
25.A hole is made in a brass plate and it is heated , the size of the hole will
              First increases and then decrease

26.Sugar can be tested in a Diabetic patient by
              Benedict's test
27.The sex of a child before birth can be determined by
              Amniocentesis
28.Plants growing in dark areas are called
              Scatophyte
29.The resting time of heart during the interval of each compression is called
              Diastol
30.'Utopia Planitia' is a place in which planet/satellite
              Mars
31.The organism which have nervous system but do not have brain
              Hydra
32.Antitoxins is used against Diptheria obtained from
              Horse
33.The satellite which discovered the Ozon layer
              Nimbus-7
34.Osteomalaria is caused due to the deficiency of which Vitamin ?
              Vitamin D
35.The sea breeze and land breeze are caused by difference in
              Heating of land and sea
36.The Red blood cells (RBC) is also called as 
              Erythrocyctes
37.Quinine is an alkaloid that cures which disease ?
              Malaria
38.Boiling point of water in the Farenheat scale is 
              212 Degree
39.The most essential component of a refrigerator is
              Compressure
40.The planet which is often called the earth twin is 
              Venus
41.What does C.N.G. stands for              Compressed Natural Gas

42."Which sphere is known as ""Chemosphere"" ?"
              Ozonosphere
43.Magnesite is
              Magnesium Carbonate
44.Which of the follwing is known as Ramanujan Numeral 
              1729
45.Normal Blood Pressure of man is 
              80/120 mm HG
46.The deficiency of Iron in man may result in
              Anaemia
47.The largest gland in Human body is
              Liver
48.Fossils are usually found in
              Sedimenary Rock
49.Acetyl Salicilic Acid is commonly known as
              Aspirin
50.Which is known as white coal
              Hydro Electricty

HISTORY Questions


1 Swadeshi Movement was started in the year?

              1905
2 Who was the heroine of Quit India Movement?
              Aruna Asaf Ali
3 Gandhiji started his Dhandi march from
              Sabarmathi
4 Who is considered as the father of History?
              Herodotus
5 Vaso-da-Gama disovered India in the year
                            1498
6 "The King of England who signed ""Magna Carta"" was"
              King John II
7 Who was the first leader of All India Trade Union Congress(AITUC)?
 Subhash Chandra Bose
8 "Who was known as ""Man of Destiny"" ?"
 Napolean Bonapart
9 Which colour was commonly used in Harappan Pottery?
              Red

10 The Indian freedom fighter who was known as 'Frontier Gandhi' is 
 Khan Abdul Gafar Khan
11 Tansen ,a great musician of his times, was in the Court of 
              Akbar
12 Suez Canal was opened for traffic in the year
 1869
13 """Ballot is stronger than the Bullet"" Who said this?"
              Abraham Lincoln
14 The first Olympic games was held in
 776 BC
15 The All India Muslim League was formed in 1906 at
              Dhaka
16 Ankar Vat is a temple in
              Combodia
17 John. F.Kennedy was killed in the year 
              1963

18 The Congress party was formally split into extrimists and moderates at the Surat session of   1907

19 Indian National Army fought Second World War against
 British
20 Modern Olympic games started in 1896 in
Athens
21 Which of the following dynastics was ruling over north India at the time of Alexander's invasion ?
              Nanda
22 The year in which Second World War started
 1939
23 Burma, presently Myanmar was separated from British India in the year
              1935
24 Who was the designer of the Statue of Liberty in USA ?
Fredric Auguste
25 First common wealth was held at
Hamilton(Canada)
26 The fifth story of Qutabminar was added by which King
              Firos sha Tuglaque
27 French revolution began in the year
1789
28 Sanchi portrays the art and sculpture of the 
              Budhists
29 The 'Master of Greek Comedy' is
              Aristophanes
30 The only women ruler of Delhi Sultanate Raziya Sultana was the daughter of 
              Ilthumish
31 Where is Black Pagoda
              Konark
32 """Ashta Pradhan"" adorned the court of"
              Shivaji
33 Beginning of Saka Era 
              78 AD
34 Indian Association was founded by
Surendranath Banerjee
35 Holly book of Judans
              The Toras
36 The year in which the ship Titanic sank
              1912
37 Israel came into existence in the year
              1948
38 Who was the founder of city of 'Amritsar' ?
              Guru Ramdas
39 Founder of Arya Samaj was
Dayananda Saraswathi
40 The word 'Hindu'as reference to the people of India was first used by
              The Arabs
41 The Civilization which developed on the banks of the river Tiber is known as
 Roman
42 In which year was Jesus Christ born ?
              BC 4
43 From which country did Fascist party originate
 Italy
44 The Harappan Civilization was discovered in the year
              1921
45 "The ""East India Company was founded in India durinhg the reighn of"Akbar

46 Russian revolution took place in the year
1917

47.Who is the father of Indian Renaissance ?
 Raja Ram MohanRay

48.First Deputy Prime Minister of India ?
Sardar Vallabhai Patel

49.Who was the First Prime Minister of India to face the No-Confidence Motion ?
              Jawahar Lal Nehru

50.Who was the last Viceroy of British India ?
 Lord Canning

INDIA INDEPENDENCE QUIZ


1. Indian National Congress formed in 1885 during the Governor –General ship of?
Lord Dufferin
2. First Woman president of Indian National Congress?
Annie Besant (1917)

3. Who was the first Muslim president of Indian National Congress
Badruddin Tyabjee

4. Indian National Congress held its first session in 1885 at?
Gokul Das Tejpal Sanskrit College, Bombay

5. What does the Saffron colour in our National Flag stand for?
Renunciation (Sacrifice)

6. The first session of Indian National Congress was held under the presidentship of?
W.C.Banerjee

7. When did the First war of Independence start?
1857 May 10

8. When was the Quit India movement started?
1942 August 8 at Bombay

9. Who was the founder of Indian National Congress?
A.O.Hume(Allan Octavian Hume)

10. Who said ”Swaraj is my birth right and I must have it”?
Bal Gangadhar Tilak

11. Jalianwala Bagh Massacre took place in the city of?
Amritsar, April 13, 1919

12. Mahatma Gandhi was referred to as the “Father of the Nation” first by?
Subhash Chandra Bose

13. Who composed the famous patriotic song “Sare Jahamse Acha”?
Mohammed Iqbal

14. When was the Dandi March started?
March 12, 1930

15. Who commented “The Cripps Mission was a post dated cheque drawn on a crashing bank?
Mahatma Gandhi

16. A resolution asking complete independence (“Poorna Swaraj") for India was moved at which session of Indian National Congress?
Lahore session (1929) under the presidency of Jawaharlal Nehru

17. Who was the president of Indian National Congress at the time of Indian Independence?
Acharya Kripalani

18. Who was the president of Indian National Congress at the time of Gandhi-Irwin pact in Mar 5, 1931?
Jawaharlal Nehru

19. Which was the summer capital of India during the British rule?
Simla

20. “Vanar Sena” which participated in freedom struggle of India was led by?
Indira Gandhi

21. Simon commission came to India in?
1928

22. First Round Table Conference held in England in ?
1930. Second in 1931, third in 1932

23. First Indian Woman president of Indian National Congress?
Sarojini Naidu(1925)

24. The Indian National Congress split into two groups; extremists and
moderates, at the Surat session in the year ?
1907    Extremists were led by Bal, Pal, Lal while the moderates by G.K.Gokhale.

25. In the year 1919, the British Government passed a new rule under which the Government had the authority and power to arrest people and keep them in prisons without any trial if they are suspected with the charge of terrorism. Which is that rule?
Rowlatt Act

26. Who started the Hindustan Socialist republican Association in 1928?
Chandra Sekhar Asad

27. Who represented Indian National Congress in the second round table conference in 1931?
Mahatma Gandhi

28. The national leader of India who participated in all of the three round table conferences?
B.R.Ambedkar

29. Who is the founder of Forward Block formed in 1939?
Subhash Chandra Bose

30. Subhash Chandra Bose was referred to as the “Nethaji” first by?
Mahatma Gandhi

31. Indian Independence Act passed in the British Parliament in?
1947 July 1

32. Cabinet Mission came to India in the year?
1946

33. India’s National Anthem “Janaganamana” first sung in?
1911 December 27 at Calcutta session of Indian National Congress 

34. India’s National Song “Vandematharam” first sung in?
1896 at Calcutta 

35. Gandhiji was referred to as the “Mahatma” first by?
Ravindra Nath Tagore

36. Prime minister of Britain when India got Independence?
Clement Attlee (Labor Party)

37. Who was the leader of Bardoli Satyagrah of 1928?
Sardar Vallabhai Patel

38. How many followers of Gandhiji participated in Dandi March?
78

39. Chauri Chaura massacre took place in?
1922 in Utharpradesh

40. Gandhiji became the president of Indian National Congress in?
1924 at the Belgaum session of Indian National Congress

41. First elected president of Indian National Congress?
Subhash Chandra Bose (1939)

42. First foreign president of Indian National Congress?
George Yule

43. How many members participated in the first meeting of Indian National Congress?
72

44. Which was the most decisive war that marked the initiation of British rule in India?
Battle of Plassey   The battle occurred on June 23, 1757 at Palashi of Murshidabad, on the bank of Bhagirathi River

45. Who is known as the Heroine of Quit India Movement ?
Aruna Asaf Ali

46. The Montagu-Chelmsford Reforms introduced by the British Government in India to introduce self-governing institutions gradually to India in the year?
1919

47. In which year, Indian National Congress celebrated Independence Day for the fist time?
1930 January 26

48. Who set up the Swaraj Party in 1922?
C.R.Das and Moti Lal Nehru

49. Who presided over congress sessions three times?
Dada Bhai Naoroji

50. At which place did the British Government arrest Gandhiji for sedition for the first time?
Ahmedabad

QUIZ ON GANDHIJI

1. Mahatma Gandhi was born as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on?
1869 October 2  He was born in the Porbandar city of Gujarat. His father, Karamchand Gandhi was the diwan of Porbandar. Mother: - Putlibai.

2. Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, October 2nd is observed as?
International Day of Non-Violence.  United Nations General Assembly decided to observe this day as International Day of Non-Violence from 2007

3. Gandhiji was married to?
Kasturba Makhanji, she is later known as Kasturba Gandhi. Gandhiji was married at the age of 13 and had four sons Harilal, Manilal, Ramdas and Devdas.

4. Gandhi went to University College of London to study as a barrister in the year?
1888

5. When did Gandhi travel to South Africa for legal work?
1893

6. Organization started by Gandhiji in 1894 that aimed to fight discrimination against Indians in South Africa?
Natal Indian Congress

7. Name the Newspaper established by Mahatma Gandhi which was an important tool for the political movement led by Gandhi and the Natal Indian Congress to fight racial discrimination and win civil rights for the Indian immigrant community in South Africa.
The Indian Opinion

8. Gandhi returned from South Africa in?
1915 January 9. 

9. Which Satyagraha was the first to be started by Gandhiji in India?
Champaran in 1918

10. Which day is observed as Pravasi Bharatiya Divas every year as it was on this day in 1915 that Mahatma Gandhi returned to India from South Africa?
January 9. From 2003, this day is observed as Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

11. Gandhi spent how many years in South Africa.?
21

12. Gandhiji jailed for the first time in?
1908 in Pretoria

13. Gandhiji started “Navjeevan” weekly in which language?
Gujrathi

14. Gandhiji led Dandi March (Salt Satyagrah) which started on March 12, 1930 departing from Sabarmati Ashram, to reach the coast at Dandi, on 6th of April. How many followers accompanied him in that march?
78

15. Gandhiji launched his weekly "Harijan" in the year?
1933

16. Gandhiji made the slogan “Do or Die” for?
Quit India Movement

17. Mahatma Gandhi was referred to as the “Father of the Nation” first by?
Subhash Chandra Bose

18. Gandhiji was referred to as the “Mahatma” first by?
Ravindra Nath Tagore

19. Gandhiji became the president of Indian National Congress in?
1924 at the Belgaum session of Indian National Congress

20. At which place did the British Government arrest Gandhiji for sedition for the first time?
Ahmedabad

21. Who was the private secretary of Mahatma Gandhi?
Mahadev Desai

22. French Novelist who wrote the biography of Gandhiji?
Romain Rolland , a French dramatist, essayist, art historian and mystic who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1915 wrote the biography of Gandhiji “Mahatma Gandhi” 

23. The book written by Gandhiji which is considered as an interpretation/commentary of Bhagavad Geetha ?
Anasakti Yoga

24. Gandhiji arrived Kerala for the fist time in ?
1920 August 18  He visited Kerala five times. His last visit was in 1936 November 13

25. Mahatma Gandhi applied his Satyagraha first against:
The raciest authorities of South Africa

26. From whose book an instantaneous and practical information was brought about in Mahatma Gandhi’s life:  John Ruskin

27. The idea of Gramaswaraj was first proposed by ?
Mahatma Gandhi

28. Death of Mahatma Gandhi was in?
1948

29. Where did Gandhiji undertake his first hunger strike in India?
Ahmedabad

30. Who called Gandhiji “a half naked fakir”?
Winston Churchill

31. The film “Making of Mahatma” is directed by ?
Syam Benegal

32. Gandhiji founded All India Harijan Singh in ?
1932

33. In how many days was the 356 Km journey from Sabarmati Ashram to Dandi covered on foot by Gandhiji and his followers?
24 days

34.Chauri Chaura incident prompted Gandhiji to halt which movement?
Non Cooperation Movement

35. Who assassinated Gandhiji?
Nathuram Godse. Gandhiji was shot on january 30, 1948 by a hindu fellow named Nathuram Godse. 

36. In the film”Gandhi” which actor played the role of Gandhiji ?
Ben Kingsley    The film is directed by Richard Attenborough.

37. Gandhiji’s famous Harijan- uplift tour started from?
Wardha

38. “In nature there is enough for everyone’s need, but too little for everyone’s greed” These are the words from the famous leader?
Mahatma Gandhi

39."Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as [Gandhi] ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth." Who said these words about Gandhiji?
Albert Einstein 

African Gandhi: - Kenneth Kaunda
American Gandhi: - Martin Luther King
Sri Lankan Gandhi: - A. T. Ariyaratne
Modern Gandhi:-Baba Amte
Bihar Gandhi: Dr.Rajendra Prasad
Delhi Gandhi:- C.Krishnan Nair
Burmese Gandhi:- Aung San Suu Kyi
Kosovo Gandhi: Ibrahim Rugova
South African Gandhi:Nelson Mandela
Frontier Gandhi: Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

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