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50. “Free Labourers' Party” was founded by
A. E.V. Ramasamy
B. Ambedkar
C. Dr.Muthulakshmi Reddy
D. C.N.Annadurai


51. Ajanta caves are located in the State of
A. Maharashtra
B. Andhra Pradesh
C. Orissa
D. Karnataka


52. The longest rail route in India is
A. Delhi – Mumbai
B. Delhi – Kolkata
C. Guwahati – Thiruvananthapuram
D. Amritsar – Puri


53. Periyar Wildlife Sacturay is situated in the State of
A. Tamil Nadu
B. Kerala
C. Karnataka
D. Andhra Pradesh


54. Match List I correctly with List II and select your answer using the codes given below :
List I List II
a. Seismograph 1. Himalayas
b. Deccan Plateau 2. Andaman
c. Barren Island 3. Earthquake
d. Tethys Sea 4. Basalt Lava
Codes :
a b c d
A. 1 2 4 3
B. 2 3 1 4
C. 3 4 2 1
D. 2 1 4 3


55. Consider the following statements: Assertion (A) : In recent decades, villages between Kombai and Bodinaickanur in Theni district of
Tamil Nadu suffer severely from sandstorms.
Reason (R) : These villages lie in the
rain-shadow regions of the
Western Ghats.
Now select your answer according
to the coding scheme given below:
A. Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is
the correct explanation of (A).
B. Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R)
is not the correct explanation
of (A).
C. (A) is true, but (R) is false.
D. (A) is false, but (R) is true.


56. Rapid and sudden sliding of large
mass of mixture of snow/ice with
rock materials is
A. Landslide C. Rockslide
B. Avalanche D. Tsunami


57. Pick the correct statement from the
following:
A. Kaziranga National Park is unique among Indian wildlife habitats for Rhino and Wild Buffalo.
B. Kaziranga National Park is unique among Indian wildlife habitats for Lions and Wild Buffalo.
C. Kaziranga National Park is unique among Indian wildlife habitats for Tigers and Elephants.
D. Kaziranga National Park is unique among Indian wildlife habitats for Elephants and Lions.


58. INSAT II-B was successfully launched in
A. July, 1993
B. April, 1975
C. July, 1979
D. November, 1981


59. Red soil is fond widely in
A. Gangetic plain
B. Peninsular India
C. Himalayan mountain
D. Coastal plains


60. Coffee cultivation in India is in the state of
A. Kerala
B. Tamil Nadu
C. Karnataka
D. Himachal Pradesh


61. Which one of the following universities was started in the year 1983?
A. Madurai Kamarajar University
B. Periyar University
C. Mother Teresa Women's University
D. Madras University


62. In which year was ‘Local Self Government’ established in India?
A. 1915
B. 1916
C. 1911
D. 1910


63. Which one of the following is correctly matched?
A. National Game – Cricket
B. National Tree – Banyan tree
C. National Flower – Rose
D. National Animal – Lion


64. Consider the following statements:
I. Free verses are different from
traditional verses.
II. So, free verses have no
grammatical boundaries.
Of the statements :
A. Both are correct
B. Both are wrong
C. I alone is correct
D. II alone is correct


65. Which one of the following is correctly matched?
A. Vanamamalai – Folklore
B. Agasthialingam – Literature
C. Kailasapathy – Linguistics
D. Cenavaraiyar – Folk dance


66. Which one of the following is the first novel in Tamil?
A. Kamalambal Charithiram
B. Prathapa Mudaliar Charithiram
C. Padmavathi Charithiram
D. Mohamul


67. In which year was Tamil Virtual University inaugurated?
A. 2000
B. 2001
C. 2002
D. 2003


68. Who among the Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu introduced the Nutrition Meals Schemes?
A. Bhaktavatsalam
B. Kamaraj
C. Karunanidhi
D. M.G.Ramachandran


69. In which year was the Madras University established?
A. 1857
B. 1887
C. 1887

D. 1926


70. Match List I correctly with List II
and select your answer using the
codes given below :
List I
a. Parthasarathy
b. K.V. Manisekharan
c. Prabhanjan
d. Balakumaran
List II
1. Merkuri Pookkal
2. Kakkai Chiraginile
3. Kurinjimalar
4. Nilachoru
Codes :
a b c d
A. 1 2 3 4
B. 2 3 4 1
C. 3 4 2 1
D. 4 1 3 2

71. The institute which gives primary importance to agriculture in Tamil Nadu is located at
A. Mudumalai
B. Kooduvancheri
C. Coimbatore
D. Budhanoor


72. The person responsible for the Poondi Drinking Water Project was
A. Rajaji
B. Sathyamurthy
C. Kamaraj
D. Bakthavathsalam


73. The first satellite sent India is
A. Apollo - 7
B. Aryabhatta
C. Bhaskara 
D. Apple


74. Which of the following animals was killed by the car of Manuneedhi Chola's son?
A. Kitten
B. Lamb 
C. Puppy
D. Calf


75. If 30% of a certain number is 12- 6, then the number is
A. 41B. 42 
C. 43

D. 40


76. Fast track courts were launched by Centre on
A. April 1, 2001
B. May 10, 2002
C. June 15, 2000
D. None of these


77. In which year did India become the founder member of WTO?
A. 1985
B. 1990
C. 1994
D. 1996


78. Which of the following districts ranks first on the basis of population density (2001)?
A. Coimbatore
B. Tiruchirapalli
C. Salem
D. Chennai


79. Which State has the highest density of population as per the 2001 Census?
A. Kerala
B. Maharashtra
C. Uttar Pradesh
D.West Bengal


80. Who is the present Lok Sabha Speaker?
A. A.B. Bardhan
B. Jyoti Basu
C. Somnath Chatterjee
D. None of them


81. Insectivorous plants capture insects for obtaining
A. calcium                      C. carbon
B. nitrogen                      D. cobalt


82. The protein essential for chromatin formation is
A. Actin                            C. Histone
B. Tubulin                         D. Myosin


83. The treatment of milk to eliminate pathogenic bacteria is known as
A. isolation C. pasteurization
B. sterilisation D. fermentation


84. The five kingdom concept was proposed by
A. Linnaeus                      C. Theophrastus
B. Whittaker                     D. John Ray

  
85. The nucleolus is rich in
A. DNA and proteins
B. DNA and lipids
C. RNA and lipids
D. RNA and proteins


86. “One gene – one enzyme hypothesis” was coined by
A. Henry Osborn
B. Beadle and Tatum
C. Jacob and Monod
D. Best and Tailor


87. World Environment Day is
A. 21st March
B. 5th June
C. 1st December
D. 2nd December


88. Instrument used to measure the blood pressure is
A. Sphygmomanometer
B. Blood pressure meter
C. Thermometer
D. Stethoscope


89. Natality is
A. birth rate                    C. death rate
B. survival rate              D. none of these


90. Diphtheria disease is connected with
A. lungs                           C. throat
B. liver                             D. blood


91. Sound travels at maximum speed in
A. vacuum                      C. air
B. water                          D. steel


92. A woman's voice is shriller than a man's voice due to
A. higher frequency
B. higher amplitude
C. lower frequency
D. weak vocal chords


93. Which one of the following devices convert electrical energy into mechanical energy?
A. Dynamo
B. Electric motor
C. Transformer
D. Inductor


94. The process of nuclear fission occurs mainly in
A. nuclear reactors
B. chemical reactions
C. hydrogen bomb
D. sun


95. The process responsible for the enormous energy in the sun is
A. nuclear fission
B. nuclear fusion
C. the burning of gases
D. as yet unknown


96. Which one of the following is correctly matched?
A. Vitamin A – Anaemia
B. Glucose – Eyesight
C. Iodine – Goitre
D. Cyanocobalamin – Diabetes


97. Which one of the following is neither an element nor a compound?
A. Silver                                 C. Air
B. Water                                 D. Sucrose


98. Consider the following statements:
Assertion (A) : Electric cookers are coated with magnesium oxide. Reason (R) : It protects them against fire.
Now select your answer according
to the coding scheme given below:
A. Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
B. Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
C. (A) is true, but (R) is false.
D. (A) is false, but (R) is true.


99. The element(s) which exist in liquid state at room temperature is (are)
I. Sodium
II. Bromine
III. Mercury
IV. Magnesium
Of these :
A. I alone is correct
B. I and II are correct
C. II and III are correct
D. all are correct

100. Which of the following is the correct order of calorific values of fuel?
A. Hydrogen > Petrol > Wood
B. Wood > Hydrogen > Petrol
C. Petrol > Wood > Hydrogen
D.Wood > Petrol > Hydrogen

 
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