Q1.The book entitled, 'Playing it my way' has been authored by- 
(a) Sachin Tendulkar
(b) V V S Laxman
(c) Saurav Ganguly
(d) Chetan Chauhan

Q2.Which of the following is an example of Cartel?
(a) OPEC
(b) IMF
(c) WTO
(d) UNO

Q3.Who was the first woman Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh?
(a) Annie Besant
(b) Mayawati
(c) Vijayalakshmi Pandit
(d) Sucheta Kriplani

Q4.The most pure form of carbon among the options is—
(a) Anthracite
(b) Lampblack
(c) Graphite
(d) Wood Charcoal

Q5.Chalukya temples (Jain temples) at Dilwara are situated in—
(a) Madhya Pradesh
(b) Uttar Pradesh
(c) Rajasthan
(d) Haryana

Q6.Which of the following was not actively engaged in social and religious reforms in India ?
(a) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
(b) Pandit Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar
(c) Jotiba Phule
(d) Bharatendu Harish Chandra

Q7.The main effect of Direct Taxes is on—
(a) Food prices
(b) Consumer goods
(c) Capital goods
(d) Income

Q8.Who has the power to prorogue the Lok Sabha?
(a) The Speaker
(b) The Prime Minister
(c) The Minister for Parliamentary Affairs
(d) The President

Q9.The first Europeans to come to India were—
(a) British
(b) Dutch
(c) French
(d) Portugese

Q10.The term 'Dumping' refers to—
(a) The sale of a sub-standard commodity
(b) Sale in a foreign market of a commodity at a price below marginal cost
(c) Sale in a foreign market of a commodity just at marginal cost with too much of profit
(d) Smuggling of goods without paying any customs duty

Q11.When does the sun shine vertically on the Equator?
(a) Throughout the year
(b) For six months
(c) Twice a year
(d) Once a year

Q12.Lichen is an association between which of the two?
(a) Algae and fungus
(b) Algae and tree
(c) Fungus and tree
(d) Bacteria and legume plant

Q13.Among the given nutrients, milk is a poor source of which of the following?
(a) Vitamin 'C'
(b) Calcium
(c) Protein
(d) Carbohydrate

Q14.What is a Pepper plant?
(a) Bush
(b) Shrub
(c) Vine
(d) Tree

Q15.Why does a cannon recoil after firing?
(a) Conservation of energy
(b) Backward thrust of gases produced
(c) Newton's third law of motion
(d) Newton's first law of motion