Published On: Sat, Jul 17th, 2010

Quiz Time Continues-GK Questions From Previous PSC Exams

1. Which of the following Malayali writers did not receive the “Jnanpith Award”?

A) M.T Vasudevan Nair        B) Thakazhi    C) S.K. Pottakkad     D) Uroob

2. Among the works of Kumaran Asan, given below, which was published first?

A) Nalini         B) Veenapoovu         C) Leela         D) Karuna

3. In which district is the Malampuzha Gardens ?

A) Idukki         B) Malappuram         C) Palakkad              D) Thrissur

4. Which of the following places in Kerala is the northern most ?

A) Wayanad               B) Valapattanam       C) Kasaragod           D) Kannur

5. Where is the Swiss project for Cattle development in Kerala situated ?

A) Vellayani               B) Mannuthi                C) Kunnamangalam              D) Mattupetti

6. Who is the journalist associated with “Kesari” ?

A) Balakrishna Pillai             B) Ramakrishna Pillai           C) Mammen Mappila

D) Sanjayan

7.  The law by which people are asked to submit to Government accounts of dealings in foreign currency is:

A) FREA        B) Customs law         C) Income-tax law     D) TADA

8. The Konkan railway has been constructed between:

A) Thiruvananthapuram and Mumbai

B) Mangalore and Chennai

C) Thiruvananthapuram and Goa

D) Mangalore and Mumbai

9. The part of a computer, which receives the information supplied, is:

A) Control Unit           B) Memory Unit         C) Output Unit            D) Input Unit

10. When did the dynasty of Sultans rule over India ?

A)    Between 17th century A.D and 19th century A.D

B)    Between 13th century A.D and 16th century A.D

C)    Between 8th century A.D and 10th century A.D

D)    Between 5th century A.D and 8th century A.D

11. The name given to the symbol of the National games held at Bangalore was

A) Nandi         B) Nandu        C) Appu          D) Micky

12. The tennis player who won the ladies single championship in Wimbledon, the most times:

A) Monica Seles       B) Steffi Graph          C) Martina Hingis      D) Martina Navratilova

13. Under what condition does a lunar eclipse take place?

A)    The earth comes between the sun and the moon

B)    The Moon comes between the sun and the earth

C)    The sun comes between the earth and the moon

D)    The sun, moon and earth are in a straight line in any order

14. The name given to the instrument sent to Mars, in 1997, for investigations , by moving around is:

A) Orbiter       B) Viking        C) Mariner      D) Sojourner

15. Why is it that the color of earth is red at certain places ?

A)    It contains more nitrogen

B)    It contains oxides of iron

C)    It contains sand formed out of red rocks

D)    It does not contain alluvial soil

16. The film actor who received Dada Saheb Phalke Award for 1996, given in 1997 is

A) Kamala Hasan     B) Dr. Raj Kumar       C) Sivaji Ganeshan        D) Ashok Kumar

17. Which of the following gives the percentage of carbon dioxide present in atmosphere?

A) 5%             B) 3%             C) .3%            D) .03%

18. Whose name is associated with the Theory of Evolution?

A) Lamarck    B) Weisman   C) Charles Darwin    D) De vries

19. The Paris Commune took place in

A) 1900          B) 1871          C) 1921          D) 1847

20. The Srimoolam Prajasabha was established in Travancore in :

A) 1904          B) 1910          C) 1918          D) 1932

21. In connection with which of the following movements did Gandhiji come to kerala ?

A) Guruvayoor Satyagraha              B) Vaikam Satyagraha         C) Paliam Satyagraha                      D) Salt Satyagraha

22. The Scientist who arranged elements to their increasing atomic weight is:

A) Dalton        B) Avogadro              C) Mendeleev            D) Mendel

23. Which of the following is not a part of an atom?

A) Ion              B) Electron                 C) Proton       D) Neutron

24. Under which category of winds does the cyclone fall?

A) Local winds           B) Trade winds          C) Variable Winds    D) Periodic Winds

25. Which of the metropolitan cities of India is nearest to the equator?

A) Delhi          B) Mumbai     C) Chennai    D) Calcutta

26. The person who is said to be the “Iron man” of India is:

A) Subhash Chandra Bose              B) Bhagat Singh        C) V.K Krishna Menon

D) Sardar Vallabhai Patel

27. The person who occupied the post of the President of India for two sessions continuously was

A) Dr. Radhakrishnan                   B) Dr. Rajendra Prasad

C) Dr. Zakir Hussain          D) Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma

28. The name given to a substance formed by the chemical combination of two more metal is

A) Alloy         B) Ore          C) Compound          D) Mineral

29. To which of the following is Group III metal?

A) Calcium    B) Aluminum            C) Sodium     D) Iron

30. Which of the following does petroleum belong?

A) Nitrate      B) Oxide       C) Fat           D) Hydrocarbon

31. Paralysis is caused by disorders connected with

A)  Muscles   B) Lungs       C) Joints       D) Brain

32. The food item that provides energy for growth is:

A) Carbohydrates    B) Vitamins   C) Protins     D) Minerals

33. The scientist who gave scientific laws of heredity for the first time was

A) Charles Darwin   B) Issac Newton      C) Lamarck             D) Mendel

34. What is the physical basis of inheritance of characters in animals ?

A) Cells         B) Genes      C) Blood       D) Tissues

35. Which of the following is an excretory organ ?

A) Kidney      B) Intestine   C) Liver         D) Stomach

36) Which is a disease cause by disorder of the respiratory system ?

A) Hypertension       B) Jaundice   C) Imbalance of cholesterol

D) Pneumonia

37. Which of the following creatures is not purely aquatic?

A) Shark       B) Whale       C) Crocodile            D) Octopus

38. Which of the following is a mammal ?

A) Crocodile            B) Tortoise    C) Bat           D) Snake

39. With which crop is the name « Jaya » associated ?

A) Coconut    B) Pepper     C) Wheat      D) Rice

40. Who was the Agricultural scientist who gave leadership to the “Green Revolution”?

A) Dr. M.S. Swaminathan             B) Jagadeesh Chandra Bose

C) Dr. Chandrasekhar                  D) Dr. Khorana

41. Which of the following places has contributed to a famous variety of goats?

A) Malappuram        B) Kasaragod          C) Thalasseri           D) Kozhikkode

42. Which of the following varieties of cows is Indian in origin?

A) Sindhi       B) Jersy        C) Hostein     D) Swiss Brown

43. To which of the following is the term “Operation Flood” associated?

A)    Time bound programme for better irrigation

B)    Effort for increasing production of milk

C)   Pevention of floods in Indian rivers

D)   Military operation against militant forces

44. Where is the Central Rice Research Institute Situated ?

A) Pattambi             B) Vellayani             C) Kasargod           D)  Mannuthi

45. A non-living component of living cell is:

A) Ribosome           B) Mitochondria       C) Vacuole    D) Endoplasmic reticulum

46. Which is an example for drupes?

A) Pea          D) Mango      C) Tomato    D) Pineapple

47. A seed dispersed with the help of hairs on it is:

A) Drumstick (Muringa)      B) Cotton      C) Poppy      D) Castor (Avanakku)

48. Which of the following is an artificial method of vegetative propagation?

A) Bulb.        B) Rhizomes            C) Tubers     D) Grafting

49. Which is a disease spread by house flies?

A) Scabies    B) Filaria       C) Cholera    D) Rabies

50. Which disease is not prevented by the triple vaccine?

A) Diphtheria           B) Tetanus    C) Polio        D) Whooping cough

51. The fungus that produces alcohol is:

A) Penicillium B) Mushroom C) Rhizopus            D) Yeast

52. The structure of DNA was discovered by:

A) Waston and Crick          B) Har Gobindh Khorana

C) Wilkins and Franklin       D) Linus pauling

53. Out of which part of a plant does its seed originate?

A) Ovary       B) Ovule       C) Stigma     D) Embryo

54. Which disease is caused by the deficiency of vitamin D?

A) Anemia     B) Scurvy      C) Goitre      D) Rickets

55. The central most space of tooth contains:

A) Pulp         B) Dantine     C) Enamel     D) Cement

56. The name given to pollination by the agency of water is:

A) Anemophily         B) Entophily             C) Hydrophily

D) Ornithophily

57. What is the name given to the branch of study of the general structure of a living thing?

A) Ecology    B) Anatomy   C) Physiology          D)  Embryology

58. Normally hen’s eggs hatch in:

A) 30 Days    B) 28 Days    C) 21 days    D) 14 days

59. Where is the Veterinary College in Kerala situated?

A) Vellayani             B) Mattupetti           C) Kasaragod          D) Mannuthi

60. Germs, of which of the following diseases, is spread through water?

A) Malaria     B) Filaria       C) Jaundice   D) Diarrhoea

61. Which is the place in Kerala where rearing of ducks is most popular?

A) Kuttanad   B) Kayamkulam       C) Kannur     D) Idukki

62. Which of the following is non-vertebrate?

A) Snake       B) Fish          C) Cockroach          D) Rog

63. Protein is not supplied by:

A) Rice         B) Meat        C) Fish          D) Eggg

64. The gas produced by partial combustion of fules is:

A) Carbon dioxide    B) Carbon monoxide          C) Sulphur dioxide

D) Hydrogen peroxide

65. Which one is a communicable disease ?

A) Asthma     B) Cancer     C) Smallpox            D) Arthritis

66. Transportation of food in plants takes places through:

A) Xylem       B) Pores       C) Cells        D) Phloem

67. Which plant does brown hopper affect most?

A) Vegetables         B) Rice         C) Pepper     D) Coconut

68. What is meant by hybridization?

A)    Producing new varieties of plants that resist pests

B)    Producing new varieties of plants or animals that give more yield

C)   Producing new varieties of plants that give early yield

D)   Producing new varieties of plants or animals by combining characteristics of two different varieties

69. The secretion of the liver is:

A) Bile          B) Saliva       C) Gastric Juice      D) Hydrochloric acid

70. The organ that regulates body temperature in human beings is:

A) Hair          B) Kidney      C) Lungs       D) Skin

71. Which of the following is an example for adventitious roots?

A) Carrot      B) Beetroot   C) Tapioca    D) Radish


1. D) Uroob                2. B) Veenapoovu                 3. C) Palakkad

4. C) Kasaragod       5. D) Mattupetti                      6. A) Balakrishna Pillai

7. A) FREA                8. D) Mangalore and Mumbai          9. D) Input Unit

10. B) Between 13th Century and 16th Century A.D.

11. B) Nandu             12. D) Martina Navratilova

13. A) The earth comes between sun and moon

14. D) Sojourner        15. B) It contains oxides of iron.

16. C) Sivaji Ganesan.         17. D) .03%   18. C) Charles Darwin

19. B) 1871.               20. A) 1904                21. B) Vaikam Sathyagraha.

22. C) Mendeleev     23. A) Ion        24. D) Periodic winds.

25. C) Chennai          26. D) Sardar Vallabhai Patel.

27. B) Dr. Rajendra prasad                    28. A) Alloy

29. B) Aluminum                          30.D) Hydrocarbon

31. D) Brain                                32. A) Carbohydrates

33. D) Mendel                             34. B) Genes

35. A) Kidney                              36. D) Pneumonia

37. C) Crocodile                          38. C) Bat

39. D) Rice                                 40. A) Dr. M.S Swaminathan

41. A) Malappuram                      42. A) Sindhi

43. B) Effort for increasing production of milk

44. A) Pattambi                           45. C) Vacuole.

46. B) Mango                              47. B) Cotton

48. D) Grafting                            49. C) Cholera

50. C) Polio                                 51. D) Yeast

52. A) Waston and Crick              53. Ovary

54. D) Rickets                             55. A) Pulp

56. C) Hydrophily                         57. A) Ecology

58. C) 21 Days                            59. Mannuthi

60. D) Diarrhoa                           61. A) Kuttanad

62. C) Cockroach                        63. A) Rice

64. B) Carbon monoxide               65. C) Smallpox

66. D) Pholem                             67. B) Rice

68. D) Producing new varieties of plants or animals by combining characteristic of two different varieties.

69. A) Bile                                   70. D) Skin    71 C) Tapioca

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