TNPSC - General Studies Important Questions and Answers

1. ‘Smart Money’ is a term used for___
(A) Internet Banking
(B) Credit Card
(C) Cash with Bank
(D) Cash with Public

Answer: Cash with Public

2. International Children’s Peace Prize for 2008 has been awarded to___
(A) Mayra Avellar
(B) Nkosi Johnson
(C) Vaclav Jirsa
(D) None of these

Answer: Mayra Avellar

3. Which among the following countries has joined World Trade Organisation as the 153rd member ?
(A)  Nepal
(B)  Cape Verde
(C)  Singapore
(D)  Iran

Answer: Cape Verde

4. Which of the following cities is not situated at river Ganga ?
(A) Kanpur
(B) Dhanbad
(C) Patna
(D) Haridwar

Answer:  Dhanbad

5. Panini is related to____
(A)  Painting
(B)  Sanskrit Grammar
(C)  Music
(D)  All of these

Answer: Sanskrit Grammar

6. Sati system came to end during the tenure of which Governor- General?
(A)  Cornwallis
(B)  Warren Hastings
(C)  William Bentick
(D)  None of these

Answer: William Bentick

7. Match events given in List-I with the name of the person associated given in List-II and choose the answers from the codes given below.
List-I (Events)                                               List-II (Person)
(a) Establishment of Mughal empire         1. Sir Saiyad Ahmed Khan
(b) Formation of Azad Hind Fauz              2. Akbar
(c) Establishment of Muslim University     3. Babar
(d) Starting of Din-e-Elahi                       4. Subhash Chandra Bose

Codes :
       (a) (b) (c) (d)
(A)  3    4    1     2
(B)  3    4    2     1
(C)  3    1    4     2
(D)  2    4    1     3

Answer:  3   4    1    2

8. What purpose of Garib Rath’?
(A)  A portal
(B)  The first AC train for the poor
(C)  A project launched by Ministry of HRD
(D)  A low price car

Answer: The first AC train for the poor

9. What is Guantanamo?
(A)  An atomic energy centre of North Korea
(B)  A military prison of U.S.A.
(C)  A satellite of China
(D)  A new agency of Brazil

Answer: A military prison of U.S.A.

10. Who was the second woman of Indian origin to go into space?
(A)  Walentina 
(B)  Sunita Williams
(C)  Anita Williams
(D)  None of them

Answer: Sunita Williams

11. ‘India : Issues in Development’ is a book written by___
(A)  Judith Rodriguez
(B)  Nilanjana S. Roy
(C)  M. Guruswamy
(D)  None of these

Answer: M. Guruswamy

12. Report of the Sachar Committee is related with___
(A)  Economic status of Backward Classes in India
(B)  Status of the Scheduled Castes in India
(C)  Social, economic and educational status of the Muslim community
(D)  None of these

Answer: Social, economic and educational status of the Muslim community

13. Rastogi Panel was set up by Finance Ministry to review issues related with___
(A)  Service tax
(B)  Sales tax
(C)  Income tax
(D)  None of these

Answer: Service tax

14. CARTOSAT-2A is___
(A)  A comet
(B)  A tank of Indian army
(C)  Earth observing satellite in a sun synchronous orbit
(D)  An army communication network

Answer: Earth observing satellite in a sun synchronous orbit

15. Alexander was attacked India in the year___
(A) 320 B.C.
(B) 326 B.C.
(C) 261 A.D.
(D) 256 A.D.

Answer: 326 B.C.

16. In the Maurya empire, who was the superintendent of Ports? 
(A) Pattanadhyaksha 
(B) Manadhyaksha 
(C) Kosadhyaksha 
(D) Ganikadhyaksha 

Answer: Pattanadhyaksha

17. Which of the following is used to make bread soft?
(A)  Alcohol
(B)  Chlorella
(C)  Agar
(D)  Yeast

Answer: Yeast

18. In the Mauryan period, the duties of Mudradhyaksha were concerned with___
(A) Passports 
(B) Forest produce 
(C) Commerce 
(D) Economics

Answer: Passports 

19. The book ‘Indomitable Spirit’ is written by___
(A)  Tushar Gandhi
(B)  Khushwant Singh
(C)  Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
(D)  Dilip Kumar

Answer: Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

20. During whose reign the Third Buddhist Council was organized? 
(A) Ajatsatru 
(B) Ashoka 
(C) Kanishka 
(D) Kalasoka 

Answer: Ashoka

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