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Social Science

Time : 02:00:00 Hrs
Total Marks : 140

    Part A

    126 x 1 = 126
  1. Where did the Ethiopian army defeat the Italian army?

    (a)

    Delville

    (b)

    Orange State

    (c)

    Adowa

    (d)

    Algiers

  2. What is the Battle of Marne remembered for?

    (a)

    air warfare

    (b)

    trench warfare

    (c)

    submarine warfare

    (d)

    ship warfare

  3. Which country after the World War I took to a policy of isolation?

    (a)

    Britain

    (b)

    France

    (c)

    Germany

    (d)

    USA

  4. Which country was expelled from the League of Nations for attacking Finland

    (a)

    Germany

    (b)

    Russia

    (c)

    Italy

    (d)

    France

  5. With whom of the following was the Lateran Treaty signed by Italy?

    (a)

    Germany

    (b)

    Russia

    (c)

    Pope

    (d)

    Spain

  6. Which President of the USA pursued “Good Neighbour” policy towards Latin America

    (a)

    Roosevelt

    (b)

    Truman

    (c)

    Woodrow Wilson

    (d)

    Eisenhower

  7. Which quickened the process of liberation in South America?

    (a)

    Support of US

    (b)

    Napoleonic Invasion

    (c)

    Simon Bolivar’s involvement

    (d)

    French Revolution

  8. Name the President who made amendment to Munro doctrine to justify American intervention in the affairs of Latin America

    (a)

    Theodore Roosevelt

    (b)

    Truman

    (c)

    Eisenhower

    (d)

    Woodrow Wilson

  9. Who initiated the formation of League of Nations?

    (a)

    Roosevelt

    (b)

    Chamberlain

    (c)

    Woodrow Wilson

    (d)

    Baldwin

  10. Where was the Japanese Navy defeated by the US Navy?

    (a)

    Battle of Guadalcanal

    (b)

    Battle of Midway

    (c)

    Battle of Leningrad

    (d)

    Battle of El Alamein

  11. Which Prime Minister of England who signed the Munich Pact with Germany?

    (a)

    Chamberlain

    (b)

    Winston Churchill

    (c)

    Lloyd George

    (d)

    Stanley Baldwin

  12. Where is the headquarters of the International Court of Justice located?

    (a)

    New York

    (b)

    Chicago

    (c)

    London

    (d)

    The Hague

  13. Who was the first director of Whampoa Military Academy?

    (a)

    Sun Yat-Sen

    (b)

    Chiang Kai-Shek

    (c)

    Michael Borodin

    (d)

    Chou En Lai

  14. When was People’s Political Consultative Conference held in China?

    (a)

    September 1959

    (b)

    September 1948

    (c)

    September 1954

    (d)

    September 1949

  15. The United States and European allies formed _______________ to resist any Soviet aggression in Europe.

    (a)

    SEATO

    (b)

    NATO

    (c)

    SENTO

    (d)

    Warsaw Pact

  16. When was North and South Vietnam united?

    (a)

    1975

    (b)

    1976

    (c)

    1973

    (d)

    1974

  17. In which year was Sati abolished?

    (a)

    1827

    (b)

    1829

    (c)

    1826

    (d)

    1927

  18. What was the name of the Samaj founded by Dayanand Saraswati?

    (a)

    Arya Samaj

    (b)

    Brahmo Samaj

    (c)

    Prarthana Samaj

    (d)

    Adi Brahmo Samaj

  19. Who was the founder of Namdhari Movement?

    (a)

    Baba Dayal Das

    (b)

    Baba Ramsingh

    (c)

    Guru Nanak

    (d)

    Jyotiba Phule

  20. Who was Swami Shradhananda?

    (a)

    a disciple of Swami Vivekananda

    (b)

    one who caused a split in the Brahmo Samaj of India

    (c)

    one who caused a split in the Arya Samaj

    (d)

    founder of Samathuva Samajam.

  21. The Southern most point of India is

    (a)

    Andaman

    (b)

    Kanyakumari

    (c)

    Indira Point

    (d)

    Kavaratti

  22. The extent of Himalayas in the east-west is about

    (a)

    2,500 km

    (b)

    2,400 km

    (c)

    800 km

    (d)

    2,200 km

  23. Deccan Plateau covers an area of about __________ sq.km.

    (a)

    8 lakh

    (b)

    6 lakh

    (c)

    5 lakh

    (d)

    7 lakh

  24. A landmass bounded by sea on three sides is referred to as _________.

    (a)

    Coast

    (b)

    Island

    (c)

    Peninsula

    (d)

    Strait

  25. The highest peak in South India is

    (a)

    Ooty

    (b)

    Kodaikanal

    (c)

    Anaimudi

    (d)

    Jindhagada

  26. We wear cotton during _________.

    (a)

    Summer

    (b)

    Winter

    (c)

    Rainy

    (d)

    Northeast monsoon

  27. Western disturbances cause rainfall in _________.

    (a)

    Tamilnadu

    (b)

    Kerala

    (c)

    Punjab

    (d)

    Madhya Pradesh

  28. _________ helps in quick ripening of mangoes along the coast of Kerala and Karnataka.

    (a)

    Loo

    (b)

    Norwester

    (c)

    Mango showers

    (d)

    Jet stream

  29. Climate of India is labelled as _________.

    (a)

    Tropical humid

    (b)

    Equatorial Climate

    (c)

    Tropical Monsoon Climate

    (d)

    Temperate Climate

  30. _________ forests are found above 2400m Himalayas.

    (a)

    Deciduous forests

    (b)

    Alpine forests

    (c)

    Mangrove forests

    (d)

    Tidal forests

  31. The soil which is rich in iron oxides is __________.

    (a)

    Alluvial

    (b)

    Black

    (c)

    Red

    (d)

    Alkaline

  32. Which of the following organization has divided the Indian soils into 8 major groups?

    (a)

    Indian Council of Agricultural Research

    (b)

    Indian Meteorological Department

    (c)

    Soil Survey of India

    (d)

    Indian Institute of Soil Science

  33. Black soils are also called as:

    (a)

    Arid soils

    (b)

    Saline soils

    (c)

    Regur soils

    (d)

    Mountain soils

  34. The leading producer of rice in India is ________.

    (a)

    Punjab

    (b)

    Maharashtra

    (c)

    Uttar Pradesh

    (d)

    West Bengal

  35. The state which leads in the production of coffee is

    (a)

    West Bengal

    (b)

    Karnataka

    (c)

    Odisha

    (d)

    Punjab

  36. Manganese is used in______.

    (a)

    Storage batteries

    (b)

    Steel Making

    (c)

    Copper smelting

    (d)

    Petroleum Refining

  37. The Anthracite coal has ___________.

    (a)

    80 to 95% Carbon

    (b)

    Above 70% Carbon

    (c)

    60 to 7% Carbon

    (d)

    Below 50% Carbon

  38. The first Jute mill of India was established at

    (a)

    Kolkata

    (b)

    Mumbai

    (c)

    Ahmedabad

    (d)

    Baroda

  39. The most abundant source of energy is

    (a)

    Bio mass

    (b)

    Sun

    (c)

    Coal

    (d)

    Oil

  40. One of the shore-based steel plants of India is located at ___________.

    (a)

    Kolkata

    (b)

    Tuticorin

    (c)

    Goa

    (d)

    Visakhapatnam

  41. The state with highest literacy rate as per 2011 census is _________.

    (a)

    Tamil nadu

    (b)

    Karnataka

    (c)

    Kerala

    (d)

    Uttarpradesh

  42. Human Development is measured in terms of _________.

    (a)

    Human Resource Index

    (b)

    Per capita index

    (c)

    Human Development Index

    (d)

    UNDP

  43. ______________ transport provides door to door services.

    (a)

    Railways

    (b)

    Roadways

    (c)

    Airways

    (d)

    Waterways

  44. The length of Golden Quadrilateral superhighways in India is

    (a)

    5846 km

    (b)

    5847 km

    (c)

    5849 km

    (d)

    5800 km

  45. Which of the following is associated with helicopter service?

    (a)

    Air India

    (b)

    Indian Airlines

    (c)

    Vayudoot

    (d)

    Pavan Hans

  46. Which of the following sequences in right regarding the Preamble?

    (a)

    Republic, democratic, secular, socialist, sovereign

    (b)

    Sovereign, socialist, secular, republic, democratic

    (c)

    Sovereign, republic, secular, socialist, democratic

    (d)

    Sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic, republic

  47. How many times has the Preamble to the Constitution of India amended?

    (a)

    Once

    (b)

    Twice

    (c)

    Thrice

    (d)

    Never

  48. The Indian Constitution gives to its citizens

    (a)

    Double Citizenship

    (b)

    Single Citizenship

    (c)

    Single Citizenship in some States and double in others

    (d)

    None of the above

  49. One of the following is not an instance of an exercise of a fundamental right?

    (a)

    Workers from Karnataka go to Kerala to work on the farms

    (b)

    Christian missions set up a chain of missionary schools

    (c)

    Men and Women government employees got the same salary.

    (d)

    Parents property is inherited by their children

  50. We borrowed the Fundamental Duties from the

    (a)

    American Constitution

    (b)

    Canadian Constitution

    (c)

    Russian Constitution

    (d)

    Irish Constitution

  51. The Constitutional Head of the Union is

    (a)

    The President

    (b)

    The Chief Justice

    (c)

    The Prime Minister

    (d)

    Council of Ministers

  52. The Council of Ministers is collectively responsible to the:

    (a)

    The President

    (b)

    Lok Sabha

    (c)

    The Prime Minister

    (d)

    Rajya Sabha

  53. The Joint sittings of Indian Parliament for transacting legislative business are presided over by?

    (a)

    Senior most member of Parliament

    (b)

    Speaker of the Lok Sabha

    (c)

    The President of India

    (d)

    The Chairman of the Rajya Sabha

  54. What is minimum age laid down for a candidate to seek election to the Lok Sabha?

    (a)

    18 years

    (b)

    21 years

    (c)

    25 years

    (d)

    30 years

  55. The Chief Justice and other Judges of the Supreme court are appointed by:

    (a)

    The President

    (b)

    The Attorney General

    (c)

    The Governor

    (d)

    The Prime Minister

  56. The Governor of the State is appointed by the

    (a)

    Prime Minister

    (b)

    Chief Minister

    (c)

    President

    (d)

    Chief Justice

  57. The Speaker of a State is a

    (a)

    Head of State

    (b)

    Head of government

    (c)

    President’s agent

    (d)

    None of these

  58. Which among the following is not one of the powers of the Governor?

    (a)

    Legislative

    (b)

    Executive

    (c)

    Judicial

    (d)

    Diplomatic

  59. The members of Legislative Council are

    (a)

    Elected by the Legislative Assembly

    (b)

    Mostly nominated

    (c)

    Elected by local bodies, graduates, teachers, Legislative Assembly etc

    (d)

    Directly elected by the people

  60. Which of the following States have a common High Court?

    (a)

    Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh

    (b)

    Kerala and Telangana

    (c)

    Punjab and Haryana

    (d)

    Maharashtra and Gujarat

  61. GNP equals

    (a)

    NNP adjusted for inflation

    (b)

    GDP adjusted for inflation

    (c)

    GDP plus net property income from abroad

    (d)

    NNP plus net property income or abroad

  62. Primary sector consist of

    (a)

    Agriculture

    (b)

    Automobiles

    (c)

    Trade

    (d)

    Banking

  63. ______ approach is the value added by each intermediate good is summed to estimate the value of the final good.

    (a)

    Expenditure approach

    (b)

    Value added approach

    (c)

    Income approach

    (d)

    National Income

  64. India is ______ larger producer in agricultural product.

    (a)

    1st

    (b)

    3rd

    (c)

    4th

    (d)

    2nd

  65. India’s life expectancy at birth is ______ years.

    (a)

    65

    (b)

    60

    (c)

    70

    (d)

    55

  66. Colonial advent in India

    (a)

    Portuguese, Dutch, English, Danish, French

    (b)

    Dutch, English, Danish , French

    (c)

    Portuguese , Danish, Dutch, French, English

    (d)

    Danish, Portuguese, French, English, Dutch

  67. Who first came to India for trading purpose?

    (a)

    Roman Empire

    (b)

    Portuguese

    (c)

    Dutch

    (d)

    Danish

  68. GATT’s first round held in

    (a)

    Tokyo

    (b)

    Uruguay

    (c)

    Torquay

    (d)

    Geneva

  69. India signed the Dunkel proposal in

    (a)

    1984

    (b)

    1976

    (c)

    1950

    (d)

    1994

  70. who granted the English “golden Fireman” in 1632

    (a)

    Jahangir

    (b)

    Sultan of Golconda

    (c)

    Akbar

    (d)

    Aurangzeb

  71. Who was the first Palayakkarars to resist the East India Company’s policy of territorial aggrandizement?

    (a)

    Marudhu brothers

    (b)

    Puli Thevar

    (c)

    Velunachiyar

    (d)

    Veerapandya Kattabomman

  72. Who had established close relationship with the three agents of Chanda Sahib?

    (a)

    Velunachiyar

    (b)

    Kattabomman

    (c)

    Puli Thevar

    (d)

    Oomai thurai

  73. Who was the Commander-in-Chief responsible for the new military regulations in Vellore fort?

    (a)

    Col. Fancourt

    (b)

    Major Armstrong

    (c)

    Sir John Cradock

    (d)

    Colonel Agnew

  74. Who had borrowed money from the East India Company to meet the expenses he had incurred during the Carnatic wars?

    (a)

    Velunachiyar

    (b)

    Puli Thevar

    (c)

    Nawab of Arcot

    (d)

    Raja of Travancore

  75. Who declared that “Land belongs to God” and collecting rent or tax on it was against divine law?

    (a)

    Titu Mir

    (b)

    Sidhu

    (c)

    Dudu Mian

    (d)

    Shariatullah

  76. Which one of the following was launched by Haji Shariatullah in 1818 in East Bengal?

    (a)

    Wahhabi Rebellion

    (b)

    Farazi Movement

    (c)

    Tribal uprising

    (d)

    Kol Revolt

  77. Who were driven out of their homeland during the process of creation of Zamins under Permanent Settlement?

    (a)

    Santhals

    (b)

    Titu Mir

    (c)

    Munda

    (d)

    Kol

  78. When did the Partition of Bengal come into effect?

    (a)

    19 June 1905

    (b)

    18 July 1906

    (c)

    19 August 1907

    (d)

    16 October 1905

  79. What was the context in which the Chotanagpur Tenancy Act was passed?

    (a)

    Kol Revolt

    (b)

    Indigo Revolt

    (c)

    Munda Rebellion

    (d)

    Deccan Riots

  80. In which session of the Indian National Congress was Non-Cooperation approved?

    (a)

    Bombay

    (b)

    Madras

    (c)

    Lucknow

    (d)

    Nagpur

  81. Which among the following was declared as ‘Independence Day’?

    (a)

    26th January 1930

    (b)

    26th December 1929

    (c)

    16th June 1946

    (d)

    15th January 1947

  82. Which Act introduced Provincial Autonomy?

    (a)

    1858 Act

    (b)

    Indian Councils Act, 1909

    (c)

    Government of India Act, 1919

    (d)

    Government of India Act, 1935

  83. Who defeated Pattabhi Sitaramaya, Gandhi’s candidate, and became the President of the Congress in1939?

    (a)

    Rajendra Prasad

    (b)

    Jawaharlal Nehru

    (c)

    Subhas Chandra Bose

    (d)

    Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

  84. Who was the first President of the Madras Mahajana Sabha?

    (a)

    T.M. Nair

    (b)

    P. Rangaiah

    (c)

    G. Subramaniam

    (d)

    G.A. Natesan

  85. Who said “Better bullock carts and freedom than a train de luxe with subjection”?

    (a)

    Annie Besant

    (b)

    M. Veeraraghavachari

    (c)

    B.P. Wadia

    (d)

    G.S. Arundale

  86. Who among the following were Swarajists?

    (a)

    S. Satyamurti

    (b)

    Kasturirangar

    (c)

    P. Subbarayan

    (d)

    Periyar EVR

  87. Where was the anti-Hindi Conference held?

    (a)

    Erode

    (b)

    Madras

    (c)

    Salem

    (d)

    Madurai

  88. __________ was the official newspaper of the Self Respect Movement

    (a)

    KudiArasu

    (b)

    Puratchi

    (c)

    Viduthalai

    (d)

    Paguththarivu

  89. Periyar wanted religion to be replaced by __________

    (a)

    Nationalism

    (b)

    Iconoclasm

    (c)

    Rationalism

    (d)

    Spiritualism

  90. India’s first organised trade union, the Madras Labour Union was formed in__________.

    (a)

    1918

    (b)

    1917

    (c)

    1916

    (d)

    1914

  91. __________ was the first elected Legislative Council Member from the depressed class in Madras Province.

    (a)

    M. C. Rajah

    (b)

    Rettaimalai Srinivasan

    (c)

    T.M. Nair

    (d)

    P. Varadarajulu

  92. The highest peak in Tamil Nadu is

    (a)

    Anaimudi

    (b)

    Doddabetta

    (c)

    Mahendragiri

    (d)

    Servarayan

  93. The district with largest mangrove forest cover in Tamil Nadu is

    (a)

    Ramanathapuram

    (b)

    Nagapattinam

    (c)

    Cuddalore

    (d)

    Theni

  94. The forest cover of Tamil Nadu as per 2017 Indian Forest Report is

    (a)

    20.21%

    (b)

    20.31%

    (c)

    21.20%

    (d)

    21.30%

  95. Retreating monsoon wind picks up moisture from

    (a)

    Arabian sea

    (b)

    Bay of Bengal

    (c)

    Indian Ocean

    (d)

    Timor sea

  96. Which of the following district is affected by sand dunes to a large extent?

    (a)

    Theni

    (b)

    Madurai

    (c)

    Thanjavur

    (d)

    Ramanathapuram

  97. The delta which is known as Granary of South India is

    (a)

    Cauvery delta

    (b)

    Mahanadi delta

    (c)

    Godavari delta

    (d)

    Krishna delta

  98. Second staple food of the people of Tamil Nadu is

    (a)

    Pulses

    (b)

    Millets

    (c)

    Oilseeds

    (d)

    Rice

  99. Literacy rate of Tamil Nadu as per 2011 census is

    (a)

    80.32%

    (b)

    62.33%

    (c)

    73.45%

    (d)

    80.33%

  100. A major hydro-electric power project of Tamil Nadu is

    (a)

    Mettur

    (b)

    Papansam

    (c)

    Sathanur

    (d)

    Thungabahdra

  101. Number of major and minor ports in Tamil Nadu are

    (a)

    3and15

    (b)

    4 and15

    (c)

    3 and16

    (d)

    4 and15

  102. Which Minister plays a vital role in molding foreign policy of our country?

    (a)

    Defense Minister

    (b)

    Prime Minister

    (c)

    External Affairs Minister

    (d)

    Home Minister

  103. Apartheid is

    (a)

    An international association

    (b)

    Energy diplomacy

    (c)

    A policy of racial discrimination

    (d)

    None of these

  104. Which is not related to our foreign policy

    (a)

    World co operation

    (b)

    World peace

    (c)

    Racial equality

    (d)

    Colonialism

  105. Which of the following country is not the founder member of NAM?

    (a)

    Yugoslavia

    (b)

    Indonesia

    (c)

    Egypt

    (d)

    Pakistan

  106. Non – military issues are

    (a)

    Energy security

    (b)

    Water security

    (c)

    Pandemics

    (d)

    All the above.

  107. Mc Mahon Line is a border between

    (a)

    Burma and India

    (b)

    India and Nepal

    (c)

    India and China

    (d)

    India and Bhutan

  108. With which country does India share its longest land border?

    (a)

    Bangladesh

    (b)

    Myanmar

    (c)

    Afghanistan

    (d)

    China

  109. Match the following and choose the correct answer form the codes given below.
    i) Salma Dam - 1. Bangladesh
    ii) Farakka accord - 2. Nepal
    iii) Chukha hydroelectric project - 3. Afghanistan
    iv) Sharda River project - 4. Bhutan

    (a)

    3 1 4 2

    (b)

    3 1 2 4

    (c)

    3 4 1 2

    (d)

    4 3 2 1

  110. Which two island countries are India’s neighbours?

    (a)

    Sri Lanka and Andaman island

    (b)

    Maldieves and Lakshadweep island

    (c)

    Maldieves and Nicobar island

    (d)

    Sri Lanka and Maldieves

  111. How many Indian states have their boundary with Nepal?

    (a)

    Five

    (b)

    Four

    (c)

    Three

    (d)

    Two

  112. __________ of food is physical availability of food stocks in desired quantities, which
    is a function of domestic production, changes in stocks and imports.

    (a)

    Availability of food

    (b)

    Access to food

    (c)

    Absorption of food

    (d)

    none

  113. Which is correct?.
    i) HYV–High Yielding Varieties
    ii) MSP–Minimum Support Price
    iii) PDS–Public Distribution System
    iv) FCI–Food Corporation of India

    (a)

    i and ii are correct

    (b)

    iii and iv are correct

    (c)

    ii and iii are correct

    (d)

    all are correct

  114. __________ extended assistance through its Public Law 480.

    (a)

    United States of America

    (b)

    India

    (c)

    Singapore

    (d)

    UK

  115. Tamil Nadu Integrated Nutrition Programme was started in __________.

    (a)

    1980

    (b)

    1975

    (c)

    1955

    (d)

    1985

  116. Tamil Nadu Health System Projects has launched ________ service at free of cost.

    (a)

    106 ambulance

    (b)

    108 ambulance

    (c)

    107 ambulance

    (d)

    105 ambulance

  117. The most common and important tax levied on an individual in India is

    (a)

    Service tax

    (b)

    Excise duty

    (c)

    Income tax

    (d)

    Central sales tax

  118. Under which tax one nation, one uniform tax is ensured

    (a)

    Value added tax (VAT)

    (b)

    Income tax

    (c)

    Goods and service tax

    (d)

    Sales tax

  119. __________ tax is charged on the benefits derived from property ownership

    (a)

    Income tax

    (b)

    wealth tax

    (c)

    Corporate tax

    (d)

    Excise duty

  120. Tax evasion is the illegal evasion of taxes by

    (a)

    Individuals

    (b)

    Corporations

    (c)

    Trusts

    (d)

    All of the above

  121. Payments are

    (a)

    Fees and fines

    (b)

    Penalities and forfeitures

    (c)

    None of the above

    (d)

    a and b

  122. Pumpsets and motors are produced mostly in

    (a)

    Salem

    (b)

    Coimbatore

    (c)

    Chennai

    (d)

    Dharampuri

  123. Tuticorin is known as

    (a)

    Gateway of India

    (b)

    Gateway of Tamil Nadu

    (c)

    Pump city

    (d)

    None of these

  124. Tiruppur is known for

    (a)

    Leather tanning

    (b)

    Lock making

    (c)

    Knitwear

    (d)

    Agro-processing

  125. SIPCOT was formed in the year

    (a)

    1972

    (b)

    1976

    (c)

    1971

    (d)

    1978

  126. Which is the Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Agency?

    (a)

    SIPCOT

    (b)

    TANSIDCO

    (c)

    TIDCO

    (d)

    All of these

  127. Part B

    6 x 1 = 6
  128. The Dutch captured Pondicherry in ___________.

    ()

    1693
     

  129. A better economy introduce rapid development of the ___________.

    ()

    Capital Market

  130. The East India Company built fortified factory in Madras which known as ___________.

    ()

    Fort St. George

  131. WTO agreement came into force from ___________.

    ()

    January 1, 1995

  132. The term globalization invented by ___________.

    ()

    Prof. Theodore Levitt

  133. French East India company established second factory at _________.

    ()

    Infosis

  134. Part C

    10 x 1 = 10
  135. Electricity/Gas and Water

  136. (1)

    enforce international trade

  137. Price policy

  138. (2)

    1986

  139. GST

  140. (3)

    Infosis

  141. Per capita income

  142. (4)

    Minimize cost of production

  143. C + I + G + (X-M)

  144. (5)

    Agriculture

  145. Multination corporation in India

  146. (6)

    1947

  147. MNC

  148. (7)

    National Income/Population

  149. GATT

  150. (8)

    Gross National Product

  151. 8th Uruguay Round

  152. (9)

    Tax on goods and service

  153. WTO

  154. (10)

    Industry Sector

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