Pondicherry LDC Exam 2012 Question paper & Answer key

26) The Governor General associated with the abolition of slavery was
(A) Cornwallis
(B) Bentinck
(C) Dalhousie
(D) Hastings

27) The name of India’s first aircraft carrier is
(A) INS Vikrant
(B) INS Nilgiri
(C) INS Kukri .
(D) INS Himgiri

28) Thalassaemia is a hereditary disease affecting
(A) Blood
(B) Lungs
(C) Heart
(D) Kidney

29) ‘Operation Black Board’ refers to providing schools with
(A) Enough number of black boards
(B) New type of black boards
(C) Training for using new type of black boards
(D) All essential learning materials

30) Taoism is a school of
(A) Chinese philosophy
(B) Japanese philosophy
(C) Buddhist philosophy
(D) Jainism philosophy

31) What is the name of island in the East China Sea which has become the point of dispute between China and Japan?
(A) Honshu
(B) Shikuko
(C) Senkako
(D) Shamian

32) Name the Industry Leader who is nominated to Competition Commission Eminent Persons Advisory Group by the Government of India?
(A) Deepak Parekh
(B) Narayan Murthy
(C) Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
(D) V N Kaul

Directions for Questions 33 to 35 :
Read the following information carefully to answer the questions given below :
A person is asked to put in a basket one apple when ordered ‘One’, one guava when ordered ‘Two’,
one orange when ordered ‘Three’ and is asked to take out from the basket one apple and one guava both when ordered ‘Four’.
The Order sequence executed by the person is as follows :
123321423 142233 14113234

33) How many fruits will be there in the basket at the end of the above order sequence?
(A) 10
(B) 11
(C) 12
(D) 13

34) How many guavas will be there in the basket at the end of the above order sequence?
(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 4

35) How many apples will be there in the basket at the end of the above order sequence?
(A) 4
(B) 3
(C) 2
(D) 1

36) This great poet wrote a 6,000-word epic poem when he was 12 years old?
(A) Shakespeare
(B) Robert Frost
(C) Alfred Tennyson
(D) William Wordsworth

37) Which one of these is an egg-laying mammal?
(A) Platypus
(B) Kangaroo
(C) Ermine
(D) Skunk

38) Which famous hunter turned conservationist called the tiger, ‘a large hearted gentleman’?
(A) Salim Ali
(B) Baden Powell
(C) Jim Corbett
(D) Frankenstein

39) Which country’s currency is the same as its name?
(A) Chile
(B) Israel
(C) Zaire
(D) Ireland

40) Sirocco is a hot wind from the?
(A) Thar Desert
(B) Patagonian Desert
(C) Sahara Desert
(D) Mongolian Desert

Directions : For Questions 41 and 42, choose the option that completes the relationship indicated in the capitalized pair.

(A) Tease: Assuage
(B) Flail: Control
(C) Hurt: Torture
(D) Laud: Prevaricate

(A) Reptile: Snake
(B) Bulb: Tubelight
(C) Snake: Reptile
(D) Life: Death

43) One kilobyte is equal to
(A) 1000 bytes
(B) 1024 bytes
(C) 100 bytes
(D) 1023 bytes

44) Eugenics is the study of
(A) Science that deals with improvement of hereditary qualities
(B) People of European origin
(C) Different races of mankind
(D) Genetics of plants

45) ‘Liberty, Equality, Fraternity’ was the motto of which revolution?
(A) Communist Revolution
(B) American Revolution
(C) French Revolution
(D) Industrial Revolution

46) The Chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority is
(A) Vice President
(B) Minister, Human Resource Development
(C) Home Minister
(D) Prime Minister

47) What number is it?
• I am a two-digit even number.
• I am a common multiple of 6 and 7.
• I have a total of 8 factors.

(A) 35
(B) 42
(C) 36
(D) 84

48) Fill in the blanks
When I listened to his cogent arguments all my ——were —— and I agreed with his point of view.
(A) doubts, confirmed
(B) friends, present
(C) question, asked
(D) doubts, dispelled

49) Which of the following sentences contain both a fact and an opinion?
(A) Everyone should read Ram’s article about air pollution
(B) The last day of February is usually the 28th
(C) The cyclonic storm is located over Bay of Bengal and it might cross Puducherry by evening
(D) My parents are planning to attend presentation this evening

50) The rate of evaporation of water is slower when
(A) temperature is higher
(B) wind is stronger
(C) area of exposed surface is greater
(D) humidity of surrounding air is higher

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