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General Awareness for forthcomming Exam 2008

General Awareness for forthcomming Exam 2008

1. Who is the thefirst prime minister of theFederal DemocraticRepublic of Nepal?

(a) Girija Prasad Koirala

(b) Ishwar Pokhrel

(c Pushpa Kumar Dahal Prachand

(d) Sher Bahadur Deoba

2. Samuel Beckett wrote -

(a) Volpone

(b) Mother Courage and Her Children

(c) A Doll’s House

(d) Endgame

3. Which one of the following author-book pairs is correctly matched?

(a) Elfride Jelinek – The Pianist

(b) J.M. Coetzee- Shame

(c) Saul Bellow – Herzog

(d) Salman Rushdie – Disgrace

4. The Plough and the ‘Stars’ was written by -

(a) G.B. Shaw (b) Sean O’Casey

(c) Lady Gregory

(d) J.M. Synge

5. Willy Loman is a character in-

(a) Waiting for Godot

(b) A Doll’s House

(c) The Cherry Orchard

(d) The Death of a Salesman

6. John Evellyn and Samuel Pepys were the famous writers of -

(a) Editorials

(b) Letters

(c) Essays

(d) Diaries

7. The subtitle of Dryden’s Absalom and Achitophel is -

(a) There was no subtitle

(b) A Poem

(c) A Satire

(d) A satire on the True Blue Protestant Poets

8. Who of the following is not a periodical essayist?

(a) Richard Steele

(b) Lancelot Andrews

(c) Joseph Addison

(d) Jonathan Swift

9. “Did he who made the Lamb made thee” appears in-

(a) ‘Introduction’

(b) ‘ The Tyger’

(c) ‘Chimney Sweeper’

(d) ‘London’

10. Which of the following thinker- concept pairs is rightly matched?

(a) I.A. Richards – Archetypal criticism

(b) Northrop Frye-Practical criticism

(c) Jacqes Devide – New Historicism

(d) Stanley Fish – Reader Response

11. “Essays of Eila” are-

(a) Economic disparity

(b) Literary criticism

(c) Political ideology

(d) Personal impressions

12. Which of the following thinker – concept pairs is rightly matched?

(a) Mamata – Vakrokti (b) Abhinava Gupta- Kavya Alankar

(c) Bharata – Natya Shastra (d) Vaman – Dhwanyaloka

13. Choose the correct sequence of the following schools of criticism -

(a) Deconstruction, New Criticism, Structuralism, Reader Response

(b) Reader Response, Deconstruction, Structuralism, New Criticism

(c) New Criticism, Structuralism, Deconstruction, Reader Response

(d) Structuralism, New Criticism, Deconstruction, Reader Response

14. ‘Peripeteia’ means -

(a) Tragic flaw

(b) Recognition of error

(c) Purgation of emotion

(d) Reversal of fortune

15. ‘Gynocriticism’ focuses on -

(a) Criticism of male writers by women writers

(b) Criticism on women

(c) Criticism by women

(d) Women as writers

16. Samuel Butler’s Hudibras is modeled upon -

(a) Don Quixote

(b) Endymion

(c) Annus Mirabilis

(d) Pilgrim’s Progress

17. Who was the last of the Christian Humanists?

(a) John Bunyan

(b) Oliver Cromwell

(c) John Milton

(d) Richard Crashaw

18. The narrative of Raja Rao’s Kanthapura is based on-

(a) The Ramayana

(b) The Mahabharata

(c) Puranas

(d) Shastras

19. Which of the following author- book pairs is correctly matched?

(a) Arundhati Roy Algebra of Infinite Justice

(b) Shashi Tharoor - Trotter’s Name

(c) C.L.R. James- The English Patient

(d) David Madouf- The Cityof Djins

20. Who wrote ‘A tiger does not proclaim its tigretude’ ?

(a) Derek Walcott

(b) Soyinka

(c) Achebe

(d) Ngugi

21. ‘Jindiworobak’ movement relates to -

(a) Caribbean literature

(b) Canadian literature

(c) Australian literature

(d) New Zealand literature

22. The Montreal group of poets championed the cause of-

(a) Modernist poetry

(b) Imagist poetry

(c) Symbolist poetry

(d) Nature poetry

23. The figure of the ‘Abyssinian Maid’ appears in-

(a) ‘Kubla Khan’

(b) ‘Frost at Midnight’

(c) ‘Dejection : an Ode’

(d) ‘Christabel’

24. Coleridge’s statement that imagination “dissolves, diffuse, dissipates in order to recreate” relates to -

(a) secondary imagination

(b) esemplastic imagination

(c) fancy

(d) primary imagination

25. Who among the following is the acting President of Pakistan ?

(a) Parvez Musharraf

(b) Mohammedmian Soomro

(c) Ashif Zardari

(d) Nawaz Sharif


1. (c) 2. (d) 3. (c) 4. (b) 5. (d)

6. (d) 7. (b) 8. (d) 9. (c) 10. (d)

11. (d) 12. (c) 13. (b) 14. (d) 15. (d)

16. (a) 17. (a) 18. (c) 19. (a) 20. (c)

21. (a) 22. (a) 23. (a) 24. (d) 25. (b)




Objective 10 questions

1. Why the document you created at home displays with a different font at school?

Because you have a different printer at school than at home Because you have a different monitor at school than at home

font you used at home is not installed on your school computer Because the version of Windows is different

2. Which keyboard shortcut centers selected text?

Ctrl+C Alt+C There is no keyboard shortcut for this operation Ctrl+E

3. What is the default file extension for all Word documents?


4. Which key moves your cursor from one cell to the next in a table?

Tab Shift Enter Ctrl+Enter

5. How many different documents can you have open at one time?

No more that three Only one As many as your computer memory will hold No more than your Taskbar can display

6. In order to email a Word document from within Word:

Go to File/Send To/Mail Recipient Save the file as an email attachment Start Outlook and attach the file while open in Word This is an impossible operation

7. Which keystroke will take you at the beginning or the end of a long document?

Ctrl+PageUp and Ctrl+PageDown Shift+Home and Shift+End Ctrl+Home and Ctrl+End The only way is by using the right scroll bar

8. How many margins are on a page?

Two (header and footer) Four (top, bottom, right, left) Two (landscape and Portrait) Two (top and bottom)

9.In order to save a Word document as a web page you need to:

Put the appropriate graphics and links on the document Save the document in simple text format Use your web browser as an editor and save as URL Save as HTML

10. A document in portrait prints:

The same characters per line with the same document in landscape More characters per line than the same document in landscape Less characters per line than the same document in landscape Smaller fonts in order to fit the same amount of characters per line with landscape




1. Femina Miss India World award for 2012 has been awarded to –

Vanya Mishra
Prachi Mishra
SimranKaur Mundi
Crystle Stewart

2. Who among the following is the winner of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for the year 2011? –

Sachin Tendulkar
Saurav Ganguli
Sanjeeva Kumar Singh
Gagan Narang

3. The Mascot of the 2008 Olympic Games was-


4. Which among the following has won 2012 IPL Tournament?

Chennai Super Kings
Kolkata Knight Riders
Deccon Chargers
Delhi Daredevils

5. Who has written “Unaccustomed Earth” ?

Jhumpa Laheri
Kiran Desai
Arundhati Roy
Khushwant Singh

6. Which of the following has been selected for best parliamentarian of the year award 2007 ?

Priya Ranjan Das Munshi
Mani Shankar Aiyyar
Sushama Swaraj

7. Duwuri Subbarao's name was in news recently as he has taken over as the Governor of

8. ISRO has launched successfully RISAT-1 satellites through PSLV-C19 on -

15th March,2012
30th March,2012
26th April,2012
4th May,2012

9. Which country was host 15th SAARC Summit in 2008 ?

Sri Lanka

10. Who among the following is the winner of the Wimbledon open Tennis Tournament 2008 of the Women's Single Title ? 

Serena Williams
Venus Wlliams
Maria Sharapova
Ana Ivanovic

Ana Ivanovic