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1. Who was the head of the commission appointed to enquire ‘Wagon Tragedy’ ?
A) A. N. Napp
B) William Logan
C) H. W. Conoly
D) William Harvey Baber

2. First President of Kerala Women’s Commission
A) Justice Sujatha
B) Sugatha Kumari
C) Rossakutty Teacher
D) Khamavunnissa Anwar

3. A state programme to suppress the activities of ‘Blade Mafia’
A) Operation Suraksha
B) Nirbhaya Keralam
C) Operation Pradeeksha
D) Operation Kubera

4. Which is the smallest country that India shares its territorial boundary ?
A) Nepal
B) Myanmar
C) Bhutan
D) Afghanisthan

5. Which are the Articles of Indian Constitution deals with centre-state relationship ?
A) Article 245-263
B) Article 339-346
C) Article 415-440
D) Article 361-367

6. Who was the editor of ‘Yukthiwadi’ ?
A) Sree Narayana Guru
B) E. M. S. Namboodiripad
C) Sahodaran Ayyappan
D) U. Kalanadhan

7. Who was the founder of ‘Samathwa Samajam’ ?
A) Vaikunda Swamikal
B) Ayyankali
C) Chattampi Swamikal
D) Brahmananda Sivayogi

8. Who was the Chief Minister to put the first confidence motion in Kerala Assembly ?
A) C. H. Mohamed Koya
B) C. Achutha Menon
C) E. M. S. Namboodiripad
D) K. Karunakaran

9. Who is the founder of ‘Thathwabodhini Sabha’ ?
A) Devendra Nath Tagore
B) Ravindra Nath Tagore
C) E. V. Ramaswamy Nayikkar
D) Swami Dayananda Saraswathi

10. How many Grama Panchayaths in Kerala ?
A) 941
B) 951
C) 931
D) 961

11. In which city Chinnaswami Cricket Stadium situates ?
A) Mumbai
B) Chennai
C) Bengaluru
D) Kolkata

12. On the basis of which Article of Indian Constitution that the Governor of States appointed ?
A) Article 154
B) Article 164
C) Article 152
D) Article 162

13. Who took oath as the first member of Kerala Legislative Assembly ?
A) K. R. Gowri
B) Rosamma Poonose
C) C. Achutha Menon
D) P. S. Srinivasan

14. Who was the Chief Engineer of Mullaperiyar Dam ?
A) Penny Kwik
B) Alexander Franco
C) Clement Pianius
D) Nagarajan

15. Which is the currency of Iran ?
A) Dhirham
B) Riyal
C) Dinar
D) Halal

16. Which of the following is not the part of United Kingdom ?
A) Wales
B) Scotland
C) Ireland
D) Pago

17. Number of members in first Kerala Assembly
A) 111
B) 126
C) 116
D) 127

18. Capital of Mozambique
A) Chisinau
B) Mapputo
C) Pilikir
D) Port Louis

19. What is the meaning of Arunachal Pradesh ?
A) Land of Sunrise
B) Land of Sunset
C) Land of Roses
D) Land of Flowers

20. Largest rice cultivating district of Kerala
A) Alappuzha
B) Palakkad
C) Thiruvananthapuram
D) Kottayam

21. Travancore High Court established in
A) 1884
B) 1886
C) 1887
D) 1888

22. Which of the Indian metro city is nearest to equatorial line ?
A) Chennai
B) Mumbai
C) Bengaluru
D) Kolkata

23. In which Olympics Abhinav Bindra won gold medal ?
A) Athens
B) Beijing
C) Rio
D) London

24. Who led the revolt of 1857 at Lucknow ?
A) Rani Laxmi Bai
B) Begam Hazrat Mahal
C) Moulavi Ahmedulla
D) Kunwar Singh

25. Keralite film maker who won the Dada Saheb Phalke Award
A) Shaji N. Karun
B) Aravindan
C) Adoor Gopalakrishnan
D) V. K. Prakash

26. First railway line of Kerala run in between
A) Bepore and Tirur
B) Thiruvananthapuram and Kayamkulam
C) Shornur and Kozhikode
D) Kayamkulam and Kollam

27. Who was the last Mughal emperor ?
A) Aurangazeb
B) Humayun
C) Bahadur Sha II
D) Sha Alam II

28. Sudha Chandran is related to which dance form ?
A) Bharathanatyam
B) Mohiniyattam
C) Kathak
D) Odissi

29. Who was the leader of Salt Satyagraha at Payyannur in Kerala ?
A) Abdurahiman Sahib
B) Moyyarath Chandran
C) C. Sankaran Nair
D) K. Kelappan

30. Thunchan Smarakam situates at
A) Kozhikode
B) Tirur
C) Kottayam
D) Mavelikkara

31. Where did Buddha delivered his first sermon ?
A) Saranath
B) Gaya
C) Lumbini
D) Vaishali

32. Who was the 23 rd Thirthankara of Jainism ?
A) Rishabadeva
B) Parshvanatha
C) Sthulabadra
D) Mahavira

33. Who was the tax payer ?
A) Kshatriya
B) Sudra
C) Vaishya
D) Brahmana

34. One of the reform introduced by Alauddin Khilji
A) Transfer of Capital
B) Silver Coinage
C) Market Regulation
D) Jaroka Darsan

35. Who is known as Cheraman Perumal Nayanar ?
A) Kulashekara Alwar
B) Cheran Chenguttavan
C) Sthanu Ravivarman
D) Rajasekaravarman

36. Who is the author of ‘Vikramankadevacharitha’ ?
A) Kalhana
B) Bilhana
C) Dandin
D) Bharavi

37. Which one of the following functions was not performed by the ‘guilds’ ?
A) Banker
B) Money lender
C) Price regulator
D) Advice to the king

38. The social reformer of Maharashtra who became famous by the pen name ‘Lokahithawadi’
A) Atmaram Pandurang
B) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
C) Gopal Hari Deshmukh
D) Krishna Shastri Chiplunkar

39. Who started the journal ‘Bahishkrit Bharat’ ?
A) B. R. Ambedkar
B) Jothiba Phule
C) Bhan Daji
D) C. F. Andrews

40. Who was the President of Indian National Congress at Kakinada Session in 1923 ?
A) Moulana Azad
B) Moulana Mohamed Ali
C) Subhash Chandra Bose
D) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

41. Whom did Sir Hugh Rose, the Commander of the British Army during the Revolt of 1857, refer as “the best and bravest of the military leaders of the rebels” ?
A) Rani Laxmi Bai
B) Kunwar Singh
C) Tantia Tope
D) Nana Saheb

42. Two most important Harappan crops were
A) Sesamum and Mustard
B) Rice and Peas
C) Wheat and Barley
D) Cotton and Sugarcane

43. “In my state the mother is the most important citizen”. Who said ?
A) Napoleon
B) Bismark
C) Mussolini
D) Hitler

44. What is the exact difference between Greenwich Mean Time and Indian Standard Time ?
A) 51⁄2 Hours
B) 61⁄2 Hours
C) 71⁄2 Hours
D) 81⁄2 Hours

45. The ‘Tropic of Cancer’ does not pass through
A) Rajasthan
B) Odissa
C) Chhattisgarh
D) Tripura

46. Unification of Eastern and Western Germany was in
A) 1990
B) 1991
C) 1992
D) 1993

47. Old Testament basically written in
A) Hebrew
B) Latin
C) German
D) Greek

48. In which of the state ‘Wuler Lake’ located ?
A) Rajasthan
B) Uttar Pradesh
C) Punjab
D) Jammu and Kashmir

49. The first African Country that get rid of the clutches of colonialism
A) Ghana
B) Kenya
C) Egypt
D) South Africa

50. Which of the following is the longest river of the Peninsular India ?
A) Narmada
B) Godawari
C) Krishna
D) Mahanadi

51. How many line spaces will leave between “To Address and Salutation” in an Official Letter ?
A) 1 space
B) 2 space
C) 3 space
D) 1.5 space

52. What will type in the next line after complimentary close in business letter ? A) Name of the company in the from address with for
B) Name
C) Designation
D) None of the above

53. When the envelope addressing the contraction _________ may be prefixed to married women.
A) Miss
B) Kumari
C) Smt.
D) Mrs.

54. Typographical error is also called
A) Grammar mistake
B) Mechanical error
C) Typing mistake
D) None of the above

55. When addressing a firm, we use _________ as (Plural of Mr.) before the name.
A) The B) Messrs. C) Sri. D) None of the above

56. The capital letter C is generally used for the number
A) 100 B) 50 C) 40 D) 500

57. In typewriting _________ is the forming of letters in a regular line with even space between them.
A) Rhythm
B) Alignment
C) Bad alignment
D) None of the above

58. The complimentary close is generally used in D.O. letter
A) Yours friendly
B) Yours faithfully
C) Yours affectionately
D) Yours sincerely

59. The correction sign “fig.” is used in manuscript for
A) Change the word into figures
B) Change the figures into words
C) Insert figures
D) Delete the figures

60. In Government Order, “Read” is typing
A) After Name of Department
B) After Abstract Matter
C) After G.O. Number and Date
D) After by Order of the Governor

61. The left and right margin of statement is
A) 10 and 10
B) 10 and 5
C) 15 and 5
D) Equal margin

62. ___________ touches are counted as a word in typing.
A) 1 B) 4 C) 5 D) 2

63. Indent method and Block method is usually used to address typing in
A) Envelopes
B) Letters
C) Orders
D) None of the above

64. Foolscap size carriage will have _________ length.
A) 120 degrees
B) 240 degrees
C) 80 –100 degrees
D) 180 degrees

65. In ‘Government Circular’ Sub. and Ref. is typing after
A) ‘Circular’ heading
B) Department
C) Name of Government
D) Number and Date

66. In addressing an envelope, “Registered with Ack. Due” is mentioned on
A) Left hand top corner
B) Right hand top corner
C) Bottom of the left hand corner
D) Bottom of the right hand corner

67. While typing punctuation of figures will allow
A) Serial numbers
B) Cheque numbers
C) If the figures are in rupees or in lakhs
D) Register numbers

68. “E and OE” is commonly used when typing
A) Statement B) Govt. Order
C) Letters D) Invoice/Cash Bill

69. Choose the different category from the following.
A) Auction Notice
B) Legal Notice
C) Tender Notice
D) Quotation Notice

70. In Govt. Official Letter (Secretariat) the letter will be signed by
A) Secretary to Govt.
B) Governor
C) Section Officer
D) Minister

71. In one inch space _________ letters can be typed in ‘elite’ type machines.
A) 10 letters B) 8 letters C) 12 letters D) 14 letters

72. Sluggish movement mainly due to
A) Low tension of main spring
B) Complaint of dogs
C) High tension of main spring
D) None of the above

73. Normal length of typewriter ribbon is
A) 20 metres B) 10 metres C) 15 metres D) 25 metres

74. Carriage moves towards right by pressing
A) Space bar B) Tabulator bar C) Key lever D) Handle

75. Which of the following is not a lean character ?
A) f B) l C) p D) i

76. Which of the following is not a ribbon movement ?
A) Lengthwise movement
B) Up and Down movement
C) Step by step movement
D) Automatic reverse movement

77. ___________ is the non-oiling part of a typewriter.
A) Way rod B) Spring C) Cylinder ratchet D) Dogs

78. Character Keys are arranged in __________ Rows in a typewriter.
A) 3 B) 2 C) 4 D) 1

79. There are __________ key tensions in typewriter.
A) 3 B) 2 C) 4 D) None of the above

80. Heart of the machine is
A) Carriage B) Keyboard C) Universal bar D) Main spring

81. One of the following shortcut key is used for saving a file.
A) Alt + S B) Ctrl + F12 C) Shift + F12 D) None of the above

82. One of the following items are not in Menu Bar of Word 2003.
A) Window B) Page Layout C) Table D) View

83. ‘Shapes’ can be taken from which ribbon in Word 2007 ?
A) Review B) View C) Page Layout D) Insert

84. What is the default bottom margin in MS Word ?
A) B) C) D) None of these

85. File extension of MS Excel 2007 file is
A) .xlsx B) .xls C) .lxs D) .xsl

86. What is the maximum number of lines can set for a drop cap ?
A) 3 B) 20 C) 10 D) 5

87. Minimum number of columns that can be inserted in a Table while creating MS Word Table
A) 2 B) 3 C) 1 D) None of these

88. What will happen when we press Ctrl + Z ?
A) Redo B) Undo C) Enlarge D) Synchronize

89. ____________ combination of smallest and largest font size is correct in the case of font size available in the Tool Bar.
A) 8 and 72 B) 12 and 72 C) 2 and 72 D) None of these

90. How many Tabs alignment options in Tabs dialog box of MS Word ?
A) 2 B) 3 C) 4 D) 5

91. For moving the cursor from one page to another page of a document ________ keys is to be pressed.
A) Ctrl + B) Ctrl + C) Ctrl + Page Down D) None of these

92. What is the default font in MS Word 2007 ?
A) Calibri B) Times New Roman C) Arial D) Candara

93. ‘UPPER CASE’ option can be taken from ________ Dialog box.
A) Tab case B) Save as C) Change case D) None of these

94. Which of the following is not available in Insert Ribbon ?
A) Text Box B) Table C) Margins D) Chart

95. One of the following option is not available in Insert Picture.
A) Clip Art B) Word Art C) Auto Shapes D) Graphs

96. Shortcut keys for subscript
A) Ctrl + = B) Ctrl + – C) Ctrl + Alt + = D) Ctrl + Alt + –

97. –––––––––– is used to combine Name and Address with a standard document.
A) Formatting B) Database Management C) Mail Merge D) Form Letters

98. One of the following is not an Operating Systems.
A) Linux B) Unix C) Windows D) MS Word

99. Word Count command in the Tools Menu will not used for count one of the following
A) Words B) Letters C) Characters D) None of these

100. Pick out a secondary memory from the following.
A) RAM B) ROM C) Hard disk D) EPROM
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