Monday, 21 March 2011

TNPSC GROUP 2 2007 question paper part2


51. Ajanta caves are located in the State of
A. Maharashtra
B. Andhra Pradesh
C. Orissa
D. Karnataka

52. The longest rail route in India is
A. Delhi – Mumbai
B. Delhi – Kolkata
C. Guwahati – Thiruvananthapuram
D. Amritsar – Puri

53. Periyar Wildlife Sacturay is situated in the State of
A. Tamil Nadu
B. Kerala
C. Karnataka
D. Andhra Pradesh

54. Match List I correctly with List II and select your answer using the
codes given below :
List I List II
a. Seismograph 1. Himalayas
b. Deccan Plateau 2. Andaman
c. Barren Island 3. Earthquake
d. Tethys Sea 4. Basalt Lava
Codes :
a b c d
A. 1 2 4 3
B. 2 3 1 4
C. 3 4 2 1
D. 2 1 4 3

55. Consider the following statements:
Assertion (A) : In recent decades, villages between Kombai and Bodinaickanur in Theni district of Tamil Nadu suffer severely from sandstorms.
Reason (R) : These villages lie in the rain-shadow regions of the Western Ghats.
Now select your answer according to the coding scheme given below:
A. Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is
the correct explanation of (A).
B. Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R)
is not the correct explanation
of (A).
C. (A) is true, but (R) is false.
D. (A) is false, but (R) is true.

56. Rapid and sudden sliding of large mass of mixture of snow/ice with rock materials is
A. Landslide C. Rockslide
B. Avalanche D. Tsunami

57. Pick the correct statement from the following:
A. Kaziranga National Park is unique among Indian wildlife habitats for Rhino and Wild Buffalo.
B. Kaziranga National Park is unique among Indian wildlife habitats for Lions and Wild Buffalo.
C. Kaziranga National Park is unique among Indian wildlife habitats for Tigers and Elephants.
D. Kaziranga National Park is unique among Indian wildlife habitats for Elephants and Lions.

58. INSAT II-B was successfully launched in
A. July, 1993
B. April, 1975
C. July, 1979
D. November, 1981

59. Red soil is fond widely in
A. Gangetic plain
B. Peninsular India
C. Himalayan mountain
D. Coastal plains

60. Coffee cultivation in India is in the state of
A. Kerala
B. Tamil Nadu
C. Karnataka
D. Himachal Pradesh

61. Which one of the following universities was started in the year 1983?
A. Madurai Kamarajar University
B. Periyar University
C. Mother Teresa Women's
University
D. Madras University

62. In which year was ‘Local Self Government’ established in India?
A. 1915
B. 1916
C. 1911
D. 1910
63. Which one of the following is correctly matched?
A. National Game – Cricket
B. National Tree – Banyan tree
C. National Flower – Rose
D. National Animal – Lion

64. Consider the following statements:
I. Free verses are different from traditional verses.
II. So, free verses have no grammatical boundaries.
Of the statements :
A. Both are correct
B. Both are wrong
C. I alone is correct
D. II alone is correct

65. Which one of the following is correctly matched?
A. Vanamamalai – Folklore
B. Agasthialingam – Literature
C. Kailasapathy – Linguistics
D. Cenavaraiyar – Folk dance

66. Which one of the following is the first novel in Tamil?
A. Kamalambal Charithiram
B. Prathapa Mudaliar Charithiram
C. Padmavathi Charithiram
D. Mohamul

67. In which year was Tamil Virtual University inaugurated?
A. 2000 C. 2002
B. 2001 D. 2003

68. Who among the Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu introduced the Nutrition
Meals Schemes?
A. Bhaktavatsalam
B. Kamaraj
C. Karunanidhi
D. M.G.Ramachandran

69. In which year was the Madras University established?
A. 1857 C. 1887
B. 1887 D. 1926

70. Match List I correctly with List II and select your answer using the
codes given below :
List I
a. Parthasarathy
b. K.V. Manisekharan
c. Prabhanjan
d. Balakumaran
List II
1. Merkuri Pookkal
2. Kakkai Chiraginile
3. Kurinjimalar
4. Nilachoru
Codes :
a b c d
A. 1 2 3 4
B. 2 3 4 1
C. 3 4 2 1
D. 4 1 3 2

71. The institute which gives primary importance to agriculture in Tamil Nadu is located at
A. Mudumalai
B. Kooduvancheri
C. Coimbatore
D. Budhanoor
72. The person responsible for the Poondi Drinking Water Project was
A. Rajaji
B. Sathyamurthy
C. Kamaraj
D. Bakthavathsalam

73. The first satellite sent India is
A. Apollo - 7 C. Bhaskara
B. Aryabhatta D. Apple

74. Which of the following animals was killed by the car of Manuneedhi Chola's son?
A. Kitten C. Puppy
B. Lamb D. Calf

75. If 30% of a certain number is 12-6, then the number is
A. 41 C. 43
B. 42 D. 40

76. Fast track courts were launched by Centre on
A. April 1, 2001
B. May 10, 2002
C. June 15, 2000
D. None of these

77. In which year did India become the founder member of WTO?
A. 1985 C. 1994
B. 1990 D. 1996

78. Which of the following districts ranks first on the basis of population density (2001)?
A. Coimbatore
B. Tiruchirapalli
C. Salem
D. Chennai

79. Which State has the highest density of population as per the 2001 Census?
A. Kerala
B. Maharashtra
C. Uttar Pradesh
D.West Bengal

80. Who is the present Lok Sabha Speaker?
A. A.B. Bardhan
B. Jyoti Basu
C. Somnath Chatterjee
D. None of them

81. Insectivorous plants capture insects for obtaining
A. calcium C. carbon
B. nitrogen D. cobalt

82. The protein essential for chromatin formation is
A. Actin C. Histone
B. Tubulin D. Myosin

83. The treatment of milk to eliminate pathogenic bacteria is known as
A. isolation C. pasteurization
B. sterilisation D. fermentation

84. The five kingdom concept was proposed by
A. Linnaeus C. Theophrastus
B. Whittaker D. John Ray

85. The nucleolus is rich in
A. DNA and proteins
B. DNA and lipids
C. RNA and lipids
D. RNA and proteins

86. “One gene – one enzyme hypothesis” was coined by
A. Henry Osborn
B. Beadle and Tatum
C. Jacob and Monod
D. Best and Tailor

87. World Environment Day is
A. 21st March
B. 5th June
C. 1st December
D. 2nd December

88. Instrument used to measure the blood pressure is
A. Sphygmomanometer
B. Blood pressure meter
C. Thermometer
D. Stethoscope

89. Natality is
A. birth rate C. death rate
B. survival rate D. none of these

90. Diphtheria disease is connected with
A. lungs C. throat
B. liver D. blood

91. Sound travels at maximum speed in
A. vacuum C. air
B. water D. steel

92. A woman's voice is shriller than a man's voice due to
A. higher frequency
B. higher amplitude
C. lower frequency
D. weak vocal chords

93. Which one of the following devices convert electrical energy into mechanical energy?
A. Dynamo
B. Electric motor
C. Transformer
D. Inductor

94. The process of nuclear fission occurs mainly in
A. nuclear reactors
B. chemical reactions
C. hydrogen bomb
D. sun

95. The process responsible for the enormous energy in the sun is
A. nuclear fission
B. nuclear fusion
C. the burning of gases
D. as yet unknown

96. Which one of the following is correctly matched?
A. Vitamin A – Anaemia
B. Glucose – Eyesight
C. Iodine – Goitre
D. Cyanocobalamin – Diabetes

97. Which one of the following is neither an element nor a compound?
A. Silver C. Air
B. Water D. Sucrose

98. Consider the following statements:
Assertion (A) : Electric cookers are coated with magnesium oxide.
Reason (R) : It protects them against fire.
Now select your answer according to the coding scheme given below:
A. Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
B. Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
C. (A) is true, but (R) is false.
D. (A) is false, but (R) is true.

99. The element(s) which exist in liquid state at room temperature is (are)
I. Sodium
II. Bromine
III. Mercury
IV. Magnesium
Of these :
A. I alone is correct
B. I and II are correct
C. II and III are correct
D. all are correct

100. Which of the following is the correct
order of calorific values of fuel?
A. Hydrogen > Petrol > Wood
B. Wood > Hydrogen > Petrol
C. Petrol > Wood > Hydrogen
D.Wood > Petrol > Hydrogen

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