❑ Select the best option and fill in the appropriate box on the Answer Sheet:

  1. Operation Desert Shield was launched by US in:

(a) 2 August 1990           (b) 17 January 1991            (c) 28 February 1991 (d) None of these

  1. Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) was conducted by the US in: (a) Iraq (b) Afghanistan                 (c) Libya       (d) None of these
  2. Suez canal was nationalized by Egypt on:

(a) July 26, 1953              (b) July 26, 1956             (c) July 28, 1955             (d) None of these

  1. Operation Gibraltar resulted into which war?

(a) Indo-Pakistani War of 1948                                  (b) Indo-Pakistani War of 1965

(c) Indo-Pakistani War of 1971                                  (d) None of these

  1. The United Nations (UN) International Day of Peace is celebrated on September 21 since:

(a) 1980                              (b) 1981                              (c) 1982                              (d) None of these

  1. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in the age of:

(a) 33                                   (b) 37                                   (c) 39                                   (d) None of these

  1. Ozone layer absorb most of the:

(a) Ultraviolet radiations                                            (b) Sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation

(c) Both (a) and (b)                                                         (d) None of these

  1. World Water Day is celebrated every year on:

(a) 20 March                      (b) 21 March                      (c) 22 March                     (d) None of these

  1. What material is used to coat iron in the galvanizing process:

(a) Tin                                  (b) Zinc                               (c) Copper                          (d) None of these

  1. For purifying drinking water alum is used:

(a) For coagulation of mud particles                      (b) To kill bacteria

(c) To remove salts                                                           (d) To remove gases

  1. The Shahnama or Book of Kings was written by:

(a) Abu Mansur Daqiqi                                                 (b) Abu Al-Qasim Firdausi

(c) KhusrauII                                                                    (d) None of these

  1. Galileo’s most famous invention was: (a) Telescope (b) Steam engine           (c) Calendar (d) None of these
  2. The theory that a single dominant power can maintain world peace is called:

(a) Behaviouralism                                                        (b) Constitutive theory

(c) Hegemonic stability theory                                  (d) None of these


  1. Ecology is the study of: (a) Earth (b) Environment          (c) Plant Nutrition            (d) None of these
  2. The self-interest pursued by individuals causing collective destruction is called theory of:

(a) The psycho-cultural theory                                     (b) The traeedv of justified war

(c) Securitization theory                                               (d) None of these

  1. The Relative Humidity depends upon: (a) Temperature (b) Location       (c) Weather  (d) All of the above
  2. Infrared radiations from the Sun are strongly absorbed by:

(a) Green houses                                                           (b) Biotransformation

(c) Combustion gases                                                    (d) None of these

  1. The largest part of our hydrosphere is: (a) Pacific Ocean (b) Atlantic Ocean (c) Antarctica ocean (d) None of these
  2. Friction can be reduced by changing from:

(a) Rolling to sliding                                                    (b) Potential energy to kinetic energy

(c) Sliding to rolling                                                     (d) None of these

  1. The latitude ‘AA’ on the map represents the:

(a) Tropic of Cancer                                                        (b) Tropic of Capricorn

(c) Egiatss                                                                        (d) None of these