Kerala PSC LD Clerk Malappuram 1998 Question Paper
1. The author of India's National Song is:
(a) Rabindranath Tagore (b) Subramania Bharathi
(c) Bankim Chandra Chatterjee (d) Mulk Raj Anand (e) Sarojini Naidu
2. Which of the following is not the main organ of UNO?
(a) General Assembly (b) Security Council
(c) Trusteeship Council (d) International Court of Justice
(e) United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation
3. The headquarters of the International Atomic Energy is located in:
(a) Paris (b) Washington
(c) New York (d) Vienna (e) London
4. From where did Mahatma Gandhi start the famous Dandi March?
(a) Mumbai (b) Ahmedabad
(c) Surat (d) Bardoli (e) Poona
5. Kuchipudi is a dance style orginated from:
(a) Manipur (b) Tamil Nadu
(c) Andhra Pradesh (d) Kerala (e) Punjab
6. The lower part of the atmosphere of the earth is called:
(a) Stratosphere (b) Ionosphere
(c) Mesosphere (d) Troposphere
7. The National Award instituted for sport's coach is:
(a) Dronacharya award (b) Arjuna award (c) Vyas Samman
(d) Dhanvantri Puraskar (e) Padmasree award
8. Which of the following chemicals is used in the making of photograph?
(a) Sodium chloride (b) Silver bromide
(c) Aluminium hydroxide (d) Sodium nitrate (e) Potassium nitrate
9. An African country which became independent under U.N. Mandate in 1990:
(a) Namibia (b) Ghana
(c) Mozambique (d) Guinea (e) Ethiopia
10. The Indian who attended the parliament of religions at Chicago in 1893:
(a) Raja Ram Mohan Roy (b) Dayananda Saraswathi
(c) Vivekananda (d) Gandhiji (e) Netaji
11. The Untouchability Offence Act was passed by the Government of India in the year
(a) 1954 (b) 1955 (c) 1948 (d) 1950 (e) 1951
12. The term "extra cover" is associated with:
(a) Cricket (b) Tennis (c) Horse race (d) Hockey (e) Football
13. Dr. M.S. Swaminathan has distinguished himself in the field of:
(a) Astrophysics (b) Nuclear Physics
(c) Laser Physics (d) Medical Sciences
(e) Agricultural Sciences
14. The social reformer from Andhra who stood for widow re-marriage and women education:
(a) Govinda Rao Phule (b) Veeresalingam
(c) Mahadev Govind Ranade (d) Mirza Gulam Ahmed (e) S. Govindaraj
15. The direction of trade winds in the northern hemisphere:
(a) South-west (b) North-west
(c) North-east (d) South-east (e) None of these
16. Tropical cyclone is known in West Indies and the Gulf of Mexico as:
(a) Hurricane (b) Typhoon
(c) Tornado (d) Willy Willies (e) Trade wind
17. Which of the following is not a direct tax?
(a) Income tax (b) Sales tax (c) Wealth tax
(d) Profession tax (e) Corporation income tax
18. An instrument which indicates altitude of a place along with corresponding pressure
(a) Anemometer (b) Barometer
(c) Hygrometer (d) Altimeter (e) Lactometer
19. India conducted nuclear test in May 1998 in Pokhran. Pokhran is in the State of:
(a) Bihar (b) Orissa(c) Rajasthan (d) Uttar Pradesh (e) Madhya Pradesh
20. World cup cricket championship 1999 was conducted in:
(a) England (b) West Indies
(c) Australia (d) India (e) Newzealand
21. Which of the following gases does not form part of the atmosphere?
(a) Nitrogen (b) Chlorine
(c) Carbon dioxide (d) Oxygen (e) Ozone
22. "All are equal; some are more equal than others." Who amongst the following writers made this statement
through his book Animal Farm?
(a) M.K. Gandhi (b) Socrates
(c) George Orwell (d) Salman Rushdie (e) Tolstoy
23. Which film won the 70th Oscar Award for 1997 declared in 1998?
(a) Titanic (b) As Good as it Gets
(c) Goodwill Hunting (d) Cleopatra (e) Heaven's Gate
24. Habeas Corpus is:
(a) an order from a higher court to stop proceedings in a case and follow the specific alternative
(b) an order from a court to any official to show his right to the office
(c) an order from a superior court to a lower court to do a specific work
(d) an order from the court to produce the man held under illegal detention
(e) None of these
25. When a man circles round the earth in a satellite, his
(a) mass becomes zero but weight remains the same
(b) mass remains constant but weight becomes zero
(c) mass and weight remains constant
(d) both mass and weight becomes zero
(e) None of these
26. Which of the following is not true of Rajya Sabha?
(a) The Vice-President is the Ex-officio Chairman of the house
(b) It is the upper house of the Parliament
(c) The nominated members of the Rajya Sabha also elect the President
(d) Money bills cannot be introduced in the Rajya Sabha
(e) None of these
27. A doctor advised a boy to wear spectacles with cylindrical lens. This is to rectify his —————
(a) Short sight (b) Long sight
(c) Cataract (d) Astigmatism (e) Conjunctivitis
28. The scientist who originally put forward the hypothesis which states that the continents have moved relative to
each other across the surface of the earth is:
(a) Alfred Wagener (b) Ferrel
(c) T.P. Good (d) Antonia Snider Pellegrini (e) Nicholas
29. What is dry ice?
(a) Solid sodium carbonate (b) Solid carbon dioxide
(c) Water in the solid state (d) Solid ammonium chloride
(e) None of these
30. Two object losing the same weight when immersed in water must have the same
(a) weight in air (b) weight in water
(c) weight anywhere else (d) volume (e) density
Questions from 31-34 are to be answered in one or two sentences.
31. What is mixed economy?
32. Failure to perform legal duties is punishable. Why?
33. What was the Vernacular Press Act? In which year was it passed?
34. What is an invalid vote?
35. Explain By-election and Mid-term election?
36. Distinguish between Dynamic and Thermal metamorphisms?
37. What are the functions of NABARD (any two)?
38. Night blindness cannot be corrected by using spectacles. Why?
39. How does AIDS spread from one person to another?
40. An injury to medulla oblongata may cause sudden death. Why?
41. Name the diseases that can be prevented by Triple Antigen.42. Why is smuggling an offence?
43. What is the main difference between cerebral thrombosis and cerebral haemorrhage?