HSST English ( KHSE ) Question Paper and Answer Key

Question Code: 078/2022  (A)

Name of Post: HSST English 

Department: KHSE

Cat. No: 297/2020, 567/2021, 728/2021, 730/2021

 Date of Test: 23.07.2022

 1. What does the image of ‘the widening gyre’ in the poem Second Coming by W. B. yeats signify ?
 A) Second coming of Christ
 B) Falling apart of the old system
 C) Each cycle of history
 D) World War I

 2. “This frail vessel though emptiest again and again, and fillest it ever with fresh life.” The ‘frail vessel’ in this line from Verse 1 of Gitanjali refers to
 A) Human soul
 B) Human body
 C) The natural world
 D) The spiritual world

 3. “Here rests his head upon the lap of earth  A youth to fortune and to fame unknown.”Identify the ‘youth’ referred to in these lines from the concluding Epitaph of Gray’s Elegy.
 A) Edward Young
 B) The dead youth of the village, Stoke Poges
 C) Thomas Gray
 D) Robert Blair

 4. “Glory be to God for dappled things- For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;” These are the opening lines of the poem
 A) The Windhover
 B) The Wreck of the Deutschland
 C) Pied Beauty
 D) God’s Grandeur

 5. “Can’t this man with Nimble fingertips unleash Nothing more alive than the Skin’s lazy hungers ?”
 These lines are taken from the poem __________ by Kamala Das.
 A) The Invitation
 B) The Sunshine Cat
 C) The Looking Glass
 D) The Freaks

 6. K. R. Srinivasa Iyengar referred to _______________ as “One of the most aggressively individualistic of the new poets”.
 A) Nissim Ezekiel
 B) A. K. Ramanujan
 C) Kamala Das
 D) Arun Kolatkar
7. Who is hinted as “A mugging Jew among the wolves” in the poem Background Casually ?
 A) Jesus Christ
 B) A British Major
 C) Nissim Ezekiel
 D) Son of Man

 8. Which among the following entreaties is/are made by the poet to the world outside, in the poem Canonization ?
 1. To hold their tongues and let them love.
 2. To engage in some productive endeavours.
 3. To memorialize the lovers in verses.
 4. To chide his palsy and gout.
 A) 1 and 2
 B) 3 and 4
 C) 1 and 4
 D) 2 and 3

 9. Which of these statements regarding the essay Of Truth by Francis Bacon is/are correct ?
 1. Truth is the sovereign good of human nature.
 2. A mixture of lie doth add pleasure.
 3. It is heaven upon earth to have a man’s mind turn upon the poles of falsehood.
 4. Mixture of falsehood is like alloy in coin of gold and silver.
 A) 1, 2 and 3 only
 B) 1, 2 and 4 only
 C) 3 and 4 only
 D) 2 and 3 only

 10. “Paradise Lost is one of the books which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to take up again. None ever wished it longer than it is. Its perusal is a duty rather than a pleasure. We read Milton for instruction, retire harassed and overburdened, and look elsewhere for recreation; we desert our master, and seek for companions.” This harsh barb on Milton occurs in
 A) Epigram on Milton by John Dryden
 B) Life of Milton by Dr. Johnson
 C) Homage to Dryden by T. S. Eliot
 D) The Marriage of Heaven and Hell by William Blake
11. Which of the following are correctly matched with regard to the description of characters in the Prologue to the Canterbury Tales by Chaucer ?
 1. The Knight a. Observes dainty tablemanners
 2. The Pardoner b. Participated in the crusades
 3. The Prioress c. Made pilgrimages to Jerusalem
 4. The Wife of Bath d. Carries a bag full of fake relics
 A) 1 – d, 2 – b, 3 – c, 4 – a
 B) 1 – b, 2 – a, 3 – c, 4 – d
 C) 1 – d, 2 – c, 3 – a, 4 – b
 D) 1 – b, 2 – d, 3 – a, 4 – c
12. On top of which section of the manuscript of The Wasteland did Ezra Pound write, “OK. OK from here on I think” ?
 A) ‘The Burial of the Dead’
 B) ‘The Fire Sermon’
 C) ‘Death by Water’
 D) ‘What the Thunder Said’

 13. Which poem was quoted in full in Wordsworth’s Preface to Lyrical Ballads to cite the worst example of then prevailing poetic diction, stating that only five lines of the poem were worth keeping ?
 A) Thomas Gray’s Sonnet on the Death of Richard West
 B) Dryden’s Absalom and Achitophel
 C) Pope’s Essay on Man
 D) Milton’s Lycidas

 14. “English and my disciplines (linguistics, anthropology) give me my “outer” forms – linguistic, metrical, logical and other such ways of shaping experience, and my first thirty years in India, my frequent visits and field trips, my personal and professional preoccupations with Kannada, Tamil, the classics and Folklore give me my substance, my “inner’’ forms, images and symbols.” Who among the following Indian English poets has remarked thus about his poetry ?
 A) Nissim Ezekiel
 B) Gieve Patel
 C) R. Parthasarathy
 D) A. K. Ramanujan
15. Which of the following statements is/are not true about the dramatic monologue, Ulysses written by Tennyson ?
 1. The poem is composed in Blank Verse.
 2. It is one of the several poems, that Tennyson composed in response to the death of his friend Arthur Henry Hallam.
 3. Tennyson based his two-sided view of Ulysses on Book XI of Homer’s Odyssey and Canto XXVI of Dante’s Inferno.
 4. Ulysses outlines his plans to abandon his dreary kingdom of Troy to his son Telemachus.
 A) 1 and 2
 B) 2 and 3
 C) 1 only
 D) 4 only

 16. Given below are a few statements about William Shakespeare and his legacy.
 1. Henry VIII was the play in progress while the Globe theatre burned down in 1613.
 2. Shakespeare left an amount of 28 shillings and 8 pence in his will, each for his actor friends Richard Burbage, John Heminges and Henry Condell.
 3. The Astor Place Riot in Manhattan, US, in which more than 20 lost their lives and hundreds left wounded was an outgrowth of rivalry between two celebrated Shakespearean actors, Edwin Forrest and William Charles Macready.
 4. F.S. Boas in his 1896 book, Shakespeare and his Predecessors, used the term ‘problem plays’ including the four plays of Shakespeare – All’s Well that Ends Well,Measure for Measure, Troilus and Cressida and Hamlet.
 Which of the above given statements is/are true ?
 A) 1 and 2 only
 B) 1 and 3 only
 C) 1, 3 and 4 only
 D) All are true

 17. “Blake was endowed with a capacity for considerable understanding of human nature,with a remarkable and original sense of language and the music of language, and a gift of hallucinated vision.’’ Who among these poets made this observation on William Blake ?
 A) D. G. Rossetti
 B) T. S. Eliot
 C) W. B. Yeats
 D) A. C. Swinburne

 18. “The Grave’s a fine and private place,
      But none I think do there embrace.’’ Identify the poem.
  A) Thomas Gray’s Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
  B) Emily Dickinson’s Because I Could not Stop for Death
  C) Sylvia Plath’s Daddy
  D) Andrew Marvell’s To His Coy Mistress

 19. In the novel, Utopia by Thomas More, the narrator speaks of “a stranger who seemed past the flower of his age, his face was tanned, he had a long beard and his cloak was hanging carelessly about him so that, by his looks and habits, I concluded that he was a seaman.” Who among the following is the character referred to in these lines ?
 A) Peter Giles
 B) Amerigo Vespucci
 C) Erasmus
 D) Raphael Hythloday

 20. “And fare thee weel, my only Luve !
 And fare thee weel awhile !
 And I will come again, my Luve
 Tho’ it were ten thousand mile.”
 These are the closing lines of the poem
 A) The Banks o’ Doon
 B) A Red, Red Rose
 C) Auld Lang Syne
 D) O, Wert Thou in the Cauld Blast

 21. Which among the following statements about Coleridge and his poem Kubla Khan is/are not true ?
 1. Coleridge composed the poem Kubla Khan while he was retiring in a farmhouse near Culbone, Somersetshire.
 2. He wrote under the influence of ‘laudanum’, anopiate.
 3. There is a reference to an Abyssinian Maid singing of Mount Tabor in her dulcimer.
 4. The speaker of the poem speaks about the sacred river Alph, which ran through ‘caverns measureless to man’.
 A) 1 and 2 only
 B) 2 and 3 only
 C) 2 only
 D) None of the above

 22. In which of these poems, do the locations of the Oxford countryside such as the Berkshire moors, Cumner hills, Bab-lock-hithe and Wychwood bowers feature ?
 A) Keats’ Ode on a Grecian Urn
 B) Arnold’s The Scholar Gipsy
 C) Shelley’s Adonais
 D) Milton’s Lycidas
23. Which among these statements regarding Joseph Conrad’s novella, The Heart of Darkness
is/are true ?
 1. It was first published in 1899 in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine.
 2. Chinua Achebe alleged Joseph Conrad to be a ‘‘thorough going racist’’ for dehumanizing the Africans in this work.
 3. The two rivers, Thames and Nile are presented in the novel symbolising ‘civilization’ and ‘barbarism’ respectively.
 4. Mr. Kurtz is presented as the narrator of the novel.
 A) 1 and 4 only
 B) 1 and 2 only
 C) 2 and 3 only
 D) 3 and 4 only

 24. My Fair Lady, the American musical film released in 1964 was an adaptation of the play________ by G.B. Shaw.
 A) Back to Methuselah
 B) Candida
 C) Doctor’s Dilemma
 D) Pygmalion
25. Which of the following are correctly matched with regard to the themes of the Sonnets of Shakespeare ?
 1. Sonnet 1 a. True minds in love know that love never changes, but lasts forever
 2. Sonnet 18 b. When I call to mind the past, I grieve; but when I think of you my grief ends
 3. Sonnet 30 c. Beauty should procreate
 4. Sonnet 116 d. My poetry turns you into an eternal summer in which you will
be forever beautiful
 A) 1-b, 2-c, 3-d, 4-a     
 B) 1-a, 2-d, 3-c, 4-b
 C) 1-d, 2-a, 3-b, 4-c
 D) 1-c, 2-d, 3-b, 4-a

 26. Salman Rushdie’s technique of magical realism in his novels is said to have been learned from the Latin American writers such as
 A) Jorge Luis Borges and Gabriel Garcia Marquez
 B) Judith Ortiz Cofer and Jose Luis
 C) Isabel Allende and Roberto Bolano
 D) Eduardo Machado and Leonardo Padura
27. Which of the following statements regarding Dryden’s mock-heroic poem, Mac Flecknoe is/are correct ?
 1. The target of this satire is Richard Flecknoe, the prolific, untalented writer.
 2. The phrase, “true-blue-protestant poet” in the subtitle of the poem, hints at the Whiggism of Thomas Shadwell.
 3. Dryden presents the playwright Shadwell as the son and successor of Richard Flecknoe.
 4. The poem abounds in literary allusions to Roman legend and history, Aeneid, Paradise Lost and the Bible.
 A) 1 and 2 only
 B) 3 and 4 only
 C) 1, 2 and 3
 D) 2, 3 and 4
28. The original title of Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe published in 1719 is
 A) The Serious Reflections of Robinson Crusoe
 B) The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
 C) The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
 D) The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Written by Himself

 29. Who among the following novelists described his/her own novels as “pictures of domestic life in country villages” ?
 A) Charles Dickens
 B) Emile Bronte
 C) Jane Austen
 D) Thomas Hardy

 30. Which of the following statements regarding the poem Ode to the West Wind is/are true ?
 1. The poem was conceived and chiefly written in a wood that skirts the Arno, near Florence.
 2. The stanzaic form of the poem consists of a set of four tercets closed by a couplet rhyming with the middle line of the preceding tercet.
 3. The terms ‘Destroyer and Preserver’ in the 14th line refers to the Hindu Gods, Siva and Vishnu respectively.
 4. The “fierce Maenad” in line No. 21 hints at a female worshipper who danced frenziedly in the worship of Dionysus, the Greek God of wine and vegetation.
 A) 1 and 4 only
 B) 2 and 3 only
 C) All are false
 D) All are true

 31. “The lucid but eddying and pointless dialogue is often funny, and pratfalls and other modes of slapstick are used to project the alienation and tragic anguish of human existence.”About which of the following plays does M. H. Abrams make this observation ?
 A) Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party
 B) Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
 C) Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf ?
 D) Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot
32. Which among the following statements is/are not true regarding the novel Mansfield Park by Jane Austen ?
 1. The English ruling classis represented in the novel through the portrayal of three land-owning families, Bertrams, Rushworths and Crawfords.
 2. The Rushworths inhabit a ‘spacious modern-built house’, which must be built out of the proceedings of the family’s Antiguan Sugar plantations.
 3. Most of the novel’s minor characters seen to have been constructed on the ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ principle.
 4. The Crawfords are the wealthiest of the three families, with an ancient and venerable Royalist history.
 A) 2 and 4 only
 B) 1 and 3 only
 C) 1 and 2 only
 D) 3 and 4 only

 33. Child as he was, he was desperate with hunger, and reckless with misery. He rose from the table; and advancing to the master, basin and spoon in hand, said : somewhat alarmed at his own temerity :
 “Please, Sir, I want some more.”
 These lines are taken from the novel,
 A) Hard Times
 B) Oliver Twist
 C) David Copperfield
 D) Nicholas Nickleby

 34. Following are statements relating to Eliot’s essay ‘Tradition and Individual Talent’.
 1. The essay was first published in 1919 and was later included in Eliot’s collection The Sacred Wood in 1920.
 2. “Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality.” This statement presents a critique of Wordsworth’s definition of poetry in his ‘Preface’.
 3. To drive home the concept of ‘impersonality’ in art, Eliot uses the example of a gas chamber into which hydrogen and sulphur dioxide are put in the presence of filiated Platinum.
 Which of the above given statements are true ?
 A) 1 and 3 only
 B) 2 and 3 only
 C) 1 and 2 only
 D) All are true

 35. The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce was first serialised in
 A) ‘The Criterion’
 B) ‘Blast’
 C) ‘The Guardian’
 D) ‘The Egoist’

 36. “A serious house on serious earth it is,
 In whose blent air all our compulsions meet,
 Are recognised, and robed as destinies . . .”
 What does Philip Larkin mean by ‘a serious house’ ?
 A) Christianity
 B) The church
 C) Plate and pyx
 D) None of these
37. Assertion (A) : The poem The Thought Fox is about the animal fox and also about the process of poetic composition.
 Reason (R) : In the poem, the fox functions as a metaphor of poetic creation.
 A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
 B) (A) is true, but (R) is false
 C) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
 D) (R) is true, but (A) is false
38. “The poem is spoken by a girl with an Electra complex. The father died while she thought he was God. Her case is complicated by the fact that her father was also a Nazi and her mother very possibly part Jewish. In the daughter the two strains marry and paralyze each other. She has to act out the awful little allegory once over before she is free of it.” This is what the poet said about the poem. Identify the poem and the poet.
 A) Because I could not stop for Death by Emily Dickinson
 B) How do I Love Thee by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
 C) The Way My Mother Speaks by Carol Ann Duffy
 D) Daddy by Sylvia Plath
39. In which of the following novels does Sophy Fevvers, a six-foot-two Cockney trapeze artist,who claims to be hatched from an egg and grown wings on reaching puberty, appear ?
A) Angela Carter’s Nights At The Circus
B) George Orwell’s 1984
C) Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger
D) Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway

 40. Born in the year 1937, in Mussoorie, India, as the daughter of a Bengali father and a German mother, educated in India, who lives in the United States of America, a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, confesses that “she feels about India as an Indian”, whereas she thinks about it ‘as an outsider”. Identify this Indian writer in English.
 A) Manjula Padmanabhan
 B) Anita Desai
 C) Shashi Deshpande
 D) Jhumpa Lahiri

 41. In Whitman’s poem, “Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking”, __________ is shown as the one lesson a child must learn. What is it ?
 A) Love
 B) Art
 C) Death
 D) Experience
42. In Edgar Allen Poe’s poem The Raven, what is the Raven’s response to the speaker ?
 A) Nothing more
 B) Lenore
 C) For evermore
 D) Nevermore
43. According to the speaker in Maya Angelou’s poem Phenomenal Woman, where does her real beauty come from ?
 A) Her self confidence
 B) The reach of her arms
 C) The span of her hips
 D) Her bright smile
44. What is the colour of the throne in Emperor Jones ?
 A) Sapphire
 B) Golden
 C) Silver
 D) White

 45. Which symbol represents reality in The Glass Menagerie ?
 A) The glass collection
 B) The unicorn
 C) The picture of father
 D) The fire escape
46. When was Emerson’s essay Self Reliance published ?
 A) 1836
 B) 1837
 C) 1841
 D) 1854
47. “A small man can be just as exhausted as a great man.” Whose words are these ?
 A) Linda Loman
 B) Happy Loman
 C) Willy Loman
 D) Arthur Miller
48. Arrange the following novels in the chronological order :
 1. The Old Man and the Sea
 2. Moby Dick
 3. The Scarlet Letter
 4. The Bluest Eye
 A) 2, 1, 4, 3
 B) 1, 4, 2, 3
 C) 1, 2, 4, 3
 D) 3, 2, 1, 4

 49. What do the lions symbolize in The Old Man and the Sea ?
 A) Life
 B) Death
 C) Lost youth
 D) Strength

 50. What does the title The Bluest Eye suggest ?
 A) Eternal youth
 B) Knowledge
 C) Whiteness
 D) Beauty

 51. Which of the following does not belong to the Germanic language group ?
 A) Norwegian
 B) Icelandic
 C) Czech
 D) English

 52. Which of these finds out how a certain set of people use language at a given time ?
 A) Diachronic Linguistics
 B) Comparative Linguistics
 C) Synchronic Linguistics
 D) Historical Linguistics

 53. When was Course in General Linguistics published ?
 A) 1916
 B) 1898
 C) 1912
 D) 1910
54. ______________ is an abstract representation that identifies the ways a sentence can be analyzed and interpreted.
 A) Sentence structure
 B) Deep structure
 C) Parole
 D) Phrase structure

 55. Choose the most suitable answer that identifies the metaphor in the sentence :  Daisy’s brother was a rug rat
 A) Daisy’s brother is naughty
 B) Daisy’s brother is a little boy
 C) Daisy’s brother kept a rat
 D) Daisy’s brother is clever

 56. The main aim of Communicative Language Teaching is to
 A) Provide communicative competence to learners
 B) Focus on the structure of the target language
 C) Emphasize the use of English as a library language
 D) Encourage learners to speak like native speakers of English
57. The Grammar Translation Method
 A) Emphasizes listening and speaking
 B) Pay no attention to reading and writing
 C) Has its major focus on reading and writing
 D) Emphasizes speaking and reading

 58. Which of these types of reinforcement are influential in observational learning ?
 A) Positive reinforcement
 B) Negative reinforcement
 C) Vicarious
 D) All of these

 59. ____________ is a type of memory circuitry that holds a computer’s start-up routine.
 D) Cache memory

60. Remedial classes play an important role for
 A) Society
 B) Bright students
 C) Weak students
 D) Disabled ones

 61. Who says “Poets are the unacknowledged legislator of the world” ?
 A) Shelley
 B) Walter Pater
 C) Matthew Arnold
 D) T. S. Eliot

 62. In whose opinion “Poetry is the most highly organized form of intellectual activity” ?
 A) T. S. Eliot
 B) D. H. Lawrence
 C) W. B. Yeats
 D) G. B. Shaw

 63. _____________ is a situation or event designed by the poet which symbolizes or objectifies a particular emotion to evoke the same emotion in the reader.
 A) Dissociation of sensibility
 B) Impersonality
 C) Objective correlative
 D) Unification of sensibility

 64. Which of the following critics has most elaborately discussed the concept of imagination ?
 A) Ruskin
 B) Freud
 C) Walter Pater
 D) S. T. Coleridge

 65. Who wrote Principles of Literary Criticism ?
 A) I. A. Richards
 B) F. R. Leavis
 C) Kenneth Brook
 D) A. G. Gardiner
66. Which of the following suggests Theodor Adorno’s idea on the ‘culture industry’ ?
 A) It destroys notions of high and low culture and replaces it with mass culture
 B) It is an industry in the sense that its aim is to standardize aesthetic taste and value
 C) It is a radical rethinking of mass culture in that it promotes the values of high culture and attempts to eradicate more popular forms of expression
 D) Both A and B

 67. Stuart Hall was inspired by a text written by Antonio Gramsci. What was it called ?
A) The Marxian Diaries
B) The Motorcycle Diaries
C) The Princess Diaries
D) The Prison Diaries

 68. Judith Butler argues that gender should be seen as a human attribute that is
 A) Binary
 B) Rigid and unchangeable
 C) Determined only by anatomy
 D) Fluid and can change based on a given context
69. Which of the following are regarded as the common conventions of postmodern literary writing ?
 A) Straight forward plots and realistic situations
 B) Clear and obvious meaning
 C) A respect for previous literary styles and conventions
 D) Metafiction and intertextuality

 70. Language, according to Postmodernism, is
 A) A means for describing objective reality
 B) A method of communicating truth
 C) A jumble of non-coherent words
 D) A tool of power and manipulation

 71. Which is a statistical technique used to control extraneous variable in Experimental Research ?
 B) t test
 D) Chi-square test

 72. Cohort studies are related with
 A) Longitudinal survey research design
 B) Cross sectional survey research design
 C) Pre-experimental research design
 D) Quasi-experimental research design
73. Grounded theory approach in research utilises
A) Inductive method
B) Deductive method
C) Both inductive and deductive methods
D) Transductive method

 74. In hypotheses testing, Type I error is a
 A) False negative conclusion
 B) False positive conclusion
 C) True positive conclusion
 D) True negative conclusion
75. Cronbach’s Alpha is a
 A) Reliability index
 B) Validity index
 C) Discrimination index
 D) Difficulty index
76. Metacgintion in learning is
 i. Learning how to learn
 ii. Cognitions about cognitions
 iii. Regulating one’s own cognitive processes
 A) i only
 B) i and ii only
 C) ii and iii only
 D) i, ii and iii
77. Conducting an internal test to know the progress of learning is an example for
 A) Assessment as learning
 B) Assessment of learning
 C) Assessment for learning
 D) Assessment in learning
78. Action verb in a learning outcome indicates
 A) Learning aids
 B) Learning resources
 C) Learning process
 D) Learning materials

 79. An alternative curriculum model put forward by a group of teachers dissatisfied with existing curriculum
 A) Administrative model of curriculum
 B) Grassroots model of curriculum
 C) System model of curriculum
 D) Demonstration model of curriculum

 80. A teaching intervention strategy in which students alternate between the role of tutor and tutee
 A) Uni-directional peer tutoring
 B) Reciprocal peer tutoring
 C) Cross age peer tutoring
 D) Class wide peer tutoring

 81. The power of increasing the number of judges in the Supreme Court of India is vested in
 A) The Parliament of India
 B) The President of India
 C) The Chief Justice of India
 D) The Prime Minister of India
82. Which Articles of Indian Constitution deal with Right to Equality ?
 A) Article 14 only
 B) Article 14 and Article 15
 C) Article 14 and Article 15 and Article 16
 D) Article 16 only
83. Who was the longest serving Prime Minister of India ?
 A) Indira Gandhi
 B) Dr. Manmohan Singh
 C) Jawaharlal Nehru
 D) Narendra Modi

 84. Which is the Largest Parliament Committee ?
 A) The Committee on Public Accounts
 B) The Committee on Estimates
 C) The Committee on Public Undertaking
 D) The Committee on Petitions
85. Among the following, which Bill must be passed by each house of the Indian Parliament Separately by a special majority ?
 A) Constitution Amendment Bill
 B) Money Bill
 C) Finance Bill
 D) Ordinary Bill
86. Which Article of the Indian Constitution empowered Indian Parliament to establish new States ?
 A) Article 2
 B) Article 3
 C) Article 4
 D) Article 14

 87. The National Food Security Act contains
 A) 4 Chapters and 13 Schedules
 B) 4 Schedules and 13 Chapters
 C) 13 Schedules and 45 Chapters
 D) 16 Chapters and 4 Schedules
88. According to Food Security Act 2013, Food Security means
 A) Production of food grains
 B) Increasing the land for cultivation
 C) Supply of the entitled quantity of food grains and meal
 D) Providing money to the entitled persons for meal
89. The term of a State Food Commission member
 A) 2 years
 B) 3 years
 C) 5 years
 D) 6 years
90. The Environment Protection Act of Indian Parliament came in to force on
 A) 19th November 1986
 B) 5th June 1991
 C) 8th December 1984
 D) 23rd May 1982

 91. Consider the following statements about Pandit Karuppan.
 1. A member of Cochin Legislative Council.
 2. Worked as the Assistant Protector of Depressed Classes.
 3. Worked as Superintendent of Vernacular Education in Cochin.
 Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
 A) 1 and 2 only
 B) 2 and 3 only
 C) 1 and 3 only
 D) 1, 2 and 3

 92. Sahodaran Ayyappan started a newspaper called ‘Velakkaran’ for the labourers at
 A) Kottayam
 B) Alapuzha
 C) Kodungalloor
 D) Thrissur
93. Who wrote the work ‘Ente Sreekovil’ ?
 A) C. V. Kunjuraman
 B) Kumaran Asan
 C) T. K. Madhavan
 D) G. Sankara Kurup

 94. A. G. Velayudhan, a freedom fighter died during which of the following struggle ?
 A) Vaikkom Satyagraha
 B) Guruvayur Satyagraha
 C) Paliyam Satyagraha
 D) Kuttamkulam Satyagraha

 95. Consider the following pairs :
 Journal/Newspaper Founder
1. Mitavadi Moorkoth Kumaran
2. Dharma poshini Velukutty Arayan
3. Cheramar Dootan Poykayil Yohannan
4. Yajamanan Vaghbhatananda
 Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched ?
 A) 1 and 2 only
 B) 1, 2 and 4
 C) 1 only
 D) 2, 3 and 4

 96. Which of the following is not related to space tourism ?
 A) BCD Travel
 B) Virgin Galictic
 C) Blue origin
 D) Space X
97. Which of the following places in India included the UNESCO World Heritage Site ?
 A) Meerut
 B) Varanasi
 C) Dholavira
 D) Kalibangan

 98. Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD) countries include
 A) US, Russia, France, China
 B) China, Russia, India, South Africa
 C) Germany, England, France, Italy
 D) US, India, Japan, Australia
99. Who wrote the Article ‘Why I am an Atheist’ ?
 A) Chandrasekhar Azad
 B) Bhagath Singh
 C) Subash Chandra Bose
 D) Surya Sen
100. Olympics 2028 will be held in
 A) Los Angeles
 B) Paris
 C) Brisbane
 D) Berlin

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