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Saidai Duraiswamy manidha neyam entrance exam 2011 answers key Questions 1-50
MODEL QUESTIONS SET 1 1. Sankaracharya was contemporary of which ruler:

a) Nandivarman b) Narasimha varman c) Raja Simhan d) None of these 2. Kosalainadu conqured by Rajendra Chola was located on banks of

a) Ganga b) Sind c)Sarayu d) Brahmaputra 3.Which queen was called Protector of temple

a) Ganga Devi b) Vanavan Devi c)Rani Managaiammal d) None of these Ans for this: Kundavai and Sembian Mahadevi 4. Chennai Port trust was started in

a)1880 b)1881 c) 1885 d) 1901 5. Telungu Ganga scheme was started in the year

a) 1977 b) 1980 c) 1982 d) 1983 This project was initiated in 1977 but was signed in 1983. I am not sure what the key makers will decide 6.Kambarasam was written by

a) Ma.Po.Ci b) Ki.Va.Ja c) Thiru.Vi.Ka d) Anna 7. Match the following List I a, Bombay Presidency b. Madras Presidency c. Agra Province d. Public Works Department List II 1. William Bentinck 2. Dalhousie 3. Wellesley 4. Hastings 5. Cornwallis

A a) b) c) d) 1 2 4 3

B 4 5 3 2

C 2 3 1 4

D 5 4 2 1

8. Match the following List I a, First Gov Gen of Fort William b. First Chief justice of Supreme Court c. First Law member of Gov Gens council d. First Viceroy as well as Gov Gen List II 1. Lord Macaulay 2. Lord Canning 3. Warren Hastings 4. Sir Elijah Impey

A a) b) c) d) 3 3 2 3

B 1 4 4 4

C 4 2 1 1

D 2 1 3 2

9. Sales Tax was introduced in the year

a) 1931 b) 1935 c) 1937 d) 1950

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a) 1931 b) 1935 c) 1937 d) 1950 Not really sure. Please give correct answer in comments if you know 10. Who was called Pachi Tamizhan by Periyar

a) Rajaji b) Annadurai c) Kamaraj d) Karunaanithi 11.Viruthunagar district was established in

a) 1985 b) 1989 c) 1991 d) 1993 12. Match the following List I a, World women conference in chennai b. All Women Police Station c. ADMK d. Fourth tamil Sangam List II 1. 1901 2. 1994 3. 1992 4. 1972

A a) b) c) d) 2 1 3 4

B 3 3 4 3

C 4 4 2 2

D 1 2 1 1

13. Match the following List I a, Thamira Parani River b. Cauvery River c. Sethu Samuthiram Project d. Vaigai River List II 1. 250 Km 2. 120 Km 3. 167 km 4. 760 km

A a) b) c) d) 2 1 3 1

B 4 4 1 2

C 3 3 4 4

D 1 2 2 3

14. Daily Tanthi was established in the year

a) 1942

b) 1934 c) 1937 d) 1941

15. Match the following List I List II

a, Establishment of Imperial and Provincial Leg. Councils 1. Charter Act of 1853 b. Introduction of competitive exams to the ICS 2. Act of 1858 c. Appointment of secretary for the state of India 3. Indian councils act 1861 d. Introduction of communal Electorates 4. Indian councils act 1909

A a) b) c) d) 3 2 2 1

B 1 1 4 3

C 2 3 1 2

D 4 4 3 4

16. Jaya Ganthan received Raja Rajan award for the novel

a) Sundara Kantam b) Oru Pidi Sooru c) Agni pravesam d) None 17. Censor system or jamabandhi system was introduced in the year

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a) 1883

b) 1884

c) 1885 d) 1886 I dont know the answer for this one. Drop a line in comment if you do.

18. The compulsory education system was introduced in Tamilnadu in the year

a) 1948 b) 1949 c) 1950 d) 1951 19. Ministry of Environment and Forests was created in the year

a) 1972

b) 1980

c) 1985

d) 1987

20. The number of minor ports are maximum in

a) Gujarat b) Tamilnadu c) Maharashtra d) Andhra 21 A car travels a distance of 715 kms at a uniform speed. If the speed of the car is 10Kmph more, it takes 2 hrs less to cover the same distance. The original speed is

a) 45 kmph

b) 55 kmph c) 60 kmph d) 65 kmph

22. An electronic device makes a beep every 60 seconds and another device beeps every 62 seconds. They beeped together at 10 am. The time when they will beep together at the earliest is:

a) 10.30 AM

b) 10.31 AM c) 10.59 AM d) 11.00 AM

23. If 3 men and 4 Boys do a work in 8 days while 4 men and 4 boys do the work in 6 days. How long will it take for 2 men and 4 boys to do the work?

a) 10 days b) 12 days c) 15 days d) 16 days 24. In 1980,a persons age was 8 times that of his son. In 1988 the fathers age is 10 times his sonss age in 1980. The ages of son and the father in 1990 were:

a) 16yrs and 58yrs b) 15yrs and 50yrs

c) 14yrs and 42yrs

d) 13yrs and 34yrs

25. Gold is 19 times as heavy as water and Copper is 9 times as heavy as water. In water ratio must these two be mixed so that the mixture is 15 times as heavy as water

a) 1:2

b) 2:3 c) 3:2 d) 19:135

26. Atomic minerals directorate is located at

a) Ahmedabad

b) Kolkatta

c) Mumbai

d) Hyderabad

27. World Leprosy eradication day is

a) Jan 25

b) Jan 30 c) Feb 28 d) Mar 8

28. V.V.Giri National labour institute is located at

a) Noida

b) Kanpur

c) Secundrabad d) Hyderabad

29. Continental shelf is broadest along ______________ coast

a) Gujarat

b) A.P

c) T.N

d) Maharashtra

30. The eastern part of malwa plateau is known as

a) Baghelkhand

b) Bundelkhand

c) Royalaseema

d) Both A & B

31. Nangal, Indias first heavy water plant was set up in

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a) 1958

b) 1962

c) 1967 d) 1972

32.National project on Bio-gas development was initiated in

a) 1979-80

b) 1980-81 c) 1981-82

d) 1983-84

33. First fully literate district in North India

a) Alwar b) Jaipur

c) Ajmir

d) Bharatpur

34. Which state is Botonists paradise?

a) Assam

b) Sikkim c) Manipur

d) J&K

35. Cathedral city of India

a) Bhubhaneshwar b) Talcher

c) Panaji

d) Imphal

36. Pilot project nutritional programme for adolescent girls was started in

a) 1999-2000

b) 2002-03

c) 2005-07

d) 2007-09

37. Match the following List I a. World Diabetes Day b. World Population day c. World Peace Day d. World Youth Day List II 1. Aug 12 2. July 11 3. Nov 14 4. Nov 17

A a) b) c) d) 3 3 2 2

B 2 2 3 3

C 1 4 4 1

D 4 1 1 4

38. 15th Non-alignment (NAM) summit was held at

a) Pakistan b) Egypt

c) Malaysia d) India

39. Which high court has maximum number of benches

a) Kolkatta

b) Mumbai c) Chennai

d) Guwahati

40. The National Judicial academy is located in

a) Bhopal b) Kanpur

c) Patna d) Bhubaneswar

41. The largest brackish water in Land Lake in Asia is

a) Chilka

b) Loktak

c) Vemba nadu d) None of these

42. Ministry of minority affairs was created on

a) 29.01.2001

b) 29.01.2005

c) 29.01.2006

d) 29.01.2008

43. To which king was seethakathi marikkayar was the minister?

a) King sethupathi of ramnad

b) Pandidurai c) Thondaiman d) Sarafoji Not sure of the answer

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Not sure of the answer 44. Thalkat district was renamed as Salem by

a) Clive

b) Hargrave

c) William Bentinck

d) Rippon Dont know this one too

45. Who got man booker prize for 2009

a) Aravind Adiga

b) Anne Enright

c) Hilary Mantel

d) Yann Martel

46. Length of Kyber pass is

a) 33 miles

b) 30 miles

c) 20 miles

d) 23 miles

47. Heat at center of the sun is

a) 15 million deg K

b) 20 mil deg K

c) 25 mil deg K

d) 17 mil deg K

48. Father of Geometry was

a) Euclid

b) Annelid

c) Pythagoras

d) Archimedes

49. Match the following List I a, Father of Science b. Father of chemistry c. Father of modern Indian paintings d. Father of History List II 1. Lavoisier 2. Galileo 3. Ravi varma 4. Hiradodes

A a) b) c) d) 2 1 3 1

B 1 2 4 2

C 3 3 1 4

D 4 4 2 3

50. Who discovered phonograph

a) Einstein

b) Benjamin Franklin

c) Edison

d) Sony

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