LIC (AAO) 2008 GK Paper


LIC AAO 2008 GENERAL KNOWLEDGE PAPER

1. In which of the following years the Government of India nationalised the general insurance
    business under the General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Act?
    (1)
1970
    (2) 1972
    (3) 1976
    (4) 1973
    (5) 1981
2. When was the Kalka-Shimla Railway Line added to the UNESCO’s World Heritage List?
    (1) April 18.2008
    (2)
July 8. 2008
    (3) August 15, 2007
    (4) January 26,2008
    (5) March 23, 2008
3. The famous Kailasanath Temple at Kanchi was built by:
    (1) Mahendravarman I
    (2)
Narasimhavarman II
    (3) Nandivarman II
    (4) Dantivarman
    (5) None of these
4. Shivaji ceded the forts to the Mughals by which treaty?
    (1) Chittor
    (2) Pune
    (3)
Purandar
    (4) Toma
    (5) None of these
5. The Life Insurance Corporation of India was established in September 1956 under an Act of the 
    Indian Parliament. The Government of India invested a capital of _________ in this corporation.
    (1)
Rs. 5 crore
    (2) Rs. 4 crore
    (3) Rs. 7 crore
    (4) Rs. 3 crore
    (5) None otthese
6. Bindusara sent Asoka to quell the rebellion in_______.
    (1) Swamagiri
    (2) Taxila
    (3)
Uijain
    (4) Tosali
    (5) None of these
7. ‘Royal Asiatic Society’ was founded by
    (1)
Sir William Jones
    (2) Sir John Marshall
    (3) R. D. BaneIjee
    (4) Sir William Bentick
    (5) None of these
8. The first Sultan of Delhi. who attempted the conquest of South India was
    (1) gutb-ud-din Mubarak
    (2) Nasir-ud-din Khusrav Shah I
    (3)
Ala-ud-din Khilji
    (4) Jala-ud-din Firoz
    (5) None of these
9. Which of the following countries in February 2008 lifted a ban on Islamic headscarves at varsities?
    (1)
Turkey
    (2) Germany
    (3) Kuwait
    (4) Afghanistan
    (5) Indonesia
10. Mahaballpuram is an important city that reveals the interest in arts of_________.
    (1)
Pallavas
    (2) Cheras
    (3) Pandyas
    (4) Chalukyas
    (5) None of these
11. The renowned musician duo: Tansen and Baiju Bawra, flourishec during the reign of
     (1) Jehangir
     (2) Bahadur Shah zafar
     (3)
Akbar
     (4) ShahJahan
     (5) None of these
12. Lord Mahavira died at
     (1) Saravana Belagola
     (2) Lumbini Garden
     (3) KaIugumaIai
     (4)
Pavapuri
     (5) None of these
13. The Indus people knew the use of Weights and Measures, which is proved by the discovery 
      of the seal at
     (1) KaIibangan
     (2)
Harappa
     (3) Chanhudaro
     (4) Lothal
     (5) None of these
14. Which language was mostly used for the propagation of Buddhism?
     (1) Sanskrit
     (2) Prakrit
     (3)
Pall
     (4) Sauraseni
     (5) None of these
15. The 11 th National Conference on e-Governance was held in February 2008 at -
     (1) Chennai
     (2) Guwahati
     (3) Jaipur
     (4)
Chandigarh
     (5) None of these
16. Which of the following statements about Kharif and Rabi is not-correct?
     (1)
Kharif season begins with the onset of monsoon season and harvested in late Spring
     (2) Kharif season begins with the onset of monsoon season and harvested in Autumn
     (3) Rabi season begins in Autumn after the rains and harvested in late Spring.
     (4) Important Kharif crops are rice, millets. jute, maize and cotton; important Rabi crops are
          wheat, gram. barley and linseed
     (5) None of these
17. Raniganj Coal Mine is situated in
     (1) Bihar
     (2) Madhya Pradesh
     (3)
West Bengal
     (4) Maharashtra
     (5) None ofthes
18. Bosnia-Herzegovina formed the parts of
     (1) Czechoslovakia
     (2)
Yugoslavia
     (3) Bulgaria
     (4) Azerbaijan
     (5) None of these
19. Major producer of sugar is
     (1) Australia
     (2)
Cuba
     (3) India
     (4) Mauritius
     (5) None of these
20. In the north-east of the Deccan plateau is?
     (1)
Chhota Nagpur plateau
     (2) Malawa plateau
     (3) Deccan plateau
     (4) Vindhyan Range
     (5) None of these
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