Q1. Match the columns below (showing the status of Panchayati Raj in some states in 1999) and select correct alternative accordingly.
A. Zila Parishads at the sub-divisional level
B. Mandal Praja Parishad
A B C D
(a) IV III I II
(b) II I IV III
(c) III I IV II
(d) I II III IV
(a) Only A
(b) Only B
(c) Both A and B
(d) Neither A nor B
Q3. Which of the following cities had a ‘plague’ scare in 1994, due to which three lakh people left the city ?
Q4. There are two colours of dustbins used by some municipalities in India, Blue and Green. What do these colours signify ?
(a) Blue colour is for kitchen waste and green colour for all other waste
(b) Blue colour is for recyclable waste and green for bio-degradable waste
(c) Blue colour is for bio-degradable waste and green for recyclable waste
(d) Blue colour is for liquid waste and green for solid waste
Q5. Which of the following is not a department of a Municipal Corporation ?
(a) Road construction and maintenance
(b) Water supply
(c) Garbage collection
Q6. Which of the following political parties is not a National party ?
(a) Communist Party of India
(b) Telugu Desam Party
(c) Bahujan Samaj Party
(d) Bhartiya Janata Party
Q7. Which are the three levels of ministers possible in a stage ?
(a) Cabinet Minister, Minister of State and Deputy Minister
(b) Chief Minister, Cabinet Minister and Deputy Minister
(c) Prime Minister, Chief Minister and Cabinet Minister
(d) None of the above
Q8. Why are private health services much more costly than public health services ?
(a) The doctors and other staff are paid much higher emoluments than the staff manning public health services
(b) Private health service prescribes branded costly medicines whereas public health service dispense generic medicines which are cheap
(c) Public health services are funded by the government through taxes paid by people and so they are subsidized to a large extent
(d) All of the above
Q9. In India, the Governor of the State is appointed by the
(a) Prime Minister
(b) Chief Justice of supreme Court
(c) President of India
Q10. How a Chief Minister is chosen ?
(a) By the president of the party which has got majority in the election
(b) By the MLA’s of the part which has got majority in the election
(c) By the President of India on the advice of the Prime Minister
(d) By the President of India on the recommendation of the Governor