Question: Which one of the following cities is not a former capital of the given country (Country given in the brackets)?
A.Karachi (Pakistan)
B.Auckland (New Zealand)
C.Kyoto (Japan)
D.Brisbane (Australia)
Answer: Option D
: D

Ans. (d) Explanation Karachi was the capital of newly independent Pakistan from 1947 until 1959. In 1959, Rawalpindi became the second capital, and in 1967 Islamabad became permanent capital. Auckland was colonial capital of New Zealand in 1840 and in 1865 the capital was transferred to Wellington. Upto 1185, Kyoto was the capital of Japan. In 1185, it was transferred to Tokyo (Kamakura). Brisbane was the capital of Queensland. It never was the capital of Australia.

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Question 1. Consider the following statements :

1. The axis of the earth's magnetic field is inclined at 23V4° to the geographic axis of the earth.

2. The earth's magnetic pole in the northern hemisphere is located on a peninsula in northern Canada.

3. Earth's magnetic equator passes through Thumba in South India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  1.    1, 2 and 3
  2.    2 and 3
  3.    2 only
  4.    3 only
Answer: Option B
: B

Ans. (b) Explanation An imaginary line joining the magnetic poles would be inclined by approximately 11-3° from the planet's axis of rotation. The axis of the earth is inclined to the plane of the ecliptic (the plane in which the earth orbits round the sun) at an angle of 66 V20, giving rise to different seasons and varying lengths of day and night. Earth rotates on its own axis, tilted at an angle of 23-4° every 23 hr. 56' giving rise to Day and Night.
Question 2. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
  1.    Bahamas : Nassua
  2.    Costa Rica : San Jose
  3.    Nicaragua : Belmopan
  4.    Dominican Republic : Santo Domingo
Answer: Option C
: C

Ans. (c) Explanation Bahamas : Nassau, Costa Rica : San Jose Nicaragua : Managua, Belize : Belmopan Dominican Republic : Santo Domingo
Question 3. For which one of the following countries, is Spanish not an official language?
  1.    Chile
  2.    Columbia
  3.    Republic of Congo
  4.    Cuba
Answer: Option C
: C

Ans. (c) Explanation French, Kiswahili, Lingala are the official languages in the Republic of Congo.
Question 4. Where are the Balearic Islands located?
  1.    Mediterranean Sea
  2.    Black Sea
  3.    Baltic Sea
  4.    North Sea
Answer: Option A
: A

Ans. (a) Explanation Balearic Islands are located in Mediterranean Sea. These islands are divided into Gimnesias (Malloria, Menoria and Cabrera) in the North and Pitiuass (Ibiza Formentera) in the South west.

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