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Tamil Nadu GK for TNPSC Exams. MCQs

1. Who among the following built the Parthasarathy Temple ?
[A] Narasimhavarman I
[B] Mahendravarman II
[C] Mahendravarman I
[D] Simhavishnu

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2. Who among the following was the first Indian to sit as a judge of the Madras High Court?
[A] P. V. Rajamannar
[B] T. Muthuswamy Iyer
[C] Sir S. Subramania Iyer
[D] V. T. Krishnamachari

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3. Which among the following rivers originates in Chembarambakkam Lake in Tamil Nadu?
[A] Cooum River
[B] Adyar River
[C] Aintharuviar River
[D] Chittar River

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4. As per the provisions of Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle that ended the Battle of Madras, Madras was returned to the British in exchange for which among the following territories?
[A] Cape Breton Island
[B] Barrier towns
[C] Silecia
[D] Louisburg

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5. Who led the French forces during the “Siege of Madras”?
[A] Georges Duval de Leyrit
[B] Charles Godeheu
[C] Antoine Boyellau
[D] Thomas Arthur, Lally

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6. What is the name of seat of Corporation of Chennai? [A] [B] [C] [D]
[A] Chelmsford Building
[B] Ripon Building
[C] Cornwallis Building
[D] Dalhousie Building

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7. In which year, Madras State was renamed as Tamilnadu?
[A] 1960
[B] 1963
[C] 1969
[D] 1972

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8. In which year, name Chennai from Madras was officially changed?
[A] 1993
[B] 1995
[C] 1997
[D] 1998

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9. The earliest name of Chennai is Chennaipattinam, which referred to the town around the Fort St George in 1639-40. The place was acquired by the British from ___?
[A] Damarla Venkatadri Nayakudu
[B] Peda Venkata Rayalu
[C] Padma Velama Nayak
[D] Chennappa Nayakudu

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10. The Mahatma Gandhi Community Colleges have been opened in Tamil Nadu in which among the following?
[A] Small Revenue Villages
[B] Districts with lowest Education Ratio
[C] Districts with highest population of SCs & STs
[D] Prisons for vocational training of prisoners

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