Kerala PSC Questions - History and Geography

1. Kerala was formed on 1 November 1956 as per which act?
(a) States Reorganisation Act
(b) Kerala Reorganisation Act
(c) Kerala and TamilNadu Reorganisation Act
(d) India Reorganisation Act

2. Total area of Kerala comes to around
(a) 38,863 km2
(b) 48,863 km2
(c) 28,863 km2
(d) 18,863 km2

3. According to 2011 census, child population growth rate in Kerala is?
a) - 8.44%
b) - 3.00%
c) 0.0%
d) 3.55%

4. According to 2011 census, density of population in Kerala is
a) 860 persons per sq. km
b) 1060 persons per sq. km
c) 960 persons per sq. km
d) 760 persons per sq. km

5. According to 2011 census, which is the most populated district in Kerala
a) Malappuram
b) Eranakulam
c) Kannur
d) Kolam

6. A 3rd-century BCE rock inscription by the Mayauryan emperor refers to the local ruler as Keralaputra. Name the emperor
a) Chandragupta Maurya
b) Bindusara
c) Ashoka
d) Dasaratha Maurya

7. The Matsya Purana, which is among the oldest of the 18 Puranas, uses the which Mountains of Kerala as the setting for the story of Lord Matsya, the first incarnation of Lord Vishnu.?
a) Ponmudi
b) Anamudi
c) Malaya Mountain
d) None of these

8. The earliest Sanskrit text to mention Kerala by name is
a) Rigveda
b) Yajurveda
c) Samaveda
d) Atharvaveda

9. Marayur, a place in Kerala is best known for its?
a) Sandalwood
b) House boats
c) Silk Cultivation
d) Elephants

10. Stone age carvings in the which caves feature pictorial writings believed to date to at least the Neolithic era around 5,000 BC, indicating the presence of a prehistoric civilization or settlement in Kerala?
a) Nedumala caves
b) Edakkal Caves
c) Kottukal caves
d) Vizhinjam rock caves

If you are able to answer 7 questions, your preparation is satisfactory