Basic General Knowledge Quiz 902

general knowledge quiz

The Central Rice Research Station is situated in?
A. Chennai
B. Cuttack
C. Bangalore
D. Quilon

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The metal whose salts are sensitive to light is?
A. Zinc
B. Silver
C. Copper
D. Aluminium

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The country that has the highest in Barley Production?
A. China
B. India
C. Russia
D. France

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The first chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission was?
A. Dr.C.V.Raman
B. Dr.H.J.Bhabha
C. Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam
D. Dr.Vickram Sarabhai

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D.D.T. was invented by?
A. Mosley
B. Rudeolf
C. Karl Benz
D. Dalton

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Which is considered as the biggest port of India?
A. Kolkata
B. Cochin
C. Chennai
D. Mumbai

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The first Muslim President of the Indian National Congress?
A. Azad
B. M.A.Jinnah
C. Rahimulla Sayani
D. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam

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The chief ore of Aluminium is?
A. Iron
B. Cryolite
C. Bauxite
D. Haematite

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The hottest planet in the solar system?
A. Mercury
B. Venus
C. Mars
D. Jupiter

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The river that flows through Delhi is?
A. Ganges
B. Indus
C. Yamuna
D. Narmada

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Biology - General Knowledge Quiz 901

The gap between two neurons is called ______
(a) Synapse
(b) Impulse
(c) Thyroxin
(d) Axon

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Which organ secretes insulin?
(a) pancreas
(b) Thymus
(c) Thymus
(d) Adrenal gland

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Auxins are present in the _________ of plant.
(a) Bottom
(b) Tip
(c) Middle
(d) All of the above

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Cerebrum controls-:
(a) Hearing
(b) Smelling
(c) Sensation
(d) All of the above

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Nephron is the functional unit of ________
(a) Lungs
(b) Kidney
(c) Thyroid
(d) Pancreas

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The human skeleton has ___ bones in the skull.
(a) 29
(b) 34
(c) 12
(d) 28

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Cup shaped structure in Nephron is called?
(a) Bowman’s capsule
(b) Glomerulus
(c) Cortex
(d) Medulla

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Chemical name of ‘Vitamin A’
(a) Thiamine
(b) Retinol
(c) Niacin
(d) Biotin

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The juice secreted by the liver is called______
(a) Trypsin
(b) Bile
(c) Lipase
(d) Pepsin

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Largest bone in human body?
(a) Femur
(b) Fibula
(c) Tibia
(d) Humerus

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Indian Polity - GK Quiz 900

general knowledge quiz


What is the maximum number of starred questions that can be asked in Lok Sabha on a particular day?

(a) 15
(b) 20
(c) 25
(d) No Limit

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The Council of Ministers in a State is collectively responsible to

(a) The Governor
(b) The Chief Minister
(c) The President of India
(d) The Legislative Assembly

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Which of the following is true about chairman of Public Accounts Committee?

(a) Elected by Union Cabinet
(b) Appointed by Speaker
(c) Appointed by President
(d) Elected by members of the Public Accounts Committee

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Rajya Sabha being a permanent house

(a) One-half of its members retire every three years
(b) One-third of its members retire every two years
(c) One-fifth of its members retire every years
(d) One-sixth of its members retire every years

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In which State does the Governor nominate women to the Assembly?

(a) Sikkim
(b) Manipur
(c) Nagaland
(d) Jammu and Kashmir

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The Joint Session of both the Houses of Parliament is summoned by -

(a) The President
(b) Prime Minister
(c) Chairman of Rajya Sabha
(d) Speaker of Lok Sabha

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In a federal Government the states enjoy

(a) Original powers
(b) Power given by the people
(c) Power given by the Constition
(d) Powers delegated by the Centre

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What is the duration of membership of State Legislative Councils?

(a) 4 Years
(b) 6 Years
(c) 8 Years
(d) 10 Years

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The Residuary powers of the Indian Union are

(a) Vested with the Centre
(b) Vested with the States
(c) There are no residuary powers
(d) They are distributed between the centre and the states

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A mid-term poll is conducted when

(a) All MP’s of a political party resign
(b) There are discrepancies in voting
(c) An elected member resigns from his seat
(d) The Lok Sabha is dissolved before completion of its term

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General Knowledge Quiz 899

general knowledge quiz


Which state of India has highest number of Lok Sabha constutiencies?

(a) Bihar
(b) Bengal
(c) Madhya Pradesh
(d) Uttar Pradesh

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The system is used to elect members of the Rajya Sabha:

(a) Cumulative vote system
(b) Single non-transferable vote system
(c) Single transferable vote system
(d) None of the above

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Which of the following is true about chairman of Public Accounts Committee?

(a) Elected by Union Cabinet
(b) Appointed by Speaker
(c) Appointed by President
(d) Elected by members of the Public Accounts Committee

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What is zero hour in parliament?

(a) When the proposal of the opposition is considered
(b) When matters of utmost importance are raised
(c) The first hour of the session
(d) When a money bill is introduced in the Lok Sabha

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With regard to the powers of the Rajya Sabha, which one among the following statements is not correct?

(a) A money bill cannot be introduced in the Rajya Sabha
(b) The Rajya Sabha has no power either to reject or amend a money bill
(c) The Rajya Sabha cannot discuss the annual financial statement
(d) The Rajya Sabha has no power to vote on the demands for grants

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Which is the largest committee of the Parliament?

(a) The Public Accounts Committee
(b) The Committee on Public Undertakings
(c) The Estimates Committee
(d) The Committee on Petitions

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The minimum age for being the member of Parliament is:

(a) 21 Years
(b) 25 Years
(c) 28 Years
(d) 30 Years

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What is the minimum age for election/appointment as member of the Rajya Sabha?

(a) 21 Years
(b) 25 Years
(c) 30 Years
(d) 35 Years

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When the joint sittings of the two houses of Parliament are held?
A B C D

(a) To elect the President of India
(b) To elect the Vice-President of India
(c) To adopt a Constitution amending bill
(d) To consider and pass a bill on which two houses disagree

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The maximum possible gap between two sessions of Parliament is:

(a) 3 months
(b) 4 months
(c) 6 months
(d) 9 months

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Indian Economy - GK Quiz 898


Where was the electricity supply first introduced in India -

(a) Mumbai
(b) Dehradun
(c) Darjeeling
(d) Chennai

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Which of the following is related to Bharat Nirman Scheme?

(a) Foodgrain production self sufficiency
(b) Family welfare programme
(c) Infrastructure development
(d) Employment generation program

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Which one of the following ports is the oldest port in India?

(a) Mumbai Port
(b) Chennai Port
(c) Kolkata Port
(d) Vishakhapatnam Port

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Which of the following is not a nuclear power center?

(a) Narora
(b) Kota
(c) Chamera
(d) Kakrapara

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What is the position of India in the term of proven coal resereves in the world?

(a) First
(b) Second
(c) Third
(d) Fourth

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Which of the following contributes the maximum earnings in Indian Railways?

(a) Passenger earning
(b) Goods and traffic earing
(c) Sundry earning
(d) Other coach earning

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Which of the following ports is not the major port of India?

(a) Port Blair Port
(b) Ennore
(c) Paradeep
(d) None

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Which of the following shares of the total traffic is handled by major ports in India?

(a) around 50%
(b) around 60%
(c) around 75%
(d) around 85%

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Which kind of power accounts for the largest share of power generation in India?

(a) Nuclear
(b) Hydeo-electricity
(c) Thermal
(d) Solar

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Which of the following is the best source of generating electricity in India from the view point fo sustainable development?

(a) Coal
(b) Mineral oil and gas
(c) Hydro Electricity
(d) Atomic Energy

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Indian Culture Quiz - GK Quiz 897

general knowledge quiz

The term Aryan denotes

(a) an ethnic group
(b) nomadic people
(c) a speech group
(d) a superior race

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How many ritual hymns are there in Rigveda -

(a) 1028
(b) 1017
(c) 1128
(d) 1020

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Which of the following is a Vedangana -

(a) Stuti
(b) Smriti
(c) Nirukta
(d) Samhita

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Who among the following wrote Sanskrit grammar?

(a) Kalidasa
(b) Charak
(c) Panini
(d) Aryabhatt

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The God who is the most prominent in 'Rigveda' is -

(a) Indra
(b) Agni
(c) Pasupati
(d) Vishnu

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Patanjali is well known for the compilation of -

(a) Yoga Sutra
(b) Panchatantra
(c) Brahma Sutra
(d) Ayurveda

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Which river has no mention in Rigveda?

(a) Sindhu
(b) Saraswati
(c) Yamuna
(d) Periyar

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Who composed the Gayatri Mantra-

(a) Vishwamitra
(b) Vasistha
(c) Indra
(d) Parikshit

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Upanishadas are books on -

(a) Religion
(b) Yoga
(c) Law
(d) Philosophy

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The Rigvedic God Varuna was

(a) Herbinger of Peace
(b) Destroyer of foes
(c) Guardian of cosmic order
(d) God of prosperity

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Geography for Competitive Exams - GK Quiz 896


Tsunamis are not caused by
(a) Hurricanes
(b) Earthquakes
(c) Undersea landslides
(d) Volcanic eruptions

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Evaporation is greater when -
(a) Warm air flows over warm current
(b) Warm air flows over cold current
(c) Cold air flows over warm current
(d) Cold air flows over cold current

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Which of the following straits is not in Asia

(a) Malacca strait
(b) Bass strait
(c) Formosa strait
(d) Molucca strait

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Volcanic eruption do not occur in the
(a) Baltic sea
(b) Black sea
(c) Caribbean sea
(d) Caspian sea

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The interval between two high tides
(a) 4 h 12 m
(b) 6 h 13 m
(c) 12 h 26 m
(d) 24 h 52 m

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In which ocean is the kamchataka current found?
(a) Pacific Ocean
(b) Atlantic Ocean
(c) Indian Ocean
(d) Arctic Ocean

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With which of the following rivers does Chambal river merge?
(a) Benguela current
(b) Peruvian current
(c) Canary current
(d) Gulf Stream

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The great Asian river Mekong does not run through -
(a) China
(b) Malaysia
(c) Cambodia
(d) Laos

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Which one of the following is responsible for the characteristic reddish colour of Red sea?
(a) Red algae
(b) Brown algae
(c) Green algae
(d) Blue-green algae

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Low pressures across Peruvian coast causes -
(a) Low rainfall in India
(b) Low rainfall in Australia
(c) high rainfall in Japan
(d) Both a and b

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Rivers in India - GK Quiz 895


Which one of the following river flows between Vindhyan and Satpura ranges?
(a) Narmada
(b) Mahanadi
(c) Son
(d) Netravati

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Which among the following headstreams meets the Ganges in last?
(a) Alaknanda
(b) Pindar
(c) Mandakini
(d) Bhagirathi

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River Luni originates near Pushkar and drains into which one of the following?
(a) Rann of Kachchh
(b) Arabian Sea
(c) Gulf of Cambay
(d) Lake Sambhar

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Which one of the following rivers originates in Brahmagiri range of Western Ghats?
(a) Pennar
(b) Cauvery
(c) Krishna
(d) Tapti

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Chambal river is a part of -
(a) Sabarmati basin
(b) Ganga basin
(c) Narmada basin
(d) Godavari basin

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Indus river originates in -
(a) Kinnaur
(b) Ladakh
(c) Nepal
(d) Tibet

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With which of the following rivers does Chambal river merge?
(a) Banas
(b) Ganga
(c) Narmada
(d) Yamuna

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Amravati, Bhavani, Hemavati and Kabini are tributaries of which one of the following rivers?
(a) Mahanadi
(b) Godawari
(c) Cauvery
(d) Krishna

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Which peninsular river is least seasonal in flow?
(a) Narmada
(b) Krishna
(c) Godavari
(d) Cauvery

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At wich one of the following places do the rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi merge to form Ganga?
(a) Devprayag
(b) Rudra Prayag
(c) Karnaprayag
(d) Vishnuprayag

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General Knowledge Quiz 894


General Knowledge
The Drain Theory has been propounded by
(a) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(b) Dadabhai Naoroji
(c) Mahatma Gandhi
(d) Lala Lajpat Rai

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Where was Arya Samaj founded
(a) Lahore
(b) Bombay
(c) Rajkot
(d) Haridwar

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Rani Gaidinliu, a rebel leader against the British, was from
(a) Nagaland
(b) Tripura
(c) Manipur
(d) Assam

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Who passed the Vernacular Press Act?
(a) Lord Clive
(b) Lord Lytton
(c) Lord Dufferin
(d) Lord Rippon

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Light year is unit of
(a) Distance
(b) Time
(c) Mass
(d) Speed of light

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Very small time intervals can be accurately measured by
(a) Atomic clocks
(b) White dwarf
(c) Pulsars
(d) Quartz clocks

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Kilowatt is a unit to measure
(a) Electricity
(b) Work
(c) Current
(d) Power

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The structure of boric acid is
(a) Trigonal planer
(b) Planer
(c) Hexagonal
(d) Tetrahedral

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Which of the following is not an ore of boron
(a) Colemanite
(b) Kernite
(c) Borax
(d) Feldspar

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Which one of the most abundant on the earth crust
(a) B
(b) Al
(c) Ga
(d) In

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General Knowledge Quiz 893


General Knowledge
Which of the following is an active component of oil of clove?
(a) Benzaldehyde
(b) Menthol
(c) Methanol
(d) Eugenol

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Synthetic ethenol is produced by reacting ethene (in the presence of phosphoric acid) with
(a) Oxygen
(b) Hydrogen
(c) Water (steam)
(d) Potassium dichromate

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Most poisonous pollutant in water is
(a) Detergent
(b) Arsenic
(c) Zinc
(d) Phosphate

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The study of principles and procedures of classification is
(a) Classification
(b) Nomenclature
(c) Indentification
(d) Taxonomy

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Which of the following does not possess a specialized conducting tissue for transport of water and other substances in plants?
(a) Cycas
(b) Marchantia
(c) Fern
(d) Marsilea

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During rainy season, the ground becomes slippery due to dense growth of
(a) Cynobacteria
(b) Green algae
(c) Lichen
(d) Bacteria

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Cotton is related with the famiy
(a) Malvacae
(b) Cruciferi
(c) Rannculacae
(d) Composite

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A 'flower bud' which is uses as a spice is obtained from
(a) Clove
(b) Cinnamon
(c) Coriander
(d) Cardamon

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Who started the magazine 'Bahishkrit Bharat'?
(a) B.R. Ambedkar
(b) M.K. Gandhi
(c) Bhanda ji
(d) Jyotiba Phule

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Who was shot at by Mangal Pandey?
(a) Mitchell
(b) Hearsey
(c) Finnis
(d) Baugh

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General Knowledge Quiz 892


General Knowledge
Which of the following tribes was not a distinguished one of the later Vedic period?
(a) Panchals
(b) Bharatas
(c) Vidohas
(d) Kurus

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Satavahans started out as feudatpries to
(a) Chalukya dynasty
(b) Mauryan dynasty
(c) Gupta dynasty
(d) None of these

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Which of the following ancient texts is linked to the story of Nachiketas
(a) Aitareya Brahmana
(b) Aranyakas
(c) Atharvaveda
(d) Kathopanishad

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Which of the following Shaivya sects was founded by Lakulish?
(a) Pasupata
(b) Lingayat
(c) Kapalik
(d) Kalamukh

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The Widow Remarriage Act was passed during the governor generalship of
(a) Canning
(b) Bentinck
(c) Lawrence
(d) Dalhousie

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The iron obtained from blast furnace is
(a) Steel
(b) Soft iron
(c) Wrought iron
(d) Pig iron

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Sodium metal should be stored in
(a) Water
(b) Alcohol
(c) Hydrochloric acid
(d) Kerosene oil

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One of the following elements does not exit as tetra atomic molecule
(a) P
(b) N
(c) Sb
(d) As

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Which of the following have high electron offinity?
(a) N
(b) Cl
(c) O
(d) F

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The precentage of nitrogen in urea it
(a) 20
(b) 28
(c) 36
(d) 46

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General Knowledge Quiz 891


General Knowledge
Which of the Committees of the Parliament is concerned with putting a financial check on the executive?
(a) Advisory Committee
(b) Committee on Public Undertaking
(c) Public Accounts Committee
(d) Estimates Committee

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Who has the authority to establish an inter-state council?
(a) Prime Minister
(b) President of India
(c) Chief Minister
(d) Governor of the state

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In India, creation of All India Services is initiated by
(a) By Speaker
(b) Rajya Sabha
(c) Lok Sabha
(d) Parliament

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Which of the following is/are the mode(s) of losing citizenship in India?
(a) Deprivation
(b) Renunciation
(c) Termination
(d) All of these

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The Constitution of India provides this as an example of residuary powers
(a) Labour laws
(b) Preventive detention
(c) Service Taxation
(d) None of these

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The Silk Route controlled by
(a) Kushans
(b) Parthas
(c) Sassanians
(d) Shakas

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The first foreign of India was
(a) Muhammad bin Qasim
(b) Alexander
(c) Kalanaus
(d) Darius I

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An image of dancing girl is found at
(a) Ropar
(b) Dholavira
(c) Harappa
(d) Mohenjodaro

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He was the son of Gautam Buddha and Yashodhara
(a) Rudra
(b) Rahula
(c) Ribhus
(d) Mitra

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The most frequently depicted animals on Harappan seals is
(a) Elephant
(b) Horse
(c) Unicorn
(d) Buffalo

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General Knowledge Quiz 890


General Knowledge
The Rig Vedic culture existed in the region of
(a) Indus Valley
(b) Indo-Gangetic Valley
(c) Swat and the Indus
(d) Punjab and Delhi

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The prehistoric art appeared for first time during
(a) Chalcolithic period
(b) Palaeolothic period
(c) Neolithic period
(d) None of these

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Who is known as the Father of History?
(a) Magasthenes
(b) Niarcus
(c) Herodotus
(d) Plutarch

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Jainism was popularized in South India by
(a) Sudharaman
(b) Gautamee
(c) Bhadra Bahu
(d) Indrabhuti

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Rudradaman was a
(a) Greek king
(b) Kushana King
(c) Saka king
(d) Kanva king

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Study of butterfly is
(a) Lapidopterology
(b) Ichthyology
(c) Polynalogy
(d) Neonafology

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Study of insects is called
(a) Entomology
(b) Ichthyology
(c) Anthropology
(d) Neonatology

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Phyllum coelenterata is also known as
(a) Cnidaria
(b) Protozoa
(c) Annelida
(d) Porifera

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Young of a cockroach is called
(a) Maggot
(b) Ephyra
(c) Juvenila
(d) Nymph

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Which of the following is not a mammal
(a) Whale
(b) Man
(c) Bat
(d) Fishes

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General Knowledge Quiz 889


General Knowledge
The vast network of computers that connects millions of people all over the world is called
(a) Internet
(b) LAN
(c) Web
(d) Hypertext

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Which component of plants receives stimulus for flowering?
(a) Leaves
(b) Stems
(c) Roots
(d) Branches

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Embryo is found in
(a) Seeds
(b) Flower
(c) Buds
(d) Leaves

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A dried flower bud which is used as spice is obtained from
(a) Clove
(b) Cinnamon
(c) Coriander
(d) Cardamon

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Which one of the following plants produces seed but not fruit?
(a) Ground nut
(b) Almond
(c) Mustard
(d) Cycus

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Mitochondria are store house of
(a) ATP
(b) Glycogen
(c) Fats
(d) Glucose

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In plant body, the water and minerals are transported by
(a) Parenchyma
(b) Bast
(c) Xylum
(d) Collenchyma

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Longest fibres are found in
(a) Sunn Hemp
(b) Jute
(c) Coir
(d) Cotton

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Canker disease in lemon is due to
(a) Virus
(b) Fungi
(c) Nematode
(d) Bacteria

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Red rust disease of tea is caused by
(a) Fungi
(b) Bacteria
(c) Green algae
(d) Lichen

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General Knowledge Quiz 888

General Knowledge

The Bombay Mill Hands Association of 1890 was the first of a kind of trade union in India. It was founded by
(a) S.M. Joshi
(b) M.N. Roy
(c) N.M. Lokhand
(d) Sadipada Banerjee

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Ajivikas are followers of
(a) Ajita Kesha Kambalin
(b) Gautam Buddha
(c) Goshala Maskariputra
(d) Mahavira Jain

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Shortughai Harappan site is located in
(a) North India
(b) Afghanistan
(c) Pakistan
(d) Gujarat

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The first Tirthankara and the founder of Jainism, Rishabdev was born in
(a) Ayodhya
(b) Varanasi
(c) Ujjain
(d) Kashi

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Jainism was popularised in South India by
(a) Sudharaman
(b) Gautamee
(c) Bhadra Bahu
(d) Indrabhuti

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Which of the Harappan sites has reported four massive pieces made of bronze?
(a) Rakhigarhi
(b) Surkotda
(c) Daimabad
(d) Chanhudaro

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Which part of a computer helps to store information?
(a) Printer
(b) Monitor
(c) Disk drive
(d) Keyboard

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A disk on which you store information
(a) TV disk
(b) Plate
(c) Paper disk
(d) Data disc

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Which of the following is not an example of hardware?
(a) Excel
(b) Mouse
(c) Printer
(d) Monitor

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A word in a web page that, when clicked, opens another document
(a) URL
(b) Reference
(c) Hyperlink
(d) Anchor

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