Famous Personalities Quiz Questions with Answers

Famous Personalities Quiz Questions with Answers

Famous Personalities Quiz Questions with Answers

1) The most famous European Traveller in the Far East, the Venetian made journeys through China, India and other eastern countries, visited the court of Kubla Khan. Name him.

Answer: Marco Polo.


2) Who was assassinated whilst sailing from the village of the Mullaghmore in Ireland in 1979?

Answer: Earl Mountbatten of Burma.


3) Who was the Moslem warrior who defended the Holy Land against the Christian Knights during the third crusade?

Answer: Saladin.


4) Which leader of the Russian Revolution became first Soviet Commissioner for Foreign affairs but was expelled from the Communist Party in 1927 and was assassinated in Mexico in 1940?

Answer: Leon Trotsky.


5) Chinese General, after Sun-Yat-Sen’s death, as commander of the Kuomintang army, he attempted to unite China; in 1949 retired to Formosa (Taiwan) after the victory of the communists. Who was he?

Answer: Chiang Kai-Shek.


6) Famous Italian navigator who begged the King and Queen of Spain for a ship to sail west to India but he discovered America in 1492. Name him.

Answer: Christopher Columbus.


7) Who was the deaf and blind American author who wrote such works as the ‘The Story of My Life’, ‘Out of the Dark’ and “Let us have Faith’?

Answer: Helen Keller.


8) Lord Howard of Effingham commanded the English fleet which repulsed the Spanish Armada invasion in 1588. Name two of his three seconds-in-command.

Answer: Drake, Hawkins and Frobisher.


9) English navigator, who made many voyages around the world, discovered the sandwich, Name him.

Answer: Captain James Cook.


10) He is the richest private individual for the 4th consecutive years in the world with a $62.25 billion fortune, president and CEO of Microsoft Corporation. Name him.

Answer: Bill Gates.


11) Sappho is the name of a poetess of ancient times. What was her language?

Answer: Greek.


12) Prime Minister of Pakistan who was removed from his post in a military coup (1977) by Gen. Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq whose government executed him. Who was he?

Answer: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.


13) Sir Edwin Lutyens, Hug Casoon, Basil Spence and Frank Lloyd Wright were all leading exponents in which field of human activity?

Answer: They were all world-famous architects.


14) He was born in 1829 and was founder and first General of Salvation army. Who was he?

Answer: William Booth.


15) He was the last Saxon leader to hold out against the Normans. His base in the Fens was captured in 1071 but he escaped. His exploits were recorded by Kingsley. Who was he?

Answer: Hereward the Wake.


16) Which famous artist was born in the village of East Bergholt in Suffolk in 1776?

Answer: John Constable.


17) Queen of Great Britain and N. Ireland. She ascended the throne in 1952. Name her.

Answer: Elizabeth II


18) English physician, who discovered the mechanics of the circulation of blood in 1616. Name him.

Answer: William Harvey.


19) American clergyman, militant, non-violent civil rights leader and Negro integration leader, won the Nobel Peace prize in 1964. Name him.

Answer: Martin Luther King Jr.


20) London based actor who played the role of Gandhi in Richard Attenborough’s film ‘Gandhi’. Won best actor Oscar Award. Name him:

Answer: Ben Kingsley.


21) American foreign policy expert secretary of State 1973-77 and special advisor on national security affairs to President Nixon shared Nobel Peace Prize in 1973 with Lê Đức Thọ. Name him:

Answer: Henry Kissinger.


22) Name the American who founded Rotary International in 1905:

Answer: Paul P. Harris (1868-1947)


23) Indian founder of Jainism, which teaches the sacredness of all life. Name him:

Answer: Vardhamana Mahavira (6th century BC)


24) Argentinian football star, played for Italian club Napoli (1987-91). Famous for the ‘hand of God’ goal against England in 1986. Banned for 15 months for drug problems. He was a T.V. Commentator in the 1998 world cup. Name him:

Answer: Diego Maradona.


25) Who was the creator of Sculptures ‘The Kiss and The Thinker’?

Answer: Auguste Rodin.


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26) First black President of South Africa. He was imprisoned for about 27 years for fighting apartheid. Under his leadership, African National Congress led the South Africans to a non-racist democracy, won Bharat Ratna in 1990. Name him:

Answer: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.


27) U.S. President 1981-88. Former TV & film star. Governor of California 1967-74. Name him:

Answer: Ronald Reagan.


28) Former Tanzanian President and popular African leader. Chairman South Commission. Name him:

Answer: Julius Nyerere.


29) Egyptian Statesman and leader of the Arab World. Deposed General Naguib (1954). Nationalized the Suez Canal (1956). One of the founders of the Non-Aligned Movement. Name him:

Answer: Gamal Abdel Nasser.


30) One of the world’s best movie star belongs to Hongkong. Made 40 films since 1976, when he was touted as the new Bruce Lee. Name him:

Answer: Jackie Chan.


31) Who succeeded Litvinov as the Soviet Foreign Minister just before the Second World War?

Answer: Vyacheslav Molotov.


32) Who is mainly responsible for saving the peregrine falcon from extinction?

Answer: Tom Cade.


33) Who was known as the ‘The Wizard of Menlo Park?’

Answer: Thomas Alva Edison.


34) Who was the wife of Priam, king of Troy and mother of Hector?

Answer: Hecuba.


35) She entered into a pact with the Germans and French during World War I, thus acting as a double agent. She was executed when caught- in 1917. The name by which she became popularly known was as “The eye of the morning”. Who was she?

Answer: Mata Hari.


36) Director and title role actor of the 1945 film ‘Henry V’ knighted in 1947 and created a peer in 1970. Who was he?

Answer: Laurence Oliver.


37) Who was the first woman prime minister of a nation in the world?

Answer: Sirimavo Bandaranaike (Sri Lanka)


38) Who is the woman swimmer to have won the largest numbers of Olympic gold medals?

Answer: Kristin Otto.


39) In which field of human activity was Sir Mortimer Wheeler famous?

Answer: Archaeology.


40) Which Canadian newspaper magnate held important government offices in England during World War I and World War II?

Answer: Lord Beaverbrook.


41) Name the only woman who is known all over the world for her detective stories.

Answer: Agatha Christie.


42) Who was the first woman to be elected president of the U.N. Assembly?

Answer: Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit.


43) The ‘Iron man of India’. He was a leading freedom fighter and prominent Indian who worked closely with Mahatma Gandhi. He played a key role in the integration of India’s princely states with the union. The Deputy Prime Minister in the Nehru Government. Name him:

Answer: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (1875-1950)


44) South American revolutionist called the Liberator. He founded Grand Colombia. Revered as a Latin American hero. Name him:

Answer: Simon Bolivar (1783-1830)


45) Former President of Bangladesh, founder of Bangladesh Nationalist Party in 1979 rode to power on November 7, 1975, through a coup. Name him:

Answer: Ziaur Rahman (1937-1981)


46) Who was the woman best known for her social work especially with the dying and the destitute?

Answer: Mother Teresa.


47) A former president of Pakistan was executed in 1979. What was his name?

Answer: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.


48) The prince of which principality between Switzerland and Austria owns one of the finest private art collections in the world?

Answer: Liechtenstein.


49) He was a well-known jurist, statesman, social reformer and scheduled caste leader. The first Law Minister of free India 1947-1951. Name him.

Answer: Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.


50) He was the founder of the Boy Scout movement in 1908 and Girl Guides in 1910. Who was he?

Answer: Baden Powell.


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51) Name an Indian astronomer as well as famous mathematician of the 5th century A.D (476-520)

Answer: Aryabhata.


52) An Indian scientist who laid the foundation of nuclear service in India and was chiefly responsible for creating the atomic research establishment which is now named after him. He died in a plane crash of January 24, 1966. Name him.

Answer: Dr. Homi J. Bhabha.


53) She was the Queen of Egypt. Julius Caesar fell in love with her. After Caesar’s murder Mark Antony became her lover. When he was beaten in battle, she committed suicide. Name her.

Answer: Cleopatra.


54) Ernesto “Che” Guevara, the revolutionary hero, took part in guerilla wars in Cuba and was killed fighting Bolivian troops, but what nationality was he?

Answer: Argentinian.


55) The most famous American sailor was born in Scotland and became a Russian Rear-admiral before dying in Paris in 1792. Who was he?

Answer: John Paul Jones.


56) A Norwegian politician became a puppet leader of his country during World War II and his name became a byword for treachery. Who was he?

Answer: Vidkun Quisling.


57) He was a British marine, bridge and a railway engineer responsible for among other things, the Clifton suspension bridge and the ship called Great Western. Who was he?

Answer: Isambard Kingdom Brunel.


58) George Washington was the first American President of the United States of America. Who was the second?

Answer: John Adams.


59) He was a Spanish hero before he was 20, led a Spanish force against the Moors and drove them out of Spain. He is celebrated in poem and romance. Who was he?

Answer: Elcid.


60) Who was the great woman who won the Nobel Prize twice?

Answer: Marie Curie.


61) A woman of world renown gave her name to a system of spontaneous education for children. Name her.

Answer: Maria Montessori.


62) Name the first Asian woman to go to space?

Answer: Kalpana Chawla.


63) Name the first Indian to go to space?

Answer: Rakesh Sharma.


64) Name the great English landscape gardener who designed the grounds of Blenheim Palace and transformed the landscape of extensive areas of the United Kingdom during the 18th century.

Answer: Lancelot Brown.


65) She was an English actress who with her father rescued the crew of the ship Forfarshire which was wrecked on the Farne Islands on the north-east coast of England in 1838. Who was she?

Answer: Grace Darling.


66) He was a famous sailor born in Plymouth who in 1789, was cast adrift from the ship Bounty by his mutinous crew. Who was he?

Answer: Captain William Bligh.


67) A great Indian youth leader and one of the presidents of the Indian National Congress during World War II, he escaped from British detention in India and organized freedom fighters with Japanese help. He gained prominence for organizing I.N.A. Name him.

Answer: Subhash Chandra bose.


68) The founder of modern Communist Russia, responsible for the successful Soviet Revolution of October-November 1917. He was the head of the government from 1917-1924. Name him.

Answer: Lenin.


69) Comedian film star, born in London, he went to the USA in 1916. First international screen star with more than 50 years achievement ‘The Kid’, ‘The Gold Rush’, ‘City Lights’, ‘Limelight’ are some of his hit films. Name him.

Answer: Charlie Chaplin.


70) Name the first English printer and publisher.

Answer: William Caxton (1422-1491)


71) Portuguese navigator and commander of the first expedition (1519) to circum navigate the globe. Name him.

Answer: Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521)


72) A great genius, one of the master artists of the high Renaissance, Italian, Man of Science who described himself as painter, architect, philosopher, poet, composer etc. Best known for his ‘Last Supper’ and ‘Mona Lisa’

Name him.

Answer: Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)


73) German religious reformer who began the Protestant Reformation. Name him.

Answer: Martin Luther (1483-1546)


74) King of France, longest reign (61 years) a despotic ruler, builder of Versailles. His exhausting wars weakened France. Who was he?

Answer: Louis XIV (1638-1715)


75) Scottish missionary and explorer in Africa, he discovered the course of the Zambezi, the Victoria Falls and Lake Nyasa (now Lake Malawi). Who was he?

Answer: David Livingstone (1813-1873)


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76) A Polish Physicist and chemist who is famous for her discovery of “radium’ and was awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1911. Name her.

Answer: Marie Curie.


77) A French peasant girl who is stated to have a vision for bringing glory to France. She inspired the French to drive the English out of Orleans. She was caught by the British and burnt as a heretic at Rouen. Name her.

Answer: Joan of Arc (1482-1531)


78) He was the king of Macedonia (Greece) conquered South-West Asia and Egypt, penetrated to India died at Babylon. Who was he?

Answer: Alexander the Great.


79) He was the President of Uganda in 1971-1979. He ordered the deportation of 45000 Asian residents in 1972. Notorious as one of modern Africa’s harshest dictators. Name him.

Answer: Idi Amin.


80) Palestinian President Leader of PLO from 1968. Head of al-Fatah, PLO’s largest guerilla group shared Nobel Peace Prize in 1994. Name him.

Answer: Yasser Arafat.


81) Great socialist thinker, he was the German founder of Modern International Communism, His famous work was ‘Das Capital’

Name him.

Answer: Karl Marx (1818-1883)


82) Democratic leader who became 42nd U.S. President (1993) re-elected in November 1996, became controversial in 1998. Name him.

Answer: William Jefferson Clinton.


83) French emperor and general, his brilliant victories over Austrians and Russians made him practically the master of Europe. Name him.

Answer: Napoleon I Bonaparte.


84) Who was the first US president?

Answer: George Washington.


85) The most celebrated German musician and composer, he settled in Vienna, his symphonies 9 in the number rank as the greatest ever written. Who was he?

Answer: Beethoven.


86) A well-known English physical scientist and mathematician who is generally known as the world’s greatest man of science. He became famous for his law of gravitation. Name him.

Answer: Sir Isaacs Newton.


87) Father of communist china, was chairman of the Communist Party of the people of Republic China. He raised China. Name him.

Answer: Mao Tse Tung.


88) President of India since July 1997. Vice-President during 1992-97. Joined the Foreign Service after graduating from London School of Economics. He was an ambassador to China, USA etc. Name him:

Answer: K.R. Narayanan.


89) India’s leading film music director. His album ‘Vande Mataram’ is a best seller. ‘DilSe’, ‘Roja’, ‘Bombay’ are some of his best films. Name him:

Answer: A.R. Rahman.


90) English dramatist and poet who ranks with Shakespeare and Marlowe as one of the three great Elizabethan playwrights. Name him:

Answer: Ben Johnson (1573-1637)


91) Name the first woman novelist who won the Nobel Prize for literature.

Answer: Pearl S. Buck.


92) Mary Ann Evans was a famous English novelist. By what name was she known?

Answer: George Eliot.


93) Who was the first woman to swim across English Channel?

Answer: Arati Saha.


94) Name the first woman who became an IPS officer in India?

Answer: Kiran Bedi.


95) Famous Australia cricket captain who holds the world record of 156 test matches, Captained his country 93 times. Name him?

Answer: Allan Border.


96) Name the woman who founded the Theosophical Society?

Answer: Helena Blavatsky.


97) He won national amateur billiards champion of India twelve times. Winner of three world titles. Name him:

Answer: Wilson Jones.


98) I want to be alone was which famous actress’s cry?

Answer: Greta Garbo.


99) I was the son of an Austrian Customs Officer and used to paint pictures, postcards in a slum in Vienna. I divorced my non-Aryan wife as I believed “God had created Germans to rule the world”. To whom is this attributed?

Answer: Adolf Hitler.


100) Name the woman who organized the modern system of nursing?

Answer: Florence Nightingale.


Famous Personalities Quiz Questions Part 5


101) Who was the first chancellor of the Federal Republic of Wes Germany and was known as the architect of his country’s reconstruction after World War II?

Answer: Konrad Adenauer.


102) What is the name that links a national hero to a type of biscuit?

Answer: Garibaldi.


103) A famous actor is best known for the ‘Superman movies’. A horseback riding accident left him paralyzed. Who was he?

Answer: Christopher Reeve.


104) He had been called the father of Soviet literature and the founder of the doctrine of Socialist realism. A story writer, novelist and dramatist. Who was he?

Answer: Maxim Gorky.


105) He was an English engineer who devised new and improved methods of road making and bridge-building. He was blind too. Name him.

Answer: John Metcalf.


106) Who was the prime minister of Great Britain when Edward VIII abdicated the throne in 1936?

Answer: Stanley Baldwin.


107) Queen Salote reigned from 1918 to 1965 over which island kingdom?

Answer: The Kingdom of Tonga.


108) Gerardus Mercator, in the 16th century was famous for his work in what particular science or skill?

Answer: Mapmaking.


109) In which field of human activity did Jacob Epstein achieve fame?

Answer: Sculpture.


110) What was Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother’s maiden name?

Answer: Bowes Lyon.


111) Who was the most powerful woman president of Argentina?

Answer: Madame Eva Peron.


112) Who was the Keralite to become the President of the Republic of Singapore?

Answer: Devan Nair.


113) Who immortalized the ballet “The Dying Swan”?

Answer: Anna Pavlova.


114) Amerigo Vespucci visited Central America in AD 1499. Who was the other explorer with him?

Answer: Alonso de Ojeda.


115) What do Sir James Clark Ross, Sir Martin Frobisher, Henry Hudson, and Captain Scott have in common?

Answer: They were all British polar explorers.


116) Which British prime minister worked as a research chemist in industry before becoming a member of parliament in 1959?

Answer: Margaret Thatcher.


117) Who achieved the first solo Trans-Atlantic Flight?

Answer: Charles Lindbergh.


118) He was a German airman who originated the mobile fighter group of circus, he was known by the title the Red Baron.

Answer: Manfred von Richthofen.


119) Buckingham Palace is the official residence of the British royal family. However, it was not built by any of the British kings. Who was its builder?

Answer: Duke of Buckingham.


120) Who contributed most to the ‘escape acts’ in Magic?

Answer: Harry Houdini.


121) Who was known as the “man of thousand faces”?

Answer: Lon Chaney.


122) He was 19th-century Member of Parliament who was responsible for introducing the bill in 1876 which made a loading line on ships compulsory. Who was he?

Answer: Samuel Plimsoll.


123) British States Man, He was Prime Minister in 1964-1966, 1966-1970, and 1974-1976. Who was he?

Answer: Sir Harold Wilson.


124) Soviet Statesman who for nearly 30 years was the leader of the Russian people, the outstanding figure after Lenin’s death. Name him.

Answer: Joseph Stalin.


125) English soldier, Statesman and leader of the Puritan revolution, He provoked English aversion to military rule. Name him.

Answer: Oliver Cromwell.


126) American astronaut, the first man to set foot on the moon on 21 July 1969. Name him?

Answer: Neil Armstrong.


127) She was a 19th-century English woman who won fame for introducing penal reform and improving prison conditions. Who was she?

Answer: Elizabeth Fry.


128) She was an Austrian princess and wife of Louis XVI of France. She was executed by French revolutionaries in October 1793. Who was she?

Answer: Marie Antoinette.


129) Who proposed the idea of Debt for Nature Swap, which is now catching up fast all over the world?

Answer: Thomas E. Lovejoy.


130) Film director of Italy, his film ‘Last Emperor’ won 9 Oscar’s in 1987. Name him.

Answer: Bernardo Bertolucci.


131) Chinese revolutionary statesman, administrator and diplomat, organized revolt in Shanghai in 1927, later formed close partnership with Mao-Tse-Tung, took part in the long march 1934-1935, becoming Prime Minister of the new China in 1949. Who was he?

Answer: Chou-En-Lai.


132) She was the wife of Prince Charles of Britain, but divorced later, died in a car accident in Paris on August 31, 1997. Name this remarkable woman who touched the hearts of people all over the world.

Answer: Princess Diana (1961-1997)


133) German inventor who invented printing with movable types cast in moulds. The earliest book printed by him was the ‘Mazarin Bible’

Name him.

Answer: Johannes Gutenberg.


134) New Zealand explorer who with Tenzing Norgay was the first to climb Mount Everest in 1953. Name him.

Answer: Edmund Hillary.


135) Brazilian soccer player, a world star at 17, he played in all four World Cup Championship Tournaments from 1958 to 1970, the first player ever to play in three World Championship Teams, retired in 1977. He served as a Sports Minister. Name him.

Answer: Pele.


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Electronics Quiz Questions with Answers

Electronics Quiz Questions with Answers

Electronics Quiz Questions with Answers

Electronics Quiz Questions with Answers Part 1


1) The process of making a radio receiver sensitive to a particular frequency alone is known as:

Answer: Tuning.


2) During playback of a tape recorder, the tape is drawn past the poles of the head at a constant speed of:

Answer: 5 cm/second.


3) The reverse process of modulation is _?

Answer: Detection.


4) The middle region of the transistor is known as?

Answer: Base.


5) The part of T.V camera which produces the beam required for scanning is called:

Answer: Electron gun.


6) Example of acceptor is?

Answer: Gallium.


7) The hole is considered as?

Answer: Equivalent of a positive charge.


8) The process of adding certain impurities in the crystal structure of a semi-conductor so as to improve its conductivity is called?

Answer: Doping.


9) What is a liquid crystal?

Answer: They are organic compounds resembling both liquid and crystals.


10) The impurity used to make p-type semiconductor is:

Answer: Boron or gallium or indium.


11) The majority of carriers in n-type semiconductor is:

Answer: Electron.


12) The function of valve depends on the phenomenon?

Answer: Thermionic emission.


13) A semiconductor one side of which is doped with a p-type impurity and the other side is doped with n-type impurity is called:

Answer: PN junction diode.


14) What is known as a diffused junction?

Answer: The P.N junction obtained by diffusing impurity into the semiconductor crystal.


15) When the P region and N region of a P-N diode are connected to the negative and positive poles of the battery respectively it is said to be in:

Answer: Reverse biased.


Electronics Quiz Questions with Answers Part 2


16) Which device work on the principle of thermionic emission?

Answer: Valve.


17) The process of mixing the audio signals with high-frequency carrier waves is called:

Answer: Modulation.


18) The waves used in radar can be considered to be:

Answer: Microwaves.


19) Who invented the tunnel diode?

Answer: Leo Esaki.


20) Which must have the proper size to match the impedance of the transmitter or receiver to that of space?

Answer: The antenna.


21) Image orthicon is a kind of:

Answer: Pick up tube.


22) What is called the type of modulation in which the frequency of the carrier waves is altered in accordance with the audio signals?

Answer: Frequency modulation.


23) Which of the electronics is known as wonder child of electronics?

Answer: Transistor.


24) In amplitude modulation which of the carrier wave is changed in accordance with the sound pattern?

Answer: Amplitude.


25) The third electrode in a triode is known as?

Answer: Control grid.


26) Electricity is not conducted through germanium because the number _?

Answer: Free electrons are comparatively less.


27) Current conduction in n-type semi-conductor is due to _?

Answer: Free electrons.


28) What do you mean by electronics?

Answer: The study of behavior of electrons, their control and use.


29) Semi-conductor crystal having an excess of electrons by doping is named?

Answer: N-type semi-conductor.


30) Example of donor is?

Answer: Antimony.


Electronics Quiz Questions with Answers Part 3


31) The process of extracting audio signals from the high-frequency carrier wave is known as?

Answer: Detection.


32) The upper limit of audibility for a normal human ear is?

Answer: 20000.


33) Detection is a kind of _?

Answer: Rectification.


34) A function that cannot be done by a junction of a diode is _?

Answer: Oscillation.


35) Power gain is equal to _?

Answer: Voltage gain x Current gain.


36) For producing high-frequency carrier wave we use:

Answer: Oscillator.


37) Which is the main part of a tuner in the radio receiver?

Answer: Variable condenser.


38) It is a process of allowing electric current to flow only in one direction that is changing A.C in to D.C.

Answer: Rectification.


39) What is called amplification?

Answer: It is the process of strengthening weak signals.


40) What is oscillation?

Answer: It is a process of conversion of D.C in to a signal of desired frequency.


41) In our T.V. system time taken for scanning one frame is:

Answer: 1/25 second.


42) The impurity to be added to get n-type semi-conductor is _?

Answer: Arsenic.


43) The rays starting from the cathode discharge tube are called:

Answer: Cathode rays.


44) The unit used to express wavelength is:

Answer: Angstrom.


45) The thermionic valve named triode has _?

Answer: 3 electrodes.


Electronics Quiz Questions with Answers Part 4


46) The impurity to be added to get p-type semi-conductor is _?

Answer: Boron.


47) The scientist who discovered that though gases are not good conductors, high voltage electricity can discharge through gases was:

Answer: William Crookes.


48) Current conduction in p-type semi-conductor is due to _?

Answer: Holes.


49) The value of the capacitor is expressed in the unit:

Answer: Farad.


50) The simplest type of valve is called:

Answer: Diode.


51) The valve having three electrodes is known as:

Answer: Triode.


52) Substances like glass, mica and rubber are called:

Answer: Insulators.


53) The current carriers in PNP transistor consist of _?

Answer: Holes.


54) The vacuum tubes (valves) were discovered by:

Answer: Lee de Forest.


55) The current carriers in NPN transistor consist of _?

Answer: Electrons.


56) The process of broadcasting in which the frequency of radio waves is changed in accordance with the sound signals is known as:

Answer: Frequency modulation.


57) The device which can be used as an amplifier and an oscillator is _?

Answer: Transistor.


58) In the pure state the semiconductors are known as what?

Answer: Intrinsic.


59) After doping a semiconductor will have good electrical conductivity. In such a stage it will be known as:

Answer: Extrinsic.


60) If a silicon crystal is doped with an element of group five it becomes:

Answer: N-type semiconductor.


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1000 General Knowledge Questions and Answers – GK Quiz

1000 General Knowledge Questions and Answers – GK Quiz


  1. What is a doggerel?

Answer: Poem

It is a loosely structured verse with comic effect.


  1. “Running Out of Fools” and “Chain of Fools” are two bluesy hits recorded by:

Answer: Aretha Franklin

These recordings remain among her most popular.


  1. In music, what lead singer of The Doors was arrested for indecent exposure during a concert in Miami?

Answer: Jim Morrison


  1. Which of the following casino games is also known as the “one-armed bandit”?

Answer: Slot machine


  1. What is the mean January temperature in the Arctic?

Answer: Minus 33 F


  1. Plants that reproduce using seeds are:

Answer: Conifers and flowering plants


  1. Which South American city is the fourth largest on the continent, following Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, and Rio de Janeiro?

Answer: Lima, Peru


  1. The film “Dangerous Liaisons” is a costume drama set in 18th-century:

Answer: France

Glenn Close and John Malkovich star as the villainous schemers in this 1988 film.


  1. What company amalgamated with Goldsborough & Co. in 1888?

Answer: Mort & Co.


  1. Who was the King of Sparta?

Answer: Menelaus


  1. Which planet has a red spot?:

Answer: Jupiter


  1. What is the ratio of the speed of a gust of wind to non-gusting wind speed in an urban area?

Answer: 2:1

1.6:1 in rural areas


  1. Which is the oldest ‘stock exchange of India?

Answer: Bombay Stock Exchange


  1. Which branch of science has four fundamental principles: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division?

Answer: Arithmetical


  1. Which are Tile earliest Buddhist literature that deal with the stories of the various birth of Buddha?

Answer: Jatakas


  1. Dr. M. S. Swaminathan distinguished himself in which field?

Answer: Agriculture


  1. Containing 18 museums, what Washington D.C. institution bears the nickname “American’s Attic”?

Answer: Smithsonian Institute


  1. In which year was the first no confidence motion moved in the Lok Sabha after independence?

Answer: 1963


  1. Which hot and dry winds that help in the ripening or grapes in the Alps region?

Answer: Foehn


  1. Martin Luther King became involved in the boycott. What was the fine he received?

Answer: $500


  1. Where would you generally not find coral reefs?

Answer: Off the Iberian Peninsula



  1. If a substance does not dissolve, it is termed:

Answer: Insoluble


  1. In 1954, English athlete Roger Bannister became the first person on record to do what in less than four minutes?

Answer: Run a mile


  1. Which contemporary pop singer, who once performed as half of a musical duo with her spouse, was born Anna Mae Bullock?

Answer: Tina Turner

Tina Turner, born Anna Mae Bullock in 1937, performed with her then-husband Ike Turner in the Ike and Tina Turner Review from 1960 to 1976.


  1. Following oxygen, which is the most common element in the earth’s crust?

Answer: Silicon


  1. Who was the first black entertainer to win an Emmy?

Answer: Harry Belafonte


  1. Pick the correct statement:

Answer: The umbra is the inner, central part of a sunspot. The penumbra is the outer part of a sunspot.


  1. The unaltered remains of fossilised animals include:

Answer: Mummified and frozen remains


  1. What is the capital city of the European Union?

Answer: Brussels


  1. Which fruit has the least nutritional value?

Answer: Apple

The others are excellent sources of vitamins A or C.  Apple skins have a small dose of vitamin C.


  1. Insects outnumber all other animals by:

Answer: 4 to 1


  1. Which populous country is over 3′ million square miles in area, of which two-thirds is either mountains or desert?

Answer: China


  1. Which delivery company is famous for the slogan “When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight”?

Answer: Federal Express


  1. The theory that the universe is continually being created at various parts of the universe is the:

Answer: Steady State Theory


  1. Over the past century, which European county has been most seismically active?

Answer: Greece


  1. Contestants in the Olympic Games of ancient Greece competed naked.

Answer: True


  1. If a car brakes suddenly, the first movement of the passengers is to:

Answer: Continue to move forward at the same speed


  1. What was the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution?

Answer: Delaware


  1. A substance that conducts very little electricity is known as what?

Answer: An Insulator


  1. What do you call a grouping of deer?

Answer: A herd of deer


  1. Where is Apalachicola?

Answer: Florida


  1. Where did Walt Disney’s seven dwarfs work?

Answer: They worked in the mines, digging for diamonds. They sang “Heigh-ho” on their way to and from the mines. They also liked to whistle while they worked.


  1. Which type of composition usually denotes work for solo instrument, although can also be a piece for violin and piano?

Answer: Sonata


  1. Which nation completes this list of WWII’s “big four”: USA, USSR, Great Britain and ?

Answer: China


  1. Was the first FA Cup Final held in: (a) 1868, (b) 1872 or (c) 1876?

Answer: (b) 1872.


  1. What are Newton’s Three Laws of Motion?

Answer: 1) An object at rest tends to stay at rest and an object in motion tends to stay in motion. 2) Acceleration is produced when a force acts upon a mass, and the greater the mass, the greater the amount of force required to accelerate it. 3) Every action has an equal and opposite re-action.


  1. Which Italian city was buried, along with Herculaneum, when Vesuvius erupted in AD 79?

Answer: Pompeii


  1. Lake Eyre lies within which Australian state?

Answer: South Australia


  1. In order for oxidation to occur, this process must also take place:

Answer: Reduction

The two reactions occur simultaneously and in chemically equivalent quantities.


  1. What percentage of the mass in the universe is attributed to “Dark Matter”, or matter that we have yet to account for and remains unseen to our eyes.

Answer: 90%


General Knowledge Questions and Answers Part 2


  1. Of which country is the French president co-prince?

Answer: Andorra


  1. Bond length is the distance between two electrons joined in a chemical bond.

Answer: False


  1. Which continent is adjacent to the Benguela Current?

Answer: Africa


  1. Who invented the hovercraft?

Answer: Sir Christopher Cockerell.


  1. Who were the three presidents to have the unfortunate circumstance of having been born after the death of their father?

Answer: Bill Clinton

Rutherford B. Hayes

Andrew Jackson


  1. In 122, what Roman Emperor built a 72 mile wall in Northern Britian?

Answer: Hadrian

Hadrian’s Wall, as it comes to be known, is intended to keep the Picts and other tribes at bay.


  1. In television, “I Love Trash” is the favorite song of what green Sesame Street character that lives in a garbage can?

Answer: Oscar the Grouch


  1. Who replaced Winston Churchill as Prime Minister of Great Britain in 1945?

Answer: Clement Attlee


  1. Which African nation has the highest GNP per capita?

Answer: Gabon

Gabon’s GNP is about $4,000 per year, their oil reserves, minerals, and logging industry help imporve conditions.


  1. Which gave an impetus to the growth of militant nationalism on a widespread scale?

Answer: Partition of Bengal


  1. Why was the Panchayati Raj System adopted?

Answer: Decentralise the power of democracy


  1. In colourful diamond, Why are different colours present?

Answer: Due to impurities


  1. From the view of International economy, What does third World imply?

Answer: The developing countries


  1. Which is a land-locked country?

Answer: Zimbabwe


  1. The ruler of which State was removed from power by the British on the pretext of misgovernance?

Answer: Awadh


  1. With which field was Satyajit Ray associated?

Answer: Direction of films


  1. Which plant is referred to as a living fossil?

Answer: Gingko


  1. How long did the Constituent Assembly take to finally pass the Constitution?

Answer: About 3 years since Dec 9, 1946


  1. What is the country through which both Equator and Tropic of Capricorn pass?

Answer: Brazil


  1. From where did the Quit India Movement start?

Answer: Bombay on Aug. 8, 1942


  1. Which physical quantities have the same dimensions?

Answer: Momentum and impulse


  1. In which year did UN establish the UN Conference on Trade and Development?

Answer: 1964


  1. Which Committee was formed to suggest means for eradicating black money?

Answer: Cheiliah Committee


  1. The Karakoram Highway connects which pairs of countries?

Answer: China-Pakistan


  1. Which Indian revolutionary helped Subhash Chandra Bose in raising ‘Indian National Army’ ?

Answer: Rasbehari Bose


  1. Which crop would be preferred for sowing in order to enrich the soil with nitrogen?

Answer: Gram


  1. Who was the President of the Constituent Assembly?

Answer: Dr. Rajendra Prasad


  1. What is the number of unpaired electrons in carbon atom?

Answer: 2


  1. Which latitude passes through India?

Answer: Tropic of Cancer


  1. Who propounded that ‘destiny determines everything, man is powerless?

Answer: Ajivakas


  1. Which is UN Programme and not special agency?

Answer: UNEP


  1. Who is the author of the famous novel ‘Gone with the Wind’?

Answer: Charles Dickens


  1. Which mammal rolls itself into ball at the time of danger?

Answer: Hedgehog


  1. Which State has the largest forest area. ?

Answer: Gujarat


  1. Sufi Kalam, a type of devotional music, is the characteristic of which state?

Answer: Kashmir


  1. Which Directive Principle of State Policy has NOT been implemented so far?

Answer: Uniform civil code for the citizens


  1. When some detergent is added to water, what will be the surface tension?

Answer: Increases


  1. What is the situation with increasing unemployment and inflation termed?

Answer: Stagflation


  1. Port Blair – the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, is located in which island?

Answer: South Andaman


  1. What was the original name of Tansen, the most famous musician at the court of Akbar?

Answer: Ramtanu Pande


  1. Which Sanskrit poet called as the Indian Shakespeare?

Answer: Kalidas


  1. How many chamber are found in the heart of frog?

Answer: 3


  1. Which amendments accorded precedence to Directive Principle over Fundamental Rights?

Answer: 42nd Amendment


  1. Which is the biggest lake in India?

Answer: Chilka Lake


  1. Which Indian ruler established embassies in foreign countries. on modern lines?

Answer: Tipu Sultan


  1. In an atom the order of filling up of the orbitals is governed by which principle?

Answer: Aufbau principle


  1. Which decade is celebrated as United Nations Decade for Women?

Answer: 1976-1985


  1. Which agency has the power to declare any industrial unit as a potentially sick unit?

Answer: BIFR


  1. Which are the west-flowing rivers of southern Indian which flow into Arabian Sea?

Answer: Narmada and Tapti


  1. When was the Indus Valley Civilization flourished?

Answer: During 2500-1750 B.C


General Knowledge Questions and Answers Part 3


  1. Sex determination of child is done by whose chromosome?

Answer: Father


  1. Who is authorised to decide over a dispute regarding disqualification of a member of Parliament?

Answer: President


  1. Who firstly demonstrated experimentally the existence of electromagnetic wave?

Answer: Hertz


  1. Which is not essentially a species of the Himalayan vegetation?

Answer: Mahogany


  1. What are the main channels of our knowledge about the Indus Valley Civilization?

Answer: Archaeological excavations


  1. When is International Human Solidarity Day observed?

Answer: December 20


  1. The United Nations declared 2001 as which International Year?

Answer: International Year of Volunteers


  1. What is the effect of overseretion of harmone from pituitary gland?

Answer: Increase growth in lenght


  1. Which type of forest covers the maximum area in India?

Answer: Tropical moist deciduous forest


  1. What was the rate of land revenue as ‘given in the dharma shastras ?

Answer: 1/6


  1. The Lok Sabha is called in session for at least how many times in a year’?

Answer: Thrice


  1. Heating pyrites in air to remove sulphur is known as which name?

Answer: Roasting


  1. If the cash-reserve ratio is lowered by the Central bank, what will be its effect on credit creation?

Answer: Increase


  1. The Matatila multipurpose project is located in which state?

Answer: Uttar Pradesh


  1. What did the name ‘Ratnakara’ denoted In ancient Indian historical geography?

Answer: The Indian Ocean


  1. ‘Queen’s berry Rules’ is the name. give to the rules in which game?

Answer: Boxing


  1. By whom the concept of survival of the fittest as advanced?

Answer: Herbert Spencer


  1. When can the salaries of High Court judges be reduced?

Answer: During a Financial Emergency


  1. Which shipyard is known for the manufacture of bargets, coasters and dredgers?

Answer: Garden Reach Shipyard


  1. In which country was Buddhism first propogated outside India?

Answer: Srilanka


  1. There is no net transfer of energy by the particles of the medium in which waves?

Answer: Stationary waves


  1. Jaspal Rana is a distinguished athlete in which game?

Answer: Shooting


  1. Which provides the largest part of the demand for loanable funds in India?

Answer: Corporate businesses


  1. Moho discontinuity lies at the depth of approximately howmany kilometers?

Answer: 400 km


  1. Who was well-known patron of the Mahayana of Buddhism?

Answer: Kanishka


  1. From the evolutionary point of view, which is the most primitive animal?

Answer: Turtle


  1. By whom are the Chief Justice and other Judges of the High Court are appointed?

Answer: President


  1. What is reduction of oxide with carbon at high temperature called?

Answer: Smelting


  1. Which is the higest plateau in the world?

Answer: Pamir Plateau


  1. Who authored the Tamil epic ‘Silappadikaram’ ?

Answer: Ilango


  1. S. Vijaya Lakshmi and Nisha Mohita are associated with which game?

Answer: Chess


  1. How many gold medals did India win at the XIth Asian Games?

Answer: One


  1. At what level does the Natura 2000 network operate?

Answer: European


  1. Which atmospheric layer that reflects radio waves is called?

Answer: Ionosphere


  1. How is Manimekalai is looked?

Answer: As the Odyssey of Tamil


  1. Where can the report of the UPSC discussed?

Answer: In Parliament before being accepted


  1. Conversion of chemical energy into electrical energy occurs in which thing?

Answer: Battery


  1. What is the main source of revenue to meet different expenditures?

Answer: Internal borrowings


  1. What is a line on a map which joins places having the same rainfall called?

Answer: Isohyet


  1. Which Gupta king is famous for his courageous stand against the Hunas?

Answer: Skanda Gupta


  1. Which game is Davis Cup associated with?

Answer: Tennis


  1. When did the last female Alpine ibex disappear in France?

Answer: 2000


  1. To whom is the resignation letter of a State Public Service Commission member addressed?

Answer: Governor


  1. Equatorial forest of the Amazon basin is known as by which name?

Answer: Selvas


  1. To which work is Devichandraguptam related?

Answer: Chandra Gupta II


  1. Purification of petroleum is carried out by which method?

Answer: Fractional distillation


  1. Saraswati Samman is given annually for outstanding contribution to which field?

Answer: Literature


  1. From which sector is the largest contribution in India’s National Income?

Answer: Tertiary sector


  1. Thick stems and thorny wax coated leaves are commonly found in which area?

Answer: Deserts


  1. Who is most famous for” the establishment of an elaborate system of municipal administration?

Answer: Chandragupta Maurya


General Knowledge Questions and Answers Part 4


  1. What is the short upper part of the human intestine next to the stomach?

Answer: Duodenum


  1. Which is the State having the largest population of scheduled castes?

Answer: Utter Pradesh


  1. Where will be the Time period in a vibration magnetometer infinite?

Answer: At magnetic pole


  1. Which is considered to cause an adverse of effect on Indian monsoon?

Answer: El-nino


  1. Which lake is the largest in North America?

Answer: Lake Superior

Lake Superior, the largest lake in North America, and the second-largest lake in the world, has a surface area of 31,700 square miles.


  1. Who was the first Indian to be honoured with a lifetime achievement Oscar Award?

Answer: Satyajit Roy


  1. What can be the maximum length of a cricket bat?

Answer: 32”


  1. Which technique can be used to establish the paternity of a child?

Answer: Quantitative analysis of DNA


  1. Which region does not receives much rainfall in the south-west monsoon season?

Answer: Tamil Nadu coast


  1. By whom was the city of Agra founded in 1504?

Answer: Sikandar Lodi




  1. Which country has the briefest Constitution in the world?

Answer: USA


  1. Which petroleum refinery product has the lowest boiling point?

Answer: Gasoline


  1. In which policy India opted for ‘Mixed Economy’?

Answer: Industrial Policy of 1948


  1. In which state has India’s largest private sector sea port been commissioned recently?

Answer: Andhra Pradesh


  1. By whom was the ‘Shahnama’ written?

Answer: Firdausi


  1. What is the distance between popping crease and stumps on cricket pitch?

Answer: 3½ ft


  1. By whom was Gene first isolated?

Answer: Hargobind Khurana


  1. Who was the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of the Indian Constitution?

Answer: B. R. Ambedkar


  1. Which is the longest national Highway in India?

Answer: NH 7


  1. In which region of India was the Suharawadi order of Sufism popular?

Answer: Punjab and Sind


  1. By which impact is Nuclear fission is caused ?

Answer: Neutron


  1. Which was the first woman to climb Mount Everest?

Answer: Junko Tabei


  1. What is the task of the Planning Commission?

Answer: Preparation of the plan


  1. How many PIN CODE Zone divided in the country?

Answer: 8


  1. By whom was the Bhakti Movement first organised?

Answer: Ramananda


  1. By whom was Insulin discovered?

Answer: Dr. F G. Banting


  1. How long did the Constituent Assembly take to finally pass the Constitution?

Answer: About 3 years since Dec 9, 1946


  1. Which is purest form of iron?

Answer: Wrought iron


  1. Automatic approval upto 51 % in the enfrastructure seety was given in which year?

Answer: 1991


  1. During which reign was the East India Company founded in London?

Answer: Akbar


  1. Who was known as ‘Lady with Lamp’?

Answer: Florence Nightingale


  1. Which Indian origin immigrants became the Governor of Louisiana province of the USA in 2007?

Answer: Bobby Jindal


  1. From which part of the plant is turmeric obtained?

Answer: Stem


  1. In order of their distances from the Sun, which planet lie between Mars and Uranus?

Answer: Jupiter and Saturn


  1. Which Rajput dynasties did not surrender to Akbar?

Answer: Sisodiya


  1. How type of right is Right to Information?

Answer: Fundamental right


  1. Which is used as a coolant in nuclear reactors?

Answer: Liquid sodium


  1. What does M3 include?

Answer: M1 + T.D


  1. Comets revolve around which body?

Answer: Sun


  1. Where was Shivaji crowned as an independent king?

Answer: Raigarh


  1. Meghnad Saha is known for his contribution in which field?

Answer: Physics


  1. Which part of cinchona plant yields quinine?

Answer: Bark


  1. Which right conferred by the Constitution of India is also available to non-citizens?

Answer: Freedom to speech


  1. Which layer of the earth is believed to have the heaviest mineral materials of highest density?

Answer: Central core


  1. Which saint name is associated with Shivaji ?

Answer: Ram Das


  1. Liquefied Petroleum Gas consists of mainly which gases?

Answer: Methane, butane and propane


  1. ‘Kandla’ situated on the Gulf of Kachchh is well known for which purpose?

Answer: Export processing zone


  1. Which Mahatma Gandhi series of currency notes issued by the RBI has “ecology” depicted on it ?

Answer: Rs. 100


  1. The mapping of which part of earth is most difficult?

Answer: Interior of the Earth


  1. By whom wasIsland of Bombay was given to the English Prince Charles II as dowry?

Answer: Portuguese


General Knowledge Questions and Answers Part 5


  1. Which cytoplasmic organelles are treated as prokaryotic cells within the eukaryotic cells?

Answer: Glyoxysomes


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

Answer: 30 years


  1. When milk is churned, how does the cream separate from it?

Answer: Due to the centrifugal force


  1. In USA, which region receives heavy rainfall throughout the year under the influence of Westerlies?

Answer: North-western


  1. Which first Europeans came to India?

Answer: Portuguese


  1. When did man first land on moon ?

Answer: 1969


  1. Which is the secondary source of light in a fluorescent lamp?

Answer: Mercury vapour


  1. Archaeopteryx had which reptilian characters?

Answer: Clawed wings, teeth on jaw, tail


  1. Which cold and dense air blowing down the mountain slope during the night?

Answer: Katabatic wind


  1. When was the monopoly of East India Company in trade brought under the control of the British Crown?

Answer: 1773 A.D.


  1. What is the minimum age for being the member of the Parliament?

Answer: 25 years


  1. Which elements is obtained from sea weeds?

Answer: Iodine


  1. Which is the regulatory authority for giving clearance for External Commercial borrowing?

Answer: RBI


  1. Where are Grasses almost absent?

Answer: In tropical wet-evergreen forest


  1. Who was impeached in England for his actions in India?

Answer: Warren Hastings


  1. By using which technique, is DNA fingerprint done?

Answer: Southern Blotting


  1. Which Bacteria convert atmospheric nitrogen into nitrogenous compound?

Answer: Nitrogen fixing bacteria


  1. Which was the first woman Governor of a State in free India?

Answer: Mrs. Sarojini Naidu


  1. Which ecosystem covers the largest area of the earth’s surface?

Answer: Marine Ecosystem


  1. During which movement was ‘Mahatma’ added before Gandhiji’s name?

Answer: Champaran satyagraha


  1. Sound travels faster in which thing?

Answer: Iron than in air


  1. Who was the first General-Secretary of the Indian National Congress?

Answer: Dadabhai Naoroji


  1. From when was the Zero Base Budgeting in India first experimented?

Answer: April, 1987


  1. Rainfall in the doldrums is of the nature of which precipitation?

Answer: Orographic precipitation


  1. Which first Indian leader to undergo imprisonment in 1882?

Answer: Vijiaraghavachari


  1. Which type of microorganism is most widely used in industries?

Answer: Bacteria, microalgae and fungi.


  1. What is the maximum number of elected members in a State Assembly?

Answer: 500


  1. In fireworks, how is the green flame produced?

Answer: Because of barium


  1. Which term for natural vegetation is associated with Siberia?

Answer: Taiga


  1. During the Indian Freedom struggle, who started a journal “The Indian Sociologist” ?

Answer: Shyamji Krishna Varma


  1. Person is called ‘Desert Fox’?

Answer: Gen. Rommel


  1. National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation is known what?

Answer: NACMF


  1. Water will be absorbed by root hairs, then how is when the external medium?

Answer: Hypotonic


  1. Which is not an important factor of climate of an area?

Answer: Longitude


  1. By whom was the Home Rule Movement in India was started?

Answer: Annie Besant and Tilak


  1. By whom are Zonal Council provided?

Answer: By Parliamentary Act


  1. Who does a liquid drop tend to assume a spherical shape?

Answer: Surface tension


  1. With which Economic growth is usually coupled?

Answer: Inflation


  1. Where is the thermal equator found?

Answer: North of the geographical equator


  1. After whose name was a women’s division of the Indian National Army named?

Answer: Rani Jhansi


  1. The United Nations declared 2013 as the International Year of which coperation?

Answer: Water Cooperation


  1. What is an instrument for measuring the rate of transpiration?

Answer: Potometer


  1. By whom was an inter-State Council set up in 1990 under Article 263 of the Constitution?

Answer: President


  1. Which reflects back more sunlight as compared to other three ?

Answer: Land covered with fresh snow


  1. Who started the newspaper Shome Prakash?

Answer: Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar


  1. Which substance does not have a melting point?

Answer: Glass


  1. How many votes are entitled for members of the UN Economic and Social Council?

Answer: One vote


  1. In India, in which industry are maximum number of workers employed?

Answer: Textile industry


  1. Which is the soil formed by wind dust in and around hot deserts?

Answer: Loess soil


  1. In whose court was a Chinese embassy sent by Tang emperor?

Answer: Harshavardhana


General Knowledge Questions and Answers Part 6


  1. For which snake is the diet mainly composed of their snakes?

Answer: Kinqcobra


  1. On which date India became a Sovereign, democratic republic?

Answer: Jan 26, 1950


  1. What minimum number of non-zero non-collinear vectors is required to produce a zero vector?

Answer: 3


  1. Where are Niagara Falls?

Answer: U.S.A.


  1. Which inscription mentions Pulkesin II’s military success against Harshavardhana?

Answer: Aihole Inscription


  1. What is the present strength of members in the Economic and Social Council of the UN body?

Answer: 54


  1. Which book was written by Graham Greene?

Answer: The Power and Glory


  1. What structure is common to both earthworm and cockroach?

Answer: Ventral nerve cord


  1. Which Strait connecting Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal?

Answer: Palk Strait


  1. Chandragupta Maurya figures prominently in whose book?

Answer: Vishakhdatta


  1. Which act made the Indian Legislature bicameral?

Answer: Government of India Act, 1919


  1. By which a mixture of sand and naphthalene can be separated?

Answer: Sublimation


  1. The ‘Uruguay Round’ negotiations resulted in the establishment of which organization?

Answer: WTO


  1. Durand line is the border common to which two countries?

Answer: Pakistan and Afghanistan


  1. Who stated that there was no slavery in India ?

Answer: Megasthenes


  1. Which flim was made by Satyajit Ray for Children?

Answer: Sonar Killa


  1. Which part of human brain is the regulating centre for swallowing and vomating?

Answer: Medulla oblangata


  1. What is the duration of proclamation of Financial Emergency?

Answer: At the first instance two months


  1. Which set of countries are completely surrounded by land?

Answer: Mongolia, Zambia, Bolivia


  1. Which ruler had granted Diwani to the East India company?

Answer: Shah Alam II


  1. By which Radio waves of constant amplitude can be generated?

Answer: Oscillator


  1. When is International Day of Peace, recognized by the UN is observed?

Answer: September 21


  1. In which year was ‘Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana’ launched?

Answer: 2005


  1. Where is the southernmost point of India located?

Answer: Great Nicobar


  1. Which factory in Bengal, the was established by the Portuguese?

Answer: Hoogly


  1. Which is used to know the development of foetus in uterus?

Answer: Ultrasound


  1. During the proclamation of National Emergency which articls can not be suspended?

Answer: Articles 20 and 21


  1. Which oil is used in the floatation method for the purification of ores?

Answer: Pine oil


  1. What is the name of the group of languages spoken by the largest number of people in India?

Answer: Indo-Aryan


  1. Which was the first metal used by man?

Answer: Copper


  1. When is International Day for Tolerance, recognized– the UN is observed?

Answer: November 16


  1. Which is the only golfer to win the Masters Tournament six times?

Answer: Jack Nicklaus


  1. Who published the book ‘Origin of species by natural selection in 1859’?

Answer: Darwin


  1. By which name does the Brahmaputra enter into India?

Answer: Dihang


  1. In which Aryans first settled?

Answer: Punjab


  1. At present the Rajya Sabha consists of howmany members?

Answer: 245


  1. Which mirror is to be used to obtain a parallel beam of light from a small lamp ?

Answer: Concave mirror


  1. In which year was Minimum inflation in post economic reform?

Answer: 1999-2000


  1. The Tibetan river ‘Tsangpo’ enters India through which State?

Answer: Arunachal Pradesh


  1. On which thing did the Buddhism and Jainism both give stress?

Answer: Non-violence


  1. The Asian Games were held in Delhi for the first time in which year?

Answer: 1951


  1. Which is most primitive ancestor of man ?

Answer: Australopithecus


  1. Who was the first speaker of the Lok Sabha?

Answer: Malgaonkar


  1. In which city of India, the diurnal range of temperature is maximum?

Answer: New Delhi


  1. To whom the Sarnath’s Lion Capital attributed?

Answer: Ashoka


  1. What is the Number of water molecules present in Mohr ’s salt?

Answer: 8


  1. The Dronacharya Award for Sports coaches was instituted in which year?

Answer: 1985


  1. What does Inflation imply?

Answer: Rise in general price index


  1. In which season is the frequency of tropical cyclones in the Bay of Bengal maximum?

Answer: After summer


  1. Which silver coins Issued by the Guptas?

Answer: Rupayaka


General Knowledge Questions and Answers Part 7


  1. Which is considered a hot-spot of biodiversity in India?

Answer: Western Ghats


  1. What does the special status of Jammu and Kashmir imply?

Answer: A separate Constitution


  1. Why are Metals good conductor of heat than insulator?

Answer: They contain free electrons


  1. Where is pearl fishing well developed in India?

Answer: Off the coast at Rameshwaram


  1. By whom was the rare work on architecture, Samarangana Sutradhara written?

Answer: Bhoja Paramara


  1. Who was the first Indian to win the World Amateur Billiards title?

Answer: Wilson Jones


  1. Who was the first asian to have received the Nobel Prize?

R.N. Tagore


  1. Which of a species describes the tropic function it fills in its environment?

Answer: Niche


  1. What is the most important item of export among marine products from India?

Answer: Shrimp


  1. Who was the first Sultan of Delhi to introduce the practice of ‘Sijda’ ?

Answer: Balban


  1. To whom is the Chief Minister of a State responsible?

Answer: Governor


  1. A mixture of camphor and benzoic acid can be easily separated by which method?

Answer: Chemical method


  1. Which is the oldest ‘stock exchange of India?

Answer: Bombay Stock Exchange


  1. What is the approximate equatorial circumference of the earth?

Answer: 40,000 km


  1. Which Sultan of Delhi imposed Jazfya on the Brahmins also ?

Answer: Firoz Tughlaq


  1. Who got the ‘Bharat Ratna’ award, before becoming the President of India?

Answer: Dr. Zakir Hussain


  1. Which vitamin is generally excreted by humans in urine?

Answer: Vitamin C


  1. What is the source of maximum income to Panchayati Raj?

Answer: Government grants


  1. Which is present in the largest amount in terms of percent by mass in the earth’s crust?

Answer: Oxygen


  1. The Mansabdari system introduced by Akbar from which system was it borrowed from?

Answer: Mongolia


  1. If a material, placed in a magnetic field is thrown out of it, then how is the material?

Answer: Diamagnetic


  1. Who became the first Indian to take 16 wickets in a single test match?

Answer: Narendra Hirwani


  1. Stock Exchanges play a role in an economy how may itbe termed?

Answer: Useful but need strict regulation


  1. Which is the highest lake above the sea level in the world?

Answer: Lake Titicaca


  1. The Maratha power reached the zenith of its glory during which reign?

Answer: Shivaji


  1. A person who lives exclusively on milk, egg and bread is likey to become a victim of which desease?

Answer: Scurvy


  1. Which is at the apex of the-three tier system of Panchayati Raj ?

Answer: Zila Parishad


  1. In organic compound, halogens are estimated by which method?

Answer: Carius method


  1. Which is the example of crater lake?

Answer: Oregon


  1. The ‘Misl’ of which Ranjit Singh was the leader?

Answer: Sukerchakia


  1. Where is the headquarters of International Olympic Committee?

Answer: At Lausanne (Switzerland)


  1. Who is the author of the book ‘My Country, My Life’ ?

Answer: L.K. Advani


  1. Which is known as ‘graveyard of RBCs’?

Answer: Spleen


  1. Exceptionally high rainfall is recorded in regions owing to which effect?

Answer: Orographic effect


  1. Which Land tenure systems was introduced by Lord Cornwallis?

Answer: Zamindari


  1. Which can impose reasonable restrictions on the Fundamental Rights of the Indian citizens?

Answer: Parliament


  1. If the temperature of a semiconductor rises, what is its resistivity?

Answer: Decrease


  1. CENVAT is associated with which rate?

Answer: Rate of indirect tax


  1. In which country has maximum damage to the forests been caused by acid rain?

Answer: Poland


  1. By whom was Swaraj as a national demand first made?

Answer: Dadabhai Naoroji


  1. Who is the author of the book ‘Glimpses of World History’ ?

Answer: Jawaharlal Nehru


  1. Which are the glands of the body which pour their seretions directly into the blood stream?

Answer: Endocrine glands


  1. The Fundamental Right to Property has been deleted by the which Amendment Act?

Answer: 44th


  1. Which state is with the largest area under waste land?

Answer: Jammu and Kashmir


  1. On which basis Montague-Chelmsford Report formed?

Answer: The Government of India Act, 1919


  1. Which is the second most abundant metal in the earth’s crust?

Answer: Iron


  1. The Vivekananda Rock Memorial is situated at which place?

Answer: Kanyakumari


  1. Taxation and the government’s expenditure policy are dealt under under which policy?

Answer: Fiscal policy


  1. Which is the highest peak in Andaman and Nicobar Islands?

Answer: Saddle Peak


  1. Who attended the Second Round Table Conference as the representative of the Congress?

Answer: Gandhiji


General Knowledge Questions and Answers Part 8


  1. A typical human ribcage consists of how many ribs?

Answer: 24


  1. To whom the Vice-President’s letter of resignation is to be addressed?

Answer: President


  1. ‘mho’ is the unit of which unit?

Answer: Specificresistance


  1. Which reservoir is constructed on Chambal?

Answer: Gandhi Sagar


  1. Which were the patrons of Sangam, an assembly of Tamil poets?

Answer: Pandya


  1. Geeta Chandran is well known by which name?

Answer: Bharatnatyam dancer


  1. Which plant is preferred for mixed cropping in order to enhance the bioavailability of nitrogen?

Answer: Gram


  1. Which cell organelle is responsible for cellular respiration?

Answer: Mitochondrium


  1. Which state was in the development of hydroelectricity the pioneering state?

Answer: Karnataka


  1. Which dynasty did rule over Magadha after Nanda dynasty?

Answer: Maurya


  1. Who has the authority to remove the Vice-President from his office before the expiry of his term?

Answer: Parliament


  1. Which is the most malleable metal?

Answer: Gold


  1. For internal financing of Five Year Plans, the government depends on which source?

Answer: Taxation only


  1. The altitudes of heavenly bodies appear to be greater than they actually are. Why is this?

Answer: Atmospheric refraction


Answer: 365. During the Mughal period which trader first came to India?

Answer: English


  1. A Fortgotten Empire’, written by the renowned historian Robert Sewell, is about which Empire?

Answer: Vijaynagar Empire


  1. Which group of plant produce naked seed?

Answer: Gymnosperm


  1. What is the maximum strength of the nominated members in both the Houses of Parliament?

Answer: 14


  1. Who discovered the laws of planetary orbits?

Answer: Johannes Kepler


  1. Which God lost his importance as the first deity during the Later Vedic period?

Answer: Varuna


  1. Who gave the first experimental value of G?

Answer: Cavendish


  1. Photochemical smog occurs in which climage?

Answer: Warm, dry and sunny climate


  1. What is the Planning Commission?

Answer: An Advisory body’


  1. What do the surface of Earth that lies between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic, of Capricorn?

Answer: Torrid Zone


  1. Which is the most important divinity of Rigveda?

Answer: Varuna


  1. Which communicable disease is caused by bacteria?

Answer: Leprosy


  1. Who is considered the guardian of the Public Purse?

Answer: Comptroller and Auditor General


  1. What is the conversion of Fe++ to Fe+++?

Answer: Oxidation


  1. What percentage of insolation is received by the earth’s surface?

Answer: 47%


  1. Who was the famous Indo-Greek king who embraced Buddhism?

Answer: Menander


  1. If a ship moves from freshwater into seawater, what will happen?

Answer: It will rise a little higher


  1. Which was the first National Security Advisor of India who died recently?

Answer: Brajesh Mishra


  1. What is the first compound which is fixed during photosynthesis?

Answer: Glucose


  1. At low elevation which cloud are to be found?

Answer: Nimbus


  1. During which reign did both Vardhaman Mahavira and Gautama Buddha preach their doctrines?

Answer: Bimbisara


  1. Which Union Territory attained statehood in February, 1987 ?

Answer: Goa


  1. The escape velocity from the surface of the earth does not depend on which body?

Answer: Mass of the body


  1. In India, which first bank of limited liability managed by Indians and founded in 1881?

Answer: Oudh Commercial Bank


  1. Which colour types do not indicate fair or fine weather?

Answer: Cumulonimbus


  1. What is the name by which Ashoka is generally referred to in his inscriptions?

Answer: Priyadarsi


  1. A. Nageshwara Rao is associated with which field?

Answer: A. Motion Picture


  1. To which are Phototrophic and Geotropic movements linked?

Answer: Auxin


  1. On which date was the State of Bombay was bifurcated into Maharashtra and Gujarat?

Answer: May 1, in the year 1960


  1. A place having an average annual temperature of 27°C and an annual rainfall of over 200 cm.where is this?

Answer: Singapore


  1. Which region did not form the part of Ashoka’s empire?

Answer: Madras


  1. Which is the most unreactive gas?

Answer: Hydrogen


  1. When was Inter-Governmental Authori on Development come into existence?

Answer: 21st March, 1996


  1. Which rural bank has been named after a river?

Answer: Varada Grameen Bank


  1. In which type of climate does the temperature never rise above 10°C throughout the year?

Answer: Tundra Climate


  1. Which Gupta ruler was equally great in the art of peace, wars and personal accomplishment?

Answer: Chandragupta-II


General Knowledge Questions and Answers Part 9


  1. Which substance found in blood which helps in cloting?

Answer: Fibrinogen


  1. How can a major portion of the Constitution be amended?

Answer: By two-thirds majority


  1. What is the product of the time period of a wave and its frequency?

Answer: Unity


  1. Which is the major oil producing area in U.S.A.?

Answer: Texas-Louisiana belt


  1. Who contributed the Chalukya in Western India?

Answer: Guptas


  1. When was Lake Chad Basin Commission founded?

Answer: 22nd May, 1964


  1. The popular TV. serial ‘Neem ka Ped’ was written by which author?

Answer: Rahi Masoom Raza


  1. Which Constitutional Amendments banned the floor crossing in Parliament?

Answer: 52nd


  1. Which country leads the world in the export of oil?

Answer: Saudi Arabia


  1. The Kalachuri era counted from A.D. 248 what was mostly in currnet?

Answer: Andhra


  1. What is the name of the scientist who stated that matter can be converted into energy?

Answer: Einstein


  1. By whom was the first estimate of national income in India made?

Answer: Dadabhai Naoroji


  1. ‘Asian Drama’, by Gunnar Karl Myrdal, is a book on which subjects?

Answer: Economics


  1. Where do the Earthquakes rarely occur?

Answer: Brazil


  1. Kamarupa is the old name of which state?

Answer: Assam


  1. What is in a healthy person rate of heart beat on one minute?

Answer: 72 times


  1. When is the Constitution of India designed to work as a unitary government?

Answer: In times of Emergency


  1. With the rise of temperature, what happens in the speed of sound in a gas?

Answer: Increases


  1. Mostly in which region do Earthquakes and volcanoes occur?

Answer: Folded and faulted region


  1. Which region of northern India was not included in the empire of Ala-ud-din Khalji ?

Answer: Kashmir


  1. Which decade is celebrated as decade of Action for road safety?

Answer: 2011-2020


  1. What is the sum total of incomes received for the services of labour, land or capital in a country?

Answer: National income


  1. Myxoedema is disorder produed due to hypersecretion of which gland?

Answer: Thyroid


  1. In which country is the world’s highest waterfall?

Answer: Venezuela


  1. Who destroyed the group of Forty Nobles?

Answer: Balban


  1. From which of the country, Constitution of India has adopted fundamental duties?

Answer: Erstwhile USSR


  1. The isotopes of chlorine with mass number 35 and 37 exist in which ratio?

Answer: 3:1


  1. Which decade is celebrated as United Nations decade on biodiversity?

Answer: 2011-2020


  1. One will NOT have to pass through the Suez Canal while going from Bombay to which canal?

Answer: Suez


  1. Who built Char Minar?

Answer: Quli Qutb Shah


  1. International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, is observed on which date?

Answer: December 2


  1. What does protein deficiency in children usually between the age of 1 to 3 year cause?

Answer: Kwashiorkor


  1. Who was the member of the Rajya Sabha when first appointed as the Prime Minister of India?

Answer: Indira Gandhi


  1. Which country has the highest average of road length on per thousand square kilometer area basis?

Answer: Japan


  1. On the ruins of which Hindu kingdom was the kingdom of Golconda founded?

Answer: Kakatiyas


  1. When the radius of the T.G. coil is decreased, what does happen in its sensitiveness?

Answer: Increases


  1. Unemployment occurs when workers move from one job to another job?

Answer: Frictional unemployment


  1. The United Nations declared 2014 as which International Year?

Answer: Crystallography


  1. Which continent has the lowest birth and death rates ?

Answer: Europe


  1. Where is Buland Darwaza situated?

Answer: Fatehpur Sikri


  1. Which disease is caused by bacteria and spread though faecal matter by houseflies?

Answer: Typhoid


  1. Who is the ex-officio Chairman of Rajya Sabha?

Answer: Vice-President


  1. Which colloids are solvent loving colloids?

Answer: Lyophilic


  1. Among the Union Territories of India, which one has the largest size?

Answer: Pondicherry


  1. During which reign was the Purana Qila constructed?

Answer: Sher Shah


  1. Which Australian player was known as ‘Fruitfly’ amongst the rest of the team?

Answer: Merv Hughes


  1. Which type of unemployment mostly found in India?

Answer: Disguised


  1. What is a glass sided tank, bowl in which aquatic animals live?

Answer: Aquarium


  1. Where are Shevaroy Hills located?

Answer: Tamil Nadu


  1. By whom was the Sikh Khalsa founded?

Answer: Guru Gobind Singh


General Knowledge Questions and Answers Part 10


  1. Under which act was the Supreme Court set up?

Answer: Regulating Act


  1. The resistance of material increases with temperature. What is this?

Answer: Metal


  1. Pravin Arnre and Vinod Kambli played for which province in South Africa?

Answer: Boland


  1. Kodaikanal, the famous hill-station of South India, is situated on which hills?

Answer: Palni hills


  1. On 13th April of which year Guru Gobind Singh established Khalsa?

Answer: 1699


  1. The Olympic Museum was opened at which place?

Answer: Lausanne


  1. The word “biodiversity” is a combination of which two words?

Answer: Biology and diversity


  1. Which Judge of the Supreme Court was unsuccessfully sought to be impeached?

Answer: Justice Ramaswami


  1. Which relates to the formation of the Himalayas?

Answer: Folding of the geosyncline


  1. The Maratha power reached its zenith during which Peshwaship?

Answer: Balaji II


  1. Which material is very hard and very ductile?

Answer: Nichrome


  1. Which is called a ‘banker’s cheque’ ?

Answer: Demand draft


  1. With Which game/sport is ‘Popping crease’ associated?

Answer: Cricket


  1. Which lake in India has the highest water salinity?

Answer: Sambhar


  1. In which year did the Peshwa became the official head of Maratha administration?

Answer: 1748 A.D.


  1. Bhopal gas tragedy struck in the year 1984 due to the leakage of which gas?

Answer: Methyl-iso-cyanate


  1. Which was an associate State of India before becoming a full fledged State?

Answer: Sikkim


  1. Einstein’s mass energy relation is given by which expression?

Answer: E = mc2


  1. Which is the first company-managed major port in India?

Answer: Ennore


  1. Which Governor of Bengal committed suicide in 1774 ?

Answer: Robert Clive


  1. Pulitzer prize is awarded for outstanding work in which field?

Answer: Literature and Journalism


  1. Bouncing of cheques has become an offence. What is the punishment for the same?

Answer: 6 months imprisonment


  1. All of the organisms living in a particular area, what do they make up?

Answer: A biological community


  1. How can fertility of soil be improved?

Answer: By adding living earthworms


  1. By whom was the Vernacular Press Act was passed?

Answer: Lord Lytton


  1. By whom is Recognition to a political party accorded?

Answer: By the Election Commission


  1. Which was the scientist who was responsible for the rejection of vital force theory?

Answer: Lavoisier


  1. Which award is associated with Agriculture?

Answer: Bourlog Award


  1. What type of farming is practised in the densely populated regions of the world?

Answer: Intensive farming


  1. In which year Delhi became the capital of India?

Answer: 1911


  1. Who has taken maximum wickets in one-day internationals?

Answer: Mutthiah Muralitharan


  1. By which fission does Leishmania, the causative agent of kala-azar, multiply asexually?

Answer: By binary fission


  1. From which date shall the tenure of every Panchayat be for five years?

Answer: From the date of its first meeting


  1. The last three digits of a PIN code represent?

Answer: Sorting district


  1. Who was the Viceroy of India at the time of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre?

Answer: Lord Chelmsford


  1. Which rays will deflect in electric field?

Answer: Cathode rays


  1. Why is the Gross National Income always more than Net National Income?

Answer: Direct taxes


  1. In which country was the 2010 Football World Cup held?

Answer: South Africa


  1. Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary is located in which state?

Answer: Gujarat


  1. What was the first venture of Gandhiji in all-India politics?

Answer: Rowlatt Satyagraha


  1. Which disease is caused by the bite of a mad dog?

Answer: Hydrophobia


  1. Which is not the concern of the local government?

Answer: Public Utility Services


  1. Most of hydrocarbons from petroleum are obtained by which method?

Answer: Fractional distillation


  1. Which current is produced by upwelling of water off the coast of Chile and Peru?

Answer: Humboldt Current


  1. During the reign of which Indian National Congress banned and over 1,20,000 persons were arrested?

Answer: Lord Willingdon


  1. The Musalman, the handwritten daily newspaper in circulation since 1927, is published from which place?

Answer: Chennai


  1. Under VAT, how many slabs are there?

Answer: 4


  1. From the biological evolutionary point of view, the human heart is close to the heart of which animal?

Answer: Pig


  1. Where does the cold Labrador current bring nine months winter?

Answer: Eastern Newfoundland


  1. Who led the agitation against the Partition of Bengal (1905) ?

Answer: Surendranath Banerjee


General Knowledge Questions and Answers Part 11


  1. In which year was the Constituent Assembly which framed the Constitution for Independent India set up?

Answer: 1946


  1. The mass-energy relation is the outcome of which teory?

Answer: Special theory of relativity


  1. Who is the author of the book ‘India Remembered’?

Answer: Pameia Mountbatten


  1. Local thunderstorms ‘Norwesters’ are prominent in which state?

Answer: West Bengal


  1. Who among the following had led the Swadeshi Movement in Delhi?

Answer: Syed Haider Raza


  1. What are the total members of Security Council–

Answer: 15


  1. Wisdom teeth normally grow during the which age?

Answer: 17-30 years


  1. Who presided over the inaugural meeting of the Constituent Assembly of India?

Answer: Sachidananda Sinha


  1. If the atmosphere is cooled, what is its capacity for water vapour?

Answer: Lowered


  1. A Buddhist Council during the reign of Kanishka was held at which place?

Answer: Kashmir


  1. Which alloy used in making heating elements for electric heating devices?

Answer: Nichrome


  1. By which ministry is Economic survey published?

Answer: Ministry of Finance


  1. Which organ of UNO is considered as world parliament?

Answer: General Assembly


  1. A majority of the population of New found land are engaged in which profession?

Answer: Fishing


  1. Which dynasty was associated with Gandhara school of Art?

Answer: Kushans


  1. Which disease is characterised by inflammation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord?

Answer: Meningitis


  1. Between which a government is federal or unitary on the basis of relations?

Answer: Centre and States


  1. Which purified oil does Aviation fuel for jet aeroplanes consist?

Answer: Kerosene


  1. Which country produced 127 lakh metric tones fish in 2010?

Answer: Japan


  1. Who was appointed by Ashoka to administer justice in his empire?

Answer: Rajuka


  1. Which is the first multipurpose river valley project of independent India?

Answer: Damodar Valley Corporation


  1. Who was the first Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission of India?

Answer: Shri V. T. Krishnamachari


  1. What is Amnesia?

Answer: Related to loss of memory


  1. Recently reserves of diamond have been reported in Madhya Pradesh from which place?

Answer: Devbhog


  1. By which name was Chanakya known in his childhood?

Answer: Vishnugupta


  1. The Ninth Schedule was added by which Amendment?

Answer: First


  1. The filament of an electric bulb is made of which metal?

Answer: Tungsten


  1. Who is associated with Tashkent Agreement?

Answer: Lal Bahadur Shastri


  1. Which metal is used for generation of Nuclear Power?

Answer: Uranium


  1. In India, where did the Dutch establish their earliest factory?

Answer: Masulipattanam


  1. Which two countries follow China and India in the decreasing order of their populations?

Answer: USA and Indonesia


  1. What is the normal cholesterol level in human blood?

Answer: 180-200 mg%


  1. Which was the first woman film star nominated/ elected to the Rajya Sabha?

Answer: Nargis Dutt


  1. Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh is famous for which metal?

Answer: Gold


  1. Which was the first fort constructed by the British in India?

Answer: Fort St. George


  1. On which conservation law, does a rocker work?

Answer: Angular momentum


  1. To which duties is the system of value added taxation applicable?

Answer: Excise duties


  1. Ogaden region has been a source of conflict between which countries?

Answer: Ethiopia and Somalia


  1. Silver is obtained from the lead & Zinc ares of Zawar mines in which city?

Answer: Udaipur


  1. In Indus Valley, which one indicates the commercial and economic development?

Answer: Seals


  1. What is Syrinx?

Answer: Voice box in Birds


  1. By whom is the Speaker of the Lok Sabha is elected?

Answer: All the members of Lok Sabha


  1. Which is the best conductor of electricity ?

Answer: Silve


  1. Which of the planets is nearest to the earth?

Answer: Venus


  1. In which year was the Indus Valley Civilisation discovered?

Answer: 1921


  1. Which first woman to become a Chief Minister of any State in India?

Answer: Sucheta Kripalani


  1. Howmany of Banks were nationalised since 1969?

Answer: 20


  1. Which modification of root does not store food?

Answer: Stilt


  1. Which planet is known as the Earth’s Twin?

Answer: Venus


  1. Purushsukta is a part of which veda?

Answer: Rigveda


General Knowledge Questions and Answers Part 12


  1. What does the special status of Jammu and Kashmir imply?

Answer: A separate Constitution


  1. Through which material does sound travel slowest?

Answer: Wood


  1. What are the brothers Umakant and Ramakant Gundecha?

Answer: Dhrupad vocalists


  1. How much the equatorial circumference is greater than the polar circumference?

Answer: Approximately 68 km


  1. Which was common both to the Harappan society and the Rigvedic society?

Answer: Horses


  1. Which UN agency has its headquarters at Paris?

Answer: UNESCO


  1. Vegetative propagation by stem cutting is generally foundation of which plant?

Answer: Sugarcane


  1. To whom is the Chief Minister of a State responsible?

Answer: Governor


  1. What is the distance of the equator from either of the poles?

Answer: 10,002 km


  1. Who was the President of the First Buddhist Council held at Rajagriha?

Answer: Mahakassapa


  1. By which method is the age of most ancient geological formations estimated?

Answer: C4 method


  1. Which tax is levied by the Union and collected and appropriated by the States?

Answer: Stamp Duties


  1. Ban-Ki-Moon the Secretary general of UNO belongs to which country?

Answer: South Korea


  1. Which layer of the atmosphere provides ideal conditions for flying of jet aeroplanes?

Answer: Stratosphere


  1. In which state had Gautama Buddha had attained Mahaparinirvan?

Answer: Malia


  1. Most of the plants obtain nitrogen from the soil in which from?

Answer: Nitrates


  1. Who is the Father of local self government in India?

Answer: Lord Ripon


  1. If the temperature inside a room is increased, what will be the relative humidity?

Answer: Decrease


  1. Which constituents of the atmosphere causes greatest changes in climate and weather?

Answer: Water Vapour


  1. Who was the last ruler of Sunga dynasty?

Answer: Devabhuti


  1. What was the pen name of Bankim Chandra Chattopadhaye?

Answer: Kamla Kant


  1. Which is not a direct tax?

Answer: Tax on entertainment


  1. Which fungus is responsible for disease late blight of potato?

Answer: Phytophthora infestans


  1. Which type of forest belt supplies most of the world’s requirement of newsprint?

Answer: Coniferous forest


  1. Who were the first to establish trade contacts with the Roman empire?

Answer: Tamils


  1. With which amendment act has Panchayati Raj received constitutional status?

Answer: 73rd


  1. Which polymer is used for making bulletproof material?

Answer: Polyethylene


  1. ‘Man-The Maker of His Own Destiny’ book was written by which person?

Answer: Swami Vivekananda


  1. Which climatic type suffers change due to shifting of the World’s Pressure Belts?

Answer: Monsoon


  1. Who is considered to be the father of Ayurveda ?

Answer: Charaka


  1. The United Nations declared 2012 as the International Year of which thing?

Answer: Cooperatives


  1. Which gland is both exo and endocrine gland?

Answer: Pancreas


  1. By whom was the Constitution of India adopted?

Answer: Constituent Assembly


  1. By which the maximum amount of energy in the present day world is provided?

Answer: Coal


  1. In ancient India, Nalanda University was a great centre for the study of which religion?

Answer: Mahayana Buddhism


  1. The first law of thermodynamics is concerned with the conservation of which thing?

Answer: Energy


  1. Which state produces maximum Soya bean?

Answer: Madhya Pradesh


  1. When is World Day for Water, recognized by the UN observed?

Answer: March 22


  1. Which country is rich in oil?

Answer: Indonesia


  1. By whom was the first Muslim invasion of India lead?

Answer: Muharnmad-bin-Oasim


  1. Which blood vessel bringing blood into Bowman’s capsule?

Answer: Afferent arteriole


  1. When was the Constituent Assembly for undivided India first met?

Answer: 9th December, 1946


  1. Which are macro-nutrients provided by inorganic fertilizers?

Answer: Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium


  1. Which proper order of seismic waves as they are received at seismograph station?

Answer: P-wave, S-wave, L-wave


  1. The Arab conquest of Sind took place in which year?

Answer: 712 A.D.


  1. The United Nations declared 4th week of September which week?

Answer: Peace Week


  1. What percentage of country’s demand for natural rubber is met by in indigenous production?

Answer: 97%


  1. Which causes the disease syphilis?

Answer: Bacteria


  1. Which European country has over 200 volcanoes, many of them still active?

Answer: Iceland


  1. Which was the medieval ruler who was the first to establish a ministry of agriculture?

Answer: Mohammad Bin Tughlaq


General Knowledge Questions and Answers Part 13


  1. Which right conferred by the Constitution of India is also available to non-citizens?

Answer: Freedom to speech


  1. What is the relative permeability of a paramagnetic material?

Answer: Greater than unity


  1. The United Nations declared 2008 as which International Year?

Answer: Planet Earth


  1. On which thing Erosion of soil by a river mainly depends?

Answer: Its speed at which it flows


  1. What was the main basis of social organization in India during the early medieval period?

Answer: Caste


  1. Which country stood second in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics medal tally?

Answer: US


  1. Where is the national institute of nutrition located?

Answer: Hyderabad


  1. Which is a human right as well as a fundamental right under the Constitution of India?

Answer: Right to Education


  1. What is the average salt content in a litre of sea water?

Answer: 35 gm


  1. Why is Sher Shah is well known for his administrative skill,?

Answer: Land revenue system


  1. In which Tyndall effect is not observed?

Answer: Sugar solution


  1. Which can be used for checking inflation temporarily?

Answer: Decrease in money supply


  1. Dhyan Chand’s name is associated with which game?

Answer: Badminton


  1. Which are the “Horn of Africa”?

Answer: Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia


  1. By whom was the Sarak-i-Azam which ran from the Indus to Sonargaon (in Bangladesh) built?

Answer: Sher Shah


  1. Which is Nuclease enzyme begin its attack from free end of polynucleotide?

Answer: Exonuclease


  1. After howmany years One-third of the members of the Rajya Sabha retire?

Answer: Second year


  1. A soap bubble is given negative charge then what happen in its radius?

Answer: Increases


  1. Israel has common borders with which countries?

Answer: Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and Jordan


  1. The Upanishads were translated into Persian by the orders of which rular?

Answer: Dara Shikoh


  1. The World Food Prize is given by which organisation/world bodie?

Answer: Kraft general foods


  1. Who are not protected against inflation?

Answer: Agricultural farmers


  1. For which is the southern blot technique used for the detection?

Answer: DNA


  1. Which is the State with the largest area under waste land?

Answer: Jammu and Kashmir


  1. ‘Padmavat’ of Malik Muhammad Jaisi, a notable, work in Hindi, was completed during which reign?

Answer: Sher Shah


  1. A Money Bill passed by the Lok Sabha has to be passed/returned by Rajya Sabha within howmany days?

Answer: 14 days


  1. What dose not contain a hydrophobic structure?

Answer: Rubber


  1. How many Nobel Prizes have been awarded so far to Indian citizens?

Answer: 3


  1. In which is the largest population of Scheduled Tribes?

Answer: Madhya Pradesh


  1. Who commanded the Maratha army in the third battle of Panipat ?

Answer: Sadashiv Rao Bhau


  1. Tejaswini Sawant is the first Indian woman to be crowned World Champion in which sports?

Answer: Shooting


  1. Which is the richest source of ascorbic acid?

Answer: Guava


  1. Which worm reach into intestine of human by eating leaf?

Answer: Tape worm


  1. Palghat joins which states?

Answer: Kerala and Tamil Nadu


  1. In which year was Bombay was acquired by the English from the Portuguese?

Answer: 1662


  1. How can a Change in distribution of powers between the Centre and the States be done?

Answer: Amending the Constitution


  1. Which is electrical circuits used to get smooth de output from a rectified circuit called?

Answer: Filter


  1. By which bill does the government make arrangement for the collection of revenues for a year?

Answer: Finance Bill


  1. Which forms the western boundary of the Indian sub-continent?

Answer: Hindukush


  1. Uplift of the backward classes was the main programme of which famay?

Answer: Satyashodhak Samaj


  1. Which international tennis event is played on a grass court?

Answer: Wimbeldon


  1. By which would Desert plants be characterised?

Answer: By sunken stomata


  1. The distribution of power between Centre and the States is based on which scheme?

Answer: Government of India Act, 1935


  1. Which soil is best suited for cotton?

Answer: Regur


  1. By whom was the practice of Sati was declared illegal?

Answer: Lord William Bentinck


  1. What is the most satisfactory method for separating sugars?

Answer: Chromatography


  1. Who is the author of ‘Business @ Speed of Thought?

Answer: Bill Gates


  1. Which is the ‘basis for determining the national income?

Answer: Production of goods and services


  1. On the basis of the process of their formation, which soil is formed differently from the other three?

Answer: Regur


  1. Which helped to develop close ties between the government and the masses?

Answer: Ryotwari Settlement


General Knowledge Questions and Answers Part 14


  1. Alzheimer’s disease in human beings is characterised by which degeneration?

Answer: Degeneration of nerve cells


  1. Which Amendment provided for an authoritative version of the Constitution in Hindi?

Answer: 58th


  1. The absorption of radio waves by the atmosphere depends on which thing?

Answer: Their frequency


  1. Which crop requires continuous semiaquatic condition for cultivation?

Answer: Rice


  1. Who was the leader to have the unique distinction of firing the first shot in the rebellion of 1857?

Answer: Mangal Pande


  1. ‘Na Khatma Hone Wali Kahani’ is the autobiography of which person?

Answer: V. P. Singh


  1. The world famous ‘Khajuraho’ sculptures are located in which State?

Answer: Madhya Pradesh


  1. Why is the yellow colour of urine?

Answer: Due to the presence of urochrome


  1. Which stare is the largest producer of coffee?

Answer: Karnataka


  1. In the Interim Government formed in the year 1946, who held the portfolio of Defence?

Answer: Baldev Singh


  1. After howmany years is the President of USA is elected?

Answer: 4 years


  1. Which enzyme changes maltose into glucose?

Answer: Maltose


  1. Economic Planning is a subject of which list?

Answer: Union List


  1. On planet Earth, where is no centrifugal force?

Answer: At the Poles


  1. From where did Mahatma Gandhi start his historic Dandi March?

Answer: Sabarmati Ashram


  1. Who is considered as the inventor of the World Wide Web (WWW) ?

Answer: Tim Berners-Lee


  1. Which of the following will provide maximum roughage to our diet, if taken in equal mass?

Answer: Cabbage


  1. Which Act gave representation to Indians for the first time in the Legislature?

Answer: Government of India Act, 1935


  1. Which planet has the longest day and the shortest year?

Answer: Mercury


  1. Who first voiced the idea of a separate Muslim state in India?

Answer: Mohammad Iqbal


  1. Which polymer is widely used for making bullet proof material?

Answer: Polyethylene


  1. Which was the crop during the 13th and 14th Centuries A.D. the Indian peasants did not cultivate?

Answer: Maize


  1. What is the mean of ‘Take off stage’ in an economy?

Answer: Steady growth begins


  1. The equator cuts through which island?

Answer: Borneo


  1. Who was responsible for the integration of Indian Princely States?

Answer: Sardar Patel


  1. Which three important micronutrients are essential for humans?

Answer: Copper, zinc and iodine


  1. By which act did the Crown take the Government of India into its own hands?

Answer: Government of India Act, 1858


  1. What are Carbon, diamond and graphite together called?

Answer: Allotropes


  1. Which city is associated with the river Mekong?

Answer: Phnom-Penh


  1. By which was Yavanika (Curtain) introduced in Indian theatre?

Answer: Greeks


  1. What is the name given to an almost circular coral reef inside which there is a lagoon?

Answer: Atoll


  1. Chocolates can be bad for health because of a high content of which element?

Answer: Nickel


  1. In which Photosynthesis occurs?

Answer: Chloroplast


  1. Which are the important species of the Mediterranean biome?

Answer: Pine, cedar, fir


  1. At which place was the headless statue of Kanishka found?

Answer: Mathura


  1. Who has the power to form a new State within the Union of India?

Answer: President


  1. By whom was Electron first identified?

Answer: J. J. Thomson


  1. When was EXIM Bank set-up?

Answer: 1982


  1. The annual average rate of net plant production is highest in which forests?

Answer: Temperate forest


  1. The religious literature of the Jains at the early stage was written in which language?

Answer: Ardhamagadhi


  1. Which animal can tolerate more summer heat?

Answer: Donkey


  1. What is the estimation of age of woody plant by counting annual ring?

Answer: Dendrochronology


  1. In whom the executive authority of the Union is vested by the Constitution?

Answer: President


  1. Kula, Kufri, Kajjair and Dalhousie are all tourists place of which state?

Answer: Himachal Pradesh


  1. Of which Religion-wise the sculpture were found at Kankali tila in Mathura?

Answer: Jaina


  1. Galvanised iron sheets have a coating of which metal?

Answer: Zinc


  1. By whom was the famous ‘Kirti Stambha’ at Chittor built?

Answer: Rana Kumbha


  1. Which is at the apex of Industrial Finance in India?

Answer: Industrial Development Bank of India


  1. Which state receives rainfall from north-east monsoons?

Answer: Tamil Nadu


  1. Where are the traces of Portuguese culture found in India?

Answer: Goa


General Knowledge Questions and Answers Part 15


  1. Soft drinks such as cocoa contain singnificant quantities of which thing?

Answer: Caffein


  1. By whom is the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee of the Parliament appointed?

Answer: Speaker of Lok Sabha


  1. How must be the The lines of force of a uniform magnetic field?

Answer: Parallel to each other


  1. The Varansi Kanyakumari National Highway is called which national highway?

Answer: NH 7


  1. Which of the British Officials defeated Portuguese at Sowlley ?

Answer: Thomas Best


  1. Name of S. Chandrashekhar is associated with which subject?

Answer: Astrophysics


  1. Which is the official language of Central Bank of West African Bank?

Answer: French


  1. What is the transfer of pollengrain from pollensac to stigma called?

Answer: Pollination


  1. What is in terms of the railway system India’s position in the world?

Answer: Fourth


  1. Where was the first iron and steel industry of India established?

Answer: Jamshedpur


  1. Who decides whether a particular bill is a Money Bill or not?

Answer: Speaker of Lok Sabha


  1. Chlorophyll is a naturally occuring chelate compound in, what is the which the central metal in this?

Answer: Magnesium


  1. What is the most appropriate measure of a country’s economic growth?

Answer: Per capita real income


  1. Which is the brightest planet?

Answer: Venus


  1. Who used the phrase ‘Un-British’ to criticize the English colonial control of India?

Answer: Dadabhai Naoroji


  1. Which is UN special agency and not programme?

Answer: UNDP


  1. What is the Study of integrated use of microbiology, biochmistry and engineering?

Answer: Biotechnology


  1. Where is In the Constitution of India, the word ‘Federal’ used?

Answer: Nowhere


  1. Which planet takes the same number of days for rotation and revolution?

Answer: Venus


  1. Which element of Hinduism was practised in the Indus Valley Civilization?

Answer: Cult of Shiva


  1. When a ray of light is going from one medium to another, how is its frequency?

Answer: Frequency remains same


  1. Who is the author of “The Kalam effect: My years with the president”?

Answer: P.M. Nayer


  1. CENVAT is associated with which rate?

Answer: Rate of indirect tax


  1. At the summer solstice, which latitude will have the longest night?

Answer: 60°S


  1. What was the script of Indus Valley Civilization?

Answer: Undeciphered


  1. Which branch of science deals with the study of tissue found in the body of organism?

Answer: Histology


  1. By whom is Recognition to a political party accorded?

Answer: By the Election Commission


  1. For which thing is Washing soda the common name?

Answer: Sodium carbonate


  1. Through where does the Tropic of Cancer passes?

Answer: India and Saudi Arabia


  1. What are Brahmanas ?

Answer: Texts on sacrificial rituals


  1. Who is the author of the book ‘Freedom from Fear’?

Answer: Aung San Suukyi


  1. When is Doctor’s Day, Bidhan Chandra Roy Birth Day is observed?

Answer: July 1


  1. Which hormone is injected into cow and buffalow during milking?

Answer: Oxytocin


  1. What happens when a sudden fall in the barometric reading?

Answer: Storm


  1. What is the meaning of ‘Buddha’?

Answer: The Enlightened one


  1. Which Amendment provided for an authoritative version of the Constitution in Hindi?

Answer: 58th


  1. Heat given to an ideal gas under isothermal conditions is used in which work?

Answer: In doing external work


  1. How long does India’s economic zone extend miles off its coast?

Answer: 200


  1. How is the Relative humidity of the atmosphere directly affected?

Answer: Change in atmospheric temperature


  1. Kautilya was the Prime Minister of which Indian ruler ?

Answer: Chandragupta Maurya


  1. When is World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, recognized by the UN observed?

Answer: October 27


  1. Maximum nutritive element aborbed by blood from which part of alimentary canal?

Answer: Small intestine


  1. Under whose signature are the members of All-India Services appointed?

Answer: President


  1. Which climate best suited for horticulture?

Answer: Mediterranean


  1. Before ascending the Maurya throne, How was Ashoka served?

Answer: As a Viceroy of Taxila


  1. From which one among the following water sources, the water is likely to be contaminated with fluoride?

Answer: Ground water


  1. In which year did the first modem Olympic Games take place?

Answer: 1896


  1. Which neighbouring country has objections on Indian Baglihar Hydro-electric Project?

Answer: Pakistan


  1. Which region does not receive most of its rainfall during winter?

Answer: Central North America


  1. What were the two colossal images of the Buddha at Bamiyan?

Answer: Works of the Gupta Art


General Knowledge Questions and Answers Part 16


  1. Which genetic disease is sex -linked ?

Answer: Royal haemophilia


  1. What is the part of the Constitution that reflects the mind and ideals of the framers?

Answer: Preamble


  1. When will a hot body radiate maximum energy?

Answer: If its surface is black and rough


  1. Which African country is richer than others in gold and diamond?

Answer: Zaire


  1. Who has been called the ‘Napoleon of India’ ?

Answer: Samudragupta


  1. Yondieki who set up a new world record in 10,000 meters race, belongs to which country?

Answer: Kenya


  1. How many players are there on each side in a women’s Basketball game?

Answer: 6


  1. Who proved that DNA is the basic genetic material?

Answer: Hershey and Chase


  1. Which is the leading producer of sulphur?

Answer: U.S.A.


  1. During the reign of which Pallava ruler did the Chinese pilgrim Hieun Tsang visit Kanchi?

Answer: Narasimhavaram


  1. What does the Preamble of our Constitution contin?

Answer: The spirit of the Constitution


  1. Which will you put into pure water in order to pass electric current through it?

Answer: Lemon Juice


  1. Of the various ways of financing government’s investment expenditure, what is the least inflationary?

Answer: Taxation


  1. In which country are ‘Dykes’ especially constructed?

Answer: Norway


  1. What was Sher Shah’s real name?

Answer: Farid


  1. Where did the 1st ODI match was played in India?

Answer: Ahmedabad


  1. “Green house effect” with respect to global warming refers to which effect?

Answer: Warming effect


  1. Which State has the largest percentage of reserved parliamentary seats?

Answer: Uttar Pradesh


  1. For which landform is Colorado in U.S.A. famous?

Answer: Grand Canyon


  1. Which battle was fought in 1192 A.D. ?

Answer: Second Battle of Tarain


  1. Which language was used in the literature of Sangam period?

Answer: Tamil


  1. What is the wavelength of visible spectrum?

Answer: 3900-7600 A


  1. The fragments of which comet system collided with Jupiter in July 1994 ?

Answer: Shoemaker-Levy 9


  1. The National Housing Bank was set up in India as a wholly-owned subsidiary of which bank?

Answer: Reserve Bank of India


  1. Wine production is mainly carried out in natural region?

Answer: Mediterranean region


  1. Which was the most important factor in transforming ancient Indian society into feudal society?

Answer: Practice of land grants


  1. Which animal resembles most to human beings in terms of physical and mental capabilities?

Answer: Chimpanzee


  1. From where can a Member of Parliament claim immunity?

Answer: From civil cases only


  1. Salts of which element pre vide colours to fireworks?

Answer: Strontiur and barium


  1. Where are the Postaz temperate grassland?

Answer: Hungary


  1. Which was the Chola king who conquered the northern part of Sri Lanka and made it a province of his empire?

Answer: Rajaraja


  1. Where is the largest automobile manufacturing centre in the world located?

Answer: Detroit


  1. ORT (Oral Rehydration Therapy) is associated with the treatment of which disease?

Answer: Diarrhea


  1. To suspect HIV/AIDS in a young individual, which symptom is mostly associated with?

Answer: Chronic diarrhoea


  1. Which is the chief industry of Afghanistan?

Answer: Carpet making


  1. Why did Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq transfer his capital from Delhi to Daulatabad?

Answer: To control South India better


  1. With which the executive power relating to concurrent subjects remain?

Answer: The Centre


  1. We cannot see during a fog. why?

Answer: Because of scattering of light


  1. Which situation makes a firm most efficient?

Answer: Lowest average costs


  1. Silk textiles are mainly produced in which countries?

Answer: China and India


  1. The Portuguese traveller, Nuniz visited Vijayanagar during the reign of which rular?

Answer: Achyuta Raya


  1. Which type of coal is difficult to light in the open air?

Answer: Peat


  1. Leukaemia or blood cancer is characterised by abnormal increase of which cells?

Answer: White blood cells


  1. Howmany subjects are in the Union list?

Answer: 97 subjects


  1. Which instrument instrument used for recording earthquake waves?

Answer: Seismograph


  1. Which Mughalemperor gave land for the construction of the Golden Temple at Amritsar?

Answer: Akbar


  1. What does Oxidation involve?

Answer: Loss of electrons


  1. Among South Asian countries which one is the Maternal Mortality Ratio (per 1,000 live births) lowest?

Answer: Bangladesh


  1. What is meant by ‘Underwriting’, the term frequently used in financial sector?

Answer: Under valuation of the assets


  1. ‘Caldera’ is a feature associated with which thing?

Answer: Volcanoes


General Knowledge Questions and Answers Part 17


  1. Which Part of plant is important for the life cycle of plant?

Answer: Flower


  1. By which committee were Mandai Panchayats recommended?

Answer: Ashok Mehta Committee


  1. What will be If a pendulum clock be taken from the earth to a revolving artificial satellite?

Answer: It will stop altogether


  1. Which city is associated with the river Mekong?

Answer: Phnom-Penh


  1. Which decisive battle was fought during the Third Carnatic War between the English and the French?

Answer: Wandiwash


  1. Coolgardie lies in the Australian province of which direction?

Answer: Western Australia


  1. Gum Gopi Krishna was a maestro of which dance form?

Answer: Kathak


  1. Which is an insectivorous plant?

Answer: Pitcher plant


  1. A ship met with an accident at 30°E and 35°N. Where was the ship was sailing?

Answer: Mediterranean


  1. Under the leadership of which Guru did the Sikh become a political and military force?

Answer: Guru Gobind Singh



  1. A far-sighted person has a near point at 100 cm. What must be the power of the correcting lens?

Answer: +3.0 D


  1. Which Indian was honoured by the World Statesman Award, 2012?

Answer: Stephen Harper


  1. By which band is Monetary policy regulated?

Answer: Central Bank


  1. Strait of Florida runs in between which water bodies?

Answer: Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico


  1. During whose reign did the Mongols first invade India?

Answer: Iltutmish


  1. What is the green color of plants produced from organelles?

Answer: Chloroplasts


  1. According to which system are the members of the Rajya Sabha elected?

Answer: Single Transferable Vote System


  1. Which fuel causes minimum environmental pollution?

Answer: Hydrogen


  1. Which Strait separates Asia from North America?

Answer: The Bering Strait


  1. Who was contemporary of Namdev?

Answer: Sena


  1. The ODI Player of the Year 2012’ Award was given by ICC to which India cricketer?

Answer: Virat Kohli


  1. Who has created world record in the men’s 100 metres sprint event at 2008 Olympic Games?

Answer: Usain Bolt


  1. Which ceil organelles function as the power house of a living cell ?

Answer: Mitochondria


  1. Which States of the U.S.A. are attached to Mexico?

Answer: California and Texas


  1. Who was the earliest Sufi Saint to have settled at Ajmer?

Answer: Sheikh Moinuddin Chisti


  1. The members of the State Legislative Assembly are elected for what period?

Answer: 5 years


  1. How many image can a man see if he stands between two plane mirrors inclined at an angle of 60°?

Answer: 5


  1. What is the basic attribute of a formal organization?

Answer: Rules and regulations


  1. Khartoum is situated at the confluence of which rivers?

Answer: White Nile and Blue Nile


  1. Under which reign did Mughal Empire extend up to Tamil territory in the South?

Answer: Aurangzeb


  1. The Winter Olympic came into being in which year?

Answer: 1924


  1. By which Transfer of genetic information from one generation to the other is accomplished?

Answer: By transfer RNA


  1. Which One feature is distinguishing the Rajya Sabha from the vidhan Parishad?

Answer: Indirect election


  1. Which is the suthernmost city?

Answer: Raipur


  1. Which Rajput mansabdar revolted against Aurangzeb ?

Answer: Durgadas Rathore


  1. Which hydrocarbon is mainly present in gobar gas?

Answer: Methane


  1. Who wrote the book Babubivah?

Answer: Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar


  1. If the price of an inferior good falls, what about its demand?

Answer: Remains constant


  1. Which gulf would have to be crossed to reach Sri Lanka from Nagercoil ?

Answer: Gulf of Mannar


  1. Which was the last governor of Bengal appointed by the Mughal emperor?

Answer: Murshid Quli Khan


  1. Alpha-keratin is a protein present in which thing?

Answer: Wool


  1. Where was the first session of the Constituent Assembly held?

Answer: New Delhi


  1. Which used as ‘a moderator in nuclear reactor?

Answer: Graphite


  1. Which planet looks reddish in the night sky?

Answer: Mars


  1. What was the source of the blue gem stone, lapis lazuli, for the people of Harappan culture?

Answer: Afghanistan


  1. Sachin Tendulkar scored his 100th international century against which’ country ?

Answer: Bangladesh


  1. In baseball, the two opposing teams consist of howmany players?

Answer: 9 players each


  1. The improper function of which results in condition ‘Myxedema’ in human beings?

Answer: Thyroid gland


  1. In 1610, Galileo Galilei discovered four moons of which planet?

Answer: Jupiter


  1. In the Vedic society, which was the term used to denote a group of families?

Answer: Grama


General Knowledge Questions and Answers Part 18


  1. Who was the Chairman’ of the Union Constitution Committee of the Constituent Assembly?

Answer: Jawaharlal Nehru


  1. Which element that does not occur in nature but can be produced artificially?

Answer: Plutonium


  1. When had India a plan holiday?

Answer: After the drought of 1966


  1. How are Latitude and Longitude?

Answer: Perpendicular to each other


  1. Which Philosophy holds that the world is created and maintained by Universal Law?

Answer: Jain Philosophy


  1. Which book is authored by V.S. Naipaul ?

Answer: A House for Mr. Biswas


  1. Which can be used for biological control of mosquitoes?

Answer: Gambusia


  1. Which proclamation of National Emergency automatically suspends?

Answer: Right to freedom


  1. The latitude of a place is the same as which place?

Answer: Celestial pole


  1. What was the script used in the earliest Tamil inscriptions?

Answer: Brahmi


  1. In which technology do Cryogenic engines find applications?

Answer: Rocket technology


  1. Shovna Narayan is a reputed personality in which field?

Answer: Classical dance


  1. During which Plan did prices show a decline?

Answer: First


  1. Which instrument used for finding out wind-direction?

Answer: Wind vane


  1. Which ports handled the north Indian trade during the Gupta period?

Answer: Broach


  1. Which vitamin is considered to be a hormone?

Answer: D


  1. On the basis of financial crisis howmany times has emergency been declared by the President of India?

Answer: Not even once


  1. Which is the element found on the surface of the moon?

Answer: Titanium


  1. Why is ‘Beaufort Scale’ used ?

Answer: To measure wind velocity


  1. Which Tomar ruler is credited to have established Delhi?

Answer: Anangpal


  1. ‘My Music, My Life’ is the autobiography of which person?

Answer: Pt. Ravi Shankar


  1. Which was the first talkie film of India?

Answer: Alam Ara


  1. Through which Translocation of food materials in plants takes place?

Answer: Phloem


  1. When does Relative humidity decreases?

Answer: With increased temperature


  1. Who was the Sultan of Delhi who is reputed to have built the biggest network of canals in India?

Answer: Feroze Shan Tughlaq


  1. What type of Party system has been evolved in India?

Answer: Multi-Party


  1. A man with a dark skin, in comparison with a man with a white skin, What will experience?

Answer: Less heat and less cold


  1. Which bank is the Banker of the Banks?

Answer: RBI


  1. Where are a large number of species are found within a small unit of area?

Answer: Wet evergreen equatorial forests


  1. Krishnadeva Raya wrote a famous work, namely Amuktamalyada, in which language?

Answer: Telugu


  1. Folk painting ‘Madhubani’ is famous in which state?

Answer: Bihar


  1. Which is the tree requiring minimum water for its growth?

Answer: Babul


  1. Which post does the Constitution of India does not mention?

Answer: The Deputy Prime Minister


  1. Which country is the largest producer of Bauxite?

Answer: Australia


  1. Which Indian rulers was a contemporary of Akbar?

Answer: Rani Durgawati


  1. How are Oxygen and ozone?

Answer: Allotropes


  1. From where did India introduce cultivation of tobacco/tapioca/ pineapple?

Answer: South America


  1. When was the Reserve Bank of India taken over by the Government?

Answer: 1948


  1. Which is found on the western coast of continents between 30° and 40° latitudes?

Answer: Mediterranean Climate Region


  1. Which school of paintings developed independently during the Mughal Period?

Answer: The Bijapur School


  1. In which is ‘Foot and Mouth Disease’ found?

Answer: Cattle


  1. Who decides the number of Judges in a High Court?

Answer: President


  1. What denotes the smallest temperature?

Answer: 1° on the Kelvin scale


  1. In which latitudes largest quantities of bauxite is found?

Answer: Tropical latitudes


  1. Which was the first English ship that came to India?

Answer: Red Dragon


  1. Which tree, once very popular in social forestry, is now taken to be environmental hazard?

Answer: Eucalyptus


  1. Foot-and-Mouth disease in animals, a current epidemic in some parts of the world, By which is this caused?

Answer: Bacterium


  1. In which animal is respiration done by skin?

Answer: Frog


  1. The Ruhr-Westphalia region is a famous industrial region of which country?

Answer: Germany


General Knowledge Questions and Answers Part 19


  1. Which was the first newspaper to be published in India?

Answer: Bengal Gazette


  1. With which does the power to extend or restrict the jurisdiction of the High Court rest?

Answer: With the Parliament


  1. ‘Gobar gas’ contains mainly which gas?

Answer: Methane


  1. Which is the biggest Public Sector undertaking in the country?

Answer: Railways


  1. Which rocks is transformed into marble?

Answer: Limestone


  1. Which ‘Englishmen was fellow of Gandhiji in South Africa?

Answer: Polak


  1. By which number the quality of gasoline’ sample is determined?

Answer: By its octane number


  1. Due to bite of mad dog the disease hydrophobia is caused by which virus?

Answer: Rabies virus


  1. Who appoints the Chief Election Commissioner of India?

Answer: President


  1. What is the principal reason for the formation of metamorphic rocks?

Answer: Extreme heat and pressure


  1. Who said “I therefore want freedom immediately, this very night, before dawn if it can be had”?

Answer: Mahatma Gandhi


  1. A temperature at which both the Fahrenheit and the centigrade scales have the same value?

Answer: -40°


  1. With which is the ‘Tennis court oath’ associated?

Answer: French Revolution


  1. Which is the tax that takes away a higher proportion of one’s income as the income rises?

Answer: Progressive tax


  1. Where is the Sargasso sea located?

Answer: North Atlantic Ocean


  1. Who com merited that Cripps Mission was a postdated cheque on a crashing bank?

Answer: Mahatma Gandhi


  1. Medicine for epilepsy is obtain from which lichen?

Answer: Parmelia


  1. Up to howmuch age can the Members of the Union Public Service Commission function?

Answer: 65 years


  1. Which type of glass is used for making glass reinforced plastic?

Answer: Quartz glass


  1. Which is the greatest known ocean depth (which lies in the Pacific Ocean)?

Answer: 11,033 m


  1. At which one place did Mahatma Gandhi first start his Satyagraha in India?

Answer: Champaran


  1. With which country is “Orange’ Revolution” associated?

Answer: Ukraine


  1. With which field was Pandit Bhimsen Joshi associated?

Answer: Music’s


  1. What percentage of water is lost during transpiration?

Answer: 99%


  1. Which is the most populous city in the world?

Answer: Tokyo


  1. By which ruler was the practice of military governorship first introduced in India?

Answer: Greeks


  1. Which country has the briefest Constitution in the world?

Answer: USA


  1. When temperature is gradually decreased, what is the specific heat of substance?

Answer: Decreased


  1. What is the mean of Invisible Export?

Answer: Export Services


  1. Which is the country with the highest density of population in Europe?

Answer: Netherlands


  1. Bhakt Tukaram was a contemporary of which Mughal emperor?

Answer: Jahangir


  1. Who was the first person to cross the Alps with army?

Answer: Hannibal


  1. What is the loss of water in the form of water drops called?

Answer: Guttation


  1. Who was made the Home Minister when Jawaharlal Nehru formed the Interim Government in 1946 ?

Answer: Sardar Patel


  1. Which foreign country is closest to Andarnan Islands?

Answer: Myanmar


  1. Who was called Zinda Pir (living saint) in Mughal India?

Answer: Aurangzeb


  1. Which metal is non toxic in nature?

Answer: Gold


  1. Which is the latest addition to the list of UNESCO’s world heritage sites in India?

Answer: Red Fort


  1. Which committee was assigned to recommend reforms in the insurance sector?

Answer: Malhotra Committee


  1. Which State shares boundaries with the maximum number of other States of India ?

Answer: Assam


  1. The first railway line in India was opened in which year?

Answer: 1853


  1. What is Study of growth and development of embryo?

Answer: Embryology


  1. What is the minimum permissible age for employment in any factory or mine?

Answer: 14 years


  1. Angular separation between two colours of the spectrum depends upon which thing?

Answer: Angle of deviation


  1. Which mountain range stretches from Gujarat in west to Delhi in the north?

Answer: Aravallis


  1. In which nomad man started settling?

Answer: Neolithic Age


  1. Where is the headquarter of International atomic Energy Agency is located?

Answer: Vienna


  1. The book ‘Diplomatic Encounter’ has been written by which author?

Answer: Arundhati Roy


  1. What is the Study of pulse and arterial blood pressure called?

Answer: Sphygmology


  1. The Himalayas are formed of parallel fold ranges of which the oldest range?

Answer: The Great Himalayan Range


  1. Rigveda is divided into 10 books. Which books are the oldest?

Answer: Second and seventh


General Knowledge Questions and Answers Part 20


  1. Who is competent to prescribe conditions as for acquiring Indian citizenship?

Answer: Parliament


  1. Which is the element that has the highest first ionization potential?

Answer: Nitrogen


  1. During which Plan did prices show a decline?

Answer: First


  1. Which state has the largest number of salt lakes in India?

Answer: Rajasthan


  1. Who was the last of the 24th Jain Tirthankaras?

Answer: Mahavira


  1. Who is the author of the book ‘The Rights of Man’?

Answer: Thomas Paine


  1. What is considered as the easily digestable source of protein?

Answer: Soyabean


  1. When the Vice-President acts as President he gets the emoluments of which post?

Answer: President


  1. Which port especially developed for exporting iron ore to Japan?

Answer: Paradeep


  1. Which site, where Ashokan pillars exist, has the bull capital?

Answer: Rampurva


  1. Total internal reflection of light is possible when light enters from which thing?

Answer: Water to air


  1. The book ‘Worshipping False Gods’s is written by which person?

Answer: Arun Shourie


  1. When was the Rolling plan designed?

Answer: 1978-83


  1. Which is a global biodiversity hotspot in India?

Answer: Western Ghats


  1. During which reign was Kalidasa lived?

Answer: Chandragupta II


  1. In the human body, cowper’s glands form a part of which system?

Answer: Reproductive system


  1. The resolution for removing the Vice-President of India can be moved in which sabha?

Answer: Rajya Sabha alone


  1. Which transition metal is in liquid state?

Answer: Mercury


  1. Which type of forest exhibits highest bio-diversity ?

Answer: Tropical rain forest


  1. Which Rashtrakuta ruler established a victory pillar in Rameshwaram ?

Answer: Krishna III


  1. Who directed the famous T.V. serial ‘Tandoori Nights’?

Answer: Saeed Jaffrey


  1. The UNESCO declared 2011 as which International Year?

Answer: International Year of Chemistry


  1. In absence of ribosome in cell which function does not takes place?

Answer: Protein synthesis


  1. Where are Tapovan and Vishnugarh Hydroelectric Projects located?

Answer: Uttarakhand


  1. Who was the last ruler of the Tughlaq dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate ?

Answer: Nasir-ud-din-Mahmud


  1. To whom does the Public Accounts Committee submit its report?

Answer: The Speaker of the Lok Sabha


  1. If a bar magnet is cut length wise into 3 parts, what will the total number of poles be?

Answer: 6


  1. Why does the Issue Department of the RBI maintain a against printing of note?

Answer: Minimum Reserve System


  1. With which river is the Omkareshwar Project associated?

Answer: Narmada


  1. The ruler which was not invited to join the confederacy to fight against Vijaynagar in the battle of Talikota?

Answer: Berar


  1. The United Nations declared 2010 as which International Year?

Answer: Rapprochement of Cultures


  1. Which tissue take part in healing the wounds?

Answer: Epithelium tissue


  1. Which is the highest and final judicial tribunal in respect of the Constitution of India?

Answer: Supreme Court


  1. What is the state the main activity associated with the fold mountain?

Answer: Earthquakes


  1. Who was the Afghan ruler of India whose administrative system was emulated by the British?

Answer: Sher Shah


  1. Temporary hardness of water is due to the presence of which thing?

Answer: Magnesium bicarbonate


  1. Regatta is associated with which sports event?

Answer: Rowing


  1. Rupee was devalued by what percent in July 1991?

Answer: 20 Percent


  1. What is the term as the drainage pattern developed on folded sedimentary rocks?

Answer: Trellis


  1. Whose tomb is ‘Biwi Ka Maqbara’?

Answer: Aurangzeb’s wife


  1. Which energy do not have the problem of pollution?

Answer: Sun


  1. When was the Madras State renamed Tamil Nadu?

Answer: 1969


  1. What is a suitable unit for expressing electric field strength?

Answer: N/C


  1. Rotation of the earth causes deflection of wind by which force?

Answer: Coriolis force


  1. Who organised a Maratha confederacy against the English leading to the Third Anglo Maratha War?

Answer: The Peshwa


  1. Which woman has become the highest individual scorer in an innings in Tests?

Answer: Kiran Baloch


  1. What is the name of the person that controls a football match?

Answer: An umpire


  1. Which air pollutant affect the nervous system of man?

Answer: Lead


  1. Which is the chief characteristics of wet and dry tropics?

Answer: Constant heating


  1. By whom was Shuddhi movement (conversion of non-Hindus to Hinduism) started?

Answer: Swami Dayanand Saraswati