General Knowledge/Awareness/MCQs

These are miscellaneous questions asked in various competitive s examinations. Correct answers are  highlighted.

 

PRACTICE QUESTIONS

1.Which British Governor General introduced Postage Stamp in India?
(a) Lord Auckland
(b) Lord Canning
(c) Lord Dalhousie
(d)Lord William Bentinck

2.Which of the following sultan founded Agra city?

(a) Bahlol Lodi

(b) Firoz Tughlaq
(c) Shikandar Lodi
(d) Khizr Khan.

3. Poona pact was signed between?
(a) Gandhi ji and Lord Irwin
(b) Gandhi ji and B.R. Ambedkar
(c) Gandhi ji and Jinnah
(d) Gandhi ji and S.C Bose

4. Which planet is called sister of the earth?

(a)Mercury

(b)Saturn

(c) Mars

(d)Venus

5. Where is Railway Staff College situated ?

(a)Madurai

(b)Lucknow

(c)Patna

(d) Vadodara

6.Where are  Dilwara temples situated ?

(a) Jammu and Kashmir

(b)Rajasthan

(c) Madhya Pradesh

(d)Haryana

(7) The highest peak of Arawali which was called the “peak of saints “by Colonel James Tod.
a. Sair
b. Jhargha
c. Achalgarh
d. Guru Shikar

8. Which of the following icons in computer cannot be deleted but we can make it invisible?

(a) My computer

(b)Recycle

(c)  Internet explorer

(d)  Google chrome

9. What is telnet?

(a) Network of telephones

(b)Remote login

(c) Processing of computers

(d) Preparing network

10.  Who is the author of Gitanjali?

(a)   Bankim Chand Chatterjee

(b) Rabindernath Tagore

(c)  Maithlisharan Gupt

(d) None of the above

11. Where is the national institute of science situated?

(a)  Lucknow

(b) Bengaluru

(c) Cochin

(d) Mumbai

12.Which year was BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) founded?

(a) 1987

(b)  1962

(c)  1954

(d)  1951.

13.Who was the first Indian to hold the post of Governor General in India?

(a) Dr. Rajendra

(b) Dr. K.M. Swami

(c) Rajagopalachari

(d) Annie Basent

14.  According to the Puranas, how many heads did Brahma have before Shiva plucked one out?
(a) Five
(b) Four
(c) Three

(d) six

15. Biogas plants using cattle dung are called:

(a) Hyde plants

(b) Gobar gas plants

(c) Thermal power station

(d) Gas station

 

16. Who is the author of the book Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists?

(a) K.C. Pant

(b)  Dr. Manmohan Singh

(c) Raghuram Rajan

(d)  None of the above

17. Where are Gir National Park and  Sasan Gir Sanctuary are located ?

(a) Kerla

(b) Himachal Pradesh

(c)Gujarat

d.Assam

18. Who succeeded Nehru as Prime Minister?

a.    Lal Bahadur Shastri

b.    Gulzari Lal Nanda

c.    Indira Gandhi

d.    Morarji Desai

19. In what year was Rajiv Gandhi assassinated?

a.    1990

b.    1991

c.    1992

d.    1993

20. Which is the first newspaper to be published in India?

a) The Hindu

b) Bengal Gazette

c) The Bombay Samachar Limited

d) Calcutta Journan

21. In which year construction work for Delhi Metro was started?

(a) 1992

b.1998

(c) 2000

(d) 1996

22. Which of the following were the first organisms?

a. Primitive eukaryotes

b. Aerobic bacteria

c. Prokaryotic

(d) Photosynthetic

23. The first email was delivered.

(a) 1999

(b) 1983

c.1971

(d)  1976

24. In which state is Chitrakut situated?

(a) Madhya Pradesh

(b) Uttar Pradesh

(c) Haryana

(d) Bihar

25. In which year Apple Computer introduced Apple I, the first single circuit board computer?

(a) 1978

(b) 1974

(c) 1980

(d) 1990

26. In which state is Chitrakut situated?

(a) Madhya Pradesh

(b) Uttar Pradesh

(c) Haryana

(d)  Bihar

27. In which year Apple Computer introduced Apple I, the first single circuit board computer?

(a) 1978

b.1974

(c) 1980

(d) 1990

28. Who is recognized as the Father of Geometry.?
(a) Pythagoras
(b) Euclid
(c) Johan Kepler
(d) Rene Descartes

28.The Doctrine of three jewels- Right belief, Right conduct, and Right Knowledge is related to:

(a) Buddhism
(b) Christianity
(c) Jainism
(d) None

29. Which year was declared the water year by the government of India?

(a) 2007

(b) 2009

(c ) 2000

(d)  1998

30.The Palk strait and Gulf of Mannar separate India from:

(a) Sri Lanka

(b) Pakistan

(c) Bangladesh

(d) Nepal

31. Bijapur is famous for

(a) Heavy vehicle industry

(b) Gol Gumbaj

(c) Warships

(d) Electrical machinery

32. The Centre for Cellular andMolecular Biologyis situated at

(a) Lucknow

(b) Hyderabad

(c) Haridwar

(d) Kanpur

33.  The first telegraph line between Kolkata and Agra was opened in.?
(a) 1852

(b) 1854  

(c) 1876

(d) 1988

34. Udaipur is called:

(a) City of lakes

(b) Lland of sun

(c) City of light

(d) City of singer

35. Who invented the World Wide Web?

(a) Steve Joe

(b) Tony Blair

(c) Berners-Lee

(d) None of the above

36. The richest source of fossils is:
(a) basalt
(b) granite
(c) lava
(d) sedimentary rock

37. Color transmission in India started during
(a) 1951, Asian Games, Delhi,

(b) 1982, Asian Games, Delhi

(c) 1983, Cricket world cup

(d) None of these

38. In what year did Sonia Gandhi receive Citizenship of India?

a.    1982
b.    1984
c.    1985
d.    1987

39. Wher is Periyar National Park is located?

(a) Maharashtra

(b) Kerala

(c) Punjab

(d) tamilnadu

40. Which of these stories does not appear in “The Jungle Books”?

(a) The white seal

(b) Rikki-tikki-Tavi

(c ) The undertakers

(d) On Greenhow Hill

41. Which place in India is ideal for utilising tidal energy?

(a) Gulf of Kachchh

(b) Gulf of Khambhat

(c) Gulf of Mannar

(d) None of these

42. The Tropic of Cancer passes through the States of:
1. Gujarat
2. Jharkhand
3. Assam
4. Mizoram

Choose the correct option

(a) 1, 2 and 4
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 1, 3 and 4
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

43. Which among the following States of India, has the oldest rock formations in the country?
(a) Assam
(b) Bihar
(c) Karnataka
(d) Uttar Pradesh

44. Who was India’s first woman Cabinet Minister ?

(a) Vijaya Lakshmilakshmi Pandit

(b) Rajkumari Amrit Kaur

(c) Dr. Annie Besant

(d) Sheila Dixit

45.Who wrote Vansh Baskar, a half completed history of Chauhans & Hada rajput?
(a) Bankidas
(b) Gori Shankar Ojha
(c) Shyamal Das
(d) Suryamal Mishran

46. According to scientists, when was the Big Bang occurred approximately?

(a) 100 million ago
(b) 100 thousand  ago
(c) 1 billion ago
(d) 15 billion  ago

47. Which of the following is a typical semi-conductor?
a. Mica b. Quartz
c. Platinum d.Germanium

48. Which of the following is the process of biological treatment of waste water?
a. Sedimentation tank  b. Trickling filter
c. Grit chamber d. Screen chamber

49. The purity of 14 carat gold is :
a. 14.6% b.30 %
c. 58.4% d. 75.5%

50. Which of the following was not built by Firoz Shah Tughlaq?
a.Tughlaqabad b.Jaunpur
c. Firozabad d. Fatehabad

51. The largest coral reef in the world is found near the Eastern coast of
a. Cube b Australia
c. Japan d. China

52. Abhinav Bindra is a famous :

a. Social Worker

b.Scientist

c. Sports person

d. Dancer

53. Who wrote Communist Manifesto?
a. Lenin b. Che-Guevara
c.Marx and Engels d. Mao

54. Who will be benefited with The Reverse mortgage scheme ?

a. Private Employees b.Senior Citizens c.Widow d. None of these

55.What does the letter ‘M’ denote  in the term SME as used in the financial world?

a.Monthly b.Medium c.Mercantile d.Mutual

56. Which of the acts is passed to prevent deliberate efforts of some people to bring money earned through illegal activities in circulation ?

a.Prevention of payment  Act

b.Transaction Regulation Act

c. Negotiable Instrument Act

d. Prevention of Money laundering Act

57. Which of the following is a typical semi-conductor?
a. Mica            b. Quartz
c. Platinum    d. Germanium

58. Which of the following is the process of biological treatment of waste water?
a. Sedimentation tank b. Trickling filter
c. Grit chamber d. Screen chamber

 

59. The purity of 14 carat gold is :
a. 14.6% b.30 %
c. 58.4% d. 75.5%

 

60. Which of the following was not built by Firoz Shah Tughlaq?
a.Tughlaqabad b.Jaunpur
c. Firozabad d. Fatehabad

61. The largest coral reef in the world is found near the Eastern coast of
a. Cube b. Australia
c. Japan d. China

62. Abhinav Bindra is a famous :

a. Social Worker

b.Scientist

c. Sports person

d. Dancer

63. Who wrote Communist Manifesto?
a. Lenin b. Che-Guevara
c.Marx and Engels d. Mao

64. Who will be benefited with The Reverse mortgage scheme ?

a. Private Employees b.Senior Citizens c.Widow d. None of these

 

65.What does the letter ‘M’ denote  in the term SME as used in the financial world?

a.Monthly b.Medium c.Mercantile d.Mutual

 

66. Which of the acts is passed to prevent deliberate efforts of some people to bring money earned through illegal activities in circulation ?

a.Prvention of payment  Act

b.Transaction Regulation Act

c. Negotiable Instrument Act

d. Prevention of Money laundering Act

67. Who has become the second richest person of India?
a.S P Hinduja                            b.Azim Premji

c.Mukesh Ambani                   d.Radhakishan Damani

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