General Knowledge Quiz 894


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

Answer:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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General Knowledge Quiz 893


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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:

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

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

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

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

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General Knowledge Quiz 892


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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General Knowledge Quiz 891


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

Answer:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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General Knowledge Quiz 890


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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General Knowledge Quiz 889


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

Answer:

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

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

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

Answer:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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General Knowledge Quiz 888

General Knowledge

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

Answer:

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

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

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

Answer:

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

Answer:

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

Answer:

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

Answer:

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

Answer:

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

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

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General Knowledge Quiz 887


General Knowledge
The heaviest naturally occuring elements is
(a) Mercury
(b) Thorium
(c) Polonium
(d) Uranium

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The fuel in atomic pile is
(a) Petroleum
(b) Carbon
(c) Uranium
(d) Sodium

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Permanent settlement was a feature of
(a) Mahalwari System
(b) Zamindari System
(c) Ryotwari System
(d) None of these

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Which one of the following was the first fort constructed by the British in India?
(a) Fort St. William
(b) Fort St. George
(c) Fort St. Angelo
(d) Fort St. David

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In India, among the following locations, the Dutch established their earliest factory at
(a) Chochin
(b) Masulipattanam
(c) Kasim Bazar
(d) Pulicat

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Who granted the permission to established the first British factory at Hoogli in Bengal?
(a) Shajauddin
(b) Shah Shuja
(c) Alivardi Khan
(d) Murshid Quli Khan

Answer:

Which of the following particles is unstable
(a) Photon
(b) Proton
(c) Neutron
(d) Electron

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Measons are found in
(a) Gamma rays
(b) Laser beam
(c) Cosmic rays
(d) X-rays

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Which one of the following has maximum colorific value
(a) Oil gas
(b) Water gas
(c) Coal gas
(d) Producer gas

Answer:

In which type of coal percentage of carbon is the highest
(a) Bituminous
(b) Peat
(c) Anthracite
(d) Lignite

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General Knowledge Quiz 886


General Knowledge
In medieval India, what did the term Jital refer to
(a) Coin
(b) Weight
(c) Game
(d) Diet

Answer:

Who destroyed the Empire of Chalukyas of Badami?
(a) Pandyas
(b) Cholas
(c) Rashtrakutas
(d) Pallavas

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The South Indian state which was famous for its naval power, was
(a) Hoyasals
(b) Chalukyas
(c) Pandyas
(d) Cholas

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Who among the following laid the foundation of Rashtrakuta Empire?
(a) Dhruva
(b) Dantidurga
(c) Krishna I
(d) Amoghavarsha I

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The Lingaraja Temple biult during the medieval period is at
(a) Madurai
(b) Bhubaneswar
(c) Mount Abu
(d) Khajuraho

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Which one of the following elements is the poorest conductor of heat?
(a) Zinc
(b) Sodium
(c) Mercury
(d) Lead

Answer:

Which one of the following is not a mixture
(a) Mercury
(b) Cement
(c) Milk
(d) Air

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Who among the following proposed that atom is indivisible?
(a) Rutherford
(b) Dalton
(c) Avogadro
(d) Berzelius

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Among the given nutrient. Milk is a poor source of
(a) Carbohydrate
(b) Calcium
(c) Vitamin C
(d) Protein

Answer:

You organize files by storing them in
(a) Lists
(b) Indexes
(c) Archives
(d) Folders

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General Knowledge Quiz 885


General Knowledge
A solution which obeys Raoult's law is
(a) Ideal
(b) Normal
(c) Saturated
(d) Molar

Answer:

Study of effect of light on various biological life process
(a) Photometry
(b) Potobiology
(c) Photobiology
(d) None of these

Answer:

The famous book Systema Naturae is written by
(a) Linnaeus
(b) Darwin
(c) Robert book
(d) Lamark

Answer:

Chlorophyll containing autotrophic thallophytes is called as
(a) Algae
(b) Fungi
(c) Lichens
(d) Bryophytes

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The disease Athelet foot is caused by
(a) Protozoa
(b) Bacteria
(c) Nematod
(d) Fungi

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Streptomycin is obtained from
(a) Algae
(b) Virus
(c) Fungi
(d) Bacteria

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Which one if the following is a living fossils of plant
(a) Mirabilius
(b) Ginkgo
(c) Dalbergia
(d) Pinus

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The Mughal Empire extended upto Tamil territory in the South under the reign of
(a) Jahangir
(b) Akbar
(c) Shahjahan
(d) Aurangzeb

Answer:

Where did Babur die?
(a) Kabul
(b) Agra
(c) Delhi
(d) Lahore

Answer:

Which one of the following was the capital of Hoyasals?
(a) Somnathpur
(b) Malkhed
(c) Badami
(d) Dwarasamudra

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General Knowledge Quiz 884


General Knowledge
Which of the following wrote poems hailing the Russian Revolution of 1917?
(a) Kazi Nazrul Islam
(b) Rabindranath Tagore
(c) Muhammad Iqbal
(d) Subrahmanya Bharti

Answer:

The final decision whether a member of the Lok Sabha has incurred disqualification under the Defection Law rests with
(a) The President
(b) The Supreme Court
(c) The Election Commission
(d) The Speaker

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If the President of India is to resign from office, he should address his letter of resignation to
(a) The Speaker of Lok Sabha
(b) The Prime Minister
(c) The Chief Justice of India
(d) The Vice-President

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The impeachment of the Indian President is a
(a) Legal procedure
(b) Judicial procedure
(c) Quasi-legal procedure
(d) Quasi-Judicial procedure

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Which of the following alkaline earth metal is used in manufacture of aeroplane parts?
(a) Mg
(b) Se
(c) Be
(d) Ca

Answer:

In galvanuzation, iron is coated with
(a) Tin
(b) Copper
(c) Nickel
(d) Zinc

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Which of the following is moderate conductor of electricity
(a) Graphite
(b) Carborundum
(c) Silica
(d) Diamond

Answer:

The element which the highest electrical conductivity is
(a) Gold
(b) Aluminium
(c) Silver
(d) Copper

Answer:

Which of the following aqueous solutions will conduct an electric current quite well
(a) Sugar
(b) Glycerol
(c) Pure water
(d) HCI

Answer:

The most convenient was of expressing concentration is
(a) Molality
(b) Normality
(c) Mole fraction
(d) Molarity

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General Knowledge Quiz 883


General Knowledge
Who among the following was not associated with the Revolt of 1857?
(a) Laxmibai of Jhansi
(b) Maulvi Ahmadullah
(c) Kunwar Singh
(d) Ashfaqulla Khan

Answer:

The term 'Dastak' implies
(a) Market place
(b) a port near Hooghly
(c) a riot
(d) free pass or duty-free trade

Answer:

The common feature between Shivaji and Baji Rao I that ensured their successes in battle was
(a) Organized and trained army
(b) Guerrilla Warfare
(c) Support from Hindu Rajas
(d) Hindu Padpadshahi

Answer:

Haider Ali consolidated his position after being appointed the Faujdar of
(a) Dindigal
(b) Arcot
(c) Devanhalli
(d) Budikote

Answer:

Who was the disciple of the Bhakti saint Ram Krishna Paramhans
(a) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
(b) Dadabhai Naoroji
(c) Swami Dayanand Saraswati
(d) Swami Vivekananda

Answer:

Which hydrocarbon is mainly present in gobar gas
(a) Methane
(b) Butane
(c) Ethane
(d) Propane

Answer:

In which type of coal percentage of carbon is the highest
(a) Bituminous
(b) Peat
(c) Anthracite
(d) Lignite

Answer:

Nuclear fission is caused by the impact of
(a) Deuteron
(b) Neutrons
(c) Electron
(d) Protons

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Which of the following elements does not exhibit natural radioactivity?
(a) Aluminium
(b) Uranium
(c) Polonium
(d) Thorium

Answer:

The heaviest naturally occuring elements is
(a) Mercury
(b) Thorium
(c) Polonium
(d) Uranium

Answer:

General Knowledge Quiz 882


General Knowledge
Where is the mausoleum of Shershah?
(a) Kalinjar
(b) Sasaram
(c) Sonargaon
(d) Delhi

Answer:

A renowned Jain scholar who was greatly honoured by Akbar was
(a) Vasupala
(b) Hemachandra
(c) Bhadrabahu
(d) Harivijaya

Answer:

Who is believed to have created the raga Miyan Ki Malhar?
(a) Amir Khusrau
(b) Tansen
(c) Swami Haridasa
(d) Baiju Bawara

Answer:

Which of the following was the oldest dynasty of India?
(a) Kushana
(b) Maurya
(c) Kanva
(d) Gupta

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Which of the following places is considered a Jain Siddha Kshetra on account of its association with Parsvanatha?
(a) Sammed Sikhar
(b) Champa
(c) Urjayanta
(d) Pava

Answer:

Rocky impurities present in a  mineral are called
(a) Matte
(b) Flux
(c) Slag
(d) Gangue

Answer:

Which of one of the following metals is extracted by thermal reduction process?
(a) Aluminium
(b) Copper
(c) Magnesium
(d) Iron

Answer:

Plaster of Paris is made from
(a) Limestone
(b) Marble
(c) Gypsum
(d) Bauxite

Answer:

The nature of aqueous solution of FeCl2 is
(a) Amphoteric
(b) Basic
(c) Neutral
(d) Acidic

Answer:

Which is the most reactive metal?
(a) Iron
(b) Sodium
(c) Potassium
(d) Calcium

Answer:

General Knowledge Quiz 881


General Knowledge
Whose painting style was an immediate inspiration at the time of Babur's conquest of Delhi?
(a) Bihzad
(b) Mansur
(c) Miskin
(d) Sayyid Ali

Answer:

Who among the following wrote satirical poetry during the reign of Aurangzeb?
(a) Gani Kashmiri
(b) Sauda
(c) Mulla Daud
(d) Jafar Zatalli

Answer:

Where was the first Indian Palaeolithic artifact discovered?
(a) Pallavaram
(b) Daimabad
(c) Soan Valley
(d) Mirzapur

Answer:

Which sutra clearly differentiates the status, occupations, obligations, duties and privileges of the four principal castes?
(a) Sankhayana Srauta-sutra
(b) Srauta-sutra
(c) Griha-sutra
(d) Dharma-sutra

Answer:

Tear gland is not found in
(a) Ox
(b) Man
(c) Crocodile
(d) Dog

Answer:

Jointed appendages are characteristic of phyllum
(a) Mollusca
(b) Annelida
(c) Arthropoda
(d) Echinodomata

Answer:

The marine animal called dugong which is vulnerable to extinction is a/an
(a) Shark
(b) Amphibian
(c) Mammal
(d) Bony fish

Answer:

Harmone insulin is a
(a) Peptide
(b) Glycolipid
(c) Sterol
(d) Fatty acid

Answer:

Which one among the following glands is present in pairs in human body?
(a) Pancreas
(b) Adrenal
(c) Pineal
(d) Liver

Answer:

The historian Fazl was killed by
(a) Uday Singh
(b) Hemu
(c) Bir Singhdeo Bundela
(d) Bairam Khan

Answer:

General Knowledge Quiz 880


General Knowledge
Who is credited with having excavated Cave XVI at Ajanta?
(a) Varahadeva
(b) Gautamputra Satakarni
(c) Vindhyasena
(d) Nahapana

Answer:

At which one of the following places is there a Sun Temple?
(a) Halebid (Karnataka)
(b) Srisailam (Andhra Pradesh)
(c) Sikar (Rajasthan)
(d) Modhera (Gujarat)

Answer:

What did the term 'naddaf' in the Sultanate period mean?
(a) Mason
(b) Weaver
(c) Painter
(d) Cotton-carder

Answer:

The great painter Khwaja Abdus Samad flourished at the Court of which one of the following?
(a) Akbar
(b) Babar
(c) Shahjahan
(d) Shershah

Answer:

Who bestowed the Office of Peshwa on Balaji Vishwanath?
(a) Sambhaji
(b) Shivaji III
(c) Dhanaji Jadav
(d) Shahu

Answer:

Which of the following is not use as vector in genetic engineering
(a) Anopholes
(b) Plasmids
(c) Transoisons
(d) Bacteriophages

Answer:

Advancement in genetic engineering has been possible due to discovery of
(a) Restriction endonuclease
(b) Oncogenes
(c) Exonuclease
(d) Transposons

Answer:

Contaminated water can cause the following disease except which one of the following?
(a) Measles
(b) Hepatitis A
(c) Cholera
(d) Typhoid

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Who among the following, establoished the Swadeshi Steam Navigation Company?
(a) Walchand Hirachand
(b) V.O. Chidambaram Pillai
(c) Harisarvottam Rao
(d) A.D. Shroff

Answer:

Who wrote the Mandsore inscription?
(a) Harisena
(b) Banabhatta
(c) Virsena
(d) Vatsabhatta

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