Friday, January 21, 2011

General Knowledge & Current Affairs Questions and Answers

General Knowledge & Current Affairs Questions and Answers

1. The first animal domesticated by Neolithic people was:
(a) Sheep
(b) Goat
(c) Dog
(d) Horse
Ans. (c)

2. In the Vedic age:
(a) polygamy was unknown
(b) child marriage was prominent
(c) widow could remarry
(d) hypergamy was allowed
Ans. (c)

3. Which of the following wrongly matched?
(a) Namdeva - Mahrashtra
(b) Chaitanya - Bengal
(c) Narsimha Mehta - Gujarat
(d) Vallabhacharya - Gujarat
Ans. (d)

4. Name the Persian version of the Mahabharata, translated during Akbar’s reign:
(a) Akbar Namah
(b) Iqbal Namah
(c) Saminatu-ul-Alulity
(d) Razmnamah
Ans. (d)

5. The Marathas were defeated in the Anglo-Maratha wars due to
(a) Lack of capable leadership
(b) Military weaknesses
(c) Failure in estimating correctly the strength of the British
(d) All the above
Ans. (d)

6. Which of the following Acts delegated the power of framing laws to the council of the Governor General?
(a) Charter Act - 1833
(b) Charter Act - 1853
(c) The Government of India Act- 1919
(d) The Government of India Act- 1935
Ans. (a)

7. Who was the founder of Darpan?
(a) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
(b) Sachindranath Sanyal
(c) Bal Shastri Jambekar
(d) Jyotiba Phule
Ans. (c)

8. The single biggest item of British capital investment in India was/ are
(a) Railways
(b) Plantation and Mines
(c) Banking and Insurance
(d) All of the above
Ans. (a)

9. The first weekly paper published by the Indian National Congress in 1889, was
(a) Young India
(b) India
(c) Indian People.
(d) Voice of India
Ans. (a)

10. Lala Lajpat Rai suffered vital injuries during the demonstration against the:
(a) Cripps Mission
(b) Simon Commission
(c) Jallianwala Bagh Massarcre
(d) Rowlatt Act
Ans. (b)

11. The only annual session of the Congress presided over by Gandhiji was
(a) Kakinada — 1923
(b) Belgaum — 1924
(c) Kanpur — 1925
(d) Guwahati — 1926
Ans. (b)

12. Habeas Corpus means:
(a) an order from a court to free a person who has been illegally ‘detained by the police or any other person
(b) an order from a superior court calling up the record of a proceeding in a inferior court for review
(c) an order from the superior court to an official to show his right to the office
(d) an. order from the higher court to stop proceeding in a certain case
Ans. (a)

13. Mixed economy envisages
(a) co-existence of capitalists and labourers
(b) integrated economic development
(c) development of agriculture and industry simultaneously
(d) private and public sectors
Ans. (d)

14. Which one of the following is correctly matched?
(a) Bombay Stock Exchange SENSEX
(b) National Stock Exchange NYSE
(c) New York Stock Exchange NIFTY
(d) London Stock Exchange NIKKEI
Ans. (a)

15. The important objectives of the development of cooperative sector are
(a) Prevention of concentration of economic power
(b) Wider dispersal of ownership of productive resources
(c) Active involvement of people in the development programmes
(d) All the above
Ans. (d)

16. Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) was established in
(a) 1981
(b) 1988
(c) 1990
(d) 1992
Ans. (b)

17. Subsidies means
(a) payment by Government for purchase of goods and services
(b) payment by business enterprises to factors of production
(c) payment by companies to share holders
(d) payment by Government to ‘ business enterprises without buying any goods and services
Ans. (a)

18. Which one of the following will directly increases the GNP?
(a) an increase in investment
(b) a surplus in budget
(c) a fall in national debt
(d) a rise in the interest rate
Ans. (a)

19. Who wrote a hook describing the theory of economic drain of India during British Rule?
(a) Dadabhai Naoroji
(b) Lala Lajpat Rai
(c) Mahatma Gandhi
(d) J. L. Nehru
Ans. (a)

20. As per 2001 Census the state having highest urban population is
(a) Uttar Pradesh
(b) Mahrashtra
(c) Tamil Nadu
(d) Kerala
Ans. (b)

21. How would you describe the Indian Constitution?
(a) Medium in size
(b) Very small and compact
(c) One of the most elaborate Constitutions in the world
(d) It is not a written Constitution
Ans. (c)

22. Who is competent to amend the fundamental rights?
(a) President
(b) Lok Sabha
(c) Supreme Court
(d Parliament
Ans. (d)

23. Name th canal Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea:
(a) Kiel Canal
(b) Panama
(c) Suez Canal
(d) None of these
Ans. (c)

24. Amongst the following Indian states which one has the minimum total forest cover?
(a) Sikkim
(c) Haryana
(b) Goa
(d) Kerala
Ans. (c)

25. Which one among the following languages has largest number of speakers in the world?
(a) Bengali
(b) French
(c) Japanese
(d) Portuguese
Ans. (a)

26. The great Asian river Mekong does not run through:
(a) China
(b) Malaysia
(c) Cambodia
(d) Laos
Ans. (b)

27. In March-April, 2009 India defeated New Zealand in test cricket match series. This victory came after how many years?
(a) 49 years
(b) 47 years
(c) 46 years
(d) None of these
Ans. (d)

28. Who among the following is the winner of Miss India world Wide 2009?
(a) Nikkitasha Marhawa
(b) Kanchan Verma
(c) Shagun Sarahbai
(d) None bf these
Ans. (a)

29. 8th March is celebrated as
(a) International Women’s Day
(b) International Literacy Day
(c) Both (a) and (b)
(d) None of these
Ans. (a)

30. In IPL-2 version of cricket, the Australian Shane Warne was the captain of which team?
(a) Chennai Super King
(b) Rajasthan Royals
(c) Deccan Chargers
(d) Knight Riders
Ans. (b)

31. In Lok Sabha the number of seats is
(a) 545
(c) 549
(b) 542
(d) 544
Ans. (a)

32: Who is benefited from inflation?
(a) Creditor
(b) Debtor
(c) Banks
(d) Citizens
Ans. (a)

33. Jyoti Randhawa is associated to which sport?
(a) Golf
(b) Badminton
(c) Wrestling
(d) Tennis
Ans. (a)

34. Who is the writer of book Conquest of Self’?
(a) Mahatma Gandhi
(b) J. L. Nehru
(c) Sardar Vallabhai Bhai Patel
(d) J.C. Bose
Ans. (a)

35. When is the World Environment Day observed?
(a) 6th June
(b) 4th June
(c) 5th June
(d) None of these
Ans. (c)

36. Chandrayaan-I, Indian Moon Mission was launched on
(a) 22 October, 2008
(b) 21 October, 2008
(c) 22 September, 2008
(d) 22 November, 2008
Ans. (a)

37. Who among the following controls /Supervises the Consolidated Fund of India?
(a) Indian Finance Minister
(b) Comptroller and Auditor General of India
(c) Parliament
(d) None of these
Ans. (b)

38. Who has defined the office of profit?
(a) Parliament
(b) Supreme Court
(c) Council of ministers
(d) Constitution
Ans. (d)

39. Which of the following is not a Constitutional arrangement?
(a) Finance Commission
(b) Planning Commission
(c) Election Commission
(d) Union Public Service Corn mission
Ans. (b)

40. Partition of Bengal was done during the period of:
(a) Lord Curzon
(b) Lord Clive
(c) Lord Cornwallis
(d) Lord Dalhousie
Ans. (a)

41. The blood pressure of a normal person is
(a) 100/80
(b) 100/90
(c) 80/120
(d) 90/100
Ans. (c)

42. Colour blindness related to
(a) heredity
(b) blood pressure
(c) digestive system
(d) respiratory system
Ans. (a)

43. In simple harmonic motion what remains constant?
(a) Amplitude
(b) Angular displacement
(c) Time period
(d) Kinetic energy
Ans. (c)

44. When a glass rod is rubbed by a silken cloth the rod acquires
(a) positive charge
(b) negative charge
(c) positive and negative charge both
(d) None of these
Ans. (a)

45. The velocity of sound does not depend on:
(a) temperature
(b) medium
(c) pressure
(d) humidity
Ans. (c)

46. The ultrasonic sound can be heard by:
(a) dogs
(b) men
(c) microphone
(d) None of these
Ans. (d)

47. Which of the following is not a hormone?
(a) Insulin
(b) Adrenalin
(c) Thyroxin
(d) Hemoglobin
Ans. (d)

48. The longest among following dams is
(a) Mathon dam
(b) Bhakhara Nangal
(c) Hirakud
(d) Nagarjun Sagar
Ans. (c)

49. Milind Panho is a:
(a) drama in Sanskrit
(b) Jam description
(c) Pali treatise
(d) Persian treatise
Ans. (c)

50. Which of the following invented Algebra?
(a) Meghatithi
(b) Bhaskar
(c) Apastamb
(d) Aryabhatta
Ans. (b)

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