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General Knowledge Questions and Answers for All Competitive Exams

1. Multi-purpose river valley projects are the “New temples of modern India”.
The above statement is made by–
(A) Jawaharlal Nehru

(B) Motilal Nehru
(C) Mahatma Gandhi 
(D) Rajiv Gandhi
Ans : (A)
2. Where are the Todas found?
(A) Madhya Pradesh 
(B) Tamil Nadu
(C) Rajasthan 
(D) Arunachal Pradesh
Ans : (B)
3. The eastward continuation of the Brazil current is called–
(A) North Atlantic drift 
(B) South Atlantic drift
(C) Counter Equatorial drift 
(D) West Atlantic drift
Ans : (B)
4. Which of the following is an endemic species?
(A) Nicobar pigeon 
(B) Horn bill
(C) Indian Rhino 
(D) Pink-head duck
Ans : (A)
5. The natural disaster in which carbon-dioxide suddenly erupts from a deep lake water is known as–
(A) Liminic 
(B) Lacaustrine
(C) Fluvial 
(D) Glacial
Ans : (A)

6. System software–
(A) allows the user to diagnose and troubleshoot the device
(B) is a programming language
(C) is part of a productivity suite
(D) helps the computer manage internal tesources
Ans : (D)
7. Computer and communication technologies, such as communication
links to the Internet that provide help and understanding to the end user is known as–
(A) presentation file 
(B) information technology
(C) program 
(D) worksheet file
Ans : (B)
8. Which of the following is contained on chips connected to the system board and is a holding area for data instructions
and information ? (processed data waiting to be output to secondary storage)–
(A) program 
(B) mouse
(C) Internet 
(D) memory
Ans : (D)
10. Microsoft’s Messenger allows users to–
(A) to bypass a browser to surf the Web
(B) create a blog
(C) communicate via direct live communication
(D) identify and eliminate spam
Ans : (C)
11. Portable computer, also known as laptop computer, weighing between 4 and 10 pounds is called–
(A) general-purpose application
(B) Internet
(C) scanner
(D) notebook computer
Ans : (D)
12. Logically, what does a continually rising air pressure indicate ?
(A) Advent of unsettled and cloudy weather
(B) Advent of a cyclone
(C) Fine and settled weather
(D) Fine and unsettled weather
Ans : (C)

13. The TEAM-9 initiative is a techno-economic cooperation venture between India and eight countries of–
(A) West Africa 
(B) East Africa
(C) North Africa 
(D) Central Africa
Ans : (A)
14. Which one of the following is the type of the Comoros Islands which lie in the Indian Ocean between Northern Madagascar and the African Coast ?
(A) Volcanic 
(B) Glacial eroded
(C) Eolian deposited 
(D) Folded
Ans : (A)
15. If news is broadcast from London at 10:30 AM, at what time it will be heard at Baghdad (45° E) ?
(A) 7:30 AM 
(B) 9:00 AM
(C) 1:30 PM 
(D) 12:00 Noon
Ans : (C)

16. The site of Harappa is located on the bank of river–
(A) Saraswati 
(B) Indus
(C) Beas 
(D) Ravi
Ans : (D)
17. The basic characteristic of a capitalistic economy is–
(A) absence of monopoly
(B) large-scale production in primary industries
(C) full employment
(D) the private ownership of the means of production
Ans : (D)
18. Which one of the following taxes is not a direct tax?
(A) Sales tax 
(B) Estate duty
(C) Gift tax 
(D) Wealth tax
Ans : (A)
19. UNDP prepares–
(A) Human Development Index
(B) Standard of Living Index
(C) Index Number of Price Level
(D) Physical Quality Index
Ans : (A)
20. Fiscal policy refers to–
(A) Government borrowings from abroad
(B) Sharing of its revenue by Central Government with States
(C) Sale and purchase of securities by RBI
(D) Government taxes, expenditure and borrowings
Ans : (D)
21. Who is the ex-officio Chairman of Rajya Sabha ?
(A) Leader of Opposition
(B) Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
(C) President
(D) Vice-President
Ans : (D)
22. According to the Constitution, which Fund will be under the control of the President of India?
(A) Contingency Fund of India
(B) Public Provident Fund
(C) Consolidated Fund of India
(D) State’s Consolidated Fund of India
Ans : (A)

23. Who is chosen by the members of Rajya Sabha ?
(A) President 
(B) Vice-President
(C) Chairperson 
(D) Deputy Chairman
Ans : (D)
24. The boundary line between India and China is called–
(A) McMahon Line 
(B) Red Line
(C) Radcliffe Line 
(D) Durand Line
Ans : (A)
25. 95% of world’s diamond reserves are found in–
(A) Ghana 
(B) Kimberley
(C) Johannesburg 
(D) Zambia
Ans : (B)

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