Quiz Questions and Answers on Current Affairs 2013

Quiz Questions and Answers on Current Affairs 2013
1. Mitochondria is connected with–
(A) Respiration (B) Protein synthesis
(C) Protoplasm (D) Excretion
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2. In plants, which one of the following tissues is dead?
(A) Parenchyma (B) Collenchyma
(C) Sclerenchyma (D) Phloem
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3. Knee joint is an example of–
(A) ball and socket joint (B) gliding joint
(C) hinge joint (D) bicondylar joint
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4. The longest bone of the body is the–
(A) femur (B) humerus
(C) tibia (D) fibula
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5. The apparent path of the sun around the sky is called –
(A) revolution (B) parallax
(C) ecliptic (D) precession
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6. Which one of the following is a non- essential amino acid?
(A) Palmitic acid (B) Linoleic acid
(C) Linolenic acid (D) Arachidonic acid
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7. Consider the following statements–
1. Bangaluru receives annual rainfall more than that by Chennai.
2. Shillong receives annual rainfall more than that by Thiruvanantha-puram.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(A) 1 only (B) 2 only
(C) Both 1 and 2 (D) Neither 1 nor 2
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8. Which of the following is incorrectly matched?
(A) Aandhi Uttar Pradesh (B) Kalbaisakhi West Bengal
(C) Loo North-west India (D) Mango-showers Odisha
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9. Which were the earliest cereals grown by man?
(A) Wheat and barley (B) Rice
(C) Millets (D) Maize
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10. Which one of the following scholars has described Samudragupta as the Indian Napoleon?
(A) R. C. Majumdar (B) H. C. Ray Chaudhary
(C) Prof. Dadwell (D) V. A. Smith
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11. Who was the founder of Chalukya of Gujarat?
(A) Mulraj I (B) Mulraj II
(C) Bhima I (D) Bhima II
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12. The famous literary work Tahqiq-i-Hind was written by–
(A) Alberuni (B) Badami
(C) Zia-ud-din Barni (D) Khafi Khan
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13. Who, among the following, conquered a large part of China?
(A) Ashoka (B) Chandragupta Vikramaditya
(C) Harsha Vardhana (D) Kanishka
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14. The founder of Brahmo Samaj was–
(A) Vivekananda (B) Raja Rammohan Roy
(C) Atmaram Pandurang (D) Sahajanand
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15. The upheaval of 1857 was first described as the war of independence by–
(A) Jawaharlal Nehru (B) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(C) V.D. Savarkar (D) Lala Lajpat Rai
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16. Who completed the Qutub Minar?
(A) Akbar (B) Iltutmish
(C) Jahangir (D) Kutubuddin
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17. How many Sikh Gurus was there–
(A) 11 (B) 12
(C) 15 (D) 10
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18. What is contained in the Eleventh Schedule of the Constitution?
(A) Forms of oath or affirmation
(B) Provisions regarding disqualification on grounds of defection
(C) Items on which Panchayats shall have powers and authority to function as institutions of self-government
(D) Items on which Municipalities shall have powers and authority to function as institutions of self-government
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19. Article 254 of the Indian Constitution describes which of the following–
(A) The Parliament has the power to increase the number of judges
(B) The Union and State have concurrent powers to legislate on any matter enumerated in List III
(C) In case of any conflict between Union laws and State laws, the Union laws shall prevail
(D) The Union has exclusive power to make laws on any matter not enumerated in the concurrent list or State list
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20. The President of India by order constitutes a Finance Commission every–
(A) third year (B) fifth year
(C) fifth year or earlier as necessary (D) seventh year
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21. The total number of judges of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is–
(A) 10 (B) 12
(C) 15 (D) 18
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22. Which of the following countries’ population fell in 2005 during the national census, for the first time since World War II?
(A) China (B) Japan
(C) France (D) Russia
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23. A pressure group is generally referred to as a/an–
(A) ethnic group (B) informal group
(C) special interest group (D) caste group
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24. An integrated and co-ordinated rail and road network helps in the economic development of a country by linking–
(A) centres of production with consumption points (B) district headquarters with capital
(C) National and state capitals (D) ports with hinterland
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25. ‘Octroi’ refers to–
(A) Tax (B) Agriculture
(C) Industry (D) None of these
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