General Knowledge Questions and Answers | GK Questions Set-31

General Knowledge Questions and Answers

1. Speed of processor chip is measured in–
(A) MHz (B) Bits/second
(C) Bytes/second (D) Mbps
Ans : (A)

2. Which command is not used to switch off the computer ?
(A) Log off (B) Shut Down
(C) Hibernate (D) Turn off
Ans : (A)

3. ‘Kyoto Protocol’, an agreement signed by various countries, is associated with–
(A) Building common food stock to save human beings from any natural disaster
(B) International Trade
(C) Deep Sea Oil and Mineral Exploration
(D) Clean Environment and Climate Change
Ans : (D)

4 Why was Justice Dalveer Bhandari in the news because–
(A) He became Secretary-General of SAARC
(B) He became a member of U.N. Human Rights Council
(C) He was elected to the International Court of Justice
(D) He became Director-General of World Trade Organisation
Ans : (C)

5. The hottest part of the gas flame is known as–
(A) non-luminous zone (B) luminous zone
(C) dark zone (D) blue zone
Ans : (A)

6. Potassium permanganate is used for purifying drinking water, because it–
(A) Is an oxidising agent (B) Dissolves the impurities of water
(C) Is a reducing agent (D) None of these
Ans : (A)

7. Which of the following terms is not used in the game of cricket ?
(A) Bouncer (B) Hit wicket
(C) Cover Point (D) Jockey
Ans : (D)

8. Which of the following is the Unit of work?
(A) Ohm (B) Ampere
(C) Coulomb (D) Joule
Ans : (D)

9. When the expenditure of the government exceeds the revenue, the difference of balance between the two is called–
(A) Balance of payment (B) Deflation
(C) Devaluation (D) Budget deficit
Ans : (D)

10. What does the letter ‘C’ denote in the term ‘ECB’ as used in the banking and financial operations ?
(A) Cartel (B) Credit
(C) Control (D) Commercial
Ans : (D)

11. Which one among the following does not have an allotrope ?
(A) Oxygen (B) Sulphur
(C) Nitrogen(D) Carbon
Ans : (C)

12. The most important raw materials used in the manufacture of cement are–
(A) Potassium nitrate, charcoal and sulphur
(B) Limestone, clay and gypsum
(C) Transition metal oxides, sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide
(D) Limestone, sodium carbonate and silica
Ans : (B)

13. The respective land masses of India and Sri Lanka are connected by which of the following Straits ?
(A) Bass Strait (B) Bering Strait
(C) Malacca Strait (D) Palk Strait
Ans : (D)

14. Three elements Na, S and O combine to form a compound Na2SO3. What is the valency of S in this compound?
(A) 2+ (B) 4+
(C) 6+ (D) 8+
Ans : (B)

15. Which one among the following is the equivalent weight of sulphuric acid?
(Atomic weight: H = 1, S = 32, O=16)
(A) 98 (B) 60
(C) 100 (D) 49
Ans : (D)

16. Which of the Cups/Trophies is associated with the game of Football ?
(A) SAFF Cup (B) Deodhar Trophy
(C) Indira Gandhi Gold Cup (D) Wimbledon Trophy
Ans : (A)

17. According to Transparency International Corruption Perception Index, 2011, what is India’s rank amongst 183 countries?
(A) 91 (B) 93
(C) 95(D) 97
Ans : (C)

18. Many times we read a term DoT in various newspapers in connection with 2G Spectrum. What is its full form?
(A) Directorate of Technology (B) Directorate of Tele-Services
(C) Department of Transport (D) Department of Telecom
Ans : (C)

19. Which of the following books is written by Sunil Gavaskar ?
(A) A Brief History of Time (B) A Sense of Time
(C) Sunny Days               (D) Great Expectations
Ans : (C)

20. Which of the following international events is associated with the game of Car Racing–
(A) Singapore Grandprix (B) Dubai Open
(C) Twenty20 (D) FIFA World Cup
Ans : (A)

21. In which State was Krishnapatnam Port constructed?
(A) Odisha (B) Andhra Pradesh
(C) Kerala (D) Maharashtra
Ans : (B)

22. The well-known book “The Rediscovery of India” has been written by–
(A) L. K. Advani (B) Anita Desai
(C) Vikram Seth (D) Meghnad Desai
Ans : (D)

23. Which country gives Magsaysay awards?
(A) India (B) Britain
(C) China (D) The Philippines
Ans : (D)

24. Silver halides are used in photographic plates because they are–
(A) Reduced by light (B) Totally colourless
(C) Soluble in hyposolution (D) Oxidised in air
Ans : (A)

25. Tetra ethyl lead (TEL) is–
(A) An antioxidant (B) An antiknock compound
(C) A reductant    (D) None of these
Ans : (B)

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