General Knowledge Questions and Answers | GK Questions Set-38

General Knowledge Questions and Answers

1. Who has been crowned ‘Miss Earth’ Beauty Pageant at the 12th edition held in November 2012 ?
(A) Stephany Stetanowitz (B) Tereza Fajksova
(C) Osmariel Villalobos (D) Camila Brant
Ans : (B)

2. FDI stands for–
(A) Fashion Directorate of India (B) Foreign Direct Investment
(C) Fashion Designer’s Initiative (D) Foreign Directory of Industries
Ans : (B)

3. The international awards given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, California (USA) for excellence in the field of cinema are popularly known as–
(A) IIFA Awards (B) Oscar Awards
(C) BAFTA Awards (D) Grammy Awards
Ans : (B)

4. The largest continent in terms of area is–
(A) Asia (B) Africa
(C) Australia (D) North America
Ans : (A)

5. The space agency NASA belongs to–
(A) Germany (B) USA
(C) Russia (D) France
Ans : (B)

6. Which city is also known as the “Big Apple”?
(A) Canberra, Australia (B) Madrid, Spain
(C) New York, The US (D) Lausanne, Switzerland
Ans : (C)

7. What does the letter ‘C’ denote in the term ‘CBS’ as used in banking operations ?
(A) Central (B) Critical
(C) Commercial (D) Core
Ans : (D)

8. Who among the following is the Foreign Secretary of India at present ?
(A) Ajit Seth (B) S. K. Tripathi
(C) Pulok Chatterjee (D) None of these
Ans : (D)

9. Who among the following was a famous author of Sanskrit language ?
(A) Kalidas (B) Mirabai
(D) Tulsidas (D) Jaidev
Ans : (C)

10. Deepika Kumari’s name is associated with–
(A) Swimming (B) Archery
(C) Billiards (D) Golf
Ans : (B)

11. International boundary between India and Pakistan is demarcated by–
(A) McMahon Line (B) Durand Line
(C) Radcliffe Line (D) Maginot Line
Ans : (C)

12. Which one of the following is called the amphibian in plant kingdom ?
(A) Algae (B) Fungi
(C) Bryophyta (D) Pteridophyta
Ans : (C)

13. Find the odd one out–
(A) Hookworm (B) Guinea worm
(C) Tapeworm (D) Ringworm
Ans : (D)

14. National Institute of Nutrition is a research institute located in the State of–
(A) Andhra Pradesh (B) Himachal Pradesh
(C) Madhya Pradesh (D) Uttar Pradesh
Ans : (A)

15. A tree’s age can be found by–
(A) measuring its height (B) counting the number of annual rings
(C) counting the number of branches (D) no means
Ans : (B)

16. The red colour of ripe tomatoes is due to the presence of–
(A) Hormones (B) Vitamins
(C) Chlorophyll (D) Carotenoids
Ans : (D)

17. Anticoagulants are not present in–
(A) Mosquito (B) Bed bug
(C) Leech (D) Wasp
Ans : (D)

18. Vegetation is effective in absorbing–
(A) Pollutant gases (B) Polluted water
(C) High frequency sound (D) Pollutant metals
Ans : (C)

19. When a person cries, there is a watery discharge from the nose due to activation of–
(A) Salivary gland (B) Lachrymal gland
(C) Thyroid gland (D) Endocrine gland
Ans : (B)

20. The fundamental role of root hairs in plants is–
(A) to protect the young root from damage by coarse soil particles
(B) to protect the root from soil microbes
(C) to absorb water and mineral salts from the soil
(D) to bind soil particles to the root for firm fixation of the plant
Ans : (C)

21. The headquarters of Indian Mountaineering Foundation is at–
(A) Kolkata (B) Darjeeling
(C) Delhi (D) Siliguri
Ans : (C)

22. Which is the highest mountain peak in India?
(A) K2 (B) Everest
(C) Kanchanjunga (D) Makalu-I
Ans : (C)

23. There are ………. states and ……….UTs in India.
(A) 32, 9 (B) 23, 8
(C) 28, 7 (D) 25, 9
Ans : (C)

24. ITPO stands for–
(A) International Traders and Promoters Organisation
(B) India Trade Promotion Organisation
(C) Indian Telecommunication and Postal Offices
(D) Both (B) and (C) above
Ans : (B)

25. Kushok Bakula is the new name of which airport ?
(A) Srinagar Airport (B) Leh Airport
(C) Guwahati Airport (D) Chennai Airport
Ans : (B)

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