General Knowledge Questions and Answers | GK Questions Set-8

General Knowledge Questions and Answers

1. The hormone used as an oral contraceptive is–
(A) Aldesterone (B) Cortisone
(C) Progesterone (D) Testosterone
Ans : (C)

2. Expand the term IPCC–
(A) International Pollution Control Council
(B) International Panel of Climate Control
(C) Interim Panel of Climate Change
(D) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Ans : (D)

3. The “One Straw Revolution” was written by–
(A) Masanobu Fukuoka (B) Richael Carlson
(C) M. S. Swaminathan (D) Norman Borlaug
Ans : (A)

4. Acceptable “Noise Pollution Level” in India ranges between–
(A) 10 - 15 dec (B) 16 - 35 dec
(C) 40 - 45 dec (D) 70 - 100 dec
Ans : (C)

5. Endosulfan spray on cashew crop resulted in the pollution to the tune of tragedy in–
(A) Tamil Nadu (B) Kerala
(C) Andhra Pradesh (D) Karnataka
Ans : (B)

6. Which of the following Muslim rulers remained in the captivity of his son?
(A) Akbar (B) Aurangzeb
(C) Shahjahan (D) Jahangir
Ans : (C)

7. Interest payable on savings bank accounts is–
(A) not regulated by RBI. (B) regulated by Sate Governments.
(C) regulated by Central Government. (D) regulated by RBI.
Ans : (D)

8. Cochin and Visakhapatnam sea ports of India are situated on the–
(A) East and West Coasts, respectively (B) East Coast
(C) West Coast (D) West and East Coasts, respectively
Ans : (D)

9. What is the main advantage of transplantation method of sowing rice?
(A) It helps in early harvesting
(B) The draining of water from the field before harvesting is made easy
(C) It is helpful in achieving an economical use of water and a higher yield of grain
(D) This method ensures maximum utilisation of land
Ans : (C)

10. Accounts are allowed to be operated by cheques in respect of–
(A) Both Savings bank accounts and fixed deposit accounts
(B) Savings bank accounts and current accounts
(C) Both Savings bank accounts and loan accounts.
(D) Both Savings bank accounts and cash accounts only.
Ans : (B)

11. Before X-ray examination (coloured X-ray) of the stomach, patients are given suitable salt of barium because–
(A) barium salts are white in colour and this helps stomach to appear clearly.
(B) barium is a good absorber of X-rays and helps stomach to appear dearly.
(C) barium salts are easily available.
(D) barium allows X-rays to pass through the stomach.
Ans : (B)

12. The elements of a group in the periodic table–
(A) have similar chemical properties. (B) have consecutive atomic numbers.
(C) are isobars. (D) are isotopes.
Ans : (A)

13. Which one of the following polymers is used for making bulletproof material ?
(A) Polyvinyl chloride (B) Polystyrene
(C) Polyethylene (D) Polyamide
Ans : (C)

14. The pH of human blood is normally around–
(A) 4.5–5.5 (B) 5.5–6.5
(C) 7.5–8.0 (D) 8.5–9.0
Ans : (C)

15. The pH of fresh groundwater slightly decreases upon exposure to air because–
(A) carbon dioxide from air is dissolved in the water.
(B) oxygen from air is dissolved in the water.
(C) the dissolved carbon dioxide of the groundwater escapes into air.
(D) the dissolved oxygen of the groundwater escapes into air.
Ans : (A)

16. Which of the following acts as photosensitizer during photosynthesis ?
(A) Chlorophyll (B) Chlorine
(C) Oxygen (D) Nitrogen
Ans : (A)

17. What happens when bleaching powder is left exposed to air ?
(A) It gradually loses its oxygen (B) It gradually loses its chlorine
(C) It turns dark brown in colour (D) It turns yellow in colour
Ans : (B)

18. Arsenic pollution leads to–
(A) Dyslexia (B) Allergy
(C) White foot disease (D) Black foot disease
Ans : (B)

19. Which one of the following does not contribute to pollution ?
(A) Hydroelectric Power Plant (B) Atomic Power Plant
(C) Thermal Power Plant (D) Nuclear Power Plant
Ans : (A)

20. Which of the following are the two major components of dry air (by volume) ?
(A) Nitrogen and Ammonia (B) Oxygen and Carbon dioxide
(C) Nitrogen and Oxygen (D) Oxygen and Argon
Ans : (C)

21. Each chromosome in the nucleus of a cell consists of–
(A) two chromatids only. (B) two centromeres only.
(C) two centromeres attached to a chromatid. (D) two chromatids attached to a centromere.
Ans : (D)

22. White blood cells are produced in the–
(A) Tongue (B) Thyroid gland and suprarenal gland
(C) Bone marrow and lymph glands (D) Ductless glands
Ans : (C)

23. Find the odd one–
(A) Limestone (B) Slaked iron
(C) Marble (D) Chalk
Ans : (B)

24. A basic instruction that can be interpreted by computer generally has–
(A) an operation and an address (B) an instruction register and an address
(C) a decoder and an accumulator (D) None of the above
Ans : (A)

25. Software needs to be protected against–
(A) fire, flood, lightning and rock slides (B) unauthorised access
(C) worms and viruses (D) Both (B) and (C)
Ans : (D)

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