General Knowledge Questions and Answers | GK Questions Set-15

General Knowledge Questions and Answers

1. Who won a Bronze medal for India in Boxing at the 2012 London Olympics?
(A) Mary Kom (B) Vijendra Singh
(C) Sushil Kumar (D) Vijay Kumar
Ans : (A)

2. Who among the following is the founder of World Economic Forum?
(A) Klaus Schwab (B) John Kenneth Galbraith
(C) Joseph Stiglitz (D) Paul Krugman
Ans : (A)

3. In the context of alternative sources of energy, ethanol as a viable bio-fuel can be obtained from–
(A) Potato (B) Rice
(C) Sugarcane (D) Wheat
Ans : (C)

4. Who is the founder of Facebook?
(A) Mark Zuckerberg (B) Mark Twain
(C) Steve Jobs (D) Bill Gates
Ans : (A)

5. Who is the founder of Microsoft?
(A) Steve Jobs (B) Bill Gates
(C) Mark Biondi (D) Bill Clinton
Ans : (B)

6. A centralised database with online connectivity to branches, Internet as well as ATM-network which has been adopted by almost all major banks of our country is known as–
(A) investment banking (B) core banking
(C) mobile banking (D) national banking
Ans : (C)

7. Which of the following is not considered a money market instrument ?
(A) Treasury Bills (B) Repurchase Agreement
(C) Commercial Paper (D) Shares and Bonds
Ans : (D)

8. Spring tides are caused as a result of the–
(A) Moon pulling the Earth gravitationally
(B) Sun pulling the Earth gravitationally
(C) Moon and the Sun pulling the Earth gravitationally in opposite directions
(D) Moon and the Sun pulling the Earth in the same direction
Ans : (D)

9. The Government of which of the following states has agreed to give captive mines of iron ores to all the companies who are willing to establish plants there?
(A) West Bengal (B) Odisha
(C) Jharkhand (D) Bihar
Ans : (B)

10. The beautiful valleys of Kashmir, Kulu and Kangra, lie in which of the following Himalayan ranges ?
(A) Himadri (B) Himachal
(C) Purvachal (D) Siwalik
Ans : (B)

11. Which one of the following States was first annexed by Lord Dalhousie under the Doctrine of Lapse ?
(A) Nagpur (B) Jhansi
(C) Sambalpur (D) Satara
Ans : (D)

12. Doldrums are belts of low atmospheric pressure obtaining in the regions adjoining the equator to a distance of–
(A) 5 degree latitude towards the north only
(B) 5 degree latitude towards the south only
(C) 5 degree latitude towards the north and south
(D) 15 degree latitude towards the north and south
Ans : (C)

13. Ashokan inscriptions of Mansehra and Shahbazgadhi are written in–
(A) Prakrit language, Kharoshthi script. (B) Prakrit language, Brahmi script.
(C) Prakrit-Aramaic language, Brahmi script. (D) Aramaic language, Kharoshthi script.
Ans : (A)

14. Sabin Award is given for the conservation of–
(A) amphibians (B) reptiles
(C) birds (D) corals
Ans : (A)

15. The Indian research station Himadri is located at–
(A) Siachen (B) Darjeeling
(C) Arctic Region (D) Antarctica
Ans : (C)

16. Absolute zero is–
(A) a state when an object is non-existent (B) a state when an ailing person loses all hope
(C) last stage of the dying star (D) the lowest temperature theoretically possible
Ans : (D)

17. Which of the following oceans has the shape of English alphabet S ?
(A) Arctic Ocean (B) Indian Ocean
(C) Atlantic Ocean (D) Pacific Ocean
Ans : (C)

18. What is ‘Barak’ ?
(A) Residential complex of an Army unit (B) A barrage on river Brahmaputra
(C) A ship-based missile system (D) A peak in Kargil
Ans : (C)

19. Where is the Bandipur National Park?
(A) Andhra Pradesh (B) Karnataka
(C) Assam (D) Odisha
Ans : (B)

20. What is ‘Jhum’ ?
(A) A type of cultivation (B) A tribe
(C) A folk dance (D) Name of a river valley
Ans : (A)

21. Who led the Mutiny at Kanpur ?
(A) Begum Hazrat Mahal (B) Nana Sahib
(C) Tantia Tope (D) Rani Laxmibai
Ans : (B)

22. Which ‘Water Body’ separates Andaman and Nicobar Islands ?
(A) Andaman Sea (B) Bay of Bengal
(C) Ten Degree Channel (D) Eleventh Degree Channel
Ans : (C)

23. State Highways are maintained by–
(A) Individual States (B) Central Government
(C) Central and State Governments jointly (D) Private parties selected by the State Governments
Ans : (A)

24. The first port developed after Independence was–
(A) Nhava Sheva (B) Kandla
(C) New Mangalore (D) Mumbai
Ans : (B)

25. The neighbouring country of India which has the smallest area is–
(A) Sri Lanka (B) Bangladesh
(C) Bhutan (D) Nepal
Ans : (C)

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