General Knowledge Questions and Answers | GK Questions Set-30

General Knowledge Questions and Answers

1. When a body falls from an aeroplane, there is increase in its–
(A) Mass (B) Acceleration
(C) Potential energy (D) Kinetic energy
Ans : (D)

2. What does ‘Ozone Layer’ absorb?
(A) Ultraviolet rays (B) X-rays
(C) y-rays (D) Infrared rays
Ans : (A)

3. In a water lifting electric pump, we convert–
(A) Kinetic energy into Electrical energy (B) Kinetic energy into Potential energy
(C) Electrical energy into Kinetic energy (D) Electrical energy into Potential energy
Ans : (C)

4. The type of mirror used in automobiles to see the traffic on the rear side is–
(A) Plano-Convex (B) Plane
(C) Convex (D) Concave
Ans : (C)

5. In MS- Excel, ……….. provide a visual representation of the values in a worksheet.
(A) Formulae (B) Templates
(C) Views (D) Charts
Ans : (D)

6. Who among the following is the Chief Election Commissioner of India at present?
(A) Shri Navin Chawla (B) Shri S.V. Quraishi
(C) Shri Ajit Seth (D) None of these
Ans : (D)

7. Which of the following factors govern(s) the atmospheric temperature of a certain place ?
(A) Its latitudinal distance from the equator
(B) Its elevation from the sea level
(C) Prevailing winds and influence of ocean currents, if any
(D) All of these
Ans : (D)

8. Which of the following countries is not a member of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) ?
(A) Angola (B) Libya
(C) Bangladesh (D) Venezuela
Ans : (C)

9. Which of the following books is written by Vikram Seth ?
(A) The Golden Gate
(B) A Peep into the Past (C) Between the Lines
(D) City of Joy
Ans : (A)

10. Which of the following awards is given for contribution in the field of literature ?
(A) Kirti Chakra (B) Jamnalal Bajaj Award
(C) S. S. Bhatnagar Award (D) Saraswati Samman
Ans : (D)

11. Which musical instrument did the famous Indian musician Ustad Bismillah Khan play?
(A) Shehnai (B) Sarod
(C) Flute (D) Tabla
Ans : (A)

12. Which one among the following countries is not touched by the Stilwell Road constructed during the World War II ?
(A) Myanmar (B) Thailand
(C) China (D) India
Ans : (B)

13. Which one among the following wars ended by the Treaty of Salbai ?
(A) First Maratha War (B) Second Maratha War
(C) Third Maratha War (D) Fourth Mysore War
Ans : (A)

14. Navroze is a festival celebrated in India by the–
(A) Hindus (B) Muslims
(C) Parsis (D) Chris tians
Ans : (C)

15. Which one among the following transitions is associated with the largest change in energy in hydrogen atom ?
(A) n = 5 to n = 3 (B) n = 2 to n = 1
(C) n = 3 to n = 2 (D) n = 4 to n = 2
Ans : (B)

16. As per studies, the Tummalapalle mine in Andhra Pradesh could have Uranium reserve of–
(A) 1 lakh tonnes (B) 1.5 lakh tonnes
(C) 2 lakh tonnes (D) 2.5 lakh tonnes
Ans : (B)

17. Which of the following is a famous Assamese festival?
(A) Makar Sakranti (B) Yugadi
(C) Onam (D) Rongali Bihu
Ans : (D)

18. The least populated State in India is–
(A) Arunachal Pradesh (B) Sikkim
(C) Mizoram (D) Uttarakhand
Ans : (B)

19. Government of India launched the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission in–
(A) 2002 (B) 2005
(C) 2007 (D) 2010
Ans : (B)

20. When is National Energy Conservation Day celebrated ?
(A) 16th August (B) 5th September
(C) 10th November (D) 14th December
Ans : (D)

21. The expression “Tryst with Destiny” was first used by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on the occasion of–
(A) Dandi March (B) August 14/15 night
(C) Quit India Movement (D) None of these
Ans : (B)

22. Alpha-Keratin is a protein present in–
(A) Wool (B) Eggs
(C) Blood (D) Skin
Ans : (A)

23. To whom did Iitutmish dedicate the Qutub Minar?
(A) Razia Sultan (B) Qutbuddin Aibak
(C) Moinuddin Chishti (D) Qutabuddin Bhaktiyar Kaki
Ans : (B)

24. Who amongst the following is the author of the book “Many Lives Many Masters”?
(A) Robin Cook (B) L. K. Advani
(C) Briyan Viz (D) None of these
Ans : (C)

25. Winter Olympics 2014 will be held in–
(A) Italy (B) Brazil
(C) USA (D) Russia
Ans : (D)

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