General Knowledge Questions and Answers | GK Questions Set-40

General Knowledge Questions and Answers

1. What is the full form of ‘FINO’ a term we see frequently in financial newspapers ?
(A) Financial Investment Network and Operations
(B) Farmers’ Investment in National Organisation
(C) Farmers Inclusion News and Operations
(D) Financial Inclusion Network and Operations
Ans : (D)

2. ‘Bhagyam Oil fields’ which were recently in news are located in which of the following States in India ?
(A) Rajasthan (B) Gujarat
(C) Assam (D) Maharashtra
Ans : (A)

3. Which amongst the following countries is not a member of the TAPI pipe line project–
(A) India (B) Afghanistan
(C) Portugal (D) Pakistan
Ans : (C)

4. An agreement on Arms Reduction popularly known as ‘START’ is one of the major issues in the way of smooth relations between which of the following two countries?
(A) India – Pakistan (B) India – China
(C) China – Japan (D) USA – Russia
Ans : (D)

5. The International WWW Conference-2011 was organized in which of the following places in March 2011 ?
(A) London (B) Paris
(C) Vienna (D) Hyderabad
Ans : (D)

6. Which of the following Cups/Trophies is associated with the game of Cricket?
(A) Ranji Trophy (B) Davis Cup
(C) Thomas Cup (D) Nehru Trophy
Ans : (A)

7. Which of the following is a Union Territory of India ?
(A) Uttarakhand (B) Chandigarh
(C) Himachal Pradesh (D) Kerala
Ans : (B)

8. Over 90% of the world’s biomass is in–
(A) tropical rain forests (B) freshwater wetlands
(C) topsoils (D) oceans
Ans : (D)

9. Which one of the following is a source of methane emission into the atmosphere ?
(A) Automobile exhaust fume (B) Industrial chimney
(C) Mining (D) Wetland
Ans : (D)

10. Which one of the following statements is not correct?
(A) Trophic dynamics represents the transfer of energy from one trophic level to another in a food chain
(B) In deeper parts of oceans, primary production remains almost nil
(C) The primary consumers are called autotrophs
(D) The decomposers are called saprotrophs
Ans : (C)

11. Which data communication method is used for sending data in both directions at the same time ?
(A) Super duplex (B) Simplex
(C) Half duplex (D) Full duplex
Ans : (D)

12. What does the acronym ISDN stand for?
(A) Indian Standard Digital Network (B) Integrated Services Digital Network
(C) Intelligent Services Digital Network (D) Integrated Services Data Network
Ans : (B)

13. Darkening property of photo-chromatic glass is due to the presence of–
(A) silver bromide (B) silver oxide
(C) silver nitrate (D) silver chloride
Ans : (D)

14. The temperate grasslands of North America are known as–
(A) Pampas (B) Prairies
(C) Steppes (D) Tundra
Ans : (B)

15. Chemical nature of laughing gas is–
(A) Nitric oxide (B) Hydrogen chloride
(C) Nitrous oxide (D) Sulphur dioxide
Ans : (C)

16. A bioenergy source obtained by fermentation to supplement fossil fuel petrol is–
(A) Kerosene (B) Ethanol
(C) Diesel (D) Methane
Ans : (B)

17. The substance that causes the worst air pollution is–
(A) Smoke (B) Sulphur dioxide
(C) Carbon dioxide (D) Carbon monoxide
Ans : (B)

18. A liquid is said to boil when its–
(A) vapour pressure equals the surrounding pressure
(B) vapour pressure vanishes to zero
(C) vapour pressure is greater than the surrounding pressure
(D) vapour pressure is less than the surrounding pressure
Ans : (A)

19. Which is not correct regarding covalent compounds ?
(A) The reaction is slow (B) The reaction is fast
(C) Compounds are usually liquids and gases (D) Boiling points and melting points are low
Ans : (B)

20. Choose the correct statement–
(A) The components of a mixture cannot be separated
(B) The properties of a mixture are the same as those of its components
(C) Mixtures are homogeneous
(D) In a mixture the components are present in a fixed ratio
Ans : (B)

21. The major natural regions of the world are delineated primarily on the basis of–
(A) altitude (B) ocean currents
(C) temperature, rainfall and cultivated vegetation (D) temperature
Ans : (C)

22. Which of the following is a characteristic of sedimentary rocks ?
They are
(A) brittle (B) hard
(C) porous (D) None of these
Ans : (C)

23. All the major rivers of the Deccan Plateau merge into the Bay of Bengal, except–
(A) Godavari (B) Narmada
(C) Mahanadi (D) Krishna
Ans : (B)

24. Which of the following is the largest sugar producing country in the world?
(A) Brazil (B) Cuba
(C) India (D) Indonesia
Ans : (A)

25. The term ‘Eye’ in a cyclone refers to–
(A) its velocity (B) central region of winds of high speed
(C) circular region of relatively light winds (D) None of these
Ans : (C)

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