General Knowledge Questions and Answers | GK Questions Set-17

General Knowledge Questions and Answers

1. Who won a Bronze medal for India in Badminton at the 2012 London Olympics?
(A) Saina Nehwal (B) Sania Mirza
(C) Pulela Gopichand (D) Prakash Padukone
Ans : (A)

2. In which country did the first Marxist revolution take place–
(A) Germany (B) Italy
(C) Great Britain (D) Russia
Ans : (D)

3. Which one of the following countries was never taken over by any European power as a colony?
(A) Thailand (B) Brunei
(C) Indonesia (D) Singapore
Ans : (A)

4. Which of the following statements is correct? Relative humidity
(A) varies with latitudes seasonally (B) is maximum in subtropical anticyclones
(C) is lowest at the equator increasing towards the poles (D) None of these
Ans : (A)

5. Monetary Policy decisions in India are taken by–
(A) Reserve Bank of India (B) Government of India
(C) State Bank of India (D) None of the above
Ans : (A)

6. What does the letter F denote in ‘BFCs’, a term seen very frequently in Banking world these days ?
(A) Formal (B) Fiscal
(C) Federal (D) Financial
Ans : (D)

7. Who among the following is a Deputy Governor of the RBI at present?
(A) Sri Sunil Mitra (B) Sri Azim Premji
(C) Sri H. R. Khan (D) Mrs. Sushma Nath
Ans : (C)

8. Standard and Poor’s is a Credit Rating Agency of international repute. Which of the following is one such agency of Indian origin?
Ans : (D)

9. Who among the following is the Chief Minister of Uttrar Pradesh at present ?
(A) Akhilesh Yadav (B) Mulayarn Singh Yadav
(C) Mayawati (D) Amar Singh
Ans : (A)

10. Coin of which of the following denominations is called Small Coin ?
(A) Re. 1 (B) Rs. 2
(C) Rs. 5 (D) 50 paisa
Ans : (D)

11. Which one of the following statements is correct ?
(A) All bases are alkalis (B) None of the bases is alkali
(C) There are no more bases except the alkalis (D) All alkalis are bases but all bases are not alkalis
Ans : (D)

12. High Velds are the temperate grasslands of–
(A) Africa (B) South Australia
(C) Europe and Asia (D) South America
Ans : (A)

13. Which one of the following statements about NATO is not correct?
(A) NATO is a collective defence organisation in Europe (B) The US is an ex-officio member of NATO
(C) Turkey is a member of NATO (D) NATO has 28 independent member States
Ans : (B)

14. The Cabinet Mission Plan for India envisaged a–
(A) Federation (B) Confederation
(C) Unitary form of Government (D) Union of States
Ans : (A)

15. The National Commission for Women was created–by
(A) an amendment in the Constitution of India. (B) a decision of the Union Cabinet.
(C) an Act passed by the Parliament. (D) an order of the President of India.
Ans : (C)

16. Which one of the following is the greatest circle ?
(A) Arctic Circle (B) Equator
(C) Tropic of Capricorn (D) Tropic of Cancer
Ans : (B)

17. Who is Julian Assange ?
(A) Founder, Google (B) Founder of Rediffmail
(C) Founder, WikiLeaks (D) Nobel Laureate, Peace
Ans : (C)

18. What does the letter ‘S’ denote in ‘AFSPA’, an abbreviation we very often see in newspapers ?
(A) Sovereign (B) Special
(C) State (D) Security
Ans : (B)

19. The present ‘Somnath Temple’ located in the Kathiawar region of Gujarat is the seventh temple built on the original site. It was completed on–
(A) January 10, 1991 (B) August 6, 1992
(C) March 20, 1994 (D) December 1, 1995
Ans : (D)

20. ‘Akbar’ built Fatehpur Sikri (city of victory) near Agra, commemorating the emperor’s conquest of–
(A) Gujarat (B) Bengal
(C) Magadh (D) Sindh
Ans : (A)

21. Lung fish is a link between–
(A) Amphibia and Birds (B) Reptiles and Birds
(C) Amphibia and Reptiles (D) Reptiles and Mammals
Ans : (C)

22. Green gland is the excretory organ of–
(A) Earthworm (B) Cockroach
(C) Prawn (D) House-fly
Ans : (C)

23. When pressure is increased, the boiling point of water–
(A) decreases (B) increases
(C) remains the same (D) depends on the volume of vapour formed
Ans : (B)

24. In the treatment of skin disease the radio isotope used is–
(A) Radio phosphorous (B) Radio iodine
(C) Radio lead (D) Radio cobalt
Ans : (A)

25. Rainbow has: (Choose incorrect statement)–
(A) red light as its outer-most colour towards sky
(B) red light as its inner-most colour towards earth
(C) violet light as its inner-most colour towards earth
(D) its curvature bent towards earth
Ans : (B)

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