General Knowledge Questions and Answers | GK Questions Set-11

General Knowledge Questions and Answers

1. The currency of European Union is–
(A) Deutsche Mark (B) Great Britain Pound (GBP)
(C) Euro (D) Francs
Ans : (C)

2. India has the maximum volume of foreign trade with–
(A) USA (B) Russia
(C) China (D) UK
Ans : (C)

3. Most of the weather phenomena take place in which of the following layers of the atmosphere?
(A) Stratosphere (B) Mesosphere
(C) Ionosphere (D) Troposphere
Ans : (D)

4. Who is/was the youngest Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh?
(A) Akhilesh Yadav (B) Mayawati
(C) Kalyan Singh (D) Rajnath Singh
Ans : (A)

5. Which one of the following observations is not true about the Quit India Movement of 1942 ?
(A) It was a non-violent movement (B) It was led by Mahatma Gandhi
(C) It was a spontaneous movement (D) It did not attract the labour class in general
Ans : (C)

6. When a bank returns a cheque unpaid, it is called–
(A) payment of the cheque (B) drawing of the cheque
(C) cancelling of the cheque (D) dishonour of the cheque
Ans : (D)

7. Mortgage is a–
(A) security on movable property for a loan given by a bank.
(B) security on immovable property for a loan given by a bank.
(C) concession on immovable property for a loan given by a bank.
(D) facility on immovable property for a loan given by a bank.
Ans : (B)

8. The world’s highest ‘Rail Bridge’ is being constructed in the State of Jammu & Kashmir will be on which of the following rivers ?
(A) Jhelum (B) Chenab
(C) Indus (D) Ravi
Ans : (B)

9. Which region in India is known as the ‘Rice Bowl of India’?
(A) North-east region (B) Kerala and Tamil Nadu
(C) Indo-Gangetic plain (D) Krishna-Godavari Delta region
Ans : (D)

10. The President of which of the following countries is accused of violation of ‘‘War Powers Act” of his country when he decided to attack Libya with other NATO countries in June 2011 ?
(A) USA (B) France
(C) Germany (D) Spain
Ans : (A)

11. The Nehru-Mahalanobis strategy of development guided the planning practice in India from the–
(A) First Five-Year Plan to the Sixth Five-Year Plan.
(B) Fourth Five-Year Plan to the Eighth Five-Year Plan.
(C) Second Five-Year Plan to the Seventh Five-Year Plan.
(D) First Five-Year Plan to the Eighth Five-Year Plan.
Ans : (C)

12. While a proclamation of emergency is in operation, the duration of the Lok Sabha can be extended for a period–
(A) not exceeding three months (B) not exceeding nine months
(C) of one year at a time (D) of two years at a time
Ans : (C)

13. If you travel along the Suez Canal from Port Said to Suez, you will come across several lakes. Which of the following lakes is not on this Canal?
(A) Great Bitter Lake (B) Little Bitter Lake
(C) Lake Gatun (D) Lake Timsah
Ans : (C)

14. Xerophytes represent the class of vegetation found in–
(A) tropical rain forest. (B) humid micro-thermal climate.
(C) semi-arid steppes. (D) tundra region.
Ans : (C)

15. What is a clud burst ?
(A) It refers to sudden and copious rainfall over a small area which often lasts for only a few minutes
(B) It refers to 50 mm rain over a period of time
(C) It is caused by rapid condensation of very high clouds
(D) It refers to a thunderstorm with little rain
Ans : (A)

16. “Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.” Who said these words?
(A) William Wordsworth (B) Lord Tennyson
(C) William Shakespeare (D) Milton
Ans : (D)

17. Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) is associated with the ban on which of the following ?
(A) Ban on nuclear tests for developing arsenals (B) Ban on terrorism
(C) Ban on certain organisations under UN Laws (D) Ban on money laundering activities
Ans : (A)

18. The Pulitzer Prize is associated with which of the following?
(A) Journalism (B) Olympic Garnes
(C) Environmental Protection (D) Civil Aviation
Ans : (A)

19. Which one of the following is not an example of Lotic ecosystem ?
(A) Pond (B) Estuary
(C) Stream (D) Lagon
Ans : (A)

20. Permissible noise level at industrial area during daytime is–
(A) 120 dB (A) (B) 140 dB (A)
(C) 40 dB (A) (D) 75 dB (A)
Ans : (D)

21. The natural gas is–
(A) Hydrogen sulphide (B) Methane
(C) Nitrogen dioxide (D) Sulphur trioxide
Ans : (B)

22. Desalination of sea water is done by–
(A) reverse osmosis (B) fractional distillation
(C) diffusion (D) osmosis
Ans : (A)

23. The man-made structure on Earth visible from space is–
(A) Great Wall of China (B) Giza’s Pyramid
(C) Golden Gate Bridge (D) Eiffel Tower
Ans : (A)

24. Which one of the following actors was awarded the Dada Saheb Phalke Award at the 59th National Film Festival?
(A) Soumitra Chatterjee (B) Ketan Mehta
(C) Shekhar Kapoor (D) Mahesh Bhatt
Ans : (A)

25. Which is the only host team to win the ICC (50 over) Cricket World Cup?
(A) South Africa (B) India
(C) Australia (D) West Indies
Ans : (B)

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