General Knowledge Questions for All Competitive Examinations

1. If a tropical rain forest is removed, it does not regenerate quickly as compared to a tropical deciduous forest. This is because–
(A) the soil of rain forest is deficient in nutrients.
(B) propagules of the trees in a rain forest have a poor viability
(C) the rain forest species are slow-growing
(D) exotic species invade the fertile soil of rain forest
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2. "They are people of yellow complexion, oblique eyes, high check bones, sparse hair and medium height. " The reference here is to–
(A) Nordic Aryans (B) Austrics
(C) Negroids (D) Mongoloids
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3. The first tribal leader who was inspired by Mahatma Gandhi and his ideology was–
(A) Jadonang (B) Rani Gaidinliu
(C) Alluri Sitaram Raju (D) Thakkar Bapa
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4. The first venture of Gandhi in All India Politics was the–
(A) Non-Cooperation Movement
(B) Rowlatt Satyagraha
(C) Champaran Movement
(D) Dandi March
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5. How is Shobhana Chandrakumar well known as?
(A) Dancer (B) Environmentalist
(C) Educationist and a member of the National Knowledge Commission (D) Sports person
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6. Copper, used most widely by the Harappans, was obtained from–
(A) Baluchistan (B) Mesopotamia
(C) Khetri mines (D) Both 'a' and 'b'
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7. Which of the following was not a feature of trade links between the Indus Valley and other contemporary West Asian civilizations?
(A) Indus Valley seals had been found from Sumer, Elam and Mesopotamia
(B) Trade between the Indus Valley and Sumer was carried on by land (through Baluchistan) and partly by sea
(C) Literary and archaeological evidences are found at both Harappan and Mesopotamian towns
(D) Harappan economy was dependent on imports from West Asia
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8. Which one of the following sets of states to benefit the most from the Konkan Railway?
(A) Goa, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Kerala
(B) Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala
(C) Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Goa, Maharashtra
(D) Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Tamil Nadu
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9. The number of DNA molecules per chromatid are–
(A) one (B) two
(B) three (D) four
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10. Which among the following animal has "wriggler" as a larval form?
(A) Mosquito (B) Sand fly
(C) House fly (D) Ticks
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11. Leishmania, the causative agent of kala- azar, multiplies asexually by–
(A) budding (B) binary fission
(C) multiple fission (D) sporogony
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12. When the Chief Justice of a High Court acts in an administrative capacity, he is subject to–
(A) the writ jurisdiction of any of the other judges of the High Court
(B) special control exercised by the Chief Justice of India
(C) discretionary powers of the Governor of the State
(D) special powers provided to the Chief Minister in this regard
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13. Which of the following taxes is/are levied by the Union and collected and appropriated by the States?
(A) Stamp Duties
(B) Passenger and Goods Tax
(C) Estate Duty (D) Taxes on Newspapers
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14. Which one of the following determines that the Indian Constitution is federal?
(A) A written and rigid Constitution
(B) An independent Judiciary
(C) Vesting of residuary powers with the Centre
(D) Distribution of powers between the Centre and the States
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15. India has changed over to the decimal system of coinage in–
(A) April 1958 (B) April 1959
(C) April 1995 (D) April 1957
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16. The per capita income in India was Rs. 20 in 1867-68, was ascertained for the first time by–
(A) MG Ranade (B) Sir W Hunter
(C) RC Dutta (D) Dadabhai Naoroji
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17. About 50% of the world population is concentrated between the latitudes of–
(A) 5°N and 20°N (B) 20°N and 40°N
(C) 40°N and 60°N (D) 20°S and 40°S
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18. A person of mixed European and Indian blood in Latin America is called a–
(A) Mulatto (B) Mestizo
(C) Meiji (D) Mau Mau
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19. Which one of the following sites of the Indus Valley Civilization had an ancient dockyard?
(A) Kalibangan (B) Lothal
(C) Rangpur (D) Harappa
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20. The Harappan site located near the Iranian border is–
(A) Surkotda (B) Suktagendor
(C) Kotla Nihang Khan (D) Alamgirpur
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21. Consider the following paragraph about one of the prominent personalities of India and identify him/her using the codes given below–
the paragraph One of the founder members of the Progressive Artists Group, he/she painted several important series of paintings like Mahabharata and Ramayana, Christ and the Lamb, Peace Doves, Women with Roosters and Mother Teresa. He/She made a symbolic film, "Through the Eyes of a Painter," which won him/her the Golden Bear Award at the Berlin Film Festival–
(A) Dhiraj Choudhary (B) Satish Gujral
(C) M F Hussain (D) Amrita Shergil
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22. Which of the following characteristics distinguishe the Harappan Civilization from other contemporary civilizations of the world?
(A) Religious beliefs and social life
(B) Development of science and technology
(C) Town planning, drainage and sanitation
(D) Uniform weights, measures and commercial contacts
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23. Ramacharita written by sandhyakara Nandi in the AD 12th century was the–
(A) story of Lord Rama in a popular poetic style in Oriya language
(B) first translation of Valmiki's Ramayana into Telugu language
(C) story of a love affair between a rich merchant of Pataliputra and a beautiful courtesan
(D) story of the conflict between the Kaivartha peasants and a Pala Prince
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24. Which one of the following statements is not true of the Konkan Railway?
(A) The total length is about 760 km
(B) The runs through the States of Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and Kerala
(C) It is the only rail route that cuts across the Western Ghats
(D) The Konkan Railway Construction Company
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25. Which one among the following is the reason for the absence of fruit in gymnosperm?
(A) Lack of ovule (B) Lack of ovary
(C) Lack of embryos (D) Lack of seeds
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