General Knowledge Quiz for Competitive Exams

1. INS Shivalik and INS Satpura are–
(A) Indigenous Stealth Frigates (B) Russian Stealth Frigates
(C) Submarine Tanks (D) Submarine Aircraft
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2. After his election as President of the Congress at the Tripuri Session in 1939, Subhash Bose resigned the Presidentship, because of–
(A) differences with Mahatma Gandhi
(B) resignation of the members of the Congress working Committee
(C) Both 'a' and 'b'
(D) he wanted to establish his own party- forward bloc
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3. Which of the following was not a contemporary of the Indus or Harappan Civilization?
(A) Egypt (B) Mesopotamia
(C) Sumer (D) Greek
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4. Among the following cities, which one is nearest to the Tropic of Cancer?
(A) Delhi (B) Kolkata
(C) Jodhpur (D) Nagpur
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5. Which one of the following is not responsible for the global warming?
(A) Carbon dioxide (B) Methane
(C) CFCs (D) Slacked lime
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6. Which one of the following is correct? Setting of plaster of Paris is–
(A) dehydration (B) oxidation with atmospheric oxygen
(C) hydration leading to another hydrate (D) combination with atmospheric carbon dioxide
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7. The animal fats undergo 'auto-oxidation' under ordinary temperature which gives the fats a rancid taste and odour. Which one of the following causes the rancid taste and odour of the fats?
(A) Platinum (B) Carbon monoxide
(C) Carbon dioxide (D) Aldehydes
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8. Which one among the following features of the Constitution of India is indicative of the fact that the real executive power is vested in the Council of Ministers headed by the Prime Minister?
(A) Federalism
(B) Representative Legislature
(C) Universal Adult Franchise
(D) Parlimentary Democracy
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9. Who is the Ex-officio Chairman of the Planning Commission of India?
(A) Vice-President of India
(B) The Prime Minister of India
(C) The Finance Minister of India
(D) The Law Minister of India
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10. In the Union Government, under whose charge is the Cabinet Secretariat?
(A) The Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
(B) The President of India
(C) The Prime Minister of India
(D) The Union Home Minister
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11. When was Consumer Protection Act (COPRA) passed?
(A) 1984 (B) 1980
(C) 1986 (D) 1995
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12. The first Apparel Park in India has been established in–
(A) Tirupur (B) Nagpur
(C) Kanpur (D) Itanagar
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13. In which one of the following countries is the volcano 'Guallatiri' located?
(A) Peru (B) Chile
(C) Tanzania (D) Ecuador
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14. Mr X has been invited to participate in a conference to be held at Buenos Aires. He has chosen the following shortest flight route Mumbai to Frankfurt (non-stop) Frankfurt to Sao Paulo (non-stop) Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires (non-stop)Which one of the following seas will likely to be flown over by Mr X?
(A) Tasman Sea (B) Labrador Sea
(C) Beautfort Sea (D) Black Sea
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15. Traces of rice cultivation have been found at which of the following Harappan sites?
(A) Lothal and Rangpur
(B) Kalibangan and Ropar
(C) Alamgirpur and Harappa
(D) All Harappan sites
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16. Which one of the following is not a feature of Lothal?
(A) A dockyard
(B) Rectangular and circular fire altars for animal sacrifice
(C) Depiction of a ship on a seal
(D) Evidence of the use of the plough
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17. ......... is the advanced version of Arjun, in India's main battle tank–
(A) Arjun Mark 1 (B) Arjun Mark 11
(C) Arjun Mark 2 (D) Arjun Mark 100
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18. Which of the following was not a religious belief of the Harappan people?
(A) Belief in evil spirits and life here after
(B) Cults and fire and fertility
(C) Adoration of trees and animals
(D) Erection of large prayer houses
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19. Which of the following statements regarding Kalibangan is not true?
(A) The lower town was fortified
(B) Drying of the River Ghaggar caused its decline
(C) The only site from where traces of ploughing the fields have been found
(D) Pre Harrapan fire altars have been discovered
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20. Lake Sambhar is nearest to which one of the following cities of Rajasthan?
(A) Bharatpur (B) Jaipur
(C) Jodhpur (D) Udaipur
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21. The Kingdom protista which consists of the both, simple unicellular and multi- cellular organisms was first enacted by
(A) Ernst Haeckel (B) Charles Darwin
(C) Engler and Prantl (D) Eichler
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22. What is the cause of Addison's disease?
(A) Hypersecretion of Gonads (B) Hypersecretion of thyroid gland
(C) Hyposecretion of thyroid gland (D) Hyposecretion of adrenal gland
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23. The theory of the continental drift was proposed by–
(A) Alfred ulegener (B) Charles Darwin
(C) Hutchinson (D) C Linnaeus
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24. The power of the Supreme Court of India to decide disputes between the Centre and the States falls under its–
(A) advisory jurisdiction (B) appellate jurisdiction
(C) original jurisdiction
(D) constitutional jurisdiction
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25. According to the Constitution of India, the term 'District Judge' shall not include–
(A) Chief Presidency Magistrate
(B) Sessions Judge
(C) Tribunal Judge
(D) Chief Judge of a Small Cause Court
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