GK Objective General Knowledge Quiz Questions and Answers

1. Which one of the following comes under the jurisdiction of both the High Court and the Supreme Court?
(A) Disputes between the Centre and the States
(B) Disputes between the States inter States
(C) Protection of the Fundamental Rights
(D) Protection against the violation of the Constitution
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2. Rising prices lead to all but one of the following–
(A) promotional inequalities (B) generation of black money
(C) adverse effect on BOP (D) adverse effect on speculation
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3. The acronym SRO, being used in the capital market for various market participants, stands for which one of the following?
(A) Self Regulatory Organizations (B) Small Revenue Operators
(C) Securities Roll-back Operators (D) Securities Regulatory Organizations
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4. The most important reason for dwining forest resources today is–
(A) soil erosion (B) forest fire
(C) floods (D) over felling
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5. The daily and annual range of temperature is maximum in the–
(A) Savana grassland (B) Temperate grassland
(C) Hot desert (D) Equatorial region
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6. Which of the following was not a result of the impact of Turkish conquest on India?
(A) It paved the way for the liquidation of the multi-state system in India
(B) It broke the isolation of the Indian society
(C) It led to an urban revolution and development of trade and commerce
(D) It helped in the growth of liberal religious reform movement in Hindusim
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7. During Muhammad Ghori's absence on account of engagements with the Turks in Central Asia, who principally looked after the affairs of India?
(A) Bakhtiyar Khalji
(B) lkhtiyar-ud-din Muhammad
(C) Qutab-ud-din-Aibak
(D) Muiz-ud-din-Muhammad bin Sam
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8. Whose the following–
(A) Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma (B) Ustad Amjad Ali Khan
(C) Pandit Ravi Shankar (D) Ustad Zakir Hussain
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9. The Turkish commander who conquered Bihar and Bengal was–
(A) Mohammad of Ghur
(B) Qutab-ud-din Aibak
(C) Ikhtiyar-ud-din Muhammad
(D) Bakhtiyar Khalji
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10. Which one of the following dynasties built the Khajuraho temples?
(A) Chandellas (B) Chauhans
(C) Paramars (D) Tomars
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11. The Vindhyan system of rocks is important for the production of–
(A) precious stones and building materials
(B) iron ore and manganese
(C) bauxite and mica (D) copper and uranium
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12. The classification of Engler and Prantl is one which is based on–
(A) morphology of organisms (B) utilitarian system
(C) habits of organisms (D) common evolutionary descent
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13. The nucleosome is–
(A) histone proteins (B) DNA wrapped around histones
(C) RNA wrapped around histones (D) DNA wrapped around acidic proteins
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14. In a particular disease, the woman may possess male like characters like beards and moustaches. This happens because of–
(A) hypersecretion of gonads (B) hypersecretion of thyroid gland
(C) hyposecretion of adrenal gland (D) hypersecretion of adrenal gland
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15. The Judges of the High Court can be removed from their office during their tenure–
(A) by the Governor, if the State Legislature passes a resolution to this effect by two-third majority
(B) by the Chief, Justice on the recommendation of the Parliament
(C) by the President on the basis of a resolution passed by the Parliament by two-thirds majority .
(D) by the Chief Justice on the advice of the President
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16. The salary and other allowances of the Judges of the High Courts are charged to–
(A) the Contingency Fund of India
(B) the Consolidated Fund of India and the State on fifty-fifty basis
(C) the Consolidated Fund of India
(D) the Consolidated Fund of the State
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17. The Constitution has vested the 'residuary powers' with the Centre. But the final authority to decide whether a matter falls under residuary powers or not rests with–
(A) the Parliament (B) the President
(C) the Rajya Sabha (D) the Supreme Court
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18. The central banking functions in India are performed by the–
(A) Central Bank (B) SBI
(C) RBI (D) Both 'b' and 'c'
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19. The place where bankers meet and settle their mutual claims and accounts is known as–
(A) treasury (B) clearing house
(C) collection centre (D) dumping ground
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20. Which one of the following statements is correct?
(A) All the abiotic resources are non renewable and all the biotic resources are renewable
(B) All the abiotic resources are non renewable but some of the biotic resources are non renewable
(C) Some of the abiotic resources are renewable but the biotic resources are renewable
(D) Some of the abiotic resources are renewable and some of the biotic resources are non renewable
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21. Which one of the following statements is correct?
(A) While most soft woods are deciduous, most hardwood is evergreen
(B) The trees of equatorial evergreen forests are mostly softwood type
(C) While most softwoods occurs in the tropical areas, the hardwoods are characteristically of temperate region
(D) While most hardwoods are either deciduous or evergreen, softwood is usually coniferous in characteristics
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22. The Rajputs were repeatedly defeated by the Turks because of–
(A) failure on the part of Indian rulers to grasp the true significance of the earlier raids of Sultan Mahmud
(B) reinforcement of good Central Asian horses provided a better livestock for the Afghan cavalry
(C) The Central Asian military tactics used by the Afghans were superior to Indian military tactics
(D) All of the above
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23. How did the Mughal Emperor Jahandar Shah's reign come to an early end?
(A) He was deposed by his Wazir
(B) He died due to a slip while climbing down the steps
(C) He was defeated by his nephew in a battle
(D) He died of sickness due to too much consumption of wine
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24. Which one among the following was the objective of starting the Nirmal Gram Puraskar incentive scheme?
(A) Encourage Panchayati Raj Institutions to take up sanitation promotion 100% defecation-free environment
(B) Enable rural schools to provide safe and clean drinking water for children
(C) Provide toilets to all rural households
(D) Provide financial assistance to states to install water purification systems in rural schools
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25. The Marathas came to be admitted to the nobility during the reign of–
(A) Humayun (B) Akbar
(C) Jahangir (D) Shahjahan
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