Online General Knowledge Quiz with Answers

1. SJSRY belongs to–
(A) urban areas (B) rural areas
(C) semi-urban areas (D) All of these
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2. Which among the following countries has the largest population?
(A) Indonesia (B) Japan
(C) Pakistan (D) Sudan
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3. The Basque people who are frequently in the news for their separatist activity. live in–
(A) France (B) Italy
(C) Portugal (D) Spain
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4. After the death of Raja Rammohan Roy, the Brahmo Samaj split into two sections; the Brahmo Samaj of India and the Adi Brahmo Samaj. Who were the leaders of the two sections respectively?
(A) Keshab Chandra Sen and Debendranath Tagore
(B) Radhakanta Deb and Debendranath Tagore
(C) Keshab Chandra Sen and Radhakanta Deb
(D) Debendranath Tagore and Radhakanta Deb
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5. Which of the following was not one of the social reform measures introduced by William Bentick–
(A) Abolition of Sati
(B) Abolition of Slavery
(C) Removal of disabilities due to change of religion
(D) Suppression of the organised bands of thugs
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6. 'An Inconvenient Truth' is film directed by Al Gore to promote public awareness about–
(A) terrorism (B) global warming
(C) nuclear threats (D) communalism
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7. Which of the following is regarded as the magna carta of western education system in India?
(A) The report of the Committee of Public Instruction, 1823
(B) The Charter Act of 1833
(C) Despatch of Sir Charles Wood, Secretary of State, 1854
(D) Report of the Hunter Commission, 1862
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8. Ramsay MacDonald's Communal Award gave–
(A) privy purses to native princes
(B) communal representation to Muslims
(C) reservations to Sikhs in elections
(D) separate electorates for depressed classes
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9. Where is Davos, the venue of the annual meeting of World Economic Forum located?
(A) France (B) Germany
(C) Switzerland (D) Luxembourg
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10. Which one of the following plants is grown in rice field as a substitute of nitrogen fertilizer?
(A) Azolla fern (B) Zemmia
(C) Cylindro spermum (D) All of these
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11. From which part of Ephedra plant, the drug "Ephedrine" is obtained?
(A) Root (B) Stem
(C) Leaves (D) Flowers
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12. Which one among the following is the richest source of vegetarian proteins?
(A) Gram (B) Wheat
(C) Soyabean (D) Rice
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13. Who consolidates the plans prepared by the Panchayats and Municipalities in the district?
(A) State Planning Commission
(B) Public Accounts Committee
(C) District Planning Committee
(D) District Planning and Development Council
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14. Which of the following units of urban Local Self-Government does not have constitutional foundation?
(A) Cantonment Boards (B) Municipal Councils
(C) Municipal Corporation (D) Nagar Panchayats
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15. Under which of the following Articles of the Constitution of India, the State Legislatures delegate powers and functions to the Panchayats?
(A) 243 and 243-A. (B) 243-A and 243-B
(C) 243-G and 243-H (D) 243-D and 243-F
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16. 'Apna Khet, Apna Kaam', a new scheme under MNREGA has been initiated in which state?
(A) Punjab (B) Rajasthan
(C) Uttar Pradesh (D) Madhya Pradesh
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17. Rajeev Gandhi Scheme for empowerment of adolescent girls named as 'Sabia' includes the girls of the age group–
(A) 11-18 (B) 10-18
(C) 18-20 (D) None of these
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18. In which one of the following countries, is Tamil a major language?
(A) Myanmar (B) Indonesia
(C) Mauritius (D) Singapore
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19. In which one of the following countries Spanish is not an official language?
(A) Chile (B) Colombia
(C) Republic of Congo (D) Cuba
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20. Consider the following paragraph–
He was seriously injured in police lathi charge in Lahore during demonstrations against Simon Commission of which he subsequently died in November 1928. Later on the British officer, who was responsible for the lathi charge on him, was shot dead by Bhagat Singh and Rajguru. The revolutionary referred to in the above paragraph is–
(A) Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant
(B) Lala Lajpat Rai
(C) Mangal Singh
(D) Motilal Nehru
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21. Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore did not define India as a 'nation', because they were–
(A) appreciative of cultural divisiveness
(B) opposed to the idea of homogeneity
(C) supportive of 'oneness'
(D) critical of hegemonic culture
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22. Who is the author of the book "India A Million Mutinies Now"?
(A) VS Naipaul (B) Mulk Raj Anand
(C) Nirad C Choudhari (D) Amitav Ghosh
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23. Who among the following drafted the resolution on fundamental rights for the Karachi Session of Congress in 1931?
(A) Dr BR Ambedkar
(B) Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
(C) Dr Rajendra Prasad
(D) Sardar Vallabhbhai Palel
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24. Of the four events mentioned below, which was the last to take place?
(A) Cripps Mission
(B) Simla Conference
(C) Cabinet Mission Plan
(D) The Ratings Mutiny
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25. Where are Shevaroy Hills located?
(A) Andhra Pradesh (B) Kamataka
(C) Kerala (D) Tamil Nadu
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