General Knowledge Quiz No. 1 - Top General Knowledge Questions

General Knowledge Quiz No. 1
1. The process in which a solid substance, on being heated, changes directly into gaseous state is known as–
(A) dissociation (B) dissolution
(C) sublimation (D) evaporation
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2. A device used for measuring the depth of the sea is called–
(A) altimeter (B) fathometer
(C) hydrometer (D) manometer
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3. Mountain roads wind up gradually and do not go straight up because–
(A) it is easier to construct winding roads
(B) winding roads offer more friction making driving easier
(C) on winding roads less force is needed to overcome gravity
(D) changes of accidents are less on winding roads
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4. The sun appear deep orange-red before it sets because–
(A) it is hotter at the end of the day
(B) is contains more helium in the evening
(C) it emits only orange-red light
(D) its light has to traverse a thicker atmosphere, therefore, other colours get scattered and do not reach us
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5. The function of fuse wire in an electric circuit is–
(A) to avoid electric shocks
(B) to regulate the flow of current
(C) to break the circuit in case of overloading or short-circuiting
(D) None of these
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6. Which of the following was not one of the regions conquered during the Peshwaship of Bajirao-I ?
(A) Gujarat (B) Bundelkhand
(C) Orissa (D) Malwa
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7. Who among the following was the major source of information for the period of King Harshavardhan ?
(A) Bhavabhuti (B) Harisena
(C) Kalhana (D) Banabhatt
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8. Which of the following is not an operating system in any computer ?
(A) Window (B) Unix
(C) MS-Dos (D) Pentium
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9. Malaspina Glacier is in–
(A) Hindu Kush (B) Alaska
(C) Kara Koram Range (D) Alps
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10. Where will you expect to find bamboo growing ?
(A) At a very low height from sea level (B) There is no such condition
(C) It can grow anywhere (D) At a great height from sea level
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11. Which amongst the following tax is imposed by the Central Government ?
(A) Road tax (B) Water tax
(C) Sales tax (D) Income tax
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12. The full form of IDBI is–
(A) Investment and Development Bank of India.
(B) Industrial Development Bank of India.
(C) Indian Development Bank of Investment.
(D) International Development Bank of industries.
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13. Gandhiji was born in–
(A) 1859 (B) 1896
(C) 1869 (D) 1865
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14. Mica is mainly found in–
(A) Bihar (B) Gujarat
(C) Rajasthan (D) Tamilnadu
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15. Which city is known as the silicon valley of India ?
(A) Srinagar (B) Shimla
(C) Nainital (D) Bangalore
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16. Who has writen the book THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS ?
(A) Frank Moraes (B) Arundhati Roy
(C) Kuldip Naiyyar (D) Louis Fischer
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17. Jules Rimet prize is related to–
(A) Cricket (B) Football
(C) Hockey (D) Golf
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18. Kolkata stock exchange is located at–
(A) Wall Street (B) Leyons range
(C) Dalal Street (D) Netaji Subhash road
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19. Bengali novel in which ‘Bande Mataram’ was published for the first time–
(A) Geetanjali (B) Chandalika
(C) Anandmath (D) Ghare Baire
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20. The number of High Courts in India is–
(A) 16 (B) 19
(C) 18 (D) 24
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