General Awareness and Aptitude Questions and Answers 2014

General Knowledge Questions with Answers

1. Which one- of the following items is not included in the current account of India’s Balance of Payments?
(A) Short-term commercial borrowings (B) Non-monetary gold movements
(C) Investment income (D) Transfer payments
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2. Engel’s Law states the relationship between–
(A) quantity demanded and price of a commodity
(B) quantity demanded and price of substitutes
(C) quantity demanded and tastes of the consumers
(D) quantity demanded and income of the consumers
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3. Which of the following is not a tool of legislative control over administration in India ?
(A) Dissolution of House (B) Resolutions
(C) Questions (D) No Confidence Motion
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4. The writs for the enforcement of Fundamental Rights are issued by–
(A) The Parliament (D) The President
(C) The Supreme Court (D) The Election Commission
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5. Which of the following is a feature common to both the Indian Federation and the American Federation?
(A) A single citizenship (B) Dual judiciary
(C) Three Lists in the Constitution (D) A Federal Supreme Court to interpret the Constitution
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6. Who is recognised as the Father of Geometry?
(A) Pythagoras (B) Euclid
(C) Johann Kepler (D) Rene Descartes
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7. With which of the following fields is Ben Kingsley associated?
(A) Sports (B) Medical Science
(C) Motion Picture (D) Social Service
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8. Who among the following leaders was not assassinated ?
(A) Mahatma Gandhi (B) Liaqat Ali Khan
(C) Muhammed Ali Jinnah (D) Lord Louis Mountbatten
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9. When was colour TV transmission introduced in India ?
(A) 1980 (B) 1981
(C) 1982 (D) 1984
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10. Who was the founder Director of the TIFR ?
(A) S. S. Bhatnagar (B) H. J. Bhabha
(C) M. N. Saha (D) Vikram Sarabhai
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11. The expansion of D.D.T. is–
(A) Dichloro Diphenyl Trichloroethane (B) Dichloro Diamine Trichloroethane
(C) Dichloro Diphenyl Tetrachloroethane (D) None of the above
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12. Which of the following animals is a parasite?
(A) Amoeba (B) Sponge
(C) Plasmodium (D) Earthworm
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13. Which one of the. following respires by gills ?
(A) Cray-fish (B) Star-fish
(C) Silver-fish (D) Jelly-fish
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14. The book ‘Friends and Foes’ was written by–
(A) Rajmohan Gandhi (B) Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
(C) Lord Tennyson (D) Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
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15. On the lines of ‘Palace on Wheels’, a new train ‘Deccan Odyssey’ is operated between–
(A) Karnataka and Kerala (B) Kerala and Tamil Nadu
(C) Tamil Nadu and Karnataka (D) Maharashtra and Goa
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16. Which of the following statements is not correct ?
(A) A liquid is not rigid but has definite volume and intrinsic shape
(B) A gas has no rigidity, Intrinsic Shape or intrinsic volume
(C) A solid is rigid, occupies definite volume and possesses definite shape
(D) All these statements are correct
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17. What makes water a very convenient medium for chemical reactions and biological processes ?
(A) It has a low specific heat
(B) It has a reasonably long temperature range between its freezing point and boiling point
(C) It has greater density as liquid than when it is in solid state
(D) None of these
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18. Alloys in which mercury is one of the metals, are called–
(A) Amalgams (B) Emulsions
(C) Mixtures (D) Solders
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19. Which of the following factors influences the rate of chemical reactions ?
(A) Concentration of reactants (B) Presence of a catalyst
(C) Temperature (D) All of these
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20. All of the following are units of electrical measurements, except–
(A) Angstrom (B) Coulomb
(C) Ohm (D) Siemen
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21. Which is the most reactive hydrogen atom in alkanes ?
(A) Primary (B) Tertiary
(C) Secondary (D) All of these are equally reactive
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22. The extraction of metals from the sulphide ores is usually done by–
(A) Electrolysis (B) Smelting process
(C) Metal displacement method (D) Froth floatation Process
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23. Silicon Carbide is generally used as a/an–
(A) Catalyst (B) Solvent
(C) Abrasive (D) Dehydrating agent
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24. Ferro silicon is an alloy of–
(A) Iron and Silicon (B) Silicon, Tin and Zinc
(C) Iron, Silicon and Tin (D) Iron, Silicon and Zinc
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25. As the atomic number increases, electron affinity–
(A) Decreases (B) Increases
(C) Remains constant (D) Approaches infinite value
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