General Knowledge Questions with Answers 2014

General Knowledge Questions with Answers

1. In which of the following years the Fundamental Duties have been added to the existent Fundamental Rights in the Constitution of India?
(A) 1965 (B) 1976
(C) 1979 (D) 1982
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2. Which one of the following is the example of sedimentary rocks?
(A) Loess (B) Basalt
(C) Granite (D) Gabbro
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3. Mica is found in which one of the following pairs of rocks ?
(A) Slate – Sandstone (B) Schist – Gneiss
(C) Limestone – Sandstone (D) Shale – Limestone
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4. The Mohorovicic (Moho) discontinuity separates–
(A) Outer core and Mantle (B) Inner and Outer core
(C) Sima and Nife (D) Crust and Mantle
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5. Cartels is a form of–
(A) Collusive oligopoly (B) Non-collusive oligopoly
(C) Monopoly (D) Monopolistic competition
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6. Which Article of the Constitution of India accords special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir?
(A) 324 (B) 311
(C) 370 (D) 356
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7. In order to be recognised as an official opposition group in the Parliament, how many seats should it have?
(A) 1/3 rd of the total strength (B) ¼ th of the total strength
(C) 1/6 th of the total strength (D) 1/10 th of the total strength
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8. What does the “Judicial Review” function of the Supreme Court mean?
(A) Review its own judgement (B) Review the functioning of judiciary in the country
(C) Examine the constitutional validity of the laws (D) Undertake periodic review of the Constitution.
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9. The Indian Constitution recognises minorities on the basis of–
(A) Religion (B) Caste
(C) Percentage of the population of the Group to the total population (D) Colour
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10. Which of the following domesticated animals was absent in the terracottas of the Indus civilization?
(A) Buffalo (B) Sheep
(C) Cow (D) Pig
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11. CD-ROM is a–
(A) Magnetic Memory (B) Secondary Memory
(C) Semiconductor Memory (D) Memory Register
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12. pH value of blood is–
(A) in between 8 and 9 (B) greater than 10
(C) less than 6 (D) in between 7 and 8
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13. Great Barrier Reef is situated in
(A) Australia (B) Nova Scotia
(C) North Sea (D) Southern China
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14. In India, the longest day occurs on–
(A) April 13 (B) October 13
(C) June 21 (D) March 21
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15. Which one of the following is not found in new alluvial soil ?
(A) Humus (B) Gas
(C) Minerals (D) Water
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16. Which of the following copper alloys is used for the manufacture of resistance wire ?
(A) Aluminium bronze (B) German silver
(C) Bell metal (D) None of these
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17. For the manufacture of cement, which of the following is used in the largest quantity ?
(A) Alumina (B) Calcium oxide
(C) Gypsum (D) Silica
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18. Which of the following metals has the lowest melting point ?
(A) Lead (B) Lithium
(C) Potassium (D) Sodium
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19. Which of the following two elements are present in the largest number of compounds ?
(A) Carbon and hydrogen (B) Carbon and nitrogen
(C) Carbon and oxygen (D) Oxygen and hydrogen
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20. Which of the following has the lowest ionisation potential ?
(A) Bromine (B) Chlorine
(C) Fluorine (D) Iodine
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21. Which of the following plays the central role in determining the chemical properties of atoms and molecules ?
(A) Electrons (B) Neutrons
(C) Protons (D) All of these play equal role
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22. Of the three components of an atom, the smallest in mass is–
(A) Proton (B) Neutron
(C) Electron (D) All these components have equal mass
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23. A solution of zinc chloride cannot be stored in a vessel made of–
(A) Aluminium (B) Gold
(C) Lead (D) Silver
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24. Solder, which is used for soldering metal pieces, is an alloy of–
(A) Tin and zinc (B) Tin and lead
(C) Zinc and lead (D) Zinc and copper
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25. As crops grow and are then harvested, the agricultural land suffers loss of certain elements. Which of the following is a primary nutrient ?
(A) Nitrogen (B) Phosphorus
(C) Potassium (D) All of these
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