UPSC Important General Knowledge Questions with Answers

General Knowledge Questions with Answers

1. Blood cancer is otherwise known as–
(A) Anaemia (B) Polycythemia
(C) Leucopenia (D) Leukaemia
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2. For which community were seats reserved by the Morley-Minto reforms?
(A) Jews (B) Muslims
(C) Christians (D) Sikhs
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3. Whose achievements are recorded in the Allahabad Pillar inscription ?
(A) Chandragupta Maurya (B) Samudra Gupta
(C) Vikramaditya (D) Skand Gupta
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4. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was equated with–
(A) Mazzini (B) Cavour
(C) Garibaldi (D) Bismarck
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5. Who among the following was not a member of the Constituent Assembly?
(A) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (B) Acharya J. B. Kriplani
(C) Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan (D) K. M. Munshi
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6. Which variety of coal contains recognisable traces of the original plant material ?
(A) Anthracite (B) Lignite
(C) Peat (D) Bitumen
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7. Which is the purest form of iron?
(A) Steel (B) Cast iron
(C) Pig iron (D) Wrought iron
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8. Which of the following metals form an amalgam with other metals?
(A) Lead (B) Tin
(C) Zinc (D) Mercury
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9. The ideology of fascism developed in–
(A) Germany (B) Japan
(C) Italy (D) Russia
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10. Decision of the Security Council on Procedural matters is made by the affirmative votes of ………. members.
(A) Eleven (B) Ten
(C) Eight (D) Nine
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11. The sound of explosions in a distant star is not heard from the Earth because–
(A) the frequency of sound produced is below 10 Hz
(B) the frequency of sound produced is above 100 kHz
(C) there is no continuous medium from the star to Earth
(D) the distance of the star is so large that sound intensity falls below the audible range
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12. Combustion is the process in which–
(A) only heat is, produced (B) heat and light are produced
(C) no heat is produced (D) no light is produced
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13. In a ‘dynamo’–
(A) electrical energy is converted to mechanical energy
(B) electrical energy is converted to magnetic energy
(C) mechanical energy is converted to electrical energy
(D) mechanical energy is converted to heat energy
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14. Among the materials listed below, sound travels the fastest in–
(A) Hydrogen (B) Vacuum
(C) Steel (D) Water
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15. In an e-mail address, the symbol that is used to separate the user name and the domain name is–
(A) @ (B) –
(C) # (D) : / /
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16. Some sources of energy are continuously produced in nature and are essentially inexhaustible. Which of the following is such a source ?
(A) Coal and lignite (B) Geothermal power
(C) Natural gas and crude oil (D) Uranium
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17. Which of the following copper alloys is used for the manufacture of caps of cartridges ?
(A) Brass (B) Bronze
(C) Gun metal (D) German silver
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18. Which of the following copper alloys is used for the manufacture of control valves ?
(A) Brass (B) Bronze
(C) Gun metal (D) German silver
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19. Which of the following copper alloys is used for the manufacture of springs and suspension filaments in electrical instruments ?
(A) Bronze (B) Aluminium bronze
(C) German silver (D) Phosphorus bronze
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20. Which of the following copper alloys is used for the manufacture of gears and bearings ?
(A) Brass (B) Bell metal
(C) Gun metal (D) Aluminium bronze
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21. Which of the following elements has the smallest size ?
(A) Magnesium (B) Phosphorus
(C) Chlorine (D) Aluminium
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22. A high value of half life period of a radioactive element means–
(A) High instability (B) Greater stability
(C) Decay with emission of β-particles only (D) Emission of α-particles only
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23. Base forming tendency of which of the following elements is maximum?
(A) Cs (B) K
(C) Na (D) Ca
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24. Of which of the following simpler particles is an atom composed of ?
(A) Isotopes, isobars, positrons (B) Electrons, neutrons, protons
(C) Deutrons, neutrons, positrons (D) Deutrons, neutrons, protons
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25. Water is a good solvent for many salts because it–
(A) Is neutral (B) Is a poor conductor of electricity
(C) Can be easily converted into steam
(D) Has high dielectric constant and thus can loosen the bonds between the ions
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