20 Easy General Knowledge Quiz Questions and Answers

General Knowledge Quiz 1

1. India borrowed the idea of Directive Principles of State Policy from the Constitution of–
(A) the Weimar Republic of Germany (B) Ireland
(C) South Africa (D) Australia
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2. Arrange the terms in proper sequence as they appear in the Preamble of the Constitution of India–
(A) Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic, Republic
(B) Sovereign, Secular, Socialist, Democratic, Republic
(C) Sovereign, Democratic, Socialist, Secular, Republic
(D) Sovereign, Socialist, Democratic, Secular, Republic
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3. The Earth's crust is the thinnest–
(A) under the mountain ranges (B) under continental masses
(C) at ocean bottoms (D) at mid-oceanic ridges
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4. Which among the following planets is smaller in size than the Earth?
(A) Neptune (B) Venus
(C) Saturn (D) Uranus
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5. Paper currency first started in India in–
(A) 1680 (B) 1862
(C) 1542 (D) 1601
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6. Sudden decrease of birth rate would cause–
(A) increase in per capita income (B) increase in investment
(C) increase in savings (D) increase in loan requests
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7. The leader of the Bardoli Satyagraha (1928) was–
(A) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (B) Mahatma Gandhi
(C) Vallabhbai Patel (D) Mahadev Desai
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8. Who made the greatest contribution in organizing the Kisan Sabha Movement?
(A) Swami Sahajanand Saraswati (B) Vallabhbhai Patel
(C) JL Nehru (D) Indu Lal Yajnik
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9. In which state is the famous Tawang monastery located?
(A) Arunachal Pradesh (B) Jammu and Kashmir
(C) Himachal Pradesh (D) Sikkim
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10. Which one of the following is not true regarding the swastika symbol?
(A) The swastika appears to be not only prevedic but also pre-Harappan in origin
(B) The swastika spread from Elam and Baluchistan to the Indus valley and Turkmenistan
(C) Around 800 BC, the symbol appears as a decorative piece on PGW used for domestic purpose
(D) It is an exclusively Aryan symbol
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11. The Rigvedic God Varuna was–
(A) harbinger of peace (B) destroyer of foes
(C) guardian of the cosmic order (D) God of prosperity
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12. Port Blair the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, is located in which one of the following islands?
(A) North Andaman (B) Little Andaman
(C) Middle Andaman (D) South Andaman
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13. Why is the machine function well with lubricant?
(A) Because of surface tension of the lubricant (B) Because of viscosity of the lubricant
(C) Lubricant removes moisture (D) Lubricant induces inertia of machine
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14. The blue colour of sky is due to the phenomenon of–
(A) reflection (B) refraction
(C) dispersion (D) scattering
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15. If one wishes to win a javelin throwing competition, he would have to throw it in which angle to attain a maximum distance?
(A) 30° (B) 60°
(C) 45° (D) 90°
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16. In which one of these cases, the basic structure doctrine was not affirmed–
(A) MC Mehta vs Union of India-2001(B) Minerva Mills Case-1984
(C) Golaknath Case-1967 (D) Waman Rao Case-1981
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17. Among these, which is a feature of the Parliamentary system of government?
(A) Executive is responsible to the legislature (B) Judiciary is responsible to the legislature
(C) Executive is responsible to the judiciary (D) Legislature is responsible to the judiciary
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18. Which one of the following is not a characteristic of Indian administration?
(A) Uniformity (B) Decentralization
(C) Dyarchy (D) Independent Judiciary
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19. lf there are four places on the same meridian 500 km apart and the local time at one place is 12.00 noon, what will be the, time at the three other places?
(A) 12.00 noon (B) 1.00 pm
(C) 2.00 pm (D) Different time at different places
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20. Which of the following features is the product of vulcanicity?
(A) Fold Mountain (B) Escarpment
(C) Geosynclines (D) Caldera
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21. The best solution for overcoming the evil effects of small and uneconomic holdings is–
(A) urbanization of rural population (B) using capital intensive technology
(C) cooperative farming (D) rapid industrialization
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22. Non-Tax revenue can be increased by improving the working of–
(A) Commercial Irrigation Projects (B) State Road Transport Corporation
(C) Electricity Boards (D) None of the above
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23. Who among the following was nominated by Mahatma Gandhi for the Presidentship of the Congress in 1939 against Subhash Chandra Bose?
(A) Jawaharlal Nehru (B) Pattabhi Sitaramayya
(C) Govind Ballabh Pant (D) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
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24. According to ancient Indian cosmogonic ideas the sequential order of the cycle of four aeons (yugas) is–
(A) Dvapara, Krita, Treta and Kali (B) Krita, Dvapara, Treta and Kali
(C) Krita, Treta, Dvapara and Kali (D) Treta, Dvapara, Kali and Krita
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25. In which state is the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development located?
(A) Tamil Nadu (B) Karnataka
(C) Himachal Pradesh (D) Uttarakhand
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