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General Awareness Quiz 17


1. Lake Baikal is the only fresh water "Inland sea' discharging its outflow into–
(A) Amur River (B) Lena River
(C) Ob River (D) Yenisei River
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2. Which one of the following states was formed exclusively by the migrants in the 20th century?
(A) Maldives (B) Mauritius
(C) Israel (D) Myanmar
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3. RBI was set up on the recommendation of ………. commission–
(A) Hilton Young (B) C Rangarajan
(C) Empowered Group (D) None of these
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4. 'Sensitive Sector' as defined by RBI includes–
(A) capital market (B) commodities
(C) real estate (D) All of these
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5. In which one among the following cell walls, the silica is abundantly found?
(A) cell wall of all monocots (B) cell wall of all dicots
(C) cell wall of grass and horsetail (D) cell wall of all gymnosperms
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6. Who among the following was the author of Tarikh-i-Alai, which contains the details of the first few years of Sultan Alauddin Khilji?
(A) Ziauddin Barani (B) Shams Siraj Afif
(C) Amir Khusrau (D) Yahiya bin Ahmad
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7. Taoiseach is the Prime Minister of which one the following country?
(A) Spain (B) Greece
(C) Ireland (D) Greenland
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8. The original name of Alauddin Khilji was–
(A) Almas Beg (B) Ali Gurshap
(C) Alaul Mulk (D) Alp Khan
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9. Alauddin's theory of kingship was based on the concept that–
(A) "kingship knows no kinship" (B) as a ruler he was a law unto himself
(C) "the good of the state and the benefit of the people is the highest ideal" (D) All of the above
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10. In which one of the following districts, have large reserves of diamond-bearing kimberlite been discovered in the recent past?
(A) Hoshangabad (B) Raipur
(C) Sambalpur (D) Warangal
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11. Why is the 'CapsLock' key referred to as a toggle key?
(A) Because it cannot be used for entering numbers (B) Because it cannot be used to delete
(C) Because it cannot be used to insert (D) Because its function goes back and forth every time it is pressed
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12. When a ball drops onto the floor it bounces. Why does it bounce?
(A) The floor is perfectly fluid
(B) The floor heats up on impact
(C) Newton's third law implies that for every action (drop), there is a reaction (bounce)
(D) The floor exerts a force on the ball during the impact
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13. in nuclear reaction which one of the following is conserved?
(A) Atomic number (B) Mass number
(C) Atomic number, mass number and energy (D) None of the above
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14. Which of the following constitutional Amendments banned the floor crossing in Parliament?
(A) 52nd (B) 44th
(C) 42nd (D) 53rd
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15. The purpose of Directive Principles of State Policy is to–
(A) lay down positive instructions which would guide State Policy at all levels
(B) implement Gandhiji's idea for a decentralized state
(C) check the use of arbitrary powers by the government
(D) promote welfare of the backward sections of the society
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16. Right to Information in India is a–
(A) Fundamental Right (B) Legal Right
(C) Both 'a' and 'b' (D) Neither 'a' nor 'b'
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17. Which one of the following areas in Eastern USA still contains extensive strands of forest?
(A) Areas away from market centres (B) Areas with poor sandy soils and mountains
(C) Areas with gentle slope and good soils (D) Areas with heavy rainfall and high temperature
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18. The continent that has occupied the largest area in the equatorial belt is–
(A) South America (B) Africa
(C) Australia (D) Asia
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19. Green Banking Channel has beenlaunched by–
(A) SBI (B) UTI
(C) RBI (D) None of these
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20. ………. has become the first registrar for UIAI for collecting both demographic and biometric informations of the bank's account holders.
(A) RBI (B) Union Bank of India
(C) SBI (D) None of these
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21. Prem Vatika, poems on the life of Krishna, were composed by–
(A) Bihari (B) Surdas
(C) Raskhan (D) Kabir
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22. The National Commission for women was set up in–
(A) 1991 (B) 1992
(C) 1993 (D) 1994
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23. The former Primary and Secondary Education Minister H G Govinde Gowda was conferred with D Devaraj Urs Award for his contribution in various fields. Mr Govinde Gowda is also known as–
(A) Malnad Gandhi (B) Frontier Gandhi
(C) Gandhian (D) None of these
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24. In Indian history, which one of the following wars occurred earliest?
(A) First Anglo-Afghan war (B) Second Carnatic war
(C) Third Anglo-Maratha war (D) Fourth Anglo-Mysore war
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25. With reference to the entry of European powers into India, which one of the following statements is not correct?
(A) The Portuguese captured Goa in 1499
(B) The English opened their first factory in South India at Masulipatnam
(C) In Eastern India, the English Company opened its first factory in Orissa in 1633
(D) Under the leadership of Dupleix, the French occupied Madras in 1746
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