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General Awareness Quiz 3


1. What is the maximum age prescribed for election as President of India?
(A) 58 years (B) 62 years
(C) 60 years (D) No such limit
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2. Suppose a person “X” is travelling by Ship from Chennai to Jakarta. Which ocean (water) body he has to cross?
(A) Bay of Bengal (B) Arabian Sea
(C) Lakshadweep Sea (D) Red Sea
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3. It is a well known fact that the maximum temperature of the ocean is always at their surface because–
(A) they directly receive the heat from the Sun (B) they directly receive the heat through ocean currents
(C) Both 'a' and 'b' (D) None of the above
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4. Which of the following is a non- economic cause of poverty?
(A) Low level of national income (B) Low productivity in agriculture
(C) Rapid rise in population (D) Mass illiteracy
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5. Estimates of poverty in India are given by the–
(A) NSSO (B) CSO
(C) Ministry of Rural Development and programme implementation (D) Planning
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6. Whose efforts led to the enactment of the Age of Consent Act, 1891?
(A) Dadabhai Naoroji (B) SS Bangalee
(C) Behramji M Malabari (D) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
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7. Most of the communication satellites today are placed in a geostationary orbit. In order to stay over the same spot on the Earth, a geostationary satellite has to be directly above the–
(A) Tropic of Cancer (B) Either North or South Pole
(C) Equator (D) Tropic of Capricorn
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8. How is Kishori Amonkar well-known as?
(A) Classical dancer (B) Classical singer
(C) Poet (D) Theatre personality
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9. "Dev Samaj" was founded by–
(A) Rabindranath Tagore (B) Dadabhai Naoroji
(C) James A Hickey (D) J C Maisham
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10. The Rowlatt Act (1919) enabled the Government to suspend the Right of–
(A) Free speech (B) Occupation
(C) Movement (D) Habeas Corpus
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11. Which one of the following types of coal contains a higher percentage of carbon than the rest?
(A) Bituminous coal (B) Lignite
(C) Peat (D) Anthracite
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12. The pungent smell of garlic is due to–
 (A) a phosphate compound (B) a nitrate compound
(C) a sulphur compound (D) a chlorine compound
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13. Which of the following is used in the production of yoghurt?
(A) Streptococcus thermophilous (B) Lactobacillus bulgaris
(C) Streptococcus lactis (D) Both 'a' and 'b'
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14. Which of the following animals have the biconvex and non-nucleated RBCs?
(A) Amphibians (B) Birds
(C) Reptiles (D) Mammals
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15. Who administers the oath of office to the president?
(A) Chief Justice of India (B) Speaker of Lok Sabha
(C) Prime Minister (D) Vice-President
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16. Which one of the following is the most important item of non-plan expenditure?
(A) Interest payment (B) Fertiliser subsidies
(C) Loans to public enterprises (D) Defence
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17. Which one among the following is not the function of the State Secretariat?
(A) To assist the Minister in the formulation of policy
(B) To act as a channel of communication between one Government and another
(C) To prepare drafts of legislation to be introduced in the Assembly
(D) To assist the legislature in its secretarial work.
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18. Which water body is he highest salinity?
(A) Lake Van (B) Dead Sea
(C) Great Salt Lak (D) Red Sea
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19. 'They are fantastically diverse. They speak hundreds of language and dialects. They comprise scores of ethnic groups. They include highly industrialised economies and up and coming economies. They span half the surface of the Earth and are home to two-fifths of the world's population: The group of countries referred here belongs to–
(A) SAPTA (B) APEC
(C) EC (D) CIS
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20. Now National Food Security Mission (NFSM) with an expenditure of Rs. 4882 crore in the 11th Plan aims at ensuring adequate supply of–
(A) rice, cereals, pulses (B) wheat, cereals, pulses
(C) rice, wheat, pulses (D) rice, cereals, wheat
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21. The 'Bombay Plan' drafted by GO Birla and JRO Tata emphasized–
(A) that the economy should be left to the dynamic investments by the private sector in heavy industries
(B) the public sector investments in infrastructure and heavy industries
(C) annual planning
(D) that the private sector should foot the bill for intensive and low return investments in the industrial sector
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22. Mahatma Gandhi said that some of his deepest convictions were reflected in a book titled, "Unto this last" and the book transformed his life. What was the message from the book that transformed Mahatma Gandhi?
(A) Uplifting the oppressed and poor is the moral responsibility of an educated man
(B) The good of individual is contained in the good of all
(C) The life of celibacy and spiritual pursuit are essential for a noble life
(D) All of the above
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23. Which one among the following was part of Gandhi-Irwin Agreement of 1931?
(A) Stern action against policemen guilty of brutal assault on Satyagrahis
(B) Nehru to represent Congress at the Round Table Conference of 1931
(C) Deletion of communal question from the agenda of the Conference
(D) Release of political prisoners excepting those guilty of arson and violence
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24. Who was the President of India at the time of proclamation of emergency in the year 1976?
(A) VV Giri (B) Gyani Zail Singh
(C) Fakhruddin Ali Ahmad (D) Shankar Dayal Sharma
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25. One of the problems in calculating the national income in India correctly is–
(A) under employment (B) inflation
(C) non-monetised consumption (D) low savings
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