General Knowledge Questions Answers for Competitive Exams 2016


1. For the Karachi Session of Indian National Congress in 1931 presided over by Sardar Patel, who drafted the resolution on Fundamental Rights and Economic Programme?
(A) Mahatma Gandhi (B) Pt Jawaharlal Nehru
(C) Dr Rajendra Prasad (D) Dr BR Ambedkar
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2. The Government of India Act, 1935 had–
(A) 451 Clauses and 15 Schedules (B) 401 Clauses and 15 Schedules
(C) 301 Clauses and 15 Schedules (D) 421 Clauses and 15 Schedules
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3. Which amongst the following provided a common factor for the tribal insurrection in India in the 19th century?
(A) Introduction of a new system of land revenue and taxation of tribal products
(B) Influence of foreign religious missionaries in tribal areas
(C) Rise of a large number of money lenders, traders and revenue farmers as middlemen in tribal areas
(D) The complete disruption of the old agrarian order of the tribal communities
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4. In India, which of the following has the highest share in the disbursement of credit to agriculture and allied activities?
(A) Commercial Banks (B) Cooperative Banks
(C) Regional Rural Banks (D) Micro-finance Institutions
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5. Economic development has been retarded in India mainly due to–
(A) haphazard industrialization (B) westernized social attitudes
(C) poor infrastructural facilities (D) inefficient agrarian system
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6. Savanna natural region is characterized by which one of the following?
(A) A distinct wet and dry season with annual range of temperature between 3°C- 8°C
(B) Broad leaf evergreen forests and grasses
(C) Uniformly high temperature throughout the year
(D) No spatial variation in mean annual rainfall
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7. Which one of the following does not have coal deposits?
(A) France (B) Germany
(C) Poland (D) Portugal
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8. The Governor-General who followed a spirited "Forward" policy towards Afghanistan was–
(A) Minto (B) Dufferin
(C) Elgin (D) Lytton
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9. Which one of the following was not a result of British Colonial rule in India?
(A) Ruin of Indian agriculture (B) Ruin of Indian industries
(C) Ruin of Indian trade (D) Ruin of Indian feudalism
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10. In the context of the Indian Defence, what is Dhruv?
(A) Aircraft- Carrying Warship (B) Missile-Carrying Submarine
(C) Advanced Light Helicopter (D) Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
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11. Which of the following founded a National Society, a National Paper, a National School and National Gymnasium and made the word 'National‘ popular in the later half of the 19th century?
(A) Jyotindranath Tagore (B) Rajanarayan Bose
(C) Nabagopal Mitra (D) Satyendranath Tagore
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12. Who among the following pioneered Khilafat Movement?
(A) Sir Syed Ahmed Khan (B) M A Jinnah
(C) Mahatma Gandhi (D) Ali Brothers
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13. Xerophytes represent the class of vegetation found in–
(A) tropical rain forest (B) humid micro-thermal climate
(C) semi-arid steppes (D) tundra region
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14. The impurity atom with which pure silicon should be doped to make a p-type semiconductor are those of–
(A) phosphorus (B) boron
(C) antimony (D) arsenic
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15. Which one of the following pairs of metals is present in the cytochrome- c and chlorophyll respectively?
(A) Fe and Zn (B) Mg and Mn
(C) Fe and Mg (D) Mg and Zn
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16. Which part of the blast furnace has the maximum temperature?
(A) Zone of fusion (B) Zone of combustion
(C) Zone of slag formation (D) Zone of reduction
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17. With reference to Simon Commission's recommendations, which one of the following statements is correct?
(A) It recommended the replacement of dyarchy with responsible government in the provinces
(B) It proposed the setting up of inter-provincial council under the Home Department
(C) It suggested the abolition of bicameral legislature at the centre
(D) It recommended the creation of Indian Police Service with a provision for increased pay and allowances for British recruits as compared to Indian recruits
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18. The Fundamental Duties were included in the Constitution with the idea of–
(A) giving more importance to the Fundamental Rights (B) curbing subversive and unconstitutional activities
(C) preventing abuse of Fundamental Rights (D) giving more powers to the executive
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19. Fundamental Duties do not enjoy any–
(A) social sanction (B) moral sanction
(C) political sanction (D) legal sanction
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20. Investment in public works is known as–
(A) revenue expenditure (B) current expenditure
(C) capital expenditure (D) Either 'a' or 'b'
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21. SIDO is related to the development of–
(A) Small industry (B) Steel industry
(C) Soap industry (D) Sugar industry
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22. Which one of the following as the largest petrolium deposit in the world?
(A) Abadan (B) Dubai
(C) Ghawar (D) Kirkuk
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23. Which one of the following does not have natural gas deposits?
(A) Sudan (B) Nigeria
(C) Egypt (D) Algeria
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24. During the Indian Freedom Struggle, who among the following proposed that Swaraj should be defined as complete independence free from all foreign control?
(A) Mazharul Haque (B) Maulana Hasrat Mohani
(C) Hakim Ajmal Khan (D) Abul Kalam Azad
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25. Indian National Congress found wide acceptance initial among–
(A) peasant and working class (B) landlords
(C) business man (D) educated middle class
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