Objective General Knowledge Questions and Answers

Objective GK Questions and Answers

1. The State List contains–
(A) 97 Subjects (B) 66 Subjects
(C) 69 Subjects (D) 103 Subjects
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2. In developing countries, the population pressure increases in some parts due to immigration. Such parts are characterised by–
(A) low cost of living (B) more suitable climate
(C) large employment opportunities (D) accessibility
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3. Masai belong to–
(A) Gobi desert (B) Atacama desert
(C) Tropical Africa (D) Sahara desert
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4. What makes an Indian labour less efficient to its Western counterpart?
(A) Low level of wages  (B) Inferior quality of capital provided to labourers
(C) High level of illiteracy (D) Strong trade unions
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5. Market imperfections in the country are reflected in–
(A) price rigidity (B) factor immobility
(C) lack of specialization (D) All of these
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6. Scheme of (i) Urban Micro-Enterprises (ii) Urban Wage Employment and (iii) Housing and Shelter Upgradation are parts of–
(A) IRDP (B) Nehru Rozgar Yojana
(C) Both 'a' and 'b' (D) None of these
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7. Which one of the following is a special feature of the Chola Polity?
(A) Autonomous Village Panchayats (B) Division of Kingdom into the Mandalas
(C) Monarchical System (D) Enlightened Council of Ministers
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8. How is Leila Seth known as?
(A) First Woman Chairperson of the Union Public Service Commission
(B) First Woman Election Commissioner of India
(C) First Woman Chief Justice of a High Court in India
(D) First Woman Governor of a State in India
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9. In which one of the following sessions of the Indian National Congress was it proposed that the State shall own or control the key industries, mines and means of transport?
(A) Lahore Session, 1929 (B) Karachi Session, 1931
(C) Calcutta Session, 1933 (D) Lucknow Session, 1936
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10. Which one of the following was the most marked change in the institution of marriage?
(A) Vigorous attempts to discourage all inter caste marriages
(B) The progeny of the pratiloma marriages were regarded as shudras
(C) Though monogamy was the normal rule, polygamy was widely practiced by the aristocracy
(D) Marriage of widows and divorces was prohibited
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11. The correct sequence of the Eastward flowing rivers of the Peninsular India from North to South is–
(A) Subarnarekha, Mahanadi, Godavari, Krishna, Pennar, Cauveri and Vagai
(B) Subarnarekha, Mahanadi, Krishna, Godavari, Cauveri and Vagai
(C) Mahanadi, Subarnarekha, Godavari, Krishna, Cauveri, Pennar and Vagai
(D) Mahanadi, Subarnarekha, Krishna Godavari, Cauveri, Vagai and Pennar
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12. Synapsis that is the pairing of homologous chromosome during the meiotic cell division occurrs during–
(A) prophase I (B) prophase II
(C) telophase I (D) metaphase II
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13. The function of an assembler is–
(A) to convert assemble language into machine language
(B) to convert high level language into machine language
(C) to convert assemble language into high level language
(D) to convert basic language into machine language
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14. Which one of the following TV display uses a semiconductor material doped with impurities?
(A) LCD TV (B) Plasma TV
(C) LED backlit-LCD TV (D) Analogue TV
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15. The Concurrent List contains–
(A) 42 Subjects (B) 47 Subjects
(C) 38 Subjects, (D) 40 Subjects
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16. Which of the following is incorrect in respect of Local Government in India?
(A) According to the Indian Constitution Local Government is not an independent tier in the federal system
(B) 33% of the seats in local bodies are reserved for women
(C) Local Government finances are to be provided by a Commission
(D) Elections to local bodies are to be determined by a Commission
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17. The Panchayats are authorised–
(A) to levy taxes, duties, levy and appropriate the same
(B) the Panchayats have no power to levy taxes
(C) the Panchayats are entitled to only grants from the Government
(D) to levy, collect and appropriate such taxes, duties tolls and fees as they are authorised by the Governments
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18. The exceptionally high and low tides that occur at the time of the new moon or the full moon when the Sun, the Moon and the Earth are approximately aligned is called–
(A) Spring (B) Fall
(C) Neap (D) Diurnal
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19. If it is 12 noon in a city located on 90° W longitude, what would be the time in a city located on 105° W longitude?
(A) 13:00 hr (B) 12:30 hr
(C) 11:30 hr (D) 11:00 hr
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20. The scope of land reforms does not include–
(A) abolition of intermediaries (B) cooperative farming
(C) consolidation of land holdings (D) housing loans to farmers
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21. In order to promote village industrialization, Government of India has set up the Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Rural Industrialization in–
(A) Hyderabad (B) Wardha
(C) Kolkata (D) Porbandar
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22. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
(A) Hoysalas : Dwarasamudra (B) Pallavas : Vatapi
(C) Pandyas : Madurai (D) Yadavas : Devagiri
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23. e-Government means–
(A) email Government (B) electronic Government
(C) Both 'a' and 'b' (D) None of the above
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24. 2001-2011 is the first decade, with the exception of ....., to add lesser population compared to the previous decade–
(A) 1900-1910 (B) 1870-1880
(C) 1911-1921 (D) 1921-1931
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25. The Mughal Empire extended up to Tamil territory in the South under the reign of–
(A) Akbar (B) Aurangazeb
(C) Jahangir (D) Shah Jahan
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