General Knowledge Questions for Competitive Exams 2016

General Knowledge Questions with Answers

1. An astronaut in outer space will observe sky as–
(A) White (B) Black
(C) Blue (D) Red
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2. Which one of the following lenses should be used to correct the defect of astigmatism ?
(A) Cylindrical lens (B) Concave lens
(C) Convex lens (D) Bifocal lens
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3. Electron was discovered by–
(A) Ernest Rutherford (B) Max Planck
(C) Joseph Thomson (D) Albert Einstein
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4. The first thermionic valve was invented by–
(A) Thomas Edison (B) Richardson
(C) J. A. Fleming (D) Lee De Forest
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5. A substance which readily forms colloidal solution in contact with water is called–
(A) Extrinsic colloid (B) Associated colloid
(C) Hydrophobic colloid (D) Hydrophilic colloid
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6. South-South dialogue is associated with–
(A) Co-operation among developing nations (B) Arms conference
(C) Summit meeting between the developed and the developing countries (D) All of’ the above
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7. Among the following, which one is not a football club?
(A) Arsenal (B) Aston Villa
(C) Chelsea (D) Monte Carlo
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8. Rate of interest is determined by–
(A) The rate of return on the capital invested (B) Central Government
(C) Liquidity preference (D) Commercial Banks
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9. Which of the following has not been a component of the agricultural strategy that brought about the Green Revolution?
(A) Greater intensity of cropping (B) Guaranteed maximum prices
(C) New agricultural technology (D) Package of inputs
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10. Which of the following makes the skin layer impervious to water?
(A) Collagen (B) Melanin
(C) Keratin (D) Chitin
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11. Which one of the following, when dissolved in H2O, gives hissing sound ?
(A) Limestone (B) Slacked lime
(C) Soda lime (D) Quicklime
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12. ‘Prince of Wales Cup’ is associated with the game of–
(A) Polo (B) Basketball
(C) Golf (D) Volleyball
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13. ‘Hertz’ is a unit of–
(A) Velocity (B) Wavelength
(C) Frequency of Sound Waves (D) Magnetic Field
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14. Who among the following had started the Public Works Department in India in AD 1848?
(A) Lord William Bentinck (B) Lord Dalhousie
(C) Lord Wellesley (D) Lord Cornwallis
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15. Who was the founder of the Slave dynasty in India ?
(A) Balban (B) Qutub-ud-din Aibak
(C) Muhammad Ghori (D) Iltutmish
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16. Liquid is characterised by its–
(A) Fluidity (B) No definite shape but definite volume
(C) Capacity to dissolve the solids (D) All of these properties
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17. In a solid–
(A) Order effect and disorder effect are equal
(B) Order effect of cohesive forces is less than disorder effect of thermal agitation of the molecules
(C) Order effect of cohesive forces is greater than disorder effect of thermal agitation of the molecules
(D) None of the above
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18. Which of the following groups of elements finds extensive application in the transistor industry ?
(A) Carbon and Platinum (B) Silicon and Germanium
(C) Iridium and Germanium (D) Tungsten and Platinum
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19. Electrostatic repulsion force in a molecule is due to–
(A) Repulsion between the electrons for electrons and nuclei for nuclei contained in two different molecules
(B) Repulsion between protons of the nuclei of the molecules
(C) Repulsion between electrons of the molecule or molecules
(D) None of these
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20. The temperature at which a real gas obeys the ideal gas laws over a wide range of pressure is called–
(A) Inversion temperature (B) Reduced temperature
(C) Boyle temperature (D) Critical temperature
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21. Which of the following are produced by the electrolysis of brine ?
(A) Chlorine and sodium (B) Chlorine and sodium hydroxide
(C) Chlorine, hydrogen and sodium hydroxide (D) Hydrogen and chlorine
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22. Which of the following acids is used as a dehydrating and drying agent?
(A) Acetic (B) Hydrochloric
(C) Nitric (D) Sulphuric
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23. A substance at high temperature glows because of–
(A) High kinetic energy of the atoms (B) Vibration of the molecules
(C) Excitation of electrons within the atomic nucleus (D) All of the above
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24. The combustible material on the tip of a safety match stick is–
(A) Antimony sulphide (B) Phosphorus
(C) Manganese dioxide (D) Sulphur
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25. The term ‘carat’ is used to express purity of gold. The purest form of gold is–
(A) 18 carats (B) 20 carats
(C) 22 carats (D) 24 carats
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