20 Easy General Knowledge Quiz Questions and Answers

General Knowledge Quiz 7

1. Gold coins became extinct during the post-Gupta times. Which of the following dynasties revived them in the early medieval period?
(A) The Chahamanas (B) The Chalukyas
(C) The Chandelas (D) The Gahadavalas
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2. The Later Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II was actually known as–
(A) Shahjahan (B) Kambakhsh
(C) Ali Gauhar (D) Alamgir
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3. Which one of the following places is the natural habitat of Lion tailed Macaque?
(A) Maikala hills (B) Neora valley
(C) Nilgiris (D) Pachmarhi
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4. During the reign of which of the following Mughal Emperors was the Sikh leader Banda Bahadur captured and executed?
(A) Aurangzeb (B) Bahadur Shah
(C) Jahandar Shah (D) Farrukhsiyar
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5. The action of Bahadur Shah which could be called a great diplomatic move was–
(A) to release Sahu, the son of Sambhaji, from the Mughal captivity
(B) withdrawal of jeziah and conciliation with the Rajputs
(C) strong measures against the Sikhs
(D) His attempts to please the Irani, Turani and Hindustani groups of the Mughal court
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6. Shimsha, Hemavati, Arkavati are the tributaries of which one of the following rivers?
(A) Tapti (B) Tungabhadra
(C) Cauveri (D) Krishna
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7. Which one of the following causes the visibility of sun a little before it rises and a little after it sets below the horizontal line?
(A) Refraction (B) Dispersion
(C) Total internal reflection (D) Scattering of light
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8. Which one of the following carbohydrates is used for silvering of mirror?
(A) Sucrose (B) Maltose
(C) Fructose (D) Glucose
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9. Rectified spirit contains–
(A) 95. 6 % ethanol and 4. 4 % methanol (B) 95. 6 % ethanol and 4. 4 % water
(C) 95. 6 % ethanol and 4. 4 % benzene (D) 100 % ethanol
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10. Which of the following organisms have peptidoglycan compound as an important constituent in cell wall?
(A) Bacteria and cyanobacteria (B) Bacteria and unicellular eukaryote
(C) Archaebacteria and eukaryote (D) All members of monera and protista
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11. Who of the following was a Member of Rajya Sabha at the time of appointment as Prime Minister?
(A) Charan Singh (B) Indira Gandhi
(C) Lal Bahadur Shastri (D) Narasimha Rao
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12. Which of the following is not the power of the Prime Minister?
(A) Recommend the names of the ministers for appointment (B) Advise the President
(C) Appoint the Speaker of the Lok Sabha (D) Head the Government
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13. How much of a time period 15° of longitudes account for?
(A) 4 min (B) 15 min
(C) 30 min (D) 60 min
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14. Who among the following was first to measure the circumferences of the Earth?
(A) Eratosthenes (B) Aristotle
(C) Hecataeus (D) Herodotus
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15. Human Poverty Index was introduced in the HDR of the year–
(A) 1994 (B) 1990
(C) 1995 (D) 2001
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16. Persons below the poverty line in India are classified as such based whether–
(A) they are entitled to a minimum prescribed food basket
(B) they get work for a prescribed minimum number of days in a year
(C) Both 'a' and 'b'
(D) None of the above
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17. A courtesan called Lal Kunwar dominated the affairs of the Mughal Empire during the reign of–
(A) Jahandar Shah (B) Muhammad Shah
(C) Alamgir IInd (D) Shah Alam IInd
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18. Where did the battle between the armies of the Mughal Emperor and Nadir Shah take place in February 1739?
(A) Delhi (B) Karnal
(C) Lahore (D) Panipat
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19. Who of the following is a contemporary of Gautama Buddha?
(A) Ashvaghosa (B) Nagarjuna
(C) Parsvanath (D) Vardhmana Mahavira
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20. Which one among the following was the first English newspaper in India in the year 1780?
(A) The Calcutta Gazette (B) The Bengal Gazette
(C) The Bengal Journal (D) The Bombay Herald
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21. The main objective of the gurudwara reform movement of the 1920s was to–
(A) Democratize the working of the Gurudwaras (B) Free the Gurudwaras from official Jathedars
(C) Free the Gurudwaras of the corrupt sewadars (D) Run them on the true traditions of Sikhism
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22. Which one of the following national parks is located near Chamoli?
(A) Dudhwa National Park (B) Great Himalayan Park
(C) Jim Corbett National Park (D) Nanda Devi National Park
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23. Which one of the following is used in the preparation of antiseptic solution?
(A) Potassium nitrate (B) Iodine
(C) Iodine chloride (D) Potassium chloride
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24. Which one of the following compounds was responsible for the epidemic form of disease called 'Minamata Disease'?
(A) A lead compound (B) A mercury compound
(C) A sulphur compound (D) A fluorine compound
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25. The red light line of the lithium in the Bunsen burner flame arise due to the formation of–
(A) Li+ ion (B) Li2+ ion
(C) Li2O (D) LiOH
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