Free General Knowledge Quiz Questions and Answers

1. In Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyaan (RMSA) Scheme, government has targeted to ensure universal access to secondary level education by the year–
(A) 2012 (B) 2017
(C) 2015 (D) 2020
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2. The Broken Hills famous for zinc and lead are located in–
(A) Turkey (B) France
(C) Germany (D) Australia
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3. Name the continents that form a mirror image of each other–
(A) North America and South America (B) Asia and Africa
(C) Africa and South America (D) Europe and Asia
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4. The only major industry in the hands of the Indian capitalists during the late ninteenth century was–
(A) jute (B) mining
(C) iron and steel (D) cotton textile
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5. Lord Dalhousie planned for the construction of a network of railways in India in order to–
(A) Easily procure and export raw materials from the interiors of India for export
(B) Provide a profitable channel of investment for British capital
(C) Both 'a' and 'b'
(D) provide cheap and easy means of transport in India
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6. Who of the following is the author of the famous book 'Das Kapital'?
(A) Adam Smith (B) Karl Marx
(C) Rousseau (D) Voltaire
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7. Which of the following gave a big blow to the indigo industry as a result of which it gradually declined?
(A) Withdrawal of British capital (B) Insurrections and peasant uprisings against oppression
(C) Invention of a synthetic dye (D) A slump in the world market on account of general recession following the First World War
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8. Which of the following did not contribute in a major way to the growth of a nationalist consciousness in India?
(A) Impact of Western education (B) Consistent economic exploitation of India by the British
(C) Revivalist movements of the 19th century (D) World public opinion
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9. With which one of the following mountain tribes did the British first come into contact with after the grant of Diwani in the year 1765?
(A) Garos (B) Khasis
(C) Kukis (D) Tipperahs
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10. Endosulphan which is used in the cashew nut farming in Southern Indian states is a–
(A) herbicide (B) weedicide
(C) rodenticide (D) pesticide
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11. Which one among the following mixture is used for de-worming by mixing with poutry feeds?
(A) CCl4 and piperazine (B) Terramycin
(C) Sodium methazine (D) CS2 and terramycin
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12. Cochineal insects have been used for the prevention of–
(A) weeds (B) cactus
(C) eicchornia (D) parthenium
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13. Nagar Palika Bill was first introduced in Parliament during the Prime Ministership of–
(A) V P Singh (B) Chandrashekhar
(C) Rajiv Gandhi (D) P V Narasimha Rao
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14. State Finance Commission is appointed by a State Government every five year to determine–
(A) financial resources of the state for placing state's requirement before the Union Government
(B) development requirements of the state for formulating State Five Year Plan
(C) budgetary requirements of various departments of the State Government
(D) pattern of distribution of state's tax revenue between the State Government and local bodies (both rural and urban) and the pattern of grants-in-aid to local bodies
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15. Ashok Mehta Committee (1977), recommended for the establishment of–
(A) Mandal Panchayat (B) Nagar Panchayat
(C) Panchayat Samiti (D) Gram Panchayat
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16. Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana was launched on–
(A) 25th September, 2001(B) 1st April, 2001
(C) 26th January, 2000 (D) 15th August, 2000
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17. The Kutir Jyoti Scheme is associated with–
(A) promoting employment among rural unemployed youth (B) providing electricity to rural families living below the poverty line
(C) Both 'a' and 'b' (D) None of the above
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18. What is the name given to an almost circular coral reef inside which there is a lagoon?
(A) Fringing reef (B) Barrier reef
(C) Atoll (D) Isthmus
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19. Sunda Trench lies in–
(A) Atlantic Ocean (B) Pacific Ocean
(C) Indian Ocean (D) Antarctic Ocean
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20. The birth and death years of Dr B R Ambedkar are–
(A) 1886, 1951 (B) 1891, 1956
(C) 1877, 1961 (D) 1889, 1961
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21. Which one among the following statements regarding Bal Gangadhar Tilak is not correct?
(A) He propounded the theory of the Article Home of the Aryans
(B) He founded the Anti-Caw-Killing Society
(C) He set up the Home Rule league at Poona
(D) He supported the Age of consent Bill
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22. The famous Palmed Or (Golden Palm) is awarded to the best–
(A) sculptor (B) painter
(C) travel writer (D) film director
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23. The name of Ram Prasad Bismil is associated with–
(A) Kanpur Conspiracy Case (B) Alipore Conspiracy Case
(C) Kakori Conpiracy Case (D) Meerut Conspiracy Case
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24. The first among the Indian Princess to ban untouchability in his state and lead the anti Brahmin Movement was–
(A) Raja Mahendra Pratap (B) Chhatrapati Shahu
(C) Fateh Singh Gaekwad (D) Malhar Rao Holkar
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25. With reference to India, which one of the following statements is not correct?
(A) IPCL is India's largest petrochemical company
(B) RIL is the largest private sector company in India
(C) MTNL is listed on NYSE
(D) BSNL is the' first telecom service organization in India to launch a nationwide cellular service at one time
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