General Knowledge Questions for Government Exams 2016

General Knowledge Questions
(Useful for CSAT, State CSAT/PCS/PSC, SSC, RRB, NDA, CDS, B.Ed., LIC, GIC, Police, Force, Teacher Exams etc.)

1. Alai Darwaza, built by Alauddin Khilji, is a gateway leading into the extension of–
(A) Qutb Minar (B) Quwwatul Islam Mosque
(C) Tomb of Iltutmish (D) Arhai din Ka Jhonpra
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2. In which one of the following places was Asia's first Export Processing Zone set up?
(A) Cochin (B) Kandla
(C) Noida (D) Vishakhapatnam
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3. Which one of the following was probed by the Liberhan Commission?
(A) Test cricket match fixing (B) Best bakery case
(C) Tehelka tapes case (D) Demolition of the disputed structure at Ayodhya
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4. Which one of the following is included in the World List of Biosphere Reserves by UNESCO?
(A) Kinnaur Region (B) Spiti Valley
(C) Nallamalai Hills (D) Sunderbans
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5. Dadabhai Naoroji was elected to the British House of Commons as a member of the ..... Party–
(A) Conservative (B) Liberal
(C) Labour (D) Labour-Liberal combine
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6. Under which plan did the Government introduce an agricultural strategy which gave rise to Green Revolution?
(A) Second Five Year Plan (B) Third Five Year Plan
(C) Fourth Five Year Plan (D) Sixth Five Year Plan
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7. Who among the following was associated with surpression of Thugs?
(A) General Henry Prendergast (B) Captain Sleeman
(C) Alexander Burnes (D) Captain Robert Pemberton
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8. What does a Browser do?
(A) Looks through magazines and books in the library (B) Reads material really fast
(C) It provides help menus (D) It is software used to view web pages
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9. Which one of the following clouds has the greatest vertical extent which brings convectional rain accompanied by lightning and thunder?
(A) Altocumulus (B) Cirrocumulus
(C) Cirro-stratus (D) Cumulonimbus
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10. The difference between the GNP and NNP is equal to–
(A) direct tax revenue (B) indirect tax revenue
(C) capital depreciation (D) None of the above
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11. The headquarters of OPEC (Organisation of Petroleum Countries) are at–
(A) Vienna (B) Kuwait City
(C) Algeria (D) Tehran
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12. Why are the Western Slopes of the Western Ghats covered with thick forest and not the Eastern Slopes?
(A) High rainfall (B) High humidity
(C) Gentle gradient (D) Nearness to the sea
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13. Who devised the 'Human Development Index?
(A) Mahbubul Haq (B) Amartya Sen
(C) Adam Smith (D) Paul Streeten
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14. The only Indian prince, who actively participated in the revolutionary movement within and outside India, was–
(A) Raja Mahendra Pratap (B) Kunwar Singh
(C) Chhatrapati Sahu (D) Raia Ripudaman Singh
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15. Bal Gangadhar Tilak was given the epithet of Lokmanya (Universally Respected) during–
(A) Swadeshi Movement (B) Revolutionary Movement
(C) Home Rule Movement (D) His imprisonment in 1908
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16. The earliest example in India of a mosque built wholly in accordance with Muslim ideas was–
(A) Moth ki Masjid (B) Atala Davi Masjid
(C) Jamaat Khana Masjid (D) Chhota Sona Masjid
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17. Which one of the following countries is not a member of the OPEC?
(A) Algeria (B) Indonesia
(C) Malaysia (D) Nigeria
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18. Which amongst the following countries is the largest troop contributor to the United Nations Peace Keeping Mission?
(A) India (B) China
(C) Pakistan (D) Bangladesh
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19. Which one of the following is not a UN member country?
(A) Greece (B) Taiwan
(C) Portugal (D) Australia
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20. At the time of India's Independence, Mahatma Gandhi was–
(A) a member of Congress Working Committee (B) not a member of the Congress
(C) the President of the Congress (D) the General Secretary of the Congress
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