Objective General Knowledge Multiple Questions

Objective GK Multiple Questions

1. Which one of the following weather conditions is indicated a sudden fall in barometer reading?
(A) Stormy (B) Calm weather
(C) Cold and dry weather (D) Hot and sunny weather
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2. A scheduled commercial bank should have capital and reserves over–
(A) Rs. 10 lakh (B) Rs. 2 crore
(C) Rs. 8 lakh (D) Rs. 5 lakh
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3. A tax which is paid by the person on whom the tax is incident is called–
(A) local tax (B) indirect tax
(C) rate (D) direct tax
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4. Who among the. following joined Mir Qasim and Shuja-ud-Daula in declaring war upon the English East India Company and was later defeated by the British at the Battle of Buxar?
(A) Jahandar Shah (B) Farrukhsiyar
(C) Muhammad Shah (D) Shah Alam II
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5. The ruler of which one of the following States was removed from power by the British on the pretext of misgovernance?
(A) Awadh (B) Jhansi
(C) Nagpur (D) Satara
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6. The development of which of the following administrative concepts could be attributed to German Sociologist Max Weber?
(A) Democracy (B) Bureaucracy
(C) Pluralism (D) Corporatism
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7. Which one of the following legalised, the Company's control over Bengal?
(A) The treaty with Mir Jafar after the Battle of Plassey (1757)
(B) The treaty with Mir Jafar after the Battle of Buxar (1764)
(C) The treaty of February 1765 with Nizam-ud-Daula
(D) The imperial grant of the diwani of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa by Shah Alam II
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8. Which one of the following can be provided under RTI Act, 2005?
(A) Information leading to incitement of an offense
(B) Information leading to disclosure that may constitute contempt of court
(C) Conditional disclosure relating to information on intellectual property
(D) Information relating to Cabinet papers recording deliberations of Council of Ministers
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9. When the bark of a tree is removed in a circular fashion all around near its base, it gradually dries up and dies because
(A) water from soil cannot rise to aerial parts (B) roots are starved of energy
(C) tree is infected by the soil microbes (D) roots do not receive oxygen for respiration
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10. In Opuntia, the spine is the modification of–
(A) leaf (B) Stem
(C) root (D) None of these
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11. "Fluid Mosaic model" proposed by Singer and Nicholson is mainly concerned with–
(A) ribosomes (B) cytoplasm
(C) cell wall (D) plasma membrane
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12. The fruit after ripening becomes soft. It is due to–
(A) dissolution of tannin in sap (B) dissolution of middle lamella
(C) formation of ethylene gas (D) formation of auxin
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13. The qualifications for the Chairman and other members of the Finance Commission–
(A) are determined by the President (B) have been laid down in the Constitution
(C) are determined by the President in consultation (D) are determined by the Parliament
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14. The Chief Election Commissioner of India holds office for a period of–
(A) six years
(B) during the pleasure of the President
(C) for six years or till the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier
(D) for five years or till the age of 60 years, whichever is earlier
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15. Under which one of the following Constitution Amendment Acts, four languages were added to the languages under the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution of India, thereby raising their number to 227–
(A) Constitution (Ninetieth Amendment) Act (B) Constitution (Ninety-first Amendment) Act
(C) Constitution (Ninety-second Amendment) Act (D) Constitution (Ninety-third Amendment) Act
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16. Cloudy nights are warmer compared to clear cloudless nights, because clouds–
(A) prevent clod waves from the sky from descending on Earth (B) reflect back the hear given off by Earth
(C) produce heat and radiate it towards Earth (D) absorb heat from the atmosphere and send it towards Earth
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17. The intensity of insolation depends on–
(A) altitude (B) nature of terrain
(C) wind (D) latitude
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18. An advalorem duty is a tax on the basis of–
(A) the value added (B) the unit of the commodity
(C) the advertisement expenditure (D) the price of a commodity
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19. In the parlance, of financial investments, the term 'bear denotes–
(A) an investor who feels that the price of a particular security is going to fall
(B) an investor who expects the price of a particular shares to rise
(C) a shareholder on a bondholder who has an interest in a company, financial or otherwise
(D) any lender whether by making a loan or buying a bond
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20. Who among the following was not a member of the Royal Commission on the Public Services in India, 1912?
(A) Gopal Krishna Gokhale (B) Valentine Chirol
(C) Abdur Rahim (D) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
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21. Muslim Faqirs from their headquarters in the Nepal Terai, wandered about the country levying contributions and defying the authority of the British Government. Who of the following was their founder leader?
(A) Chirag Ali Shah (B) Majnun Shah
(C) Dadu Mian (D) Titu Miyan
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22. Who among the following is a recipient of the Magsaysay Award?
(A) Nirmala Deshpande (B) Arvind Kejriwal
(C) Suprabha Seshan (D) CNR Rao
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23. A popular movement of the nineteenth century which was much better planned, organised and knit than Revolt of 1987 was–
(A) the Munda rebellion (B) the Deccan riots
(C) the Sanyasi rebellion (D) the Wahabi movement
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24. There was no independent development of industries in India during British rule because of the–
(A) absence of heavy industries (B) scarcity of foreign capital
(C) scarcity of natural resources (D) preference of the rich to invest in land
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25. Which one of the following is the first National Park established in India?
(A) Bandipur (B) Corbett
(C) Velavadar (D) Periyar
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