Objective General Knowledge Questions and Answers

Objective GK Questions and Answers

1. In terms of both quantity and value, which of the following countries is the largest cutting and polishing centre of diamonds in the world?
(A) Belgium (B) France
(C) India (D) South Africa
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2. Consolidation of holdings as a land reforms measure failed to take off in–
(A) Punjab (B) Haryana
(C) Tamil Nadu (D) Uttar Pradesh
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3. Who is the author of the book "Conquest of Self"?
(A) Aurobindo Ghosh (B) Rabindranath Tagore
(C) Mahatma Gandhi (D) S Radhakrishnan
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4. Which of the following was not associated with the establishment of Rehnumai Mazdayasan Sabha(Religious Relform association) started in 1851 with the object of restoring Zoroastrian religion to its pristine purity and modernizing Parsi social custom?
(A) Naoroji Furdonji (B) Dadabhai Naoroji
(C) SS Bangalee (D) Shibli Numani
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5. The term 'apabhramsa' was used in medieval Sanskrit texts to denote–
(A) outcastes among the Rajputs (B) deviations from Vedic rituals
(C) early forms of some of the modern Indian languages (D) non-Sanskrit verse metres
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6. 2011 Census is Indias's.....Census since independence and ..... since 1872–
(A) 7th, 15th (B) 15th, 30th
(C) 8th, 10th (D) 6th, 16th
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7. What was the novel undertaking initiated by Dadabhai Naoroji and his Parsi friends in the field of social upliftment of women?
(A) Schools for teaching girls (B) Orphanages for abandoned female children
(C) A home for destitute women (D) An institution to teach western manners to Parsi women
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8. Vande Mataram, the nationalist song, was a part of–
(A) Durgesh Nandini (B) Saraswati Chandra
(C) Grihadaha (D) Anand Math
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9. Which one of the following states has the largest forest area to its total land area?
(A) Mizoram (B) Arunachal Pradesh
(C) Sikkim (D) Jammu and Kashmir
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10. Post office box is a device for measuring resistant based on the principle of–
(A) potentiometer (B) meter bridge
(C) ohm meter (D) galvanometer
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11. Which waves are used in sonography?
(A) Microwaves (B) Sound waves
(C) Infrared waves (D) Ultrasonic waves
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12. As which one of the following, does carbon occur in its purest form in nature?
(A) Diamond (B) Graphite
(C) Carbon black (D) Coal
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13. Who among the following proposed the creation of a Preamble before the Drafting Committee?
(A) B N Rau (B) Jawaharlal Nehru
(C) Sardar Patel (D) B R Ambedkar
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14. In which of the following cases, the Supreme Court gave a ruling that the Preamble was a part of the Constitution?
(A) Golaknath Case (B) Kesavananda Bharti Case
(C) Berubari Case (D) Sajjan Singh Case
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15. Which one of the following Presidents held office for two consecutive terms?
(A) Dr Rajendra Prasad (B) Dr S Radhakrishnan
(C) Dr Zakir Hussain (D) Both 'a' and 'b'
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16. Which one of the following is a landlocked country?
(A) Cambodia (B) Laos
(C) Thailand (D) Vietnam
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17. Which one of the following countries does not border with the Mediterranean Sea?
(A) Algeria (B) Mauritania
(C) Morocco (D) Tunisia
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18. That the per capital income in India was Rs 20 in 1867-68, was ascertained for the first time by–
(A) M G Ranade (B) Sir W Hunter
(C) R C Dutta (D) Dadabhai Naoroji
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19 ………. refers to the use of taxation, public expenditure and the management of public debt in order to achieve certain specified objectives–
(A) Fiscal Policy (B) Trade Policy
(C) Revenue Policy (D) None of these
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20. Gopal Hari Deshmukh is popularly known as Lokhitwadi because–
(A) he was a great philanthropist and Social worker
(B) he distributed money and medicines to the poor and the needy
(C) he edited a monthly magazine the Lokhit wadi
(D) All of the above
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21. During the Indian Freedom Struggle, the Simon Commission was appointed to–
(A) examine the working of reforms of 1919
(B) determine the relations of the British Government with the Indian States
(C) review the provisions of the Rowlatt Act
(D) explore the possibility of granting dominion status of India
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22. The latest child sex ratio.......... is the lowest since independence.
(A) 900 : 1000 (B) 916 : 1000
(C) 914 : 1000 (D) 920 : 1000
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23. At which one of the following places, East-West Corridor connecting Silchar and Porbandar and North-South Corridor connecting Srinagar and Kanyakumari, intersect each other?
(A) Jhansi (B)Agra
(C) Jabalpur (D) Nagpur
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24. Who among the following has authored the book 'Hind Swaraj'?
(A) Bal Gangadhar Tilak (B) Mahatma Gandhi
(C) Gopal Krishna Gokhale (D) MG Ranade
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25. The National Forestry Action Plan aims to bring 33% of land area in India under tree cover by which year?
(A) 2008 (B) 2012
(C) 2016 (D) 2020
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