Online General Knowledge Practice Test - GK Question Answers

GK Practice Test - 2
1. There was a very large proliferation of castes during the early medieval period due to–
(A) transformation of crafts and occupations into castes (B) emergence of large number of mixed castes
(C) localisation of castes (D) Both 'a' and 'b'
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2. The Harappan city which had three divisions named as "citadel" or acropolis, "middle town" and "lower town", with elaborate gate complex on its fortifications was–
(A) Kalibangan (B) Banawali
(C) Dholavira (D) Kuntasi
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3. During the reign of which one of the following dynasties of Kashmir of this period, did the famous Queen Didda seize the throne?
(A) Karkota dynasty (B) The house of Utpala
(C) Lohara dynasty (D) The line of Parva Gupta
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4. Who was the only Indian to be elected as President of the United Nations General Assembly?
(A) Vijayalakshmi Pandit (B) V K Krishna Menon
(C) Jawaharlal Nehru (D) None of these
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5. Which National Highway connects Delhi and Mumbai?
(A) NH 6 (B) NH 8
(C) NH 10 (D) NH 12
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6. The Hindu shahi ruler who burnt himself on a funeral pyre after being defeated by Mahmud Ghazni was–
(A) Jayapala (B) Anandapala
(C) Trilochanapala (D) Bhima
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7. The minimum land area recommended for forest cover to maintain proper ecological balance in India is–
(A) 25% (B) 33%
(C) 43% (D) 53%
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8. When the fats are reacted with alkali, they form 'soaps'. The type of reaction taking place in the formation of soaps is called–
(A) emulsification (B) saponification
(C) halogenation (D) oxidation
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9. Which one of the following is involved for desalination of sea water?
(A) Simple osmosis (B) Reverse osmosis
(C) Use of sodium aluminium silicate as zeolite (D) Use of ion selective electrode
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10. If an a- particle is emitted from radium, the position of daughter element will be–
(A) Group 1 (B) Group 4
(C) Group 16 (D) Group 18
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11. Who among the following was elected President of India unopposed?
(A) Dr Rajendra Prasad (B) Dr S Radhakrishnan
(C) Dr Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy (D) K R Narayanan
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12. Colligative properties are properties of solutions that depend on–
(A) the mass of the molecules present in the solution (B) the size of the molecules present in the solution.
(C) the number of ions/molecules in a given amount of solvent (D) None of the above
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13. Department of Official Language (Raj Bhasha Vibhag) comes under which one of the following Ministries?
(A) Ministry of Culture (B) Ministry of Home Affairs
(C) Ministry of Human Resources Development (D) Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
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14. The environmental temperature lapse rate per 1000 m of ascent is–
(A) 4.6° C (B) 5.8° C
(C) 6.4 ° C (D) 6.8° C
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15. Why do Fold Mountains have enormous thickness of sedimentary rocks?
(A) Due to deposition of sediments in a valley for millions of years
(B) Due to accumulation of sediments in a geosyncline
(C) The plains were folded into mountains
(D) The sediments were folded into recumbent and nappe folds
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16. Who was the Finance Minister during the New Economic Policy– (1991)?
(A) Manmohan Singh (B) Uma Kapila
(C) Pranab Mukherjee (D) Jaswant Singh
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17. Which one of the following pollutants contains in water due to modern agricultural practices lead to 'methemoglobinaemia' when combines with our blood haemoglobin?
(A) Bicarbonates (B) Sulphates
(C) Phosphates (D) Nitrates
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18. Which of the following Rajput clans was not one of the so called Agnikula origin?
(A) Chandelas (B) Pariharas
(C) Chahamans (D) Chalukyas or Solankis
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19. Which one of the following was the official language of Gupta period?
(A) Pali (B) Magadhi
(C) Prakrit (D) Sanskrit
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20. The National Chemical Laboratory (India) is located in–
(A) Mumbai (B) Bengaluru
(C) Hyderabad (D) Pune
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21. In India, who is the Chairman of the National Water Resources Council?
(A) Prime Minister (B) Minister of Water Resources
(C) Minister of Environment and Forests (D) Minister of Science and Technology
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22. Vinegar is used as a condiment, and in the pickling of vegetables and other foods. What is the constituent of vinegar?
(A) Butanoic acid (B) Methanoic acid
(C) Ethanoic acid (D) Hexanoic acid
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23. The term Operation Flood is associated with–
(A) Blue Revolution (B) Golden Revolution
(C) White Revolution (D) Yellow Revolution
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24. Which one of the following chemicals released along with domestic wastes has caused the phenomenon of 'Eutrophication' which leads to high productivity of water bodies?
(A) Phosphates and nitrates (B) Sulphates and chlorides
(C) Chlorides and carbonates (D) Bicarbonates and carbonates
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25. Which of the following is the correct sequence according to an increase in diversity amongst the organisms?
(A) Monera-Fungi-Protista-Plantae (B) Monera-Funqi-Plantae- Protista
(C) Monera-Protista-Fungi-Plantae (D) Monera-Plantae-Fungi-Protista
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