General knowledge of india – 10

Q1. In 2007, which state re-established its Vidhan Parishad (Legislative Council) after a gap of 22 years ?
(A) Rajasthan
(B) Madhya Pradesh
(C) Andhra Pradesh
(D) Tamil Nadu
Q2. Which unit is used to measure the intensity of sound ?
(A) Decibel
(B) Ampere
(C) Parsec
(D) Tesla
Q3. Who wrote the patriotic song `Saare Jahan Se Achcha’ ?
(A) Rabindranath Tagore
(B) Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
(C) Muhammad Iqbal
(D) Kavi Pradeep
Q4. In which town of Uttar Pradesh did Gautam Buddha attain Mahaparinirvana (salvation) ?
(A) Lumbini
(B) Kushinagar
(C) Nanded
(D) Pavapuri
Q5. Who presides over the joint sittings of both houses of Parliament ?
(A) President
(B) Prime Minister
(C) Lok Sabha Speaker
(D) Rajya Sabha Speaker
Q6. Nathu La Pass, located in Sikkim, connects India with which country ?
(A) Nepal
(B) Bhutan
(C) Myanmar
(D) China
Q7. Who is the only Indian batsman to score Triple Century in Test Cricket ?
(A) Sunil Gavaskar
(B) Sachin Tendulkar
(C) V.V.S.Laxman
(D) Virender Sehwag
Q8. In which hill station is the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) located ?
(A) Darjeeling
(B) Srinagar
(C) Nainital
(D) Shimla
Q9. What term is used to refer the large number which is formed by writing digit 1 followed by 100 zeros ?
(A) Billion
(B) Trillion
(C) Octillion
(D) Googol
Q10. Zakumi, a leopard, is the official mascot of which tournament ?
(A) Commonwealth Games 2010
(B) FIFA Football World Cup 2010
(C) Cricket World Cup 2011
(D) Olympic Games 2012

Answers :

Q1.   (C) Andhra Pradesh
Q2.   (A) Decibel
Q3.   (C) Muhammad Iqbal
Q4.   (B) Kushinagar
Q5.   (C) Lok Sabha Speaker
Q6.   (D) China
Q7.   (D) Virender Sehwag
Q8.   (A) Darjeeling
Q9.   (D) Googol
Q10.  (B) FIFA Football World Cup 2010

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General knowledge of india – 8

Q1. Which term is used to describe the rearing of silkworms for the production of raw silk ?
(A) Sericulture
(B) Viticulture
(C) Horticulture
(D) Apiculture
Q2. Which metal is the best conductor of electric current ?
(A) Copper
(B) Gold
(C) Silver
(D) Aluminium
Q3. What is the popular name of Ascorbic acid ?
(A) Vitamin A
(B) Vitamin B
(C) Vitamin C
(D) Vitamin D
Q4. Who was the first person to address the United Nations in Hindi ?
(A) Morarji Desai
(B) Atal Behari Vajpayee
(C) V.P.Singh
(D) P.V.Narasimha Rao
Q5. Which imaginary line, located at zero degrees latitude, divides the earth into Northern and Southern hemispheres ?
(A) Prime Meridian
(B) Equator
(C) Tropic of Cancer
(D) Tropic of Capricorn
Q6. Which city did Sikandar Lodi found in 1504 on the banks of Yamuna river ?
(A) Agra
(B) Mathura
(C) Delhi
(D) Allahabad
Q7. Who coined the name `Pakistan’ ?
(A) Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(B) Allama Iqbal
(C) Liaquat Ali Khan
(D) Chaudhary Rahmat Ali
Q8. Vishvambhar Mishra was the original name of which spiritual guru ?
(A) Swami Vivekanand
(B) Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
(C) Swami Dayanand Saraswati
(D) Swami Prabhupada
Q9. At the time of independence, who was the president of Indian National Congress ?
(A) Mahatma Gandhi
(B) Jawahar Lal Nehru
(C) Sardar Patel
(D) J.B.Kriplani
Q10. In 1958, who became the first Indian to receive Raman Magsaysay Award ?
(A) Vinoba Bhave
(B) Baba Amte
(C) Satyajit Ray
(D) Jai Prakash Narain

Answers :

Q1.   (A) Sericulture
Q2.   (C) Silver
Q3.   (C) Vitamin C
Q4.   (B) Atal Behari Vajpayee
Q5.   (B) Equator
Q6.   (A) Agra
Q7.   (D) Chaudhary Rahmat Ali
Q8.   (B) Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
Q9.   (D) J.B.Kriplani
Q10.  (A) Vinoba Bhave

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General knowledge of india – 9

Q1. Which co-founder of Infosys, wrote the book `Imagining India : Ideas for the New Century’ ?
(A) N.R.Narayan Murthy
(B) N.S.Raghavan
(C) Nandan Nilekani
(D) Kris Gopalakrishnan
Q2. What is the scientific name of Vinegar ?
(A) Citric Acid
(B) Acetic Acid
(C) Lactic Acid
(D) Tartaric Acid
Q3. Who is the ex-officio chairman of Rajya Sabha ?
(A) President
(B) Vice President
(C) Prime Minister
(D) Lok Sabha Speaker
Q4. In 2008, who became the first Indian to win an individual gold medal in the Olympic Games ?
(A) Abhinav Bindra
(B) Vijender Kumar
(C) Leander Paes
(D) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
Q5. Which film star founded the Telugu Desham Party ?
(A) N.T.Rama Rao
(B) M.G.Ramachandran
(C) Sivaji Ganesan
(D) J.Jayalalithaa
Q6. Who was the first Indian woman to win Miss Universe title in 1994 ?
(A) Lara Dutta
(B) Reita Faria
(C) Aishwarya Rai
(D) Sushmita Sen
Q7. Which is the largest brackish water lake in India ?
(A) Wular Lake,
(B) Pulicat Lake
(C) Kaliveli Lake
(D) Chilka Lake
Q8. How do we better know playback singer Kedarnath Bhattacharya ?
(A) Shaan
(B) Lucky Ali
(C) Kumar Sanu
(D) Kishore Kumar
Q9. Which scientist is known as the Father of the Green Revolution in India ?
(A) Verghese Kurien
(B) M.S.Swaminathan
(C) Raja Ramanna
(D) A.P.J.Abdul Kalam
Q10. Which city is served by Jolly Grant Airport ?
(A) Jaipur
(B) Lucknow
(C) Chandigarh
(D) Dehradun

Answers :

Q1.   (C) Nandan Nilekani
Q2.   (B) Acetic Acid
Q3.   (B) Vice President
Q4.   (A) Abhinav Bindra
Q5.   (A) N.T.Rama Rao
Q6.   (D) Sushmita Sen
Q7.   (D) Chilka Lake
Q8.   (C) Kumar Sanu
Q9.   (B) M.S.Swaminathan
Q10.  (D) Dehradun

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General knowledge of india – 6

Q1. Out of four Hindu Dhams, three are dedicated to lord Vishnu & one to lord Shiva. Which one is dedicated to lord Shiva ?
(A) Puri
(B) Dwarka
(C) Badrinath
(D) Rameshwaram
Q2. By mixing equal amount of Blue and Yellow colours, which colour will result ?
(A) Green
(B) Purple
(C) Orange
(D) Brown
Q3. Which freedom fighter is also known as Lokmanya ?
(A) Gopal Krishan Gokhle
(B) Jai Praksha Narain
(C) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(D) Lala Lajpat Rai
Q4. By how many hours Indian Standard Time (IST) is ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) ?
(A) 4:00 Hours
(B) 4:30 Hours
(C) 5:00 Hours
(D) 5:30 Hours
Q5. Crescograph, a device for measuring growth in plants, was invented by which Indian scientist ?
(A) Jagadish Chandra Bose
(B) Satyendra Nath Bose
(C) Jayant Narlikar
(D) Meghnad Saha
Q6. On August 8, 1942, in which city Indian National Congress passed Quit India Resolution ?
(A) Karachi
(B) Mumbai
(C) Kolkata
(D) Lucknow
Q7. Where is the Indira Point, the southernmost point of land in the territory of India, situated ?
(A) Lakshadweep
(B) Andaman & Nicobar Islands
(C) Kerala
(D) Tamilnadu
Q8. In history, how do we better know Mughal empress Arjumand Banu Begum ?
(A) Mumtaz
(B) Noorjahan
(C) Hazrat Mahal
(D) Manmati
Q9. What line connects the points on a map that have the same temprature ?
(A) Isobar
(B) Isohel
(C) Isotherm
(D) Isohume
Q10. In which river is India’s largest riverine island Majuli is situated ?
(A) Ganga
(B) Brahmaputra
(C) Mahanadi
(D) Godavari

Answers :

Q1.   (D) Rameshwaram
Q2.   (A) Green
Q3.   (C) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Q4.   (D) 5:30 Hours
Q5.   (A) Jagadish Chandra Bose
Q6.   (B) Mumbai
Q7.   (B) Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Q8.   (A) Mumtaz
Q9.   (C) Isotherm
Q10.  (B) Brahmaputra

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General knowledge of india – 7

Q1. What is the observation that `Supply creates its own demand’ is popularly called ?
(A) Gresham’s Law
(B) Murphy’s Law
(C) Say’s Law
(D) Parkinson’s Law
Q2. In 1916, who founded Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi ?
(A) Annie Besant
(B) Madan Mohan Malaviya
(C) Syed Ahmed Khan
(D) S.Radhakrishnan
Q3. Who was the first Jain Tirthankar ?
(A) Rishabh Dev
(B) Neminath
(C) Parshavnath
(D) Mahavir
Q4. Where are the headquarters of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) situated ?
(A) Geneva
(B) Vienna
(C) Brussels
(D) The Hague
Q5. Which blood group is universal donor ?
(A) A
(B) B
(C) AB
(D) O
Q6. Who directed 8 Oscar awards winning film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ ?
(A) Danny Boyle
(B) David Fincher
(C) Stephen Daldry
(D) Ron Howard
Q7. Who became the first space tourist on 28 April, 2001 ?
(A) Dennis Tito
(B) Mark Shuttleworth
(C) Gregory Olsen
(D) Anousheh Ansari
Q8. Khajuraho temples were built by rulers of which dynasty ?
(A) Chola
(B) Pallava
(C) Chandela
(D) Chalukya
Q9. The book `Beyond The Last Blue Mountain’ written by R.M.Lala is the biography of which industrialist ?
(A) G.D.Birla
(B) Dhirubhai Ambani
(C) Jamnalal Bajaj
(D) J.R.D.Tata
Q10. Which city will host Winter Olympics in 2010 ?
(A) Turin (Italy)
(B) Sochi (Russia)
(C) Vancouver (Canada)
(D) Salt Lake City (USA)

Answers :

Q1. (C) Say’s Law
Q2. (B) Madan Mohan Malaviya
Q3. (A) Rishabh Dev
Q4. (B) Vienna
Q5. (D) O
Q6. (A) Danny Boyle
Q7. (A) Dennis Tito
Q8. (C) Chandela
Q9. (D) J.R.D.Tata
Q10. (C) Vancouver (Canada)

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General knowledge of india – 4

Q1. Peter Parker is the original name of which fictional superhero ?
(A) Phantom
(B) Batman
(C) Superman
(D) Spiderman
Q2. Which planet is referred Morning Star as well as Evening Star ?
(A) Mars
(B) Venus
(C) Jupiter
(D) Mercury
Q3. Lumbini, the birth place of Gautam Budhdha, is in which present country ?
(A) Bhutan
(B) Nepal
(C) India
(D) Bangladesh
Q4. Who was the first indian woman to scale the Mount Everest ?
(A) Bachendri Pal
(B) Santosh Yadav
(C) Kalpana Chawla
(D) Kiran Bedi
Q5. Which is not a part of our parliament ?
(A) President
(B) Lok Sabha
(C) Rajya Sabha
(D) Supreme Court
Q6. What is aquaphobia, also referred as hydrophobia, the fear of ?
(A) Water
(B) Height
(C) Darkness
(D) Thunder
Q7. Which freedom fighter authored the book Discovery of India ?
(A) Mahatma Gandhi
(B) Bal Gangadhr Tilak
(C) Rabindra Nath Tagore
(D) Jawaharlal Nehru
Q8. To commemorate his conquest of the Ranthambhor fort and Khandesh in Gujarat, which Mughal ruler built Buland Darwaza at Fatehpur Sikri ?
(A) Babur
(B) Akbar
(C) Jahangir
(D) Shahjahan
Q9. Which is the principal ore of Mercury ?
(A) Galena
(B) Bauxite
(C) Cinnabar
(D) Hematite
Q10. Where is the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) situated ?
(A) New Delhi
(B) Ahmedabad
(C) Bengaluru
(D) Bhubaneshwar

Answers :

Q1.   (D) Spiderman
Q2.   (B) Venus
Q3.   (B) Nepal
Q4.   (A) Bachendri Pal
Q5.   (D) Supreme Court
Q6.   (A) Water
Q7.   (D) Jawaharlal Nehru
Q8.   (B) Akbar
Q9.   (C) Cinnabar
Q10.  (C) Bengaluru

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General knowledge of india – 5

Q1. What is the motto of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) ?
(A) Veerta Aur Vivek
(B) Bharat Mata Ki Jai
(C) Vayam Rakshaamah
(D) Ekta Aur Anushasan
Q2. Nifty is the main share index of which stock exchange ?
(A) BSE
(B) NSE
(C) NYSE
(D) NASDAQ
Q3. Which planet is nearest to Sun ?
(A) Venus
(B) Mercury
(C) Earth
(D) Mars
Q4. According to Mahabahrat, who was Abhimanyu’s mother ?
(A) Draupadi
(B) Ulupi
(C) Chitrangada
(D) Subhadra
Q5. What is the boundary line demarcating India and Pakistan known as ?
(A) Radcliffe Line
(B) McMahon Line
(C) Durand Line
(D) Curzon Line
Q6. The name of which Indian classical dance style, originated in north India, literally means ‘Story Teller’ ?
(A) Odissi
(B) Kuchipudi
(C) Kathak
(D) Bharatanatyam
Q7. Jama Masjid at Delhi, the largest in India, was built by which Mughal emperor ?
(A) Akbar
(B) Jahangir
(C) Shahjahan
(D) Aurangzeb
Q8. Which renowned vocalist was awarded Bharat Ratna in 2008 ?
(A) Lata Mangeshkar
(B) Pt. Bhimsen Joshi
(C) Gangubai Hangal
(D) Pt. Ravi Shankar
Q9. The Althing, the oldest functioning legislative assembly in world, is the parliament of which country ?
(A) Iceland
(B) France
(C) Japan
(D) Israel
Q10. To measure hardness of minerals, which scale is used ?
(A) Kelvin
(B) Richter
(C) Mohs
(D) Mercalli

Answers :

Q1.   (D) Ekta Aur Anushasan
Q2.   (B) NSE
Q3.   (B) Mercury
Q4.   (D) Subhadra
Q5.   (A) Radcliffe Line
Q6.   (C) Kathak
Q7.   (C) Shahjahan
Q8.   (B) Pt. Bhimsen Joshi
Q9.   (A) Iceland
Q10.  (C) Mohs

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