General knowledge of india – 12

General Knowledge

Q1. Which former Prime Minister of India was also called ‘Yuva Turk’ ?
(A) Rajiv Gandhi
(B) V.P.Singh
(C) H.D.Deve Gowda
(D) Chandrashekhar
Q2. Which mineral is used to make the Plaster of Paris ?
(A) Gypsum
(B) Calcite
(C) Fluorite
(D) Apatite
Q3. Which is the most spoken language in the world ?
(A) English
(B) Mandarin
(C) Spanish
(D) Hindi
Q4. Which planet in the Solar System is named after the Roman god of agriculture and harvest ?
(A) Mars
(B) Jupiter
(C) Saturn
(D) Venus
Q5. From the Constitution of which country was the concept of the Fundamental Rights in the Indian Constitution borrowed ?
(A) Australia
(B) South Africa
(C) United Kingdom
(D) United States of America
Q6. To which ocean does Panama Canal connect the Pacific Ocean ?
(A) Arctic Ocean
(B) Antarctic Ocean
(C) Atlantic Ocean
(D) Indian Ocean
Q7. By what name is Krishna Dvaipayana, author of the epic Mahabharat, better known ?
(A) Ved Vyas
(B) Valmiki
(C) Tulsidas
(D) Ramanujacharya
Q8. In which city is the Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI) located ?
(A) Nagpur
(B) Lucknow
(C) Shimla
(D) Cuttack
Q9. ‘Bhutia’, ‘Kathiawadi’, ‘Marwari’, ‘Manipuri’, ‘Spiti’ and ‘Zanskari’ are the Indian breeds of which animal ?
(A) Cow
(B) Horse
(C) Camel
(D) Goat
Q10. Who introduced the word ‘Robot’, for artificial workers, in his science fiction play R.U.R. in 1921 ?
(A) George Orwell
(B) Karel Capek
(C) Daniel Defoe
(D) Rudyard Kipling

Answers :

Q1.    (D) Chandrashekhar
Q2.    (A) Gypsum
Q3.    (B) Mandarin
Q4.    (C) Saturn
Q5.    (D) United States of America
Q6.    (C) Atlantic Ocean
Q7.    (A) Ved Vyas
Q8.    (C) Shimla
Q9.    (B) Horse
Q10.  (B) Karel Capek

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