GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUESTIONS

1. Which is the only land-locked country in
South-East Asia ?
(1) Cambodia
(2) Malaysia
(3) Laos
(4) Thailand
2. Consider the following statements : Assertion (A) : Assam grows maximum tea in India.
Reason (R) : A lot of cheap tribal labour is available.
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
(1) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A
(2) Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A
(3) A is true, R is false
(4) A is false, R is true

3. Match the following Tribes (List I) with Locations (List II) :
 List I  (Tribe)
 List II  (Location)
A. Masai I. Arabia
B. Bedouin II. Northern Nigeria
C. Hausa III. Eastern Africa/ Kenya
D. Bushmen IV. Kalahari Desert
Select the code for the correct answer rom the options given below :
A B C D
(1) III I II IV
(2) I III II IV
(3) III II I IV
(4) II I III IV

4. Based on the size of the population, consider the following urban settlements :
A. City
B. Town
C. Megalopolis
D. Megacity
E. Million city

Using the code, arrange the urban settlements in decreasing order.
(1) E, D, C, A, B
(2) C, D, E, A, B
(3) D, C, E, A, B
(4) D, E, C, A, B


5. Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding ‘Sendai Framework’ ?
A. The fourth UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction was held in
Sendai, Japan from 14 – 18 March 2015.
B. The Conference adopted the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 – 2030.
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
(1) A only
(2) Both A and B
(3) B only
(4) Neither A nor B

6. While standing on Earth, suppose your weight has a value of 100 Newtons. If the Earth shrinks to half its diameter without any change in mass, then your new weight on the surface of the shrunken
Earth, in Newtons, is
(1) 100
(2) 400
(3) 200
(4) 300
7. Select the false statement. The Mediterranean type of climate is characterised by
(1) A dry warm summer with offshore trades and there is practically no rain in summer.
(2) The Mediterranean lands receive most of their precipitation in winter, when the westerlies shift
equator-wards.
(3) The Mediterranean climate features are transitional between those of the trade winds hot desert in the south and cool temperature maritime climate in the north.
(4) Rain in the Mediterranean Europe normally begins in January.

8. Consider the following statments about Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Prize winner, 2016 for India :
A. Kailash Satyarthi is the third Indian Nobel Peace Prize winner after Mother Teresa and Amartya
Sen.
B. Kailash Satyarthi is the founder of the Bachpan Bachao Andolan (save the childhood movement).
Which of the above statements is/are correct ?
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
(1) A only
(2) B only
(3) Both A and B
(4) Neither A nor B

9. Which one of the following statements is not correct ?
(1) K 2 (Mount Godwin-Austen) is the highest peak in India.
(2) Indira Gandhi Canal is the longest canal in India.
(3) Hirakud is the longest dam in India.
(4) Geographically Uttar Pradesh is the biggest State in India.

10. Which one of the following International Airports is not correctly matched ?
(1) Hyderabad – Anna
(2) Kolkata – Subhas Chandra Bose
(3) Delhi – Indira Gandhi
(4) Mumbai – Chhatrapati Shivaji

11. Which of the following organizations issues the ‘‘Global Economic Prospects’’ Report ?
(1) World Bank
(2) BRICS Bank
(3) The Asian Development Bank
(4) The US Federal Reserve Bank


12. The Cauvery river or Kaveri, is one of the important and sacred rivers of South India and travels through Karnataka and Tamil Nadu across the Deccan Plateau.
Which of the following statements is true about it ?
(1) It originates at Talakaveri in the Eastern Ghats Mountain Range.
(2) Jog Falls located on the Shimoga and Uttara Kannada district border is formed by it.
(3) Hemavati river is one of its tributaries.
(4) Kabini river is not one of its tributaries.

13. Who said the following ?
‘‘I can ruin their resources by land but I cannot dry up the sea.’’
(1) Tipu Sultan
(2) Zaman Shah
(3) Haider Ali
(4) Nizam

14. Which one of the following is not correctly matched ?
(1) Kumardhara – Arkavati
(2) Yagachi – Hemavati
(3) Karanja – Manjara
(4) Hiran – Narmada

15. Which one of the following industrial cities is not correctly matched ?
(1) Heavy electricals – Haridwar
(2) Antibiotic (Penicillin) – Vadodara industry
(3) Woollen goods – Dhariwal
(4) Machine tools – Pinjore

16. In the production of sugar, arrange the following States in descending order :
A. Bihar
B. Maharashtra
C. Karnataka
D. Gujarat
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
(1) A, B, C, D
(2) A, B, D, C
(3) B, C, D, A
(4) B, A, D, C

17. Who among the following introduced Local Self-Government in India ?
(1) Lord Rippon
(2) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
(3) Lord Mountbatten
(4) Lord Canning

18. Arrange the following later Mughal emperors in chronological order :
A. Alamgir II
B. Muhammad Shah
C. Shah Alam II
D. Ahmad Shah
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
(1) C, B, D, A
(2) A, C, B, D
(3) A, B, C, D
(4) B, D, A, C
19. Which of the following statements about Akbar are correct ?
A. Akbar was proclaimed king in 1565 when he was only 13 years of age.
B. Akbar was looked after by Bairam Khan.
C. He fought his first battle with Hemu at Panipat.
D. He had marriage relationships with many Rajput Royal families.
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
(1) A, B and C only
(2) B, C and D only
(3) A, C and D only
(4) A, B, C and D

20. Match the Anglo Maratha War (List I)
with the Event (List II) :
List I (Anglo Maratha War)
List II (Events)
A. First Anglo Maratha War
I. Treaty of Bassein B. Second Anglo Maratha War
II. Treaty of Salbai C. Third Anglo Maratha War
III. Peshwa Bajirao II, Yaswant Rao Holkar and Appa Sahib Bhonsale defeated
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
A B C
(1) II III I
(2) II I III
(3) III I II
(4) III II I

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