Practice MCQ Basic General Knowledge

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2 Grand Central Terminal, Park Avenue, New York is the world's
Options:A. largest railway station B. highest railway station C. longest railway station D. None of the above

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3 Eritrea, which became the 182nd member of the UN in 1993, is in the continent of
Options:Asia,    Africa,    Europe,    Australia

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4 Garampani sanctuary is located at
Options:Junagarh, Gujarat,    Diphu, Assam,    Kohima, Nagaland,    Gangtok, Sikkim

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5 For which of the following disciplines is Nobel Prize awarded?
Options:Physics and Chemistry,    Physiology or Medicine,    Literature, Peace and Economics,    All of the above

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6 Hitler party which came into power in 1933 is known as
Options:Labour Party,    Nazi Party,    Ku-Klux-Klan,    Democratic Party

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7 FFC stands for
Options:Foreign Finance Corporation,    Film Finance Corporation,    Federation of Football Council,    None of the above

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8 Fastest shorthand writer was
Options:Dr. G. D. Bist,    J.R.D. Tata,    J.M. Tagore,    Khudada Khan

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9 Epsom (England) is the place associated with
Options:Horse racing,    Polo,    Shooting,    Snooker

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10 First human heart transplant operation conducted by Dr. Christiaan Barnard on Louis Washkansky, was conducted in
Options:1967,    1968,    1958,    1922

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11 Galileo was an Italian astronomer who
Options:developed the telescope,    discovered four satellites of Jupiter,    discovered that the movement of pendulum produces a regular time measurement,    All of the above

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12 Habeas Corpus Act 1679
Options:states that no one was to be imprisoned without a writ or warrant stating the charge against him,    provided facilities to a prisoner to obtain either speedy trial or release in bail,    safeguarded the personal liberties of the people against arbitrary imprisonment by the king's orders,    All of the above

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13 Exposure to sunlight helps a person improve his health because
Options:the infrared light kills bacteria in the body,    resistance power increases,    the pigment cells in the skin get stimulated and produce a healthy tan,    the ultraviolet rays convert skin oil into Vitamin D

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14 Golf player Vijay Singh belongs to which country?
Options:USA,    Fiji,    India,    UK

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15 Guarantee to an exporter that the importer of his goods will pay immediately for the goods ordered by him, is known as
Options:Letter of Credit (L/C),    laissezfaire,    inflation,    None of the above

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16 First Afghan War took place in
Options:1839,    1843,    1833,    1848

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17 Gulf cooperation council was originally formed by
Options:Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates,    Second World Nations,    Third World Nations,    Fourth World Nations

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18 First China War was fought between
Options:China and Britain,    China and France,    China and Egypt,    China and Greek

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19 Dumping is
Options:selling of goods abroad at a price well below the production cost at the home market price,    the process by which the supply of a manufacture's product remains low in the domestic market, which batches him better price,    prohibited by regulations of GATT,    All of the above

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20 For the Olympics and World Tournaments, the dimensions of basketball court are
Options:26 m x 14 m,    28 m x 15 m,    27 m x 16 m,    28 m x 16 m

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21 Federation Cup, World Cup, Allywyn International Trophy and Challenge Cup are awarded to winners of
Options:Tennis,    Volleyball,    Basketball,    Cricket

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22 Each year World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is celebrated on
Options:May 8,    May 18,    June 8,    June 18

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23 Famous sculptures depicting art of love built some time in 950 AD – 1050 AD are
Options:Khajuraho temples,    Jama Masjid,    Sun temple,    Mahabalipuram temples

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24 Gravity setting chambers are used in industries to remove
Options:SOx,    NOx,    suspended particulate matter,    CO

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25 Guwahati High Court is the judicature of
Options:Nagaland,    Arunachal Pradesh,    Assam,    All of the above

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26 Friction can be reduced by changing from
Options:sliding to rolling,    rolling to sliding,    potential energy to kinetic energy,    dynamic to static

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27 During eleventh Antarctic Expedition in Nov. 1991/March 1992 ____ was installed.
Options:SODAR (SOnic Detection And Ranging),    Second Permanent Station 'Maitree',    First permanent station 'Dakshin Gangotri',    None of the above

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28 From the following, choose the set in which names of Secretary-Generals of the UNO are arranged in correct chronological order?
Options:U Thant, Kurt Waldheim, Dag Hammarskjoeld, Trygve Lie.,    Trygve Lie, Dag Hammarskjoeld, U Thant, Kurt Waldheim.,    Trygve Lie, U Thant , Dag Hammarskjoeld, Kurt Waldheim.,    U Thant, Dag Hammarskjoeld, Trygve Lie, Kurt Waldheim.

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29 Fire temple is the place of worship of which of the following religion?
Options:Taoism,    Judaism,    Zoroastrianism (Parsi Religion),    Shintoism

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30 Film and TV institute of India is located at
Options:Pune (Maharashtra),    Rajkot (Gujarat),    Pimpri (Maharashtra),    Perambur (Tamilnadu)

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31 Georgia, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan became the members of UNO in
Options:1991,    1992,    1993,    1994

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32 Guru Gobind Singh was
Options:the 10th Guru of the Sikhs,    founder of Khalsa, the inner council of the Sikhs in 1699,    author of Dasam Granth,    All the above

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33 Hermann Scheer (Germany) received right Livelihood Award in 1999 for
Options:his indefatigable work for thepromotion of solar energy worldwide,    his long standing efforts to end the impunity of dictators,    showing that organic agriculture is a key to both environmental sustainability and food security,    None of the above

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34 Germany signed the Armistice Treaty on ____ and World War I ended
Options:January 19, 1918,    May 30, 1918,    November 11, 1918,    February 15, 1918

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35 During World War II, when did Germany attack France?
Options:1940,    1941,    1942,    1943

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36 Frederick Sanger is a twice recipient of the Nobel Prize for
Options:Chemistry in 1958 and 1980,    Physics in 1956 and 1972,    Chemistry in 1954 and Peace in 1962,    Physics in 1903 and Chemistry in 1911

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37 The ozone layer restricts
Options:Visible light,    Infrared radiation,    X-rays and gamma rays,    Ultraviolet radiation

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38 Eugenics is the study of
Options:altering human beings by changing their genetic components,    people of European origin,    different races of mankind,    genetic of plants

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39 Euclid was
Options:Greek mathematician,    Contributor to the use of deductive principles of logic as the basis of geometry,    Propounded the geometrical theorems,    All of the above

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40 Ecology deals with
Options:Birds,    Cell formation,    Relation between organisms and their environment,    Tissues

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41 Filaria is caused by
Options:Bacteria,    Mosquito,    Protozoa,    Virus

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42 Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) was established in
Options:1958,    1957,    1956,    1955

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43 DRDL stands for
Options:Defence Research and Development Laboratary,    Department of Research and Development Laboratory,    Differential Research and Documentation Laboratary,    None of the above

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44 Who was the first Indian Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army ?
Options:Gen. K.M. Cariappa,    Vice-Admiral R.D. Katari,    Gen. Maharaja Rajendra Singhji,    None of the above

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45 FRS stands for
Options:Fellow Research System,    Federation of Regulation Society,    Fellow of Royal Society,    None of the above

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46 Escape velocity of a rocket fired from the earth towards the moon is a velocity to get rid of the
Options:Earth's gravitational pull,    Moon's gravitational pull,    Centripetal force due to the earth's rotation,    Pressure of the atmosphere

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47 GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) is
Options:international agreement signed in 1947 between non-communist nations with the object of encouraging international trade unobstructed by tariff barriers,    agreement which seeks to achieve its aim by arranging and encouraging bargaining with trade concessions between members,    Both option A and B,    None of the above

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48 Coral reefs in India can be found in
Options:the coast of Orissa,    Waltair,    Rameshwaram,    Trivandrum

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49 For safety, the fuse wire used in the mains for household supply of electricity must be made of metal having
Options:low melting point,    high resistance,    high melting point,    low specific heat

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50 Golden Temple, Amritsar is India's
Options:largest Gurdwara,    oldest Gurudwara,    Both option A and B are correct,    None of the above

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51 During World War I Germany was defeated in the Battle of Verdun on the western front and Romania declared war on the eastern front in the year
Options:1914 AD,    1915 AD,    1916 AD,    1917 AD

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