Published On: Sat, Jul 30th, 2011

GK Questions from Generalknowledgetoday

Q.1   Between 1192 AD to 1857 AD,who was the only Hindu ruler to ascend the throne of Delhi ?

a) Hemu Vikramaditya
b) Harshavardhana
c) Chandragupta Maurya
d) Chandragupta Vikramaditya

Ans: Hemu Vikramaditya

Q.2   In 1893,who revived Ganesh Chaturthi annual festival in the form of a public festival and gave it a distinct political face ?

a) Jyotirao Phule
b) Gopal Hari Deshmukh
c) Gopal Krishna Gokhle
d) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Ans: Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Q.3   Which ruler of ancient India embraced Jainism and spent his last days at Shravanabelagola in Karnataka ?

a) Chandragupta Maurya
b) Chandragupta Vikramaditya
c) Gautamiputra Satakarni
d) Harshavardhana

Ans: Chandragupta Maurya

Q.4   White bud of maize is caused due to deficiency of

a) N
b) Zn
c) Cu
d) Mn

Ans: Zn

Q.5   An atom bomb is based on the principle of

a) nuclear fission
b) nuclear fusion
c) nuclear spallation
d) none of these

Ans: nuclear fission

Q.6   The term ‘Siamese Twins’ is used for

a) twins in which there is one male and one female
b) twins in which both are females
c) twins suffering from a common disease of siam
d) twins physically attached to each other

Ans: twins physically attached to each other

Q.7   Vitamin which promotes wound healing is

a) Vitamin B
b) Vitamin C
c) Vitamin A
d) Vitamin D
Ans: Vitamin A
Q.8   Bauxite is an ore of
a) Aluminium
b) Boron
c) Lead
d) Silver

Ans: Aluminium

Q.9   Electron-volt is the unit for
a) energy
b) charge of electron
c) potential difference
d) power

Ans: energy

Q.10   Every solar eclipse takes place on

a) full moon only
b) new moon only
c) both and
d) neither nor

Ans: new moon only

Q.11   Who invented the term ‘Sprung rhythm’ ?

a) Hopkins
b) Tennyson
c) Browning
d) Wordsworth

Ans: Hopkins

Q.12   Among the following which fruit is a rich source of iron ?

a) Jamun
b) Karonda
c) Loquat
d) Guava

Ans: Jamun

Q.13   Titan is the largest moon or satellite of
a) Mars
b) Venus
c) Jupiter
d) Saturn

Ans: Saturn

Q.14   Which Indian freedom fighter and educationist founded the Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan,an educational trust,in Mumbai on 7 November 1938 ?
a) K.M. Munshi
b) Madan Mohan Malaviya
c) Rabindranath Tagore
d) Dhondo Keshav Karve
Ans: K.M. Munshi

Q.15   In ancient times,which city was known as `Pragjyotishpur` ?

a) Patna (Bihar)
b) Ujjain (M.P.)
c) Kannauj (U.P.)
d) Guwahati (Assam)

Ans: Guwahati (Assam)

Q.16   Who won the prestigious 2010 Corporate Hotelier of the year award?

a) P.R.S. Oberoi (East India Hotels)
b) Taj hotel
c) Centaur Hotel
d) The Leela Palace

Ans: P.R.S. Oberoi (East India Hotels)

Q.17   Who is the President of Janata Party

a) Dr Subramanian Swamy
b) Deve Gowda
c) Lalu Prasad Yadav
d) Lal Krishna Advani

Ans: Dr Subramanian Swamy

Q.18   Kavaratti is the capital of?

a) Uttaranchal
b) Sikkim
c) Lakshadweep
d) Manipuri

Ans: Lakshadweep

Q.19   Who won the Lata Mangeshkar award for 2009-10? (given by Madhya Pradesh Government)

a) Anuradha Paudwal
b) Udit Narayan
c) Kumar Sanu
d) Sadhana Sargam

Ans: Anuradha Paudwal

Q.20   Aranmula Kannadi is a GI protected tag of Kerala. It is a ________?

a) Sweet
b) Handicraft
c) Plantation Product
d) Soft Drink

Ans: Handicraft

Q.21   The Poorna Swaraj Resolution adopted at the Lahore Session of the Indian National Congress was moved by—

a) B. G. Tilak
b) J. L. Nehru
c) M. K. Gandhi
d) Sardar Patel

Ans: J. L. Nehru

Q.22   Which Sultan of Delhi brought Ashoka’s Pillar to Delhi ?

a) Firozshah Tughlaq
b) Jalaluddin Khilji
c) Mohammad-bin-Tughlaq
d) Qutub-ud-din Aibak
Ans: Firozshah Tughlaq

Q.23   The first society founded by Raja Ram Mohan Roy was—

a) Brahma Samaj
b) Atmiya Sabha
c) Brahma Sabha
d) Tatvabodhini Sabha

Ans: Atmiya Sabha

Q.24   The Sarnath Buddha image of Bhumisparshmudra belongs to—

a) Mauryan period
b) Sunga period
c) Kushana period
d) Gupta period
Ans: Kushana period

Q.25   Who among the following medieval scholars/writers belonged to the Jain religion ?

a) Maladhar Vasu
b) Hemchandra Suri
c) Parthasarthi
d) Saayan

Ans: Hemchandra Suri

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