Basic General Knowledge Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams

1. Founded of Boys Scout and Civil Guide was  
A.  Charles Andrews
B.  Robert Montgomery
C.  Richard Temple
D.  Baden Powell

2. The first PM of England was  
A.  Benjamin Dizrelli
B.  Oliver Cramwell
C.  Gladstone
D.  Ropert walpol

3. who among the following was the first woman minister of a state ?  
A.  Vijayalakshmi Pandit
B.  Sarojini Naidu
C.  RajKumari Amrit Kaur
D.  Indira Gandhi

4. The architect of North and South Blocks of Central Secretariat in Delhi was  
A.  Herbert Bakers
B.  Sir Edward Lutyens
C.  Ropert T Russel
D.  Antonin Reymond

5. The highest waterfall of the world is  
A.  Jog Falls
B.  Ribbon
C.  Angel
D.  Gavarine

6. The deepest lake in the world is  
A.  Wular Lake
B.  Victoria Nyanza
C.  Lake Superior
D.  Baikal Lake
7. Diamond mines in India are found in  
A.  Rajasthan
B.  Bihar
C.  Madhya Pradesh
D.  Rajasthan

8. Which of the following states is landlocked  
A.  Assam
B.  Orissa
C.  Andhra
D.  Kerala

9. Calcutta is situated on the banks of the river  
A.  Ganges
B.  Krishna
C.  Hoogly
D.  Brahmaputra

10. The book ‘Letters from a Father to Daughter’ was written by  
A.  Rajaji
B.  Mahatma Gandhi
C.  Jawaharlal Nehru
D.  Radhakrishnan
11. W. Harvey discovered  
A.  Laws of heredity
B.  Dynamite
C.  Circulation of blood
D.  Crystal dynamics

12. World’s first Woman Cosmonaut is  
A.  Junko Tabei
B.  Valentina Tereshkova
C.  Virginia wade
D.  Arati Gupta

13. The planet nearest to the sun is  
A.  Saturn
B.  Jupiter
C.  Venus
D.  Mercury

14. On the surface of the moon the weight of a man  
A.  Remain the same
B.  Increases
C.  Decreases
D.  May or may not increase

15. What is the main component of biogas and natural gas?  
A.  Ethane
B.  Methane
C.  Propane
D.  Butane

16. Which one of the following is printed on a commonly used fluorescent tube light? 
A.  220 K
B.  273 K
C.  65000 K
D.  9000 K
17. Aviation fuel for Jet aeroplanes consists of purified  
A.  Petrol
B.  Kerosene
C.  Gasoline
D.  Diesel

18. Which team did Sachin Tendulkar play for in the Ranji Trophy when he made his debut in first class cricket?  
A.  Karnataka
B.  Delhi
C.  Mumbai
D.  Kerala

19. The first bank established in india was  
A. punjab bank
B. traders bank
C. state bank of india
D. bank of Hindustan

20. What element’s three isotopes have different names?  
A. Helium
B. Oxygen
C. Carbon
D. Hydrogen
21. Which one among the following radiations carries maximum energy?  
A.  Ultraviolet rays
B.  Gamma rays
C.  X- rays
D.  Infra red rays

22. The Central Arid Zone Research Institute (CAZRI) is located at  
A.  Jaipur
B.  Jodhpur
C.  Jaisalmer
D.  Jallandhar

23. Pure water freezes at what temperature?  
A.  47 F
B.  32 F
C.  0 F
D.  19 F

24. Which vitamin is abundant in citrus fruits?  
A.  Vitamin A
B.  Vitamin B
C.  Vitamin C
D.  Vitamin D

25. The Gate way of India is
A. Chennai
B. Mumbai
C. Kolkata
D. New Delhi

26. The device used for measuring altitudes is
A. altimeter
B. ammeter
C. audiometer
D. galvanometer

27. Black soils are best suited for the cultivation of
A. Cotton
B. Rice
C. Cereals
D. Sugarcane

28. Mount Everest is located in
A. India
B. Nepal
C. Tibet
D. China

29. The hottest planet in the solar system
A. Earth
B. Venus
C. Mars
D. Jupiter

30. The first Muslim President of the Indian National Congress
A. Badruddin Tyabji
B. M.A.Jinnah
C. Rahimulla Sayani
D. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam

31. “One People, One State, One leader” was the policy of
A. Stalin
B. Hitler
C. Lenin
D. Mussolin

32. The river that flows through Delhi is
A. Ganges
B. Indus
C. Yamuna
D. Narmada

33. Name the plant important in sericulture
A. Pea
B. Legumes
C. Mulberry
D. Cassia

34. The Hindustan Shipyard is located at
A. Chennai
B. Mumbai
C. Vishakapatnam
D. Mangalore

35. Punjab is famous for
A. Nylon textile
B. Silk textile
C. Woolen textile
D. Cotton textile

36. The oldest literary work available in Tamil was
A. Silappadikaram
B. Tholkappiyam
C. Thirukkural
D. Manimegalai

37. Which city is famous for Cotton Industry in TamilNadu
A. Coimbatore
B. Trichy
C. Madurai
D. Chennai

38. The state that has the largest number of Cotton textile mills
A. Maharashtra
B. Andhra Pradesh
C. Madhya Pradesh
D. Gujarat

39. The largest fresh water lake in India is
A. Pulicat Lake
B. Veeranam Lake
C. Chilka Lake
D. Kolleru Lake

40. Name the Governor General who abolished sati in 1829
A. Lord Clive
B. Lord Curzon
C. Lord William Bentinck
D. Lord Dalhousie

41. The chemical name of Chloroform is
A. Sulphuric acid
B. Sodium Chloride
C. Sodium Carbonate
D. Trichloromethane

42. The largest river in India is
A. Yamuna
B. Kaveri
C. Ganga
D. Bramaputra

43. Country that was called as Land of Rising Sun
A. Russia
B. Japan
C. Korea
D. Holland

44. The world smallest country is
A. Canada
B. Russia
C. Maldives
D. Vatican City

45. The first Indian Satellite was
A. Columbia
B. Bhaskara
C. Aryabhatta
D. Rohinh

46. The brighest planet is
A. Mars
B. Mercury
C. Neptune
D. Venus

47. Satellite launching station is
A. Pune
B. Trombay
C. Sriharikota
D. Thumba

48. The planet nearest to the Sun is
A. Venus
B. Mercury
C. Jupiter
D. Saturn

49. The World Largest desert is
A. Thar
B. Kalahari
C. Sahara
D. Sonoran

50. Country that has the highest in Barley Production
A. China
B. India
C. Russia
D. France
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