30 Basic General Knowledge Questions and Answers

General knowledge is an important topic that is often tested in competitive exams. Having a good understanding of basic general knowledge can help you score well in these exams. In this article, we have compiled a list of 30 basic general knowledge questions and answers for your exam preparation.

1. Which crop is sown on the largest area in India?  
A.  Rice
B.  Wheat
C.  Sugarcane
D.  Maize
2. The value of Gold is determined in  
A.  Rome
B.  Washington
C.  Teheran
D.  London
3. The state which has the largest number of sugar mills in India is  
A.  Bihar
B.  Haryana
C.  Punjab
D.  Uttar Pradesh

4. First University in India was founded at  
A.  Bombay
B.  Chennai
C.  Calcutta
D.  Delhi
5. Tajmahal is on the banks of  
A.  Ganges
B.  Jamuna
C.  Tapti
D.  Cauvery
6. The currency notes are printed in  
A.  New Delhi
B.  Nasik
C.  Nagpur
D.  Bomba

7. Which is the Land of the Rising Sun?  
A.  Japan
B.  Australia
C.  China
D.  Taiwan
8. The largest ocean in the world is  
A.  The Indian Ocean
B.  The Antarctic
C.  The Atlantic Ocean
D.  The Pacific Ocean

9. Kalahari Desert is in  
A.  India
B.  Chile
C.  South Africa
D.  Saudi Arabia

11. Second World war began in  
A.  1931
B.  1935
C.  1937
D.  1938

12. Kancheepuram was once the capital of  
A.  Pandiyas
B.  Cholas
C.  Cheras
D.  Pallavas

13. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court can hold office until the age of  
A.  58
B.  60
C.  65
D.  62

14. The largest gland in the human body is  
A.  Liver
B.  Adrenal
C.  Pituitary
D.  None of the above

15. The chemical name of common salt is                                                                                                                            
A.  Potassium Chloride
B.  Sodium Chloride
C.  Calcium Carbonate
D.  Sodium Carbonate

16. In the Parliamentary system of India, the Executive is subordinate to  
A.  The Press
B.  The Judiciary
C.  The Legislature
D.  None of these

17. The Election Commission can be removed by  
A. The President
B. The Parliament
C. Home Minister
D. Prime Minister

18. The system of dual citizenship exists in  
A.  India
B.  France
C.  United Kingdom

19. Who are the guardians of Fundamental rights?  
A.  Parliament
B.  The President
C.  The Prime Minister
D.  Supreme Court and High Court

20. The President of the constituent Assembly was  
A.  Dr. K.M. Munshi
B.  Dr. Rajendra Prasad
C.  Jawaharlal Nehru
D.  Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

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

22. Entomology is the science that studies
A.  Behavior of human beings
B.  Insects
C.  The origin and history of technical and scientific terms
D.  The formation of rocks

23.  Eritrea, which became the 182nd member of the UN in 1993, is in the continent of
A.  Asia
B. Africa
C. Europe
D. Australia

24. Garampani sanctuary is located at
A.  Junagarh, Gujarat
B. Diphu, Assam
C. Kohima, Nagaland
D. Gangtok, Sikkim

25. For which of the following disciplines is Nobel Prize awarded?
A. Physics and Chemistry
B. Physiology or Medicine
C. Literature, Peace and Economics
D. All of the above

26. Hitler party which came into power in 1933 is known as
A. Labour Party
B. Nazi Party
C. Ku-Klux-Klan
D. Democratic Party

27. FFC stands for
A. Foreign Finance Corporation
B. Film Finance Corporation
C. Federation of Football Council
D. None of the above

28. Fastest shorthand writer was
A. Dr. G. D. Bist
B. J.R.D. Tata
C. J.M. Tagore
D. Khudada Khan

29. Epsom (England) is the place associated with
A. Horse racing
B. Polo
C. Shooting
D. Snooker

30. First human heart transplant operation conducted by Dr. Christiaan Barnard on Louis Washkansky, was conducted in

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