Monday, 13 February 2012

25 Most Asked General Knowledge Questions in Competitive Exams

General Knowledge & Current Affairs Questions and Answers 
1.             Who among the following has been appointed the National
Security Adviser by the UPA Government ?
               (a)            Brajesh Mishra
               (b)            J. N. Daxit
               (c)            Soli J. Sorabjee
               (d)            T. K. A. Nair
               Answer         ( b )          
2.             Who among the following is the new Chief Minister of
               (a)            S. M. Krishna
               (b)            Uma Bharti
               (c)            Dharam Singh
               (d)            Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy
               Answer        ( c )        
3.             Who among the following has won the Miss Universe 2004
crown ?
               (a)            Jennifer Hawkins
               (b)            Shandi Finnessey
               (c)            Alba Reyes
               (d)            None of these
               Answer        ( a )          
4.             A solemn ceremony to mark the 60th Anniversary of D-Day
landings of the Allies troops during the Second World War,
was held in
               (a)            Pearl Harbour
               (b)            Normandy
               (c)            New York
               (d)            Lisbon
               Answer         ( b )          
5.             Which of the following cricketers holds the world record
of maximum number of sixes in Tests ?
               (a)            Chris Carins (New Zealand)
               (b)            Viv Richards (West Indies)
               (c)            Sachin Tendulkar (India)
               (d)            Wasim Akram (Pakistan)
               Answer         ( a )         
6.             Who among the following has been appointed the new Chief
               (a)            Justice Rajendra Babu
               (b)            Justice V. N. Khare
               (c)            Justice R. C. Lahoti
               (d)            None of these
               Answer         ( c )          
7.             Who among the following sports persons got the honour of
lighting the Olympic flame at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium
in New Delhi recently ?
               (a)            Anjali Bhagwat
               (b)            Abhinav Bindra
               (c)            Viswanathan Anand
               (d)            K. M. Beenamol
               Answer         ( a )        
8.             Who among the following has been appointed new chairman
               (a)            Ajit Singh
               (b)            K. C. Pant
               (c)            Dr. M. S. Swaminathan
               (d)            Sharad Pawar
               Answer         ( c )        
9.             Which of the following planets crossed the face of the
sun (in transit) after 122 years recently ?
               (a)            Mars
               (b)            Venus
               (c)            Jupiter
               (d)            Saturn
               Answer         ( b )        
10.           Which of the following countries was readmitted to the
Commonwealth recently ?
               (a)            Nepal
               (b)            Myanmar
               (c)            Pakistan
               (d)            None of these
               Answer         ( c )          
11.           The world governing body of which of the following
sports celebrated its 100 years in existence recently ?
               (a)            Football
               (b)            Hockey
               (c)            Badminton
               (d)            Cricket
               Answer         ( a )        
12.           Who among the following won the mens singles title of
the French Open 2004 ?
               (a)            Guillermo Coria
               (b)            Roger Federer
               (c)            Andy Roddick
               (d)            Gaston Gaudio
               Answer         ( d )          
13.           Who is India?s first Woman Grand Master in Chess ?
               (a)            Aarthie Ramaswamy
               (b)            Koneru Humpy
               (c)            S. Meenakshi
               (d)            S. Vijayalakshmi
               Answer         ( b )          
14.           The age of a tree can be determined by
               (a)            Measuring its height
               (b)            Measuring its diameter
               (c)            Analyzing its sap
               (d)            Counting the annual growth rings of its stem
               Answer         ( d )          
15.           Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched ?
                              Mountains                                    Continents
               (a)            The Rocky                              :  North America
               (b)            The Andes                              :  South America
               (c)            The Alps                                 :    Europe
               (d)            The Ural                                 :     Africa
               Answer         ( d )          
16.           Which of the following pairs is correctly matched ?
               (a)            Purna Swaraj  Resolution                      :              1929
               (b)            Martyrdom of Sardar Bhagat Singh           :              1931
               (c)            Formation of the Congress Socialist Party:              1939
               (d)            Simla Confeence                                    :              1940
               Answer         ( b )        
17.           The Lingaraja Temple built during the medieval period is at
               (a)            Bhubaneswar
               (b)            Khajuraho
               (c)            Madurai
               (d)            Mount Abu
               Answer         ( a )          
18.           Which one of the following is essentially a solo dance ?
               (a)            Kuchipudi
               (b)            Kathak
               (c)            Manipuri
               (d)            Mohiniattam
              Answer         ( d )          
19.           The deepest oceanic trench ?Mariana? is located in
               (a)            Atlantic Ocean
               (b)            Arctic Ocean
               (c)            Pacific Ocean
               (d)            Indian Ocean
               Answer         ( c )          
20.           Although fog consists of fine drops of water, we cannot
see clearly through it because
               (a)            The light rays undergo total internal reflection in the
               (b)            Fine drops of water in fog polarize the light
               (c)            The fine drops are opaque to the light
               (d)            The drops scatter most of the light
               Answer         ( d )          
21.           During the Mughal period, which one of the following
were the first to come to India as traders ?
               (a)            Portuguese
               (b)            Dutch
               (c)            Danish
               (d)            English
               Answer         ( a )         
22.           Who among the following Delhi Sultans is known for
introducing market control mechanism ?
               (a)            Iltutmish
               (b)            Balban
               (c)            Alauddin Khalji
               (d)            Firoze Tughlaq
               Answer         ( c )          
23.           Which one of the following mountain peaks of the
Himalayas is NOT in India ?
               (a)            Annapurna
               (b)            Nanda Devi
               (c)            Mt. Kamet
               (d)            Kanchenjunga
               Answer         ( a )          
24.           A rift valley is formed mainly due to
               (a)            The forces of tension in the earths crust
               (b)            The subsidence of the floor of a river valley
               (c)            The valley formed after the formation of fold mountains
               (d)            The deepening of a valley by ice action
               Answer         ( a )      
25.           Who is the author of the book, TheMan Who Divided India ?
               (a)            Arun Shourie
               (b)            Dominique Lapierre
               (c)            Rafiq Zakaria
               (d)            Salman Rushdie
               Answer         ( c )        

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