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Test Your General Knowledge

Test Your General Knowledge
1. Who discovered ribosomes in animal cells–
(A) Watson (B) Robert Hooke
(C) Tatum (D) Palade
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2. Consider the following statements–
1. In algae, the reproductive organs are single-celled.
2. Fern plants lack true vascular system.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(A) Only 1 (B) Only 2
(C) Both 1 and 2 (D) Neither 1 nor 2
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3. The hindbrain is made up of–
(A) cerebellum and medulla oblongata (B) diencephalon
(C) cerebral cortex (D) all the above
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4. The organ labelled ‘1’ in the given diagram is–
(A) adrenal (B) thyroid
(C) pancreas (D) pituitary
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5. What term is used to describe the position of a planet in its orbit?
(A) Cosmology (B) Anomaly
(C) Astronautics (D) Selenology
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6. Which one of the following statements does not prove the spherical shape of Earth?
(A) If the horizon of Earth is viewed from a greater altitude, its circumference increases
(B) The sunrise is not visible from all places on the Earth’s surface at the same time
(C) The solar eclipses show the shadow of Earth as circular
(D) The altitude of stars seen from different places on Earth’s surface varies
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7. Consider the following statements–
1. The equatorial forests are ever-green.
2. The Mediterranean region has deciduous forests of broadleaved trees.
3. Taiga forests are found in Kashmir.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
(A) 1 and 2 (B) 2 and 3
(C) 1 and 3 (D) 1, 2 and 3
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8. Which of the following ocean currents is popularly known as ‘‘Warm Blanket’’ of Europe?
(A) Benguela current (B) Canaries current
(C) Gulf stream (D) West wind drift
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9. The Indus valley civilization specialised in–
(A) Town planning (B) Architecture
(C) Craftsmanship (D) All of these
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10. At which place did Gautam Buddha deliver his first lecture–
(A) Sarnath (B) Lumbini
(C) Bodh Gaya (D) Vaishali
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11. Who was the founder of Khilji dynasty?
(A) Jalaluddin Khilji (B) Alauddin Khilji
(C) Qutub-ud-din Aibak (D) Razia
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12. The famous poet Amir Khusrau, surnamed the ‘Parrot of India’ was the contemporary of all of the following except–
(A) Giyas-ud-din-Balban (B) Ghiyas-ud-din Tughluq
(C) Ala-ud-din Khilji (D) Iltutmish
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13. The first place among poets of Emperor Akbar’s reign, both Hindi and Persian, belongs to–
(A) Abdur Rahim Khan Khanan (B) Ras Khan
(C) Sur Das (D) Tulsi Das
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14. The first British Governor-General of India responsible for introducing the highways was–
(A) Lord Cornwallis (B) Lord Dalhousie
(C) Lord Canning (D) Lord Warren Hastings
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15. Which of the following dynasties did not rule Vijayanagar?
(A) Saluva (B) Tuluva
(C) Hoysala (D) Aravidu
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16. During the colonial rule in India, the Permanent Settlement was introduced by–
(A) Lord Bentink (B) Lord Cornwallis
(C) Lord Curzon (D) Lord Wellesley
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17. The place of starting of 1857 revolution was–
(A) Delhi (B) Kanpur
(C) Jhansi (D) Meerut
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18. Which of the following Fundamental Rights is also available to a foreigner on the soil of India?
(A) Equality of opportunity in the matter of public employment
(B) Freedom of movement, residence and profession
(C) Protection from discrimination on grounds only of religion, race, caste or sex
(D) Protection of life and personal liberty against action without authority of law
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19. The original Constitution of India contained–
(A) 395 Articles and 12 Schedules (B) over 400 Articles and 10 Schedules
(C) 459 Articles and 9 Schedules (D) 391 Articles and 10 Schedules
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20. In an election, electioneering has to cease in a constituency–
(A) 2 days before the poll (B) 48 hours before the commencement of polling
(C) 48 hours before the closing hour of polling (D) 24 hours before the poll
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21. Which of the following statements in regard to the working of the International Court of Justice is not correct?
(A) All questions before it are decided by a majority of the judges present
(B) The Court is permanently in session at The Hague, but may hold its meetings elsewhere, if necessary
(C) Its opinion, where sought by the UN must be accepted by a simple majority vote
(D) Case may be referred to the Court by member-nations involved in a dispute, in which case the Court’s decision is binding upon them
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22. The books ‘Snow’ and ‘My name is Red’ have been written by–
(A) Harold Pinter (B) J.M. Coetzee
(C) V. S. Naipaul (D) Orhan Pamuk
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23. The word ‘Dalit’ is related to–
(A) Muslims (B) Scheduled Castes
(C) Christians (D) Sikhs
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24. While considering the Gross National Product (GNP), which of the following is not required?
(A) Governmental purchases of goods (B) Per capita income of individuals
(C) Private investment (D) Net foreign investment
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25. The main and final aim of Land Reform is–
(A) abolition of intermediaries (B) fixing ceiling on land holdings
(C) fixation of fair rent (D) making tillers as the owners of the soil
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