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Free General Knowledge Quiz Questions with Answers 2014

1. Which of the following island is known as "Biological paradise"?
(A) Madagascar island (B) Sandwich island
(C) St Helena island (D) Galapagos island
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2. The basic structure theory of the Constitution of India implied that–
(A) certain features of the Constitution of India are so essential to it that they cannot be abrogated
(B) the Fundamental rights cannot be abridged or taken away
(C) the Constitution cannot be amended except according to the procedure prescribed in Article 368
(D) the Preamble cannot be amended for it is not a part of the Constitution and at the same time represents its real spirit
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3. The Mumbai High Court does not have a bench at which one of the following places?
(A) Nagpur (B) Panaji
(C) Pune (D) Aurangabad
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4. Who among the following appoints the Judges of a High Court?
(A) The President of India (B) The Chief Justice of India
(C) The Governor of the State concerned (D) The Union Minister of Law
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5. Which one of the following crops production has been exceeding target since 2004-05 in India, but its growers have been committing suicide in large numbers in many parts of the country every year?
(A) Pulse (B) Cotton
(C) Oilseeds (D) Wheat
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6. The Economic Survey 2010-2011 has suggested the creation of National Forest Land Bank to–
(A) settle disputes between agitating farmers and POSCO in Odisha
(B) resolve differences between nodal ministries like coal and power and the Ministry of Environment
(C) meet the UP farmers, demands for higher compensation
(D) provide relief to the farmers of Vidarbha in Maharashtra
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7. Which one of the following countries have largest number of living languages?
(A) Central African Republic (B) Vietnam
(C) Peru (D) Papua New Guinea
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8. Which religion has the largest population in the world?
(A) Christianity (B) Islam
(C) Hinduism (D) Buddhism
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9. What was the immediate reason for Ahmad Shah Abdali to invade India and fight the Third Battle of Panipat?
(A) He wanted to avenge the expulsion by Marathas of his Viceroy Timur Shah from Lahore
(B) The frustrated Governor of Jullundhar, Adina Beg Khan invited him to invade Punjab
(C) He wanted to punish Mughal administration for non-payment of the revenues of the Chahar Mahal (Gujarat, Aurangabad, Sialkot and Pasrur)
(D) He wanted to annex all the fertile plains of Punjab up to the borders of Delhi to his kingdom
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10. The only obligations and restrictions which Akbar imposed on the Rajput states, which accepted the friendship of the Mughals, was/were that–
(A) they would render military help to the Mughals, when needed
(B) they would not issue their own coins but circulate the Mughal coins
(C) Both 'a' and 'b'
(D) they would conduct their external relations through the Mughals
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11. As required by the WTO Agreement, the Indian Patent Act was amended in the year 1999. The Act first came into force in the year–
(A) 1965 (B) 1970
(C) 1975 (D) 1980
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12. Which of the following statements about the Mughal government is not correct?
(A) It was essentially military in nature (B) It was necessarily a centralized autocracy
(C) The emperor had to obey the Islamic traditions (D) The ministers had no claim to be consulted as a matter of right
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13. In the later half of the eighteenth century, the East India Company encouraged the manufacture of raw silk in Bengal, but discouraged manufacture of silk fabrics because–
(A) Indian silk fabrics had lost the market in Europe (B) it wanted to compete with China
(C) export of raw silk was more profitable (D) raw silk was needed for the home industries
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14. Which of the following soils is the most common in the Northern plains?
(A) Laterite (B) Regur
(C) Alluvial (D) Red soil
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15. The acidic character of DNA and RNA are due to–
(A) purine bases (B) pyrimidine bases
(C) sugar fragments (D) phospheric group
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16. Which one among the following is activated in stress conditions?
(A) Parasympathetic nervous system (B) Sympathetic nervous system
(C) Somatic nervous system (D) Autonomous nervous system
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17. Which of the following continent is known as the "Bird continent"?
(A) Africa (B) Asia
(C) South America (D) None of these
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18. With reference to Lok Adalats, which of the following statements is correct?
(A) Lok Adalats have the jurisdiction to settle the matters at pre-litigative stage and not those matters pending before any court
(B) Lok Adalats can deal with matters which are civil and not criminal in nature
(C) Every Lok Adalat consists of either serving or retired judicial officers only and not any other person
(D) None of the above
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19. How many High Courts in India have 'jurisdiction over more than one state (Union Territories not included)?
(A) Two (B) Three
(C) Four (D) Five
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20. Who was the Chief Justice of India when Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was introduced to the Indian Judicial System?
(A) M Hidayatullah (B) AM Ahmadi
(C) AS Anand (D) PN Bhagwati
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21. Crops which are produced for trade purpose and not for self consumption by the farmers are called–
(A) cash crops (B) rabi crops
(C) kharif crops (D) zayad crops
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22. Who decides the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for agricultural crops in India?
(A) Ministry of Agriculture (B) NABARD
(C) Agriculture Cost and Price Commission (ACPC) (D) Ministry of Commerce
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23. Which one of the following languages is spoken highest in the world?
(A) Arabic (B) Hindi
(C) Spanish (D) Portuguese
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24. The original home of the gypsies was–
(A) Egypt (B) Russia
(C) India (D) Persia
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25. The Bengal famine of 1770 has been called "the English manufactured famine" because–
(A) the peasantry deserted the villages due to the high rate of revenue
(B) the peasants were forced to cultivate indigo and opium instead of rice
(C) the peasants had no money to buy foodgrains
(D) The English merchants and servants of the company bought all the rice and refused to sell it, except at fabulous prices
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