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General Knowledge Questions Answers for Competitive Exams 2014

1. The technique of the development of fruits without fertilization is known as–
(A) parthenogenesis (B) parthenocarpy
(C) autogamy (D) sporogamy
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2. Which of the following is not present in prokaryotes?
(A) Ribosomes (B) Nuclear membrane
(C) Cell wall (D) Plasma membrane
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3. Which one of the following is in the Concurrent List in the Constitution of India?
(A) Population Control and Family Planning
(B) Public Health and Sanitation
(C) Capitation Taxes (D) Cardington
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4. The Central Government can legislate on a subject in the State List, if–
(A) the Supreme Court grants necessary authority to the Parliament
(B) the President issues an ordinance to this effect on the plea of national interest
(C) the Rajya Sabha passes a resolution by two-thirds majority declaring that particular subject in the State List to be of national importance
(D) the Parliament passes a resolution declaring that it is essential to do so in national interest
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5. If the States fail to carry out the directives of the Central Government with regard to exercise of their administrative powers–
(A) the President can impose President's rule on the State and assume all the powers of the State Government
(B) the President can send Reserve Police to the State for the implementation of these directives
(C) the President can despatch army for their implementation
(D) the President can direct the Governor to dismiss the State Council of Ministers
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6. One of the reasons for India's occupational structure remaining more or less the same over the years because–
(A) people are largely unaware of the significance of transition from agriculture to industry for economic development
(B) investment pattern has been directed towards capital intensive industries
(C) productivity in agriculture has been high enough to induce people to stay with agriculture
(D) ceiling on land holdings have enabled more people to own land and hence their preference to stay with agriculture
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7. Which of the following is the most appropriate because of export surplus?
(A) Country's export promotion value (B) Developments in national and international markets
(C) Country's stringent import policy (D) None of the above
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8. Which one of the following countries occupy the first place in the "Global Competitive Report" of World Economic Forum?
(A) USA (B) Singapore
(C) Hong Kong (D) France
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9. The high density of population in Nile Valley and Islands of Java is primarily due to–
(A) intensive agriculture (B) industrialization
(C) urbanization (D) topographic constraints
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10. The main targets of Mahmud Ghazni's attacks were large towns and temples because–
(A) victory over them would have given him greater renown
(B) destruction of large towns and temples shattered the morale of Indian people
(C) they were repositories of immense wealth
(D) All of the above
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11. Who came to India at the instance of Sultan Mahmud?
(A) Alberuni (B) Sulaiman
(C) Al-Masudi (D) Ibn Hauql
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12. Which one of the following political theories advocates the withering away of the state and ushering in a new society in which there will be no state and no classes?
(A) Liberalism (B) Democratic Socialism
(C) Marxism (D) Fabian Socialism
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13. According to Alberuni, the successors of the Kushans, who ruled over North India in the tenth-eleventh centuries were–
(A) Gahadavals
(B) Karamatiyas of Multan
(C) Hindu Shahiyas
(D) Kalchuris
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14. Muhammad Ghori invaded India on account of his–
(A) vaulting ambition for expansion of his empire
(B) love of conquest and power
(C) desire to propogate Islam
(D) Both 'a' and 'b'
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15. Transchart is the–
(A) chartering wing of the Minister of Surface Transport
(B) container service established by Indian Railways
(C) training institute of maritime studies and research
(D) passenger insurance scheme of Indian Railways
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16. Artificial induction of roots on stem before is separated from the parent plant for propagation is called–
(A) root-stem joint (B) grafting
(C) cutting (D) layering
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17. Biofertilizers give better yield when added along with–
(A) nitrogen (B) urea
(C) magnesium (D) phosphate
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18. Who had discovered the "Bordeaux mixture"?
(A) Flemming (B) Haeckel
(C) Bordeaux (D) Millardet
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19. In which part of the Indian Constitution, has the provision for panchayats been made?
(A) IX (B) IV
(C) III (D) IX A
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20. As per 'Article 243 (H) of Seventy third Constitutional Amendment Act the Legislature of a State, may by law, provide for making grants-in-aid to the Panchayats from–
(A) Contingency Fund of the President
(B) Contingency Fund of the Governor
(C) Consolidated Fund of the State
(D) Consolidated Fund of India
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21. Which one of the following is not correct for the Local Government?
(A) A constitutional obligation for the Village Panchayats to function as units of self government
(B) The constitution place the subject of local self government as a responsibility of the state
(C) A constitutional obligation for the states to constitute Finance Commission to ensure financial viability of municipalities
(D) A constitutional obligation for the municipalities to carry out schemes related to public distribution system
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22. The term Green Revolution was coined by–
(A) Dr Norman Borlaug (B) Dr MS Swaminathan
(C) Dr Manmohan Singh (D) Dr William Gande
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23. The _____ was the largest integrated dairy development programme of the world, started by National Dairy Development Board in 1970–
(A) Operation Flood (B) Operation Animal Husbandry
(C) Operation White Revolution (D) Operation White Star
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24. Who amongst the following was the first to State that the Earth was spherical?
(A) Aristotle (B) Copernicus
(C) Ptolemy (D) Strabo
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25. If the starts are seen to rise perpendicular to the horizon by an observer, he is located on the–
(A) Equator (B) Tropic of Cancer
(C) South Pole (D) North Pole
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