Basic General Knowledge – Series 10

1) Which of the natural calamities is not a type of storm?

a) Cyclone

b) Earthquake

c) Hurricane

d) Tornado

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Option – b)

2) Which of the following person of brinjal known as the Bt brinjal has been developed. The objective of this is

a) To make it post resistant

b) To improve its taste and nutritive qualities

c) To make it drought resistant

d) To make its shelf-life longer

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Option – a)

3) Carboxylic acid group can be detected by

a) Sodium bisulphate test

b) Fehling’s solution test

c) Tollen’s reagent

d) NaHCO3 ­

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Option – d)

4) Mahatma Gandhi got his inspiration for Civil Disobedience from

a) Tuoreau

b) Ruskin

c) Confucius

d) Tolstoy

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Option – a)

5) Who among the following is the author ‘A Long Way’ ?

a) RK Narayan

b) APJ Abdul Kalam

c) PV Narashima Rao

d) Dalal Lama

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Option – c)

6) Raga Kameshwari was composed by

a) Ustad amjad Ali Khan

b) Uday Shankar

c) Pandit Ravi Shankar

d) None of the above

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Option – c)

7) Which of the following is a ‘hot spot’ for biological diversity on India ?

a) Western Ghats

b) Sundarbans

c) Chilika Lagoon

d) Eastern Ghats

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Option – a)

8) Which of the following is not a characteristic of Indian agriculture ?

a) Multiplicity of crops

b) Predominance of large farms

c) Overdependence on nature

d) Low level of productivity

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Option – b)

9) Ootacamund hills stations is in

a) Andhra Pradesh

b) Karnataka

c) Tamil Nadu

d) Kerala

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Option – c)

10) What did the Hunter Committee appointed by the Viceroy probe ?

a) Bardoli Satayagraha

b) Khilafat Agitation

c) Jallianwala Bagh tragedy

d) Chauri Chaura incident

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Option – c)

11) The President Government operates on the principle of

a) Division of Powers between Centre and States

b) Centralization of Powers

c) Balance of Powers

d) Separation of Powers

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Option – d)

12) A tax that takes away a higher proportion of one’s income as the income rises is termed as

a) Progressive tax

b) Proportional tax

c) Regressive tax

d) Indirect tax

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Option – a)

13) Which of the following is a cold ocean current ?

a) Humboldt current

b) Brazil current

c) Oyashio current

d) Canary current

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Option – a)

14) The term utility means

a) Usefulness of commodity

b) The satisfaction which a commodity yields

c) The service which a commodity is capable of remaining

d) None of the above

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Option – b)

15) which movement got the support both from Hindus and Muslims ?

a) Non cooperation movement

b) Quit India movement

c) Champaran Satyagraha

d) Anti-Partition movement

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Option – a)
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