Basic General Knowledge – Series 3

1)The sex of a new born baby is determined by the chromosome inherited from

a) The mother

b) The father

c) Mother’s mother

d) Father’s father

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Option – b)

2) The radiant energy of the  Sun results from

a) Nuclear fusion

b) Nuclear fission

c) Cosmic radiation

d) Combustion

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Option – a)

3) Parliament of which of the following days the World Human Rights Day is celebrated ?

a) December 3

b) December 10

c) December 17

d) December 25

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Option – b)

4) A noise level of 100 decibel would correspond to

a) Just audible sound

b) Ordinary conversation

c) Sound from a noisy street

d) Noise from a machine shop

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Option – d)

5) Fundamental Rights in India are guaranteed by it through

a) The right of equality

b) Right against Exploitation

c) Right to Constitutional Remedies

d) Educational and Cultural Rights

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Option – c)

6) National Insurance Company Ltd. is a subsidiary of

a) Kotak Mahindra

b) LIC of India

c) Telco

d) General Insurance Corporation of India

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Option – d)

7) The largest irrigation canal in India is called the

a) Yamuna canal

b) Sirhind canal

c) Indira Gandhi canal

d) Upper Bari Doab canal

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Option – c)

8) Tendons and ligaments are kind of

a) Muscular tissue

b) Connective tissue

c) Epidermal tissue

d) Nervous tissue

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Option – b)

9) Which of the following is used as a lubricant in heavy machines ?

a) Bauxite

b) Sulphur

c) Phosphorus

d) Graphite

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Option – d)

10) The plastic material commonly used for making gear wheels is

a) Polyesters

b) Nylons

c) Bakelit

d) Polystyrene

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Option – d)

11) Which of the following rights was described by BR Ambedkar as the heart and soul of the Constitution ?

a) Right to equality

b) Right to property

c) Right to constitutional remedies

d) Right to education

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Option – c)

12) A country’s natural capital includes all of the following except

a) Forest

b) Water

c) Roads

d) Minerals

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Option – c)

13) Yavanika or curtain was introduced in Indian theatre by which of the following ?

a) Shakas

b) Parthians

c) Greeks

d) Kushans

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Option – c)

14) ‘Curie’ is unit of

a) Radioactivity

b) Temperature

c) Heat

d) Energy

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Option – a)

15) Election Commission is a/an

a) Legal body

b) Constitutional body

c) Executive committee

d) Informal body

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Option – b)

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