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General Knowledge MCQs - 1

Trade winds of the northern hemisphere blow from the north-east to south-west due to:
(a) Coriolis force✓
(b) Gravitational force
(c) Centripetal force
(d) None of these

Which country is known as Thunderbolt of Asia?
(a) Bhutan ✓
(b) Mongolia
(c) China
(d) None of the above

One of the country through which equator passes is?
(a) Malaysia✓
(b) China
(c) Malta
(d) Pakistan

The depletion of ozone layer has been caused mainly by.
(a) the deforestation of large area of land
(b) the release of chlorofluoro carbons into the atmosphere✓
(c) changes in asteroid activity in the solar system
(d) the release of Industrial waste

Which layer of atmosphere provides ideal conditions for flying aeroplanes?
(a) Troposphere✓
(b) Stratosphere
(c) Ionosphere
(d) Exosphere

Through which one of the following countries the equator does not pass?
(a) Tanzania✓
(b) Kenya
(c) Zaire
(d) Uganda

A line on a map joining places of equal monthly or yearly rainfall is called.
(a) Isobar
(b) Isohyet✓
(c) Isotherm
(d) Isoneph

The Earth revolves around the Sun in an elliptical orbit. Its speed.
(a) Is greatest when it is farthest from the Sun
(b) Is greatest when it is closest to the Sun✓
(c) Remains the same at all points on the orbit
(d) Goes on decreasing continuously

The origin of earth dates back to approximately.
(a) 3.6 billion years
(b) 4.6 billion years✓
(c) 5.6 billion years
(d) 6.6 billion years

The term ‘Ecliptic’ is used for the—.
(a) Sun when eclipsed
(b) Moon when eclipsed
(c) Sun s path in the sky during a year✓
(d) Path of Earth around the Sun
One-hour difference in local time between two places is equivalent to a difference of
(a) 10° longitude
(b) 15° longitude
(c) 15° latitude
(d) 20° latitude

The local time at a place is 6 a.m. when the GMT. is 3 a.m. the longitude of that place is
(a) 45 degrees east
(b) 45 degrees west
(c) 120 degrees east
(d) 120 degrees west

Upto about 50 km from the surface of earth the atmosphere consists of approximately
(a) 78% oxygen and 21% nitrogen
(b) 21% oxygen and 78% nitrogen
(c) 88% oxygen and 32% nitrogen ✓
(d) 33% oxygen and 66% oxygen

Name the instrument used for measuring humidity
(a) Barometer
(b) Thermometer
(c) Hygrometer
(d) Hydrometer

Most of the weather phenomena take place in which of the following layers of the atmosphere?
(a) Stratosphere
(b) Mesosphere
(c) ionosphere
(d) Troposphere

That the earth is rotating on its axis is established by the fact that ———.
(a) The moon and stars move in the sky
(b) The earth experiences day and night

(c) The planetary winds are blowing
(d) The time in different parts of the earth is not the same

Funnel shaped clouds with violent whirl winds are named as.
(a) Tsunami
(b) Cirrus
(c) Tornado
(d) Stratus

The tropical cyclones often follow the direction of movement from.
(a) South to north
(b) East to west
(c) West to east ✓
(d) North to south

An upper wind system with very high velocities in the stratosphere is called (a) A cyclone
(b) An anticyclone
(c) Monsoon
(d) Jet stream ✓

The Great Pyramid of Giza, the oldest of the ancient 7 wonders of the world, is located in
(A) Egypt✔️
(B) Portugal
(C) Switzerland
(D) Turkey

Lake Lucerne that has complicated shape with several sharp bends and four arms is located in
(A) Egypt
(B) Portugal
(C) Switzerland
(D) Turkey

Which city is also called The City of 1,000 Minarets?
(A) Istanbul
(B) Cairo
(C) Makkah
(D) Islamabad

The South Pole of the Earth is located in
(A) Norway
(B) Antarctica
(C) Arctic Ocean
(D) Pacific Ocean

The North Pole of the Earth is located in
(A) Norway
(B) Antarctica
(C) Arctic Ocean
(D) Pacific Ocean

Which statement is true about South and North Poles of the Earth?
(A) South Pole is warmer than the North Pole
(B) North Pole is warmer than the South Pole
(C) Both poles have equal temperature
(D) Both poles lie in the Ocean

The Sinai Peninsula is located in
(A) Egypt
(B) Portugal
(C) Switzerland
(D) Turkey

Augusta Raurica, a Roman archaeological site, was a/an
(A) theater
(B) open-air theater
(C) museum
(D) open-air museum

Augusta Raurica is located in
(A) Egypt
(B) Portugal
(C) Switzerland
(D) Turkey

The Pena Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located in
(A) Egypt
(B) Portugal
(C) Switzerland
(D) Turkey
21. The bridge in Istanbul, Turkey that connects Asia and Europe is called
(A) Golden Gate Bridge
(B) Akashi Kaikyo Bridge
(C) Bosphorus Bridge ✓
(D) Royal Gorge Bridge

22. Alexandria is a city in
(A) Turkey
(B) Egypt ✓
(C) Jordan
(D) Greece
Alexandria is situated on the Mediterranean coast of Egypt, 179km (111 miles) north of Cairo. It is Egypt's second largest city, behind Cairo, but is sadly overlooked by tourists in some ways.

23. About __________% of Antarctica is covered by ice.
(A) 97
(B) 98 ✓
(C) 99
(D) 100

24. Ross Island in the Ross Sea is located near
(A) Greenland
(B) Norway
(C) Continent of Antarctica ✓
(D) continent of Australia

25. The first European to reach India by sea was
(A) Christopher Columbus
(B) Marco Polo
(C) John Cabot
(D) Vasco da Gama ✓

26. Vasco da Gama was a/an __________ explorer.
(A) British
(B) French
(C) German
(D) Portuguese ✓

27. The World Wide Web was invented by
(A) Tim Berners-Lee ✓
(B) Bob Kahn
(C) Steve Jobs
(D) Bill Gates

28. The birthplace of the World Wide Web was
(A) NASA
(B) Pentagon
(C) CERN ✓
(D) Microsoft

29. The headquarter of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, called CERN, is located in
(A) Belgium
(B) Switzerland ✓
(C) Germany
(D) England

30. The book “Emile” or “On Education” was written by
(A) Rousseau ✓
(B) Socrates
(C) Plato
(D) Aristotle
The amount of water vapour (grams) in a given volume of air (cubic metre) is known as
(a) Specific humidity
(b) Relative humidity
(c) Vapour pressure
(d) Absolute humidity✓


Nobel Prize for Economics was instituted in the year
(a) 1901
(b) 1936
(c) 1957
(d) 1968 ✓


The book "Mein Kampf" is written by
(a) Alexander the Great
(b) Sir Winston Churchill
(c) Benito Mussolini
(d) Adolf Hitler ✓


The first Asian Games were held at
(a) Manila
(b) Tokyo
(c) Jakarta
(d) New Delhi ✓


Mughal Painting reached its climax during the reign of
(a) Akbar
(b) Humayun
(c) Jahangir ✓

(d) Shajahan

National Institute of Nutrition is located at
(a) Chennai
(b) Bangalore
(c) New Delhi
(d) Hyderabad ✓


Which of the following is not a form of Carnatic music?
(a) Kriti
(b) Thillana
(c) Slokem
(d) Tappa ✓


Who among the following is not associated with sitar?
(a) Amir Khusrau
(b) Ravi Shankar
(c) Ustad Alaudin Khan ✓

(d) Amjad Ali Khan

Group of 7 (G-7) was formed in
(a) 1980
(b) 1975
(c) 1988
(d) 1985 ✓


Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is made up of
(a) 10 members
(b) 15 members and 1 associate member
(c) 11 members and 1 associate member ✓

(d) 8 Members


Year 2008 is declared by UNO as
(a) International Year of Nutrition
(b) International Year of Peace
(c) International Year of Sanitation ✓

(d) None of these

Buddhism was founded in
(a) 6th Century BC ✓

(b) 5th Century BC
(c) 3rd Century BC
(d) 4th Century BC

"Analects" is the sacred book of
(a) Shintoism
(b) Taoism
(c) Confucianism ✓

(d) Judaism

Peking is the sacred place of
(a) Confucianism ✓

(b) Judaism
(c) Taoism
(d) Shintoism

Islam was founded in
(a) 7th Century AD ✓

(b) 5th Century AD
(c) 5th Century BC
(d) 3rd Century BC

Shintoism is present in
(a) China
(b) Japan ✓

(c) Singapore
(d) Australia

Synagogue is the place of worship of
(a) Judaism ✓

(b) Shintoism
(c) Zoroastrianism
(d) Taoism

What is the age of the Sun?
(a) 10 billion years ✓

(b) 15 billion years
(c) 7 billion years
(d) 5 billion years

The smallest continent of the earth is
(a) Europe
(b) Australia ✓

(c) Antarctica
(d) South America

India won its first tri series against Australia in :
(a) Sydney
(b) Perth
(c) Brisbane ✓

(d) Melbourne

Olympic torch relay began in :
(a) 1952 ✓
(b) 1954
(c) 1956
(d) 1951

The term ‘Butterfly Stroke’ is referred to which game ?
(a) Tennis
(b) Table Tennis
(c) Swimming ✓

(d) Football

The first Kanshi Ram Khel Ratna Award was given to :
(a) Praveen Kumar ✓
(b) Sachin Tendulkar
(c) M S Dhoni
(d) Yuvraj Singh

In the 15th Asian Games India bagged the largest number of medals in :
(a) Shooting ✓
(b) Boxing
(c) Swimming
(d) Athletics

The 2010 men’s Hockey World Cup will be held in :
(a) India ✓
(b) Pakistan
(c) Australia
(d) Germany

2012 Olympic Games will be held in :
(a) London ✓
(b) Sydney
(c) Beijing
(d) Athens

Radha Mohan Cup is associated with :
(a) Cricket
(b) Polo ✓
(c) Hockey
(d) Football

The captain of India Hockey team who won Asia Cup 2007 was :
(a) Prabodh Tirkey ✓
(b) Dalip Tirkey
(c) Gagandeep Singh
(d) Danraj pillay

When was Nepal declared a Secular Nation?
(a) 2005
(b) 2007
(c) 2004
(d) 2006 ✓

Joint SAARC University of eight SAARC nations will be established in:
(a) New Delhi ✓
(b) Mumbai
(c) Kolkata
(d) Ahmadabad

The World Telecommunication Day is observed on :
(a) May 19
(b) May 17 ✓
(c) May 15
(d) May 13

Ranbaxy Company is being asquired by a company of :
(a) India
(b) Germany
(c) France
(d) Japan ✓


Blindness is caused by the deficiency of :
(a) Vitamin C
(b) Vitamin A ✓

(c) Vitamin D
(d) Vitamin B

Which country’s government report is known as yellow book ?
(a) Germany
(b) France ✓

(c) Italy
(d) Russia


Islam was founded in
(a) 7th Century AD ✓

(b) 5th Century AD
(c) 5th Century BC
(d) 3rd Century BC


Shintoism is present in
(a) China
(b) Japan ✓

(c) Singapore
(d) Australia


Synagogue is the place of worship of
(a) Judaism ✓

(b) Shintoism
(c) Zoroastrianism
(d) Taoism


What is the age of the Sun?
(a) 10 billion years ✓

(b) 15 billion years
(c) 7 billion years
(d) 5 billion years


The smallest continent of the earth is
(a) Europe
(b) Australia ✓

(c) Antarctica
(d) South America

Nobel Prize for Economics was instituted in the year
(a) 1901
(b) 1936
(c) 1957
(d) 1968 ✓


The book "Mein Kampf" is written by
(a) Alexander the Great
(b) Sir Winston Churchill
(c) Benito Mussolini
(d) Adolf Hitler ✓


The first Asian Games were held at
(a) Manila
(b) Tokyo
(c) Jakarta
(d) New Delhi ✓


Mughal Painting reached its climax during the reign of
(a) Akbar
(b) Humayun
(c) Jahangir ✓

(d) Shajahan

National Institute of Nutrition is located at
(a) Chennai
(b) Bangalore
(c) New Delhi
(d) Hyderabad ✓


Which of the following is not a form of Carnatic music?
(a) Kriti
(b) Thillana
(c) Slokem
(d) Tappa ✓


Who among the following is not associated with sitar?
(a) Amir Khusrau
(b) Ravi Shankar
(c) Ustad Alaudin Khan ✓

(d) Amjad Ali Khan

Group of 7 (G-7) was formed in
(a) 1980
(b) 1975
(c) 1988
(d) 1985 ✓


Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is made up of
(a) 10 members
(b) 15 members and 1 associate member
(c) 11 members and 1 associate member ✓

(d) 8 members

Year 2008 is declared by UNO as
(a) International Year of Nutrition
(b) International Year of Peace
(c) International Year of Sanitation ✓

(d) None
The deepest point in the world is
(A) Dead Sea
(B) South Pole
(C) Mariana Trench ✓

(D) Sinai Peninsula

The Mariana Trench is in the __________ Ocean.
(A) Atlantic
(B) Arctic
(C) Antarctic
(D) Pacific ✓


The depth of the Mariana Trench is __________ meters.
(A) 10,011
(B) 10,411
(C) 10,611
(D) 10,911 ✓


Panama (a country) connects the two continents
(A) Asia and Europe
(B) Asia and Africa
(C) South America and North America ✓

(D) Asia and Australia

Turkey connects the two continents
(A) Asia and Europe ✓

(B) Asia and Africa
(C) South America and North America
(D) Asia and Australia

Egypt connects the two continents
(A) Asia and Europe
(B) Asia and Africa ✓

(C) South America and North America
(D) Asia and Australia

The Panama Canal in Panama is a man-made 77 km waterway that connects
(A) Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean ✓
(B) Atlantic Ocean and Arctic
(C) Arctic Ocean and Antarctic Ocean
(D) Pacific Ocean and Arctic Ocean

The Engadin Valley is located in
(A) Switzerland ✓
(B) Portugal
(C) Turkey
(D) Egypt

The Pico Island is located in
(A) Switzerland
(B) Portugal ✓
(C) Turkey
(D) Egypt

Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul is popularly known as the
(A) Green Mosque
(B) Blue Mosque ✓

(C) Red Mosque
(D) Yellow Mosque

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