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GENERAL KNOWLEDGE- Questions and Answers -3

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE- Questions and Answers -3

401. The pen name of Samuel Clemens:
(a) George Eliot (b) Saki
(c) Mark Twain (d) O.Henry
Answer: (c)

402. Chimpanzee is a native of:
(a) Asia (b) Australia
(c) South America (d) Africa
Answer: (d)

403. The first Open Heart Sugery was done by:
(a) Dr.Christian Bernard (b) P.Venugopal
(c) Walton Lillehel  (d) None of these
Answer: (c)

404. Who was called ‘Prince of Patriots’?
(a) Mahathma Gandhi  (b) Bhagat Singh
(c) Jawaharlal Nehru (d) None of these
Answer: (d)

405. The slowest mammal:
(a) Snail (b) Sloth
(c) Koyla (d) Beever
Answer: (b)

406. The number of bones in human face:
(a) 7  (b) 21  
(c) 14  (d) 33
Answer: (c)

407. The American President who was an actor by profession, before becoming
the President:
(a) Ronald Regan (b) Richard Nixon
(c) George W. bush (d) Bill Clinton
Answer: (a)

408. William Shakespeare was born in:
(a) 1554  (b) 1564 
(c) 1574 (d) 1584
Answer: (b)

409. The Roman Numeral ‘M’ represents:
(a) 1000 (b) 500 
(c) 100 (d) 400
Answer: (a)

410. Name the Prime Minister who appointed Ashok Mehta Committee in 1977
(a) Charan Singh (b) Morarji Desai
(c) Indira Gandhi (d) None of these
Answer: (b)

411. What is known as the ‘metal of future’?
(a) Platinum (b) Titanium
(c) Gold (d) Aluminium
Answer: (b)

412. Who is known as ‘the man of destiny’?
(a) Hitler (b) Bismark
(c) Mussolini (d) Napoleon
Answer: (d)

413. The most widely spoken foreign language in India:
(a) French (b) Arabic
(c) Portuguese (d) English
Answer: (d)

414. The number of players in a team is equal in the following games except:
(a) Football (b) Cricket
(c) Lacrosse (d) Hockey
Answer: (c)

415. Bull Fighting is the National Game of:
(a) U.S.A. (b) Pakistan
(c) Japan (d) Spain
Answer: (d)

416.On whose birth day Natioanal Integration Day is observed in India:
(a) Rajiv Gandhi (b) SubasgChandra Bose
(c) Indira Gandhi (d) Mahathma Gandhi
Answer: (c)

417. Josip Broz Tito was the first Prime Minister of:
(a) Kenya (b) Turkey
(c) Yugoslavia (d) Tanzania
Answer: (c)

418. The nearest star to the Earth:
(a) Alpha Centaury (b) Proxima Centaury
(c) Sirius (d) None of these
Answer: (d)

419. The unit of potential difference:
(a) Watt (b) Volt
(c) Ampere (d) Farad
Answer: (b)

420. Mount Isa, world’s largest city in area is in:
(a) China  (b) U.S.A.
(c) Japan (d) Australia
Answer: (d)

421. The position of Earth nearest to the Sun:
(a) Aphelion (b) Perihelion
(c) Apogee (d) Perigee
Answer: (b)

422. Uprising trends in share prices are called:
(a) Bullish trends (b) Ratio trends
(c) Stock holding (d) Bearish trends
Answer: (a)

423. Which of the following is the biggest state-run organisation in India?
(a) Department of Defence
(b) Posts and Telegraph Department
(c) Railways
(d) Central Public Works Department
Answer: (c)

424. With which of the following countries is the famous ‘October Revolution’ is associated?
(a) China (b) Cuba
(c) France (d) Russia
Answer: (d)

425. Which of the following states of the Indian Union does not have a bicameral legislature?
(a) Jammu and Kashmir  (b) Bihar
(c) Madhya Pradesh (d) Karnataka
Answer: (c)

426. The Persian traveller who visited India in 1443:
(a) Ma Huan (b) Abdur Razaq
(c) Sulaiman (d) Ibn Batut a
Answer: (b)

427. Bhagat Singh was a leader from:
(a)Uttar Pradesh (b) Maharashtra
(c) Punjab (d) Bihar
Answer: (c)

428. The Governor General who annexed Satara to British India, the first princely state to be annexed to British India under Doctrine of Lapse:
(a) Canning (b) Cornwallis
(c) William Bentick (d) Dalhousie
Answer: (d)

429. What was called ‘post dated cheque’ by Gandhiji?
(a) Cabinet Mission                       (b) Crip’ s Mission
(c) Govt of India Act, 1935           (d) Quit India movement
Answer: (b)

430. Who is called the ‘mother of Indian Revolution’?
(a) Sarojini Naidu (b) Annie Besant
(c) Madam Bhikaji Cama (d) Aruna Asaf Ali
Answer: (c)

431. In which year the Congress ministries in the provinces resigned to protest against the war policy of the British Government?
(a) 1937 (b) 1938
(c) 1939 (d) 1940
Answer: (c)

432. Which of the following p art of the Constitution was prepared by
Jawaharlal Nehru?
(a) Preamble                                (b) Fundamental Right s
(c) Fundamental Duties           (d) Directive Principles
Answer: (a)

433. Which one of the following communities is specially mentioned
in the Constitution?
(a) Scheduled Caste (b) Scheduled Tribe
(c) Anglo-Indian (d) All of these
Answer: (d)

434. The most populous princely state at the time of independence:
(a) Travancore (b) Junagarh
(c) Hyderabad (d) Rajputana
Answer: (c)

435.Which of the following of fices is held during the pleasure of the
President of India?
(a) Vice President                     (b) Chief Justice of India
(c) Governor of a State            (d) UPSC Chairman
Answer: (c)

436. Which colour absorbs heat the least:
(a) Black (b) White
(c) Red (d) Violet
Answer: (b)

437.In how many subjects Alfred Nobel instituted Nobel Prize?
(a) 6 (b) 5
(c) 4 (d) None of these
Answer: (b)

438. The first to get Gandhi Peace Prize:
(a) Mother Theresa (b) Nelson Mandela
(c) Julius Nyerere (d) Baba Amte
Answer: (c)

439.The first Secret ary General of United Nations:
(a)Trygve Lie   (b) Dag Hammarskjold
(c) U Thant       (d) Kurt Waldheim
Answer: (a)

440.The birth anniversary of Netaji Subash Bose is observed as:
(a) Children’ s Day (b) Army Day
(c) National Sport s Day (d) Patriotism Day
Answer: (d)

441. The tenure of UN Secretary General is ...... years:
(a) 4                     (b) 5
(c) 6                       (d) 7
Answer: (b)

442. The capital of Pallavas:
(a) Madurai (b) Kanchipuram
(c) Thanjavur (d) Muziris
Answer: (b)

443. Who authored ‘Indica’?
(a) Chanakya (b) Megasthanes
(c) Fahien (d) Huan Tsang
Answer: (b)

444. Pin code system was introduced in India in:
(a) 1970 (b) 1971
(c) 1972 (d) 1973
Answer: (c)

445. “ Duty unto Death” is the motto of:
(a) CRPF (b) BSF
(c) NSG (d) Assam Rifle
Answer: (b)

446. Who became the CM of Kerala for the most number of times:
(a) K.Karunakaran (b) EMS
(c) EK Nayanar (d) AK Antony
Answer: (a)

447. The king of T ravancore who encouraged Tapioca cultivation:
(a) Marthandavarma(b) Dharma Raja
(c) V isakham Tirunal (d) A yilyam Tirunal
Answer: (c)

448. In which district of Pazhassi dam?
(a) Kannur (b) Wayanad
(c) Kozhikode (d) Malappuram
Answer: (a)

449. The first Malayali to become the president of the Indian National Congress:
(a) G.P.Pillai (b) K.Kelappan
(c) K.P.Kesavamenon (d) C.Sankaran Nair
Answer: (d)

450. The National Park which is famous for Nilgiri Tahr:
(a) Silent Valley (b) Iravikulam
(c) Pampadumchola (d) Mathiketan Chola
Answer: (b)

451. The first woman to get Nobel Prize:
(a) Bertha Von Suttner (b) Marie Curie
(c) Selma Lagerlof (d) Pearl S Buck
Answer: (b)

452. The second to become Secretary General of United Nations:
(a) Dag Hammarskjold (b) Trygve Lie
(c) U Thant (d) Kurt Waldheim
Answer: (a)

453. National Sport s day is observed on August 29. It is the birth day of:
(a) Major Dhyan Chand (b)Lala Amarnath
(c) V ivekananda       (d) K.Jadhav
Answer: (a)

454. “I have nothing to of fer but blood , toil, tears and sweat” Who is related to this st atement?
(a) Subhas Chandra Bose   (b) Napoleon
 (c) Winston Churchill (d) Gandhiji
Answer: (c)

455. The founder of Kolkata:
(a) Fracis Martin (b) Francis Dey
(c) Job Charnok (d) Robert Clive
Answer: (c)

456. The author of ‘Manimekhalai’:
(a) Nagarjuna (b) Tholkappiar
(c) Satt anar (d) Atula
Answer: (c)

457.  Who discovered steam engine?
(a) James Watt (b) Daimler
(c) Chrystler (d) Benz
Answer: (a)

458. Who was called ‘African Gandhi’?
(a) Kenneth Kounda                 (b) Nelson Mandela
(c) Julius Nyerere                    (d) Patrice Lumumba
Answer: (a)

459. King of Metals:
(a) Iron (b) Silver
(c) Arsenic (d) Gold
Answer: (d)

460. Land of Marble:
(a)Italy (b) Canada
(c) Norway (d) Japan
Answer: (a)

461. The venue of the first Winter Olympics:
(a) Chamonix (b) St.Mortiz
(c) S t.Placid (d) Oslo
Answer: (a)

462. The first W orld War commenced in:
(a) 1912 (b) 1918
(c) 1917 (d) 1914
Answer: (d)

463. Lexicography is related to:
(a) Map making (b) Law making
(c) Dictionary (d) None of these
Answer: (c)

464. Water boils at ......Kelvin.
(a) 96 (b) 100
(c) 273 (d) 373
Answer: (d)

465.  Frequency of sound is measured in:
(a) Coloumb (b) Hertz
(c) Decibel (d) Dyne
Answer: (b)

466. The full form of ‘PDF”:
(a) Print able Document Formatting
(b) Port able Document Formatting
(c) Page Document Format
(d) Print able Document Form
Answer: (b)

467. Water has maximum density at .... degree celcius:
(a) 0                   (b) 4
(c) 25                   (d) 100
Answer: (b)

468. The main fuel that provided energy during the Industrial Revolution:
(a) Diesel (b) Petrol
(c) Coal (d) Peat
Answer: (c)

469. The alloy used to make pendulum of clocks:
(a) Invar (b) Alnico
(c) Electrum (d) Amalgum
Answer: (a)

470. The botanical name of Pipal tree (national tree of India)
(a) Ficus religiosum                    (b) Ficus bengalensis
(c) Cassia fistula                          (d) Azadirachta indica
Answer: (b)

471. Who is regarded as the father of ‘Green Revolution in the world’?
(a) Norman E Borlaug               (b) MS Swaminathan
(c) William Gaud                       (d) None of these
Answer: (a)

472. The slowest fish:
(a) Sail fish (b) Mackeral
(c) Seahorse (d) Tuna
Answer: (c)

473. Which organ helps the birds to sing?
(a) Tounge (b) Beak
(c) Syrinx (d) Nose
Answer: (c)

474. The smallest planet:
(a) Earth (b) Venus
(c) Mars (d) Mercury
Answer: (d)

475. The time t aken by  earth to complete one rotation:
(a) 23 hours 40 minutes 56 seconds
(b) 24 hours 56 minutes 4.091 seconds
(c) 23 hours 56 minutes 4.091 seconds
(d) 23 hours 46 minutes 40 seconds
Answer: (c)

476. In which continent is Atlas mountain?
(a) Asia (b) North America
(c) South America (d) Africa
Answer: (d)

477. In which st ate is Naina Devi Temple?
(a) Haryana
(b) Jammu Kashmir
(c) Gujarat
(d) Himachal Pradesh
Answer: (b)

478. The sugar bowl of the world:
(a) Portugal (b) India
(c) Jamaica (d) Cuba
Answer: (d)

479. Lenin passed away in:
(a) 1924 (b) 1928
(c) 1930 (d) 1948
Answer: (a)

480. The national calender of India is based on .....Era:
(a) Kollam Era (b) Gregorian
(c) Saka (d) Hijra
Answer: (c)

481. The smallest district in India:
(a) Yanam (b) Alappuzha
(c) Chennai (d) Mahe
Answer: (d)

482. The first st ate formed on linguistic basis in 1953:
(a) Andhra (b) Rajast an
(c) Karnat aka (d) Tamil Nadu
Answer: (a)

483. Gurgaon where the factory of Maruti Udyog Limited is situated is in the
state of:
(a) Haryana (b) Punjab
(c) Assam (d) West Bengal
Answer: (a)

484. The first Insurance company inIndia:
(a) Orient al Life Insurance Company
(b) Bombay Mutual Life Assurance Society
(c) National Insurance Company
(d) United Insurance Company
Answer: (a)

485. Tamasha is a dance form in:
(a) Maharashtra (b) Kerala
(c) Karnat aka (d) Orissa
Answer: (a)

486. Which city was known as Kusumpur, Pushpapura, Azimabad in different periods?
(a) Patna (b) Delhi
(c) Kolkat a (d) Bhopal
Answer: (a)

487. Arthasastra is a book on:
(a) Philosophy (b) Statecraft
(c) Astronomy (d) Geography
Answer: (b)

488. Who was known as ‘Madurai Konda Chola’?
(a) Vijyalaya (b) Rajendra
(c) Rajaraja (d) Parantaka
Answer: (d)

489. Name the Governor General who was called ‘Akbar of British India’?
(a) Wellesley (b) Curzon
(c) William Bentick (d) Dufferin
Answer: (a)

490. The incident which compelled Gandhiji to repeal non-cooperation movement?
(a) Wagon tragedy                        (b) Jallianwallabagh Massacre
(c) Chauri-Chaura incident         (d) Champaran satyagraha 
Answer: (c)

491. The Prime Minister of India when SAARC was formed in 1985 December:
(a) Rajeev Gandhi (b) Indira Gandhi
(c) V.P.Singh (d) None of these
Answer: (a)

492. The Act which introduced diarchy or dual government for the first time:
(a) Govt. of India Act, 1919
(b) Govt. of India Act, 1935
(c) Indian Council Act, 1909
(d) Indian Council Act, 1892
Answer: (a)

493. The tenure of member of Rajya Sabha is ...... years.
(a) 4                    (b) 5
(c) 6                    (d) Permanent
Answer: (c)

494. Which Article of the Constitution deals with Amendment procedure?
(a) 360                    (b) 370
(c) 368                      (d) 356
Answer: (c)

495. The name ‘Exide’ is related to:
(a) Tyres                        (b) Battery
(c) Mobile phone        (d) Computer
Answer: (b)

496. In which date the first ministry came into power?
(a) 5th April, 1957
(b) 16th March, 1957
(c) 28th February, 1957
(d) 31st July, 1959
Answer: (a)

497. Only leader to become Deputy Chief Minister of Kerala twice.
(a) R Sankar                                       (b) Awkkaderkutty Naha
(c) C H Muhammad Koya               (d) None of these
Answer: (c)

498. In which river the Dharmadom island is situated?
(a) Periyar                (b) Chaliyar
(c) Kabani                  (d) Anchrakkandy
Answer: (d)

499. Which district in Kerala has the largest number of National Parks:
(a) Wayanad (b) Palakkad
(c) Ernakulam (d) Idukky
Answer: (d)

500. The first minister in the history of Kerala to fail in  by-election:
(a) K.Muraleedharan (b) MV Raghavan
(c) R.Balakrishna Pillai (d) None of these
Answer: (a)

501. Which is not belonged to Vitamin B complex?
(a) Thiamine (b) Riboflavin
(c) Niacin (d) Retinol
Answer: (d)

502. The son of Bimbisara:
(a) Asoka (b) Ajat asatru
(c) Chandragupta Maurya  (d) Brihadratha
Answer: (b)

503. Akbar granted the site for the construction of Golden Temple in Amritsir to:
(a) Guru Nanak (b) Arjan Dev
(c) Ram Das (d) Teg Bahadur
Answer: (c)

504. The name of M.N.Govindnan Nair is related to:
(a) One Lakh Houses Scheme (b) Lottery
(c) Land Reforms         (d) Educational Reforms
Answer: (a)

505. How many districts in Kerala have no coastline?
(a) 5 (b) 6
(c) 7 (d) 3
Answer: (a)

506. Which is not an element?
(a) Diamond (b) Graphite
(c) Marble (d) Mercury
Answer: (c)

507. Dynamite was invented by:
(a) Michael Faraday (b) Edison
(c) Alfred Nobel (d) None of these
Answer: (c)

508. In the Indian tradition, there are four ends to man’s life. Which one of the following  is not one of them?
(a) Kama (b) Dharma
(c) Artha (d) Raksha
Answer: (d)

509. The rule of the English East India company came to an end in:
(a) 1757 (b) 1857
(c) 1858 (d) 1875
Answer: (c)

510. Which of the following has the oldest rocks in India?
(a) Himalayas (b) Shiwalic
(c) V indhyas (d) Aravallis
Answer: (d)

511. Who invaded India in 1398?
(a) Mahmaud Ghazni (b) Nadir Shah
(c) Muhammad Ghori (d) Timur
Answer: (d)

512. Who wrote ‘The Republic’:
(a) Aristotle (b) Plato
(c) Socretes (d) Machiavelly
Answer: (b)

513. Fourteen Indian banks were nationalised in:
(a) 1980 (b) 1949
(c) 1959 (d) 1969
Answer: (d)

514. How many years separate the first visit of Vasco da Gama to India and the end of Portuguese rule in India:
(a) 463 (b) 449
(c) 459 (d) 461
Answer: (a)

515. Which is niacin deficiency disease?
(a) Pellagra (b) Marasmus
(c) Scurvy (d) Beriberi
Answer: (a)

516. The first actress/actor to win National Award for the performance in a
Malayalam film?
(a) P.J. Antony (b) Balan K.Nair
(c) Sarada (d) Mammotty
Answer: (c)

517. Dove is a symbol of:
(a) Joy (b) Peace
(c) Mourning (d) War
Answer: (b)

518. Site of Protein synthesis in a cell is:
(a) Chromosome (b) Vacoule
(c) Ribosome (d) Mitochondria
Answer: (c)

519. The significance of March 12, 1930 in Indian History:
(a) Beginning of Dandi March
(b) First Round Table Conference
(c) Martyrdom of Bhagat Singh
(d) Simon Commission visited India
Answer: (a)

520. The father of the nation of Bangladesh:
(a) Ziaur Rehman                   (b) Mujibur Rehman
(c) Muhammad Ali Jinnah       (d) Liaqat Ali Khan
Answer: (b)

521.Pochampalli in Andhra Pradesh is related to:
(a) Beginning of Panchayat Raj system
(b) Launching of Bhoodan Movement
(c) Conducting nuclear experiment
(d) Chipko Movement
Answer: (b)

522. The first college in Kerala was setup at:
(a) Thiruvananthapuram (b) Kottayam
(c) Ernakulam      (d) Thalassery
Answer: (b)

523. Which Article of the Constitution of India prohibit s untouchability?
(a) 15   (b) 16   
(c) 17   (d) 18
Answer: (c)

524. The ‘Tennis Court Oath’ is related to the revolution in:
(a) China (b) Russia
(c) France (d) Britain
Answer: (c)

525. The second woman recipient of Bharat Ratna:
(a) Indira Gandhi  (b) Mother Theresa
(c) Aruna Asaf Ali (d) M.S. Subbalekshmi
Answer: (b)

526. The founder of the daily ‘Swadeshabhimani’:
(a) K.P.Kesavamenon
(b) K.Ramakrishna Pillai
(c) EMS
(d) Vakkom Maulavi
Answer: (d)

527. The gas used for the artificial ripening of green fruit s is:
(a) Acetylene (Ethylene)  (b) Carbon dioxide
(c) Ethane (d) Hydrogen
Answer: (a)

528. The Mughal painting reached it s zenith during the reign of:
(a) Shah Jehan (b) Aurangazeb
(c) Jahangir (d) Akbar
Answer: (c)

529. Philately relates to:
(a) Coin collection           (b) Pen friendship
(c) S tamp collection          (d) None of these
Answer: (c)

530. Scotland of the East:
(a) Shimla (b) Shillong
(c) Dharamsala (d) Dispur
Answer: (b)

531. The study of rivers:
(a) Potamology (b) Orology
(c) Psephology (d) Hydrology
Answer: (a)

532. Yakshagana is the dance form of:
(a) Tamil Nadu (b) Karnataka
(c) Andhra Pradesh (d) Kerala
Answer: (b)

533. The founder of Bhahmasamaj:
(a) Raja Ram Mohun Roy            (b) Atmaram Pandurang
(c) Aurobindo Ghosh                  (d) V ivekananda
Answer: (a)

534. Galena is the chief ore of:
(a) Lead (b) Zinc
(c) Tin (d) Magnisium
Answer: (a)

535. The headquarters of World Health Organisation:
(a) London (b) New York
(c) Geneva (d) Vienna
Answer: (c)

536. Which medical system follows the maxim ‘Like cures like’:
(a) Unani (b) Homoeopathy
(c) Ayurveda (d) Allopathy
Answer: (b)

537. The most abundant element in the universe:
(a) Hydrogen (b) Helium
(c) Nitrogen (d) Oxygen
Answer: (a)

538. The number of bones in the human body:
(a) 208   (b) 204   
(c) 206  (d) 202
Answer: (c)

539. Europa is the satellite of:
(a) Uranus (b) Jupiter
(c) Saturn (d) Neptune
Answer: (b)

540. Who discovered blood circulation?
(a) Alexander Flemming (b) Karl Landsteiner
(c) William Harvey (d) Robert Hook
Answer: (c)

541. The acid contained in Vinegar:
(a) Formic acid (b) Hydrochloric acid
(c) Nitric acid (d) Acetic acid
Answer: (d)

542. Dengue Fever is caused by:
(a) Virus (b) Bacteria
(c) Fungus (d) None of these
Answer: (a)

543. The surface which absorbs all the colours will appear as:
(a) White (b) Black
(c) Red (d) Blue
Answer: (b)

544. Renal is the adjective of:
(a) Heart (b) Liver
(c) Kidney (d) Brain
Answer: (c)

545. The shortest day in Australia will be on:
(a) June 21 (b) December 22
(c) March 21 (d) September 23
Answer: (a)

546. The capital of Assam:
(a) Shillong (b) Guwahati
(c) Tezpur (d) Dispur
Answer: (d)

547. India Gate is situated in:
(a) Mumbai (b) Delhi
(c) Hyderabad (d) Chennai
Answer: (b)

548. Whose birthday is celebrated as National Youth Day in India?
(a) Sankarracharya                                (b) C.V.Raman
(c) Sriramakrishna Paramhamsa       (d) Vivekananda
Answer: (d)

549. The first meeting of  the Constituent Assembly of India was in the year:
(a) 1945 (b) 1947
(c) 1946 (d) 1944
Answer: (c)

550. In which Olympics an Indian woman got a medal?
(a) Athens (b) Beijing
(c) Sydney (d) Atlant a
Answer: (c)

551. Arundhathy Roy got Booker Prize for the year:
(a) 1996 (b) 1997
(c) 1998 (d) 1999
Answer: (b)

552. The most powerful organ of UNO:
(a) General Assembly (b) ICJ
(c) Security Council (d) ECOSOC
Answer: (c)

553. Doctor ’s day (July 1) is observed on the birth day of:
(a) Dr Khargobind Khurana
(b) Dr BC Roy
(c) Dr .Rajendraprasad
(d) None of these
Answer: (b)

554.  Who said this ‘To err is human and to forgive is divine”?
(a) John Paul II
(b) Alexander Pope
(c) Jesus Christ
(d) Prophet Muhammad
Answer: (b)

555. The Mauryan emperor who embraced Buddhism and became its greatest patron:
(a) Chandragupta Maurya  (b) Asoka
 (c) Bindusara   (d) Brihadratha
Answer: (b)

556. Who founded the city of Siri?
(a) Akbar (b) Balban
(c) Qutubddin Aibek (d) Alauddin Khilji
Answer: (d)

557. The most famous ruler of Gupta dynasty:
(a) Samudragupta                     (b) Chandragupta II
(c) Chandragupta I                           (d) Kumaragupta
Answer: (b)

558. Captial of Kanishka was:
(a) Patliputra (b) Kannauj
(c) Purushapruram (d) Agra
Answer: (c)

559. Who wrote ‘Arthasastra’?
(a) Visakhadutta (b) Sudraka
(c) Vishnu Sharma (d) Chanakya
Answer: (d)

560. The first woman to become Union Minister in India:
(a) Sucheta Kripalani            (b) Rajkumari Amrit Kaur
(c) V ijayalekshmi Pandit        (d) Indira Gandhi
Answer: (b)

561. Abraham Lincoln was the ...... the president of USA:
(a) 15 (b) 16
(c) 17 (d) 18
Answer: (b)

562. Who discovered Cuba?
(a) Vasco da Gama (b) Columbus
(c) James Cook   (d) Berthalomew Diaz
Answer: (b)

563. Who was known as ‘Lady with the lamp’?
(a) Joan of Arc                     (b) Florence Nightingale
(c) Mother Theresa                (d) None of these
Answer: (b)

564. Antonio Agostinho Neto led the freedom movement in:
(a) Cyprus (b) Angola
(c) Cuba (d) Ghana
Answer: (b)

565. The US president who was elected unopposed:
(a) Abraham Lincoln      (b) George Washington
(c) John Adams                 (d) Thomas Jefferson
Answer: (b)

566. The last king of Sunga dynasty:
(a) Dhanananda (b) Devabhuti
(c) Brahadratha (d) Kunala
Answer: (b)

567. Father of White Revolution in India:
(a) V ikram Sarabhai          (b) C Subramanyam
(c) V arghese Kurien          (d)  MS Swaminathan
Answer: (c)

568. Who was called ‘Gurudev’?
(a) Tagore (b) Gandhiji
(c) Aurobindo Ghosh (d) Nehru
Answer: (a)

569. The first Chinese pilgrim to visit India:
(a) Huan Tsang (b) Megasthenes
(c) Fahien (d) Marco Polo
Answer: (c)

570. Lingaraja temple is in:
(a) Cutt ack (b) Konark
(c) Puri (d) Bhuavaneswar
Answer: (d)

571. Ruins of ancient Buddhist university can be seen at:
(a)  Saranath (b) Sanchi
(c) Kushinagar (d) Nalanda
Answer: (d)

572. Agra is on the banks of:
(a) Ganga (b) Yamuna
(c) Gomati (d) Sarayu
Answer: (b)

573. The largest cave temple in India:
(a) Ajanta (b) Ellora
(c) Elephanta (d) Amarnath
Answer: (b)

574. The largest island in the world:
(a) Greenland (b) Great Britain
(c) Russia (d) Madagascar
Answer: (a)

575. Which is known as ‘Blue Mountains’?
(a) Satpuras (b) V indyas
(c) Nilgiris (d) Himalayas
Answer: (c)

576. Abdul Rahman Tunku was the first prime minister of:
(a) Malaysia                          (b) Singapore
(c) Brunei                              (d) Indonesia
Answer: (a)

577. Abraham Lincoln was the ...... th president of USA:
(a) 15                        (b) 16       
(c) 17                    (d) 18
Answer: (b)

578. Hitler was born in:
(a) France                             (b) Italy
(c) Germany                         (d) Austria
Answer: (d)

579. Aesop, the author of Aesop’s Fables was a/an...... author.
(a) Greek                                  (b) Chinese
(c) German                               (d) Italian
Answer: (a)

580. The famous Arab historian who visited India along with the armies of Mahmud of Ghazni:
(a) Ibn Batuta                          (b) Alberuni
(c) Abul Fazl                              (d) Fahien
Answer: (b)

581.  Albuquerque conquered Goa in:
(a) 1510                                            (b) 1515
(c) 1520                                             (d) 1525
Answer: (a)

582. Alexander the Great was the king of:
(a) Egypt                                       (b) Iraq
(c) France                                      (d) Macedonia
Answer: (d)

583. Alexander Graham bell invented:
(a) Computer                                       (b) Telephone
(c) Radio                                                (d) TV
Answer: (b)

584.  A.Dante, the famous Italian poet, wrote:
(a) Life Divine                                  (b) Comedy of Errors
 (c) Divine Comedy                         (d) Republic
Answer: (c)

585. Alexander Fleming discovered:
(a) Bactria                                             (b) Virus
(c) Aspirin                                             (d) Penicillin
Answer: (d)

586. Einstein got Nobel Prize in:
(a) 1920                                                  (b) 1921
(c) 1922                                                  (d) 1923
Answer: (b)

587. Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity was published in:
(a) 1905                                                (b) 1915
(c) 1920                                                 (d) 1925
Answer: (a)

588. Who discovered Principles of Buoyancy?
(a) Newton                                        (b) Archemedes
(c) Gutenberg                                    (d) None of these
Answer: (b)

589. The first European to sail round Cape of Good Hope:
(a) Vasco da Gama                          (b) Cabral
(c) James Cook                                  (d) Bartholomew Diaz
Answer: (d)

590. Who discovered lightining conductor?
(a) Michael Faraday                             (b) Marconi
(c) Benjamin Franklin                         (d) Grahambell
Answer: (c)

591. Who created the character ‘Oliver Twist’?
(a) Mark Twain                                    (b) Charles Dickens
(c) Bernard Shaw                                 (d) None of these
Answer: (b)

592. Who invented Pendulum Clock?
(a) Grahambell                                     (b) Faraday
(c) Christian Huygens                         (d) None of these
Answer: (c)

593. Who authored ‘Descent of Man’ in 1871?
(a) Lamarch                                         (b) Gregor Mendel
(c) Charles Darwin                            (d) None of these
Answer: (c)

594. Columbus, the first modern European to discover Americas in 1492, was born in:
(a) Portugal                                       (b) Spain
(c) Holland                                        (d) Italy
Answer: (d)

595. Chou En-Lai who signed in Panch Sheel agreement with Jawaharlal Nehru,
was the prime minister of:
(a) Thailand                                        (b) Myanmar
(c) Taiwan                                             (d) China
Answer: (d)

596. Cleopatra was the queen of:
(a) Greece                                                     (b) Rome
(c) Egypt                                                         (d) Persia
Answer: (c)

597. The first US president to visit India:
(a) D.Eisenhower                                     (b) FD Roosevelt
(c) Richard Nixon                                    (d) Jimmy Carter
Answer: (a)

598. Who wrote ‘A Passage to India’?
(a) Nirad C. Chaudhary                          (b) EM Forster
(c) Galbraith                                              (d) None of these
Answer: (b)

599. Who developed smallpox vaccine?
(a) Louis Pasteur                                        (b) Ronald Ross
(c) Edward Jenner                                     (d) None of these
Answer: (c)

600. Epicurus, who founded the Epicurean philosophy, was a/an philisopher.
(a) Chinese                                                  (b) Egyptian
(c) Greek                                                        (d) Russian
Answer: (c)
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