The Concise Guide: General knowledge

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General knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Devaluation of currency will be more beneficial if - [Maharashtra Police Examination-1990]
A
prices of exports remain constant
B
prices of imports remains constant
C
prices of exports rise proportionately
D
prices of domestic goods remain constant
Question 1 Explanation: 
Devaluation of currency will be more beneficial if prices of exports remain constant. ... Further, the new exchange rate will make it more expensive for local consumers to obtain foreign currency with which to import foreign goods, hurting domestic consumers and causing less to be imported.
Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The concept of Decentralisation signifies [SBI Clerk Examination-1982]
A
The three tier government at urban level
B
The two tier government at only rural level
C
Power taken away from both State and Centre and given to local governance at both urban and rural levels
D
Autonomy given to State government
Question 2 Explanation: 
Decentralisation signifies sharing of power between constituent units. E.g. Taking some powers of central and state goverment and giving to local bodies at rural and urban levels. Niccherip5 and 157 more users found this answer helpful. Thanks 87.
Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Hawa Mahal is also known as..... [Nagaland PSC Examination-2018]
A
Palace of Rain
B
Palace of Snow
C
Palace of Winds
D
Palace of Sand
Question 3 Explanation: 
Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. Hawa Mahal (English translation: "The Palace of Winds" or "The Palace of Breeze") is a palace in Jaipur, India approximately 300 kilometers from the capital city of Delhi.
Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
After many investigations Dr. Grossman, a geologist, developed an idea about why certain rocks are found in the Rocky Mountains of North America. Many other geologists accept Dr. Grossman's findings and ideas about why these rocks are present in the Rocky Mountains. What has Dr. Grossman developed? [CDS Examination-2002]
A
a law
B
a theory
C
a set of facts
D
a hypothesis
Question 4 Explanation: 
Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian polymath of the High Renaissance who was active as a painter, draughtsman, engineer, scientist, theorist, sculptor and architect. While his fame initially rested on his achievements as a painter, he also became known for his notebooks, in which he made drawings and notes on a variety of subjects, including anatomy, astronomy, botany, cartography, painting, and paleontology.
Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which is the most popular sport in the world? [Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS) Examination-2016]
A
Cricket
B
Football
C
Basketball
D
Hockey
Question 5 Explanation: 
In 2020 the most popular sport in the world is soccer. With more than 4 billion worldwide this sport is in fact the most loved by players and players around the globe. Following Cricket, the most practiced sport in India, and then Hockey, which in America and northern countries is usually very popular.
Question 6 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following Statements:
  1. If you don't have any symptoms, you definitely are NOT contagious
  2. Any criminal proceedings can start against the President in any court during the term of office.
  3. All people are colourblind when they are born
Which of the following statement(s) is/are true? [SBI Clerk Examination-2017]
A
Only 1, 2
B
Only 1, 2, 3
C
Only 3,
D
Only 1, 3
Question 7 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Transferring life/organisms from one planet to another planet is called? [MPPSC Examination-2004]
A
Interplanetary Contamination
B
Space Mirrors
C
Shell Worlds
D
Artificial Magnetosphere
Question 7 Explanation: 
Lithopanspermia, the transfer of organisms in rocks from one planet to another either through interplanetary or interstellar space, remains speculative.
Question 8 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following planet is known to have plants and animals on it? [PPSC Examination-1991]
A
Sun
B
Moon
C
Earth
D
Jupiter
Question 8 Explanation: 
Earth is the only one planet that support animal and plant life.
Question 9 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following Statements:
  1. The Indo-Aryans used money
  2. The main source of income for France in the New World was the fur trade.
  3. The Identity Property of Multiplication says:any number times 1 equals that number. Example: n x 1 = n
Which of the following statement(s) is/are true? [Tamil Nadu PSC Examination-2018]
A
Only 1, 2
B
Only 1, 3
C
Only 1, 2, 3
D
Only 2, 3
Question 10 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What is Diwali? [SSC CHSL Examination-1982]
A
Diwali is the 'Festival of Lights'
B
Diwali is a holiday for everyone.
C
Diwali is the name of a special food.
D
Diwali is the name of a special drink.
Question 10 Explanation: 
Diwali is the five-day Festival of Lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. Diwali, which for some also coincides with harvest and new year celebrations, is a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.
Question 11 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
You look tired! - I ..... the report all day. [Assam PSC Examination-2004]
A
was writing
B
have written
C
have been writing
D
has been writing
Question 12 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which was the greatest empire of 19th century? [TET Examination-1996]
A
Germany
B
Spanish
C
British
D
None of the above
Question 12 Explanation: 
In 1913, 412 million people lived under the control of the British Empire, 23 percent of the world's population at that time. It remains the largest empire in human history and at the peak of its power in 1920, it covered an astonishing 13.71 million square miles - that's close to a quarter of the world's land area.
Question 13 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Hello everyone, let me introduce myself. ..... is Manson.What is the most suitable answer? [Rajasthan High Court Examination-1994]
A
I am
B
I'm
C
This is
D
My name
Question 14 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What did the Mandan indians hunt? [Indian Navy Sailors Recruitment Examination-2014]
A
buffalo
B
fish
C
deer
D
None of the above
Question 14 Explanation: 
The Mandan tribe depended on the soil for a large part of their daily diet. They grew a variety of crops to include beans, squash, sunflowers, and tobacco, with corn being the main vegetable. ... The Mandan tribe hunted buffalo, elk, deer, bear, beaver, turtle and game birds.
Question 15 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following is the oldest Joint Stock Bank of India? [SBI PO Examination-2009]
A
Bank of India
B
Patiala Bank
C
Bank of Baroda
D
Allahabad Bank
Question 15 Explanation: 
The Allahabad Bank, established in 1865 and still functioning today, is the oldest Joint Stock bank in India, it was not the first though.
Question 16 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
India is a democratic ..... [Karnataka Postal Circle Examination-2019]
A
polity
B
Secular
C
Constitution
D
Sovereign
Question 16 Explanation: 
India is a parliamentary democratic republic in which the president of India is the head of state and the prime minister of India is the head of government. It is based on the federal structure of government, although the word is not used in the Constitution itself.
Question 17 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Other name of kalpasi [Indian Corporate Law Service (ICLS) Examination-1993]
A
Bark o the tree
B
Black stone flower
C
Stone flower
D
Tree flower
Question 17 Explanation: 
Parmotrema perlatum, commonly known as black stone flower, is a species of lichen used as a spice in India.
Question 18 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
In India, who is the Chairman of the National Water Resources Council? [JK Police Examination-1992]
A
Prime Minister
B
Minister of Water Resource
C
Minister of Environment and Forests
D
Minister of Science and Technology
Question 18 Explanation: 
The Prime Minister is also the chairman of the National Water Resources Council. its vice-chairman is the Union Minister of Water Resources.
Question 19 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What is a non-state assisted college or university that relies on private funding? [SSC JE Examination-1988]
A
Community College
B
State University
C
Private University
D
Ivy League
Question 19 Explanation: 
A private university is not funded or operated by the government. For example, Loyola Marymount University is not funded by the state of California, but is partially funded by endowments which are given by private donors. Every state in the USA has private universities or colleges.
Question 20 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of these are famous people? [Tamil Nadu PSC Examination-2001]
A
Albert Einstein
B
Julia Roberts
C
Paul Allen
D
All of the above
There are 20 questions to complete.