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Question 301 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The main festival of Kolkata is .....
A
Holi
B
Durga Puja
C
Either (A) or (B)
D
Neither (A) nor (B)
Question 301 Explanation: 
Durga Puja is the most important festival in the city of Kolkata. The festival celebrates the victory of good over evil. This festival is celebrated for five days and marked by prayers to goddess Durga, feasts, rejoicing, music, dance and drama.
Question 302 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which two of the following statements best states the author's claim?
A
"Despite her somewhat controversial legacy, Mother Teresa is generally praised as a symbol of charity for the rest of the world to look up to." (Paragraph 14)
B
"Saint Teresa of Calcutta, more commonly known as Mother Teresa, has become a symbol of charity and peace around the world." (Paragraph 1)
C
"As more people learned about the missionaries of Charity, the organization earned more donations and was able to expand across the globe." (Paragraph 9)
D
Only (A) & (B)
Question 302 Explanation: 
Author's claim is honorable presentation of an author that he makes in his writing – to some person or his memory, group of people, establishment or even abstract idea. Author's claim is called a lyric preamble of large works written in verse with address to certain person or without it.
Question 303 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Who helped Drinkwater Bethune to set up a school for girls in Calcutta in 1849?
A
Swami Dayanand Saraswati
B
Annie Besant
C
Ishwar Chand Vidyasagar
D
Swami Vivekananda
Question 303 Explanation: 
The college was founded as the Calcutta Female School in 1849 by John Elliot Drinkwater Bethune, with the financial support of Dakshinaranjan Mukherjee. The school started in Mukherjee's home in Baitakkhana, with 21 girls enrolled.
Question 304 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What is the Capital of West Benga l?
A
Calicut
B
Drugapur
C
kathapur
D
kolkata
Question 304 Explanation: 
Although in area West Bengal ranks as one of the smaller states of India, it is one of the largest in population. The capital is Kolkata (Calcutta). Area 34,267 square miles (88,752 square km).
Question 305 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which two cities do the bridges, Rabindra Setu and Vidyasagar Setu connect?
A
Howrah and Calicut
B
Howrah and Kolkata
C
Either (A) or (B)
D
Neither (A) nor (B)
Question 305 Explanation: 
Vidyasagar Setu
Opened10 October 1992
Statistics
Daily traffic45,000 - 61,000 vehicles (February 2008)
TollYes, toll bridge
Question 306 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of these places are in Kolkata?
A
Eden gardens
B
Kalighat
C
Victoria memorial
D
All of the above
Question 306 Explanation: 
The urban agglomeration encompassed 72 cities and 527 towns and villages, as of 2006. Suburban areas in the Kolkata metropolitan area incorporate parts of the following districts: North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly and Nadia.
Question 307 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Question (1-3) P is the daughter of U. L has only two children - P and Z. Q is the brother of B. Z is married to V. L has only two daughters. K is the mother of U. Q is married to P. K is married to N. L is the son of R. Who among the following is the father of U?
A
K
B
R
C
L
D
N
Question 308 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Name the famous fish curry.....
A
Macher Jhol
B
Baigan Macher
C
Luchi
D
None of the above
Question 308 Explanation: 
Kerala-style fish curry
Alternative namesFish curry
TypeCurry
Place of originIndia
Associated national cuisineIndia, Sri Lanka
Question 309 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Where is the Eastern Air Command HQ located?
A
Bhubaneswar
B
Kolkata
C
Guwahati
D
Shillong
Question 309 Explanation: 
HISTORY OF EASTERN AIR COMMAND: SENTINELS OF EASTERN SKIES

The area of responsibility includes a 6300 km long international boundary with China, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and Bangladesh. The headquarters of EAC is housed in a spectacular location in Shillong, also called the 'Scotland of the East'.
Question 310 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Victoria Memorial is situated in which place?
A
Kolkata
B
Bihar
C
Mount Abu
D
Jodhpur
Question 310 Explanation: 
Façade of the Victoria Memorial
Wikimedia | © OpenStreetMap
Established1921
LocationJawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
TypeMuseum
Question 311 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Kolkata is located on the ..... river.
A
yamuna
B
Ganga
C
Hooghly
D
dam
Question 311 Explanation: 
Hooghly: Kolkata is situated on the Hooghly stream. Hugli River, Hugli additionally spelled Hooghly, stream in West Bengal state, northeastern India. An arm of the Ganges (Ganga) River, it gives admittance to Kolkata (Calcutta) from the Bay of Bengal.
Question 312 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The central office of rbi was initially in?
A
Hyderabad
B
Calcutta
C
Bangalore
D
Mumbai
Question 312 Explanation: 
The Reserve Bank of India was established on April 1, 1935 in accordance with the provisions of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934. The Central Office of the Reserve Bank was initially established in Kolkata but was permanently moved to Mumbai in 1937.
Question 313 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
.....IS SITUATED ON THE BANKS OF RIVER HUGLI
A
KOLKATA
B
BIHAR
C
ASSAM
D
None of the above
Question 313 Explanation: 
Kolkata,fondly known as “The CITY OF JOY” is situated on the bank of the Hoogly river. Kolkata is situated on the bank of Hooghly river. Hooghly is a part of Ganga and it his known as Bhagirathi from Murshidabad to Hooghly district.
Question 314 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following Statements:
  1. Mir Qasim , Shah Alam II and the nawab of Awadh defeated the British in the Battle of Buxar.
  2. Bangladesh is located to the east of India.
  3. (d) Surat was an important trading port on the Bay of Bengal.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are true?
A
Only 2,
B
Only 1, 2
C
Only 1, 3
D
Only 2, 3
Question 315 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Study of which of the following was NOT the purpose of setting up Madrasa in Calcutta in 1781?
A
Arabic
B
Sanskrit
C
Persian
D
Islamic laws
Question 315 Explanation: 
Madrasah was one of the oldest educational institutes in Calcutta. It was started by Warren Hastings in 1780. It did not provide Sanskrit education.
Question 316 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
New name of Calcutta.....
A
Kolkata
B
Paducherry
C
Vadodara
D
None of the above
Question 316 Explanation: 
In 2001 the government of West Bengal officially changed the name of the city to Kolkata.
Question 317 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of these IPL franchises Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has never played for?
A
Kolkata Knight Riders
B
Royal Challengers Bangalore
C
Sunrisers Hyderabad
D
Kings XI Punjab
Question 317 Explanation: 
It was unfortunate not to come to KKR," he recalled. The left-hander was part of Sunrisers Hyderabad's maiden and only IPL triumph in 2016 but the stylish all-rounder went unsold in the first round of bidding for this year's IPL before being sold to eventual winners Mumbai at his base price of Rs 1 crore.
Question 318 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Bronze is formed by mixing :
A
Rin and Copper
B
Copper and Iron
C
Copper and Zinc
D
NOTA
Question 318 Explanation: 
Bronze was made by heating the metals tin and copper and mixing them together. As the two metals melted, they combined to form liquid bronze.
Question 319 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Kolkata Is Located On The Banks Of The River
A
Kaveri
B
Hugli
C
Padma
D
None Of These
Question 319 Explanation: 
It is the only major riverine port of India situated around 203 kilometers from the sea. It is situated at the junction of the Haldi and the Hooghly River. Complete answer: > Kolkata port is situated on the banks of river Hooghly.
Question 320 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Name the famous bridge in West Bengal.
A
Lakshman Jhola
B
Vivekananda Setu
C
Howrah bridge
D
None of the above
Question 320 Explanation: 
On 14 June 1965 it was renamed Rabindra Setu, after the great Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore, who was the first Indian and Asian Nobel laureate. It is still popularly known as the Howrah Bridge. The bridge on the Hooghly River is a famous symbol of Kolkata and West Bengal.
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