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September 04, 2016

GK Quiz for Competitive Exams

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  1. Who proposed the theory of the inheritance of acquired characteristics ?
    1. Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
    2. Charles Darwin
    3. William Dall
    4. Gregor Mendel 
  2. "To uphold and protect the sovereignty, unity and integrity of India" is a :
    1. Fundamental right
    2. Fundamental duty
    3. Directive principle of state policy
    4. Directive of the Supreme Court of India 
  3. Which of the following soils is favorable for the cultivation of cotton crop ?
    1. Lateritic soils
    2. Red soils
    3. Regular soils
    4. Saline soils 
  4. Active Euthanasia is legal in which of the following countries ?
    1. Belgium
    2. Netherlands
    3. Luxembourg
    4. All 1, 2 and 3 
  5. The anti malarial drug Quinine is obtained from which of the following plants ?
    1. Neem
    2. Cinnamon
    3. Cinchona
    4. Eucalyptus 
  6. Goiter (Enlargement of the Thyroid gland) is mainly due to the deficiency of :
    1. Sodium
    2. Calcium
    3. Iron
    4. Iodine
  7. Broken Hill known for its lead and zinc mining is located in which of the following countries ?
    1. Proxylem
    2. Epidermis
    3. Australia
    4. Germany 
  8. A nautical mile is equal to approximately :
    1. 5060 feet
    2. 6076 feet
    3. 5280 feet
    4. 6606 feet
  9. Sirocco is the name of the wind that is prevalent in :
    1. North African desert
    2. Rocky mountains
    3. Alps
    4. Thar desert 
  10. Which of the following organizations provides a link between South Asia and South East Asia by way of economic cooperation ?
    1. SAARC
    2. ASEAN
    3. APEC
    4. BIMSTEC 
  11. Who among the following is the founder of the Indian Statistical Institute ?
    1. P.C. Mahalanobis
    2. Vikram Sarabhai
    3. Homi J. Bhaba
    4. C.N.R. Rao
  12. Malarial parasite belongs to which of the following phyla ?
    1. Nematoda
    2. Protozoa
    3. Arthropoda
    4. Porifera 
  13. The main constituent of Goba gas is?
    1. Acetylene
    2. Methane
    3. Propane
    4. None of these 
  14. Prague is the capital city of which of the following countries ?
    1. Slovakia
    2. Slovenia
    3. Bulgaria
    4. Czech Republic 
  15. Gir forest is located in the State of :
    1. Odisha
    2. Maharashtra
    3. Gujarat
    4. Assam
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