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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

General Knowledge Quiz - 107 (GK for civil services exams)

1. Identify the correct match: Date Celebrated as
[A]May 8 World Health Day
[B]May 1 World Literacy Day
[C]May 17 World Telecommunication Day
[D]June 5 World Ozone Day



2. Mount Etna is a famous volcano located in
[A]Argentina
[B]Italy
[C]Mexico
[D]Phillipines



3. Tungabhadra Sanctuary is located at
[A]Madhya Pradesh
[B]Uttar Pradesh
[C]Karnataka
[D]West Bengal



4. The agency of United Nations that was set-up to strengthen the international cooperation in the field of education and improve the standards of education is
[A]UNEP
[B]UNCTAD
[C]UNESCO
[D]UNDP



5. What is the approximate length of Indian coastlines?
[A]3,440 km
[B]4,589 km
[C]7,500 km
[D]8,924 km



6. Reserve Bank of India is headquarted at
[A]Kolkata
[B]New Delhi
[C]Mumbai
[D]Chennai



7. Jana Gana Mana, was accepted as the National Anthem of India by the Constituent Assembly of India in
[A]1950
[B]1949
[C]1948
[D]1947



8. Which of the following cricketers holds the world record for maximum number of double centuries in test cricket?
[A]Mark Waugh
[B]Martin Crowe
[C]Marwan Atapattu
[D]Don Bradman



9. The person who has climbed Mount Everest the most — 12 times is
[A]Babu Chheri
[B]Appa Sherpa
[C]Peter Hillary
[D]T. W. Tenzing



10. Which Indian state has its maximum area under the forest cover?
[A]Maharashtra
[B]Madhya Pradesh
[C]Arunachal Pradesh
[D]Kerala



11. This personality is known as ‘The Father of Geometry’. Identify him from the given options.
[A]Euclid
[B]Pythagoras
[C]Newton
[D]Laplace



12. Who is the founder of the World Economic Forum?
[A]George McDonald
[B]Jack Barry
[C]Robert Allen
[D]Klaus Schwab



13. Who among the following is the author of Meghdoot?
[A]Bana Bhatta
[B]Kalhana
[C]Kalidas
[D]Tulsidas



14. Under whose presidentship, the first session of Indian National Congress took place in Bombay?
[A]A. O. Hume
[B]Dadabhai Naoroji
[C]G. K. Gokhale
[D]W. C. Bannerjee



15. How many members are there in the Rajya Sabha?
[A]238
[B]242
[C]246
[D]250



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