Friday, March 16, 2012

General Knowledge Quiz - 124 (Today's GK Quiz)

1. ‘World Development Report’, in the publication of—
[A]International Monetary Fund
[B]World Bank
[C]World Trade Organization

2. In India, as per the 2001 census, the sex-ratio (females per 1000 males) is—

3. In India, according to the 2001 census, the female literacy rate is—

4. Which of the following, functions as a controller of credit in India?
[A]The Central Government
[B]The Reserve Bank of India
[C]The State Bank of India
[D]The Planning Commission

5. The ratio of a Bank’s cash holding to its total deposit liabilities is called the—
[A]Variable Reserve Ratio
[B]Cash Reserve Ratio
[C]Statutory Liquidity Ratio
[D]Minimum Reserve Ratio

6. Which of the following treaties brought an end to the independent existence of Peshwa Baji Rao II?
[A]The Treaty of Purandhar
[B]Convention of Wadgaon
[C]Treaty of Bassein
[D]Treaty of Salbai

7. Which of the following powers did not fight for the Tungabhadra Doab?
[A]Pallavas and Chalukyas
[B]Cholas and later Chalukyas of Kalyana
[C]Golconda and Ahmadnagar Sultanates
[D]Vijaynagar and Bahmani kingdoms

8. Which Indian statesman used these magic words, “Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge...”?
[A]Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
[B]Sardar Vallabhai Patel
[C]Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
[D]Jawaharlal Nehru

9. The organic relationship between the ancient culture of the Indus Valley and Hinduism of today is proved by the worship of—
[A]Pushupati, Indra and the Mother Goddess
[B]Stones, trees and animals
[C]Vishnu and Lakshmi
[D]Shiva and Shakti

10. When two ice cubes are pressed over each other they unite to form one cube, because of—
[A]Vander Waal’s forces
[B]Dipole moment
[C]Hydrogen bond formation
[D]Covalent attraction

11. The advantage of detergents over soaps is—
[A]Detergents are soluble in water
[B]Detergents could not give much lather
[C]Detergents give lather even with hard water
[D]Soaps give lather with only soft water

12. The fundamental particles present in the nucleus of an atom are—
[A]Electron, Proton
[B]Proton, Neutron
[C]Neutron, Electron
[D]Neutron, Positron

13. Bleaching action of moist Sulphur di-oxide is because of its—
[A]Basic property
[B]Acidic property
[C]Oxidizing property
[D]Reducing property

14. Which of the following sets of Articles deals with ‘Emergency Provisions’?
[A]Articles 32 and 226
[B]Articles 350 and 351
[C]Articles 352, 356 and 360
[D]Articles 335, 336 and 337

15. The salaries and allowances payable to the Members of the Parliament are decided by the—
[D]Finance Commission

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