Others GK Questions Quiz-1

Others GK Questions Quiz-1

Others GK Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) Quiz for State and UPSC Civil Services Examinations. Objective Questions on Others GK for competitive examinations.

    1. World Buddhist Property Organisation is situated at

    (1) New York 
    (2) London
    (3) Paris 
    (4) Zeneva
    Answer:
    1. (4) The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is one of the 17 specialized agencies of the United Nations. WIPO was created in 1967 “to encourage creative activity, to promote the protection of
    intellectual property throughout the world.” Its headquarters is located in Geneva, Switzerland.

    2. Which among the following is the most competitive country, according to World Economic Forum ?

    (1) USA 
    (2) England
    (3) Singapore 
    (4) Switzerland
    Answer:
    2. (4) The Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) is a yearly report published by the World Economic Forum which is a Swiss non-profit foundation, based in Cologny, Geneva. The first report was released in 1979. The 2011–2012 report covers 142 major and emerging economies. Switzerland leads the ranking as the most competitive economy in the world, as the United States, which ranked first for several years, fell to fifth place due to the consequences of the financial crisis of 2007–2010 and its macroeconomic instability.


    3. Which among the following ‘Entrance Test’ is essential to get admission in the educational institutions of America ?

    (1) TOFEL 
    (2) GRE
    (3) GMAT 
    (4) SAT
    Answer:
    3. (1) The Test Of English as a Foreign Language or TOEFL is a test of an individual’s ability to use and understand English in an academic setting designed and administered by Educational Testing Service. It was developed to address the problem on ensuring English language proficiency for non-native speakers wishing to study at American universities. The TOEFL was first administered in 1964 by the Modern Language Association financed by grants from the Ford Foundation and Danforth Foundation.

    4. In India ‘Siberian Crane’ can be found in

    (1) Sasangir Bird Sanctuary
    (2) Rathambhore Bird Sanctuary
    (3) Dachigham Park
    (4) Keoladeva Ghana Bird Sanctuary
    Answer:
    4. (4) The Keoladeo National Park or Keoladeo Ghana National Park formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India is a famous avifauna sanctuary that plays host to thousands of birds especially during the winter season. It is known for nesting of its resident birds and visiting migratory birds including water birds. The rare Siberian cranes used to winter in this park but this central population of Siberian Cranes is now extinct.

    5. Which among the following correctly represents the ‘Icebird’ ?

    (1) It is a ship which was used in the melting of ice and carried the 14th Indian Antarctica Research team
    (2) This is a Chinese Research Centre in Antarctica
    (3) It is name of a new missile of the US which is capable of attacking from surface to water
    (4) This is the largest passenger plane of Ukraine
    Answer:
    5. (1) The Icebird is a cargo vessel which delivers supplies to the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) bases, principally Macquarie Island, Mawson, Casey and Davis Stations. In 1996, the vessel was renamed Polar Bird. The Ship’s (MV Polar Bird) Captain L. M. Gaasoe and his crew had great roles during the 14th Indian Antarctica research expedition (1994-1996).

    6. Three of the following pairs are wrong. Find out the correct one :

    (1) Written Constitution — England
    (2) Unitary State — USA
    (3) UN General Assmbly — Veto power
    (4) SAARC — No bilateral issues
    Answer:
    6. (4) SAARC is dedicated to economic, technological, social, and cultural development emphasising
    collective self-reliance. It is an organization for regional cooperation desirous of promoting peace, stability, amity and progress in the region through strict adherence to the principles of the United Nations Charter and Non-Alignment, particularly respect for the principles of sovereign equality, territorial integrity, national independence, non-use of force and noninterference in the internal affairs of other States and peaceful settlement of all disputes.

    7. The district Primary Education Programme—a Centrally Sponsored Programme in India is supported by :

    (1) International Monetary Fund
    (2) World Bank
    (3) UNESCO
    (4) Japanese Government
    Answer:
    7. (2) The Centrally-Sponsored Scheme of District Primary Education Programme (DPEP) was launched in 1994 as a major initiative to revitalise the primary education system and to achieve the objective of universalisation of primary education. The remaining amount is required to be spent on quality improvement activities. It is supported by World Bank in India.

    8. George Bernard Shaw, the great dramatist, was

    (1) An Irishman
    (2) An Englishman
    (3) A Scotsman
    (4) A Welsh
    Answer:
    8. (1) George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama, and he wrote more than 60 plays. He was also an essayist, novelist and short story writer. 

    9. The Trade Union Affiliated with the Congress Party is

    (1) All India Trade Union Congress
    (2) Indian National Trade Union Congress
    (3) Centre for India Trade Unions
    (4) Hind Mazdoor Sabha
    Answer:
    9. (2) Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) is the trade union wing of the Indian National Congress. It was founded on May 3, 1947, and is affiliated with the International Trade Union Confederation..

    10. One of the following is an an odd combination. Which is that?

    (1) Fascism – Dictatorship
    (2) Individualism – State control
    (3) IBRD – Loans
    (4) Mahatma Gandhi – Non-violence
    Answer:
    10. (2) Individualism is the moral stance, political philosophy, ideology, or social outlook that stresses
    “the moral worth of the individual”. Individualists promote the exercise of one’s goals and desires and
    so value independence and self-reliance while opposing external interference upon one’s own interests by society or institutions such as the government.

    11. The Upper House of the Legislature is more powerful than the Lower Hosue in

    (1) Britain
    (2) France
    (3) Sri Lanka
    (4) United States of America
    Answer:
    11. (4) In presidential systems, the upper house is frequently given other powers to compensate for its
    restrictions: Executive appointments, to the cabinet and other offices, usually require its approval’ and it frequently has the sole authority to give consent to or denounce foreign treaties. It has (in presidential
    systems) the sole power to try impeachments against the executive, following enabling resolutions passed by the lower house. In USA, the House of Congress and Senate are equal partners in the legislative process; however, the Constitution grants each chamber some unique powers. The Senate ratifies treaties and approves presidential appointments while the House initiates revenue-raising bills. The House initiates impeachment cases, while the Senate decides impeachment cases. A two-thirds vote of the Senate is required before an impeached person can be forcibly removed from office.

    12. What is “Oval Office”?

    (1) The place where England's Cricket Control Board is head-quartered
    (2) UN Security Council meeting room
    (3) The personal office of the US President
    (4) The place where the Queen of England gives personal audience
    Answer:
    12. (3) The Oval Office, located in the West Wing of the White House, is the official office of the President of the United States. The room features three large southfacing windows behind the president’s desk, and a fireplace at the north end. It has four doors: the east door opens to the Rose Garden; the west door leads to a private smaller study and dining room; the northwest door opens onto the main corridor of the West Wing; and the northeast door opens to the office of the president’s secretary.

    13. Where was electricity supply first introduced in India ?

    (1) Kolkata 
    (2) Darjeeling
    (3) Mumbai 
    (4) Chennai
    Answer:
    13. (2) The first small hydro power plant, a 130 kilowatt plant, started functioning in 1897 at Darjeeling. Power development in India was first started in 1897 in Darjeeling, followed by commissioning of a hydropower station at Sivasamudram in Karnataka during 1902.

    14. Who introduced broadcasting in India first ?

    (1) Government of India
    (2) Government of Bombay Presidency
    (3) Government of Bengal Presidency
    (4) Private entities
    Answer:
    14. (4) According to the official records, radio broadcasting in India began on July 23, 1927, when the Indian Broadcasting Company, IBC, inaugurated its first radio station 7BY in Bombay. As time went by, 7BY became the more familiar VUB and the Indian Broadcasting Company was taken over by AIR, All India Radio. The very first radio broadcast in India was made by Giandchand Motwane (GE-and-chund mot-WAH-nee) from Bombay in 1920. This low powered station was on the air for just one day under the callsign 2KC. 

    15. Which of the following is NOT an Indo-Nepal Cooperation Project ?

    (1) Sarada Barrage
    (2) Tanakpur Barrage
    (3) Pancheswar Project
    (4) Chukka Project
    Answer:
    15. (4) The 336MW Chukha hydel project, which harnesses the waters of the Wang Chhu or Raidak
    River, was historically one of the largest single investments undertaken in Bhutan, and it represented
    a major step toward exploiting the country’s huge hydroelectric potential. It was built by India on a
    turnkey basis, with India providing 60% of the capital in a grant and 40% in a loan at highly concessional terms and conditions.

    16. Which amongst the following currencies the costliest ?

    (1) French Franc
    (2) Swiss Franc
    (3) Euro
    (4) Pound Sterling
    Answer:
    16. (4) A currency in the most specific use of the word refers to money in any form when in actual use or circulation, as a medium of exchange, especially circulating paper money. 1 euros = 1.482 US dollars, 1 GBP(pound) = 2.068 USD, 1 U.S dollar = 0.9271 Swiss Franc; and US$ 1 = 4.75170 French Francs. 

    17. Which state has benefitted the most with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) loans for improvement of National Highways ?

    (1) West Bengal
    (2) Andhra Pradesh
    (3) Maharashtra
    (4) Uttar Pradesh
    Answer:
    17. (2) ADB has assisted the transport sector of India since the start of its operations there in 1987. The
    first ADB loan (US dollar 177 million) provided for development of national highways in three States,
    Andhra Pradesh, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh and state highways in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The second ADB loan (US dollar 250 million) provides for improvement in Karnataka, Kerala, Rajasthan and of state roads in Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. The NH projects in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa have been substantially completed. Remaining projects are in progress. The third ADB loan covers national highways projects in Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Bihar and West Bengal.

    18. To which of the following States the ‘Special Marriage Act, 1954’ does not apply?

    (1) Meghalaya
    (2) Nagaland
    (3) Jammu & Kashmir
    (4) Tripura
    Answer:
    18. (3) The main reason behind passing the Special Marriage Act, 1954 was to provide a special form of marriage for the people of India and all Indian nationals in foreign countries, irrespective of the religion or faith followed by either party. The Act originated from a piece of legislation proposed during the late 19th century. This Act is applicable to the entire territory of India (excluding the states of Jammu and Kashmir) and extends to intending spouses who are both Indian nationals living abroad.

    19. Who designed the St. Peter’s Square?

    (1) Leonardo da Vinci
    (2) Michelangelo
    (3) Bernini
    (4) Borromini
    Answer:
    19. (3) Saint Peter’s Square is located directly in front of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City, the papal enclave within Rome (the Piazza borders to the East the rione of Borgo). The open space which lies before the basilica was redesigned by Gian Lorenzo Bernini from 1656 to 1667, under the direction of Pope Alexander VII.

    20. What is ‘Kitty Hawk’?

    (1) A submarine
    (2) A fighter aircraft
    (3) An aircraft carrier
    (4) A lady American Senator
    Answer:
    20. (1) The supercarrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63), formerly CVA-63, was the second naval ship named after Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, the site of the Wright brothers’ first powered airplane flight. Kitty Hawk was both the first and last active ship of her class, and the last oil fired aircraft carrier in service with the US Navy.


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