GK Questions Set – 1

Q. The Australian Open Tennis  Women’s Championship (2017) was won by

Ans. Serena Williams(C)


Q. Name the first oldest person to climb the Mount Everest:

Ans. Ramon Balanco Saurez (C)


Q. Gambit is a term normally associated with

Ans. Chess(C)


Q. ‘Bunker’ and ‘Chukker’ are the two terms associated with

  1. Polo(C)


Q. Governor will act on the advice of Council of Ministers while

Ans. Dissolving the Legislative Assembly


Q. Who scored the fastest timing (in case of an under-13 swimmer)  for crossing the English Channel?

Ans. Rupali Ramdas Ropal(C)


Q. The height of the net in the centre  of the tennis court is

Ans. 3 feet, 2 inches (C)


Q. Which one of the following has been entrusted with the responsibility of training coaches in various disciplines of sports?

Ans. Netaji Subhash Institute of Sports (C)


Q. ‘Canon’ is a sports term associated  with the following game.

Ans. Billiards(C)


Q. The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is located in

Ans. Darjeeling(C)


Q. The diameter of a goff hole is

Ans. 4.50 inches(C)


Q. The first woman, who won six gold medals in a single Olympics tournament, was

Ans. Kristin Otto(C)


Q. When and where the first Asian  Games were held?

Ans. 1951, New Delhi(C)


Q. Which of the following Ocean currents doces not belong to Indian Ocean?

Ans. Benguela current(C)


Q. Putney (UK) is a place most frequently associated with

Ans. boat rowing (C)


Q. What is the measurement of a Golf Hole?

Ans. 4½ inch in diameter(C)


Q. The World Pole Vault Champion, from Ukraine, is

Ans. Sergei Bubka(C)


Q. The Supreme Court of India was set up by the:

Ans. Regulating Act, 1773(C)


Q. The term ‘Finesse’ is normally associated with this game.

Ans. Bridge(C)


Q. The following trophy is not associated with cricket.

Ans. Asia Cup(C)


Q. The busiest oceanic route is

Ans. North Atlantic Route(C)


Q. Tonya Harding is a controversial athlete and has been associated with the following game

Ans. Figure Skating(C)


Q. Nobel Prize is not awarded in the following disciplines :

Ans. Geography and Space Research(C)


Q. In which of the following years Nobel Prize were instituted ?

Ans. 1901(C)


Q. The writer who refused the Noble Prize for literature was:

Ans. Jean Paul Sartre


Q. ‘Pulitzer prizes are awarded to Americans for excellence in

Ans. Journalism(C)


Q. National Awards for Popularising Science was instituted in the year

Ans. 1987(C)


Q. The Government of which state has instituted the Tansen Samman’?

Ans. Madhya Pradesh(C)


Q. Saraswati Samman is awarded by

Ans. K.K. Birla Foundation(C)


Q. ‘World Environment Day’ is observed on

Ans. June 5(C)


Q. On which day every year National Awards for Teachers are announced?

Ans. September 5 (C)


Q. Who returned the award of ‘Sir’ given by the British government in protest against the “Jallianwala Bagh Massacre” on April 13, 1919?

Ans. Rabindra Nath Tagore (C)


Q. The prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award was instituted in the memory of Mr Ramon Magsaysay who was ?

Ans. the President of the Philippines (C)


Q. The highest military award of  India is

Ans. Param Vir Chakra(C)


Q. The Kalinga Prize is awarded by UNESCO but an Indian. His name is

Ans. Biju Patnaik (C)


Q. The first B.R. Ambedkar National Award was given to

Ans. National Institute for Social Work and Social Sciences (C)


Q. ‘Victory Medal’ is awarded in:

Ans. USA(C)


Q. Which one of the following is not a Shram Award  :

Ans. Shram Dev (C)


Q. Who was the first Indian to receive the World Food Prize

Ans. Dr. Verghese Kurien (C)


Q. Jesse Owens Global award is given in the field of:

Ans. Sports(C)


Q. Dr Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Awards are given in any field of science by

Ans. National Institute for Social Work and Social Sciences(C)


Q. Nobel Alfred Bermhard after whom Nobel Prizes are given was: A. Engineer

Ans. Chemist(C)


Q. Grammy Awards are given in the field of

Ans. Music(C)


Q. The highest civilian award of   India is:

Ans. Bharat Ratna (C)


Q. Most urbanized state of India is

Ans. Goa (C)


Q. First Miss World Competition was established by ‘Miss World Incorporation’ in the year

Ans. 1951 (C)


Q. The size of an Olympic medal is .. mm and thickness is .. mm.

Ans. 60, 3.0(C)


Q. “Dhanwantari Award” is given in the field of

Ans. Medicine (C)


Q. Bharatendu Harish espury) awards are given annually for:

Ans. Promoting original writing in Hindi (C)


Q. What is means of inversion of temperature?

Ans. Increasing of temperature with height (C)


Q. Which is the newer mountain range?

Ans. Himalaya(C)


Q. Which organisms use both grass and flesh bio things for their meal?

Ans. Omnivorous (C)


Q. Name the women sportsperson, who became the first Indian women to hold an honorary rank of lieutenant Colonel in the country’s defence forces.


Ans. MC Mary Kom (C)


Q. Which is the second Highest Ciyilian award in India?

Ans. Padam Vibushan (C)


Q. Gandhiji started the Dandi March for

Ans. Protest against the imposition of Salt Tax (C)


Q. The second highest gallantry award in India is:

Ans. Mahavir Chakra (C)


Q. Oscar award is related to

Ans. Films(C)


Q. USB stands for :

Ans. Universal Serial Bus (C)


Q. Mubarak-Al-Kabir’ medal is the highest honour of

Ans. Kuwait (C)


Q. Except Dr. Nelson Mandela, who is the other non-Indian so far honoured with Bharat Ratna

Ans. Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan (C)


Q. The book “The Insider” is writ- ten by

Ans. PV Narasimha Rao (C)


Q. Out of the Gallantry awards PVSM, AVSM and VSM – the most exceptional medal is

Ans. PVSM (C)


Jeewan Raksha Padak is awarded for

  1. bravery in the battle front
  2. fine display of vocal music skills
  3. saving the life of human beings (C)
  4. None of the above


India Wins Freedom was written by

  1. Dadabhai Nauroji
  2. Ashfaqulla Khan
  3. Sarojini Naidu
  4. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (C)


A Tale of Two Cities is, in fact, the story of two famous cities. Those cities are

  1. Paris and New York
  2. London and New York
  3. London and Paris (C)
  4. Stockholm and New York


Who is not eligible for Bharat Ratna?

  1. A govemment official (C)
  2. A sportsperson
  3. A film actress
  4. A Prime Minister


Jamnalal Bajaj award is given in the field of

  1. Social Work
  2. Fine Arts

III. Application of Science and


  1. Literature
  2. I and II B.I,IIand III C. II and IV   D.I and III(C)


Ben Hur was penned by :

A.Lewis Wallace (C)

  1. Lord Byron
  2. William Shakespeare
  3. None of the above


In which year Indira Gandhi  Peace Prize was instituted?

  1. 1985
  2. 1984
  3. 1986 (C)
  4. 1987


Panchatantra was written by :

  1. RK Narayan
  2. RK Laxman
  3. Vishnu Sharma (C)
  4. None of the above


Borlaug Award was instituted for recognising outstanding contri- bution in the field of:

  1. Ecology
  2. Medicine
  3. Agriculture (C)
  4. Journalism


Arundhati Roy has been awarded the prestigious :

  1. booker’s prize-1997(C)
  2. jnanpeeth award -1997
  3. sahitya akademi award-1998
  4. None of the above

Who wrote Odyssey?

  1. George Orwell

B.Homer (C)

  1. Dom Moraes
  2. None of the above


Which one of the following was not written by Shakespeare?

  1. As You Like
  2. Mcbeth
  3. Hamlet

D.A Farewell to Arms (C)


Lewis Carol wrote a masterpiece.  What is its name?

  1. Don Quixote
  2. Alice in Wonderland (C)
  3. Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
  4. Great Expectations


The Tamil Ramayana is the work of :

  1. Tulsidas
  2. Jayangondar
  3. Kambar(C)
  4. Veda Vyas


In Shrimad Bhagwat Geeta, Lord Krishna  teaches his disciple Arjuna to :

  1. rise to the occasion and fight with his near and dear ones
  2. withdraw from the battlefield

C.do his duty and not to expect anything in return(C)

  1. attack the enemy in a planned and meticulous approach


HG Wells is known as a :

  1. poet
  2. science – fiction writer (C)
  3. thriller – fiction writer
  4. essay writer and critic


Tukaram wrote his devotional  songs in this language :

  1. Urdu
  2. Gujarati
  3. Hindi
  4. Marathi(C)


Who wrote Origin of Species?

  1. Charles Darwin (C)
  2. Alexander Flaming

C.G.B. Shaw

  1. D.H Lawrence


The poet and the well karun friend of Prithvi Raj Chauhan, who wrote Prithvi Raj Raso, was

  1. Harisena

B . Vindinu Datt

  1. Chand Bardai (C)
  2. None of the above


The first book was printed in India in the year 1561. Its name was

A.The spiritual Compendium of the Christian Life (C)

  1. Aain – e – Akbari
  2. Babur Nama
  3. Ram Charit Manas


The famous book Runs and Ruins was written by

  1. Sir Donald Bradman
  2. Sunil Gavaskar (C)
  3. Kapil Dev
  4. Richard Hadlee


Adam Smith wrote the following famous book

  1. The Wreck
  2. Dr Zhivago

C.The Wealth  of Nations (C)

  1. Tarzan of the Apes


Q. Salaries of Supreme court judges are drawn form:
Ans. Consolidated Fund Of India
Q. The term “Paper-gold” is associated with
Ans. Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) From the IMF
Q. TRAI refers to
Ans. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
Q. NSDL is an organization in India which
Ans. Provides Security to depositors
Q. The enzyme pepsin converts
Ans. Proteins into peptones 
Q. Who among the following is not a winner of the PVC?
Ans. Shanti Swaroop Rana 
Q. Which one of the following pairs is not correct ?
Ans. Narmada – Betul District
Q. The meaning of the Latin word vive Rexis
Ans. Long live king! 
Q. The permanent station of India in Antractica is known as
Ans. Maitri 
Q. A man dies to electrocution because
Ans. Electric current passes through his body to earth which leads to sudden contraction and this, along with development of heat in the body, leads to heart failure. 
Q. “Blue Dwarfs” are
Ans. Young stars of the universe 
Q. What is a fly leaf?
Ans. a blank page at the beginning or end of a book 
Q. Who is associated with the theory of inheritance of acquired characters?
Ans. Lamarck 
Q. Ligaments and tendons in the body are made up of
Ans. Skeletal Tissue
Q. Why proper earthing is necessary?
Ans. It allows the current to flow through the earth, thus protecting the person 
Q. Which one of the following items has not been included in the minimum need programme?
Ans. Unemployment allowance 
Q. This is not the principle organ of digestion and absorption in the human body.
Ans. Large Intestine 
Q. Which are the two stars which appear as morning stars in the Eastern sky and evening stars in the Western sky?
Ans. Mars and Venus 
Q. Which planet rotates on its axis from East to West?
Ans. Venus 
Q. The chemical compound present in the stone of human kidney is
Ans. Calcium Oxalate 
Q. Which one of the following diseases would be caused by bacterial infection?
Ans. Tetanus 
Q. India On-line Limited is
Ans. an information service 
Q. CTBT is related to
Ans. the nuclear test ban treaty which India is being forced to adhere to 
Q. The disagreement between lok sabha and Rajya Sabha is solved by:
Ans. Calling a Joint Session 
Q. The national anthem was written by…. and was translated into English by…..
Ans. Rabindra Nath Tagore, Aurobindo Ghosh 
Q. The drug seroxat is
Ans. a new medicine for treating the lepers. 
Q. What is “Bermuda Triangle” sometimes referred to as the “Grakeyard of ship” located?
Ans. in the North Atlantic ocean 
Q. The theory propounded by Nobel laurate Professor Amartya Sen is commonly known as
Ans. The Amartya Sen Shift 
Q. Which is known as the Electronics City of India?
Ans. None of the above 
Q. The main objective behind the creation of concept of Navratnas in the public sector was
Ans. to improve their image and efficiency by giving them high status 
Q. The North American seaport on the Pacific side is
Ans. Seattle 
Q. The old name of Harare was
Ans. Salisbury 
Q. The famous Prince of Wales Museum is located in
Ans. Mumbai 
Q. Who invented atom Bomb (Uranium Fission)
Ans. Otto Hahn 
Q. The first woman to go into space was
Ans. Valentina Tereshkova 
Q. The highest mountain peak in India is
Ans. K-2 
Q. The “Graden City” of England is
Ans. Kent 
Q. Habeas Corpus is
Ans. a type of writ issued by a High Court or Supreme Court against illegal detention of a person. 
Q. If impeachment motion is passed by the American Senate against the US President, he would have to
Ans. Leave office, lose his pensions, security cover and all those benefits that are accorded to a retired US President