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1.
Question:
Which of the following cities is the venue of the India International Silk Fair (IISF-2018)?
A
Guwahati
B
Pune
C
New Delhi
D
Lucknow

Answer: C [New Delhi]
Explanation: The India International Silk Fair (IISF-2018) is a 3 day event started from Tuesday October 16th to Thursday October 18th. The event was inaugurated by Union Minister Smriti Irani at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. The event displayed products like silk and silk blended products such as garments and fabrics, made up accessories, sarees, floor covering, cushion covers and home furnishing, shawals and scarfs and many more.
2.
Question:
Which is the largest hot desert in the world?
A
Sahara desert
B
Australian Desert
C
Arabian Desert
D
Kalahari Desert

Answer: A [Sahara desert]
Explanation: The Sahara is the largest hot desert covering area of 9,200,000 square kilometres (3,600,000 sq mi).
3.
Question:
The UNO (United Nations Organization) was formed in the year
A
1945
B
1950
C
1960
D
1955

Answer: A [1945]
Explanation: The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization established on 24 October 1945 after World War II, to promote international co-operation and to create and maintain international order.
4.
Question:
Which of the following regulates the working of share markets in India?
A
MRTP Act
B
FERA
C
FEMA
D
None of the above

Answer: D [None of the above]
Explanation: The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is the regulatory authority established under the SEBI Act 1992 and is the principal regulator for Stock Exchanges in India.
5.
Question:
SDR is the currency of IMF which is in the form of
A
Paper currency
B
Gold
C
Silver and gold both
D
Both-keeping entry only

Answer: D [None of the above]
Explanation: Special drawing rights (SDR) serves as the unit of account of the IMF and some other international organizations. SDR was created by IMF (International Monetary Fund) in the year 1969.
6.
Question:
Whose autobiography is named as the “Long Walk to Freedom” published in 1994?
A
Nelson Mandela
B
Mahatma Gandhi
C
Barrack Obama
D
Che Guevara

Answer: A [Nelson Mandela]
Explanation: Long Walk to Freedom is an autobiography written by South African President Nelson Mandela. It was first published in the year 1994 by Little Brown & Co.
7.
Question:
Who was the first Viceroy of India?
A
Lord Northbrook
B
Lord Mayo
C
Lord Canning
D
Lord Elgin

Answer: C [Lord Canning]
Explanation: Lord Canning was the last Governor General and the first Viceroy of India between 1858–1862.
8.
Question:
Who built the Taj Mahal?
A
Akbar
B
Shah Jahan
C
Aurangzeb
D
Babur

Answer: B [Shah Jahan]
Explanation: Shah Jahan built The Taj Mahal in 1631, in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal.
9.
Question:
Which sport is the player P Gopichand associated with?
A
Cricket
B
Hockey
C
Tennis
D
Badminton

Answer: D [Badminton]
Explanation: Pullela Gopichand is a former Indian badminton player. He received the Arjuna Award in 1999, the Dronacharya Award in 2009 and the Padma Bushan in 2014.
10.
Question:
Who was the first woman Governor of India?
A
Sarojini Naidu
B
Indira Gandhi
C
Margaret Alva
D
Sharda Mukherjee

Answer: A [Saronini Naidu]
Explanation: Sarojini Naidu was an Indian independence activist and poet. She was the first Governor of the United Provinces from 15 August 1948 to 2 March 1949.
11.
Question:
John F Kennedy was assassinated by
A
Jim Garrison
B
Robert F. Kennedy
C
Lee Harry Oswald
D
John Wilkes Booth

Answer: C [Lee Harry Oswald]
Explanation: Lee Harvey Oswald was an American Marxist and former U.S. Marine who assassinated United States President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.
12.
Question:
Before his term as India’s president, Dr. Abdul Kalam worked as?
A
Civil Engineer
B
Aeronautical Engineer
C
Mechanical Engineer
D
Computer Engineer

Answer: B [Aeronautical Engineer]
Explanation: Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was an Aeronautical Engineer with DRDO and ISRO before his term as the President of India in 2005.
13.
Question:
Mount Everest was named after
A
Sir George Everest
B
Sir Joseph Everest
C
Sir William Everest
D
Sir Charles Everest

Answer: A [Sir George Everest]
Explanation: George Everest hired Andrew Scott Waugh who made the first formal observations of the mountain which was earlier called as peak "B" later peak XV
14.
Question:
What is the length of Suez Canal
A
150 kilometers
B
166 kilometers
C
157.5 kilometers
D
162.5 kilometers

Answer: D [162.5 kilometers]
Explanation: Suez Canal is the artificial sea-level in Egypt. It connects Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea defining a border between Africa and Asia. It officially opened on 17 November 1869
15.
Question:
Which is the lowest point on earth?
A
Red Sea
B
Black Sea
C
The costal area of Yellow Sea
D
The coastal area of Dead sea

Answer: D [The coastal area of Dead sea]
Explanation: The Dead Sea runs from north to south between Israel on its west bank and Jordan on the east bank.The sea’s elevation is 430.5 meters below sea level. The Dead Sea is the world’s deepest salt lake(34.2% salinity), hence no living creature exists.
16.
Question:
Which is the largest ocean of the world?
A
Arabian Ocean
B
Pacific Ocean
C
Indian Ocean
D
Arctic Ocean

Answer: B [Pacific Ocean]
Explanation: Pacific Ocean extends from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Southern Ocean in the south and Asia and Australia in the west and the Americas in the east. It covers about 46% of Earth's water surface and about one-third of its total surface area.
17.
Question:
Who built the Eifel Tower?
A
George Eiffel
B
Robert Eiffel
C
Alexander Eiffel
D
Lord Eiffel

Answer: C [Alexander Eiffel]
Explanation: Eiffel Tower is the tallest structure in Paris which is about 324 meters tall.
18.
Question:
What is the name of earlier New York City?
A
Chatham
B
New Amsterdam
C
Windsor
D
Watertown

Answer: B [New Amsterdam]
Explanation: New Amsterdam was established at the southern tip of Manhattan Island.In 1664 the English took over New Amsterdam and renamed it New York City after the Duke of York.
19.
Question:
Which is the largest diamond producing country?
A
Australia
B
India
C
South Africa
D
Russia

Answer: D [Russia]
Explanation: As on 2016 Russia was producing 40 million carats
20.
Question:
At the mouth of river is Dublin situated?
A
Nore
B
Bann
C
Liffey
D
Shannon

Answer: C [Liffey]
Explanation: Dublin is the capital and largest city of Ireland. The river Liffey supplies much of Dublin's water and a range of recreational activities.
21.
Question:
Which is the largest bell in the world?
A
Tsar Kolkol at Kremlin, Moscow
B
The Bell of Good Luck
C
The Mingun Bell
D
The Chion-in Temple Bell

Answer: A [Tsar Kolkol at Kremlin, Moscow]
Explanation: Tsar Bell, a Royal Bell is a 6.14-metre (20.1 ft) tall, 6.6-metre (22 ft) diameter bell on display on the grounds of the Moscow Kremlin. Its currently broken.
22.
Question:
Who is the first man to reach North Pole?
A
Richard Weber
B
Roald Amundsen
C
Neil Armstrong
D
Robert Peary

Answer: D [Robert Peary]
Explanation: Robert Peary is a well-known American explorer, known for claiming to have reached the geographic North Pole with his expedition on April 6, 1909
23.
Question:
Who founded Red Cross?
A
Peter Maurer
B
Jean Henry Dunant
C
Louis Hennepin
D
Clara Barton

Answer: B [Jean Henry Dunant]
Explanation: The Red Cross was born 1863 by Henry Dunant, Guillaume Henri Dufour, Gustave Moynier, Louis Appia, Théodore Maunoir
24.
Question:
Who was the first president of Egypt?
A
Hosni Mubarak
B
Anwar Sadat
C
Gamal Abdel Nasser
D
Mohammed Nequib

Answer: D [Mohammed Nequib]
Explanation: Mohammed Nequib was the first president of Egypt from 18 June 1953 to 14 November 1954.
25.
Question:
Which country has the greatest population density?
A
Monaco
B
Singapore
C
Hong Kong
D
Gibraltar

Answer: A [Monaco]
Explanation: Monaco has highest population density. In 2019, with 26,150.3 residents per square kilometer
26.
Question:
Which British officer established first trading settlement in Singapore?
A
Lee Kuan Yew
B
Halimah Yacob
C
Thomas Stamford Raffles
D
Sang Nila Utama

Answer: C [Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles]
Explanation: In the year 1819, Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles established first trading settlement in Singapore
27.
Question:
Who discovered Niagara Falls?
A
Alexander von Humboldt
B
Louis Hennepin
C
Leah Crane
D
Ben Horton

Answer: B [Louis Hennepin]
Explanation: French discoverer and explorer Louis Hennepin discovered Niagara Falls in December 1678.
28.
Question:
Where is the permanent secretariat of the SAARC is located?
A
Sri Lanka
B
Bangladesh
C
Maldives
D
Kathmandu

Answer: D [Kathmandu]
Explanation: SAARC Secretariat is based in Kathmandu, Nepal.
29.
Question:
What is the common currency adopted by the European union?
A
Bulgarian lev
B
Euro
C
Swiss franc
D
Pound sterling

Answer: B [Euro]
Explanation: Euro is the common currency adopted by the European union. It is official currency of 19 out of 27 EU members.
30.
Question:
Who instituted the Nobel Prize?
A
Immanuel Nobel
B
Alexander Nobel
C
Alfred Nobel
D
Malala Yousafzai Nobel

Answer: C [Alfred Nobel]
Explanation: Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel instituted the Nobel Prize
31.
Question:
Who built the Red Fort of Delhi?
A
Shah Jahan, in 1638.
B
St George, in 1660
C
Alexander the Great, in 1622
D
Akbar, in 1630

Answer: A [Shah Jahan]
Explanation: Shah Jahan, in 1638.
32.
Question:
Which is the longest river in the world?
A
Nile
B
Amazon
C
Yangtze
D
Mississippi

Answer: A [Nile]
Explanation: Nile river runs 4,132 miles making it the longest river in the world.
33.
Question:
Which is the longest highway in the world?
A
India’s Golden Quadrilateral Highway
B
Trans-Canada Highway
C
Trans-Siberian Highway
D
Pan American Highway

Answer: D [Pan American Highway.]
Explanation: Its length vary from 11,000 miles to 30,000 miles, as it passes through multiple countries
34.
Question:
Which Indian poet wrote Madhushala?
A
Amrita Pritam
B
Kumar Vishwas
C
Vikram Seth
D
Harivansh Rai Bachchan, in 1935.

Answer: D [Harivansh Rai Bachchan]
Explanation: Harivansh Rai Bachchan wrote Madhushala in 1935.
35.
Question:
Leonardo Da Vinci was appointed as the court painter to the monarch of?
A
France
B
Russia
C
Germany
D
Singapore

Answer: A [France]
Explanation: Leonardo Da Vinci was court painter of France under Louis-XII
36.
Question:
Who was the first Indian to win an Oscar?
A
Anil Kapoor
B
Bhanu Athaiya
C
A. R. Rahman
D
Shahrukh Khan

Answer: B [Bhanu Athaiya]
Explanation: Bhanu Athaiya won the oscar for the best costume designer for the film Gandhi.
37.
Question:
Who was the coach of Indian cricket team in 2010?
A
Venkatesh Prasad
B
Jonty Rhodes
C
Gary Kirsten
D
Lance Klusener

Answer: C [Gary Kirsten]
Explanation: Gary Kirsten was appointed as coach of Indian Cricket Team appointed in 2008 till 2011.
38.
Question:
When was the RTI law passed by the Indian parliament?
A
6/15/2005 12:00:00 AM
B
12/25/2006 12:00:00 AM
C
8/20/2004 12:00:00 AM
D
1/1/2005 12:00:00 AM

Answer: A [June 15, 2005]
Explanation: The Central Act was passed by the Indian Parliament on 12 May 2005 and received Presidential assent on 15 June 2005
39.
Question:
Who was the founder of the Indian National Congress?
A
Subhash Chandra Bose
B
Mahatma Gandhi
C
Jawaharlal Nehru
D
A. O. Hume

Answer: D [A. O. Hume]
Explanation: Allan Octavian Hume founded Indian National Congress on 28 December 1885
40.
Question:
Who was the first Moghul Emperor of India?
A
Akbar
B
Shah Jahan
C
Babur
D
Qutb al-Din Aibak

Answer: C [Babur]
Explanation: Babur was first Moghul Emperor of India from 1526 to 1530