General knowledge Questions and Answers

Indian History GK Questions
1. In Indus Valley, which one indicates the commercial and economic development? – Seals

2. In which veda is the famous Vedic saying “War begins in the minds of men" stated? – Atharvaveda

3. Who was the first monarch of Magadh kingdom In the sixth century B.C.? – Bimbisara

4. What is the name by which Ashoka is generally referred to in his inscriptions? – Priyadarsi

5. During which time was Gandhara school of art developed? – Mauryas



6. Which ruler of southern India were the contemporaries of kings of the Gupta empire? – Vakatakas

7. In which region of India was the Firdausi order of Sufism popular? – Bihar

8. Who was the first Indian ruler to organise Haj pilgrimage at the expense of the state? – Akbar

9. Who was the Mughal emperor at the time of Ahmed Shah Abdali’s invasion of India? – Shah Alam II

10. Which was a revolutionary who later turned into a yogi and a philosopher? – Aurobindo Ghosh

Geography GK Questions
1. The altitudes of heavenly bodies appear to be greater than they actually are. Why is this? – Atmospheric refraction

2. One degree of longitude on the equator is equal to howmuch distance? – 50 miles

3. Which region of the world is called” the bread basket of the world ? – Temperate grassland

4. Bowl shaped depression created as a result of glacial erosion high on a mountainside what is this called? – Cirque

5. What is a person of mixed European and Indian blood in Latin America is called? – Mestizo



6. The oldest inhabitants of India are considered by which name? – Negritoes

7. The Tibetan river ‘Tsangpo’ enters India through which State? – Arunachal Pradesh

8. Why does north-western India receive substantial rainfall during winter months? – Westerly disturbances

9. Which would be most suited for an area which has only two months of scanty rainfall in a year? – Pulse

10. Which state has the highest amount of Nickel Ore resources ? – Odisha