General knowledge Questions and Answers

Indian History GK Questions
1. What was the main occupation of the people of the Indus Valley civilization? – Agriculture

2. In which book has Buddha been described as an ocean of wisdom and compassion? – Amarakosa

3. Which transferred his capital from Patliputra to Vaishali ? – Shishunaga

4. By whom was the Mauryan dynasty was overthrown? – Pushyamitra Sunga

5. When was the The Mathura school of art fluorished? – During the reign of Kanishka



6. which Sultan of Delhi has been described by the historians as the 'mixture of opposites' ? – Muhammad Tughluq

7. By whom are the oldest compositions in Punjabi devotional compositions? – Baba Farid

8. Who was the Afghan ruler of India whose administrative system was emulated by the British? – Sher Shah

9. By whom was Island of Bombay was given to the English Prince Charles II as dowry? – Portuguese

10. During which movement was ‘Mahatma’ added before Gandhiji’s name? – Champaran satyagraha

Geography GK Questions
1. From where do the strongest evidence that comets are members of our solar system come? – Their composition

2. In USA, which region receives heavy rainfall throughout the year under the influence of Westerlies? – North-western

3. Which type of climate is known for the maximum diurnal range of temperature? – Hot desert

4. Which proper order of seismic waves as they are received at seismograph station? – P-wave, S-wave, L-wave

5. What is the country through which both Equator and Tropic of Capricorn pass? – Brazil



6. The Himalayan mountain system belongs to which mountains? – Fold mountains

7. From which states does the River Godavari flows through? – Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh

8. Forest policy of govt. aims to bring what percentage of total area, under forest? – 33%

9. Where is pearl fishing well developed in India? – Off the coast at Rameshwaram

10. The ‘Grand Trunk Road’ connects which cities? – Kolkata and Amritsar