General knowledge Questions and Answers

Indian History Questions

1. What was the greatest invention of man in Palaeolithic Age? – Fire

2. How were the ritualistic precepts attached to the hymns of the Vedas known? – Brahmanas

3. who was the first foreigner to invade India? – Darius I

4. Before ascending the Maurya throne, How was Ashoka served? – As a Viceroy of Taxila

5. Which city was regarded as the best producer of silk? – Varanasi

6. By whom was the largest grant of villages to temples and brahmanas given? – The Guptas

7. From where is the term ‘sufi’ derived? – From a type of garment

8. By whom was the Sarak-i-Azam which ran from the Indus to Sonargaon (in Bangladesh) built? – Sher Shah

9. In which year did the Peshwa became the official head of Maratha administration? – 1748 A.D.

10. In 1889 a British Committee of the Indian National Congress was started. Who was its Chairman? – W. Wedderburn

Geography Questions

1. What is the period of one revolution of sun around the centre of galaxy called? – Cosmic year

2. The latitude of a place expresses its angular position relative to the which place? – Equator

3. Where are a large number of species are found within a small unit of area? – Wet evergreen equatorial forests

4. Which is not an agent which produces physical features? – Conduction

5. Which country is commonly known as ‘The Land of Golden Fleece’? – Australia

6. What is the name of the group of languages spoken by the largest number of people in India? – Indo-Aryan

7. By which name does the Brahmaputra enter into India? – Dihang

8. In which season is the frequency of tropical cyclones in the Bay of Bengal maximum? – After summer

9. Which crop requires continuous semiaquatic condition for cultivation? – Rice

10. Mahatma Gandhi Hydroelectric Project is on which river? – Sharavati