General knowledge Questions and Answers



Indian History Notes

1. In which nomad man started settling? – Neolithic Age
 

2. What was the name of the learned lady who is said to have debated with the famous law-giver Yajnavalkya? – Gargi
 

3. In which religion extreme form of Ahimsa or non-violence is practised? – Jainism
 

4. Which ruler was known as Amitraghata, the 'destroyer of foes' ? – Bindusara
 

5. Which were the contemporaries of Kanishka ? – Nagarjuna, Asvaqhosha, Vasumitra 


 

6. which literary figure of the Gupta Age is given the title of 'Indian Shakespeare' ? – Kalidasa
 

7. Which region of northern India was not included in the empire of Ala-ud-din Khalji ? – Kashmir
 

8. From which ruler did Humayun received the Kohinoor diamond? – The ruler of Gwalior
 

9. Which was the most significant battle in the establishment of British supremacy in India? – Buxar
 

10. In which year was Vande Mataram first sung at the session of the Indian National Congress? – 1896


Geography Notes

1. To a space traveller on moon, how does the lunar sky during day time appear? – Black
 

2. Which is present in the largest amount in terms of percent by mass in the earth’s crust? – Oxygen
 

3. Which wind in the northern hemisphere, the wind blowing from the Horse latitudes to the Doldrums? – Trade wind
 

4. What is the cause of Exposure of rock to the changes of temperature? – Mechanical weathering
 

5. Which current is produced by upwelling of water off the coast of Chile and Peru? – Humboldt 
Current 


 

6. West Bengal shares boundaries with how many foreign countries? – Three
 

7. In which State is the Guru Shikhar Peak located? – Rajasthan
 

8. Soil can best be conserved on the hills by which of the cultivating methods? – Contour ploughing
 

9. Which State has the largest number of sugar mills? – Uttar Pradesh
 

10. Which State of India is the largest producer of lignite coal? – Tamil Nadu