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GENERAL KNOWLEDGE MCQS

FOR CSS/PMS/ SS/ LECTURERSHIP EXAMS


10. In which one of the following positions does the earth revolve at a faster rate around
thesun_________?(a) Summer solstice (b) winter solicits (c) autumnal equinox (d) vernal
equinox.Answer is = D11. If a magnetic needle is freely suspended at the geographic north
pole_________________?(A)the needle will remain vertical with its N-pole downward(B)the
needle will remain almostvertical with its N-pole downward(C)the needle will remain vertical
with its S-poledownward(d)the needle will remain almost vertical with its S

pole downward.Answer is = D12.South pole is located in the continent of ____?(a)Africa
(b)Australia (c)Asia (d)AntarcticaAnswer is = D13. Which mountain system lies between the
black sea and Caspian sea____?(A)Appalachians (B) Caucasus (C) Pyrenees (d) atlas.Answer is
= B14. The atmosphere pressure at any place is measured by___?(a) Altimeter (b) pressure meter
(C) Pyrenees (D) thermometer.Answer is = C15.Which of these cities once served as the capital
of Japan____?(A) Kobe (B) Kyoto (C) Okinawa (D) sendia.Answer is = B16. Which peninsula
lies between the black sea and sea of Azov ____?(A)Crimean (B) Iberian (C) Kamchatka (D)
YucatanAnswer is = A17. On the bank of which river is the city of London
located_____?(a)Seven (B) Thames (c) Avon (D) number.Answer is =B18. Which among the
following trees is considered the tallest in the word?(A) Cedar (B) redwood (C) eucalyptus
(D)date palm.Answer is = B19. Which country was earlier known as siam______?(A) Indonesia
(B) Somalia (C)Thailand (D)Myanmar Answer is = C20. which is the largest country in the
Arabian peninsula ____?(A)Oman (B)Yemen (c) Saudi Arabia (D) Kuwait.Answer is = C
21. which river forms the grand canyon in the united states____?(A)Mississippi (B)Hudson
(C)Colorado Columbia .Answer is =22. which of these cloud forms in found at the highest
altitudes____?(A)Billow (B) Nacreous (C) Noctilucent (D) Pile us.Answer is = C23. Thickness
of atmosphere around the earth is _____?(A) 100 km (B) 130 km (C) 145 km (D) 195
km.Answer is = C24. Atmosphere around the earth maintains its _____?(A) Temperature (B)
pressure (C) density (D) shapeAnswer is =A25. The layers of atmosphere are divided in
to____?(A) Two parts (B) 3 parts (C) 4 parts (D) 5 parts.Answer is = C
26. Above the earths surface troposphere extends to a height of_____?
(A) 08 km (B) 12 km (C) 15 km (D) 20 km .Answer is =C27. Which next layer is above the
troposphere ___?(A) Mesosphere (B) stratosphere (C) thermosphere (D) spaceAnswer is = B
28. The mesosphere extended above the earths surface is up to ____?
(A) 60 km (B) 65 km (C) 80 km (D) 85 km .Answer is = D29. Which one of the following
phenomena occurs when water vapor condenses around a particle of smoke____?(A) Fog (B)
hail (C) mist (D) smogAnswer is = D30. Canola refers to special type of oil seed mustard bred
for human consumption. The maincharacteristic of these varieties is that the ____?(A) Seeds
have very high oil content (B) oil is rich in unsaturated fatty acids(C) Oil has long shelf-life (D)
oil has very low Erucic acid content.Answer is = B31. Lines joining places of the same
earthquake intensity are known as __?(A) Isohyets (B) isohels (C) Isoseismal lines (D)
isohalinesAnswer is = C
32. Which one of the following lakes forms an international boundary between Tanzania
andUganda _____?(A) Chad (B) Malawi (C) Victoria (D) ZambeziAnswer is = C33.Which of
the following countries has highest percentage of land under cultivation__?(A) U.S.A. (B) India
(C) China (D) CanadaAnswer is = B34. Which form of iron has got the highest carbon content
___?(A) Mild steel (B) stainless steel (C) wrought iron (D) cast ironAnswer is =35. Rows of
trees grown along the coastal areas to reduce the impact of cyclones are knownas_____?(A)
Wind breaks (B) protection (C) mangroves (D) shelter beltsAnswer is = C36. What kind of soil
is treated with gypsum to make it suitable for cropping
___?(A)Alkaline(B)acidic(C)waterlogged(D)soil with excessive clay contentAnswer is =
A37.Which one of the following is a metamorphic rock ______?(A) Granite (B) basalt (C)
marble (C) sandstoneAnswer is = C
38. According to Simon Winchesters book, tectonic are there in the earth _____?
(A) 15 (B) 29 (C) 36 (D) 32Answer is = C39.All the following are planetary winds except
______?
Trade winds(B)the westerlys(C) polar winds (d) the monsoon winds
Answer is = D40. Which one of the following parts of clod deserts and continents is correctly
matched ___?
(A) Atacama ..South America (B)GobiAsia (C)Kalahari.. Africa (D)great sandy .
AustraliaAnswer is = B41.The production of rubber tree is better adopted to areas where the
climate is ?(A)Warm and humid (B)warm and dry (C)cool and moist (D)cool and dryAnswer is
= A42.Gulf streams are caused by _______?(A)Cyclone(B)temperature(C)ocean
pressure(D)difference in water levelAnswer is = C
43. All vital atmospheric process leading to various climatic and weather conditions take place
inthe ___?(A) troposphere (B) ionosphere (C) exosphere (D) stratosphereAnswer is = A44. The
minimum land area recommended for forest cover to maintain proper ecological balanceis
______?(A) 25% (B) 33% (C) 43 % (D) 53%Answer is = A
45. Which one of the following scholars suggested the earths origin from gas
es and just particles __________?(A) James jeans (B) H.Alfven (C) f. Hoyle (D)
O.Schmidt.Answer is = D46. The theory that refers to an explosion about 10 to 15 billion years
ago which mostastronomers believe to be the origin of the universe is called ______?(A)The red
shift theory (B)Relativity theory (C)Big bang theory (D)Titanic theoryAnswer is = C47. Black
holes are stellar object which___________?(A) Emit black body radiation (B) have weak
gravitational field (C) have intense gravitationalfield (D) have intense magnetic fieldAnswer is =
C48. Select the stranger in the group_______________?(A) Cartograms (B) multiple bars (C)
weather maps (D) pie diagramsAnswer is = C49. The soil which cracks and shrinks most as it
dries is____________________?(A) Clayey soil (B) porous soil (C) sandy soil (C) loamy
soilAnswer is = A50. East Timor is now independent country, before independence it was part of
_?(A) Taiwan (B) Malaysia (C) Thailand (D) IndonesiaAnswer is = D51. Kosovo is now
independent country, before its independence it was part of ______?(A) Yugoslavia (B) Albania
(C) Romania (D) BulgariaAnswer is = A52. On the day of the summer solstice in the northern
hemisphere the length of day time on theAntarctic Circle is ________?(A) 12 hours (B) 24 hours
(C) Zero hours (D) 6 hoursAnswer is = C
53. which of the following sequence represents correctly the different atmospheric layers from
the earths surface __________?

(A) Stratosphere troposphere,
ionosphere, tropopause(B) Ionosphere tropopauseTroposphere stratosphere(C) Troposphere
tropopausestratosphere ionosphere(D) Stratosphere Troposphereionosphere tropopause.Answer
is = C54. Days and nights are of equal duration on March 21 at ________?(A) The tropic of
cancer alone (B) the tropic of equator alone (C) the tropic of Capricorn alone(D) All parallel of
latitudeAnswer is =D55. Which of the following in the most porous rock ________?(A) Basalt
(B) granite (C) sandstone (D) slateAnswer is = C56. Weathering is ________?(A) Breakdown or
disintegration of rocks (B) Formation of soil by fine sand particles (C) breaking of the surface of
land by flowing water (D) wearing down of rock surface.Answer is = A57. Which type of plants
are adapted to grow under drought conditions _____________?(A) Pteridophytes (B) xerophytes
(C) tropophytes (D) hygrophytesAnswer is = B58. Which of the following is the oldest rock
__________?(A) Quartzite (B) Ordovician (C) Carbonatities (D) Cambrian.Answer is = B59.
Which of the following pairs is correct _________?(A) Baghdad

Tigris(B) Bonn

- Danube(C) Rome

Seine(D) Paris

Tiber Answer is = A60. The leading producer of silver is _____________?(A) U.S.A (B) Russia
(C) Mexico (D) South Africa.Answer is = C
61. The highest glade of coal whose surface is shining and has the highest calorific value
is____?(A) lignite (B) peat (C) bituminous (D) anthracite.Answer is =D62. If a place is located
at 20 N , 80 E in which of the following continents does it lie _____?(A) Africa (B) Asia (C)
Europe (D) North AmericaAnswer is = B63. Which of the following is the region of winter
rainfall _____________?(A) Mediterranean (B) Tropical (C) Arctic (D) MonsoonAnswer is =
A64. Which of the following is a great circle_________?(A) The arctic circle (B) the tropic of
cancer (C) the equator (D) the tropic of CapricornAnswer is = C65. Availability of ample water
is one of the important considerations in the location of ____?(A) Cotton textile industry (B)
paper industry (C) electronic industry (D) automobile industryAnswer is = B66. Soil formed by
deposition of silt brought by rivers is ______________?(A) Alluvial soil (B) red soil (C) black
soil (D) pod solsAnswer is = A67. Which of the following statements about ozone layer is
correct __________?
(A) it converts UV radiations in to electrical energy (B) it protects the earths life forms by
preventing the damaging UV (C) it is of uniform thickness (D) none of the aboveAnswer is =
B68. High tides at antipodes are caused due to _________?(A) Gravitational pull of the moon
and the sun (B) Gravitational pull of the sun (C) Centrifugal,centripetal and gravitational pull of
the sun (D) Centrifugal, centripetal and gravitational pull of the sun and the moon.Answer is =
A69. Which of the following types of rainfall is typical of equatorial regions
_____________?(A) Convectional (B) Orographic (C) Cyclonic (D) None of these.Answer is =
A70. Change in season is caused due to ____________?(A) Revolution of earth (B) rotation of
earth (C) inclination of earth (D) none of theseAnswer is = A71. Winds generally blow from
areas of ___________?(A) Low pressure to that of high pressure (B) high pressure to that of low
pressure (C) high

pressure to that of moderate pressure (D) low pressure to that of moderate pressure .Answer is =
B72. Which of the following soils is best suited for deep rooted crops___________?(A) Red soil
(B) Black soil (C) Laterite soil (D) alluvial soilAnswer is = B
73 .The imaginary line on the earths surface whic
h closely follow the 180 meridian iscalled_________?(A) International date line (B) tropic of
cancer (C) equator (D) prime meridianAnswer is = A74. Which of the following countries has
largest area in the world ___________?(A) Canada (B) China (C) U.S.A (D) RussiaAnswer is =
D75. Which of the following climate types is said to be characterized by three Eighties: 80 F
of temperature, 80 per cent of humidity and 80 inches of rainfall____________?(A) Monsoon
climate (B) Equatorial climate (C) Mediterranean climate (D) temperate climateAnswer is = B76
.When it is 8 p. m. in Tokyo what is the time at Panama canal which is located at 180 W of
it _________?(A) 4.00 p.m. (B) 8.00 a.m. (C) 12.00 a.m. (D) 12.00 noonAnswer is = B77.
Evergreen forests are found ______________?(A) In the estuaries of great rivers (B) in the
Himalayas above 3,000 ft. elevation (C) where therainfall is between 30 and 40 (D) where the
rain fall is between 80 and 120Answer is =D78. Which of the following is a kharif crop
______________?(A) Wheat (B) Rice (C) Gram (D) mustardAnswer is = B79. Hail storm occurs
in summer season due to the formation of clouds called ________?(A) Cirrus (B) cumulus (C)
cumulonimbus (D) cirrocumulusAnswer is = C80. The seasonal reversal of winds is a
phenomenon noticed in ______________?(A) Monsoon climate (B) equatorial climate (C)
Mediterranean climate (D) high landsAnswer is = A81. Roaring forties are ___________?(A)
cyclonic westerly winds is northern hemisphere (B) spring tides(C) ocean current in northern

hemisphere (D) steady north westerly anti-trade winds in southern hemisphereAnswer is = D82.
Humidity in the air is maximum in ____________?(A) winter (B) summer (C) monsoon (D)
autumnAnswer is = C83. Sandstones belong to ______________?(A) Argillaceous rocks (B)
calcareous rocks (C) carbonaceous rocks (D) Arenaceous rocksAnswer is = D84. The lunar
eclipse occurs when ___________?(A) Moon is between the earth and sun (B) Earth is between
the sun and moon (C) Sun is between the earth and the moon (D) Earth is at right angles to the
direction of the sun and themoonAnswer is = B85. The high yielding varieties of crops possess
which of the following characters____?1. Ability to trap more solar energy2. Ability to utilize
more nutrients3. High harvest index4. Ability to use less water (A) 1,2 and 4 (B) 2 and 3 (C) 1,2
and 3 (D) 1 and 3Answer is = C86. Contour is a measure of ___________?(A) Topography (B)
rainfall (C) temperature (D) pressureAnswer is = A87. Latitude is a measure of
_____________?(A) 0 (B) 30 (C) 60 (D) 90Answer is = D88. There is a seven difference in the
climates of northern and southern hemispheres.Why_________?(A) due to rotation of earth
around its axis (B) Due to revolution of earth around the sun on itsorbit (C) both of the above (D)
none of the aboveAnswer is = B89. The area associated with the greatest frequency of
earthquakes is ____________?(A) eastern coastal areas of Asia (B) northern coastal areas of
Eurasia (C) west coast of north andsouth America (D) western coastal areas of Africa.Answer is
= C90. Cloud burst means ______________?(A) Formation of artificial rain (B) Presence of
scattered flakes of cloud in the sky (C) Showing

of seeds of a crop in a cloudy weather (D) Abnormally heavy downpour of rain associated with
athunderstorm.Answer is = D91. Which one of the following is an ore of iron
______________?(A) Bauxite (B) hematite (C) limonite (D) gypsumAnswer is = B92. Which
one of the following is correct _____________?(A) all longitudes are not great circles (B) all
longitudes and equator are great circles (C) alllatitudes and Greenwich meridian are great circles
(D) all latitudes and longitudes are greatcirclesAnswer is = B93. The rocks which are formed by
direct cooling and solidification of magma are called______?(A) Sedimentary rocks (B)
Derivative rocks (C) Igneous rocks (D) Metamorphic rocksAnswer is = C94. Which one of the
following is correct in respect of the Mediterranean type of
climate____?(A) warm winters (B) cold and dry summers (C) warm
and dry summers and cold and windwinters (D) warm and wet summers and cold and dry
winters.Answer is = C95.The shortest day in northern hemisphere is _________?(A) 25
December (B) 22 December (C) 15 June (D) 22 JuneAnswer is = B96.The earth revolves round
the sun in its orbit by approx _________?(A) 5 per day (B) 2 per day (C) 1 per day (D) 3 per
dayAnswer is = C97. Vasco day game discovered the sea route to India via the Cape of Good
Hope in _______________?(A) 1494 (B) 1498 (C) 1502 (D) 1506Answer is = B98. one degree
of longitude on the equator is equal to a distance of __________?(A) 96 km (B) 80 km (C) 55
km (D) 112 kmAnswer is = D99. Which of the following countries has longest land frontiers
____________?(A) Burma (B) Russia (C) China (D) Laos.Answer is = C


100. Which of the following is not a Scandinavian country___________?(A) Denmark (B)
Belgium (C) Norway (D) none of theseAnswer is = B

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