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Basic General Knowledge Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams

1 Where electricity supply was first introduced in India?
A Darjeeling
B Chennai
C Kolkata
D Mumbai

Answer: Option [A]
2 What is “Oval Office”?
A UN Security Council meeting room
B The personal office of the US President
C The place where the Queen of England gives personal audience
D The place where England’s Cricket Control Board is headquartered

Answer: Option [B]


3 The lengthiest Constitution in the world is
A French
B British
C America
D Indian

Answer: Option [D]
4 Which is the fastest running train on Indian Railways?
A Mumbai-Goa Superfast Express
B New Delhi-Mumbai & Rajdhani Express
C New Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi Express
D New Delhi-Chandigarh Shatabdi Express

Answer: Option [C]
5 The song “Candle in the Wind” was sung by Elton John in honour of
A Audrey Hepburn
B Ava Gardner
C Princess Diana
D Elizabeth Taylor

Answer: Option [C]
6 Which State does not yet have a Software Technology Park?
B Bihar
C Orissa
D Rajasthan

Answer: Option [B]

Bihar does not have a Software Technology Park till 2016

7 Which among the following Indian Universities has the jurisdiction all over India?
B Delhi University
C Vishva Bharti – Shanti Niketan
D Sampurnananda Sanskrit University – Varanasi

Answer: Option [D]
8 Who was the first woman prime minister in the world?
A Indira Gandhi
B Golda Meir
C Sirimavo Bandaranaike
D Margaret Thatcher

Answer: Option [C]
9 In which of the following cities the first private channel of FM Radio was started?
A Bangalore
B Kolkata
C Chennai
D Mumbai

Answer: Option [A]
10 Which of the following nations has the largest Muslim population?
A Iran
B Indonesia
C Bangladesh
D Saudi Arabia

Answer: Option [B]

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