Static GK Quiz

Static Gk Part 1

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Static Gk Part 1

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Question 1
On which bank of river New York is situated?
A
Hudson River
B
Nile River
C
Mississippi River
D
Amazon River
Question 1 Explanation: 
On the bank of Hudson River, New York is situated. The Hudson River is a 315-mile (507 km) river that flows from north to south primarily through eastern New York in the United States.
Question 2
Which is the smallest state of India population wise?
A
Sikkim
B
Goa
C
Tripura
D
Manipur
Question 2 Explanation: 
Sikkim is the smallest state and Lakshadweep is the smallest union territory of India in terms of population.
Question 3
Which is the brightest planet?
A
Venus
B
Mars
C
Jupiter
D
Earth
Question 3 Explanation: 
Venus can often be seen within a few hours after sunset or before sunrise as the brightest object in the sky (other than the moon). It looks like a very bright star. Venus is the brightest planet in the Solar System.
Question 4
Which is the hottest planet?
A
Mercury
B
Mars
C
Venus
D
Earth
Question 4 Explanation: 
Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system. Although Venus is not the planet closest to the sun, its dense atmosphere traps heat in a runaway version of the greenhouse effect that warms Earth.
Question 5
Which planet is known as Red Planet?
A
Neptune
B
Earth
C
Venus
D
Mars
Question 5 Explanation: 
Mars is known as the Red Planet because iron minerals in the Martian soil oxidize, or rust, causing the soil and atmosphere to look red.
Question 6
Which state has the largest coastal border?
A
Jammu and Kashmir
B
Kerela
C
Tamilnadu
D
Gujrat
Question 6 Explanation: 
The islands of Andaman and Nicobar had the longest coastline, amounting to a little over 1,900 kilometers, followed by Gujarat.
Question 7
Dard Aryan Tribe is associated with which state?
A
Odisha
B
Assam
C
Arunachal Pradesh
D
Jammu and Kashmir
Question 7 Explanation: 
Dard Aryans are a tribal group in Laddakh.
Question 8
Which American president ordered the drop of the atomic bomb on Japan?
A
Franklin D. Roosevelt
B
Harry S. Truman
C
Dwight D. Eisenhower
D
Herbert Hoover
Question 8 Explanation: 
Truman did not seek to destroy Japanese culture or people; the goal was to destroy Japan's ability to make war. So, on the morning of August 6, 1945, the American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, dropped the world's first atom bomb over the city of Hiroshima.
Question 9
Who was the original inventor of the calculator?
A
Blaise Pascal
B
john logie baird
C
Philo Taylor Farnsworth
D
Charles Francis Jenkins
Question 10
Who invented Air Conditioner?
A
Percy Spencer
B
John Gorrie
C
Lewis Howard Latimer
D
Willis Carrier
Question 11
Who was the author of "The Jungle Book"?
A
Robert Frost
B
Rudyard Kipling
C
Lewis Carroll
D
Charles Dickens
Question 11 Explanation: 
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling tells the tale of Mowgli, a young Indian boy, who, after straying from his village, ends up being taken in by a pack of wolves and living among the creatures of the forest.
Question 12
who is the author of Kumar Sambhav?
A
Kālidāsa
B
Bāṇabhaṭṭa
C
Vishakhadatta
D
Surdas
Question 12 Explanation: 
Kumārasaṃbhavam is an epic poem by Kālidāsa. It is widely regarded as one of Kālidāsa's finest works, a paradigmatic example of kāvya poetry. The style of description of spring set the standard for nature metaphors pervading many centuries of Indian literary tradition. Kumārasaṃbhavam basically talks about the birth of Kumara (Kārtikeya), the son of Shiva and Parvati.
Question 13
who was the founder of newspapers Mahratta and Kesari ?
A
Balasaheb Thackerey
B
Bal Gangadhar Tilak
C
Madam Bhikaji cama
D
Vinayak damodar savarkar
Question 13 Explanation: 
Bal Gangadhar Tilak used to run his two newspapers, Kesari, in Marathi and Mahratta (Run by Kesari-Maratha Trust) in English from Kesari Wada, Narayan Peth, Pune. The newspapers were originally started as a co-operative by Chiplunkar, Agarkar and Tilak.
Question 14
The book 'INDICA' was written by
A
Alexander
B
Aristotle
C
Plato
D
Megasthenes
Question 15
How many states of India share boundaries with Myanmar?
A
3
B
4
C
5
D
6
Question 15 Explanation: 
Four Northeast Indian states share the border with Myanmar: Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram, and Manipur.
Question 16
Who passed the Vernacular Press Act in 1878 ?
A
Lord Lytton
B
Lord Irwin
C
Lord illingworth
D
Lord Dufferin
Question 16 Explanation: 
Vernacular press act was published in 1878 by the governor generalship of Lord Lytton for the control of Indian language newspapers. Main aim of this act was to stop printing newspapers which are against British rule and encourage those that supported them.
Question 17
Who is called the father of Indian National Congress?
A
Pherozeshah Mehta
B
Dinshaw Edulji Wacha
C
Allan Octavian Hume (A. O. Hume)
D
Gopal Krishna Gokhale
Question 17 Explanation: 
The Indian National Congress conducted its first session in Bombay from 28–31 December 1885 at the initiative of retired Civil Service officer Allan Octavian Hume.
Question 18
Who is author of the book 'Poverty and Un-British Rule in India'?
A
Bipin Chandra Pal
B
Surendranath Banerjee
C
Bal Gangadhar Tilak
D
Dadabhai Naoroji
Question 18 Explanation: 
Dababhai Naoroji wrote the book Poverty and Un-British Rule in India.
Question 19
Who was the first Indian to win 'Ramon Magsaysay Award'?
A
Monotosh Roy
B
Acharya Vinoba Bhave
C
Bhaswati Bhattacharya
D
Feroze Gandhi
Question 19 Explanation: 
Acharya Vinoba Bhave was the first Indian to win this prestigious award.
Question 20
The first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature? OR Who got the first Nobel prize in India?
A
Rabindranath Tagore
B
C.V. Raman
C
Har Gobind Khorana
D
Subrahmanyam Chandrasekhar
Question 21
Where was the first Congress Session held?
A
Madras
B
Culcatta
C
Bombay
D
Pune
Question 21 Explanation: 
On 28 December 1885, the Indian National Congress was founded at Gokuldas Tejpal Sanskrit College in Bombay, with 72 delegates in attendance.
Question 22
First Indian to get Nobel Prize in Physics
A
C.V Raman
B
Satyendranath Bose
C
Homi J. Bhabha
D
Subrahmanyam Chandrashekhar
Question 23
Murugappa Gold Cup is related to which among the following sports?
A
Hockey
B
Football
C
Table Tennis
D
Basket Ball
Question 24
Which of these is the force required to move a body uniformly in a circle?
A
Centrifugal force
B
Kinetic force
C
Spring force
D
Centripetal force
Question 25
Who was the first British Governor General of India?
A
Lord Warren Hasting
B
Lord William Bentinck
C
Lord Canning
D
Lord Mountbatten
Question 25 Explanation: 
Lord William Bentinck(1833-1835)
Question 26
Who was the first Commander-in-Chief, Indian Air Force ?
A
Kodandera Madappa Cariappa
B
Arjan Singh
C
Hrushikesh Moolgavkar
D
Subroto Mukherjee
Question 27
“National Football Museum” which keeps FIFA collection is located in which country?
A
Japan
B
France
C
England
D
Switzerland
Question 28
Which line divides Afghanistan and Pakistan?
A
Green Line
B
Radcliffe Line
C
Mannar haime line
D
Durand Line
Question 29
First Indian woman badminton player to win an Asian Games medal
A
P. V. Sindhu
B
Saina Nehwal
C
Jwala Gutta
D
Ashwini Ponnappa
Question 30
Who was the first Indian to reach Antarctica
A
Lieutenant Ram Charan
B
Meher Moos
C
Ajeet Bajaj
D
Rakesh Sharma
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