GK Question and answers set-1

gk questions

Answers and Explanation

1. Who of the following is the author of a collection of poems called “Golden Threshold”? [2009]

(a) Aruna Asaf Ali (b) Annie Besant

(c) Sarojini Naidu (d) Vijayalakshmi Pandit

2. Under the administration of which one of the following is the Department of Atomic Energy? [2009]

(a) Prime Minister’s Office

(b) Cabinet Secretariat

(c) Ministry of Power

(d) Ministry of Science and Technology

3. Where is the headquarters of Animal Welfare Boards of India located? [2009]

(a) Ahmedabad

(b) Chennai

(c) Hyderabad

(d) Kolkata

4. Consider the following statements: [2009]

1. The National School of Drama was set up by Sangeet Natak Akademi in 1959.

2. The highest honour conferred by the Sahitya Akademi on a writer is by electing him its Fellow.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only (b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

5. For outstanding contribution to which one of the following fields is Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize

given [2009]

(a) Literature

(b) Performing Arts

(c) Science

(d) Social Service

6. Among the following Presidents of India, who was also the Secretary General of Non-Aligned Movement for some period? [2009]

(a) Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

(b) Varahagiri Venkatagiri

(c) Giani Zail Singh

(d) Dr. Shanker Dayal Sharma

7. With reference to Stree Shakti Puraskar, for which one of the following is “Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar

Award” given [2009]

(a) Administrative skills

(b) Achievements in Scientific Research

(c) Achievements in Sports and Games

(d) Courage and valour

8. In which State is the Buddhist site Tabo Monastery located? [2009]

(a) Arunachal Pradesh (b) Himachal Pradesh

(c) Sikkim (d) Uttrakhand

9. Mahamastakabhisheka, a great religious event, is associated with and done for who of the following?[2009]

(a) Bahubali

(b) Buddha

(c) Mahavir

(d) Nataraja

10. Consider the following pairs:

Tradition State

1. Gatka, a traditional martial art : Kerala

2. Madhubani, a traditional : Bihar painting

3. Singhey Khababs Sindhu : Jammu & Darshan Festival Kashmir

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched? [2009]

(a) 1 and 2 only (b) 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3