General Knowledge Question and Answers [16-12-2014]

General knowledge is an important component of crystallized intelligence and is strongly associated with general intelligence, and with openness to experience. Studies have found that people who are highly knowledgeable in a particular domain tend to be knowledgeable in many.

General knowledge has been defined in differential psychology as “culturally valued knowledge communicated by a range of non-specialist media” and encompassing a wide subject range. This definition excludes highly specialized learning that can only be obtained with extensive training and information confined to a single medium.  General knowledge is thought to be supported by long-term semantic memory ability.

A number of studies have found that males tend to have greater overall general knowledge than females, perhaps due to gender differences in interests rather than memory ability. Recent studies have found that general knowledge is associated with exam performance in schoolchildren and proofreading skills.

General Knowledge Question and Answers

1. Grand Central Terminal, Park Avenue, New York is the world’s

  1. largest railway station
  2. highest railway station
  3. longest railway station
  4. None of the above

2.  Entomology is the science that studies

  1. Behavior of human beings
  2.  Insects
  3. The origin and history of technical and scientific terms
  4. The formation of rocks

Entomology: The branch of zoology concerned with the study of insects.

3. Eritrea, which became the 182nd member of the UN in 1993, is in the continent of

  1. Asia
  2. Africa
  3. Europe
  4. Australia

4. Garampani sanctuary is located at

  1. Junagarh, Gujarat
  2. Diphu, Assam
  3. Kohima, Nagaland
  4. Gangtok, Sikkim

5. For which of the following disciplines is Nobel Prize awarded?

  1. Physics and Chemistry
  2. Physiology or Medicine
  3. Literature, Peace and Economics
  4. All of the above

6. Hitler party which came into power in 1933 is known as

  1. Labour Party
  2. Nazi Party
  3. Ku-Klux-Klan
  4. Democratic Party

7. FFC stands for

  1. Foreign Finance Corporation
  2. Film Finance Corporation
  3. Federation of Football Council
  4. None of the above

8. Fastest shorthand writer was

  1. Dr. G. D. Bist
  2. J.R.D. Tata
  3. J.M. Tagore
  4. Khudada Khan

9. Epsom (England) is the place associated with

  1. Horse racing
  2. Polo
  3. Shooting
  4. Snooker

10. First human heart transplant operation conducted by Dr. Christian Bernard on Louis Washkansky, was conducted in

  1. 1967
  2. 1968
  3. 1958
  4. 1922

Louis Washkansky (1913 – 21 December 1967) was the recipient of the world’s first human heart transplant. Washkansky died of double pneumonia eighteen days after the transplant because of a weakened immune system.

11. Galileo was an Italian astronomer who

  1. developed the telescope
  2. discovered four satellites of Jupiter
  3. discovered that the movement of pendulum produces a regular time measurement
  4. All of the above

12. Habeas Corpus Act 1679

  1. states that no one was to be imprisoned without a writ or warrant stating the charge against him
  2. provided facilities to a prisoner to obtain either speedy trial or release in bail
  3. safeguarded the personal liberties of the people against arbitrary imprisonment by the king’s orders
  4. All of the above
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