Basic General Knowledge Quiz with Answers

Basic General Knowledge Quiz with Answers

Welcome to our quiz on fundamental general knowledge! Your knowledge of a variety of topics, including history, geography, science, literature, and more, will be put to the test in this quiz. It's an interesting and instructive chance to evaluate your comprehension while learning new material.

You'll come across several questions with multiple-choice answers in this Basic General Knowledge Quiz. It is up to you to choose the right response from the available options. You'll find out how well you did after finishing the quiz by getting your score. Prepare to set off on this exploration of broad knowledge!

Basic General Knowledge Quiz

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Basic General Knowledge Quiz with Answers

  Q :  

Which national leader developed the principle of 'holistic nationalism'?

(A) Dadabhai Naoroji

(B) Vipin Chandra Pal

(C) Surendranath Banerjee

(D) B. R. Ambedkar

Correct Answer : A
Explanation :

The thinking of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay ji is related to eternal ideology. On this basis, he tried to understand nationalism and considered the problems.

Q :  

By whom was the 'Srinarayan Dharma Paripalana Yoga Movement' started?

(A) Indian National Congress

(B) Ezhava of Kerala

(C) Kisan Sabha

(D) Communist Party

Correct Answer : B
Explanation :

SNDP was founded in 1903 by Dr. Padmanabhan Palpu with the guidance and blessings of Narayana Guru. SNDP was the first organization to envisage Kerala as a whole. Vavoottu Yogam expanded and formed an organization known as Aruvippuram Kshetra Yogam.

Q :  

After which century did the apparent decline of slavery take place?

(A) thirteenth century

(B) fourteenth century

(C) 15th century

(D) sixteenth century

Correct Answer : D
Explanation :

In 1807, Britain completely banned the buying and selling of African slaves in its country under the Slavery Abolition Act. In 1808, the US Congress banned the importation of slaves. By the year 1833, this law was implemented in the entire British Empire. During the British rule in India in 1843 AD.

Q :  

What was first proposed in the Act of 1909?

(A) separate vote

(B) diarchy

(C) legislative assemblies

(D) decentralization

Correct Answer : A
Explanation :

The Act introduced communal representation in Indian politics. This was intended to stem the growing tide of nationalism in the country by dividing the people into communal lines.

Q :  

On which fort was acquired by Shivaji, he built the fort of Raigarh, which became his capital in future.

(A) Archway

(B) Janjeera

(C) vijaydurg

(D) Purandar

Correct Answer : A
Explanation :

Raigad is a hill fort situated at about 25 Km from Mahad in the Raigad district. Chhatrapati Shivaji renovated this fort and made it his capital in 1674 AD. The rope-way facility is available at Raigad Fort, to reach the fort from the ground in a few minutes.

Q :  

Lord William Bentinck had done many reforms in Indian society. Which of the following did he not do?

(A) abolition of sati

(B) abolition of human sacrifice

(C) swindle eradication

(D) widow marriage

Correct Answer : D
Explanation :

He was the Governor General of India, Lord William Bentinck who ruled India from 1828-1835. Many efforts were made by him for social reform, educational reform, financial reform, improvement in government service. Social Reforms- In 1829, the practice of Sati was completely banned with the help of Raja Ram Mohan Roy.

Q :  

Which was the most famous state festival of the Vijayanagara Empire?

(A) Spring

(B) Mahanavami

(C) Ram Navami

(D) Vinayaka Chaturthi

Correct Answer : C
Explanation :

The largest festival in the Vijayanagar calendar was Mahanavami which was a nine days festival, also called Navaratri festival or Dussehra and the worship of Goddess Durga shows that its celebration is in honour of Parvati(wife of Siva).

Q :  

From which of the following stone-period sites has evidence of pit dwelling been obtained?

(A) Tekkalkot

(B) Burzholm

(C) Sangankallu

(D) Utnoor

Correct Answer : B
Explanation :

Burzahom archaeological sites have evidence of pit-dwellings. It is located in the Kashmir Valley of the Indian state Jammu and Kashmir. As per the archeological excavations, there were four phases of cultural significance between 3000 BC to 1000BC.

Q :  

Who among the following was the guru of Pandit Ravi Shankar?

(A) Bismillah Khan

(B) Amjad Ali Khan

(C) Ali Akbar Khan

(D) Allaudin Khan

Correct Answer : D

Q :  

Which of the following rivers rises in the Indian Himalayan?

(A) Kosi

(B) the Indus

(C) Gandak

(D) Ghaghra

Correct Answer : B
Explanation :

The main Himalayan river systems are those of the Indus and the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna system. The Indus, which is one of the great rivers of the world, rises near Mansarovar in Tibet and flows through India, and thereafter through Pakistan, and finally falls in the Arabian Sea near Karachi.

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