General Knowledge Set-01

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Now a days each has a general knowledge portion. PPSC and FPSC exams designed in such a way, one cannot achieve merit without doing GK preparation. Clickans provides you general knowledge set-01, which is for the first day of you preparation. Doing regular can help you to achieve marks within merit.

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General Knowledge Set-01

1. Funnel shaped clouds with violent whirl winds are named as 

(a) Tsunami

(b) Cirrus

(c) Tomado

(d) Stratus

2. The tropical cyclones often follow the direction of movement from

(a) South to north

(b) East to west

(c) West to east

(d) North to south

3. An upper wind system with very high velocities in the strotosphere is called 

(a) A cyclone

(b) An anticyclone

(c) Monsoon

(d) Jet stream

4. The amount of water vapor (grams) in a  given volume of air (cubic meter) is known as 

(a) Specific humidity

(b) Relative humidity

(c) Vapor pressure

(d) Absolute humidity

5. Trade winds of the northern hemisphere blow from the north-east to south-west due to: 

(a) Coriolis force

(b) Gravitational force

(c) Centripetal force

(d) None of these

6. Which country is known as Thunderbolt of Asia? 

(a) Bhutan

(b) Mongolia

(c) China

(d) None of the above

7. One of the country through which equator passes is? 

(a) Malaysia

(b) China

(c) Malta

(d) Pakistan

8. The depletion of ozone layer has been caused mainly by 

(a) The deforestation of large area of land

(b) The release of chlorofluoro carbons into the atmosphere 

(c) Changes in asteroid activity in the solar system 

(d) The release of Industrial waste

9. Which layer of atmosphere provides ideal conditions for flying aero planes? 

(a) Troposphere

(b) Stratosphere

(c) Ionosphere

(d) Exosphere

10. Through which one of the following countries the equator does not pass? 

(a) Tanzania

(b) Kenya

(c) Zaire

(d) Uganda

11. A line on a map joining places of equal monthly or yearly rainfall is called 

(a) Isobar

(b) Isohyet

(c) Isotherm

(d) Isoneph

12. The Earth revolves around the Sun in an elliptical orbit. Its speed______ 

(a) Is greatest when it is farthest from the Sun

(b) Is greatest when it is closest to the Sun

(c) Remains the same at all points on the orbit

(d) Goes on decreasing continuously

13. The origin of earth dates back to approximately 

(a) 3.6 billion years

(b) 4.6 billion years

(c) 5.6 billion years

(d) 6.6 billion years

14. The term ‘Ecliptic’ is used for the 

(a) Sun when eclipsed

(b) Moon when eclipsed

(c) Sun’s path in the 8ky during a year

(d) Path of Earth around the Sun

15. The Sun always rises in the East because

(a) It is located in East

(b) The Earth rotates from East to West

(c)The earth rotates from West to East

(d) The earth revolves around the Sun from West to East 

16. A ship sailing from Vancouver to Tokyo, crosses the International Date Line on Wednesday, the 8th of November. What will be the next day? 

(a) Sixth of November

(b) Seventh of November

(c) Ninth of November

(d) Tenth of November

17. Spring tide occurs when the

(a) Earth, Moon and the Sun are in a straight line

(b) Sun, Earth and the Moon are at right angles to each other 

(c) Earth comes near the Sun

(d) Earth is away from the Sun

18. Which of the following words explains a narrow strip of land separating two seas and connecting two landmarks? 

(a) Isthmus

(b) Strait

(c) Bay

(d) Peninsula

19. Presence of which gas in the outer most layer of the atmosphere does not allow ultraviolet rays of the sunlight to reach Earth? 

(a) Helium

(b) Ozone

(c) Oxygen

(d) Chlorine

20. The second largest continent (in terms of area) is 

(a) Asia

(b) South America

(c) North America

(d) Africa

21. South Pole was discovered by

(a) Cabot

(b) Robert Peary

(c) Amundsen

(d) None of these

22. The dates on which day and night are equal are: 

(a) 21st March and 24th December

(b) 14th January and 23rd September

(c) 21st March and 23rd September

(d) 14th January and 22nd June

23. At which place on earth there is always day and night of an equal duration? 

(a) On the tropic of Cancer

(b) On the Poles

(c) On the tropic of Capricorn

(d) On the Equator

24. A line on a map joining places having equal atmospheric pressure is called

(a) Isotherm

(b) Isobar

(c) Isocryme

(d) Isolyte

25. The core of the earth is

(a) Of amorphous material

(b) A vacuum

(c) Metallic

(d) Plastic

26. The important country close to International Date Line is 

(a) Malaysia

(b) Mauritius

(c) New Zealand

(d) Surinam

27. Which of the following towns is situated at the highest altitude? 

(a) Lhasa

(b) Kathmandu

(c) Gartole

(d) Thimpu

28. Winter rain in Kashmir is due to

(a) South-West monsoon

(b) Western disturbances

(c) North-East monsoon

(d) Local winds

29. Which is the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere? 

(a) 20th June

(b) 21st June

(c) 22nd December

(d) 23rd December

30. Equinox refers to

(a) The area near the Equator

(b) A kind of pox affecting horses

(c) Lines connecting points of equal altitude

(d) Two periods in the year when the days and nights are equal 

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