General Knowledge Set – 220 UPSC Exam:

1. The Lok Sabha is called in session at least how many times in a year?

Answer:  Thrice

2. Which type of glass can cut off ultraviolet rays?

Answer:  Crookes glass

3. Who was the first to land on the moon?

Answer:  Neil Armstrong

4. The removal of rock, layer by layer due to weathering what is called?

Answer:  Exfoliation

5. In 1757, by whom was the Siraj-ud-daula defeated?

Answer:  Clive

6. Which groups suffer the most from inflation?

Answer:  Creditors

7. Which organism is required for the preparation of alcohol?

Answer:  Fungi

8. The five-year term of the President is calculated from which day?

Answer:  The day he assumes charge

9. What is the main difference between the Western and Eastern Ghats?

Answer:  Continuity

10. According to the Govt. of India Act of 1935, India had been divided into how many provinces?

Answer:  11

11. What is the chemical formula for water glass?

Answer:  Na2 SiO3

12. In which year did, UN General Assembly terminate South Africa’s mandate over Namibia?

Answer:  1966

13. Which can one come across if one travels through the Strait of Malacca?

Answer:  Singapore

14. Which new alluvial deposits were found in the Gangetic plain?

Answer:  Khadar

15. Why is the date April 6, 1930, known in Indian History?

Answer:  Dandi March by Mahatma Gandhi

16. Which is known as the master gland in a man?

Answer:  Pituitary

17. By whom is the parliament’s expenditure is controlled?

Answer:  Comptroller and Auditor General

18. Which phenomena cannot be attributed to the refraction of light?

Answer:  Redshift

19. Which feature is the product of Vulcan city?

Answer:  Atoll

20. In which inscription was the name Dharmasoka found?

Answer:  Sarnath Inscription

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