General Awareness Test For RRB JE Exam

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General Awareness Test For RRB JE Exam

Q.1 In which state is the World Heritage Site ‘Basilica of Bom Jesus’ located?
(A) Goa (B) Andhra Pradesh (C) Tamil Nadu (D) Kerala
Q.2 Losoong festival is popular in-
(A) Himachal Pradesh (B) Sikkim (C) Arunachal Pradesh (D) Tripura
Q.3 Which of the following Satavahana ruler was released the coin which has the portrayed ship on it?
(A) Shivskand Sevak Satkarni (B) Yajna Shri Satkarni (C) Vijay (D) Vashishiputra Satkarni
Q.4 Where is the Rangpur civilization that was contemporary of Harappa?
(A) In Saurashtra (B) In Haryana (C) In Rajasthan (D) in Pakistan
Q.5 Which of the following popular tourist destinations of India were built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary?
(A) India Gate (B) Gateway of India (C) The Prince of Wales Museum (D) Victoria Terminus
Q.6 Ain e Dahshala is associated with which of the medieval ruler?
(A) Balban  (B) Alauddin Khilji  (C) Shah Jahan  (D) None of these
Q.7 Which of the following information is found in Ashoka’s inscriptions?
(A) Life story (B) Internal policy (C) Foreign policy (D) All options are correct.
Q.8 Modern India noticed Harsh Cher committee. When was its constituted?
(A) 1891 (B) 1893 (C) 1892 (D) 1890
Q.9 Which US political party was the first to use national conventions to nominate presidential candidates?
(A) The Democratic-Republican Party (B) The Know-Nothing Party (C) The Anti-Masonic Party (D) The Whig Party
Q.10 Which Hellenistic monarch was killed at the battle of Ipsus in 301 BC
(A) Seleucus I (B) Lysimachus I (C) Antigonus I (D) Ptolemy I
Q.11 Which of the following is a philosophical system recognizing only that which can be scientifically verified or which is capable of logical or mathematical proof, and therefore rejecting metaphysics and theism?
(A) Structural Functionalism (B) Symbolic Interaction (C) Conflicts (D) Positivism
Q.12 Ashok Pillar of Delhi has baffled scientists as it weathers all vagaries of weather and yet does not rust or corrode. Which is it made of ?
(A) Iron (B) Bronze (C) Terracotta (D) Single rock stone
Q.13 The highest point in Eastern Ghats is-
(A) Jindhagada (B) Dodabetta  (C) Mahendergiri  (D) KanchanJunga
Q.14 Which among the following is a multi-level cloud?
(A) Nimbostratus (B) Altocumulus (C) Altostratus (D) Cirrostratus
Q.15 Kalindi is another name of the river
(A) Ganges (B) Bhagirathi (C) Yamuna (D) Brahmaputra
Q.16 In which of the following country temperate grassland is called as ‘puszta’?
(A) Hungary (B) Chile (C) Australia (D) New Zealand
Q.17 Which of the following is not a fundamental duty?
(A) To abide by constitution and respect the National Flag (B) To promote harmony and brotherhood (C) To uphold and protect the sovereignty (D) Abolition of titles except military and academic
Q.18 The amendments related to property rights are:
(A) 52st and 91st (B) 42nd and 44th (C) 62nd and 70th (D) 68th and 70th
Q.19 How much majority is needed to pass a constitutional amendment bill?
(A) 12 (B) 23  of total strength (C) 23  of present in voting (D) 45
Q.20 Equal Justice and Free legal aid is inscribed in which part of the constitution?
(A) Union (B) DPSP (C) Fundamental Rights (D) Citizenship
Q.21 Which one of the following bodies has the right to decide that who will be included in the list of SCs/STs?
(A) Governor of the state (B) Supreme Court (C) President (D) Parliament
Q.22 Elections in India for Parliament and State Legislatures are conducted by____________?
(A) Governor (B) Election Commission of India (C) Prime Minister (D) President
Q.23 When is the writ of habeas corpus issued?
(A) refund of excess tax (B) violation of freedom of speech (C) loss of property (D) wrongful police detention
Q.24 Who is the final authority to interpret the Constitution?
(A) The President (B) The Parliament (C) The Lok Sabha (D) The Supreme Court
Q.25 Which is at the apex of the three-tier system of Panchayati Raj?
(A) Grama Panchayat (B) Panchayat Samiti (C) Zila Parishad (D) Grama Sabha
Q.26 Which of the following best explains the nature of National Human Rights Commission?
(A) It is constitutional body (B) It is non-statutory body (C) It is non-constitutional, non-statutory body (D) It is non-constitutional but statutory body
Q.27 Which countrys parliament is known as “Khural”?
(A) Malaysia (B) Turkish (C) Mongolia (D) Poland
Q.28 Which of the following is the component of state legislature?
(A) Governor (B) Legislative Council (C) Legislative Assembly (D) All of these
Q.29 Which of the following high dignitaries, who are not members of Parliament, has the right to address it?
(A) Attorney General of India (B) Solicitor General of India (C) Chief Election Commissioner of India (D) Chief Justice of India
Q.30 Which of the following best defines Indian Political System?
(A) Union (B) Confideration (C) Federation (D) Federation in character and union in spirit

Solutions for General Awareness

1 – A
Explanation:Churches and convents of Old Goa is the name given by UNESCO to a set of religious monuments located in Goa Velha (or Old Goa), in the state of Goa, India, which were declared a World Heritage Site in 1986. Goa was the capital of Portuguese India and Asia and an evangelization center from the sixteenth century.
2 – B
Explanation:Losoong is one of the Sikkim’s grand festivals. It is the celebration of the Sikkimese New Year. Losoong is an extravagance carnival in Sikkim. According to the Tibetan Calendar, the festival falls on the 10th month of every year which is generally the month of December. Chaam dance and archery contests are the major attractions. Beyond Bhutias and Lepchas, Losoong is also celebrated grandly by Nepalese, Sikkimese and other tribal communities in Sikkim, Darjeeling and Nepal.
3 – B
Explanation:Sri Yajna Satakarni, the last person belonging to the main Satavahana dynastic line, briefly revived the Satavahana rule. His coins feature images of ships, which suggest naval and marine trade success.
4 – A
Explanation:Rangpur civilization which was contemporary in Harappan is located in Saurashtra.
5 – B
Explanation:The Gateway of India is an arch monument built during the 20th century in Bombay, India. The monument was erected to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Mary at Apollo Bunder on their visit to India in 1911
6 – D
Explanation:Ain e Dahshala was the part of zabti system of Akbar in which the detailed regulation of the productivity of a crop for last ten years was made.
7 – D
Explanation:These edicts were decoded by British archaeologist and historian James Prinsep. In these inscriptions, Ashoka refers to himself as “Beloved of the Gods” (Devanampiya). The inscriptions mention Ashoka’s conversion to Buddhism, the description of his efforts to spread Buddhism, his moral and religious precepts, and his life story, internal and external policy his social and animal welfare program. he edicts were based on Ashoka’s ideas on administration and behaviour of people towards one another and religion.
8 – C
Explanation:Harsh Cher Committee was constituted in 1892 in order to make recommendation to make rupee as legal tender.
9 – C
Explanation:The Anti-Masonic Party conducted the first presidential nominating convention in the United States history for the 1832 elections, nominating William Wirt (a former Mason) for President and Amos Ellmaker for Vice President in Baltimore.
10 – C
Explanation:In the battle of Ipsus: Antigonus I Monophthalmus and his son Demetrius I of Macedon were pitted against the coalition of three other companions of Alexander: Cassander, ruler of Macedon; Lysimachus, ruler of Thrace; and Seleucus I Nicator, ruler of Babylonia and Persia. Antigonus died in the battle after being struck by a javelin, in the age of eighty.
11 – D
Explanation:Positivism is a philosophical system recognizing only that which can be scientifically verified or which is capable of logical or mathematical proof, and therefore rejecting metaphysics and theism. The theory that laws and their operation derive validity from the fact of having been enacted by authority or of deriving logically from existing decisions, rather than from any moral considerations (e.g. that a rule is unjust).
12 – A
Explanation:Ashok Pillar of Delhi has baffled scientists as it weathers all vagaries of weather and yet does not rust or corrode is made of Iron.
The Iron Pillar that stands at the center of the Quwwatul Mosque dates back to 4th Century A.D. It is counted in one of Delhi’s most curious structures. Erected in honour of the Hindu God, Lord Vishnu, it has inscriptions of ‘Brahmi characters’ on it to indicate the same. Some people also say that it was made in the memory of the Gupta King Chandragupta II (375-413). There are many archaeologists, historians and scientists who have been studying it for so many centuries now. But the mystery remains unsolved.
13 – A
Explanation:Jindhagada is the highest mountain in the Eastern Ghats situated in Araku, district Vishakapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.
14 – A
Explanation:Nimbostratus is a member of the ten fundamental cloud types. Although it is classed as a middle-level layer cloud, its base is generally low at 0 to 2 km (0 to 6,500 ft), often very close or even touching the ground. Nimbostratus are also classified as clouds of extreme vertical development.
15 – C
Explanation:Yamunais a sacred river in Hinduism and the main tributary of the Goddess Ganga(Ganges), the holiest river of Hinduism. The river is worshipped as a Hindu goddess called Yamuna. In the Vedas, Yamuna is known as Yami, while in later literature, she is called Kalindi. In the Vedas, Yami is associated with her twin brother and partner Yama, the god of death. Later, she is associated with the god Krishnaas one of Ashtabharya, his consort as well and plays an important role in his early life as a river. Bathing and drinking Yamunas waters is regarded to remove sin
16 – A
Explanation:Mid-latitude grasslands are called as temperate grasslands and are known by several names in different countries like puszta in Hungary, Steppe in Eurasia, Manchuria in China, Down in Australia, Welds in South Africa, Canterbury in New Zealand, Pampas in South America, Prairies in North America and Lamos in Chile.
17 – D
Explanation:Article 18 prevents the state from confirming any title except military and academic distinction. Article 18 prohibits the Indian citizens from receiving titles from any foreign state. The foreign nationals holding the office of profit under the state may accept titles from the foreign government with the consent of President.
18 – B
Explanation:Amendments related to property rights are 42nd and 44th.
19 – C
Explanation:Constitutional amendment bill can be introduced in either house and needed to be passed with at least  23 majority of present in voting by each house separately.
20 – B
Explanation:In Part 4 of Indian Constitution i.e. DPSP; Equal Justice and Free legal aid is guaranteed by Article 39 (A) of Indian Constitution. It states that the State shall secure that the operation of the legal system promotes justice, on a basis of equal opportunity, and shall, in particular, provide free legal aid, by suitable legislation or schemes.
21 – C
Explanation:The President of India has the right to specify as to what castes or tribes in each state and union territory to be treated as the SCs and STs.
22 – B
Explanation:Election Commission of India conducts both the elections for parliament and State lagislature.
23 – D
Explanation:The writ of habeas corpus is issued at the time of wrongful police detention. A writ of habeas corpus is used to bring a prisoner or other detainee (e.g. institutionalized mental patient) before the court to determine if the person’s imprisonment or detention is lawful.
24 – D
Explanation:The final authority to interpret our Constitution is the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court of India is the highest judicial forum and final court of appeal under the Constitution of India, the highest constitutional court, with the power of constitutional review.
25 – C
Explanation:Zila Parishad has three levels: Gram Panchayat (village level), Mandal Parishad or Block Samiti or Panchayat Samiti (block level), and Zila Parishad (district level). It was formalized in 1992 by the 73rd amendment to the Indian Constitution. Zila Parishad is at the top of the three-tier system of Panchayati Raj.
26 – D
Explanation:National Human Rights Commission is an autonomous public body constituted on 12 Oct. 1993 but it was given a statutory base by protection of Human Rights Act 1993
27 – C
Explanation: The parliament of Mongolia is known as “Khural”.
28 – D
Explanation:As per Article 168 state legislature constitutes up of Governor, Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly
29 – A
Explanation:Attorney General of India is the Indian government’s chief legal advisor and its primary lawyer in the Supreme Court of India. He is appointed by the President of India under Article 76(1) of the Constitution and holds office during the pleasure of the President. He is part of Union Executive.
30 – D
Explanation:India is a federation with strong centre which implies that it is federation in character and union in spirit.