General Knowledge Question Answer | Set – 05

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General Knowledge Question Answer

Q. Who built the world’s first binary digit computer: Z1…?

Konrad Zuse

Q. Compact discs, (according to the original CD specifications) hold how many minutes of music?

74 mins

Q. Once the active medium is excited, the first photons of light are produced by which physical process?

Spontaneous emission

Q. ‘DTP’ computer abbreviation usually means?

Desktop Publishing

Q. The average power (in watts) used by a 20 to 25 inch home color television is…?


Q. What does AC and DC stand for in the electrical field?

Alternating Current and Direct Current

Q. In which decade was the ARRL founded?


Q. ‘CD’ computer abbreviation usually means?

Compact Disc

Q. ‘.BAK’ extension refers usually to what kind of file?

Backup file

Q. Where is the headquarters of Intel located?

Santa Clara, California

Q. Who co-created the UNIX operating system in 1969 with Dennis Ritchie?

Ken Thompson

Q. The transformer that develops the high voltage in a home television is commonly called a…?


Q. Which consists of two plates separated by a dielectric and can store a charge?


Q. What do we call a collection of two or more computers that are located within a limited distance of each other and that are connected directly or indirectly?

Local Area Network

Q. ‘.JPG’ extension refers usually to what kind of file?

Image file

Q. What does AM mean?

Amplitude modulation

Q. In what year was the “@” chosen for its use in e-mail addresses?


Q. ‘.TXT’ extension refers usually to what kind of file?

Text File

Q. What was the first ARPANET message?


Q. The NTSC (National Television Standards Committee) is also used in the country of…?


Q. “FET” is a type of transistor, Its full name is ________ Effect Transistor…?


Q. What are three types of lasers?

Gas, solid-state, diode

Q. What will a UPS be used for in a building?

To provide power to essential equipment

Q. Who created Pretty Good Privacy (PGP)?

Phil Zimmerman

Q. What do we call a network whose elements may be separated by some distance? It usually involves two or more small networks and dedicated high-speed telephone lines.

WAN (Wide Area Network)

Q. After the first photons of light are produced, which process is responsible for amplification of the light?

Stimulated emission

Q. Which is NOT an acceptable method of distributing small power outlets throughout an open plan office area?

Extension Cords

Q. Sometimes computers and cache registers in a food mart are connected to a UPS system. What does UPS mean?

Uninterruptible Power Supply

Q. Who co-founded Hotmail in 1996 and then sold the company to Microsoft?

Sabeer Bhatia

Q. ‘.TMP’ extension refers usually to what kind of file?

Temporary file

Q. In the UK, what type of installation requires a fireman’s switch?

Neon Lighting

Q. The electromagnetic coils on the neck of the picture tube or tubes which pull the electron beam from side to side and up and down are called a…?


Q. In the United States the television broadcast standard is…?


Q. In a color television set using a picture tube a high voltage is used to accelerate electron beams to light the screen. That voltage is about…?

25 thousand volts

Q. What frequency range is the High-Frequency band?

3 to 30 MHz

Q. The first step to getting output from a laser is to excite an active medium. What is this process called?


Q. What is the relationship between resistivity r and conductivity s?

R = 1/s

Q. Which motor is NOT suitable for use as a DC machine?

Squirrel cage motor

Q. A given signal’s second harmonic is twice the given signal’s __________ frequency…?


Q. In which year was MIDI(Musical Instrument Digital Interface) introduced?


Q. What does the term PLC stand for?

Programmable Logic Controller

Q. When measuring the characteristics of a small-signal amplifier, say for a radio receiver, one might be concerned with its “Noise…”?


Q. ‘DB’ computer abbreviation usually means?


Q. ‘.INI’ extension refers usually to what kind of file?

System file

Q. The sampling rate, (how many samples per second are stored) for a CD is…?

44.1 kHz

Q. ‘OS’ computer abbreviation usually means?

Operating System

Q. In which decade with the first transatlantic radio broadcast occur?


Q. “MOV’ extension refers usually to what kind of file?

Animation/movie file

Q. In which decade was the SPICE simulator introduced?


Q. Most modern TV’s draw power even if turned off. The circuit the power is used in does what function?

Remote control

Q. Which is a type of Electrically-Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory?


Q. The purpose of choke in tube light is?

To increase the voltage momentarily

Q. ‘MPG’ extension refers usually to what kind of file?

Animation/movie file

Q. Who developed Yahoo?

David Filo & Jerry Yang

Q. Made from a variety of materials, such as carbon, which inhibits the flow of current…?


Q. The most common format for a home video recorder is VHS. VHS stands for…?

Video Home System

Q. What does VVVF stand for?

Variable Voltage Variable Frequency

Q. The only Indian to win the Nobel prize in physics is

Dr. C. V. Raman

Q. Who among the following is a winner of the Indira Gandhi Award for National integration?

Aruna Asaf Ali

Q. The first black American to win the Nobel Prize for literature is

Toni Morrison

Q. Who among the following got the ‘Bharat Ratna’ award, before becoming the President of India?

Dr. Zakir Hussain

Q. Manav Seva Award has been instituted in the memory of

Rajiv Gandhi

Q. Which of the following films has won 9 Oscar Awards in 1987?

The Last Emperor

Q. Which of the following awards was conferred on Mrs. Kiran Bedi?


Q. Who was awarded the first Rajiv Gandhi National Sadhavana Award?

Mother Teresa

Q. ‘Global 500’ awards are given for the outstanding achievement in which of the following fields?

Protection of environment

Q. To whom was ‘Bharat Ratna’ awarded in 1999?

Amartya Sen

Q. In which decade was the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) founded?


Q. What is part of a database that holds only one type of information?


Q. Who among the following is not a recipient of ‘Dada Saheb Phalke’ Award?

Ramanand Sagar

Q. Which state Government of India has instituted the Samman Award?

Madhya Pradesh

Q. Sharad Joshi Samman is awarded for

Satire and essay

Q. In 1901, Nobel Prize was not given for


Q. The highest civilian award of India ‘Bharat Ratna’ has been awarded to only two foreigners so far. One of them is Nelson Mandela. The other is

Abdul Ghaffar khan

Q. The first recipient of Nehru Award was

U Thant

Q. The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award is given by which of the following organizations?

Council for Scientific and industrial research

Q. Which of the following awards was conferred upon Smt. Aruna Asaf Ali for her role in the welfare of adults and women?

Moorti Devi Award

Q. On whose name is the highest award for services to the development of cinema given?

Dada Saheb

Q. Which of the following famous financial journals of international repute confers ‘Finance minister of the year’ Award?


Q. Tansen Samman has been instituted by the Government of?

Madhya Pradesh

Q. The most ideal region for the cultivation of cotton in India is

the Deccan plateau

Q. Which of the following types of soil are mostly confined to river basins and coastal plains of India?

Alluvial soils

Q. The two states of India, most richly endowed with iron ore, are

Bihar and Orissa

Q. The most fertile region of India is

the Indo-Gangetic plain

Q. The number of major ports in India is


Q. Which of the following is a peninsular river of India?


Q. Which of the following is the most important raw material for the generation of power in India?


Q. When it is noon IST at Allahabad in India, the time at Greenwich, London, will be

0630 hours

Q. Which country has the largest coastline?


Q. The scarcity or crop failure of which of the following can cause a serious edible oil crisis in India?


Q. The Pennines (Europe), Appalachians (America) and the Aravallis (India) are examples of

Old mountains

Q. Which of the following crops needs maximum water per hectare?


Q. The watershed between India and Myanmar is formed by

the Naga hills

Q. The originating in the Himalayan mountain complex consists of how many distinct drainage systems of the Indian Subcontinent?


Q. The percentage of India’s total population employed in agriculture is nearly


Q. Which of the following important rivers of India does not originate from the Western Ghats?


Q. Which of the following areas or regions is most prone to earthquakes?

Ganga-Brahmaputra valley

Q. The proportion of forest to the total national geographical area of India as envisaged by National Forest Policy is


Q. Which of the following dams has generations of power more than irrigation as its main purpose?

Gandhi Sagar

Q. Which of the following crops is regarded as a plantation crop?


Q. Which of the following countries leads to the production of aluminum and its products in the world?


Q. The natural region which holds the Indian subcontinent is


Q. Who among the following has received a Nobel Prize in literature 1953?

Winston Churchill

Q. The Arjuna Awards were instituted in the year


Q. The first Indira Gandhi Award for International Justice and Harmony has been given to

Yasser Arafat

Q. ‘Ashoka Chakra’ is awarded for

the most conspicuous bravery or self-sacrifice on land, air or sea but not in the presence of the enemy

Q. The Nobel Prize was first awarded in


Q. Who among the following won the Nobel prize for literature?

Samuel Beckett

Q. The ‘Cannes Award’ is given for excellence in which field?


Q. The journalist who refused to accept ‘Padma Bhushan’ was?

Khushwant Singh

Q. The Nobel peace prize is awarded in which city?


Q. Arjuna Award is given for

Outstanding performance in sports

Q. Who among the following is not a recipient of the Bharatiya Jnanpith Award?

M. F. Hussain

Q. The UNSECO’s ‘Prix Jules Verne’ prize has been given to which of the following serials of Doordarshan?

Turning Point.


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