General Knowledge Question Answer | Set – 08

For cracking any competition exams, the general knowledge and current affairs are mandatory. General Knowledge is an essential part of any competitive exam, so we thought of a system that will help people in General Knowledge.


Q. What Henry Bessemer invented?

Steel Converter

Q. What invention was first installed at a Hartford, Connecticut bank in 1889?

Pay telephone

Q. Ralph Samuelson was only 18 when he invented this sporting item in 1922. What was that?

Water skis

Q. Who invented Bifocal Lens?

Benjamin Franklin

Q. What Karl Benz invented?

Gasoline powered automobile

Q. When were bar code scanners invented?


Q. When was the game Frisbee invented?


Q. This English inventor is known as the ‘Father of Computing.’

Charles Babbage

Q. Who invented Airship (rigid)?

G. Ferdinand Von Zeppelin

Q. In which year was MIDI introduced?


Q. In which decade was the SPICE simulator introduced?


Q. Who invented the first controllable flying AEROPLANE (AIRPLANE)?

Wright Brothers

Q. What groovy item was invented by Englishman Edward Craven Walker in 1963?

Lava lamp

Q. In which decade was the Internet first implemented?


Q. What did cardiologist Dr. Paul Zoll invent in Massachusetts in 1952?


Q. What Elmer A. Sperry invented?


Q. Who developed the idea of Crop Rotation?

Turnip Townsend

Q. CORN FLAKES – Who made them first?


Q. Who came up with the idea for INSTANT MASHED POTATO?

E. Asselbergs

Q. Who invented Dynamite?

Alfred B. Nobel

Q. Ajanta-Ellora caves are situated near


Q. National School of Mines is located in ?


Q. Sun Temple is situated at?


Q. The ‘Golconda Fort’ is in which state?


Q. Under Mother Teresa’s guidance, the Missionaries of Charit built near Asansol, a lep er colony is called

Shanti Nagar

Q. ‘Kanchipuram’ is in which of the following states?

Tamil Nadu

Q. The famous Meenakshi temple is located in


Q. ‘Tin Bhiga’ lease by India to Bangladesh, was a part of

West Bengal

Q. Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre is located at


Q. ‘Mandi House’ is a

The office of Director General of Doordarshan

Q. National Institute of Aeronautical Engineering is located at


Q. The world famous ‘Khajuraho’ sculptures are located in

Madhya Pradesh

Q. National Police Academy is located at


Q. National Archives is located at?

New Delhi

Q. Which is known as ‘Garden City of India’?


Q. The Central Rice Research institute is located at


Q. Where is the ‘National Remote Sensing Agency’ situated?


Q. Badrinath is situated on the bank of river


Q. Indian Cancer Research institute is located at


Q. Central Drug Research Institute is located at


Q. Indian School of Mines is located in


Q. Which of the following place is famous for its gigantic rock-cut statue of Buddha?


Q. Golden Temple is situated in


Q. Where is the headquarters of Oil and Natural Gas Commission?


Q. ‘Vijay Stambha’ is situated in


Q. The ‘Char Minar’ is in


Q. Where is the National Institute of Virology situated?


Q. The ‘satellite freight city’ is being developed near which of the following cities?


Q. Central Arid Zone Research Institute is located in


Q. National Institute of Nutrition is located in which of the following place?


Q. Ptyalin is an enzyme produced in the

Salivary glands

Q. Mycobacterium leprae causes leprosy, Corynebacterium diphtheria causes diphtheria and Vibrio comma causes


Q. The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology is situated at


Q. Where is the Railway Staff College located?


Q. The famous Dilwara Temples are situated in


Q. Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology is located at


Q. The headquarters of the National Power Training institute is located in


Q. The Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University is at which of the following places?


Q. The Indian Institute of Science is located at


Q. Which city is known as ‘Electronic City of India’?


Q. Rain water helps to increase the ____ to some extent.

Calcium contents

Q. Number of chromosomes in Down’s syndrome is


Q. One of the following is most suitable for study of mutations


Q. Pulses are a good source of


Q. Oxygen in our blood is transported by a protein named


Q. Nymph is the name of young one of


Q. Plants that grow under average temperature and moisture are called


Q. Oxyreductases, transferases, hydrolases, lyases, isomerases and ligases are all classes of


Q. Pollination by wind is called


Q. Pollen grains in plants are produced in


Q. Photosynthesis is a process

Reductive, endergonic and anabolic

Q. On which of the following plants did Gregor Mendal perform his classical experiment?


Q. Pigmentation of skin is due to


Q. Night blindness is cause by lack of which vitamin?

Vitamin A

Q. Organic Substances which, in very small amounts, control growth and development called


Q. Movements due to light are shown by

Flowering plants

Q. Radish is a

Modified root

Q. Most common disease of poultry in India is


Q. Most abundant tissues of our body are


Q. Mumps is a disease caused by


Q. Plants hormone that induces cell division is

Kinins Plants hormone that induces cell division is

Q. Phloem is a tissue found in


Q. N2 content is kept constant in the biosphere due to

Nitrogen cycle

Q. Potato is a modified form (outgrowth) of


Q. Prothrombin which helps in clotting of blood is released by

Blood platelets

Q. Myopia is connected with


Q. Plants developing in dry conditions are


Q. Plants wilt due to excess of


Q. Monotremes are unique mammals because they

Lay eggs

Q. Plant bends towards the source of light on account of the movement of curvature known as


Q. Movement of cell against concentration gradient is called

Active transport

Q. Plants synthesis protein from

Amino acids

Q. Plants absorb dissolved nitrates from soil and convert them into

Free nitrogen

Q. Process of cell division can take place by


Q. Most highly intelligent mammals are


Q. Photosynthesis takes place faster in

White light

Q. Nucleus, the genetic material containing rounded body in each cell, was first discovered in 1831 by

Robert Brown

Q. Plants that grow in saline water are called


Q. Pyorrhoea is a disease of the


Q. O2 released in the process of photosynthesis comes from


Q. Where were wigs first invented?


Q. Who was the first person to patent the JET ENGINE?

F. Whittle

Q. The initials JCB on earth-moving equipment are those of the founder of the company that makes it. What is his name?

Joseph Cyril Bamford

Q. What treat was invented by 11-year-old Frank Epperson in 1905?


Q. When was Milk Tray first introduced?


Q. When was the toothbrush invented?


Q. What item of apparel was invented by Ellery Chun, a Hawaiian clothing merchant, in 1931?

Aloha shirt

Q. Who invented Fountain Pen?

Lewis E. Waterman

Q. Ordinary table salt is sodium chloride. What is baking soda?

Sodium bicarbonate

Q. Plants receive their nutrients mainly from


Q. Who invented the phonograph?

John Kruesi

Q. What beverage was invented by Charles Alderton in 1885 in Waco, Texas?


Q. Who invented fuel cells in 1839?

Sir William Grove

Q. The ELECTRIC BATTERY, who’s charged with inventing this one?


Q. In which decade was the ARRL founded?


Q. Who invented the Seed Drill?

Jethro Tull

Q. What drink was invented by Charles Leiper Grigg in 1929?


Q. For what is Charles Babbage (1792-1871) remembered?


Q. Who invented Automobiles using gasoline?

Karl Benz

Q. Who invented the battery?

Alessandro Volta

Q. FROZEN FOOD – Who discovered the first practical method of freezing food?


Q. When was the Raggedy Ann doll patented?


Q. What Frank Whittle invented?

Jet propulsion

Q. When was the first Lionel trains manufactured?


Q. What item, originally called the ‘Whirlwind’, was invented by Ives McGaffey in 1869?

Vacuum cleaner

Q. What office item was invented by Bette Nesmith Graham in 1951?

Liquid Paper

Q. What George Pullman invented?

Sleeping (railway) car

Q. Who invented Bakelite?

Leo Hendrik Baekeland

Q. What toy was invented by Joshua Lionel Cowen around 1900?

Electric train

Q. What invention by Garnet Carter made its debut at the Fairyland Inn Resort in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in 1927?

Miniature golf

Q. What toy did George Lerner create for Hasbro company in 1952?

Mr. Potato Head

Q. For whom high heeled shoes were invented?

King Louis the XIV

Q. What African-American inventor received 5 patents in the field of shoemaking?

Jan Ernst Matzeliger

Q. It travels over land and water. Who invented the HOVERCRAFT?

C. Cockerell

Q. In which decade was the AEEE (now the IEEE) founded?


Q. What type of system did Paul Nipkow, John Baird, and Charles Jenkins all invent?


Q. What Sir Isaac Newton invented?

Reflecting telescope

Q. Who invented Bicycle?

Kirkpatrick Macmillan

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


Q. Who synthesized the first wholly artificial gene?

Hargobind Khorana

Q. For what does the world owe Almon Strowger a debt of gratitude?

Automatic Telephone Exchanges

Q. Who is often called the ‘first African-American’ inventor?

Benjamin Banneker

Q. The first hand glider was designed by…?

Leonardo DaVinci

Q. In which decade was the telegraph invented?


Q. What inspired reflecting road lights to be invented?

The light a cat’s eyes gave off on a fence

Q. When were blue jeans invented?


Q. Who invented Electric Generator?

Michael Faraday

Q. What device for new parents did Ann Moore invent in 1969?

Infant carrier

Q. In which decade was the transistor invented?


Q. What Igor Sikorsky invented?



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