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General Science Quiz Questions

  1. Which instrument is used to measure pressure?
    1. Saccharimeter
    2. Ammeter
    3. Manometer
    4. Lactometer

  2. What does Angstrom measure?
    1. Quantity of liquid
    2. Length of light waves
    3. Length of cables
    4. Speed of ships

  3. Light year is related to
    1. Energy
    2. Speed
    3. Distance
    4. Intensity

  4. Match the following columns
    Column 1 Column 2
    A. Relative 1. Pyrometer humidity
    B. Anemometer 2. High temperature
    C. Navigation 3. Hygrometer
    D. Direction of wind 4. Chronometer
    1 2 3 4
    a. B D A C
    b. D B A C
    c. A D B C
    d. C A D B

  5. Which of the following instruments is used to measure pressure of gases?
    1. Barometer
    2. Manometer
    3. Ammeter
    4. None of these

  6. Joule is the unit of
    1. Temperature pressure
    2. Energy
    3. Heat

  7. How many Dynes are there in one gram weight?
    1. 900
    2. 375
    3. 981
    4. 250

  8. How many Ergs are these in 1 Joule?
    1. 102
    2. 104
    3. 106
    4. 107

  9. The unit of current is
    1. Ohm
    2. Watt
    3. Ampere
    4. None of these

  10. The unit of energy in MKS system is
    1. Volt
    2. Erg
    3. Ohm
    4. Joule

  11. The intensity of an earthquake is measured with a
    1. Barometer
    2. Hydrometer
    3. Polygraph
    4. Seismograph

  12. Centigrade & Fahrenheit scales give same reading at
    1. - 40
    2. - 32
    3. - 273
    4. - 100

  13. Match the following columns
    Column 1 Column 2
    A. Anemometer 1. To measure underwater depth using sound
    B. Aneroid barometer 2. To measure very small distances
    C. Micrometer 3. Find out wind speed
    D. Fathometer 4. Find out direction of wind
    5. Measure atmospheric pressure
    1 2 3 4
    a. A4 B5 C3 D1
    b. A3 B5 C2 D1
    c. A5 B1 C3 D4
    d. A3 B1 C5 D2

  14. Who among the following described protoplasm as the physical basis of life?
    1. T. H. Huxley
    2. Leeuwenhoek
    3. Rudolf Virchow
    4. J. C. Bose

  15. The scientist who first discovered that the earth revolves round the sun was
    1. Newton
    2. Dalton
    3. Copernicus
    4. Einstein

  16. Alexander Fleming discovered
    1. Penicillin
    2. X-ray
    3. Streptomycin
    4. Telephone

  17. Who among following invented the steam engine?
    1. Marconi
    2. James Watt
    3. Thomas Savery
    4. Wright Brothers

  18. Who invented typewriter?
    1. Shockley
    2. Pascal
    3. Sholes
    4. Waterman

  19. Match the following columns:
    Column 1 Column 2
    A. Proton 1. Chadwick
    B. Neutron 2. Millikan
    C. Charged Electron 3. Goldstein
    D. Shelled nature of atom 4. Rutherford
    5. Madam Curie
    a. A1 B2 C3 D5
    b. A2 B1 C4 D3
    c. A2 B3 C1 D4
    d. A4 B2 C3 D1

  20. Who discovered circulation of blood in human body?
    1. Edward Jenner
    2. Joseph Lister
    3. William Harvey
    4. Jonon Esals

  21. The first attempt in printing was made in England by
    1. James Arkwright
    2. James Watt
    3. William Caxton
    4. Isaac Newton

  22. Who was the surgeon who pioneered antiseptic surgery in 1865?
    1. Edward Jenner
    2. Joseph Lister
    3. Henry William
    4. John Sleeman

  23. The credit of inventing the television goes to
    1. Faraday
    2. Baird
    3. Edison
    4. Marconi

  24. The credit of developing the polio vaccine goes to
    1. Jonas Salk
    2. Alb E. Sabin
    3. Selman Waksman
    4. None of these

  25. Mark the wrong combination
    1. James Watt: Steam Engine watt: steam engine >
    2. A.G. Bell: Telephone bell: telephone >
    3. J. L. Baird: Television l. baird: television >
    4. J. Perkins: Penicillin perkins: penicillin >

  26. Choose the correct combination
    1. Typewriter: Remington remington >
    2. Dynamite: Dunlop dunlop >
    3. Evolution: Darwin darwin >
    4. Aeroplane: Harway harway >

  27. Who invented the ball point pen?
    1. Waterman
    2. Oscar
    3. Wilson
    4. Lazlo Biro

  28. Blaze Pascal is associated with
    1. Calculating machine
    2. Computer
    3. Cinema
    4. None of these

  29. Wright Brothers are regarded inventors of the
    1. Balloon
    2. Bicycle
    3. Aeroplane
    4. None of these

  30. Which of the following pairs is incorrect?
    1. Roentgen: X-ray x-ray >
    2. Newton: Law of gravitation law of gravitation >
    3. Faraday: Diffusion of gases diffusion of gases >
    4. Pasteur: Bacteriology bacteriology >

  31. Philology is the
    1. Study of bones
    2. Study of muscles
    3. Study of architecture
    4. Study of languages

  32. Anatomy is the branch of science which deals with
    1. Structure of animals and plants
    2. Functioning of body organs
    3. Animal behavior
    4. Cells and tissues

  33. Study of earthquakes is known as
    1. Ecology
    2. Seismology
    3. Numismatics
    4. None of these

  34. Ecology deals with
    1. Birds
    2. Cell formation
    3. Relation between Organisms and their environment
    4. Tissues

  35. Meteorology is the science of
    1. Weather
    2. Meteors
    3. Metals
    4. Earthquakes

  36. Oncology is the study of
    1. Birds
    2. Cancer
    3. Mammals
    4. Soil

  37. Study of life in outer space is known as
    1. Endobiology
    2. Exobiology
    3. Enterobiology
    4. Neobiology

  38. Numismatics is the study of
    1. Coins
    2. Numbers
    3. Stamps
    4. Space

  39. Eugenics is the study of
    1. Altering humans beings by changing their genetic components
    2. People of European origin
    3. Different races of mankind
    4. Genetics of plants

  40. Ornithology is the
    1. Study of bones
    2. Study of birds
    3. Study of smells
    4. None of these

  41. Who invented the Doctor’s thermometer?
    1. Fahrenheit
    2. Edison
    3. Galileo
    4. None of these

  42. The velocity of light was first measured by
    1. Einstein
    2. Newton
    3. Romer
    4. Galileo

  43. Who proposed the chemical evolution of life?
    1. Darwin
    2. Lammarck
    3. Oparin
    4. Haechel

  44. The telephone was invented by
    1. John Logie Baird
    2. Alexander Graham Bell
    3. Thomas Elva Edison
    4. James Watt

  45. Who among the following evolved the concept of relationship between mass and energy?
    1. Einstein
    2. Planck
    3. Dalton
    4. Rutherford

  46. Match the following columns:
    Column 1 Column 2
    A. Radioactivity 1. Planck
    B. Periodic Table 2. Thomson
    C. Quantum Theory 3. Rutherford
    D. X-Rays 4. Mendeleev
    5. Roentgen
    6. Becquerel
    a. A1 B3 C5 D2
    b. A6 B5 C3 D5
    c. A3 B2 C1 D5
    d. A6 B4 C1 D5

  47. Match the following columns:
    Column 1 Column 2
    A. Marconi 1. Radio
    B. Darwin 2. Natural selection theory
    C. Laennec 3. Orthogenesis theory
    D. Baird 4. Stethoscope
    5. Television
    a. A1 B3 C4 D5
    b. A5 B4 C3 D2
    c. A1 B2 C4 D5
    d. A3 B5 C2 D4

  48. Robert Koch worked on
    1. Tuberculosis
    2. Cholera
    3. Malaria
    4. Diabetes

  49. Who discovered Uranus?
    1. Herschel
    2. Ganleo
    3. Copernicus
    4. None of these

  50. Who among the following is associated with the invention of computers?
    1. Edison
    2. Babbage
    3. Mac Millen
    4. Rangabhashyam

Answers to General Science Quiz Questions

1. c 2. d 3. c 4. a 5. b
6. c 7. c 8. d 9. c 10. d
11. d 12. a 13. b 14. a 15. c
16. a 17. b 18. c 19. c 20. c
21. c 22. b 23. b 24. a 25. d
26. c 27. d 28. a 29. c 30. c
31. d 32. a 33. b 34. c 35. a
36. b 37. b 38. a 39. a 40. b
41. a 42. c 43. c 44. b 45. a
46. d 47. c 48. a 49. a 50. b

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