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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. Relative1. Pyrometer humidity
    B. Anemometer2. High temperature
    C. Navigation3. Hygrometer
    D. Direction of wind4. Chronometer
    1234
    a.BDAC
    b.DBAC
    c.ADBC
    d.CADB

  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 there 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. Anemometer1. To measure underwater depth using sound
    B. Aneroid barometer2. To measure very small distances
    C. Micrometer3. Find out wind speed
    D. Fathometer4. Find out direction of wind
    5. Measure atmospheric pressure
    1234
    a.A4B5C3D1
    b.A3B5C2D1
    c.A5B1C3D4
    d.A3B1C5D2

  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. Proton1. Chadwick
    B. Neutron2. Millikan
    C. Charged Electron3. Goldstein
    D. Shelled nature of atom4. Rutherford
    5. Madam Curie
    a.A1B2C3D5
    b.A2B1C4D3
    c.A2B3C1D4
    d.A4B2C3D1

  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

  1. Mark the wrong combination
    1. James Watt: Steam Engine
    2. A.G. Bell: Telephone
    3. J. L. Baird: Television
    4. J. Perkins: Penicillin
  2. Choose the correct combination
    1. Typewriter: Remington remington
    2. Dynamite: Dunlop dunlop
    3. Evolution: Darwin darwin
    4. Aeroplane: Harway harway
  3. Who invented the ball point pen?
    1. Waterman
    2. Oscar
    3. Wilson
    4. Lazlo Biro
  4. Blaze Pascal is associated with
    1. Calculating machine
    2. Computer
    3. Cinema
    4. None of these
  5. Wright Brothers are regarded inventors of the
    1. Balloon
    2. Bicycle
    3. Aeroplane
    4. None of these
  6. Which of the following pairs is incorrect?
    1. Roentgen: X-ray
    2. Newton: Law of gravitation
    3. Faraday: Diffusion of gases
    4. Pasteur: Bacteriology
  7. Philology is the
    1. Study of bones
    2. Study of muscles
    3. Study of architecture
    4. Study of languages
  8. 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
  9. Study of earthquakes is known as
    1. Ecology
    2. Seismology
    3. Numismatics
    4. None of these
  10. Ecology deals with
    1. Birds
    2. Cell formation
    3. Relation between Organisms and their environment
    4. Tissues
  11. Meteorology is the science of
    1. Weather
    2. Meteors
    3. Metals
    4. Earthquakes
  12. Oncology is the study of
    1. Birds
    2. Cancer
    3. Mammals
    4. Soil
  13. Study of life in outer space is known as
    1. Endobiology
    2. Exobiology
    3. Enterobiology
    4. Neobiology
  14. Numismatics is the study of
    1. Coins
    2. Numbers
    3. Stamps
    4. Space
  15. 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
  16. Ornithology is the
    1. Study of bones
    2. Study of birds
    3. Study of smells
    4. None of these
  17. Who invented the Doctor's thermometer?
    1. Fahrenheit
    2. Edison
    3. Galileo
    4. None of these
  18. The velocity of light was first measured by
    1. Einstein
    2. Newton
    3. Romer
    4. Galileo
  19. Who proposed the chemical evolution of life?
    1. Darwin
    2. Lammarck
    3. Oparin
    4. Haechel
  20. The telephone was invented by
    1. John Logie Baird
    2. Alexander Graham Bell
    3. Thomas Elva Edison
    4. James Watt
  21. Who among the following evolved the concept of relationship between mass and energy?
    1. Einstein
    2. Planck
    3. Dalton
    4. Rutherford
  22. Match the following columns:
    Column 1 Column 2
    A. Radioactivity1. Planck
    B. Periodic Table2. Thomson
    C. Quantum Theory3. Rutherford
    D. X-Rays4. Mendeleev
    5. Roentgen
    6. Becquerel
    a.A1B3C5D2
    b.A6B5C3D5
    c.A3B2C1D5
    d.A6B4C1D5

  23. Match the following columns:
    Column 1 Column 2
    A. Marconi1. Radio
    B. Darwin2. Natural selection theory
    C. Laennec3. Orthogenesis theory
    D. Baird4. Stethoscope
    5. Television
    a.A1B3C4D5
    b.A5B4C3D2
    c.A1B2C4D5
    d.A3B5C2D4

  24. Robert Koch worked on
    1. Tuberculosis
    2. Cholera
    3. Malaria
    4. Diabetes
  25. Who discovered Uranus?
    1. Herschel
    2. Ganleo
    3. Copernicus
    4. None of these
  26. 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. c2. d3. c4. a5. b
6. c7. c8. d9. c10. d
11. d12. a13. b14. a15. c
16. a17. b18. c19. c20. c
21. c22. b23. b24. a25. d
26. c27. d28. a29. c30. c
31. d32. a33. b34. c35. a
36. b37. b38. a39. a40. b
41. a42. c43. c44. b45. a
46. d47. c48. a49. a50. b

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