General Knowledge

Dear PaGaLGuY readers, as we all know, General Knowledge is an important component of a number of competitive examinations such as the UPSC Civil Services Examination, Banking Entrance Examinations, SSC CGL/CHSL Examinations, MBA Entrance Examinations, Combined Defence Service Examination, etc. In order to help you practise and improve your General Knowledge, we hereby present this General Knowledge quiz.

Given below are a few questions from the General Studies papers of the UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examinations between 1995 and 2010. Leave your answers/ responses in the comments section below and soon we’ll let you know the correct answers!

1. In the context of the Indian freedom struggle , 16th October 1905 is well known for which of the following reasons?

(a) The formal proclamation of Swadeshi Movement was made in Calcutta town hall

(b) Partition of Bengal came into effect

(c) Dadabhai Naoroji declared that the goal of Indian National Congress was Swaraj

(d) Lokmanya Tilak started a Swadeshi movement in Poona

2.Match list I with list II and select the correct answers using the codes given below:

              List I                                               List II

           (Timber)                                         (Country)

A. Cedar                                               1. Myanmar

B. Douglas Fir                                      2. Canada

C. Mahogany                                       3. Mexico

D. Teak                                                4. Honduras   

Codes:     A       B       C       D 

           (a) 3       2        1        4

           (b) 3        2       4        1

           (c) 2        3       4        1

           (d) 2        3       1        4

3.  Which schedule of the Constitution of India contains special provisions for the administration and control of scheduled areas in several states?

(a) Third

(b) Fifth

(c) Seventh 

(d) Ninth

4. Which of the following companies has started a rural marketing network called ‘e-chaupal’?

(a) ITC

(b) Dabur

(c) Proctor and Gamble

(d) Hindustan Lever 

5. With regard to the transmission of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, which of the following statements is not correct?

(a) The chances of transmission from female to male are twice as high as from male to female

(b) The chances of transmission are more if a person suffers from other sexually transmitted infections

(c) An infected mother can transmit the infection to her baby during pregnancy, at childbirth and by breast feeding

(d) The risk of contracting infection from transfusion of infected blood is much higher than from an exposure to contaminated needle

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