General Knowledge Quiz

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 Services 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 General Studies questions from previous years’ actual exams. Leave your answers/ responses in the comments section below and soon we’ll let you know the correct answers.

1. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

(a) Baki Itihas – Badal Sarkar

(b) Sita Swayamvar – Vishnu Das Bhave

(c) Yayati – Girish Karnad

(d) Giddha – Jabbar Patel

2.  The Raga which is sung early in the morning is

(a) Todi

(b) Darbari

(c) Bhopali

(d) Bhimpalasi

3. Consider the following statements regarding the Chakiarkoothu form of dance

1. It is performed by Chakiar caste

2. It cannot be traditionally witnessed by the higher caster Hindus

3. Mizhavu is the accompanying instrument

4. Its theatre form is called Koothambalam

Which of these statements are correct?

(a)1, 3 and 4

(b) 1, 2 and 3

(c) 2, 3 and 4

(d) 1, 2 and 4

4. Match List I (Books) with List II (Authors) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

List I                                              List II

A. My Music My Life                      1. Laxman Gaikwad

B. Adha Gaon                               2. Rahi Masoom Raza

C. Radha                                       3. Ramakanta Rath

D. The Pilferer                              4. Ravi Shankar

(a) A-3, B-2, C-4, D-1

(b) A-4, B-2, C-3, D-1     

(c) A-4, B-1, C-3, D-2               

(d) A-3, B-1, C-4, D-2

5. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

List I                                             List II

(Artist)                                       (Medium of music delivery)

A. Balamurali Krishna              1. Hindustani vocal

B. Mita Pandit                           2. Ghatam

C. A Kanyakumari                    3. Sitar

D. Nikhil Bannerjee                 4. Violin

                                                  5. Carnatic Vocal

(a) A-5, B-1, C-4, D-3

(b)  A-4, B-3, C-1, D-5

(c)  A-3, B-1, C-5, D-2

(d)  A-5, B-4, C-1, D-3

6. Neem tree has acquired industrial importance as a source of

 (a) biopesticide and anti-fertility compound

 (b) anti-fertility compound, biofertilizer and anti cancer drug

 (c) biofertilizer, biopesticide and anti-fertility compound

 (d) anti-cancer drug, biopesticide and biofertilizer

7.  Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

List I (Writers)              List II (Books)

A. Sashi Tharoor           1. Clear light of Day

B. Amitav Ghosh           2. Circle of Reason

C. Anita Desai              3. Love and Longing in Bombay

D. Vikram Chandra       4. Show Business

(a) A-4, B-2, C-1, D-3

(b) A-4, B-2, C-3, D-1

(c) A-2, B-4, C-3, D-3

(d) A-2, B-4, C-3, D-1

8. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?

1. Dow Jones : New York

2. Hang Seng : Seoul

3. FTSE-100 : London

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1, 2 and 3

(b) 2 and 3

(c) 1 and 2

(d) 1 and 3

9. Which of the following parties were not a part of the United Front, which was in power during “1996-97”?

1. Bahujan Samaj Party

2. Haryana Vikas Party

3. Samata Party

4. Asam Gana Parishad

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1, 2, 3 and 4

(b) 1, 2 and 3

(c)  3 and 4

(d)  1 and 2

10. Some people in Manipur live in house built on floating islands of weeds and decaying vegetation held together by suspended silt.  These lands are called

(a) Tipis

(b) Barkhans

(c) Phoomdis

(d) Izba

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