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 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.Anekantavada is a core theory and philosophy of which of the following?

(a) Buddhism        (b) Jainism      (c) Sikhism         (d) Vaishnavism

2. The great Asian River Mekong does not run through _____.

(a) China          (b) Malaysia         (c) Cambodia      (d) Laos

3. The Speaker can ask members of the House to stop speaking and let another member speak. This phenomenon is known as

(a) decorum

(b) crossing the floor

(c) interpolation

(d) yielding the floor

4. Corporation Tax

(a) is levied and appropriated by the states

(b) is levied by the union and collected and appropriated by the states

(c) is levied by the union and shared by the union and the states

(d) is levied by the union and belongs to it exclusively

5. Which of the following professionals are more likely to run the risk of a permanent change in their cell’s DNA?

(a) Researcher using Carbon – 14 isotopes

(b) X – Ray technician

(c) Coal miner

(d) Dyer and Painter

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 2 alone      (b) 1, 2 and 3        (c) 1, 2 and 4       (d) 1, 3 and 4

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