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. During the time of which Mughal Emperor did the English East India Company establish its first factory in India?

(a) Akbar

(b) Jahangir

(c) Shahjahan

(d) Aurangzeb

2. From the point of view of evolution of living organisms, which one of the following is the correct sequence of evolution?

(a) Otter – Tortoise – Shark

(b) Shark -Tortoise – Otter

(c) Tortoise – Shark – Otter

(d) Shark – Otter – Tortoise

3. Consider the following statements:

I. Part IX of the Constitution of India contains provisions for the Panchayats and was inserted by the constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992.

II. Part IX A of the Constitution of India contains provisions for the municipalities and the article 243 Q envisages two types of municipalities – municipal council and municipal corporation – for every state. 

Which of the statements given above is/ are correct:

(a) I only            (b) II only                (c) Both I and II             (d) Neither I or II

4. Consider the following:

(i) Fringe benefit tax

(ii) Interest tax

(iii) Securities transaction tax

Which of the above mentioned taxes is/are direct tax/taxes?

(a) (i) only          (b) (i) and (iii) only         (c) (ii) and (iii) only            (d) (i), (ii) and (iii)

5. Consider the following:

(i) Oxides of Hydrogen

(ii) Oxides of Nitrogen

(iii) Oxides of Sulphur

Which of the above cause/causes acid rains?

(a) (i) and (ii) only

(b) (iii) only

(c) (ii) and (iii) only

(d) (i), (ii) and (iii)

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