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.Which one of the following animals is not  represented on the seals and terracotta art of the Harappan Culture?

(a) Cow      (b) Elephant        (c) Rhinocerous           (d) Tiger

2. Consider the following sentences:

 (I) The boundaries of a national park are defined by legislation 

(II) A biosphere Reserve is declared to conserve a few specific species of flora and fauna

(III) In a wildlife sanctuary, limited biotic interference is permitted

Which of the sentences given above is correct?

(a) 1 only         (b) 2 and 3 only          (c) 1 and 3 only             (d) 1, 2 and 3

3. Who is the president of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research?

(a) President of India

(b) Vice – President of India

(c) Prime Minister of India

(d) Union Minister of Science and technology 

4. In the context of the global economy, which of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

(a) JP Morgan Chase: Financial Services

(b) Roche Holding A G: Financial Services

(c) WL Ross & Co: Private Equity Firm

(d) Warburg Pincus: Private Equity Firm

5. In which of the following is the speed of sound maximum?

(a) Air at 0 degree C 

(b) Air at 100 degree C

(c) Water

(d) Wood

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