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. Where has world’s largest ever meet on HIV AIDS held in July, 2004?

(a)  Bangkok

(b)  Singapore

(c)  New York

(d)  Rome

2. Match List I (Famous Former sports-person), with List II (Game/sport) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

List I (Famous Former sports-person)                 List II (Games/Sport)

A. Wally Grout                                                        1. Swimming

B. Eurebio                                                               2. Lawn

C. Rod Layer                                                          3. Cricket

D. Mark Spitz                                                        4. Football

                                                                               5. Basketball


(a) A-3, B-5, C-2, D-4

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

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

(d) A-2, B-5, C-3, D-4

3. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?

1. Champadevi Sukla : Goldman Environmental Prize

2. Dr. P. Sri Ramachanrudu : Vachaspati Puraskar

3. Ela Ramesh Bhatt : Lal Bahadur Shastri National award for Excellence in Public                                     Administration Academic and Management.

4. Upamanyu Chatterjee : Lalit Kala Ratna Award

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 1, 2, and 3

(c) 3 and 4

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

4. INSAT―3E, India’s communication satellite, was launched in 2003 from

French Guiana

(b) Seychelles

(c) Mauritius

(d) Mauritania

5. George W. Bush, the President of America, comes from which of the following American States?

(a) California

(b)  Texas

(c)  Virginia

(d)  Indiana

6. Match List I (Distinguished Ladies) with List II (Area of work) and select the correct answer using the codes given below:

List I                               List II

A. Jhumpa Lahiri             1. Science and environment

B. Sunita Narain              2. Novel-writing

C. Naina Lal Kidwai         3. Film industry

D. Ravina Raj Kohli        4. Banking

                                        5. Television media


A-4, B-5, C-3, D-1

(b)  A-2, B-1, C-4, D-5

(c)  A-4, B-1, C-3, D-5

(d)  A-2, B-5, C-4, D-1

7. Consider the following companies:

1. Voltas

2. Titan Industries

3. Rallis India

4. Indian Hotels

Which of the above companies are in the Tata Group of industries?

(a) 1 and 2 

(b) 2, 3 and 4

(c) 1, 3 and 4

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4 

8. Famous Golf Player Vijay Singh is from which one of the following countries?

(a) Fiji

(b) Mauritius

(c)  Malaysia

(d)  Kenya

9. The Ramon Magsaysay Award winner Shanta Sinha is known as

(a) a campaigner for urban sanitation

(b) an anti-child labour activist

(c) an organiser of rain-water harvesting schemers

(d) an activist for the welfare of poor rural women

10. Consider the following animals of India:

1. Crocodile

2. Elephant

Which of these is/are endangered species?

(a) Only 1

(b) Only 2

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

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