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 actual 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 type of waves is used in a night vision apparatus?

(a) Radio waves

(b) Micro waves

(c) Infra-red waves

(d) None of the above

2. Match List I to List II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

           List I                                            List II

 (A) Rashtriya Mahila Kosh          (1) Empowerment of women

 (B)Mahila Samriddhi Yojna       (2) Education for Women’s Equality

(C) Indira Mahila Yojna              (3) Promotion of savings among rural women

(D)Mahila Samakhya                (4) Meeting credit needs of the poor women Programme

               A            B               C            D

  1.      3            2                1             4
  2.      1             3                4            2
  3.     4             3                2             1
  4.     4             1                 2             3

3. As per Indian protocol, who among the following ranks highest in the order of precedence?

(a) Deputy Prime Minister

(b) Former President

(c) Governor of a State, within his State

(d) Speaker of Lok Sabha

4. ‘Saddle Peak’ is the highest peak (732 m) of which island?

(a) Great Nicobar

(b) Middle Andaman

(c) Little Andaman

(d) North Andaman

5. What was the immediate cause for the launch of Swadeshi Movement?

  (a)The partition of Bengal done by Lord Curzon

  (b) A sentence of 18 months rigorous imprisonment imposed on Lokmanya Tilak

  (c) The arrest and deportation of Lala Lajpat Rai and Ajith Singh and passing of           the Punjab Colonisation Bill

  (d) Death sentence pronounced on Chapekar brothers

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