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 paper of the UPSC Civil Services 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 of the following processes that occur in the bodies of living organisms is  digestive process?

(a)Breakdown of proteins into amino acids

(b) Breakdown of glucose into CO2 and H2O

(c)Conversion of glucose into glycogen

(d) Conversion of amino acids into proteins

2. With reference to India, consider the following:

(a) Nationalisation of Banks

(b) Formation of Regional Rural Banks

(c) Adoption of villages by Bank Branches 

Which of the above can be considered as steps taken to achieve the ‘Financial Inclusion’ in India?

 (a) (i) and (ii) only                                               (b) (ii) and (iii) only 

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

3.  Who among the following was never the Lok Sabha Speaker?

(a) K.V.K. Sundaram

(b) G.S. Dhillon

(c) Baligram Bhagat

(d) Hukam Singh        

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

            List I                                            List II

            (Sea)                                          (Country)

A. Black Sea                                            1. Bulgaria

B. Red Sea                                               2. China

C. Yellow Sea                                          3. Eritrea 

D. Caspian Sea                                        4. Kazakhstan

       A        B       C       D

(a)    1        4       2        3 

(b)   2        3      1        4

(c)   1        3       2        4

(d)  2        4        1        3

5. Under the Permanent Settlement, 1793, the Zamindars were required to issue pattas to farmers which were not issued by many Zamindars. The reason for this was 

(a) The Zamindars were trusted by the farmers

(b) There was no official check upon the Zamindars

(c) It was the responsibility of the British Government

(d) The farmers were not interested in getting Pattas

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