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. Match List I to List II and select the correct answers using the codes given below the lists:

        List I                                         List II

  A.  Potassium bromide                1. Fertilisers

  B.  Potassium nitrate                   2. Photography

  C. Potassium sulphate                 3. Bakery

  D. Monopotassium tartrate         4. Gunpowder

           A          B          C          D

(a)      2          4           1          3 

(b)      2          4           3          1

(c)      4          2           3          1

(d)      4          2           1          3

2. When the Reserve Bank of India announces an increase in the Cash Reserve Ratio, what does it mean?

(a) The commercial banks will have less money to lend

(b) The Reserve Bank of India will have less money to lend

(c) The Union Government will have less money to lend

(d) The commercial banks will have more money to lend

3.  Match List I to List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the list:

     List I                                                              List II

 (Feature of the Indian Constitution)          (Country from which it was derived)

A.Directive Principles of the State Policy     1. Australia

B. Fundamental Rights                                   2. Canada

C. Concurrent List in Union – State               3. Ireland

       Relations

D. India as the union of states with greater     4. United Kingdom

     power to the union                                      5. Unites States of America

         A          B          C           D 

 (a)    5          4           1            2

 (b)    3          5           2           1

 (c)    5          4           2            1

(d)     3          5           1            2

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

     List I                                           List II

(Ethnic Community)                       (Country)

A. Apatani                                     1. China

B. Dayak                                       2. India 

C. Dinka                                        3.Indonesia

D. Uighur                                      4. Sudan

          A                 B                   C                D

 (a)    2                  3                   4                 1

 (b)    3                  2                   4                 1

 (c)    2                  3                   1                 4

 (d)    3                 2                    1                 4

5. Who among the following Governor Generals created the Covenanted Civil Services of India which later came to be known as the Indian Civil Services?

(a) Warren Hastings

(b) Wellesley

(c) Cornwallis

(d) William Bentinck

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