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!

I. Consider the following statements:

1. Hepatitis B is several times more infectious than HIV/AIDS

2.
Hepatitis B can cause liver cancer

Which
of the above statements is correct?

(a)
1 only            (b) 2 only        (c) Both 1 and 2          (d) Neither 1 nor 2

II.
Which of the following terms indicates a mechanism used by commercial banks for
providing credit to the Government?

(a)
Cash Credit Ratio

(b)
Debt Service Obligation

(c)
Liquidity Adjustment Facility

(d)
Statutory Liquidity Ratio

III.
Consider the following statements:

1.
Kofi Annan – the former UN Secretary
General – hails from Nigeria

2.
Kofi Annan is the first UN Secretary
General to be appointed from the ranks of the United Nations Staff

3.
Kofi Annan was appointed for a second
term to the office of the UN Secretary General

Which
of the statements given below are correct?

(a)
I, II, and III             (b) I and II only          (c) II and III only   (d) None of these

IV.
Given below are the names of four energy crops. Which of them can be cultivated
for ethanol?

(a)
Jatropha               (b) Maize             (c) Pongamia            (d) Sunflower

V.
Who among the following used the phrase
Un-British to
criticise the English Colonial control of India?

(a)
Anand Mohan Bose

(b)
Badruddin Tyabji

(c)
Dadabhai Naoroji

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