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

Hepatitis B can cause liver cancer

of the above statements is correct?

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

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

Cash Credit Ratio

Debt Service Obligation

Liquidity Adjustment Facility

Statutory Liquidity Ratio

Consider the following statements:

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

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

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

of the statements given below are correct?

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

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

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

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

Anand Mohan Bose

Badruddin Tyabji

Dadabhai Naoroji

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