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. Cryogenic engines are used in:

(a)
Sub-marine production

(b)
Frost-free refrigerator

(c)
Rocket technology

(d)
Research in superconductivity

2.
A great deal of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to India comes from Mauritius rather
than from major and mature economies like UK and France. Why?

(a)
India has preference for certain
countries as regards receiving FDI

(b)
India has double taxation avoidance
agreement with Mauritius

(c)
Most citizens of Mauritius have ethnic
identity with India and so they feel secure to invest in India

(d)
Impending dangers of global climatic
change prompt Mauritius to make huge investments in India

3.
Consider the following Countries:

1)
Switzerland

2)
Malta

3)
Bulgaria

Which
of the above countries are members of the European Union?

(a)
1 and 2 only                    (b) 2 and
3 only

(c)
1 and 3 only                     (d) 1, 2
and 3

4.
What causes wind to deflect towards the left in the southern hemisphere?

(a)
Temperature

(b)
Magnetic field

(c)
Rotation of Earth

(d)
Pressure

5. With reference
to the colonial period of Indian History, match List I with List II and select
the correct answers using the codes given below the lists:

  

        List I                                   List II

      (Person)                               (Event)

A.
Macdonald                         1. Doctrine of Lapse

B.
Linlithgow                           2. Communal Award

C.
Dalhousie                           3. August Offer

D.
Chelmsford                        4. Dyarchy

         A    
B     C    D

(a)
   3    
2      1     
4

(b)
   3    
2      4     
1

(c)
   2    
3      1     
4

(d)
   2    
3      4     
1

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