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 Examination, MBA Entrance Examination, Combined Defence Service Examination, etc. In order to help you practise and improve your General Knowledge, we are providing you with 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 with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below:

     List I                                                 List II

Surendranath Banerjee                Hind Swaraj

M. K. Gandhi                                 The Indian Struggle

Subhash Chandra Bose              Autobiographical Writings

Lajpat Rai                                      A Nation in Making

       A        B        C      D

 4        1        3       2

 1        4        3       2

 4        1        2       3  

 1        4        2       3

2. The Latitude that passes through Sikkim also passes through 

Rajasthan

Punjab

Himachal Pradesh

Jammu and Kashmir

3. The “Instrument of Instructions” contained in the Government of India Act 1935 has been incorporated in the constitution of India in the year 1950 as

Fundamental Rights

Directive Principles of the State Policy

Extent of executive power of the State

Conduct of business of the Government of India

4. Which one of the following five year plans recognised human development as the core of all development efforts?

The third five year plan

The fifth five year plan

The sixth five year plan

The eight five year plan

5. Consider the following statements:

Every individual in the population is an equally susceptible host for Swine flu

Antibiotics have no role in the primary treatment of Swine flu

 To prevent the future spread of Swine flu in the epidemic area, all swine (pigs) must be culled.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1 and 2 only

2 only

2 and 3 only 

1,2 and 3

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