Quiz 538: General Studies for Public Services Examinations

1. Which among the following bodies is in charge of enforcement of the standards of the Indian Tricolor as per the provisions of the “Flag Code of India”?
(A)Ministry of Home Affairs
(B)Ministry of Culture
(C)Bureau of Indian Standards
(D)Supreme Court of India

2. Which among the following was the most important reason behind the increased debt burden in India in the last 100 years of the British Rule?
(A)Introduction of Guaranteed Railways
(B)Introduction of Industries
(C)British Capital Investment
(D)Unjust Fiscal policies

3. Consider the following:
1. Indigo
2. Opium
3. Cotton
For which among the above commodities, the peasants were forced to grow in India , making the British more and more rich?
(A)1 & 2 only
(B)1 only
(C)2 & 3 only
(D)All of them

4. Which among he following live tissues of the Human Eye does not have blood vessels?

5. From the point of view of evolution of living organisms, which of the following set of animals is a correct sequence of evolution?
(A)Whale, Kangaroo, Echidna
(B)Echidna, Whale, Kangaroo
(C)Kangaroo, Whale, Echidna
(D)Echidna, Kangaroo, Whale

6. In context with the types of Fishes found in India, which among the following is not a marine fish?

7. In context with the Indian Fauna, consider the following statements:
1. The maximum number of species in India is that of Arthropods
2. Butterflies Constitute 65% of Indian Fauna
3. Assam is home to around 50% of India’s Butterfly species
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
(A)Only 1 is correct
(B)Only 1 & 2 are correct
(C)Only 1 & 3 are correct
(D)All are correct

8. Dhravya guna shastra, which deals with several species of medicinal plants is a part of which among the following ?
(A)Sushruta Samhita
(B)Charak Samhita
(D)Ashtanga Hridaya

9. Who among the following leaders unsuccessfully introduced a Bill in the Imperial legislative Council to make compulsory primary education for children of 6-10 years in the British Era?
(A)Womesh Chandra Banerjee
(B)Gopal Krishna Gokhle
(C)Mahadev Govind Ranade
(D)Madan Mohan Malviya

10. The efforts of which among the following leaders were successful passing of the Bombay Primary Education Act?
(A)Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar
(B)R. K. Shanmukham Chetty
(C)Vitthal Bhai Patel
(D)Govind Ballabh Pant

11. Consider the following statements in context with India’s National Calendar:
1. India’s National Calendar is based upon the Saka era, whose dates have a permanent correspondence with dates of the Gregorian calendar
2. Chaitra Shukla 1 on which new year begins, falls always on 21 or 22 March every year
3. In a leap year, all the initial 6 months of the National Calender of India are of 31 days
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?
(A)Only 1 is correct
(B)Only 1 & 2 are correct
(C)Only 2 & 3 are correct
(D)All are correct

12. Brachytherapy is commonly used as an effective treatment for cervical, prostate, breast, and skin cancer in many parts of the world. Why Brachytherapy is an offshoot of which among the following forms of Cancer Treatment?
(D)None of them,

13. Which among the following is NOT a correct statement in context with the Gupta Era?
(A)Gupta era is known for extensive achievements in science, technology, engineering, art, dialectic, literature, logic, mathematics, astronomy, religion and philosophy
(B)Gupta era crystallized the common elements of Hindu Culture
(C)Maximum number of Gold Coins were issued in Gupta Era
(D) Kalidasa, Varahmihira, Vatsyana, Arya Bhatta, Vishnu sharma, Gautama, Patanjali; all were from the Gupta Era

14. Consider the following statements:
1. Kalibanga has witnessed world’s earliest known plough fields.
2. There is a description in Mahavamsa that describes the atrocities of Chola Rulers during conquest of Sri Lanka
3. Pallava traditions of temple architecture was inherited by the Cholas
Which among the above is/ are correct statements?
(A)Only 1 is correct
(B)Only 1 & 2 are correct
(C)Only 2 & 3 are correct
(D)All are correct

15. Consider the following statements:
1. NTREES (Trade Receivables Engine for E-discounting) has been promoted by SIDBI & NSE.
2. NTREES has been launched for the benefit of only Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?
(A)Only 1 is correct
(B)Only 2 is correct
(C)Both 1 & 2 are correct
(D)Neither 1 nor 2 is correct

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