Quiz 540 : General Studies for UPSC Examinations

1. Consider the following statements:
1. Amorphous carbon has lesser surface area than activated Charcoal
2. Charcoal is obtained from Amorphous Carbon by Pyrolysis
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
(A) 1 only
(B) 2 only
(C) Both 1 & 2
(D) Neither 1 nor 2

2. In context with the connective tissues, which among the following connect join Bones to Bones?
(A) Ligaments
(B) Tendons
(C) Reticular fibers
(D) Raphe

3. ” India after the war will become a running sore which will sap the strength of British Empire”
Who among the following had expressed this thought?
(A)Lord Wavell
(B)Lord Linlithgow
(C)Lord Mountbatten
(D)Sir Stafford Cripps

4. “All powers of Government and all authority-legislative, executive and judicial are derived from the people and the same shall be exercised in the commonwealth of India through the organizations, established by or under and in accord with, this constitution”.
The above para has been taken from which among the following (which has been characterized by some scholars as “Constitution of Commonwealth of India”) ?
(A)Government of India Act 1935
(B)Nehru Report
(C)Objective Resolution
(D)Resolution by Swaraj Party in 1924

5. “Tamso Ma Jyotirgamaya” ” Lead us from Darkness to Light” , this comes from which among the following Upanishadas?
(A) Chandogya
(B) Mandukya
(C) Mukdaka
(D) Brahadaranyaka

6. “Vanguard” was the daily publication of which among the following political parties / organizations?
(A)Indian Independence league
(B)Communist Party of India
(C)Radical Democratic Party
(D)Swaraj Party

7. “We must not for a moment forget, it is a birth right of every individual to receive at least the basic education without which he cannot fully discharge his duties as a citizen.”
Who among the following personalities of India is known to have made this famous statement regarding “Right to Education”?
(A) Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru
(B) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
(C) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
(D) Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam

8. “Glaciers in the Himalayas are receding faster than in any other part of the world… If the present rate continues, the likelihood of them disappearing by the year 2035 and perhaps sooner is very high if the earth keeps warming at the current rate.”
The above flawed warning was given by which among the following organizations?
(B)Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(C)United Nations Environment Programme
(D)World Economic Forum

9.Consider the following statements:
1. There is almost no speculation in the G-sec market
2. The Investors in the G-Sec Market are predominantly the institutions
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

10. A “Charge-coupled device” in the modern Digital Cameras has replaced which among the following in the traditional Cameras?
(C)Photographic film
(D)Flash equipment

11. A health problem which is characterized by inability of the bone marrow to produce the red blood cells is placed in which among the following groups?
(A) Anuria
(B) Aplastic Anemia
(C) Pernicious Anemia
(D) Aplasia

12. A piece of Ice was tied with a string to a water bucket’s bottom, and the water bucket was filled with water with ice fully submerged in it. What would be the impact on the level of water when the ice melts away completely?
(A)The level of water will go up
(B)The level of water will go down
(C)The level of water will remain unchanged
(D)The level of water will first increase then come to the previous one

13. Above 70 °C, sodium bicarbonate has a property of gradually decomposing, which makes it usable in Bakery products. Which among the following end product of this Thermal decomposition of Sodium bicarbonate makes it usable for the above purpose?
(B)Carbon Dioxide
(C)Water Vapor
(D)Sodium Carbonate

14. Acetylene cannot be safely pressurized as a pure compound. Which among the following is used for safe storage and transportation of Acetylene?
(C)Vinegar (Acetic Acid)
(D)Propylene glycol

15. Aihole Inscription is ascribed to which of the following rulers ?
(A)Pulkeshin II

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  • sashikanth

    Sir, can you please try pattern of putting up subjective questions with respect to mains exam in mind?

    You really have insight on framing questions, it will be very helpful for candidates without any formal coaching help if you could help with mains pattern of questions.

    Thanks for selfless work :)

  • Prem Nath Mudiraj

    Sir your pattern of question are excellent, but please implement these pattern in Mains also, according to subject wise. It will be useful for every student.

    Thanks you for sagacious work.

  • Saroj


    Your pattern of question are excellent, bhut please implement these pattern in Mains also, acording to subject wise.