Quiz 629: GK Questions for Bank PO, IAS and PCS Examinations

1. President can proclaim National Emergency under Article 352 in the entire country or in any part of it, on the grounds of :

[A] External Aggression
[B] Armed Rebellion
[C] Internal Disturbance
[D] Both [1] and [2]

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2. Article 123 of the Indian Constitution provides for:

[A] The Ordinance Making power of the President
[B] Advisory Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court
[C] Special Status of Jammu and Kashmir
[D] An Election Commission to hold free and fair elections in the country.

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3. The Election Commission of India is not concerned with the elections of /to the :

[A] President
[B] Vice President
[C] Panchayats and Municipalities in the State
[D] All of the above

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4.  Consider the following Statements regarding the Turkish rulers of Sultanate period:

  1. Illtutmish formed a Group of Forty nobles known as ‘Turkan-i- Chihalgani’.
  2. Balban was very much influenced by Iranian customs and traditions and under their influence started the customs of Sijda and Paibos in his court.
  3. Alauddin Khilji was the first Sultan of Delhi who invaded southern India.
  4. Ibn Battuta, the Moroccan traveler visited India during the reign of Muhammad Bin Tughlaq.

Select the statements which are correct:

[A] 1 and 2
[B] 1, 2 and 3
[C] 1, 3 and 4
[D] 1,2, 3 and 4

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5. In 1837, James Princep deciphered an Inscription in Brahmi script referring to a king called ‘Devanampiya Piyadassi’. The celebrated monarch known by this epithet was :

[A] Ashoka
[B] Akbar
[C] Kanishka
[D] Chandragupta Vikramaditya

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6. Select the statement which is NOT correct regarding Kalidasa:

[A] Kalidasa was a renowned Sanskrit poet and dramatist of Gupta period.
[B] He was one of the nine gems in the court of Chandragupta I.
[C] Kumarasambhavam and Ritusamhara are his two epic works.
[D] His plays and poetry are primarily based on Hindu Puranas and philosophy

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7. Who were Manu, Yajnavalkya , Narada and Brihaspati ?

[A] Law givers of ancient India
[B] Gods of Vedic religion
[C] Buddhist scholars and logicians
[D] Celebrated mathematicians and astronomers of ancient India

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8. Consider the following statements about the advent of Europeans as trading entities in India-

  1. The French Company was the last amongst the European Trading powers to reach India.
  2. The ‘Cartaze’ were used by the Portuguese to monopolize trade along the Coromandel coast.

Which of the above statements is / are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 and 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

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9. India’s first Food Bank as part of the India Food Banking Network (IFBN) was inaugurated in :

[A] Delhi
[B] Bangalore
[C] Hyderabad
[D] pune

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10. The Xinjiang province of China is experiencing ethnic turmoil for the past several years because of which of the following tribes protesting against the increasing settlements of Han Chinese?

[A] Uyghurs
[B] Mosuo
[C] Yuezhi
[D] Wuhan

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