UPSC General Studies Quiz! Exam

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General studies are common knowledge and obtained through teachers, the media, the internet, and the world. In this quiz, you will want to know how many main tropical warning centers there in the world are, what is the most abundant element by mass in the earth’s crust, and who is the new president of ASSOCHAM. Make sure you secure your certificate when you are done with this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many main Tropical cyclone warning centers are there in the world?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      12

    • E. 

      6

  • 2. 
    Which of the following Pala ruler founded the University of Vikramsila?
    • A. 

      Devapala

    • B. 

      Mahipala

    • C. 

      Gopala

    • D. 

      Dhrampala

    • E. 

      Sheeshpala

  • 3. 
    About 90% of the world's earthquakes and 80% of the world's largest earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire. In which sea this Ring of Fire lies?
    • A. 

      Himalayan Area

    • B. 

      Atlantic Ocean

    • C. 

      Pacific Ocean

    • D. 

      Mediterranean Area

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 4. 
    Which among the following is the most abundant element by mass in Earth's Crust?
    • A. 

      Iron

    • B. 

      Silicon

    • C. 

      Hydrogen

    • D. 

      Nitrogen

    • E. 

      Oxygen

  • 5. 
    Which among the following was not a Landmark of the Iltutmish's rule?
    • A. 

      Organization of Chalisa

    • B. 

      Introduction of silver tanka & Copper Jetal

    • C. 

      Divine Right Theory

    • D. 

      Introduction of iqtadari System

    • E. 

      Completion of Qutub Minar

  • 6. 
    Who among the following was known as Lakha Baksh?
    • A. 

      Qutubuddin Aibak

    • B. 

      Mohammed Ghori

    • C. 

      Iltutmish

    • D. 

      Balban

    • E. 

      Sher-Shah-Suri

  • 7. 
    Which among the following is correct about Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki?
    • A. 

      He was a Muslim Ruler

    • B. 

      It was the real name of Qutubuddin Aibak

    • C. 

      He was a famous Soldier in the medieval India

    • D. 

      He was a traveler and saint who came to India with Mahmood of Ghazni

    • E. 

      He was a Muslim Sufi mystic

  • 8. 
    Who invaded India in 1398 AD during the reign of Nasiruddin Mahmud of Tughlaq Dynasty?
    • A. 

      Chegiz khan

    • B. 

      Khijr Khan

    • C. 

      Gouri

    • D. 

      Tamur

    • E. 

      Babur

  • 9. 
    Which among the following data about India is incorrect as per census 2001?
    • A. 

      Urban Population - 27.8%

    • B. 

      Sex Ratio - 933

    • C. 

      Population Density - 325

    • D. 

      Literacy Rate - 60.4 %

    • E. 

      ST Population- 8.2%

  • 10. 
    Which among the following is not correctly matched?
    • A. 

      Bihu- Assam

    • B. 

      Rasila - Gujarat

    • C. 

      Bidesia - Uttaranchal

    • D. 

      Krishnavattam - Kerala

    • E. 

      Veethi -Andhra Pradesh

  • 11. 
    Which among the following is not correctly matched?
    • A. 

      International Literacy Day - September 8

    • B. 

      International Migrants Day - December 18

    • C. 

      International Volunteer Day - December 5

    • D. 

      International Day of Older Persons - October 1

    • E. 

      All Match Correctly

  • 12. 
    Who is New President of ASSOCHAM [Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India]
    • A. 

      Sajjan Jindal

    • B. 

      Dilip Modi

    • C. 

      Harsh Pati Singhania

    • D. 

      Dr. Vijay Kelkar

    • E. 

      Swati Piramal

  • 13. 
    Where 15th ASEAN summit held recently?
    • A. 

      East Timor

    • B. 

      Thailand

    • C. 

      Philippines

    • D. 

      Maldives

    • E. 

      India

  • 14. 
    What is India's latest rank in Transparency International's (TI) Global Corruption Report 2009 in the Bribe Payers' Index?
    • A. 

      23rd

    • B. 

      19th

    • C. 

      27th

    • D. 

      32nd

    • E. 

      12th

  • 15. 
    Who has won Nobel Prize-2009 for Peace recently?
    • A. 

      Yukio Hatoyama

    • B. 

      Kim Christensen

    • C. 

      Barack Husain Obama

    • D. 

      John Atta Millis

    • E. 

      Hugo Chavez

  • 16. 
    On 9th October 2009, NASA launched its mission LCROSS (Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite). What was the purpose of this mission?
    • A. 

      To construct a permanent outpost at one of the lunar poles

    • B. 

      To study atmosphere of moon

    • C. 

      To trace origin of UFO's

    • D. 

      To explore possibilities of water on moon

    • E. 

      To take sample of moon's surface

  • 17. 
    Jaidev Bhist recently got Dronacharya Awards – 2009. He is a coach of which game-?
    • A. 

      Boxing

    • B. 

      Badminton

    • C. 

      Hockey

    • D. 

      Wrestling

    • E. 

      Judo

  • 18. 
    Who wrote the controversial book titled "Jinnah- India, Partition-Independence"
    • A. 

      L. K. Aadvani

    • B. 

      Man Mohan Singh

    • C. 

      Mani Shankar Aiyar

    • D. 

      Jaswant Singh

    • E. 

      Nandan Nilkeni

  • 19. 
    What is the capital city of Armenia?
    • A. 

      Myanmar

    • B. 

      La Paz

    • C. 

      Amman

    • D. 

      Yerevan

    • E. 

      Timbuktu

  • 20. 
    START or Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty is a series of treaties (START I START II etc. ) negotiated between which of the two nuclear powers of the world?
    • A. 

      France & Russia

    • B. 

      Russia & UK

    • C. 

      USA & UK

    • D. 

      France & USA

    • E. 

      USA & Russia

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