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West Bengal Civil Service Preliminary Exam Quiz -22

The following quiz will have 20 General Studies Multiple Chose Questions for West Bengal Civil Service preliminary exam and also helpful other competitive exams like State PSC (BPSC, JPSC, MPSC, OPSC, RPSC, PPSC, UPPSC etc.) exams, UPSC (CDS and NDA), Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) exams, Staff Selection Commission exams (CGL, CHSL and MTS) and other competitive exams.
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1. Which of the following was not a founding member of Muslim League?

[A] Salimullah Khan
[B] Agha Khan
[C] Muhsin-ul-Mulk
[D] M.A. Jinnah

Correct Answer

Correct Answer: [D] M.A. Jinnah
Explanation: In Dec. 1906 “All India Muslim League” was set up under the leadership of Aga Khan, Nawab Salimullah Khan of Dacca and Nawab Mohsin-ul Mulk at Dacca. The League supported the Partition of Bengal and opposed the Swadeshi Movement and demanded the special safeguards for its community and separate electorate of Muslims.
M.A. Jinnah was joined the Muslim League in 1913.

2. The Swadeshi Steam Navigation Company was founded by

[A] Surendranath Banerjee
[B] Veera Raghava Chariar
[C] V O Chidambaram Pillai
[D] Veeresalingam

Correct Answer

Correct Answer: [C] V O Chidambaram Pillai
Explanation: In 1906, Chidambaram Pillai founded the Swadeshi Steam Navigation Company in Tuticorin on the east coast of the Madras province.

3. Welby Commission 1895 before which some Indian leaders appeared for advocating their rights, was related to

[A] Civil Services Reform
[B] Indian Expenditure
[C] Reforms of Indian Councils
[D] Press Reform

Correct Answer

Correct Answer: [B] Indian Expenditure
Explanation: In 1895, the Royal Commission on the Administration of Expenditure of India, commonly known as the Welby Commission, was set up to look into Indian expenditures. The Commission’s membership included: Lord Welby (1832-1915) Lord Chaman(1859-1925) and T.R. Buchanan as Parliamentary representatives, and William Wedderburn (1838-1918), Dadabhai Naoroji (1825-1917), and William S. Caine (1842-1903) as representatives of Indian interests.This improved the economic condition of India by reducing excessive expenditure.

4. Who was the first Chairman of British Committee of Indian National Congress formed in England in 1890?

[A] William Digby
[B] William Wedderburn
[C] Dadabhai Nauroji
[D] W.C. Bonnerjee

Correct Answer

Correct Answer: [B] William Wedderburn
Explanation: The British Committee of the Indian National Congress was established in Britain by the Indian National Congress in 1889. Its purpose was to raise awareness of Indian issues to the public in Britain, to whom the Government of India was responsible. It followed the work of W.C. Bonnerjee and Dadabhoi Naoroji, who raised India related issues in the British parliament through the support of radical MPs like Charles Bradlaugh. William Wedderburn served as the first chairmanship and William Digby as secretary.

5. Who founded the Indian Reform Association in 1870?

[A] Ram Mohan Roy
[B] Debendranath Tagore
[C] Keshab Chandra Sen
[D] Ishwar Chandra Vidhyasagar

Correct Answer

Correct Answer: [C] Keshab Chandra Sen
Explanation: The Indian Reform Association was formed on 29 October 1870 with Keshub Chunder Sen as president. It represented the secular side of the Brahmo Samaj and included many who did not belong to the Brahmo Samaj; the objective was to put into practice some of the ideas Sen was exposed to during his visit to Great Britain.

6. Who was the secretary of state for India at the time of the foundation of Indian National Congress?

[A] Lord Morely
[B] Lord Elgin
[C] Lord Hamilton
[D] Lord Churchill

Correct Answer

Correct Answer: [D] Lord Churchill
Explanation: On 28 December 1885, the Indian National Congress was founded at Gokuldas Tejpal Sanskrit College in Bombay, with 72 delegates in attendance. Lord Randolph Churchill becomes Secretary of State for India at the time of the foundation of Indian National Congress.

7. Who said “The Congress movement was neither inspired by the people not devised or planned by them”?

[A] Lord Curzon
[B] Lord Dufferin
[C] Lala Lajpat Rai
[D] Sir Syed Ahmed

Correct Answer

Correct Answer: [C] Lala Lajpat Rai

8. Match the following list (Author and Books) using code

List I(Author)

List II (Books)

a. Mahatma Gandhi

1. India Divided

b. Ram Manohar Lohia

2. India Wins Freedom

c. Dr. Rajendra Prasad

3. Hind Swaraj

d. Maulana Azad

4. The Wheel of History

​[A] a-4 b-3 c-2 d-1
[B] a-1 b-3 c-4 d-2
[C] a-3 b-4 c-1 d-2
[D] a-2 b-3 c-4 d-1

Correct Answer

Correct Answer: [C] a-3 b-4 c-1 d-2
Explanation: Mahatma Gandhi – Hind Swaraj; Ram Manohar Lohia – The Wheel of History; Dr. Rajendra Prasad – India Divided and Maulana Azad – India Wins Freedom

9. The Constitution confers a special authority for the enforcement of Fundamental Rights on the

[A] State Legislature
[B] Parliament
[C] President
[D] Supreme Court

Correct Answer

Correct Answer: [D] Supreme Court

10. Which of the following amendments are related to Fundamental duties?

[A] 42nd Constitutional Amendment Act
[B] 44th Constitutional Amendment Act
[C] 86th Constitutional Amendment Act
[D] Both [A] and [C]

Correct Answer

Correct Answer: [D] Both [A] and [C]Explanation: 42nd Constitutional Amendment Act added Fundamental duties under Article 51A to the constitution. 86th Constitutional Amendment Act added new fundamental duty under Article 51A – ” It shall be the duty of every citizen of India who is a parent or guardian to provide opportunities for education to his child or ward between the age of six and fourteen years”

11. Swaran Singh committee was set up in 1976 to make recommendations about

[A] Fundamental Rights
[B] Fundamental Duties
[C] Directive principles of state policy
[D] Centre-state relations

Correct Answer

Correct Answer: [B] Fundamental Duties
Explanation: The Swaran Singh Committee was formed by the Congress government in 1976 after National Emergency (1975-1977). Swaran Singh Committee was made to make recommendations about the Fundamental Duties, whose necessity was felt during operation of internal emergency.

12. Which of the following rights can be suspended during national emergency?

[A] Right to Privacy
[B] Right to travel abroad
[C] Freedom of Profession
[D] Right to decent environment

Correct Answer

Correct Answer: [C] Freedom of Profession
Explanation: All fundamental rights except those under Articles 20 & 21 can be suspended during a national emergency. Right to Privacy, Right to travel abroad and the Right to decent Environment are covered under Article 21.

13. The aim of the Directive Principles of State Policy is to establish

[A] Capitalist State in our country
[B] Communist State in our country
[C] Welfare State in the country
[D] None of above

Correct Answer

Correct Answer: [C] Welfare State in the country 

14. Which among the following Urban Local bodies are created under the 74th Constitutional Amendment Act?

[A] Municipal Council
[B] Municipal Corporation
[C] Nagar Panchayats
[D] All of the above

Correct Answer

Correct Answer: [D] All of the above
Explanation:Article 243Q under 74th Constitutional Amendment Act provides for establishment of 3 kinds of Municipalities of every state.
1. Municipal Council
2. Municipal Corporation
3. Nagar Panchayats

15. While Proclamation of Emergency is in operation, the President cannot suspend certain Fundamental Rights. They are

[A] Article 14 and 15
[B] Article 20 and 21
[C] Article 14 and 16
[D] Article 32

Correct Answer

Correct Answer: [B] Article 20 and 21
Explanation: During a national emergency, Article 20 (Protection in respect of conviction for offences) & Article 21 (Protection of life and personal liberty) cannot be suspended.

16. Which country is set to host the Football Asian Cup 2023?

[A] Russia
[B] India
[C] China
[D] Malaysia

Current Affairs May 2019

Correct Answer

Correct Answer: [C] China

17. Which following first Asian country has legalised same sex marriage in May 2019?

[A] Taiwan
[B] Philippines
[C] South Korea
[D] Thailand

Current Affairs May 2019

Correct Answer

Correct Answer: [A] Taiwan

18. According to the recent data from the Geological Survey of India, in which state India’s 35% graphite deposit is found?

[A] Odisha
[B] Rajasthan
[C] Arunachal Pradesh
[D] Jharkhand

Current Affairs May 2019

Correct Answer

Correct Answer: [C] Arunachal Pradesh

19. Which has become the first state in India to list Masala Bond in the overseas market?

[A] Maharashtra
[B] Karnataka
[C] Kerala
[D] Madhya Pradesh

Current Affairs May 2019

Correct Answer

Correct Answer: [C] Kerala

20. Where was India’s first Tree Ambulance inaugurated in May 2019?

[A] Chennai
[B] Kolkata
[C] Bengaluru
[D] Mumbai

Current Affairs May 2019

Correct Answer

Correct Answer: [A] Chennai

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