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West Bengal Civil Service Preliminary Exam Quiz -24


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 among the following was the first organized expression of the Indian National Movement on All India Scale?
[A] Indian Association
[B] India National Congress
[C] East India Association
[D] Bombay Presidency Association

Correct Answer: [B] India National Congress
Explanation: India Association of Calcutta was the most important of pre-Congress associations and aimed to create a strong public opinion on political questions and unify Indian people on common political progremme. Indian National Congress, founded in 1885 was the first organized expression of the Indian national movement on an all India scale. All the pre-Congress associations including Indian Association were dominated by wealthy and aristrocratic elements and were provincial or local in character.

2. Which one of the following movements has contributed to first split in the Indian National Congress resulting in the emergence of ‘moderates’ and ‘extremists’?
[A] Swadeshi Movement
[B] Quit India Movement
[C] Non-Cooperation Movement
[D] Civil Disobedience Movement

Correct Answer: [A] Swadeshi Movement
Explanation: In 1907, the first split of Indian national Congress took place due to many reasons. This was the time of Swadeshi Movement.

3. Asiatic Society of Bengal was established by
[A] Ram Mohan Roy
[B] Sir William Jones
[C] W W Hunter
[D] William Bentick

Correct Answer: [B] Sir William Jones
Explanation: The Asiatic Society founded in 1784 by Sir. William Jones is a unique institution having served as a fountainhead of all literary and scientific activities. 

4. Badruddin Tyabji presided over the Congress session held at
[A] Madras
[B] Bombay
[C] Delhi
[D] Lahore

Correct Answer: [A] Madras
Explanation: The first Muslim president of the Indian National Congress was Badruddin Tyabi. He was selected the 3rd President of the Congress in 1887 at Madras Session.

5. The first President of Muslim League was
[A] Salimullah Khan
[B] Aga Khan
[C] Mustaq Hussain
[D] Sir Syed Ahmad Khan

Correct Answer: [C] Mustaq Hussain
Explanation: Muslim League founded in 1906 as the All-India Muslim League by Aga Khan. Its original purpose was to safeguard the political rights of Muslims in India. Nawab Mushtaq Husain Viqar-ul-Mulk also known as Mushtaq Hussain, who was the first president of the infant Muslim League.

6. Who founded the Amrita Bazar Patrika?
[A] Sisir Kumar Ghosh
[B] Girishchandra Ghosh
[C] Harishchandra Mukherji
[D] S. N. Banerji

Correct Answer: [A] Sisir Kumar Ghosh
Explanation: In 1868, Amrita Bazar Patrika, a Bengali daily newspaper, started by Sisir Kumar Ghosh, Moti Lal Ghosh and Tusar Kanti Ghosh. It was used as a tool to expose British agent’s cruel deads of tyrrany.

7. Who among the following viceroys became a victim of one of the convicts during his visit to the Andamans?
[A] Lord Lytton
[B] Lord Ripon
[C] Lord Mayo
[D] Lord Curzon

Correct Answer: [C] Lord Mayo
Explanation: Lord Mayo was stabbed when he was in Andamans on 8 February 1872. He was first and last Viceory murdered in India.

8. Who presided over the Surat session of the Indian National Congress?
[A] Dadabhai Naoroji
[B] Gopala Krishna Cokhale
[C] Rashbehari Ghosh
[D] S N Banerji

Correct Answer: [C] Rashbehari Ghosh
Explanation: Ras Bihari Ghosh presided over the Surat session of Indian National Congress in 1907.

9. Supreme Court has described which one of the following fundamental rights as ‘Fundamental of all Fundamental Rights’?
[A] Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression
[B] Right to Life
[C] Right to Constitutional Remedies
[D] Right to Freedom of Religion

Correct Answer: [B] Right to Life
Explanation: Article 21 of the Constitution of India, provides that, “No person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty except according to procedure established by law.”  The right to life is the most fundamental of all rights.

10. Which of the pairs given below are matched incorrectly (Writs – Meaning)?
[A] Habeas Corpus : Arrested person should be presented before court
[B] Certiorari : If the court finds that a person is holding a public office but not entitled to hold that office
[C] Mandamus : Issued when the particular office holder is not performing his legal duty.
[D] Prohibition : Lower court is prohibited from considering a case beyond its jurisdiction.

Correct Answer: [B] Certiorari : If the court finds that a person is holding a public office but not entitled to hold that office
Explanation: Articles  32 and  226  of  the  Indian  Constitution  makes  provisions  for    writs  in  the  country. Meaning of five writs –
Habeas Corpus: A writ of Habeas Corpus means that the court orders that the arrested person should be presented before it. It can also order to set free an arrested person if the manner or grounds of arrest are not lawful or satisfactory.
Mandamus: This writ is issued when the court finds that a particular office holder is not doing legal duty and thereby is infringing on the right of an individual.
Prohibition: This writ is issued by a Higher Court (High Court or Supreme Court) when a lower court has considered a case going beyond its jurisdiction.
Quo Warranto: If the court finds that a person is holding office but is not entitled to hold that office, it issues the writ of quo warranto and restricts that person from acting as an office holder.
Certiorari: Under this writ, the court orders a lower court or another authority to transfer a matter pending before it to the higher authority or court.

11. Separation of the Judiciary from the executive is specifically mentioned in constitution in
[A] Fundamental Rights
[B] Provisions of the Supreme Court
[C] Directive Principles of State Policy
[D] Preamble to the Constitution of India

Correct Answer: [C] Directive Principles of State Policy
Explanation: Article 50 of the constitution of India – separation of judiciary from executive. The State shall take steps to separate the judiciary from the executive in the public services of the State.

12. The Right to equality guaranteed by the Indian Constitution does not include
[A] Social Equality
[B] Equality before Law
[C] Equal Protection of Law
[D] Economic Equality

Correct Answer: [D] Economic Equality

13. Article 14 guarantees equality before the law to
[A] Persons of Indian Origin
[B] Citizens of India
[C] All persons residing in the territory of India
[D] All persons

Correct Answer: [D] All persons
Explanation: The Fundamental Rights guaranteed by Articles 14,20,21, 21A, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 are available to all persons whether citizens or foreigners except enemy aliens.

14. India borrowed the idea of incorporating Fundamental Rights in the Constitution from
[A] Great Britain
[B] France
[C] China

Correct Answer: [D] USA
Explanation: India borrowed the idea of incorporating Fundamental Rights in the Constitution from USA.

15. Which Resolution for the first time expressed the concept of equality before the law?
[A] Cabinet Mission
[B] Simon Commission
[C] Swaraj Bill
[D] None of above

Correct Answer: [C] Swaraj Bill 
Explanation: The first demand for fundamental rights appeared in the Swaraj Bill of 1895 which was inspired by Lokmanya. It visualized a constitution guaranteeing to every citizen rights so basic as “freedom of expression, inviolability of one’s house, right to property and equality before the law.”

16. Orchha town of which state has been added to the Tentative List of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites ?
[A] Himachal Pradesh
[B] Maharashtra
[C] Madhya Pradesh
[D] Karnataka

Current Affairs May 2019

Correct Answer: [C] Madhya Pradesh

17. Mueenul Haq appointed as High Commissioner to India, he belongs to which country?
[A] Pakistan
[B] Afghanistan
[C] Bangladesh
[D] Maldives

Current Affairs May 2019

Correct Answer: [A] Pakistan

18. Which team is the winner of the Premier League 2019?
[A] Manchester city
[B] Chelsea
[C] Arsenal
[D] None of above

Current Affairs May 2019

Correct Answer: [A] Manchester city

19. In which city the world’s first ultra-low emissions zone was introduced?
[A] Paris
[B] Singapore
[C] London
[D] Geneva

Current Affairs May 2019

Correct Answer: [C] London

20. ‘Game Changer’ is the biography of which of the following cricketer?
[A] Brian Lara
[B] Shahid Afridi
[C] Viv Richards
[D] Virender Sehwag

Current Affairs May 2019

Correct Answer: [B] Shahid Afridi

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