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West Bengal Civil Service Preliminary Exam Quiz -25


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. Who described Bal Gangadhar Tilak as the “Father of Indian Unrest”?
[A] Valentine Chirol
[B] Disraeli
[C] Minto II
[C] Chelmsford

Correct Answer: [A] Valentine Chirol
Explanation: Mahatma Gandhi described Lokmanya Tilak as ‘the maker of Modern India; Sir Valentine Chirol called him the “father of Indian unrest” and Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru paid his tributes as ” father of Indian Revoluation.”

2. Which of the following pair is matched?
[A] 1767 – Battle of Buxar
[B] 1793 – Permanent settlement of Bengal
[C] 1918 – Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
[D] 1890 – Establishment of Indian National Congress

Correct Answer: [B] 1793 – Permanent settlement of Bengal
Explanation: Battle of Buxar – 22 October 1764; Jallianwala Bagh Massacre – 13 April 1919; Establishment of Indian National Congress – 28 December 1985

3. Who was the President of the First session of the Indian National Congress?
[A] Dadabhai Naoroji
[B] W.C. Bonnerjee
[C] Feroze Shah Mehta
[D] S. N. Banerjee

Correct Answer: [B] W.C. Bonnerjee
Explanation: The Indian National Congress (INC) was formed by the Allan Octavian Hume alongwith W.C. Bonnerjee, Surendranath Banerjee, William Wedderburn, Monomohun Ghose, M.G. Ranade, Dadabhai Naoroji, Dinshaw Wacha and Pherozeshah Mehta in 1885. Womesh Chandra Bonnerjee was the first President of the Indian National Congress. The first session of INC was held in Bombay from 28–31 December 1885.

4. The first split in India National Congress took place in which its session?
[A] Surat
[B] Nagpur
[C] Bombay
[D] Poona

Correct Answer: [A] Surat
Explanation: The first split in Indian National Congress took place in 1907 at the session held at Surat.

5. Who was the inspiration behind the Young Bengal Movement?
[A] Madhusudan Dutta
[B] Henry Vivian Derozio
[C] Ram Mohan Roy
[D] None of above

Correct Answer: [B] Henry Vivian Derozio
Explanation: The Young Bengal movement was a group of radical Bengali free thinkers emerging from Hindu College, Calcutta.

6. In which year did Swami Vivekananda participated the World Parliament of Religions at Chicago?
[A] 1891
[B] 1893
[C] 1895
[D] 1897

Correct Answer: [B] 1893
Explanation: Swami Vivekananda represented India and Hinduism at the Parliament of the World’s Religions (1893). This was the first World’s Parliament of Religions and it was held from 11 to 27 September 1893.

7. The Partition of Bengal was annulled in the year
[A] 1907
[B] 1909
[C] 1911
[D] 1914

Correct Answer: [C] 1911

8. Who was the first Englishman to become the president of INC was
[A] George Yule
[B] William Wedderburn
[C] Alfred Webb
[D] Henry Cotton

Correct Answer: [A] George Yule
Explanation: The first Englishman to become the president of Indian National Congress was George Yule. He was selected the 4th President of the Congress in 1888 at Allahabad Session.

9. At present, the Right to property is a
[A] Natural Right
[B] Legal Right
[C] Fundamental Right
[D] Human Right

Correct Answer: [B] Legal Right
Explanation: In the year 1977, the 44th amendment eliminated the right to acquire, hold and dispose of property as a fundamental right. In another part of the Constitution, Article 300 (A) was inserted to affirm that no person shall be deprived of his property save by authority of law. The result is that the right to property is a Legal Right at present.

10. To respect the National Flag and National Anthem is
[A] Fundamental Rights of every citizen
[B] Fundamental Duties of every citizen
[C] Directive principles of the States
[D] None of above

Correct Answer: [B] Fundamental Duties of every citizen
Explanation: Article 51A(a) of Constitution of India under Part IVA (Fundamental Duties), it shall be the duty of every citizen of India – to abide by the Constitution and respect its ideals and institutions, the National Flag and the National Anthem.

11. Balaji Raghavan case is associated with
[A] Freedom of Expression
[B] Right to Equality
[C] The supremacy of certain Directive Principles over the Fundamental rights
[D] Abolition of titles

Correct Answer: [D] Abolition of titles
Explanation: In Balaji Raghavan case, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the titles Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan and Padma Shri.

12. Which of the following is not a fundamental duty?
[A] To abide by the Constitution and respect its ideals and institutions, the National flag and National Anthem.
[B] Duty to vote in election
[C] To cherish and follow the noble ideals that inspired the national struggle for freedom
[D] To develop scientific temper, humanism, the spirit of enquiry and reform

Correct Answer: [B] Duty to vote in election
Explanation: Swaran Singh Committee was suggested that a few more Fundamental Duties(not added in Part IVA of Constitution of India), namely, duty to vote in an election, duty to pay taxes and duty to resist injustice may be added in due course to article 51A in Part IVA of the Constitution. 

13. Under which Article of Indian Constitution wearing of ‘Kirpans’ by Sikh is deemed as a right to freedom of religion?
[A] Article 24
[B] Article 25
[C] Article 26
[D] Article 27

Correct Answer: [B] Article 25
Explanation:Article 25 of the Indian constitution freedom of conscience and free profession, practice and propagation of religion.
Wearing and carrying of’ Kirpans’ by Sikhs is deemed to be included in the profession of Sikh religion.

14. Which one of the following is not correctly matched(Parts of the Constitution – Subject)?
[A] Part II – Citizenship
[B] Part III – Fundamental Rights
[C] Part IV – Directive Principles of State policy
[D] Part V – Fundamental Duties

Correct Answer: [D] Part V – Fundamental Duties
Explanation: Fundamental Duties were added in Part IV-A by 42nd Amendment of the Indian Constitution, and Part V pertains to the Union Executive.

15. Which of the following articles guarantees equality before law and equal protection of law for all individuals residing within the territory of India?
[A] Article 15
[B] Article 14
[C] Article 17
[D] Article 18

Correct Answer: [B] Article 14
Explanation: Article 14 of Constitution of India (Equality before law), the State shall not deny to any person equality before the law or the equal protection of the laws within the territory of India.

16. Under which article of the Indian Constitution, the Lok Sabha election campaign for the seventh phase in West Bengal was closed 18 hours before the schedule?
[A] Article 322
[B] Article 323
[C] Article 324
[D] Article 325

Current Affairs May 2019

Correct Answer: [C] Article 324

17. Which country has banned Wikipedia in all languages in May 2019?
[A] Pakistan
[B] North Korea
[C] China
[D] Indonesia

Current Affairs May 2019

Correct Answer: [C] China

18. Which country in May 2019 declared a National Emergency to protect its computer networks from foreign adversaries?
[A] Japan
[B] China
[C] Singapore

Current Affairs May 2019

Correct Answer: [D] USA

19. In which country India has built new infrastructure at Shree Narad Adarsha Education Campus?
[A] Bhutan
[B] Fiji
[C] Nepal
[D] Mauritius

Current Affairs May 2019

Correct Answer: [C] Nepal

20. Which country has started test run on world’s fastest-ever bullet train “Alfa-X”?
[A] France
[B] Japan
[C] China
[D] South Korea

Current Affairs May 2019

Correct Answer: [B] Japan

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