WBCS Prelims Daily GS Quiz

West Bengal Civil Service Preliminary Exam Quiz-26


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.
Hope this quiz will be helpful to you all!

1. Al- Biruni was the contemporary of which of the following rulers?
[A] Chandragupta Maurya
[B] Mahmud Ghazni
[C] Alauddin Khalji
[D] Balban

Correct Answer: [B] Mahmud Ghazni
Explanation: Al-Biruni was born in central Asia in A.D. 913 and died in Ghazni (present-day Afghanistan) in A.D. 1048. He was one of the greatest scholars of his time and a contemporary of Mahmud of Ghazni.

2. Who founded Pataliputra city?
[A] Udayin
[B] Ashoka
[C] Bimbisara
[D] Mahapadmananda

Correct Answer: [A] Udayin 
Explanation: Pataliputra was founded by Udayin, who was the son of Ajatshatru. He built a fort at the confluence of Son and Ganga river. He shifted the capital of Magadha Empire from Rajgriha to Pataliputra

3. Mahajanapada situated on the bank of river Godavari was-
[A] Avanti
[B] Vatsa
[C] Ashmaka
[D] Kamboja

Correct Answer: [C] Ashmaka 
Explanation: According to the Buddhist text ‘Anguttara Nikaya’ and Jain text ‘Bhagvati Sutra,’ the ‘ Assaka’ or ‘ Ashmaka’ was locatedin between Godavari and Narmada river during the 6th century whose capital was Paithan/Potan or Potali (Ancient name Prathisthana).

4. Who of the following travellers wrote an account ‘Kitab ul Rehla’?
[A] Al Beruni
[B] Ibn Batutta
[C] Megasthenes
[D] Amir Khusro

Correct Answer: [B] Ibn Batutta
Explanation: Ibn Batutta was a Moroccan traveler who visited the court of Muhammad bin Tughlaq.

5. Which Ashokan Rock Edict describes the victory and injuries of Kalinga war?
[A] Rock edict I
[B] Rock edict II
[C] Rock edict XII
[D] Rock edict XIII

Correct Answer: [D] Rock edict XIII
Explanation: Kalinga war and the victory over Kalinga was the greatest event of Ashoka’s reign. The 13th rock edict provides the clear evidence of Kalinga war. It describes King Piyadasi (Ashoka) conquered Kalinga, eight years after his coronation i.e. in 261B.C., he described deep remorse for having conquered Kalinga on this edict.

6. “The Beloved of the Gods, the king Piyadassi, when he had been consecrated twenty years, came in person and reverenced the place where Buddha Shakyamuni was born. He caused a stone enclosure to be made and a stone pillar to be erected. As the Lord was born here in the village of Lumbini, he has exempted it from tax, and fixed its contribution at one eight.”
The above inscription on the Ashokan pillar was found at

[A] Maski
[B] Gandhara
[C] Kalinga
[D] Rummindei

Correct Answer: [D] Rummindei

7. Which one of the following is not associated with the Court of Kanishka?

​[A] Ashvaghosha
[B] Charaka
[C] Nagarjuna
[D] Patanjali

Correct Answer: [D] Patanjali
Explanation: Parsva, Vasumitra, Ashvaghosa, Nagarjuna, Charaka and Mathara were the scholars in the Court of kanishka. Chakara is known as the court Physician of Kanishka. However, Maharshi Patanjali belogned to Shunga period d was the author of Mahabhasya.

8. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer:



A. Vishakhadatta

1. Medicine

B. Varahamihira

2. Drama

C. Charaka

3. Astronomy

D. Brahmagupta

4. Mathematics

[A] A – 1; B – 3; C – 4; D – 2
[B] A – 2; B – 1; C – 3; D – 4
[C] A – 2; B – 3; C – 1; D – 4
[D] A – 3; B – 4; C – 1; D – 2

Correct Answer: [C] A – 2; B – 3; C – 1; D – 4
Explanation: Vishakhadatta – Drama; Varahamihira – Astronomy; Charaka – Medicine; and Brahmagupta – Mathematics

9. Which of the following diseases is/are caused by virus?
[A] Measles
[B] Cholera
[C] Tuberculosis
[D] All of the above

Correct Answer: [A] Measles
Explanation: Measles is caused by virus, while, Cholera and Tuberculosis are both caused by bacteria.

10. The first successful vaccine ever developed was for which disease?
[A] Smallpox
[B] Chickenpox
[C] Tetanus
[D] None of above

Correct Answer: [A] Smallpox
Explanation: Smallpox vaccine, the first successful vaccine to be developed, was introduced by Edward Jenner in 1796.

11. The deficiency of iron in the body causes
[A] Anaemia
[B] Goitre
[C] Trachoma
[D] Glaucoma

Correct Answer: [A] Anaemia

12. There is a feeling of chill as one touches spirit because of
[A] Evaporation
[B] Adsorption
[C] Osmosis
[D] Penetration into the skin

Correct Answer: [A] Evaporation

13. In which of the following cases, a person will feel weightlessness?
[A] He is falling freely
[B] He is orbiting in a satellite
[C] He is in an aeroplane flying at a high altitude
[D] Both [A] and [B]

Correct Answer: [D] Both [A] and [B]

14. A hydrogen filled balloon,
[A] Always rises in air
[B] Rises only if its total weight is much less than the weight of air it displaces
[C] Rises only if its total weight is equal to the weight of air it displaces.
[D] Can never rise in the air

Correct Answer: [B] Rises only if its total weight is much less than the weight of air it displaces
Explanation: A hydrogen filled balloon works on the principle of Archimedes principle. It will rise as long as the total weight of air displaced by balloon is more than the total weight of balloon.

15. Sustainable development is a case of inter-generational sensibility in respect of use of:

[A] Natural resources
[B] Material resources
[C] Industrial resources
[D] Social resources

Correct Answer: [A] Natural resources
Explanation: Sustainable development is economic development that is conducted without depletion of natural resources.

16. The Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) emission norm would come into force from which of the following date across the country?
[A] April 1, 2020
[B] April 1, 2021
[C] January 1, 2020
[D] January 1, 2021

Current Affairs June 2019

Correct Answer: [A] April 1, 2020

17. Where was the India first specialized hydrotherapy treatment centre for elephants suffering from arthritis, joint pain and foot ailments inaugurated?
[A] Ranchi
[B] Mumbai
[C] Mathura
[D] Guwahati

Current Affairs June 2019

Correct Answer: [C] Mathura

18. What will be the theme of the International Day of Yoga (IDY) 2019 in India ?
[A] Theme – “Yoga for Heart”
[B] Theme – “Yoga for peace”
[C] Theme – “Yoga for Health”
[D] Theme – “Yoga for Stability”

Current Affairs June 2019

Correct Answer: [A] Theme – “Yoga for Heart”

19. Where India’s first and world was’s third Dinosaur Museum-cum-Park inaugurated?
[A] Uttar Pradesh
[B] Maharashtra
[C] New Delhi
[D] Gujarat

Current Affairs June 2019

Correct Answer: [D] Gujarat

20. Who was elected as the President of Federation International de Football Association (FIFA)?
[A] Gianni Infantino
[B] Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa
[C] Praful Patel
[D] Kohzo Tashima

Current Affairs June 2019

Correct Answer: [A] Gianni Infantino

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