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West Bengal Civil Service Preliminary Exam Quiz-27


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. In the Indian subcontinent, the first coins to bear the names and images of rulers were issued by the
[A] Indo – Greeks
[B] Mauryas
[C] Parthians
[D] Yaudheyas

Correct Answer: [A] Indo – Greeks
Explanation: Mauryas issued punch marked coins made of silver and copper. Indo-greeks used names of rulers on coins.​

2. Who among the following wrote ‘Mahabhashya’ a commentary on Sanskrit book Ashtadhyayi?
[A] Kshemendra
[B] Kalahana
[C] Chanakya
[D] Patanjali

Correct Answer: [D] Patanjali
Explanation: Mahabhasya was written by Patanjali. It was a commentary on the rules of grammar of Sanskrit based on Panini’s Asthadhyayi and Katyayana’s Vrattika.

3. Aryabhatta and Varahamihira belong to which age?
[A] Guptas
[B] Cholas
[C] Mauryas
[D] Mughals

Correct Answer: [A] Guptas
Explanation: Aryabhatta and Varahamihira belonged to Gupta age. During Gupta period education flourished and many great discoveries were made in these fields. Aryabhatta and Varahamihira, the two great mathematicians contributed in the field of Vedic Mathematics. Aryabhatta found and estimated the value of “Pi” to the fourth decimal place. Algebra was developed to a great extent and the concepts of zero and infinity were also found and symbols of numbers 1 to 9 were devised which was a great contribution in mathematics. Advances in astronomy were also on heights in Gupta Age.

4. Brihat-Jataka , which is considered as one of the five main treatises on Hindu astrology on horoscopy, was written by
[A] Varahamihira
[B] Kalidasa
[C] Valmiki
[D] Madhava and Nilakantha

Correct Answer: [A] Varahamihira
Explanation: Brihat Jataka , is one of the five principal texts written by Varahamihira. The other four being Panchasiddhantika , Brihat Samhita , Laghu Jataka and Yogayatra . Brihat Jataka is considered as the standard textbook on Vedic astrology, and sometimes described as “India’s foremost astrological text”.
Varahamihira was an Indian astronomer, mathematician, and astrologer who lived in Ujjain. He is considered to be one of the “Nine Jewels” (Navaratnas) of the court of legendary ruler Yashodharman Vikramaditya of Malwa.

5.The most striking feature of the Ashokan pillars is their
[A] Monolithic structure
[B] Carving
[C] Polish
[D] Uniformity of workmanship

Correct Answer: [C] Polish
Explanation: The most striking feature of the Ashokan pillar is polish.

6. In the Mauryan Empire, who served as the highest officer in charge of assessment and collection of taxes?
[A] Adhyaksha
[B] Samaharta
[C] Sannidhata
[D] Yuvaraja

Correct Answer: [B] Samaharta
Explanation: Important list of Officers of the Mauryan Empire-




Chief Minister


Chief Priest


Crown Prince




Revenue collector


Subordinate revenue officer


Officer-in-charge of royal income


Treasury head


Treasury officer


Royal treasury manager


City Security chief


Chief Judge


Head of Police


Prison head


Head of Industries & Factories


Head of Royal Fort


Land measurer


Head of Food grains Department


Officer of Port

7. Which Mauryan ruler was called ‘Amitraghat’ by Greek writers?
[A] Chandragupta Maurya
[B] Bindusara
[C] Ashoka
[D] Dasharatha

Correct Answer: [B] Bindusara 

8. Which of the following languages were used in the Ashokan Inscriptions?

[A] Pali
[B] Greek
[C] Aramaic
[D] All of the above

Correct Answer: [D] All of the above
Explanation: The inscriptions of Asoka were first deciphered by James Princep in 1837. They are written in Pali language and in some places Prakrit was used.The Brahmi script was employed for writing. In the northwestern India, Ashokan inscriptions were found in Kharosti script.In some places Greek and Aramaic was also used. Both Greek and Aramaic have been used in Kandahar rock edict.

9. Ball bearings are used in bicycles, cars, etc., because__:
[A] The actual area of contact between the wheel and axle is increased
[B] The effective area of contact between the wheel and axle is increased
[C] The effective area of contact between the wheel and axle is reduced
[D] None of the statements is correct

Correct Answer: [C] The effective area of contact between the wheel and axle is reduced

10. Acid rain is caused by the pollution of environment by?

[A] Carbon dioxide and nitrogen
[B] Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide
[C] Ozone and carbon dioxide
[D] Nitrous oxide and sulphur dioxide

Correct Answer: [D] Nitrous oxide and sulphur dioxide
Explanation: The main chemicals in air pollution that create acid rain are sulphur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen (NO2). Acid rain usually forms high in the clouds where sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides react with water, oxygen, and oxidants. This mixture forms a mild solution of sulphuric acid and nitric acid.

11. Which of the following test is used for the diagnosis of ‘Colour-Blindness’ in people?
[A] Ishihara Test
[B] Widely Test
[C] ELISA test
[D] Rorschach test

Correct Answer: [A] Ishihara Test 
Explanation: The Ishihara test is a colour perception test for red-green colour deficiencies.

12. H5N1 virus sometimes mentioned in news is related to which of the following disease?
[A] Swine flu
[B] Dengue
[C] Bird Flu

Correct Answer: [C] Bird Flu
Explanation: H5N1 is a type of influenza virus that causes a highly infectious, severe respiratory disease in birds called avian influenza (or “bird flu”).

13. The extensive property of a thermodynamic system is
[A] Viscosity
[B] Surface tension
[C] Refractive index
[D] Heat capacity

Correct Answer: [D] Heat capacity

14. Thermal equilibrium between two or more bodies exists, when they are brought together; there is no change in
[A] Density
[B] Pressure
[C] Temperature
[D] All of the above

Correct Answer: [C] Temperature

15. Which of the following is a water soluble vitamin?
[A] Vitamin A
[B] Vitamin K
[C] Vitamin E
[D] Vitamin C

Correct Answer: [D] Vitamin C
Explanation:Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water, which means these vitamins and nutrients dissolve quickly in the body. Those are Vitamin C and the vitamin B complex: thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), Vitamin B6, biotin (B7), folic acid (B9), Vitamin B12. Vitamin A in its Beta-Carotene form is also water-soluble.
Fat-soluble vitamins are Vitamin A (palmitate form), Vitamin D, Vitamin E and Vitamin K.

16. Name the Indian historian and writer, who has been elected as international member of American Philosophical Society (APS) at its Annual Spring Meeting
[A] Romila Thapar
[B] Irfan Habib
[C] Ram Sharan Sharma
[D] Bipan Chandra

Current Affairs June 2019

Correct Answer: [A] Romila Thapar

17. Om Birla was elected as the new Speaker of 17th Lok Sabha, he hails from which state?
[A] Gujarat
[B] Uttar Pradesh
[C] Kerala
[D] Rajasthan

Current Affairs June 2019

Correct Answer: [D] Rajasthan

18. Which is the first political party of North-east India to be recognized as a national political party?
[A] Naga People’s Front
[B] Asom Gana Parishad
[C] National People’s Party
[D] Sikkim Democratic Front

Current Affairs June 2019

Correct Answer: [C] National People’s Party

19. Which following country has been suspended from the African Union membership in June 2019?
[A] South Sudan
[B] Sudan
[C] Somalia
[D] Yemen

Current Affairs June 2019

Correct Answer: [B] Sudan

20. Puerto Williams has been upgrades to the category of ‘city’, which holds the title of being the southernmost city in the world, is in ___________.
[A] Ethiopia
[B] Argentina
[C] Chile
[D] Belgium

Current Affairs June 2019

Correct Answer: [C] Chile

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