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West Bengal Civil Service Preliminary Exam Quiz – 6


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 one of the following was the last Governor of Bengal appointed by the Mughal emperor?
[A] Sarfraz Khan
[B] Murshid Quli Khan
[C] Alivardi Khan
[D] Shujauddin Muhammad Khan

Correct Answer: [B] Murshid Quli Khan
Explanation: Farrukh Siyar, the Mughal Emperor, promoted Murshid Quli Khan to Governor of Bengal in 1717. Murshid Quli Khan was the last Governor of Bengal appointed by the Mughal emperor.

2. Which one of the following revolts was made famous by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee in his novel ‘Anand Math’?

[A] Bhil uprising
[B] Rangpur and Dinapur uprising
[C] Bishnupur and Birbhum rebellion
[D] Sanyasi rebellion

Correct Answer: [D] Sanyasi rebellion
Explanation: The most noteworthy contribution Bankim made to the nationalistic imagination was the political novel Anandamath which was based on the ‘sannyasi rebellion’ of the late 18th century. It was in Anandamath, that Bankim wrote the poem ‘Vande Mataram’.

3. Which Governor- General was prosecuted for impeachment?

[A] Warren Hastings
[B] Lord Clive
[C] Lord Cornwallis
[D] Lord Wellesley

Correct Answer: [A] Warren Hastings
Explanation: Warren Hastings was prosecuted from 1788 to 1795 for impeachment for unjust and arbitrary functions, but British parliament dropped all the charges against him after considering his service. It was said that Warren Hastings had done all this for the benefit of the empire.

4. With reference to Land revenue policies of the British which of the following is/are correctly matched?

[A] Mahalwari system : Munro and Reed
[B] Permanent Settlement : Lord Cornwallis
[C] Ryotwari system : Mackenzie and Bird
[D] All of the above

Correct Answer: [B] Permanent Settlement : Lord Cornwallis
Explanation: Permanenet Settlement or Zamindari System was introduced by Cornwallis in 1793. It was introduced in provinces of Bengal, Bihar, Orissa and Varanasi.
Mahalwari system was introduced in 1833 during the period of William Bentick. It was introduced in Central Province, North-West Frontier, Agra, Punjab, Gangetic Valley, etc of British India. Mahalwari was constructed by Holt Mackenzie and R.M.Bird.
Ryotwari System was introduced by Sir Thomas Munro and Captain Alexander Reed in 1820. Major areas of introduction include Madras, Bombay, parts of Assam and Coorgh provinces of British India.

5. With reference to peasants movement which of the following is paired correctly matched?

[A] Indigo Revolt : Bengal
[B] Ramosi Movement : Madras
[C] Moplah Rebellion : Karnataka
[D] Tebhaga Movement: Orissa

Correct Answer: [A] Indigo Revolt : Bengal
Explanation: The Indigo Rebellion (Neel Bidroho) took place in Bengal in 1859-60 and was a revolt by the farmers against British planters.
Ramosi peasant revolt took place in Satara area of Maharashtra in 1879. The peasants were against the exploitative land revenue policies of British as well as British administration.
The Moplah Rebellion, also known as the Moplah Riots of 1921 was the culmination of a series of riots by Moplahs (Muslims of Malabar) in the 19th and early 20th centuries against the British and the Hindu landlords in Malabar (Northern Kerala).
The Tebhaga movement was led by the share croppers of the Bengal region against the oppressive jotedars in 1946-47.

6. Which of the following groups did not participate in the revolt of 1857?

[A] Agricultural Labour
[B] Farmers
[C] Landlords
[D] None of above

Correct Answer: [C] Landlords
Explanation: The revolt of 1857 was spread in limited areas and some parts of India and some classes of society do not participate the revolt of 1857. The entire South India, Punjab and the territory towards its north and west,Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh remained out from the revolt. Many native rulers like the rulers of Patiala, Jind, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Sikhs of Punjab helped the British in suppressing the revolt by all possible means. The money lenders and merchants were also against the war as it was against their economic benefits. The educated Indians and the middle class also did not support the revolt. On the contrary, their feelings were against it.

7. Trace the tribe that rebelled against Britishers because human sacrifice system was banned

[A] Kuki
[B] Khond
[C] Oraon
[D] Nackda

Correct Answer: [B] Khond
Explanation: The Khond is an aboriginal tribe of India predominantly residing in Orissa and Andhra Pradesh. Khond Uprising took place in Orissa in 1846 and 1855. The Khond people were led by Chakra Bisoi. There were many causes of the revolt which included British Government stopping the Mariah System (Traditional Human Sacrifice practiced by the Khonds).

8. Who has written the book ‘The first Indian war of Independence 1857-1859’?

[A] V.D. Savarkar
[B] R.C. Mazumdar
[C] Karl Marx
[D] Benjamin Disraely

Correct Answer: [C] Karl Marx
Explanation: The book ‘first Indian war of Independence 1857-1859’ written by Karl Marx in 1859. Do not confuse with the ‘Indian War of Independence’ written by Vinayak Damodar Savarkar in 1909.

9. By which one of the following Acts was the Federal Court in India created?

[A] Indian Council Act, 1861
[B] Government of India Act, 1909
[C] Government of India Act, 1919
[D] None of above

Correct Answer: [D] None of above
Explanation: The Federal Court in India was established by the Government of India Act, 1935 in October, 1937. Sir Maurice Gwyer was its first Chief Justice.

10. What is meant by saying that India is a ‘Secular State’?

[A] Complete detachment from the affairs of the religion
[B] Being anti-religious
[C] It allows only Indian religions to practice
[D] It does not allow any religion to practice

Correct Answer: [A] Complete detachment from the affairs of the religion
Explanation:In a secular nation, people have the freedom to choose, practice and propagate their religion. The country does not have any official religion and neither the government nor any private institution discriminates among the people on the basis of religion.
The term secular was added to the Preamble of Indian Constitution by the 42nd Constitutional Amendment Act.

11. Which of the following features of Indian Constitution was not borrowed from the Constitution of USA?

[A] Fundamental Rights
[B] Impeachment of the President
[C] Post of Vice President
[D] Concurrent List

Correct Answer: [D] Concurrent List
Explanation: Features borrowed from the US Constitution: Fundamental rights, independence of judiciary, judicial review, and impeachment of the president, removal of Supreme Court and high court judges and post of vice-president.
India borrowed the concept of Concurrent list from Australia.

12. Who among the following was not a member of the Drafting Committee?

[A] N.Gopalaswamy Ayyangar
[B] Dr. K.M. Munshi
[C] Syed Saadullah
[D] Jawaharlal Nehru

Correct Answer: [D] Jawaharlal Nehru
Explanation: On 29th August 1947, the Constituent Assembly through a resolution appointed a Drafting Committee. The Drafting Committee had seven members: Alladi Krishnaswami Ayyar, N. Gopalaswami; B.R. Ambedkar, K.M Munshi, Mohammad Saadulla, B.L. Mitter and D.P. Khaitan. At its first meeting on 30th August 1947, the Drafting Committee elected B.R Ambedkar as its Chairman.

13. The Central Public Service Commission was set up by

[A] The Government of India Act 1909
[B] The Government of India Act 1919
[C] The Government of India Act 1935
[D] Indian Independence Act 1947

Correct Answer: [B] The Government of India Act 1919
Explanation: The Government of India Act of 1919 provided for a Central public Service commission and was set up in 1926 and entrusted with the task of recruiting civil servants.
The Government of India Act of 1935 provided for the establishment of not only a Federal Public Service Commission but also a Provincial Public Service Commission and Joint Public Service Commission for two or more provinces.

14. The Constituent Assembly for undivided India first met on

[A] 6th December, 1946
[B] 9th December, 1946
[C] 20th February, 1947
[D] 3rd June, 1947

Correct Answer: [B] 9th December, 1946
Explanation: The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly was held on December 9, 1946, with more than 300 members.

15. Who headed provincial constitution committee of constituent assembly?

[A] J B Kirpalani
[B] H C Mukherjee
[C] A V Thakkar
[D] Sardar Vallabai Patel

Correct Answer: [D] Sardar Vallabai Patel
Explanation: The Constituent Assembly appointed several committees for framing the constitution. Some of the important committees and its chairman:
1. Committee on the Rules of Procedure – Rajendra Prasad
2. Steering Committee – Rajendra Prasad
3. Finance and Staff Committee – Rajendra Prasad
4. Credential Committee – Alladi Krishnaswami Ayyar
5. House Committee – B. Pattabhi Sitaramayya
6. Order of Business Committee – K.M. Munsi
7. Ad hoc Committee on the National Flag – Rajendra Prasad
8. Committee on the Functions of the Constituent Assembly – G.V. Mavalankar
9. States Committee – Jawaharlal Nehru
10. Advisory Committee on Fundamental Rights, Minoritiesand Tribal and Excluded Areas – Vallabhbhai Patel
11. Fundamental Rights Sub-Committee – J.B. Kripalani
12. North-East Frontier Tribal Areas and Assam Exluded & Partially Excluded Areas Sub-Committee – Gopinath Bardoloi
13. Excluded and Partially Excluded Areas (Other than those in Assam) Sub-Committee – A.V. Thakkar
14. Union Powers Committee – Jawaharlal Nehru
15. Union Constitution Committee – Jawaharlal Nehru
16. Drafting Committee – B.R. Ambedkar
17. Provincial constitution committee – Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

16. Which city was hosted the World Government Summit 2019 in February 2019?

[A] Mumbai
[B] Dubai
[C] London
[D] Singapore

Current Affairs February 2019

Correct Answer: [B] Dubai

17. Where was the 5th International Dam Safety Conference held in February 2019?

[A] Kochi
[B] Hyderabad
[C] Kolkata
[D] Bhubaneswar

Current Affairs February 2019

Correct Answer: [A] Kochi

18. Which film won the Best Film Award at the BAFTA Award ceremony 2019?

[A] Roma
[B] Green Book
[C] A star is Born
[D] The Favourite

Current Affairs February 2019

Correct Answer: [A] Roma

19. What is the name of Arunachal Pradesh’s first DD channel, which was launched in February 2019?

[A] Arun Bani
[B] Arun Darshan
[C] Arun Prabha
[D] None of above

Current Affairs February 2019

Correct Answer: [C] Arun Prabha

20. Who is the author of the book ‘Undaunted: Save the Idea of India’?

[A] Kapil Sibbal
[B] Shashi Tharoor
[C] Salman Khursheed
[D] P. Chidambaram

Current Affairs 2019

Correct Answer: [D] P. Chidambaram

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