GS Quiz

1. Match the following-

List – I

A. The first Municipal Corporation in India. It was set up in Madras.

B. A system of Budget was introduced.

C. The Railway Board was formed by a resolution of the Government of India.

D. First regular census was conducted during the period of Lord Ripon.

List – II

  1. 1687
  2. 1860
  3. 1905
  4. 1881

Codes: A – B – C – D

(a) 1 – 2 – 3 – 4

(b) 1 – 4 – 2 – 3

(c) 1 – 2 – 4 – 3

(d) 4 – 3 – 2 – 1


2. Which of the following statement(s) about Charter Act of 1883 is/are correct?

  1. Lord William Bentick became the First Governor-General of India after the implementation of the Act.
  2. This was the final step toward centralization in the British India.
  3. All civil and military powers were vested in Lord William Bentick.

(a) Only 1

(b) Both 1 and 3

(c) Both 2 and3

(d) All of these.


3. Which one of the following Acts is also known as Morley-Minto Reforms?

(a) Indian Council Act of 1892.

(b) Indian Council Act of 1909.

(c) Indian Council Act of 1861.

(d) Government of India Act of 1919.


4. Which statement(s) is/are correct about The New Flag Code?

  1. One can hoist the flag only from sunrise to sunset.
  2. The ratio of width to length of the flag should be 2:3
  3. Do not print it on a costume, cushion or napkin either.

(a) Only 1

(b) Both 1 and 3

(c) Both 2 and3

(d) All of these.


5. Which of the following statement(s) about Constitution of India is/are correct?

  1. The Constituent Assembly held 11 sessions.
  2. The Constituent Assembly constituted 13 important committees for framing the constitution.
  3. The clause-by-clause consideration of draft Constitution was taken up between 15 November 1948 and 17 October 1949.

(a) Only 1

(b) Both 1 and 3

(c) Both 2 and3

(d) All of these.


6. Which of the following is/are NOT incorporated in Characteristics of a federation?

(a) Distribution of Powers.

(b) Supremacy of the Constitution.

(c) Written Constitution.

(d) None of these.


7. Assertion (A): The Constitution (42nd Amendment) Act, 1976 has introduced a code of ten ‘Fundamental Duties’ for citizens.

Reason (R): The Fundamental Duties serve as a constant reminder that the Constitution has not provided only fundamental rights.

(a) A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

(b) A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.

(c) A is true but R is false.

(d) A is false but R is true.


8. Indian Government on 3 December 2009, launched “Operation Green Hunt” in-

(a) Hazaribagh

(b) Jamshedpur

(c) Bastar

(d) Gaya


9. Maoist insurgency began in late-

(a) 1950

(b) 1960

(c) 1970

(d) 1980


10. The diarchy system was introduced in the Indian States by the British Government under the provision of the-

(a) Government of India Act 1919.

(b) Government of India Act 1923.

(c) Government of India Act 1935.

(d) Government of India Act 1937.



  1. (c)
  2. (d) All statements are correct.
  3. (b) Lord Morly was the then Secretary of State for India and Lord Minto was the then Governor- General of India.
  4. (d) Prior to 2014, the Flag Code of India did not permit flying the flag of India on non-government Institutions.
  5. (d) All statements are correct.
  6. (d) There are two more in the list- Authority of the courts; Rigidity of the Constitution.
  7. (a) It also requires the citizens to observe certain basic norms of democratic conduct and democratic behaviors.
  8. (c) It was launched against Maoist rebels in Chhattisgarh State.
  9. (b) Thousands have been killed during the Maoist insurgency till date.
  10. (a) Diarchy is a form of Government in which functions and powers of executives are divided into two parts.

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