World History GK questions for competitive exams

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Here are some world history GK questions for competitive exams which may be useful to you in the preparations of General Knowledge or General awareness section of competitive exams. These questions are also taken from previously conducted competitive exams papers. Give your suggestions in the comments section or to admin@sscjobsindia.com. Wish you best of the luck for future exams.

WORLD HISTORY GK questions for competitive exams

(1) Who discovered Cape of Good Hope in 1488?

(1) Magellan (2) Columbus (3) Bartholomew Dias (4) Vasco da gama

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(2) The “Last Supper” a famous Renaissance Painting was a master piece of

(1) Michael Angelo (2) Titian (3) Leonadro da Vinchi (4) Raphael

(SSC SHSL DEO & LDC Exam. 02.11.2014)

(3) Two – Party System is found in

(1) Russia (2) U.S.A (3) India (4) France

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(4) Who has called the Prime Minister Primus inter pares (first among equals) ?

(1) Morely (2) Harcourt (3) Laski (4) Lowell

(SSC GLTier – I Exam. 19.10.2014)

(5)The Declaration of the Rights of Man is related with

(1) The Russian Revolution (2) The French Revolution (3) The American War of Independence

(4) The Glorious Revolution of England

(SSC GLTier – I Re-(2013) Exam. 20.07.2014)

(6) Who was popularly known as Africa’s Gandhi?

(1) Mir Karzai (2) Nelson Mandela (3) Firoz Gandhi (4) M.K.Gandhi

(SSC Multi-Tasking(Non-Tech.)Staff Exam.23.2.2014)

(7) Who amnong the following played a prominent role during the “Reign of Terror” in France?

(1) Voltaire (2)Marat (3) Robespierre (4) Montesquieu

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(8) Which of the following countries is regarded as the home of ‘Fabian Socialism’?

(1) Russia (2) England (3) France (4) Italy

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(9) Cold War refers to

(1) tension between East and West (2) ideological rivalry between Capitalist and communist world

(3) tension between Superpowers (4) All of the above

(SSC Multi-Tasking Staff Exam.17.03.2013)

(10) Which country emerged as the biggest colonial power at the end of the nineteenth century ?

(1) France (2) Spain (3) Britain (4) Germany

(SSC Multi-Tasking Staff Exam.10.03.2013)

(11) Who discovered America ?

(1) Vasco-da-Gama (2) Columbus (3) Captain Cook (4) Amundsen

(SSC Multi-Tasking(Non-Tech.)Staff Exam.27.02.2014)

(12) Who was the American leader who led a non-violent movement to obtain full civil rights for American Negroes?

(1) Abraham Lincoln (2) John F. Kennedy (3) Martin Luther King (4) George Washington

(SSC Combined Matric Level (PRE) Exam.30.07.2006)

(13) The Cremean War was fought between

(1) France and Britain (2) Russia and Turkey (3) France and Turkey (4) Britain and Turkey

(SSC Combined Matric Level (PRE) Exam.12.05.2002)

(14) The Chinese Nationalist Party Kuomintang was found by

(1)Pu-yi (2) Mao Tse-Tung (3) Chiang kai-shek (4) Sun Yat-sen

(SSC Combined Matric Level (PRE) Exam.12.05.2002)

(15) Who was the Chief Architect of the WorldTradeCenter.’New York’?

(1) Le Corbusier (2) Minoru Yamasaki (3) Edwin Lutyens (4) Charles Correa

(SSC Combined Matric Level (PRE) Exam.05.05.2002)

(16)Economic dimensions of justice have been emphasized by

(1) Idealists (2) Capitalists (3) Socialists (4) Fascists

(SSC Combined Matric Level (PRE) Exam.05.05.2002)

(17) The British Conservative Party was earlier known as

(1)Whigs(2)Levellors(3)Hobbes(4)Rousseau

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(18) The currency of Thailand is

(1) Bhat (2) Rupiah (3) Yuan (4) Yen

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(19) The Industrial Revolution in England represented the climax of the transition from

(1) slavery to feudalism (2) feudalism to Capitalism (3) Capitalism to socialism
(4) socialism to marketsocialism

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(20) Where did the practice of ‘Shadow Cabinet’ originate ?

(1) United Sates of America (2) Great Britain (3) Italy (4) France

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(21) East Timor, in Indonesian Archipelago, was the former colony of

(1) Dutch (2) English (3) French (4) Portuguese

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(22) Match the following:

A. Cold War 1.Mao(China)
B. Holy War 2.1917
C. The Long March 3.Crusades
D. The Russian 4. US vs. USSR Revolution

A B C D
(1) 4 1 3 2
(2) 3 2 1 4
(3) 4 3 1 2
(4) 2 1 4 3

(SSC Combined Matric Level (PRE) Exam.27.05.2001)

(23) When did China start the Civil Services Examinations?

(1) 6 A.D (2) 1905 (3)1920 (4) 1949

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(24) Waterloo is located in

(1) England (2) France (3)Spain (4) Belgium

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(25) Who is called the “Greatest investigator of antiquity”?

(1) Aristotle (2) Darwin (3) Cuvier (4) Socrates

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