SSC CGL 2017 - General Knowledge Quiz - Set 5

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01. The number of banks nationalized in 1969 were:
(A) 9
(B) 22
(C) 14
(D) 19

02. When was the Rupiya issued by Sher Shah Suri:
(A) 1050-1200
(B) 1100-1200
(C) 1540-1545
(D) 1660-1760

03. The book "Ringside with Vijender" has been authored by whom?
(A) Srijit Mukherji
(B) Rudraneil Sengupta
(C) Parambrata Chatterjee
(D) Raj Chakraborty

04. Galacto Oligosaccharides are naturally found in:
(A) Yogurt
(B) Mango
(C) Carrot
(D) Soyabeans

05. Ethyne is an example of-
(A) Triple bond compound
(B) Coordinate compound
(C) Single bond compound
(D) Double bond compound

06. In India, inflation is measured by the:-
(A) Consumers price index for urban non manual workers
(B) Consumers price index for agricultural
(C) National income deflation
(D) Wholesale price index

07. Who has won the 2016 Fide Women's Grand Prix Trophy?
(A) Koneru Humpy
(B) Olga Girya
(C) Harika Dronavalli
(D) Geetha Narayanan Gopal

08. Atomic Power Plant works on the principle of:
(A) Fission
(B) Fusion
(C) Thermal combustion
(D) Combined effect of all the above three

09. In which country is world's largest temple located?
(A) Indonesia
(B) Combodia
(C) United states
(D) India

10. Which among the following places have given the earliest evidence of agriculture in Indian subcontinent?
(A) Pratapgarh
(B) Mehrgarh
(C) Quetta
(D) Kalat

11. Absolute alcohol is:
(A) 90% C2H5OH
(B) 95.6% C2H5OH
(C) 98% C2H5OH
(D) 100% C2H5OH

12. Hoover Dam is built on which of the following rivers?
(A) Nile River
(B) Colorado River
(C) Rhine River
(D) Niger River

13. Pipelines in cold countries often burst in winter, because:
(A) water freezes and expands in its volume
(B) temperature of ice is less than that of water
(C) pipelines contract in their volume
(D) pipelines expand due to freezing

14. UNIVAC is:
(A) Universal Automatic Computer
(B) Universal Array Computer
(C) Unique Automatic Computer
(D) Unvalued Automatic Computer

15. Who among the following signed the treaty of Bassein in 1802 with the British East India Company?
(A) Baji Rao-II
(B) Sultan Bahadur
(C) Baji Rao-I
(D) Kotwal Dhan Singh Gurjar

16. Which of the following chemical is NOT utilised as an Anaesthetic agent in surgical operations?
(A) Nitrous oxide
(B) Acetone
(C) Chloroform
(D) Ether

17. Pipavav Shipyard is located in which of the following states of India?
(A) Goa
(B) Maharashtra
(C) Karnataka
(D) Gujarat

18. 'Directive Principles' in our constitution are:
(A) enforceable in the courts of law
(B) quasi-enforceable
(C) partly non-enforceable
(D) non-enforceable in the courts of law

19. The percentage of irrigated land in India is about:
(A) 45%
(B) 65%
(C) 35%
(D) 23%

20. The bacteria comma bacillus cause:
(A) Cholera
(B) Influenza
(C) Typhoid
(D) Tetanus

Answers & Explanations

1. (C) By the 1960s, the Indian banking industry had become an important tool to facilitate the development of the Indian economy. The Government of India issued an ordinance ('Banking Companies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings) Ordinance, 1969') and nationalised the 14 largest commercial banks with effect from the midnight of 19th July 1969.

2. (C) During his five year rule from 1540 to 1545, Sher Shah Suri set up a new civic and military administration, issued the first Rupiya and reorganised the postal system of India.

3. (B) The book "Ringside with Vijender" has been authored by Rudraneil Sengupta, the deputy editor of Lounge (the weekly feature magazine of Mint). The book throws light on the Beijing Olympics bronze medallist boxer Vijender Singh's sudden decision to turn pro just a year ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics.

4. (D) Galacto Oligosaccharides (GOS), also known as oligogalactose, belong to the group of prebiotics.It is naturally found in soybeans and can be synthesized from lactose. GOS occurs in commercial available products such as food for both infants and adults.

5. (A) Ethyne C2H2 (HC ยบ CH)

6. (D) Two major measures for inflation, which are widely used, are Wholesale Price Index (WPI) and Consumer Price Index (CPI).WPI measures the increase in the prices of a fixed basket of goods prevailing in the wholesale market while CPI measures the increase in the prices of essential commodities purchased by an average consumer prevailing in the retail market. Measured weekly, WPI is the primary inflation measure in India.

7. (C) Harika Dronavalli, an Indian chess grandmaster, has won the 2016 Fide Women's Grand Prix trophy by defeating Russia's Olga Girya in the final in Chendu, China.

8. (A)

9. (B) World's largest temple is Angkor Wat, located in Angkor, Cambodia. This temple was built by Khmer King Suryavarman II in 12th century as his state temple and capital city.

10. (B) The earliest evidence of Agriculture in Indian subcontinent is found at Mehrgarh, which is located in Balochistan state of Pakistan.

11. (D)

12. (B) River Hoover dam is a concrete and gravity dam in black canyon of the Colorado river on the Border between the US states of Arizona and Nevada.

13. (A)

14. (A) There are no computers with the name as in other options. UNIVAC was the first general purpose electronic digital computer designed for commercial use, produced by Universal Accounting Company of John Mauchly and J.P.Eckert in 1951.

15. (A) The Treaty of Bassein (Now called Vasai) was a pact signed on December 31st, 1802 between the British East India Company and Baji Rao II, the Maratha peshwa of Pune (Poona) in India after the Battle of Poona. The treaty was a decisive step in the dissolution of the Maratha Confederacy, which led to the East India Company's usurpation of the peshwa's territories in western India in 1818.

16. (B)

17. (D) Pipavav Shipyard was established in 1997 at west coast of Saurashtra, Gujarat and it is one of the largest and leading shipbuilding company in India that is spread over 500 acres. It was the first corporate shipyard to be granted clearance to build 5 warships per year and currently it is executing a naval offshore patrol vessel.

18. (D)

19. (C)

50. (A) Comma bacillus or Vibrio cholerae is a gram negative comma-shaped bacterium with a polar flagellum that causes cholera in humans.



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