SSC CGL 2017 - General Knowledge Quiz - Set 8

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1. The ambassador of Emperor James-I, who reached in the court of Jahangir in 1615 was –
(A) Sir James Hay
(B) Sir Thomas Roe
(C) Sir Thomas Howard
(D) Sir John Digby

2. Which of the following commission was formed in 1983 to recommend the relationship and balance of power between Central and State government?
(A) Kalelkar Commission
(B) Sarkaria Commission
(C) Narendran Commission
(D) Mandal Commission

3. Which of the following is the busiest navigable river of the river?
(A) Volga
(B) Seine
(C) Rhine
(D) Danube

4. A pond of water appears less deep due to –
(A) Reflection
(B) Diffraction
(C) Refraction
(D) Polarisation

5. Which colour is the complementary colour of yellow?
(A) Blue
(B) Green
(C) Orange
(D) Red

6. First Prime Minister of India born after Independence?
(A) Manmohan Singh
(B) Chandra Shekhar
(C) Rajiv Gandhi
(D) Narendra Damodar Das Modi

7. Which of the following acid is used in battery?
(A) Hydrochloric acid
(B) Hydrofluoric acid
(C) Sulphuric acid
(D) Sulphurous acid

8. Sexually transmitted disease caused by treponema palladium is
(A) Syphilis
(B) Genital Herpes
(C) Gonorrhoea

9. What is India's rank in the 2016 sustainable Development Goal Index?
(A) 110th
(B) 129th
(C) 63rd
(D) 88th

10. On which date, the World Milk Day is observed?
(A) 1st June
(B) 4th July
(C) 25th October
(D) 26th November

11. Who among the following edited and published the newspaper Indian Mirror in 1861?
(A) Amitava Ghosh
(B) Rabindranath Tagore
(C) Sumit Ganguly
(D) Devendranath Tagore and Manmohan Ghosh

12. What has been a major feature of successful businesses in the past decade?
(A) Parcelling out the components for production at the cheapest cost worldwide
(B) Subsidies to protect domestic trade
(C) Web-enabled production and trade
(D) Lowering the tax slabs to make trade competitive

13. Under which article of the Indian Constitution the Parliament can create a new all India service, if a resolution is passed by the Rajya Sabha?
(A) Article 315
(B) Article 312
(C) Article 320
(D) Article 345

14. The "Strait of Dover" separates which of the following countries?
(A) United Kingdom and France
(B) Spain and Portugal
(C) Portugal and Italy
(D) Italy and Greece

15. Which country has recently declared a 3- month state of emergency in the aftermath of coup attempt?
(A) Tunisia
(B) Turkey
(C) Libya
(D) Iraq

16. Where is the headquarters of Botanical survey of India located?
(A) Lucknow
(B) Darjeeling
(C) Kolkata
(D) Ootacamund

17. "Burning of Candle" is an example of-
(A) Physical change
(B) Chemical change
(C) Both changes occur
(D) None of these

18. The 3960 (MW) Tilaiya Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) is located in which state?
(A) Bihar
(B) Jharkhand
(C) Uttar Pradesh
(D) Himachal Pradesh

19. Who among the following founded the India Society of Oriental Art to revive the ancient art traditions of India?
(A) Abanindranath Tagore
(B) Rabindranath Tagore
(C) Surendranath Tagore
(D) Mukul Day

20. Which of the following is first generation computer?
(B) IBM-1401
(C) CDC-1604
(D) ICL-2900


1. (B) As an ambassador of Emperor James -I, Sir Thomas Roe reached in the court of Mughal Emperor Jehandri at Agra in 1615. Jehangir presented him the Mansab of 400.

2. (B) Sarkaria Commission was set up in June 1983 by the central government of India. The Sarkaria Commission's charter was to examine the relationship and balance of power between state and central governments in the country and suggest changes within the framework of Constitution of India. The Commission was so named as it was headed by Justice Rajinder Singh Sarkaria, a retired judge of the Supreme Court of India. The other two members of the committee were Shri B. Sivaraman and Dr. S.R Sen. The Commission after conducting several studies, eliciting information, holding discussions and after detailed deliberations submitted its 1600 page final report in January 1988. The Commission recommended, by and large, status quo in the Centre-State relations, especially in the areas, relating to legislative matters, role of Governors and use of Article 356.

3. (C) The Rhine, which flows in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, France and Netherlands, is the most important and busiest waterway in Europe. Other busy waterways include Seine and Loire rivers of France, Danube river of eastern Europe and Volga river of Russia.

4. (C)

5. (A)

6. (D)

7. (C)

8. (A) Syphilis is (STD) Sexually transmitted diseases caused by treponema pallidum bacteria.

9. (A) India has been ranked 110th out of 149 nations in the 2016 Sustainable Development Goal Index. The new index is launched by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Bertelsmann to provide a report card for tracking Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) progress and ensuring accountability. The index is topped by Sweden, followed by Denmark and Norway. The index helps countries to identify priorities for early actions and shows that every country faces major challenges in achieving the SDGs.

10. (A) World Milk Day, established by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations is observed annually on 1st June to recognise the importance of milk as a global food. It has been observed on June 1st each year since 2001. In India, the National Milk Day is observed on November 26th.

11. (D) In 1861, from Calcutta the newspaper 'Indian mirror' was edited and published by Manmohan Ghosh and Debendranath Tagore.

12. (A)

13. (B) According to the provisions of article 312, the Parliament can create a new all India service, if resolution to that effect in national interest is passed by the council of states.

14. (A) The Strait of Dover is the strait at the narrowest part of the English Channel and marks a boundary between the Channel and North Sea, separating Great Britain from continental Europe (United Kingdom and France.

15. (B) The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has recently declared a 3-month state of emergency in the aftermath of coup attempt. As per Article 121 of the Turkish constitution, the state of emergency allows the president and cabinet to bypass parliament when drafting new laws and to restrict or suspend rights and freedoms.

16. (C)

17. (C)

18. (B) Tilaiya project is a 3,960 Megawatt (MW) Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) in Jharkhand. It was to be commissioned in 2012 but got delayed due to array of reasons.

19. (A) Abanindranath Tagore had founded Indian Society of Oriental Art in Kolkata to revive the ancient art traditions of India. He was the principal of government school of art and a great artist of modern India.

20. (A) IBM-1401, CDC-1604 is second generation computer. ICL-2900 is a fourth generation computer. EDSAC is important in the development of computer since it was the first computer to use John von. Neumann's Stored Program Concept. It used 3000 vacuum tubes and computers with vacuum tubes are of first generation computers.



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