SSC CGL 2017 - General Knowledge Quiz - Set 6

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1. Triple vaccine is administered to a new born child to immunize it against:
(A) Whooping cough, tetanus and measles
(B) Whooping cough, tetanus and diphtheria
(C) Tetanus, diphtheria, measles and rubella
(D) Tetanus, diphtheria, small pox and rubella

2. Which of the following passes was used by Sakas to come to India?
(A) Bolan pass
(B) Nathula pass
(C) Shipki-La pass
(D) Bara-Lacha pass

3. Rolling friction is caused by:
(A) Bouancy
(B) Non-elastic effects
(C) Gravity
(D) Power dissipation

4. Murmur sound of heart indicates:
(A) Defective valve
(B) Poor oxygenation
(C) Dislocation of the heart
(D) Improper development of muscles

5. Sabarimala is located in which of the following states?
(A) Kerala
(B) Karnataka
(C) Andhra Pradesh
(D) Telangana

6. Ballistics is the science of mechanics that deals with?
(A) Effects of projectiles
(B) Study of rotation
(C) Study of gravity
(D) Effects of buoyancy

7. Which of the following is a correct sequence?
(A) Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Vishunprayag, Devprayag, Nandprayag
(B) Nandprayag, Vishnuprayag, Karnaprayag, Rudraprayag, Devprayag
(C) Vishnuprayag, Nandprayag, Karnaprayag, Rudraprayag, Devprayag
(D) Devprayag, Nandprayag, Vishnuprayag, Karnaprayag, Rudraprayag

8. Which of the following is not an administrative function of a village Panchayat?
(A) Providing sanitation and drainage
(B) Providing burial and cremation grounds
(C) Maintenance of roads, tanks and wells
(D) Providing college eduction

9. Which of the following has become the official sponsor of Indian contingent at the Rio Olympics 2016?
(A) Amul
(B) Lava
(C) Coca-Cola
(D) Pepsi

10. The function of Protem Speaker is to:
(A) Conduct the proceedings of the house in the absence of the speaker
(B) Officiate as speaker when a speaker is unlikely to be elected
(C) Swearing in members and hold the charge till a regular speaker is elected
(D) Check if the election certificates of member are in order

11. Fluid part of blood devoid of corpuscles is called?
(A) Tissue fluid
(B) Plasma
(C) Serum
(D) Lymph

12. Which of the following is a perfect match?
(A) Coronary attack - Vascular dilation
(B) Atherosclerosis - Blockage of arteries
(C) Hypertension - Low blood pressure
(D) Hypotension - Heart attack

13. When was the Industrial Finance Corporation of India (IFCI) established?
(A) 8th June, 1940
(B) 1st June, 1948
(C) 10th July, 1940
(D) 1st July, 1948

14. Which among the following is not in the ancient list of seven wonders of world?
(A) Statue of Zeus at Olympia
(B) Great wall of china
(C) Colossus of Rome
(D) Lighthouse at Alexandria

15. Spontaneous radioactivity was discovered by:
(A) Enrico Fermi
(B) Henri Becquerel
(C) Irene Joliot Curie
(D) Ernest Rutherford

16. "Atom can neither be created nor destroyed". This principle was given by ____.
(A) Avogadro
(B) Dalton
(C) Rutherford
(D) Niels Bohr

17. Which among the following charter act ended the commercial monopoly of East India company in India?
(A) Charter acts of 1793
(B) Charter acts of 1813
(C) Charter acts of 1833
(D) Charter acts of 1853

18. The International Day for the girl child is observed on which of the following days?
(A) 6th October
(B) 8th October
(C) 11th October
(D) 12th October

19. Jinson Johnson is associated with which sports?
(A) Athletics
(B) Table Tennis
(C) Boxing
(D) Wrestling

20. The "Mount Vinson" is the highest mountain in ____.
(A) Antarctica
(C) Europe
(D) Africa


Answers & Explanations

1. (B)
2. (A) The Sakas came to India through the Bolan Pass. They were a Scythian tribe or group of tribes of Iranian origin.
3. (B) Rolling friction or rolling drag, is the force resisting the motion when a body rolls on a surface. It is mainly caused by non-elastic effects; that is, not all the energy needed for deformation of the wheel, road bed, etc. is recovered when the pressure is removed. Another cause of rolling resistance lies in the slippage between the wheel and the surface, which dissipates energy.
4. (B)
5. (A) Sabarimala Sree Ayyappa Temple is one of the most ancient and prominent Sastha temples in the country. Sabarimala is a Hindu pilgrimage centre located at the Periyar Tiger Reserve in the Western Ghat mountain ranges of Pathanamthitta District, Perunad grama panchayat in Kerala.
6. (A) Ballistics is the science of mechanics that deals with the launching, flight, behaviour, and effects of projectiles, especially bullets, gravity bombs, rockets, or the like; the science or art of designing and accelerating projectiles so as to achieve a desired performance.

7. (C) Alaknanda river meets the Dhauliganga river at Vishnuprayag, the Nandakini river at Nandprayag ,the Pindar river at Karnaprayag , the Mandakini river at Rudraprayag and finally the Bhagirathi river at Devprayag to form the mainstream, the Ganges.
8. (D)
9. (A) India's largest food products marketing organization Amul has become the official sponsor of Indian contingent to the 2016 Rio Olympics.
10. (C)
11. (B)
12. (D)
13. (D) IFCI Ltd. was set up in 1948 as Industrial Finance Corporation of India, a Statutory Corporation, through `The Industrial Finance Corporation of India Act, 1948’ of Parliament. It provided medium and long term finance to industry. After repeal of this Act in 1993, IFCI became a Public Limited Company registered under the Companies Act, 1956.
14. (B) The seven ancient wonders of the world include Great Pyramid at Giza, Egypt; Hanging Gardens of Babylon; Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Greece; Temple of Artemis at Ephesus; Mausoleum at Halicarnassus; Colossus of Rome and Lighthouse at Alexandria, Egypt; The Taj Mahal in India.
15. (B) Henri Becquerel was a physicist, Nobel laureate, and the discoverer of radioactivity, for his work in this field he, along with Marie Curie and Pierre Curie, received the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics.
16. (B) The given principle is one of the postulates of the Dalton's atomic theory given in 1803 by John Dalton. The postulates of Dalton's atomic theory are as follows: 1. Elements consist of indivisible small particles (atoms). 2. All atoms of the same element are identical; different elements have different number of atom. 3. Atoms can neither be created nor destroyed. 4. 'Compound elements' i.e. Compounds are formed when atoms of different elements join in simple ratios to form Molecules.
17. (B) Charter Acts of 1813 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which renewed the charter issued to the British East India Company, and continued the Company's rule in India. However, the Company's commercial monopoly was ended, except for the tea trade and the trade with China. Reflecting the growth of British power in India.
18. (C) The International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated on 11th October every year. In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared October 11th as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girl's right and the unique challenges they face around the world.
19. (A) Half-miler Jinson Johnson from Kerala has won the gold medal in the 800 m race at the 56th National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships at the GMC Balayogi Stadium in Hyderabad. He missed the Rio Olympics qualification standard narrowly. He clocked 1 : 46.43 while the Rio Games qualification mark stands at 1 : 46.00.
20. (A) Mount Vinson is the highest peak in Antarctica, with an elevation of 16,066 feet (4,897 meters). It is located on the southern part of the main ridge of the Sentinel Range of the Ellsworth Mountains.



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