SSC CGL 2017 - General Knowledge Quiz - 25 Questions Set - 7


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1. What is the element that is in the highest percentage in the composition of the earth?
(A) Silicon
(B) Oxygen
(C) Magnesium
(D) Iron


2. Who was the Speaker of the First Lok Sabha?
(A) Hukum Singh
(B) G.V. Mavalankar
(C) K. M. Munshi
(D) U.N. Dhebar


3. Which cricket team has won the 2016-17 Ranji Trophy tournament?
(A) Chhattisgarh
(B) Gujarat
(C) Mumbai
(D) Tamil Nadu


4. What does the term Dolby B or Dolby C printed on tape-recorders indicate?
(A) Frequency Modulated System
(B) Amplitude Modulated System
(C) Noise Reduction Circuit
(D) Both DC and AC power can be used


5. M.C. Setalvad, B.N. Rao and Alladi Krishnaswamy Iyer were distinguished members of the-
(A) Swaraj Party
(B) All India National Liberal Federation
(C) Madras Labour Union
(D) Servants of India Society


6. Which variety of glass is heat resistance?
(A) Hard glass
(B) Flint glass
(C) Pyrex glass
(D) Bottle glass


7. Which one of the following legislations does not deal with the protection of environment?
(A) The Water (Cess) Act, 1977
(B) The Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980
(C) The Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991
(D) The Port Laws Amendment Act, 1997


8. Which committee has recently recommended quota for girl students in IITs?
(A) Abhijit Sen committee
(B) Timothy Gonsalves committee
(C) D M Dharmadhikari committee
(D) Sumit Bose committee


9. A boy standing at the point O in the given diagram throws a ball three times with the same force, but projecting it along different inclinations from the ground. The results of the throws have been plotted in the diagram.


Which one of the following is a valid conclusion?
(A) The larger the initial inclination, the longer the throw
(B) The larger the height reached, the longer the throw
(C) The larger the height reached, the shorter the throw
(D) The larger the initial inclination, the greater the height reached


10. Which of the following planet takes maximum time for one revolution around the Sun?
(A) Earth
(B) Jupiter
(C) Mars
(D) Venus


11. Which are the largest fixator of solar energy?
(A) Bacteria
(B) Protozoa
(C) Fungi
(D) Green plants


12. Consider the following taxes:
1. Corporation tax
2. Customs duty
3. Wealth tax
4. Excise duty
Which of these was/were indirect taxes?
(A) 1 only
(B) 2 and 4
(C) 1 and 3
(D) 2 and 3


13. Who has been appointed as the new chairman of Tata Sons?
(A) Natarajan Chandrasekaran
(B) Noel Tata
(C) Indra Krishnamurthy
(D) Nowroji Saklatwala


14. Domestic electrical wiring is basically a-
(A) Series connection
(B) Parallel connection
(C) Combination of series and parallel connections
(D) Series connection within each room and parallel connection elsewhere


15. The largest coral reef in the world is found near the coast of which one of the following countries?
(A) Australia
(B) Cuba
(C) Ghana
(D) Philippines


16. Which of the following structures present in mammalian skin directly helps in keeping the body warm?
(A) Pigmented cells
(B) Sweat glands
(C) Lymph vessels
(D) Blood capillaries


17. During which Five Year Plan was the Emergency clamped, new elections took place and the Janata Party was elected?
(A) Third
(B) Fourth
(C) Fifth
(D) Sixth



18. How much interest rate will be offered by Airtel Payments Bank on savings accounts deposits?
(A) 7.25%
(B) 7.50%
(C) 7.75%
(D) 7.52%


19. Which among the following fishes lives mostly in the ocean but during reproduction goes to fresh water stream?
(A) Hilsa and Herring
(B) Hilsa and Salmon
(C) Hilsa and Eel
(D) Eel and Cod


20. Mekong Ganga Co-operation Project is:
(A) An irrigation project involving India and Myanmar
(B) A joint tourism initiative of some Asian countries
(C) A hydroelectric power project involving India, Bangladesh and Myanmar
(D) A defence and security agreement of India with its eastern neighbours


21. The Jain philosophy holds that the world is created and maintained
(A) Universal Law
(B) Universal Truth
(C) Universal Faith
(D) Universal Soul


22. The 93rd Constitution Amendment deals with the-
(A) Continuation of reservation for backward classes in government employment
(B) Free and compulsory education for all children between the age of 6 and 14 years
(C) Reservation of 30 percent posts for women in government recruitments
(D) All of the above


23. In India, the steel production industry requires the import of
(A) Saltpetre
(B) Rock phosphate
(C) Coking coal
(D) All of the above



24. FORTRAN is:
(A) File Translation
(B) Format Translation
(C) Formula Translation
(D) Floppy Translation


25. How did the Mughal Emperor Jahandar Shah's reign, come to an early end?
(A) He was deposed by his Wazir
(B) He died due to a slip while climbing down the steps
(C) He was defeated by his nephew in a battle
(D) He died of sickness due to drinking alcohol










Answers with Explanation


1. (B)

2. (B) G. V Mavalankar (1952-56), Hukum Singh (1962- 67); K.M. Munshi and U.N. Dhebar were never the Speakers of the Lok Sabha.

3. (B) The Gujarat cricket team won their firstever Ranji Trophy title in the 2016-17 season after defeating Mumbai by 5 wickets in the final at the Holkar stadium in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. The 2016-17 Ranji Trophy was the 83rd season of the Ranji Trophy, the premier first-class cricket tournament in India.

4. (C) Dolby B and C are the noise reduction circuits developed by Dolby laboratories. Dolby noise reduction has made it possible to protect the music from tape noise, and helped make cassette the most popular audio product ever devised.

5. (D) The Servants of India Society was formed in Pune, Maharashtra, on June 12, 1905 by Gopal Krishna Gokhale. All are related to this organization.

6. (C)

7. (A) The Water (Cess) Act, 1977 related to water and irrigation and not the protection of environment.

8. (B) The committee under the chairmanship of professor Timothy Gonsalves has recently recommended reservation for girl students in IITs to address the issue of slump in the number of female students entering the prestigious institutes. The recommendation of the committee will be taken up in the meeting of the Joint Admission Board (JAB) for a final decision, which will decide whether the reservation will come in effect from 2017 or from 2018. The number of seats for male candidates will not be affected and this will help IITs achieve the one lakh target by 2020. Also, only candidates who have already qualified in JEE-Advance will be considered.

9. (D) For a body in projectile motion


Thus, according to above equation greater the initial inclination. The greater is the height reached.


10. (B) Jupiter takes 11.8618 Earth years to complete a single orbit of the Sun. In other words, a single Jovian year lasts the equivalent of 4,332.59 Earth days. Mercury takes just 87.97 days, Venus takes just 267 days, Earth takes just 365.26 days, Mars takes just 686.98 days, Saturn takes just 10,755.7 days, Uranus takes just 30,687.15 days, Neptune takes just 60,190.03 days.

11. (D)

12. (B) Indirect taxes are the charges that are levied on goods and services. Some of the significant indirect taxes include Value Added Tax, Central Sales Tax, Central Excise Duty, Customs Duty, stamp duties and expenditure tax. Property tax, Corporation tax and Wealth tax are examples of direct taxes.

13. (A) Natarajan Chandrasekaran, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD) of TCS, has been appointed as the new chairman of Tata Sons. He is the first non-Parsi chairman of Tata Sons and will take charge from Feb 21, 2017. His appointment comes after the Tata sons removed Cyrus Mistry as the Chairman. Chandrasekaran is only the third non-Tata after Nowroji Saklatwala and Cyrus Mistry to be named as Tata Sons' chairman.

14. (B) In a parallel circuit, the voltage across each of the components is the same, and the total current is the sum of the currents through each component. The wiring for most homes is parallel. In parallel circuit each branch receives equal current. If one branch in the circuit is broken, electric current will still flow in other branches.

15. (A) The largest coral reef is the Great Barrier Reef, located just off the north-eastern coast of Australia. The 1200 mile (1900 km) long reef is protected as a Marine Park.

16. (C)

17. (C) This all happened from 1975-78 during fifth five year plan, the period of which is (1974-78).

18. (A) Recently, the Airtel Payments Bank has officially launched its nationwide operations in all 29 states of India. It is the India's first payments bank and is a fully-digital and paper-free bank. In it, the accounts will be opened by using e-KYC for which customers' Aadhar number will be required. The bank is offering a 7.25% interest rate on savings accounts deposits and free personal accidental insurance cover of Rs. 1 Lac on every saving account. One can access the banking services by installing MyAirtel app on their smartphone or by registering online through Airtel site.

19. (B)

20. (B) Mekong - Ganga Cooperation (MGC) was established on November 10, 2000 at Vientiane in the First MGC Ministerial Meeting. It comprises six Member countries namely, India, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. They emphasised four areas of cooperation, which are tourism, culture, education, and transportation linkage in order to be solid foundation for future trade and investment cooperation in the region.

21. (B) Jain Doctrine is "established" upon an undying universal truth. It was Rishabh Dev, who first thought to realize the truth and achieve Kaivalya Gyan.

22. (B) According to 93rd Amendment, every child of the age group of 6-14 years shall have right to free and compulsory education. No child is liable to pay any kind of fee/ capitation fee/ charges. A collection of capitation fee invites a fine up to 10 times the amount collected.

23. (C) The coal found in India is mainly of noncoking quality and hence coking coal has to be imported. 70% of the steel produced today uses coal. Coking coal is a vital ingredient in the steel making process.

24. (C) FORTRAN (Formula Translation) is one of the earlier High Level programming languages used to write scientific applications. It was developed by IBM in 1956.


25. (C) He was defeated by his nephew, Farrukh Siyar with the help of Sayyid Brothers.








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