SSC CGL 2017 – General Knowledge Quiz – Set 1

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1. On which of the following Governor General was
impeachment imposed ?
(A) Warren Hastings
(B) Lord Clive
(C) Lord Cornwallis
(D) Lord wellesley
2. Structural Unemployment arises due to –
(A) Deflationary conditions
(B) Heavy Industry Bias
(C) Shortage of raw material
(D) Inadequate productive capacity
3. The sub-unit of DNA is known as – DNA
(A) Nucleotide
(B) Nucleosome
(C) Nucleoside
(D) Polypeptide
4. Saline and alkaline soils in India are also called as –
(A) Regur  
(B) Bangar
(C) Kallar  
(D) Khadar
5. Debenture holders of company are its –
(A) Share holders
(B) Creditors
(C) Debtors
(D) Directors
6. Iodized salt is beneficial for –
(A) lowering of blood pressure
(B) prevention of dehydration
(C) thyroid function
(D) salivary glands
7. Ramsar Convention is related to the preservation of which
of the following ?
(A) Weltands
(B) Forest lands
(C) Mines
(D) Carbon Emission
8. Article 25 of the Indian Constitution is related to –
(A) The right to equality
(B) The right to property
(C) The right to religion
(D) The security of the minorities
9. A speculator who sells stocks for gain, in order to buy
back when price falls, is called –
(A) Bull
(B) Bear
(C) Boar
(D) Bison  
10. The ‘Ratha Temple’s in Mahabalipuram were built by ?
(A) The Cholas
(B) The Pallavas
(C) The Chedis
(D) The Chalukyas
11. “The Bermuda Triangle” is located in the –
(A) North–Western Altantic Ocean
(B) South-Eastern Altantic
(C) North Pacific Ocean
(D) South Indian Ocean
12. After which of the following movements was Gandhiji
given the title ‘Mahatma’ ?
(A) Champaran Movement
(B) Rowlatt Act
(C) Non-Cooperation Movement
(D) Quit – India Movement
13. The demand for necessities is –
(A) perfectly inelastic
(B) inelastic
(C) perfectly elastic
(D) elastic
14. ‘Chilgoza’ is obtained from the seeds of a species of ?
(A) Pine
(B) Palm
(C) Cycus
(D) Deodar
15. Bones are pneumatic in –
(A) Fishes
(B) Amphibians
(C) Reptiles
(D) Birds
16. The smallest unit of length is –
(A) Micron
(B) Nanometre
(C) Angstrom
(D) Fermimetre
17. The radio-isotope used to detect blood clots in the
circulatory system is –
(A) Arsenic-74
(B) Cobalt-60
(C) I-131
(D) Sodium-24
18. Which enzyme converts proteins into peptides ?
(A) Pepsin
(B) Trypsin
(C) Erepsin
(D) Enterokinase
19. Stagflation refers to a situation which is characterised
by –
(A) deflation and rising unemployment
(B) inflation and rising employment
(C) inflation and rising unemployment
(D) stagnant employment and deflation
20. Which of the following high dignitaries, who is not a member
of the Parliament, has the right to address it?
(A) The Attorney General of India
(B) The Solicitor General of India
(C) The Chief Election Commissioner of India
(D) The Chief Justice of India

Answers & Explanations:

1. (A) Warren Hastings
(1772-1785) Administrative reforms : End of the dual systems; shifting of
treasury from Murshidabad to Calcutta. Revenue reforms : Collection of revenue
was taken over by the Company. Judicial reforms : Zamindars were given judicial
powers; establishment of civil and criminal courts in each district. Social
reforms : In 1781, he founded the Calcutta Madrasa for promotion of Islamic
studies. This was the first educational institute established by the Company’s
government. Impeachment : Warren Hastings tendered his resignation in protest
against the Pitts India Bill in 1785.
2. (D) Structural unemployment is
caused because of inadequate productive capacity of the economy to create jobs
for all those able and willing to work.
3. (A) Each DNA molecule
is a long two stranded chain. The strands are made up of subunits
called nucleotides, each containing a sugar (deoxyribose), a phosphate
group, and one of four nitrogenous bases, adenine, guanine, thymine, and
cytosine, denoted A, G, T, and C, respectively.
4. (C) Soils in many parts of the
arid and semi-arid areas of Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, Bihar
have saline and alkaline effervescences mainly of sodium, calcium and
magnesium. These soils are called Reh or Kallar or Usar and are infertile. The
salts are usually confined to the upper layers and soil can be reclaimed by
improving drainage.
5. (B) A person having the
debentures is called a debenture holder whereas a person holding the shares is
called a shareholder. Debentures are generally secured and carry a charge on
the assets of the company, whereas shares have no such charge. The debenture
holder, being a secured creditor of the company, is paid-off prior to a
shareholder in the event of winding up of a company.
6. (C) Iodized salt (also spelled
iodised salt) is table salt mixed with a minute amount of various salts of the
element iodine. The ingestion of iodide prevents iodine deficiency. Worldwide,
iodine deficiency affects about two billion people and is the leading preventable
cause of mental retardation. Deficiency also causes thyroid gland problems,
including “endemic goitre.”
7. (A) The Ramsar Convent
ion is an international treaty for the conservation and
sustainable use of wetlands. It is also known as the Convention
on Wetlands. It is named after the city of Ramsar in Iran, where the Convention
was signed in 1971.
8. (C) Article 25 Of the Indian
Constitution deals with the Freedom of conscience and free profession, practice
and propagation of religion. According to this right, every person is
equally permitted to enjoy the freedom of conscience and the right to
acknowledge, practice and spread religion.
9. (B) A bear is a speculator who
is wary of fall in prices and hence sells securities so that he may buy them at
a cheaper price in future. He does not have securities at present but sells
them at higher prices in anticipation that he will supply them business
purchasing at lower prices in the future. If the prices move down as per the
expectations of the bear he will earn profits out of these transactions.
10. (B) The city of Mahaba l
ipuram was largely developed by the Pallava king Narasimhavarman I in the
7th century AD.
11. (A) The Bermuda
Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Triangle, is a loosely defined region
in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean, where a number of aircraft and
ships is said to have disappeared under mysterious circumstances.
12. (A)
13. (A)
In economics a necessity good is a type of normal
good. Like any other normal good, when income rises, demand rises. But the
increase for a necessity good is less than proportional to the rise in income,
so the proportion of expenditure on these goods falls as income
rises. This observation for goods is known as Engel’s law. The income elasticity of a necessity good is thus
between zero and one. Necessity goods are goods that we cannot live without and
will not likely cut back on even when times are tough, for example food, power,
water and gas. The more necessary a good is, the lower the price elasticity
of demand, as people will attempt to buy it no matter the price.
14. (A) Chilgoza is obtained from
Pinus gerardiana, known as the Chilgoza Pine. Chilgoza is one of the most
important cash crops of tribal people residing in the Kinnaur district of Himachal
Pradesh, which seems to be the only place in India where Chilgoza pines are
15. (D) Birds have remarkably
specialized bones that are pneumatic, because they are full of air sacs that
provide a continuous flow of breath throughout their bodies. In short, their
lungs are essentially hooked up to their bones.
16. (D) The femtometre 
is an SI unit of length equal to 1015 metres. This
distance can also be called a fermi and was so named in honour of
physicist Enrico Fermi, as it is a typical length-scale of nuclear
17. (D) A small amount of the low
activity radioactive compound (called tracer) is either injected into the body
of a person or given orally .This radioactive compound moves through the body
and accumulates in the area of tumor, blood clot, etc. The exact position of
the accumulated radioactive tracer can be found with the help of a device
called Geiger counter. Arsenic- 74 tracer is used to detect the presence of
tumors and sodium-24 tracer is used to detect the presence of blood clots.
18. (D) In the process of
digestion in humans, proteins in the food are broken down into smaller peptide
chains by digestive enzymes such as pepsin, trypsin, chymotrypsin and elastase
and into amino acids by various enzymes such as carboxypeptidase, aminopeptidase
and dipeptidase.
19. (C) A condition of
slow economic growth and relatively high unemployment – economic
stagnation – accompanied by rising prices, or inflation, or inflation and a
decline in Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Stagflation is an economic problem
defined in equal parts by it’s rarity and by the lack of consensus among
academics on how exactly it comes to a pass.

20. (A) The Attorney General is
the first law officer of the government of India and acts as top advocate for
Union Government.  He is responsible for giving advice to President /
Government of India upon such legal matters and to perform such other duties of
legal character which are assigned to him by the President. The Attorney
general has the right of audience in all courts within the territory of India.
He has also the right to speak and take part in proceedings of both the houses
of the Parliament including joint sittings. However, he cannot vote in the
Parliament. The incumbent Attorney General of India is Mukul Rohatgi.


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