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,
(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
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
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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