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
(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
(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
(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
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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