SSC CGL 2017 – General Knowledge Quiz – Set 2

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1. The viceroy of India at the time of the Jallianwala Bagh
massacre was –
(A) Lord Curzon
(B) Lord Irwin
(C) Lord Rippon
(D) Lord Chelmsford
2. A person can contest election if he completes the age of
(A) 25 years
(B) 30 years
(C) 21 years
(D) 18 years
3. The lowest taxonomic category in universal usage is –
(A) Genus
(B) Order
(C) Species
(D) Class
4. The circle that divides the day from night on the globe
is called –
(A) Circle of illumination
(B) Orbital plane
(C) Equinox
(D) Equator
5. Any factor of production can earn economic-rent, when its
supply will be –
(A) Perfectly elastic
(B) Perfectly inelastic
(C) Elastic in nature
(D) All of the above
6. Catalyst is a substance which –
(A) increases the rate of the reaction
(B) decreases the rate of reaction
(C) has no action on the rate of the reaction
(D) none of these
7. Who is the author of the book ‘MS : A Life in Music’ ?
(A) U.K. Ananthamurthy
(B) T.J.S. George
(C) Elana Ferrante
(D) Perumal Murgan
8. The Vice-President of India can be relieved by the –
(A) Rajya Sabha
(B) Lok Sabha
(C) Rajya Sabha & Lok Sabha
(D) Election Commission
9. According to Keynes, business cycles are due to variation
in the rate of investment caused by fluctuations in the –
(A) Marginal efficiency of capital
(B) Marginal propensity to save
(C) Marginal propensity to consumption
(D) Marginal efficiency to investment
10. The first European President of Indian National Congress
was –
(A) Alfred Web
(B) A.O. Hume
(C) Waderbern
(D) George Yule
11. The river Betwa meets with –
(A) The Ganga
(B) The Yamuna
(C) The Brahmaputra
(D) The Son
12. The Lucknow Pact was concluded between the –
(A) Congress & British Government
(B) Congress & Muslim League
(C) Muslim League and British Government
(D) None of these
13. The ‘Slack Season’ in the Indian Economy is –
(A) March – April
(B) September – December
(C) January – June
(D) February – April
14. Turpentine oil is obtained from –
(A) Pinus
(B) Cedarwood
(C) Herb
(D) Petroleum
15. In a human body what is the number of cervical
(A) 5
(B) 7
(C) 8
(D) 12
16. In MRI machine, which one of the following is used ?
(A) Sound wave
(B) X-ray
(C) Ultra-sound wave
(D) Magnetic wave
17. The acid rain destroys vegetations because it contains –
(A) nitric acid
(B) ozone
(C) carbon monoxide
(D) sulphuric acid
18. Toxicology is related to the study of –
(A) viruses
(B) bacteria
(C) diseases
(D) poisons
19. If the supply curve is a straight line passing through
the origin, then the price elasticity of supply will be –
(A) less than unity
(B) infinitely large
(C) greater than unity
(D) equal to unity
20. 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

Answers & Explanations

1. (D) Lord Chelmsford was the
viceroy of India between 1916-1921. He is also famous for Montague-Chelmsford
2. (A) Article 84 (b) of
Constitution of India provides that the minimum age for becoming a candidate
for Lok Sabha election shall be 25 years. Similar provision exists for a
candidate to the Legislative Assemblies vide Article 173 (b) of the
Constitution read with Sec. 36 (2) of the R. P. Act, 1950.
3. (C) In biology,
a species is one of the basic units of biological
classification and a taxonomic rank. A species is often defined as
the largest group of organisms in which two individuals are capable of
reproducing fertile offspring, typically using sexual reproduction.
4. (A) The circle that divides
the day from the night on the globe is called the Circle of illumination.
5. (B) Economic rent is the
revenue that can be earned from the land or other natural resource for which
there is a fixed supply — as economists like to say, the supply is perfectly
inelastic. Because the supply is perfectly inelastic, the amount of its supply
does not depend on any income that the resource can produce.
6. (A) Catalysis is the change in
rate of a chemical reaction due to the participation of a substance called a
catalyst. Unlike other reagents that participate in the chemical reaction, a
catalyst is not consumed by the reaction itself. A catalyst may participate in
multiple chemical transformations. Catalysts that speed the reaction are called
positive catalysts. Substances that slow a catalyst’s effect in a chemical
reaction are called inhibitors. Substances that increase the activity of
catalysts are called promoters, and substances that deactivate catalysts are
called catalytic poisons.
7. (B) MS : A Life in Music is
written by T.J.S. George.
8. (C) The Constitution states
that the Vice President can be removed by a resolution of the Rajya Sabha
passed by an effective majority (more than 50% of effective membership) and
agreed to by a simple majority of the Lok Sabha. [Article 67 (B)]
9. (A) According to Keynes’
‘General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money.’ Business cycles are caused
by variations in the rate of investment which are caused by fluctuations in the
marginal efficiency of capital. Marginal efficiency of capital means the
expected profits from new investments.
10. (D) George Yule was 1st
non-Indian to hold office of I.N.C. He was a Scottish businessman.
11. (B) The Betwa river is the
tributary of Yamuna. The confluence of the Betwa and the Yamuna river is Hamirpur
town in Uttar Pradesh.
12. (B) ‘The Lucknow Pact] was
signed in Lucknow session of the Congress between the Congress and Muslim League
by efforts of M.A. Jinnah.
13. (C) July-December corresponds
to the main agricultural season in India, while January-June is a relatively
‘slack’ season. Since more than 50% of India’s workforce is engaged in
agriculture sector, the slackness of this sector imparts sluggishness to the
entire economy.
14. (A) Turpentine is the
volatile oil distilled from pine resin, which itself is obtained by
tapping trees of the genus Pinus. The solid material left behind after
distillation is known as rosin.
15. (B) The cervical vertebrae of
the spine consist of seven bony rings that reside in the neck between the base
of the skull and the thoraic vertebrae in the trunk. Among the vertebrae of the
spinal column, the cervical vertebrae are the thinnest and most delicate bones.
Yet, in spite of their size, the cervical vertebrae have the huge jobs of
supporting the head, protecting the spinal cord, and providing mobility to the
head and neck.
16. (D) Magnetic resonance
imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique used in radiology to form pictures
of the anatomy and the physiological processes of the body in both health and
disease. MRI scanners use strong magnetic fields, radio waves, and field
gradients to generate images of the organs in the body.
17. (D) Acid rain is a rain or
any other form of precipitation that is unusually acidic, meaning that it
possesses elevated levels of hydrogen ions (low pH). It can have harmful
effects on plants, aquatic animals, infrastructure. Acid rain is caused by
emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides, which react with the water
molecules in the atmosphere to produce acids.
18. (D) Toxicology is the
scientific study of adverse effects that occur in living organisms due to
chemicals. It involves observing and reporting symptoms, mechanisms, detection and
treatments of toxic substances, in particular relation to the poisoning of
19. (D) Any straight line supply
curve passing through the origin has an elasticity of supply equal to 1.
20. (B) Triple vaccine commonly
refers to DPT vaccine  It protects against
diphtheria, Whooping Cough (pertussis) & Tetanus.  All these diseases are common in childhood(if
not vaccinated). First dose is given at 6 weeks, then 10 and 14 weeks.  Boosters at 1.5 yrs and 5 yrs.  Tetanus would need subsequent boosters at eleven
and every ten years thereafter.
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