SSC CGL 2017 – General Knowledge Quiz – Set 6

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1. Triple vaccine is administered
to a new born child to immunize it against:
(A) Whooping cough, tetanus and
(B) Whooping cough, tetanus and diphtheria
(C) Tetanus, diphtheria, measles
and rubella
(D) Tetanus, diphtheria, small
pox and rubella
2. Which of the following passes
was used by Sakas to come to India?
(A) Bolan pass
(B) Nathula pass
(C) Shipki-La pass
(D) Bara-Lacha pass
3. Rolling friction is caused by:
(A) Bouancy
(B) Non-elastic effects
(C) Gravity
(D) Power dissipation
4. Murmur sound of heart
(A) Defective valve
(B) Poor oxygenation
(C) Dislocation of the heart
(D) Improper development of
5. Sabarimala is located in which
of the following states?
(A) Kerala
(B) Karnataka
(C) Andhra Pradesh
(D) Telangana
6. Ballistics is the science of
mechanics that deals with?
(A) Effects of projectiles
(B) Study of rotation
(C) Study of gravity
(D) Effects of buoyancy
7. Which of the following is a
correct sequence?
(A) Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag,
Vishunprayag, Devprayag, Nandprayag
(B) Nandprayag, Vishnuprayag,
Karnaprayag, Rudraprayag, Devprayag
(C) Vishnuprayag, Nandprayag,
Karnaprayag, Rudraprayag, Devprayag
(D) Devprayag, Nandprayag, Vishnuprayag,
Karnaprayag, Rudraprayag
8. Which of the following is not
an administrative function of a village Panchayat?
(A) Providing sanitation and
(B) Providing burial and
cremation grounds
(C) Maintenance of roads, tanks
and wells
(D) Providing college eduction
9. Which of the following has
become the official sponsor of Indian contingent at the Rio Olympics 2016?
(A) Amul
(B) Lava
(C) Coca-Cola
(D) Pepsi
10. The function of Protem
Speaker is to:
(A) Conduct the proceedings of
the house in the absence of the speaker
(B) Officiate as speaker when a
speaker is unlikely to be elected
(C) Swearing in members and hold
the charge till a regular speaker is elected
(D) Check if the election
certificates of member are in order
11. Fluid part of blood devoid of
corpuscles is called?
(A) Tissue fluid
(B) Plasma
(C) Serum
(D) Lymph
12. Which of the following is a
perfect match?
(A) Coronary attack – Vascular
(B) Atherosclerosis – Blockage of
(C) Hypertension – Low blood
(D) Hypotension – Heart attack
13. When was the Industrial
Finance Corporation of India (IFCI) established?
(A) 8th June, 1940
(B) 1st June, 1948
(C) 10th July, 1940
(D) 1st July, 1948
14. Which among the following is
not in the ancient list of seven wonders of world?
(A) Statue of Zeus at Olympia
(B) Great wall of china
(C) Colossus of Rome
(D) Lighthouse at Alexandria
15. Spontaneous radioactivity was
discovered by:
(A) Enrico Fermi
(B) Henri Becquerel
(C) Irene Joliot Curie
(D) Ernest Rutherford
16. “Atom can neither be
created nor destroyed”. This principle was given by ____.
(A) Avogadro
(B) Dalton
(C) Rutherford
(D) Niels Bohr
17. Which among the following
charter act ended the commercial monopoly of East India company in India?
(A) Charter acts of 1793
(B) Charter acts of 1813
(C) Charter acts of 1833
(D) Charter acts of 1853
18. The International Day for the
girl child is observed on which of the following days?
(A) 6th October
(B) 8th October
(C) 11th October
(D) 12th October
19. Jinson Johnson is associated
with which sports?
(A) Athletics
(B) Table Tennis
(C) Boxing
(D) Wrestling
20. The “Mount Vinson”
is the highest mountain in ____.
(A) Antarctica
(C) Europe
(D) Africa

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Answers & Explanations

1. (B)
2. (A) The Sakas came to India through the Bolan Pass. They were a
Scythian tribe or group of tribes of Iranian origin.
3. (B) Rolling friction or rolling drag, is the force resisting the
motion when a body rolls on a surface. It is mainly caused by non-elastic
effects; that is, not all the energy needed for deformation of the wheel, road
bed, etc. is recovered when the pressure is removed. Another cause of rolling
resistance lies in the slippage between the wheel and the surface, which dissipates
4. (B)
5. (A) Sabarimala Sree Ayyappa Temple is one of the most ancient
and prominent Sastha temples in the country. Sabarimala is a Hindu pilgrimage
centre located at the Periyar Tiger Reserve in the Western Ghat mountain ranges
of Pathanamthitta District, Perunad grama panchayat in Kerala.
6. (A) Ballistics is the science of mechanics that deals with the
launching, flight, behaviour, and effects of projectiles, especially bullets,
gravity bombs, rockets, or the like; the science or art of designing and
accelerating projectiles so as to achieve a desired performance.
7. (C) Alaknanda river meets the Dhauliganga river at Vishnuprayag,
the Nandakini river at Nandprayag ,the Pindar river at Karnaprayag , the
Mandakini river at Rudraprayag and finally the Bhagirathi river at Devprayag to
form the mainstream, the Ganges.
8. (D)
9. (A) India’s largest food products marketing organization Amul
has become the official sponsor of Indian contingent to the 2016 Rio Olympics.
10. (C)
11. (B)
12. (D)
13. (D) IFCI Ltd. was set up in 1948 as Industrial Finance
Corporation of India, a Statutory Corporation, through `The Industrial Finance
Corporation of India Act, 1948’ of Parliament. It provided medium and long term
finance to industry. After repeal of this Act in 1993, IFCI became a Public
Limited Company registered under the Companies Act, 1956.
14. (B) The seven ancient wonders of the world include Great
Pyramid at Giza, Egypt; Hanging Gardens of Babylon; Statue of Zeus at Olympia,
Greece; Temple of Artemis at Ephesus; Mausoleum at Halicarnassus; Colossus of Rome
and Lighthouse at Alexandria, Egypt; The Taj Mahal in India.
15. (B) Henri Becquerel was a physicist, Nobel laureate, and the
discoverer of radioactivity, for his work in this field he, along with Marie
Curie and Pierre Curie, received the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics.
16. (B) The given principle is one of the postulates of the
Dalton’s atomic theory given in 1803 by John Dalton. The postulates of Dalton’s
atomic theory are as follows: 1. Elements consist of indivisible small
particles (atoms). 2. All atoms of the same element are identical; different
elements have different number of atom. 3. Atoms can neither be created nor
destroyed. 4. ‘Compound elements’ i.e. Compounds are formed when atoms of
different elements join in simple ratios to form Molecules.
17. (B) Charter Acts of 1813 was an Act of the Parliament of the
United Kingdom which renewed the charter issued to the British East India
Company, and continued the Company’s rule in India. However, the Company’s
commercial monopoly was ended, except for the tea trade and the trade with
China. Reflecting the growth of British power in India.
18. (C) The International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated on
11th October every year. In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared
October 11th as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girl’s
right and the unique challenges they face around the world.
19. (A) Half-miler Jinson Johnson from Kerala has won the gold
medal in the 800 m race at the 56th National Inter-State Senior Athletics
Championships at the GMC Balayogi Stadium in Hyderabad. He missed the Rio
Olympics qualification standard narrowly. He clocked 1 : 46.43 while the Rio
Games qualification mark stands at 1 : 46.00.
20. (A) Mount Vinson is the highest peak in Antarctica, with an
elevation of 16,066 feet (4,897 meters). It is located on the southern part of
the main ridge of the Sentinel Range of the Ellsworth Mountains.


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