SSC CGL 2017 – General Knowledge Quiz – Set 3

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1. Which physician was sent by Bimbisara to treat Avanti
King Pradyota?
 (A) Jivaka
(B) Udayin
(C) Kalashoka
(D) none of these
2. Bolometer is used to measure:
(A) Frequecny
(B) Temperature
(C) Velocity
(D) Wavelength
3. Which of the following best represents the hierarchy
levels of biological classification?
(A) Phylum, kingdom, class, order, genus, species, family
(B) Kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species
(C) Kingdom, phylum, family, class, order, genus, species
(D) Class, order, kingdom, phylum, family, genus, species
4. When a body is taken from earth to moon? 
(A) mass changes but weight remains same
(B) weight change but mass remains same
(C) both weight and mass change
(D) both weight and mass remain same
5. Which union ministry has launched Twitter Sewa for
addressing the complaints of common man in the telecom and postal sectors?
(A) Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(B) Ministry of Communications
(C) Ministry of Human Resource Development
(D) Ministry of Science and Technology
6. A motion moved by a member in a legislature when it is
desired to have a discussion on a matter of urgent public importance is called?
(A) Adjournment motion
(B) No-confidence motion
(C) Cut motion
(D) None of these
7. Water is type of solution:
(A) liquid in liquid
(B) gas in gas
(C) liquid in gas
(D) none of these
8. Mathura, the famous city was the capital of which ancient
(A) Panchal
(B) Kasi
(C) Kuru
(D) Sursena
9. On which date, the International Migrants Day is observed?
(A) November 16th
(B) December 18th
(C) December 24th
(D) February 21st
10. No Government expenditure can be incurred in India
except with the sanction of:
(A) The Parliament
(B) The Prime minister
(C) The President
(D) The Supreme court
11. The oldest eukaryotic organisms are considered to be:-
(A) Giardia
(B) archaea
(C) fungi
(D) animals
12. Which one of the following does not deal with export
(A) Trade Development Authority
(B) Minerals and Metals Trading Corporation
(C) Cooperative Marketing Societies
(D) State Trading Corporation of India
13. Consequent upon the recommendations of the working group
on Rural Bank, five rural regional banks were initially set up in the
(A) 1973
(B) 1974
(C) 1975
(D) 1976
14. Gandhi considered Khadi as a symbol of:
(A) Industrialisation
(B) Economic independence
(C) Economic growth
(D) Moral purity
15. A person is hurt on kicking a stone due to:
(A) Inertia
(B) Velocity
(C) Reaction
(D) Momentum
16. “Sand in water” is an example of:
(A) organic compound
(B) inorganic compound
(C) homogeneous mixture
(D) heterogeneous mixture
17. MSI stands for
(A) Medium Scale Integrated Circuits
(B) Medium System Integrated Circuits
(C) Medium Scale Intelligent Circuit
(D) Medium System Intelligent Circuit
18. Kidney would have direct effect on which one of the
(A) blood pressure
(B) water excretion by a person
(C) salt level
(D) all of the above
19. Chemically Ruby and Blue sapphire are:
(A) Silicon dioxide
(B) Aluminium oxide
(C) Lead tetraoxide
(D) Boron nitride
20. The term of office of the member of the UPSC is:
(A) 3 years or till they attain 58 years of age
(B) 5 years or till they attain 60 years of Age
(C) 6 years or till they attain 65 years of age

(D) 5 years or till they attain 62 years of age
Answers & Explanations:
1. (A) The royal physician,
Jivaka, was sent by Bimbisara to treat Avanti King Pradyota, who was ailing
with Jaundice.
2. (B) Bolometer, instrument for
measuring radiation by means of the rise in temperature of a blackened metal
strip in one of the arms of a resistance bridge. In the first bolometer,
invented by the American scientist Samuel P. Langley in 1880, a Wheatstone
bridge was used along with a galvanometer that produced a deflection
proportional to the intensity of radiation for small deflections.
3. (B) According to biological
classification, first of all we see that the organism belongs to which kingdom
and phylum, class, order, family, genus and then species.
4. (B)
5. (B) Manoj Sinha, Minister of
State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Communications, has recently
launched Twitter Sewa service to address the common man’s complaints regarding
telecom and postal services. The complaints will be lodge through Twitter
handle “@manojsinhabjp”. People can use 4 commands to escalate their
complaints viz.#DoTSewa, #BSNLSewa, #MTNLSewa, #PostalSewa. The platform will
also address the grievances that are raised against private players.
6. (A)
7. (D) Water is a compound while
solutions are mixtures.
8. (D) Surasena Mathura, the
famous city was the capital of Surasena Mahajanapadas.
9. (B) The International Migrants
Day is observed annually on December 18th by the international community to
recognize and celebrate the rights of migrants around the world.
10. (A)
11. (B) Archaea are prokaryotes.
However, Archaea have characteristics of both prokaryotic and eukaryotic
characters. Hence it seems to be the oldest eukaryotes or forerunners of
12. (C)
13. (D)
14. (B)
15. (C)
16. (D) Sand in water has
non-uniform composition that’s why it is a heterogeneous mixture.
17. (A) After the invention of IC
chips the development of computers plunged into next phase. Small Scale
Integration and Medium Scale Integration (SSI and MSI) were used in third
generation of computers and Large Scale Integration and Very Large Scale
Integration (LSI and VLSI) are being used in fourth generation of computers.
People are now expecting ULSI (Ultra Large Scale Integration) Circuits to be
used for fifth generation computers.
18. (D) Kidney maintain blood
pressure by releasing renin enzyme. · Kidney excrete excess water, urea, Salt
from body by filtering them from blood and this waste excrete in form of
urinal. · Excess salt is also removed by filtration.
19. (B) Blue sapphire and ruby
are obtained from natural mineral “Corundum”. The chemical composition of
corundum is “Aluminium oxide” Al2O3.
20. (C) Every member holds office for a term of six years or until he
attains the age of sixty-five years, whichever is earlier. He can submit his
resignation at any time to the President of India.
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