General Awareness or GK Quiz for SSC CGL 2015
1. International Ozone Day is celebrated on
- 5th September
- 16th September
- 11th September
- 20th September
2. The newly hatched tadpole breaths through its
- External Gills
- Internal Gills
- All of the above
3. Virus in Latin means
4.The cuticle is absent in
5. Intercalary meristems are found in
- Lateral Bud
- Terminal Bud
- Inter Node
6. A thin oil film on a water surface appears coloured because of
7.A tachometer is a device used to measure
- gravitational pull
- speed of rotation
- surface tension
- dispersive power
8. When cathode rays strike a target of high atomic weight, they give rise to
- alpha rays
- beta and gama rays
- positive rays
9. Different computers are connected to LAN by a cable and a
- interface card
- special wires
- telephone lines
10. Organic compounds are
- Covalent Compounds
- Ionic Compounds
- Co-ordination compounds
- Interstitial Compounds
11. The father of Economics is
- Adam Smith
- J.M Keynes
- Karl Marx
12. Which country awards Nobel Prize?
13.The firs nuclear explosion in India was conducted at
14. Jawahar Rojgar Yojana was introduced in
- Fifth Five year Plan
- Sixth Five Year Plan
- Seventh Five Year Plan
- Eight Five Year Plan
15. The sweetmeat is referred to
- Camel meat
- Goat meat
- Feta cheese
- Petha of Agra
16. Capital Market deals with
- Short term fund
- Long term fund
- Both long and short term funds
17. The sale of branded articles is common in a situation of
- excess capacity
- monopolistic competition
- pure competition
18.The law of diminishing returns applies to
- All sectors
- Industrial sectors
- Agricultural sector
- Service sector
19.The phrase "equality before law" used in Article 14 of the Indian Constitution has been borrowed from _______________
20. Who said " The State exists because crime exists in society, otherwise there would be no need of a state"?
- Herbert Spencer
- J.S. Mill
- John Locke
Answers with Explanation
- (2) The United Nations International Day for the Preservation of Ozone Layer is celebrate on September 16th every year. This day commemorates the date of the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in 1987.
- (2)A tadpole resembles a fish an breathes through external gills. Adult frogs breathe through their lungs and exchange gases through their skin and the lining of their mouths.
- (4) The word "Virus" has been derived from the Latin "virus" referring to poison and the other noxious substances.
- (3) The epidermis of the stem an the leaf is usually surrounded by a thin, covering called cuticle. It is formed by a waxy substance called cutin. It is meant for preventing excessive evaporation of water. Cuticle is absent in the root epidermis.
- (4) Intercalary meristem is meristem at the base of the internode in monocot stems( particularly grass stems). Only the apical meristem is active. If the tip of the stem is removed, the uppermost intact intercalary meristem becomes the apical meristem and starts intercalalary growth.
- (2) A thin oil film on a water surface appears coloured because of thin film Interference which involves the interference of light waves reflecting off the top surface of a film with the waves reflecting from the bottom surface. The refractive index of oil is larger than that of water, therefore the reflection on the back side occurs.
- (2) A techometer is an instrument measuring the rotation speed of a shaft or disk, as in a motor or other machine.
- (3) When a cathode rays strike a solid target of high atomic weight and high melting point such as tungsten, molybdenum, etc. , they give rise to a highly penetrating radiation called the X-ray.
- (2) A Network Interface Card (NIC) is a evice that allows computers to be joined together in a network, typically a Local Area Network (LAN). The network interface card acts as an interpreter, allowing the machine to both send and receive data on a LAN. IT specialists often use these cards to setup wired or wireless networks.
- (1) Organic Compounds are always covalent compounds because it is more energetically favorable for carbon to covalently bond.
- (2) Adam smith is known as "Father of Modern Economics". He is best known for two classic works: The theory of Moral Sentiments (1759), and An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of the Nation (1776).
- (2) The Nobel Prize is a set of annual international awards bestowed in a number of categories by Swedish and Norwegian committees in recognition of cultural and /or scientific advances. The will of the Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel established the prizes in 1895.
- (1) Smiling Buddha (Pokharan-1) is an assigned codename of India's first nuclear weapon explosion, which took place on 18 May 1974.
- (3) Jawahar Rozgar Yojna was launched on April 1, 1989 by merging National Rural Employment (NREP) and Rural Landless Employment Guarentee Programme (RLEGP). It was launched at the end of Seventh Five Year Plan.
- (4) Petha, a translucent soft candy from Agra and other parts of North India an Pakistan, is known as sweetmeat. It is made from the ash gourd vegetable.
- (2) Capital Markets are financial markets for the buying and selling of long-term debt or equity-backed securities. These markets channel the wealth of savers to those who can put it to long-term productive use, such as companies or governments making long-term investments.
- (2) Monopolistic competition is a type of imperfect competition such that many producers sell products that are differentiated from one another(eg..by branding or quality) and hence are not perfect substitutes.
- (1) The classical economists were of the opinion that - the law of diminishing returns applies only to agriculture and to some extractive industries, such as mining, fisheries, urban land etc. However, it is applicable to other sectors such as manufacturing as well.
- (3) The concept of "equality before the law" has been borrowed from the British Common Law upon which English Legal System was founded. However, "equal protection of laws" has its link with the American Constitution.
- (1) Herbert Spencer in his "Social Statics" (1851) argued that the state is the offspring of evil, bearing about it all the marks of its parentage. It exists because crime exists. It is not strong-or, despotic- when crime is great; there is more liberty-less government-when crime diminishes.