General Awareness : SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) TIER I Exam 8th July, 2012 North Zone Second Shift

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Q.1:- Non-violence as taught and practised by Mahatma Gandhi is rooted in the Indian Doctrine of ?

  1. Swaraj
  2. Swadeshi
  3. Satyagraha
  4. Ahinsa

Q.2:- The Social Contract theory deals with ?

  1. The Purpose of State
  2. The Origin of the State
  3. The Nature of State
  4. The Functions of State

Q.3:- Who was the founder of Aligarh Movement ?

  1. Syed Amir Ali
  2. Maulvi Chiragh Ali
  3. Sir Syed Ahmed Khan
  4. Abdul Halim Sharar

Q.4:- ‘Prince of Pilgrims’ was the name attributed to ?

  1. Plutarch
  2. Hiuen Tsang
  3. Fa-Hien
  4. I-Tsing

Q.5:- Where did Buddha deliver his first sermon ?

  1. Sarnath
  2. Rajagriha
  3. Kapilavastu
  4. Bodh Gaya

Q.6:- Name the Mughal Prince, who translated Bhagavat Gita into Persian ?

  1. Dara Shukoh
  2. Sulaiman Shukoh
  3. Khusru
  4. Murad

Q.7:- The surgery that was practised in ancient India is known from the works of which of the following scholars ?

  1. Atreya
  2. Sushruta
  3. Charaka
  4. Vagbhata

Q.8:- ‘Eutrophication’ is associated with ?

  1. Nitrates and Phosphates
  2. Sewage
  3. Silt Load
  4. Vegetation

Q.9:- The BSE Sensex is based on how many stocks ?

  1. 80
  2. 100
  3. 30
  4. 50

Q.10:- The funds raised by the Government within the country is known as ?

  1. Domestic budgetary source
  2. Domestic banking source
  3. Domestic saving source
  4. Domestic monetary source

Q.11:- Sick units are referred to ?

  1. SIA
  2. DGTD
  3. FIPB
  4. BIFR

Q.12:- The concept ‘Duoploy’ was introduced by ?

  1. Sweezy
  2. Malthus
  3. Ricardo
  4. Cournot

Q.13:- Which of the following is the feature of monopolistic competition ?

  1. Single firm
  2. Large number of firms
  3. Group of firms
  4. None of the above

Q.14:- The Supreme Court of India offers advice to the President on matters of Legal, Public or Constitutional importance based on ?

  1. Article 148
  2. Article 129
  3. Article 147
  4. Article 143

Q.15:- Which is the most effective means of executive control of administration ?

  1. Financial administration
  2. Political direction
  3. Appointment and removal of top officials
  4. Subordinate legislation

Q.16:- Violation of ‘Rule of Law’ arises mostly from ?

  1. Lack of Checks and Balances
  2. Executive’s Quasi-Judicial Powers
  3. Limited Franchise
  4. Delegated Legislation

Q.17:- The best way to maintain a natural equilibrium between the pest and predator is by using ?

  1. Insecticides
  2. Biological Control
  3. Pesticides
  4. Herbicides

Q.18:- ‘Dry Ice’ is the condensed form of ?

  1. Sulphur trioxide
  2. Carbon dioxide
  3. Highly cooled water
  4. Oxygen
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Q.19:- The materials which are strongly attracted by magnet are called ?

  1. Ferro-magnetic substances
  2. Universal substances
  3. Para-magnetic substances
  4. Dia-magnetic substances

Q.20:- In a pin-hole camera, we usually get ?

  1. Erect impression
  2. Inverted impression
  3. Erect image
  4. Inverted image

Q.21:- What happens to the kinetic energy of gas molecules with rise of temperature ?

  1. Remains same
  2. Fluetuates
  3. Increases
  4. Decreases

Q.22:- Who invented the modem ?

  1. Apple Computers Inc.
  2. Digital Equipment Corporation
  3. Wang Laboratories Ltd.
  4. AT&T Information Systems

Q.23:- What is the name given to the smallest unit of data space available in a spreadsheet software application ?

  1. Row
  2. Block
  3. Cell
  4. Pixel

Q.24:- The land between two rivers is called ?

  1. Natural Levees
  2. Alluvial Cones
  3. Braided Stream
  4. Doab

Q.25:- Which year is called as the ‘Demographic Divide’ ?

  1. 1941
  2. 1921
  3. 1901
  4. 1931

Q.26:- Which country has a high density of population ?

  1. India
  2. Canada
  3. Sweden
  4. Greenland

Q.27:- The Iron and Steel plant in Chhattisgarh is at ?

  1. Burnpur
  2. Salem
  3. Bhilai
  4. Bokaro

Q.28:- The sex of a child is determined ?

  1. Six to seven weeks after conception ?
  2. In the third month of pregnancy
  3. At the time of sperm’s entry
  4. At the time of fertilisation of ovum

Q.29:- The food chain of the ecosystem is maintained by the activities of ?

  1. Decomposers
  2. Predators
  3. Producers
  4. Consumers

Q.30:- Which one of these primates is closest to the modern man ?

  1. Orang-utan
  2. Chimpanzee
  3. Gorilla
  4. Gibbon

Q.31:- A gram of fertile agricultural soil may contain bacteria upto ?

  1. Five Million
  2. One billion and above
  3. Fifty thousand
  4. Five hundred thousand

Q.32:- The leading sesame producing country in the world is ?

  1. Mexico
  2. S.A.
  3. China
  4. India

Q.33:- What is the name of the currency of Bangladesh ?

  1. Taka
  2. Lek
  3. Dinar
  4. Peso

Q.34:- The famous car (chariot) festival is held at ?

  1. Puri
  2. Gwalior
  3. Bhopal
  4. Konark

Q.35:- The most literate Union Territory in India is ?

  1. Chandigarh
  2. Lakshadweep
  3. Delhi
  4. Pondicherry

Q.36:- The first Secretary General of the United Nations was ?

  1. Thant
  2. Kurt Waldheim
  3. Dag Hammarskjold
  4. Trygve Lie

Q.37:- Which of the following has been ranked first in the list of top global cities index released in 2011 ?

  1. Tokyo
  2. New York
  3. London
  4. Washington

Q.38:- The book “Tinderbox : The Past and Future of Pakistan” is written by ?

  1. Jamil Ahmad
  2. Khatija Akbar
  3. Khurram Iqbal
  4. J. Akbar

Q.39:- The 37th G-8 Summit was held in 2011 at ?

  1. Paris
  2. Moscow
  3. Montreal
  4. Deauville

Q.40:- Bina Refinery, which was dedicated to the nation in 2011, is located in ?

  1. Madhya Pradesh
  2. Gujarat
  3. Orissa
  4. Manipur
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Q.41:- Golden Player Award in the IPL-IV Championship  (2011) was won by ?

  1. Lasith Malinga
  2. Virat Kohli
  3. Chris Gayle
  4. Kieron Pollard

Q.42:- A reduction reaction involves ?

  1. Addition of Oxygen
  2. Addition of Nitrogen
  3. Addition of Hydrogen
  4. None of the above

Q.43:- An antiknock for petrol is ?

  1. Sodium Hydroxide
  2. Ethanol
  3. Sodium Benzoate
  4. Lead Tetraethyl

Q.44:- Which one of the following is not correctly matched ?

  1. Vitamin C – Scurvy
  2. Vitamin K – Clotting of Blood
  3. Vitamin A – Night Blindness
  4. Vitamin E – Rickets

Q.45:- The fibre that will yield ammonia when destructively distilled is ?

  1. Wool
  2. Cellulose Acetate
  3. Cotton
  4. Silk

Q.46:- During respiration, energy is derived from ?

  1. ATP
  2. Chlorophyll
  3. RNA
  4. DNA

Q.47:- When was a global network of daily temperature records created ?

  1. Around 1890
  2. Around 1920
  3. Around 1800
  4. Around 1850

Q.48:- Sex hormones are ?

  1. Vitamins
  2. Alkanes
  3. Carbohydrates
  4. Steroids

Q.49:- Which of the following cities in India is considered the greenest ?

  1. Delhi
  2. Thiruvananthapuram
  3. Bangalore
  4. Chandigarh

Q.50:- Synagogue is the place of worship of ?

  1. Zoroastrianism
  2. Taoism
  3. Judaism
  4. Shintoism

 

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