General Awareness : SSC Combined Graduate Level TIER I Exam 16th May, 2010 Second Shift with Solutions

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Q.1:- Which of the following Indonesian regions was a victim of massive Earthquake in 2004 ?

  1. Irian Jaya
  2. Sumatra
  3. Kalibangan
  4. Java

Q.2:- The first non-stop air conditioned ‘DURANTO’ train was flagged off between ?

  1. Sealdah – New Delhi
  2. Mumbai – Howrah
  3. Bangalore – Howrah
  4. Chennai – New Delhi

Q.3:- Which among the following agencies released the report, Economic Outlook for 2009-10 ?

  1. Planning Commission
  2. PM’s Economic Advisory Council
  3. Finance Commission
  4. Reserve Bank of India

Q.4:- India and U.S. have decided to finalise agreements related to which of the following ?

  1. Trade and Investment
  2. Intellectual Property
  3. Traditional Knowledge
  4. All of the above

Q.5:- Which one of the following states does not form part of Narmada River basin ?

  1. Madhya Pradesh
  2. Rajasthan
  3. Gujarat
  4. Maharashtra

Q.6:- Which of the following countries has recently become the third largest market for Twitter ?

  1. China
  2. India
  3. Brazil
  4. Indonesia

Q.7:- The exchange of commodities between two countries is referred as ?

  1. Balance of trade
  2. Bilateral trade
  3. Volume of trade
  4. Multilateral trade

Q.8:- Soil Erosion on hill slopes can be checked by ?

  1. Afforestation
  2. Terrace Cultivation
  3. Strip Cropping
  4. Contour Ploughing

Q.9:- Who coined the word ‘Geography’ ?

  1. Ptolemy
  2. Eratosthenese
  3. Hacataus
  4. Herodatus

Q.10:- Which of the following is called the “Ecological hot spot of India” ?

  1. Western Ghats
  2. Eastern Ghats
  3. Western Himalayas
  4. Eastern Himalayas

Q.11:- The art and science of map making is called ?

  1. Remote Sensing
  2. Cartography
  3. Photogrammetry
  4. Mapping

Q.12:- The age of the Earth can be determined by ?

  1. Geological Time Scale
  2. Radio Metric Dating
  3. Gravity Method
  4. Fossilization Method

Q.13:- The monk who influenced Ashoka to embrace Buddhism was ?

  1. Vishnu Gupta
  2. Upa Gupta
  3. Brahma Gupta
  4. Brihadratha

Q.14:- The declaration that Democracy is a “Government of the people, by the people, for the people” was made  by ?

  1. George Washington
  2. Winston Churchill
  3. Abraham Lincoln
  4. Theodore Roosevelt
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Q.15:- The Lodi Dynasty was found by ?

  1. Ibrahim Lodi
  2. Sikandar Lodi
  3. Bahlol Lodi
  4. Khizr Khan

Q.16:- Harshvardhana was defeated by ?

  1. Prabhakaravardhana
  2. Pulakesin II
  3. Narasimhasvarma Pallava
  4. Sasanka

Q.17:- Who among the following was an illiterate ?

  1. Jahangir
  2. Shah Jahan
  3. Akbar
  4. Aurangzeb

Q.18:- Which Governor General is associated with Doctrine of Lapse ?

  1. Lord Ripon
  2. Lord Dalhousie
  3. Lord Bentinck
  4. Lord Curzon

Q.19:- India attained ‘Dominion Status’ on ?

  1. 15th January, 1947
  2. 15th August, 1947
  3. 15th August, 1950
  4. 15th October, 1947

Q.20:- Despotism is possible in a ?

  1. One party state
  2. Two party state
  3. Multi party state
  4. Two and multi party state

Q.21:- Marx belonged to ?

  1. Germany
  2. Holland
  3. France
  4. Britain

Q.22:- Which one of the following is the guardian of Fundamental Rights ?

  1. Legislature
  2. Executive
  3. Political parties
  4. Judiciary

Q.23:- Sarkaria Commission was concerned with ?

  1. Administrative Reforms
  2. Electoral Reforms
  3. Financial Reforms
  4. Centre-State Relations

Q.24:- The Speaker of the Lok Sabha has to address his/her letter of resignation to ?

  1. Prime Minister of India
  2. President of India
  3. Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha
  4. Minister of Parliamentary Affairs

Q.25:- A want becomes a demand only when it is backed by the ?

  1. Ability to purchase
  2. Necessity to buy
  3. Desire to buy
  4. Utility of the product

Q.26:- The terms “Micro Economics” and “Macro Economics” were coined by ?

  1. Alfred Marshall
  2. Ragner Nurkse
  3. Ragner Frisch
  4. M. Keynes

Q.27:- During periods of inflation, tax rates should ?

  1. Increase
  2. Decrease
  3. Remain constant
  4. Fluctuate

Q.28:- Which is the biggest tax paying sector in India ?

  1. Agriculture Sector
  2. Industrial Sector
  3. Transport Sector
  4. Banking Sector

Q.29:- “Economics is what it ought to be” – This statement refers to ?

  1. Normative Economics
  2. Positive Economics
  3. Monetary Economics
  4. Fiscal Economics

Q.30:- The excess of price a person is to pay rather than forego the consumption of the commodity is called ?

  1. Price
  2. Profit
  3. Producers’ Surplus
  4. Consumer’s Surplus
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Q.31:- Silver halides are used in photographic plates because they are ?

  1. Oxidised in air
  2. Soluble in hyposolution
  3. Reduced by light
  4. Totally colourless

Q.32:- Tetra Ethyl Lead (TEL) is ?

  1. A catalyst in burning fossil fuel
  2. An Antioxidant
  3. A Reductant
  4. An antiknock compound

Q.33:- Curie point is the temperature at which ?

  1. Matter becomes radioactive
  2. A metal loses magnetic properties
  3. A metal loses conductivity
  4. Transmutation of metal occurs

Q.34:- The isotope used for the production of atomic energy is ?

  1. U-235
  2. U-238
  3. U-234
  4. U-236

Q.35:- The acceleration due to gravity at the equator ?

  1. is less than that at the poles
  2. is greater than that at the poles
  3. is equal to that at the poles
  4. does not depend on the earth’s centripetal acceleration

Q.36:- Which of the following is not a nucleon ?

  1. Proton
  2. Neutron
  3. Electron
  4. Positron

Q.37:- The material used in the manufacture of lead pencil is ?

  1. Graphite
  2. Lead
  3. Carbon
  4. Mica

Q.38:- Angle of friction and angle of repose are ?

  1. equal to each other
  2. not equal to each other
  3. proportional to each other
  4. None of the above

Q.39:- Processor’s speed of a computer is measured in ?

  1. BPS
  2. MIPS
  3. Baud
  4. Hertz

Q.40:- ‘C’ Language is a ?

  1. Low Level Language
  2. High Level Language
  3. Machine Level Language
  4. Assembly Level Language

Q.41:- What happens to a person who receives the wrong type of blood ?

  1. All the arteries constrict
  2. All the arteries dialates
  3. The RBCs agglutinate
  4. The spleen and lymphnodes deteriorate

Q.42:- NIS stands for ?

  1. National Infectious Diseases Seminar
  2. National Irrigation Schedule
  3. National Immunisation Schedule
  4. National Information Sector

Q.43:- If all bullets could not be removed from gunshot injury of a man, it may cause poisoning by ?

  1. Mercury
  2. Lead
  3. Iron
  4. Arsenic

Q.44:- Ringworm is a ………. disease ?

  1. Bacterial
  2. Protozoan
  3. Viral
  4. Fungal

Q.45:- Pituitary gland is situated in ?

  1. the base of the heart
  2. the base of the brain
  3. the neck
  4. the abdomen
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Q.46:- Who discovered cement ?

  1. Agassit
  2. Albertus Magnus
  3. Joseph Aspdin
  4. Janseen

Q.47:- According to RBI’s Report on the trend and progress of banking the Non-Performing assets (NPA’s) in India for 2008-09 for Indian Banks in 2008 have stood at ?

  1. 3 percent
  2. 6 percent
  3. 5 percent
  4. 2 percent

Q.48:- Windows 7, the latest operating system from Microsoft Corporation has …… Indian languages fonts.

  1. 14
  2. 26
  3. 37
  4. 49

Q.49:- TRIPS and TRIMS are the terms associated with ?

  1. IMF
  2. WTO
  3. IBRD
  4. IDA

Q.50:- A Presidential Ordinance can remain in force ?

  1. For three months
  2. For six months
  3. For nine months
  4. Indefinitely