General Awareness Questions with Answers for SSC Exam 2014

General Knowledge Questions with Answers

1. As per the National Sample Survey Organisation findings released in June 2013, with regard to monthly per capita expenditure, which of the following States comes into the first three?
(A) Maharashtra (B) Gujarat
(C) Kerala (D) Madhya Pradesh
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2. Who among the following was not a party to the league that was defeated by the British in the Battle of Buxar ?
(A) Shuja-ud-daulah (B) Shah Alam
(C) Mir Jafar (D) Mir Kasim
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3. Capital : Output Ratio of a commodity measures–
(A) its per unit cost of production
(B) the amount of capital invested per unit of output
(C) the ratio of capital depreciation to quantity of output
(D) the ratio of working capital employed to quantity of output
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4. An official estimate released in August 2013 revealed that, due to inadequate storage facility in India, fruits vegetables and grains are wasted every year, which are cumulatively worth–
(A) Rs. 40,000 crore (B) Rs. 42,000 crore
(C) Rs. 44,000 crore (D) Rs. 46,000 crore
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5. What does ECS in banking transactions stand for?
(A) Excess Credit Supervisor (B) Extra Cash Status
(C) Exchange Clearing Standard (D) Electronic Clearing Service
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6. Which among the following is the sacred book of the Buddhists?
(A) Upanishads (B) Vedas
(C) Tripitaka (D) Jatakas
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7. The greatest development in the Kushana period was in the field of–
(A) Religion (B) Art
(C) Literature (D) Architecture
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8. Mughal presence in the Red Fort ceased with the fall of–
(A) Aurangzeb (B) Muhammad Shah
(C) Shah Alam (D) Bahadur Shah ‘Zafar’
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9. Who was the first known Gupta ruler?
(A) Sri Gupta (B) Chandragupta I
(C) Ghatotkacha (D) Kumaragupta I
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10. Which of the following international prizes/awards is given for outstanding contribution in the field of journalism ?
(A) Booker Prize (B) Pulitzer Prize
(C) Sakharov Prize (D) Sullivan Award
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11. Palghat Gap connects Tamil Nadu with–
(A) Kerala (B) Karnataka
(C) Andhra Pradesh (D) Both (A) and (B)
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12. Jodhpur receives less rainfall than Delhi because–
(A) Arabian Sea runs parallel to Aravali (B) it is on leeward side of the winds
(C) condensation does not take place there (D) of all above factors
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13. Bamboo is a–
(A) Tree (B) Climber
(C) Shrub (D) Herb
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14. Which vitamins are those which if taken in excess can be dangerous as they are stored in the body ?
(A) B Complex (B) E and C
(C) B and C (D) A and D
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15. Which one of the following constitutes two best reasons for distinguishing the living from the non-living?
(A) Respiration and excretion (B) Reproduction and locomotion
(C) Irritability and locomotion (D) Growth and locomotion
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16. All of the following are ores of copper, except
(A) Cuprite (B) Cinnabar
(C) Copper pyrites (D) Malachite
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17. Most reactive element among the following is–
(A) Fluorine (B) Iodine
(C) Nitrogen (D) Oxygen
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18. The process which brings about chemical decomposition of a substance by water is called–
(A) Hydrogenation (B) Hypotrophy
(C) Hybridisation (D) Hydrolysis
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19. How many kinds of rays do radioactive elements emit ?
(A) Two (B) Three
(C) Four (D) Five
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20. Milk is a mixture of–
(A) Fats and water (B) Carbohydrates and water
(C) Carbohydrates, fats and water (D) Carbohydrates, fats, proteins and water
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21. Which of the following was the first organic compound to be synthesised in the laboratory ?
(A) Citric acid (B) Formic acid
(C) Lactose (D) Urea
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22. With 10-12 percent chromium, iron forms a very well-known alloy steel called–
(A) Silver steel (B) Mild steel
(C) Plate steel (D) Stainless steel
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23. Glycerol is used for all of the following, except–
(A) As a sweetening agent in beverages and confectionery (B) As an antifreeze in automobile radiators
(C) As a lubricant for heavy machinery (D) For preparation of better quality of soaps and cosmetics
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24. The branch of science, which is concerned with the study of chemical composition of the earth’s crust and the changes which take place in it, is called–
(A) Biochemistry (B) Cytochemistry
(C) Geochemistry (D) Geobiology
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25. At room temperature, which of the following hydrocarbons is a liquid?
(A) Butane (B) Ethane
(C) Pentane (D) Propane
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