SSC Multi Tasking Staff Exam General Awareness Questions Answers


SSC Multi Tasking Staff MTS exam
of the year 2013 held on dated 17 March, 2013 1st sitting. We are giving 50 questions of General Awareness of this exam with answers. All correct answers are given in bold letters. These questions not only develop of your I.Q. but will useful for upcoming government exams also.




1. Which of the following ruler was a contemporary of Buddha?
(A) Udayin (B) Bimbtsara (C) Ajatshatru (D) Mahapadma Nanda

2. During the reign of which Pallava ruler began the long drawn struggle between the Pallavas and the Chalukyas ?
(A) Mahendravarman I (B) Simhavishnu (C) Narasimhavarman I (D) Mahendravarman II

3. The largest producer of wool in the world is–
(A) Australia (B) China (C) Argentina (D) New Zealand

4. 'Saddle Peak' the highest peak of Andaman and Nicobar Islands is located in–
(A) Great Nicobar (B) Middle Andaman (C) Little Andaman (D) North Andaman

5. Which one of the following is correctly matched ?
1. North China : Rice 2. South China : Wheat
3. Candy Basin : Coffee 4. Malaysia : Natural Rubber
(A) 1 (B) 2 (C) 3 (D) 4

6. India's area is about ………. times larger than Pakistan.
(A) 3 (B) 4 (C) 6 (D) 9

7. The shortest air route from Perth to London is–
(A) Perth-Mumbai-Rome-London (B) Perth-Ankara-Parts-London
(C) Perth-Aden-Pans-London (D) Perth-Mombasa- Rome- London

8. Wings of a bird and an insect are–
(A) Homologous organs (B) Analogous organs (C) Vestigial organs (D) Rudimentary organs

9. Which one of the following is the respiratory pigment in man?
(A) Haemocyanin (B) Haemoerythrtn (C) b-Carotene (D) Haemoglobin

10. Kala-azar is transmitted by–
(A) tsetse fly (B) housefly (C) anopheles mosquito (D) sand fly

11. Which of the following is an insectivorous plant?
(A) Balanophora (B) Rafflesia (C) Orobanche (D) Drosera

12. Seed dormancy is regulated by–
(A) Abscisic acid (B) Gibberellic acid (C) Indole acetic acid (D) Ethylene

13. One bar is equal to–
(A) 103 Pa (B) 100 Pa (C) 105 Pa (D) 104 Pa

14. Specific gravity is defined as the ratio of –
(A) density of the substance to the density of water
(B) density of the substance to the density of water at 0°C
(C) density of water at 4°C to the density of the substance
(D) density of the substance to the density of water at 4°C

15. A barometer is kept inside a bell jar. Air is slowly pumped out of the jar.
(A) The mercury level starts rising (B) The mercury level starts falling
(C) The mercury level does not change (D) The bell jar breaks up

16. The wavelength at which the peak of intensity of blackbody radiation occurs–
(A) increases with increase in temperature (B) decreases with increase in Temperature
(C) is the same at all temperatures (D) does not follow any pattern as temperature changes

17. Majority of the errors blamed on computers are actually due to–
(A) programming errors (B) hardware failure (C) defects in media (D) data entry errors

18. The alignment of beginning and the end of lines is referred to as–
(A) Indentation (B) Justification (C) Superscript (D) Font

19. Which of the following is not a logical operator ?
(A) ADD (B) AND (C) NOT (D) OR

20. Bayer's reagent is–
(A) Alkaline potassium permanganate (B) Acidified potassium permanganate
(C) Hydrogen peroxide (D) Bromine water

21. The value of Avogadro Number is–
(A) 6.023 × 1022 (B) 6.023 × 1023 (C) 6.023 × 1024 (D) 6.023 × 1025

22. Choose the incorrect statement pertaining to organic compounds–
(A) They have low melting and boiling points (B) They do not dissolve in water
(C) They are not easily com- bustible (D) They contain mainly car- bon and hydrogen

23. The weight of 6.023 × 1022 atoms of carbon is–
(A) 12 gms (B) 120 gms (C) 1.2 gms (D) 0.12 gms

24. The causative virus of AIDS was Isolated in the year of–
(A) 1980 (B) 1981 (C) 1983 (D) 1986

25. If the sewage is fully oxidized, the nitrogen is in the form of–
(A) Nitrites (B) Ammonia (C) Nitramines (D) Nitrates

26. Man perceives sound vibrations in the frequency ranges of–
(A) 0 – 5 Hz (B) 6 – 10 Hz (C) 11 – 15 Hz (D) 20 – 20000 Hz

27. Potential of air pollution increases when the ventilation coefficient is–
(A) > 11,000 m2/s (B) > 7,600 m2/s (C) < 3,600 m2/s (D) < 6,000 m2/s

28. How many spokes are there in the Dharma Chakra of the National flag ?
(A) 22 (B) 18 (C) 24 (D) 14

29. First American President to visit India is–
(A) D. D. Eisenhower (B) Jimmy Carter (C) George Washington (D) Ronald Reagon

30. Which among the following is not one of the important gold mines in the country?
(A) Kolar (B) Hospet (C) Ramgiri (D) Hutti

31. Papeti is the festival of–
(A) Parsis (B) Jains (C) Sikhs (D) Buddhists

32. The Second Chief Election Commissioner of India was–
(A) Sukumar Sen (B) S.P. Sen Verma (C) K.V.K Sundaram (D) T. Swaminathan

33. Which of the following is not a recipient of the Dada Saheb Phalke Award?
(A) Prithvi Raj Kapoor (B) Mrs. Kanan Devi (C) Gemini Ganesan (D) Mrs. Devtka Rani

34. Which planets do not have satellites revolving around them?
(A) Mars and Venus (B) Mercury and Venus (C) Mars and Mercury (D) Neptune and Pluto

35. Which of the following is correctly matched with regard to thermal power project?
(A) Talcher - Andhra Pradesh (B) Korba - Uttar Pradesh
(C) Kawas - Gujarat (D) Ramagundam - Madhya Pradesh

36. Match the following–
List-I (Organisations)
1. United Nations Industrial Organisation 2. Food and Agricultural Organisation
3. World Health Organisation 4. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
List-II (Headquarters)
1. Geneva 2. Paris 3. Berne 4. Rome 5. Vienna
(A) a-3, b-4, c-2, d-1
(B) a-5, b-2, c-4, d-3
(C) a-4, b-3, c-2, a-5
(D) a-5, b-4, c-l, d-2

37. The latest official language of the United Nations is–
(A) Chinese (B) Arabic (C) Spanish (D) Russian

38. When percentage change in demand for a commodity is less than percentage change in its price, then demand is said to be–
(A) Highly elastic (B) Inelastic (C) Relatively elastic (D) Perfectly inelastic

39. The book "Employment, Interest and Money" was written by–
(A) J. M. Keynes (B) A. Marshal (C) D. Patinkin (D) A. Smith

40. Who propounded Dynamic Theory of profit ?
(A) Clark (B) Schumpeter (C) Knight (D) Hawly

41. The Central Statistical Organisation (CSO) provides data under a new revised series in which the base year is taken as–
(A) 1960-61 (B) 1970-71 (C) 1980-81 (D) 1990-91

42. The remuneration of the entrepreneur in production is–
(A) Pure profit (B) Gross profit (C) Net profit (D) Super-normal profit

43. The Headquarters of International Labour Organisation is located at–
(A) Paris (B) New York (C) Rome (D) Geneva

44. Who called Political Science an 'inexact science' ?
(A) Bluntschli (B) Bryce (C) Bodin (D) Buckle

45. The state possesses–
(A) only external sovereignty (B) only internal sovereignty
(C) both internal and external sovereignty (D) neither external nor internal sovereignty

46. Which of the following is a political right ?
(A) Right to Work (B) Right to Education (C) Right to Freedom of Expression (D) Right to Vote

47. Who among the following describes the press groups as the Third House of the Legislature?
(A) Lord Bryce (B) H. M. Finer (C) G.D.H. Cole (D) Dicey

48. Prtthvtraj Chauhan was defeated by Mohd. Ghon in the battle of–
(A) Tarain in 1191 A.D. (B) Tarain in 1192 A.D. (C) Chandawar in 1193 A.D. (D) Ranthambhor in 1195 A.D.

49. In which year did the Indian National Congress split between 'moderates and extremists?
(A) 1907 (B) 1908 (C) 1909 (D) 1910

50. Which one of the following U.S. President visited China in 1972 for strengthening diplomatic ties?
(A) Richard Nixon (B) George Bush (Senior)

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