SSC Multitasking (Non-Technical) General Awareness Questions Answers

SSC Multi Tasking Staff MTS exam
of the year 2013 held on dated 17 March, 2013 2nd 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.

SSC Multi-Tasking Staff Exam
(Held on : 17-3-2013) Solved Paper
General Awareness

1. Who among the following is known as the "Father of the Indian Renaissance" ?
(A) Raja Ram Mohan Roy (B) Rabindra Nath Tagore
(C) Swami Dayanand Saraswati (D) Swami Vivekanand

2. Which among the following is a constitutional body as per the Indian Constitution?
(A) Finance Commission (B) National Development Council
(C) Planning Commission (D) None of the above

3. From which language, has the term 'democracy' been derived?
(A) Greek (B) Hebrew (C) English (D) Latin

4. The author of 'Harsha Charita' was–
(A) Banabhatta (B) Amara Simha (C) Kalidasa (D) Harisena

5. Who wrote the song 'Sare Jahan Se Accha Hindoostan Hamara' ?
(A) Ashafaqullah Khan (B) Sahir Ludhianvi (C) Mohammad Iqbal (D) Ramprasad Bismil

6. Where was the first Buddhist Council held?
(A) Vaishali (B) Kashmir (C) Rajagriha (D) Pataliputra

7. In which cities of Japan were atomic bombs dropped during World War II ?
(A) Tokyo and Hiroshima (B) Nagasaki and Miyazaki
(C) Sendai and Hiroshima (D) Hiroshima and Nagasaki

8. Who was called the "Father of Local Self-government" in India?
(A) Lord Ripon (B) Lord Hardinge (C) Lord Dalhousie (D) Lord Lytton

9. A market in which there are a few number of large firms is called as–
(A) Duopoly (B) Competition (C) Oligopoly (D) Monopoly

10. The system of "Memorandum of Understanding" (MoU) was introduced in–
(A) 1989-90 (B) 1990-91 (C) 1987-88 (D) 1988-89

11. The main watchdog of Inter-national Trade is–
(A) World Trade Organization (WTO) (B) International Finance Corporation (IFC)
(C) International Monetary Fund (IMF) (D) World Bank (WB)

12. Synonym of Internet is–
(A) Gopher (B) Intranet (C) Cyber Space (D) World Wide Web (WWW)

13. Number of sellers in the monopoly market structure is–
(A) few (B) large (C) one (D) two

14. Which among the following is correctly matched ?
(A) Non-Cooperation Movement – Surendra Nath Banerjee
(B) Swadeshi Movement – Rabindra Nath Tagore
(C) Indian National Army – Subhash Chandra Bose
(D) Swaraj Party - Mahatma Gandhi

15. Which of the following parts of the Indian Constitution ensures social and economic democracy?
(A) Emergency Provisions (B) Centre – State relations
(C) Directive Principles of State Policy (D) None of the above

16. The sum of genes in a population is called–
(A) Phenotype (B) Karyotype (C) Genotype (D) Gene pool

17. Magnetic keepers are pieces of–
(A) Nickel (B) Cobalt (C) Steel (D) Soft iron

18. When a piece of stone is immersed in water. it displaces water of equal–
(A) Density (B) Specific gravity (C) Mass (D) Volume

19. The motion of a body that repeats itself after a regular interval of time is–
(A) a periodic motion (B) a simple harmonic motion
(C) an aperiodic motion (D) an oscillatory motion

20. A radioactive substance does not undergo any change (in mass or charge) during–
(A) gamma-emission (B) oxidation (C) alpha-emission (D) beta-emission

21. The most crucial portion of any computer is the–
(A) I/O Unit. (B) Hard Disk (C) CPU (D) Memory

22. In MS-Word. multiple words. lines or paragraphs can be selected by using ………. key.
(A) Shift (B) Function F5 (C) Alt (D) Ctrl

23. Pick the odd one out.
(A) Floppy Disk (B) ROM (C) DVD (D) Hard Disk

24. Silicon is a–
(A) Semiconductor (B) Insulator (C) Nonconductor (D) Conductor

25. The orientation of an atomic orbital is governed by–
(A) principal quantum number (B) magnetic quantum number
(C) spin quantum number (D) azimuthal quantum number

26. The highest peak in India is–
(A) Kamet (B) Nandakot (C) Nanda Devi (D) K2 (Godwin Austen)

27. Mounds of sand formed by wind action are called–
(A) Cliffs (B) Cirques (C) Dunes (D) Hamadas

28. The equal length of day and night on September 23rd in all parts of the world is known as–
(A) Autumnal Equinox (B) Celestial Equinox (C) Winter Equinox (D) Vernal Equinox

29. The world's largest island is–
(A) New Guinea (B) Madagascar (C) Greenland (D) Iceland

30. Which one the following soils is used for the production of bricks?
(A) Peaty and organic (B) Saline (C) Laterite (D) Red and yellow

31. 'Plague' is caused by–
(A) Bacteria (B) Protozoa (C) Virus (D) All of the above

32. Bio-magnification implies–
(A) Toxic matters are magnified (B) Living beings are magnified
(C) Light is magnified (D) Food is magnified

33. Which of the following can be used for biological control of mosquitoes?
(A) DDT (B) Gambusia (C) Oil (D) Ointments

34. Which of the following is not an insectivorous plant?
(A) Nepenthes (B) Utrtcularia (C) Drosera (D) Cuscuta

35. Which State called the 'Rice-Bowl' of India ?
(A) Kerala (B) Karnataka (C) Andhra Pradesh (D) Tamil Nadu

36. Who wrote 'Indica' ?
(A) I-tsing (B) Megasthenes (C) Fa-hien (D) Hieun Tsang

37. Peking is the sacred place of–
(A) Taoism (B) Shintoism (C) Confucianism (D) Judaism

38. Kathakalt classical dance originated in–
(A) Rajasthan (B) Tamil Nadu (C) Kerala (D) Karnataka

39. How many times has Brazil won the World Cup Football Championship?
(A) Five (B) Once (C) Four (4) Twice

40. How many players are there on each side in the game of basketball ?
(A) 6 (B) 7 (C) 4 (D) 5

41. The first recipient of the Dada Saheb Phalke Award was–
(A) Mrs. Devika Rani (B) Mrs. Kanan Devi (C) B. N. Sarkar (D) Prithvi Raj Kapoor

42. Norman Ernest Borlaug, regarded as the father of Green Revolution in India, is from–
(A) Australia (B) New Zealand (C) USA (D) Mexico

43. Who was the first person to 'walk' in space?
(A) Lovell (B) Anders (C) Leonov (D) Armstrong

44. The percentage of oxygen in air is approximately–
(A) 100% (B) 1 % (C) 78% (D) 21%

45. What is the second largest component in milk?
(A) Fat (B) Minerals (C) Water (D) Sugar

46. The term 'Green Revolution' was coined by–
(A) William Gaud (B) Charles Elton (C) Eugene Odum (D) M.S. Swaminathan

47. The rate of deforestation is high in–
(A) Tropical zone (B) Desert areas (C) Temperate zone (D) Boreal forest

48. The sweet taste of fruits is due to–
(A) Lactose (B) Fructose (C) Maltose (D) Ribose

49. The Biosphere is the zone of Earth where life is found. It includes parts of–
1. Hydrosphere 2. Lithosphere 3. Stratosphere 4. Troposphere
Select the correct answer from the following–
(A) 1 and 3 (2) 1.2 and 4
(C) 1 and 4 (D) 2.3 and 4

50. Who was the first Chief Election Commissioner of India?
(A) K.V.K. Sundaram (B) Sukumar Sen (C) G.V. Mavlankar (D) T. Swaminathan

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