OSSSC 2017 GENERAL KNOWLEDGE Questions

PAPER-I: PART – II

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE:100 Mark

SECTION-A: 80 Marks

INSTRUCTIONS: Each question under this section carries two marks. Please read the questions carefully and answer each of them by selecting the right one out of the multiple answers given below each as A. B. C and D.

61. Match List-I with List-Il given below and select the correct answer using the codes given below.

List-I

  1. Ebony
  2. Shisham
  3. Walnut
  4. Birch

List-II 

  1. Moist deciduous
  2. Himalayan Moist
  3. Alpine
  4. Tropical Evergreen

Codes:

    A B C D

A) 1 3 2 4

B) 2 4 1 3

C) 4 1 2 3

D) 3 4 1 2

62. Which of the following statements regarding laterite soils of India is/are correct?

1 They are generally red in color.

2 They are rich in nitrogen and potash.

3 They are well developed in Rajasthan and UP.

4 Tapioca and cashew nuts grow well on this soil.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

A) 1 and 2 only

B) 1 and 2 only

C) 2 only

D) 1, 2 and 3

63. Which of the following statements regarding red soils of India is/are correct?

The colour of the red soil is due to ferric oxide/iron content.

They are rich in lime, humus and potash.

They are porous and friable structure.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

A) 1 and 2 only

B) 1 and 3 only

C) 1 only

D) 1, 2 and 3

64. The Narmada River flows to the west, while most other large peninsular rivers flow to the east, why?

It occupies a linear rift valley,

It flows between the Vindhyas and Satpuras.

The land slopes to the west from central India.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

A) 1 only

B) 2 and 3

C) 1 and 3

D) 1 and 2

65. Match List-I with List-II given below and select the correct answer using the codes given below.

List-1

  1. A Ganga
  2. Indus
  3. Yamuna
  4. Godavari

List-II

  1. Chambal and Ken
  2. Wainganga and Indravati
  3. Chenab and Sutlej
  4. Gomati and Kosi

Codes :

      A   B    C     D

A)   1    3    2    4

B)   2    4     1   3

C)   4     1     2    3

D)   4     3     1    2 

66. Which of the following statements about 2017 Asian Boxing Championship is correct?

It was held in Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam.

Indian Sports icon Mary Kom won the gold medal by defeating North Korea’s Kim Hyang Mi on 8th November, 2017.

Mary Kom won the gold medal playing in 48 kg category

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

A) Only 1 is correct

B) 2 and 3 are correct

C) 1, 2 & 3 are correct

D) None is correct

67. Consider the following pairs:

Programme/Project                  Ministry

  1. Drought Prone Area Programme: Ministry of Agriculture
  2. Desert Development Programme: Environment and Forest
  3. National Watershed Development Project for Rural Area:Rural Development

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

A) 1 and 2 only

B) 3 only

C) 1.2 and 3

D)None

68. Which of the following state capitals of North-East India is/are connected by Indian Railway?

A) Imphal

B) Agartala

C) Kohima

D) Aizawl

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

A) 1,2 and 3

B) 2 and 4

C) 1, 3 and 4

D) 2 only

69. The Red Data Books published by the International Union for conversation of nature and national resources (INUC) contains lists of

i. Encoding plants and animals species present in the biodiversity hotspot.

ii. Threatened plants and animals species.

iii. Protected sites for conversation of nature and natural resources in various countries.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

A) I and iii

B) ii only

C) I, ii and iii

D) iii only

70 .Due to improper indiscriminate disposal of old and used computers of their parts, which of the following is/are released into environment as e-waste?

Beryllium 2. Cadmium 3. Chromium 4. Heptachlor

Mercury 6. Lead 7. Plutonium

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

A) 1, 2 and 3 only

B) 2 and 3 only

C) 1, 2 and 4 only

D) 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 only

71. Assertion (A) The ozone layer is a region of concentration of ozone molecule (O3) in the earth’s atmosphere the layer sites at an altitude of about 10-50 KMs with a maximum concertation in the stratosphere at an altitude of approximately 25 KMs.

Reason (R): In recent years, scientists have measured a seasonal thinking of the ozone layer primarily at the South Pole. This phenomenon is being called the ozone hole.

A) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

B) Both A and R are true, but R is not the correct explanation of A.

C) A is true, but R is false.

D) A is false, but R is true.

72. Match list-1 with list-2 and select the currect answer using the codes given below.

List-1

  1. Asia
  2. Africa
  3. North America
  4. South Africa

List-2(Deserts)

  1. Atacama
  2. Mojave
  3. Kalahari
  4. Gobi

Codes:

       A        B       C         D

A)   1         2        3          4

B)   2        3        1           4

C)   4        3        2          1

D)   1         1        4          2

73. Match List-1 with List-2 and select the correct answer using the codes given below.

List-1 (Minerals)           List-2 (Major producing country)

A.Bauxite                            1 India

B.Manganese                     2. Japan

C.Mica                             3. Jamaica

D.Tin                                   4. Russia

Malaysia Codes:

Codes:

       A        B       C         D

A)   1         2        5          4

B)   2        3        1           4

C)   3        4        1           5

D)   3         1        4          2

74. Which of the following have coral reefs?

A) Andaman and Nicobar Island

B) Gulf of Kutch

C) Gulf of Mannar

D) Sundarbans

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

A) 1, 2 and 3

B) 2 and 4

C) 1 and 3

D) 1, 2, 3 and 4

75. Arrange the following popular hill stations of India in terms of their height from highest to the lowest from the mean sea level.

A) Darjeeling

B) Mussorie

C) Shimla

D) Ooty

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

A) 3-2-4-1

B) 3-1-4-2

C) 2-3-4-1

D) 2-4-1-3

76. If a ship has to sail from Chennai to Kochi, it has to go around Sri Lanka rather than cross through the Palk Strait, why?

A) The Palk Straight has disputed islands and the Sri Lankan Navy does not allow the ships to cross through

B) It is too shallow for the ships to cross.

C) Shipping is prohibited through the Straight due to its religious significance connected with the Epic Ramayana.

D) The around Sri Lanka route is actually shorter than crossing through the Palk Straight.

77. Lord Buddha preached the following four noble truths. Put them in the right order using the codes

given below.

  1. There is suffering.
  2. There is cessation of suffering.
  3. There is a path leading to the cessation of suffering,
  4. There is cause of suffering.

Codes:

A) 1-4-2-3

B) 4-2-3-1

C) 2-3-1-4

D) 3-4-2-1

78. Match List with List-2 and select the correct answer using the codes given below.

List-1                                                                     List-2

A.Time taken by earth to orbit the sun             1. Aryabhata

B.Calculation of the value of pi                          2.Bhaskaracharya

C.Invention of the digit zero                              3.Bodhayana

D.The game of snakes and ladder                     4. Gyanadev

Codes:

         A        B       C         D

A)   4         1        2          3

B)   2        3        1           4

C)   2        1        4           3

D)   3         1        4          2

79. Match List-1 with List-2 and select the correct answer using the codes given below.

List-1(Event)                                    List-2 (Year)

A. Khilafat Movement                          1. 1930

B. Chauri-Chaura incident                   2. 1917

C. Chamaparan Movement                  3. 1920

D.First Round Table Conference          4. 1922

Codes:

       A        B       C         D

A)   4         1        2          3

B)   2        3        1           4

C)   2        1        4           3

D)   3         4        2          1

80. Assertion (A): Govt. of India Act, 1858, transferred the governance of India from East India Company to the Crown.

Reason (R): The East India Company was unwilling to administer India any more.

A) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

B) Both A and R are true, but is not the correct explanation of A.

C) A is true but R is false.

D) A is false but R is true.

81. Consider the following specific stages of demographic transition associated with the economic development:

  1. low birth rate with low death rate
  2. high birth rate with high death rate
  3. high birth rate with low death rate

Select the correct order of the above stages using the codes given below?

A) 1, 2, 3

B) 2, 1, 3

C) 2, 3, 1

D) 3, 2, 1

82. Which of the following tribe’s practices polyandry?

A) Gonds

B) Nagas

C) Jaunsaris

D) Todas

Select the correct answer from the codes given below.

A) I only

B) 2 and 3

C) 3 and 4

D)1 and 4

83. Match List-I with List-Il given below and select the correct answer using the codes given below.

List-1                                  List-II

A. Brassware                     1. Kanchipuram

B. Silk Sarees                     2. Lucknow

C. Chikka Embroidery          3. Moradabad

D. Sports goods                   4. Jalandhar

Codes:

       A        B       C         D

A)   3         1        2          4

B)   3        2        1           4

C)   4        2        1           3

D)   1         3        4          2

84. Assertion (A): Export of ready-made garments from India has increased in recent years.

Reason (R): Labour costs are low in India.

A) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

B) Both A and R are true and R is not the correct explanation of A.

C) A is true but R is false.

D) A is false but R is true.

85. The electronic voting machines are jointly developed with

  1. Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd
  2. Bharat Electronics Ltd
  3. Electronics Corporation of India Ltd
  4. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

A) 1, 2 and 3

B) 2 and 3

C) 2 and 4

D) 3 and 4

86. With reference to micro-irrigation, which of the following is/are correct?

  1. Fertilizer/nutrient loss can be reduced.
  2. It is the only source of irrigation in dryland farming.
  3. In some areas of farming, receding of groundwater table can be checked.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

A) I only

B) 2 and 3 only

C) 1 and 3 only

D) 1, 2 and 3

87. Match List with List-II given below and select the correct answer using the codes given below.

List-1                        List-II

A.Bhakranangal         1. Bhagirathi

B.Dulhasti                 2. Mahanadi

C.Hirakud                  3. Chandra

D.Tehri                      4. Sutlej

Codes:

    A        B       C         D

A)   3         1        2          4

B)   2        3        4           1

C)   4        3        2           1

D)   1         3        4          2

88. Which of the following are the characteristics of organic farming?

  1. Use of chemical fertilizers to improve soil fertility
  2. Frequent decomposing and fallowing
  3. Use of herbs to control pests
  4. Higher productivity per hectare

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

A) 1 and 4

B) 1, 3 and 4

C) 2 and 3 only

D) 2, 3 and 4

89. Match List-I with List-II given below and select the correct answer using the codes given below.

List-I (Crops)            List-II (Major producing districts)

A.Ginger                     1. Cuddapah and Guntur

B.Jute                        2. Idukki and Wayanad

C.Mustard                   3. Goalpara and Kamrup

D.Turmeric                  4. Bharatpur and Ganganagar

Codes:

       A        B       C         D

A)   3         1        2          4

B)   2        3        4           1

C)   4        1        2           3

D)   1         3        4          2

90. With reference to soil conservation, consider the following practices:

  1. Crop rotation
  2. Sand fences
  3. Terracing
  4. Wind breaks

Which of the above is/are considered appropriate method/s for soil conservation in India?

A) I only

B) 1 and 2 only

C) 2 and 3

D) 1,3 and 4

91.  Match List- I with List-II given below and select the correct answer using the codes given below.

List-1                            List-II

A. Kamataka               1. Narora

B. Tamil Nadu            2. Kaiga

C. Uttar Pradesh        3. Kakrapara

D. Gujarat                  4. Kundankulam

Codes:

      A        B       C         D

A)   1         3       2          4

B)   2        4        1           3

C)   4        1        2           3

D)   2         3        4          1

92. To meet the rapidly growing energy demand, some opine that India should pursue research and development on Thorium as the future fuel of nuclear energy. In this context, what advantage thorium hold over uranium?

  1. Thorium is far more abundant in nature than uranium.
  2. On the basis of per unit mass of mined mineral, thorium can generate more energy compared to natural uranium.
  3. Thorium produces less harmful waste compared to uranium. Which of the above statement is/are correct?

A) 1 only

B) 2 and 3 only

C) 1 and 3 only

D) 1, 2 and 3

93. Which one among the following is the common characteristic amongst Khambhat, Ankleswar, Kalol (Panch Mahal district) and Mehsana of Gujarat?

A) All are port towns.

B) They are major on-shore oil and gas fields.

C) They are petroleum refining centres.

D) They are connected to Bombay High by Gas Pipeline

94. Match List-I with List-Il given below and select the correct answer using the codes given below:

List-I              List-II

A.Coal            1. Bhandara

B.Gold            2. Karanpura, Giridih

C.Mica            3. Hutti

D.Manganese   4. Nellore

Codes:

       A        B       C         D

A)   1         3       2          4

B)   2        1        4           3

C)   4        1        2           3

D)   2         3        4          1

95. Which of the following is/are the reasons behind Gujurat being the leading producer of salt in India?

  1. The long length of coastline
  2. Long duration of hot and dry conditions
  3. Presence of gulf areas

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

A) I and 2 only

B) 2 only

C) 1. 2 and 3

D. 1 and 3 only

96. Kerala is famous for cultivation of

  1. Coconut 2
  2. Black pepper
  3. Rubber
  4. Rice

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

A) 1 and 2 only

B) 2 and 4 only

C) 1, 2 and 3

D) 3 and 4 only

97. During December and January North India experiences excessive cold weather because

  1. These areas being far away from the moderating influence of the sea experience continental climate
  2. The cold wind coming from Caspian Sea and Turkmenistan bring cold waves over the northern parts of India.
  3. Low pressure develops over northern India due to high temperature
  4. High pressure develops over north India due to low temperature.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

A) 1 and 4 only

B) 2 and 3 only

C) 1,2 and 4

D) 3 and 4 only

98. Consider the following statements about the South-West monsoon and pick out which of them is/are correct using the codes given below.

  1. It occurs from June to September.
  2. Its direction is north-east to south-west.
  3. It gives maximum rainfall as compared to other monsoon.
  4. It has no branch.

A) I and 3

B) 2 and 3

C) 1,2 and 3

D) 3 and 4

99. Consider the following sanctuaries of India :

  1. Periyar
  2. Dachigam
  3. Sariska
  4. Kanha

Which one of the following is the correct sequence of location of the above sanctuaries from south to north?

A) 1-4-2-3

B) 4-1-3-2

C) 1-4-3-2

D) 3-1-4-2

100. Arrange the following National Parks of India from north to south:

  1. Indravati
  2. Nagarhole
  3. Corbett
  4. Madhav

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

A) 1-3-2-4

B) 2-1-4-3

C) 3-4-1-2

D) 2-3-4-1

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

SECTION-B: 20 Marks

Answer each of them by selecting the right one out of the multiple answers given below each as A, B, C, and D.

101. The normal temperature of the human body is

A) 37°C

B) 37°F

C) 104°F

D)36.8°C

102. India generates about 4.3 million tons of hazardous wastes every year Direct exposure to which of the following two chemicals in hazardous wastes can be fatal?

A) mercury and arsenic

B) cyanide and sulphur

C) sulphur and arsenic

D) mercury and cyanide

103. The Keibul Lamjao, the only floating National Park in the world is in

A) Venezuela

B) Meghalaya

C) Manipur

D) Mizoram

104. Minerals associated with granite and igneous rock are

A) Gold, Silver etc

B) Manganese, Lead etc

C) Iron ore and Zinc etc

D) Copper and Lead

105. In a particular region of India, the local people train the roots of the living trees into robust bridges across the streams. As the time passes, these bridges become stronger. These unique living root bridges are found in

A) Meghalaya

B) Himachal Pradesh

C) Jharkhand

D) Tamil Nadu

106. The first attempt to introduce a representative and popular element in the governance of India was made through

A) Indian Council Act, 1861

B) Indian Council Act, 1892

C) Indian Council Act, 1909

D) Govt. of India Act, 1919

107. What is the scientific name of the National bird-Peacock of India?

A) Pavo Cristatus

B) Cuculidae Cuculiformer

C) Corvours Corone

D) Phaethontidae Psittaciformes

108. Which one of the following statements is not correct in the current Indian scenario?

A) Life expectancy is on the increase and is about 67 years as of now.

B) Infant mortality rate has declined and has reached 47/1000.

C) MMR is on the rise due to lack of medical facilities.

Đ) Percentage of women giving birth in health institutions is on the rise.

109. Which of the following Steel Plants in India was started in 1965 with collaboration of West Germany?

A) Jamshedpur Tata Steel Plant

B) Bokaro Steel Plant

C) Durgapur Steel Plant

D) Rourkela Steel Plant

110. The energy that can harness heat stored under the earth is known as

A) Thermal energy

B) Nuclear energy

C) Tidal energy

D) Geothermal energy

111. The two states in India most richly endowed with iron ore are

A) Bihar and West Bengal

B) Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal

C) Bihar and Odisha

D) Madhya Pradesh and Odisha

112. Which state in India has the largest deposits of Thorium?

A) Kerala

B) Karnataka

C) Andhra Pradesh

D) Assam

113. India is tropical country but has a monsoonal climate because

A) Its real extent is vast.

B) It is surrounded by the sea.

C) The Himalayas provide the barrier effect.

D) Land and sea breeze create monsoon.

114. Which one of the following is the national aquatic animal of India?

A) Saltwater crocodile

B) Olive Ridley Turtle

C) Gangetic Dolphin

D) Gharial

115. Consider the following statements:

  1. National parks are a special category of protected areas of land and sea coasts where people are an integral part of the system.
  2. 2. Sanctuaries are concerned with conservation of particular species.
  3. Biosphere reserves are connected with the habitat of a particular wild animal.

Which one of the statements is/are correct?

A) 1 only

B) 1 and 2

C) 2 only

D) 1, 2 and 3

116. Which of the following types of soil is most suitable for paddy cultivation?

A) laterite soil

B) red soil

C) alluvial soil

D) black soil

117. Which of the following rivers does not originate in Indian Territory?

A) Brahmaputra

B) Mahanadi

C) Ganga

D) Sutlej

118. The longest National Highway that connects Varanasi and Kanya Kumari is

A) NH-7.

B) NH-10

C) NH-17

D) NH-14

119. A steel ball is floating in a beaker containing mercury. If some water is poured into the beaker,the steel ball will

A) Move up

B) Move down

C) Continue in its position

D) Execute vertical oscillation

120. Which of the following countries allows women to compete in international weightlifting championship wearing special clothes for Muslim Athletes?

A) Afghanistan

B) Pakistan

C) Iraq

D) Iran

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