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SSC Multi-Tasking Staff (Non Technical) Exam Mock Test -1 (General Awareness)

101. The source of the Sun’s energy is the process of:
(a) Photoelectric emission
(b) Nuclear fission
(c) Nuclear fusion
(d) Thermionic emission
102.Which of the following is not a stringed instrument?
(a) Guitar
(b) Sitar
(c) Trumpet
(d) Violin
103.Who created the unforgettable literary character‘Swami’?
(a) Vikram Seth
(b) R.K. Narayan
(c) Mulk Raj Anand
(d) Harivansh Rai Bachchan
104.Which of the following cities lies to the western-most longitude ?
(a) Jaipur
(b) Nagpur
(c) Bhopal
(d) Hyderabad
105.Arrange the following rivers from South to North.
(a) Cauvery
(b) Krishna
(c) Godavari
(d) Mahanadi
106.What is the animal on the insignia of the RBI?
(a) Lion
(b) Tiger
(c) Panther
(d) Elephant
107.Which part of India is linked to the border by the Hindustan-Tibet road ?
(a) Shimla
(b) Garhwal
(c) North Bengal
(d) Kashmir Valley
108.Which of the following political groupings has won the highest number of Assembly seats at the general elections held in SeptemberOctober, 2002 in Jammu and Kashmir ?
(a) Peoples Democratic Party
(b) Indian National Congress
(c) National Conference
(d) Peoples Democratic Front
109.Which is the hottest planet of the solar system?
(a) Mercury
(b) Mars
(c) Earth
(d) Saturn
110. The element which is the. most abundant in the human body is­
(a) oxygen
(b) carbon
(c) iron
(d) nitrogen

111. ‘Kuchipudi dance originated in
(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Karnataka
(c) Punjab
(d) Rajasthan
112. Night blindness results from the deficiency of -
(a) Glucose
(b) Vitamin-E
(c) Vitamin-B2
(d) Vitamin-A
113. The details of statecraft are available in the following treatise -
(a) Dharma Shastra
(b) Nyaya Shastra
(c) Artha Shastra
(d) Niti Shastra
114. The country that has come forward to mediate in Sri Lanka is:
(a) Sweden
(b) Norway
(c) India
(d) Austria
115. The Legislative Council in a State in India may be created or abolished by the
(a) President on the recommendation of the Governor
(b) Parliament
(c) Parliament after the State Legislative Assembly passes a resolution to that effect.
(d) Governor on a recommendation by the State Cabinet
116. The lengthiest Constitution in the world is
(a) Indian
(b) American
(c) British
(d) French
117.No Money bill can be introduced in the Lok Sabha without the prior approval of the
(a) Vice-President
(b) President
(c) Prime Minister
(d) Finance Minister
118.When did the British Govt. starl ruling India directly ?
(a) After the Battle of Plassey
(b) After the Battle of Panipat
(c) After the War of Mysore
(d) After Sepoy Mutiny
119. The term ‘secular’ was added in the Preamble to the Indian Constitution by
(a) 41st Amendment
(b) 42nd Amendment
(c) 43rd Amendment
(d) 44th Amendment
120.Which of the following is not a Fundamental Right ?
(a) Right to Equality
(b) Right to Liberty
(c) Right against Exploitation
(d) Right to Property
121. The major harmful gas emitted by automobile vehicle which causes air pollution is
(a) Carbon Monoxide
(b) Methane
(c) Carbon dioxide
(d) Ozone gas
122.Who finally approves the draft Five Year Plan?
(a) Planning Commission
(b) President
(c) National Development Council
(d) Parliament and State Legislatures
123. The deciding authority of States share in central taxes is the
(a) Finance Commission
(b) Planning Commission
(c) Election Commission
(d) Finance Minister
124. The meausre of a worker’s real wage is
(a) The change in his productivity over a given time
(b) His earnings after deductionat source
(c) His daily earnings
(d) The purchasing power of his earnings
125.Which country is the latest to join the U.N. as a member ?
(a) Switzerland
(b) Hong Kong
(c) Taiwan
(d) East Timor
126.A financial instrument is called a ‘primary security’ if it represents the liability of
(a) some ultimate borrower
(b) the Government of India
(c) a primary cooperative bank
(d) a commercial bank
127. Service cooperatives are
(a) single purpose societies
(b) credit societies
(c) marketing societies
(d) multi-purpose societies
128. Output at break-even point is that output at which the producer is able to
(a) recover only operating costs
(b) recover total costs
(c) wipe out earlier losses
(d) earn a normal profit
129. India’s share in world trade since 1950.
(a) has been rising
(b) has been constant
(c) has been declining
(d) has shown a mixed trend
130.Animals do not have enzyme systems which enable them to make use of the energy from
(a) fat
(b) water
(c) protein
(d) carbohydrate
131.A clone is a colony of
(a) cells having different shapes
(b) cells having similar shape
(c) cells having similar genetic constitution
(d) cells having different genetic constitutions
132. The pollen grains of flowers pollinated by insects are:
(a) smooth and dry
(b) rough and sticky
(c) rough and dry
(d) large and showy
133.Which one of the following substances is used for preservation of food grains?
(a) Sodium benzoate
(b) Vinegar
(c) Sodium chloride
(d) Potassium permanganate
134. The disease caused by Asbestos is
(a) Emphysema
(b) Paralysis
(c) Diarrhoea
(d) Dysentery
135. In the eye, colour vision is effected by the presence of
(a) Choroid coat
(b) Sclerotic coat
(c) Rods
(d) Cones
136. The famous Lagoon lake of India is
(a) Dal Lake
(b) Chilka Lake
(c) Pulicat Lake
(d) Mansarover
137. The splitting of different colours of light in a prism is
(a) Reflection of light
(b) Disperson of light
(c) Diffraction of light
(d) Refraction of light
138.Where are most of the earth’s active volcanoes concentrated
(a) Europe
(b) Pacific Ocean
(c) Africa
(d) South America
139. The deflection of the winds to the right in the northern hemisphere is caused by
(a) revolution of the earth
(b) rotation of the earth
(c) uneven heating of the earth
(d) All the above
140.Which of the following is NOT one of the important steps in processing tea leaves?
(a) Rolling
(b) Drying
(c) Fermenting
(d) Withering
141. The Grand Canyon is located on the
(a) Colorado River
(b) Rhine River
(c) Tapi River
(d) Niger River
142. The Savannah finds its ideal conditions of growth in
(a) mild and humid climate
(b) dry summer and wet winter climate
(c) hot humid climate with long dry season
(d) hot summer and cool winter climate
143.What should be the proportion of forest cover for India to maintain her ecological balance?
(a) 11.1 percent
(b) 22.2 percent
(c) 33.3 percent
(d) 44.4 percent
144. Match List I with List II and find out the correct answer from the codes given below the Lists
List I (Thermal Power Plants)
(a) Kahalgaon
(b) Farakka
(c) Ramagundam
(d) Gandhar
List II (Locations)
1. West Bengal
2. Bihar
3. Gujarat
4. Andhra Pradesh Codes
      a b c d
(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 4 3 1 2
(c) 2 1 4 3
(d) 3 2 1 4
145.Which one of the following States/Union Territories of India recorded the lowest den­sity of population in 1991 Census?
(a) Sikkim
(b) Nagaland
(c) Mizoram
(d) Arunachal Pradesh
146. Three of the following pairs are wrong. Find out the correct one
(a) Written Constitution—England
(b) Unitary State—USA
(c) UN General Assmbly—Veto power
(d) SAARC—No bilateral issues
147. In Indian Republic the real executive authority rests with the
(a) Prime Minister
(b) President
(c) Bureaucrats
(d) Council of Ministers
148. The Sccretary - General of the UNO is appointed by the
(a) General Assembly
(b) Security Council
(c) Trusteeship Council
(d) World Bank
149. Through which principle or device did Gandhiji strive to bridge economic inequalities?
(a) Abolition of machinery
(b) Establishment of village industries
(c) Trusteeship theory
(d) None of the above
150.Governance through trade union organisations is known as
(a) Guild Socialism
(b) Fabian Socialism
(c) Syndicalism
(d) Liberalism

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