SSC General Awareness Practice Set with Answers
1. Which one of the following is a programme that converts high level language to machine language?
2. Classification of an enterprise into public or private sector is based on
(a) number of employees in the enterprise
(b) ownership of assets of the enterprise
(c) employment conditions for workers in the enterprise
(d) nature of products manufactured by the enterprise
3. Which one of the following glands produces the growth hormone (somatotrophin)?
4. Who among the following was elected as the President of All India Khilafat Conference met at Delhi in 1919?
(a) Motilal Nehru
(b) Mahatma Gandhi
(C) MA Jinnah
(d) Shaukat Ali
5. Which one of the following Indian states does not have a common international border with Bangladesh?
(b) Paschim Banga
6. Who among the following is the author of the book. “The Namesake”?
(a) Arundhati Roy
(b) Amitava Ghosh
(c) Jhumpa Lahiri
(d) Kiran Desai
7. Who among the following was not a member of the Constituent Assembly?
(a) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
(b) Acharya JB Kriplani
(c) Lok Nayak Jayprakash
(d) KM Munshi
8. Carbon dioxide is called a greenhouse gas because
(a) its concentration remains always higher than other gases
(b) it is used in photosynthesis
(c) it absorbs infrared radiation
(d) it emits visible radiation
9. Laser is a device to produce
(a) a beam of white light
(b) coherent light
10. In the human body, Cowper’s glands form a part of which one of the following system?
(a) Digestive system
(b) Endocrine system
(c) Reproductive system
(d) Nervous system
11. Mist is a result of which one of the following
12. “Dyarchy’ was first introduced in India under
(a) Morley-Minto reforms
(b) Montford reforms
(c) Simon Commision plan
(d) Government of India Act, 1935
13. When Lord Mountbatten became the first Governor-General of India, who among the following became the Governor- General for Pakistan?
(a) Lord Mountbatten
(b) Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(C) Liaquat Ali Khan
(d) Shaukat Ali
14. Fiscal Policy in India is formulated by
(a) the Reserve Bank of India
(b) the Planning Commission
(c) the Finance Ministry
(d) the Securities and Exchange Board of India
15. Fat can be separated from milk in a cream separation because of
(a) cohesive force
(b) gravitational force
(c) centrifugal force
(d) centripetal force
16. The average fixed cost curve will always be
(a) a rectangular hyperbola
(b) a downward sloping convex to the origin curve
(c) a downward sloping straight line
(d) a U-shaped curve
17. Malaria in the human body is caused by which one of the following organisms?
18. The focal length of convex lens is
(a) the same for all colours
(b) shorter for blue light than for red
(c) shorter for red light than for blue
(d) maximum for yellow light
19. The Name of Ram Prasad Bismil is associated with
(a) Kanpur Conspiracy Case
(b) Alipore Conspiracy Case
(C) Kakori Conspiracy Case
(d) Meerut Conspiracy Case
20. The Indian Research Station ‘Himadri’ is located at
(c) Arctic Region
21. What is the theme of the first-ever “National Yoga Olympiad”, which has been organized by the NCERT?
(a) Yoga for Peace and Dhyana
(b) Yoga for Health and Harmony
(C) Yoga for Kriya and Harmony
(d) Yoga for Emotional and Mental development
22. Mohammad Shahid is associated with which sports?
23. KG Subramanyan, who passes away recently, was a famous personality of which field?
24. Who has won the 2016 wins Iceland’s presidential election?
(a) David Oddsson
(b) Olafur Ragnar Grimsson
(c) Gudni Johannesson
(d) Andri Snaer Magnason
25. Which of the following countries has become the newest member of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR)?
Answers & Explanations Of Above Questions
1. (d) A compiler is a special programme that processes
statements written in a particular programming
language and turns them into machine language or
“code” that a computer’s processor uses.
2 (b) A company organized for commercial purposes is
called an enterprise. Classification of an enterprise into
public or private sector is based on ownership of
assets of the enterprise.
3. (C) Somatotrophin is produced by the anterior pituitary.
It is a peptide hormone that induces growth, cell
reproduction and regeneration.
4. (b) Gandhiji was elected President of the All-India Khilafat
Conference which met at Delhi on November 23, 1919.
They decided to withdraw all cooperation from the
government if their demands were not met.
5. (a) Manipur does not have boundary with Bangladesh.
6. (c) The Namesake (2004) is the first novel by Jhumpa
7. (c) The Constitution of India was drafted by the
constituent assembly and it was set up under the
cabinet Mission plan on 16 May 1946. The members
of the constituent assembly were elected by the
Provincial assemblies by method of single transferable
vote system of proportional representations. Members
of the committee: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, K. M.
Munshi, Acharya J.B kriplani Lok Nayak Jai Prakash
was not the member of the constituent assembly.
8. (c) Greenhouse gases catch the sun’s radiation on its
back into space and reflect some of that warmth back
to Earth, increasing temperatures. Carbon dioxide is
known as greenhouse gas because of their ability to
trap and reflect the sun’s radiation back to Earth.
9. (b) A laser is a device that emits coherent light through a
process called stimulated emission.
10. (e) Cowper’s gland is related to reproductive system.
Cowper’s gland is the bulbourethal gland found in
human males. They are found in pair and secrete
viscous secretion called pre ejaculate that helps in
11. (a) Mist is a thin fog resulting from condensation in the
air near to the earth’s surface.
12. (a) Dyarchy was a system of double government
introduced by British India.
13. (b) Mohammed Ali Jinnah was Indian Muslim politician,
founder and first governor-general (1947-48) of
Pakistan. As the first Governor-General of Pakistan,
Jinnah worked to establish the new nation’s
government and policies, and to help settle the millions
of Muslim migrants who had emigrated from the new
nation of India to Pakistan after the partition. He is
revered in Pakistan as Quaid-i-Azam.
14. (c) The Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) under
Ministry of Finance is the nodal agency of the Union
Government to formulate and monitor country’s
economic policies and programmes having a bearing
on domestic and international aspects of economic
15. (C) Centrifugal force separates fat from milk.
16. (a) Total fixed costs are constant, so the average fixed
cost curve diminishes with the output. Thus, the
average fixed cost curve is a rectangular hyperbola.
17. (d) Malaria is a mosquito borne disease of humans and
other animals caused by Plasmodium protozoan.
Severe disease is largely caused by Plasmodium
falciparum whereas mild forms are due to P vivax, P
oval and P malariae.
18. (b) The focal length of a convex lens is shorter for blue
light than for red.
19. (C) Ram Prasad Bismil was the famous freedom fighter
who was involved in the historic Kakori train robbery.
He was born in 1897 at Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
On 9th August, 1925, Ram Prasad Bismil along with
his fellow followers looted the money of the British
government from the train while it was passing through
Kakori, Lucknow. Except Chandrashekhar Azad, all
other members of the group were arrested. Ram Prasad
Bismil along with others was given capital punishment.
This great freedom fighter of India was executed on
19th December, 1927.
20. (c) Himadri Station is India’s first Arctic research station
located at Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway. It was
inaugurated on the 1st of July, 2008 by the Minister of