SSC Exam (4 Dec 11) – GK Paper (2nd Shift)
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SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam 2011
(Recruitment of Lower Division Clerks and Data Entry Operators)
Solved GK Paper held on 04 December 2011(Evening Shift)
|1. Elasticity of demand measures the responsiveness of the quantity demanded of a good to a
a) change in the price of the good
b) change in the price of substitutes
c) change in the price of the complements
d) change in the price of joint products
|2. Consumption function expresses the relationship between consumption and
|3. ‘Mixed economy’ refers to
a) the co-existence of heavy, small scale and cottage industries
b) the promotion of agriculture as well as cottage industries
c) the co-existence of rich as well as poor
d) the co-existence of public as well as private sector
|4. Which of the following is NOT a fixed cost?
a) Salaries of administrative staff
b) Rent of factory buildings
c) Property taxes
d) Electricity charges
|5. Which of the following would NOT constitute an economic activity in Economics?
a) A teacher teaching students in his college
b) A teacher teaching students in a coaching institute
c) A teacher teaching his own daughter at home
d) A teacher teaching students under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Scheme
|6. Zero hour is at the discretion of
a) Prime Minister
c) Opposition leader
|7. The Judges of High Court are administered oath of office by
a) The Chief Justice of High Court
b) The President of India
c) The Chief Justice of India
d) Governor of the State
|8. Which slogan was given by the French Revolution to the world?
a) Liberty, Authority, Equality
b) Liberty, Equality, Fraternity
c) Liberty, Law, Fraternity
d) Tradition, Authority, Law
|9. The President of India can issue a proclamation of National Emergency only on the written
a) The Prime Minister
b) The Cabinet consisting of only Cabinet Ministers of the Union
c) The Council of Ministers of the Union
|10. Parliament excercises control over public expenditiure through
a) Advocate General
b) Comptroller and Auditor General
c) Commerce Minister
d) Finance Minister
|11. Who was the court poet of Harsha Vardhana?
b) Ravi Kirti
d) Vishnu Sharma
Bana bhatta (known as Bana), who authored the biography of Harsha titled ‘Harsha-Charita’ and Kadambari,
a romantic novel in Sanskrit was the court poet of Harsha.
|12. The ‘Poorna Swaraj’ resolution was adopted in the annual session of Indian National Congress
Poorna Swaraj ( Complete Independence )-The annual session of Indian National Congress was held on
the banks of river Ravi at Lahore in December 1929. Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru was the Congress President.
The place where this session held was named as the Lajpat Rai Nagar.
|13. In which of the following countries were Buddha’s idol disfigured and removed recently?
|14.’Go Back To Vedas.’ This call given by
a) Ramakrishna Paramahansa
c) Jyotiba Phule
d) Dayanand Saraswati
|14. Which of the following pairs is incorrect?
a) Babar vs. Sangram Singh
b) Sher Shah vs. Humayun
c) Chengiz Khan vs. Alauddin Khilji
d) Akbar vs. Hemu
– Sher Shah defeated Humayun in the Battle of Chausa
– Babar defeated Sangram Singh (commonly known as Rana Sanga) in Battle of Kanuha
– Chengiz Khan invaded at the time of Iltutmish’s rule over Delhi
– Akbar defeated Samrat Hem Chandra Vikramaditya (commonly known as Hemu) in Second Battle of Panipat
|16. The natural gaps across the mountains which provide route are called
|17. Jhumming is shifting agriculture practised in
a) North-eastern India
b) South-western India
c) South-eastern India
d) Northern India
|18. Frontal Rain is caused by
a) Convection currents
b) Winds from sea
c) Cyclonic activity
d) Condensation of water evaporated from mountains
|19. The Palk Strait lies between
a) Bay of Bengal and Gulf of Mannar
b) Andaman and Nicobar Islands
c) Rann of Kutch and Gulf of Khambhat
d) Lakshadweep and Maldives
|11. Match the following :
a. Gomti (1) Guwahati
b. Brahmaputra (2) Rajahmundry
c. Godavari (3) Tiruchirapalli
d. Kaveri (4) Lucknow
a b c d
|21. The example of hermaphrodite animal in which cross fertilisation occurs is
|22. Blubber is
a) a milky secretion of rubber plant
b) a layer of thick fat
c) a device to trap insects by some aquatic plants
d) fungal infection of rice plants
Blubber is a fat layer underneath an animal’s skin. Blubber is composed of fat- filled cells and functions
both to insulate and to store food reserves. Examples of animals with blubber : whales, pinnipeds (seals,
sea lions, walruses).
|23. The coding segment of DNA is
|24. Fat soluble vitamins are
a) Tocopherol, Niacin, Cyanocobalamin
b) Calciferol, Carotene, Tocopherol
c) Ascorbic acid, Calciferol, Riboflavin
d) Thiamine, Carbotene, Biotene
|25. Silk is produced by
a) Egg of silkworm
b) Pupa of silkworm
c) Larva of silkworm
d) Insect itself
|26. Which of the following is an egg laying mammal?
b) Leafy ant-eater
d) Spiny ant-eater
|27. A transformer works with
a) alternating current only
b) direct current only
c) both AC and DC
d) any signal
Transformers only work on ac supply because its working principle is based on mutual induction.
The principle of mutual induction/inductance relies on changing magnetic fields, and direct current (DC)
can only produce steady magnetic fields, transformers simply will not work with direct current.
|28. In the Earth, the weight of a body is maximum at the
a) North Pole
b) South Pole
The weight of an object is determined by the mass, and the gravitational pull i.e. F=mg
Here F = weight in Newton(N), m = mass in kg , g = gravitational acceleration in m/s2
The mass of an object is independent of the place in the universe i.e. remains constant whatever the
|29. The technique of collecting information about an object from a distance without making
physical contact with it is
a) Remote sensing
b) Remote control
c) Remote accessing
d) Space shuttle
|30. The head mirror used by E.N.T. doctors is
|31. A _______ is a high-speed network that connects local networks in a city or town.
A Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) is a network that interconnects computers in a geographic area larger
than that covered by even a large Local Area Network (LAN) but smaller than the area covered by a Wide
Area Network (WAN).
The network size falls intermediate between LANs and WANs. A MAN typically covers an area of between
The best known example of a MAN is the Cable Televison Network available in many cities. Recent developments
|32. PDA stands for
a) Personall Digital Assistant
b) Personall Development Agency
c) Personall Data Authority
d) Personall Data Array
|33. Which of the following statements are correct about chloroform?
1. Liquid fuel
2. Anaesthetic in nature
3. Produces phosgene
4. Fire extinguisher
a) 1, 2
|34. Which of the following is NOT a method of preparing oxygen?
a) Electrolysis of water
b) Fractional distilation of liquid air
c) Decomposition of potassium permanganate
d) Decomposition of manganese dioxide
|35. Which one of the following is NOT a characteristic feature of alloys?
d) Homogeneous systems
|36. Permanent hardness of water may be removed by addition of
b) Sodium carbonate
d) Potassium permanganate
|37. Global warming is expected to result in
a) Increase in level of sea
b) Change in crop pattern
c) Change in coastline
d) Each of the above
|38. Man can maintain an ecological balance in the biosphere by
b) Developing new breeds of cultivated plants and domesticated animals
c) Using insecticides and pesticides
d) Understanding the delicate balance in the relative number of organisms
|39. Smog is a combination of
a) Air and water vapour
b) Water and smoke
c) Fire and water
d) Smoke and fog
|41. Of the following, which one pollutes the air of a big city?
|41. Which state is famous for step-wells?
|42. First Indian Arctic Expedition was launched in the year
First Indian Arctic Expedition was launched by Union Minister for Science and Technology and earth
Sciences Shri Kapil Sibal on August 03, 2007.
|43. The river on which the reservoir for Indira Gandhi canal has been built is
|44. Bihu is a festival that is observed in
a) West Bengal
d) Tamil Nadu
|45. Bharat ratna is designed like the leaf of
b) Peepal tree
c) Coconut tree
d) Sandalwood tree
|46. In which of the following states, is child sex ratio as per the provisional results of the 2011
census, the lowest?
d) Uttar Pradesh
|47. Which team advanced to the Copa America final 2011 without winning any of its five matches
in open play?
|48. Which one of the following is in fact not a garden?
a) Hanging gardens (Mumbai)
b) Eden gardens (Kolkata)
c) Vrindavan gardens (Mysore)
d) Khusro gardens (Lucknow)
Eden Gardens is a cricket ground in Kolkata (previously called Calcutta), India. Established way back in
1864 the Eden Gardens is the largest stadium in India and second largest in World as far as seating capacity
|49. The book The Audacity of Hope, has been written by
a) Nayantara Sehgal
b) Aravind Adiga
c) Vikram seth
d) Barack obama
|50. ISRO is the abbreviation for
a) Indian Scientific Research Organisation
b) Indian Space Research Organisation
c) International Space Research Organisation
d) International Scientific Research Organisation
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