General Knowledge Questions for CDS & AFCAT: 27th December



Dear Students, Defence Adda is providing you all with this quiz on General Knowledge questions for CDS, AFCAT, CAPF and other Defence Examinations.

Q1.Which one of the following objects of Roman manufacture has been most abundantly found in India?
(a) Pot sherds
(b) Bronze icons
(c) Lamps 
(d) Coins

Q2.Farmers are requested to mix lime with soil while farming their fields. This is because
(a) lime is very helpful in maintaining the water content in the soil 
(b)  lime decreases the acidity of soil 
(c)  lime decreases the basicity of soil
(d)  high concentration of lime is necessary for the plant growth  

Q3.Which of the following is extra-constitutional body?
(a) Union Public Service Commission 
(b) Finance Commission 
(c) Election Commission
(d) Planning Commission

Q4.Which one of the following agencies of Indian government implements the Price Support Scheme (PSS) ?
(a) FCI
(b) NAFED
(c) Agriculture 
(d) None of the above  

Q5.In India, which of the following have the highest share in disbursement of credit of agriculture and allied activities?
(a) Microfinance Institutions 
(b) Regional Rural Bans
(c) Cooperative Banks
(d) Commercial Banks

Q6.If the radius of the earth was shrink by one per cent, mass remaining the same, the value of g on the earth’s surface would
(a)  increased by 0.5%
(b) increased by 2%
(c)  decrease by 0.5%
(d) decrease by 2%

Q7.Dry ice is used for making cold-baths in laboratories by mixing with volatile organic solvents. Identify the form of dry ice from the following.
(a) Gaseous carbon dioxide 
(b) Liquid carbon dioxide 
(c) Solid carbon dioxide 
(d) Solid hydrogen oxide 

Q8.Which one of the following is the principal structural elements of a living cell?
(a) Oxygen
(b) Hydrogen
(c)  Carbon
(d) Nitrogen 

Q9.Which one of the following is an example of vestigial organ in man?
(a) Jaw apparatus 
(b) Ear muscles
(c) Canine teeth 
(d) Humerus 

Q10. Which of the following soils are reclaimed by using Gypsum ?
(a) Acidic soils
(b) Saline soils
(c) Sodic soils
(d) Acid sulphate soils

SOLUTIONS

S1. Ans.(d)
Sol. Coins  are Roman manufacture has been most abundantly found in India.
S2. Ans.(b)
Sol. The effects of agricultural lime on soil are: it increases the pH of acidic soil (the lower the pH the more acidic the soil); in other words, soil acidity is reduced and alkalinity increased

S3. Ans.(d)
Sol. An extra constitutional body is an institution of government which is not defined in Constitution of India but are established by a resolution(decision) of union cabinet. For Example Planning Commission.

S4. Ans.(b)
Sol. The Department of Agriculture and Cooperation implements the Price Support Scheme for Oil Seeds and Pulses through the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd. (NAFED)

S5. Ans.(d)
Sol. In India, commercial banks have the highest share in the disbursement of credit to agriculture and allied activities. The commercial banks disburse around 60%credit followed by cooperative banks around 30% and RRB and others



S7. Ans.(c)
Sol. Dry ice, sometimes referred to as "cardice", is the solid form of carbon dioxide.

S8. Ans.(c)
Sol. Among the four, carbon is perhaps the most special, since it can form bonds with itself and makes molecules that have many different shapes. Carbon molecules can be short chains, long chains, bent chains, branching chains and ring shapes. The four classes of macromolecules that make life possible (protein, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids) are all made of carbon, along with the other three main organic elements

S9. Ans.(b)
Sol. The muscles aren't capable of moving much but their reflex action still exists. These muscles are vestigial, meaning they're remnants of evolution that once had a purpose but no longer do. Ear muscles are example of vestigial organ in man

S10. Ans.(b)
Sol.  Reclamation of sodic soils involves replacement of exchangeable Na by Ca. Saline soils  are reclaimed by using gypsum

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