General Knowledge Questions for CDS & AFCAT: 2nd January



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

1. Consider the following historical places 
1. Ajanta Caves
2. Lepakshi Temple 
3. Sanchi Stupa    
Which of the above place is/are also known for mural paintings?
(a) Only1
(b) 1 and 2 
(c)  All of these 
(d)  None of these 

Q2. Which among the following areas is conducive for well irrigation?  
(a) Rocky and uneven surface of Peninsular India
(b) Dry tracts of Rajasthan and Gujarat 
(c) Brackish groundwater region of Uttar Pradesh 
(d) Deltaic regions of Mahanadi, Godavari and Krishna 

Q3. Who has the right under the Constitution to seek the opinion of the supreme Court on question of law?  
(a) President 
(b) Any High Court 
(c) Prime Minister 
(d) All of there 

Q4. What is the percentage of the constituent of the population of the working age group (15-64 years) in the Indian economy?  
(a) Less than 25%
(b) Less than 50%
(c) More than 50%
(d) More than 75%

Q5. Which one of the following is the best source of generating electricity in India from the view point of sustainable development?  
(a) Coal 
(b) Mineral oil and gas
(c) Hydro-electricity 
(d) Atomic energy 

Q6. Which of the following elements formed the initial atmosphere on the earth
1.Hydrogen
2.Helium
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) both
(d) none



Q8. The substance employed for the food processing is  
(a) sodium carbonate 
(b) Acetylene 
(c) sodium nitrate 
(d) benzoic acid

Q9. Between which one of the following sets of bloods, in the transfusion possible?  
(a) A and O (A donor)
(b) B and A (B donor)
(c) A and AB (A donor)
(d) AB and O (AB donor)

Q10. Dual Energy X-ray Absorb-tiometry (DEXA) is used to measure  
(a) spread of solid tumour 
(b) bone density 
(c) ulcerous growth in stomach 
(d) extent of brain hemorrhage 

                                                                         
                                                                     SOLUTION

S1. Ans.(b)
Sol. The (Ajanta) caves, famous for its murals, are the finest surviving examples of Indian art, particularly painting. Lepakshi temple also has the finest specimens of mural paintings of the Vijayanagar kings.
S2. Ans.(d)
Sol. Deltaic regions of Mahanadi, Godavari and Krishna is conducive for well irrigation.
S3. Ans.(a)
Sol. Article 143 stands for the presidential reference, it means that president of India may seek opinion of supreme court on any matter of law, fact or public importance
S4. Ans.(c)
Sol. The constituent of the population of the working age group (15-64 years) in the Indian economy is more than 50%
S5. Ans.(c)
Sol. Hydro-electricity is the best source of generating electricity in India from the view point of sustainable development.
S6. Ans.(c)
Sol. The planet earth initially was a barren, rocky and hot object with a thin atmosphere of hydrogen and helium.
S7. Ans.(b)
Sol. An atomic mass unit (symbolized AMU or amu) is defined as precisely 1/12 the mass of an atom of carbon-12.
S8. Ans.(d)
Sol. Benzoic acid and sodium benzoate are used as food preservatives and are most suitable for foods, fruit juices, and soft drinks that are naturally in an acidic pH range.

S10. Ans.(b)
Sol. A dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan, also called a bone density scan, is a common technique used to measure bone density.

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