General Knowledge Quiz for CDS & AFCAT : 24th April

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 of these waves/winds is also known as ‘Doctor wind’? 
(a) Sirocco
(b) Harmattan
(c) Loo
(d) None of these

Q2. Consider the following words 
1. Socialist 
2. Democratic 
3. Sovereign 
4. Secular
Choose the response that gives the correct order in which these words occur in the Preamble.
(a) 3, 1, 4, 2
(b) 3, 4, 1, 2
(c) 3, 4, 2, 1
(d) 4, 1, 3, 2

Q3. The term ‘Paper Gold’ means  
(a) Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) of the IMF
(b) Special accommodation facility of the World Bank
(c) Currencies still on Gold standard
(d) Deficit Financing

Q4. Consider the following 
1. Tughlaqabad Fort
2. Lodhi garden 
3. Qutub Minar 
4. Fatehpur Sikri 
The correct chronological order in which they were built is  
(a) 3,1, 4, 2
(b) 3, 1, 2, 4
(c) 1, 3, 2, 4
(d) 1, 3, 4, 2

Q5. Whose experiments proved that the speed of light was always the same? 
(a) James Clark Maxwell
(b) Michelson and Marley
(c) Miller and Stanley
(d) Werner Heisenberg

Q6.Where are the Balearic Islands located?
(a)Black Sea
(b)North Sea
(c)Mediterranean Sea
(d)Baltic Sea

Q7. The maximum number of electrons on a principal shell is–
(a) n²
(b) n
(c) 2n²
(d) 3n²

Q8. Butter paper is an example of …….. object.
(a) A transparent
(b) A translucent
(c) An opaque
(d) A luminous

Q9. Cartilage present in the body is  
 (a) A muscular tissue
 (b) An epithelial tissue
 (c) A connective tissue
 (d) A germinal tissue

Q10. Lacrymal gland secret– 
(a) Sebum
(b) Mucus
(c) Tear
(d) Sweat

S1. Ans.(b)
Sol. ‘Harmattan’ winds that flow in Africa are known as doctor winds as these winds are dry and help in reducing the level of humidity.

S2. Ans.(a)
Sol. SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC is the correct order in the preamble.

S3. Ans.(a)
Sol. Paper Gold, otherwise known as Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), refers to the assets transferred by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to its member countries.

S4. Ans.(b)
Sol.  Qutab Minar in 1193
         Tughlaqabad fort  in 1321
         Lodhi garden in 1444
         Fatehpur Sikri in 1569

S5. Ans.(b)
Sol. Michelson and Marley proved that the speed of light was always the same.

S6. Ans.(c)
Sol. The Balearic Islands are an archipelago off eastern Spain, in the Mediterranean Sea.

S7.Ans (c)
Sol. The maximum number of electrons on a principal shell is 2n².

S8. Asn.(b)
Sol. Butter paper is a translucent object as it allows light to pass through it partially, thus
not providing clear vision. While a transparent substance allows light to pass through it
completely providing a clear vision. Whereas, an opaque substance is impenetrable to light.
On the other hand, luminous objects emit their own light.

Sol. Cartilage is an important structural component of the body. It is a firm tissue but is softer and much more flexible than bone. Cartilage is a connective tissue found in many areas of the body including Joints between bones e.g. the elbows, knees, and ankles.

Sol. The lacrimal gland, which supplies tears to the cornea of the eye.


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