General Knowledge Quiz (Previous Years) for CDS & CAPF: 6th May


Dear Students, Defence Adda is providing you all with this quiz on General Knowledge questions for NDA & Other Defence Exams.



Q1. Which among the following was NOT the provision of the Gandhi-Irwin pact?
(a) Immediate release of all political prisoners of the Civil Disobedience Movement  
(b) Clause 2 of the March 1931 pact defined ‘reservations and safeguards’ to cover financial credit of India
(c) The return of confiscated land already sold to third parties
(d) Reservations of 18 percent seats for Depressed classes

Q2. Which one of the following novels won the Pulitzer Prize for the year 2017 in the Fiction category?
(a) The Goldfinch 
(b) All the Light We Cannot See
(c) The Sympathizer 
(d) The Underground Railroad

Q3. Which one of the following does NOT pass through the Kaziranga National Park?
(a) The Brahmaputra river
(b) The Diphlu river
(c) National Highway Number 37
(d) Railway track of Indian Railway

Q4. The US President in 2017 has signed an executive order for US withdrawal from a trade organization of the Pacific region. Identify the organization from among the following:
(a) Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 
(b) Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
(c) Free-Trade Agreement of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP)
(d) Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

Q5. Which one of the following judgement declared that the Parliaments has NO power to amend any of the provisions of Part III of the Constitution of India?
(a)Kesavananda Bharati vs. State of Kerala 
(b) Golak Nath vs. State of Punjab
(c) Champakam Dorairajan vs. State of Madras
(d) Minerva Mills Ltd. Vs. Government of India

Q6. The polymeric fiber used as a substitute for wool in making synthetic blankets, sweaters, etc., is  
(a) Nylon 
(b) Teflon 
(c) orlon 
(d) Bakelite 

Q7. The cleaning of dirty clothes by soaps and detergents is due to a type of molecules called surfactants, which are present in soaps and detergents. The surfactant molecules remove the dirt by  
(a) Making the cloth slippery 
(b) Producing some gases between the dirt and the cloth 
(c) Dissolving the dirt 
(d) Forming some aggregates of themselves and take away the dirt in the core of the aggregates 

Q8. Which one of the following is not a mixture?  
(a) Toothpaste 
(b) Toilet soap 
(c) Baking soda 
(d) Vinegar 


Q10. Consider the following statements regarding the properties and uses of glass wool.  
I. Glass wool has tensile strength greater than steel. 
II. Glass wool is fire proof. 
III. Glass wool has high electrical conductivity and absorbs moisture. 
IV. Glass wool is used to prepare fibre glass. 
Which of the statements given above are correct? 
(a) I and II 
(b) I, II and IV 
(c) II and IV 
(d) I, III and IV 


SOLUTIONS


S1. Ans.(d)
Sol. The Poona Pact refers to an agreement between B. R. Ambedkar and Mahatma Gandhi on the reservation of electoral seats for the depressed classes in the legislature of British India government. It was made on 24 September 1932 at Yerwada Central Jail in Poona, India and was signed by Mahatma Gandhi, B.R Ambedkar and some other leaders as a means to end the fast that Gandhi was undertaking in jail as a protest against the decision by British prime minister Ramsay MacDonald to give separate electorates to depressed classes for the election of members of provincial legislative assemblies in British India. They finally agreed upon 148 electoral seats.

S2. Ans.(d)
Sol. Colson Whitehead wins Pulitzer prize for The Underground Railroad. Literary blockbuster novel The Underground Railroad, which depicts the journey of a young woman escaping from slavery via a fantastical train system, has won the Pulitzer prize for fiction.

S3. Ans.(d)

S4. Ans.(b)
Sol. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), also called the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, is a defunct proposed trade agreement between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, and the United States signed on 4 February 2016.

S5. Ans.(b)
Sol. Golaknath v. State of Punjab or simply the Golaknath case, was a 1967 Indian Supreme Court case, in which the Court ruled that Parliament could not curtail any of the Fundamental Rights in the Constitution.

S6. Ans.(c)
Sol. Polyacrylonitrile or orlon is used as a substitute for wool in making synthetic blankets, sweaters etc. It is a polymer of acrylonitrile or vinyl cyanide. 

S7. Ans.(d)
Sol. The cleaning of dirty clothes by soaps and detergents is due to a type of molecules called surfactants. The surfactant molecules remove the dirt by forming some aggregates of themselves and take away the dirt in the core of aggregates. The spherical aggregate of surfactant molecules in water is called a micelle. 

S8. Ans.(c)
Sol. Sodium bicarbonate also known as baking soda, is the chemical compound with the formula NaHCO3.







S10. Ans.(b)
Sol. Glass wool is an insulating material, obtained from fibre glass arranged into a texture like wool. 




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