SSC CGL 2019


Shift-2 (General Awareness)


Q.1 Georg Simon Ohm in whose honour we have the famous Ohm’s Law, hailed from which country? 
1. Russia
2. Spain
3. Poland
4. Germany

Correct Answer:  Germany


Q.2 Which Union Minister of Home Affairs released a book titled Karmayodha Granth in New Delhi? 
1. P Chidambaram
2. Sushilkumar Shinde
3. Amit Shah
4. Rajnath Singh

Correct Answer: Amit Shah


Q.3 Who was the first Governor of Madhya Pradesh? 
1. BD Sharma
2. NN Wanchu
3. GP Singh
4. Dr. Sitaramayya

Correct Answer: Dr. Sitaramayya


Q.4 Which part of the body is responsible for the manufacture of red blood cells? 
1. Brain
2. Lungs
3. Bone marrow
4. Heart

Correct Answer: Bone marrow


Q. 5 Which city of India is known as 'The Athens of the East'? 
1. Kochi
2. Allahabad
3. Patna
4. Madurai

Correct Answer: Madurai


Q.6 Methane is a colourless, odourless, non-toxic but flammable gas. What is its common name? 
1. Blue vitriol
2. Heating gas
3. Marsh gas
4. Laughing gas

Correct Answer: Marsh gas


Q.7 In which state did the second phase of Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 2.0 begin in January 2020? 
1. Uttar Pradesh
2. Punjab
3. Kerala
4. Bihar

Correct Answer: Uttar Pradesh


Q.8 Which of the following is NOT a twin city of India? 
1. Cuttack and Bhubaneswar
2. Hubli and Dharwad
3. Thrissur and Thiruvalla
4. Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar

Correct Answer: Thrissur and Thiruvalla


Q.9 John Maynard Keynes, best known for his economic theories (Keynesian economics), hailed from which country? 
1. Sweden
2. Denmark
3. Australia
4. England

Correct Answer: England


Q.10 In the sequence of planets in the solar system, which planet comes in between Mars and Saturn? 
1. Uranus
2. Mercury
3. Venus
4. Jupiter

Correct Answer: Jupiter

Q.11 In which state has the Jawara Dance, a dance form to celebrate wealth, originated? 
1. Gujarat
2. Kerala
3. Madhya Pradesh
4. Rajasthan

Correct Answer:  Madhya Pradesh


Q.12 In which city was the Jhanda Satyagraha  or Flag Satyagraha of 1923 held? 
1. Calcutta
2. Nagpur
3. Ahmedabad
4. Bombay

Correct Answer: Nagpur


Q.13 The development of a fruit without fertilization is called ______. 
1. Gametogamy
2. Parthenocarpy
3. Hybridogenesis
4. Apomixis

Correct Answer: Parthenocarpy


Q.14 Which city in India is world renowned for one of the most traditional embroidery styles, Chikankari? 
1. Udaipur
2. Hyderabad
3. Ahmedabad
4. Lucknow

Correct Answer: Lucknow


Q.15 Who is the first Indian to bag two International hat-tricks in cricket? 
1. Rohit Sharma
2. Virat Kohli
3. Kedar Jadhav
4. Kuldeep Yadav

Correct Answer: Kuldeep Yadav


Q.16 Freedom fighter Sucheta Kripalani, became the first woman chief minister of which state? 
1. Uttar Pradesh
2. Rajasthan
3. Andhra Pradesh
4. Gujarat

Correct Answer: Uttar Pradesh


Q.17 In which period was the legendary Victoria Terminus station (currently Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus), Mumbai built? 
1. 1878 to 1888
2. 1911 to 1921
3. 1933 to 1943
4. 1843 to 1853

Correct Answer: 1878 to 1888


Q.18 Who chaired the sixth meeting of the Island  Development Agency in New Delhi in January 2020? 
1. Narendra Modi
2. Nirmala Sitharaman
3. Amit Shah
4. Nitin Gadkari

Correct Answer: Amit Shah


Q.19 Who was chosen as foreign secretary of  India in January 2020? 
1. Ranjan Mathai
2. Harsh Vardhan Shringla
3. Vijay Keshav Gokhale
4. Nirupama Rao

Correct Answer: Harsh Vardhan Shringla


Q.20 Jellyfish are an example of which type of phylum? 
1. Phylum - Cnidaria
2. Phylum -Porifera
3. Phylum -Protozoa
4. Phylum -Ctenophora

Correct Answer: Phylum – Cnidaria


 Q.21 Which Tennis star will have a Swiss coin minted in his/her honour? 
1. Serena Williams
2. Rafael Nadal
3. Novak Djokovic
4. Roger Federer

Correct Answer: Roger Federer


 Q.22 Which US based Indian topped the Forbes India's ‘20 people to watch in the 2020s’ list? 
1. Hasan Minhaj
2. Prashant Kishor
3. Mahua Moitra
4. Dushyant Chautala

Correct Answer:  Hasan Minhaj


Q.23 Who was appointed  as Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund in October, 2019? 
1.  Kristalina Georgieva
2. Christine Lagarde
3. Rodrigo Rato
4. Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Correct Answer: Kristalina Georgieva


Q.24 Which pillar inscriptions has recorded the achievements of Samudra Gupta, who was known as the 'Napoleon of India' for his conquests? 
1. Iron Pillar
2. Vijaya Stambha
3. Allahabad Pillar
4. Sun Pillar

Correct Answer: Allahabad Pillar