Quiz 657: General Knowledge for SSC Examinations

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3. In which of the following regions, maize is used as staple food ?
[A]Western Europe
[B]Russia
[C]Middle Africa
[D]South-East Asia
Answer: Middle Africa
Notes:
Maize or corn is a cereal crop that is grown widely throughout the world in a range of agroecological environments. The grains are rich in vitamins A, C and E, carbohydrates, and essential minerals, and contain 9% protein. They are also rich in dietary fiber and calories which are a good source of energy. (Staple food is the name for a food that can be stored easily, and eaten throughout the year.) It’s an important staple food for more than 1.2 billion people in Middle Africa.
4. The Sankosh river forms boundary between which of the following two states?
[A]Bihar and West Bengal
[B]Assam and Arunachal Pradesh
[C]Assam and West Bengal
[D]Bihar and Jharkhand
Answer: Assam and Arunachal Pradesh
Notes:
Sankosh river forms boundary between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh
5. The Pir Panjal range is located in which of the following states?
[A]Arunachal Pradesh
[B]Jammu and Kashmir
[C]Punjab
[D]Uttarakhand
Answer: Jammu and Kashmir
Notes:
The Pir Panjal ranges lie in the Inner Himalayan region, running from east southeast to west northwest across the states of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir in India as well as Pakistan Administered Kashmir in Pakistan, where the average elevation varies from 1,400 m to 4,100 m .
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7. Export of which of the following is an Invisible Export?
[A]Services
[B]Prohibited goods
[C]Unrecorded goods
[D]Goods through smuggling
Answer: Services
Notes:
Any export that does not have a tangible physical presence (e.g. expertise, insurance underwriting). Here, Invisible Export means export of Services
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9. Which type of forests occupies the highest percentage of area in India?
[A]Tropical deciduous
[B]Savanna and desert vegetation
[C]Equatorial evergreen
[D]Tropical Rainforests
Answer: Tropical deciduous
Notes:
Tropical Deciduous Forests: They are also called the “Monsoon forests”. They grow in the areas with annual rainfall of 70-200 cm. Sandal wood, Shisam, Mahua, Sal, Teak and Bamboo are important species of trees. Moist deciduous and the dry deciduous forests are two major categories of these forests.
10. Who among the following was the first person to scale Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen?
[A]Terence Bannon
[B]Duncan Chessell
[C]Reinhold Messner
[D]Jean Troillet
Answer: Reinhold Messner
Notes:
Reinhold Messner (German) is the first person to scale Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen, along with Peter Habeler in 1978. He is also first climber to ascend all fourteen peaks over 8,000 metres (26,000 ft) above sea level, including the Mount Everest. .

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