Previous Years Based SSC GK (General Knowledge) MCQs

11. In which of the following soils the maximum production of paddy per unit water consumption is best achieved?
[A] Non-porous soil
[B] Porous soil
[C] Impervious soil
[D] Soil that allows slow percolation

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12. Why the Indian farmers plough their fields during the time interval between two crops?
[A] In order to keep the soil loose for further cultivation
[B] To increase the porosity of the soil
[C] To escape drought
[D] To prevent clodding

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13. Why Gypsum is added to the soil?
[A] To increase the alkalinity
[B] To decrease the acidity
[C] To decrease the alkalinity
[D] As an insecticide

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14. Which of the following is the most common wheat disease in India?
[A] Green ear
[B] Smut
[C] Loose smut
[D] Rust

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15. Which of the followings is the reason after the expansion of rice while boiling?
[A] The starch gelatinises and swells
[B] The starch gets polymerised
[C] The grains absorb moisture and swell
[D] Sugars break down in the grains

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16. Why is it easier to cook in a pressure cooker?
[A] High pressure creates turbulence
[B] More steam is formed inside the cooker
[C] Boiling point of water is raised
[D] Boiling point of water is lowered

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17. The deficiency of which of the following minerals causes goiter?
[A] Sulphur
[B] Iodine
[C] Calcium
[D] Vitamin A

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18. What happens when the temperature of water falls from 30°C and 0°C?
[A] The volume of ice formed will be less than volume of water
[B] The volume of ice formed will be more than the volume of water
[C] Water will not freeze at 0°C
[D] None of the above

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19. What happens when alcohol is taken in excess?
[A] It destroys the liver
[B] It produces inflammation of the stomach
[C] It causes the heart to become weak
[D] All of the above

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20. Which of the following facts is true regarding Colour blindness?
[A] More common among women
[B] Very rare in women
[C] Very rare in men
[D] Found to the same extent in both the sexes

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