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NDA General Ability Quiz


Q1. Who among the following was a founder of the Swaraj Party?
(a)  Vallabbhai Patel
(b)  Rajendra Prasad
(c)  C. R. Das
(d)  Narendra Dev

Q2. Who among the following annuled the Partition of Bengal?
(a)  Lord Chelmsford
(b)  Lord Curzon
(c)  Lord Minto
(d)  Lord Hardinge

Q3. Who among the following has authored the book Hind Swaraj?
(a)  Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(b)  Mahatma Gandhi
(c)  Gopal Krishna Gokhale
(d)  M.G. Ranade

Q4. In Hind Swaraj, Mahatma Gandhi was critical of railways, because they are1. carriers of plague germs
2. instruments for frequency of famines
3. responsible for creating class division in the society
4. accident-prone Select the correct answer using the
code given below:
Code:
(a)  1, 2 and 3
(b)  1 and 2
(c)  2 and 3
(d)  1 and 4

Q5. The Rowlatt Act was passed to
(a)  bring about agrarian reforms
(b)  curtail the nationalist and revolutionary activities
(c)  have a favourable balance of trade
(d)  put Second World War criminals on trial

Q6. Which one among the following works of Mahatma Gandhi provides a critique of modern machine-oriented civilization?
(a)  The Story of My Experiments with Truth
(b)  Hind Swaraj
(c)  Constructive Programme
(d)  Anasakti Yoga (Commentary on ‘Gita’)

Q7. The first Prime Minister of India in 1947 was appointed by
(a)  the Governar General
(b)  the President of India
(c)  Mahatma Gandhi
(d)  a committee headed by Dr. Rajendra Prasad

Q8. Assertion (A): There was a country-wide agitation against the Simon Commission.
Reason (R): The members of the Simon Commission discontinued their work in face of the country-wide agitation. DIRECTIONS (Q. 109-114): The following six items consist of two statements, Statement I and
Statement
II. You are to examine these two statements carefully and select the answers to these items using the
code given below:
Code:
(a)  Both the statements are individually true and Statement II is the correct explanation of Statement I.
(b)  Both the statements ‘are individually true but Statement II is not the correct explanation of Statement I.
(c)  Statement I is true but Statement II is false.
(d)  Statement I is false but Statement II is true.

Q9. Which one of the following political theories advocates the withering away of the State?
(a)  Capitalism
(b)  Fascism
(c)  Marxism
(d)  Democratic Socialism

Q10. Statement I: The Russian Revolution of 1917 inspired the Indian working class movement.
Statement II: The Non-Cooperation Movement (1921-22) saw the involvement of the Indian working class.
(a)  Both the statements are individually true and Statement II is the correct explanation of Statement I
(b)  Both the statements are individually true but Statement II is not the correct explanation of Statement I
(c)  Statement I is true but Statement II is false
(d)  Statement I is false but Statement II is true 3.

Q11. Consider the following statements:
1. The approach of a cyclone is characterised by a rise in baromenic reading.
2. In the cyclones of the nonthern hemisphere, the winds circulate in anticlockwise direction.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a)  1 only
(b)  2 only
(c)  Both1 and 2
(d)  Neither 1 nor 2

Q12. Injurious ultraviolet radiations are mostly prevented from reaching the land surface as these are absorbed mostly by which one of the following?
(a)  Stratosphere
(b)  Troposphere
(c)  Ionosphere
(d)  Mesosphere

Q13. Which one of the following statements is/are correct with regard to lines of latitude?
1. They are concentric circles numbered from 0° to 90°.
2. They are circles on a globe which are parallel to the Equator and which are to the North and South of the Equator. Select the correct answer using the
code given below:
(a)  1 only
(b)  2 only
(c)  Both 1 and 2
(d)  Neither 1 nor 2

Q14. Detroit is famous for which one of the following industries?
(a)  Textile
(b)  Food Processing
(c)  Automobiles
(d)  Locomotives

Q15. Consider the following statements1. The difference between the moisture-holding capacity of air and its actual humidity is called saturation deficit.
2. The temperature to which air has to be cooled in order to reach saturation is called dew point.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a)  1 only
(b)  2 only
(c)  Both 1 and 2
(d)  Neither 1 nor 2
 

1. (c) 2. (d) 3. (b) 4. (d) 5. (b) 6. (b) 7. (d) 8. (c) 9. (b) 10. 11. (c) 12. (a) 13. (c) 14. (A) 15. (c)
Solutions
1.   Swaraj Party was founded by C.R. Das and Motilal Nehru
2.   Lord Hardinge annuled the partition of Bengal in 1991 on the occasion of Delhi Darbar.
3.   The book ‘Hind Swaraj’ was written by Mahatma Gandhi.
4.   In Hind Swaraj, Mahatma Gandhi was critical of railways, because they are carriers of plague germs and accident-prone.
5.   Rowlatt act was a law passed by the British in colonial Indian in March, 1919. This act authorized the government to imprison for two years only person suspected of terrorism without trial. The Rowlatt Act came into force in March 1919.
6.   Hind Swaraj or Indian Home Rule is a book written by Mohandas K. Gandhi in 1909. It is a book in which he expresses his views on Swaraj, Modern Civilization, Mechanisation etc. Mohandas Gandhi wrote this book in his native language, Gujarati, while traveling from London to South Africa onboard SS Kildonan Castle between November 13 and November 22, 1909. In the book Gandhi gives a diagnosis for the problems of humanity in modern times, the causes, and his remedy.
7.   a committee headed by Dr. Rajendra Prasad.
8.   The slogan “Go back, Simon” was raised and Indians agitated against it countrywide.
9.   Fascism is a political system or attitudes which is in favour of strong central government and which does not allow any opposition.
10. 
11.   At the centre of a cyclone is an area of calm called the eye. The eye is usually about 40 km in diameter. Air in the centre of a cyclone is less dense than air around it because the temperature inside the eye is greater than that of the surroundings.
12.   Tropical grassland located mainly in the continental areas of tropical latitudes where rains fall during the summer season which lasts for about five months. In Mediterranean region, the winter rainfall due to middle latitude fronts and cyclones.
13. 
14.   The earth’s circumference was first determined around 240 B.C. by Eratosthenes.
15.   The earth rotates at 23½° on its axis and 66½° on orbital plane.

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