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RRB NTPC Previous Year Question Paper 2016 General Awareness (Questions and Answers)

 RRB NTPC Previous Year Question Paper 2016 General Awareness (Questions and Answers) 



Q. (1) How much is one decalitre?

 1. 10 kilolitres 

2. 10 litres 

3. 100 litres 

4. 10 centilitres 

Answer: 2 (10 litres = 1 decalitre) 

Q. (2) Which river used to be called the Sorrow of Bengal?

 1. Brahmaputra

 2. Hooghly

 3. Bhagirathi

 4. Damodar

 Answer: 4 (Damodar river is used to be called the Sorrow of Bengal)

Q. (3) In BRICS, which country is denoted by B?

 1. Bangladesh 

2. Belgium

 3. Brazil

 4. Bahrain 

Answer: 3 (BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) 

Q. (4) Mrinalini Sarabhai passed away recently. Who was she? 

1. Film Actress

 2. Scientist

 3. Classical Dancer

4. Playback Singer 

Answer: 3 (Mrinalini Sarabhai was a classical dancer) 

Q. (5) What was the name of Maharana Pratap’s horse? 

1. Bulbul 

2. Chetak

 3. Hayagriva

 4. Badal

 Answer: 2 (The name of Maharana Pratap’s horse was Chetak)

 Q. (6) Who is thought to have invented the thermoscope?

 1. Galileo Galilei

 2. Copernicus

 3. Isaac Newton

 4. J. Kepler

Answer: 1 (Galileo Galilei invented the thermoscope) 

Q. (7) Arteries carry blood that is filled with _________ 

1. Oxygen 

2. Carbon dioxide 

3. Toxins 

4. Lipids

 Answer: 1 (Arteries carry blood, that is filled with oxygen) 

Q. (8) Which of this is not a memorial to a dead person? 

1. Bibi Ka Maqbara

 2. Taj Mahal

 3. Charminar

4. Itmad Ud Daulah 

Answer: 3 (Charminar is not a memorial to a dead person) 

Q. (9) In which State is Karla, famous for its Buddhist caves, located?

 1. Maharashtra 

2. Uttar Pradesh 

3. Uttarakhand

 4. Madhya Pradesh

Answer: 1 (Karla is located in the state of Maharashtra) 


 

Q. (10) When was the Indian Constitution amended for the first time?

 1. 1949

 2. 1951

 3. 1952 

4. 1953 

Answer: 2 (The Indian Constitution was amended for the first time in 1951) 

Q. (11) With which sport is Karnam Malleswari associated? 

1. Tennis 

2. Swimming

 3. Athletics 

4. Weightlifting

 Answer: 4 (Karnam Malleswari is associated weightlifting) 

Q. (12) Which was the first satellite to orbit our Moon? 

1. Luna 2

 2. Luna 10 

3. Apollo 10 

4. Apollo 11

 Answer: 2 (Luna 10 was the first satellite to orbit our Moon)

 Q. (13) World Tuberculosis (TB) day is observed on? 

1. 28th March

 2. 24th March

 3. 24th May 

4. 28th May

 Answer: 2 (World Tuberculosis (TB) day is observed on 24th March) 

Q. (14) Who gave the slogan ‘Do or Die’ during India’s freedom struggle? 

1. Veer Savarkar

 2. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

 3. Mahatma Gandhi

 4. Subramanya Bharati 

Answer: 3 (Mahatma Gandhi gave the slogan ‘Do or Die’ during India’s freedom struggle) 

Q. (15) The function of the lens in our eyes is to _________ 

1. Cover the eyes

 2. Send messages of images to the brain 

3. Change the focal distance of the eye

 4. Protects eyes from injury 

Answer: 3 (The function of the lens in our eyes is to change the focal distance of the eye)

 Q. (16) How many moons does the planet mars have?

 1. 1 

 2.2 

 3.3 

4.4

 Answer: 2 (Planet Mars have two moons) 

Q. (17) In India who is the executive head of the state? 

1. Prime Minister 

2. The President 

3. he Chief justice of Supreme Court

 4. The Governor

 Answer: 1 (In India, Prime Minister is the executive head of the state)

 Q. (18) International Maritime Organization is concerned with 

1. Air pollution 

2. Sea pollution 

3. Adulteration in food 

4. Deforestation 

Answer: 2 (International Maritime Organization is concerned with Sea pollution) 

Q. (19) Which is the capital of Cyprus?

 1. Nicosia

 2. Polis

 3. Lamarca

 4. Araddipou

 Answer: 1 (Nicosia is the capital of Cyprus) 

Q. (20) Who invented Penicillin?

 1. Ian Fleming 

2. Alexander Fleming

 3. Stephen Hawking

 4. Alexander Graham Bell

 Answer: 2 (Alexander Fleming invented Penicillin) 

Q. (21) Aruna Asaf Ali is remembered for hoisting the Indian National Congress Flag at _______ 

1. Non-cooperation Movement

 2. Civil Disobedience Movement 

3. Self-rule Movement

 4. Quit India Movement 

Answer: 4 (Aruna Asaf Ali is remembered for hoisting the Indian National Congress Flag at Quit India Movement)

 Q. (22) In 2014, the __________Lok Sabha was selected.

 1. 16th

 2. 19th 

3. 14th

 4. 23rd

 Answer: 1 (In 2014, the 16th Lok Sabha was selected) 

Q. (23) Which boxer is nicknamed The Real Deal? 

1. Mike Tyson 

2. Mohammed Ali

 3. Evander Holyfield

 4. Joe Louis

 Answer: 3 (Evander Holyfield is nicknamed The Real Deal)

 Q. (24) The Rowlatt Act was passed in which year? 

1. 1919

 2. 1921

 3. 1923

 4. 1926

 Answer: 1 (The Rowlatt Act was passed in the year 1919) 

Q. (25) Which among the below choices can cause a Tsunami (also known as harbour wave)? 

1. Undersea earthquakes 

2. Typhoon 

3. Volcanic eruptions on land 

4. Drought

 Answer: 1 (Undersea earthquakes can cause a Tsunami) 

Q. (26) When did Vasco da Gama land in India?

 1. 1492

 2. 1498

 3. 1948

 4. 1857

 Answer: 2 (Vasco da Gama landed in India in the year 1498) 

Q. (27) From the following which is an example of a single-celled organism? 

1. Protozoa

 2. Anthropods

 3. Echinoderms

 4. Annelids

 Answer: 1 (Protozoa is an example of a single-celled organism)

 Q. (28) Where can you find the Golden Temple of Dambulla?

 1. Amritsar

 2. Sri Lanka

 3. Indonesia

 4. Malaysia

 Answer: 2 (The Golden Temple of Dambulla is in Sri Lanka)

 Q. (29) Emperor Ashoka was the successor of __________

 1. Chandragupta Maurya

 2. Bindusara 

3. Susima 

4. Dasharath

 Answer: 2 (Emperor Ashoka was the successor of Bindusara) 

Q. (30) The dance form Kuchipudi originated from which part of India? 

1. Tamil Nadu 

2. Maharashtra

 3. Andhra Pradesh 

4. Odisha

 Answer: 3 (The dance form Kuchipudi originated from Andhra Pradesh)

 Q. (31) Who is believed to have built the Konark Temple? 

1. Raja Kulothung

 2. Narasimha Deva 1 

3. Vishnugopa

 4. Mahipala

 Answer: 2 (Narasimha Deva 1 is believed to have built the Konark Temple) 

Q. (32) A seven-sided polygon is called ____________ 

1. Nonagon 

2. Hexagon 

3. Heptagon

 4. Octagon

 Answer: 3 (A seven-sided polygon is called Heptagon) 

Q. (33) What is the desert adjoining the Thar desert called in Pakistan? 

1. Gobi

 2. Cholistan

 3. Sukkur

 4. Mirpur 

Answer: 2 (The desert adjoining the Thar desert is called Cholistan in Pakistan) 

Q. (34) Science of the study of preserved remains or traces of animals, plants, and other organisms from the remote past is called ____________

 1. Anthropology

 2. Archaeology

 3. Palaeontology

 4. Pharmacology

 Answer: 3 (Science of the study of preserved remains or traces of animals, plants, and other organisms from the remote past is called Palaeontology)

 Q. (35) Atomic weight of an element is compared with which of the following to get the atomic weight of that element?

 1. Oxygen

 2. Carbon 

3. Hydrogen 

4. Nitrogen 

Answer: 3 (hydrogen) 

Q. (36) What is the shape of the Earth?

 1. Perfect hemisphere

 2. Mostly flat

 3. Perfect Sphere

 4. Oblate Sphere

 Answer: 4 (The shape of the Earth is an oblate sphere) 

Q. (37) Which two teams played the first official international cricket match? 

1. England and Australia

 2. England and West Indies

 3. USA and Canada

 4. Australia and India

 Answer: 3 (USA and Canada played the first official international cricket match) 

Q. (38) Which is the smallest continent?

 1. Australia

 2. Antarctica 

3. Africa

 4. South America

 Answer: 1 (Australia is the smallest continent) 

Q. (39) As the frequency of a wave increases, what happens to its wavelength? 

1. It increases

 2. It remains the same

 3. It decreases

 4. There is no connection between the two 

Answer: 3 (As the frequency of a wave increases, its wavelength decreases)

 Q. (40) Which of the following is also called Marsh Gas?

 1. Propane 

2. Ethane

 3. Methane

 4. Butane

 Answer: 3 (Methane is also called Marsh Gas)

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