CDS Exam I 2016: General Knowledge Quiz Set-2

Jagranjosh is providing you the set of a 20 MCQ on General Knowledge, which will help you to prepare for the CDS Exam I 2016.

Created On: Jan 18, 2016 11:01 IST


CDS Exam I 2016 General Knowledge Quiz set - 2

1. White blood cells (WBC) are called:
a) lymphocytes
b) leucocytes
c) Plasma
d) Spermatocytes

Answer: b – leucocytes

2. The French scientist who is considered the father of paleontology, is
a) George Cuvier
b) Marquis de Condorcet
c) Jacque Tonnies
d) Auguste Compte

Answer: a -- George Cuvier

3. The percentage of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is approximately:
a) 0 .03%
b) 1%
c) 5%
d) 7%

Answer: a -- 0 .03%

4. Chromosomes responsible for characteristics other than sex are known as:
a) ribosomes
b) lysosomes
c) autosomes
d) spermatocytes

Answer: c – autosomes

5. Which one of these is NOT a cell organelle?
a) lysosome
b) mitochondrion
c) endoplasmic reticulum
d) cytoplasm

Answer: d – cytoplasm

6.  When a color blind man marries a woman pure for normal color vision, which one of the following situations may result?
a) only the sons will be colorblind
b) all the grandchildren will be color blind
c) all the children will be color blind
d) half the grandsons will be color blind

Answer: d -- half the grandsons will be color blind

7.  In the first stage of carbohydrate metabolism, glucose breaks down to:
a) citric acid
b) lactic acid
c) nitric acid
d) pyruvic acid

Answer: d -- pyruvic acid

8.  The name of the process by which an amino acid loses its amino group is:
a) hydration
b) oxidoamination
c) deamination
d) dehydration

Answer: c – deamination

9. In a plasma membrane, a general barrier to the movement of molecules is provided by:
a) proteins
b) lipids
c) carbohydrates
d) all of the above

Answer: b – lipids

10. Which of the following is not found in blood?
a) fibrinogen
b) urea
c) glucose
d) glycogen

Answer: d – glycogen

11. Testosterone, cholesterol  and estrogen are:
a) proteins
b) alcohols
c) nucleic acids
d) steroids

Answer: d – steroids

12. The structure of DNA was first described by
a) Hook
b) Nirenberg
c) Watson and Crick
d) Lederberg
Answer: c. Watson and Crick

13. Which of the following gives instant energy to an athlete?
a) Fats
b) Glucose
c)  Butter
d) Vitamin

 Answer : b) Glucose

14. Identical twins are born, when
a) Two sperms fertilize two ova
b) Two sperms fertilize one ovum
c) One sperm fertilizes one ovum
d) One sperm fertilizes four ova

 Answer: b. two sperms fertilize one ovum

15. Blood groups (ABO) were discovered by
a) Charles Darwin
b) Karl Landsteiner
c) Gregor Mendel
d) Watson and Crick

 Answer: b. Karl Landsteiner

16. Children of a normal father and a colour-blind mother will be
a)  Colour blind sons and carrier daughters
b) Normal sons and carrier daughters
c) Normal daughters and sons
d) Colour blind sons and daughters

 Answer: a. Colour blind sons and carrier daughters

17. The hormone responsible for the emotional states (fear, anger and tension and a rise in blood pressure and heart rate) is
a) Somatotrophin
b) Oxytocin
c) Adrenaline
d) Thyroxine

 Answer: c. Adrenaline

18. Gene mutation takes place in
a) Deoxyribonucleic acid
b) Chloroplast
c)  Ribosome
d)  Mitochondrion

 Answer: d. Mitochondrion

19. The part of the human brain which is the centre of memory, learning, thinking and reasoning is:
a) Cerebrum
b) Cerebellum
c) Hypophysis
d) Medulla

 Answer: A. Cerebrum

20. The scientist who proposed the “Survival of the fittest” in his theory of evolution was
a) Charles Darwin
b) Lamarck
c) Gregor Mendel
d) Hugo de vries

 Answer : a. Charles Darwin

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