9th July: 10 MCQs on Nikola Tesla, Zika Virus, MSP, Cabinet Ministers and more

Take a look at the General Knowledge Quiz below containing 10 MCQs on Nikola Tesla, Zika Virus in Kerala, wheat MSP, Cabinet Ministers and more here.
Created On: Jul 9, 2021 09:35 IST
Modified On: Jul 20, 2021 12:57 IST
MCQs : General Knowledge
MCQs : General Knowledge

The quiz below has 10 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) listed on various topics like Nikola Tesla, Zika virus in Kerala and Minimum Support Price or MSP and Cabinet Ministers. 

  1. Which of the following is correct about Nikol Tesla 

i) He immigrated to the United States in 1884

ii) In 1891 he invented the Tesla coil which is used as radio technology

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. c

Explanation: Nikola Tesla had immigrated to the United States in 1884 and invented the Tesla coil which is used in radio technology. 

  1. Who is responsible for the invention of Direct Current?
  1. Nikola Tesla
  2. Thomas Edison
  3. George Westinghouse
  4. Mark Twain

Ans. b

Explanation: Thomas Edison is responsible for Direct Current.  Related| Nikola Tesla Biography: All about his birth, career, inventions, family and death here

  1. Which organism spreads Zika Virus?
  1. Mosquito
  2. Pigs
  3. Cows
  4. Bacteria in the Gut

Ans. a

Explanation: Zika virus is spread through mosquito bites, just like Malaria. 

  1. Which of the following are inclusive in the symptoms of Zika Virus?

i) Mild Fever, rashes, fever

ii) Joint pain, malaise or headache

iii) There may be no symptoms in infected person

  1. Only i and ii
  2. Only i and iii
  3. i, ii and iii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. c

Explanation: The symptoms for the mosquito-borne disease include mild and include fever, rash, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, malaise or headache.  

Read| Do you know about the Anti-Zika virus vaccine

  1. What is the incubation period of Zika Virus?
  1. 3-14 days
  2. 2-7 days
  3. 10-15 days
  4. None of the above 

Ans. a

Explanation:The incubation period of Zika virus disease is estimated to be 3–14 days and the symptoms typically last for 2–7 days. 

  1. In which state of India recently Zika Virus infection has been reported?
  1. Kerala 
  2. Karnataka 
  3. Tamil Nadu
  4. Andhra Pradesh

Ans. a

Explanation: Kerala has reported its first case of Zika Virus recently. 

  1. Aedes Mosquito species is responsible for the spread of
  1. Zika Virus
  2. Chikungunya
  3. Dengue
  4. All of the above 

Ans. d

Explanation: Aedes mosquitoes are the species that transmit Zika virus, dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever.

  1. Which of the following statements is true about Minimum Support Price?

i) It is enforceable by law

ii) It is decided by the farmers and approved by the Government of India

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. d

Explanation: The minimum support price is an agricultural product price, set by the Government of India to purchase directly from the farmer. This is not enforceable by law. 

Read| Explained: What is Minimum Support Price (MSP)?

  1. The centre fixes MSPs for how many farm commodities?
  1. 23
  2. 24
  3. 21
  4. 20

Ans. a

Explanation: The Centre currently fixes MSPs for 23 farm commodities including 7 cereals (paddy, wheat, maize, bajra, jowar, ragi and barley), 5 pulses (chana, arhar/tur, urad, moong and masoor), 7 oilseeds (rapeseed-mustard, groundnut, soyabean, sunflower, sesamum, safflower and niger seed) and 4 commercial crops (cotton, sugarcane, copra and raw jute).

  1. Who is the Health Minister of India?
  1. Mansukh L Mandaviya
  2. John Barla
  3. Dr Harsh Vardhan
  4. Ramesh Pokhariyal

Ans. a

Explanation: Mansukh L Mandaviya is the new Health and Family Welfare Minister of India after Dr Harsh Vardhan. 

Read| All Health Ministers of India- List

 

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