Science Quiz for SSC CHSL 2016

Q1. Leptospirosis is a disease caused by—
(a) Virus
(b) Fungus
(c) Protozoa
(d) None

Q2. The most abundant metal in the Earth’s crust is—
(a) zinc
(b) copper
(c) aluminium
(d) iron

Q3. Hepatitis affects which organ of the human body?
(a) Liver
(b) Pancreas
(c) Spleen
(d) Small intestine

Q4. Which one of the following is an ohmic conductor?
(a) Germanium
(b) Silicon
(c) Carbon
(d) Silver

Q5. Anemometer is an instrument meant for measuring __________ .
(a) velocity
(b) air masses
(c) wind speed
(d) temperature

Q6. Increased RBC’s in the blood leads to a condition called __________ .
(a) Anemia
(b) Haemophilia
(c) Polycythemia
(d) Leukaemia

Q7. The spring balance works on the principle of __________ .
(a) Boyle’s Law
(b) Hooke’s Law
(c) Bernoulli’s principle
(d) Pascal’s Law

Q8. The blotting technique used to identify the isolated protein is ________
(a) Northern blotting
(b) Western blotting
(c) Southern blotting
(d) Cloning

Q9. If there were no gravity, which of the following will not be there for a fluid?
(a) Viscosity
(b) Surface Tension
(c) Pressure
(d) Upward Thrust

Q10. Calcium salts used as fertilizer is:
(a) Calcium Carbide
(b) Calcium Carbonate
(c) Calcium Cyanide
(d) Calcium Sulphate

Q11. The liberation of oxygen during photosynthesis is due to __________ .
(a) hydrolysis of carbohydrates
(b) photolysis of water
(c) reduction of CO2
(d) breakdown of chlorophyll

Q12. Formic acid is produced by __________ .
(a) White ants
(b) Cockroaches
(c) Red ants
(d) Mosquitoes

Q13. Which one of the following forms of phosphorus is most reactive?
(a) Black phosphorus
(b) White phosphorus
(c) Violet phosphorus
(d) Red phosphorus

Q14. Which mosquito is the carrier of Zika virus?
(a) Culex
(b) Aedes
(c) Anopheles
(d) Culiseta

Q15. Root cap is derived from—
(a) Dermatogen
(b) Calyptrogen
(c) Protoderm
(d) Histogen


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