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GENERAL AWARENESS : QUIZ - 12
Saturday, 17 May 2014 06:04



NO.

QUESTION

ANSWER

01

The biggest energy source on the surface of the earth is

Solar radiation

02

The acid found in soil is

Humic acid

03

Burning of fossil fuels releases

Carbon-di-oxide

04

The place referred to as the Valley of Death is

Cubatao in Brazil

05

The Valley of Flowers is located at

Garhwal in Himalayas

06

The element found abundant in the crust of the earth is

Oxygen

07

99 percent of the crust of earth is composed of

Elements

08

The crust of the earth is called

Lithosphere

09

The type of soil found in the dessert is

Aridisols

10

Acid rain was discovered by

R.A.Smith

11

The simplest and least polluting way of deriving energy is

Solar energy

12

Junk of appliances and vehicles is known as

Solid Waste

13

Oceans are ecologically divided into how many regions

Five

14

Uranium miners more frequently suffer from

Cancer

15

Textile workers more frequently suffer from

Byssinosis

16

Coal miners more frequently suffer from

Black lung diseases

17

The type of living beings more sensitive to nuclear radiations are

Mammals

18

The most acute pollution problem faced by nuclear power industry is

Disposal of nuclear waste

19

Excessive inhalling of manganese causes

Pnemonia

20

Hay fever is due to the presence of which thing in the air

Pollen

21

The metal which causes systemic poisoning in man is

Lead

22

Dust containing silica causes

Silicosis

23

Intensive use of nitrate fertilizers causes

Methemoglobinemia

24

The most economic and pollution free form of transport is

Bicycle

25

The main source of harmful radiations in our house can be due to

Televisions

26

The most recently discovered ecosystem is

Vent

27

The most biologically productive ecosystem is

Alluvial plains

28

Ecologists divide divide lakes into how many zones

Three

29

Death valley is located in which dessert

Nevada

30

Man first cultivated crops in which age

Neolithic

31

Sheep were initially dpmesticated for

Meat and milk

32

The industrial chemical which increases the chance of developing Leukemia is

Benzene

33

The Royal society for the Protection of Birds was formed in

1889 AD

34

`Man and the Biosphere'an ecological programme was launched by

UNESCO

35

Chemicals which get rid of pests are called as

Pesticides

36

The living beings which are known as teritary consumers are

Meat-eating animals

37

A motor car produces least amount of pollution while

Moving

38

The first living beings who established themselves on rocky slopes were

Lichens

39

Birds evolved on earth during the

Jurassic period

40

Water covers about how many percent of the earth's surface

Seventy

41

Oxygen was discovered by

Joseph Priestley

42

Oxygen was discovered in

August 1774

43

The word `Oxygen'was coined by

Antonie Levoiser

44

When something burns in air, it combines with oxygen and the process is called

Oxidation

45

When we breather,oxygen combines chemically with glucose in the body to create

Energy

46

The two major components of air are oxygen and

Nitrogen

47

The French chemist who showed that air was the same all around the world was

Henri Regnault

48

William Ramsay discovered that air also contained tiny traces of

Inert gases

49

The gases which are slow to react with other chemicals are called

Inert gases

50

The air surrounding the earth is forever on the move because of

Sun's heat

51

A space with nothing in it is called

Vacuum

52

Air pressure is related to density of air. This was discovered by whom in 1662 AD

Robert Boyle

53

Earth's atmosphere has how many layers

Five

54

Moon gets very hot and very cold as it has no

Atmosphere

55

78 percent of the atmosphere is

Nitrogen

56

21 percent of the atmosphere is

Oxygen

57

The atmospheric layer immediately around the earth is called

Troposphere

58

The second atmospheric layer is called

Stratosphere

59

The third atmospheric layer is called

Mesosphere

60

The fourth atmospheric layer is called

Ionosphere

61

The fifth atmospheric layer is called

Exosphere

62

Human beings inhale what and give out what

Oxygen,carbon dioxide

63

Plants inhale what and give out what

Carbon dioxide,oxygen

64

Bubbles in soda water is due to presence of

Carbon dioxide

65

Ozone is actually a form of

Oxygen

66

We are protected from ultraviolet radiation from the sun due to the presence of

Ozone layer

67

The main culprit which is destroying the ozone layer is

CFC gases

68

The main green house gas is

Carbon dioxide

69

As one goes higher in the atmosphere,air pressure

Decreases

70

As per Daniel Bernoulli,whenever air moves,its pressure

Drops

71

The most common compound on earth is

Water

72

Life originally emerged from

Water

73

About how many percent of the world's water is solid

Two

74

Less than how many percent of the world's water is fresh water

Three

75

The amount of water vapour in the atmosphere is known as

Humidity

76

Any substance that dissolve in the water vapour it absorbs is said to be

Deliquescent

77

Henry Cavendish proved that water was a compound which included

Hydrogen

78

The french chemist who showed that water was a simple compound of hydrogen and oxygen was

Antoine Lavoiser

79

In case of heavy water,oxygen combines with

Deuterium

80

A special type of hydrogen with an extra neutron in its nucleus is

Deuterium

81

Heavy water can be extracted from ordinary water by the process of

Distillation

82

In every water molecutl,there are how many hydrogen atoms and how many oxygen atoms

Two,one

83

Water expands when it is

Frozen

84

Oxygen condenses at a temperature of

-183.c

85

The ultimate source of nearly all our energy is the

Sun

86

Solar cells turn light energy from the sun into

Electrical energy

87

Two types of basic energy is

Potential energy,kinetic energy

88

Energy that is not doing anything but is simply stored for action is called

Potential energy

89

Energy in the nucleus of an atom is called

Nuclear energy






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