Kerala PSC - Important and Expected General Science Questions - 73

1. The name of the ship Charles Darwin used for his epic voyage was
[a] HMS Beagle
[b] HMS Victory
[c] RMS Lusitania
[d] RMS Titanic

2. Pollination by Birds is called
[a] anemophily
[b] entomophagy
[c] ornithophily
[d] zoophily

3. An irregularly occurring and complex series of climatic changes affecting the equatorial Pacific region characterized by the appearance of the unusually warm current of water is known as
[a] Pacific current
[b] La Nino
[c] Adriatic current
[d] El Nino

4. Which one of the following is a water-soluble vitamin?
[a] Vitamin A
[b] Vitamin D
[c] Vitamin C
[d] Vitamin K

5. Light Year is the unit of
[a] Time
[b] Light
[c] distance
[d] intensity of light

6. The scientist who got Nobel Prize for both in Physics and Chemistry is
[a] Rosalind Franklin
[b] Marie Curie
[c] Gregor Mendel
[d] James Watson

7. The number of moles of solute present in 1 Kg of solvent is called its
[a] Molality
[b] Molarity
[c] Normality
[d] Solubility

8. Which one of the following gases is predominant in the atmosphere?
[a] Argon
[b] Carbon
[c] Nitrogen
[d] Oxygen

9. The acid produced when milk gets soured is
[a] Tartaric acid
[b] Acetic acid
[c] Palmitic acid
[d] Lactic acid

10. Pure water freezes at what temperature?
[a] 32° F
[b] 100° F
[c] 0° F
[d] 46° F

11. The common name of Washing Soda is
[a] Calcium Carbonate
[b] Sodium Carbonate
[c] Calcium Bicarbonate
[d] Calcium Sulphate

12. The weight of an object will be minimum when it is placed at
[a] North Pole
[b] South Pole
[c] Equator   
[d] Centre of the Earth

13. The first metal used by man was
[a] Copper 
[b] Iron
[c] Aluminium
[d] Bronze

14. Which one is a male sex hormone?
[a] Adrenalin
[b] Androgen
[c] Angiotensin
[d] Estrogen

15. Artificial food ripening is carried out by using the gas
[a] Carbon dioxide
[b] Ethylene
[c] Nitrogen
[d] Chlorine

16. The concept of Mutation was first introduced by
[a] Karl Landsteiner
[b] Hugo de Vries
[c] William Roentgen
[d] Thomas Edison

17. Which of the following disease is caused by a virus?
[a] Dysentery
[b] Common Cold
[c] Appendicitis
[d] Peptic Ulcer

18. The scientific name of Malabar Grey Hornbill is
[a] Pavo cristatus
[b] Ocyceros griseus
[c] Corvus splendens
[d] Panthera tigris

19. Chemically, lime water is
[a] Calcium Hydroxide
[b] Sodium Hydroxide
[c] Calcium Bicarbonate
[d] Calcium Sulphate

20. Plants that grow in saline water are called
[a] Xerophytes 
[b] Halophytes
[c] Acidophytes
[d] Mesophytes

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