DSSSB TGT 2017

Question 1
‘To be or not to be, that's the question’, is a very famous line from one of Shakespeare’s plays. Which play is it?
A
Hamlet
B
McBeth
C
Julius Caesar
D
Antony and Cleopatra
Question 1 Explanation: 
To be or not to be is a world famous soliloquy from Shakesspeare’s tragedy Hamlet.
Question 2
In plants, glucose is stored as reserve energy in the form of starch. In which form is glucose stored as reserve energy in humans?
A
Glycogen
B
Sucrose
C
Starch
D
Cellulose
Question 2 Explanation: 
Body stores glucose as glycogen and not glucose itself.
Glucose is stored in the form of glycogen in the human body so that it could be later used by the body for the synthesis of energy.
Question 3
Which of the following acids can dissolve glass?
A
Nitric acid
B
Fuming sulfuric acid
C
Hydrochloric acid
D
Hydrofluoric acid
Question 3 Explanation: 
Fluoride ion attacks silicon forming a strong bond and weakening the silicon - oxygen lattice that makes up glass. With enough equivalents of fluoride ion in solution, an entire glass surface can be dissolved.
Question 4
Mirza Ghalib was a famous poet of the 19th century who lived in Delhi. Where is Ghalib’s house (Haveli) in Delhi?
A
Gali Samosan
B
Ballimaran
C
Churiwalan
D
Churiwalan
Question 4 Explanation: 
Ghalib ki haveli was the residence of the 19th century Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib and is now a heritage site located in the Gali Qasim Sam, Ballimaran, Old Delhi.
Question 5
Who among the following is credited with introducing paper currency?
A
Akbar
B
Sher Shah Suri
C
Mohd. Bin Tughlaq
D
Ala-uddin Khilji
Question 5 Explanation: 
Sher Shah Suri introduced the ‘Rupaya’ or ‘Rupee’ which is the official currency in India, Pakistan and some other states
Question 6
Certain events of the eastern coast of South America can affect the Indian Monsoon. What is the event called which can increase the Monsoon intensity in India?
A
Trade oscillation
B
Humboldt current
C
El Nino
D
La Nina
Question 6 Explanation: 
El Nino is a climate cycle in the Pacific Ocean with a global impact on weather patterns. The cycle begins when warm water in the western tropical Pacific Ocean shifts eastward along the equator toward the west of South America. Normally, these warm water pools near Indonesia and the Philippines.
Question 7
During the war of Independence in 1857, the British besieged the fortified city of Delhi. In September 1857, they blew up one of the city gates and entered Delhi. Which gate was it?
A
Lahori Gate
B
Kashmere Gate
C
Turkman Gate
D
Delhi Gate
Question 7 Explanation: 
The ________ of Delhi via Kashmere Gate by the British in September 1857.
Question 8
Which fuel is used in a ‘Fast Breeder Reactor’?
A
Uranium - 235
B
Plutonium
C
Thorium
D
Radium
Question 8 Explanation: 
Plutonium is used as reactor fuel or in the production of nuclear weapons.
Question 9
Which sector contributes the most to savings in the Indian economy?
A
Households
B
Corporates
C
State Governments
D
Central Government
Question 9 Explanation: 
Household savings contribute 60-80% of India’s gross domestic savings, and have been its most stable and highest component for over six decades.
Question 10
Which agency is mainly responsible for formulating fiscal policy in India?
A
Niti Ayog
B
RBI
C
Ministry of Finance
D
Parliament
Question 10 Explanation: 
In India, Fiscal Policy is formulated by the Ministry of Finance. Fiscal policy is playing an important role on the economic and social front of a country.
Question 11
Bismillah Khan was a proponent of which?
A
Sarod
B
Shehnai
C
Santoor
D
Sarangi
Question 11 Explanation: 
Ustad Bismillah Khan, often referred to by the title Untad, was an Indian musician credited with popularizing the Shehnai.
Question 12
Which movie won the best picture honour at Oscar 2017?
A
Moonlight
B
La La Land
C
Hacksaw Ridge
D
Fences
Question 12 Explanation: 
Movie ‘Moonlight’ won the best picture honour at Oscar 2017.
Question 13
Who was recently elected as the precedent of France?
A
Marine Le Pen
B
Jacques Chirac
C
Emmanuel Macron
D
Francois Hollande
Question 13 Explanation: 
The current President of the French Republic is Emmanuel Macron.
Question 14
Which is not a Kharif crop?
A
Jowar
B
Maize
C
Groundnut
D
Wheat
Question 14 Explanation: 
Wheat is not a Kharif crop. The crops that are sown in the rainy season are called Kharif crop.
Question 15
Principle of electromagnetic induction is not used in which of the following appliances?
A
Electric fan
B
Generator
C