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The QUEST - Issue Five

Welcome to the fifth issue of The QUEST- a fortnightly newsletter from EnableAll.org, to help you prepare for competitive exams.

Section One: ENGLISH

FILL IN THE BLANKS: A sentence with a blank space marked by dotted lines is given along with four answer choices out of which only one is correct. The candidates are expected to fill in the blank space with the correct choice.

1. He proved his intentions by ____

(a) raising to the occasion

(b) rising to the occasion

(c) having risen to the occasion

(d) having to rise to the occasion

2. His ____ riches has made him greedy

(a) desire about

(b) desire for

(c) desire in

(d) desire to

3. Do not write down the lecture ____

(a) word for word

(b) word by word

(c) word to word

(d) word with word

Direction : Out of the four alternatives provided, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given words

4. Pragmatic

(a) Practical

(b) Wise

(c) Intelligent

(d) Proper

5. Vocation

(a) Hobby

(b) Holiday

(c) Idea

(d) Profession

Direction: Out of the four alternatives provided, choose the one word which has exactly the opposite meaning of the given word

6. Concord

(a) Disagree

(b) An Aeroplane

(c) Agreement

(d) Peace

7. Debonair

(a) Awkward

(b) Ordinary

(c) Offensive

(d) Decent

8. Famous

(a) Happy

(b) Notorious

(c) Known

(d) Ingorant

Answer:

1. (b) rising to the occasion

2. (b) desire for

3. (b) word by word

4. (a) Practical

5. (d) Profession

6. (a) Disagree

7. (a) Awkward

8. (b) Notorious

Section Two: CIVICS

1. How many members of the Anglo-Indian community can be nominated by the President to Parliament?

(a) 2

(b) 6

(c) 12

(d) As many as the Council Of Ministers recommends

2. How many members of the Rajya Sabha are nominated by the President from amongst persons who have distinguished themselves in art, literature, social service, etc?

(a) 2

(b) 5

(c) 12

(d) none

3. After a bill has been passed by Parliament and sent to the President for his recommendation for his consideration

(a) he can refuse to sign it

(b) he has to sign it

(c) He can change certain clauses of the bill

(d) he can send it back for reconsideration

4. The President can make laws through ordinances

(a) during the recess of Parliament

(b) on certain subjects even when Parliament is in session

(c) only on subjects contained in the Concurrent List

(d) under no circumstances

5. What financial power is enjoyed by the President?

(a) Certain money bills can originate in Parliament only on the recommendation of the President

(b) He can advance money out of the Contnigency Fund of India

(c) He can appoint a Finance Commission to recommend distribution of taxes between the Union and State governments

(d) All these powers

6. Which one of the following officials is not appointed by the President?

(a) Judges of the Supreme Court

(b) judges of high court

(c) District and sessions judges

(d) Attorney General of India

7. How many types of emergencies are envisaged by the Constitution?

(a) none

(b) 2

(c) 3

(d) 4

8. The President can declare national emergency

(a) On his own

(b) On the recommendation of the Council of Ministers

(c) On the recommendation of the Prime Minister

(d) On the recommendation of the Parliament

Answer:

1. (a) 2

2. (c) 12

3. (d) he can send it back for reconsideration

4. (a) during the recess of Parliament

5. (d) All these powers

6. (c) District and sessions judges

7. (c) 3

8. (b) On the recommendation of the Council of Ministers

Section Three: History

1. Which of the following statements is incorrect regarding Extremists?

(a) They had deep faith in the strength of the masses.

(b) They hated foreign rule

(c) They were convicted that India could progress under the benevolent guidance and control of the English.

(d) They pressed for direct political action.

2. Which of the following was not one of the objectives and methods of the Extremists in the Congress?

(a) The new leadership sought to create in the people a sense of sacrifice and a readiness to suffer for the cause of the country.

(b) The Extremists advocated boycott of foreign goods and use of Swadeshi.

(c) A National Scheme of Education was launched to provide an alternative of Government controlled universities and colleges.

(d) Terrorist and revolutionary methods to turn out the British from India by force or fraud were sought to be justified.

3. The system of separate electorates was introduced by the Act of

(a) 1813

(b) 1835

(c) 1885

(d) 1909

4. The Home Rule Movement was launched by

(a) Annie Besant and B.G Tilak together

(b) Annie Besant and B.G Tilak separately

(c) Annie Besant and Mahatama Gandhi together

(d) The Congress when Mrs. Besant was President

5. The Home Rule Movement stood for

(a) Complete independence of India

(b) Introduction of universal adult franchise

(c) Self government for India

(d) None of the above.

6. On what charge was Khudiram Bose, a boy of 18, sentenced to death on April 30, 1908?

(a) For being an active member of the Anushilan Samiti, the first revolutionary organization in Bengal.

(b) For participating in the Alipore Conspiracy case

(c) For murdering one Mr. Kennedy in Muzaffarpur

(d) For attempting to murder Mr. Kingford, the Chief President Magistrate at Muzzaffarpur who had ordered severe flogging of some young men for minor offence

7. Which one of the following leaders organized an attack on the armoury at Chittagong?

(a) C.R. Das

(b) Chandra Shekhar Azad

(c) Jatin Das

(d) Surya Sen

8. Shyamji Krishna Verma was one of the earliest and most ardent revolutionaries outside India which one of the following revolutionary societies was founded by him in London in Feb 1905?

(a) India House

(b) Indian Home Rule Society

(c) Home Rule Society

(d) International Socialist Congress

Answer:

1. (c) They were convicted that India could progress under the benevolent guidance and control of the English.

2. (d) Terrorist and revolutionary methods to turn out the British from India by force or fraud were sought to be justified

3. (d) 1909

4. (a) Annie Besant and B.G Tilak together

5. (c) Self government for India

6. (d) For attempting to murder Mr. Kingford, the Chief President Magistrate at Muzzaffarpur who had ordered severe flogging of some young men for minor offence

7. (d) Surya Sen

8. (b) Indian Home Rule Society

Section Four: General Science

1. Name the male & female reproductive parts of flower

(a) androceium

(b) gynoceium

(c) androceuim & gynoecium

(d) none of the above

2. Name the whirls of a flowers-

(a) calyx

(b) calyx, corolla

(c) calyx, corolla androcecium & gynoecium

(d) calyx androceium

3. Name two raw material of photosynthesis

(a) water & CO2

(b) water & O2

(c) O2 & CO2

(d) none of the above

4. Mark the one

(a) areolar tissue

(b) blood

(c) neuron

(d) tendon

5. where RBC are formed?

(a) bone marrow

(b) spleen

(c) bone marrow & spleen

(d) none of the above

6. The spin & mercous membrane assume a yellowish Here if all the billirubin cannot be excreted from the body. This condition is termed as

(a) leukaemia

(b) haemophilla

(c) anaemia

(d) jaundice

7. The characteristic all of cartilage are

(a) mast cell

(b) lencocytes

(c) chendrocytes

(d) adipocytes

8. large amoclsoid cells are called

(a) mast cells

(b) fibroblases

(c) maerophages

(d) aditrocytes

Answer:

1. (c) androceuim & gynoecium

2. (c) calyx, corolla androcecium & gynoecium

3. (a) water & CO2

4. (c) neuron

5. (c) bone marrow & spleen

6. (d) jaundice

7. (d) adipocytes

8. (c) maerophages

Section Five: Teaching Aptitude

1. Curriculum makers have the most difficulty when:

(a) there is an inflationary cycle

(b) the nature of the student population is changing

(c) parents are participants

(d) teachers unions insist on input

(e) school boards must their final approval

2. A school district has adopted a policy prevents teachers from marking the examinations of their own students. The most valid justification of this policy is that:

(a) teacher favour their pet students

(b) some parents pressure teachers to give their children high marks

(c) teachers should not be in a position to evaluate the results of their own teaching

(d) this is the best way for principals to evaluate how well pupils are learning

(e) pupils will have no reason to bring presents to their teachers

3. A major contribution of the Jesuits to education includes all of the following except:

(a) insistence on well trained teachers

(b) repetition and memorization as teaching methods

(c) self discipline

(d) concentration on the early education of children

(e) emphasis on the classics as the basis of the curriculum

4. De facto school segregation is segregation that is primarily a result of:

(a) guidelines issued by the State Commissioner of Education

(b) discriminatory zoning of a local school board

(c) Residence patterns of the community

(d) Federal education laws

(e) Rulings of the courts

5. The educator who advanced the idea of the five formal steps in leaving was:

(a) Rousseau

(b) Comenius

(c) Pestalozzi

(d) Herbart

(e) Froebel

6. That the mind of an infant is a tabula rasa is the contribution of:

(a) Plato

(b) Horace Man

(c) John Locke

(d) J.J Rousseau

(e) Johann Herbart

7. The disadvantaged child’s chances for success in school will be maximized when:

(a) he/she is given a high concentration of skills subjects

(b) he/she is provided with vocational training earlier than other children

(c) He/she is treated like any other child

(d) His/her intellectual potential is discovered and his/her educational deficiencies are overcome

(e) It is realised that he/she needs a separate class to meet his/her needs

8. “The individual develops through the head, the heart, and the hand”, this was the educational philosophy of:

(a) Herbart

(b) Comenius

(c) Pestalozzi

(d) Froebel

(e) Rousseau

Answer:

1. (b) the nature of the student population is changing

2. (c) teachers should not be in a position to evaluate the results of their own teaching

3. (d) concentration on the early education of children

4. (c) Residence patterns of the community

5. (d) Herbart

6. (c) John Locke

7. (d) His/her intellectual potential is discovered and his/her educational deficiencies are overcome

8. (c) Pestalozzi

Section Six: Quantitative Aptitude and Logical Reasoning

1. Find out the set of numbers amongst the four sets of numbers given in the alternatives which is most like the set given in the question.

Given set (3, 18, 36)

(a) (2, 10, 16)

(b) (12, 72, 96)

(c) (4, 24, 48)

(d) (6, 42, 48)

Directions: Some questions are solved on the basis of a certain system. On the same basis, find out the correct answer from amongst the four alternatives for the unsolved equation in each question.

2. 11 × 12 × 13 = 234, 24 × 23 × 35 = 658, 31 × 43 × 54 = ?

(a) 497

(b) 974

(c) 749

(d) 479

3. If A = 2, M = 26 and Z = 52, then BET = ?

(a) 44

(b) 54

(c) 64

(d) 72

4. If ‘+’ stands for Multiplication, ‘x’ stands for Division, ‘–’ stands for Addition and ‘÷’ stands for Subtraction, what would the following equation stand for?

20 – 8 × 4 ÷ 3 + 2 = ?

(a) 41

(b) 19

(c) 16

(d) 18

Directions: (Question Nos. 5 to 6) Select the one which is different from the other three responses.

5. Find the odd one out

(a) Lion

(b) Goat

(c) Tortoise

(d) Centaur

6. Find the odd one out

(a) Square

(b) Circle

(c) Rectangle

(d) Triangle

Directions: (Question Nos. 7 to 8) Select the related letters/word/number/figure from the given alternatives.

7. Botany : Plants : : Entomology : ?

(a) Birds

(b) Plants

(c) Insects

(d) Snakes

8. Parliament : Great Britain : : Congress : ?

(a) Japan

(b) India

(c) USA

(d) Netherlands

Answer:

1. (c) Multiply the first number with six to get the second number. The third one is double of the second one

2. (d) Add the digits of first, second and third numbers to get the three numbers of the answer 3 + 1; 4 + 3; 5 + 4 = 479.

3. (b) 4 + 10 + 40 = 54

4. (c) 16

5. (d) It is Greek mythological creature, others are real ones

6. (b) All the others are formed with straight lines

7. (c) The science is related to the study of Insects

8. (c) USA

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