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The QUEST - Issue Three

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

Section One: English Language

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 is going to be late ____

(a) isn't he?

(b) is he?

(c) will he?

(d) won't he?

2. If ____ fast, he would have caught the bus.

(a) he ran

(b) he runs

(c) he would have run

(d) he had run

3. You must ____ music before going to bed.

(a) hear to

(b) hear

(c) listen to

(d) listen

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

4. Accomplice

(a) Support

(b) Associate

(c) Reveal

(d) Attendant

5. Vivacious

(a) Poisonous

(b) Tricky

(c) Energetic

(d) Slow

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

6. Emigrate

(a) Ungrateful

(b) Foreigner

(c) Tourist

(d) Return

7. Dissolve

(a) Involve

(b) Discuss

(c) Precipitate

(d) Dismiss

8. Conceit

(a) Anger

(b) Humility

(c) Pride

(d) Admire

Answers to questions on English:

1. (a) isn't he?

2. (d) he had run

3. (c) listen to

4. (b) Associate

5. (c) Energetic

6. (d) Return

7. (c) Precipitate

8. (b) Humility

 


Section Two: CIVICS

1. Writs can be issued for the enforcement of Fundamental Rights by

(a) the Parliament

(b) the President

(c) the Supreme Court

(d) all these

2. Which one of the following is a bulwark of personal freedom

(a) Mandamus

(b) Habeas Corpus

(c) Quo Warranto

(d) Certiorari

3. The Fundamental Duties of Indian citizens were

(a) enshrined in the original Constitution

(b) added to the Constitution by the 42nd Amendment

(c) added to the Constitution by the 44th Amendment

(d) added to the Constitution in the wake of the Supreme Court judgement in the Keshavananda Bharati case

4. The number of members of a Legislative Council should not exceed by

(a) one-third the members of the Legislative Assembly

(b) two-third the members of the Legislative Assembly

(c) five hundred

(d) half the members Legislative Assembly

5. The framers of the Constitution borrowed the concept of Directive Principles from

(a) the Constitution of the Irish Republic

(b) the Government of India Act, 1935

(c) the Constitution of USSR

(d) the Constitution of Switzerland

6. The Directive Principles of State Policy are contained in

(a) Part III of the Constitution

(b) Part IV of the Constitution

(c) Schedule VII of the Constitution

(d) all these parts

7. Which one of the following amendments accorded precedence to the Directive Principles over Fundamental Rights?

(a) 24th Amendment

(b) 39th Amendment

(c) 42nd Amendment

(d) 44th Amendment

8. Which one of the following courts is responsible for the enforcement of Fundamental Rights?

(a) Supreme Court

(b) High Court

(c) district and sessions courts

(d) both (a) and (b)

(e) all categories of courts

Answer:

1. (c) the Supreme Court

2. (b) Habeas Corpus

3. (b) added to the Constitution by the 42nd Amendment

4. (a) one-third the members of the Legislative Assembly

5. (a) the Constitution of the Irish Republic

6. (b) Part IV of the Constitution

7. (c) 42nd Amendment

8. (d) both (a) and (b)

 


Section Three: History

1. The Bhakti movement of 16th century had, as one of its leaders.

(a) Dayanand Saraswati

(b) Guru Nanak

(c) Annie Besant

(d) Shankacharya

2. Who among the following were the first to set up trading settlement in India?

(a) Dutch

(b) Portuguese

(c) French

(d) Spanish

3. Which of the following is matched incorrectly?

(a) Brahma Samaj – Raja Ram Mohan Roy

(b) Arya Samaj – Swami Dayanand Saraswati

(c) Ramakrishna Mission – Swami Vivekanand

(d) Theosophical Society – Sir Sayyid Ahmed Khan.

4. The Doctrine of lapse was introduced by

(a) Dalhousie

(b) Canning

(c) Ripon

(d) Lytton

5. Who did not participate in the revolt of 1857?

(a) Rani Lakshmibai

(b) Bhagat Singh

(c) Tantya Tope

(d) Nana Saheb

6. The immediate cause which precipitated the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 was

(a) Introduction of cartridges greased with cow’s fat

(b) Dalhousie’s Doctrine of Lapse.

(c) Wide disparity between the salaries of native sepoys and the British soldiers.

(d) bid to convert the Indians to Christianity.

7. The first session of Indian National Congress was held in ___ and prescribed by ___

(a) 1901 – Dadabhai Naoroji

(b) 1892 – Gopal Krishna Gokhale

(c) 1885 - W.C. Bannerjee

(d) 1880 – A.O. Hume

8. Who came to be known as the Grand Old Man of India?

(a) Justice Ranade

(b) Mahatama Gandhi

(c) Rabindranath Tagore

(d) Dadabhai Naoroji

Answer:

1. (b) Guru Nanak

2. (b) Portuguese

3. (d) Theosophical Society – Sir Sayyid Ahmed Khan

4. (a) Dalhousie

5. (b) Bhagat Singh

6. (a) Introduction of cartridges greased with cow’s fat

7. (c) 1885-W.C. Bannerjee

8. (d) Dadabhai Naoroji

 


Section Four: General Science

1. In nitrogen fixation

(a) plants convert atmospheric nitrogen to nitrate

(b) plants absorb ammonia from soil

(c) the bacteria are all housed in nodules on the plants roots

(d) the enzyme nitrogenase produces ammonia from gasesocous

2. The maximum growth rate occur in

(a) exponential phase

(b) lag phase

(c) stationary phase

(d) senescent phase

3. The plant growth hormone which has never been isolated so far is

(a) auxin

(b) gibberellin

(c) florigen

(d) cytokinins

4. Mobilisation of stored food in germination seed is triggered by

(a) ausins

(b) cytokinins

(c) gibberellins

(d) ethylene

5. Thyroid and pituitary glands are example of

(a) exocrine gland

(b) endocrine glands

(c) none of the above

(d) both of the above

6. During cleavage divisions the nucleus and cytoplasm ratio is

(a) reduced

(b) increased

(c) maintained

(d) equalised

7. The Pulse pressure is the

(a) systolic arterial blood pressure

(b) diastolic arterial

(c) actual or real

(d) difference of systolic arterial & diastolic arterial B.P

8. The blood proteins involved in blood cloting are

(a) hemoglobin & gamma globogen

(b) albumin & prothrombin

(c) collagen & fibrinogen

(d) prothrambin & fibrinogen

Answer:

1. (c) the bacteria are all housed in nodules on the plants roots

2. (a) exponential phase

3. (c) florigen

4. (c) gibberellins

5. (b) endocrine glands

6. (a) reduced

7. (d) difference of systolic arterial & diastolic arterial B.P

8. (b) albumin & prothrombin

 


Section Five: Teaching Aptitude

1. All of the following are true about phobias, except that

(a) They are generated by an early emotional experience

(b) The sufferer cannot the impulse to avoid them

(c) The sufferer will resort to reckless activities to conceal them

(d) They can be overcome

(e) Acrophobia is a fear of open places agoraphobia is a fear of high places

2. When a pupil’s misbehavior persists even through the teacher punishes the child for each infraction, the teacher is probably practicing a policy of

(a) retribution

(b) corporal punishment

(c) negative reinforcement

(d) sarcasm

(e) repression

3. Saurabh and Suresh have the same mental age 8-0. We can conclude that

(a) they have the same potential for success in school.

(b) they have the same IQ

(c) their interests are similar

(d) their ability to learn may be quite different

(e) they copied from each other on the test

4. A child whose class is in a windowless room may have to be assigned to another class if he/she suffers from

(a) acrophobia

(b) agoraphobia

(c) claustrophobia

(d) hydrophobia

(e) toxophobia

5. The self adjective mechanism that teachers often unwittingly encourage is

(a) an attention –getting device

(b) daydreaming

(c) regression

(d) fantasy

(e) withdrawal

6. When an individual repeats those leanings that, in the past, proved to be highly satisfying such behavior can best be explained by the law of

(a) recency

(b) frequency

(c) readiness

(d) effect

(e) exercise

7. Children’s attitudes toward persons of different ethnic groups are generally based upon

(a) their parent’s attitudes

(b) the attitudes of their peer

(c) the influence of television

(d) their sibling’ attitudes

(e) their religious affiliation

8. All of the following are sound mental hygiene practices, except

(a) asking pupils to correct their answers after their tests have been marked

(b) discussing an individual pupil’s test marks with the class

(c) asking parents to sign test papers so that that they are aware of their child’s marks.

(d) Having pupil’s keep a record of their own test marks

(e) Conferring with pupils about the results of a group of tests.

Answers:

1. (e) acrophobia is a fear of open places agoraphobia is a fear of high places

2. (c) negative reinforcement

3. (d) their ability to learn may be quite different

4. (c) claustrophobia

5. (a) an attention getting device

6. (d) effect

7. (a) their parent’s attitudes

8. (b) discussing an individual pupil’s test marks with the class

Section Six: Quantitative Aptitude and Logical Reasoning

1. The distance between Charu’s and Mani’s places is 120 km. Charu travelled the whole distance from her place to Mani’s at 30 km/hr but returned at 40 km/hr. Her average speed for the whole journey is (approximately):

(a) 36 km/hr

(b) 37 km/hr

(c) 33 km/hr

(d) 34 km/hr

(e) 35 km/hr

2. A certain sum of money doubles in 10 years at simple interest. What is the rate of interest?

(a) 20%

(b) 30%

(c) 10%

(d) 5%

(e) 12%

3. Three-fourth of a number is equal to 60% of another number, and the difference between the two numbers is 20. What is the sum of the two numbers?

(a) 220

(b) 180

(c) 170

(d) Cannot be determined

(e) None of these

4. Mr Ramesh spends 25% of his monthly salary on household expenditure, 20% of the remaining on children’s education, and the remaining is equally invested in three different schemes. If the amount invested in each scheme is Rs 5,600, what was the
monthly salary of Mr Ramesh?


(a) Rs 28,000

(b) Rs 21,000

(c) Rs 24,000

(d) Cannot be determined

(e) None of these

5. Three men A, B and C go walking round a circle 1 kilometre in circumference at the rates of 10, 20 and 40 metres per minute respectively. If they all start together and walk in the same direction, when will they again be together at the same place?

(a) After 50 minutes

(b) After 240 minutes

(c) After 800 minutes

(d) After 100 minutes

6. A reduction of 20% in the price of sugar enables a purchaser to obtain 2.5kg more for Rs 160. Find the original price per kg of sugar.

(a) Rs 12

(b) Rs 15

(c) Rs 16

(d) Rs 18

7. The difference between the simple interest and the compound interest compounded annually at the rate of 12% per annum on Rs 5,000 for two years will be:

(a) Rs 17.50

(b) Rs 36

(c) Rs 45

(d) Rs 72

8. The length of the longest rod that can be placed in a room which is 12 m long, 9 m broad and 8 m high is:

(a) 27 m

(b) 19 m

(c) 17 m

(d) 13 m

Answers:

1. (e) 35 km/hr

2. (c) 10%

3. (b) 180

4. (a) Rs 28,000

5. (d) After 100 minutes

6. (c) Rs 16

7. (d) Rs 72

8. (c) 17 m

 


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