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The QUEST - Issue Twenty

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Section One: English


Pick out the most effective word from the given words to make the sentence meaningfully complete.

1. The manager is to help his subordinates _____ their potential in their present as well as in their future assignments.

(a) respect
(b) train
(c) delegate
(d) judge
(e) realise

2. It is ____ in pursuit of these very objectives that our Government has made some basic changes in our economic policies.

(a) greatly
(b) constantly
(c) clearly
(d) largely
(e) precisely

3. He was a rich man and so I was surprised when I saw him in ____ clothes.

(a) tattered
(b) splendid
(c) foreign
(d) damp
(e) local

Out of the four alternatives provided, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

4. Vociferous

(a) Violent
(b) Loud
(c) Secret
(d) Trivial

5. Juvenile

(a) Guilty
(b) Junior
(c) Young
(d) Growing

6. Versatile

(a) Clever
(b) Worthy
(c) Universal
(d) Fascinating

Pick out the word that is the most opposite in meaning of the word given in bold.

7. gloomy

(a) discouraging
(b) disgusting
(c) bright
(d) tragic
(e) versatile

8. cacophonous

(a) loud
(b) melodious
(c) sonorous
(d) harsh
(e) distant

Answer:

1. (e) realise
2. (d) largely
3. (a) tattered
4. (b) Loud
5. (c) Young
6. (a) Clever
7. (c) bright
8. (b) melodious

Section Two: Civics


1. The formal responsibility for ministration of union territories vests in

(a) the Union Home Minister
(b) the Union Parliament
(c) the President
(d) all these

2. Grants-in-aid given to states are meant

(a) to maintain friendly relations between the center and states
(b) for use in centrally – sponsored schemes
(c) to cover gaps on revenue account so that states can undertake various beneficial activities
(d) for meeting state plan projects

3. The Constitution of India vests the residuary powers in

(a) the states
(b) the union Government
(c) the states and Union Government jointly
(d) none of these

4. The State list contains

(a) 66 items
(b) 67 items
(c) 47 items
(d) 97 items

5. In case of conflict between the central and state law on a subject in the Concurrent List

(a) the Law which was passed first prevails
(b) the law of the state prevails
(c) the law of the center prevails
(d) both laws stand nullified

6. The Finance Commission is Constituted by the President every

(a) two years
(b) three years
(c) five years
(d) four years

7. Which amendment affirmed the right of the Lok Sabha to amend any part of the Constitution?

(a) 24th Amendment
(b) 39th Amendment
(c) 42nd Amendment
(d) 43rd Amendment

8. The Supreme Court propounded the theory of ‘basic structure of the Constitution’ in the

(a) Gopalan V. state of Madras case
(b) Golak Nath case
(c) Keshavanand Bharati case
(d) Minerva Mills case

Answer:

1 (d) all these
2 (c) to cover gaps on revenue account so that states can undertake various beneficial activities
3 (b) the union Government
4 (a) 66 items
5 (c) the law of the center prevails
6 (c) five years
7 (a) 24th Amendment
8 (c) Keshavanand Bharati case

Section Three: History


1. The famous exponent of the theory of 'Drain of Wealth' was:

(a) R.C.Dutt
(b) Dadabhai Naoroji
(c) D.R.Gadgil
(d) Karl Marx

2. Who was the First British Governor General of India

(a) Lord Curzon
(b) Lord Canning
(c) Lord Rippon
(d) Lord Warren Hastings

3. Who took interest in the Ilbert Bill?

(a) Lord Rippon
(b) Lord Canning
(c) Lord Lytton
(d) none of the above

4. The Rowlatt Act was passed in:

(a) 1916
(b) 1918
(c) 1917
(d) 1919

5. The main objective of the Rowlatt Act was:

(a) To vest the Provincial Government with power of interment and that in certain defined areas political crimes should be tried without help of Jury.
(b) To declare all strikes and lockouts illegal
(c) Arm the government with power to convict the political leaders after a thorough and adequate trial
(d) To declare certain services of the state as essential services

6. The Simon Commission paid a visit to India in

(a) 1924
(b) 1937
(c) 1946
(d) 1928

7. The Gandhi-Irwin Pact was signed on

(a) 25 January 1931
(b) 12 February 1933
(c) 5 March 1931
(d) 15 April 1932

8. The Cabinet Mission which came to India in March 1946 consisted of

(a) Pathic Lawrence, Lord Mountbatten and Clement Atlee
(b) Sis Stafford Cripps, PathicLawrence an Lord Wavell
(c) Lord Wavell, Sir Stafford Cripps and Lord Linithgow
(d) Pathic - Lawrence, Sir Stafford Cripps and A. V. Alexander

Answer:

1. (b) Dadabhai Naoroji

2. (d) Lord Warren Hastings
3. (a) Lord Rippon
4. (d) 1919
5. (a) To vest the Provincial Government with power of interment and that in certain defined areas political crimes should be tried without help of Jury.
6. (d) 1928
7. (c) 5 March 1931
8. (d) Pathic - Lawrence, Sir Stafford Cripps and A. V. Alexander

Section Four: Science


1. The velocity of sound is greatest in:

(a) vacuum
(b) air
(c) water
(d) brick

2. Mercury is used widely in thermometers because it:

(a) expands uniformly
(b) it a good thermal conductor
(c) does not wet glass
(d) has a high density

3. The sensitivity of mercury-in-glass thermometers can be increased by having:

(a) a narrower bore
(b) a longer stem
(c) a larger bulb
(d) a constriction

4. When an object is placed front of a mirror, the image formed is:

(a) twice the size of the object
(b) on the same side of the mirror as the object
(c) half the size of the object
(d) as far behind the mirror as the object is in front

5. A diverging lens:

(a) can form only erect images
(b) can form only magnified images
(c) can form only virtual images
(d) is thicker at the centre than at the edges

6. A converging lens:

(a) can form only real images
(b) can form only erect images
(c) is thinner at the centre than at the edges
(d) can form both real and virtual images

7. Friction may be reduced by:

(a) replacing a material with one of lower coefficient of friction
(b) using a lubricating oil
(c) using a ball bearings
(d) increasing the normal reaction between the surfaces

8. A high pitched sound is best produced by a:

(a) long vibrator
(b) short vibrator
(c) long air column
(d) short air column

Answer:

1. (c) water
2. (c) does not wet glass
3. (a) a narrower bore
4. (c) half the size of the object
5. (c) can form only virtual images
6. (d) can form both real and virtual images
7. (d) increasing the normal reaction between the surfaces
8. (d) short air column

Section Five: Quantitative Aptitude and Logical Reasoning


1. Darwin: Evolution : : Archimedes: ?

(a) Friction
(b) Lubrication
(c) Buoyancy
(d) Liquids

2. Conference: Chairman : : Newspaper:?

(a) Reporter
(b) Distributor
(c) Printer
(d) Editor

3. Tree : Forest : : Grass :?

(a) Lawn
(b) Field
(c) Garden
(d) Farm

4. Rita told Mani, “The girl I met yesterday at the beach was the youngest daughter of the brother-in.-1aw of my friend's mother. How is the girl related to Rita's friend?

(a) Cousin
(b) Daughter
(c) Niece
(d) Friend
(e) Aunt

5. E is the son of A. D is the son of B E is married to C. C is B's daughter. How is D related to E?

(a) Brother
(b) Uncle
(c) Father-in-law
(d) Brother-in-law
(e) None of these

6. In a certain code, 15789 is written as AXBTC, 2346 is written as MPDU. How is 23549 written in that code?

(a) MPXDT
(b) MPADC
(c) MPXCD
(d) MPXDC
(e) None of these

7. In a certain code 15789 is written as XTZAL and 2346 is written as NPSU. How is 23549 written in that code?

(a) NPTUL
(b) PNTSL
(c) NPTSL
(d) NBTSL
(e) None of these

8. In a certain code 33946 is coded as PPOAL and 1987 is coded as ROSE. How is 94678 cooed in that code?

(a) ROSEP
(b) OALES
(c) POALE
(d) OSEPL
(e) REAPS

Answer:

1. (c) Darwin gave the theory of evolution. Likewise, Archimedes gave the principle of Buoyancy.
2. (d) Chairman is the highest authority in a conference. Similarly, editor is the highest authority in a newspaper agency.
3. (a) A forest consists of trees and a lawn is made up of grass.
4. (a) Daughter of brother-in-law is niece. Mother's niece-Cousin. So the girl is the cousin of Rita's friend.
5. (d) C is B's daughter and D is B's son. So, D is the brother of C. E is a male married to C. So, E is the husband of C, whose brother is D. So, D is the brother-in law of E
6. (d) 2 as M, 3 as P,5 as X, 4 as D and 9 as C. So 23549 is coded as MPXDC.
7. (c) 2 as N, 3 as P, 5 as T, 4 as S and 9 as L. So, 23549 is coded as NPTSL.
8. (b) 9 as O, 4 as A, 6 as L, 7 as E and 8 as S. So, 94678 is coded as OALES.

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