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The QUEST - Issue Twenty Seven

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Section One: English


Direction: Fill in the blank with one of the prepositions which completes the sentence.

1. Hard work tells _____ one's health.

(a) On
(b) Upon
(c) At
(d) Into

2. He has been entrusted _____ this work.

(a) With
(b) To
(c) On
(d) From

3. I absolve you _____ all blames.

(a) For
(b) Into
(c) Of
(d) With

Direction: Select the appropriate verbs that go with these nouns.

4. The loudspeaker _____

(a) Whistles
(b) Blares
(c) Coos

5. The bell _____

(a) Tolls
(b) Creaks
(c) Jingles

6. The wheels _____

(a) Chime
(b) Tinkle
(c) Rattle

Direction: Choose the one word which is most opposite in meaning to the given options.

7. Frivolous

(a) Trivial
(b) Significant
(c) Fearless
(d) Permissive

8. Relinquish

(a) Conquer
(b) Attack
(c) Assume
(d) Withdraw

Answer:

1. (b) Upon
2. (a) With
3. (c) Of
4. (b) Blares
5. (a) Tolls
6. (c) Rattle
7. (b) Significant
8. (c) Assume

Section Two: Civics


1. Which of the following has been included in the list of Fundamental Rights to Indian citizen?

(a) Job to each and every single woman who has obtained a post graduation degree and is not more than 29 years of age
(b) Equal opportunities to every woman wishing to join Indian defense services at any level/position
(c) Education to all children between 6-14 years of age
(d) Social security to every person who has attained the age of 70 years but does not have regular income to support him/herself
(e) None of these

2. A new chapter related to Panchyats has been added in the Part IX of the Indian Constitution. Which of the following is not a part of this?

(a) Elections of Panchayats under the Central Election Commission
(b) Reservation of one-third seats for the women in Panchayats and Village Assemblies.
(c) Panchayats will work for a period of five year.
(d) If a panchayat is dissolved, elections should be held within six months.
(e) None of these

3. Which Article of the Constitution of India says, 'No child below the age of fourteen years shall be employed to work in any factory or mine or engaged in any other hazardous employment’?

(a) Article 24
(b) Article 45
(c) Article 330
(d) Article 368

4. Which one of the following statements correctly describes the Fourth Schedule of the Constitution of India?

(a) It contains the scheme of the distribution of powers between the Union and the States
(b) It contains the languages listed in the Constitution
(c) It contains the provisions regarding the administration of tribal areas
(d) It allocates seats in the Council of States

5. Which one of the following Articles of the Constitution of India says that the executive power of every State shall be so exercised as not to impede or prejudice the exercise of the executive power of the Union?

(a) Article 257
(b) Article 258
(c) Article 355
(d) Article 356

6. Which of the following Constitutional Amendments are related to raising the number of Members of Lok Sabha to be elected from the States?

(a) 6th and 22nd
(b) 13th and 38th
(c) 7th and 31st
(d) 11th and 42nd

7. The resolution for removing the Vice-President of India can be moved in the

(a) Lok Sabha alone
(b) either House of Parliament
(c) Joint Sitting of Parliament
(d) Rajya Sabha alone

8. With reference to the Constitution of India, which one of the following paris is not correctly matched?

(a) Forests : Concurrent List
(b) Stock Exchanges : Concurrent List
(c) Post Office Savings : Union List Bank
(d) Public Health : State List

Answer:

1. (c) Education to all children between 6-14 years of age
2. (a) Elections of Panchayats under the Central Election Commission
3. (a) Article 24
4. (d) It allocates seats in the Council of States
5. (a) Article 257
6. (c) 7th and 31st
7. (d) Rajya Sabha alone
8. (b) Stock Exchanges : Concurrent List

Section Three: History


1. The Archaeological Survey of India is an attached office of the Department/Ministry of

(a) Culture
(b) Tourism
(c) Science and Technology
(d) Human Resource Development

2. ‘Mrichchhakatika’ an ancient Indian book written by Shudraka deals with

(a) the love affair of a rich merchant with the daughter of a courtesan
(b) the victory of Chandragupta II over the Shaka Kshatrapas of western India
(c) the military expeditions and exploits of Samudragupta
(d) the love affair between a Gupta King and a princesss of Kamarupa

3. Consider the following statements:

1. Vardhamana Mahavira’s mother was the daughter of Lichchhavi chief Chetaka.
2. Gautama Buddha’s mother was a princess from the Koshalan dynasty.
3. Prashvanatha, the twenty-third Tirthankara, belonged to Banaras.
Which of these statements is / are correct?


(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

4. Which one of the following statements is NOT correct?

(a) The National Song Vande Mataram was composed by Bankimchandra Chattterji originally in Bengali.
(b) The National Calendar of India based on Saka era has its Ist Chaitra on 22nd March normally and 21st March in a leap year.
(c) The design of the National Flag of India was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on 22nd July, 1947.
(d) The song ‘Jana-gana-mana’ composed originally in Bengali by Rabindranath Tagore was adopted in its Hindi version by the Constitutent Assembly on 24th January, 1950, as the National Anthem of India.

5. Consider the following statements:

1. The last Mauryan ruler, Brihadratha was assassinated by his commander-in-chief, Pushyamitra Sunga.
2. The last Sunga King, Devabhuti, was assassinated by his Brahmana minister Vasudeva Kanva who usurped the throne.
3. The last ruler of the Kanva dynasty was deposed by the Andhras.
Which of these statements is / are correct ?


(a) 1 and 2
(b) Only 2
(c) Only 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

6. With reference to the entry of European powers into India, which one of the following statements is NOT correct?

(a) The Portuguese captured Goa in 1499
(b) The English opened their first factory in South India at Masulipatam
(c) In Eastern India, the English Company opened its first factory in Orissa in 1633
(d) Under the leadership of Dupleix, the French occupied Madras in 1746

7. With reference to Indian freedom struggle, which one of the following statements is NOT correct?

(a) The Rowlatt Act aroused a wave of popular indignation and led to the Jallianwala Bagh massacre
(b) Subhas Chandra Bose formed the Forward Bloc
(c) Bhagat Singh was one of the founders of Hindustan Republican Socialist Association
(d) In 1931, the Congress Session at Karachi opposed Gandhi-Irwin Pact

8. Alam Khan, one of these who invited Babur to invade India was

(a) an uncle of Ibrahim Lodi and a successor to the throne of Delhi
(b) a cousin of Ibrahim Lodi who was ill-treated and expelled from the country
(c) the father of Dilawar Khan to whom cruel treatment was meted out by Ibrahim Lodi
(d) a high official in Punjab province who was very much discontented with Ibrahim Lodi’s treatment to his tribe

Answer:

1. (a) Culture
2. (a) the love affair of a rich merchant with the daughter of a courtesan
3. (c) 2 and 3
4. (a) The National Song Vande Mataram was composed by Bankimchandra Chattterji originally in Bengali.
5. (d) 1, 2 and 3
6. (a) The Portuguese captured Goa in 1499
7. (d) In 1931, the Congress Session at Karachi opposed Gandhi-Irwin Pact
8. (b) a cousin of Ibrahim Lodi who was ill-treated and expelled from the country

Section Four: General Science


1. Atomic number of an element does not help in the determination of the

(a) Number of neutrons present in the nucleus
(b) Number of protons present in the nucleus
(c) Number of electrons around the nucleus
(d) Valency of the element

2. An atom of an element has 10 electrons, 10 protons and 12 neutrons. The atomic mass of the element is

(a) 32
(b) 22
(c) 44
(d) 20

3. In a balanced chemical equation, the reactant side and 'the product side have the same number of

(a) Moles
(b) Molecules
(c) Atoms
(d) Ions

4. A body weighs 29.4 Newton at the surface of Earth. Its mass is

(a) 2kg
(b) 3kg
(c) 4 kg
(d) 29.4 kg

5. The quantity of heat required to change the temperature of one gram substance by 1°C is called it

(a) Specific heat
(b) Total energy
(c) Latent heat
(d) None of these

6. Brass is an alloy of

(a) Zinc and tin
(b) Copper and tin
(c) Copper and zinc
(d) Copper and aluminium

7. Solder is mixture of

(a) Lead and zinc
(b) Lead and bismuth
(c) Lead the copper
(d) Lead and tin

8. The gas used for making soda water is

(a) NO
(b) CO
(c) CO2
(d) SO2

Answer:

1. (a) Number of neutrons present in the nucleus
2. (b) 22
3. (c) Atoms
4. (b) 3kg
5. (a) Specific heat
6. (c) Copper and zinc
7. (d) Lead and tin
8. (c) CO2

Section Five: Quantitative Aptitude and Logical Reasoning


1. Arrange the given words in alphabetical order and choose the one that come first.

(a) Grind
(b) Groan
(c) Great
(d) Grease
(e) Greed

2. Arrange the given words in alphabetical order and choose the one that come first.

(a) Blast
(b) Bottle
(c) Bondage
(d) Boisterous
(e) Bonafide

3. Arrange the given words in alphabetical order and choose the one that come first.

(a) Tenacious
(b) Terminate
(c) Temperature
(d) Temple
(e) Tenant

Direction: In this type of questions, two words are given. These words are related to each other in some way. Another word is also given. The candidate required to find out the relationship between the first two word and choose the word from the given alternatives, which bears the same relationship to the third word

4. Sarat Chandra : West Bengal : : K.M. Munshi :?

(a) Bihar
(b) Gujarat
(c) Maharashtra
(d) Haryana

5. Conscience : Wrong : : Police :?

(a) Thief
(b) Law
(c) Discipline
(d) Crime

6. Glucose : Carbohydrate : : Soyabean :?

(a) Proteins
(b) Vitamins
(c) Minerals
(d) Legumes

Directions: In each of the following questions, five words have been given, out of which four are alike in some manner and the fifth one is different.

7. Choose out the odd one.

(a) Producer
(b) Director
(c) Investor
(d) Financier
(e) Enterpreneur

8. Choose out the odd one.

(a) Arrow
(b) Missile
(c) Sword
(d) Bullet
(e) Spear

Answer:

1. (d) Grease
2. (a) Blast
3. (c) Temperature
4. (b) First is a famous novelist of second state.
5. (d) First prevents the second.
6. (a) Glucose is a source of carbohydrates and soyabean is a source of proteins.
7. (b) All except Director spend money.
8. (c) All except Sword strike the target at a distance.

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