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The QUEST - Issue Thirty

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Section One: English

Direction: Select the most suitable preposition from the four choices given for each sentence.

1. His company is greatly sought _____ .

(a) At
(b) After
(c) For
(d) Out

2. He is one person, I count _____ in times of difficulty.

(a) At
(b) In
(c) With
(d) On

3. Fate smiles _____ him in all his ventures.

(a) Upon
(b) At
(c) With
(d) For

Direction: Choose the correct synonym from the given options.

4. Fractious

(a) Irritable
(b) Shattered
(c) Partitioned
(d) Unfair

5. Wobble

(a) Elastic
(b) Heated
(c) Tremble
(d) Jumpy

Direction: Choose the correct antonyms from the given options.

6. Transient

(a) Passing
(b) Brief
(c) Lucid
(d) Eternal

7. Luscious

(a) Shining
(b) Tasty
(c) Eerie
(d) Sour

8. Tyrant

(a) Quiet
(b) Accord
(c) Kind
(d) Unjust


1. (b) After
2. (d) On
3. (a) Upon
4. (a) Irritable
5. (c) Tremble
6. (d) Eternal
7. (d) Sour
8. (c) Kind

Section Two: History

1. In 1498, Vasco da Gama reached

(a) Trivandrum
(b) Cochin
(c) Calicut
(d) Ratnagiri

2. The first Muslim ruler to introduce the system of price control was

(a) Balban
(b) Jalaluddin Khalji
(c) Alauddin Khalji
(d) Muhammad bin Tughlaq

3. Gandhiji believed that Satyagraha is a weapon of

(a) The poor
(b) The weak
(c) The untouchables
(d) None of these

4. Alberuni came to India along with

(a) Mahmud Ghazni
(b) Muhammad bin Qasim
(c) Muhammad Ghuri
(d) Timur

5. In the year 1905, Gopal Krishna Gokhale founded the

(a) Servants of India Society
(b) Asiatic Society
(c) Brahmo Samaj
(d) Bharat Sewak Samaj

6. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?

(a) Zia-ud-din : Tarikh-i-Barni Muhammadi
(b) Shams-i-Siraj : Tarikh-i-Feroze Afif Shahi
(c) Ibn Batuta : Fatwa-i-Jahandari
(d) Amir Khusro : Tabqat-i-Nasiri

7. The British Prime Minister who declared his ‘Communal Award’ scheme to India in 1932 was

(a) Winston Churchill
(b) Clement Attlee
(c) Ramsay McDonald
(d) Neville Chamberlain

8. Santhal was associated with

(a) Tribal Rebellion
(b) Non-Cooperation Movement
(c) Salt Satyagraha
(d) Indigo Revolt


1. (c) Calicut
2. (c) Alauddin Khalji
3. (d) None of these
4. (a) Mahmud Ghazni
5. (a) Servants of India Society
6. (b) Shams-i-Siraj : Tarikh-i-Feroze Afif Shahi
7. (c) Ramsay McDonald
8. (a) Tribal Rebellion

Section Three: General Science

1. The ratio of flux density and capacity of magnetic field in a medium is represented by

(a) Magnetic density
(b) Acceptance
(c) Influence
(d) Permeability

2. Which of the following is used to measure height?

(a) Barometer
(b) Planometer
(c) Altimeter
(d) Hydrometer

3. When we sit or sleep on a rubber mattress, its shape is deformed. It is an example of

(a) Kinetic Energy
(b) Potential Energy
(c) Stored Energy
(d) Fission Energy

4. Which of the following statements is not true about Computer?

(a) Complex problem can be solved easily.
(b) It works very fast.
(c) It has high memory and storage capacity.
(d) Owing to its high knowledge it can correct wrong instructions on its own.

5. At constant temperature, the current flowing through a conductor is directly proportional to the potential difference across its ends" It is called?

(a) Joule's Law
(b) Ohm's Law
(c) Lenz's Law
(d) Faraday's Law

6. Which of the following types of lens is used in a camera?

(a) Convex
(b) Concave
(c) Spherical
(d) Of uniform thickness

7. Byte represents the storage capacity of a computer. One byte contains _____ bits.

(a) 4
(b) 8
(c) 630
(d) 1024

8. The system, in which Metre is used for length, Kilogram is used for mass, Second is used for time, Kelvin for temperature Ampere for electric current, Candela for flux density and Mole is used for amount of matter, is called-

(a) C G S System
(b) M K S System
(c) F P S System
(d) S I System


1. (b) Acceptance
2. (c) Altimeter
3. (b) Potential Energy
4. (d) Owing to its high knowledge it can correct wrong instructions on its own.
5. (b) Ohm's Law
6. (a) Convex
7. (b) 8
8. (d) S I System

Section Four: Quantitative Aptitude and Logical Reasoning

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

(a) Launch
(b) Laugh
(c) Lattice
(d) Latent
(e) Latitude

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

(a) Conceive
(b) Diurnal
(c) Conceit
(d) Concentrate
(e) Custody

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

(a) Language
(b) Laurel
(c) Leisure
(d) Lapse
(e) Leave

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. Horde : Nomads : : Cavalcade :?

(a) Merchants
(b) Riders
(c) Salesmen
(d) Players

5. Matricide : Mother : : Homicide :?

(a) Human
(b) Children
(c) Father
(d) Apes

6. Poodle : Dog : : Moose :?

(a) Duck
(b) Donkey
(c) Fowl
(d) Deer

Direction: 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) Bardoli
(b) Bhadravati
(c) Porbander
(d) Champaran
(e) Sabarmati

8. Choose out the odd one.

(a) Epicentre
(b) Seismology
(c) Focus
(d) Crater
(e) Richter Scale


1. (d) Latent
2. (c) Conceit
3. (a) Language
4. (b) First is a collective moving group of the second
5. (a) First implies killing the second.
6. (d) Poodle is a breed of dog & moose is a breed of deer
7. (b) All except Bhadravati are places related with Gandhi ji
8. (d) All except Crater are terms associated with earthquakes.

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