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The QUEST - Issue Thirty Three

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

Section One: English


Fill in the Blanks: Question 1 to 3.

1. I am not going to contest Lok Sabha seat_____ Bhopal.

(a) Of
(b) At
(c) From
(d) By

2. Mohani belongs _____ the upper strata of the society.

(a) Of
(b) From
(c) To
(d) For

3. Choose the most appropriate preposition to fill up the gap and complete the sentence "I am annoyed_____ Him_____ what he has done to me."

(a) By; in
(b) With; against
(c) At; for
(d) With; for
(e) None

Read the passage and answer Question 4 to 8.

It was 7 a.m. on Sunday, June 4, 1944. Field Marshall Erwin Rommel, Commander- in-Chief of the German Army Group B—guarding the occupied French Coast facing the English Channel—was travelling in a car next to the driver’s seat. He was tired of waiting for the Allied invasion to begin. Leaving on this particular dismal Sunday morning suited Rommel fine. The timing of the trip could not have been better for the weather was so bad that the Allies would not even think of a landing. Beside him on the seat was a cardboard box containing a pair of handmade grey-shade shoes, size 5 and half, for his wife Lucie-Maria. There was an especial and very human reason why he wanted to be with her on Tuesday,June 6. It was her birthday.

4. Rommel was

(a) A famous German detective during the Second World War.
(b) The Commander-in-Chief of the German army in occupied France
(c) A war-weary old man
(d) A German messenger during the war

5. Rommel was going back to Germany because

(a) He was afraid of facing the Allies
(b) He was bored with the war
(c) He was annoyed with the weather in France
(d) He was homesick and wanted to see his wife

6. Rommel considered June 4, the best time to leave because

(a) The weather conditions ruled out an Allied invasion
(b) All his junior Generals were present there
(c) By then the enemy was not ready for the attack
(d) He had to consult Hitler

7. The contents of the cardboard box had for Rommel

(a) Strategic importance
(b) Great monetary significance
(c) Sentimental value
(d) Not much value

8. Rommel was keen to be with his wife on that day because it was

(a) Their wedding day
(b) Her birthday
(c) Their son’s birthday
(d) Hitler’s birthday

Answers:

1. (c) From
2. (c) To
3. (d) With for
4. (b) The Commander-in-Chief of the German army in occupied France
5. (d) He was homesick and wanted to see his wife
6. (a) The weather conditions ruled out an Allied invasion
7. (c) Sentimental value
8. (b) Her birthday

Section Two: Civics


1. The strength of the Constituent Assembly set up under the Cabinet Mission Plan was

(a) 389 members
(b) 411 members
(c) 298 members
(d) 487 members

2. The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly of India was held on:

(a) 26 January 19488
(b) 15 August 1947
(c) 9 December 1948
(d) 26 November 1948

3. The idea of Constituent Assembly to frame a constitution for India was first suggested by:

(a) The Swaraj party in 1935
(b) The Indian National Congress in 1936
(c) The Muslim League in 1942
(d) The all parties conference in 1946

4. The Constituent Assembly of India took decisions by

(a) simple majority
(b) 2-3RD majority
(c) consensus
(d) all the above methods

5. Who acted as the Provisional President of the Constituent Assembly

(a) C. Raja Gopalachari
(b) Dr. Sachidanand Sinha
(c) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
(d) Jawaharlal Nehru

6. The constitution of India came into force on:

(a) 26 January 1952
(b) 16 August 1948
(c) 26 November 1949
(d) 26 January 1950

7. January 26 was selected as the date for the enforcement of the constitution because

(a) it was considered to be an auspicious day
(b) the Qquit India Movement was started in 1942 on this day
(c) in 1930, the Congress had observed it as the independence day
(d) none of the above

8. Which one of the folowing is not regarded as the part of the Indian constitution

(a) Preamble
(b) fundamental rights
(c) directive principles of state policies
(d) none of the above

Answers:

1. (a) 389 members
2. (c) 9 December 1948
3. (a) The Swaraj party in 1935
4. (c) consensus
5. (b) Dr. Sachidanand Sinha
6. (d) 26 January 1950
7. (c) in 1930, the Congress had observed it as the independence day
8. (d) none of the above

Section Three: General Science


1. All the machinery and equipments of computer are called

(a) Hardware
(b) Software
(c) Chips
(d) Electronic Appliances

2. Plants covert potential energy into kinetic energy by

(a) Absorption process
(b) Respiration
(c) Photosynti1esis
(d) Reproduction

3. The number of chromosomes in human body is

(a) 46
(b) 48
(c) 49
(d) 50

4. Fifth Generation Computer utilizes

(a) Vacuum tubes
(b) Transistors
(c) Integrated circuits
(d) Artificial intelligence

5. The most strong oxidising agent among halogens is

(a) Chlorine
(b) Bromine
(c) Fluorine
(d) Iodine

6. A free falling body in vacuum has

(a) Uniform motion
(b) Uniform velocity
(c) Uniform acceleration
(d) Uniform force

7. The anode in a dry cell consists of

(a) Copper
(b) Zinc
(c) Cadmium
(d) Graphite

8. Petroleum is found in

(a) Igneous rocks
(b) Sedimentary rocks
(c) Metamorphic rocks
(d) All
(e) None

Answer:

1. (a) Hardware
2. (c) Photosynti1esis
3. (a) 46
4. (d) Artificial intelligence
5. (c) Fluorine
6. (c) Uniform acceleration
7. (c) Cadmium
8. (b) Sedimentary rocks

Section Four: Quantitative Aptitude and Logical Reasoning


1. Arrange the given words in alphabetical order and tick the one that comes at the second place.

(a) Interview
(b) Invent
(c) Intestine
(d) Interlude
(e) Interfere

2. Arrange the given words in alphabetical order and tick the one that comes at the second place.

(a) Converse
(b) Current
(c) Curator
(d) Cutaneous
(e) Cushion

3. Arrange the given words in alphabetical order and tick the one that comes at the second place.

(a) Stipend
(b) Stagger
(c) Stabilise
(d) Stimulus
(e) Sterile

In each of the following questions, there is a certain, relation between two given words on one side of : : and one wore! is given on another side of : : while another word is to be found from the given alternatives, having the same relation with this word as the words of the given pair bear. Choose the best alternative.

4 . Fruits : Basket : : Fishes :?

(a) Rip
(b) River
(c) Seine
(d) Rill

5. Leather : Cobbler : : Wood :?

(a) Furniture
(b) Cottage
(c) Carpenter
(d) Mason.

6. Video : Cassette : : Computer :?

(a) Reels
(b) Recordings
(c) Files
(d) Floppy

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

7. Choose out the odd one.

(a) Leprosy
(b)Influenza
(c)Typhoid
(d) Dysentry

8. Choose out the odd one.

(a) Ear
(b) Nose
(c) Tongue
(d) Throat

Answer:

1. (d) Interlude
2. (c) Curator
3. (b) Stagger
4. (a) Second is a container to carry the first.
5. (c) First is the raw material required by the second.
6. (d) Recordings of the second are visualised on the first.
7. (b): All except Influenza are caused by bacteria, whi1e influenza is caused by virus.
8. (d): All except Throat are sense organs.

Section Five: General


1. A processor that collects the transmissions from several communications media and sends them over a single line that operates at a higher capacity is called ______.

(a) multiplexor
(b) bridge
(c) hub
(d) router
(e) None of these

2. Bandwidth refers to ______.

(a) the cost of the cable required to implement a WAN
(b) the cost of the cable required to implement a LAN
(c) the amount of information a peer-to-peer network can store
(d) the amount of information a communications medium can transfer in a given amount of time
(e) None of these

3. The technique that extends storage capacities of main memory beyond the actual size of the main memory is called _____.

(a) multitasking
(b) virtual storage
(c) multiprocessing
(d) multiprogramming
(e) switching

4. A ______ is not a form of Biometrics.

(a) fingerprint
(b) password
(c) retina scan
(d) breath scan
(e) None of these

5. Finance minister of India feels that the inflation rate would continue to hover in the 4-4.5 per cent range. The inflation rate is measured mainly by which of the following?

(a) Fiscal deficit
(b) Budgetary deficit
(c) Volume of aid received from the World Bank
(d) Wholesale prices
(e) None of these

6. Which of the following describes correctly what a Smart Card is?

(a) It is a credit which enables the card holder to enjoy a predetermined credit limit.
(b) It is a debit card which enables the card holder to pay for any purchases from his/her bank account instantly.
(c) It is a mix of both credit and debit cards as the transactions effected by the card are recorded on the card itself electronically.
(d) It is an ATM card which is used for withdrawing cash only from the ATMs. of the designated bank.
(e) None of these

7. ______ is an access method in which collisions are entirely avoided.

(a) CSMA
(b) CSMA/CD
(c) CSMA/CA
(d) All of these
(e) None of these

8. An Internet address is ____ bits in length.

(a) 4
(b) 8
(c) 16
(d) 32
(e) None of these

Answers:

1. (a) multiplexor
2. (d) the amount of information a communications medium can transfer in a given amount of time
3. (b) virtual storage
4. (b) password
5. (d) Wholesale prices
6. (c) It is a mix of both credit and debit cards as the transactions effected by the card are recorded on the card itself electronically.
7. (e) None of these
8. (d) 32

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