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The QUEST - Issue Thirty Four

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: 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. ____ penalize you if you repeat the mistake.

(a) I shall
(b) I will
(c) I should
(d) I ought to

2. He ____ in the middle of the night

(a) was awakened
(b) was awoke
(c) was arose
(d) awakened

3. He ____ his address before we reached the venue.

(a) had begun
(b) began
(c) was to begin
(d) did not begin

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

4. Nocturnal

(a) Natural
(b) Nightly
(c) Neutral
(d) Normal

5. Jeopardise

(a) Confusion
(b) Irritate
(c) Hell
(d) Endanger

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

6. Spry

(a) Active
(b) Feeble
(c) Shoot
(d) Supple

7. Proficient

(a) Knowledgeable
(b) Active
(c) Incapable
(d) Gifted

8. Mediocre

(a) Superior
(b) Think
(c) Ordinary
(d) Moody

Answers:

1. (b) I will
2. (a) was awakened
3. (a) had begun
4. (b) Nightly
5. (d) Endanger
6. (b) Feeble
7. (c) Incapable
8. (a) Superior

Section Two: Civics


1. at present, the constitution of India contains:

(a) 295 articles
(b) 259 articles
(c) over 440 articles
(d) 301 articles

2. How many schedules does the Indian constitution contain at present

(a) 9
(b) 10
(c) 11
(d) 12

3. How many parts does the Indian constitution have at this time

(a) 7
(b) 10
(c) 11
(d) 22

4. Which one of the following influenced the making of the Indian constitution

(a) the Government of India Act 1935
(b) the US constitution
(c) the British constitution
(d) all of the above

5. On December 11, 1946, who was elected as the permanent chairman of the Constituent Assembly

(a) Jawaharlal Nehru
(b) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
(c) Dr. BR Ambedkar
(d) KM Munshi

6. The strength of the Constituent Assembly after the withdrawl of the Muslim League was reduced to

(a) 299 members
(b) 329 members
(c) 331 members
(d) 359 members

7. How many committees were set up by the Constituent Assembly for framing the constitution of India

(a) 13
(b) 9
(c) 17
(d) 7

8. The drafting committee of the constitution including the chairman comprised

(a) 7 members
(b) 5 members
(c) 9 members
(d) 3 members

Answers:

1. (c) over 440 articles
2. (d) 12
3. (d) 22
4. (d) all of the above
5. (b) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
6. (a) 299 members
7. (a) 13
8. (a) 7 members

Section Three: General Science


1. Which of the following colours has the maximum wavelength?

(a) Red
(b) Violet
(c) Yellow
(d) Green

2. The atomic mass of an element is expressed in terms of

(a) Grams
(b) Milligrams
(c) Kilograms
(d) a.m.u.

3. By increasing the temperature of a sugar solution, the solubility of sugar

(a) Decreases
(b) Increases
(c) Remains the same
(d) First decreases then increases

4. In the SARS disease, the letter ‘A' stands for-

(a) And
(b) Asthma
(c) Anti
(d) Acute

5. The main source of Phosphorus for a vegetarian is

(a) Soyabin
(b) Fish
(c) Rice
(d) Milk

6. "Gasohole" is friendly environment fuel which is a mixture of

(a) Petrol and Diesel
(b) Petrol and Ethanol
(c) Diesel and Ethanol
(d) None of these

7. Chemical found in tobacco is

(a) Morphine
(b) Nicotine
(c) Heroine
(d) Quinine

8. What is the S.I. unit of power of lens

(a) Meter
(b) Opter
(c) Watt
(d) Dioptre

Answer:

1. (a) Red
2. (d) a.m.u
3. (b) Increases
4. (d) Acute
5. (a) Soyabin
6. (b) Petrol and Ethanol
7. (b) Nicotine
8. (d) Dioptre

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) Dialogue
(b) Diabolic
(c) Diagonal
(d) Diaphragm
(e) Dialect

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

(a) Mink
(b) Multiple
(c) Murder
(d) Multitude
(e) Music

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

(a) Express
(b) Extend
(c) Expire
(d) Explode
(e) Expand

There is a certain relation between two given words on one side of : : and one word 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 given pair has. Select the best alternative.

4.Winter : Hibernation : : Summer :?

(a) Survival
(b) Activation
(c) Aestivation
(d) Cache

5. Vegetable : Chop : : Body :?

(a) Cut
(b) Amputate
(c) Peel
(d) Prune

6. Misogamy : Marriage : : Misogyny :?

(a) Children
(b) Husband
(c) Relations
(d) Women

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) Buffalo
(b) Stag
(c) Camel
(d) Rhinoceros

8. Choose out the odd one.

(a) Albatross
(b) Ostrich
(c) Pelican
(d) Penguin

Answer:

1. (b) Diabolic
2. (c) Murder
3. (a) Express
4. (c) Winter sleep of animals is called hibernation and summer sleep is called aestivation.
5. (b) Cutting of vegetables is called chopping. Cutting off a body part is called amputating.
6. (d) First is a hatred for the second.
7. (c)ss All except Camel have horns.
8. (b) All except Ostrich are water birds.

Section Five: General


1. In a database, information should be organised and accessed according to which of the following?

(a) Physical position
(b) Logical structure
(c) Data dictionary
(d) Physical structure
(e) None of these

2. Traffic in a VAN is not _____.

(a) invisible from public networks
(b) logically separated from other traffic.
(c) accessible from unauthorised public networks
(d) restricted to a single protocol in IP Sec
(e) None of these

3. A compiler ____.

(a) translates machine language into a high level language
(b) translates one statement at a time as the program executes
(c) translates two statements at a time as the program executes
(d) produces object code
(e) is less sophisticated than an assembler

4. A wholesale market for electricity is likely to start soon in India in the form of power exchanges. How will this help the buyers and sellers of electricity? [Pick up the correct statement (s).] A) This will help states to bypass the traders and sell power straight to buyers. B) It will help power producers to retain trading margins with them which are very high. C) This will help those states which do not have enough power generation.

(a) Only A
(b) Only B
(c) Only A and B
(d) Only C
(e) All the three

5. Which of the following best defines what ‘bench marking’ is as it is used in banking industry?

(a) It is method of assessing creditworthiness of a person approaching a bank to get some loan for business purposes.
(b) This is a term used to assess the potential of an employee and also strong and/or weak areas of his/her professional capabilities. This enables the management to find a suitable placement for the employee.
(c) It is a process of identifying, analysing and adopting outstanding practices from organsiations anywhere in the world to help other organisations in improving their performance.
(d) It is a process adopted by the RBI to enable it to assign grades to the banks as per their performance.
(e) None of these

6. Which of the following is the name of the network established by the RBI for facilitating transfer of inter bank message within India?

(a) VSAT
(b) Comet
(c) NPSI
(d) Bank Net
(e) RBI infinet

7. Which of the following is the name of a famous market research firm in India?

(a) ORG-MARG
(b) Thomas Cook
(c) TMI Network
(d) AT&T
(e) Amway India

8. The functioning of Cooperative Banks in each state is supervised by which of the following agencies?

(a) RBI only
(b) SEBI & RBI
(c) RBI & Registrar of Cooperative Societies
(d) SEBI & Registrar of Cooperative Societies
(e) None of these

Answers:

1. (b) Logical structure
2. (b) logically separated from other traffic.
3. (d) produces object code
4. (d) Only C
5. (c) It is a process of identifying, analysing and adopting outstanding practices from organsiations anywhere in the world to help other organisations in improving their performance.
6. (e) RBI infinet
7. (a) ORG-MARG
8. (c) RBI & Registrar of Cooperative Societies

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