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The QUEST - Issue Thirty Five

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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. We should synchronise our watches. It is six O'clock ____.

(a) on my watch
(b) according to my watch
(c) by my watch
(d) says my watch

2. The pushcart ____ goods overturned.

(a) laden with
(b) loaded with
(c) loaded by
(d) loaded under

3. The enemy ____.

(a) was bound hand and feet
(b) was binded hand and foot
(c) was bound hand and foot
(d) was bound by hand and foot

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

4. Castigate

(a) Punish
(b) Throw Out
(c) Rebuke
(d) Slander

5. Contradict

(a) Deny
(b) Refute
(c) Interfere
(d) Dislike

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

6. Spontaneous

(a) Impulsive
(b) Delayed
(c) Casual
(d) Designed

7. Obsolete

(a) Complete
(b) New
(c) Vulgar
(d) Block

8. Intrepid

(a) Brave
(b) Weak
(c) Coward
(d) Misty

Answers:

1. (c) by my watch
2. (b) loaded with
3. (c) was bound hand and foot
4. (c) Rebuke
5. (b) Refute
6. (d) Designed
7. (b) New
8. (c) Coward

Section Two: Civics


1. The constitution of India was adopted on

(a) 26 January 1949
(b) 26 January 1950
(c) 26 November 1949
(d) 31 Decemebr 1949

2. The "Objective Resolution" was moved in the Constituent Assembly by

(a) Dr. S Radha Krishnan
(b) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
(c) Dr. BR Ambedkar
(d) JL Nehru

3. Who is understood to be the architect of the Indian constitution:

(a) JL Nehru
(b) BN Rao
(c) Dr. BR Ambedkar
(d) Dr. Rajendra Prasad

4. Who acted as the constitutional adviser to the Constituent Assembly of India

(a) Dr. BR Ambedkar
(b) KM Munshi
(c) Dr. Sachidanand Sinha
(d) BN Rao

5. Which one of the following features in the Indian constitution was taken from the British constitution

(a) the rule of law
(b) Parliamentary system of Government
(c) law making procedure
(d) all the above

6. India adopted a federal system of Government with a strong centre from

(a) USA
(b) Australia
(c) Canada
(d) New zealand

7. Which one of the following features was taken by the Indian constitution from the US constitution

(a) Judicial review
(b) fundamental rights
(c) removal of the judges of the Supreme Courts
(d) all of the Above

8. The emergency provisions of the Indian constitution were taken from

(a) the Government of India Act 1935
(b) The Weimar constitution of Germany
(c) the constitution of the US
(d) the constitution of Canada

Answer:

1. (c) 26 November 1949
2. (d) JL Nehru
3. (c) Dr. BR Ambedkar
4. (d) BN Rao
5. (d) all of the above
6. (c) Canada
7. (d) all of the Above
8. (b) The Weimar constitution of Germany

Section Three: General Science


1. Smallest planet in the solar system is

(a) Venus
(b) Mercury
(c) Jupiter
(d) Mars

2. Light year is the unit of

(a) Time
(b) Velocity
(c) Distance
(d) None of these

3. Fan gives a sensation of relief during summer because

(a) Conductivity of the heat of the air increases.
(b) Fan keeps air cold.
(c) The evaporation of sweat develops quickly.
(d) Fan gives cold. Air

4. Which one of the following is produced during the formation of photochemical smog?

(a) Hydrocarbons
(b) Nitrogen Oxides
(c) Ozone
(d) Methane

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

(a) The presence of NaCl increases the rate of setting of Plaster of Paris
(b) Gypsum is added to the cement to slow down its rate of setting
(c) All alkaline earth metals form hydrated salts
(d) Barium and Strontium are found free in nature

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

(a) Milk contains none of the B-vitamins
(b) Vitamin-A (retinol) deficiency leads to dry and scaly skin
(c) One of the symptoms of scurvy is pain in the joints
(d) Vitamin B1 (thiamine) deficiency can lead to heart failure

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

(a) The velocity of sound in air increases with the increase of temperature
(b) The velocity of sound in air is independent of pressure
(c) The velocity of sound in air decreases as the humidity increases
(d) The velocity of sound in air is not affected by the change in amplitude and frequency

8. A hydrogen-inflated polythene balloon is released from the surface of the earth. As the balloon rises to an altitude up in the atmosphere, it will

(a) decrease in size
(b) flatten into disc-like shape
(c) increase in size
(d) maintain the same size and shape

Answer:

1. (b) Mercury
2. (c) Distance
3. (c) The evaporation of sweat develops quickly.
4. (b) Nitrogen Oxides
5. (d) Barium and Strontium are found free in nature
6. (a) Milk contains none of the B-vitamins
7. (c) The velocity of sound in air decreases as the humidity increases
8. (c) increase in size

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) Revenue
(b) Remind
(c) Relish
(d) Remark
(e) Remorse

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

(a) Gourd
(b) Gesture
(c) Gentle
(d) Genuine
(e) Generous

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

(a) Rural
(b) Romance
(c) Rejoice
(d) Reveal
(e) Retain

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. Eye : Wink : : Heart :?

(a) Move
(b) Throb
(c) Pump
(d) Quiver

5. Vine : Grapes : : Poppy :?

(a) Opium
(b) Tobacco
(c) Pears
(d) Pineapple

6. Virology : Virus : : Semantics :?

(a) Amoeba
(b) Language
(c) Nature
(d) Society

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) Tempest
(b) Hurricane
(c) Cyclone
(d) Monsoon

8. Choose out the odd one.

(a) Donkey
(b) Camel
(c) Cow
(d) Mule

Answer:

1. (d) Remark
2. (c) Gentle
3. (e) Retain
4. (b) Second is the movement of the first.
5. (a) Second is obtained from the first.
6. (b) Virology deals with the effects of virus. Similarly, semantics deals with the effects of language.
7. (d) All except Monsoon are violent winds.
8. (c) All except cow are beasts of burden.

Section Five: General


1. Late NK Ranga was a famous

(a) Classical Singer
(b) Cine Actor
(c) Dancer
(d) Cartoonist
(e) Politician

2. The famous Credit Lyonnais Securities (CLS) holds it analyst meet for Asian region every year in

(a) New Delhi
(b) Bangkok
(c) Beijing
(d) Hong Kong
(e) Tokyo

3. Which of the following ports is designated as ‘hub port’ in western India?

(a) Bhuj-Kandla port
(b) Jannager port
(c) Goa port
(d) Jawharlal Nehru Port, Mumbai
(e) None of these

4. The Conditional Access System (CAS) is closely associated with which of the following areas?

(a) Banking Services
(b) Cable TV Network
(c) Post & Telegraph Services
(d) Reservation of journey tickets
(e) None of these

5. The place Sabarimala which was recently in news in news is situated in which of the following states?

(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Orissa
(c) Tamil Nadu
(d) Karnataka
(e) Kerala

6. Who amongst the following has authored the book ‘Bullet For Bullet: My Life As A Police Officer’?

(a) Julio Ribeiro
(b) Kiran Bedi
(c) KPS Gill
(d) Amod Kanth
(e) None of these

7. In India the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Statistics are published by two official sources. These are

(a) Central Statistical Organisation and FICCI
(b) Reserve Bank of India and India Banks’ Association
(c) Reserve Bank of India and Secretariat for Industrial Assistance (SIA)
(d) Central Statistical Organisation and RBI
(e) None of these

8. The 52-week average inflation rate is based on

(a) Retail Price Index
(b) Industrial Price Index
(c) Wholesale Price Index
(d) Select Commodities Price Index
(e) None of these

Answers:

1. (d) Cartoonist
2. (d) Hong Kong
3. (d) Jawharlal Nehru Port, Mumbai
4. (b) Cable TV Network
5. (e) Kerala
6. (a) Julio Ribeiro
7. (d) Central Statistical Organisation and RBI
8. (c) Wholesale Price Index

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