ASSET A QUESTION A DAY-CLASS VII

17/10/18

Subject:Science

Giri wants to make an apparatus that can clearly show whether a material is a conductor or not. The material to be tested in the form of a strip must be placed firmly in contact with T1 and T2.



What would be the BEST object to place connecting D1 and D2 for this apparatus to work?

A

a piece of metal

B

a piece of plastic

C

an electric bulb

D

an electric cell

16/10/18

Subject:Maths

A 20 cm long thin wire is used to form a rectangle. If width of this rectangle is 4 cm, what is the area of the rectangle?

A

5 cm2

B

20 cm2

C

24 cm2

D

80 cm2

CORRECT ANSWER:C

15/10/18

Subject:English

Which of these sentences contains a spelling MISTAKE?

A

The Principal asked me to accompany the foreign visitors around the school.

B

My brother is very possessive about his story books and refuses to share them.

C

I ran to inform the authorities as soon as the mishap occured in the classroom.

D

I hid when lightning struck for I was scared of the thunderous sound that would follow.

CORRECT ANSWER:C

13/10/18

Subject:Social Studies

Sangeeta lives in Delhi. In which of these banks will she NOT be able to open a Savings Account?

A

State Bank of India

B

Reserve Bank of India

C

ICICI Bank

D

Bank of Baroda

CORRECT ANSWER:B

12/10/18

Subject:Science


Where will you find the symbol shown above?

A

on a box with a knife

B

on a bottle of acid

C

in front of a manhole on a road

D

on a box containing glasses

Correct Answer: B

11/10/18

Subject:Maths

5 is a factor of 25 as 25 leaves a remainder 0 when divided by 5. 25 has 3 factors in all - 1, 5 and 25. 
The number of factors of some numbers between 160 and 170 are given below.

Based on this, how many prime numbers are there between 160 and 170?

A

0

B

2

C

5

D

(We cannot say as the number of factors for some numbers in between are not given.)

10/10/18

Subject:Science

Vijay does the following experiment.

Which of these is he likely to find?

A

The paper will absorb water and swell inside the cup.

B

The paper will get wet because of the water entering into the cup.

C

The paper will stay dry as enough water will not be able to enter due to the air in the cup.

D

The paper will become heavy on crumpling and hence make the cup sink inside the water.

CORRECT ANSWER:C

9/10/18

Subject:Maths

Akila thinks of a number, multiplies it by 2 and adds 3 to the product and gets 51.



Which of these operations on 51 will give us Akila's number?
A
multiply by 2 and then add 3
B
divide by 2 and then subtract 3
C
add 3 and then multiply by 2
D
subtract 3 and then divide by 2

CORRECT ANSWER:D

8/10/18

Subject:English

Choose the option with the words in the right order to complete the sentence given below.
I wonder how Gretta knows ________________________.

A
how it weighs much.
B
how much it weighs.
C
it weighs how much.
D
how it much weighs.
 

CORRECT ANSWER:B

6/10/18

Subject:Social Science

One of India's coastal states wants to use a sign for warning its people about the natural disaster 'tsunami'. Which of the following signs might it use?

A

B

C

D

CORRECT ANSWER:C

5/10/18

Subject:Science

Shaan stands in front of a magic mirror. A magic mirror is made of alternate strips of transparent glass and mirrored glass. So, Shaan's reflection looks as shown below. Shweta stands to the right of the magic mirror facing Shaan.



Now Shweta moves and stands behind the mirror with her right hand raised.

What will Shaan see?

A

 

B

 

C

 

D

 

4/10/18

Subject:Maths

Eel is a type of fish. Eels F and G, in an aquarium, are to be fedaccording to their length.



If F gets 12 g of food, how much food should G get?

A

8 g

B

16 g

C

17 g

D

18 g

CORRECT ANSWER:D

 

3/10/18

Subject:Science

The 'mobile' shown is completely balanced. The sticks and strings are weightless. If the mass of P is 30 grams, what is the mass of Q?

A
20g
B
30g
C
40g
D
60g

CORRECT ANSWER:A

2/10/18

Subject:Maths

Which of these products would have 3 at the ones place?
A
91 × 87 × 74 × 33
B
93 × 73 × 57 × 30
C
93 × 73 × 63 × 43
D
97 × 87 × 51 × 47

CORRECT ANSWER: D

1/10/18

Subject:English

Choose the word closest in meaning to 'mutilate'.
A
destroy
B
spoil
C
hurt
D
remove

CORRECT ANSWER:A

29/09/18

Subject:Social Science

The collage shown here is to promote tourism in

A

Andaman and Nicobar.

B

Uttar Pradesh.

C

Andhra Pradesh.

D

Maharashtra.

CORRECT ANSWER : C

28/09/18

Subject:Science

The density of cork is 0.2 g/cc. A 10 cm tall cubical piece of cork floats on water (density: 1 g/cc) as shown.




Which of the diagrams correctly represents the same piece of cork when placed in methanol whose density is 0.8g/cc?

A

B

C

D

Correct Answer: D

27/09/18

Subject:Maths

Sayali cuts a square as shown below from a graph paper.

Each small square of the graph paper has an area of 4 sq. units. What is the area of the REMAINING portion?

A

8 sq. units

B

14 sq. units

C

56 sq. units

D

62 sq. units

Correct Answer: C

26/09/18

Subject:Science

Which one of the diagrams below correctly shows the path of the reflected ray?

A

 

B

 

C

 

D

CORRECT ANSWER:C

25/09/18

Subject:Maths

p and q are two negative integers.Which of the following is/are definitely negative?

A

only I

B

only II

C

both I and II

D

both I and III

Correct Answer: A

24/09/18

Subject:English

Our teacher told us a story about two friends. From the story, we learnt that to understand another person's point of view, we must ____________. 
Which of these options completes the given sentence meaningfully?

A

beat about the bush

B

turn our back on others

C

put ourselves in the other's shoes

D

walk shoulder to shoulder with others

23/09/18

Subject:Social Science


This map of India shows its ________________.

A

major dams

B

tiger reserves

C

hill stations

D

industrial areas

Correct Answer: B

20/09/18

Subject:Maths

457Δ is a 4-digit number with one of its digits represented by Δ. 457Δ is divisible by 3. Which of these is also a number divisible by 3?

A

451Δ

B

453Δ

C

455Δ

D

(We cannot say without knowing what Δ stands for.)

19/09/18

Subject:Science

For a scientific experiment, I need to accurately measure the length of a wooden stick. What should I do?

A

I should take one measurement and use it.

B

I should take about 5 measurements which should all be exactly identical.

C

I should take about 5 measurements in which there may be slight variations. I should use the middle value (median).

D

I should take about 5 measurements in which there may be slight variations. I should use the average value.

CORRECT ANSWER:D

18/09/18

Subject:Maths

An angle larger than a right angle, but less than a straight angle (angle of measure 180o) is called an obtuse angle.
Shown here is a circle with centre O and 9 points P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X on the circle.



How many obtuse angles are there in the above circle such thatone of the arms of the angles is OP and the other arm as any of the radii shown in the figure?

A

0

B

1

C

3

D

4

CORRECT ANSWER:C

17/09/18

Subject:English

Which of these sentences is grammatically correct?

A

I made my sister to go to school early.

B

Mother has decided to go to walks everyday.

C

She was tired and just wanted to go to home.

D

I had promised to go to his house on Sunday.

CORRECT ANSWER:D

15/09/18

Subject:Social Science

Which of these is a primary source that helps historians to understand social and political life of North India between 500 and 1000 AD?

A

accounts of Chinese travellers

B

gold coins of the Kushan dynasty

C

black and white photographs

D

the Mughal miniature paintings

CORRECT ANSWER:A

13/09/18

Subject:Maths

What is three less than three times an unknown number 'x'?

A

x - 3

B

3x - 3

C

3(x - 3)

D

3 - 3x

12/09/18

Subject:Science

The specific heat capacity of a substance is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1kg of the substance by 1oC. The specific heat capacities of a few substances are also given here. Using this information, answer the question.


If equal masses each of water, vegetable oil, aluminium and copper are heated uniformly for five minutes, 
which one of them will record the maximum rise in temperature?

A

water

B

vegetable oil

C

aluminium

D

copper

CORRECT ANSWER:D

 

11/09/18

Subject:Maths

Which of these could have a mass of about 5 kg?

A

A pillow

B

A cricket bat

C

A heavy school bag

D

A scooter or motorcycle

Correct Answer: C

10/09/18

Subject:English

Which of the following explains the meaning of the expression'in honour of'?

A

in respect and admiration of

B

in fear of

C

in fairness to

D

in sincerity and faith

CORRECT ANSWER:A

8/09/18

Subject:Social Science

Which of the following festivals is celebrated in Assam when it is Baisakhi in Punjab?

A

Pongal

B

Garbha

C

Bihu

D

Holi

CORRECT ANSWER:C

7/09/18

Subject:Science

The unit of distance is METRES. (m) Speed is the rate of change of distance. Its unit is METRES / SECOND. (m/s)
Which one of these could be a unit of rate of change of speed?

A

m.

B

m/s.

C

m/s2

D

Kmph

CORRECT ANSWER:C

6/09/18

Subject:Maths

The length of the 2 black rods is equal to that of the 3 grey rods. The length of the white rod is equal to the total length of 2 black and 3 grey rods as shown in the figure.



Therefore, the length of a grey rod is _____ the length of the white rod. 

Which of these can come in the blank above?

A

{frac(1/6)}

B

{frac(1/5)}

C

{frac(1/4)}

D

{frac(1/3)}

CORRECT ANSWER:A

5/09/18

Subject:Science

A bar magnet PQ is cut into two pieces as shown. One of the pieces PR is further cut into two pieces. Which of the following is true?

A

SR will not be a magnet

B

SR will be a magnet having North Poles at S and R.

C

SR will be a magnet having North Pole at S and South Pole at R.

D

SR will be a magnet having South Pole at S and North Pole at R.

CORRECT ANSWER:C

4/09/18

Subject:Maths

Omung runs a showroom of electronic items. To avoid the problem of giving change to the customers, he rounds off the price of every product to either the nearest ten, hundred or thousand.There is a flat-screen TV whose actual price is Rs 98795. He has rounded off the price to the nearest thousand.What could be the price he has set?

A

Rs 98000

B

Rs 98800

C

Rs 99000

D

Rs 100000

CORRECT ANSWER:C

3/09/18

Subject:English

Which word completes the sentence below meaningfully?
When you feel full after a good meal, your hunger is __________.

A

relaxed

B

delayed

C

satisfied

D

completed

CORRECT ANSWER:C

1/09/18

Subject:Social Studies

Look at the map given below. It is the map of India in 200 BC. The kingdom of which powerful dynasty does this map represent?

A

Gupta Dynasty

B

Chola Dynasty

C

Chalukya Dynasty

D

Maurya Dynasty

CORRECT ANSWER:D

31/08/18

Subject:Science

I am sitting in a train that is moving at a speed of 60 kilometres per hour (kmph). If a train now passes in the opposite direction at a speed of 80 kmph, what would its speed APPEAR to be to me?

A

20 kmph in the direction of my train.

B

20 kmph in the direction opposite to my train.

C

140 kmph in the direction of my train.

D

140 kmph in the direction opposite to my train.

CORRECT ANSWER:D

30/08/18

Subject:Maths

Area of this shape is 30 sq. units.



What will happen to the area of the shape if it is rotated like this, as shown below?

A

It will remain the same.

B

It will increase.

C

It will decrease.

D

(We cannot say anything without measuring the area after rotating.)

CORRECT ANSWER:A

29/08/18

Subject:Science
Materials expand upon heating. How much a material expands upon heating is given by its coefficient of expansion. 
There are three metals P, Q and R. Of them, P has the largest coefficient of expansion, and R has the smallest.
When a thermostat is made with P and R, this is the shape it takes when heated:

Three pieces of P, Q and R are fused together as shown below.

What shape will it taken when heated?
A
B
C
D

CORRECT ANSWER:A

28/08/18

Subject:Maths
Which of the following fractions is nearest to 2?
(Note:You need not add.) 
A
{frac(1/2)} + {frac(1/4)}
B
{frac(1/4)} + {frac(1/6)}
C
{frac(2/3)} + {frac(6/7)}
D
{frac(2/5)} + {frac(1/10)}

CORRECT ANSWER: C

27/08/18

Subject:English
Unfortunately, people are judged __________.
Which phrase completes the sentence meaningfully?
A
by which they wear and when they speak
B
by what they wear and the way they speak
C
at what they wear and how they speak
D
over what they wear and when they speak

CORRECT ANSWER:B

25/08/18

Subject:Social Science

Shantanu had gone to Kanchipuram during a vacation and saw an important festival there. The main attraction of the festival was a large chariot. By being part of this festival, Shantanu could understand ____________. 

A
the history of the Pallava dynasty
B
an aspect of Tamil Nadu's cultural heritage
C
the history of various chariot festivals in India
D
the influence of Mughal architecture in Tamil Nadu

Correct Answer: B

23/08/18

Subject:Maths

Krishna has a silk ribbon. If she was to cut it into 'x' equal pieces, the length of each piece would have been 'a' cm. If Krishna wants 'y' pieces, the length (in cm) of each piece would be

A
ay/x
B
xy/a
C
x/ay
D
ax/y

Correct Answer: D


22/08/18

Subject:Science

A pizza delivery man, before delivering a pizza, first packs it in a cardboard box, which is then packed in a thick plastic bag. The cardboard box has holes in it, which prevents the vapour escaping from the pizza, from condensing inside, so that the pizza does not get soggy.

What could be the reason behind using the thick plastic bag?

A
to prevent any change in the volume of the pizza
B
to stop the shape of the pizza from changing
C
to reduce the loss of heat from the hot pizza
D
to maintain the pressure inside the box

Correct Answer: C

21/08/18

Subject:Maths

Raghu is making streamers by joining strips of coloured paper as shown. Each of the strips is ''x'' metres long and ''y''cm is used up for pasting the ends of the strips together.

The length of each streamer in metres will be

A
3x + 2y
B
3x - 2y
C
3x - 0.02y
D
3x - 0.04y

Correct Answer: C

20/08/18

Subject:English

Which of these sentences is grammatically correct?

A
Banana and jelly are my favourite dessert.
B
Neither of the mechanics wants to work on a Sunday.
C
Everyone seated in the last row dislike being asked to move forward.
D
Neither my sister nor her friends is coming home for dinner this evening.

Correct Answer: B

18/08/18

Subject:Social Science

As you go towards higher latitudes, the seasons become more and more prominent. For example, in the highest latitudes, the sun does not set for many days during summer and does not rise for many days during winter. 
At which of these latitudes would the seasons be MOST prominent?

A

B

C

D

CORRECT ANSWER:A

17/08/18

Subject:Science

Vidya lit a candle and covered it with a glass as shown below. The candle burned for some time and then went off.

She wanted to check whether the length of the candle would affect the time for which it burns.
She performed the experiment again after changing something.
Which of these would be the correct experimental setup for her to use?

A

B

C

D

Correct Answer: A

16/08/18

Subject:Maths

Three sticks P, Q and R of the same size are put together so that each one is perpendicular to the other two. Three longer sticks S, T and U are then placed to make a frame as shown.

How many triangles will be got, and of what type?

A

3: all right triangles

B

3: one right triangle and two obtuse-angled triangles

C

4: one right triangle, two obtuse-angled triangles and one acute-angled triangle

D

4: three right triangles and one acute-angled triangle

CORRECT ANSWER: D

15/08/18

Subject:Science

F = m x a. 
Here 'F' is Force, 'm' is mass and 'a' is acceleration. 
If 'a' is replaced by 'g' which is acceleration due to gravity, then 'F' will be replaced by

A

mass

B

weight

C

pressure

D

work done

CORRECT ANSWER:B

14/08/18

Subject:Maths

A worm that has had some magic potion, grows to ''a'' times its own length each week. If its length is ''a'' cm now, five weeks from now its length will be: its length will be:

A

5a cm

B

a5 cm

C

a6 cm

D

6a cm

CORRECT ANSWER:C

13/08/18

Subject:English

Meenu waited for her friends to come home for dinner. But when more than two hours had passed, she began to lose heart.
In the sentence above, the underlined phrase refers to Meenu's __________.

A

health problems

B

feelings of sadness

C

increasing anger

D

failure as a friend

CORRECT ANSWER:B

12/08/18

Subject:English

An excerpt from Kung Fu Panda:













Tai Lung: You can't defeat me! You're just a big fat panda!

Po (strikes back): I am not a big, fat panda, I'm THE big, fat panda!

Which word BEST DESCRIBES how Po reacted to Tai Lung's attack?

CORRECT ANSWER: D

11/08/18

Subject:Social Science

To defeat the Persian invader Ahmedshah Abdali, the Marathas had to travel from Pune in Maharashtra to Kurukshetra in Haryana. Which of these rivers would they have crossed?

A

Cauvery

B

Brahmaputra

C

Narmada

D

Krishna

CORRECT ANSWER : C

10/08/18

Subject:SCIENCE

Veena has four pots with one Balsam plant in each. For each pot, she can change the following things.
1. amount of soil
2. amount of water
3. amount of sunlight 
4. amount of fertilizer
Veena wants to perform an experiment to test how much water Balsam plants need. Which of these should be different for each pot?

A

1 only

B

2 only

C

1, 2 and 3

D

all - 1, 2, 3, 4

CORRECT ANSWER : B

1/08/18

Subject:SCIENCE

The length of the shadow of an upright metre scale is 60cm. At the same time, the length of the shadow of a tree was 4.8m. What is the height of the tree?

A

4.8 m

B

6m

C

8m

D

cannot be found using the information given

CORRECT ANSWER:

31/07/18

Subject:SCIENCE

5000 people in a city were asked to name their favourite English newspaper. The result is shown in the following pie chart.

Which of the following statements is NOT TRUE?

A

A quarter of the people polled prefer the Indian Express.

B

More than 50% people prefer Indian Express or Times of India.

C

The number of people who prefer the Times of India is double those who prefer the Hindustan Times.

D

Among those polled, about 2000 prefer the Times of India.

Correct Answer: C

30/07/18

Subject:English

One of the key factors in improving your work output are concentration.

Which underlined word in the sentence is INCORRECT?

A

One of the key factors

B

in improving

C

your work output

D

are concentration.

Correct Answer: D

28/07/18

Subject:Social Science

The figure below shows the famous pyramid of Khufu in Egypt. 


The four paintings below depict life in four different civilisations. Identify the one that is related to the Egyptian Pyramids.

A

B

C

D

Correct Answer: B

 

27/07/18

Subject:SCIENCE

Rajesh was walking along the footpath. He stepped on a banana skin and slipped. Rajesh slipped because

A

he was careless.

B

because he exerted a lot of force on the banana skin.

C

because the banana skin reduced the friction between his shoes and the foot path.

D

because his shoes were torn.

Correct Answer: C

26/07/18

Subject:SCIENCE

Shown below are the varieties of soups, Indian breads and vegetables available in a restaurant.



How many different combinations of a soup, an Indian bread and a vegetable (for example Tomato Soup, Roti and Paneer Mutter OR Tomato Soup,Nan and Dum Aloo) can one have?

A

2

B

6

C

9

D

24

Correct Answer: D

25/07/18

Subject:SCIENCE

What is the role of fibre in our diet?

A

It provides rich nutrients for our body.

B

It helps the body convert food into energy.

C

 It provides essential enzymes for the digestion of food.

D

It makes it easier for the body to get rid of undigested food.

Correct Answer: D

24/07/18

Subject:Maths

A teacher challenges his class 7 students to try and 'invent' a divisibility test for 12. After discussing among themselves, the class comes up with 4 different answers, which are given below. Only one of them is correct. Which of these is a divisibility test for 12?

A

The number should pass the divisibility tests for 2 and 6.

B

The number should pass the divisibility tests for 3 and 4.

C

The number should pass the divisibility tests for 2 and 10.

D

None of these - there is no divisibility test for 12.

Correct Answer: B

23/07/18

Subject:English

you must eat breakfast everyday said the doctor or youll not be able to concentrate

Which of these options is correctly punctuated?

A

''You must eat breakfast everyday,'' said the doctor, ''or you'll not be able to concentrate.''

B

''You must eat breakfast everyday!'' said the doctor. ''or you'll not be able to concentrate.''

C

''You must eat breakfast everyday, said the doctor, or you'll not be able to concentrate.''

D

''You must eat breakfast everyday,'' said the doctor, or you'll not be able to concentrate.

Correct Answer: A

21/07/18

Subject:Social Science

The person in the picture is shown wearing a saree in Coorgi style. In which of the following states this style of wearing is very popular?

A

Assam

B

Haryana

C

Karnataka

D

Gujarat

Correct Answer: C

 

20/07/18

Subject:SCIENCE

Can there be two places on the surface of the Earth having the same local time but opposite seasons?

A

No, there cannot be two such places.

B

Yes, only if both of them are on the equator.

C

Yes, only if both are in the different hemispheres.

D

Yes, only if both of them are at the opposite poles.

Correct Answer: C

19/07/18

Subject:Maths

Pawan and Ramesh are standing at the point marked Q on a straight road. Pawan's house (marked P) is 5 km to the north-west of Q. Ramesh's house is marked R. It is also on the same road - its exact position is shown in the figure. 

What is the position of Ramesh's house with respect to Pawan's house?

A

9 km south

B

10 km south

C

9 km south-east

D

9 km south-west

Correct Answer: C

18/07/18

Subject:SCIENCE

Shown here is the picture of a butterfly. The part of the butterfly that helps it acquire its food is the ___________.

A

antennae

B

proboscis

C

wings

D

thorax

17/07/18

Subject:Maths

Calculate angle x. 

A

550

B

700

C

600

D

900

Correct Answer: B


16/07/18

Subject:English

When I told my friend about some things that happened a long time ago, she recalled them and said that some of the incidents 'rang a bell' in her mind.



In the above sentence, the underlined phrase means that some things __________ to her.

A

felt peculiar

B

appeared funny

C

seemed familiar

D

looked interesting

Correct Answer: C



14/07/18

Subject:Social Science

Shown here is an example of Greco-Buddhist art (Buddhist art influenced by Greek art). It is a sculpture of the Buddha from 1st-2nd century CE.

Which of these images is an example of GREEK sculpture?

A

B

C

D

Correct Answer: D

13/07/18

Subject:SCIENCE

Which of the following parts is present in a plant cell but absent in an animal cell?

A

centriole

B

nucleus

C

cytoplasm

D

cell wall

Correct Answer: D

12/07/18

Subject:Maths

If 6 men take 4 days to complete a job, how many days will 12 men take?

A

2 days

B

3 days

C

8 days

D

9 days

Correct Answer: A

11/07/18

Subject:SCIENCE

A shadow is cast by a runner blocking the light of the Sun at around 4:30 pm in Delhi.

Which of the following represents this shadow?

A

B

C

D

Correct Answer: B

10/07/18

Subject:Maths

Here is the picture of some houses.

What will be the result of rotating the above picture by 270o in a clockwise direction?

A

 

B

 

C

 

D

 

CORRECT ANSWER :B

09/07/18

Subject:English

Which sentence is correctly punctuated?

A

''Janaki told hari, yesterday, i watched the film 'The day, the earth stood still,' which i found very interesting.''

B

Janaki told Hari, ''Yesterday, i watched the film 'The day the earth stood still' which i found very interesting.''

C

Janaki told Hari, ''Yesterday, I watched the film The Day The Earth Stood Still which I found very interesting''.

D

Janaki told Hari, ''Yesterday, I watched the film, 'The Day the Earth Stood Still', which I found very interesting.''

Correct Answer: D

07/07/18

Subject:Social Science

Which of these ancient finds would provide information about the written script of the Indus Valley Civilization?

A

B

C

D

Correct Answer: C


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