ASSET A QUESTION A DAY-CLASS VIII

20/08/19

Subject:MATHS
The length of each side of a triangle is increased by 10%.
The perimeter of the triangle will
A
increase by 10%.
B
increase by 30%.
C
remain the same.
D
can't say, it depends on the length of the sides.

19/08/19

Subject: SCIENCE

He was always comfortable with numbers; now in high school, he takes to it like a __________.
Which of these phrases completes the above sentence meaningfully?

A
duck to water
B
horse to a cart
C
chicken to eggs
D
bee to a flower

Correct Answer: A

17/08/19

Subject:SOCIAL SCIENCE
Sir William Jones was a student of ancient India. A scholar, he arrived in Calcutta in 1783 and went on to make the first English translations of several important works of Indian literature. He was particularly known for his idea that there might be a relationship between the languages of the Indian subcontinent (South Asia) and Europe. He analyzed various textual data to find facts that would support his claim.
Which one of the following would have provided him with the MOST conclusive evidence?
A
comparing Indian alphabets to English and French alphabets
B
comparing the accounts of travellers from both Europe and India
C
comparing the stories of epic Indian poems and those of France and England
D
comparing the structure of Sanskrit grammar with that of Greek and Latin grammar

CORRECT ANSWER:D

16/08/19

Subject:SCIENCE

Though the Sun is bigger than the Moon, they appear to be about the same size when observed from the Earth. This is because ________________.

A
the axis of rotation of the Earth is tilted
B
they are seen at different times of the day
C
the Moon is closer to the Earth than the Sun
D
the Moon does not have its own light and reflects the light of the Sun

Correct Answer: C

15/08/19

Subject:MATHS
In a Maths test taken by 35 students, the average score of 15 girls is 10 and that of 20 boys is also 10. Which of the following CAN be calculated based on the data we have?
A
the highest score in the class
B
the lowest score among the boys
C
the sum of the scores of the whole class
D
all the above can be calculated

CORRECT ANSWER:C

14/08/19

Subject:SCIENCE
Sheela was asked to write about an animal by her teacher. Here is what she wrote.

"On a rainy day I saw a number of crawling worm-like creatures on my lawn. They were brown. I could not see any legs. Their bodies were divided into rings. I could not even make out the head from the tail."

Identify the animals.
A
B
C
D

CORRECT ANSWER:D

13/08/19

Subject:MATHS

Mickey, Minnie and Donald are picking berries. Minnie has picked 7 berries less than Mickey. Donald has picked 3 times as many berries as Mickey. If Minnie has picked 14 berries, how many has Donald picked?

A
21
B
35
C
42
D
63

Correct Answer: D

12/08/19

Subject:ENGLISH

Mumbai is one of the most crowded cities in India. 
Which of these sentences conveys exactly the same meaning as the one given above?

A
Very few cities in India are more crowded than Mumbai.
B
No other city in India is as crowded as Mumbai is.
C
None other than Mumbai is as crowded as other cities in India.
D
Mumbai is more crowded than any other city in India.

Correct Answer: A

10/08/19

Subject: SOCIAL SCIENCE

This is an image depicting one of the adventures of the famous comic-book characters Asterix and Obelix. They have arrived in a certain country to help the queen build a new palace. What country do you think they're in?

A
Azerbaijan
B
Rwanda
C
Egypt
D
Turkey

Correct Answer: C

9/08/19

Subject:SCIENCE

Speech is much better developed in humans than in other animals. This is MAINLY due to which organ being better developed in humans?

A
Mouth
B
Tongue
C
Heart
D
Brain

Correct Answer: D

8/08/19

Subject:MATHS
Rashi measured two of the sides of a triangle and found them to be 4 cm and 9 cm. 
Which of the following could be the length of the third side?
A
3 cm
B
8 cm
C
13 cm
D
14 cm

CORRECT ANSWER:B

7/08/19

Subject:SCIENCE
When we take a picture at night with a flash camera, which of these is the ENERGY CONVERSION that takes place?
A
Chemical------------->Light
B
Light---------------->Sound
C
Mechanical-------------->Light
D
There is no energy conversion

CORRECT ANSWER:A

6/08/19

Subject:MATHS
(xy)2 × (xy)2 is equal to
A
2xy2
B
x2y2
C
x2y4
D
x4y4

CORRECT ANSWER:D

5/08/19

Subject:ENGLISH
Choose the option with the correct order of words to complete the sentences meaningfully.
The number of students who wanted to ________ the much-favoured web site was in _______ of a lakh!

 
A
excess…. access
B
access…. excess
C
attach…. detach
D
detach ... attach

CORRECT ANSWER:B

3/08/19

Subject:SOCIAL SCIENCE
The figure on the left shows a part of the landscape of Churu district on the edge of Thar desert in Rajasthan. The figure on the right shows the cross-section and plan of one of the structures. What could the structure be?
A
a defence bunker
B
a tribal dwelling
C
a water-harvesting structure
D
an ancient burial site

CORRECT ANSWER:C

2/08/19

Subject:SCIENCE

Almost all sour fruits contain:

A
Vitamin A
B
Vitamin B
C
Vitamin C
D
Vitamin D

Correct Answer: C

1/08/19

Subject:MATHS
The angles of a triangle are in the ratio 2 : 5 : 2. What kind of triangle will it be?
A
Right angled, Isosceles
B
Obtuse angled, Isosceles
C
Obtuse angled, Scalene
D
Acute angled, may be isosceles or scalene

CORRECT ANSWER:B

31/07/19

Subject:SCIENCE
When we take a picture at night with a flash camera, which of these is the ENERGY CONVERSION that takes place?
A
Chemical------------->Light
B
Light---------------->Sound
C
Mechanical-------------->Light
D
There is no energy conversion

CORRECT ANSWER:A

30/07/19

Subject:MATHS

9 identical tiles having side length 1 cm were arranged (without any overlap) to form Shape 1.



Two of the corner tiles were removed to form Shape 2.What can we say about the perimeter of Shape 1 as compared to that of Shape 2?

A
It is the same.
B
It is 2 units less.
C
It is 4 units more.
D
It is 4 units less.

Correct Answer: A

29/07/19

Subject:ENGLISH
The penniless artist was speechless. He could not have imagined that luck would favour him one day. 

If we were to rewrite the underlined sentence using the word 'hardly', which would be the BEST way to write it?
A
He could hardly not have imagined that luck would favour him one day.
B
Hardly could he have not imagined that luck would favour him one day.
C
He could not have imagined that luck would hardly favour him one day.
D
He could hardly have imagined that luck would favour him one day.

10/07/19

Subject:SCIENCE
Given below are the steps involved in scientific investigation.


1. Collect data or information through observation and other appropriate methods.
2. Identify the hypothesis that can be tested and validated through the experiment.
3. Design the experiment.
4. Perform the experiment and collect data.
5. Analyse the data collected.
6. Validate your hypothesis. If invalid, reformulate the hypothesis and repeat steps 3 to 6.


Your grandfather is ill and goes to see a doctor. The doctor prescribes some medicines after talking to him. However, he wants to have the blood report of your grandfather. Which step in the process of investigation does this correspond to?
A
Step 1
B
Step 3
C
Step 4
D
Step 6

09/07/19

Subject:MATHS
A
5
B
10
C
15
D
25

08/07/19

Subject:ENGLISH
Smita was nervous about her first solo performance, but considering the importance of the event, she decided to __________.

Which of these phrases completes the above sentence meaningfully?
A
live and let live
B
put her best foot forward
C
have her cake and eat it too
D
take it with a pinch of salt

06/07/19

Subject:SCOCIAL STUDIES
Which of the following best explains why the Himalayan mountain ranges are highly earthquake prone?
A
The Himalayas are a very young mountain range which are still forming.
B
The Himalayas have very different climatic and vegetation zones.
C
The Himalayas are at the meeting point of two drifting earth plates.
D
The massive size of the Himalayas causes earthquakes in the region.

05/07/19

Subject:SCIENCE
Azam had a metal pencil box and a wooden block on his table. When he touched them, the pencil box felt colder compared to the wooden block. When he measured their temperatures using a thermometer, he found that both the objects were at the same temperatures.

What could be the reason for Azam to 'feel' that the pencil box was cooler?
A
Air around the pencil box was at a lower temperature which made the pencil box colder.
B
Wood produces heat and so, must have been at a higher temperature than the pencil box.
C
As metal is a better conductor of heat, it drew away heat from his hand faster than the wooden block.
D
Metals are always at a lower temperature than other substances and so, there has been an error in measurement.

04/07/19

Subject:MATHS
ABCD is a trapezium with AB ll DC. 






Which of the following pairs of angles must NECESSARILY be equal?
A
Angle 1 and angle 2
B
Angle 2 and angle 3
C
Angle 4 and angle 5
D
Angle 5 and angle 3

03/07/19

Subject:SCIENCE
Prateek has three iron bars (PQ, RS and TU) that look alike. He knows that one or more of them may be magnet, but does not know which. He conducts the following experiments.
In Figure 1, there is attraction between RS and PQ and in Figure 2, there is no attraction between PQ and TU. What can he conclude from these experiments?
  
A
RS and PQ are magnets and TU is an iron bar
B
RS is a magnet and PQ and TU are iron bars
C
RS and PQ are magnets - he cannot be sure about TU
D
RS is a magnet, PQ is an iron bar - he cannot be sure about TU

02/07/19

Subject:MATHS
 


If the pattern above is continued, what will it look like between 93 and 95?
A
B
C
D

01/07/19

Subject:ENGLISH
Ramani was extremely tired after being up on her feet for over sixteen hours and so decided to __________. 
Which of these options can complete the given sentence meaningfully?
A
be on cloud nine
B
catch forty winks
C
be all rolled up in one
D
go back to square one

29/06/19

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
The conflict between these two lands has been an ongoing one since the mid 20th century. Both the groups have sites of great religious and historical importance that have been mentioned in the Christian Bible, the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) and the Quran. This refers to the conflict between ___________________.
A
Iran and Iraq
B
Iraq and Kuwait
C
Libya and Egypt
D
Israel and Palestine

28/06/19

Subject:SCIENCE
What are recorded observations in an experiment called?
A
Apparatus
B
Data
C
Variables
D
Hypotheses

27/06/19

Subject:MATHS
x is an integer and 5 - x > 15. 

The largest possible value that x can take is
A
10
B
-10
C
-11
D
15

26/06/19

Subject: SCIENCE

Water was poured over a large oil fire to extinguish it. What would happen and why?
A
The fire will be put off since water extinguishes fires.
B
The fire will spread since oil floats on water.
C
The fire will be put off since water dissolves oil.
D
The fire will spread since water contains hydrogen that is a combustible gas.

25/06/19

Subject: MATHS

In a polygon, a diagonal is a line segment joining pairs of vertices that are not adjacent.

The number of diagonals that can be drawn from a vertex of some polygons are given in the following table.


How many diagonals can be drawn from a vertex of an n-sided polygon?
A
n + 3
B
n - 3
C
3n + 1
D
3n - 1

24/06/19

Subject: ENGLISH

People are similar to animals. Both get disturbed if they are denied the space they need.Which of these versions of the above sentence conveys the same meaning and is correctly punctuated?
A
People, like animals, can become disturbed if they are denied the space they need.
B
People like animals, can become disturbed if they are denied the space they need.
C
People like animals can become disturbed, if they are denied the space they need.
D
People like animals can become disturbed, if, they are denied the space they need.

22/06/19

Subject: SCIENCE

The 'Silk Route' was an ancient network of roads, connecting parts of Europe and Asia that was used by traders and other travellers. As different world religions came into being, at different periods of time, people of different religious beliefs came into contact with each other, partly because of the access provided by the Silk Route.
Which of these options shows the correct chronological order of religions that might have spread along the Silk Route?
A
Christianity, Buddhism, Islam
B
Buddhism, Islam, Christianity
C
Buddhism, Christianity, Islam
D
Islam, Buddhism, Christianity

21/06/19

Subject: SCIENCE

When a solid cube made of Wax (density 0.9 g/cc) is placed in a beaker of alcohol (density 0.8 g/cc) it sinks (see figure 1).



The same cube when placed in water (density 1g/cc) floats (see figure 2).



What will happen if the cube of wax is placed in VEGETABLE OIL (density 0.9 g/cc, almost the same as the wax itself)?
A
It will sink to the bottom (same as figure 1).
B
It will float (same as figure 2).
C
It is not possible that a solid and liquid have the same density.
D
The solid will stay in the liquid at any point it is placed without sinking or floating.

20/06/19

Subject: MATHS

Which of the following is equal to 4852 x 486?
A
4853 + 4852
B
485 x 4862
C
4853 + 1
D
4863 - 1

19/06/19

Subject: SCIENCE

Every object on earth is attracted by a gravitational force. This force is called its _____.
A
mass
B
weight
C
density
D
pressure

18/06/19

Subject: MATHS

Pratham enlarges an image of dimensions 37.5 cm × 25 cm on his computer in such a way that the dimensions of the enlarged image are in the same proportion as the original image. Here is the original image. 

(Note: Figure is not to scale.)
Which of these could be the dimensions of the new enlarged image?
A
60 cm × 40 cm
B
75 cm × 62.5 cm
C
75 cm × 75 cm
D
100 cm × 50 cm

17/06/19

Subject: ENGLISH

Choose the CORRECT representation of the sentence given below without any
change in meaning.
''What else is new?'' Rahul asked. ''Have you
begun your project work?''

A Rahul demanded me what else is new and whether I have begun my project work.
B Rahul wanted to know what else was new and had I begun my project work.
C Rahul asked me what else was new and whether I had begun my project work.
D Rahul told me what else was new and if I had begun my project work.

15/06/19

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES

The Chinese Tang Dynasty government (around 620 to 900 CE) attempted to
create an accurate census of the size of their empire's population. Every
three years they counted the number of people and recorded social and
economic information about them. The census would have helped the
government to ______________________.

A make the collection of taxes more efficient
B increase the amount of trade with other countries
C protect the national territory from foreign invasions
D maintain good relations with the people in the country

14/06/19

Subject: SCIENCE

You need to put a metal rod into a hole in a metal cylinder. It is too
tight. Which would be the best method to do it?

A Heat the rod and the cylinder.
B Cool the rod and the cylinder.
C Heat the rod and cool the cylinder.
D Cool the rod and heat the cylinder.
 

12/06/19

Subject: SCIENCE

Ethanol has a chemical formula C2H5OH and sugar has a chemical formula C6H12O6. The individual components in both the substances are carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Yet, they are two different compounds. 

What is the reason for this?
A
They are different physical forms of the same substance.
B
One of them is actually a mixture.
C
One is liquid and the other is a solid.
D
The individual components combine in a different ratio.

11/06/19

Subject: MATHS

What is the area of the shaded part of the rectangle?

A
4 sq. cm
B
8 sq. cm
C
9 sq. cm
D
12 sq. cm

10/06/19

Subject: ENGLISH

Which word DOES NOT suggest the actual sound it makes?
A
gurgle
B
rustle
C
wither
D
crackle

08/06/19

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES

It is important to distinguish between facts and opinions. One of the following statements is a fact, the rest are opinions. Identify which one is a fact.
A
The First Amendment to the Constitution is the most important one.
B
The official English version of the Constitution is better than the Hindi version.
C
The number of representatives a state has depends on the size of a state's population.
D
MPs and MLAs voting in the presidential elections have always remained politically neutral.

07/06/19

Subject: SCIENCE

Prarthana's mother is a doctor and works at a big hospital. Over a period of a few weeks, she worked with different patients who had flu, heart attack, tuberculosis and whooping cough. Which of these can she NOT get as a result of working with the patients?
A
flu
B
heart attack
C
tuberculosis
D
whooping cough

06/06/19

Subject: MATHS

While solving an equation of the form x + m = n (where m and n are constants), Ranjana made a mistake and added m to n instead of subtracting it. By how much would her answer differ from the correct one?
A
2m
B
m + n
C
m - n
D
n - m

05/06/19

Subject: SCIENCE

Potassium permanganate is a purple coloured solution. Identify the picture that correctly shows a reading of 30 ml of the solution.
A
B
C
D

04/06/19

Subject: MATHS

The table below shows the minimum temperatures recorded in some months of a year in Verkhoyansk, Siberia.



Of the given months, in which month was the LOWEST temperature recorded?
A
January
B
March
C
May
D
December

03/06/19

Subject: ENGLISH

Nadia was a gymnast. Her performance on the balance beam was so impeccable that she got a perfect '10' score from all the judges.

The underlined word, as used in the sentence above, most likely means something that is '__________'.
A
creative and difficult to copy
B
flawless and beyond criticism
C
passionate and heart-breaking
D
unusual and pleasing to the eye

01/06/19

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES

This cartoon is a depiction of a valuable fuel and a digestive waste product. It is a greenhouse gas that increases global warming. It remains in the atmosphere one-tenth as long as carbon dioxide—about a decade—but traps 20 times as much heat.

Which one of the following gases do you think it is?
A
methane
B
carbon dioxide
C
carbon monoxide
D
sulphur dioxide

31/05/19

Subject: SCIENCE

Aman has a compass with a magnetic needle which, he observes, correctly points north-south. He leaves the compass on his table at home in the morning and leaves for school. After returning, he performs an experiment with an electric circuit with the compass close to it. He switches the current in the circuit on and notices that the needle doesn't point north-south correctly.



Which of the following can be a reason for this observation?
A
The needle becomes an electromagnet due to the current in the circuit.
B
The current in the circuit produces a magnetic field which deflects the magnet.
C
Due to the rotation of the Earth from morning to evening, the needle changes its direction.
D
The tidal forces due to the moon are stronger in the evening which cause the needle to deflect towards it.

30/05/19

Subject: MATHS

In a Maths test taken by 35 students, the average score of 15 girls is 10 and that of 20 boys is also 10. Which of the following CAN be calculated based on the data we have?
A
the highest score in the class
B
the lowest score among the boys
C
the sum of the scores of the whole class
D
all the above can be calculated

27/05/19

Subject: ENGLISH

Which of these is the correct way to represent a lake which is partly frozen?

A
A
B
B
C
C
D
D

28/05/19

Subject: MATHS

Two of the angles of a triangle are of measures 300 and 350 each. The triangle is

A
an acute angled triangle.
B
an obtuse angled triangle.
C
a right angled triangle.
D
(cannot be determined because measures of all the three angles are not known)

Correct Answer: B

27/05/19

Subject: ENGLISH

Once bitten twice shy. 

Which of these situations best illustrates this proverb?
A
Ashok would come early for a few days after official warnings but he would go back to his old habits soon after.
B
Ashima was an extremely shy girl who was bitten by a scorpion and had to be taken to the hospital for treatment.
C
Ashutosh had a fear for snakes and could never go near them even when they were in a cage in the zoo.
D
Albert once had a terrible case of food poisoning from Chinese food and he wouldn't have any Asian food after that.

25/05/19

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES

The figure shown here is a mode of transport pulled by dogs and popular in a specific geographical region. Identify this region. 

A
rainforests of Brazil
B
tundra region of Finland
C
Gobi desert of Mongolia
D
fertile plains of Bangladesh 

Correct Answer: B

24/05/19

Subject: SCIENCE

Here is the picture of an aircraft, with the forces working on it shown.



Identify the force that corresponds to the question mark.

A
Buoyancy
B
Atmospheric pressure
C
Gravity
D
Density

Correct Answer: C

23/05/19

Subject: MATHS

In which of the following cases would the quantity q DECREASE PROPORTIONATELY when the quantity p is INCREASED?
A
p = 3q
B
p - 3 = q
C
p = 3/q
D
1/p = 3/q

CORRECT ANSWER:C

22/05/19

Subject: SCIENCE

Four friends from class 8 were talking about the moon. 
Ramnath: In the daytime on some days, we can see the moon

Kaushik: In the daytime, the moon is on the other side of the Earth

Chiranjivi: On all new moon nights, the Earth blocks the moon

Ratna: The moon does not have its own light.
Which of them is/ are correct?

A
only Kaushik and Chiranjivi
B
only Ramnath and Ratna
C
only Kaushik, Chiranjivi and Ratna
D
only Ratna

Correct Answer: B

 

21/05/19

Subject: MATHS

The roads connecting the houses of Ravi, Sunil, Kapil and Roger form a quadrilateral as shown here. Let us refer to the quadrilateral as KLMN. It is not known which corner is K, which is L, etc.

It is known that ∠ K + ∠ M > 180o and that ∠ L is not the smallest angle of the quadrilateral.



Whose house is at corner L of the quadrilateral?

A
Ravi
B
Sunil
C
Kapil
D
Roger

Correct Answer: A

20/05/19

Subject: ENGLISH

He was always comfortable with numbers; now in high school, he takes to it like a __________.
Which of these phrases completes the above sentence meaningfully?

A
duck to water
B
horse to a cart
C
chicken to eggs
D
bee to a flower

Correct Answer: A

 

18/05/19

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES

 

Shown below is a picture of a festival celebrated once in twelve years at Prayag. It draws a large number Hindu pilgrims from every corner of the country. The festival is also a major draw for foreign tourists and the main attractions are the Sadhus from the Himalayas. Which festival is this?
A
Rath Yatra
B
Ram Navami
C
Kumbha Mela
D
Makar Sankranti

17/05/19

Subject: SCIENCE

 

Put the following objects in the correct order, starting with the object that is closest to Earth.

A
moon, Sun, clouds, pluto, stars
B
clouds, stars, moon, Sun, pluto
C
clouds, moon, Sun, pluto, stars
D
clouds, moon, Sun, stars, pluto

Correct Answer: C

16/05/19

Subject: MATHS

 

What is the perimeter of the figure shown below?

A
21 units
B
24 units
C
26 units
D
28 units

Correct Answer: C

 

15/05/19

Subject: SCIENCE

 

Manasa took two identical square papers with 5 cm side and made them into two paper cups. 
Holding one paper cup with a pair of tongs, she held it over the flame of a lit candle and observed that the paper cup immediately burned.
Holding the second cup with a pair of tongs, she carefully poured water into it till it was full and quickly held this in the flame of a lit candle for several seconds. Although some edges of the paper slowly charred, the cup did not catch fire. What is the reason the paper cup did not catch fire?

A
Water cannot burn.
B
Water absorbed the heat.
C
The cup was heavy with the water.
D
Water acted as a barrier between the cup and oxygen.

Correct Answer: B

14/05/19

Subject: MATHS

 

Nandini makes 'halwa' one evening and divides it into four equal portions for her family of four. However, just as they are about to eat it, an unexpected guest arrives and Nandini has to now re-divide the halwa into five equal portions. By what percentage has each family member's share reduced due to this?

A
5%
B
10%
C
20%
D
25%

Correct Answer: C

13/05/19

Subject: ENGLISH

 

She said to the boy, ''Why did you do such a silly thing?''

This sentence can be rewritten as: _________________

A
She told the boy why did he do such a silly thing.
B
She asked the boy why he do such a silly thing?
C
She asked the boy why he did such a silly thing?
D
She asked the boy why he had done such a silly thing.

Correct Answer: D

11/05/19

Subject:SOCIAL SCIENCE

 

Only one of these food items could have been enjoyed by children in North India during the Sultanate period. Which one is it?

A
tomato sauce and jam
B
sweets made of ghee
C
custards with apple mix
D
varieties of coffee and tea

Correct Answer: B

10/05/19

Subject: SCIENCE

 



Unlike other birds whose bones are hollow, penguins have solid bones. How does this adaptation help penguins?

A
They are able to stand on their feet.
B
They are able to keep warm in cold climate.
C
They allow them to sink and dive deeper.
D
They can remain without food for longer periods.

Correct Answer: C

9/05/19

Subject: MATHS

 

Shown below is the graph showing the number of times people visited a website for six months.



In which months were the minimum and maximum number of visitors recorded?

A
Minimum - March, Maximum - July
B
Minimum - March, Maximum - August
C
Minimum - August, Maximum - July
D
Minimum - April, Maximum - May

Correct Answer: A

8/05/19

Subject: SCIENCE
Which characteristic is found ONLY in mammals?
A
eyes that detect colour
B
glands that make milk
C
skin that absorbs oxygen
D
bodies that are protected by scales

7/05/19

Subject: MATHS

Shivani pays Rs. 450 for a ready-made salwar kurta set she buys from Grandways during a sale (see the notice). How much money did she save because of the sale?

A
Rs. 55
B
Rs. 50
C
Rs. 49. 50
D
Rs. 40. 50

Correct Answer: B

6/05/19

Subject: ENGLISH

'Alliteration' is the repetition of initial sounds in neighbouring words.


Which of these uses 'alliteration'?

A
speaks in a thundering voice when angry
B
can run as fast as a deer, when chased
C
was a mouse in front of his friends
D
found a few photographs for Phiroza

Correct Answer: D

4/05/19

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES

New technology has often provided advantages in peace and war. What technological advantage helped Babur defeat Ibrahim Lodi in the First Battle of Panipat in 1526?

A
the use of trained pigeons to rely messages
B
the use of elephants in the battlefield
C
the use of canon fire, hitherto unknown in India
D
the effective use of railways for transportation

Correct Answer: C

3/05/19

Subject:SCIENCE

For the compound H2O, the temperature 00 Celsius is its
___________.


A
1 and 2 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3

Correct Answer: C

2/05/19

Subject: MATHS
Which of these would be equal to the number itself?
A
50% of 50% of a number
B
100% of 200% of a number
C
75% of 25% of a number
D
200% of 50% of a number

1/05/19

Subject: SOCIAL SCIENCE

Two plane mirrors are inclined towards each other as shown in the figure. 

An object is placed between them. Which of the following is true about the images that will be formed.

A
Two images of the object are formed, one in each mirror.
B
The number of images will depend on the angle between the mirrors.
C
The number of images will depend on the length of the mirrors.
D
The number of images will be determined by how big the object is.

Correct Answer: B

30/04/19

Subject: MATHS
A triangle can be formed using which of the following sets of sticks?
A
B
C
D

29/04/19

Subject: ENGLISH

Which of these sentences expresses a comparison?

A
The picture in the magazine shouted for attention from all of us.
B
The correct formula for concrete is worthwhile to cement in your mind.
C
The streets were a furnace and the sun an executioner in the summer season.
D
The boy's eyes are so big, they look like they're going to jump out and grab you!

Correct Answer: C

27/04/19

Subject: SOCIAL SCIENCE
Can there be changes made to the Constitution of India?
A
No, there can be no changes made by any power to the Indian Constitution.
B
Yes, the Parliament has the power to make some changes to the Constitution.
C
Yes, any Indian citizen can make changes by filing a case in the Supreme Court.
D
Yes, in special cases, the President of India can make changes to the Constitution.

26/04/19

Subject: SCIENCE

Sitting indoors on a cold dry winter night, Ranjana rubbed an inflated balloon with the end of a woollen blanket. She then turned off the light in the room and took her finger to the balloon. As she expected, she received a small shock and saw a flash. Which of the following is NOT the same phenomenon that was observed in Ranjana’s experiment?

A
lightning discharge from a thundercloud
B
flash seen when using a lighter to light an LPG stove
C
blinking and lighting up of a tube light when switched on
D
spark produced when a match is struck against the side of a match box

Correct Answer: D

25/04/19

Subject: MATHS

Study the following figure. 



Which additional information is NOT sufficient to know the measure of ∠LNM?

A
LM = LN
B
m∠MLN = 60o
C
m∠LMN = 50o
D
m∠MLN = m∠LMN

Correct Answer: C

24/04/19

Subject: SCIENCE

Nitrogen makes up approximately 78% of the atmospheric gases and is essential for the development of plants. If a plant is not able to absorb nitrogen from the soil for some reason, what will happen to it?

A
It will not be able to meet its nitrogen requirements.
B
It will use the nitrogen that it absorbs through its stomata.
C
It will balance the lack of nitrogen by reducing transpiration.
D
It will be unaffected as nitrogen is not needed for photosynthesis.

Correct Answer: A

23/04/19

Subject: MATHS
Scientific notation is a very convenient way to write large or small numbers and do calculations with them. 

For example, the Earth's mass is about 5,973,600,000,000,000,000,000, 000 kg. In scientific notation, this is written 5.9736 × 1024 kg. 

Which of these is the correct scientific notation for the distance between the earth and the moon which is around 384400 km?
A
3.844 × 103 km
B
3.844 × 105 km
C
3.84400 × 106 km
D
3.84400 × 1024 km

CORRECT ANSWER:B

22/04/19

Subject: ENGLISH
Prema heaved a sigh of relief when she saw that the quickest solution was to solve the problems one after the other.
Which word can replace the underlined phrase without changing the meaning of the sentence?
A
consciously
B
consequently
C
consecutively
D
conclusively

CORRECT ANSWER:C

20/04/19

Subject: SOCIAL SCIENCE

Human rights are ''basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled.'' Examples of rights and freedoms which are often thought of as human rights include civil and political rights, such as the right to life, liberty and freedom of expression and equality before the law; and social, cultural and economic rights.

Which of the following is an example of a human rights violation?

A
a school refusing to admit an HIV positive child
B
a blood donor's sample being tested compulsorily
C
a person refusing to donate money for earthquake victims
D
a strict scan of all baggage, even of important ministers, at all airports

Correct Answer: A

19/04/19

Subject: SCIENCE

Anthrax is a type of fever caused by bacteria in all warm-blooded animals. From the list choose the one animal that cannot be affected by anthrax.

A
Cow
B
Goat
C
Polar bear
D
Crocodile

Correct Answer: D

18/04/19

Subject: MATHS
A painter  uses paint and thinner in the ratio 60:40. He uses 15 litres of paint to paint a house.

How much thinner will he use?
A
5 litres
B
10 litres
C
12.5 litres
D
22.5 litres

CORRECT ANSWER:B

17/04/19

Subject: SCIENCE

We inhale air, which goes to the lungs and then we exhale air out. The amount of which of the following gases will probably remain UNCHANGED in the exhaled air as compared to the inhaled air?

A
only oxygen
B
only nitrogen
C
only carbon dioxide
D
(The amount of all of the above gases will change.)

Correct Answer: B

16/04/19

Subject: MATHS

Which of these is the same as 20082009 × 43?

A
20082009 × 40 + 3
B
(2008 × 43) + (2009 × 43)
C
(20082009 × 4) + (20082009 × 3)
D
(20082009 × 40) + (20082009 × 3)

Correct Answer: D

15/04/19

Subject: ENGLISH
If Ammu is said to look at things through rose coloured glasses, then __________.

Which of these options complete the given sentence meaningfully?
A
Ammu does not like any colour other than pink.
B
Ammu sees everything around her as positive.
C
Ammu needs to use tinted glasses to correct her eye problem.
D
Ammu is too shy to look at other people in the eye.

CORRECT ANSWER:B

13/04/19

Subject: SOCIAL SCIENCE

Human rights are ''basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled.'' Examples of rights and freedoms which are often thought of as human rights include civil and political rights, such as the right to life, liberty and freedom of expression and equality before the law; and social, cultural and economic rights.

Which of the following is an example of a human rights violation?

A
a school refusing to admit an HIV positive child
B
a blood donor's sample being tested compulsorily
C
a person refusing to donate money for earthquake victims
D
a strict scan of all baggage, even of important ministers, at all airports

Correct Answer: A

12/04/19

Subject: SCIENCE

Testosterone and estrogen are___________. 

A
glands
B
enzymes
C
hormones
D
organs in the reproductive system

Correct Answer: C

11/04/19

Subject: MATHS

XYZ is an isosceles triangle with side lengths y cm, y cm and z cm. y and z are both whole numbers. 


Let the perimeter of the triangle be P cm. Which of the following statements is true about P?

A
It will ALWAYS be an odd number.
B
It will ALWAYS be an even number.
C
It will be even if z is even and odd if z is odd.
D
It will be even if y is even and odd if y is odd.

Correct Answer: C

10/04/19

Subject: ENGLISH

Abhay is playing on a rough slide. He slides down with some difficulty.
Which of these stops him from sliding down smoothly?

A
gravity
B
friction
C
Abhay's weight
D
sand at the bottom of the slide

Correct Answer: B

9/04/19

Subject: MATHS

A small cube is cut off from a larger cube as shown below.

For the ORIGINAL CUBE, which of the following will remain unchanged?

A
the volume
B
the total surface area
C
the number of edges
D
the number of corners

Correct Answer: B

8/04/19

Subject: ENGLISH
Which word DOES NOT suggest the actual sound it makes?
A
gurgle
B
rustle
C
wither
D
crackle

CORRECT ANSWER:C

6/04/19

Subject: SOCIAL SCIENCE

The following picture depicts the site of a megalithic ruins of South India. If you excavate these, which of the following remains you would likely to find?



A
Images of Buddha
B
Mughal Coins
C
Human burials
D
Pallava Inscriptions

Correct Answer: C

5/04/19

Subject: SCIENCE

On a hot day, why do we feel MORE THIRSTY than usual?

A
Because the food eaten has to be properly digested.
B
Because our body temperature rises.
C
Because we lose more water due to perspiration (sweating).
D
Because the digestive system dries up in the heat.

Correct Answer: C

2/04/19

Subject: MATHS

What could be the answer of the following question?
Which of these is equal to (-1)2009?

A
-2009
B
-1
C
1
D
2009

Correct Answer: B

2/04/19

Subject: SCIENCE

Vinay wants to check whether sugar cubes dissolve faster than powdered sugar, in water. To check this, he should note the time taken to dissolve ____________.

A
5 g of sugar cubes and 10 g of powdered sugar in 100 ml of normal water each, separately
B
5 g of sugar cubes and 5 g of powdered sugar in 100 ml of normal water each, separately
C
5 g of sugar cubes in 100 ml of warm water and 5 g of powdered sugar in 100 ml of cold water
D
(any of the above will work)

Correct Answer: B

1/04/19

Subject: ENGLISH

'The crowded bus bursting at every stage, crawled heavily to a stop with a groan.'

What is the figure of speech used here?

A
simile (expresses resemblance between things of different kinds usually using 'like' or 'as')
B
metaphor (expression used to refer to something it does not literally denote)
C
alliteration (same starting sound in different words of a line)
D
personification (attributing human characteristics to inanimate objects)

Correct Answer: D

30/03/19

Subject: SOCIAL SCIENCE

Which of these photographs is NOT likely to be found in a travel poster for the state of Jharkhand?

A
B
C
D

Correct Answer: A

29/03/19

Subject: SCIENCE

Ice sinks in methanol, but floats on water. From this we can conclude:

A
The density of ice in methanol must be different from that in water.
B
The density of water must be less than the density of methanol.
C
The density of ice must be greater than the density of water.
D
The density of methanol must be less than the density of water.

Correct Answer: D

28/03/19

Subject: MATHS

What is the area of the shaded part of the square?

A
2a2 - ab
B
4a - ab
C
4a2 - ab
D
2a2 + ab

Correct Answer: C

27/3/19

Subject:SCIENCE
The regions near the equator are always hotter than those at the poles. Why is this so?
A
Seasonal changes make the equator hotter than the poles.
B
The atmosphere is thicker at the equatorial regions compared to the polar regions.
C
The regions near the equator receive more radiation from the sun.
D
The ice and snow caps at the poles make them colder.

CORRECT ANSWER:C

26/3/19

Subject:MATHS

A website has rated the last 5 movies of Vidhu Vinod Chopra on a scale of 10. The rating of the movie 'Mission Kashmir' is missing.
 
It's known that the average rating for those 5 movies was 8 stars. What could have been the rating for the movie 'Mission Kashmir'?

A
9
B
8
C
7
D
6

Correct Answer: C

25/3/19

Subject:ENGLISH

Yes, I have been living in the city __________ about eight years, __________ June 1997, to be exact.
Which pair of words completes the sentence meaningfully?

A
since, for
B
since, after
C
for, since
D
after, since

Correct Answer: C

23/3/19

Subject:SOCIAL SCIENCE

It was originally meant to develop self defence skills. It is a simple and inexpensive game, that requires neither a massive playing area, nor any expensive equipments. Which game can this be?

A
hockey
B
kabaddi
C
polo
D
billiards

Correct Answer: B

22/3/19

Subject:SCIENCE

''When light is reflected from a smooth surface, the angle of incidence must be equal to the angle of reflection.'' 


Under which of the following situations is the above statement true?

A
It is always true.
B
It is true only if the surface is CONCAVE or PLANE.
C
It is true only if the surface is made of GLASS.
D
It is true only if the surface is PLANE.

Correct Answer: A

21/3/19

Subject:MATHS

If the above figure is turned by 270o in an ANTICLOCKWISE direction, which of these would be the result?

A
B
C
D

Correct Answer: A

20/3/19

Subject:SCIENCE

In which of these situations will the oxygen requirement of the body be the LEAST?

A
B
C
D

Correct Answer: C

19/3/19

Subject:MATHS

A part of one side of a vessel is shown below. 



Using this beaker which of these measurements can be made EXACTLY?

A
121.5 ml
B
124 ml
C
125 ml
D
128 ml

Correct Answer: C

18/3/19

Subject:ENGLISH

Choose the correct meaning to suit the underlined words. 

''You've hit the nail on the head.''

A
You've succeeded.
B
You've tried hard.
C
You're absolutely right.
D
You've done the best thing.

Correct Answer: C

16/3/19

Subject:SOCIAL SCIENCE

In recent years, the names of a few major Indian cities have been changed. For example, ''Bombay'' to ''Mumbai'', ''Madras'' to ''Chennai'', ''Calcutta'' to ''Kolkata'' and so on. What could be the possible reason for the renaming of these cities?

A
to portray the secular image of these cities
B
to attract investment for the development of these cities
C
to re-establish the pre-colonial identities of these cities
D
to stop migration from rural areas to these cities

Correct Answer: C

15/3/19

Subject:SCIENCE

Mass is conserved in chemical reactions - specifically, the number of atoms of each element does not change. Equations must therefore be BALANCED. The equation of a reaction between a metal and an acid here, will be balanced when the question mark corresponds to____.

A
2
B
1
C
4
D
0

Correct Answer: B

14/3/19

Subject:MATHS

If n is a negative number, which of the following would be a positive number for ALL values of n?

A
2n
B
n + 5
C
n3
D
3n4

Correct Answer: D

13/03/19

Subject:SCIENCE
Air resistance is a special kind of frictional force that acts on objects as they travel through air. Identify the situation where this frictional force is ABSENT, from the ones given below.
A
B
C
D

CORRECT ANSWER:A

12/03/19

Subject:MATHS

Which of the following will have the maximum number of 6's when written in decimal form?

A
6661000
B
36
C
35
D
23

Correct Answer: D

11/03/19

Subject:ENGLISH

Select the word closest in meaning to the underlined word.

At the present time, many people have no jobs; there is a lot of additional labour.

A

available

B

surplus

C

such

D

cheap

CORRECT ANSWER:B

9/03/19

Subject:SOCIAL SCIENCE
Based on costumes and background, which of these paintings shown below probably relates to the period of the British Raj?
A
B
C
D

CORRECT ANSWER:B

8/03/19

Subject:SCIENCE
A ship has anchored in an ocean. The ocean is 10,500 m deep. An engineer from the ship sent a signal straight down into the water. How long will it take for the echo to reach him? (velocity of sound in water 1.5 km/s)
A
16.5 sec
B
15 sec
C
14 sec
D
7 sec

CORRECT ANSWER:C

7/03/19

Subject:MATHS

Shown here is a tower with a circular base and a circular top. The slant height of the cone is 13 cm.
 
The radii of the top and the bottom circle are as shown in the figure below (top view).

What will be the vertical height of the tower?

A
5 cm
B
9.4 cm
C
12 cm
D
12.4 cm

Correct Answer: C

6/03/19

Subject:SCIENCE

Three identical beakers have 80 ml of water, 50 ml of water and 50ml of ICE as shown below. 



The water in the first 2 beakers is initially at the same temperature.

If all three beakers are heated in a similar way for one minute, in which beaker will the RISE IN TEMPERATURE be HIGHEST?

A

Beaker containing 80ml of water

B

Beaker containing 50ml of water

C

Beaker containing 50ml of ice

D

The RISE in temperature will be identical in the three beakers.

5/03/19

Subject:MATHS
How many pieces exactly like this one are needed to form a complete circle (circular region)?

A
6
B
8
C
10
D
12

CORRECT ANSWER:D

4/03/19

Subject:ENGLISH
Which words will best complete the following sentence?

The world would be a happier place ____________ people were not so selfish.
A
if only
B
provided that
C
supposing
D
although

CORRECT ANSWER:A

2/03/19

Subject:SOCIAL SCIENCE
Which of these is NOT a feature of the desert region of Rann of Kutch in Gujarat?
A
scarcity of water
B
massive sand dunes
C
seasonal salt marshes
D
habitat for wild ass

CORRECT ANSWER:B

1/03/19

Subject:SCIENCE

Which of these correctly describes what happens to the molecules in a BOWL OF ICE CREAM when it melts?

A
They absorb heat energy and start moving more slowly.
B
They absorb heat energy and start moving more rapidly.
C
They release heat energy and start moving more slowly.
D
They release heat energy and start moving more rapidly.

Correct Answer: B

28/02/19

Subject:MATHS
''What is the result when the smallest 2-digit negative integer is subtracted from the largest 2-digit negative integer?''

Which of these is the correct answer?
A
-109
B
-89
C
89
D
109

27/02/19

Subject:SCIENCE

Here is what Shuchi and her friends said when they were talking about the water cycle:

Shuchi: "The water that we drink could have come from another country through a river!"
Beenit: "Water stays only in one region; it cannot move from one country to the other."
Nisha: "The water that we drink could have come from another country through clouds and rainfall."
Salil: "Water can travel only in its liquid form from one place to another."

Who is correct?

A

only Beenit

B

only Shuchi and Salil

C

only Shuchi and Nisha

D

only Beenit and Salil

CORRECT ANSWER:C

26/02/19

Subject:MATHS

A point P is shown on the number line. 



Starting from P, if you moved 5.5 units to the right and then 7.5 units to the left on this line, where would you end up?

A

Between -3 and -3.5

B

Between -3.5 and -4

C

Between -5.5 and -7.5

D

Between 0 and 1

CORRECT ANSWER:B

25/02/19

Subject:ENGLISH
She did not feel confident at all, she felt that managing a school canteen was not every one's________. 

Choose the option with the MOST appropriate phrase to complete the sentence above.
A
cup of tea
B
piece of cake
C
bread and butter
D
hot potato

CORRECT ANSWER:A

23/2/19

Subject:SOCIAL SCIENCE

The Crusades of the eleventh to the thirteenth centuries were a series of campaigns ''in the service of God and the Church''. The European Church used these campaigns to propagate their idea of ''Peace of God''. The First Crusades were a reaction to which of the following events in the Islamic world?  

A

the rapid spread of Sufism in Turkey

B

prophet Muhammad's recitation of the Quran

C

the invasion of Jerusalem by the Seljuk Turks

D

Babur's defeat of Ibrahim Lodi at Panipat

CORRECT ANSWER:C

22/2/19

Subject:SCIENCE

The first step that happens in a wastewater treatment plant is that the wastewater is made to pass through bar screens (as shown here).



Large objects like rags, sticks, cans, plastic packets, napkins etc get stuck on these bars. This step is similar to -

A

slicing vegetables into very thin slices

B

separating cream from milk using a sieve

C

using a broom to clean the dust on a floor

D

opening a window to allow fresh air to come inside

Correct Answer: B

21/2/19

Subject:MATHS

Kaninik is making a decorative circular disk. He sticks triangular black coloured pieces on it as shown in the figure.

If the radius of the disk is 7 cm, which of these COULD be the area of the disk that is NOT covered by triangular pieces? 

A

112 sq cm

B

154 sq cm

C

180 sq cm

D

308 sq cm

20/2/19

Subject:SCIENCE
The arrow in this image points to distinctive patterns formed naturally on a large rock.



Which of the following is responsible for the formation of such patterns on rocks?
A
volcanic activity
B
fossils of dinosaurs
C
a series of earthquakes
D
erosion by water and wind

CORRECT ANSWER:A

19/2/19

Subject:MATHS

Rahul has to write 4 papers-English, Science, Maths and Social Studies, for his mid-term exam. The maximum score possible in each paper is 40. To get an average score of 36 in the exam, what is the minimum possible score he can get in any of the papers ?

A

20

B

24

C

30

D

(This cannot be determined using the given information.)

CORRECT ANSWER:B

18/2/19

Subject:ENGLISH/font>

Once bitten twice shy. 

Which of these situations best illustrates this proverb?

A

Ashok would come early for a few days after official warnings but he would go back to his old habits soon after.

B

Ashima was an extremely shy girl who was bitten by a scorpion and had to be taken to the hospital for treatment.

C

Ashutosh had a fear for snakes and could never go near them even when they were in a cage in the zoo.

D

Albert once had a terrible case of food poisoning from Chinese food and he wouldn't have any Asian food after that.

Correct Answer: D

16/2/19

Subject:SOCIAL SCIENCE
A family staying in which of these places is likely to have been displaced during the partition of India in 1947?
A
Maharashtra
B
Bengal
C
Andhra Pradesh
D
Bihar

15/2/19

Subject: SCIENCE

Which part of a dinosaur is least likely to be found as a fossil?

A
bones
B
claws
C
teeth
D
muscle

Correct Answer: D

14/2/19

Subject: MATHS

In a survey, 300 students were asked to name their favourite chocolate bar. Their choices are represented as a circle graph below.

(Note: The circle is divided into 20 equal divisions.)
If 45 students liked '7 star' the most, how many students liked 'Perky' the most?

A
60
B
55
C
20
D
15

Correct Answer: A

13/2/19

Subject:SCIENCE

Speed is the distance covered in unit time. (speed = total distance covered/total time taken)

Which of the following can be a unit of speed?

1. km/hour
2. m/hour
3. cm/min

A

only 2

B

only 1 and 2

C

all - 1, 2 and 3

D

None of them is a unit of speed.

CORRECT ANSWER:C

12/2/19

Subject:MATHS

There are 45 students in Haider's class. If the number of boys in his class is B and the number of girls is G, which of the following equations is true?

A

G = 45 - B

B

G = 45 + B

C

G + 45 = B

D

G - B = 45 - B

CORRECT ANSWER:A

11/2/19

Subject:ENGLISH

Choose the option that has the right punctuation.

hurray they screamed this year we are to go camping by the lake

A

Hurray, they screamed. This year we are to go camping by the lake.

B

''Hurray, they screamed. ''this year we are to go camping by the lake.''

C

Hurray! they screamed. This year we are to go camping by the lake.

D

''Hurray!'' they screamed. ''This year we are to go camping by the lake!''

CORRECT ANSWER:D

9/2/19

Subject:SOCIAL SCIENCE

The map shown here is most probably trying to highlight 

A

the earthquake prone zones of India.

B

the flood prone zones of India.

C

the cyclone prone zones of India.

D

the landslide prone zones of India.

CORRECT ANSWER:B

8/2/19

Subject:SCIENCE

Seeds and fruits are dispersed far and wide by wind, water, and animals. The seeds and fruits have special structures on them that help them to be dispersed. For example, wind-dispersed seeds may have structures that help them to be carried by air and animal-dispersed seeds may have structures that help them to cling to the fur and skin of animals.

From the following pictures choose the seed or fruit that is best adapted for dispersal by animals.

A

 

B

 

C

 

D

 

7/2/19

Subject:MATHS

Which of these is the greatest?
(Hint: You need not actually divide.)

A

1956.7 ÷ 0.042

B

1956.7 ÷ 0.043

C

1956.7 ÷ 0.044

D

1956.7 ÷ 0.045

CORRECT ANSWER:A

6/2/19

Subject:SCIENCE

Here is what Khurshid and his friends said about groundwater.

Khurshid: ''Most of the groundwater is found underground in tiny gaps between rocks and soil.''
Meera: ''Most of the groundwater is found in long rivers underground.''
Kabir: ''Groundwater is recharged by rainwater, streams and rivers.''
Martin: ''Groundwater is always pure.''

Who is correct?

A

only Khurshid

B

only Meera

C

only Khurshid and Kabir

D

only Meera and Martin

5/2/19

Subject:MATHS

Which of the following is same as the equation x + 5y = 4x - 3y?

A

3x = 2y

B

3x = 8y

C

5x = 2y

D

6x = y

CORRECT ANSWER:B

4/2/19

Subject:ENGLISH

Which sentence has a WRONGLY spelt word?

A

She consiously avoided watching movies during school days.

B

Without the right medical help, her condition deteriorated rapidly.

C

His paintings were elaborately framed, using only the best wood.

D