ASSET A QUESTION A DAY-CLASS VIII

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

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

The containers were loaded aboard the boat and tied with a rope.

CORRECT ANSWER:A

2/2/19

Subject:SOCIAL SCIENCE
The poster shown here is from the 'Dig for Victory' campaign, which was a hugely successful campaign in Britain. Everybody was encouraged to become a vegetable gardener and start growing food at home. Because of it, between 1939 and 1945, British imports of food came down by half, and the acreage of British land used for food production increased by 80%.
What was the MOST probable reason the British government introduced this campaign? 
A
reliance on imported food needed to be reduced during the war
B
surplus food products could be exported at high rates of profit
C
the government was introducing modernized farming techniques
D
the communist ideology was being popularized everywhere in Britain

1/2/19

Subject:SCIENCE

Shown here is a graph of the effect of a fertilizer on 2 plants. 



Based on this data, which of the following is most likely to happen on the 6th day?

A
The height of both the plants will increase.
B
The height of both the plants will decrease.
C
The height of Plant 1 will increase but not that of plant 2.
D
The height of the plants will remain almost the same as that on day 5.

Correct Answer: D

31/1/19

Subject:MATHS

Asfaq divides a number (N) by 5 and obtains a remainder 3. He now divides TWICE the original number (2N) by 5. What would be the remainder that he gets now?

A

1

B

2

C

3

D

6

CORRECT ANSWER:A

30/1/19

Subject:SCIENCE

The table here gives the nutritional information that is found on the packaging of a product.


Looking at the relative proportions of different nutrients, this label is MOST likely to be found on a _________.

A

box of tea bags

B

packet of sugar

C

bottle of coca cola

D

packet of orange juice powder

CORRECT ANSWER:A

29/1/19

Subject:MATHS

Tanish rolls a wheel along the straight line PQ which is 440 cm long. The wheel completes exactly 10 revolutions to reach Q from P. What is the DIAMETER of the wheel?

A

6 cm

B

7 cm

C

14 cm

D

44 cm

CORRECT ANSWER:C

28/1/19

Subject:ENGLISH

Choose the option with the CORRECT spelling for the sentence below.

Akbar was ______________ with regards to his opinion on the new changes in the office.

A

noncomittal

B

nonncomittal

C

noncommittal

D

noncommital

CORRECT ANSWER:C

26/1/19

Subject:SOCIAL SCIENCE

The relic shown here is a part of

A

the Sun temple at Konark.

B

the Taj Mahal at Agra .

C

a Mauryan pillar at Sarnath.

D

the Qutb Minar at Delhi.

25/1/19

Subject:SCIENCE

Both cyclones and tornadoes always ___________________.

A

cause floods

B

form over oceans

C

have strong winds

D

occur during monsoon

Correct Answer: C

24/1/19

Subject:MATHS

The average age of Aarthi, Brinda, Celina and Dimah is 18 years.
The average age of Aarthi, Brinda and Celina is more than 18 years.
Which of these COULD be the age of Dimah?

A

15

B

18

C

19

D

20

Correct Answer: A

23/1/19

Subject:SCIENCE

At which of these places will you find soil?

A

only farm

B

only garden and farm

C

only garden, farm and roadside

D

all - garden, farm, roadside and construction site

CORRECT ANSWER:D

22/1/19

Subject:MATHS

In the following figure what is the measure of the angle marked x?

A

70o

B

100o

C

110o

D

(Using the given information it is not possible to find the measure unless we use the protractor.)

CORRECT ANSWER:D

21/1/19

Subject:ENGLISH

Choose the sentence that BEST combines the following three sentences.
I can go for a play. I can go for a play with my friend. First, I must finish my homework.

A

With my friend, I can go for a play, but must I finish my homework first.

B

First, I must finish my homework, then go for a play, and with my friend.

C

I can go for a play, with my friend, if I finish my homework well.

D

I can go for a play with my friend, but first I must finish my homework.

CORRECT ANSWER:D

18/1/19

Subject:SCIENCE
Deciduous forests have three to four layers of plant growth. Tall deciduous trees make up the top layer and create a moderately thick forest canopy. The second layer includes trees of shorter height. The third layer includes shrubs. Forest herbs make up the bottom-most fourth layer.

During spring, before the deciduous trees grow new leaves, the herbs bloom and grow quickly. This quick growth of herbs occurs because ______________________.
A
more breeze is available to those plants
B
more sunlight reaches that plant layer
C
less soil gets eroded from the forest floor
D
less carbon dioxide is released in the atmosphere

CORRECT ANSWER:C

17/1/19

Subject:MATHS

Observe the pattern given here: {frac(1/6)}, {frac(2/6)}, {frac(3/6)}, {frac(4/6)}, {frac(5/6)}, 1, 1{frac(1/6)}, 1{frac(2/6)}....
If the pattern is extended what would be the 50th number?

A

6{frac(3/6)}

B

8 {frac(2/6)}

C

50{frac(1/6)}

D

50{frac(2/6)}

CORRECT ANSWER:B

16/1/19

Subject:SCIENCE

A crucible is a hollow vessel that can withstand very high temperatures and is used to melt metals. Steel crucibles are sometimes used to melt metals like zinc or aluminium.
This necessarily means that _____________________.

A

steel has a higher melting point than aluminium or zinc

B

steel has a lower melting point than aluminium or zinc

C

steel raises the melting points of aluminum or zinc

D

steel lowers the melting points of aluminium or zinc

CORRECT ANSWER:A

15/1/19

Subject:MATHS

20 picture cards are to be divided in some ratio between Gini and Kimi. Which of these could be the ratio?
(Note: Picture cards cannot be torn!)

A

1:5

B

4:5

C

7:3

D

10:2

CORRECT ANSWER:C

13/1/19

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

12/1/19

Subject:SOCIAL SCIENCE
The effort of a dominant culture to influence and change another culture is known as cultural imperialism. Which of these could be called an example of cultural imperialism imposed by England?
A
Suppressing non-English languages such as Welsh and Irish by marginalising their speakers through the 18th and 19th centuries
B
The formation of the East India Company in Bengal around 1600 to share in the east Indian spice trade.
C
The display of famous British painter Francis Bacon's paintings in American and European museums.
D
The staging of William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet in many parts of the world since the 17th century.

11/1/19

Subject:SCIENCE

Which of the following is essential in order to play a game of tug of war?

A
air resistance
B
weathering of rocks
C
friction between solids
D
heat exchange between objects

Correct Answer: C

CORRECT ANSWER:C

10/1/19

Subject:MATHS

In the following figure PQR = 65o and QRS = 100o.

What is the measure of 
TPR?

A

115o

B

125o

C

145o

D

165o

9/1/19

Subject:SCIENCE

The figure shown here shows a digital weighing scale used in laboratories. It is often covered with a glass case to prevent winds and dust settling on the balance from interfering with the measurements. 


What is the most likely use of such a weighing scale?

A

to measure small weights accurately

B

to measure the weight of only pure substances

C

to measure weight in a gravity-free environment

D

to measure the weight and volume of only liquids

8/1/19

Subject:MATHS

The following bar graph shows the number of books sold by different book stores in the month of January and February.

Which book store shows the maximum percentage increase in the number of books sold in February as compared to the books sold in January?

A

Sundaram Book Shop

B

Meghana Book Store

C

Chandan Book Depot

D

Sterling Books

CORRECT ANSWER:B

7/1/19

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

5/1/19

Subject:SOCIAL SCIENCE

During the 1970s there was a large-scale migration of people from rural Bihar to the rural Punjab. What was the main cause of this migration?

A

The India - Pakistan War of 1971

B

The Green Revolution in Punjab

C

Large scale kidnappings in Bihar

D

The growth of Punjab's handloom industry

CORRECT ANSWER:B

4/1/19

Subject:SOCIAL SCIENCE

A pair of S-shaped running tracks in a garden are mirror reflections of each other. Their total length is the same. They both pass through the same point M.



Rohini and Bijal decide to race. They start running from opposite ends; whoever reaches the opposite end first wins the race.

- Rohini starts at point P and Bijal at point Q. 
- Rohini reaches M earlier than Bijal.
- Thereafter, both run at the same speed.

From this we can say that -

A

Bijal will win the race.

B

Rohini will win the race.

C

both Rohini and Bijal will reach the opposite ends at the same time.

D

(We cannot say any of the above.)

Correct Answer: D

3/1/19

Subject:MATHS

Ashish draws an equilateral triangle enclosed in a circle. The figure is as shown below.



Now Ashish rotates the figure around the centre of the circle completely, once. 
How many times will the figure match itself in one complete rotation?

A

only once

B

only thrice

C

only 6 times

D

infinitely many times

Correct Answer: B

2/1/19

Subject:SCIENCE

Manu buys two types of wires from a shop - one to put inside a heater as the heating element and the other to use as a fuse wire for his table lamp. But, he mistakenly puts the fuse wire as the heating coil in a heater.

If the heater draws the same amount or higher amount of current when he switches on the heater, what will probably happen?

A

The heater may overheat the room.

B

The coil inside the heater may melt and break.

C

The heater will start heating the room, but at a very slow pace.

D

The coil inside the heater will become an electromagnet instead of heating.

Correct Answer: B

1/1/19

Subject:MATHS

Which of these numbers is the largest?

A

-157

B

-2

C

-{frac(358/197)}

D

-{frac(253/317)}

Correct Answer: D

31/12/18

Subject:ENGLISH

Identify the sentence with a SPELLING ERROR.

A

It is desirable to be always conscious of our goals in life and pursue them.

B

She usually clarified her doubts with her brother who is very knowledgable.

C

The students were finding it hard to recall the names of two miscible liquids.

D

The teenage trio found their favourite hero irresistible and went to see his latest film.

Correct Answer: B

29/12/18

Subject:SOCIAL SCIENCE

One of India's well-known Project Tiger Sanctuaries is the Sariska Tiger Reserve. In recent years, there is a dwindling of animal population at Sariska mainly due to the interference of local farmers. What is the main cause of farmers' interference?

A

the farmers belief in rise of agricultural production if they sacrifice a wild animal

B

the loss of crops due to frequent raids by wild animals and preying on cattle by tigers

C

the demand for animal skins to make high quality woolen garments to sell to tourists

D

to carry forward the legacy of animal hunting by the Maharajas during the British Raj

Correct Answer: B

28/12/18

Subject:SCIENCE

Ratan took a thin, solid piece of material. When he put it in water, it rose and floated. He took it out of the water and cut out holes in it as shown below.

When Ratan puts the material with holes back in the water, what will happen?

A

It will sink in the water.

B

It will float like it did before it was cut.

C

It will sink to the middle of the vessel of water.

D

It will move in circles on the surface of the water.

Correct Answer: B

27/12/18

Subject:MATHS

For any number n, which of these is the same as n × n × n × n × n?

A

5n

B

n5

C

5n

D

n + 5

Correct Answer: B

26/12/18

Subject:SCIENCE

Look at the following figure (containing identical cells, bulbs and connecting wires, all of which work). Which of the following statements is true? 

A

Q and S will glow; P and R will not glow.

B

R and S will glow; P and Q will not glow.

C

P and Q will glow; R and S will not glow.

D

All - P, Q, R and S will glow.

Correct Answer: C

25/12/18

Subject:MATHS

Kris is playing ''Hearts'' on his laptop. He has won 5 of the 17 games he played. The figure below shows his performance in the last game and the games played so far. 

Which of these CANNOT be the percentage of games won by him if he played 3 more games and 20 games in all?

A

25%

B

30%

C

40%

D

45%

Correct Answer: D

24/12/18

Subject:ENGLISH

Which of these sentences is grammatically correct?

A

My friend and myself are late today.

B

I told myself that it was just a shadow.

C

She expects myself to bring lunch for her.

D

Myself can clean the blackboard in the morning.

Correct Answer: B

22/12/18

Subject:SOCIAL SCIENCE

An NGO wants to start a women's literacy programme in one of the following states. The literacy rates of the states are mentioned:



The NGO wants to work in the state where the gap between the male and female literacy rates is the maximum. Which state should it choose for its programme?

A

Jharkhand

B

Rajasthan

C

Bihar

D

Uttar Pradesh

Correct Answer: B

21/12/18

Subject:SCIENCE



The picture above shows four varieties of the same species of plant growing in a grassland ecosystem. Which variety has the BEST chance of surviving a long period of dry weather?

A

variety 1

B

variety 2

C

variety 3

D

variety 4

Correct Answer: C

20/12/18

Subject:MATHS

Which of the following numbers is the largest?

A

4.2 × 105

B

2.568 × 106

C

3.7 × 109

D

3.89 × 107

CORRECT ANSWER:C

19/12/18

Subject:SCIENCE

Shailaja took 2 identical bottles and cut open their bases. She then stuck filters at their mouths, inverted them and filled them with the same amount of different types of soils.

Then she put equal amounts of water in the bottles from the open end and measured the water that drained into the beakers placed below them.

What was she trying to test?

A

the fertility of different types of soil

B

the rate of erosion in different types of soil

C

the humus content in different types of soil

D

the water holding capacity of different types of soil

CORRECT ANSWER:D

18/12/18

Subject:MATHS

A printing press takes exactly 90 minutes to print 105 dictionaries. How many dictionaries can it print in 240 minutes at the same rate?

A

210

B

240

C

255

D

280

CORRECT ANSWER:D

17/12/18

Subject:ENGLISH

My friend told me that I should buy my house before I buy my furniture, in case I find that the furniture does not fit into the rooms. What she meant was that I should not __________. 
Which of these phrases completes the above sentence meaningfully?

A

ride the high horse

B

put the cart before the horse

C

put all my eggs in one basket

D

make a mountain out of a mole hill

CORRECR ANSWER:B

15/12/18

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.

CORRECT ANSWER:B

14/12/18

Subject:SCIENCE

Phloem carries food to different parts of the plants. Arrows in different directions are marked at different locations in the figure here. Which of them correctly indicates phloem carrying food in the plant?

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

Correct Answer: C

13/12/18

Subject:MATHS

Supriya had 6 pencils- all of DIFFERENT lengths, in her box. The average length of the pencils was exactly 10 cm.

Which of the following is DEFINITELY true?

A

Most of the pencils are 10 cm in length.

B

There is at least 1 pencil that is 10 cm in length.

C

There are some pencils which are less than 10 cm in length.

D

 Half of the pencils are less than 10 cm in length, and half are more than 10 cm in length.

CORRECT ANSWER:C

12/12/18

Subject:SCIENCE

Glucose is the component of food from which energy is supplied to living processes. Glucose is broken down in the cells with the release of water, carbon dioxide and energy. 
In which of the following can glucose be broken down WITHOUT the production of any carbon compounds?
1. elephants
2. fishes
3. plants

A

only 3

B

only 1 and 2

C

only 2 and 3

D

(The breakdown of glucose always produces some carbon compounds.)

CORRECT ANSWER:D

11/12/18

Subject:MATHS

The top, front and side views of a solid built with identical cubes are as shown below.

Which of these could be the solid?

A

B

C

D

Correct Answer: D

10/12/18

Subject:ENGLISH

Which expression would you use to tell somebody to stop acting superior?

A

Get off your high horse.

B

Hold your horses.

C

You're as stubborn as a mule.

D

I could eat a horse.

CORRECT ANSWER:A

8/12/18

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

7/12/18

Subject:MATHS

Rafiq has heard that continued exposure to light for 10 days can change the colour of some blue dyes used to colour cotton clothing. He decides to test this. He takes a piece of clothing dyed with a blue dye which is suspected to lose colour on such exposure. He cuts the cloth into two pieces.
Which experiment is likely to help him conclude if the dye indeed can change colour? 
He should expose, for 10 days__________.

A
both pieces under 2 identical lamps
B
one piece under a lamp; keep the other in darkness
C
one piece for 5 days and one for 10 days under identical lamps
D
one piece folded and one piece spread out under 2 identical lamps

Correct Answer: B

5/12/18

Subject:SCIENCE

You must have heard people say ''Dolphins can learn tricks very fast because they are very intelligent.'' or ''Rats can solve maze puzzles.''

Neurologists study various aspects of animal brains and how they can be related to animal behaviour.
Here is a table that a neurologist made as part of his study.


The neurologist feels that the intelligence of an animal DECREASES as the ratio of body weight to brain weight INCREASES. If this is indeed true, which of the following is also most likely to be true?

A

Cats may be more intelligent than dolphins.

B

Cats may be more intelligent than chimpanzees.

C

Chimpanzees may be more intelligent than dolphins.

D

The elephant may be the most intelligent animal in the table.

CORRECT ANSWER:C

4/12/18

Subject:Maths

ΔPQR is an obtuse angled triangle, with P as the obtuse angle. Which of the following is true?
(Note: An obtuse angle is an angle whose measure is between 90o and 180o.)

A

Q + R < 90o

B

Q + R > 90o

C

Q + R = 90o

D

Q + R = 180o

CORRECT ANSWER:A

3/12/18

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

1/12/18

Subject:SOCIAL SCIENCE

The following painting shows the construction of the capital city by emperor Akbar. He ruled from this city for 14 years and then had to abandon it. Identify the city.

A

Lahore

B

Fatehpur Sikri

C

Delhi

D

Lucknow

30/11/18

Subject:SCIENCE

Neha and Suhani are playing with two identical pendulums. They leave the bob from a certain position and wait for it to return to the same point. The one who waits for a shorter time wins.

Neha leaves her pendulum from point L and Suhani leaves her pendulum from point P (see figure). What happens?

A

Neha wins as her bob comes back faster.

B

Suhani wins as her bob comes back faster.

C

No one wins as the bobs come back at the same time.

D

We cannot say any of the above for sure.

Correct Answer: C

29/11/18

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

28/11/18

Subject:SCIENCE

Which of the following may represent a man walking at a uniform speed and a woman standing at one point?

A

A

B

B

C

C

D

D

27/11/18

Subject:Maths

Which of these is the same as -3{frac(2/5)}?

A

{frac(-17/5)}

B

{frac(-13/5)}

C

{frac(-6/5)}

D

{frac(-1/5)}

CORRECT ANSWER:A

26/11/18

Subject:English

Choose the CORRECT expression that can complete the sentence given below.
____________, I wake up at 6 in the morning to exercise and meditate before I start on my daily chores.

A

As and when

B

As a rule

C

All of a sudden

D

At heart

CORRECT ANSWER:B

24/11/18

Subject:SOCIAL SCIENCE
Shown in image 1 is the Ik Onkar, one of the main principles of an important religions of India. It symbolizes ''One God'' and is evidently borrowed from the Hindu concept of ''Aum'' (a sound denoting the divine) as shown in image 2. Identify the religion with which the Ik Onkar is associated.
 
A
Jainism
B
Islam
C
Zoroastrianism
D
Sikhism

CORRECT ANSWER:D

23/11/18

Subject: SCIENCE

Given here are the forecasts of sunrise, sunset and the duration between sunrise and sunset at Trivandrum and Delhi.



Pick the correct statement from the following.

A
Nights are longer in Delhi than Trivandrum throughout the year.
B
Nights are longer in Trivandrum in October and November than December.
C
Length of the days in Delhi and Trivandrum show more difference in December than in September.
D
Both sunrise as well as sunset times in Delhi and Trivandrum are later in December than in September.

Correct Answer: C

22/11/18

Subject: MATHS

Which of these must be subtracted from -11 to get 22?

A
-33
B
-11
C
11
D
(We cannot subtract a number from -11 and get 22 which is greater than -11.)

Correct Answer: A

21/11/18

Subject: SCIENCE

Imagine a spacecraft that is 'positioned' permanently over your city at about 300 km from the Earth. It is always at the same spot as seen from your city.
The people in the space craft will _________________.

A
have day or night about 12 hours after you
B
have day or night roughly at the same time as you
C
always experience night as they will never be able to see the Sun
D
always experience day as they will be able to see the Sun all the time

Correct Answer: B

20/11/18

Subject:MATHS

What is the greatest remainder one can get on dividing an EVEN number by 4?

A
0
B
2
C
3
D
4

Correct Answer: B

19/11/18

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

17/11/18

Subject:Social Science
Most of the modern Indian scripts owe their origin to which of the following ancient scripts?
A
Tamil
B
Brahmi
C
Roman
D
Kharosti

CORRECT ANSWER:B

16/11/18

Subject:Science

- Flowers with just male parts or female parts are called unisexual flowers. 
- These unisexual flowers can be present either on a single plant or on two different individual plants. 
In the case of the Persimmon (Japani Phal) tree, the male and the female flowers are always produced on different trees.
Shown below is a Persimmon tree and its fruit (Japani Phal).

Ria had a Persimmon tree in her garden. Her neighbour, Gargi also had a Persimmon tree in her garden. Many flowers bloomed on Ria's tree every year but they never bore any fruits, while Gargi's tree bore fruits.

Why did this happen?

A
because Ria's tree had only male flowers
B
because Ria's tree had only female flowers
C
because Gargi's tree had only male flowers
D
because Gargi's tree had both male and female flowers

Correct Answer: A

15/11/18

Subject:Science

Shown here are three rectangles, each one representing students of class 8 who play football, swim or play a musical instrument.
There are some students who do a single activity, some who do two activities and some who do all the activities. 

Ali does all the 3 activities. He belongs to the shaded region R. 



Akthar plays football and swims, but does NOT play any musical instrument. 

To which region does he belong?

A
region P
B
region Q
C
region R
D
region S

Correct Answer: A

14/11/18

Subject:Science

Due to strong winds and heavy rainfall, the topmost layer of the soil is eroded at a place named 'Solan'. What can be expected as a result of this?

A

The soil of Solan might become very fertile because it receives a lot of rain.

B

Winds might make the soil dry and hard, due to which organisms cannot move.

C

Plants grown in Solan might die because they do not receive enough nutrients.

D

Nothing would change as the next lower layer would act as the topmost layer now.

Correct Answer:C

13/11/18

Subject:Maths

5.79 is __________ of 5.79.