ASSET A QUESTION A DAY-CLASS VIII

14/07/20

Subject: MATHS
Sukhia, Babu and Ram are 3 farmers each having a small plot of land. Two of them have rectangular plots, and one has a square plot. Some more facts about their plots are:


Who has the square plot?
A
Sukhia
B
Babu
C
Ram
D
None of them

13/07/20

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

11/07/20

Subject: SOCIAL SCIENCE
In today's world, local knowledge is believed to be extremely important. For example, communities engaged in rice farming may have solutions for problems related to the crop.
For a disease related to cattle livestock which of these traditional communities may have a solution?
A
Naga, a hill tribe of Northeast India
B
Rabari, a pastoral community of Gujarat
C
Birhor, a hunter-gatherer tribe of Chotanagpur
D
Nolias, a seafarer community on the Orissa coast

Correct Answer: B

10/07/20

Subject: SCIENCE
An object balances itself when a perpendicular line drawn through its Centre of Gravity (CG), passes through its base.

See the picture of a popular toy given below. The horse, the rider and the ball are all joined together as one single unit. This entire unit is balanced on the thin black rod shown. At which of the indicated positions, could the Centre of Gravity (CG) of the horse, rider and ball unit be?

A
A
B
B
C
C
D
D

Correct Answer: C

09/07/20

Subject: MATHS
Latif's Maths teacher asks him to think of any whole number from 1 to 10. She then asks him to do the following:

1. Double this number.
2. Add 4 to the result.
3. Multiply the sum by 5.

If we call the number Latif thinks of N, the number he gets at the end will be
A
(N + 2) × 10
B
N + 4 × 2 × 5
C
(N × 2) + (4 × 5)
D
10N + 4

Correct Answer: A

08/07/20

Subject: SCIENCE
The unit used to measure distance or length is metres (m), the unit used to measure time is seconds (s) and the unit used to measure mass is kilogram (kg).


Which of the following will be the units of ''Work done''?
A
kg × m/s
B
s/m2
C
kg × m2/s2
D
kg2/m2 × s

Correct Answer: C

07/07/20

Subject: MATHS
What is the area of the shaded portion if the area of the circle is 56 sq cm?

A
12 sq cm
B
14 sq cm
C
14.8 sq cm
D
18.5 sq cm

Correct Answer: B

06/07/20

Subject: ENGLISH
Choose the sentence with the correct punctuation.
A
The teacher asked the students, have you finished your work?
B
The teacher asked the students, ''Have you finished your work?''
C
The teacher asked the students have you finished your work?
D
The teacher asked the students that, ''Have you finished your work''?

Correct Answer: B

04/07/20

Subject: SOCIAL SCIENCE
Which of these companies is under the direct control of the Government of India?
A
Reliance Petrochemicals
B
National Thermal Power Corporation
C
Tata Motors
D
Indigo Airlines

Correct Answer: C

03/07/20

Subject: SCIENCE
Which of these statements is true?
A
Places on the same longitude have the same day length on any given day.
B
The local time will be same for all places on the same latitude.
C
At 00 longitude, at some time, it would be noon to the east and midnight to the west.
D
The maximum time difference between any two places will be just below 24 hours.

Correct Answer: D

02/07/20

Subject: MATHS
Bablu has three sticks of lengths 3, 4 and 5 cm.
Ramesh has three sticks of lengths 3, 5 and 9 cm.
How many triangles can Bablu and Ramesh make with their sticks?
A
Bablu: 1, Ramesh: 0
B
Bablu: 2, Ramesh: 1
C
Bablu: 1, Ramesh: 1
D
Bablu: 0, Ramesh: 2

Correct Answer: A

01/07/20

Subject: SCIENCE
The longitude of Allahabad, India is 81° 50' (81 degrees, 50 minutes) E. If the time in Allahabad is around 12 noon, what time of the day would it be, at a place whose longitude is 10°W?
A
sunrise
B
sunset
C
noon
D
midnight

Correct Answer: A

30/06/20

Subject: MATHS
If the area of a circle of radius 7 cm is 154 sq cm, what is the area of the shaded portion of the figure shown below?
A
9 sq cm
B
10.5 sq cm
C
12.25 sq cm
D
16.5 sq cm

Correct Answer: B

29/06/20

Subject: ENGLISH
Choose the sentence that is grammatically correct.
A
She will, as soon as your back is turning, repeat it to all the others.
B
She will, as soon as your back is turning, repeat it to all others.
C
She will, as soon as your back is turned, repeat it to all the others.
D
She will, as quick as your back is away, repeat it to all the others.

Correct Answer: C

27/06/20

Subject: SOCIAL SCIENCE
One of the high quality varieties of mangoes grown in Western India is the Alphonso, a word got from a European country which ruled parts of this areas. In fact six kings of this country were named Alphonso! Which country?
A
Italy
B
France
C
England
D
Portugal

Correct Answer: D

26/06/20

Subject: SCIENCE
Anupriya has observed many examples of force acting around her. She has listed the examples into 3 groups based on which kind of force is acting: Group 1: A car screeching to a halt, a matchstick lighting up when struck.
Group 2: A woman skiing down a mountain slope, the rise of ocean tides.
Group 3: A ship floating in the ocean, a parachute slowing the fall of a sky diver.In which group should Anupriya put the falling of a tree?
A
Group 1
B
Group 2
C
Group 3
D
(none of the above)

Correct Answer: B

25/06/20

Subject: MATHS


A
80%
B
90%
C
125%
D
150%

Correct Answer: C

24/06/20

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

22/06/20

Subject: ENGLISH
In a 5-match cricket series, Laxman had an average score of 42 runs per match from 4 matches and Rahul had an average score of 37 runs per match from 5 matches. Who scored more runs in the series and how many more?
A
Laxman scored 5 runs more.
B
Laxman scored 25 runs more.
C
Rahul scored 17 runs more.
D
Rahul scored 23 runs more.

Correct Answer: C

22/06/20

Subject: ENGLISH
Choose the sentence with the correct punctuation.
A
They were singing, the old song, ''Home Sweet Home''.
B
They were, singing the old song, ''Home Sweet Home''.
C
They were singing the old song, ''Home, Sweet Home''.
D
They were singing the old song ''home, sweet home.''

Correct Answer: C

20/06/20

Subject: SOCIAL SCIENCE
This is an oil painting on canvas by Edward Lear (1877) depicting the view of one of the highest peaks in the world from Darjeeling. Which is this peak situated near the Indo-Nepal border?
A
Nandadevi
B
Karakoram
C
Mt. Everest
D
Kanchenjunga

Correct Answer: D

19/06/20

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

18/06/20

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

Correct Answer: A

17/06/20

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

16/06/20

Subject: MATHS
A one kilogram cake is divided into 3 pieces whose weights are in the ratio 1:2:4. What is the weight of the 2nd piece?
A
1/6 X 1 kg
B
1/7 X 1 kg
C
2/5 X 1 kg
D
2/7 X 1 kg

Correct Answer: D

15/06/20

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

13/06/20

Subject: SOCIAL SCIENCE
In 1530 AD, which of these kings had ruled from DINPANH, now identified with PURANA QILA situated in New Delhi?
A
Shah Jahan
B
Sher Shah Suri
C
Ibrahim Lodhi
D
Akbar

Correct Answer: B

12/06/20

Subject: SCIENCE