ASSET A QUESTION A DAY-CLASS VIII

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

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.
Which of these would go into the blank to make the above sentence true?

A

0%

B

1%

C

5.79%

D

100%

Correct Answer:D

12/11/18

Subject:English

Many children are immersed in the world of television channels. 
Which word is OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word?

A

unfamiliar

B

uninterested

C

unoccupied

D

unparalleled

Correct Answer: B

10/11/18

Subject:Science

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

Correct Answer: A

9/11/18

Subject:Science

Given below is the chemical reaction that happens when iron rusts.



In which of the following case(s) would the iron nail rust when left for a few days?

A

only 1

B

only 1 and 2

C

only 1 and 3

D

only 1 and 4

Correct Answer: B


8/11/18

Subject:Maths

Which of these shape(s) has/have a perimeter?

A

only shape 1

B

only shape 3

C

only shapes 1 and 2

D

only shapes 1 and 3

Correct Answer: C

7/11/18

Subject:Science

Look at the cells given below. 

If you want to make a battery using these cells, how must the wires be connected?

A

B

C

D

Correct Answer: B

6/11/18

Subject:Maths
How much more than 5 crore is 5.05 crore?
A
50 lakh
B
5 lakh
C
50 thousand
D
5 thousand

Correct Answer:B

5/11/18

Subject:Maths

Which of these sentences uses the apostrophe CORRECTLY?


A
The girls's descriptions have too many do's and don'ts.
B
The girls' descriptions have too many do's and don'ts.
C
The girl's descriptions have too many dos and don'ts.
D
The girls' descriptions have too many dos' and don'ts.

Correct Answer: B

3/11/18

Subject:Social science

The following map shows an Indian festival that occurs four times every twelve years and rotates among four locations. In 2001 it was attended by around 60 million people, making it the largest gathering anywhere in the world that year.
Which one of the following festivals is it MOST LIKELY to be?



A
Pushkar Mela
B
Sonepur Mela
C
Kumbh Mela
D
Phalguna Mela

Correct Answer: C

2/11/18

Subject:Maths

Capillary action is a process where liquid rises on its own in a narrow space such as a thin tube, or in porous materials. Alka did an experiment to study capillary action.

She put three kinds of circular glass tubes in a container filled with water. After some time, the level of water in all the three tubes looked as shown here.



Based on the above experiment, what can be said?

A
Capillary action varies depending on the height of the tubes.
B
Capillary action varies depending on the diameter of the tubes.
C
Capillary action varies depending on the material of the tubes.
D
Capillary action varies depending on the depth to which the tubes are dipped in water.

Correct Answer: B

1/11/18

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

31/10/18

Subject:Maths
Ram gives his dog a piece of bread to eat. The dog picks it up and starts eating. 
Which of the following organ systems of the dog is active when it eats the bread?

1. digestive system
2. nervous system
3. skeletal system
A
only 1
B
only 1 and 2
C
only 1 and 3
D
all - 1, 2 and 3

30/10/18

Subject:Maths
Lines l and m are parallel to each other in the figure below. ∠QRP = 80o and ∠RST = 35o


What is the measure of ∠QPR?
A
20o
B
35o
C
65o
D
115o

CORRECT ANSWER:C

29/10/18

Subject:English

Choose the correct option that can complete the sentence given below.

He walked carefully across the room, ______ softly so as to not mark the newly polished floor.

A
treeding
B
tredding
C
treading
D
thredding

Correct Answer: C

26/10/18

Subject:Social Science

Look at these images of instruments used in Carnatic music. Three of these instruments have been described in written documents, including ancient Hindu texts. They have also been represented in sculptures and paintings that date as far back as the first millennium CE. However, one of them began to be used much later. Which one is it?

A
B
C
D

Correct Answer: C

25/10/18

Subject:Maths

Rima used 3 of these 4 sticks to form a triangle with their ends touching each other?

Which of these could be the 3 sticks?

A

sticks P, Q and R

B

sticks P, Q and S

C

sticks P, R and S

D

sticks Q, R and S

24/10/18

Subject:Science

Ibrahim has curly hair. His wife has straight hair. They have a son and a daughter. Which of the following is definitely true?

A

Only the son will have curly hair.

B

Only the daughter will have curly hair.

C

Both the son and the daughter will have curly hair.

D

(We cannot say anything for sure.)

Correct Answer: D

23/10/18

Subject:Maths

Different countries use different currencies. The currency used in Britain is pound, in the USA is dollar and in Japan, yen. The dollar equivalent of a pound and a yen are as given below.

1 British pound = 1.54 US dollars

1 Japanese yen = 0.012 US dollars

Based on this approximately how many Japanese yen are equal to 1 British pound?

A

0.007

B

0.018

C

15

D

130

Correct Answer: D

22/10/18

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.

20/10/18

Subject:Social Science

Use this map to find out which of these places is farthest from Srinagar.

A

Leh

B

Pahalgam

C

Katra

D

Udhampur

CORRECT ANSWER:A

19/10/18

Subject:Science

A big metal ball and a small metal ball are heated till they both attain a temperature of 50 oC. They are then connected using a metal pipe at room temperature as shown in the figure. What do you expect will happen immediately on joining the two balls with the metal pipe?

A

Heat will flow only from the big ball towards the small ball to raise the temperature of the small ball.

B

Heat will flow only from the small ball towards the big ball to raise the temperature of the big ball.

C

No heat will flow through the metal pipe as the balls are at the same temperature.

D

Heat will flow from both the balls towards the metal pipe in opposite directions.

Correct Answer: D

18/10/18

Subject:Maths

P and Q stand for two numbers.

If P - 100 = Q + 100, which of these is definitely true about P and Q?

A

P is equal to Q.

B

P is less than Q.

C

P is greater than Q.

D

(We cannot say for sure.)

CORRECT ANSWER:C

17/10/18

Subject:Science

Rama washes her hands with ice-cold water and dips her finger in a glass of milk kept at room temperature and screams 'It is hot!' Now a thermometer is dipped in the same ice-cold water for 2 minutes and then inserted in the same glass of milk. What is the expected reading of the thermometer after a minute or so?

A

equal to room temperature, because milk is at room temperature

B

more than room temperature, similar to what Rama experienced

C

less than room temperature, as it had been dipped in cold water

D

(We cannot say without knowing the exact temperature of the ice-cold water.)

CORRECT ANSWER:A

16/10/18

Subject:Maths

Adil has some stamps.

- {frac(1/4)} of his stamps are Indian.

- He now sells {frac(1/4)} of his stamps which are of Singapore.

What fraction of the stamps REMAINING with him are Indian stamps?

A

{frac(1/2)}

B

{frac(1/3)}

C

{frac(1/4)}

D

{frac(3/4)}

CORRECT ANSWER:B

15/10/18

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

13/10/18

Subject:Social Science

One of the most severe famines of the 20th century was the Bengal famine of 1943 in which over five million people died. Prof. Amartya Sen, who was awarded a Nobel Prize for his studies of the Bengal famine, found that the pressure of war and the inability of the British to provide enough relief were the two main causes of the famine.

Which waris being referred to?
   

A

Sepoy Mutiny

B

World War I

C

World War II

D

Bengal Partition

CORRECT ANSWER:C

12/10/18

Subject:Science

The disturbance to the Earth's surface in an earthquake damages property and life, because of collapsing buildings, structures and trees. 

An earthquake can cause floods too. What could be a likely reason for this?

A

The violent disturbances can lead to high rainfall.

B

The movement of the ground can result in dams breaking.

C

Huge amounts of groundwater escape from cracks in the ground.

D

The hot lava coming out of the ground combines with atmospheric oxygen.

CORRECT ANSWER:C

11/10/18

Subject:Maths

Which of these is the same as 610?

A

310 + 310

B

62 + 65

C

64 × 66

D

310 × 310

CORRECT ANSWER:C

10/10/18

Subject:Science

Tim is playing with his friends in his room. They want to find out in which direction the door of the room faces. For this, they decide to use a magnet tied to a thread with nothing marked on it (See figure). 

Tim suspends the magnet and based on how it looks he declares 'The door faces north!'. Do you think Tim found out the direction correctly?

A

Yes, because the magnet would point in the correct direction.

B

Yes, because magnets are commonly used to find directions.

C

No, because the magnet's poles are not marked for directions.

D

No, because the magnet would keep changing its direction.

CORRECT ANSWER:C

9/10/18

Subject:Maths

Fida has drawn a rectangle. Which of these can he do to increase its perimeter by 8 units?

I) increase the length of the rectangle by 4 units 
II) increase the length of the rectangle by 8 units
III) increase the length and breadth of the rectangle by 4 units each
A
only I
B
only II
C
only III
D
only II and III

CORRECT ANSWER:A

8/10/18

Subject:English

It took almost the whole of last year for the house to be ready for occupation.
Which of these is similar in meaning to the above sentence?
A
We took almost all of last year to get ready to occupy the house.
B
The house was not ready for occupation until a whole year.
C
It has been almost a year since the house was ready for occupation.
D
Almost the whole of last year was spent in getting the house ready for occupation.

CORRECT ANSWER:D

6/10/18

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

5/10/18

Subject:Science

What do you think would happen if a plant is overwatered?

A

It might grow faster than before, as more photosynthesis can happen in the leaves.

B

It might grow faster than before, as more water brings more minerals into the roots.

C

It might die, as the roots may be unable to take up enough air from spaces in the soil.

D

It might die, as minerals from the plant will get dissolved, and washed away by the water.

CORRECT ANSWER:C

4/10/18

Subject:Maths

Shown here is a photograph of Rosa, taken when she visited the Jurassic museum.

She stood right next to the T-Rex exhibit when the photograph was taken. The heights of the exhibit and Rosa on the photograph are marked in the figure.

Rosa is actually 170 cm tall. What is the height of the exhibit?

A

179 cm

B

255 cm

C

425 cm

D

510 cm

CORRECT ANSWER:C

3/10/18

Subject:Science

Which of these represent the correct direction after light passes through a pentagonal slab as shown?
A
B
C
D

CORRECT ANSWER:C

2/10/18

Subject:Maths

Shown below are 3 squares with side length 14 cm each.



In which of these squares is the shaded area the maximum?
A
square I
B
square II
C
square III
D
(The shaded area is equal in all the 3 squares.)

CORRECT ANSWER:D

1/10/18

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

29/09/18

Subject:Social Science

Which of the following representatives are DIRECTLY elected by the people of India?

A

the Council of Ministers

B

the Governor of the State

C

Members of the Lok Sabha

D

Members of the Rajya Sabha

CORRECT ANSWER:C

28/09/18

Subject:Science

Vivek is trying to group 3 plants - a plant with green leaves, a plant with red leaves and an insectivorous plant, in different ways. Which of them can he put under the category 'Plants that perform photosynthesis'?

A

all the three plants

B

the green-leafed plant only

C

the green-leafed plant and the red-leafed plant only

D

the green-leafed plant and the insectivorous plant only

Correct Answer: A

27/09/18

Subject:Maths

The sum of all the whole numbers from 1 to 30 is subtracted from the sum of all the whole numbers from 31 to 60 as shown.
(31 + 32 + 33 +...+ 60) - (1 + 2 + 3 +...+ 30) 
What will be the result?

A

1200

B

900

C

120

D

30

Correct Answer: B

26/09/18

Subject:Science

A Vernier scale can be used to obtain more accurate measurements than is possible with a normal scale. The first Vernier here reads 12.3 mm.

What does the second Vernier read?

A

15.2 mm

B

15.0 mm

C

15.10 mm

D

14.10 mm

CORRECT ANSWER:B

25/09/18

Subject:English

{frac(7/10)} is equivalent to ______. 

A

0.07%

B

0.7%

C

7%

D

70%

Correct Answer: D

24/09/18

Subject:English

Choose the option which is SIMILAR in meaning to the sentence below.
Widening the streets would go a long way in relieving traffic congestion.

A

Traffic congestion is being relieved by widening the streets.

B

Traffic congestion might be relieved by widening the streets.

C

Traffic congestion is relieved by widening the streets.

D

Traffic congestion may have been relieved by widening the streets.

23/09/18

Subject:Social Science

The image below is an example of the ancient Kharoshti script. It was confined to the north-west areas of India and was in use from the middle of the 3rd century BCE until it died out around the 3rd century CE. Unlike other Indian scripts, it was written from right to left.
The influence of which language is this peculiarity of the script MOST suggestive of?

A

Persian

B

Tamil

C

German

D

Sanskrit

Correct Answer: A


20/09/18

Subject:Maths

Rahul thinks of an integer between -30 and -20. He subtracts another integer n from this and gets a positive integer as the answer. Which of these could be n?

A

-34

B

-17

C

37

D

(He cannot get a positive integer on subtraction.)

19/09/18

Subject:Science

From the above, which one would be the best to use as an outer cover for the pipes to transport hot liquids?

A

Copper

B

Asbestos

C

Aluminium

D

Mica

CORRECT ANSWER:B

17/09/18

Subject:Maths

Which of these angles in the given figure is of measure 115o?

A

QPT

B

QPS

C

UPS

D

SPT

CORRECT ANSWER:B

16/09/18

Subject:English

Which word DOES NOT suggest the actual sound it makes?

A

gurgle

B

rustle

C

wither

D

crackle

CORRECT ANSWER:C

15/09/18

Subject:Social Science

Which of the following would NOT be in the itinerary of a traveller to Karnataka?

A

The world heritage site of Pattadakal

B

The sandalwood emporiums of Mysore

C

The scenic beauty of Godavari river

D

The Gol Gumbaz monument of Bijapur

CORRECT ANSWER:C

13/09/18

Subject:Maths

If n is 100 billion, which of the following numbers is the greatest?

A

2n + 2009  

B

3n + 2010

C

4n - 2008

D

5n - 2007

12/09/18

Subject:Science

The diagrams show different trials Abdul carried out with carts having different-sized wheels. He started them from different heights and the blocks he put in them were of equal mass. He wants to test this idea: The heavier a cart is, the greater its speed at the bottom of a ramp. Which three trials should he compare?

A

G, T, and X

B

O, T, and Z

C

R, U, and Z

D

S, T, and U

CORRECT ANSWER:D

11/09/18

Subject:Maths

Each white cell in the grid below is to be filled by performing a set of operations on the x and y values corresponding to that cell. Some of the cells have been filled in.



Which of the following operations have to be performed to fill the numbers in the remaining white boxes of the grid?

A

(x + y) + (x + y)

B

(x + y) – (xy)

C

(xy) – (x + y)

D

(xy) – 12

Correct Answer: C

10/09/18

Subject:English

One part of the word given below is missing. Choose the option which can complete that word, keeping in mind the CORRECT spelling.
PER ____________ANCE

A

MAN

B

FROM

C

SPIRE

D

SEVER

CORRECT ANSWER:D

8/09/18

Subject:Social Science

The poster shown here is drawn by the well-known cartoonist Mario Miranda. It is meant to

A

promote export of Goan seafood.

B