ASSET A QUESTION A DAY-CLASS IX

27/05/19

Subject: ENGLISH
__________ by my peers was a great thrill for me. I made up my mind to do all that __________ of me during my term as the 'Head Girl' of the school.


Which option uses the appropriate pair of expressions to complete the given sentence meaningfully?
A
Been elected, is expected
B
Having elected, are expected
C
Being elected, was expected
D
Having been elected, had expected

25/05/19

Subject: SOCIAL SCIENCE

Following is an English translation of a Ghazal composed by Mirza Ghalib. 



Ghalib had said this in the context of an important historical event that destroyed Delhi. Which event was it? 
 

A
the Sepoy Mutiny
B
the Partition of India
C
the Quit India Movement
D
the Fall of Emperor Humayun

Correct Answer: A

24/05/19

Subject: SCIENCE

Two liquids P and Q, and two solids R and S are shown in different undisturbed arrangements below. Study the arrangements and arrange P, Q, R and S in order of INCREASING density.

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

Correct Answer: B

23/05/19

Subject: MATHS
The average height of students in a class is 160 cm. Two students whose height are 145 cm and 175 are newly admitted to the class. How will the average height of the class change because of this?
A
It will increase.
B
It will decrease.
C
It will remain the same.
D
(Nothing can be said as the total number of students is not known.)

CORRECT ANSWER:C

22/05/19

Subject: SCIENCE

In a deep valley on the Earth, a person shouting will hear an echo as the sound is reflected back off the surrounding mountains.
In a similar valley on the Moon, no echo will be heard. This is because_______________.

A
the gravitational pull on the Moon is too low
B
the temperature on the Moon is too low
C
there is no air on the Moon for the sound to travel through
D
the mountains on the Moon cannot reflect sound.

Correct Answer: C

21/05/19

Subject: MATHS

Mr. Kaul deposits a fixed amount of money for a 5 year period. Some details of the account (Interest compounded annually) are given below: 
Principal on which interest is computed for the first year : Rs 40000
Interest earned for the first year : Rs 2000
Interest earned for the second year : Rs 2100
Interest earned for the third year : Rs 2205
The amount (Principal) on which the interest for the fourth year will be calculated is

A
Rs 2,205
B
Rs 40,000
C
Rs 46,305
D
Rs 46,615

Correct Answer: C

20/05/19

Subject: ENGLISH

Choose the best word to complete the sentence given below.

The crew waited for the commander to _________ from the ship first.

A
dismount
B
disembark
C
alight
D
ascend

Correct Answer: B

19/05/19

Subject: SOCIAL SCIENCE

The structure shown here was created during the rule of the Vijayanagar empire in South India in the medieval period. The structure was _______.

A
a foundation for the defence wall around the royal residence.
B
a secret passage for the soldiers used during war times.
C
a raised water channel surrounding the royal centre.
D
a circular path around a temple complex of the royal centre.

Correct Answer: C

18/05/19

Subject: SCIENCE

When the ball at the end of the string swings to its lowest point, the string is cut by a sharp knife as shown. Assuming no air resistance, what will be the path of the ball?

A
 
B
 
C
 
D
 

Correct Answer: C

16/05/19

Subject: MATHS
The product of 100 real numbers is -100. AT LEAST how many of these 100 real numbers must be positive?
A
99
B
2
C
1
D
None

CORRECT ANSWER:C

15/05/19

Subject: SCIENCE

1. When plants are exposed to light, photosynthesis and cellular respiration both occur. 

2. When plants are exposed to light, only photosynthesis occurs.

3. When plants are kept in the dark, neither photosynthesis nor cellular respiration occurs. 


Which of the above is/are TRUE?

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

Correct Answer: D

14/05/19

Subject: MATHS

x and y are 2 different numbers. What can be added to 6x to get 9y?

A
3y
B
3x
C
9y - 6x
D
(It is not possible to get 9y as 6x and 9y are not like terms.)

Correct Answer: C

13/05/19

Subject: ENGLISH

Odissi is one of the oldest forms of dance in India.
Which of these rephrases the above sentence without any change in meaning?

A
No other dance form in India is as old as Odissi.
B
None of the dance forms in India are as old as Odissi.
C
Neither of the dance forms in India is as old as Odissi.
D
Very few forms of dance in India are as old as Odissi.

Correct Answer: D

11/05/19

Subject:SOCIAL SCIENCE

In 2001, the Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Tests Act (PCPNDT) Act was declared which forbids parents from finding out the sex of the child in the mother's womb through any medical procedure.

What is the main reason for the passing of this act?

A
an overall decrease in the national population
B
an increase in the killing of unborn female children
C
an increase in the national medical expenditure
D
an international treaty that made India pass this act

Correct Answer: B

10/05/19

Subject: SCIENCE

Non-metals and metals both react with oxygen to form oxides.

What will happen if these oxides are dissolved in water separately?

A
Both the metallic oxides and the non-metallic oxides will form acids.
B
The oxides will get dissolved in water and will not change chemically.
C
The metallic oxides will form bases and non-metallic oxides will form acids.
D
They will react with water to form respective elements and will liberate oxygen gas.

Correct Answer: C

9/05/19

Subject: MATHS

In the figure, OP is parallel to base MN of right angled triangle LMN. Also, LO = 3 cm, OM = 6 cm and MN = 15 cm. What is the perimeter (in cm) of trapezium OPNM?

A
30
B
32
C
34
D
42

Correct Answer: C

8/05/19

Subject: SCIENCE
Taslima has two glass tubes. Each tube contains a one-rupee coin and a small feather. Tube 1 is with a cork; the air in tube 2 has been pumped out and the tube sealed. 
After shaking the tubes to bring coin and feather to one end, she quickly brings the tube to a vertical position and watches the two objects fall in tubes 1 and 2.



What is she likely to observe?



A
A
B
B
C
C
D
D

7/05/19

Subject: MATHS

Which of the following would be a rational number?

A
B
C
D

Correct Answer: B

6/05/19

Subject: ENGLISH

I met an European, an American and a Ukranian. 
The sentence is __________.

A
Correct. No change needs to be made.
B
Incorrect. The 'a' should be replaced with 'an' before 'Ukranian'.
C
Incorrect. The 'an' should be replaced with 'a' before 'European'.
D
Incorrect. The 'an' should be replaced with 'a' before 'American'.

Correct Answer: C

4/05/19

Subject: SCIENCE

An astronomical telescope typically has two convex lenses, while a terrestrial telescope has three. The extra lens in a terrestrial telescope___________ 

A
helps us to see an erect image instead of an inverted one.
B
filters out blue which is the predominant colour on earth.
C
allows us to use a terrestrial telescope in the daytime also.
D
makes it possible for us to see objects that are not too far away.

Correct Answer: A

3/05/19

Subject: SOCIAL SCIENCE

The economy of India is based in part on planning through its five-year plans. The first five-year plan (1951-1956) was presented by Jawaharlal Nehru to the Parliament of India. The objective of the First Plan was to make the country self-reliant and improve the standard of living. Which of the following areas did the First Plan probably NOT target?

A
irrigation and energy
B
information technology
C
transport and communications
D
agriculture and community development

Correct Answer: B

2/05/19

Subject: MATHS
A regular pentagon has side lengths as shown:

The value of 't' is
A
9.
B
4.
C
3.
D
2.

CORRECT ANSWER:B

1/05/19

Subject: SCIENCE

Which of these animals has the hardest outer skeleton?

A
B
C
D

Correct Answer: D

29/04/19

Subject: MATHS

What will be the remainder when 3333333 × 3333333 × 3333333 is divided by 5?
(Note: You need not actually calculate the product.)

A
7
B
4
C
3
D
2

Correct Answer: D

30/04/19

Subject: ENGLISH

The Principal was emphatic in her support of the new drama club.

Which option is closest in meaning to the given sentence?

A
The Principal was mistaken in her support of the new drama club.
B
The Principal was fluid in her support of the new drama club.
C
The Principal was critical in her support of the new drama club.
D
The Principal was forceful in her support of the new drama club.

Correct Answer: D

27/04/19

Subject: SOCIAL SCIENCE
The painting shown here is drawn by a Patua artist of West Bengal. The purpose of the painting is mainly to generate awareness about a particular social issue. Which one? 
A
literacy for all
B
family planning
C
religious tolerance
D
freedom of expression

26/04/19

Subject: SCIENCE

Some white blood cells destroy harmful bacteria within the human body by engulfing them and digesting them, in the same way that amoeba engulf their food.

Which of the following characteristics of some white blood cells allows them to do this?

A
 the ability to divide
B
 the presence of a nucleus
C
 the ability to change shape
D
 the absence of any haemoglobin

Correct Answer: C

25/04/19

Subject: MATHS

Mrs. Singh and her son start from home in their car. She is on her way to the supermarket. On the way, she stops to drop her son at his drawing class. She drives on to the supermarket, spends some time shopping there and then drives back home.

Which of the graphs below correctly describes Mrs. Singh's journey?

A
B
C
D

Correct Answer: D

24/04/19

Subject: SCIENCE

An astronomical telescope typically has two convex lenses, while a terrestrial telescope has three. The extra lens in a terrestrial telescope___________ 

A
helps us to see an erect image instead of an inverted one.
B
filters out blue which is the predominant colour on earth.
C
allows us to use a terrestrial telescope in the daytime also.
D
makes it possible for us to see objects that are not too far away.

Correct Answer: A

23/04/19

Subject: MATHS
Three square tiles can be used to form a right-angled triangle by placing them corner to corner as shown below. 

The areas of some square tiles given below. Which three tiles can be placed corner to corner, in the manner shown above, to form a right-angled triangle?
A
It is possible to do it with any three tiles.
B
Tiles P, R and T
C
Tiles S, R and T
D
Tiles Q, R and S

CORRECT ANSWER:D

22/04/19

Subject: ENGLISH
Choose the correct option that completes the sentence below.

Both students are equally good, __________.
A
either is capable of winning the President's Cup
B
nor is one capable of winning the President's Cup
C
either are capable of winning the President's Cup
D
or are capable of winning the President's Cup

CORRECT ANSWER:A

20/04/19

Subject: SOCIAL SCIENCE

The painting shown here is drawn by a Patua artist of West Bengal. The purpose of the painting is mainly to generate awareness about a particular social issue. Which one? 

A
literacy for all
B
family planning
C
religious tolerance
D
freedom of expression

Correct Answer: A

19/04/19

Subject: SCIENCE

See the map of the world shown below. Which of the places shown is closest to Bolshevik Island?

A
Queen Elizabeth Islands
B
Moscow
C
Kolkata
D
Cape of Good Hope

Correct Answer: A

18/04/19

Subject: MATHS
Study the following figure:

 

Lines l and m are parallel to each other. What would be the measure of the angle marked z?
A
40o
B
60o
C
80o
D
(The given information is not sufficient to answer the question.)

CORRECT ANSWER:C

17/04/19

Subject: SCIENCE

Darsheel took an empty plastic bottle and used a nail to poke a hole on the side of the bottle. 
 
He covered the hole with his finger and filled the bottle with water all the way to the top. Then he tightly screwed on the cap, and slowly took his finger away from the hole. No water came rushing out of the hole, when he did this. 


How is this possible?

A
Atmospheric pressure acts on the hole pushing the water in, but because the cap is closed, no atmospheric pressure acts on the surface of the water, to push it down and force it out of the bottle.
B
The weight of the water in the bottle exerts more force against the atmospheric pressure acting on it, preventing water from coming out of the bottle.
C
He must have conducted the experiment on a day when the atmospheric pressure was very low, so there was not enough pressure on the water to push it out of the bottle.
D
The hole he had made was too high. If it was lower, near the base of the bottle, the water would have come out.

Correct Answer: A

16/04/19

Subject: MATHS

Out of 30 class 9 students, some students have participated in one or both of the sports, tennis and table tennis. The diagram below represents some information about number of participants.



What would come in the place of 'x' if it is known that 10 students of the class didn't participate in any of the two sports?

A
8
B
10
C
18
D
(We cannot say anything based on the given information.)

Correct Answer: A

15/04/19

Subject: ENGLISH
Shown here is a poster about an event which took place in Rwanda in 1994 where thousands of people were killed because of the conflict between the Tutsi and Hutu groups. In Darfur, a similar conflict began in February 2003 and since then about 4,50,000 people have been killed. They are both highly controversial events. What issue are they related to?
A
ethnic genocide
B
illegal gun trade
C
drugs trade
D
capital punishment

CORRECT ANSWER:A

12/04/19

Subject: SCIENCE

At its most basic level, this is all the body of a camera is -- a sealed box with a shutter that opens and closes between the lens and film.  

The shutter can be adjusted as per the surrounding light condition. Shown here are different arrangements of a shutter. 

 

Which of the following parts of the eye functions in a similar way to the shutter? 

A
A
B
B
C
C
D
D

Correct Answer: A

11/04/19

Subject: MATHS

The length, breadth and height of a cuboid are doubled. 

What happens to its surface area?

A
It is doubled.
B
It becomes four times.
C
It becomes eight times.
D
(Nothing can be said with out knowing the dimensions of the cuboid.)

Correct Answer: B

10/04/19

Subject: SCIENCE

Study this electrical circuit. It consists of a powerful battery, a bulb, an electromagnet and a movable connection. The connection is designed in such a way that it closes (that is, it allows electric current to pass) when the electromagnet is not magnetised; but opens when the electromagnet is magnetised.

If the electromagnet takes 5 seconds to get magnetised, what will be status of the electric bulb?

A
It will remain OFF - it will not glow at all.
B
It will alternate between ON and OFF states.
C
It will come ON after some seconds and keep glowing.
D
It will stay ON for a few seconds and then go OFF.

Correct Answer: B

9/04/19

Subject: MATHS

A number x is increased by 20% to get another number y. By what percentage should y be decreased to get x?

A
About 22.5%
B
20%
C
About 16.7%
D
It will depend on the value of x.

Correct Answer: C

8/04/19

Subject: ENGLISH
Rewrite the given sentence in reported speech:

Shalini said to her friend, ''Yes, I will come with you tomorrow.''
A
Shalini told her friend that she would go with her the next day.
B
Shalini told her friend she will go with her tomorrow.
C
Shalini told her friend she will come with her the next day.
D
Shalini said yes she would go with her friend the next day.

6/04/19

Subject: SOCIALSCIENCE

'Step Farming' is a type of agricultural practice. In which of the following types of landscapes is it practised?

A
Coastal sand dunes
B
Alluvial plains
C
Mangrove forests
D
Hill slopes

Correct Answer: D

5/04/19

Subject: SCIENCE

An object is placed on the principal axis of a concave mirror as shown in the figure. A ray from the object after reflection passes through the focus, F.


If a normal were drawn at the point of incidence, where would the normal cut the principal axis?

A
between F and C
B
at C
C
beyond C
D
(cannot be sure because it could vary depending on the focal length)

Correct Answer: B

4/04/19

Subject: MATHS

The cuboid with dimensions 15 cm × 8 cm × 9 cm is sliced along the plane PQRS as shown.

What is the area of the shaded face PQRS obtained after slicing?

A
120 cm2
B
135 cm2
C
136 cm2
D
153 cm2

Correct Answer: D

2/04/19

Subject: MATHS

The cuboid with dimensions 15 cm × 8 cm × 9 cm is sliced along the plane PQRS as shown.

What is the area of the shaded face PQRS obtained after slicing?

A
120 cm2
B
135 cm2
C
136 cm2
D
153 cm2

Correct Answer: D

1/04/19

Subject: ENGLISH

Which part of this sentence contains an error?

Although Mitali did not know how to dance, but she took part in the competition.

A
Although Mitali did not know
B
how to dance,
C
but she took part
D
in the competition.

Correct Answer: C

29/03/19

Subject: SCIENCE

When Ram was about to switch on the light in his room, his sister stopped him. She told him that he should first DRY his hands (which were wet), before touching the electric switch.

Was Ram's sister correct? Why / why not?

A
Yes. The water can cause a short circuit (There is no increased danger to Ram)
B
No. We should be careful in any case - dry or wet makes no difference.
C
Yes. Wetness reduces body resistance and increases danger of shock.
D
No. Water is a poor conductor of electricity, hence wet fingers are safer.

Correct Answer: C

28/03/19

Subject: MATHS

x2 + 1/x2 is NOT equal to

A
(x + 1/x)2 - 2
B
(x - 1/x)2 + 2
C
(x + 1/x)2
D
(x4+1)/x2

Correct Answer: C

27/3/19

Subject:SCIENCE
The sound being produced by a large machine in a factory is shown by this graph. An engineer has a theory. He says that he will create a sound using a computer and amplifier that will produce an 'anti-noise' having exactly the opposite wave form - and this will cancel out the sound and reduce the noise quite a bit.


Can this idea work?
A
Yes, this is used in some applications.
B
Yes, in theory, but it doesn't work in practice.
C
No, the noise will, in fact double.
D
No, the machine will drown out the computer noise.

CORRECT ANSWER:A

26/3/19

Subject:MATHS



What can be said WITH CERTAINTY about the product of two irrational numbers from the above example?

The product of two irrational numbers is

A
always a rational number.
B
always an irrational number.
C
always 1.
D
not necessarily an irrational number.

Correct Answer: D

25/3/19

Subject:ENGLISH

''The manager was so angry when he saw the mistake in the bill that he started abusing the bank, the economy and the politicians. However, his quiver of deadly arrows eventually ran out.''
Choose the option that MATCHES the figure of speech used in the sentence above. 

A
''A case of careless calculation,'' cut in Cara.
B
''Cloud, will you not pour, so that school can be closed today?''
C
They marched up to the winners' podium, inhaling the sweet smell of success.
D
The boy strutted into the room, proud as a peacock, wearing his new school uniform.

Correct Answer: C

23/3/19

Subject:SOCIAL SCIENCE

The picture here shows the legendary figure Mirabai. Which form of 
Indian Music does she represent?

A
Bhakti
B
Sufi
C
Carnatic
D
Lavani

Correct Answer: A

22/3/19

Subject:SCIENCE

Mary took four pots having the same plants of the same age and applied Fertilizers P and Q in the quantities shown. All the plants were kept undisturbed in similar conditions near each other. The results after a few days are also shown:

Which of these could explain the observations?

A
Fertilizer P is more effective for the plant than Fertilizer Q.
B
Fertilizer Q is more effective for the plant than Fertilizer P.
C
In smaller quantities Fertilizer P is more effective; in larger quantities, Fertilizer Q
D
In smaller quantities Fertilizer Q is more effective; in larger quantities, Fertilizer P

Correct Answer: C

21/3/19

Subject:MATHS

Tiles identical to the one shown below are piled up one on top of another to form a tower of volume 1830 cm3. What is the height of the tower (in cm)?

A
18.3
B
30.5
C
183
D
Can not say unless the number of tiles used is given.

Correct Answer: B

20/3/19

Subject:SCIENCE

Most television sets these days can be operated through a REMOTE CONTROL. How do most 'remotes' communicate with TV sets?

A
Using radio waves
B
Using infra-red rays
C
Using ultra-violet rays
D
Using microwaves

Correct Answer: B

19/3/19

Subject:MATHS

(x + 1)3 is the same as

A
x3 + 1
B
(x2 + 1) (x + 1)
C
(x + 1) (x + 1)2
D
x3 + 3x2 + 1

Correct Answer: C

18/3/19

Subject:ENGLISH

Most students end up___________________ during their examinations.

A
letting the cat out of the bag
B
burning the candle at both ends
C
burning the midnight oil
D
putting the cart before the horse

Correct Answer: C

16/3/19

Subject:SOCIAL SCIENCE

The figures shown below are related to

A
the Chipko Movement for environmental conservation
B
the Green Revolution to promote Indian agriculture
C
Operation Flood to promote milk production in India
D
the rapid growth of consumerism in rural India

Correct Answer: C

15/3/19

Subject:SCIENCE

The figure below shows the path taken by a ray of light as it reflects off a smooth surface. Which of these is true?

A
angle ABE = angle ABC
B
The path A----> B----> C is the shortest path connecting A to C and touching DE.
C
B will always be the mid point of DE.
D
If DE (the mirror) is rotated around B, the ray would still reflect along BC.

Correct Answer: B

14/3/19

Subject:MATHS

Shown here is ΔPQR. QS and RT are the altitudes of ΔPQR. If PR = 6 cm, QS = 3 cm and RT = 4.5 cm, what is the length of side PQ?

(Note: the figure is not to scale.)

A
4 cm
B
4.5 cm
C
5 cm
D
5.5 cm

Correct Answer: A

13/03/19

Subject:SCIENCE
What are vitamins?
A
substances required in small amounts for normal body growth and activity.
B
substances that serve as a major energy source in the diets of animals.
C
complex biological molecules which are the 'building blocks of life'.
D
inorganic elements that are essential to the nutrition of animals and plants.

CORRECT ANSWER:A

12/03/19

Subject:MATHS

Nalini had some shares which she sold when their price was 3.5 times the price at which she had bought them. Her profit from this transaction was

A
3.5%.
B
350%.
C
25%.
D
250%.

Correct Answer: D

11/03/19

Subject:ENGLISH

A: Did you know Edison was a magnificient scientist whodeviced a way to capture lightening?
B: No, he didn't. He figured out how to use electricity. In fact, you can say his work is reminiscent of the work done by Benjamin Franklin.
Which of the underlined words in the conversation has been spelt CORRECTLY?

A

magnificient

B

deviced

C

lightening

D

reminiscent

CORRECT ANSWER:D

9/03/19

Subject:SOCIAL STUDIES
Shown here is a painting by Michael Ray Charles, a 21st-century African American artist. His work has been highly controversial, for both black and white audiences. This is due to his use of stereotypical caricatures of blacks. These caricatures were first used by whites in American advertising, even up until the first part of the 20th century.

In an interview about his art, Michael Ray Charles said, ''One could think about ideas of blackness and how they're linked to entertainment, athleticism, sports (which has become another form of entertainment), but never intellectualism for the most part. And if that is the case, it's very rare. But for the most part, collectively, I would say that blackness continues to stay around this comfort zone of entertainment--providers of entertainment.''

What did he mean?
A
American people, on the whole, do not take black views very seriously.
B
American culture automatically connects images of black people to intellectualism.
C
Stereotypical images of black people represent their correct place in American culture.
D
Modern entertainment in America cannot do without black entertainers and performers.

CORRECT ANSWER:A

8/03/19

Subject:SCIENCE

Setup P below shows an egg being boiled. In setup Q, a similar arrangement is used, but inside an apparatus which creates near-vacuum conditions.

Will the egg in setup Q get cooked faster?

A
Yes, lower pressure lowers the boiling point, so the water and egg will boil earlier than setup P.
B
No, lower pressure raises the boiling point, so the water and egg will boil later than setup P.
C
No, lower pressure lowers the boiling point; the water will boil away quickly but the egg will not boil.
D
Yes, lower pressure raises the boiling point, so the water will get hotter and the egg will boil faster.

Correct Answer: C

6/03/19

Subject:SCIENCE

Which of these is NOT a function of blood?

A

To digest and absorb food.

B

To protect against disease.

C

To carry waste away from cells.

D

To carry oxygen to cells.

5/03/19

Subject:MATHS
x and y are factors other than 1, of the number N. 

Which of these will ALWAYS be a factor of N?
A
xy
B
x + y
C
any multiple of x or of y
D
the least common multiple of x and y

CORRECT ANSWER:D

4/03/19

Subject:ENGLISH
The correct noun form of the word reverential is
A
reference
B
reverence
C
revered
D
reverral

CORRECT ANSWER:B

2/03/19

Subject:SOCIAL SCIENCE
Shown below is the map of the Indian Ocean region showing sea routes that flourished during the Medieval Period. During the 12th century AD, this region was an active centre of trade between the ports of Eastern Africa and the western coast of India. The trade wind (monsoon wind) had been instrumental for sailing between the East African coast and the Western Indian coasts. 

Which of these seasons was ideal for sailing from East Africa towards the western coast of India?
A
summer
B
winter
C
throughout the year
D
spring

CORRECT ANSWER:A

1/03/19

Subject:SCIENCE

Which of the following will be the colour of the light that comes out of the second prism?

A
red colour
B
rainbow colours
C
white colour
D
no light will come out

Correct Answer: A

28/02/19

Subject:MATHS
A triangle KLM is cut out from a rectangular sheet as shown here. 

 

What will be the perimeter of triangle KLM?
A
15 cm
B
16 cm
C
20 cm
D
Cannot be calculated.

27/02/19

Subject:SCIENCE

A thin beam of light was made to fall on mirror 1 as shown in the diagram below. Four boxes were placed in front of mirror 2. On which box is the beam likely to fall after reflecting off mirror 1 and mirror 2?

A

A

B

B

C

C

D

D

CORRECT ANSWER:B

26/02/19

Subject:MATHS

What is the measure of PQR in the parallelogram PQRS given below?

A

62o

B

75o

C

88o

D

105o

25/02/19

Subject:ENGLISH
The two men went to the city. They drove in an open car. They were waving enthusiastically and shaking hands whenever possible.
Which of these combines the above sentences correctly?
A
Once they were, in the city the two men drove in an open car waving enthusiastically and shaking hands whenever possible.
B
Once they were in the city the two men, drove in an open car waving enthusiastically and shaking hands whenever possible.
C
Once they were in the city, the two men, drove in an open car, waving enthusiastically and shaking hands whenever possible.
D
Once they were in the city, the two men drove in an open car, waving enthusiastically and shaking hands whenever possible.

23/2/19

Subject:SOCIAL SCIENCE

What issue or concern is this cartoon trying to highlight?

A

Rising poverty in underdeveloped nations

B

Possibility of a nuclear war on earth

C

Increasing global warming

D

Depletion of the earth's fuel reserves

CORRECT ANSWER:D

22/2/19

Subject:SCIENCE

The density of ice is less than that of water. Shown here is a beaker that contains ONLY SOLID ICE. The initial level is as indicated in the figure.



If all the ice becomes water, the level will -

A

go up.

B

come down.

C

remain at the same place.

D

(cannot say without knowing the exact room temperature)

Correct Answer: B

21/2/19

Subject:MATHS

(x + 1)2 - x2 is equal to

A

1

B

x2 + 1

C

2x + 1

D

(It will depend on the value of x.)

CORRECT ANSWER:C

20/2/19

Subject:SCIENCE
Jigar knows that there is a pest destroying crops in his field. He wants to find out where the insect has spread in his field. The circles marked in the boxes represent the plants that are chosen as samples. Which pattern for collecting 10 plants would provide the best data of the spread of this insect?
A
B
C
D

19/2/19

Subject:MATHS

In which of the following is the dotted line a median of the triangle?

A

 

B

 

C

 

D

CORRECT ANSWER:A

18/2/19

Subject:ENGLISH

Shanti smiled to herself as she opened her grandmother's cupboard. She lived by the saying 'an idle mind was the devil's workshop' and her cupboard was filled with her handiwork.



Choose the option that BEST describes Shanti's grandmother.

A

She did not believe in giving things away.

B

She believed that one must not waste things.

C

She believed that one ought to keep busy always.

D

She believed in thinking about her bad feelings.

Correct Answer: C

16/2/19

Subject:SOCIAL SCIENCE
Raja Ram Mohan Roy is well-known for his efforts to abolish the practice of Sati. It was in 1829 that the practice was formally banned in the Bengal Presidency lands by the then governor-general. He consulted Roy and was assured that banning Sati would not violate religious liberty. Who was this governor-general?
A
Warren Hastings
B
William Bentinck
C
Henry Hardinge
D
Charles Cornwallis

15/2/19

Subject: SCIENCE

Small amounts of chromium added to iron produces a metal much tougher than iron. Small amounts of copper added to gold makes the jewellery harder. The addition of two metals involves melting them.
This kind of addition of two metals creates ________________.

A
a new element
B
a mixture with different physical properties
C
a compound with different chemical properties
D
a mixture or a compound depending on the temperature

Correct Answer: B

14/2/19

Subject: MATHS

Machu is making patterns like the ones shown below with matchsticks.

Which figure in his pattern would require exactly 97 sticks to make?

A
Figure 32
B
Figure 48
C
Figure 49
D
Figure 95

Correct Answer: B

13/2/19

Subject:SCIENCE
Gears are used to change speed in rotational movement.



When two meshing gears are such that the SAME pair of teeth in both gears meshes every time, it causes more wear and tear, damaging the gears. Which of the following pairs of gears will minimise this problem and last longer?
A
 
B
C
D

CORRECT ANSWER:D

12/2/19

Subject:MATHS

The measures of four angles of a quadrilateral are 60o, 72o, 108o and 120o. 

Which can be said about the quadrilateral?

A

It has to be a trapezium.

B

It has to be a rhombus.

C

It could be any parallelogram.

D

A quadrilateral with four such angles is not possible.

CORRECT ANSWER:A

11/2/19

Subject:ENGLISH

It's useless to expect a person to keep his word about anything he says when he is in love, drunk or campaigning for elections.
What word would be used to describe the above comment?

A

sarcastic

B

idealistic

C

lethargic

D

enthusiastic

CORRECT ANSWER:A

9/2/19

Subject:SOCIAL SCIENCE

In what kind of climatic region is such a process possible?

A

hot desert regions where rainfall is scanty

B

arid plateau regions where rainfall is moderate

C

moist tropical hill slopes where rainfall is plenty

D

mangrove forest regions in tidal waters

8/2/19

Subject: SCIENCE



Shown above is the orbiting of the Moon around the Earth. Between which two points will the Moon be 3 days after the full Moon?

A

S and T

B

T and Q

C

Q and R

D

R and S

Correct Answer: D

7/2/19

Subject:MATHS

he average height of the students in a class is 165 cm. One student left the class because of which the average height of the class became 164 cm. The height of the student who left is

A

equal to 165 cm.

B

less than 165 cm.

C

greater than 165 cm.

D

(We cannot say any of the above.)

CORRECT ANSWER:C

6/2/19

Subject:SCIENCE

Samir had a puppy who grew to twice its original size in 4 weeks. Which answer below best explains why the puppy got bigger?

A

The total number of cells in its body increased.

B

The number of bones increased, and the skin got stretched.

C

The number of cells remained the same, only their size increased.

D

The amount of blood increased in its body, increasing its overall size.

CORRECT ANSWER:A

5/2/19

Subject:MATHS

Increasing a number by 100% is the same as

A

multiplying the number by itself.

B

multiplying the number by 2.

C

adding 2 to the number.

D

adding 100 to the number.

CORRECT ANSWER:B

4/2/19

Subject:ENGLISH

A panda bear walked into a restaurant. He sat down at a table and ordered some food. When he finished eating, he took out a gun and shot his waiter. He then left the restaurant. 
Which of the options below explains the panda's actions BEST?

A

He eats shoots, leaves.

B

He eats shoots: leaves.

C

He eats shoots and leaves.

D

He eats, shoots and leaves.

CORRECT ANSWER:D

2/2/19

Subject:SOCIAL SCIENCE
Some of India's large government establishments such as the railways, the postal services, and map surveys were initiated during the British Raj. Which of the following was the major factor that led the British to introduce these services in India?
A
To deepen their knowledge of India's history and culture
B
To reach all corners of India for the purpose of trade
C
To enjoy their leisure in exotic locales of India
D
To generate employment among poor people of the country

1/2/19

Subject:SCIENCE

Shyamal connects a carbon rod to the negative terminal and a copper plate to the positive terminal of a cell. He dips these electrodes in a solution of copper sulphate and switches the current on. Copper gets deposited on the carbon rod. He stops the current after sometime.
He now wants to remove the copper deposited on the carbon rod electrically. What should he do before switching on the electricity in his set-up?

A
replace the copper plate from positive terminal with a carbon rod
B
replace the copper sulphate solution with distilled water
C
reverse the connection of the plate and the rod to the cell
D
dilute the copper sulphate solution with distilled water

Correct Answer: C

31/1/19

Subject:MATHS

n is a number such that p3 = n. Which of these is equal to p9?

A

n2

B

n3

C

n6

D

n9

CORRECT ANSWER:B

30/1/19

Subject:SCIENCE

Two identical containers are shown here with liquids in them up to the same level. Container P contains water and Container Q contains coconut oil. A wooden ball is held at the bottom of each container. 

Coconut oil does not flow as easily as water. It also floats on water. Wood floats on both water and coconut oil. The balls are released at the same time from the bottoms of the containers. The ball in water moves up and reaches the surface of the water in 10 seconds.

The ball will reach the surface of the oil__________________.

A

in exactly 10 seconds

B

in less than 10 seconds

C

in more than 10 seconds

D

(we cannot say any of the above without density and fluid friction data)

CORRECT ANSWER:C

29/1/19

Subject:MATHS

Freida takes 20 minutes to reach her school cycling at the constant speed of 18 km/h. How fast should she cycle if she wants to reach the school in 15 minutes?

A

13{frac(1/2)} km/h

B

16{frac(2/3)} km/h

C

23 km/h

D

24 km/h

CORRECT ANSWER:D

28/1/19

Subject:ENGLISH

Choose the correct option that completes the sentence below.

Both students are equally good, __________.

A

either is capable of winning the President's Cup

B

nor is one capable of winning the President's Cup

C

either are capable of winning the President's Cup

D

or are capable of winning the President's Cup

CORRECT ANSWER:A

26/1/19

Subject:SOCIAL SCIENCE

Which one of the following systems is an ideal method of harvesting rainwater in a drought prone village?

A

Digging wells and reservoirs for extracting ground water during the summer months of a year

B

Digging private bore wells for every household in the village to draw and store water separately

C

Constructing check dams - small barriers built across shallow rivers or streams in the village

D

Laying PVC pipes to carry water to the village from a nearby river or water source

CORRECT ANSWER:C

25/1/19

Subject:SCIENCE

A person's voice differs from another's in many respects. Here are a few key differences.
1.the volume of his/her voice
2.the frequencies natural to the voice
3.the changes in pitch and emphasis in his/her voice
Which of these characteristics do we use mostly to identify a friend's voice from telephone conversations or recordings?

A

only 1

B

only 3

C

only 2 and 3

D

all - 1, 2 and 3

Correct Answer: C

24/1/19

Subject:MATHS

6 workers, each working 8 hours a day, could build a wall in 3 days. If the same amount of work has to be done in 2 days, with each worker working for 8 hours a day, How many workers will be required?

A

4

B

5

C

9

D

18

Correct Answer: C

23/1/19

Subject:SCIENCE

Which of the following lists contains all renewable sources of energy?

A

Oil, wind, coal

B

Nuclear, natural gas, coal

C

Hydro, wind, biogas

D

Geothermal, oil, solar

22/1/19

Subject:MATHS

An operation '' between any two rational numbers x and y is defined as follows:

x 
 y = xy - 1 if x  y 
x 
 y = x - y if x > y

What will be {frac(1/2)} 
 {frac(1/6)}?

A

{frac(1/3)}

B

-{frac(1/3)}

C

{frac(1/12)}

D

-{frac(11/12)}

CORRECT ANSWER:A

21/1/19

Subject:ENGLISH

Hard words break no bones.
Which of these proverbs is OPPOSITE in meaning to the one above?

A

Talk much and err much.

B

The tongue is not steel, yet it cuts.

C

Speech is silver, silence is golden.

D

He cannot speak well, that cannot hold his tongue.

CORRECT ANSWER:D

19/1/19

Subject:SOCIAL SCIENCE
Which of these could be a hurdle for the successful implementation of e-governance initiatives in India?
A
Construction of buildings and dams in environmentally sensitive areas
B
Limited availability of computer data bases in many of India's major languages
C
The threat of terrorism and attack to ongoing government projects
D
No proper road connection to many villages and towns in India

CORRECT ANSWER:B

18/1/19

Subject:SCIENCE

Adrenaline is a hormone that when secreted produces a fight or flight response (For example, fighting off or running away from a dog that attacks you). Adrenaline causes the heart rate and the breathing rate to increase.
Why does the heart rate increase?

A
to help the muscles of the limbs to grow
B
to increase the production of red blood cells
C
to increase the amount of blood flowing to the limbs
D
to help the body get rid of all carbon dioxide in the blood

Correct Answer: C

17/1/19

Subject:MATHS

Find the area of the parallelogram PQRS shown below.

A

25 cm2

B

30 cm2

C

40 cm2

D

50 cm2

CORRECT ANSWER:C

16/1/19

Subject:SCIENCE

Two different moths are found in a particular region - type 1 and type 2 moths. An insect X that eats these moths is introduced in this region and the number of moths is noted over a period of 3 months.

Given below is the graph showing the numbers of the moths over a period of 3 months after introducing the insect X.



Which of the following could be a reason why this pattern is observed?

A

The life span of the insect X is 3 months.

B

Type 2 moths reproduce more rapidly than type 1 moths.

C

The insect X preferred type 2 moths as food over type 1 moths.

D

More type 1 moths were present at the beginning of the 3 months.

15/1/19

Subject:MATHS

Look at the figure below. 5 cubes balance 3 cylinders and 1 cylinder is balanced by 1 cube and 2 balls.





How many balls will balance 1 cube?

A

2

B

3

C

4

D

5

CORRECT ANSWER:B

13/1/19

Subject:ENGLISH

''Your plan of starting at 4 am will certainly save us time, but don't you think it is a bit ____________ considering this is December, the middle of a hard winter?'' 

Choose the option that can BEST fill in the blank.

A

impractical

B

unpredictable

C

impossible

D

unthinkable

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.

CORRECT ANSWER:A

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

10/1/19

Subject:MATHS

Avon airlines increased their fares by 10%. But due to decrease in the demand, they had to reduce the fares by 10% of the increased fares. 
The resulting prices are ____________ the fares before the increase.

A

same as

B

less than  

C

more than 

D

(We cannot say without knowing the fares.)

CORRECT ANSWER:B

9/1/19

Subject:SCIENCE

Which of the following correctly explains why a sperm has a tail?

A

The tail contains genetic material of the sperm.

B

The tail will help to protect the egg after fertilization.

C

The tail helps it to swim towards the ovum for fertilization.

D

The tail stores nutrients needed for development of the zygote.

CORRECT ANSWER:B

8/1/19

Subject:MATHS

Three farmers can reap a field in 6 hours. The owner wants the field to be reaped in 1 hour. 

How many farmers should he have working on the field in all?

A

1/6

B

1/2

C

9

D

18

CORRECT ANSWER:D

7/1/19

Subject:ENGLISH

She made a great first impression on people; she was always so ______ dressed.

Choose the option with the correct spelling of the word that would appropriately fill in the blank.

A

immaculately

B

imacculately

C

immacculately

D

immaculetly

CORRECT ANSWER:A

5/1/19

Subject:SOCIAL SCIENCE

If the Government of India wants to construct a separate berth for exporting coal in a major port of India, which of the following ports is it likely to consider for the above purpose?

A

Cochin in Kerala

B

Kandla in Gujarat

C

Paradip in Orissa

D

Mangalore in Karnataka

CORRECT ANSWER:C

4/1/19

Subject:SCIENCE

What should an ideal drug for an infectious disease destroy?

1. all microorganisms
2. pathogens
3. host cells
4. disease carrier organisms

A

only 2

B

only 2 and 3

C

only 2, 3 and 4

D

all - 1, 2, 3 and 4

Correct Answer: A

3/1/19

Subject:SCIENCE

PQRS is a trapezium with PQ parallel to RS.

Which of the following can be concluded based on this?
I) 
1 = 4
II) 
2 = 3
III) 
1 + 2 + 6 = 180o
IV) 
3 + 4 + 6 = 180o

A

only I

B

only I and III

C

only I, II and III

D

all - I, II, III and IV

Correct Answer: B

2/1/19

Subject:SCIENCE

The graph shows the distance travelled by a vehicle over a certain period of time. 

Which segment of the graph shows the vehicle moving with the greatest speed?

A

L

B

M

C

N

D

O

Correct Answer: A

1/1/19

Subject:SCIENCE

Giri and Sona both collect stamps. Sona has p stamps. Giri has 10 more than twice the number of stamps that Sona has. Together they have 400 stamps. Which of these equations can be used to find p, the number of stamps that Sona has?

A

2p + 10 = 200

B

2p + 10 = 400

C

3p + 10 = 400

D

3p - 10 = 400

Correct Answer: C

31/12/18

Subject:SCIENCE

No sooner had the teacher entered the class than the children fell silent.
Which of these rephrases the above sentence without any change in meaning?

A

Hardly had the teacher entered the class when the children fell silent.

B

Hardly had the teacher entered the class while the children fell silent.

C

The teacher entered the class very soon and the children fell silent.

D

The teacher entered the class not too soon, but the children fell silent.

Correct Answer: A

29/12/18

Subject:SCIENCE

The Bharat Ratna is India's highest civilian award. Following are some of the Bharat Ratna awardees-

Dr. Zakir Hussain
K. Kamraj
Mother Teresa
J.R.D Tata
Nelson Mandela 

From the list above, we can say that a Bharat Ratna awardee has to be ___________.

A

an Indian citizen

B

a freedom fighter

C

a citizen of more than one country

D

a person recognised for public service

Correct Answer: D

28/12/18

Subject:SCIENCE

Materials that can burn are known as combustible materials. Among combustible materials, which of the following can burn with a flame?

A

only those that are in a solid state

B

only those that are in a liquid state

C

only those whose vapours are able to burn

D

(All combustible substances always burn with a flame.)

Correct Answer: C

27/12/18

Subject:SCIENCE

Harish had red marbles and green marbles in the ratio 1:2. He bought 12 more red marbles. Now the ratio of red marbles to green marbles became 2:1. How many GREEN marbles did he have?

A

4

B

6

C

8

D

24

Correct Answer: C

26/12/18

Subject:SCIENCE

One evening, four friends were chatting in a park.

Anil: There are so many Mango trees here.
Bhavya: I am sure there will be many birds in the park.
Charita: We should not throw trash in the park.
Danny: My doctor told me that mosquito bites can cause Malaria.

Who has made a statement that a scientist would call an OBSERVATION?

A

Anil

B

Bhavya

C

Charita

D

Danny

25/12/18

Subject:MATHS

p is a number such that p × p is less than p. Between which of these pairs of numbers could p lie? 

A

-10 and -1

B

-1 and 0

C

0 and 1

D

(It is not possible that p × p is less than p.)

Correct Answer: C

22/12/18

Subject:ENGLISH

A: ''Did you hear about the IPL being shifted to South Africa?''
B: ''Of course. At the end of the day, it is the BCCI's decision but trust me it's going to come back to haunt them.''
Which of the expressions below can REPLACE the underlined expression without changing the meaning?

A

To my mind

B

To be honest

C

On the other hand

D

When all is said and done

Correct Answer: D

22/12/18

Subject:SOCIAL SCIENCE

What does the following image show?

A

four former colonies of the British Empire

B

well-known heritage sites of the world

C

the rise of new economic super powers

D

the four largest democracies of the world

Correct Answer: A

21/12/18

Subject:SCIENCE

21/12/18

Subject:SCIENCE

A woollen blanket is often used to extinguish small fires. How does the blanket extinguish such fires?

1. It reduces the air supply to the fuel by blocking the path of the air.
2. It reduces the temperature of the fuel by shielding it from atmospheric heat.
3. It reduces the amount of fuel by absorbing fuel into its fibres.

A

only 1

B

only 2

C

only 1 and 2

D

all - 1, 2 and 3

Correct Answer: A

20/12/18

Subject:MATHS

Mr. Saha plans to construct a cylindrical water tank in his house of height h and radius r. Due to space constraints, he decides to halve the radius and double the height. 



How will this affect the volume?

A

The volume will decrease, but cannot say by how much.

B

The volume will become half the volume of the originally planned tank.

C

The volume will become double the volume of the originally planned tank.

D

The volume will be unaffected, as the height is doubled to compensate for the halving of the radius.

CORRECT ANSWER:B

19/12/18

Subject:SCIENCE

Special coatings for glass surfaces can be used to create one way mirrors. (From one side, a one way mirror will act like a mirror, i.e. it will reflect light. From the other side it will be transparent.)

Objects P, Q and R are placed as shown in reference to a one way mirror.



For which objects will the mirror produce images?

A

only for P

B

only for R

C

for P and Q

D

for P, Q and R

CORRECT ANSWER:C

18/12/18

Subject:MATHS

({frac(1/4)})-3 =

A

-64

B

{frac(-1/64)}

C

{frac(1/64)}

D

64

CORRECT ANSWER:D

17/12/18

Subject:ENGLISH

Undoubtedly, she had natural talent but guidance from the director helped her _______ into a great artiste.
Which of these options DO NOT complete this sentence meaningfully?

A

grow

B

develop

C

mature

D

expand

CORRECT ANSWER:D

15/12/18

Subject:SOCIAL SCIENCE
Raghu, an archaeologist, wants to study the trade relationship between Mohenjodaro and Harappa, two important urban centres of the Indus Valley Civilisation. For this, Raghu has to make a detailed study of
A
the existing flora and fauna around the ruins of these two cities
B
the reference to domestic trade in Harappan scripts
C
the remains of the earthen articles found at the two sites
D
the interaction between people currently inhabiting the two areas

CORRECT ANSWER:C

14/12/18

Subject:SCIENCE

Metals usually react with acids to produce a metal salt and hydrogen. Gold is a noble metal and does not react with most acids, even highly concentrated ones.
This means that gold ___________________________.

A
produces hydrogen but no salt in its reactions with most acids
B
produces salts but no hydrogen in its reactions with most acids
C
produces a new substance that is yellow after the reaction
D
does not produce anything new with most acids

Correct Answer: D

13/12/18

Subject:MATHS

Shown here is a circle with centre O. 



If the measure of angle y is 105o, what is the measure of angle O marked in the figure?

A

105o

B

150o

C

170o

D

210o

CORRECT ANSWER:B

12/12/18

Subject:SCIENCE

Louis Pasteur took two round bottomed flasks. 
• He added sterile nutrient broth (similar to a soup) to both the flasks.
• He then heated the neck of one of the flasks and bent it into a U-shape. He made the U-shaped neck in such a way that air was free to enter and exit the flask. 
• He then left both the flasks for a few days. 

After a few days he noticed that the nutrient broth in the flask with the open neck was cloudy indicating the growth of microbes but the broth in the U-necked flask was still clear indicating that no change had taken place.


Which of the following could be the hypothesis that Pasteur was trying to test?

A

All microorganisms are transmitted through the air.

B

Microbes will not grow if there is not enough air for growth.

C

Microbial cultures will grow only if microbes enter the media.

D

Sterile media do not allow the entry and growth of microorganisms.

CORRECT ANSWER:C

11/12/18

Subject:MATHS

In rectangle PQRS, SPT is 30o and TUQ is 130o.

What is the measure of 
PTU?

A

130o

B

100o

C

70o

D

20o

Correct Answer: C

10/12/18

Subject:ENGLISH

I decided to take the plunge and learn to dance. I thought, if I do not try it I would not know anything about it.'


Choose the appropriate saying that would BEST describe this situation.

A

As you sow, so shall you reap

B

If you fail once, try, try, try again.

C

Luck favours the brave.

D

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

CORRECT ANSWER:C

8/12/18

Subject:SOCIAL SCIENCE
Which of the following would constitute a human rights violation?
A
termination of services of an inefficient employee
B
refusal to give alms to a beggar on the street
C
ill-treatment of war prisoners in an enemy prison
D
eviction of slum dwellers from illegal slums

7/12/18

Subject:MATHS

A company claims that their new food supplement, taken at a specified dose daily along with recommended exercises, can increase the height of a person by 7 cm in 3 months.

If one wants to test this claim using a scientific experiment, which of the following data WILL NOT be required?

A
the amount of food supplement to be taken
B
the process used to manufacture the food supplement
C
the height of the person before beginning the experiment
D
the time duration between two successive intakes of the supplement

Correct Answer: B

6/12/18

Subject:MATHS

What is the remainder when 33 x 33 x 33 is divided by 5?

(Hint: You do not have to do the multiplication!)