ASSET A QUESTION A DAY-CLASS IX

14/07/20

Subject: MATHS
Some children of classes 6 to 10 of Vikas School participate in a race. The time they take to complete is shown in the graph below.

The average time taken by the class 6 children was
A
15.83 seconds
B
48.5 seconds
C
48.67 seconds
D
48 seconds

13/07/20

Subject: ENGLISH
I climbed into the palanquin. It began to move unbidden, its destination unknown. In the silent darkness my pulses attuned themselves to the rhythmic shouts of the bearers.

What is the mood suggested by the lines given above?
A
terror
B
mystery
C
sadness
D
ecstasy

Correct Answer: B

11/07/20

Subject: SOCIAL SCIENCE
In India, the 'Ashok Chakra' is awarded to
A
Buddhist scholars
B
Scientists
C
Defence personnel
D
Sportsmen

Correct Answer: C

10/07/20

Subject: SCIENCE
Which of these objects would weigh approximately 1 Newton?
A
A student of Class 4
B
A 5 rupee coin
C
A small sized apple
D
500 gram of butter

Correct Answer: C

09/07/20

Subject: MATHS
If 200% of m = 50% of n, what is the relation between m and n?
A
m is 150 more than n
B
m is one fourth of n
C
m is 150 less than n
D
m is four times n

Correct Answer: B

08/07/20

Subject: SCIENCE
Two similar, open cylindrical vessels are connected as shown in the figure. One of them has water in it, while the other is empty. We are required to draw the graph of the water level in each vessel against time immediately after the stopper is opened.


Which of these is the correct graph?

(The level in one cylinder is shown by the solid line and in the other by the dotted line)
A
B
C
D

Correct Answer: C

07/07/20

Subject: MATHS
If 160 × 1. 362 = 217. 92
What is the value of 21. 792 ÷ 1. 6?
A
0. 01362
B
0. 1362
C
1. 362
D
13. 62

Correct Answer: D

06/07/20

Subject: ENGLISH
Which of these newspaper headlines is not suggestive of a 'fact'?
A
Curfew imposed in Gujarat Town
B
Militant Violence is Unabated
C
Golden Oldie of Hockey Gone
D
What is India Bragging About?

Correct Answer: D

04/07/20

Subject: SOCIAL SCIENCE
Houses on hillsides are sometimes built on bamboo stilts because the ground is wet and full of scorpions, leeches, snakes and insects running around. These types of houses are likely to be found in
A
Arunachal Pradesh
B
Andhra Pradesh
C
Gujarat
D
Himachal Pradesh

Correct Answer: A

03/07/20

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

02/07/20

Subject: MATHS
What number does the pointer show?


A
9. 4
B
9. 54
C
9. 504
D
9. 514

Correct Answer: C

01/07/20

Subject: SCIENCE
Resistors are semi-conductor devices which are important components of electronic circuits. Resistance is measured in OHMS, and each resistor has a rating in ohms. Because a resistor is small and may be fixed in any orientation, its resistance value is coded on it using coloured bands rather than writing its resistance value on it. A colour code is used to determine the value of a resistor as per this table.


Which three colour bands represent 600 ohms?
A
Blue, Black, Brown
B
Blue, Brown, Black
C
Brown, Blue, Black
D
Violet, Blue, Brown

Correct Answer: A

30/06/20

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: A

29/06/20

Subject: ENGLISH
''The last time she was here, did not two of my cows fall ill and one of them die?''

What is the speaker's attitude towards the girl he is talking about in this sentence above?
A
superstitious
B
melancholic
C
very cautious
D
indifferent

Correct Answer: A

27/06/20

Subject: SOCIAL SCIENCE
'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

26/06/20

Subject: SCIENCE
Resistors are semi-conductor devices which are important components of electronic circuits. Resistance is measured in OHMS, and each resistor has a rating in ohms. Because a resistor is small and may be fixed in any orientation, its resistance value is coded on it using coloured bands rather than writing its resistance value on it. A colour code is used to determine the value of a resistor as per this table.



What is the resistance of the resistor shown here?
A
1000 ohms
B
20 ohms
C
2000 ohms
D
20000 ohms

Correct Answer: D

25/06/20

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

24/06/20

Subject: SCIENCE
Study the reaction given below.

PQ + XY → XQ + PY
(P, Q, X and Y are atoms of different elements.)

A reaction like this is a/an ________________.
A
neutralisation reaction
B
double displacement reaction
C
oxidation reaction
D
reduction reaction

Correct Answer: B

23/06/20

Subject: MATHS
Shyam's father is 6 times as old as Shyam. Shyam's mother is 25 years old. The average age of this family of three is 20 years. How old is Shyam?
A
15 years
B
10 years
C
7
D
5

Correct Answer: D

22/06/20

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

20/06/20

Subject: SOCIAL SCIENCE
What is the main role of the World Bank?
A
To fund international companies establishing large industries.
B
To provide loans for projects spread across more than 5 countries.
C
To fund technology missions for better uses of natural resources.
D
To improve living standards of the people in the developing world.

Correct Answer: D

19/06/20

Subject: SCIENCE
Which of the following protects the ANIMAL cell from the outside environment?
A
Cell wall
B
Plasma membrane
C
Nuclear membrane
D
Cytoplasm

Correct Answer: B

18/06/20

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

17/06/20

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

16/06/20

Subject: MATHS
Amar has mixed apple juice and orange juice in the ratio 1:2 in a jug. His sister pours 100 ml of apple juice and 100 ml of orange juice into this mixture in the jug.


What is the ratio of apple juice and orange juice in the jug now?
A
2 : 3
B
1 : 2
C
101 : 102
D
It depends on the volume of the original mixture.

Correct Answer: D

15/06/20

Subject: ENGLISH
Which of these newspaper headlines is in the PASSIVE VOICE?
A
Garbage Pile Brings Alive Dengue Fears
B
Kids Direct, Enact, Stage Play
C
Industry Captains to be Honoured
D
Curfew Forces Calm on Mangalore

Correct Answer: C

13/06/20

Subject: SOCIAL SCIENCE
English words like 'industrialist', 'factory', 'middle-class' and 'capitalism' owe their origin to which of the following periods of world history?
A
1650-1725
B
1790-1850
C
1875-1925
D
1930-1980

Correct Answer: B

12/06/20

Subject: SCIENCE
To compare the hearing capacities of 5 of his friends, Ravi designs a simple experiment. He places a CD player at the end of a long hall containing a CD with 5 well-known songs.

One by one each person hears the same 5 songs he plays softly but at a pre-determined volume.

Each person starts at a distance of 1 metre from the player and moves away from it. The distance at which a person says that he cannot hear the song any more, is noted. Others are not in the room when 1 person is hearing the songs.

Which of these steps may increase the reliability of the results obtained?
A
having each person listen to just 1 song instead of 5
B
allowing all people to stay in the room for the entire experiment
C
having each person start from far and walk towards the CD player
D
varying the volume for the different songs being played

Correct Answer: C

11/06/20

Subject: MATHS
Sunil has forgotten the last digit of the Personal Identification Number (PIN) of his ATM card. But he remembers that the PIN is divisible by 6. The first 3 digits of his PIN are



What could the last digit be?
A
0 or 2
B
2 or 6
C
2 or 8
D
It has to be 6

Correct Answer: C

10/06/20

Subject: SCIENCE
Which of the following Venn diagrams would BEST be suited to represent the three categories of animals?

A
B
C
D

Correct Answer: A

09/06/20

Subject: MATHS
A set of numbers is said to be COMMUTATIVE under the operation '+' if m + n = n + m, for any two numbers m and n of that set. Similarly, a set of numbers is said to be COMMUTATIVE under the operation '×' if m × n = n × m.

Which of the following sets is COMMUTATIVE under the operation '-'?
A
the set of integers
B
the set of natural numbers
C
the set of rational numbers
D
none of the above

Correct Answer: D

08/06/20

Subject: ENGLISH
Choose the correct word to complete the sentence below.

The students have __________ the best in Maths.
A
faired
B
fared
C
fiared
D
farred

Correct Answer: B

06/06/20

Subject: SOCIAL SCIENCE
A Remote Sensing map helps geographers to
A
interpret political boundaries of states
B
identify religious places in a country
C
make weather forecasts for a region
D
locate railway tracks across a country

Correct Answer: C

05/06/20

Subject: SCIENCE
C5H12, pentane, is a liquid at room temperature.

Can we predict from this information whether C4H10, butane, will be a liquid at room temperature?
A
Yes, it will be a liquid since pentane is a liquid.
B
Yes, it will be a liquid since it contains 4 carbon atoms.
C
We cannot be sure unless we find out its boiling point.
D
We cannot be sure unless we get the boiling point of propane, C3H8.

Correct Answer: C

04/06/20

Subject: MATHS
Four circles or diameter d cm are arranged in such a way that they touch each other (as shown below). A square is formed by joining the centres of the four circles.

What is the area of the shaded part?
A
d2(1-π)
B
d2(4-π)
C
d2/4-πd2/4
D
d2-πd2/4

Correct Answer: D

03/06/20

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

02/06/20

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

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

Correct Answer: B

01/06/20

Subject: ENGLISH
The joyous sounds of children playing reverberated through the ruins of the castle.

Which option can BEST replace the word 'reverberated'?
A
echoed
B
deepened
C
faded
D
passed

Correct Answer: A

30/05/20

Subject: SOCIAL SCIENCE
Excise duty is levied by the Government on the manufacture of certain goods by industries. Of these, excise duty is likely to be applicable to
A
Vegetables
B
Bicycles
C
earthen pots
D
NCERT Textbooks

Correct Answer: B

29/05/20

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

28/05/20

Subject: MATHS

The cube shown above has a volume of 8 cm3. 8 such cubes were joined to form a larger cube shown here.What will be the total surface area of this larger cube?
A
16 cm2
B
24 cm2
C
64 cm2
D
96 cm2

Correct Answer: D

27/05/20

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

26/05/20

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

25/05/20

Subject: ENGLISH
Which of these sentences has a SPELLING ERROR?
A
The meteorological station forecasts the daily weather.
B
The National Museum is open between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
C
An unpoluted environment can make life much healthier.
D
People with green fingers are sure to have good gardens.

Correct Answer: C

23/05/20

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

22/05/20

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

21/05/20

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

20/05/20

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

19/05/20

Subject: MATHS

The ratio of the area of rectangle A to that of rectangle B is 1:3.

If 1/4th of rectangle A is shaded, what fraction of rectangle B is shaded?
A
1/12
B
1/16
C
15/16
D
11/12

Correct Answer: A

18/05/20

Subject: ENGLISH
Choose the GRAMMATICALLY CORRECT sentence.
A
He has been having lunch in the last two hours.
B
He has been having lunch for the last two hours.
C
He has been having lunch since the last two hours.
D
He has been having lunch during the last two hours.

Correct Answer: B

16/05/20

Subject: SOCIAL SCIENCE
The picture alongside depicts a train journey between one of these pairs of cities. Which pair is it?
A
New Delhi - Agra
B
Patna – Varanasi
C
Mumbai – Pune
D
Thiruvanatapuram - Kanyakumari

Correct Answer: C

15/05/20

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

14/05/20

Subject: MATHS
Amar has mixed apple juice and orange juice in the ratio 1:2 in a jug. His sister pours 100 ml of apple juice and 100 ml of orange juice into this mixture in the jug.

What is the ratio of apple juice and orange juice in the jug now?
A
2 : 3
B
1 : 2
C
101 : 102
D
It depends on the volume of the original mixture.

Correct Answer: D

13/05/20

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

12/05/20

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

11/05/20

Subject: ENGLISH
The author is a very private, reserved person; she always chose to make her contributions _________.

Choose the option with the correct spelling of the word, to fill in the blank appropriately.
A
anonymously
B
anonymeosly
C
ananymously
D
anonymussly

Correct Answer: A

09/05/20

Subject: SOCIAL SCIENCE
In the middle of 1st millennium AD a powerful tribe - the Huns - invaded India from Central Asia. Identify the probable route through which they reached India.
A
B
C
D

Correct Answer: B

08/05/20

Subject: SCIENCE
A satellite's orbit is fixed at a height of 35,970 km. At this height, the satellite is able to continuously look at the same part of the Earth even as it moves. Which of these would be true at this height?
A
Signals from the Earth need not be amplified for transmission.
B
The satellite will always be shielded from the Sun by the Earth.
C
The orbital period of the satellite would be equal to 24 hours.
D
Photographs of the entire Earth can be taken from that height.

Correct Answer: C

07/05/20

Subject: MATHS
Charisma has simplified an expression as shown below.



In which step has she made an error?
A
Step 1, because -3√8 + 5√8 ≠ 2√8
B
Step 2, because 2√2 + 2√8 ≠ 2(√2 + √8)
C
Step 4, because √2 + √8 ≠ √10
D
here is no error.

Correct Answer: C

06/05/20

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.

Correct Answer: A

05/05/20

Subject: MATHS
Which of the following is the best approximation for the value of 541 ÷ (0.098)2 ?
(Hint: You need not actually calculate.)
A
50
B
5
C
5500
D
55000

Correct Answer: D

04/05/20

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

02/05/20

Subject: SOCIAL SCIENCE
Which of the following could be a part of a 'Corporate Social Responsibility' initiative of a corporate house?
A
establishing a Business School for NRI students
B
establishing a chain of 5-star hotels in Bangalore
C
establishing Knowledge Exchange Centres for farmers
D
sponsoring a beauty pageant in Mumbai

Correct Answer: C

01/05/20

Subject: SCIENCE
Zeenat placed three balls on a table to show the positions of the Earth, the Sun and the Moon as shown below.

Based on the arrangement shown, which phase of the Moon will be visible to people on the Earth?
A
B
C
D

Correct Answer: A

30/04/20

Subject: MATHS
When Kareena is x years old, her sister Karishma is y years old. Which of the following will remain CONSTANT with respect to time?
A
xy
B
x + y
C
x : y
D
x - y

Correct Answer: D

29/04/20

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

28/04/20

Subject: MATHS
m and n are two integers.
Under what condition will [(-1)m]n be a positive number?
A
If AT LEAST one of m and n is an even number.
B
Only if m and n are BOTH even numbers.
C
Only if m and n are BOTH odd numbers.
D
If AT LEAST one of m and n is a positive number.

Correct Answer: A

27/04/20

Subject: ENGLISH
In which of these sentences is 'oil' used as a verb?
A
Environmentalists are worried about the oil spill.
B
You must oil the hinges during the monsoon.
C
Oil and natural gas are two important imports.
D
There is no oil in any of the containers here.

Correct Answer: B

25/04/20

Subject: SCIENCE SCIENCE
Houses on hillsides are sometimes built on bamboo stilts because the ground is wet and full of scorpions, leeches, snakes and insects running around. These types of houses are likely to be found in
A
Arunachal Pradesh
B
Andhra Pradesh
C
Gujarat
D
Himachal Pradesh

Correct Answer: A

24/04/20

Subject: SCIENCE