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Education Innovators

This is the first stage of our recruitment process to select content writers for the XSEED program


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Select the option in which the relationship between the two words is most similar to the relationship between the pair of words below.IGNOMINIOUS: PRAISE::
    • A. 

      Noxious : Harm

    • B. 

      Spirituality : Peace

    • C. 

      Luxurious : Thrift

    • D. 

      Exemplary : Criticism

    • E. 

      Joyful : Bliss

  • 2. 
    Select the option in which the relationship between the two words is most similar to the relationship between the pair of words below.ADMONISH : COUNSEL ::
    • A. 

      Placate : Happiness

    • B. 

      Advocate : Generosity

    • C. 

      Enervate : Vitality

    • D. 

      Manufacture : Opinion

    • E. 

      Remunerate : Payment

  • 3. 
    Read the selection below, adapted from Marketing: Concepts and Strategies by William M. Pride and O. C. Ferrell; then answer the three questions that follow.1 In the fashion business, most better quality clothing manufacturers market their products through department stores or specialty shops. 2 Currently, ________, the system is being challenged by a number of apparel makers, including Esprit, L.A. Gear, Murjani International, Guess?, and Cherokee. 3 Dissatisfied with the performance of big retailers, these firms are opening their own outlets to gain greater control over the display and merchandising of their product lines.4 ________ the producer-owned shops compete directly with department stores, the manufacturers insist that they are not out to undermine the big chains; they simply do not want their labels stuffed on racks with competing lines. 5 In the long run, they say, the distinctive image created by distribution diversity will boost sales through both marketing channels.6 It is a high-risk approach, but the distribution strategy of Esprit and other apparel firms demonstrates that when it comes to getting products into the hands of end users, all marketing channels are not created equal.7 The channel that works for product A may not work for product B, and a distribution system appropriate five years ago may be outmoded in today's marketplace. 8__________________________________________________________________.The writers' main purpose in this passage is to:
    • A. 

      A) compare the performance of major companies in the apparel industry.

    • B. 

      B) explain why department stores are finding it increasingly difficult to compete with specialty shops.

    • C. 

      C) examine the changing distribution strategies of apparel firms.

    • D. 

      D) evaluate the costs and benefits of selling goods through department stores.

  • 4. 
    Read the selection below, adapted from Marketing: Concepts and Strategies by William M. Pride and O. C. Ferrell; then answer the three questions that follow.1 In the fashion business, most better quality clothing manufacturers market their products through department stores or specialty shops. 2 Currently, ________, the system is being challenged by a number of apparel makers, including Esprit, L.A. Gear, Murjani International, Guess?, and Cherokee. 3 Dissatisfied with the performance of big retailers, these firms are opening their own outlets to gain greater control over the display and merchandising of their product lines.4 ________ the producer-owned shops compete directly with department stores, the manufacturers insist that they are not out to undermine the big chains; they simply do not want their labels stuffed on racks with competing lines. 5 In the long run, they say, the distinctive image created by distribution diversity will boost sales through both marketing channels.6 It is a high-risk approach, but the distribution strategy of Esprit and other apparel firms demonstrates that when it comes to getting products into the hands of end users, all marketing channels are not created equal.7 The channel that works for product A may not work for product B, and a distribution system appropriate five years ago may be outmoded in today's marketplace. 8__________________________________________________________________Which sentence, if added as Sentence 8, would best fit the writers' pattern of development in the second paragraph?
    • A. 

      In some cases, clothing manufacturers continue to market their products exclusively through department stores.

    • B. 

      In other words, effective marketing demands continuous reevaluation of existing distribution channels, with adjustments made when necessary.

    • C. 

      Cost is another factor that has a major influence on product sales.

    • D. 

      Telemarketers and mail-order houses have become increasingly popular marketing alternatives for manufacturers of many types of products.

  • 5. 
      Read the selection below, adapted from Marketing: Concepts and Strategies by William M. Pride and O. C. Ferrell; then answer the three questions that follow.1 In the fashion business, most better quality clothing manufacturers market their products through department stores or specialty shops. 2 Currently, ________, the system is being challenged by a number of apparel makers, including Esprit, L.A. Gear, Murjani International, Guess?, and Cherokee. 3 Dissatisfied with the performance of big retailers, these firms are opening their own outlets to gain greater control over the display and merchandising of their product lines.4 ________ the producer-owned shops compete directly with department stores, the manufacturers insist that they are not out to undermine the big chains; they simply do not want their labels stuffed on racks with competing lines. 5 In the long run, they say, the distinctive image created by distribution diversity will boost sales through both marketing channels.6 It is a high-risk approach, but the distribution strategy of Esprit and other apparel firms demonstrates that when it comes to getting products into the hands of end users, all marketing channels are not created equal.7 The channel that works for product A may not work for product B, and a distribution system appropriate five years ago may be outmoded in today's marketplace. 8__________________________________________________________________.Which words or phrases, if inserted in order into the blanks in the first paragraph, would help the reader understand the sequence of the writers' ideas?
    • A. 

      However; Although

    • B. 

      For example; Likewise

    • C. 

      Therefore; Because

    • D. 

      Moreover; After

  • 6. 
    Choose the most logical order for the following sentences:A. Air raid sirens and church bells woke us in the night, tolling the danger and destruction at the hands of Hitler's air force, the Luftwaffe. B. Even though the number of injured in this initial attack was relatively small, the bombing foreshadowed a war that would destroy millions of people and would touch uncounted lives with misery.C. My story begins in 1939 when I was 16 years old.D. So war minded were these pilots, they destroyed a group of covered wagons, not knowing--or caring--that they contained simple building materials for our town's railroad station
    • A. 

      CABD

    • B. 

      CBDA

    • C. 

      CADB

    • D. 

      CDAB

  • 7. 
    Choose the most logical order for the following sentences:A. It was not a new dream, but the remembrance of one that I had dreamed a very long time ago.B. In it, I am a child, about three years old.C. I cannot the see the river, for my face is turned away, but I can hear the water moving, and also smell it.D. On the evening that I received the mysterious mailgram, I had a dream, and in the morning lay in bed a little while, wondering why I had dreamed it. E. I am lying on a white coverlet spread on soft, green grass beside a wide, slow river.
    • A. 

      ECBDA

    • B. 

      DABEC

    • C. 

      DBCEA

    • D. 

      EBACD

  • 8. 
    Choose the most appropriate antonym for the word EFFERVESCENT
    • A. 

      Vapid

    • B. 

      Intercepted

    • C. 

      Dismissive

    • D. 

      Robust

    • E. 

      Disconcerted

  • 9. 
    Choose the most appropriate antonym for the word HYPERBOLE
    • A. 

      Shortened

    • B. 

      Hypochondria

    • C. 

      Direct route

    • D. 

      Employee

    • E. 

      Understatement

  • 10. 
    There are some holes in the wall.A woman fills the holes with filler mixed with water in the ratio5 parts filler : 2 parts waterShe uses 20 spoonfuls of filler.How much water should she use?
    • A. 

      4 spoonfuls

    • B. 

      8 spoonfuls

    • C. 

      40 spoonfuls

    • D. 

      50 spoonfuls

  • 11. 
    Below are four statements. On the basis of these statements, answer the following questions.Statements:1. Ram and Sham play chess and cards.2. Sham and Pappu play cards and carom.3. Pappu and Sudhir play carom and ludo.4. Ram and Sudhir play ludo and chess.Name the boy who plays chess, cards and carom
    • A. 

      Ram

    • B. 

      Sham

    • C. 

      Pappu

    • D. 

      Sudhir

  • 12. 
    Below are four statements. On the basis of these statements, answer the following questions.Statements:1. Ram and Sham play chess and cards.2. Sham and Pappu play cards and carom.3. Pappu and Sudhir play carom and ludo.4. Ram and Sudhir play ludo and chess.Name the boy who plays cards, carom and ludo
    • A. 

      Ram

    • B. 

      Sham

    • C. 

      Pappu

    • D. 

      Sudhir

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is equal to a quarter of a lakh?
    • A. 

      4000

    • B. 

      25000

    • C. 

      2500

    • D. 

      1/4000

  • 14. 
    Which is the smallest fraction from the ones given below:
    • A. 

      50/49

    • B. 

      99/100

    • C. 

      36/37

    • D. 

      423/424

  • 15. 
    Which of the following teachers has got the highest incentive?
    • A. 

      12% of 5000

    • B. 

      15% of 8000

    • C. 

      12.5% of 10,000

    • D. 

      10% of 20,000

  • 16. 
    Find the missing number in the series0, 3, 8, 15, 24, 35, _
    • A. 

      46

    • B. 

      44

    • C. 

      48

    • D. 

      45

  • 17. 
    In a Venn diagram, one circle represents the integers 2 to 10 inclusive, and the other represents the integers from 6 to 12 inclusive. How many integers are represented by the overlapping region?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      7

  • 18. 
    Which of the following CANNOT be an integer if the integer k is a multiple of 12 but not a multiple of 9
    • A. 

      K/3

    • B. 

      K/4

    • C. 

      K/10

    • D. 

      K/12

    • E. 

      K/36

  • 19. 
    If the dimensions of a rectangular crate, in feet, are 5 by 6 by 7, which of the following CANNOT be the total area, in square feet, of two sides of the crate?
    • A. 

      60

    • B. 

      70

    • C. 

      77

    • D. 

      84

    • E. 

      90

  • 20. 
    An employee has been assigned the task of allotting offices to six of the staff members. The offices are numbered 1 - 6. The offices are arranged in a row and they are separated from each other by six foot high dividers. Hence voices, sounds and cigarette smoke flow easily from one office to another.Miss Robert's needs to use the telephone quite often throughout the day. Mr. Mike and Mr. Brown need adjacent offices as they need to consult each other often while working. Miss. Hardy, is a senior employee and has to be allotted the office number 5, having the biggest window. .Mr. Donald requires silence in the offices next to his. Mr. Tim, Mr. Mike and Mr. Donald are all smokers. Miss Hardy finds tobacco smoke allergic and consecutively the offices next to hers to be occupied by non-smokers.Unless specifically stated all the employees maintain an atmosphere of silence during office hours. The ideal office for Mr Mike would be
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      1

    • D. 

      3

    • E. 

      4