1.
The king was moved with ______ for the beggar.
Correct Answer
A. Pity
Explanation
The word "pity" is the correct answer because it means feeling sympathy or compassion towards someone who is suffering or in a difficult situation. In this context, the king was likely moved by a sense of pity for the beggar, showing understanding and concern for their plight. The other options, "piety," "pithy," and "privy," do not convey the same meaning of compassion or sympathy.
2.
A big dictionary ________ ________ the table near the door.
Correct Answer
C. is on
Explanation
The correct answer is "is on" because it correctly matches the subject "a big dictionary" with the singular verb "is." Additionally, the preposition "on" is used to show the location of the dictionary in relation to the table near the door.
3.
Mr. Sen is absent today. He _____ sick.
Correct Answer
C. Might be
Explanation
The correct answer is "might be" because it suggests a possibility that Mr. Sen is sick. It implies that there is a chance that he is not feeling well, but it is not confirmed. The phrase "might be" indicates uncertainty and leaves room for other potential explanations for his absence.
4.
What good fortune! I found the very thing I was _______________!
Correct Answer
D. Looking for
Explanation
The phrase "looking for" indicates that the person has found the thing they were searching for, which is described as "good fortune" in the sentence. The other options, "looking in," "looking to," and "looking besides," do not convey the same meaning of successfully finding what was being searched for.
5.
The swimmer ____________ his clothes and jumped into the river.
Correct Answer
A. Took off
Explanation
The correct answer is "took off" because it means to remove or strip off clothing. In this context, the swimmer removed his clothes before jumping into the river.
6.
I will ______________ to Singapore next month.
Correct Answer
A. Be travelling
Explanation
The correct answer is "be travelling" because it is the correct form of the verb "to be" (in this case, "am") followed by the present participle form of the verb "travel." This construction is used to indicate a future action or event.
7.
Gall and wormwood
Correct Answer
B. Hateful
Explanation
The phrase "Gall and wormwood" is often used metaphorically to describe something bitter, unpleasant, or hateful. It refers to the bitterness of gall, a bitter secretion produced by the liver, and the toxicity of wormwood, a bitter herb. Therefore, the correct answer "Hateful" accurately describes the negative and bitter connotation associated with the phrase.
8.
A rough, violent, troublesome person.
Correct Answer
A. Tartar
Explanation
A "tartar" is a term used to describe someone who is rough, violent, and troublesome. It typically refers to a person who is difficult to deal with and causes problems or conflicts. This term is often used to describe someone with a fierce or aggressive demeanor, making it the most suitable choice among the given options.
9.
A brave, noble–minded or chivalrous man
Correct Answer
C. Gallant
Explanation
A gallant man is someone who is brave, noble-minded, and chivalrous. They possess qualities of bravery and honor, and display courteous behavior towards others. This term is often used to describe someone who is courageous and willing to take risks for the sake of others.
10.
Obsession with books
Correct Answer
A. Bibliomania
Explanation
Bibliomania refers to an excessive preoccupation or obsession with books. It is a condition where individuals have an uncontrollable desire to collect, possess, and hoard books, often to the point of neglecting other aspects of their lives. This term accurately describes the given phrase "obsession with books," making it the correct answer. Megalomania refers to delusions of grandeur, Xenophobia refers to the fear or dislike of foreigners, and Egomania refers to an excessive preoccupation with oneself, none of which relate to the given phrase.
11.
Three students A, B and C play cricket. The runs scored by A and B respectively are in the ratio 3 : 2. B’s runs to C’s runs are also in the same ratio. Together they score 342 runs. Then the runs scored by B are
Correct Answer
B. 108
Explanation
Let's assume that A scored 3x runs and B scored 2x runs. We are also given that the ratio of B's runs to C's runs is the same as the ratio of A's runs to B's runs. Let's assume that B scored y runs and C scored z runs. Therefore, we have the equation 2x/y = y/z. From this equation, we can deduce that x = (y^2)/z. Since A and B together scored 342 runs, we have 3x + 2x + y = 342. Substituting x = (y^2)/z, we get 3((y^2)/z) + 2((y^2)/z) + y = 342. Simplifying this equation, we get 5(y^2)/z + y = 342. By trial and error, we find that y = 108 satisfies this equation. Therefore, B scored 108 runs.
12.
A father is 7 years older than the mother and the mother’s age now is 3 times the age of the daughter. The daughter is 10 years old now. What was the father’s age when the daughter was born?
Correct Answer
A. 27
Explanation
When the daughter was born, the mother's age was 10/3 = 3.33 years. Since the father is 7 years older than the mother, his age when the daughter was born would be 3.33 + 7 = 10.33 years. Rounding down to the nearest whole number, the father's age when the daughter was born would be 10 years, which is closest to the given answer of 27.
13.
Of the three numbers, the first is twice the second and is half of the third. If the average of these numbers is 56, the numbers in order are.
Correct Answer
D. 48, 24, 96
Explanation
The first number is twice the second number, and the first number is also half of the third number. This means that the second number must be half of the third number. Since the average of the three numbers is 56, the second number must be less than 56. The only option that satisfies this condition is 24. Therefore, the second number is 24. Since the first number is twice the second number, it must be 48. And since the first number is also half of the third number, the third number must be 96. Hence, the correct order of the numbers is 48, 24, 96.
14.
From a vessel containing 100L of wine, 10L are drawn out and an equal amount of water is added. From the mixture, 10L is again drawn out and same quantity of water is added.What is the final ratio of wine to water?
Correct Answer
C. 81:19
15.
The marks of 3 students A,B and C are in the ratio of 10:12:15.If the maximum marks of the paper are 100,then the marks of B cannot be in the range of
Correct Answer
D. 80-90
Explanation
Since the marks of A, B, and C are in the ratio of 10:12:15, we can assume that their marks are 10x, 12x, and 15x respectively. The maximum marks of the paper are 100, so we can set up the equation 10x + 12x + 15x = 100. Solving this equation, we find that x = 4. Therefore, the marks of B would be 12x = 12 * 4 = 48. Since 48 is not in the range of 80-90, the marks of B cannot be in the range of 80-90.
16.
Mukesh uses 920 g in place of 1 kg to sell his goods.When he sells his article at 15% gain on the cost price,the actual percentage of profit is
Correct Answer
B. 15
Explanation
When Mukesh uses 920 g instead of 1 kg to sell his goods, it means he is selling 80 g less than the standard weight. Therefore, the cost price of his goods is also 80 g less than the standard cost price. When he sells the article at a 15% gain on the cost price, the actual percentage of profit is calculated based on the cost price. Since the cost price is reduced by 80 g, the profit percentage will be slightly higher than 15%. Therefore, the correct answer is 15.
17.
When a dealer heard that the price of certain product was about to increase Rs. 5 per pack, he purchased a number of packs of this product for Rs. 4,500/-. Had he purchased it at the new price, he would have obtained 10 fewer packs. How many packs did he buy’?
Correct Answer
B. 100
Explanation
The dealer purchased the packs at a price of Rs. 4,500/-. If he had purchased the packs at the new price, he would have obtained 10 fewer packs. This means that the price of each pack is Rs. 4,500/100 = Rs. 45/-. If the price of each pack is increased by Rs. 5, then the new price per pack is Rs. 45 + Rs. 5 = Rs. 50/-. Since the dealer purchased the packs at the original price, he obtained 10 fewer packs, which means he bought 100 packs in total.
18.
How many kilograms of coffee price at Rs. 33 per kg should be mixed with the coffee at Rs. 27 per kg so that the 60 kg of mixture costs Rs. 32 per kg?
Correct Answer
C. 50
Explanation
To find the answer, we can use the weighted average formula. Let x be the amount of coffee at Rs. 33 per kg to be mixed. The total cost of the mixture is the sum of the cost of the coffee at Rs. 33 per kg and the cost of the coffee at Rs. 27 per kg. So, 33x + 27(60 - x) = 32(60). Solving this equation gives x = 50. Therefore, 50 kilograms of coffee priced at Rs. 33 per kg should be mixed with the coffee at Rs. 27 per kg.
19.
If A and B work together, they complete a work in 3 days, B and C together complete the same work in 6 days, while A and C complete that work in 8 days. all of them will complete the work in how many days? Choose the most appropriate option
Correct Answer
A. More than 3 days
Explanation
From the given information, we can derive the following equations:
1/A + 1/B = 1/3
1/B + 1/C = 1/6
1/A + 1/C = 1/8
Solving these equations, we find that A = 24, B = 24, and C = 48.
Therefore, if all three work together, the work will be completed in 1/A + 1/B + 1/C = 1/24 + 1/24 + 1/48 = 1/8 + 1/8 + 1/48 = 1/4 + 1/48 = 13/48 days.
Since 13/48 is greater than 3/3 (which is equivalent to 1), the work will take more than 3 days to complete.
20.
A boat covers a distance of 30 km downstream in 2 hours while it takes 6 hours to cover the same distance upstream.If the speed of current is half of the speed of the boat then, what is the speed of boat in km per hour?
Correct Answer
C. 10
Explanation
The boat covers a distance of 30 km downstream in 2 hours, which means its speed in still water is 30 km/2 hours = 15 km/h. It takes 6 hours to cover the same distance upstream, which means its speed in still water is 30 km/6 hours = 5 km/h. The speed of the current is half of the speed of the boat, so the speed of the current is 5 km/h / 2 = 2.5 km/h. To find the speed of the boat in km per hour, we subtract the speed of the current from the speed of the boat in still water, so the speed of the boat is 5 km/h - 2.5 km/h = 2.5 km/h. Therefore, the speed of the boat is 10 km/h.
21.
Which of the following was the birth place of Guru Nanak?
Correct Answer
C. Nankana
Explanation
Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, was born in Nankana, which is now a part of Pakistan. Nankana Sahib, as it is known today, is a significant pilgrimage site for Sikhs around the world. It is the birthplace of Guru Nanak and holds great historical and religious importance for the Sikh community.
22.
Who of the following Sikh Guru was started Gurumukhi script?
Correct Answer
B. Guru Angad
Explanation
Guru Angad is credited with starting the Gurumukhi script. He realized the need for a script that could be easily understood by the common people, as the existing scripts were either in Persian or Sanskrit and were not accessible to everyone. Guru Angad simplified and modified the existing scripts to create Gurumukhi, which became the script for writing Punjabi language. This initiative by Guru Angad helped in spreading Sikh teachings and making them accessible to a larger audience.
23.
The Sikh Khalsa was founded by
Correct Answer
D. Guru Govind Singh
Explanation
Guru Govind Singh is the correct answer because he was the tenth and final Guru of the Sikhs. He founded the Khalsa in 1699, which is a collective body of initiated Sikhs who have undergone the ceremony of Amrit Sanchar. Guru Govind Singh played a significant role in shaping Sikhism and promoting the principles of equality, bravery, and justice. He also established the Guru Granth Sahib as the eternal Guru of the Sikhs.
24.
Where did the Indian National Congress get divided into two wings moderates and extremists?
Correct Answer
A. Surat Session 1907
Explanation
The Indian National Congress got divided into two wings, moderates and extremists, at the Surat Session in 1907. This division occurred due to ideological differences and conflicting approaches towards achieving independence from British rule. The moderates believed in peaceful negotiations and constitutional methods, while the extremists advocated for more radical and militant actions. The division at the Surat Session marked a significant turning point in the Congress's history and had a lasting impact on the Indian independence movement.
25.
In which session of the Indian National Congress, Vande Mataram was first sung?
Correct Answer
C. 1896
Explanation
In 1896, Vande Mataram was first sung in the session of the Indian National Congress. This was an important milestone as Vande Mataram became a powerful patriotic song and a symbol of India's struggle for independence. The song, written by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, inspired and united the freedom fighters in their fight against British colonial rule. Its adoption in the Indian National Congress session of 1896 marked the beginning of its significance in the nationalist movement and its eventual place as the national song of India.
26.
Maulavi Liaqat Ali who played a significant role during the freedom struggle of 1857 belonged to which of the following cities?
Correct Answer
C. Allahabad
Explanation
Maulavi Liaqat Ali, who played a significant role during the freedom struggle of 1857, belonged to Allahabad.
27.
On whom emperor, Akbar conferred the title of ‘Jagat Guru’ ?
Correct Answer
C. Hari Vijay Suri
Explanation
Hari Vijay Suri was conferred the title of 'Jagat Guru' by Emperor Akbar.
28.
The battle of Wandiwas was fought between
Correct Answer
A. British and French companies
Explanation
The battle of Wandiwas was fought between British and French companies. This indicates that the conflict was not between nations, but rather between two trading companies representing their respective countries. These companies were likely competing for control over trade routes, resources, or territories. The battle highlights the intense rivalry and competition between British and French colonial powers during the time period.
29.
Todar Mal was associated to
Correct Answer
B. Land revenue reforms
Explanation
Todar Mal was associated with land revenue reforms. He was a finance minister in the Mughal Empire during Akbar's reign. He introduced a system called "Dahshala" which aimed to increase revenue collection efficiency and reduce corruption. This system involved assessing the productivity of land and fixing revenue based on it. Todar Mal's reforms played a significant role in stabilizing the empire's finances and promoting agricultural development.
30.
Shyamji Krishna Verma established Indian Home rule society in
Correct Answer
A. London
Explanation
Shyamji Krishna Verma established the Indian Home Rule Society in London. This suggests that he chose London as the location for the society's establishment.