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Education Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Learning is more efficient when it is _____________. It is less efficient when it is ____________.     
    • A. 

      1. fast  slow

    • B. 

      2. fun  drudgery

    • C. 

      3. rapid  turtle-slow

    • D. 

      4. tedious  like a joy ride

  • 2. 
    Physicians may soon have ________ to help paralyzed people move their limbs bypassing the _________ nerves that once controlled their muscles.    
    • A. 

      1. instruments  detrimental

    • B. 

      2. ways  damaged

    • C. 

      3. reason  involuntary

    • D. 

      4 impediments  complex

  • 3. 
    The Internet is a medium where users have nearly ____________ choices and ___________ constraints about where to go and what to do.    
    • A. 

      1. unbalanced  nonexistent

    • B. 

      2. embarrassing  no

    • C. 

      3. unlimited  minimal

    • D. 

      4. choking  shocking

  • 4. 
    Education is central because electronic networks and software-driven technologies are beginning to ___________ the economic barriers between nations.    
    • A. 

      1. break down

    • B. 

      2. dissemble

    • C. 

      3. crumble

    • D. 

      4. dismantle

  • 5. 
    The present Constitution will see ___________ amendments but its basic structure will survive.    
    • A. 

      1. much more

    • B. 

      2. too many more

    • C. 

      3. quite a few more

    • D. 

      4. many more

  • 6. 
    Rearrange: A.  India, which has two out of every five TB patients, is on the brink of a major health disaster. B.  If untreated a TB patient can die within five years.  C.  Unlike AIDS, the great cause of modern sexuality, the TB germ is airborne, which means there are no barriers to its spread.  D.  The dreaded infection ranks fourth among major killers worldwide.  E.  Every minute, a patient falls prey to the infection in India, which means that over five lakh people die of the disease annually.  F.  Anyone, anywhere can be affected by this disease.    
    • A. 

      1. ADBECF

    • B. 

      2. ACBDEF

    • C. 

      3. ABCDEF

    • D. 

      4. AECBDF

  • 7. 
    A.  Until the MBA arrived on the scene, the IIT graduate was the king.   B.  A degree from one of the five IITs was a passport to a well-paying job, great prospects abroad and, for some, decent dowry to boot.   C.  From the day he or she cracked the Joint Entrance Examination, the IIT student commanded the awe of neighbours and close relatives.   D.  IIT students had, meanwhile, also developed their own special culture, complete with lingo and attitude, which they passed down.   E.  True, the success stories of IIT graduates are legion and they now constitute the concern of the Indian diaspora.   F.  But not many alumni would agree that the IIT undergraduate mindset merits a serious psychological study, let alone an iterative one.    
    • A. 

      1. ABEDCF

    • B. 

      2. ACBDEF

    • C. 

      3. ACBEDF

    • D. 

      4. ABCDEF

  • 8. 
    A.  Good literacy magazines have been good because of their editors.  B.  Furthermore, to edit by committee, as it were, would prevent any magazine from finding its own identity.   C.  The more quirky and idiosyncratic they have been, the better the magazine is, at least as a general rule.  D.  But the number of editors one can have for a magazine should also be determined by the number of contributions to it.   E.  To have four editors for an issue that contains only seven contributions, it is a bit silly to start with.  F.  However, inspite of this anomaly, the magazine does acquire merit in its attempt to give a comprehensive view of the Indian literacy scene as it is today.      
    • A. 

      1. ABCDEF

    • B. 

      2. ACDEBF

    • C. 

      3. ABCEDF

    • D. 

      4. ADCBEF

  • 9. 
    A.  Valmik Thapar traces the cult of the tiger and provides a cache of interesting stories and beliefs connected with this magnificent animal.  B.  In all the countries where it is found, the respect in which it is held owes in large measure to the fear it arouses.  C.  “In religion, ritual and art, the tiger holds a place of unmatched eminence because of the sacred status it enjoys.”   D.  The tiger’s immense power and strength give it an aura unmatched in the animal world.   E.  The mixture of adoration and fear has led to a wealth of legends and myths.  F.  He traces man’s relationship with the tiger in a journey from the Siberian forests of Eurasia to the forests of Indonesia.    
    • A. 

      1. ABDECF

    • B. 

      2. ADBECF

    • C. 

      3. ABCDEF

    • D. 

      4. ABEDCF

  • 10. 
    A.  To Krishnamurti, listening was an art, and a miracle.   B.  So how you received a question mattered much more than finding an answer.   C.  When the brain was absolutely quiet and there was no sound made by the word, that was real listening.   D.  Do you feel it, it is there in the room as he once said to his biographer and friends when deep in a meditative conversation.   E.  When one listened to it totally and did not translate it no convert it into an idea, something tremendous happened.  F.  Such a dialogue was real meditation, not just sitting an breathing according to a particular system.      
    • A. 

      1. ABCEDF

    • B. 

      2. ADCBEF

    • C. 

      3. ADBCEF

    • D. 

      4. ACBEDF

  • 11. 
    Rahul proved to be a wet blanket in the party.          
    • A. 

      1. good companion

    • B. 

      2. warm and friendly

    • C. 

      3. kill-joy

    • D. 

      4. helpful

  • 12. 
    Do not depend on him, he has an axe to grind.    
    • A. 

      1. no property

    • B. 

      2. personal end to serve

    • C. 

      3. no sense

    • D. 

      4. no work to do

  • 13. 
    He cannot get that contract, it is a wild goose chase.      
    • A. 

      1. useless effort

    • B. 

      2. baseless effort

    • C. 

      3. good effort

    • D. 

      4. desperate effort

  • 14. 
    We could finish this work early, only if we cut corners.       
    • A. 

      1. resort to bribery

    • B. 

      2. are brutal

    • C. 

      3. take the shortest way

    • D. 

      4. are reckless

  • 15. 
    Rima took to her heels and fled from the principal’s office.      
    • A. 

      1. bent down

    • B. 

      2. ran off

    • C. 

      3. kicked off her shoes

    • D. 

      4. cried