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Quiz

1. If a solar eclipse occurs when the moon is quite far from the earth, the eclipse would be likely to be ?

(1) Annular
(2) Partial
(3) Total
(4) None of these

2. What can be the maximum duration of totality for a solar eclipse ?

(1) 1 Hour 42 minutes
(2) 7 Minutes 40 seconds
(3) 12.5 Minutes
(4) There is no maximum duration

3. The supersonic aircraft finds it most convenient to fly in the ?

(1) Mesophere
(2) Ionosphere
(3) Stratosphere
(4) Troposphere

4. The sun shines vertically over the equator on ?

(1) March 21
(2) June 21
(3) December 22
(4) All days

5. The moons of the planet 'Jupiter' were discovered by ?

(1) Copernicus
(2) Galileo
(3) Kepler
(4) Newton

6. Oxidation involves ?

(1) Gain of hydrogen
(2) Gain in electrons
(3) Combustion
(4) Loss of electrons

7. The smallest plant in the solar system is ?

(1) Earth
(2) Pluto
(3) Mercury
(4) Mars

8. A drop of water is spherical due to ?

(1) Air resistance
(2) Surface tension
(3) Low temperature
(4) Viscosity of water

9. Light from the sun reaches us in ?

(1) 8 Seconds
(2) 8 Minutes
(3) 8 Hours
(4) 1 Year

10. Aurorae are a result of the interaction of earth's magnetosphere with ?

(1) The solar wind
(2) Radio waves
(3) The ozone layer
(4) None of the above

11. Rise of mercury in a barometer indicates ?

(1) Rain
(2) Storm
(3) Fair weather
(4) Both (A) and (B)

12. Soap is used in washing because ?

(1) It decreases the viscosity
(2) It increases the viscosity of water
(3) It increases the surface tension of water
(4) It lowers the surface tension of water

13. In the visible spectrum, the lowest frequency is for ?

(1) Blue
(2) Red
(3) Orange
(4) Violet

14. The gases from which a star begins to be formed are ?

(1) Oxygen and helium
(2) Nitrogen and oxygen
(3) Hydrogen and helium
(4) Hydrogen and nitrogen

15. Which one of the following planets takes the longest period of time for one revolution round the sun ?

(1) Jupiiter
(2) Earth
(3) Mars
(4) Saturn

16. Absolute zero is ?

(1) A number
(2) A temperature
(3) A point when matter ceases to exist
(4) Absence of matter

17. The fall of a man due to a sudden break of the rope while lifting water from a well is explained by Newton's ?

(1) First law of motion
(2) Second law of motio
(3) Third law of motio
(4) Law of gravitation

18. Cast iron is ?

(1) Brittle
(2) Elastic
(3) Plastic
(4) None of the above

19. The ice in glaciers always starts melting from ?

(1) The top surface
(2) The bottom layer
(3) The layer in the middle
(4) All over the surface simultaneously

20. What is the source of electric energy in an artificial satellite ?

(1) A mini nuclear reactor
(2) A thermosphile
(3) A dynamo
(4) Solar cells

21. Nova is ?

(1) A pulsar
(2) A new star
(3) The eruption of old star
(4) None of the above

22. A ball is floating on water. What kind of equilibrium does it posess ?

(1) Stable equilibrium
(2) Unstable equilibrium
(3) Neutral equilibrium
(4) Both stable and unstable equilibrium

23. Which of the following is a homogeneous mixture ?

(1) Gasoline
(2) Smog
(3) Milk
(4) Vegetable soup

24. The energy of the winds and the waves is ?

(1) Electrical
(2) Kinetic
(3) Potential
(4) Potential and Kinetic

25. A cup of hot tea on a metal table in a room loses heat by ?

(1) Conduction and radiation
(2) Conduction and convection
(3) Condation and evaporation
(4) Conduction, convection, radiation and evaporation

26. What is the lunar sea ?

(1) A dark plain on the moon
(2) A small sea to the south of South America
(3) A small sea on the moon
(4) None of these

27. Which is the most dense planet of the solar system ?

(1) Earth
(2) Jupiter
(3) Mercury
(4) Sun

28. A shooting star is basically a ?

(1) Comet trail
(2) Distrurbance in atmosphere
(3) Meteor
(4) Supernova

29. What was the fissionable material used in the bomb dropped at Nagasaki (Japan) in the year 1945 ?

(1) Berkelium
(2) Neptunium
(3) Piutonium
(4) Uranium

30. A.C. can be measured with the help of ?

(1) Hot-wire voltmeter
(2) Hot-wire ammeter
(3) Moving coil galvanometer
(4) Tangent galvanometer

31. Control rods used in nuclear reactors are made of ?

(1) Cadmium
(2) Graphite
(3) Plutonium
(4) Stainless steel

32. Why do wet clothes dry more quickly on a warm day ?

(1) Hot air can absorb moisture from the air rather quickly
(2) Hot air carries less moisture
(3) High temperature of the air helps fast evaporation
(4) All of these

33. Earthquake is meassured using ?

(1) Altimeter
(2) Barometer
(3) Laser rays
(4) Seismograph

34. The differance between musical sound and noise is due to ?

(1) Intensity
(2) Pitch
(3) Musical instruments
(4) Wave lengths

35. The term "Mach" is used to measure speed of ?

(1) Aeroplanes
(2) Ship
(3) Sound
(4) Wind

36. From which part of the plant is turmeric, a commonly used colourant and antiseptic, obtained ?

(1) Fruit
(2) Flower
(3) Stem
(4) Root

37. The normal level of blood pressur (mm of Hg) in human is (siptolic/diastolic) ?

(1) 80/120
(2) 90/110
(3) 120/80
(4) 100/140

38. Plants absorb most part of water needed by them through their ?

(1) Embryonic zone
(2) Growing point
(3) Root hairs
(4) Zone of elongation

39. A bacterium has chromosomes ?

(1) One
(2) Two
(3) Four
(4) Any number of

40. Cereals are mainly rich in ?

(1) Glucose
(2) Starch
(3) Proteins
(4) Maltose

41. It is not advisable to sleep under a tree at hight because of the ?

(1) Release of carbon monoxide
(2) Release of less oxygen
(3) Release of more oxygen
(4) Release of carbon dioxide

42. Which one of the following is a disease produced often by deficiency of platelets in the blood ?

(1) Colitis
(2) Haemolysis
(3) Purpura
(4) Stye

43. Which one of the following varieties is the source of instant coffee ?

(1) Coffee canephora
(2) Coffee arabica
(3) Coffee liberica
(4) Coffee stenophylia

44. Which one of the following is an infectious disease causing fever, difficulty in opening the mouth and painful, swelling of the parotoid glands which lie just below the lobe of the ears ?

(1) Diptheria
(2) Mumps
(3) Pertusis
(4) Tetanus

45. Quartz is chemically which one of the following ?

(1) Calcium sulphate
(2) Calcium silicate
(3) Sodium silicate
(4) Sodium sulphate

46. Potato contains which one of the following in the largest amount ?

(1) Fats
(2) Water
(3) Proteins
(4) Starch

47. Which one of the following has been designated by scientists as the thinnest substance in the world ?

(1) Graphene
(2) Fullerne
(3) Quartz
(4) Silicon

48. Which among the following is the instrument to measure radiation levels ?

(1) Bolometer
(2) Dosimeter
(3) Pyrometer
(4) Radometer

49. For which one of the following purposes Titanium oxide is used ?

(1) Data storage
(2) Face powder
(3) White paint
(4) All the above

50. Which one the following substances is used in packaging of fruits to prevent bacterial action ?

(1) Ethyl bromide
(2) Sodium bromide
(3) Silver bromide
(4) Methyl bromide

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