# Quiz – 159

### Quant Quiz

Q1. ? % of 824 + 244 = 1480
1) 140            2) 150            3) 100            4) 180            5) 120

Q2. 24.5 × 8.4 × 16 = ?
1) 3292.8            2) 3492.8            3) 3294.8            4) 3192.8            5) 3094.8

Directions: In each of these questions, two equations numbered I and II with variables x and y are given. You have to solve both the equations to find the value of x and y. Give answer:
1) if x > y             2) if x >= y             3) if x < y            4) if x <= y
5) if x = y or relationship between x and y cannot be determined.

Q3. I. 2x^2 + 13x + 20 = 0            II. 2y^2 – 3y – 35 = 0

Q4. I. 12x^2 – 41x + 35 = 0            II. 4y^2 – 17y +15 = 0

Q5. I. 4x^2 – 4 = 60            II. 3y^2 + 3 = 51

Q6. I. 28x^2 – 9x – 9 = 0            II. 7y^2 + 24y + 9 = 0

Directions: In the following number series one number is wrong. Find out the wrong number.

Q7. 16, 40, 100, 250, 630
1) 630            2) 100            3) 250            4) 40            5) 16

Q8. 21, 48, 162, 969, 7748
1) 7748            2) 21            3) 969            4) 48            5) 162

Q9. 118, 239, 96, 264, 68, 293
1) 293            2) 264            3) 96            4) 68            5) 239

Q10. 128, 320, 1120, 5040, 27720, 180190
1) 27720            2) 5040            3) 320            4) 1120            5) 180190

1. 2
2. 1
3. 5
I. 2x^2 + 8x + 5x + 20 = 0
(2x + 5) (x + 4) = 0 Þ x = -5/2,– 4

II. 2y^2 – 10y + 7y – 35 = 0
(2y + 7) (y – 5) = 0 Þ y = -7/2, 5

Relationship between x and y does not exist.

4. 5;
I. 12x^2 – 20x – 21x + 35 = 0
(4x –7) (3x – 5) = 0
x = 7/4, 5/3
II. 4y^2 – 12y – 5y + 15 = 0 Þ (4y – 5) (y – 3) = 0
y = 5/4, 3
Relationship between x and y does not exist

5.5;
I. 4(x^2 – 1) = 60
x^2 – 1 = 15
x = +/- 4

II. 3(y^2 + 1) = 51
y^2 + 1 = 17
y = +/- 4
Hence x = y

6. 2;
I. 28x^2 – 21x + 12x – 9 = 0
(7x + 3) (4x – 3) = 0
x = -3/7, 3/4

II. 7y^2 + 21y + 3y + 9 = 0
(7y + 3) (y + 3) = 0
y = -3/7,–3

7. 1
16 * 5/2 = 40
40 * 5/2 = 250
250 * 5/2 = 625 not equal to 630

Hence there should be 625 in place of 7630

8. 4:
The series is:
21 × 2 – 1 = 41 not equal to 48
41 × 4 – 2 = 162
162 × 6 – 3 = 969
969 × 8 – 4 = 7748
Hence, there should 41 in place of 48.

9. 3;
The series is:
118 + (11)^2 = 239
239 – (12)^2 = 95 not equal to 96
95 + (13)^2 = 264
264 – (14)^2 = 68
68 + (15)^2 = 293
Hence there should be 95 in place of 96.

10. 5
The series is
128 * 5/2 = 320
320 * 7/2 = 1120
1120 * 9/2 = 5040
5040 * 11/2 = 27720
27720 * 13/2 = 180180 not equal to 180190

### Reasoning Quiz

Directions :- In the following questions a fact/situation is given followed by two suggested courses. A course of action is a step of administrative decision taken for improvement
or follow- up action. Read the situation and then decide which of the given courses of action follows.
(a) if only course of action I follows
(b) if only course of action II follows
(c) if both the course of action follow
(d) if neither follows
(e) If the data given is inadequate i.e., if in the light of the given information. It cannot be asserted with certainty whether a course of action follows or not.

Q1) Statement : A leading US multinational engineering and construction firm is keen to invest in India in a variety of sectors ranging from power to land management.
Courses of Action :
I) Such multinational companies should not be allowed to operate in India.
II) India should encourage multinational companies from other developed countries to invest in power sectors to bring in competitive climate.

Q2) Statement : The Government could consider the possibility of increasing the software budget from the current Rs. 20 crore to Rs. 100 crore in the Eighth Plan, provided there are concrete suggestions for the utilisation of the funds.
Courses of Action :
I) The Government should consult the trade unions in this regard.
II) Software companies should submit detailed proposals to the Government.

Q3) Statement : Inspite of the Principal’s repeated warnings a child was caught exploding crackers secretly in the school.
Courses of Action:
I) All the crackers should be taken away from the child and he should be threatened not to do it again.
II) the child should be severely punished for his wrong act.

Q4) Statement : Most of the children in India are not able to get education, because they get employed to earn livelihood in their childhood only.
Courses of Action :
I) Education should be made compulsory for all children up to the age of 14
II) Employment of children below the age of 14 years, should be banned

Q5) Statement : The Central Bureau of Investigation receives the complaint of an officer taking bribe to do the duty he is supposed to.
Courses of Action :
I ) CBI should try to catch the officer taking bribe red-handed and then take a strict action against him
II) CBI should wait for some more complaints about the officer to be sure about the matter.

Q6) Statement : The Finance Minister submits his resignation a month before the new budget is to be presented in the parliament.
Courses of Action :
I) The resignation should be accepted and another person should be appointed as the Finance Minister.
II) the resignation should not be accepted.

Q7) Statement : The Asian Development Bank has approved a \$ 285 million loan to finance a project to construct coal ports by Paradip and Madras Port Trusts.
Courses of Action :
I) India should use financial assistance from other international financial organisations to develop such ports in other places.
II) India should not seek such financial assistance from the international financial agencies

Q8) Statement : Orissa and Andhra Pradesh have agreed in principle to set up a joint control board for better control management and productivity of several inter-state multipurpose projects.
Courses of Action :
I) Other neighbouring states should set up such control boards.
II) The proposed control board should not be allowed to function as such joint boards are always ineffective.

Q9) Statement : Certian mining industries in Gujarat may come to a standstill because of the notification issued by the Department of Environment and Forest banning mining operations and industries alike within 25 kms of National park, the game sanctuary and reserve forest areas.
Courses of Action :
II) The Government should make effort to shift the parks, sanctuaries and reserve forests to other non-mining areas.

Q10) Statement : The Indian electronic component industry venturing into the west European markets faces tough competition from the Japanese.
Courses of Action :
I) India should search for other international markets for its products.
II) India should improve the quality of the electronic components to complete with the Japanese in capturing these markets.

1) b
Clearly, financing is the major problem in starting any project. The investment by multinational companies shall, therefore, be a way to development. So course II should follow.

2) b
The suggestions shall be offered to the Government only through detailed proposals by software Companies. Hence II follows.

3) b
Since the act has been repeated despite various warnings, course I would only be another warning and would not help. Severe punishment to set example to him and others is inevitable. Thus II follows.

4) e
To educate all children enforcement of education is necessary . Also, the reason is that they are employed. So , ban on such employment is also needed. Thus both the courses follow.

5) a
One complaint is enough for a wrong doing. This should be confirmed by catching the guilty red- should be handed and strict action taken against him. So only course I follows.

6) b
An already working Finance Minister shall know better all the plans and resources of the Government and he alone can present a suitable budget. So course II should be followed.

7) a
Such projects shall be an asset and a source of income to the country later on. So course I shall follow

8) a
The effectiveness of such control boards is established by the fact that Orissa and A.P have agreed to it for better control of its multipurpose projects. Hence only I follows.

9) d
None follows. Firstly , the notification is issued to promote the natural environment and so cannot be withdrawn and secondly, the sanctuaries etc cannot be shifted.

10) b
An escapists attitude does not help much. The need is to compete and emerge successful. So only II follows.

### English Quiz

Directions (Q. 1-5): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is 5). (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.)

Q1. 1) If we are indeed a democracy /2) then politicians would do well /3) to remember that tolerance and free speech /4) is the hallmark of democracy. /5) No error

Q2. 1) These efforts will help bring /2) the people of the two countries /3) closer together paving the way /4) for greater people-to-people contact. /5) No error

Q3. 1) Not only commerce undergraduates /2) though engineers and science graduates /3) also seem to be eager /4) to flow with the management stream. /5) No error

Q4. 1) If India was to become a developed country /2) this sectional imbalance has /3) to be corrected which is /4) possible by improving the quality of education. /5) No error

Q5. 1) There are ways and measures /2) to be followed if we /3) really mean to enhancing agricultural /4) growth in the years to come. /5) No error

Directions (Q. 6-10): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate words.
At the core of the privatisation debate is the key …(6)… of labour …(7)…. One of the long-standing demands of industry, both Indian and foreign, has been to …(8)… labour laws as …(9)… under the Industrial Disputes Act. These laws do not allow industry to reward merit and punish non-performers. Also, in the ….(10)… of an economic slowdown or shifting marketpreferences, they do not permit a downsizing of the work force. Ideally, industry should be free to contract or expand with changing technology, competition and obsolescence.

Q6. 1) role             2) emergence             3) reality             4) task            5) issue

Q7. 1) reforms             2) agenda             3) concerning             4) manpower            5) stigma

Q8. 1) hold             2) freeze             3) refrain             4) relax            5) challenge

Q9. 1) defined             2) sentenced             3) generated             4) initiated            5) subjected

Q10. 1) resurgence            2) event             3) advent             4) aftermath            5) miracle

1. 4; Replace ‘is’ with ‘are’.
2. 5
3. 2; Replace ‘though’ with ‘but’.
4. 1; It should be ‘were’ in place of ‘was’.
5. 3; It should be ‘enhance’ in place of ‘enhancing’.
6. 5
7. 1
8. 4
9. 1
10. 2

### Computer Quiz

Q1.The main directory of a disk is called the _______ directory.
a)root             b)sub            c)folder             d)network            e)None of these

Q2.Documents converted to __________ can be published to the Web.
a)a doc file             b)http            c)machine language            d)HTML            e)None of these

Q3.You cannot link Excel worksheet data to a Word document
a)with the right drag method                b)with the hyperlink
c)with the copy and paste buttons on the standard commands             d)with the copy and paste special commands
e)None of these

Q4.Developing sets of instructions for the computer to follow and to do the task the same way as many times as needed are called
a)listing             b)sequencing            c)programming             d)directing            e)None of these

Q5.The general term “peripheral equipment” is used for
a)any device that is attached to a computer system            b)large scale computer systems            c)a program collection
d)other office equipment not associated with a desktop computer            e)None of these

Q6.is the process of finding errors in software code.
a)Compiling             b)Assembling            c)Interpreting             d)Compressing            e)None of these

Q7.is the act of copying or downloading a program from a network and making multiple copies of it.
a)Network piracy             b)Plagiarism            c)Software piracy             d)Site license piracy            e)None of these

Q8.These are the instructions that tell the computer what to do, another name for software.
a)Programs             b)CPU            c)Options             d)Folder            e)None of these

Q9.Starting or restarting the computer is called
a)Exit             b)Kick            c)Boot             d)Kickstart            e)None of these

Q10.A microprocessor is the brain of the computer and is also called a(n)
a)microchip             b)macrochip            c)macroprocessor            d)calculator            e)software