(b)R. H. Whittaker
(c) M. W. Beijerinck
(d) D. I. Ivanovsky
Q2. What is the other name of Galileo’s law of falling bodies?
(a) Law of motion
(b)Newton’s ﬁrst law
(c) Newton’s second law
(d) Newton’s third law
Q3. Which of the following device is best suited for measuring the temperature inside metallurgical furnaces?
Q4. What is the full form of ‘LAN’?
(a) Line Area Network
(b)Linear Area Network
(c) Local Area Network
(d) Land Area Network
Q5. Which acid is released when an Ant bites?
(a) Hydrochloric Acid
(c) Acetic Acid
(d) Phosphoric Acid
Q6. Which among the following is an example of solid sol?
(a) Milk of magnesia
(c) Coloured gemstones
Q7. Which metal is responsible for Itai-Itai disease?
Q8. ‘Vikalp’ is a scheme launched by Indian Railways to help wait-listed passengers. Which of the following is NOT true about this scheme?
(a) Conﬁrmed berths in alternate trains.
(b) No-extra charges will be taken from passengers.
(c) Wait-listed passengers can avail opportunity of travelling in Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Special trains evenwhen booking made is in other mail/express trains.
(d) Vikalp scheme will be initially available for e-tickets only.
Q9. Who discovered the Cholera causing germ?
(a) Filippo Pacini
(b) Robert Koch
(c) M. Laveran
(d) Felix Hoffman
Q10. Match the following.
1. Mithali Raj a. Hockey
2. Poonam Rani b. 3000 m Steeplechases
3. Lalita Babar c. Cricket
(a)1-c, 2-b, 3-a
(b)1-a, 2-b, 3-c
(c) 1-a, 2-c, 3-b
(d) 1-c, 2-a, 3-b
1. (b); R.H. Whittaker (1969) proposed a Five Kingdom Classification. The kingdoms defined by him were named Monera, Protista, Fungi, Plantae and Animalia.
2. (b); Newton’s first law is other name of Galileo’s law of Falling bodies.According to Law of Fall “The distance travelled by falling body is directly proportional to the square of the time it takes to fall”. This latter claim states that a body in motion will continue its motion so long as no factor disturbs that motion. This principle is called the principle of inertia which is basis of Newton’s first law.
3. (a); A pyrometer is a type of remote-sensing thermometer used to measure the temperature of a surface and inside metallurgical furnaces.
4. (c); A local area network (LAN) is a group of computers and associated devices that share a common communications line or wireless link to a server. Typically,a LAN encompasses computers and peripherals connected to a server within a distinct geographic area such as an office or a commercial establishment.
5. (b); The acid produced by ants is called formic acid.The name comes from the Latin word for ant, which is “formica.” Chemically, it is a simple carboxylic acid.
6. (c); A type of colloid, of the form of one solid dispersed in another continuous solid is called Solid Coloured Gems is an example of solid
7. (a); Itai-itai disease was the name given to the mass cadmium poisoning of Toyama Prefecture, Japan, starting around 1912. The term “itai-itai disease” was coined by locals for the severe pains victims felt in the spine and joints. Cadmium poisoning can also cause softening of the bones and kidney failure.
8. (a); Indian Railway has announced a new scheme called ‘Vikalp’ (Option), which can prove to be beneficial for all wait-listed passengers. And, at the same time, it can optimally utilise railways’ resources as well. Opting for VIKALP does not mean that confirmed berth will be provided to passengers in alternate train. It is subject to train and berth availability.
9. (a); cholerae was first isolated as the cause of cholera by Italian anatomist Filippo Pacini in 1854.
10. (d); Mithali Raj is an Indian cricketer and the captain of the Indian Women’s cricket team in Tests and ODI. Poonam Rani is an Indian field hockey player from Hisar, Haryana who has been selected to represent India at the 2016 Olympics. Lalita Babar is an Indian long-distance runner.She predominantly competes in the 3000 metres steeplechase and is the current Indian national record holder and the reigning Asian Champion in the same event