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1. The 23½° South latitude is known as

 (A) The Tropic of Cancer
 (B) The Tropic of Capricorn
 (C) The Equator
 (D) The Prime Meridian

2. A man weighing 65 kg jumps from a 100 ft high building with a load of 35 kg. What wlii be the load experienced by him?

 (A) 20 kg
 (B) 100 kg
 (C) 200 kg
 (D) Zero

3. The universal law of gravitation was propounded by

 (A) Kepler
 (B) Galileo
 (C) Newton
 (D) Copernicus

4. Summer solstice occurs in the Southern hemisphere

 (A) December 22
 (B) January 22
 (C) February 22
 (D) February 28

5. Microphone is used to convert

 (A) Sound waves into electrical energy
 (B) Sound waves into light rays
 (C) Electrical energy into sound waves
 (D) Sound waves into magnetic currents

6. Steel is more elastic than Rubber because

 (A) Its density is high
 (B) It is a metal
 (C) Ratio of stress to strain is more
 (D) Ratio of stress to strain is less

7. Pressure cooker cooks rice faster because

 (A) It always lets the steam escape
 (B) High pressure crushes the hard covering of rice grains
 (C) It does not let the heat energy escape easily
 (D) High pressure raises the boiling point of water

8. The clear sky looks blue because

 (A) Reflection of light
 (B) Refraction of light
 (C) Diffraction of light
 (D) Dispersion of light

9. The main reserves of phosphorus in the biosphere is in the

 (A) Hydrosphere
 (B) Atmosphere
 (C) Lithosphere
 (D) Troposphere

10. The normal threshold of hearing is around

 (A) 60-80 db
 (B) 45-60 db
 (C) 100-120 db
 (D) 25-45 db

11. Ozone hole refers to

 (A) Hole in ozone layer
 (B) Decrease in the ozone layer in troposphere
 (C) Decrease in thickness of ozone layer in stratosphere
 (D) Increase in the thickness of ozone layer in troposphere

12. Super conductivity is a phenomenon in which the resistance of a substance

 (A) Increases with temperature
 (B) Decreases with temperature
 (C) Does not change with temperature
 (D) Becomes zero at very low temperature

1. For seeing objects at the surface of water from a submarine under water, the instrument used is

 (A) Kaleidoscope
 (B) Periscope
 (C) Spectroscope
 (D) Telescope

2. If speed of rotation of the earth increases, weight of the body

 (A) Increases
 (B) Remains unchanged
 (C) Decreases
 (D) May decrease or increase

3. The largest planet of the solar system is

 (A) Earth
 (B) Mars
 (C) Jupiter
 (D) Saturn

4. Which is the closest planet to Sun?

 (A) Mars
 (B) Venus
 (C) Jupiter
 (D) Mercury

5. What is the instrument that determines specific gravity of liquids?

 (A) Hygrometer
 (B) Hydrometer
 (C) Gravimeter
 (D) Hypsometer

6. Primitive man first learnt

 (A) To make fire
 (B) To tame animals
 (C) To make a wheel
 (D) To grow grain

7. Solar Cell converts

 (A) Light energy into heat energy
 (B) Solar energy into electrical energy
 (C) Solar energy into sound energy
 (D) Solar energy into heat energy

8. The image formed on the retina of the eye is

 (A) Real and Inverted
 (B) Upright and Real
 (C) Virtual and Upright
 (D) Enlarged and Real

9. The blue colour of the water in the sea is due to

 (A) Refraction of the blue light by the impurities in sea water
 (B) Reflection of blue sky by the sea water
 (C) Absorption of other colors except the blue colour by water molecules
 (D) Scattering of blue light by water molecules

10. The oil in the wick of a lamp rises up due to

 (A) Pressure difference
 (B) Low viscosity of oil
 (C) Capillary action
 (D) Gravitational force

11. Food is cooked in a pressure cooker quickly because

 (A) Boiling point of water decreases
 (B) Boiling point of water increases
 (C) It absorbs heat quickly
 (D) It retains heat for a longer duration

12. A glass tumbler containing ice shows droplets of water on the outer surface because

 (A) The outer surface of the tumbler shows hygroscopic effect
 (B) The moisture in the air on coming in contact with the cold surface of the tumbler condenses in the form of droplets of water
 (C) Water from inside oozes out through minute porous wall of the tumbler
 (D) Both (A) and (C)

13. The sky appears blue because

 (A) It is actually blue
 (B) The atmosphere scatters blue light more than the others
 (C) All colors interface to produce blue
 (D) In white light, blue colour dominates

14. A thick glass tumbler cracks more easily than a thin one when hot water is poured into it. Why?

 (A) Thick glass is more brittle than thin glass.
 (B) Thick glass is of inferior quality.
 (C) The inner surface of the tumbler expands more than its outer surface.
 (D) The outer surface of the tumbler expands more than its inner surface.

15. In the visible spectrum, the colour having the shortest wavelength is

 (A) Green
 (B) Yellow
 (C) Violet
 (D) Blue

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