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Q1. The polymeric fibre used as a substitute for wool in making synthetic blankets, sweaters, etc., is  
(a) Nylon
(b) Teflon
(c) orlon
(d) Bakelite 

Q2. The cleaning of dirty clothes by soaps and detergents is due to a type of molecules called surfactants, which are present in soaps and detergents. The surfactant molecules remove the dirt by  
(a) Making the cloth slippery
(b) Producing some gases between the dirt and the cloth
(c) Dissolving the dirt
(d) Forming some aggregates of themselves and take away the dirt in the core of the aggregates

Q3. Which one of the following is not a mixture?  
(a) Toothpaste
(b) Toilet soap
(c) Baking soda
(d) Vinegar


Q5. Consider the following statements regarding the properties and uses of glass wool.  
I. Glass wool has tensile strength greater than steel.
II. Glass wool is fire proof.
III. Glass wool has high electrical conductivity and absorbs moisture.
IV. Glass wool is used to prepare fibre glass.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
(a) I and II
(b) I, II and IV
(c) II and IV
(d) I, III and IV

Q6. Consider the following statements about Tata Steel 
1. It is Asia’s first privately owned integrated iron and steel plant.
2. It is the first company outside Japan to get the Deming Application Prize in 2008, for excellence in total quality management.
3. Immediately after the enactment of Provident Fund Law in India, Tata Steel introduced provident fund for its employees.
4. It is the first company in the world to get Social Accountability 8000 certification from Social Accountability International, USA.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 4
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q7. During the year 2009-10, which of the following sectors experienced negative growth rate in India?  
(a) Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
(b) Construction
(c) Mining and Quarrying
(d) Manufacturing
Q8. Match the following
List I                      List II
(Industrial policy)               (Salient feature)
A. The industrial policy 1948 1. Began the process of state-centric economy
B. The industrial policy 1956 2. Reaffirmed faith in mixed economy
C. The industrial policy 1980 3. Initiated public-private partnership
D. The industrial policy 1991 4. Ushered in mixed economy
Codes:
  A B C D
(a)     4 1 2 3
(b)     4 2 1 3
(c)     3 1 2 4
(d)     3 2 1 4
Q9. Consider the following statements regarding India’s advocacy for a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council.  
1. India is the largest democracy in the world.
2. India is among the top five largest growing economies in the world
3. India has been the largest contributor to the United Nations Peace keeping Forces.
4. India is one of the top ten contributors of the United Nations Budget.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1, 2 and 4
(b) Both 1 and 2
(c) Only 2
(d) 1, 3 and 4

Q10. Consider the following statements 
1. The five permanent members of the Security Council are the only countries recognized as nuclear-weapon states under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
2. The term of non-permanent members of the council is five years.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2 

                                                                    SOLUTIONS
S1. Ans.(c)
Sol. Polyacrylonitrile or orlon is used as a substitute for wool in making synthetic blankets, sweaters etc. It is a polymer of acrylonitrile or vinyl cyanide.

S2. Ans.(d)
Sol. The cleaning of dirty clothes by soaps and detergents is due to a type of molecules called surfactants. The surfactant molecules remove the dirt by forming some aggregates of themselves and take away the dirt in the core of aggregates. The spherical aggregate of surfactant molecules in water is called a micelle.

S3. Ans.(c)
Sol. Sodium bicarbonate also known as baking soda, is the chemical compound with the formula NaHCO3.








S5. Ans.(b)
Sol. Glass wool is an insulating material, obtained from fibre glass arranged into a texture like wool.

S6. Ans.(d)
Sol. All statements are correct.

S7. Ans.(b)

S8. Ans.(a)
Sol. 1. The industrial policy 1948- Ushered in mixed economy
2. The industrial policy 1956- Began the process of state-centric economy
3. The industrial policy 1980- Reaffirmed faith in mixed economy
4. The industrial policy 1991- Initiated public private partnership
S9. Ans.(a)
Sol. Pakistan has been the largest contributor to the United Nations peace keeping Force. India comes second.

S10. Ans.(a)
Sol. These ten non-permanent members are elected by the General Assembly for two-year term starting on 1 January, with five replaced each year.





         

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