(11) The sum of two numbers is 42 and their product is 437. Then, the absolute difference between the number is
(a) 8
(b) 2
(c) 4
(d) 11

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Answer: c

(12) A mixture contains milk and water in the ratio 5 : 1 . On adding 5 L of water, the ratio of milk and water becomes 5 : 2. What is the quantity of milk in the original mixture?
(a) 29 L
(b) 25 L
(c) 15.5 L
(d) 8.9 L
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Answer: b

(13) In an examination, there were 640 boys and 360 girls, 60% of boys and 80% of girls were successful. The % of failure was
(a) 32.8 %
(b) 42.4 %
(c) 50 %
(d) 20.5 %
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Answer: a

(14) 5 bells start tolling together and toll at intervals of 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 s respectively. How many times do the five bells toll together in 20 min?
(a) 13
(b) 20
(c) 17
(d) 10
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Answer: d

(15) Majority of excavations of ancient mounds have been :
(a) Horizontal
(b) Region – specific
(c) Culture – specific
(d) Vertical
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Answer: d

(16) Which British official commented on the harshness and the corrupt character of the Indian police force in 1859?
(a) William Edwards
(b) Hardinge
(c) Charles Grant
(d) Macaulay
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Answer: b

(17) The idea of Directive Principles had its origin in the constitutional proposals of the
(a) Tej Bahadur Sapru Committee
(b) C. R. Plan
(c) Hunter Committee
(d) Le Committee
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Answer: a

(18) Which of the following countries occupies the first position among the coal producing countries of the world?
(a) Russia
(b) Germany
(c) U.S.A
(d) U.K
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Answer: c

(19) Merino is the most important breed of
(a) Cow
(b) Sheep
(c) Goat
(d) Buffalo
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Answer: b

(20) Which country has the largest production of cotton in the world?
(a) China
(b) U.S.A
(c) Canada
(d) Russia
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Answer: a