Directions (1-15): In each of the following questions, five statements are given. Four of them are related in some way. Identify the ‘odd one’ and mark its number as your answer.
(a) Soft drink concentrates are always preferred by children.
(b) Apart from quenching thirst, coconut water is also good for health.
(c) Some people say that Limca is an ideal thirst quencher.
(d) Coke and Pepsi are carbonated drinks.
(e) Thums-up is banned in some parts of India.
(a) Dushera is celebrated with a lot of fervor particularly in Bengal.
(b) People, irrespective of their age rejoice on Diwali.
(c) Valentine’s Day is celebrated by youth.
(d) Sankranthi is considered to be a harvest festival.
(e) Holi is a festival of colours.
(a) Mars is a planet on which scientists say life is possible.
(b) Earth derives its natural light from the sun.
(c) Jupiter is the largest planet of the solar system.
(d) The planet nearest to earth is Venus.
(e) A rainbow is one of the beautiful sights.
(a) Astronomy is one of the ancient sciences known to man.
(b) Paleontology is the study of life in the geological past.
(c) Archeology and History are allied subjects.
(d) Moon is a satellite of the earth.
(e) Psychology is the scientific study of human behaviour.
(a) Shakespeare was a famous exponent of the sonnet.
(b) Paradise lost is one of the most famous epics in English literature.
(c) An ode is written in an elevated style.
(d) Practical criticism is sometimes distinguished into impressionistic criticism.
(e) William Wordsworth is a nature poet.
(a) Goddess Saraswati loves playing on the Veena.
(b) Lord Krishna enchanted Gopikas with his Flute.
(c) Bill Gates loves to be with Computer.
(d) Sage Narada always carries Tanpura.
(e) Ravana is known to be an expert player of Rudhraveena.
(a) Gandhiji’s autobiography is ‘My experiments with Truth’.
(b) Jawaharlal Nehru’s patriotism is seen in ‘Discovery of India’.
(c) Lala Lajpat Rai’s unhappiness over conditions in pre-independent India is seen in his book ‘Unhappy India’.
(d) Hitler’s ‘Mein-Kamph’ was looked upon as a bible by the Nazis.
(e) Shakespeare is the most famous playwright of English literature.
(a) Ujjain, a holy place has the Mahakaleshwar Temple.
(b) The Kanha National Park is the biggest one in the state.
(c) The Buddhist stupa of Sanchi reveals the spread of Buddhism.
(d) Cave temples and Kailashnath temple at Ellora are famous for their caves and paintings.
(e) To many, Tirupathi, is not only a holy place but also a tourist place of attraction.
(a) I have nothing to offer but blood, sweat and tears, said Winston Churchill.
(b) I know nothing but the fact of my ignorance, said Socrates.
(c) A single step for man, a giant leap for mankind opined Neil Armstrong.
(d) Just as I would not like to be a slave, so I would not like to be a master said Abraham Lincoln.
(e) Martin Luther King Jr. said that Americans will overcome oppression and will establish the rule of justice.
(a) Vande Mataram was the source of inspiration to the people in their struggle for freedom.
(b) The Sarnath Lion of Asoka is preserved in the Sarnath Museum.
(c) Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Jana gana mana’ was adopted by the Constituent Assembly as the National Anthem of India.
(d) The Indian calendar is based on Saka era with Chaitra as the first month and a normal year of 365 days.
(e) Like the tower of Pisa even Kutub-Minar is leaning say experts.
(a) Paddy and coconut are the food and cash crops of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
(b) Dadra and Nagar Haveli has no major or medium irrigation power projects.
(c) In UP sugar cane is a major cash crop.
(d) Coconut is the only major crop of Lakshadweep.
(e) Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu are the principal languages of Delhi.
(a) Washington D.C is the capital of United States of America.
(b) Zimbabwe’s main centre of business is in Harare.
(c) Lusaka is the capital of Zambia.
(d) Zaire has Kinshasa as its capital.
(e) Cairo is the capital of Egypt and is a main business centre.
(a) My daughter wants to travel by flight.
(b) My son wants to drive a car.
(c) My niece enjoys riding her tricycle.
(d) I went to Vijayawada by train.
(e) I hate to travel by a bus.
(a) My aunt prefers to have a plate of fried rice.
(b) My father brought a bag of Basmati rice.
(c) My cook prepared pepper rice for breakfast.
(d) Small children are generally given rice and curds.
(e) We ate sticky rice in the Thailand restaurant and relished it.
(a) Some people enjoy watching cricket.
(b) Others take pride in playing chess.
(c) I love to play football.
(d) My friend struggled hard to get selected in the hockey team.
(e) Children love to play outdoor games.
Sol. Coconut water is a natural drink while the others are artificial soft drinks.
Sol. Valentine day is not native to India while the others are native Indian festivals.
Sol. A rainbow is an occurrence in nature. Earth, Jupiter and Venus and moon are planets.
Sol. Moon is a satellite while the others are different branches of study.
Sol. (D) is about criticism while the other four are about creative writings in literature.
Sol. A computer is a machine while Veena, Flute and Tanpura are musical instruments.
Sol. While the first four are about authors and their books, (E) is only about an author not his book.
Sol. The Kanha National Park is natural while the others are man made.
Sol. Neil Armstrong is contemporary while the others belong to the past.
Sol. The Sarnath Lion of Asoka is a material thing unlike the others.
Sol. While the others are related to agriculture, (E) alone is about languages.
Sol. Option A is about America while the others are places in Africa.
Sol. All other choices are preferences.
Sol. While all are about rice (B) alone is about raw rice, the others are about cooked rice.
Sol. Choice (A) is about watching a game while the others are about playing games.