Volume-47, 17-23 February, 2018

**MASTER QUESTION PAPER**

**(Exam Code : SSC HSC 26032017 Exam )**

**Q1. Complete the series.**

14, 21, 35, 57, 88, (...)

A. 182

B. 129

C. 166

D. 127

**Q2 . The largest natural number which exactly divides the product of any four consecutive natural numbers is:**

A. 6

B. 12

C. 24

D. 120

**Q3. If 60% of 3/5 of a number is 36, then the number is**

A. 86

B. 94

C. 100

D. 115

**Q4. A, B, C and D share a property worth Rs. 77500. If A : B = 3 : 2, B : C = 5 : 4 and C : D = 3 : 7, find the share of B.**

A. Rs. 20000

B. Rs. 15000

C. Rs. 25000

D. Rs. 18000

**Q5. The average age of A, B and C is 26 years, if the average age of A and C is 29 years, what is the age of B in years?**

A. 20

B. 23

C. 26

D. 29

**Q6. If the selling price of 2/3 of a certain quantity of milk be equal to the cost price of whole milk, then what will be the gain percent in this transaction?**

A. 48%

B. 50%

C. 53%

D. 56%

**Q7. A sum of money is to be divided among P, Q and R in the ratio 2 : 3 : 7. If the total share of P and Q together is Rs. 1500 less than R, what is the share of P?**

A. Rs. 1500

B. Rs. 1750

C. Rs. 2000

D. Rs. 2500

**Q8. Kavi can do a job in 10 days and Arthy in 15 days. If both of them work together, how long will the work last?**

A. 6 days

B. 8 days

C. 9 days

D. 11 days

**Q9 . Find the value of a/b + b/a, if a and b are the roots of the quadratic equation x² + 8x + 4 = 0.**

A. 15

B. 14

C. 24

D. 26

**Q10. If x³ + y³ = 9 and x + y = 3 then the value of x4 + y4 is:**

A. 81

B. 32

C. 27

D. 17

**Q11. The length of the diagonal BD of the parallelogram ABCD is 18cm. If P and Q are the centroids ABC and ADC respectively, length of PQ is:**

A. 4 cm

B. 12 cm

C. 6 cm

D. 9 cm

**Q12 . What is the radius of the incircle (circle inscribed) of the triangle whose sides measure 5, 12 and 13 units?**

A. 2 units

B. 12 units

C. 6 units

D. 6.5 units

**Q13. There is a rectangular garden whose length and width is 60m x 20m. There is a walkway of uniform width around garden. The area of the walkway is 516m. Find the width of the walkway.**

A. 1

B. 2

C. 3

D. 4

**Q14. A piece of wire 132 cm long is bent successively in the shape of a equilateral triangle, a square, a regular hexagon and a circle.Then which has the largest surface area?**

A. Equilateral triangle

B. Square

C. Circle

D. Regular hexagon

**Q15. Each side of equilateral triangle is increased by 1.5%. The percentage increase in its area is**

A. 1.50%

B. 3%

C. 4.50%

D. 5.70%

**Q16. ABCD is a trapezium in which AB is parallel to CD and AB=2CD. If its diagonals intersect each other at O, the ratio of the area of triangle AOB and COD is:**

A. 1 : 2

B. 2 : 1

C. 1 : 4

D. 4 : 1

**Q17. The top of a 15 m high tower makes an angle of elevation of 60° with the bottom of an electric pole and an angle of elevation of 30° with the top of the pole. What is the height of the electric pole?**

A. 5 m

B. 8 m

C. 10 m

D. 12 m

**Q18. An observer 1.5 m tall is 28.5 m away from a chimney. The angle of elevation of the top of the chimney from her eyes is 45°. What is the height of the chimney?**

A. 25 m

B. 28 m

C. 30 m

D. 32 m

**Q19. The value of (1+ tan²0)=?**

A. sec²0

B. cosec²0

C. cot²0

D. sin²0

**Q20. The ______ is the effective border between India and the People’s Republic of China.**

A. LOC

B. LAC

C. LOG

D. None of these

**Q21. The Rann of Kutch is a marshy region located in Northwestern Gujarat and the bordering Sindh province of _____.**

A. Pakistan

B. Bangladesh

C. Nepal

D. Afghanistan

**Q22. Which Indian tennis star was conferred with Padma Bhushan on April 12, 2016?**

A. Sania Mirza

B. Leander Paes

C. Mahesh Bhupathi

D. Vijay Amritraj

**Q23 . In which Indian State did the game of Polo originate?**

A. Meghalaya

B. Rajasthan

C. Manipur

D. Paschim Banga

**Q24. The 'Dronacharya Award' is given to.**

A. Sportsmen

B. Coaches

C. Umpires

D. Sports Editors

**Q25. Which of the following Acts first made the provision for the appointment of the Indian high Commissioner in the Great Britain?**

A. Indian Council Act, 1892

B. Indian Council Act, 1909

C. Government of India Act, 1919

D. Government of India Act, 1935

**Q26. The Qutub Minar was completed by the famous ruler.**

A. Qutubuddin Aibak

B. Iltutmish

C. Feroz Shah Tuglaq

D. Alauddin Khilji

**Q27. "Sare Jahan Se Achcha, Hindustan Hamara" was written by.**

A. Mohammed Iqbal

B. Hasrat Mohani

C. Ram Prasad Bismil

D. None of these

**Q28. Chaam masked dances are performed in.**

A. Sikkim

B. Kerala

C. Nagaland

D. Jharkhand

**Q29. Which of the planets is known as 'morning star' as well as 'evening star'?**

A. Jupiter

B. Mars

C. Mercury

D. Venus

**Q30. How many hours of daylight does the equator experience on September eqinox?**

A. 8

B. 9

C. 10

D. 12

**Q31. Estimates of poverty in India are given by the -**

A. NSSO

B. CSO

C. Ministry of Rural Development and Programme Implementation

D. Planning Commission

**Q32. For which of the following sectors, was the National Social Security Fund set up by the Indian** **Government?**

A. Agricultural Sector

B. Organised Sector

C. Unorganised Sector

D. Private Sector

**Q33. The first definite step to provide parliamentary control over East India Company was taken** by-

A. The Regulating Act, 1773

B. The Pitt's India Act, 1784

C. The Charter Act, 1793

D. The Charter Act, 1813

**Q34. Which of the following States has the largest representation of seats in the Lok Sabha?**

A. Bihar

B. Maharashtra

C. Madhya Pradesh

D. Uttar Pradesh

**Q35. Who among the following was a space research scientist?**

A. J.C. Bose

B. Salim Ali

C. Sandip Trivedi

D. Vikram Sarabhai

**Q36. The final result of a study will be more accurate if the sample drawn is.**

A. Taken randomly

B. Fixed by quota

C. Representative to the population

D. Purposive

Q37. Which of the following is a vector quantity?

A. Momentum

B. Pressure

C. Energy

D. Work

**Q38. One light year is approximately equal to -**

A. 9.46x10¹¹ m

B. 9.46x10¹5 m

C. 9.46x10¹6 m

D. 9.46x10¹7 m

**Q39. The force required to keep a body in uniform circular motion is :**

A. Centripetal force

B. Centrifugal force

C. Resistance

D. None of these

**Q40. Which of the following is a spacecraft?**

A. TecSAR

B. Spitzer

C. Cassini

D. Apophis

**Q41. A radar that detects the presence of an enemy aircraft uses -**

A. Sound waves

B. Radio waves

C. Electric waves

D. Ultrasonic waves

**Q42. Which among the following acid is present in gastric juice?**

A. Hydrochloric acid

B. Citric acid

C. Sulphuric acid

D. Acetic acid

**Q43. Which State was declared on January 18, 2016 as the first organic farming State of India?**

A. Kerala

B. Goa

C. Sikkim

D. Telangana

**Q44. Which of the following ministries has launched UDAY scheme?**

A. Ministry of Minority Affairs

B. Ministry of Law and Justice

C. Ministry of Power

D. Ministry of Shipping

**Answer key of Qs, Published in issue 27 January-02 February, 2018**

1 C

2 A

3 D

4 C

5 A

6 D

7 C

8 D

9 D

10 D

11 D

12 B

13 D

14 A

15 A

16 A

17 A

18 B

19 A

20 D

21 A

22 B

23 D

24 B

25 D

26 D

27 C

28 C

29 A

30 D

31 B

32 C

33 C

34 D

35 D

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