Aptitude Test

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Aptitude Test

Each question carries equal marks. Each Wrong answer will carry negative marks.

Total Marks – 70 Time 60 minutes

1-5: Select whichever word you consider most appropriate for the blank space as your answer.

1. The train’s crossing the bridge just before the bridge collapsed was ______________. a) Accidental
b) Providential
c) Fatal
d) Deplorable

2. The Court has directed the University to ____________ the publication of results until further orders. a) Quicken
b) Accelerate
c) Defer
d) Cancel

3. The US Ambassador to India submitted his ____________ to the President of India. a) Orders
b) Certificates
c) Bio data
d) Credentials

4. As the crowd didn’t heed the warning, the police _____________ to lathi charge. a) Resorted
b) Retaliated
c) Moved
d) Marched

5. I shall avail ______________ of your advice.
a) Him
b) Me
c) Yourself
d) Myself

6-10: Each of the questions below consists of two words that have a certain relationship to each other, followed by five lettered pairs of related words. Select the lettered pair of words.

a. area : square inch
b. milk : quart
c. society : classes
d. letter : alphabet
e. time : minutes

a. knowledge : supposed
b. financial : bankrupt
c. immature : callow
d. credible : incredible
e. careful: punishing

a. birth : marriage
b. night : morning
c. cradle : gondola
d. song : poem
e. carol : sonneteer

a. ecology : pollution
b. botany : plants
c. chemistry : atoms
d. history : people
e. mathematics : geometry

10. DORY : VAN
a. dairy : cow
b. fish : vehicle
c. freighter : caisson
d. runners : wheels
e. danish : Dutch

Questions 11-17
For a period of more than two centuries paleontologists have been intrigued by the fossilized remains of pterosaurs, the first flying vertebartes. The issues, which puzzle them, are how these heavy creatures, having a wingspan of about 8-12 meters managed the various problems associated with powered flight and whether these creatures were reptiles or birds. Perhaps the least controversial assertion about the pterosaurs is that they were reptiles. Their skulls, pelvises, and hind feet are reptilian. The anatomy of their wings suggests that they did not evolve into the class of birds. In pterosaurs a greatly elongated fourth finger of each forelimb supported a winglike membrane. The other fingers were short and reptilian, with sharp claws. In birds the second finger is the principal strut of the wing, which consists primarily of feathers. If the pterosaurs walked on all fours, the three short fingers may have been employed for grasping. When a pterosaurs walked or remained stationary, the fourth finger, and with it the wing, could only urn upward in an extended inverted V- shape along each side of the animal's body. In resemblance they were extremely similar to both birds and bats, with regard to their overall body structure and proportion. This is hardly surprising as the design of any flying vertebrate is subject to aerodynamic constraints. Both the pterosaurs and the birds have hollow bones, a feature that represents a savings in weight. There is a difference, which is that the bones of the birds are more massively reinforced by internal struts. Although scales typically cover reptiles, the pterosaurs probably had hairy coats. T.H. Huxley reasoned that flying vertebrates must have been warm-blooded because flying implies a high rate of metabolism, which in turn implies a high internal temperature. Huxley speculated that a coat of hair would...
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