Competition Corner: May 2019

A. Current Affairs

Karambir Singh, Indian Naval Chief
  1. Name the author of the book A Secret History Of Compassion.
  2. Which is the second-largest public sector bank in India?
  3. Who won the recently-held Miami Final (tennis)?
  4. What is the full form of JKLF?
  5. Name the new Chief Minister of Goa.
  6. Name the Navy Chief.
  7. Who topped the civil services final exams, the results of which were recently announced?

B. General Awareness

  1. In which city did Roger Federer win his 100th ATP title?
  2. How do we better know the artist/writer Georges Remi?
  3. Oresund is a bridge between Sweden and which country?
  4. Which biblical king defeated Goliath with a slingshot?
  5. After which American President is an airport in New York named?
  6. Dhivehi is a language spoken on which island in the Indian Ocean?
  7. In which Indian state is the hill station Amboli located?

C. Logical Reasoning

Assume the given statements to be true. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements:

1. No rabbit is a lion. Some horses are lions. All rabbits are tables.
Conclusions:
I. Some tables are lions.
II. Some horses are rabbits.
III. No lion is table.

a. None follows
b. Only III follows
c. Only either I or III follows
d. Only II and III follow
e. None of these

2. All squirrels are rats. Some trees are rats. All chairs are trees.
Conclusions:
I. Some squirrels are trees.
II. Some chairs are squirrels.
III. Some rats are chairs.

a. Only I follows
b. Only II follows
c. Only I and III follow
d. None follows
e. None of these

3. Some apples are cats. All brinjals are apples. Some kites are brinjals.
Conclusions:
I. Some apples are kites.
II. Some cats are brinjals
III. Some kites are cats.

a. Only II and III follow
b. Only I follows
c. Only III follows
d. None follows
e. None of these

D. One word substitution

Illustration of a man telling stories to a group of children

A skilled storyteller – Raconteur
Ponder, reflect upon – Ruminate
Ill-humoured, grim – Sullen
A split, an opening – Rift
A strict disciplinarian – Martinet

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