NTSE Stage-2 (National-Level) Scholastic-Aptitude & Language Comprehension: Questions 101 - 106 of 828

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Finally, the bomb was prepared. The site chosen for the test explosion was the desert region, two hundred miles from Los Alamos. Ten seconds before zero hour a green flare warned the spectators to keep down. Then, came the blinding flash. The entire area was suddenly brighter than the brightest daylight and the bomb was like a ball of fire. Then, came the tremendous roar and the heavy pressure wave, which knocked down two men outside the control Centre and then came the cloud-the mushroom cloud, all the colours of the rainbow, ironically beautiful, surging up to our 40000 feet over 10000 feet higher than the Everest.

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» English Language » Reading Comprehension

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Question

Which of the following best helps to bring out the precise meaning of zero hour?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Exact time at which operations are to begin

b.

Twelve O’clock in the middle of the day

c.

6 O’clock in the morning

d.

Twelve O’clock at night

Question number: 102

» English Language » Antonyms

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Question

Select the most appropriate word which means the opposite of the given word.

Fickle

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Continue

b.

Constant

c.

Connect

d.

Perpetual

Question number: 103

» Mathematics » Algebraic Expressions

Appeared in Year: 2013

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Question

An open box is made from a square lamina of side 12cm, by cutting equal squares at the corners and folding up the remaining flaps. The volume of this box cannot be

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

115c. c

b.

120 c. c

c.

125 c. c

d.

130 c. c

Passage

In case of zamindari system, the landlord was considered as the ultimate owner of the land. He was responsible for the payment of land revenue to the government, which had been settled once for all under the Permanent Settlement System. The zamindari system manifested absentee landlordism at its worst and was largely responsible for the continuously deteriorating conditions of tenant farmers. The landlords became merely rent-receivers and did nothing for increasing the productivity of land held by their tenants. The pressure of population led to a gradual extension of cultivation and a greater demand for land. As a result, a large army of intermediaries between the state and the actual tiller cropped up. This also made it possible for the landlords to extort high rents from tenants. All that it amounted to was the exploitation and moral degradation of the tiller.

Immediately after independence, a strong voice was raised against these vested interests in land. As a result, more importance was given to the abolition of the zamindari system. Accordingly, every state enacted its own legislation for the abolition of intermediary interests. By 1952, the necessary legislation had been enacted in all the states.

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» English Language » Reading Comprehension

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Question

There was a demand for the abolition of the zamindari system because-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

the tenants wanted to own the land tilled by them

b.

an army of intermediaries arose, who exploited the tillers

c.

the new government supported landless labour

d.

the tenants were economically backward

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» English Language » Reading Comprehension

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The abolition of the zamindari system was aimed at-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

abolition of intermediaries

b.

distribution of land to the landless

c.

supporting the vested interests in land

d.

increased productivity

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Under the system, the landlords-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

abandoned cultivation in order to escape the payment of land revenue to the government

b.

became rent-receivers who did not pay the land revenue

c.

extorted high rents and did not contribute to increased productivity

d.

merely looked on the idleness of the tenants

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