NTSE Stage-2 (National-Level) Scholastic-Aptitude & Language Comprehension: Questions 107 - 112 of 828

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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.

Question number: 107 (4 of 5 Based on Passage) Show Passage

» English Language » Reading Comprehension

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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

Question number: 108 (5 of 5 Based on Passage) Show Passage

» 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

Question number: 109

» Mathematics » Square and Cube Root

Appeared in Year: 2013

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The square of an odd integer must be of the form

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Choice (4) Response
a.

6 n + 1

b.

8n + l

c.

4n + 1 but may not be 8 n + 1

d.

6n + 3

Question number: 110

» English Language » Sentence Completion

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Choose the word/phrase which best fills the blank from the following given options.

She________a brief appearance at the end of the party.

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Choice (4) Response
a.

put up

b.

put in

c.

put across

d.

put on

Question number: 111

» English Language » One Word Substitution

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

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Choice (4) Response
a.

Rise

b.

Increase

c.

Decrease

d.

Lower

Question number: 112

» Mathematics » Basic Geometry

Appeared in Year: 2013

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ABCD is a square with side a. With centers A, B, C and D four circles are drawn such that each circle touches externally two of the remaining three circles. Let 5 be the area of the region in the interior of the square and exterior of the circles. Then the maximum value of 8 is

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Choice (4) Response
a.

πa24

b.

a2(1π)

c.

a2((4π)4)

d.

a2(π1)

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