What was the duty of the virgins in the Temple of Vesta?
to light the fire everyday exactly, at a designated time
to light several other fires from the fire of the Temple of Vesta
to see to it that the sacred fire in the temple did not go out
to carry the fire from place to place wherever the Roman's went
None of these
The main reason why it will be possible to grow bones now is
the discovery of the BMP molecule
the advancements made in the field of tissue engineering
intensive research by medical scientists.
all of the above.
Physical courage is associated with:
Bravery and valour
Gallantry and courage
Criticism and embarrassment
Denigration and discomfort
The sentence which concludes the first paragraph, "Now they knew better", implies that
The two scientists were struck by wonder on seeing maneless lions for the first time.
Though Craig was an expert on the Serengeti lion, now he also knew about the Tsavo lions.
Earlier, Craig and West thought that amateur observers had been mistaken.
Craig was now able to confirm that darkening of the noses as lions aged applied to Tsavo lions as well
According to the passage, the two-wheeler industry is not adequately concerned about
passenger safety on the roads
life cover insurance of the vehicle owners
pollution control system in the vehicles
rising cost of the two-wheeler
rising cost of petrol in the country
High level of anxiety
produces higher motivation
increases the level of ability
strengthens the relationship between motivation and performance
decreases job satisfaction
The author acknowledges that Mondrian's pieces may have ended up looking like a scrabble board because
many people declared the poor gay . played too many scrabble games.
Mondrian believed in the grid-works' approach to abstractionist painting.
Mondrian was trying to convey the message of simplicity and rational order.
Mondrian yearned from his Trees series to evolve a grid system.
Which amongst the following options is a dynamic way of attracting people and is adopted by companies?
Which of the following is most nearly the SAME in meaning as the word HASSLE-FREE used in the passage?
"— their sterile purity jealously protected from the seductive advances of private enterprise" the author here is referring to
The family silver of the public institutions.
The rigid financial practices of the public institutions.
The productive assets of the public institutions.
None of these.
Which one of the following parallels between the plow and bereavement counselling is not claimed by theauthor?
Both are innovative technologies.
Both result in migration of the communities into which the innovations are introduced.
Both lead to deserts in the space of only one generation.
Both are tools introduced by outsiders entering existing communities.
What impact do planning policies have on the development of slums ?
They encourage the poor to invest in land thereby perpetuating slums.
They focus on developing rural rather than urban areas so people have to live in slums.
They offer alternative practical suggestions for construction of low-cost housing.
They advocate demolishing homes which violate planning rules, encouraging slums.
Which of the following according to the author is-the most welcome thing?
The negligible role to be played by the executive in the appointment of judges.
Coordinating role played by the executive in the appointment of judges
The appointment of judges from the ethnic minority classes.
Appointment of judges purely on the basis of merit
Which of the following are behavioral economists not studying?
The author is of the view that civilized behavior is a function of
The emergence of institutions and the faith and trust that they can generate among the people.
Rejecting the Mughal notion of justice.
Breaking new boundaries overnight.
Spiritual recruitment and political reconstruction
Biotic disturbances in the context means
Attacks from other living things, animals, etc..
The disturbances caused by the natives on seeing the strange foreigners.
The political disturbances causing the closedown of the park.
Disturbances caused by the wild animals on seeing the tourists.
Enraptured by space. Critics have often said that space flight has been an
Which of the following trend might be considered as not healthy for Indian economy?
A relatively stable rupee.
A low interest rate.
A volatile rupee in foreign exchange market
A monetary policy directed towards domestic price stabilisation
Only C and D
Whom does the author primarily hold responsible for India not being to overcome the obstacles on the path of prosperity?
The influential avaricious.
The impoverished sections of society.
Which of the following arguments of Ms Aung Suu Kyi is not true?
Women also can bring greater peace to the world.
Men cannot claim they have done more for peace.
Women have the capacity for compassion and sacrifice.
Men have done nothing to dissipate ignorance.
Astronomers find it difficult to study the Dark Age because
suitable telescopes are few
the associated events took place aeons ago
the energy source that powers a quasar is unknown
their best chance is to study quasars, which are faint objects to begin with
Which of the following statements reflects or captures the author's view on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence?
It is a vain attempt by man to underpin his fragile existence.
It is in danger of becoming a latter day religion.
Were the search to yield positive results, man would accord those creatures super god status.
The belief that there are aliens in the universe springs from enormous faith and the pursuit reflects man's spiritual urge.
Which of the following would have been true if biological linkages structured human society?
The role of mother would have been defined through her reciprocal relationship with her children.
We would not have been offended by the father playing his role 'tongue in cheek'.
Women would have adopted and fostered children rather than giving birth to them.
Even if warlords were physically weaker than their followers, they would still dominate them.
Waiter would have stronger motivation to serve their customers.
Which of the following is the correct order in which the Hindu religion texts came into being (in increasing order of antiquity)?
Upanishads, Bhagavata Gita, Puranas
Bhagavata Gita, Upanishads, Puranas
Puranas, Bhagavata Gita, Upanishads
Siva Purana, Vishnu Purana, Bhagavata Gita
How does MECE help in structuring your thinking?
All of the above
What do the Asian Development Bank statistics indicate?
Asian economies are financially more sound than those of the developed world.
The financial crisis impacted the West far more than it did Asia.
Asia countries have aligned themselves on lines similar to the European Union.
Western countries are sceptical about trading with developing countries.
Asian countries have been actively opening their markets to one another.
Saussure’s conception of language as a communication between addresser and addressee, according tothe author, is exemplified by the
teaching of North Indian classical music by word of mouth and direct demonstration.
use of the recorded cassette as a transmission medium between the music teacher and the trainee.
written down notation sheets of musical compositions.
conductor’s baton and the orchestra.
In the context of the passage, according to the author, a life in the military develops arrogance inman and deforms him because
He is trained to think independently and under extreme pressure.
The subordinates cannot question the decision of superiors, irrespective of the outcome of suchdecisions.
Devoid of contact with civilians, the army is actually encouraged to despise them.
The caste system in the French army was so strong those who defied the establishment couldsurvive at the top
Choose the word that is the same in meaning as the word "aboiind" as used in the passage.
According to the first paragraph of the passage, which of the following statements is NOT false
Frank Whittle and Hans von Ohain werev the first to conceive of jet propulsion
Supersonic fighter planes were first used in the Second World War
No man had traveled faster than sound until the 1950s
The exploitation of jet propulsion for supersonic aviation has been remarkably fast