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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

General Knowledge Quiz - 33

1. Which lake seprates the Hyderabad, capital of Andhra Pradesh, from its twin city Secunderabad?
[A]Loktak Lake
[B]Chilka Lake
[C]Wular Lake
[D]Hussain Sagar Lake



2. 'Wings of Fire' and 'Ignited Minds' books are authored by which Indian scientist?
[A]H.G.Khurana
[B]M.S.Swaminathan
[C]A.P.J.Abdul Kalam
[D]S.Chandrasekhar



3. What is the common name of Acetylsalicylic Acid?
[A]Aspirin
[B]Vinegar
[C]Vitamin C
[D]Vitriol



4. Which is the nearest star to the Sun?
[A]Proxima Centauri
[B]Alpha Centauri A
[C]Alpha Centauri B
[D]Bernard's Star



5. Kavaratti, an island town, is the capital of which Indian union territory?
[A]Lakshadweep
[B]Daman and Diu
[C]Puducherry
[D]Andaman and Nicobar Islands



6. Sadakat Ashram memorial in Patna is dedicated to which former President of India?
[A]Zakir Hussain
[B]Rajendra Prasad
[C]Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
[D]V.V.Giri



7. In domestic LPG cylinders, a small quantity of which foul smelling chemical is added to act as a warning agent in case of any gas leakage?
[A]Pyridine
[B]Isocyanide
[C]Cadaverine
[D]Ethyl Mercaptan



8. How much time does Sunlight take to reach the Earth?
[A]8 minutes
[B]10 minutes
[C]12 minutes
[D]15 minutes



9. Which ruler of Gupta dynasty is also called the 'Napoleon of India'?
[A]Ramagupta
[B]Skandagupta
[C]Samudragupta
[D]Chandragupta Vikramaditya



10. Indira Mount, an underwater mountain named after former PM of India Smt. Indira Gandhi, is in which ocean?
[A]Indian Ocean
[B]Antarctic Ocean
[C]Atlantic Ocean
[D]Pacific Ocean



11. How do we better know Oscar award winner lyricist Sampooran Singh Kalra, the writer of 'Jai Ho' song for film 'Slumdog Millionaire'?
[A]Sameer
[B]Gulzar
[C]Javed Akhtar
[D]Prasoon Joshi



12. In 1872, which Viceroy of India was assassinated at Port Blair in the Andaman Islands?
[A]Lord Mayo
[B]Lord Curzon
[C]Lord Lytton
[D]Lord Irwin



13. After Sachin Tendulkar, who is the second cricketer to receive the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award?
[A]Saurav Ganguly
[B]Rahul Dravid
[C]Mahendra Singh Dhoni
[D]Anil Kumble



14. Who was the first Indian Governor-General of independent India?
[A]Lord Mountbatten
[B]C.Rajagopalachari
[C]Rajendra Prasad
[D]Jawaharlal Nehru



15. To whom does the President of India address his resignation?
[A]Chief Justice of India
[B]Prime Minister
[C]Lok Sabha Speaker
[D]Vice President



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General Knowledge Quiz - 32

1. Which freedom fighter highlighted the drain of India's wealth into Britain, in his book `Poverty and Un-British Rule in India' in 1901?
[A]Dinshaw Edulji Wacha
[B]Dadabhai Naoroji
[C]Gopal Krishna Gokhale
[D]Womesh Chandra Bonerjee



2. What is the common name of Indian national tree `Ficus Bengalensis'?
[A]Neem
[B]Peepal
[C]Aam (Mango)
[D]Bargad (Banyan)



3. From which country's constitution, the concept of the Directive Principles of State Policy has been adopted in Indian constitution?
[A]France
[B]Ireland
[C]United Kingdom
[D]United States of America



4. Who among the following is considered as the father of Mobile Phone?
[A]Percy Spencer
[B]Martin Cooper
[C]Tim Berners-Lee
[D]Edwin Land



5. What is the name of India's first electric Car?
[A]Rewa
[B]Arjun
[C]Chetak
[D]Shaktiman



6. In which battle was Prithviraj Chauhan, the ruler of Delhi, decisively defeated by Afghan ruler Muhammad Ghori?
[A]Battle of Buxar (1764)
[B]Battle of Plassey (1757)
[C]Third Battle of Panipat (1761)
[D]Second Battle of Tarain (1192)



7. Which city houses the headquarters of International Cricket Council (ICC)?
[A]Dubai
[B]London
[C]Monaco
[D]Sharjah



8. In which Indian state is the Keibul Lamjao, world's only floating National Park, situated?
[A]Kerala
[B]Karnataka
[C]Manipur
[D]West Bengal



9. 'My Music, My Life' and 'Raga Mala' books are the autobiographies of which music maestro?
[A]Zakir Hussain
[B]Amjad Ali Khan
[C]Pt.Shiv Kuamr Sharma
[D]Pt.Ravishankar



10. Which among the following is the motto of the Asian Games?
[A]Ever Onward
[B]Friendship Through Sport
[C]Humanity - Equality - Destiny
[D]Swifter, Higher, Stronger



11. What is the approximate playing time of full version of 'Jana Gana Mana', the National Anthem of India?
[A]42 seconds
[B]52 seconds
[C]62 seconds
[D]72 seconds



12. Which city is famous for Chikankari embroidery?
[A]Srinagar
[B]Hyderabad
[C]Lucknow
[D]Jodhpur



13. Who authored the book 'India Wins Freedom'?
[A]Jawaharlal Nehru
[B]Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
[C]Subhash Chandra Bose
[D]C.Rajagopalachari



14. Jatiyo Sansad is the parliament of which country?
[A]Nepal
[B]Pakistan
[C]Bangladesh
[D]Japan



15. Which scientist was known as 'Wizard of Menlo Park'?
[A]Isaac Newton
[B]Albert Einstein
[C]Louis Pasteur
[D]Thomas Alva Edison



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General Knowledge Quiz - 31

1. Who became the first space tourist on 28 April, 2001?
[A]Dennis Tito
[B]Mark Shuttleworth
[C]Gregory Olsen
[D]Anousheh Ansari



2. Which city will host Winter Olympics in 2010?
[A]Turin (Italy)
[B]Sochi (Russia)
[C]Vancouver (Canada)
[D]Salt Lake City (USA)



3. What is the popular name of Ascorbic acid?
[A]Vitamin A
[B]Vitamin B
[C]Vitamin C
[D]Vitamin D



4. In 2008, who became the first Indian to win an individual gold medal in the Olympic Games?
[A]Abhinav Bindra
[B]Vijender Kumar
[C]Leander Paes
[D]Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore



5. Who was the first Indian woman to win Miss Universe title in 1994?
[A]Lara Dutta
[B]Reita Faria
[C]Aishwarya Rai
[D]Sushmita Sen



6. How do we better know playback singer Kedarnath Bhattacharya?
[A]Shaan
[B]Lucky Ali
[C]Kumar Sanu
[D]Kishore Kumar



7. The name of which painting style, based on the name of a district in Bihar, literally means `Forest of Honey'?
[A]Kangra
[B]Mysore
[C]Tanjore
[D]Madhubani



8. Which one of the following is not a fungus?
[A]Yeast
[B]Mushroom
[C]Insulin
[D]Penicillin



9. In 1905, which Viceroy of India effected the Partition of Bengal?
[A]Lord Irwin
[B]Lord Curzon
[C]Lord Hardinge
[D]Lord Chelmsford



10. Annie Besant, a British lady, was first woman President of Indian National Congress(INC). Who was the first Indian woman President of INC?
[A]Sarojini Naidu
[B]Nellie Sengupta
[C]Indira Gandhi
[D]Sonia Gandhi



11. `Liberty, Equality and Fraternity' was the motto of which revolution?
[A]Cuban Revolution
[B]American Revolution
[C]Chinese Revolution
[D]French Revolution



12. On the banks of which river is Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, situated?
[A]Ganga
[B]Yamuna
[C]Gomti
[D]Godavari



13. To produce artificial rains, which chemical is used for Cloud Seeding?
[A]Copper Sulphate
[B]Ammonium Nitrate
[C]Silver Iodide
[D]Potassium Premanganate



14. Bomakai and Sambalpuri saris are native of which state?
[A]Orissa
[B]Madhya Pradesh
[C]Maharashtra
[D]West Bengal



15. `Akbarnama', a biographical account of Mughal ruler Akbar, was authored by?
[A]Faizi
[B]Birbal
[C]Abul Fazl
[D]Abdul Rahim Khan-i-khana



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Vocabulary Quiz - 40

1. Fetter
[A]Warm By Rubbing; Make Sore By Rubbing
[B]Worship Of Idols; Excessive Admiration
[C]Intermarriage Between Races
[D]Shackle



2. Figurative
[A]Medley; Miscellany
[B]Not Literal But Metaphorical; Using A Figure Of Speech
[C]Following; Later
[D]Uncorrectable



3. Finite
[A]Inclined To Cruelty
[B]State Of Being Valuable Or Loved
[C]Limited
[D]Uncertain How To Act; Weak



4. Flail
[A]Features Of The Face
[B]Sneer; Like Cobwebs
[C]Thresh Grain By Hand; Strike Or Slap
[D]Abnormal; Irregular



5. Fleece
[A]Helper; Additional Or Subsidiary
[B]Confuse
[C]Put Down; Quiet
[D]Wool Coat Of A Sheep



6. Flora
[A]Frenzy; Great Excitement
[B]Plants Of A Region Or Era
[C]Bruise
[D]Moved By Sexual Love; Loving



7. Fluke
[A]Not Identical On Both Sides Of A Dividing Central Line
[B]Fortress; Defense
[C]Unlikely Occurrence; Stroke Of Fortune
[D]Very Unrefined; Grossly Insensible



8. Foil
[A]Command; Arrange; Consecrate
[B]Lacking
[C]Defeat; Frustrate
[D]Family Name



9. Ford
[A]Made Less Dense (Of A Gas)
[B]Mournful
[C]Change; Convert To Something Different
[D]Place Where A River Can Be Crossed On Foot



10. Formidable
[A]In Confusion; Disorderly
[B]Favorable; Kindly
[C]Turn Away From
[D]Menacing; Threatening



11. Founder
[A]Walking About; Moving
[B]One Who Is Skeptical Of The Existence Or Knowability Of A God Or Any Ultimate Reality
[C]Fail Completely; Sink
[D]Thicken; Congeal; Clot



12. Fraudulent
[A]Laziness
[B]Cheating; Deceitful
[C]Meanly Stingy; Parsimonious
[D]Suitable To Debate Or Courts Of Law



13. Friction
[A]Limit; Confine
[B]Weakness Of Mind
[C]Defeat; Frustrate
[D]Clash In Opinion; Rubbing Against



14. Fruition
[A]Hard; Inflexible
[B]Sediment Deposited By Running Water
[C]Given Freely; Unwarranted
[D]Bearing Of Fruit; Fulfillment; Realization



15. Furtive
[A]Turn Upside Down Or Inside Out
[B]Courting Behavior By Cringing And Flattering
[C]Anger At An Injustice
[D]Stealthy; Sneaky



16. Galaxy
[A]Lustful
[B]Unbeliever
[C]Mass For The Dead; Dirge
[D]The Milky Way; Any Collection Of Brilliant Personalities



17. Gamely
[A]Honor; Tribute
[B]Bravely; With Spirit
[C]Having Human Form Or Characteristics
[D]After Dinner



18. Garner
[A]Pertaining To The Science Of The Function Of Living Organisms
[B]Humoring; Yielding; Lenient
[C]Gather; Store Up
[D]Sleep Producer



19. Gaunt
[A]Swagger; Assumed Air Of Defiance
[B]Relating To Paradise; Blissful
[C]Lean And Angular; Barren
[D]Extremely Small



20. Genre
[A]Scoff At
[B]Mock; Ridicule
[C]Particular Variety Of Art And Culture
[D]Creed



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Vocabulary Quiz - 39

1. Entrance
[A]Lack Of Balance Or Symmetry; Disproportion
[B]Overjoyed; In High Spirits
[C]Prevailing Style
[D]Put Under A Spell; Carry Away With Emotion



2. Eon
[A]Compress Or Shrink; Make A Pledge; Catch A Disease
[B]Long Period Of Time; An Age
[C]Having No Name
[D]Public Walk



3. Epitaph
[A]Branching Into Two Parts
[B]Plowed But Not Sowed; Uncultivated
[C]Territory Enclosed Within An Alien Land
[D]Inscription In Memory Of A Dead Person



4. Equilibrium
[A]Soil; Defile
[B]Condition In Which Blood Lacks Red Corpuscles
[C]Balance
[D]Public Brawl



5. Erode
[A]Harmless
[B]Eat Away
[C]Not Active; Acted Upon
[D]Cowardly



6. Eschew
[A]Monarch With Supreme Power
[B]Drifting Wreckage
[C]Speediness; Prompt Execution; Message Sent With All Due Speed
[D]Avoid



7. Ethnic
[A]Failure To Do
[B]Contemptible
[C]Sleep Producer
[D]Relating To Races



8. Euthanasia
[A]Fixed Idea; Continued Brooding
[B]Fleshy
[C]Mercy Killing
[D]Unlimited Authority Or Freedom



9. Exalt
[A]Pass Into Or Through; Penetrate (An Organization) Sneakily
[B]Raise In Rank Or Dignity; Praise
[C]Uneasiness; Distress
[D]Swollen Or Puffed As With Water Or Air



10. Execute
[A]Conquer; Bring Under Control
[B]Lacking In Spirit
[C]Put Into Effect; Carry Out
[D]Related To Monks



11. Exhume
[A]Seriousness; Gravity
[B]Glowing Ardor
[C]Dig Out Of The Ground; Remove From A Grave
[D]Shield; Defense



12. Expatiate
[A]Created By Statute Or Legislative Action
[B]Talk At Length
[C]Doubtful
[D]Unutterable; Cannot Be Expressed In Speech



13. Expletive
[A]Nonmoral
[B]Map-Maker
[C]Withdrawal; Retreat
[D]Interjection; Profane Oath



14. Extemporaneous
[A]Related; Belonging To The Same Family
[B]Not Planned; Impromptu
[C]Lower
[D]Split



15. Extrinsic
[A]Longing; Urge
[B]Not Inherent; Foreign
[C]Not Frank; Eluding
[D]Increase Or Intensify



16. Faculty
[A]Alter; Modify
[B]Worship Of Idols; Excessive Admiration
[C]Mental Or Bodily Powers; Teaching Staff
[D]Lament With Music



17. Fencier
[A]Sleep Producer; Deadener Of Pain
[B]Breeder Or Deal Of Animals
[C]Foil
[D]Obligated; Indebted



18. Fathom
[A]Weird
[B]Comprehend; Investigate
[C]Warm, Sultry Wind Blown From Africa To Southern Europe
[D]Brief And To The Point



19. Feign
[A]Prudent; Cautious
[B]Gold And Silver In The Form Of Bars
[C]Approval
[D]Pretend



20. Fervent
[A]Advise Against
[B]Ardent; Hot
[C]Tending Or Leaning Toward; Bent
[D]Wanton; Lewd; Dissolute



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Project Management Quiz - 47

1. The scope of a project can be expected to change if:
[A]The project manager must provide cost estimates without having a design concept
[B]Oversimplification (underestimating) of the nature of the work occurs
[C]The project manager is assigned after the project is defined, and the cost and schedule are approved
[D]A clear objective is not provided
[E]All of the above are possible based upon the situation



2. Which of the following organizations has the best technical project control?
[A]matrix
[B]functional
[C]projectized
[D]B and C
[E]A and B



3. Clearly defined group goals are important because they _____.
[A]motivate team behavior
[B]cause inner tension within team members until they are met
[C]encourage member interaction
[D]All of the above.
[E]A and C



4. The estimated cost to complete (ETC) is _____.
[A]BCWP/ACWP
[B]the forecasted and final cost - cost to date
[C](ACWP-BCWP)/BCWP * 100
[D]Total estimate - ACWP
[E]None of the above.



5. The most common definition of project success is:
[A]Within time
[B]Within time and cost
[C]Within time, cost and technical performance requirements
[D]Within time, cost, performance and accepted by the customer/user
[E]None of the above



6. Which of the following results are Win/Win conflict resolution?
[A]compromising
[B]forcing
[C]problem solving
[D]smoothly
[E]withdraw



7. During the planning phase of a project, you realize that more than one functional department possesses the skill and technical know-how to perform a given task. The best way for the project manager to handle this would be to:
[A]Make the decision, document it in the linear responsibility chart, and distribute the chart to all departments.
[B]Let the affected line groups decide among themselves who will perform the work
[C]Ask the executive sponsor to make the decision
[D]Allow each line group to perform part of the task
[E]All of the above



8. The ability to achieve cost savings is inversely proportional to _____.
[A]the earned value achieved to date
[B]the estimated costs to complete
[C]empowerment to the P.M.
[D]productivity
[E]None of the above.



9. The most effective team motivator is:
[A]the visibility of the team's contribution
[B]the satisfaction of meeting a challenge
[C]understanding the importance of the project
[D]the individual's professional challenge
[E]All of the above.



10. Which of the following is based on an individual identification with a more powerful person.
[A]expert power
[B]reward power
[C]referent power
[D]A and B.
[E]A and C



11. One of the most common pitfalls in effective communication is:
[A]not selecting the correct medium
[B]nor considering the position of the receiver
[C]assuming that because a message is sent, it has been received
[D]All of the above.
[E]A and B



12. The core function of the PM is
[A]client interfacing
[B]project integration
[C]quality assurance
[D]personal administration
[E]All of the above.



13. Value engineering/Analysis is the systematic use of techniques which does not include _____.
[A]establishing values for required functions
[B]provide the required functions at the lowest overall cost.
[C]identifies the required function of an item
[D]seeks to trade performance for cost
[E]None of the above.



14. You have been assigned as a project leader and must first review the statement of work provided by the customer. Which of the following is most often overlooked?
[A]Data item deliverables
[B]Customer-furnished equipment and facilities
[C]Long-lead procurement items
[D]Customer-imposed milestones
[E]Other subcontractor interface requirements



15. Project team building is most difficult in which type of environment?
[A]weak matrix organization
[B]strong matrix organization
[C]projectized organization
[D]functional organization
[E]expediter organization



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Project Management Quiz - 46

1. The "rolling wave" or "moving window" concept is used most frequently on projects where:
[A]The baseline is frozen for the duration of the project and no scope changes are permitted
[B]Marketing is unsure of what the customer actually wants and reserves the right to make major scope changes
[C]The low levels of the work breakdown structure are known with certainty for the next three to six months, but the remaining tasks are based upon the results of the first three to six months of work
[D]Networking techniques are not appropriate
[E]All of the above



2. The Cost Performance Index (CPI) measures
[A]total costs
[B]performance over a period of time
[C]costs at a point of time
[D]variable costs
[E]All of the above.



3. All of the following statements about control charts are true except:
[A]Control charts can be used to establish as well as maintain process control
[B]control charts are used to detemine acceptance limits when no limits are stipulated by the product specification; otherwise, one should use the limits dictated by the specification.
[C]all data points outside the control chart limits are variations explained by assignable causes.
[D]A and B.
[E]B and C



4. As a control tool, the bar chart (Gantt) methods is most beneficial for:
[A]rearranging conflicting tasks
[B]depicting actual versus planned tasks
[C]showing the outer dependencies of tasks
[D]A and C.
[E]A and D



5. Cost forecasting calculations include:
[A]EAC = ACWP + (BAC - BCWP)
[B]EAC = BAC/CPI
[C]EAC = ACWP + (BAC/CPI)
[D]All of the above.
[E]A and B



6. The appointment or selection of a project sponsor is often based upon:
[A]The strategic importance of the project
[B]Who the customer is
[C]Whether the organization is project or non-project-driven
[D]The profitability of the project
[E]All of the above



7. The strong matrix versus a weak matrix.
[A]team members are more likely to be assigned to the project office in a strong matrix
[B]strong matrix is more difficult to manage.
[C]the balance of power has shifted away from the PM.
[D]functional managers no longer has control over the technical processes.
[E]All of the above.



8. When all members must unanimously agree before a decision is reached
[A]all members become committed
[B]decisions are reached slowly
[C]integrity is developed
[D]future decision making ability is enhanced
[E]All of the above.



9. A team may not be fully functional until each member
[A]seeks consensus in decision making
[B]feels personal acceptance
[C]depends on the team leader for direction
[D]A and B.
[E]All of the above.



10. Quality management deals with all of the following except:
[A]conformance to requirements/specifications
[B]satisfying the needs of the customer
[C]making products more desirable and luxurious
[D]A and C.
[E]B and C



11. The difference between a project and a program is that:
[A]A program is made up of multiple projects
[B]A program requires at least three times longer to plan than a project
[C]A project is a one-shot deal while a program is on-going
[D]A and C
[E]B and C



12. The functional organization is effective with a mature product or single product line.
[A]true
[B]false
[C]
[D]
[E]



13. The most common non-behavioral reason for projects being completed behind schedule and over budget is:
[A]Selecting the wrong person as the project manager
[B]Selecting the wrong person as the sponsor
[C]Accepting a high-risk project
[D]Ill-defined requirements
[E]All of the above



14. You have summarized the project and note that 28,000 hours have been scheduled, 25,000 hours have been earned and 26,000 hours paid. The correct conclusion is:
[A]The project is operating at a favorable cost efficiency ratio.
[B]the project is spending more than planned
[C]the project is behind schedule
[D]the project is ahead of schedule
[E]B and C



15. Considering alternate suppliers is a form of _____.
[A]Value engineering.
[B]Risk Analysis
[C]Contract Management
[D]Project integration
[E]All of the above.



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Project Management Quiz - 45

1. Which influence reflects an informal organization?
[A]formal authority
[B]reward power
[C]referent power
[D]expert power
[E]penalty



2. A life cycle project manager tends to have the following characteristics:
[A]balanced training
[B]stronger administrative skills than technical skills
[C]stronger technical skills than administrative skills
[D]stronger human resource skills
[E]None of the above.



3. In acceptance sampling, if the sample size is kept the same but the acceptance number is increased, which of the following will be true:
[A]buyer's risk will decrease
[B]vendor's risk will decrease
[C]producer's risk will decrease
[D]consumer's risk will increase
[E]C and D only



4. Risks include the following types:
[A]Business risk
[B]pure risk
[C]Insurable risk
[D]A and B
[E]All of the above.



5. Traits of a participative manager include:
[A]being accessible
[B]being an effective delegator
[C]holding social gatherings
[D]All of the above.
[E]A and C



6. All of the following statements about acceptance sampling are true except:
[A]Acceptance sampling plans are beneficial when the cost of inspection is high and the resulting loss of passing nonconforming units is not great.
[B]Acceptance sampling plans are necessary when destructive inspections are required.
[C]Acceptance sampling plans are never effective at rejecting nonconforming units as 100 percent inspection, even when the inspection process is very tedious.
[D]Acceptance sampling plans do not directly control the quality of a series of lots; they instead specify the risk of accepting lots of given quality.
[E]Acceptance sampling plans are not very effective for inspecting small lots of custom-made products.



7. Interfacing with the customer after project go-ahead is the responsibility of:
[A]Project sponsor
[B]Project team
[C]Project manager
[D]Functional manager
[E]All of the above are possible, based upon the size and complexity of the project



8. Parametric cost estimating involves
[A]using the WBS to do bottom up estimates
[B]defining the perimeters of the life-cycle
[C]calculating the individual estimates of work packages
[D]using a statistical model to estimate costs
[E]A and C



9. Risk exposure refers to _____ .
[A]the amount at stake.
[B]what might happen.
[C]the likelihood of something
[D]who is going to be held accountable
[E]All of the above.



10. The compromise conflict resolution technique
[A]is necessary when both participants must win.
[B]results in both sides losing
[C]is used when resolution is more important than relationships
[D]B and C
[E]All of the above.



11. When a majority of team members must agree before a decision is reached _____.
[A]some team members may become alienated
[B]future group effectiveness may become damaged.
[C]the PM may lose credibility
[D]the project manager will most likely have to utilize a conflict resolution technique
[E]All of the above.



12. You are managing an internal project where a vice president from the user group is acting as the sponsor. You have just been informed by your team that the critical path has slipped by three weeks. You should:
[A]Immediately inform the sponsor and ask for advice
[B]Do nothing until the slippage occurs
[C]See the sponsor after you have evaluated alternatives, recommendations, and performed an impact analysis
[D]Look for someone to blame before you see the sponsor
[E]Inform your senior management of the problem and tell them that you will get back to them after you assessed the situation



13. A quality control manager decides to increase his daily sample size from three to six. The size of the control band will:
[A]increase
[B]decrease
[C]remain unchanged
[D]not determinable from given data
[E]None of the above.



14. Obtaining team commitment depends on:
[A]clear and interesting job assignments
[B]consensus on project goals
[C]involvement in developing task objectives
[D]All of the above.
[E]B and C



15. Risk mitigation is the process of _____ .
[A]transferring risk to another party.
[B]reducing uncertainty on the project
[C]identifying all possible risk events
[D]monitoring status and making adjustments
[E]All of the above.



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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

International Finance Quiz - 2

1. If ERD > IRD then exporter should avail a Rupee finance
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



2. In London Market of UK, the Indirect Quote Method is still adopted.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



3. The Euro Commercial paper is supported by a team-syndicated credit with both sides of the transaction combined into one operation.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



4. Cross currency forward contract is not meaningful if original contract is in Rupees to USD
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



5. Postal receipt is an acknowledgement of receipt of goods, a quasi negotiable instrument.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



6. The Prominent non banking financial institutions participating in the FOREX markets are Pension funds, mutual funds, insurance Cos.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



7. Funding Options in domestic yen market are Futures, FRAs, Call and put options.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



8. There is no difference between CIP and CIF contracts except the mode of transportation.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



9. JV means Joint venture and WOS means World of Security.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



10. Integrated branches of Commercial banks handle forex transactions as well as options, swaps, futures, arbitrage operations
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



11. At Least one principal Lender bank is essential for issue of the ADR or GDR.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



12. Till August 1994 India was following the Indirect Methodof Rate quotation.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



13. Cause of increase in cost of public issues Underwriting fees , selling commission
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



14. The Option period in the forward contract is at the option of the Banker, hence the bank has to be very conservative in quoting rates.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



15. In red clause credit some clauses are printed in Red ink.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



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International Finance Quiz - 1

1. Naked position is when investor does not hedge against market risk.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



2. In forward sales, the delivery refers to actual cash flows on due date.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



3. An AD can book a forward contract for a part of the amount of Sale Contract
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



4. The volume of trading of Derivatives in the world trade market is growing but still only 5% of the total.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



5. Floating rate notes are traded in secondary market also.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



6. The amount in EEFC account can be deposited in FCNR account to get interest.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



7. Indian companies are now allowed to freely invest abroad up to $1.5 million, raised through GDE or EEFC without prior permission from RBI.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



8. In an interest rate swap if the payment schedules are identical, only diffrence between the two payments is delivered.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



9. An Indian party which has made direct investment abroad has to submit a annual performance report in form ARP-1 to RBI.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



10. With the advent of futures and Options there is no need for additional instruments of risk hedging.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



11. Services of a Paying bank are taken when currencies of exporters country or the importers country is not involved in the transaction.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



12. Sandby credis are introduced by US Banks because they were not permitted to issue on demand guarantees.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



13. Installment credit is issued for specific quantities of goods to be shipped every week or month.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



14. The credit rating of World Bank is high in the world Capital market because it operates at the debt equity ratio of 1:2
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



15. Phytosanitary/ Radiation/Fumigation certificates are in the category of Health Certificates
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



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International Economics Quiz - 1

1. Inspite of continuous & consistent decline in customs duty since 1991, there have been no excessive increase in imports.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



2. Current account deficit/surplus met by opposite movement from the capital account helps to correct the disequilibrium in the foreign exchange market
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



3. The list of traded items included in the bag of custom duty reduction points out that the concessions are tilted towards benefitting the foreign suppliers more than the domestic producers.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



4. In free trade area the member countries maintain the respective previous tariff rate with the rest of the world
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



5. After passing the IRDA bill in 1999, Govt. decided to decentralize the GIC.from their four subsidiaries and allowed these companies to run it independently.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



6. ECM countries are a very important source both for imports & exports.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



7. In wait-die scheme the older transaction waits for a younger one to release its data item.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



8. At the birth of the IMF, one ounce of gold was priced at $30.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



9. If production takes place at the optimum level price will be not be equal to the minimum average cost of production
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



10. In case of exports, agriculture has surpassed gems & jewellery in terms of a higher rate of increase, though lesser in absolute figure.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



11. The reigns of policy formulation & operations of the World Bank are in the hands of the Board of Directors.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



12. IMF or World Bank want trading counties to follow a uniform code of classification to emphasis their importance on the world economy.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



13. Production equilibrium is realised at the point of tangency between the production possibility curve and factor price ratio.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



14. The inception of WTO dates back to 1995
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



15. In multiversion scheme to ensure serailizibility it is necessary that a transaction should be able to determine easily and quickly which version of the data item should be read.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



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General Knowledge Quiz - 30

1. Millennium Dome, where Priyanka Chopra was crowned Miss World in 2000, is located in which European city?
[A]Paris (France)
[B]London (UK)
[C]Moscow (Russia)
[D]Rome (Italy)



2. Which medieval empire did Harihar I and Bukka Raya I found in 1336?
[A]Chola Empire
[B]Maurya Empire
[C]Kushan Empire
[D]Vijayanagar Empire



3. Who wrote the novel 'Train to Pakistan'?
[A]R.K.Narayan
[B]Mulk Raj Anand
[C]Khushwant Singh
[D]Dharamvir Bharti



4. What element is added to steel (which is iron with a little carbon) to make stainless steel?
[A]Sulphur
[B]Phosphorus
[C]Silicon
[D]Chromium



5. In addition to five permanemt members, how many non-permanent members does UN Security Council have?
[A]7
[B]8
[C]9
[D]10



6. With reference to Radio broadcasting, what is the full form of `FM'?
[A]Free Music
[B]Free Mobile
[C]Frequency Modulation
[D]Frequency Multiplication



7. Who is the first indian cricketer to take Hat Trick in Test Cricket?
[A]Chetan Sharma
[B]Kapil Dev
[C]Harbhajan Singh
[D]Irfan Pathan



8. German Shepherd is a popular breed of?
[A]Dog
[B]Cat
[C]Cow
[D]Horse



9. Who is the only cricketer to claim over 500 wickets in both Tests and One Day Internationals?
[A]Wasim Akram
[B]Shane Warne
[C]Muttiah Muralitharan
[D]Glenn McGrath



10. To commemorate his conquest of the Ranthambhor fort and Khandesh in Gujarat, which Mughal ruler built Buland Darwaza at Fatehpur Sikri?
[A]Babur
[B]Akbar
[C]Jahangir
[D]Shahjahan



11. Nifty is the main share index of which stock exchange?
[A]BSE
[B]NSE
[C]NYSE
[D]NASDAQ



12. The name of which Indian classical dance style, originated in north India, literally means 'Story Teller'?
[A]Odissi
[B]Kuchipudi
[C]Kathak
[D]Bharatanatyam



13. On August 8, 1942, in which city Indian National Congress passed Quit India Resolution?
[A]Karachi
[B]Mumbai
[C]Kolkata
[D]Lucknow



14. Where is the Indira Point, the southernmost point of land in the territory of India, situated?
[A]Lakshadweep
[B]Andaman & Nicobar Islands
[C]Kerala
[D]Tamilnadu



15. In history, how do we better know Mughal empress Arjumand Banu Begum?
[A]Mumtaz
[B]Noorjahan
[C]Hazrat Mahal
[D]Manmati



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Vocabulary Quiz - 38

1. Dissemble
[A]Quick, Sharp Reply
[B]Undertaken
[C]Disguise; Pretend
[D]Sparing In Eating And Drinking; Temperate



2. Dissonance
[A]Uncorrectable
[B]Very Carefully
[C]Exceed; Surpass
[D]Discord



3. Distraught
[A]Restrain; Handcuff
[B]Become Engaged To Marry
[C]Tarnish; Soil
[D]Upset; Distracted By Anxiety



4. Diversion
[A]Not Literal But Metaphorical; Using A Figure Of Speech
[B]Trite Remark; Commonplace Statement
[C]Act Of Turning Aside; Pastime
[D]Indecent; Obscene



5. Document
[A]Discharge; Give Forth
[B]Someone Who Wastes Money
[C]Provide Written Evidence
[D]At Rest; Dormant



6. Dolorous
[A]Pertaining To Cooking
[B]Sorrowful
[C]Decay
[D]Enthusiasm; Liveliness



7. Drudgery
[A]Enthusiastic Follower
[B]Laughable; Trifling
[C]Marshy Wasteland
[D]Menial Work



8. Dynamic
[A]Dishonest Behavior
[B]Hater Of Women
[C]Small World
[D]Active; Efficient



9. Ecclesiastic
[A]Crack; Fissure
[B]Undertaken
[C]Pertaining To The Church
[D]Large Sailing Ship



10. Edify
[A]Gracious; Heartfelt
[B]Speak Foolishly
[C]Slingshot; A Hurling Machine
[D]Instruct; Correct Morally



11. Efficacy
[A]People Of Standing; Class Of People Just Below Nobility
[B]Food Of The Gods
[C]Take Apart
[D]Power To Produce Desired Effect



12. Egotism
[A]Oddity; Idiosyncrasy
[B]False Testimony While Under Oath
[C]Conceit; Vanity
[D]Sing; Babble



13. Elicit
[A]Wordy
[B]Lounge About
[C]Fear; Trembling Agitation
[D]Draw Out By Discussion



14. Elysian
[A]Summit
[B]Iridescent
[C]Relating To Paradise; Blissful
[D]Commemorate



15. Embellish
[A]Thought
[B]Defamatory; Injurious To The Good Name Of A Person
[C]Adorn
[D]Pull; Strain; Twist



16. Eminent
[A]Favoring Or Exercising Total Control; Non-Democratic
[B]High; Lofty
[C]Having Many Talents; Capable Of Working In Many Fields
[D]Dining Hall



17. Encomium
[A]Legal Delay Of Payment
[B]Wrong; Faulty
[C]Deadlock
[D]High Praise; Eulogy



18. Endue
[A]Pertaining To Memory
[B]Provide With Some Quality; Endow
[C]Hint; Inspiration
[D]Roundness; Sonorousness Of Speech



19. Engross
[A]Providing A General Overview; Summary
[B]Slender Tower Attached To A Mosque
[C]Plan Of A Trip
[D]Occupy Fully



20. Enrapture
[A]Vary; Go In Different Directions From The Same Point
[B]Miser
[C]Interjection; Profane Oath
[D]Please Intensely



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Project Management Quiz - 44

1. A key to successful Management by Objectives (MBO) is
[A]insuring that employees have clearly defined objectives
[B]involving employees in decision meetings
[C]permitting employees to set their own objectives
[D]allowing employees to perform their own evaluations
[E]A or C.



2. Sunk costs are:
[A]future costs held in reserve.
[B]costs invested in commodities.
[C]expended costs over which we have no control.
[D]expended costs over which we have no more control
[E]tax credits



3. The degree to which a company accepts and utilizes project management is often dependent upon the _____ and _____ of the project.
[A]Competition, dollar value
[B]Type of industry, manpower requirements
[C]Size, nature
[D]Quality requirements, manpower requirement
[E]Type of industry, risk



4. The specification for a particular part is 10" + or - 0.015". The standard associated process produces parts with a means of 10" and standard deviation of 0.002'. The process capability index is:
[A]0.002
[B]1
[C]2.5
[D]7.5
[E]None of the above



5. Which of the following is indicative of negative float?
[A]The late start date is earlier than the early start date.
[B]The critical path supports the imposed end date.
[C]The early finish date is equal to the late finish date.
[D]When leads are employed in the schedule.
[E]The project is sinking.



6. Line of balance charts are used most frequently in:
[A]Engineering
[B]Marketing
[C]Manufacturing
[D]Accounting
[E]Contracts and procurement



7. Project tradeoffs are usually made by comparing _____ and constraints.
[A]Time, cost, and quality
[B]Time, risk, and quality
[C]Risk, quality, and manpower availability
[D]Cost, quality, and technical performance
[E]Cost, quality, and risk



8. Standard "Shewhart" control charts assume that the distribution of sample means is:
[A]uniform
[B]normal
[C]discrete
[D]symmetrical
[E]B and D only



9. The type of power most infrequently used by the PM is
[A]formal authority
[B]reward power
[C]referent power
[D]expert power
[E]penalty



10. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of message filtering?
[A]semantics
[B]media
[C]ethics
[D]organizational status
[E]reputation



11. Feasibility studies evaluate alternatives in terms of
[A]Cost-effectiveness
[B]Ease of performance
[C]Risk
[D]Safety
[E]All or part of A through D



12. Present value measures
[A]the value to us today of future cash flows.
[B]the rate of return on an investment when we take account of cash inflows and outflows
[C]the current estimates of our project budget
[D]the dollars worth of work accomplished as of today
[E]All of the above.



13. The Project Manager has the responsibility of knowing what kind of message to send because his _____ may avoid communications barriers.
[A]business interfaces
[B]output
[C]technical experience
[D]priorities
[E]training methods



14. The ability to reduce risk is _____ to how far you have progressed through the project life cycle.
[A]inversely proportional
[B]directly proportional
[C]not related
[D]the responsibility of the risk executive
[E]is directly proportional to the amount at stake.



15. The risk of accepting a lot of poor quality, in acceptance sampling, is referred to as:
[A]buyer's risk
[B]consumer's risk
[C]producer's risk
[D]type I error
[E]B and D only



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Sunday, November 27, 2011

General Knowledge Quiz - 29

1. Which scale is used to measure the Acid or Alkali (Base) content of a substance?
[A]Mohs scale
[B]Beaufort scale
[C]Richter scale
[D]pH scale



2. On which planet, due to its clockwise (east to west) rotation on the axis, the Sun rises in the west and sets in the east?
[A]Mars
[B]Earth
[C]Venus
[D]Mercury



3. How do we better know nineteenth century spiritual guru Gadadhar Chatterjee?
[A]Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
[B]Ramakrishna Paramhans
[C]Swami Dayanand Saraswati
[D]Swami Vivekanand



4. Who authored the book 'Hindu View of Life?
[A]S.Radhakrishnan
[B]Jawaharlal Nehru
[C]C.Rajagopalachari
[D]Mahatma Gandhi



5. Which country was formerly known as 'Upper Volta'?
[A]Namibia
[B]Ethiopia
[C]Botswana
[D]Burkina Faso



6. Who introduced the word 'Robot', for artificial workers, in his science fiction play R.U.R. in 1921?
[A]George Orwell
[B]Karel Capek
[C]Daniel Defoe
[D]Rudyard Kipling



7. Hydrogen and Carbon monoxide are the major constituents of which fuel gas?
[A]Coal Gas
[B]Water Gas
[C]Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
[D]Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)



8. Hoover Medal, a prize given for outstanding extra-career services by engineers to humanity, has been awarded to which Indian engineer for year 2008?
[A]Sam Pitroda
[B]G.Madhavan Nair
[C]N.R.Narayan Murthy
[D]A.P.J.Abdul Kalam



9. On 1st July 1997, where was India's first Science City inaugurated?
[A]Mumbai
[B]Bengaluru
[C]Hyderabad
[D]Kolkata



10. Which city houses the headquarters of Asian Development Bank (ADB)?
[A]Manila (Philippines)
[B]Bangkok (Thailand)
[C]Kualalampur (Malaysia)
[D]Seoul (South Korea)



11. Falkland Islands, located in South Atlantic Ocean, are a self-governing Overseas Territory of which country?
[A]France
[B]United Kingdom
[C]Argentina
[D]Spain



12. In 1916, who founded Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey (SNDT) Women's University at Pune, the first women's university in India?
[A]Annie Besant
[B]Mahatma Gandhi
[C]Madan Mohan Malaviya
[D]Dhondo Keshav Karve



13. What name has been given to the first Boeing 747/700 jet, inducted into Indian Air Force, designed to work as the Indian President's office-in-the-sky?
[A]Samrat
[B]Rajdoot
[C]Maharaja
[D]Badshah



14. The novel 'Q & A', on which 8 Oscar awards winning film 'Slumdog Millionaire' (2008) is based, was authored by which Indian civil servant?
[A]Vikas Swarup
[B]Vikram Seth
[C]Amitav Ghosh
[D]Aravind Adiga



15. In 1981, which Mumbai born British writer won the Booker Prize for his novel 'Midnight's Children'?
[A]Salman Rushdie
[B]V.S.Naipaul
[C]Arundhati Roy
[D]Kiran Desai



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Vocabulary Quiz - 37

1. Definitive
[A]Created By Statute Or Legislative Action
[B]Glance Coquettishly At; Make Eyes At
[C]Final; Compete
[D]Yield; Give In; Die



2. Degraded
[A]Calm; Pacify
[B]Lowered In Rank; Debased
[C]Affectedly Dainty
[D]Mischievous; Humorous; Tricky



3. Delineate
[A]Move Troops So That The Battle Line Is Extended At The Expense Of Depth
[B]Portray
[C]Thousand-Year Period
[D]Name; Title



4. Demagogue
[A]Mass For The Dead; Dirge
[B]Person Who Appeals To People'S Prejudice
[C]Crown
[D]Agreeable; Pleasing To The Taste



5. Demotic
[A]Arranged By Degrees (Of Height, Difficulty, Etc.)
[B]Increase; Grow
[C]Sweltering
[D]Pertaining To The People



6. Denounce
[A]Destruction By Fire
[B]Frugality; Thrift; Agriculture
[C]Condemn; Criticize
[D]Aggressive; Savage



7. Depravity
[A]Moved Gently By Wind Or Waves
[B]Heavenly
[C]Notoriously Bad
[D]Corruption; Wickedness



8. Derision
[A]Showing Excitement; Overflowing With Enthusiasm
[B]Harmful
[C]Honor; Tribute
[D]Ridicule



9. Desiccate
[A]Ridicule
[B]Dry Up
[C]Rule Over Tyrannically
[D]Harass; Tease



10. Destitute
[A]Government Under A Single Ruler
[B]Too Particular; Fussy
[C]Confuse; Upset; Embarrass
[D]Extremely Poor



11. Detrimental
[A]Throw Overboard
[B]Clothing
[C]Harmful; Damaging
[D]Act Of Driving Back; Distaste



12. Dexterous
[A]Practical Rule Guiding Conduct
[B]Person With An Insane Desire To Set Things On Fire
[C]Skillful
[D]Thicken; Congeal; Clot



13. Dictum
[A]Exceed
[B]Authoritative And Weighty Statement
[C]Art Of Dancing
[D]Exhausting



14. Dilatory
[A]Scold
[B]Open For The Public To Read; Obvious
[C]Drunken Revelry
[D]Delaying



15. Dint
[A]Comic Misuse Of A Word
[B]Pithy Maxim
[C]Means; Effort
[D]One Who Abandons His Religious Faith Or Political Beliefs



16. Disconcert
[A]Penitent
[B]Wealth
[C]Science Of Law
[D]Confuse; Upset; Embarrass



17. Discrete
[A]Pertaining To Disease
[B]Meat-Eating
[C]Stir Up; Disturb
[D]Separate; Unconnected



18. Dishearten
[A]Not Identical On Both Sides Of A Dividing Central Line
[B]Discourage; Cause To Lose Courage Or Hope
[C]Oily; Fatty
[D]Disgustingly Excessive



19. Dismantle
[A]Heavy; Hard To Manage
[B]Inscription In Memory Of A Dead Person
[C]Region Near Heaven Or Hell Where Certain Souls Are Kept; A Prison [Slang]
[D]Take Apart



20. Dispatch
[A]Easily Nauseated; Squeamish
[B]Block; Obstacle
[C]Purgative
[D]Speediness; Prompt Execution; Message Sent With All Due Speed



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Project Management Quiz - 43

1. Achieving effective upward communications in an organization requires that the sender consider which of the following:
[A]entropy
[B]position
[C]the medium
[D]A and B.
[E]All of the above.



2. Configuration (baseline) control monitors performance against the
[A]scope baseline
[B]original schedule
[C]original budget
[D]All of the above.
[E]None of the above.



3. Japanese resource management models exhibit.
[A]a cooperative spirit of goal settings
[B]non-specialized career paths
[C]frequent changes on team assignments
[D]A and B.
[E]All of the above.



4. Life Cycle Costing:
[A]is the concept of including all costs within the total life of a project.
[B]is an activity devoted to optimizing cost/performance
[C]is an activity of appraising the cost and technical performance of a completed project.
[D]is a process of predicting the life of a project.
[E]None of the above.



5. Risk management requires an understanding that _____ .
[A]the degree of greatest uncertainty occurs in the Conceptual Phase of the Life Cycle.
[B]risk identification must be directly aligned with the Work Breakdown Structure.
[C]it is merely advanced preparation for possible adverse future events.
[D]it does not imply complete control of events
[E]All of the above.



6. The centerline of a standard "Shewhart' control chart represents:
[A]the process target
[B]the nominal dimension specified by the customer
[C]the nominal dimension specified by the designer
[D]the true process average or mean
[E]the process sample average or mean



7. The critical path is calculated by
[A]subtracting the end date of task one from the start date of task two.
[B]determining which tasks have the least amount of total slack.
[C]totaling the time for all activities.
[D]determining the shortest path through the network.
[E]Determining which tasks have the most slack



8. Delegation may
[A]defer the decision on type of approach to be used.
[B]be interpreted as passive and uncaring
[C]tend to emphasize the task over the people involved.
[D]be frequently utilized by a project manager.
[E]All of the above.



9. Final risk quantification considers total risk impacts and _____ .
[A]translates the impacts into economic terms for analysis.
[B]concentrates on schedule impacts
[C]may not consider safety and environmental impacts
[D]A and B
[E]A and C



10. Managerial Reserves are:
[A]allowances to account for price changes that can occur over the life of a project.
[B]incentive fees paid to managers for good performance.
[C]funds used to offset poor cost or schedule estimates.
[D]accounts to allocate and maintain funds for contingency programs
[E]All of the above.



11. Project management provides organizations with a methodology to:
[A]Become more efficient and effective in accomplishing goals that cannot be handled well by the traditional structure
[B]Manage high risk repetitive work
[C]Provide clients with multiple points of contact
[D]Provide guidance in accomplishing repetitive activities
[E]All of the above



12. Random cause or system variation is:
[A]generally present in every process
[B]the responsibility of the inspection of the process
[C]the responsibility of the workers of the process
[D]the responsibility of management
[E]A and D only



13. The most frequently used construct in Precedent Diagramming Method is:
[A]Start to Start.
[B]Finish to Finish.
[C]Start to Finish.
[D]Finish to Start.
[E]Dummy activity.



14. The person sending a message is NOT influenced by which of the following
[A]sender's credibility
[B]receiver's assumptions
[C]receiver's evaluative and tendency
[D]receiver's attitude and needs
[E]sender's knowledge



15. A common mistake in communications is to _____ of the receiver.
[A]overestimate the knowledge
[B]underestimate the knowledge
[C]underestimate the intelligence
[D]overestimate the intelligence
[E]None of the above.



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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Vocabulary Quiz - 36

1. Conjecture
[A]Scoff At
[B]Surmise; Guess
[C]Pay Costs For
[D]Correspondence Of Parts; Harmonious Relationship



2. Consanguinity
[A]Gradual Wearing Down
[B]Kinship
[C]Bitterness; Hatred
[D]Book Of Religious Instruction; Instruction By Question And Answer



3. Consonance
[A]Teacher Of Philosophy; Quibbler; Employer Of Fallacious Reasoning
[B]Biting; Sarcastic; Stinging
[C]Person Interested Mostly In External Objects And Actions
[D]Harmony; Agreement



4. Construe
[A]Doctor Who Treats Ailments Of The Feet
[B]Bog; Marsh
[C]Substance That Prevents Infection
[D]Explain; Interpret



5. Contentious
[A]Mock
[B]Quarrelsome
[C]Mongrel; Mixed Breed
[D]Face; Appearance



6. Contraband
[A]Secret
[B]Person Of No Importance; Nonexistence
[C]Evasive; Baffling; Hard To Gasp
[D]Illegal Trade; Smuggling



7. Conundrum
[A]Hard; Inflexible
[B]Beginning; Origin
[C]Having To Do With Knowing Or Perceiving
[D]Riddle



8. Cordon
[A]Give
[B]Remainder
[C]Long Period Of Time; An Age
[D]Extended Line Of Men Or Fortifications To Prevent Access Or Egress



9. Corrosive
[A]Fleshy
[B]Eating Away By Chemicals Or Disease
[C]Unsuccessful; Fruitless
[D]Public Brawl



10. Coup
[A]Consciousness
[B]Highly Successful Action Or Sudden Attack
[C]Pertaining To Cultivation Of Gardens
[D]Trick; Stratagem



11. Coy
[A]Soothe
[B]Shy; Modest; Coquettish
[C]Scantly; Inadequate
[D]Violent Anguish



12. Credo
[A]Person Who Looks On The Good Side
[B]Exaggerated
[C]Creed
[D]Ridicule



13. Criterion
[A]Slaughterhouse; Science Of Carnage
[B]Person Dissatisfied With Existing State Of Affairs
[C]Standard Used In Judging
[D]Temporary Stay



14. Cuisine
[A]Unchanging; Lacking Development
[B]Riddle
[C]Width; Extent
[D]Style Of Cooking



15. Cupidity
[A]Retired On Pension Because Of Age
[B]Greed
[C]Avoid
[D]Pure; Spotless



16. Cynosure
[A]Pompous Array Of Words
[B]Settle Down; Descend; Grow Quiet
[C]Practical Rule Guiding Conduct
[D]Object Of General Attention



17. Daunt
[A]Study Of Artifacts And Relics Of Early Mankind
[B]Get One'S Bearings; Adjust
[C]Lean And Angular; Barren
[D]Intimidate



18. Debase
[A]Secret; Mysterious
[B]Liable To Err
[C]Legal Delay Of Payment
[D]Reduce To Lower State



19. Décolleté
[A]Examination Of Accounts
[B]Change; Convert To Something Different
[C]Having A Low-Necked Dress
[D]Tear Out



20. Deducible
[A]Punish
[B]Pretense; Evasion
[C]Agreeable; Lovable
[D]Derived By Reasoning



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General Knowledge Quiz - 28

1. Which constituent of human blood is responsible for blood clotting?
[A]Plasma
[B]Red Blood Cells (Erythrocytes)
[C]White Blood Cells (Leukocytes)
[D]Platelets (Thrombocytes)



2. On 6th April 1909, who became the first person to reach the North Pole?
[A]Richard E. Byrd
[B]Robert Edwin Peary
[C]Roald Amundsen
[D]Lincoln Ellsworth



3. Where is the headquarters of the National Institute of Oceanography located?
[A]Dona Paula (Goa)
[B]Kochi (Kerala)
[C]Mumbai (Maharashtra)
[D]Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh)



4. Who is the first Indian woman to graduate from the Harvard Business School?
[A]Naina Lal Kidwai
[B]Lalita D. Gupte
[C]Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
[D]Chanda Kochhar



5. Who authored the book `The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid'?
[A]Philip Kotler
[B]Jack Welch
[C]C.K.Prahalad
[D]Mohanbir Sawhney



6. Which pass, connecting Sri Lankan mainland with Jaffna peninsula. is referred as the 'Gateway to Jaffna'?
[A]Khyber pass
[B]Nathu La pass
[C]Elephant pass
[D]Rohtang pass



7. Who is known as the 'Father of Medicine'?
[A]Herodotus
[B]Hipparchus
[C]Hippocrates
[D]Wilhelm Wundt



8. 'Hematite' and 'Magnetite' are the principal ores of which metal?
[A]Iron
[B]Nickel
[C]Cobalt
[D]Aluminium



9. Who administers the oath of office to the President of India?
[A]Prime Minister
[B]Lok Sabha Speaker
[C]Rajya Sabha Speaker
[D]Chief Justice of India



10. Who is the ex-officio chairman of the Planning Commission of India?
[A]President
[B]Prime Minister
[C]Finance Minister
[D]RBI Governor



11. Which was the first state in the India to be formed on a purely linguistic basis, in 1953?
[A]Punjab
[B]Gujarat
[C]Andhra Pradesh
[D]Tamil Nadu



12. To the Greeks, which Maurya ruler was known as 'Sandrokottos'?
[A]Bindusara
[B]Ashok the Great
[C]Chandragupta Maurya
[D]Dasaratha Maurya



13. Which Muslim social reformer founded the Aligarh Muslim University, originally known as Mohammeden Anglo-Oriental College, in 1875?
[A]Zakir Hussain
[B]Hakim Ajmal Khan
[C]Syed Ahmed Khan
[D]Maulana Abul Kalam Azad



14. Which freedom fighter authored 'Gita Rahasya', a commentary on Bhagvad Gita, during his imprisonment at Mandalay in Myanmar?
[A]Vinoba Bhave
[B]Mahatma Gandhi
[C]C.Rajagopalachari
[D]Bal Gangadhar Tilak



15. Which African country was formerly known as 'Nyasaland'?
[A]Malawi
[B]Ghana
[C]Botswana
[D]Tanzania



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