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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

General Knowledge Quiz - 89

1. Which of the following is the abbreviated name of an autonomous organisation under Ministry of Rural Development?
[A] NIMI
[B] IGNOU
[C] CAPART
[D] NPCIL



2. Who were the founders of the company Hewlett Packard (HP)?
[A] Dave Hewlett and Bill Packard
[B] Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard
[C] Jack Hewlett and Edwards Packard
[D] Edwards Hewlett and Jack Packard



3. Who amongst the following is the author of the book “To a Hunger Free World”?
[A] A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
[B] Ashok Lahiri
[C] Amartya Sen
[D] M.S. Swaminathan



4. Who won the ‘Asia Business Leader of the Year’ award at the CNBC Asia Business Leaders Awards in 2006?
[A] Rahul Bajaj
[B] Ratan Tata
[C] Anand Mahindra
[D] Vijay Mallya



5. World’s leading travel portal Expedia has acquired a majority stake in India’s top online hotels aggregator for $17 million. Name the company.
[A] Yatra
[B] Makemytrip
[C] TravelGuru
[D] Cleartrip



6. Which of the following Indian ports is a private port?
[A] Bedi Bunder
[B] Navlakhi
[C] Ratnagiri
[D] Pipavav



7. What annual payment will discharge a debt of Rs. 5082 due in 2 yrs at 10% per annum compounded annually?
[A]2000
[B]2250
[C]2575
[D]2420



8. Where was the first session of Indian National Congress held?
[A]Bombay
[B]Delhi
[C]Calcutta
[D]Madras



9. Which of the following contributes largely to the green-house gas effect?
[A]ozone
[B]carbon dioxide
[C]carbon monoxide
[D]water vapour



10. Which one of the following is a high-yielding variety of wheat?
[A]Kalyansona
[B]Hira
[C]Moti
[D]Jaya



11. Which of the following type of soils is very hard to cultivate?
[A]red
[B]alluvial
[C]black
[D]sandy



12. Which one of the following is not a green house gas?
[A]methane
[B]carbon dioxide
[C]nitrous oxide
[D]chlorofluorocarbons



13. Which of the following is not a product of vehicular pollution?
[A]sulphur dioxide
[B]carbon monoxide
[C]hydrogen peroxide
[D]hydro carbons



14. Which of the following is the largest asteroid discovered so far?
[A]Chiron
[B]Ceres
[C]Pulsars
[D]Ranger



15. The 2001 Nobel Prize for literature was won by an Indian origin writer. Name her/him.
[A]Salman Rushdie
[B]VS Naipaul
[C]Arundhati Roy
[D]Vijay Tendulkar



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IT Quiz - 6

1. A payroll register is an example of which of the following reports?
[A]Action Document
[B]Information Document
[C]Turnaround Document
[D]Control Listing



2. Which of the following is an example of a telecommunication processor?
[A]Modem
[B]Micro Computer
[C]Coaxial Cable
[D]Fibre-optic Cable



3. Which of the following systems requires the use of special sensing devices that measure physical phenomena such as temperature, pressure etc.?
[A]Computer-Aided Design
[B]Computer-Aided Manufacturing
[C]Manufacturing Resource Planning
[D]Process Control System



4. The departmental head wants to have a report that lists all those items where actual expenditures exceeded budget targets by at least 10 percent. This is an example of
[A]External Report
[B]Exception Report
[C]Summary Report
[D]Periodic Scheduled Report



5. Which of the following is/are function(s) of telecommunication software packages?
I. Access Control.
II. Transmission Control.
III. Error Control.
IV. Security Management.
[A]Only (I) above
[B]Only (II) above
[C]Both (I) and (II) above
[D]All of the above



6. The default mode of Vi editor of UNIX is
[A]Input
[B]Command
[C]Ex
[D]Output



7. Which of the following security measures use human body parts such as retina or fingerprint to identify a unique individual?
[A]Input Controls
[B]Processing Controls
[C]Output Controls
[D]Biometric Controls



8. User-defined functions are contained in which of the following sections of a C program?
[A]Documentation Section
[B]Definition Section
[C]Global Declaration Section
[D]Sub Program Section



9. Which of the following Internet services runs on the background of the user's computer, letting him/her know when his friends or coworkers (only those who are registered) are online?
[A]File Transfer Protocol
[B]Internet Telephony
[C]Internet Fax
[D]Internet Paging



10. Tasks like printing a block of the worksheet, copying functions and formulae into a new row, etc. can be saved as
[A]Micros
[B]Macros
[C]Templates
[D]Functions



11. How does the Operating System manage memory?
[A]By dividing memory into regions which are dedicated to a single application, preventing other programs from overwriting other program's data
[B]By moving infrequently-accessed portions of memory out to disk, and only bringing them back in when they are used
[C]By checking the contents of memory, to make sure that a process is not wasting it
[D]Both (a) and (b) above



12. Which of the following is/are characteristic(s) of high-level language?
[A]It is a procedural language that tells the computer what to do and how to do it
[B]It is usually compiled or interpreted
[C]It enables programmers to create programs at a higher level of abstraction, compared to machine and assembly language
[D]All of the above



13. Which of the following is/are disadvantage(s) of indexing a field in a database?
[A]It requires a great deal of time to generate the index at first
[B]It is slower than direct access
[C]Indexed files require more storage space than other types of files
[D]Both (b) and (c) above



14. Why don't computers just use the much faster DRAM instead of hard disk to store all data, although DRAM is cheaper?
[A]DRAM is volatile
[B]The hard disk is less prone to error
[C]"Refreshing" DRAM is expensive
[D]Information can be read from a DRAM chip and can also be written into it



15. What is the programming term for a place in memory where data can be stored?
[A]Constant
[B]Class
[C]Variable
[D]Method



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Monday, January 30, 2012

Project Management Quiz - 64

1. As the project progresses, the level of uncertainties in a project _________
[A]Remains the same
[B]Keeps on increasing
[C]Keeps on decreasing
[D]Remains the same



2. Is it advisable to hire the best expertise in the beginning of a project rather than after finalizing the project plan?
[A]Yes, it is advisable to hire the best possible experts in the beginning of a project as the value addition is maximum in the beginning at the planning stage
[B]Yes, it is advisable to hire the best possible experts in the beginning of a project as we can negotiate their wages or their consulting role better
[C]No, it is not advisable to hire the best possible experts in the beginning of a project, as their contribution will be minimum as work has not yet begun
[D]No, experts are costly to hire and they should only be utilized in an emergency



3. Cost of making change is the highest in what phase of the project life cycle?
[A]Initiation
[B]Planning
[C]Execution
[D]Close out



4. Change is constant so we should not unnecessarily worry too much on account of cost of making changes. Analyze this statement and choose the best possible option
[A]Yes, change is taking place all around us. We should keep a hefty amount of reserve for the changes that may be needed in the project
[B]Yes, change is taking place all around us. We should not worry but be open to changes, as that will make us more flexible
[C]No, it is a generic statement that changes are constant. We should always plan things in the best possible way by collecting relevant information to minimize changes
[D]No, we should not allow any scope change, as it is the best way to destroy the project. Unless we are 100% sure of the project costs we should not begin execution of the project



5. The amount of stake keeps on increasing based on additional deployment of __________ and ________
[A]Resources, capital
[B]Capital, managers
[C]Management intervention, resources
[D]Team members, customer



6. Stakeholders are all those ________ who have a direct or indirect interest in the project
[A]Persons/groups/organizations
[B]Government organizations
[C]Senior management personnel of a company
[D]Members of the project team



7. Which statement is not true about stakeholder analysis:
[A]Expectations of different stakeholders from project will vary
[B]A stakeholder analysis could antagonize negative stakeholders
[C]A stakeholder analysis helps to reduce negative influences
[D]Stakeholder analysis should be done to identify key stakeholder requirements



8. Need life cycle forms the basis for project feasibility:
[A]No, feasibility is the basis
[B]Yes
[C]Can not say
[D]No, planning is the basis



9. Your are involved in drafting the business case for a proposed project. To do this you should consider all of the following except:
[A]Competitive survival
[B]The project’s charter
[C]The Need statement
[D]Your organization’s overall business strategy



10. Which is not a method of doing an investment appraisal?
[A]Internal Rate of Return
[B]Payback period
[C]Earned value analysis
[D]Return on Investment



11. The Present Value:
[A]Shows what the current value is of expected future cash flows
[B]Will be the same for each year of the project
[C]Is used in Return on Investment (ROI) technique of investment appraisal
[D]Is not much used today



12. What will not be included in the Project Charter?
[A]Scope statement
[B]Business need for the project
[C]Expected stakeholder influences
[D]Completion dates required



13. All the following statements are true of a project charter except:
[A]It formally authorizes the project
[B]Includes organizations involved in the project
[C]Is issued by the project manager
[D]It should be aligned to the organization's strategic goals



14. The PESTLE analysis enables us to look at the following 6 major considerations in a logical and systematic manner
[A]Political, Economic, Sociological, Technical, Legal, Environment
[B]Practical, Estimation, Scientific, Technical, Local, Environmental
[C]Political, External, Scientific, Total, Legal, Estimation
[D]Practical, External, Sociological, Terminal, Legal, Estimation



15. Human resources can be divided into which broad groups?
[A]Procedures and administration
[B]Teamwork and motivation
[C]Administrative and motivational
[D]Administrative and behavioral



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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Vocabulary Quiz - 89

1. Fortitude
[A]Formidable; Causing Fear
[B]Openmouthed
[C]Bravery; Courage
[D]Corruption; Wickedness



2. Fracas
[A]Pen-Name
[B]Brawl; Melee
[C]Existence; Means Of Support; Livelihood
[D]Stitches Sewn To Hold The Cut Edges Of A Wound Or Incision; Material Used In Sewing



3. Fresco
[A]Lacking Self-Restraint; Licentious
[B]Miser
[C]Daily
[D]Painting On Plaster (Usually Fresh)



4. Furor
[A]Shrivel; Decay
[B]Impervious; Not Permitting Passage Through Its Substance
[C]Interfering
[D]Frenzy; Great Excitement



5. Gaffe
[A]Stupid Person
[B]Regretful; Sorrowful; Dejected
[C]Social Blunder
[D]Appease



6. Gall
[A]Phrase Dulled In Meaning By Repetition
[B]Crawl Or Creep On Ground; Remain Prostrate
[C]Mysterious; Secret; Supernatural
[D]Annoy; Chafe



7. Gargoyle
[A]Earthwork Or Other Strong Defense
[B]Waterspout Carved In Grotesque Figures On Building
[C]All-Powerful
[D]Annoy; Vex



8. Garrulous
[A]Home
[B]Loquacious; Wordy
[C]Counselor-At-Law
[D]Exaggerated



9. Geniality
[A]Rear; Encourage
[B]Cheerfulness; Kindness; Sympathy
[C]Gather; Assemble
[D]Quality Of A Musical Tone Produced By A Musical Instrument



10. Genuflect
[A]Person Competent To Act As A Judge Of Art, Etc.; A Lover Of An Art
[B]Combative; Disposed To Fight
[C]Cause; Produce
[D]Bend The Knee As In Worship



11. Gesticulation
[A]Related To Monks
[B]Malodorous
[C]Motion; Desire
[D]Person Who Enjoys His Own Pain



12. Glib
[A]Artistic; Dealing With Or Capable Of Appreciation Of The Beautiful
[B]Fluent
[C]Remedy; Comprehension
[D]Goblet; Consecrated Cup



13. Glut
[A]Reserve; Uncommunicativeness; Inclination To Be Silent
[B]Weakness
[C]Overstock; Fill To Excess
[D]High; Lofty



14. Gouge
[A]Resulting In Unexpected And Contrary Manner
[B]Tear Out
[C]Time-Past
[D]Disown; Renounce Claim To



15. Grandiose
[A]Token Reminder
[B]Stick Fast
[C]Imposing; Impressive
[D]Going Astray; Erratic; Cunning



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Friday, January 27, 2012

General Knowledge Quiz - 88

1. Match the correct combination in the following:
Country President
(i) Ghana (a) Umaru Yar’Adua
(ii) Tanzania (b) Yoweri Museveni
(iii) Nigeria (c) John Agyekum Kufuor
(iv) Uganda (d) Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete
[A] i-a, ii-d, iii-c, iv-b
[B] i-c, ii-d, iii-a, iv-b
[C] i-b, ii-a, iii-c, iv-d
[D] i-a, ii-b, iii-d, iv-c



2. Idea has bought the Modi’s stake valued at Rs 2,175 crore in __________ company.
[A] Modi Healthcare
[B] Modi Telstra Ltd
[C] Hutch
[D] Spice Communications



3. With which of the following country, India currently does not have a Preferential Trade Agreement?
[A] Sri Lanka
[B] Thailand
[C] Chile
[D] Peru



4. “Snacking ka meetha funda” is ad line associated with
[A] Haldiram Sweets
[B] Parle Krackjack
[C] Cadbury’s Bytes
[D] None of these



5. Match the following:
State Festival Fair
(i) Bihar (a) Chhath (A) Madai Fair
(ii) Andhra Pradesh (b) Gugga Naumi (B) Yellaramma Jatara
(iii) Harayana (c) Margazh (C) Sonepur Cattle Fair
(iv) Madhya Pradesh (d) Koqsar (D) Basdoda Fair
[A] i-a-D, ii-b-B, iii-c-C, iv-d-A
[B] i-d-C, ii-c-B, iii-a-A, iv-b-D
[C] i-a-C, ii-c-B, iii-b-D, iv-d-A
[D] i-b-A, ii-a-C, iii-d-D, iv-c-B



6. Fortune hotels is a part of
[A] Welcome group
[B] Taj group
[C] Best Western
[D] None of these



7. Match the correct combination in the following:
Age Period Composer
(i) Medieval (a) 476-1400 AD (A) Johann Christian Bach
(ii) Renaissance (b) 1400-1600 AD (B) Gioacchino Rossini
(iii) Baroque (c) 1600-1760 AD (C) Thomas Campion
(iv) Classical (d) 1730-1820 AD (D) Dante Alighieri
(v) Romantic (e) 1850-1910 AD (E) William Byrd
[A] i-a-E, ii-b-C, iii-c-D, iv-d-A, v-e-B
[B] i-a-D, ii-b-A, iii-c-B, iv-d-C, v-e-E
[C] i-a-A, ii-b-C, iii-c-E, iv-d-D, v-e-B
[D] i-a-D, ii-b-E, iii-c-C, iv-d-A, v-e-B



8. Fortune, Warrior, Windsor, Perfect, are famous brands from
[A] Grasim
[B] Raymonds
[C] Liberty
[D] Action



9. State wise largest producers of following crops (in quantity) are given in descending order. Mark which is not correct combination:
S.No Crops States
[A] Sugarcane Uttar Padesh, Maharastra, Tamil Nadu
[B] Coffee Karnataka, Kerala, Tamilnadu
[C] Wheat Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana
[D] Soybeans Madhya Pradesh, Maharastra, Rajastan



10. Which of the following countries is not a member of the SAARC?
[A] China
[B] India
[C] Sri Lanka
[D] Pakistan



11. Match the correct combination in the following:
Cartoon Characters Creators
(i) Asterix (a) Bill Watterson
(ii) Dilbert (b) Jim Davis
(iii) Calvin and Hobbes (c) Charles Schulz
(iv) Peanuts (d) Albert Uderzo & Rene Goscinny
(v) Garfield (e) Scott Adams
[A] i-a, ii-c, iii-b, iv-e, v-d
[B] i-d, ii-e, iii-a, iv-c, v-b
[C] i-b, ii-d, iii-a, iv-e, v-c
[D] i-c, ii-a, iii-b, iv-d, v-e



12. “Nobody delivers Kerala Better” is a catch line of
[A] Kerela Tourism
[B] Malyala Manorma
[C] Sagar Ratna
[D] Dasaprakash



13. Match the correct combination in the following:
Actresses Featured in a James Bond Movie
(i) Izabella Scorupco (a) The World is not enough
(ii) Teri Hatcher (b) Die Another Day
(iii) Sophie Marceau (c) Golden Eye
(iv) Roasmund Pike (d) Tomorrow Never Dies
[A] i-c, ii-d, iii-a, iv-b
[B] i-a, ii-c, iii-d, iv-b
[C] i-c, ii-d, iii-b, iv-a
[D] i-a, ii-b, iii-c, iv-b



14. “World No Tobacco day” is observed on which of the following days?
[A] 1st May
[B] 10th May
[C] 21st May
[D] 31st May



15. Match the correct combination in the following:
Painter Title of Creation
(i) Leonardo Da Vinci (a) The Last Supper
(ii) Jonannes Vermeer (b) The descent from the cross
(iii) Vincent Van Gogh (c) Starry Night
(iv) Rembrandt Harmensz Van Rijn (d) Christ in the house of Martha and Mary
(v) Salvador Dali (e) The disintegration of the persistence of memory
[A] i-a, ii-d, iii-c, iv-b, v-e
[B] i-a, ii-b, iii-c, iv-d, v-e
[C] i-c, ii-d, iii-e, iv-b, v-a
[D] i-e, ii-b, iii-d, iv-c, v-a



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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Republic Day Quiz - 1

1. The Republic Day of India commemorates the date on which the Constitution of India came into force replacing an act which was governing document of India. Which act was replaced?
[A]Government of India Act 1935
[B]Government of Great Britain Act 1935
[C]Government of United Kingdom Act 1935
[D]East India Companies Act 1905



2. When did Constitution of India came into force?
[A]26 January 1947
[B]26 January 1950
[C]15 August 1947
[D]15 August 1950



3. Who was the chairman of drafting committee of Indian Constitution?
[A]Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru
[B]Dr. Rajendra Prasad
[C]Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar
[D]Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel



4. Indian constitution was prepared in
[A] 2 years 11 months
[B] 2 years 18 days
[C] 2 years 18 months
[D] 2 years 11 months 18 days



5. Where did the Republic Day parade in Delhi held?
[A]Rajpath
[B]Lal Quila(Red Fort)
[C]Rajghat
[D]Shanti Sthal



6. When did Beating Retreat ceremony happened?
[A]26 January
[B]27 January
[C]28 January
[D]29 January



7. On republic day, many awards are given like Ashok Chakra, Kirti Chakra etc. There is an award for children also. Which award are we talikng about?
[A]National Bravery Award
[B]National Children Award
[C]Rashtrapati Protsahan Puraskar
[D]President's Medal



8. The Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed Forces, takes the salute on Republic Day Parade. Who is Commander-in-Chief?
[A]Prime Minister
[B]President
[C]Head of Indian Army
[D]Vice President



9. Who address the nation on Republic Day?
[A]Prime Minister
[B]President
[C]Head of Indian Army
[D]Vice President



10. Which of the following venue never hosted Republic Day celebrations?
[A]Irwin Stadium
[B]Kingsway
[C]Red Fort
[D]Rajghat



11. Who was the first state guest of honour for Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi in 1950?
[A]King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck of Bhutan
[B]Governor General Malik Ghulam Muhammad of Pakistan
[C]President Sukarno of Indonesia
[D]Queen Elizabeth II from United Kingdom



12. Which country has the distinction of being the guest of honour for the maximum (four) number of times on Republic Day of India?
[A]Bhutan
[B]Mauritius
[C]Russia
[D]France



13. Who is the chief guest of 63rd Republic Day celebrated on 26th Jan'2012?
[A]Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra
[B]Indonesia President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
[C]President of France Nicolas Sarkozy
[D]Russian President Vladimir Putin



14. Who is awarded Ashok Chakra - the highest peacetime gallantry award on 26th Jan'2012?
[A]Arjan Singh
[B]Captain Vikram Batra
[C]Major R P Singh
[D]Lieutenant Navdeep Singh(posthumously)



15. India shows its Military Might on which day?
[A]Republic Day
[B]Independence Day
[C]Martyr Day
[D]Army Day



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General Knowledge Quiz - 87

1. Which of the following country-capital-currency is not correct?
Country Capital Currency
[A] Botswana Gaborone Peso
[B] Bulgaria Sofia Lev
[C] Cambodia Phnom Penh Riel
[D] Macedonia Skopje Denar



2. Which company has joined Hands with ICICI prudential to market Insulin?
[A] Pfizer
[B] Alembic
[C] Cadila
[D] Biocon



3. Which of the following state –river match is correct?
River State
[A] Koodor Maharastra
[B] Girnar Kerala
[C] Mahi Goa
[D] Tunga Karnataka



4. Kinetic engineering has collaborated with _____________ for High Tech Scooters in India.
[A] Benillo
[B] Pentario
[C] ItlaJet
[D] Benotini



5. Louis Phillipe and Allen Solly are ready to wear products from
[A] Aditya Birla Group
[B] J.K. Group
[C] DCM
[D] None of these



6. What is common to Steve Martin and Peter Sellers?
[A] Both of them have featured in the title role of Inspector Blake
[B] Both of them have featured in the title role of Inspector Lynley
[C] Both of them have featured in the title role of Inspector Jacques Clouseau
[D] Both of them have featured in the title role of Inspector Migraet



7. Which Indian telecom and media conglomerate, has bought a 70 percent stake in Willow.tv, the Cricket webcasting site based in Sunnyvale, CA
[A] Airtel
[B] Idea
[C] Reliance ADA Group
[D] None of these



8. From which country did India receive the highest FDI inflow during 2006-07?
[A] United States of America
[B] United Kingdom
[C] Netherlands
[D] Mauritius



9. Identify the telecom operator in India that launched “One India tariff plan”.
[A] Airtel
[B] Hutch
[C] Idea
[D] MTNL



10. The CEO of Arcelor at the time of its acquisition by the Ispat group was __________.
[A] John M. Cassaday
[B] David Lev
[C] Guy Dolle
[D] Antonio Murta



11. Identify the group that bought Ritz-Carlton Hotel of Boston.
[A] Welcome group
[B] Tata
[C] Birla
[D] Fortune Hotels



12. Match the correct combination in the following:
Name of the Retailer Country of origin
(a) Wal-Mart (i) France
(b) Carrefour (ii) USA
(c) TESCO (iii) Australia
(d) Woolworth (iv) UK
[A] a-iii, b-i, c-iv, d-ii
[B] a-ii, b-iv, c-iii, d-i
[C] a-ii, b-i, c-iv, d-iii
[D] a-iv, b-ii, c-iii, d-i



13. Identify the name of the FM radio station launched by Adlabs.
[A] 91.1 FM
[B] Big 92.7 FM
[C] 98.3 FM
[D] 97.5 FM



14. Match the correct combination in the following:
State Location Type of Special Economic Zone
(i) Andhra Pradesh (a) Hassan (A) Automobile and Automobile Component
(ii) Maharashtra (b) Ranipet (B) Leather
(iii) Karnataka (c) Hyderabad (C) Textile
(iv)Tamil Nadu (d) Waluj (D) Gems and Jewellery
[A] i-b-D, ii-d-A, iii-a-C, iv-c-B
[B] i-b-B, ii-a-A, iii-d-C, iv-c-D
[C] i-c-B, ii-d-A, iii-a-C, iv-b-D
[D] i-c-D, ii-d-A, iii-a-C, iv-b-B



15. Kishore Biyani is the promoter of
[A] Magnet
[B] Reliance Fresh
[C] Amartex
[D] Future Group



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Vocabulary Quiz - 88

1. Facilitate
[A]Rescue From Loss
[B]Make Less Difficult
[C]Swindle; Cheat
[D]Related To Monks



2. Fallible
[A]Person Who Appeals To People'S Prejudice
[B]Scorn; Disdain
[C]Liable To Err
[D]Additional Object; Useful But Not Essential Thing



3. Fastidious
[A]Incomprehensive; Not To Be Discovered
[B]Religious Image; Idol
[C]Broad-Bladed Instrument Used For Spreading Or Mixing
[D]Difficult To Please; Squeamish



4. Fawning
[A]Very Fat
[B]Courting Behavior By Cringing And Flattering
[C]Private; Peculiar To An Individual
[D]Crevice



5. Ferret
[A]Gentle Breeze; West Wind
[B]Having A Deteriorating Or Depreciating Effect On The Meaning Of A Word
[C]Drive Or Hunt Out Of Hiding
[D]An Assumed Name



6. Festive
[A]Serve As An Example Of; Embody
[B]Cloy; Overfeed
[C]Joyous; Celebratory
[D]Unrefined; Coarse



7. Fiat
[A]Scope
[B]Word For Word
[C]Command
[D]New Or Newly Coined Word Or Phrase



8. Finesse
[A]Boring; Tiring
[B]Delicate Skill
[C]Firm Grasp Or Footing
[D]Lay Eggs



9. Fitful
[A]Lacking Caution; Injudicious
[B]Spasmodic; Intermittent
[C]Pertinence; Reference To The Case In Hand
[D]Played In An Abrupt Manner; Marked By Abrupt Sharp Sound



10. Fledgling
[A]Hasten
[B]Foreshadow; Portend
[C]Variety; Dissimilitude
[D]Inexperienced



11. Flippancy
[A]Opinion Contrary To Popular Belief; Opinion Contrary To Accepted Religion
[B]Desert; Abandon; Renounce
[C]Broken Fragments
[D]Trifling Gaiety



12. Flotsam
[A]Similarity; Using Comparisons Such As Similes
[B]Drifting Wreckage
[C]Tending Or Leaning Toward; Bent
[D]Join; Unite



13. Foible
[A]Hostile Feeling Or Intent
[B]Weakness; Slight Fault
[C]Cautious; Careful
[D]Wise Saying; Proverb



14. Foolhardy
[A]Acquit; Exculpate
[B]Slow Up; Loosen
[C]Insert Between
[D]Rash



15. Formality
[A]Weightless
[B]Favoritism (To A Relative)
[C]Adherence To Established Rules Or Procedures
[D]Fond Statement



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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

General Knowledge Quiz - 86

1. K. Sera Sera productions is a property of
[A] B.R. Chopra
[B] Anana Desai
[C] Mushir Riaz
[D] Ramgopal Verma



2. The force on the sail of a ship varies as the area of the sail and the velocity of the wind (v). When the velocity is 36, the force on a square sail is 57.6. All the same velocity, what will be the force on a similar sail whose dimensions are 1.5 times the first one?
[A]129.6
[B]86.4
[C]78.8
[D] Indeterminable



3. The metal mercury:
[A] Is the hardest known metal
[B] Is a liquid at room temperature
[C] Is highly radioactive
[D] Is extensively used in aircraft construction



4. Fill in the right option to complete this slogan. Muhn Mein ___________ Kadmo Mein Duniya
[A] Bubble Double
[B] Boomer
[C] Tulsi Zarda
[D] Rajnigandha (Pan Masala)



5. An aircraft takes off at the speed of 100 km/hr at an angle of 30o runaway. What is the velocity of the aircraft along the runway?
[A] 86.6 km/hr
[B] 76 km/hr
[C] 70 km/hr
[D] 50 km/hr



6. Which international brands were acquired by Tata Motors for an approximate price of $2.3 billion in 2008?
[A] Jaguar-Land Rover
[B] Chrysler
[C] Chevrolet
[D] Mercedes



7. A coin is dropped at refractive index of 4/3. The real depth of coin is 28 cm. The coin would be apparently appear to be at the depth of
[A] 80 cms
[B] 25 cms
[C] 20 cms
[D] 21 cms



8. Unlike most other fish, sharks have no:
[A] Bones
[B] Teeth
[C] Gills
[D] Liver



9. A market where goods are sold by evading taxes is known as
[A] Black Market
[B] Silent market
[C] Fudge market
[D] None of these



10. A current of 4 amp from 250 V source flow through an electric iron for 2 hours. The energy consumed will be
[A] 1 Kwh
[B] 4 Kwh
[C] 1.5 Kwh
[D] 2 Kwh



11. The Term Blue Revolution means
[A] Creating Jobs
[B] Space Program
[C] Yamuna Action Plan
[D] Fishries



12. Which of following combination is correct?
[A] Andaman Express: Chennai to Jammu Tawi
[B] Gitanjali Express: Mumbai to Jammu Tawi
[C] Hirakud Express: Puri to Amritsar
[D] Navyug Express: Mangalore to Howrah



13. Renowned fast food chain McDonalds started operations in India in the year
[A]1996
[B]1997
[C]1995
[D]1998



14. Which one of the following is not correct about Palagummi Sainath?
[A] Development journalist
[B] Expert on famine and hunger
[C] Former student of Delhi University
[D] Grand son of former president V.V. Giri



15. Which Indian company acquired US-based power company Intergen for $1.1 billion in 2008?
[A] DLF
[B] GMR
[C] L & T
[D] Reliance-ADA



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Vocabulary Quiz - 87

1. Entomology
[A]Hackneyed; Commonplace; Trite
[B]Bloody
[C]Study Of Insects
[D]Questionable Medicine



2. Enumerate
[A]Relating To Races
[B]Scope
[C]List; Mention One By One
[D]Disown; Disavow



3. Epic
[A]Misleading
[B]Long Heroic Poem Or Similar Work Of Art
[C]Curse
[D]Black Magic; Dealings With The Dead



4. Equanimity
[A]Effort; Expenditure Of Much Physical Work
[B]Solemn Wonder
[C]Brief; Terse; Compact
[D]Calmness Of Temperament



5. Escapade
[A]Treacherous Plot
[B]Prank; Flighty Conduct
[C]Crucial; Key; Vital
[D]Violation Of Law; Sin



6. Esteem
[A]Consider; Ponder
[B]Indisputable
[C]Respect; Value; Judge
[D]Yielding; Timid



7. Etymology
[A]Trader
[B]Lukewarm
[C]Agreeable; Lovable
[D]Study Of Word Parts



8. Exacerbate
[A]Measure Of Temperature Used Widely In Europe
[B]Rider On Horseback
[C]Worsen; Embitter
[D]Connoisseur Of Food And Drink



9. Excise
[A]Acquit; Exculpate
[B]Cut Away; Cut Out
[C]One Who Fits Glasses To Remedy Visual Defects
[D]Gallop Softly



10. Exhort
[A]Command; Arrange; Consecrate
[B]Soothing Application Applied To Sore And Inflamed Portions Of The Body
[C]Urge
[D]Overcome



11. Exorbitant
[A]Path Taken By A Projectile
[B]Cheerful Promptness
[C]Excessive
[D]Increase Or Intensify



12. Expedient
[A]List Of Works Of Music, Drama, Etc., A Performer Is Prepared To Present
[B]Inborn
[C]Specialized Knowledge; Expert Skill
[D]Suitable; Practical; Politic



13. Expurgate
[A]Walking About; Moving
[B]Animal Or Plant Living On Another; Toady; Sycophant
[C]Scrupulous; Careful
[D]Clean; Remove Offensive Parts Of A Book



14. Extort
[A]Small Speck
[B]Supply; Allotted Demand; Assigned Portion Of Work
[C]Wring From; Get Money By Threats, Etc.
[D]Formidable; Causing Fear



15. Fabricate
[A]Drink In
[B]Greediness For Wealth
[C]Build; Lie
[D]Study Of Fish



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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Personnel Administration Quiz - 2

1. Job of similar responsibilities must be placed in the same grade.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



2. Payment must be related to performance.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



3. Job analysis is a systematic process of collecting information about a job.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



4. A grout without leader is given a topic for discussion & asked to arrive at a group decision.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



5. An exit interview provides last opportunity to discover the nature of dissatisfaction.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



6. It is difficult to measure service & judge the seniority.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



7. Matters such as wages, bonus etc. which are the subjects of collective bargaining are included in the perview of Workers Participation Schemes.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



8. Continuous communication with employees about change is not required
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



9. Direct compensations are medical benefits, paid leave & insurance.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



10. The recruitment agency is paid certain % of the incumbents' salary as professional charges.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



11. To remain competitive, organization needs to build positive employee relation.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



12. Participation is impossible at all levels of management.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



13. Compensation should not ensure internal equity.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



14. Participation in decision is the negligible form of participation.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



15. Personnel department plays important role in managing change
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



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Personnel Administration Quiz - 1

1. Case method is one of the training type.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



2. Eligibility for gratuity is minimum 10 years of service.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



3. Integrating the human resources function with business is not a goal of Personnel Department
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



4. Information Technology enables organisationwide access to educational & training material.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



5. The advertisement does not necessarily create a positive image of the company.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



6. It is Management prerogative to accept the suggestions of workers.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



7. Consultative participation involves a higher degree of sharing views.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



8. Manual need not be revised periodically.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



9. The MBO approach involves establishing performance goals jointly by Superior & subordinates.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



10. To remain competitive, organization needs to build positive employee relation.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



11. Standing orders means the rules of conduct for workmen employed in industrial establishments.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



12. The well established bases of promotion are qualification & productivity.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



13. Assessment centers is one method to understand promotable employees in the organization.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



14. Measurement of merit is very easy.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



15. Induction also helps to old employees.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



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Monday, January 23, 2012

General Knowledge Quiz - 85

1. The world’s leading countries in FDI are
[A] India and China
[B] US and England
[C] India and US
[D] China and Japan



2. Who wrote the book “Selling the dream”?
[A] Steve Jobs
[B] Guy Kawasaki
[C] Shiv Khera
[D] Philip Goldberg



3. Who were the founders of the company Hewlett Packard (HP)?
[A] Dave Hewlett and Bill Packard
[B] Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard
[C] Jack Hewlett and Edwards Packard
[D] Edwards Hewlett and Jack Packard



4. “No part of the enemy’s body may be used as a souvenir” was said by
[A] General Kamikaze
[B] American Pacific fleet 1942
[C] Winston Churchill
[D] Stalin



5. “Project Bhasa” is related with
[A] Microsoft India
[B] Satyam
[C] Central Hindi Institute
[D] U.P. Govt.



6. Synecology is the study of
[A] Individuals
[B] Relation between plant & animal community
[C] Study of environment
[D] None



7. Which law is associated with the rise of balloon in air?
[A] Parkinson law
[B] Gravitational law
[C] Law of motion
[D] Archimedes law



8. India’s which leading IT services exporter acquired Citigroup’s captive business process outsourcing (BPO) arm Citigroup Global Services (CGSL) for $505 million?
[A] Wipro
[B] Infosys
[C] Tata Consultancy Services
[D] HCL Technologies



9. In man, the absence of a Y chromosome in a fertilized egg causes it to develop into
[A] Male
[B] Female
[C] Inter sex
[D] Dead chromosome



10. Which international brand had an ad campaign - 'Tomorrow is mine' and had signed Rahul Dravid for the campaign?
[A] Reebok
[B] Nike
[C] Adidas
[D] Puma



11. When a metallic wire is connected to a battery
[A] Current is taken to be flowing from negative terminal to positive terminal.
[B] Electrons flow from negative terminal to positive terminal.
[C] Electrons flow from positive terminal to negative terminal.
[D] Current is taken to be flowing from negative to negative and positive to positive terminal.



12. Kinetic energy is:
[A] Life energy, possessed only by living organisms
[B] Only important at subatomic distances
[C] Energy of movement
[D] A rare form of energy sometimes observed in deep space



13. India is a member of
(a) NATO
(b) WTO
(c) IAEA
(d) NAFTA
[A] (b) and (c)
[B] (a) and (d)
[C] (a) and (b)
[D] (b), (c) and (d)



14. The base radius of a cylinder is 1 2/3 times its height. The cost of painting is CSA at 2 paise/cm2 is Rs. 92.40. The volume of liquid is
[A] 80850 cm3
[B] 80580 cm3
[C] 80508 cm3
[D] none



15. Durgapur steel plant was established in collaboration with
[A] U.K.
[B] USA
[C] W. Germany
[D] USSR



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IT Quiz - 5

1. Which of the following memories/storage devices has the fastest access speed?
[A]RAM
[B]ROM
[C]Cache Memory
[D]Hard Disk



2. Entity-Relationship Model falls under which of the following Data Models?
[A]Relational Model
[B]Network Model
[C]Hirerarchical Model
[D]Object-Based Logical Model



3. Which of the following systems helps users to collaborate with each other to accomplish and manage structural work tasks within a knowledge-based business process?
[A]Electronic Meeting System
[B]Workflow System
[C]Teleconferencing
[D]Data Conferencing



4. In which of the following analyses, an end user makes changes to variables or relationships among them, and observes the resulting changes in the values of other variables?
[A]What-if Analysis
[B]Sensitivity Analysis
[C]Goal-seeking Analysis
[D]Optimization Analysis



5. User interfaces enable the users to perform which of the following functions?
I. Log on to the system by providing a user name and a password.
II. Trigger Application Programs.
III. Shut down the operations of the computer safely by following an orderly shutdown procedure.
[A]Only (I) above
[B]Only (II) above
[C]Only (III) above
[D]All (I), (II) and (III) above



6. Which of the following applications usually involves software packages that assist the software developers to perform many of the activities of the systems development cycle?
[A]Executive Information System
[B]Computer-Aided Software Engineering
[C]Office Information System
[D]Multimedia Database



7. Which of the following is not a correct rule with respect to variables in C language?
[A]Variables should begin with a letter
[B]Variables are case sensitive
[C]Variable names should not be keywords
[D]Underscores are not allowed in defining variable names



8. Functional requirements of a system are developed in which of the following stages of Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC)?
[A]Systems Investigation
[B]Systems Analysis
[C]Systems Design
[D]Systems Implementation



9. Which of the following layers of OSI Reference Model performs checksum Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) to detect and correct errors in the transmission of data?
[A]Transport Layer
[B]Network Layer
[C]Data Link Layer
[D]Session Layer



10. Which of the following is a tool that is used for planning program logic and makes use of "imitation code" that imitates real programming language?
[A]Flowchart
[B]Decision Table
[C]Program Design Language
[D]Compiler



11. The default initial value is zero for which of the following storage classes in C language?
[A]Automatic
[B]External
[C]Static
[D]Both (b) and (c) above



12. Which of the following features of Netware operating system provides both users and network administrators with a single integrated view of an entire network and the servers connected to it?
[A]Redirector
[B]Netware Core Protocol (NCP)
[C]Netware Loadable Module (NLM)
[D]Netware Directory Services (NDS)



13. Which of the following multi-processing systems has the least interprocessor distance?
[A]Multicomputer
[B]Data Flow Machine
[C]Local Area Network
[D]Metropolitan Area Network



14. Which of the following contains a collection of documents inter-linked by hyperlinks over the Internet?
[A]Intranet
[B]Local Area Network
[C]Metropolitan Area Network
[D]World Wide Web



15. Design of easy-to-use web pages is an example of
[A]Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
[B]User Interface Design
[C]Data Design
[D]Process Design



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General Knowledge Quiz - 84

1. Which of these promotes rural technology?
[A] CAPART
[B] IDBI
[C] ECGC
[D] NABARD



2. Zapak Digital Entertainment is an on line gaming venture promoted by
[A] UTV
[B] Balaji Telefilm
[C] Zee TV
[D] Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Enterprises



3. Which bank was acquired by HDFC Bank Ltd for $2.38 billion?
[A] Centurion Bank of Punjab
[B] UTI
[C] Syndicate Bank
[D] None of these



4. Which of the following allows one to start and continue to share regularly any of his/her own personal experience, knowledge, opinion or thought with the internet community?
[A] Portal
[B] Email
[C] Blog
[D] Chat



5. What process takes place in Sun?
[A] Fission
[B] Fusion
[C] Combustion
[D] None of these



6. FOREX reserves fall under:
[A] SEBI
[B] RBI
[C] SBI
[D] None of these



7. This organisation has 1356 members and has the ad-line "the world put stock on us". Which organisation?
[A] NASDAQ
[B] LSE
[C] NYSE
[D] BSE



8. Egg is a rich source of nutrients except:
[A] Vitamin C
[B] Protein
[C] Vitamin D
[D] None of these



9. In banking terminology, CRR means.
[A] Credit Reserve Ratio
[B] Cash Reserve Ratio
[C] Credit Rating Ratio
[D] Cash Rating Ratio



10. Which is the common Element in Brass & Bronze?
[A] Gold
[B] Tin
[C] Silver
[D] Copper



11. Which institute has been recognised by UNESCO for the spreading of knowledge?
[A] IIT Mumbai
[B] IIT Kanpur
[C] IIT Delhi
[D] IIT Roorkee



12. “Bollywood” name has been granted as a trademark to which US based Media and Entertainment company by Indian Trademark Registry?
[A] Viacom
[B] Universal Studios
[C] Disney Enterprises
[D] Miramax



13. Where will be the first automobile museum in India?
[A] Mumbai
[B] Kolkata
[C] Chennai
[D] Delhi



14. Lakshmi Mittal, the famous NRI industrialist, is partnering with Govt. of India for the following big project:
[A] Oil Refinery
[B] Atomic Power Plant
[C] Biotechnology
[D] Mining



15. Inner layer of skin is called
[A] Papillae
[B] Cuticle
[C] Dermis
[D] Epidermis



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Vocabulary Quiz - 86

1. Dogged
[A]Fluent; Glib
[B]Yellowed; Prejudiced; Envious
[C]Determined; Stubborn
[D]Blessedness; State Of Bliss



2. Dour
[A]Pardon
[B]Be Thankful For; Increase In Worth; Be Thoroughly Conscious For
[C]Domestic; Made At Home
[D]Sullen; Stubborn



3. Drone
[A]Pompous Walk
[B]Idle Person; Male Bee
[C]Longing; Urge
[D]Illogical; Lacking Reason; Insane



4. Duenna
[A]Cause; Produce
[B]Filthy; Base; Vile
[C]Attendant Or Young Female; Chaperone
[D]Someone Who Eats Too Much



5. Eccentric
[A]Provide Written Evidence
[B]Odd; Whimsical; Irregular
[C]Small Opening; Outlet
[D]Unjust; Wrong



6. Effete
[A]Teacher Of Philosophy; Quibbler; Employer Of Fallacious Reasoning
[B]Survey Of Enemy By Soldiers;
[C]Worn Out; Exhausted; Barren
[D]Revengeful



7. Effrontery
[A]Soothing Application Applied To Sore And Inflamed Portions Of The Body
[B]Shameless Boldness
[C]Depressed; Gloomy
[D]Based On Assumptions Or Hypothesis



8. Egress
[A]Entreating; Beseeching
[B]Dull; Impassive
[C]Exit
[D]Illegal



9. Elucidate
[A]Noise
[B]Waterspout Carved In Grotesque Figures On Building
[C]Explain; Enlighten
[D]Make Frivolous Objections



10. Emancipate
[A]Division; Split
[B]Positive; Arbitrary
[C]Set Free
[D]Recoiling From Progress; Retrograde



11. Emetic
[A]Moment Of Calm
[B]Kinship
[C]Substance Causing Vomiting
[D]Unlikely Occurrence; Stroke Of Fortune



12. Emulate
[A]Permitting Light To Pass Through Freely; Easily Detected
[B]Rival; Imitate
[C]Obstinately Stubborn
[D]Make Impossible; Eliminate



13. Encroachment
[A]Firm Grasp Or Footing
[B]Gather; Store Up
[C]Gradual Intrusion
[D]Untidy; Careless In Work Habits



14. Engaging
[A]Heterogeneous Mixture; Medley
[B]Capricious; Fanciful; Quaint
[C]Charming; Attractive
[D]Witty Saying; Facetious Remark



15. Enigmatic
[A]Bury
[B]Obscure; Puzzling
[C]Too Particular; Fussy
[D]Coiled Around



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Operations Management Quiz - 5

1. Which of the following activities calls for mid-term tactical decisions?
[A]Identification of manpower requirement
[B]Capacity determination
[C]Process designing
[D]Job scheduling



2. In which of the following systems, the barcodes and other optical characters are used to represent data (such as price of an item)?
[A]CAD
[B]CAM
[C]FMS
[D]AIS



3. Which of the following broad classes of forecasting methods is/are generally used for longer range strategic planning and facilities decisions?
I. Qualitative methods.
II. Quantitative methods.
III. Causal methods.
[A]Only (I) above
[B]Only (II) above
[C]Only (III) above
[D]Both (I) and (II) above



4. One Korean MNC manufactures micro-wave cookers. The demand for their product in last five months is
Month | May|June|July|August|September|
Demand |7000|7500|8200|8500 |7900 |
4-month moving averages for the demand of the product at the beginning of September and October were respectively
[A]7567, 8067
[B]7820, 7820
[C]7567, 8025
[D]7800, 8025



5. Manager (operations) of a manufacturing factory is planning to set the production target for the month of October. He uses first-order exponential smoothing technique to forecast the demand. Actual and forecasted demand for last four months is as follows:
|Month |June|July|August|September|
|Forecast|52.0|43.6|44.6 |47.8 |
|Actual |40.0|45.0|49.2 |52.0 |
The demand forecast for the month of October would be
[A]47.9
[B]48.6
[C]49.3
[D]50.7



6. Which of the following is an electronic copy of information explaining the procedure to produce a product?
[A]Routing sheet
[B]Routing file
[C]Routing paper
[D]Routing document



7. Routing information with respect to job scheduling activities include
I. Sequence of operations in the production process.
II. Normal time required to perform each task.
III. Skills required by an employee to perform the task.
[A]Only (I) above
[B]Both (I) and (II) above
[C]Both (I) and (III) above
[D](I), (II) and (III) above



8. Which of the priority rules normally organizations follow to schedule the dispatches of their production activities?
[A]Earliest due date
[B]Longest processing time
[C]Shortest processing time
[D](a), (b) and (c) above



9. One of the major factors affecting process design decisions is the flexibility of the organization. In this context, the product/service flexibility of an organization refers to the ability
[A]To increase or decrease production volumes very fast
[B]To shift production from one product to another very quickly
[C]To produce different types of products
[D]To serve both manufacturing and service sectors



10. The appropriate type of layout for the purpose of automobile manufacturing is
[A]Process layout
[B]Product layout
[C]Grouping technology layout
[D]Fixed position layout



11. A hotel which schedules various resources like room, bed, food and other facilities to serve multiple customers together uses which of the following systems?
[A]Appointment System
[B]Reservation System
[C]Strategic Product Pricing
[D]ERP system



12. Which of the following is not a characteristic of JIT manufacturing system?
[A]Consistent production rate
[B]Small lot sizes
[C]Quick and economic setups
[D]Maintenance of high volumes of work-in process inventory



13. A company uses infra-red imaging to examine the problem areas identified without dismantling the machine, so that the extent of damage can be determined before stopping the machine. This is an example of which type of maintenance?
[A]Periodic maintenance
[B]Irregular maintenance
[C]Predictive maintenance
[D]Remedial maintenance



14. Which of the following is false regarding PERT?
[A]PERT provides a graphical display of a project that helps the users understand the relationships among the activities
[B]It is an ideal technique for tactical-level planning and operational-level controlling of projects
[C]It is based on the assumption that a project is a group of activities that can be identified as separate entities
[D]It can handle situations in which two or more projects have to be planned together to share the available resources



15. Different legal restrictions, building codes and technical standards compel global organizations to produce different products for different national markets. This is an example of
[A]Economic Impediment
[B]Managerial Impediment
[C]Institutional Impediment
[D]Cultural Impediment



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Operations Management Quiz - 4

1. Which of the following arguments for “protection” is given to compensate the country for loss in revenue when price elasticity of import demand is greater than zero?
[A]Home-market argument
[B]Employment argument
[C]Terms-of-trade argument
[D]Keep-money-at-home argument



2. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), which is involved in space research, manufacturing of rockets and other related works, may involve which of the following types of Facility Layout?
[A]Service Facility Layout
[B]Fixed Position Layout
[C]Grouping Technology Layout
[D]Product Layout



3. In a big hospital like Seba, the lower-level managers have been arguing for some time that a large amount of nurses’ hospital time is spent on non-nursing activities. This has resulted in increased hospital costs, because nurses’ wages are the highest single cost in the operation of the hospital. Which of the following Work Measurement Techniques will be the most appropriate and economical to use by the top management to verify the above argument?
[A]Time Study
[B]Predetermined Motion Times
[C]Work Sampling
[D]Standard Data



4. Which of the following is/are advantage(s) of Cellular Manufacturing?
[A]It is economical only for those parts that possess a degree of standardization and are produced in moderate size batches
[B]Production Planning and Control is simplified
[C]Machine changeover times between batches of parts are considerably reduced
[D]Both (b) and (c) above



5. Which of the following is a system output for Materials Requirement Planning?
[A]Master Production Schedule
[B]Change Report
[C]Bills of Material File
[D]Inventory Records File



6. Which of the following statements is false with respect to Inventory Systems?
[A]In Fixed Order Quantity Inventory System, inventory records are updated every time the materials are added to or removed from inventory
[B]Demand for inventories over a period of time is assumed to be constant in Fixed Order Quantity Inventory System
[C]Fixed Order Period Inventory System has a lower average inventory compared to Fixed Order Quantity Inventory System
[D]Orders are placed at equal intervals of time in Fixed Order Period Inventory System



7. Stationery, cleaning materials and lubricants which are used in operation of an organization, form part of
[A]Raw materials
[B]Consumables
[C]Finished products
[D]Work-in-progress



8. In Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), workers use robots to shift radioactive materials like Uranium and Plutonium. The most appropriate examples of these types of robots are
[A]Numerical control robots
[B]Fixed-sequence robots
[C]Variable- sequence robots
[D]Physically operated robots



9. Which of the following items is/are examined in the Quotations obtained from suppliers?
[A]Cost only
[B]Delivery Charges
[C]Discount Structure and other Supplementary Charges like Taxes Payable
[D]All of the above



10. Which of the following is not a specific tool of Total Quality Management (TQM)?
[A]Kaizen
[B]Quality Circle
[C]Quality Improvement Team
[D]Gantt Chart



11. Which of the following is not true about Business Process Reengineering (BPR)?
[A]It is the fundamental rethinking and radical redesign of business processes to achieve dramatic improvement in critical, contemporary measures of performance such as cost, quality, service and speed
[B]It revolves around Information Technology (IT) and continuous change
[C]It involves constant refinement of an organization’s changing needs
[D]BPR makes companies more employee-focused



12. A tractor manufacturing company uses infrared imaging to examine the problem areas identified without dismantling the machine, so that the extent of damage can be determined before stopping the machine. This is an example of
[A]Remedial Maintenance
[B]Predictive Maintenance
[C]Centralized Maintenance
[D]Decentralized Maintenance



13. Which of the following types of layout is commonly used for JIT Manufacturing?
[A]L-shape
[B]U-shape
[C]Straight line
[D]Comb arrangement



14. Which of the following statements is not true regarding Product Life Cycle?
[A]The first stage in the life cycle of a product is Introduction stage
[B]In the Introduction stage, sales begin as a result of intense promotion and other marketing efforts, and profits are either less or negative
[C]In the growth stage, there is a high growth rate in the sales volume and organizations emphasize on production capacity expansion
[D]The activities in the Operations Department that are related to the product development and design are more intense in the later stages of the Product Life Cycle.



15. Rewinding of an electrical motor is normally planned for 20 days in an electrical workshop. At the end of tenth day it is observed that job progress is equivalent to 9 days job, and another 11 days will be required to complete this job. The critical ratio (CR) for this job is
[A]0.66
[B]0.73
[C]0.8
[D]0.91



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Operations Management Quiz - 3

1. National Aeronautics Limited takes order to manufacture spares of aircraft engine. It takes order from Indian commercial airlines and Indian Air Force. What kind of finished good inventory policy they should adopt?
[A]Produce to stock
[B]Fixed order period
[C]Produce to order
[D]Economic order quantity



2. Which of the following forecasting methods uses quantitative model to forecast the demand?
[A]Delphi method
[B]Nominal group technology
[C]Historical analogy
[D]Exponential smoothing



3. Which of the following is not true about constrained optimization models?
[A]An optimization model reduces the feasible solutions for complex problem to a manageable number
[B]Optimization models make the decision-making process more objective
[C]Optimization models enable the decision-maker to solve practical problems mathematically
[D]Non-quantifiable criteria like worker motivation level, do not affect the effectiveness of the solution



4. Companies prefer to choose Asian countries for low-labor-cost services such as electronics assembly, textile making and ITES. Which of the following strategic advantage they are trying to derive by adopting this policy?
I. Comparative advantage.
II. Economies of scale.
III. Proprietary product technology.
[A]Only (I) above
[B]Only (II) above
[C]Only (III) above
[D]Both (I) and (II) above



5. Which of the following is not true for the simplex method for linear programming problem for maximization of the objective function?
[A]The algorithm for simplex method is iterative in nature
[B]The value of the constraint in the right-hand side of each of the constraints should be non-negative
[C]Each of the decision variables of the problem should be non-negative
[D]The algorithm is not suitable when there are more than two decision variables



6. An activity is said to be ahead of the schedule, if the critical ratio for the activity is
[A]Equal to one
[B]Less than one
[C]More than one
[D]Equal to zero



7. A planning method used to evaluate the feasibility of a master production schedule and to plan for providing the necessary capacity before the time the execution is scheduled to begin is known as
[A]Rough-cut capacity planning
[B]Materials requirement planning
[C]Business planning
[D]Operations planning



8. In “thin jobs” workers tend to become bored and unproductive. They are assigned different jobs to improve their productivity. Doing different types of work provides some variety that can stimulate workers to be more productive in their jobs. This management approach is known as
[A]Job enlargement
[B]Job enrichment
[C]Job rotation
[D]Job design



9. Which of the following is not true for the program evaluation and review technique (PERT) of project management?
[A]PERT provides a graphical display of projects that help the users understand the relationships among the activities
[B]PERT can be used in situations where two or more projects have to be planned together to share the available resources
[C]The PERT network always begins with a single node and ends with a single node, with at least a single continuous path in between the two nodes
[D]The slack time for an activity is the time by which that activity can be delayed without delaying the total project



10. The major input in the master schedule for the made-to-stock items is the
[A]Customer’s order
[B]Forecast of demand
[C]Material requirement planning
[D]Rough cut capacity planning



11. Which of the following issues falls under the purview of Tactical Decision?
[A]Problems of production and process design
[B]Deciding on priority of jobs
[C]Capacity determination
[D]Decision of working overtime or putting on a second shift



12. Which of the following factors does not affect degree of Backward Integration?
[A]Costs associated with producing components versus buying them
[B]Investments necessary to produce components in-house
[C]The capability of existing technology to produce components
[D]Ability of the organization to market its products



13. In which of the following Work Measurement Techniques, a detailed breakdown of the various types of activities is not required?
[A]Work Sampling
[B]Time Study
[C]Standard Data
[D]Predetermined Motion Times



14. Which of the following systems represents the highest level of automation in manufacturing?
[A]Computer Aided Design
[B]Computer Aided Manufacturing
[C]Computer Integrated Manufacturing
[D]Flexible Manufacturing System



15. Which of the following priority scheduling rules is based on the assumption that the jobs that consume more processing time are more valuable for the organization?
[A]Earliest due date
[B]Shortest processing time
[C]Longest processing time
[D]First in, first serve



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