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Saturday, March 31, 2012

GK for MBA Entrance Exams (General Knowledge Quiz - 134)

1. The Atomic Power Station is located in which of the following places in Karnataka?
[A]Kaiga
[B]Trombay
[C]Mangalore
[D]Hassan



2. Which of the following is the abbreviated name of the organization working for the welfare of the children?
[A]CII
[B]BAFTA
[C]CRY
[D]NATO



3. The World Environment Day is observed on which of the following days?
[A]July 25
[B]June 5
[C]April 5
[D]December 15



4. Saina Nehwal who was in news recently is associated with which of the following game?
[A]Football
[B]Badminton
[C]Basket Ball
[D]Hockey



5. Who amongst the following is a member of SAARC?
[A]Indonesia
[B]Pakistan
[C]Kuwait
[D]Iraq



6. Who amongst the following is the author of the book Diamond Dust and Other Stories?
[A]Amrita Pritam
[B]Mulkraj Anand
[C]Anita Desai
[D]Chetan Bhagat



7. "Subrato Cup" is associated with which game?
[A]Cricket
[B]Badminton
[C]Hockey
[D]Football



8. Which of the following instruments is normally used by the medical professionals?
[A]Stroboscope
[B]Stethoscope
[C]Photometer
[D]Thermoscope



9. Polio is caused by
[A]Fungus
[B]Bacteria
[C]Virus
[D]Either (A) or (B)



10. Pulitzer Prize is given for contribution in the field of
[A]Literature
[B]Sports
[C]Politics
[D]Cinema



11. "Taka" is the monetary unit of which country?
[A]Saudi Arabia
[B]Iraq
[C]Kuwait
[D]Bangladesh



12. Who among the following is the Vice President of India at present?
[A]Ms. Meira Kumar
[B]Smt. Sonia Gandhi
[C]Mr. M. Hamid Ansari
[D]Sri Rajiv Shukla



13. Which is the name of a country?
[A]Lira
[B]Euro
[C]Peso
[D]Botswana



14. Which of the following terms is used in the field of Physics?
[A]Quarrying
[B]Herbal
[C]Halite
[D]Radiation



15. Which of the following is the Capital of Vietnam?
[A]Jakarta
[B]Manila
[C]Hanoi
[D]Prague



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Know how to improve vocabulary by Vocab Resources(Vocabulary Quiz - 131)

1. Slake
[A]Festive; Gay; Characterized By Joviality
[B]Quench; Sate
[C]Cheat; Hoodwink; Swindle
[D]Combative; Bellicose



2. Somber
[A]Crash; Rush
[B]Casual; Hastily Done
[C]Various; Several
[D]Gloomy; Depressing



3. Sporadic
[A]Custom, Habitual Procedure
[B]One Who Feigns Illness To Escape Duty
[C]Brief And To The Point
[D]Occurring Irregularly



4. Stellar
[A]Measure Of Temperature Used Widely In Europe
[B]Decorate
[C]Pertaining To The Stars
[D]To Arrange (Laws, Rules) As A Code; Classify



5. Subaltern
[A]Bankrupt; Lacking Money To Pay
[B]Assign
[C]Bundle Of Stalks Of Grain; Any Bundle Of Things Tied Together
[D]Subordinate



6. Suffuse
[A]Muddy; Having The Sediment Disturbed
[B]Inform
[C]Spread Over
[D]Extremely Small



7. Surreptitious
[A]Jargon Of Thieves; Pious Phraseology
[B]Varied; Greatly Diversified
[C]Secret
[D]Shrink Back; Flinch



8. Talisman
[A]Restrain From Eating Or Drinking
[B]Cause; Produce
[C]Charm
[D]Separate; Unconnected



9. Temporal
[A]Flair; Flamboyance
[B]Not Lasting Forever; Limited By Time; Secular
[C]Original Work Used As A Model By Others
[D]Skillful



10. Threnody
[A]Movable; Not Fixed
[B]Agreeable; Gracious; Engaging
[C]Winding; Twisting
[D]Song Of Lamentation; Dirge



11. Tortilla
[A]Swamp Gas; Odor Of Decaying Matter
[B]Flat Cake Made Of Cornmeal, Etc.
[C]Wasting Away
[D]Preoccupation With Physical Comforts And Things



12. Treatise
[A]Rival; Imitate
[B]Article Treating A Subject Systematically And Thoroughly
[C]Bitterness Of Speech And Temper
[D]Scatter



13. Ultimate
[A]Rearing Up On Hind Legs; Unrestrained
[B]Final; Not Susceptible To Further Analysis
[C]Peak
[D]Verify; Support



14. Verbalize
[A]Split
[B]To Put Into Words
[C]Reproduce; Duplicate
[D]State Of Collapse Caused By Illness Or Old Age



15. Vilify
[A]Bored With Pleasure Or Dissipation
[B]Slander
[C]Impressionable; Easily Influenced; Having Little Resistance, As To A Disease
[D]Endless



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Strategic Financial Management True False Questions(Strategic Finance Quiz - 2)

1. Short term financing is meant for funding working capital of a company.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



2. Money becomes less valuable when received at a latter stage instead of in present time.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



3. The intellectual assets of a company are often worth or 4 times the tangible book value.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



4. Valuation of current investments on overall basis is not considered appropriate.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



5. The activity model is normally created by an activity Accountant.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



6. Value based approach of HRA tracking can be divided into 2 categories - Non - monetary & monetary.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



7. There are few methods of allocating depreciation over the useful life of an assets.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



8. Only firms with a large amount of financial slack can afford tender offers.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



9. The chance of bankruptcy is small when the leverage of a firm is small.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



10. A change in the method of depreciation is treated as a change in an accounting policy and is disclosed accordingly.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



11. Arbitrage process implies that security cannot sell at different prices.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



12. A long term investment is an investment other than a current investment.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



13. Accounting standards (AS - 1 is now mandatory.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



14. Odd lots purchase is not a method of buy back of shares.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



15. In market value approach, interested parties never manipulate the stock markets.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



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Computer General Awareness For Bank PO (Computer Quiz - 6)

1. What is a cookie?
[A]Executable File
[B]Boot device
[C]Hacker File
[D]Internet Information File



2. ".BAT" extension refers usually to what kind of file?
[A]System File
[B]Graphic File
[C]Backup File
[D]None of the above



3. What was the first ARPANET message?
[A]"Hello World"
[B]"Arpanet"
[C]"Lo"
[D]"My first message"



4. A Cathode Ray Tube is found in what?
[A]Hard Disk
[B]Monitor
[C]CD Drive
[D]Wireless Mouse



5. Which of the following is not an image file?
[A]JPEG
[B]BMP
[C]TMP
[D]GIF



6. Which one is not an output device?
[A]Keyboard
[B]Monitor
[C]Modem
[D]Printer



7. What type of device is a computer mouse?
[A]Output
[B]Input
[C]Storage
[D]Processing



8. Where is the headquarters of Microsoft located?
[A]Redmond, Washington
[B]Santa Clara, California
[C]Newyork
[D]Geneva, Switzerland



9. ".BAK" extension refers usually to what kind of file?
[A]Video File
[B]Image File
[C]Audio File
[D]Backup File



10. One MB is equal to?
[A]1024 Bytes
[B]1000 KB
[C]1024 KB
[D]1024 GB



11. Which one works as an output and input device?
[A]Scanner
[B]Printer
[C]Keyboard
[D]Modem



12. The windows registry consists of which two files?
[A]Win.reg and User.dat
[B]Win.dat and System.dat
[C]User.Dat And System.Dat
[D]System.reg and User.reg



13. Why was the first Intel Celeron processor not as popular as expected?
[A]No Level 2 Cache
[B]Not marketed properly
[C]Caused Excess Heat
[D]Crashes more often



14. What does BIOS stand for?
[A]Binary Internet Operating System
[B]Basic Input Output System
[C]Biological Internet OS
[D]Basic Internet Operating System



15. Compact discs, (according to the original CD specifications) hold how many minutes of music?
[A]74 Mins
[B]72 Mins
[C]66 Mins
[D]60 Mins



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Friday, March 30, 2012

GK for RRB Railway Recruitment Board Exams ( General Knowledge Quiz - 133)

1. Who won the Pantaloons Femina Miss India World 2012 held on March 30'2012?
[A]Vanya Mishra
[B]Prachi Mishra
[C]Rochelle Maria Rao
[D]Kanistha Dhankhar



2. Which of the following terms is used in the game of Cricket?
[A]Love
[B]Knock-out
[C]Deuce
[D]Silly Point



3. Which of the following is the sensitive index of National Stock Exchange?
[A]Nifty
[B]Sensex
[C]MCX
[D]CNX



4. Who among the following is the Chief Minister of Rajasthan at present?
[A]Sri Mukul Vasnik
[B]Sri Kamal Nath
[C]Sri Ashok Gehlot
[D]Sri Ashok Chandra Meena



5. Novelist Julian Barnes who won Man Booker Prize for his book recently is a citizen of which country?
[A]France
[B]Australia
[C]U. S. A.
[D]Britain



6. Muammar Gaddafi who died recently was a political leader of which country?
[A]Egypt
[B]Syria
[C]Kenya
[D]Libya



7. Steve Jobs was associated with which of the following fields?
[A]Computers
[B]Sports
[C]Films
[D]Politics



8. Which of the following field Nobel Prizes are not given?
[A]Physics
[B]Chemistry
[C]Medicine
[D]Civil Administration



9. Which city hosted the 51st National Open Athletics Championship held in September 2011?
[A]Hyderabad
[B]Mumbai
[C]Delhi
[D]Kolkata



10. Which of the following is grown in Maharashtra in abundance?
[A]Black Pepper
[B]Tea
[C]Jute
[D]Cotton



11. Govt. of India has made a special agreement with U.S.A. to develop which of the following modes of power generation in India?
[A]Hydro power
[B]Thermal power
[C]Wind power
[D]Nuclear power



12. Which of the following is a programme to develop Health Services in Rural India?
[A]NHDP
[B]JNNORM
[C]ASHA
[D]MGNREGA



13. Head Office of which of the following banks is in Delhi?
[A]Punjab National Bank
[B]Bank of India
[C]UCO Bank
[D]Corporation Bank



14. The Cattle Mela takes place in which of the following cities in Rajasthan?
[A]Jodhpur
[B]Bharatpur
[C]Bikaner
[D]Jaipur



15. Which of the following is the biggest stock exchange of India where maximum number of transactions take place every day?
[A]Delhi
[B]Ahmedabad
[C]Mumbai
[D]Bengaluru



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Computer Awareness for Bank PO (Computer Quiz - 5)

1. What is software?
[A]Tangible
[B]Intangible
[C]Set Of Instructions
[D]B and C Both



2. What is degauss?
[A]Creating Magnetic Media
[B]Creating Files
[C]Deleting Files
[D]Erasing Magnetic Media



3. The brain of the computer is called
[A]RAM
[B]ROM
[C]CPU
[D]Hard Disk



4. Which of the following file extensions is not an audio file format?
[A]com
[B]mpg
[C]mp3
[D]avi



5. The resolution of a printer is measured in
[A]Dots Per Centimeter
[B]Dots Per Inch
[C]Inches
[D]Centimeters



6. ".TMP" extension refers usually to what kind of file?
[A]Video File
[B]Image File
[C]Audio File
[D]Temporary File



7. Typically, hard disk drives employ what technology as a storage mechanism?
[A]Magnetic
[B]Laser
[C]Light
[D]Optical



8. What type of devices are CDs or DVDs?
[A]Output
[B]Input
[C]Storage
[D]Processing



9. Who created Pretty Good Privacy (PGP)?
[A]Paul Zimmerman
[B]Bill Gates
[C]Ken Thompson
[D]Steve Jobs



10. What kind of computer memory is both static and nonvolatile?
[A]Flash
[B]ROM
[C]RAM
[D]None of the above



11. What type of device is a digital camera?
[A]Output
[B]Input
[C]Storage
[D]Processing



12. Which of the following is not a network command?
[A]Ping
[B]cmd
[C]cd
[D]Netcfg



13. What is a URL?
[A]Address of a Page on the World Wide Web
[B]Uniform Resource Locator
[C]The title of a website
[D]A and B both



14. MIME stands for?
[A]Multiutility Intranet Mail Extensions
[B]Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions
[C]Multitask Intenet Mail Extensions
[D]Multipurpose Intranet Mail Extensions



15. Which of the following is not an Internet browser?
[A]Netscape
[B]Opera
[C]AOL
[D]Chrome



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Finance Objective Questions (Strategic Finance Quiz - 1)

1. Accounting standards AS - 1 is now mandatory.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



2. A merger will make sense to the acquiring firm if its shareholders benefit.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



3. Usually cost data is perfect for ABC Analysis & distribution.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



4. A single organisation model serves to keep all individual initiatives to be targeted into a co-ordinated plan.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



5. Assets held as stock - in - trade are also investments.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



6. Organisational changes are similar to mission changes.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



7. For determining exchange ratio, the model developed by Conn & Nielson is used.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



8. Making decision on dividend is a very crucial area of financial management for a firm.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



9. AS 1statement does not deal with operating or finance leases.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



10. It is easy to find a risk free security.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



11. If a company has resorted to buyback its shares, it cannot make a further issue of the same kind of securities within a period of 1 year.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



12. In value of assets approach for computation of valuation of shares, the total value of all the assets will be divided by the total number of shares.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



13. According to NOI Approach, any capital structure is optimum.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



14. Trade credit creates book debts which the firm is expected to collect in the near future.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



15. Determination of residual value of an asset is normally a difficult matter.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE



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Thursday, March 29, 2012

GK for Government Jobs Exams (General Knowledge Quiz - 132)

1. Which of the following indian states is the largest producer of tobacco?
[A]Andhra Pradesh
[B]Uttar pradesh
[C]Himachal pradesh
[D]Bihar



2. Who is the author of the "Immortals of meluha"?
[A]Vikram seth
[B]Kiran desai
[C]Arvind adiga
[D]Amish Tripathi



3. Who is the new ceo of apple
[A]Tim Cook
[B]Eric schmidt
[C]Larry page
[D]Apacer



4. According to global business information provider dun and bradstreet 'india 2020' which of the following states is poised to emerge as a major economic force in the country due to sustained efforts being made by the state.
[A]Andhra Pradesh
[B]Madhya pradesh
[C]Kerala
[D]Karnataka



5. Name the japanese prime minister who recently announced his resignation amid widespread criticism of his handling of the aftermath of the 11 march tsunami and the crisis at the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant.
[A]Yukio hatoyama
[B]Naoto Kan
[C]Taro aso
[D]Yasuo fukuda



6. The juice brand minute maid is a product of which food and beverage major?
[A]Coca Cola
[B]Pepsico
[C]Godrej beverages and foods
[D]Dabur foods



7. Which of the following bollywood divas has been appointed brand ambassador for a fund-raising project for conservation of asian elephants and tigers?
[A]Madhuri dixit
[B]Priyanka chopra
[C]Kareena kapoor
[D]Soha Ali Khan



8. A state-owned telecommunications company has launched its vvoip (voice and video over internet protocol) service in india.
[A]SSTL
[B]MTNL
[C]BSNL
[D]MTS



9. Which of the following is one of the major functions of the RBI?
[A]Maintain India Investment Fund created by the Govt. of India
[B]Act as custodian of the foreign exchange reserves of the country
[C]Appoint (CEOs) of the foreign banks in India
[D]Appoint Finance Secretary to the Govt. of India



10. Who among the following is a regulator of financial/banking institutes / organizations in India?
[A]Indian Bureau of Standards
[B]Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC)
[C]Central Bureau of Investigation
[D]Reserve Bank of India (RBI)



11. Who among the following is the Union Minister of Commerce?Industry and Textiles at present in India?
[A]Sri Anand Sharma
[B]Dr. Farooq Abdullah
[C]Sri Ghulam Nabi Azad
[D]Sri Kapil Sibbal



12. Which of the following terms is used in the field of Banking / Finance?
[A]Reflex Action
[B]RH Factor
[C]Active Asset
[D]Amendment



13. Which of the following is the period of the 12th Five Year Plan of India?
[A]2011-16
[B]2010-15
[C]2012-17
[D]2013-18



14. Which of the following books is written by Arundhati Roy?
[A]India Wins Freedom
[B]The God of Small Things
[C]A Himalayan Love Story
[D]A Bend in the River



15. Bertrand Tavernier who was honoured by Life Time Achievement Award in 42nd International Film Festival of India in November 2011 is a citizen of which country?
[A]India
[B]U.S.A.
[C]Germany
[D]France



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English for SAT GMAT TOEFL IELTS CAT CLAT (Vocabulary Quiz - 130)

1. Precipitous
[A]Crowd
[B]Pertaining To Money
[C]Pretense; Evasion
[D]Steep



2. Proximity
[A]Express; Utter
[B]Bitterness Of Speech And Temper
[C]Solidly Uniform; Unyielding
[D]Nearness



3. Pundit
[A]Slightly Obscure
[B]Movable; Not Fixed
[C]Learned Hindu; Any Learned Man; Authority On A Subject
[D]Hag



4. Quarry
[A]Turn To Stone
[B]Dig Into
[C]Attainment Of Highest Point
[D]Discourage; Cause To Lose Courage Or Hope



5. Rampant
[A]Fertility; Fruitfulness
[B]Resembling A Horse
[C]Rearing Up On Hind Legs; Unrestrained
[D]Causing Cancer



6. Recalcitrant
[A]Following; Attendants
[B]Changing In Form; Fickle
[C]Obstinately Stubborn
[D]Tasty; Pleasing, Attractive, Or Agreeable



7. Redundant
[A]Modest; Shy
[B]Superfluous; Excessively Wordy; Repetitious
[C]Stampede; Drive Out
[D]Scandinavian Myth; Any Legend



8. Remedial
[A]Treacherous Plot
[B]Partner In Crime
[C]Curative; Corrective
[D]Appropriate; Fitting



9. Reprimand
[A]Difference; Condition Of Inequality
[B]Reprove Severely
[C]Able To See Differences; Prejudiced
[D]Items Of Business At A Meeting



10. Restraint
[A]Pay Costs For
[B]Self-Evident Truth
[C]Stubborn
[D]Controlling Force



11. Rhetorical
[A]Waste
[B]Occupy Fully
[C]Capable Of Being Shaped By Pounding
[D]Pertaining To Effective Communication; Insincere Language



12. Rueful
[A]Loathing
[B]Burden
[C]Regretful; Sorrowful; Dejected
[D]Restrain From Eating Or Drinking



13. Sartorial
[A]Rebellion; Uprising
[B]Excessively Gasping; Plundering
[C]Pertaining To Tailors
[D]Relating To Paradise; Blissful



14. Scurrilous
[A]Layer Of Earth'S Surface; Layer Of Society
[B]Encourager
[C]Obscene; Indecent
[D]Metal-Bearing Vein



15. Shoddy
[A]Skillful
[B]Sham; Not Genuine; Inferior
[C]Deceive
[D]Throb



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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

GK for CWE IBPS PO Exam (General Knowledge Quiz - 131)

1. The world's largest PC maker acquireD UK-based software company Autonomy Corp for $11.7 billion. Name the PC maker?
[A]Hewlett Packard
[B]Dell
[C]Apple
[D]Samsung



2. Which of the following Indian multinational conglomerates UK-based subsidiary has signed an agreement to acquire 30.6 per cent stake in Canadian potash miner EPM Mining Ventures?
[A]Jindal Steel & Power India
[B]Reliance Industries
[C]Tata Group
[D]Mahindra & Mahindra



3. Who is the new director of Air India?
[A]S Chandrasekhar
[B]Rohit Nandan
[C]S Venkat
[D]K M Unni



4. Who has taken over as director-refineries of state-run Indian Oil Corp (IOC)?
[A]Sudhir Bhargava
[B]Gyan Chand Daga
[C]Gautam Barua
[D]Rajkumar Ghosh



5. Who is the interim CEO of Yahoo?
[A]Patti Hart
[B]Roy Bostok
[C]Carol Bartz
[D]Tim Morse



6. The world's largest food company is in talks to acquire Progress OAO, a Russian juice and baby food producer, to expand its presence in the baby foods market in Russia. Name the company.
[A]Pinnacle Foods
[B]Indofood
[C]Hindustan Unilever
[D]Nestlé



7. Who is the new industry minister of Japan?
[A]Yukio Edano
[B]Yoshihiko Noda
[C]Naoto Kan
[D]Yasuo Fukuda



8. In which year did Germany attack France during World War II?
[A]1936
[B]1939
[C]1935
[D]1940



9. Which cup is associated with Football?
[A]Durand Cup
[B]Corbitton Cup
[C]Davis Cup
[D]Thomas Cup



10. In which year was the International Monetary Fund (IMF) established?
[A]1930
[B]1945
[C]1947
[D]1950



11. __________ is the highest literary award of the world?
[A]Booker Prize
[B]Pulitzer Prize
[C]Nobel Prize
[D]Magsaysay Award



12. What does escap stand for?
[A]Economic and social committee for asia and pacific
[B]Economic and social commitment for asia and pacific
[C]Economic and social commission for asia and pacific
[D]Economist and social committee for asia and pacific



13. Which of the following internet search engines is all set to acquire motorola mobility holdings, the cellphone business that was split from motorola, for $40 a share in cash, or $12.5 billion?
[A]Google
[B]Yahoo!
[C]Rediff
[D]Hotmail



14. The currency of romania is _______
[A]Leu
[B]Dobra
[C]Tala
[D]Koruna



15. Which of the following countries is also known as nippon?
[A]China
[B]Japan
[C]Germany
[D]Russia



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IBPS CWE PO English Paper (Vocabulary Quiz - 129)

1. Molt
[A]Suffering From Indigestion
[B]Shed Or Cast Off Hair Of Feathers
[C]Pertaining To Heat
[D]Plundering



2. Mote
[A]Restrain From Eating Or Drinking
[B]Inclination; Bias
[C]Sad; Solemn
[D]Small Speck



3. Nadir
[A]Profitable
[B]Lowest Point
[C]Kill, Usually One Out Of Ten
[D]Pushed Forward



4. Noisome
[A]Impermanent; Fleeting
[B]Erase; Strike Out
[C]Provide A Refuge For; Hide
[D]Foul Smelling; Unwholesome



5. Obdurate
[A]Elastic; Having The Power Of Springing Back
[B]Stubborn
[C]Cut Away; Cut Out
[D]Reserved Or Aloof; Cold In Manner



6. Odoriferous
[A]Critical
[B]Giving Off An Odor
[C]Not To Be Taken Away; Nontransferable
[D]Tunnels In Which Rabbits Live; Crowded Conditions In Which People Live



7. Opulence
[A]Nickname
[B]Preceding In Time, Rank, Etc.
[C]Fear Or Hatred Of Foreigners
[D]Wealth



8. Palatial
[A]Affectedly Dainty
[B]List Of Works Of Music, Drama, Etc., A Performer Is Prepared To Present
[C]Bring To An End
[D]Magnificent



9. Paradox
[A]Generous; Showing Bounty
[B]Statement That Looks False But Is Actually Correct
[C]Imitation
[D]Peripheral; Only Slightly Connected; Digressing



10. Pastiche
[A]Expressing A Low Opinion
[B]Incomprehensive; Not To Be Discovered
[C]Imitation Of Another'S Style In Musical Composition Or Writing
[D]Outer Boundary



11. Penitent
[A]Combining Parts Into A Whole
[B]Rich, Figured Fabric
[C]Repentant
[D]Tasteless; Dull



12. Personable
[A]Criminal
[B]Hiding Place
[C]Attractive
[D]Relating To A Religious Fraction Or Subgroup; Narrow-Minded; Limited



13. Phlegmatic
[A]Recollection
[B]Calm; Not Easily Disturbed
[C]Versatile; Able To Take Many Shapes
[D]Wakefulness; Inability To Sleep



14. Platonic
[A]Dissolve; Disperse
[B]Person Interested Mostly In External Objects And Actions
[C]Purely Spiritual; Theoretical; Without Sensual Desire
[D]Stitches Sewn To Hold The Cut Edges Of A Wound Or Incision; Material Used In Sewing



15. Portly
[A]Anger At An Injustice
[B]Stately; Stout
[C]Corrosive; Sarcastic
[D]Food



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Business Management UGC Net Mgmt Info System (Management Quiz - 51)

1. The Gantt Chart (invented by Henry L. Gantt), still used today in the production planning area of manyorganizations, is a method for comparing the actual and planned performances. It was the first simplevisual device to maintain production control. It is essentially a bar graph with __________ axis and __________ axis.
[A]Time on the horizontal; the activities to be scheduled on the vertical
[B]Time on the vertical; project completion on the horizontal
[C]Time on the horizontal; project completion on the vertical
[D]Time on the vertical; the activities to be scheduled on the horizontal



2. Which of the following is/are not an assumption/s of the rational decision-making model?
I. The problem is clear and unambiguous.
II. A single well-defined goal is to be achieved.
III. Preferences change slowly.
IV. Final choice will maximize economic payoff.
[A]Only (I) above
[B]Only (III) above
[C]Both (II) and (III) above
[D](II), (III) and (IV) above



3. The specific roles of figurehead, leader, and liaison, form part of which managerial role?
[A]Informational
[B]Decisional
[C]Organizational
[D]Interpersonal



4. The stage of Kurt Lewin's change model, which involves preparing employees to accept change is_________
[A]Refreezing
[B]Changing
[C]Unfreezing
[D]Benchmarking



5. The strap of Rahul's backpack tears off as he starts to throw it over his shoulder. On the way to school,he stops at the first store that carries backpacks, walks in, and purchases one off the front rack. Rahul has just made what type of a decision?
[A]Irrational decision
[B]Satisficing decision
[C]Risky decision
[D]Optimal decision



6. The temptation to accept the first feasible alternative often prevents decision-makers from achieving thebest solutions to their problems. Generating a number of alternatives allows them to resist thetemptation to solve their problems too quickly and makes reaching an effective decision more likely. Which of the following techniques can be used for development of several alternatives in the decision-making process, by generating as many feasible ideas as possible on a given topic without evaluatingthem?
[A]Brainstorming
[B]Synectics
[C]Simulation
[D]Linear programming



7. The term ‘ethics’ commonly refers to the rules or principles that define right and wrong conduct.Managers making ethical decisions may belong to any of the three levels of Moral Development, eachcomposed of two stages. The Pre-conventional Level of Moral Development is concerned with which ofthe following stages?
[A]Following rules only when it's of interest
[B]Living up to the expectations of people close to managers
[C]Maintaining conventional order by fulfilling obligations which managers have agreed to
[D]Valuing rights of others, and upholding non-relative values and rights, regardless of the majority's opinion



8. Which of the following is not a responsibility of the Chief Executive?
[A]Formulating the organization mission
[B]Anticipating future trends and looking for opportunities
[C]Devising policies and procedures for the smooth functioning of the organization
[D]Establishing departmental policies



9. Those managers whose organizational function contributes directly to the achievement of organizationalobjectives have
[A]Span of control
[B]Line authority
[C]Staff authority
[D]Responsibility



10. Training is usually essential for new recruits as well as for existing manpower, who require improvedskills to advance in the organization. If a training event includes learning to be a better listener orlearning to interact effectively with coworkers, it is attempting to teach
[A]Interpersonal skills
[B]Technical skills
[C]Problem-solving skills
[D]Analytical skills



11. What is the effect of strategy on structure?
[A]There is no relationship between structure and strategy
[B]Strategy has no effect on structure
[C]Strategy should follow structure
[D]Strategy usually precedes structure but sometimes follows it



12. When a Managing Director/Chairman creates a new department and defines the authority of thisdepartment within that organization, this is part of which function of management?
[A]Controlling
[B]Forecasting
[C]Organizing
[D]Leading



13. Which of the following implies that the outcome of every alternative is known?
[A]Bounded rationality
[B]Unbounded rationality
[C]Certainty
[D]Uncertainty



14. Which of the following is a computerized database containing basic information about each employeethat can be used to assess the likely availability of individuals for meeting current and future humanresource needs?
[A]Manpower Inventory
[B]Replacement Planning
[C]Succession Planning
[D]Skills Inventory



15. Which of the following is included in the set of environmental contingency factors identified in path-goal theory?
[A]Locus of control
[B]Perceived ability
[C]Relationship with coworkers
[D]Experience



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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spoken English Vocabulary Improvement (Vocabulary Quiz - 128)

1. Induce
[A]Variegated; Multicolored
[B]Urge; Start; Provoke
[C]Quack; Pretender To Knowledge
[D]Persuade; Bring About



2. Infraction
[A]Flowering
[B]Falling Off As Of Leaves
[C]Violation
[D]Familiar Friends



3. Inscrutable
[A]Slander; Vilify
[B]Magnificent
[C]Exempt
[D]Incomprehensive; Not To Be Discovered



4. Internecine
[A]Yield; Give In; Die
[B]Mutually Destructive
[C]Physician Specializing In Delivery Of Babies
[D]Introductory Statement



5. Invulnerable
[A]Incapable Of Being Pacified
[B]Incapable Of Injury
[C]Frugality; Thrift; Agriculture
[D]Bully; Scoundrel



6. Jeopardy
[A]Secure Or Fasten Firmly
[B]Soberness
[C]Exposure To Death Or Danger
[D]Thrift; Economy



7. Knavery
[A]Lessen Sadness Or Disappointment; Give Comfort
[B]Beer Mug
[C]Rascality
[D]Speaking Several Languages



8. Latent
[A]Sink
[B]Dormant; Hidden
[C]Tending To Overthrow Or Ruin
[D]Blessing



9. Libidinous
[A]Homesickness; Longing For The Past
[B]Lust Full
[C]Startling Twist; Caprice
[D]Remedy; Comprehension



10. Lucid
[A]Businessman; Contractor
[B]Dejected; Dispirited
[C]Become Worse; Deteriorate
[D]Easily Understood



11. Magnate
[A]Oval; Ambiguous, Either Purposely Or Because Key Words Have Been Left Out
[B]Addition Of Details; Intricacy
[C]Doubtful; Ambiguous
[D]Person Of Prominence Or Influence



12. Manipulate
[A]Protecting Molding On Building (Usually Above Columns)
[B]Broad Comedy; Mockery
[C]Trunk Of Statue With Head And Limbs Missing; Human Trunk
[D]Operate With Hands



13. Mawkish
[A]Stick Together
[B]Sickening; Insipid
[C]All-Knowing
[D]Imagined; Unreal



14. Metropolis
[A]Impertinent; Forward
[B]Yellowed; Prejudiced; Envious
[C]Large City
[D]Break Up Ground After Plowing; Torture



15. Miscellany
[A]Bored With Pleasure Or Dissipation
[B]Mixture Of Writings On Various Subjects
[C]Bringing Into Conformity With Reason
[D]Impertinent; Forward



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Marketing Concepts and Fundamentals (Marketing Quiz - 4)

1. In which of the following stages of new product development is the brainstorming technique used?
[A]Commercialization
[B]Concept testing
[C]Market analysis
[D]Idea generation



2. The order of the steps in the consumer adoption process is
[A]Awareness, Interest, Evaluation, Trial, Adoption
[B]Interest, Evaluation, Awareness, Trial, Adoption
[C]Evaluation, Awareness, Interest, Adoption
[D]Trial, Evaluation, Awareness, Interest, Adoption



3. Which of the following is/are included in product mix?
[A]Product length
[B]Product width
[C]Product depth
[D]All of the above



4. The level of product which gives actual benefit to the basic consumer need is
[A]Augmented Product
[B]Actual Product
[C]Core Product
[D]Product Mix



5. The pricing strategy, where a low quality product is offered at a high price, is called
[A]Super value strategy
[B]High value strategy
[C]Medium value strategy
[D]Rip-off strategy



6. Supermarkets and department stores often drop the prices on well-known brands to stimulate additional store traffic. Such pricing is called
[A]Special event pricing
[B]Cash rebates
[C]Low interest financing
[D]Loss leader pricing



7. Which type of advertising is most appropriate for introducing new product categories?
[A]Reminder advertising
[B]Informative advertising
[C]Persuasive advertising
[D]Comparison advertising



8. When a coffee shop in an airport and a fine restaurant in a luxury hotel charge different prices for the same meal to customers who find the atmosphere in the hotel worth the difference, which of the following methods of pricing is used?
[A]Markup pricing
[B]Going-rate pricing
[C]Sealed-bid pricing
[D]Value-based pricing



9. When a service firm effectively trains and motivates its customer-contact employees and the support personnel to work as a team to provide customer satisfaction, it is practicing
[A]Results-oriented marketing
[B]Internal marketing
[C]Interactive marketing
[D]Marketing myopia



10. Sandy has decided to go to Wofford College because of the scholarships she will receive. Which stage of the Buying Decision Process is Sandy in?
[A]Problem Recognition
[B]Post Purchase
[C]Information Search
[D]Purchase



11. When IBM and Apple Computer announced a joint operation to develop a new computer operating system, it was an example of a (n)
[A]Corporate marketing system
[B]Administered marketing system
[C]Conglomerate marketing system
[D]Horizontal marketing system



12. Which of the following statements best reflects the definition of a product?
[A]A product is anything that is offered to the market for need satisfaction
[B]Services are intangible and do not result in the ownership of anything
[C]Organizations tend to compete at the augmented product level
[D]All of the above statements are true vis-à-vis definition of a product



13. In terms of buyer decision processes, if Naina looks for reading material, phones friends, and seeks out information about laptops because she is thinking of buying one, she is said to be in
[A]A state of heightened attention
[B]Active information search
[C]Exploratory prepurchase mode
[D]The dynamic exchange paradigm



14. When a university charges tuition fee that does not cover costs, knowing that it must rely on private endowments and public grants to cover the remainder, which of the following pricing objectives is the university pursuing?
[A]Survival
[B]Product-quality leadership
[C]Partial cost recovery
[D]Full cost recovery



15. A themed TV programme, typically 30 minutes long, during which the features or virtues of a product are discussed by 'experts', is known as
[A]Commercial
[B]Infomercial
[C]Consumer affairs
[D]Home shopping



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Monday, March 26, 2012

English Words - Improve Spoken English(Vocabulary Quiz - 127)

1. Flit
[A]Pompous; Bombastic; Using High-Sounded Language
[B]Stubborn
[C]Fly; Dart Lightly; Pass Swiftly By
[D]Showing Excitement; Overflowing With Enthusiasm



2. Forensic
[A]New Or Newly Coined Word Or Phrase
[B]Suitable To Debate Or Courts Of Law
[C]Bitter Scolding; Invective
[D]Calculating, Pertaining To Insurance Statistics



3. Frenetic
[A]Oval; Ambiguous, Either Purposely Or Because Key Words Have Been Left Out
[B]Foreshadow; Portend
[C]Extremely Dry; Very Thirsty
[D]Frenzied; Frantic



4. Gape
[A]Petty Details
[B]Opinion Contrary To Popular Belief; Opinion Contrary To Accepted Religion
[C]Ring Of Leaves Around Stem; Ring
[D]Open Widely



5. Germinal
[A]Smear (As With Paint)
[B]Contradict; Give A False Impression
[C]Kingdom; Sphere
[D]Pertaining To Germ; Creative



6. Gorge
[A]Very Small Object Or Creature; Small Coin
[B]Cut Off Part Of Body; Prune
[C]Everlasting
[D]Small, Steep-Walled Canyon



7. Grimace
[A]Emancipate; Free From Bondage
[B]Insignificant; Tiny; Weak
[C]Agent Which Brings About A Chemical Change While It Remains Unaffected And Unchanged
[D]A Facial Distortion To Show Feeling Such As Pain, Disgust, Etc.



8. Haphazard
[A]Give An Imitation That Ridicules
[B]Determine Votes, Etc.
[C]Random; By Chance
[D]Group That Meets Socially; Select Circle



9. Hermitage
[A]Indifference; Lack Of Interest
[B]Coarsely Insulting; Physically Harmful
[C]Not Able To Be Corrected Or Repaired
[D]Home Of A Hermit



10. Hovel
[A]Extreme Poverty
[B]Quality Of A Musical Tone Produced By A Musical Instrument
[C]Start A Fire; Inspire
[D]Shack; Small, Wretched House



11. Ideology
[A]Outwit; Baffle
[B]Gradual Wearing Down
[C]Accidental; Casual
[D]Ideas Of A Group Of People



12. Impenetrable
[A]Come Together
[B]Not Able To Be Pierced Or Entered; Beyond Understanding
[C]Goodness; Moral Excellence; Good Quality
[D]Familiar Friends



13. Impolitic
[A]Foolish; Idiotic
[B]Not Wise
[C]Easily Understood
[D]Expressing Possibility; Latent



14. Incendiary
[A]Hasten
[B]Pleasing To Taste Or Smell
[C]Ransack; Thoroughly Search
[D]Arsonist



15. Incontinent
[A]Somewhat Saline
[B]Three-Pronged Spear
[C]Lacking Self-Restraint; Licentious
[D]Outer Boundary



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UGC NET Marketing Management (Marketing Management Quiz - 3)

1. Reinforcement advertising is a form of
[A]Reminder Advertising
[B]Persuasive Advertising
[C]Informative Advertising
[D]Comparative Advertising



2. Which of the following methods of pricing does Bata, the leading footwear company, follows when it prices its products at such price points as Rs. 599.95?
[A]Target-return
[B]Perceived Value
[C]Going-rate
[D]Psychological



3. Manufactures of razors and cameras often price them low and set high mark-ups on razor blades and films respectively. This method of pricing is known as
[A]Two-Part Pricing
[B]By-product Pricing
[C]Captive Product Pricing
[D]Mark-up Pricing



4. BPL Sanyo brand of televisions is an example of a/an
[A]Co-brand
[B]Flanker Brand
[C]Brand Extension
[D]Umbrella Branding



5. Which of the following describes the buying behavior, where customer involvement is high and significant differences between brands exist?
[A]Habitual buying behavior
[B]Variety seeking behavior
[C]Complex buying behavior
[D]Dissonance reducing buying behavior



6. The shift in marketing from trying to maximize profit on individual transactions to maximizing mutually beneficial relationships with consumers and others is called
[A]Social marketing
[B]Green marketing
[C]Mega marketing
[D]Relationship marketing



7. If Levi Strauss company decides to enter the sportswear market, in which it currently has no presence, it would be pursuing which growth strategy?
[A]Market penetration
[B]Market development
[C]Product development
[D]Diversification



8. Marketing chewable vitamins for children and a different version for adults is an example of
[A]Geographic segmentation
[B]Psychographic segmentation
[C]Regional segmentation
[D]Age and life-cycle segmentation



9. Elena intends to buy her favorite brand of camera but her best friend persuades her to buy the lowestpriced one. Which of the following can be said to have influenced her purchase decision?
[A]Purchase intention
[B]The self-concept
[C]External influences
[D]Unexpected situational factors



10. A firm that bases its price on how it thinks the competitors will price, rather than on its own costs or demand, in order to win a contract, is most likely using
[A]Going-rate pricing
[B]Cost-plus pricing
[C]Perceived-value pricing
[D]Sealed-bid pricing



11. When Julie gives her customers her card during a sale and invites them to call with any questions they might have later, which of the following levels of relationship marketing is Julie practicing?
[A]The basic level
[B]The reactive level
[C]The accountable level
[D]The proactive level



12. If Wrigley’s makes bubble gum and sells it through middlemen, who market it under individual store brands, which type of brand-sponsorship is Wrigley’s utilizing?
[A]Manufacturer's brand
[B]Slotting brand
[C]Private brand
[D]Licensed brand



13. Which of the following are runner-up companies that aggressively attack competitors to get more market share?
[A]Market leaders
[B]Market challengers
[C]Market followers
[D]Market nichers



14. What is market segmentation based on customer’s values and lifestyles, known as?
[A]Geographics
[B]Demographics
[C]Psychographics
[D]Biographics



15. Ellen decided to conduct an experiment in her mall's car park to see if shoppers would respond to a lower parking price to park in some of the under-utilized sections of the car park. Which of the following types of market research was Ellen using?
[A]Exploratory
[B]Causal
[C]Descriptive
[D]Investigative



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PhD in Management Important Questions (Management Quiz - 50)

1. Manager Inventory Chart, also known as Replacement Chart, is used in Replacement Planning ofhuman resource management in an organization. Which of the following is not an advantage of Manager Inventory Chart?
[A]It gives an overview of the human resource situation of an organization
[B]It shows the future internal supply of managers by indicating who is promotable in a year
[C]It shows the position to which a manager may be promoted
[D]Managers who are ready for promotion can be easily identified



2. Managers face problems due to breakdown of communication caused by communication barriers.Which of the following is not a barrier to listening?
[A]Prejudging that the subject is boring
[B]Tackling complicated subjects
[C]Reacting to the speech too fast
[D]Inflexibility while listening



3. Most of the conflict resolution techniques either focus on interpersonal relationships or structuralchanges. Which of the following conflict resolution techniques implies emphasizing the areas ofagreement and common goals and de-emphasizing disagreements?
[A]Problem Solving
[B]Forcing
[C]Smoothing
[D]Compromise



4. Mr. Arbind, the CEO of E.E.C. Inc. has identified the benefits that a company can derive by practicingjob rotation. But he is unable to find the position in which he can rotate his managers and trainees. So,from the given list, help him to identify the suitable position/positions for job rotation?
I. Non-supervisory.
II. Observation.
III. Top-level management position.
[A]Only (I) above
[B]Only (II) above
[C]Only (III) above
[D]Both (I) and (II) above



5. Performance appraisal involves the formal evaluation of an individual’s job performance. Which of thefollowing guidelines is least likely to improve the effectiveness of the appraisal process?
[A]Stress both performance in the position the individual holds and the success with which theindividual is attaining organizational objectives
[B]Emphasize the evaluator's impression of the individual's work habits
[C]Ensure that the appraisal is acceptable to both the evaluator and the evaluated
[D]Ensure that the appraisal provides a base for improving individuals' productivity within theorganization by making them better equipped to produce



6. Plans can be categorized on the basis of their frequency of use. Based on the extent of use, they can beof two types: single-use plans and standing plans. Which of the following statement/s is/are true with respect to standing plans?
I. Standing plans are developed for activities that do not occur regularly over a period of time.
II. A policy is a standing plan that specifies the broad parameters within which organization members are expected to operate in pursuit of organization’s goals.
III. Rules are one of the standing plans that spell out specific actionsthat must be taken or not taken in a given situation.
[A]Only (I) above
[B]Only (II) above
[C]Both (I) and (II) above
[D]Both (II) and (III) above



7. Potential pitfalls of using budgets as control tools include
I. Placing too much emphasis on relatively insignificant organizational expenses.
II. Changing budgets periodically.
III. Increasing budgeted expenses year after year without adequate information.
IV. Budgets translate diverse activities and outcomes into a common denominator.
[A]Only (II) above
[B]Both (I) and (IV) above
[C]Both (I) and (III) above
[D](I), (II), and (III) above



8. Span of control refers to the number of subordinates a superior can supervise efficiently and effectively.Which of the following factors determine(s) an effective span of control?
I. Clarity and Delegation of Authority.
II. Use of Objective Standards.
III. Rate of Change.
[A]Only (I) above
[B]Only (II) above
[C]Only (III) above
[D]All (I), (II) and (III) above



9. Standing plans that furnish broad guidelines for channeling management thinking in specified directionare called
[A]Procedures
[B]Programs
[C]Single-use plans
[D]Policies



10. Strategic Business Unit (SBU) is a more recent form of organization structure adopted by severalcompanies. Which of the following is not correct regarding Strategic Business Unit (SBU)?
[A]All SBUs of an organization have the same mission
[B]A SBU has well defined competitor groups
[C]A SBU efficiently manages its resources in prime areas
[D]A SBU should have a proper size, that is neither too small nor too large



11. Tangent Electronics Ltd. is faced with the problem of allocating resources to its newly set up computerperipherals division, because of some practical constraints like limited availability of resources, time,man-hours etc. Which of the following decision-making techniques can help solve the problem?
[A]Linear Programming
[B]Decision tree
[C]Simulation
[D]Waiting-line method



12. The basic elements of communication are
[A]Source/encoder, signal, decoder/destination
[B]Sender/message, encoder, receiver/decoder
[C]Signal, source/sender, decoder/destination
[D]Signal, source/decoder, encoder/destination



13. The BCG matrix was devised by the Boston Consulting Group, a leading management consulting firm,in the 1970s. It is a widely used method of portfolio management and helps businesses evaluate theirprofitability. According to the BCG matrix, a highly profitable unit that requires further investment inorder to keep growing, would be referred to as
[A]A question mark
[B]A bull
[C]A dog
[D]A star



14. The determination of an individual’s work related responsibilities is
[A]Job organization
[B]Job specialization
[C]Job rotation
[D]Job design



15. The functions of a manager provide a useful framework for organizing management knowledge underthe various heads of planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling. The formulation ofstrategies to achieve organizational goals is part of
[A]The planning function
[B]The organizing function
[C]The staffing function
[D]The leading function



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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Improve English Vocabulary Online (Vocabulary Quiz - 126)

1. Diligence
[A]Make Thin; Weaken
[B]Heterogeneous Mixture; Medley
[C]High, Flat-Topped Hill
[D]Steadiness Of Effort; Persistent Hard Work



2. Discourse
[A]Occurring Or Taking Place Within The Subject; Unreal
[B]Hesitate; Shrink
[C]Formal Discussion; Conversation
[D]Mysterious; Secret; Supernatural



3. Disquisition
[A]Split; Tear Apart
[B]Somewhat Saline
[C]Uneasiness; Distress
[D]Formal Systematic Inquiry; An Explanation Of The Results Of A Formal Inquiry



4. Divest
[A]Reserve; Uncommunicativeness; Inclination To Be Silent
[B]Strip; Deprive
[C]Disgraceful
[D]Desertion



5. Drone
[A]Written Statement Made Under Oath
[B]False Testimony While Under Oath
[C]Dig; Investigate
[D]Talk Dully; Buzz Or Murmur Like A Bee



6. Eddy
[A]Reading Desk
[B]Swirling Current Of Water, Air, Etc.
[C]Unreal; Grotesque; Whimsical
[D]Looking Back On The Past



7. Elliptical
[A]Stinging, Caustic
[B]Abundance; Completeness
[C]Cheat
[D]Oval; Ambiguous, Either Purposely Or Because Key Words Have Been Left Out



8. Encumber
[A]Exclude From Public Favor; Ban
[B]Determination
[C]Burden
[D]Flowering



9. Entice
[A]State Without Proof
[B]Lure; Attract; Tempt
[C]Special Usage In Language
[D]A Place Where Bees Are Kept



10. Equivocate
[A]Massive
[B]Damp
[C]Lie; Mislead; Attempt To Conceal The Truth
[D]Lash; Whip; Severe Punishment



11. Evince
[A]Powerful Person
[B]Show Clearly
[C]Encourager
[D]Cowardly



12. Expedite
[A]Unskilled Laborer; Drudge
[B]Hasten
[C]Repudiation; Self-Sacrifice
[D]Prankish; Gay



13. Exuberance
[A]Faultless
[B]Viscous Assault
[C]Person Who Appeals To People'S Prejudice
[D]Abundance; Effusiveness; Lavishness



14. Fatalism
[A]Abundance; Wealth
[B]Belief That Events Are Determined By Forces Beyond One'S Control
[C]Special Usage In Language
[D]Monarch; Sovereign



15. Fidelity
[A]Take Apart
[B]Noxious Smell
[C]Loyalty
[D]Flowing, Running



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Management Paper of NET Exam (Management Quiz - 49)

1. The managerial creative process involves four overlapping phases. What is the sequence of thesephases?
I. Insight.
II. Intuition.
III. Unconscious scanning.
IV. Logical formulation.
[A](III), (II), (I) and (IV)
[B](II), (III), (IV) and (I)
[C](III), (I), (II) and (IV)
[D](I), (II), (III) and (IV)



2. According to William Ouchi, organizations that exhibit a style of management that combines traits ofJapanese and American companies are called
[A]Theory X organizations
[B]Theory Y organizations
[C]Theory Z organizations
[D]Modern organizations



3. In a business situation, things are so complex, that without proper plans this complexity cannot behandled. Planning is a prerequisite not only for achieving success but also for surviving in a complexand competitive world. Accordingly, there can be different types of plans in an organization.A plan thatcomprises general guidelines, does not lock managers into a specific course of action and does not havedefined objectives is referred to as
[A]Operational plan
[B]Tactical plan
[C]Strategic plan
[D]Directional plan



4. In a PERT network, the sequence of events and activities requiring the longest period of time tocomplete is
[A]Called the network
[B]Indicated by thin arrows
[C]The path that managers avoid
[D]The critical path



5. In an organization, where individuals work in co-ordination and contribute to the achievement oforganizational goals is called
[A]Unity of direction
[B]Unity of command
[C]Hierarchy of authority
[D]Authority on Par



6. In order to understand the opportunities and threats faced by an organization, managers should analyzetheir organization’s environment. There are various tools available for the purpose. What are the threemost effective tools that managers can use to analyze their organization’s environment?
[A]Benchmarking, planning, and evaluating
[B]Environmental scanning, forecasting, and benchmarking
[C]Strategic planning, environmental scanning, and TQM
[D]Forecasting, budgeting, and time management



7. In order to understand the role of management, in the late 1960s, Henry Mintzberg devised a newapproach – the managerial roles approach –by observing what managers actually do. A branch manager of manufacturing company, representing his company in local board of commerce, is acting in which ofthe managerial roles laid down by Mintzberg?
[A]Entrepreneur
[B]Disseminator
[C]Spokesperson
[D]Resource Allocator



8. Information is one of the important resources for managers. For information to be useful to managers, itmust possess certain attributes. The information attribute which explains that information is availablewhen it is needed without excessive delay pertains to
[A]Information accuracy
[B]Information timeliness
[C]Information time horizon
[D]Information completeness



9. Interviewing is an important step in the selection process of an organization. When a managerinterviews a job candidate by asking him a list of questions from an outline, this is an example of what type of interview?
[A]Structured
[B]Stress
[C]Unstructured
[D]Comprehensive



10. It is a normal practice to categorize management into three basic levels: (1) top management, (2) middle management and (3) supervisory or first-level management. The managers at these three levels requiredifferent kinds of skills to perform the functions associated with their jobs. The major difference in skill requirements between middle and top managers is that
[A]Top managers must generally be more skilled than middle managers in every respect
[B]Top managers require better interpersonal skills but less conceptual skills than middle managers
[C]Top managers generally require better technical and interpersonal skills than middle managers
[D]Top managers generally require higher level conceptual skills but less technical skills than middlemanagers



11. JIT (Just-In-Time) inventory control is an approach to inventory control that stresses on havingmaterials arrive just when they are required in the production process. Which of the following does notapply to Just-In-Time (JIT) system?
[A]Suppliers need to be located in close proximity
[B]Organization must have ISO 9001 certification
[C]Reliable transportation facilities should be available
[D]Suppliers need to be capable of providing high quality materials



12. Leaders who inspire followers to transcend their own self-interests for the good of the organization, andare capable of having a profound and extraordinary effect on followers are _____ leaders.
[A]Visionary
[B]Transformational
[C]Transactional
[D]Autocratic



13. Lyman W. Porter and Edward E. Lawler III developed the expanded expectancy theory model. Whichof the following is not true with regard to the Porter and Lawler model of motivation?
[A]It’s built on Vroom’s expectancy theory
[B]It means motivation is not a simple cause-and-effect matter
[C]It assumes that satisfaction leads to performance
[D]It emphasizes reward structure



14. Major decisions in organizations are most often made by groups rather than a single individual. Groupdecision-making is the norm in most large and complex organizations. There are different groupdecision-making techniques. Two such techniques are Nominal Group technique and Delphi technique. The difference between the Nominal Group technique and the Delphi technique is
[A]One is a verbal approach, the other is written
[B]One is a short term group, the other long term
[C]One is visual, the other is verbal
[D]One is face-to-face, the other keeps group members anonymous



15. Management is best understood as
I. A process.
II. Reaching organizational goals.
III. Utilizing people and other resources.
[A]Only (I) above
[B]Only (III) above
[C]Both (I) and (II) above
[D]All (I), (II) and (III) above



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Saturday, March 24, 2012

GK for SSC(Staff Selection Commision) - General Knowledge Quiz - 130

1. The six important inscriptions which have recently come to light in Tamil Nadu’s 1200 year old Shiva Temple reveal—
[A]Early Chola history
[B]Early Kushans history
[C]Early Mauryan history
[D]Early Sangam history



2. LITE is the proposed Maiden Moon Mission of—
[A]Germany
[B]France
[C]Britain
[D]Japan



3. India ranks………..on Global Gender-Gap Index.
[A]115th
[B]113th
[C]110th
[D]111th



4. IBEx is—
[A]NASA’s Probe
[B]EU’s Probe
[C]EU NASA joint Probe
[D]None of the above



5. India’s first 3G Technology-based mobile phone service of MTNL was launched on—
[A]December 15, 2008
[B]December 11, 2008
[C]December 10, 2008
[D]December 8, 2008



6. India launched its first Moon Mission Chandrayaan-1 on—
[A]October 10, 2008
[B]October 15, 2008
[C]October 20, 2008
[D]October 22, 2008



7. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle which put Chandrayaan-1 into its orbit is—
[A]PSLV-C-9
[B]PSLV-C-8
[C]PSLV-C-11
[D]PSLV-C-7



8. India is the ……country to send Moon Mission.
[A]Fifth
[B]Fourth
[C]Sixth
[D]Seventh



9. The number of instruments which the spacecraft Chandrayaan carried is—
[A]15
[B]20
[C]11
[D]9



10. Union Cabinet had cleared Right to Education Bill which is the enabling legislation to notify—
[A]The 91th Constitutional Amendment
[B]The 86th Constitutional Amendment
[C]The 95th Constitutional Amendment
[D]The 93rd Constitutional Amendment



11. ACD stands for—
[A]Asian Cooperative Dialogue
[B]Asia Cooperation Dialogue
[C]Asia China Dialogue Forum
[D]Asian-Chinese Dialogue



12. EDI stands for—
[A]Enforcement Directorate Index
[B]Education Development Infrastructure
[C]Education and Development Identity
[D]Education Development Index



13. National Consumer Rights Day is observed on—
[A]December 4
[B]December 7
[C]December 24
[D]December 10



14. Who is set to make film on 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks?
[A]Yash Chopra
[B]Priyadarshan
[C]Ram Gopal Verma
[D]Mahesh Bhatt



15. In which Asian country Apple is opening its R & D centre?
[A]India
[B]Phillipines
[C]China
[D]Israel



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