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12.A loudspeaker converts
A.electrical energy into soundenergyB.sound energy into electricalenergyC.small sound into a large soundD.none of the above
13.The transverse wave nature of light was proved by
14.Electric iron takes a long timeto cool because of
A.greater emissivityB.lesser emissivityC.less absorptive powerD.more absorptive power
15.Helium is preferred to hydrogenin airships because it
A.has greater lifting powerB.is less denseC.cheaperD.does not form explosivemixture with air
16.Excessive consumption of alcohol damages the
17.Which of the following has thesmell of garlic?
A.White phosphorusB.Red phosphorusC.Phosphorus chlorideD.Phosphine
18.A common nitrogenous fertilizer is
A.ureaB.superphosphateC.triple phosphateD.potassium chloride
27.The acid which etches glass is
A.nitric acidB.sulphuric acidC.hydrofluoric acidD.hypochlorous acid
28.Which of the following diseasesis likely to spread in the entirecommunity if a leaky septic tankcontaminates the water supply?
A. CholeraC. TuberculosisB. CancerD. Leprosy
29.Yeast help in the production of
30.Many pulses are obtained fromplants of the family
31.Which of the followingprotozoans possesses definiteshape?
A.AmoebaB.ParameciumC.Both of theseD.None of these
32.Which of the following is usedfor culture medium of bacterialgrowth?
33.Malaria is caused by
34.One of the following is thesimplest land plant:
19.Which element is a metalloid inthe following?
20.Night blindness is caused due tothe deficiency of
A.Vitamin AC.Vitamin KB.Vitamin BD.Vitamin E
21.Mercury is used inthermometers because it
A.is heavyB.is a liquidC.expands uniformlyD.is a metal
22.Sodium chloride is the scientificname of
A.common saltC.rustB.soft cokeD.chalk
23.Fresh foods and fruits containmore of
24.Electric bulbs are filled withthe gas
25.The sides of a match boxcontains
A.red phosphorusB.white phosphorusC.phosphorus pentoxideD.none of these
26.Penicillin was discovered by
A.Edward JennerB.J.C. BoseC.Alexander FlemingD.William Harvey
35.Bacteria generally multiply by
A.binary fissionB.multiple fissionC.longitudinal fissionD.all of these
36.Agar-agar is obtained from
37.Which one of the followinganimals is cold-blooded?
38.Nitrogen fixation is done by
A.blue-green algaeB.green algaeC.brown algaeD.red algae
39.Which type of cancer is the mostcommon?
40.Which bacteria produce vinegarin sugar solutions?
41.Baker’s yeast is
A.ZygosaccharomycesoctosporusB.Saccharomyces cerevisaeC.LaminariaD.S. Ludwigii
42.The tallest tree occurs in