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Aptitude Test

Aptitude Test

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Aptitude Test
Each question carries equal marks. Each Wrong answer will carry negative marks. Total Marks – 70 Time 60 minutes1-5: Select whichever word you consider most appropriate for the blank space asyour answer.1.The train’s crossing the bridge just before the bridge collapsed was ______________.(a)Accidental(b)Providential(c)Fatal(d)Deplorable2.The Court has directed the University to ____________ the publication of resultsuntil further orders.(a)Quicken(b)Accelerate(c)Defer(d)Cancel
 The US Ambassador to India submitted his ____________ to the President of India.(a)Orders(b)Certificates(c)Bio data(d)Credentials
As the crowd didn’t heed the warning, the police _____________ to lathi charge.(a)Resorted(b)Retaliated(c)Moved(d)Marched
I shall avail ______________ of your advice.(a)Him(b)Me(c)Yourself (d)Myself 6-10: Each of the questions below consists of two words that have a certainrelationship to each other, followed by five lettered pairs of related words. Select thelettered pair of words.
ANGLE : DECATEa.area : square inchb.milk : quartc.society : classesd.letter : alphabete.time : minutes
CONFIRMED : INVETERATEa.knowledge : supposedb.financial : bankruptc.immature : callowd.credible : incrediblee.careful: punishing
LULLABY : BARCAROLEa.birth : marriageb.night : morningc.cradle : gondolad.song : poeme.carol : sonneteer
ZOOLOGY : ANIMALSa.ecology : pollutionb.botany : plantsc.chemistry : atomsd.history : peoplee.mathematics : geometry
DORY : VANa.dairy : cowb.fish : vehiclec.freighter : caissond.runners : wheelse.danish : DutchQuestions 11-17For a period of more than two centuries paleontologists have been intrigued bythe fossilized remains of pterosaurs, the first flying vertebartes. The issues, whichpuzzle them, are how these heavy creatures, having a wingspan of about 8-12meters managed the various problems associated with powered flight andwhether these creatures were reptiles or birds.Perhaps the least controversial assertion about the pterosaurs is that theywere reptiles. Their skulls, pelvises, and hind feet are reptilian. The anatomyof their wings suggests that they did not evolve into the class of birds. Inpterosaurs a greatly elongated fourth finger of each forelimb supported awinglike membrane. The other fingers were short and reptilian, with sharp
claws. In birds the second finger is the principal strut of the wing, whichconsists primarily of feathers. If the pterosaurs walked on all fours, the threeshort fingers may have been employed for grasping. When a pterosaurswalked or remained stationary, the fourth finger, and with it the wing, couldonly urn upward in an extended inverted V- shape along each side of theanimal's body.In resemblance they were extremely similar to both birds and bats, withregard to their overall body structure and proportion. This is hardly surprisingas the design of any flying vertebrate is subject to aerodynamic constraints.Both the pterosaurs and the birds have hollow bones, a feature thatrepresents a savings in weight. There is a difference, which is that the bonesof the birds are more massively reinforced by internal struts.Although scales typically cover reptiles, the pterosaurs probably had hairycoats. T.H. Huxley reasoned that flying vertebrates must have been warm-blooded because flying implies a high rate of metabolism, which in turnimplies a high internal temperature. Huxley speculated that a coat of hairwould insulate against loss of body heat and might streamline the body toreduce drag in flight. The recent discovery of a pterosaur specimen covered inlong, dense, and relatively thick hair like fossil material was the first clearevidence that his reasoning was correct.Some paleontologists are of the opinion that the pterosaurs jumped from sdropped from trees or perhaps rose into the light winds from the crests of waves in order to become airborne. Each theory has its associated difficulties. The first makes a wrong assumption that the pterosaurs hind feet resembled abat's and could serve as hooks by which the animal could hang in preparationfor flight. The second hypothesis seems unlikely because large pterosaurscould not have landed in trees without damaging their wings. The third callsfor high aces to channel updrafts. The pterosaurs would have been unable tocontrol their flight once airborne as the wind from which such waves arosewould have been too strong.
As seen in the above passage scientists generally agree that:i.the pterosaurs could fly over large distances because of theirlarge wingspan.ii.a close evolutionary relationship can be seen between thepterosaurs and bats, when the structure of their skeletons isstudied.iii.the study of the fossilized remains of the pterosaurs revealshow they solved the problem associated with powered flightiv.the pterosaurs were reptilesv.Pterosaurs walked on all fours.
 The view that, the pterosaurs rose into light winds from the crest of the wavesto become airborne, is viewed by the author asi.revolutionaryii.unlikelyiii.unassailableiv.probablev.outdated.

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