General Science

Transpiration is a process in which plants

  1. receive water from soil.
  2. absorb water vapour from air.
  3. prepare food from water.
  4. release water vapour.

North pole of a magnet can be identified by

  1. Another magnet having its poles marked as North pole and South pole.
  2. Another magnet no matter whether the poles are marked or not.
  3. Using an iron bar.
  4. Using iron filings.

In an electric bulb, light is produced due to the glowing of

  1. the glass case of the bulb.
  2. the thin filament.
  3. the thick wires supporting the filament.
  4. gases inside glass case of the bulb.

Figure shows a measuring scale which is usually supplied with a geometry box. Which of the following distance cannot be measured with this scale by using it only once?


  1. 0.1 m
  2. 0.15 m
  3. 0.2 m
  4. 0.05 m

Earthworms breathe through their

  1. skin
  2. gills
  3. lungs
  4. stomata

Which of the following are characteristics of living beings?

  1. Respiration
  2. Reproduction
  3. Adaptation
  4. Excretion

Choose the correct answer from the options below:

  1. (i), (ii) and (iv) only
  2. (i) and (ii) only
  3. (ii) and (iv) only
  4. (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv)

Which of the following cannot be called a habitat?

  1. A desert with camels.
  2. A pond with fishes.
  3. A jungle with wild animals.
  4. Cultivated land with grazing cattle.

Which of the following organisms does not have both muscles and skeleton for movement?

  1. dog
  2. snail
  3. earthworm
  4. human being

Which of the following joints is immovable?

  1. Shoulder and arm
  2. Knee and joint
  3. Upper jaw and skull
  4. Lower jaw and upper jaw

Which of the following terms constitute the female part of the flower.

  1. sepals, petal and stamen
  2. stigma, style and ovary
  3. ovary, stamen and stigma
  4. ovary, style and stamen

Which of the following is not the primary function of stem?

  1. Conduction of water
  2. Photosynthesis
  3. Formation of branches
  4. Bears flowers and fruits

Which of the following is the correct match between the characteristics of stem and the category of plant?

  1. weak stem which cannot stand upright: Creeper
  2. green tender stem : Shrub
  3. thick, hard stem with branching near the base : Tree
  4. thick, hard stem with branches high on the plant : Herb

Iron rim is made slightly smaller than the wooden wheel. The rim is usually heated before fixing into the wooden wheel, because on heating the iron rim

  1. expands and fits onto the wooden wheel.
  2. contracts and fits onto the wooden wheel.
  3. no change in the size takes place.
  4. expands first, then on cooling contracts and fits onto the wooden wheel.

Salt can be separated from its solution (salt dissolved in water), because

  1. mixing of salt in water is a change that can be reversed by heating and melting of salt.
  2. mixing of salt in water is a change that cannot be reversed.
  3. mixing of salt in water is a permanent change.
  4. mixing of salt in water is a change that can be reversed by evaporation.

Four mixtures are given below

  1. Kidney beans and chick peas
  2. Pulses and rice
  3. Rice flakes and corn
  4. Potato wafers and biscuits

Which of these can be separated by the method of winnowing?

  1. (i) and (ii)
  2. (ii) and (iii)
  3. (i) and (iii)
  4. (iii) and (iv)

Which amongst the following methods would be most appropriate to separate grains from bundles of stalks?

  1. Hand picking
  2. Winnowing
  3. Sieving
  4. Threshing

Which of the following mixtures would you be able to separate using the method of filtration?

  1. Oil in water
  2. Cornflakes in milk
  3. Salt in water
  4. Sugar in milk

Which of the following materials is not lustrous?

  1. Gold
  2. Silver
  3. Wood
  4. Diamond

An iron nail is kept in each of the following liquids. In which case would it lose its shine and appear dull?

  1. Mustard oil
  2. Soft drink
  3. Coconut oil
  4. Kerosene

The correct sequence to get cloth is

  1. fibre → fabric → yarn
  2. fibre → yarn → fabric
  3. fabric → yarn → fibre
  4. yarn → fibre → fabric

Yarn is woven to get fabric using

  1. charkha
  2. spinning machines
  3. looms
  4. knitting needles

Which part of the jute plant is used for getting jute fibre?

  1. Flower
  2. Stem
  3. Fruit
  4. Leaf

Which of the following is not a natural fibre?

  1. Cotton
  2. Jute
  3. Nylon
  4. Flax

Read the food items given below:

  1. Wheat
  2. Ghee
  3. Iodised salt
  4. Spinach (palak)

Which of the above food items are “energy giving foods”?

  1. (i) and (iv)
  2. (ii) and (iv)
  3. (i) and (ii)
  4. (iii) and (iv)

Which of the following nutrients is not present in milk?

  1. Protein
  2. Vitamin C
  3. Calcium
  4. Vitamin D

Which of the following sources of protein is different from others?

  1. Peas
  2. Gram
  3. Soyabeans
  4. Cottage cheese (paneer)

Which one of the following food item does not provide dietary fibre?

  1. Whole grains
  2. Whole pulses
  3. Fruits and vegetables
  4. Milk

The part of a banana plant not used as food is

  1. flower
  2. fruit
  3. stem
  4. root

Below are names of some animals:

  1. Cow
  2. Sheep
  3. Horse
  4. Ox

Which of the above are sources of milk for human beings?

  1. (i) and (iii)
  2. (i) and (ii)
  3. (ii) and (iii)
  4. (iii) and (iv)

Honeybee makes honey from

  1. pollen
  2. petals
  3. nectar
  4. bud

Given below are names of some animals:

  1. Goat
  2. Human beings
  3. Cockroach
  4. Eagle

Which of the above animals form a pair of omnivores?

  1. (i) and (ii)
  2. (ii) and (iii)
  3. (iii) and (iv)
  4. (ii) and (iv)

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