Sunday, December 26, 2010


1. What causes warts?

(a) Bacteria

(b) Virus

(c) Poor hygiene

(d) Toads

2. Bipolar neurons are nerve cells that have

(a) a single dendrite at the end of the cell and single axon. at the other

(b) several axons and a single dendrite

(c) many dendrites and a single neuron

(d) a single branch which after leaving the cell body divides into two directions

3. Which of the following can damage a

(d) we don’t know any more about the baby’s growing brain?

(a) Teratogens

(b) Certain diseases during pregnancy

(c) Early child abuse and neglect

(d) All of the above

4. What a baby experiences in infancy can

(a) affect its IQ

(b) determine which brain pathways develop

(c) affect its capacity to form loving relationships as an adult

(d) all of the above

5. What is the definition of health?

(a) The absence of disease or infirmity

(b) A state of being easily quantifiable

(c) A state of complete physical, mental arid social well being

(d) A state of being subjectively assessed by individuals

6. The only way to stop the spread of HIV infection is through

(a) regular treatment of infected persons

(b) isolation of infected persons

(c) prevention

(d) voiding direct contact with infected person

7. Isotonic exercise is an exercise where

(a) a muscle changes in length but the tone remains the same

(b) the length of the muscle does not change but there is a change in the tone

(c) the tone of the muscle is constant

(d) the muscle becomes longer and thicker as the origin and insertion move away from each other

8. Breast feeding is often blamed for:

(a) lack of sleep

(b) headaches

(c) marriage problems

(d) all the above

9. Developing the capacity for attachment in the earliest years of life is important because:

(a) it is the only time . a person can develop the capacity to have intimate, loving relationships

(b) intimate attachments with other human beings are the most fundamental source of satisfaction in life

(c) human beings have evolved as social animals and anything that interferes with their capacity to be social runs against human nature

(d) all the above

10. The younger sibling eventually learns to get the parents help when being bothered by the older sibling. At which stage does this occur?

(a) Between 11 and 13 months

(b) Before 10 months of age

(c) Between 16 and 18 months

(d) None of the above

11. Reaction formation refers to the behaviour of a person who is trying toward off anxiety-causing and unacceptable impulses. To do this the person

(a) will often stutter

(b) will speak out against the behaviour which he himself is trying to suppress and will usually over emphasize his opinion

(c) will make excuses for his behaviour

(d) none of the above

12. The younger sibling learns eventually that he or she too can be aggressive rind cause problems for the older sibling. At what age does this usually occur?

(a) 10 to 12 months

(b) 12. to 14 months

(c) 14 to 16 months

(d) over 16 months

13. some babies who are just beginning to develop emotional attachments and some degree of communication have a difficult time with strangers. Why is this?

(a) The stranger may not hold the baby properly

(b) The stranger may miss subtle cues from the baby and then not meet the baby’s expectations. This may confuse the baby

(c) The stranger may look like someone the baby does not like

(d) The stranger’s voice may be upsetting to the baby

14. How has evolution determined a baby’s needs?

(a) Evolution has nothing to do with the needs of today’s babies

(b) Continental drift

(c) Only the babies that survived had children

(d) Global warming

15. The ability to successfully cope with ones own emotions and those others is known as

(a) Theory of mind

(b) Internal working model

(c) Emotional competence

(d) Strange situation

16. What is the best kind of fish for your heart?

(a) Walleye

(b) Northern

(c) Goldfish

(d) Salmon

17. How many servings of fruits and vegetables should you have everyday?

(a) 1-3

(b) 2-6

(c) 5-9

(d) 10-12

18. Which of the following puts your heart at risk?

(a) Cigarette smoking

(b) High blood pressure

(c) High cholesterol levels

(d) All of the above

19. Dentists recommend that you brush your teeth

(a) twice a day

(b) after each and every meal

(c) when you start getting a funny taste in your mouth

(d) its a personal preference and varies among people

20. How many calories does water contain?

(a) 50

(b) 100

(c) 200

(d) None

21. What is Threonine?

(a) A Mineral

(a) Ammo Acid

(c) Vitamin C

(d) None of these

22. What percentage of our daily calorie intake (energy) should come from carbohydrates?

(a) 50 per cent

(b) 80 per cent

(c) 100 per cent

(d) Zero per cent

23. Alzheimer’s disease:

(a) begins abruptly

(b) progresses slowly

(c) progresses in three stages.

(d) is present from birth, but the symptoms appear only after age 65

24. Children who drank about three 12- ounce sodas daily for 10 weeks gained

(a) one pound

(b) five pounds

(c) seven pounds

(d) lost weight

25 What is the best way to prevent back injury?

(a) Exercise to strengthen your back and reduce stress

(b) Lose excess weight

(c) Maintain good posture

(d) All of the above

26. In addition to diabetes, health problems associated with obesity in children include:

(a) increased infections, anaemia and blood clots

(b) hardening of the arteries, early puberty and abnormal skeletal development

(c) vertigo, nausea and amblyopia

(d) chronic hiccups

27. What symptom of Alzheimer’s is present from beginning to end?

(a) Argumentativeness

(b) Poor hygiene

(c) Wandering

(d) Loss of interest and initiative

28. Honey is a

(a) protein

(b) carbohydrate

(c) fat

(d) none of the above

29. Which of the following is not true about skeletal muscles?

(a) They usually link two bones across a joint

(b) They are voluntary muscles, responsible for movement

(c) When they contract, they get larger and longer

(d) They appear “striped” and so are also called striated muscles

30. The heart’s primary function is to pump blood to which two main areas?

(a) Lungs and heart

(b) Lungs and rest of body

(c) Main arteries and the aorta

(d) Capillaries and lungs

31. Duty of care means

(a) Accepting responsibility for other people’s mistakes

(b) Giving out advice and relevant accident forms to injured members

(c) Having a working knowledge of rules

(d) Accepting responsibility for health and safety in workplace

32. What do bones store that can be reabsorbed by the body if needed?

(a) Fat

(b) Minerals

(c) Both a and b

(d) Oxygen

33. What is the shelf life of honey?

(a) A couple of weeks

(b) It needs to be refrigerated after one year

(c) No more than five years

(d) Thousands of years

34. As men age, they tend to accumulate more fat in the:

(a) hips and thighs

(b) waist

(c) calves

(d) none of the above

35. What lifestyle factor aids in the treatment of eczema?

(a) Increase essential fatty acids in your diet

(b) Take Vitamin K

(c) Do more exercise

(d) None of these

36. When is the World Diabetes Day observed?

(a) May 1st

(b) November 14th

(c) June 15th

(d) December 1st

37. Next to bacterially caused gum disease the most common cause of gum disease is

(a) accidents such as football injuries, car crashes, falls

(b) self-inflicted brushing trauma

(c) eating hot and spicy foods

(d) smoking cigarettes and chewing tobacco

38. Which disease is the leading cause of death among women?

(a) Cardiovascular disease

(b) Breast cancer

(c) Colorectal cancer

(d) Lung cancer

39. Orange juice has a lot of which vitamin?

(a) A

(b) B

(c) C

(d) D

40. What is the maximum number of egg yolks that you should eat per week?

(a) One

(b) Two

(c) Three

(d) Four

41. What characterizes the interactionist approach to language acquisition?

(a) Language is an interaction between speaker and listener

(b) Language is the link between what you think and what you do

(c) There is a link between the environmental and biological factors in the process of acquiring language

(d) There is a link among different languages

42. What are we led to believe is the source of happiness in a consumer society?

(a) Buying new things

(b) Friends

(c) Community

(d) Family

43. Group care is best for babies because

(a) they will learn to share

(b) one person can easily look after three babies at once

(c) the babies will learn to speak more quickly

(d) none of the above

44. Encouraging or enforcing independence in our babies and young children promotes:

(a) Emotional maturity

(b) Independence

(c) Instills a fundamental belief that their needs will not be met

(d) all of the above

45. The contra indications to cardiovascular machines include

(a) wearing incorre

ct trainers

(b) cardiovascular problems

(c) bending too far over on the rowing machine

(d) incorrect height on the bike

46. To prevent the spread of HIV infection it is vital to:

(a) know the ways by which HIV is spread

(b) combat the superstitions and taboos related to sexual orientation

(c) contradict the persisting myths about HIV and AIDS

(d) all of the above

47. How can health improvements be quantified and measured?

(a) We cannot

(b) Using quality and length of life

(c) Comparing health status to the state of complete physical, mental and social well being

(d) Using only monetary terms

48. If a baby has very frightening things happen to it often enough it can cause

(a) certain brain pathways to develop

(b) certain brain pathways not to develop

(c) permanent changes in the brain

(d) all the above

49. Unconscious memories are memories that:

(a) you can’t remember but can make you feel scared

(b) are created when the hippocampus and cerebral cortex are not involved

(c) are stored in the amygdala and its related parts

(d) all the above

50. Which of the following is controlled by the cerebral cortex?

(a) Movement

(b) Memory

(c) Emotions

(d) Intelligence


1 b
2 d
3 d
4 c
5 c
6 c
7 b
8 d
9 d
10 c
11 c
12 d
13 b
14 c
15 c
16 d
17 a
18 d
19 b
20 c
21 a
22 a
23 c
24 b
25 d
26 b
27 d
28 b
29 a
30 b
31 d
32 c
33 d
34 b
35 b
36 b
37 d
38 a
39 c
40 c
41 a
42 a
43 a
44 d
45 b
46 d
47 c
48 d
49 a
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Some Important Tips to Follow:

Read Newspapers regularly

We all know that “Old is Gold”, same thing applies here too. We need to make a habit of reading newspapers regularly. I’ll suggest you to read more than one newspaper. It will be better if you read one newspaper of your mother language, and other of English. Some useful newspapers are “The Times of India”, “The Hindu”, “The Telegraph” etc. You need to start this habit at least 6 months before the actual exam that will help you to get access to all the important events of that period of time.

You need to keep an eye on what’s happening around you in your country and world as well. Trust me guys, you will surely find it interesting after several days. We all know that staying updated is always a good idea, as it will stand you apart from the rest.

Read Magazines thoroughly

This is another great option to prepare the subject we are talking about. There are many leading magazines that focus on current affairs and General Knowledge. You need to buy it from your local magazine seller, and start reading it thoroughly. These magazines beautifully categorize the articles with its genres to make it interesting to read on. Some of the useful magazines are Pratiyogita Darpan andManorma.

Try to read some business magazines and sports magazines too along with a general magazine. This will increase your chances of cracking the competitive exams with ease. Some useful business magazines areBusiness Today, Business Line etc.

Follow News Channels

You will need to follow news channels at least once a day. Now most of the leading news channels are active for 24*7. You need to pick up a suitable time for yourself to watch any favorite news channel of yours. You can watch ABP News, NDTV, Times Now, ET Now, Zee News etc. Try to go through all the breaking and highlighted news, and make it a habit.

I know that watching news channels for long will bore you, so I’ll suggest you to allocate only 30 minutes for it in a whole day. All the leading ones shows the glimpses of all important events of the day quite frequently, so 30 minutes will be enough for you to boost up your current affairs and GK knowledge.

Maintain a Diary

My teacher used to tell me that whenever you learn something try to write it down in your diary, as it will help you to memorize it in a better manner. He is so right, as this method helped me a lot to score good marks in every exam that I appeared for. As I already mentioned before that a lot of events are occurring in the country and around the world, so it is easily understandable that it is not easy to remember everything. It’s always a superb idea to maintain a diary of current events.

You need to update this diary on a daily basis with all the events that you consider as important ones. This diary will become quite useful for the revision part, as it will provide you information about all the important events at a place. You should keep revising the diary frequently, as it will help you to memorize important names, dates, awards etc.

Channelize your Preparation Accordingly

All the competitive exams are not same, as all of them have different pattern, even when it comes to the same topic as ‘Current Affairs’ or ‘GK’. For example for civil services exam, you need to give importance on events of National value. On the other scenario, in matter of bank job exam, the focus should be on the news on banking sectors, and economic and business news.

Thus I’ll suggest you to prepare as per the exams you are appearing for, as channelizing your preparation according to the pattern of the exam will accelerate your chance of getting selected.

Use Internet Resources

Google, YouTube and Wikipedia are my favorite teachers’; one of my friends told me this once. This is quite true indeed, so you should use all the available online resources to study current affairs and GK for exams. For example this blog is all about “Current Affairs”, so you can check this blog regularly by subscribing to us (check the sidebar for subscription options). You can actively take part some forums that are focusing on current events. The good part is you can follow the websites of all leadingnewspapers online if you don’t have enough time to read newspapers.

Use Social Networking Sites for Good

Believe me or not you can surely use social networking sites to your benefits. Especially to prepare current affairs and General knowledge Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and StumbleUpon may help you a lot. You can join some Facebook pages, or follow some twitter accounts that are related to current affairs. You can join our Facebook Page too for this matter, or connect with me at LinkedIn or circle me in Google Plus for all the information on recent happenings to boost up your General Knowledgeability.

Give Priority to your Strength

We usually find difficulties when we try to learn everything at once. In that process basically we study a lot, but remember a little. We need to first select our strength areas for our preparation. Try to givepriority to your strength areas. It may be Sports, economy, Government Affairs or technology. Suppose you are applying for Bank exams, then you should prepare industry related news. Along with that you may pick any 2-3 areas of your strength like sports or technology. You need to prepare these sections to the utmost level. I can assure you that these strategies will help you to score much better in Current Affairs section.

Participate in Online Quizzes

You should participate in some free quizzes that are available online to evaluate yourself. For this matter you can easily access our “Quiz Section”. This will give you proper idea whether you are ready for the big exam day or not. As an added factor it will also provide you confidence i.e. very much essential. You can download Monthly-wise current affairs questions from Here.