Exercise 8

Question 16 :

Pressure cooker cooks rice faster because

A). it always lets the steam escape
B). high pressure crushes the hard covering of rice grains
C). it does not let the heat energy escape easily
D). high pressure raises the boiling point of water
Answer : Option D

Question 17 :

The ancient Olympics Games came to a sudden end when the Roman Emperor Theodosius banned them as paper manifestations. The modern Olympic Games were received after a lapse of nearly

A). ten centuries
B). twelve centuries
C). fifteen centuries
D). eighteen centuries
Answer : Option C

Question 18 :

Reproductive cells in human beings are produced

A). in greater numbers for a longer period of time in the male
B). for a longer period in the female than in male
C). in equal number in both sexes
D). in greater numbers by the female than by the male
Answer : Option A

Question 19 :

Study of earthquakes is known as

A). ecology
B). seismology
C). numismatics
D). None of the above
Answer : Option B

Question 20 :

The 2005 Australian Open Tennis Championship titles for men's and women's singles were won, respectively by

A). Pete Sampras and Steffi Graf
B). Rafael Nadal and Venus Williams
C). Andre Agassi and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
D). Marat Safin and Serena Williams
Answer : Option D