Most Tricky Questions in Arithmetic
Little Chetan is gradually eating his chocolates. During the first day he eats 1/3 of the chocolates. During the second day he eats an additional 1/4 of the chocolates. The third day he eats an additional 1/5 of the chocolates, and so on. How many days will it take until the all chocolates are devoured?
In how many ways can one choose 5 cells from a \(3\times3 \) table such that three cells lie in the same row or column?
Most Tricky Questions in Data Interpretation & Analysis
Direction: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.
Lavina wants to take four courses this semester. There are only seven courses in which she is interested: three science courses – Biology, Chemistry and Physics; and four arts courses – Literature, Dance, Music and History. To meet college requirements, she must take two science courses. There are some scheduling problems: Literature overlaps both Chemistry and Music but she can choose Chemistry and Music as two different courses. Biology cannot be taken with Dance.
Which of the following must always be true?
1. She takes Dance and not takes Chemistry
2. She takes Music and not takes Chemistry
3. She takes Literature and not takes Physics
Direction: Read the following directions carefully and answer the questions. Each question is followed by two statements. You should
Is the product of three integers abc positive?
1. ab + bc + ca > 0
2. ab × bc × ca = abc
Most Tricky Questions in English Language and Comprehension
Directions: The question consists of labelled sentences or a part of it. These, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Choose the most logical order from among the options.
A) Unfortunately it is not limited to only the geriatric age group.
B) Children as young as 10 years may have this disease.
C) One of the commonest chronic diseases in old age in Diabetes.
D) However in them, it is usually type 1.
Vampires are mythological or folkloric beings who subsist by feeding on the life essence (generally in the form of blood) of living creatures, regardless of whether they are a dead or a living person. Although vampiric entities have been recorded in many cultures and in spite of speculation by literary historian Brian Frost that the ‘belief in vampires and bloodsucking demons is as old as man himself’, and may go back to ‘prehistoric times’, the term vampire was not popularized until the early 18th century, after an influx of vampire superstition into Western Europe from areas where vampire legends were frequent, such as the Balkans and Eastern Europe from areas where also known by different names, such as Vrykolakas in Greece and Strigoi in Romania. This increased level of vampire superstition in Europe led to mass hysteria and in some cases resulted in corpses actually being staked and people being accused of vampirism.
While even folkloric vampires of the Balkans and Eastern Europe had a wide range of appearance ranging from nearly human to bloated rotting corpses, it was the success of John Polidori’s 1819 novella The Vampyre that established the archetype of charismatic and sophisticated vampire; it is arguably the most influential vampire work of the early 19th century, inspiring such works as Varney the Vampire and eventually, Dracula.
However, it is Bram Stoker’s 1987 novel Dracula that is remembered as the quintessential vampire novel and which provided on the basis of modern vampire fiction. Dracula drew on earlier mythologies of werewolves and similar legendary demons and was to voice the anxieties of an age, and the fears of late Victorian patriarchy. The success of this book spawned a distinctive vampire genre, still popular in the 21st century, with books, films ,video games, and television shows. The vampire is such a dominant figure in the horror genre that literary historian Susan sellers places the current vampire myth in the ‘comparative safety of nightmare fantasy.’
Choose the word that is most nearly the same in meaning to the word ‘influx’ as used in the passage.