Problem Solving Assessment (PSA) - Class-VIII - 2015 - Section - B (Qualitative Reasoning : Questions 25 to 42)

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(Questions 25 - 30) : Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

Some school children were visiting an exhibition on handicrafts. The articles in the exhibition were collected from different parts of the country. Mona picked up a bag and exclaimed, this is a beautiful handbag! Yes, it is made of jute, the teacher said. Do you see those baskets, lamp shades and chairs? Those are made of canes and bamboos. In the eastern and north eastern humid regions of India, bamboo grows in plenty. Jassy was excited to see a silk scarf. See this beautiful scarf. The teacher  explained that silk is obtained from silk worms that are bred on mulberry trees. The children understood that plants provide us with many different products  that we use in our day to day life. Vegetation and wild life are valuable resources. Plants provide us timber, give shelter to animals, produce oxygen we breath, protect soils essential for growing crops, help in storage of underground water, gives us fruits, nuts, latex, gum, medicinal plants and also the paper that is so essential for our studies.

Q25.What did the children visit?

a) park
b) school
c) exhibition on handicrafts
d) bus stop

Q26. Mona picked up a bag it was made up of

a) Jute
b) Cotton
c) Plastic
d) Leather

Q27. In which area of our country bamboos grow in plenty?

a) West part
b) South part
c) North eastern part
d) Only in Andaman Nicobar

Q28. Silk is obtained from ________________.

a) Plants
b) Silk worms
c) Factory
d) Sea

Q29. We breathe oxygen that comes from _________________.

a) plants
b) industries
c) sea
d) hospital

Q30. We know vegetation and wild life are valuable resources. What should be our aim?

a) to conserve forest
b) proper utilization
c) sustainable use
d) minimum utilization

Q31. Among five boys, Vasant is taller than Manohar, but not as tall as Raju. Jayant is taller than Dutta, but shorter than Manohar. Who is that tallest in the group?

a) Raju
b) Manohar
c) Vasant
d) Jayant

Q32. Complete the number pattern given below. 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, ?

a) 15
b) 17
c) 19
d) 21

Q33. Praveen needs to decide which bus to catch tomorrow in order to appear in an interview at 11:00 am. Which of the following factors is least important in making a decision about this matter?

a) the frequency of bus services 
b) the number of seats on the bus
c) the amount of time it takes for the bus journey
d) the number of buses he will need to catch in order to arrive before 11:00 am

Q34. How many times are the hands of a clock at right angle in a day?

a) 24
b) 48
c) 22
d) 44

Q35. Which of the given property is reflected by the meaningful word formed by arranging the given letters?


a) Gives light
b) Gives water
c) Gives news
d) Gives money

Q36. Find the odd one out?

a) book
b) glossary
c) index
d) chapter

(Questions 37 - 42) : Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

Land use in selected countries are given in percentage of area.

Australia 6 56 14 24
Brazil 9 20 66 5
Canada 5 4 39 52
China 10 34 14 42
France 35 21 27 17
India 57 4 22 17
Japan 12 2 67 19
Russia 8 4 44 44
UK 29 45 10 16
USA 21 26 32 21
World 11 26 31 32

Q37. Which country has highest percentage of cropland?

a) Australia
b) Japan
c) India
d) Brazil

Q38. Japan has least use of ___________.

a) cropland
b) pasture land
c) forest
d) other use

Q39. Australia uses highest area of percentage in  

a) pasture land
b) forest
c) cropland 
d) other uses

Q40. Population of China is more than India but cropland utilization is less, what are the causes?

a) Modern agriculture
b) traditional agriculture
c) they don't know how to use cropland
d) may be other causes

Q41. In which country forest and other uses are equal in percentage?

a) Japan
b) Russia
c) India
d) Canada

Q42. Highest forest area in percentage is found in ________________________.

a) Japan
b) India
c) Russia
d) USA