NIOS Home Science Questions and Answers

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NIOS Home Science Questions and Answers

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Home Science Questions and Answers for NIOS

1. Dispersion of a liquid in liquid is known as :
(A) Sol
(B) Gel
(C) Emulsion
(D) Foam

2. Neural tube defects may be due to deficiency of :
(A) Folic Acid
(B) Vitamin B12
(C) Iron
(D) Calcium

3. Which vitamin is required for the absorption of calcium ?
(A) Vitamin A
(B) Vitamin D
(C) Vitamin E
(D) Vitamin K

4. Establishment whose sales figures just cover their variables and fixed costs are said :
(A) to have breakeven
(B) to have minimal profit
(C) to have minimal loss
(D) to have about 1% between profit and loss

5. With reference to metabolism TEF stands for :
(A) Trans-essential fatty acids
(B) Timed eating factor
(C) Total energy for feeding
(D) Thermic effect of food

6. World Health Day is observed on :
(A) 7th August
(B) 7th December
(C) 7th March
(D) 7th April

7. ARF stands for :
(A) Amylose rich food
(B) Amylopectin rich food
(C) Amylase rich food
(D) Antioxidant rich food

8. Spirulina acts as :
(A) Oxidising agent
(B) Emulsifying agent
(C) Antioxidant
(D) Stabilising agent

9. Which method is least effective in measuring fat loss ?
(A) Weighing scale
(B) Tape measures
(C) Skin fold calipers
(D) Bioelectric impedance

10. …………………… temperature proves ‘danger zone’ for foods.
(A) 4 to 50°C
(B) 5 to 62°C
(C) 5 to 63°F
(D) 6 to 73°C

11. ……………….. presence gives antioxidant property to tea.
(A) Isoflavons
(B) Quercitin
(C) Catechins
(D) Resveritol

12. 60 gm of vegetable protein provides approximately :
(A) 600 mg of tryptophan
(B) 625 mg of tryptophan
(C) 650 mg of tryptophan
(D) 575 mg of tryptophan

13. Dried milk stored for a long time turns brown due to :
(A) Enzymatic reaction
(B) Oxidation
(C) Caramelization
(D) Millard reaction

14. Which of the following foods are cariostatic ?
(A) Cheese
(B) Biscuits
(C) Raisins
(D) Milk

15. A garment style which is popular for brief time in youths is known as :
(A) Fad
(B) Classic
(C) Fashion
(D) Chic

16. The filaments of silks held together by a gummy substance is called :
(A) Keratin
(B) Seracin
(C) Lycine
(D) Casein

17. The tex of the yarn is :
(A) wt. in gms per 9000 meters
(B) wt. in gms per 1000 meters
(C) wt. in pounds per 840 yards
(D) wt. in pounds per 560 yards

18. The colour fastness of a dyed fabric can be tested by rubbing, using :
(A) Fade-o-meter
(B) Elemendrof tester
(C) Crock meter
(D) Scott tester

19. In drafting, french curve is used to draw :
(A) Armhole
(B) Dart
(C) Hemline
(D) Grainline

20. Polyester can be dyed with :
(A) Basic dye
(B) Sulphur dye
(C) Chrome dye
(D) Disperse dye

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21. The weave used in corduroy is :
(A) Uncut pile
(B) Cut pile
(C) Bedford cord
(D) Jacquard

22. Which of the following is a type of sleeve ?
(A) Princess line
(B) Eton
(C) Raglan
(D) Peplum

23. The step of management process that consists of dividing and grouping activities and assigning them to individuals is :
(A) Controlling
(B) Planning
(C) Guidance
(D) Organising

24. In the system, effect of environment on the managerial system is referred as :
(A) Input
(B) Feedback
(C) Output
(D) Wholeness

25. ………….. influences the use of resources in the first stage of family life cycle.
(A) Values
(B) Standards
(C) Short-term goals
(D) Long-term goals

26. To achieve the decided goals ………….. decision proves helpful in using maximum resources.
(A) Economic
(B) Social
(C) Technical
(D) Habitual

27. Inexperience work leads to …………. fatigue.
(A) Baredom
(B) Frustration
(C) Physiological
(D) Mental

28. The device used to study the types of motion while performing a task is :
(A) Pathway chart
(B) Operation chart
(C) Process chart
(D) Cyclic graph

29. In house planning ‘open planning’ refers to the plan in which :
(A) There are lots of doors and windows
(B) There are no walls between functional areas
(C) There are glass partitions between functional areas
(D) There is simple open space around the house

30. The value of the colour can not be changed by :
(A) Adding white
(B) Adding black
(C) Increasing pigment concentration
(D) Adding an adjacent colour

31. ………………. play is characterised by following the rules of a game.
(A) Parallel
(B) Co-operative
(C) Solitary
(D) Associative

32. The knowledge of objects continues to exist even when they are out of view is :
(A) Object substitution
(B) Animism
(C) Object performance
(D) Object segregation

33. The tendency of heredity to restrict the development of one or two characters is :
(A) Canalization
(B) Genetic environmental correlation
(C) Niche-Picking
(D) Range of reaction

34. According to Erikson the primary grade children enter ……………… stage.
(A) The preoperational period
(B) The period of initiative Vs. guilt
(C) Concrete operations
(D) The Industry Vs. Inferiority

35. The playground has been selected as an excellent place for observation of children social behaviour because :
(A) There is more room for researchers
(B) It is more natural and less restrictive
(C) The children tend to go wild
(D) Researchers are no longer allowed in classrooms

36. Phenylketonuria is cause of :
(A) Physical handicap
(B) Eye deformities
(C) Mental retard
(D) Muscular dystrophy

37. Heightened emotionality is one of the characteristics of :
(A) Middle childhood
(B) Young Adulthood
(C) Early childhood
(D) Adolescence

38. The period of infancy extends from :
(A) Birth to 2 years
(B) Birth to 15 days
(C) 3–6 years
(D) 1–2 years

39. Educational planning is a …………….. process.
(A) Strenuous
(B) Cumbersome
(C) Dynamic
(D) Complicated

40. Integrated Rural Development Programme (I.R.D.P.) was started in :
(A) June 1976
(B) March 1976
(C) August 1976
(D) May 1976

41. ……………….. is the type of education where learning takes place accidentally.
(A) Classroom
(B) Informal
(C) Non-formal
(D) Formal

42. Seeing, hearing and doing occurs in …………………. .
(A) Radio
(B) Audio-visual aids
(C) Newspaper
(D) Leaflets

43. ……………. is most effective in communicating with a small group of people.
(A) Home visit
(B) Exhibition
(C) Study tour
(D) Campaign

44. The term ‘Extension Education’ was first used by ………………….. .
(A) Oxford University
(B) Mumbai University
(C) Cambridge University
(D) S.N.D.T. Women’s University

45. An effective teaching aid is one which is :
(A) Prepared by the teacher
(B) The students understand the concept clearly
(C) Colourful and attracts students
(D) Helpful for teacher to explain easily

46. Planning of extension programme is divided into …………………. parts.
(A) 4
(B) 8
(C) 6
(D) 2

47. A study on buying habits of teenagers is an example of :
(A) Applied research
(B) Ex post facto research
(C) Conceptual research
(D) Fundamental research

48. Dependent variable is one which :
(A) Influences what one is studying
(B) Interferes with research variable
(C) Is influenced by some variable
(D) Is manipulated

49. Analysis of co-variance is :
(A) A statistical technique that can be used to help equate groups on specific variables
(B) A statistical technique that can be used to control sequencing effect
(C) A statistical technique that substitutes for random assignment to groups
(D) A statistical technique for adjusting scores of the independent variable to control for extraneous variables

50. Which of the following is not an example of a non-random sampling technique ?
(A) Purposive
(B) Quota
(C) Convenience
(D) cluster