Sunday, September 07, 2008

Does Birth Order Govern Intelligence Level?

If you take the cross-sectional data, the answer of this question is most probably 'Yes', but the longitudinal data says just the reverse. In the year 1973, Lillian Belmont and Francis Marolla designed a study on the size of the family in relation to birth order and level of intelligence. The study was done on nearly 386, 114 samples. Quite obviously, the study is very complex, so I will advise interested readers to refer the original article.

However, the result of this study sheds light on the following issues –

* Children coming from large family size tend to show poorer intelligence level even when social class variable remains under strict control.

* The first born does better in academics than the later born.

* As much as the size of the family is increased, there is a significant decrease in a particular birth order position.

However, Zajonc, 1976 and De Lint, 1966 show an exception to this study.

Well, now let me come to the result of
previous entry. Hope you are doing well in this weekend. We are now a
t Shankarpur, very close to Sea Beach and enjoying the beauty of the sea at its best. Thank you all for visiting us and supporting us all the time. We are eagerly waiting for comments and more comments in the list. Here are the answers of the previous entry.

1. (d) S; 2. (c) 0; 3. (b) south; 4. (a) north; 5. (a) N-E; 6. (c) east; 7. (c) 200m; 8. (b) 08:45; (9) (b) 4:00; 10. (b) Tuesday, October 25

Now, are you ready to face today's sheet? Then, let's grab it now!

Today's (7th September, 2008) Questions

1. If the day tomo rrow is Sunday, what was it yesterday?

a) Wednesday
b) Thursday
c) Friday

2. I walk 16 km to the north, then 12 km east, and 16 km south. How far am I from the sta
rting point?

a) 44 km
b) 28 km
c) 12 km

d) 16 km

3. A clock shows the time as 12.20. What is the angel the hour hand makes with the minutes’ hand?

a) 100
b) 110
c) 120
d) 130

4. What is the angle the hour hand of a clock makes with the minute hand when the time is 15.40?

a) 110
b) 120
c) 125
d) 130

5. How many prime numbers are integer multiples of 26?

a) 0
b) 1
c) 5
d) 2

6. The Indian contingent of athletes to the Asian games consisted of 14 men, 6 women, 24 boys
and 16 girls. Approximately what per cent of the contingent were male participants?

a) 26
b) 25
c) 23
d) 20

7. A milkman has a smaller, half-full drum of milk and a larger drum of twice the capacity of the smaller drum which is one quarter full of milk. Hr adds water to the two drums so that both of them are full. He pours the contents of the two drums into a tub. What is the fraction of milk in the contents of the tub?

a) ½
b) 1/3
c) ¼

d) 3/8

8. Find the 5th root of 7. 72. 73. 74

a) 5

b) 7

c) 14
d) 49

9. A Delhi Milk Supply van delivering milk bottle crates has 7 stops after leaving the DMS Plant.
At each stop half the crates remaining on the van are the unloaded at the milk booth. If at the 6th stop X number of crates are unloaded, how many creates were on the van when it left the plant?

a) 16X

b) 32X
c) 64X
d) 128X

10. Find the number * in the addition problem given below:
8 3 5 4 * 8 9 * 4 ____________ 22 * 7

a) 0
b) 4
c) 6
d) 9

Stay tuned till 10th September, 2008 for the answers. Of course, you will get a new set of questions on that very day. So, hold your breath and do brainstorming a lot.

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