English - Reading Comprehension

Which of the following arguments of Ms Aung Suu Kyi is not true?

A.  Women also can bring greater peace to the world.

B.  Men cannot claim they have done more for peace.

C.  Women have the capacity for compassion and sacrifice.

D.  Men have done nothing to dissipate ignorance.

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Men have done nothing to dissipate ignorance.



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Choose the word that is the same in meaning as the word "aboiind" as used in the passage.

A.  around

B.  proliferate

C.  flourish

D.  plentiful

E.  few

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proliferate



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The industry is poised1) for a quantum 2) jump as it has ventured into Indian markets which have excellent 3) growth opportunities 4).All Correct 5)

A.  The industry is poised

B.  for a quantum

C.  jump as it has ventured into Indian markets which have excellent

D.  growth opportunities

E.  All Correct

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All Correct



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Which of the following is most nearly the SAME in meaning as the word HASSLE-FREE used in the passage?

A.  Unskilled

B.  Not annoying

C.  Subtle

D.  Unsaddle

E.  Notable

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Not annoying



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Which one of the following is not part of the author's characterisation of the conservative trend in Indianabstractionism?

A.  An exploration of the subconscious mind.

B.  A lack of full commitment to non-representational symbols.

C.  An adherence to the symbolic while aspiring to the mystical.

D.  Usage of the images of gods or similar symbols.

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An exploration of the subconscious mind.



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The author is of the view that civilized behavior is a function of

A.  The emergence of institutions and the faith and trust that they can generate among the people.

B.  Rejecting the Mughal notion of justice.

C.  Breaking new boundaries overnight.

D.  Spiritual recruitment and political reconstruction

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The emergence of institutions and the faith and trust that they can generate among the people.



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"— their sterile purity jealously protected from the seductive advances of private enterprise" the author here is referring to

A.  The family silver of the public institutions.

B.  The rigid financial practices of the public institutions.

C.  The productive assets of the public institutions.

D.  None of these.

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The family silver of the public institutions.



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Which of the following statements reflects or captures the author's view on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence?

A.  It is a vain attempt by man to underpin his fragile existence.

B.  It is in danger of becoming a latter day religion.

C.  Were the search to yield positive results, man would accord those creatures super god status.

D.  The belief that there are aliens in the universe springs from enormous faith and the pursuit reflects man's spiritual urge.

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Were the search to yield positive results, man would accord those creatures super god status.



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Astronomers find it difficult to study the Dark Age because

A.  suitable telescopes are few

B.  the associated events took place aeons ago

C.  the energy source that powers a quasar is unknown

D.  their best chance is to study quasars, which are faint objects to begin with

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their best chance is to study quasars, which are faint objects to begin with



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Which one of the following parallels between the plow and bereavement counselling is not claimed by theauthor?

A.  Both are innovative technologies.

B.  Both result in migration of the communities into which the innovations are introduced.

C.  Both lead to deserts in the space of only one generation.

D.  Both are tools introduced by outsiders entering existing communities.

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Both result in migration of the communities into which the innovations are introduced.



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The sentence which concludes the first paragraph, "Now they knew better", implies that

A.  The two scientists were struck by wonder on seeing maneless lions for the first time.

B.  Though Craig was an expert on the Serengeti lion, now he also knew about the Tsavo lions.

C.  Earlier, Craig and West thought that amateur observers had been mistaken.

D.  Craig was now able to confirm that darkening of the noses as lions aged applied to Tsavo lions as well

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Earlier, Craig and West thought that amateur observers had been mistaken.



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The primary purpose of the passage is to

A.  Refute the idea that change is bad for a corporation's long-term health

B.  Describe how long-term planning, despite some potential pitfalls, can help a corporation to grow

C.  Compare and contrast two styles of corporate planning

D.  Evaluate the strategic planning goals of corporate America today

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Describe how long-term planning, despite some potential pitfalls, can help a corporation to grow



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Saussure’s conception of language as a communication between addresser and addressee, according tothe author, is exemplified by the

A.  teaching of North Indian classical music by word of mouth and direct demonstration.

B.  use of the recorded cassette as a transmission medium between the music teacher and the trainee.

C.  written down notation sheets of musical compositions.

D.  conductor’s baton and the orchestra.

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teaching of North Indian classical music by word of mouth and direct demonstration.



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High level of anxiety  

A.  produces higher motivation

B.  increases the level of ability

C.  strengthens the relationship between motivation and performance

D.  decreases job satisfaction

E.  None of these

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None of these



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Which of the following according to the author is-the most welcome thing?

A.  The negligible role to be played by the executive in the appointment of judges.

B.  Coordinating role played by the executive in the appointment of judges

C.  The appointment of judges from the ethnic minority classes.

D.  Appointment of judges purely on the basis of merit

E.  None of these

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The negligible role to be played by the executive in the appointment of judges.



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Which of the following is the correct order in which the Hindu religion texts came into being  (in increasing order of antiquity)?

A.  Upanishads, Bhagavata Gita, Puranas

B.  Bhagavata Gita, Upanishads, Puranas

C.  Puranas, Bhagavata Gita, Upanishads

D.  Siva Purana, Vishnu Purana, Bhagavata Gita

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Puranas, Bhagavata Gita, Upanishads



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According to the passage, the two-wheeler industry is not adequately concerned about  

A.  passenger safety on the roads

B.  life cover insurance of the vehicle owners

C.  pollution control system in the vehicles

D.  rising cost of the two-wheeler

E.  rising cost of petrol in the country

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pollution control system in the vehicles



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Which of the following are behavioral economists not studying?

A.  taxi drivers

B.  drug addiction

C.  share prices

D.  car drivers

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Correct Answer :

car drivers



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RC question: 1/5 We can infer, from the use of the phrase "... rapid democratisation of the world", in the first para, that:

A.  the world is shrinking, thanks to improved communication.

B.  countries prefer democracy as a form of government.

C.  religion would have changed beyond recognition

D.  people are accorded more freedom in terms of choices.

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people are accorded more freedom in terms of choices.



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How does MECE help in structuring your thinking?

A.  Maximum clarity

B.  Maximum indistinctness

C.  Minimum lucidity

D.   All of the above

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Maximum clarity



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What, according to the author, has always character I zcti the Hindu religion?

A.  Spirituality and reactivity

B.  Proactivity and individual dignity

C.  Dynamism and growth

D.  Morality and stagnation

E.  Collective wisdom and democracy

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Dynamism and growth



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According to the passage, performance appraisal helps to

A.  motivate employees

B.  determine goal congruency

C.  plan succession

D.  All of these

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All of these



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What was the duty of the virgins in the Temple of Vesta?

A.  to light the fire everyday exactly, at a designated time

B.  to light several other fires from the fire of the Temple of Vesta

C.  to see to it that the sacred fire in the temple did not go out

D.  to carry the fire from place to place wherever the Roman's went

E.  None of these

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to see to it that the sacred fire in the temple did not go out



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According to the first paragraph of the passage, which of the following statements is NOT false

A.  Frank Whittle and Hans von Ohain werev the first to conceive of jet propulsion

B.  Supersonic fighter planes were first used in the Second World War

C.  No man had traveled faster than sound until the 1950s

D.  The exploitation of jet propulsion for supersonic aviation has been remarkably fast

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The exploitation of jet propulsion for supersonic aviation has been remarkably fast



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In the context of the passage, according to the author, a life in the military develops arrogance inman and deforms him because

A.  He is trained to think independently and under extreme pressure.

B.  The subordinates cannot question the decision of superiors, irrespective of the outcome of suchdecisions.

C.  Devoid of contact with civilians, the army is actually encouraged to despise them.

D.  The caste system in the French army was so strong those who defied the establishment couldsurvive at the top

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The subordinates cannot question the decision of superiors, irrespective of the outcome of suchdecisions.



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What impact do planning policies have on the development of slums ?

A.  They encourage the poor to invest in land thereby perpetuating slums.

B.  They focus on developing rural rather than urban areas so people have to live in slums.

C.  They offer alternative practical suggestions for construction of low-cost housing.

D.  They advocate demolishing homes which violate planning rules, encouraging slums.

E.  None of these

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They encourage the poor to invest in land thereby perpetuating slums.



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Kamala howled at ten, twelve and three at night because

A.  All Indian wolves howl at those times.

B.  During her formative years, she was exposed to howling at these specified times and she too acquired the pattern.

C.  She was rewarded for howling at these times

D.  None of the above

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During her formative years, she was exposed to howling at these specified times and she too acquired the pattern.



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The author acknowledges that Mondrian's pieces may have ended up looking like a scrabble board because

A.  many people declared the poor gay . played too many scrabble games.

B.  Mondrian believed in the grid-works' approach to abstractionist painting.

C.  Mondrian was trying to convey the message of simplicity and rational order.

D.  Mondrian yearned from his Trees series to evolve a grid system.

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Mondrian was trying to convey the message of simplicity and rational order.



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Which of the following would have been true if biological linkages structured human society?

A.  The role of mother would have been defined through her reciprocal relationship with her chil­dren.

B.  We would not have been offended by the father playing his role 'tongue in cheek'.

C.  Women would have adopted and fostered chil­dren rather than giving birth to them.

D.  Even if warlords were physically weaker than their followers, they would still dominate them.

E.  Waiter would have stronger motivation to serve their customers.

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We would not have been offended by the father playing his role 'tongue in cheek'.



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Which of the following are some reasons of the scarcity of talented teachers?

A.  Low salaries and poor infrastructures of schools.

B.   Increase in the number of schools

C.  The increase in the number of pass-outs from the teacher training institutes.

D.  The define of spiritualism in teachers

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Low salaries and poor infrastructures of schools.



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