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TEST 1

Comprehension
A person, who takes the trouble to form his own opinions and beliefs, will
feed that he owes no responsibility to the majority for his conclusions. If
he is a genuine lover of truth, if he is inspired by a passion for seeing
things as they are and an abhorrence of holding ideas which do not
conform to facts, he will be wholly independent of the assent of those
around him. When he proceeds to apply his beliefs in the practical conduct
of life, the position is different. There are then good reasons why his
attitude should be less inflexible. The society in which he is played is an
ancient and composite growth. The people from whom he dissents have
not come by their opinions, customs and by a process of mere haphazard.
These opinions and customs all had their origin in a real supposed fitness.
The have certain depth of root in lives of a proportion of the existing
generation. Their congruity with one another may have come to an end.
That is only one side of the truth. The most zealous propagandism cannot
penetrate to them. In common language, we speak of a generation as
something possessed of a kind of exact unity, with all its parts and
members homogenous. Yet, plainly it is not this. It is a whole but a whole
in a state of constant flux its factors and elements are eternally shifting. It
is not one but many generations. Each of the seven ages of man is
neighbor to all the rest. The column of the veterans is already sinking into
the last abyss, while column of the newest recruits is forming to each its
tradition, its tendency and its possibilities. Only a proportion of each can
have nerve enough to grasp the banner of a new truth and endurance to
bear it along rugged and untrodden ways. Thus we must remember the
stuff of which life is made. We must consider what an overwhelming
preponderance of the most tenacious energies and most concentrated
interests of a society must be absorbed between material cares and the
solitude of the affections. It is obviously unreasonable to lose patience
and quarrel with ones time because it is tardy in throwing off its
institutions and beliefs and slow to achieve the transformation which is
the problem in front of it. Men and women have to live. The task for most
of us arduous enough to make us well pleased with even such imperfect
shelter as we find in daily use and wont. To insist on whole community
being made at once to submit to the reign of new practices and ideas that
have just begun to commend themselves to the most advanced
speculative intelligence of the time, this even if it were a possible process,
would do hurry on social dissolution.

1.
a.

What is the hard task the author is referring to in the paragraph?


To earn a living

b.

To live normal life

c.

To change the society

d.

To change according to times

e.

To find shelter

2.

According to the passage, customs and traditions originate from?

a.

Beliefs

b.

Conflicts of life

c.

Social utility

d.

Contemporary leadership

e.

Ignorance

3.
According to the author, the attitude of self-opinionated person in
the practical social life should be
a.

Rigid

b.

Flexible

c.

Generous

d.

Optimistic

e.

Revolutionary

4.

According to the author, a generation is a whole but it is always:

a.

Homogenous

b.

Unified in values

c.

Growing

d.

Constant

e.

Heterogeneous

5.
What does the author mean by describing apply his beliefs in the
practical conduct of life in line six of the passage?
a.

To practice what he believes

b.

To preach what he believes

c.

To indoctrinate what he believes

d.

To adhere to what he believes

e.

To denounce what he believes

6.
According to the author, why overnight change in social setting is
not desirable?
a.

It will invigorate our life

b.

It is difficult to bring about

c.

It will lead to social disintegration

d.

It will retard progress of the society

e.

None of these

7.

The authors attitude towards the problem he discusses is:

a.

Opportunistic

b.

Realistic

c.

Pessimistic

d.

Intransient

e.

Doctrinaire

Spot the errors

1.
Whole India expressed anger(a)/Over the hijacking of Air India (b)/Boeing Jet
by (c)/Militants at Karachi(d)/No error(e)
2.
Privatisation offers the most(a)/Ideal situation for consumers because
(b)/Private sector is very (c)/Conscious of quality (d)/No error (e)
3.

The tiger is (a)/Swifter (b)/Than any animal (c)/No error (d)

4.
He had to cut a sorry (a)/Figure when he realized (b)/That he had no any
(c)/Money in his purse (d)/No error (e)
5.
Little care on your part (a)/Would have made (b)/You more successful (c)/Than
your friend (d)/No error ( e)
6.
Of the three ministers (a)/Which, do you think (b) /Is going to prove (c) /More
successful (d) /No error (e)
7.
Neither she is intelligent(a)/Nor hardworking and still(b) /She expects to(c)
/Secure first class (d)/No error(e)
8.
I was surprised to(a)/See every student(b) /Sitting quietly in the class(c) /Even
though the teacher was not present(d) /No error(e)
9.
The latest chapter(a)/Of this novel is the most comprehensive(b) /Of all the
chapters(c) /In the book(d) /No error(e)
10.
The works of Shakespeare(a)/Are more famous than(b) /Any other/English
dramatist(c) /No error(d)

Parajumbles
1.

A.

Life is a perpetual triumph over the grave.

B.

If love was not law of life; life would not have persisted in the midst of death.

C.

All the saints of the world, ancient and

modern approve of that supreme law of our being.


D.

If there is a fundamental distinction

between man and beast, it is the formers progressive recogrition of the law and its
application in practice to his own personal life.
1.

ABDC 2. ABCD

3. DBCA

4. BDCA

2.
A.
There has been for some time growing criticism of the projection of
women in these three media.

B.

Things are even worse in the films.

C.
The report that the Union Cabinet considered the draft of a bill to prohibit the
denigration of women photographs, advertisements and films, is welcome
D.
Advertisements in the print media, as well as in films and television,
frequently rely on feminine sex appeal to attract attention to products or to suggest
that these products make Casanovas of ordinary motrals.
1.

CADB 2. DABC

3.
A.
examined.

3. ADBC

4. CDAB

The role of the song figures in intra-species recognition was then

B.
It seems likely, therefore, that a specific configuration is not essential for
intra-species recognition, but it is clear that song figures must conform to a
particular frequency range must be within narrow limits of duration and must be
spaced at particular intervals.
C.

We created experimental songs

composed of new figures by playing a


normal song backwards, which changed
the details from of the figures without
altering frequency ranges or gross temporal
features.
D.
Since the male indigos gave a almost a full response to the backward song
we concluded that a wide range of figure shapes can evoke positive responses.
1.

ACDB 2. CDBA

3. BDCA

4. ABCD

4.

A.

B.

Certain aspects of male heartbreak will be familiar to women.

C.

Often they want even recognize the feeling as a lose.

Insane jealousy is perhaps the most common.

D.
When women leave relationships, the feeling for man is so intolerable that
dont know what to do with it.
1.

BADC 2. DBCA

5.

A.

3. BDAC

4. DCBA

He wears work shirts and totes his business papers in plastic bag.

B.
Although hes 71, the founder of lkea Swedens $5.8 billion home furnishings
giant shows no hint of retiring.
C.
He keeps watch on his European empire by suddenly turning up in his stores
quizzing startled sales clerks on product details and passing out memos written on
paper napkins.
D.
To the contrary, Ingvar Kamprad imposes his personal philosophy, retailing
innovations, and affordable furniture on his stores in the way he always has.
1.

CDBA 2. ACDB

3. DBCA

4. BDAC