SSC CGL Question Paper 2019

QID : 01941 – In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect speech. Out of the fou r alternatives suggested, select
the one which best exp resses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.
She said, ” I really wish I had bought that new car.”
Options:
1) She told me she really wished she bought that new car.
2) She told me she really had wished she had bought that new car.
3) She told me she really wished she had bought that new car.
4) She told me she would buy that new car.
Co rrect Answer: She told me she really wished she had bought that new car.

QID : 01942 – In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect speech. Out of the fou r alternatives suggested, select
the one which best exp ress the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.
Ram said,” Are you really serious about becoming a pilot, son?”
Options:
1) Ram asked his son if he was really serious about becoming a pilot.
2) Ram asked his son was he really serious about becoming a pilot.
3) Ram asked his son is he really serious about becoming a pilot.
4) Ram asked to his son if he was really serious about becoming a pilot.
Co rrect Answer: Ram asked his son if he was really serious about becoming a pilot.

QID : 01943 – In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect speech. Out of the fou r alternatives suggested, select
the one which best exp ress the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.
Tom said that the bu rglar had come in th rough the window.
Options:
1) Tom said,”The burglar had came in through the window.”
2) Tom said,”The burglar must have come in through the window.”
3) Tom said,”Did the burglar come in through the window.”
4) Tom said,”The burglar came in through the window.”
Co rrect Answer: Tom said,” The bu rglar came in th rough the window.”

QID : 01944 – In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect speech. Out of the fou r alternatives suggested, select
the one which best exp resses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.
He glanced at his watch, ” And by the way, I must be off.”
Options:
1) He glanced at his watch and remarked that it was rather late and that he must go.
2) He glanced at his watch and quickly went away saying that he must go.
3) He glanced at his watch and remarked that he must leave at once.
4) He glanced at his watch and hurried away.
Co rrect Answer: He glanced at his watch and remarked that he must leave at once.

QID : 01945 – In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect speech. Out of the fou r alternatives suggested, select
the one which best exp ress the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.
He said,” Sita, when is the next train?”
Options:
1) He said to Sita when the next train was.
2) He asked Sita when the next train was.
3) He asked Sita about the next train.
4) He asked when the next train is.
Co rrect Answer: He asked Sita when the next train was.

QID : 01946 – In the following passage some of the wo rds have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the co rrect answer fo r
the given blank out of the fou r alternatives.
When both myths and counter-myths occur in the narrative field of a society, people can______ the oppositions between them in unique ways. The
psychological relevance of stories in the cases of myths and horror films may be in the experincing of the______ binary tensions, rather than in the
manifest______of the story. The tensions in the story is, however, _____ through the binary contrasts. The message conveyed is a_____complex.
When both myths and counter-myths occu r in the narrative field of a society, people can______.
Options:
1) internalize
2) externalize
3) concretize
4) secularize
Co rrect Answer: internalize

QID : 01947 – In the following passage some of the wo rds have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the co rrect answer fo r
the given blank out of the fou r alternatives.
When both myths and counter-myths occur in the narrative field of a society, people can______ the oppositions between them in unique ways. The
psychological relevance of stories in the cases of myths and horror films may be in the experincing of the______ binary tensions, rather than in the
manifest______of the story. The tensions in the story is, however, _____ through the binary contrasts. The message conveyed is a_____complex.
The psychological relevance of sto ries in the cases of myths and ho rro r films may be in the experincing of the______ binary tensions
Options:
1) overlying
2) destructive
3) comforting
4) underlying
Co rrect Answer: underlying

QID : 01948 – In the following passage some of the wo rds have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the co rrect answer fo r
the given blank out of the fou r alternatives.
When both myths and counter-myths occur in the narrative field of a society, people can______ the oppositions between them in unique ways. The
psychological relevance of stories in the cases of myths and horror films may be in the experincing of the______ binary tensions, rather than in the
manifest______of the story. The tensions in the story is, however, _____ through the binary contrasts. The message conveyed is a_____complex.
rather than in the manifest______of the sto ry.
Options:
1) relay
2) education
3) content
4) morality
Co rrect Answer: content

QID : 01949 – In the following passage some of the wo rds have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the co rrect answer fo r
the given blank out of the fou r alternatives.
When both myths and counter-myths occur in the narrative field of a society, people can______ the oppositions between them in unique ways. The
psychological relevance of stories in the cases of myths and horror films may be in the experincing of the______ binary tensions, rather than in the
manifest______of the story. The tensions in the story is, however, _____ through the binary contrasts. The message conveyed is a_____complex.
The tensions in the sto ry is, however, _____ th rough the binary contrasts.
Options:
1) dissolved
2) dissipiated
3) opposed
4) maintained
Co rrect Answer: maintained

QID : 01950 – In the following passage some of the wo rds have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the co rrect answer fo r
the given blank out of the fou r alternatives.
When both myths and counter-myths occur in the narrative field of a society, people can______ the oppositions between them in unique ways. The
psychological relevance of stories in the cases of myths and horror films may be in the experincing of the______ binary tensions, rather than in the
manifest______of the story. The tensions in the story is, however, _____ through the binary contrasts. The message conveyed is a_____complex.
The message conveyed is a_____complex.
Options:
1) holistic
2) constructive
3) difficult
4) prolific
Co rrect Answer: holistic

QID : 01951 – In the following passage some of the wo rds have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the co rrect answer fo r
the given blank out of the fou r alternatives.
There is an old story told of a man who ____into a deep sleep. His friend stayed by him as long as he____. Being compelled to go and fearing that he
might be in want, the friend hid a_____in the old man’s garment. When the old man____, not ____ that his friend had _____a jewel in his garment, he
wandered about in _____, hungry. A long time afterwords, the two men met again. The friend told the poor man about the jewel and____him to look for
it. Like the old man in the story, people _____about in this life, ____of what is hidden away in their inner nature, pure and untarnished.
There is an old sto ry told of a man who ____into a deep sleep.
Options:
1) fell
2) fall
3) slept
4) fallen
Co rrect Answer: fell

QID : 01952 – In the following passage some of the wo rds have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the co rrect answer fo r
the given blank out of the fou r alternatives.
There is an old story told of a man who ____into a deep sleep. His friend stayed by him as long as he____. Being compelled to go and fearing that he
might be in want, the friend hid a_____in the old man’s garment. When the old man____, not ____ that his friend had _____a jewel in his garment, he
wandered about in _____, hungry. A long time afterwords, the two men met again. The friend told the poor man about the jewel and____him to look for
it. Like the old man in the story, people _____about in this life, ____of what is hidden away in their inner nature, pure and untarnished.
His friend stayed by him as long as he____
Options:
1) can
2) could
3) should
4) will
Co rrect Answer: could

QID : 01953 – In the following passage some of the wo rds have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the co rrect answer fo r
the given blank out of the fou r alternatives.
There is an old story told of a man who ____into a deep sleep. His friend stayed by him as long as he____. Being compelled to go and fearing that he
might be in want, the friend hid a_____in the old man’s garment. When the old man____, not ____ that his friend had _____a jewel in his garment, he
wandered about in _____, hungry. A long time afterwords, the two men met again. The friend told the poor man about the jewel and____him to look for
it. Like the old man in the story, people _____about in this life, ____of what is hidden away in their inner nature, pure and untarnished.
the friend hid a_____in the old man’s garment
Options:
1) sparkle
2) glimmer
3) jewel
4) treasure
Co rrect Answer: jewel

QID : 01954 – In the following passage some of the wo rds have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the co rrect answer fo r
the given blank out of the fou r alternatives.
There is an old story told of a man who ____into a deep sleep. His friend stayed by him as long as he____. Being compelled to go and fearing that he
might be in want, the friend hid a_____in the old man’s garment. When the old man____, not ____ that his friend had _____a jewel in his garment, he
wandered about in _____, hungry. A long time afterwords, the two men met again. The friend told the poor man about the jewel and____him to look for
it. Like the old man in the story, people _____about in this life, ____of what is hidden away in their inner nature, pure and untarnished.
When the old man____, not
Options:
1) wake
2) waken
3) arise
4) awoke
Co rrect Answer: awoke

QID : 01955 – In the following passage some of the wo rds have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the co rrect answer fo r
the given blank out of the fou r alternatives.
There is an old story told of a man who ____into a deep sleep. His friend stayed by him as long as he____. Being compelled to go and fearing that he
might be in want, the friend hid a_____in the old man’s garment. When the old man____, not ____ that his friend had _____a jewel in his garment, he
wandered about in _____, hungry. A long time afterwords, the two men met again. The friend told the poor man about the jewel and____him to look for
it. Like the old man in the story, people _____about in this life, ____of what is hidden away in their inner nature, pure and untarnished.
not ____ that his friend had
Options:
1) knowing
2) know
3) known
4) knew
Co rrect Answer: knowing

QID : 01956 – In the following passage some of the wo rds have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the co rrect answer fo r
the given blank out of the fou r alternatives.
There is an old story told of a man who ____into a deep sleep. His friend stayed by him as long as he____. Being compelled to go and fearing that he
might be in want, the friend hid a_____in the old man’s garment. When the old man____, not ____ that his friend had _____a jewel in his garment, he
wandered about in _____, hungry. A long time afterwords, the two men met again. The friend told the poor man about the jewel and____him to look for
it. Like the old man in the story, people _____about in this life, ____of what is hidden away in their inner nature, pure and untarnished.
that his friend had _____a jewel in his garment,
Options:
1) hiding
2) hidden
3) conceal
4) hide
Co rrect Answer: hidden

QID : 01957 – In the following passage some of the wo rds have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the co rrect answer fo r
the given blank out of the fou r alternatives.
There is an old story told of a man who ____into a deep sleep. His friend stayed by him as long as he____. Being compelled to go and fearing that he
might be in want, the friend hid a_____in the old man’s garment. When the old man____, not ____ that his friend had _____a jewel in his garment, he
wandered about in _____, hungry. A long time afterwords, the two men met again. The friend told the poor man about the jewel and____him to look for
it. Like the old man in the story, people _____about in this life, ____of what is hidden away in their inner nature, pure and untarnished.
he wandered about in _____, hung ry.
Options:
1) vane
2) vein
3) vain
4) wane
Co rrect Answer: vain

QID : 01958 – In the following passage some of the wo rds have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the co rrect answer fo r
the given blank out of the fou r alternatives.
There is an old story told of a man who ____into a deep sleep. His friend stayed by him as long as he____. Being compelled to go and fearing that he
might be in want, the friend hid a_____in the old man’s garment. When the old man____, not ____ that his friend had _____a jewel in his garment, he
wandered about in _____, hungry. A long time afterwords, the two men met again. The friend told the poor man about the jewel and____him to look for
it. Like the old man in the story, people _____about in this life, ____of what is hidden away in their inner nature, pure and untarnished.
The friend told the poo r man about the jewel and____him to look fo r it
Options:
1) propose
2) considered
3) suggested
4) advised
Co rrect Answer: advised

QID : 01959 – In the following passage some of the wo rds have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the co rrect answer fo r
the given blank out of the fou r alternatives.
There is an old story told of a man who ____into a deep sleep. His friend stayed by him as long as he____. Being compelled to go and fearing that he
might be in want, the friend hid a_____in the old man’s garment. When the old man____, not ____ that his friend had _____a jewel in his garment, he
wandered about in _____, hungry. A long time afterwords, the two men met again. The friend told the poor man about the jewel and____him to look for
it. Like the old man in the story, people _____about in this life, ____of what is hidden away in their inner nature, pure and untarnished.
people _____about in this life,
Options:
1) wander
2) wonder
3) direct
4) change
Co rrect Answer: wander

QID : 01960 – In the following passage some of the wo rds have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the co rrect answer fo r
the given blank out of the fou r alternatives.
There is an old story told of a man who ____into a deep sleep. His friend stayed by him as long as he____. Being compelled to go and fearing that he
might be in want, the friend hid a_____in the old man’s garment. When the old man____, not ____ that his friend had _____a jewel in his garment, he
wandered about in _____, hungry. A long time afterwords, the two men met again. The friend told the poor man about the jewel and____him to look for
it. Like the old man in the story, people _____about in this life, ____of what is hidden away in their inner nature, pure and untarnished.
____of what is hidden away in their inner natu re, pu re and untarnished.
Options:
1) conscious
2) unconscious
3) aware
4) subconscious
Co rrect Answer: unconscious

QID : 01961 – In the following passage some of the wo rds have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the co rrect answer fo r
the given blank out of the fou r alternatives.
In a very short period of time the internet has had a_____ impact on the way we live. Since the internet was made_____, it has lowered the______ to
creative expression. It has provided______to information on a larger scale. It has_____innovation without_____ changes to its_____. An open,
borderless and____platform means that barriers to entry are low,_____is_____ and innovation is rapid.
In a very sho rt period of time the internet has had a_____ impact on the way we live.
Options:
1) profound
2) intricate
3) pernicious
4) harmful
Co rrect Answer: p rofound

QID : 01962 – In the following passage some of the wo rds have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the co rrect answer fo r
the given blank out of the fou r alternatives.
In a very short period of time the internet has had a_____ impact on the way we live. Since the internet was made_____, it has lowered the______ to
creative expression. It has provided______to information on a larger scale. It has_____innovation without_____ changes to its_____. An open,
borderless and____platform means that barriers to entry are low,_____is_____ and innovation is rapid.
Since the internet was made_____,
Options:
1) radical
2) unavoidable
3) operational
4) provisional
Co rrect Answer: operational

QID : 01963 – In the following passage some of the wo rds have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the co rrect answer fo r
the given blank out of the fou r alternatives.
In a very short period of time the internet has had a_____ impact on the way we live. Since the internet was made_____, it has lowered the______ to
creative expression. It has provided______to information on a larger scale. It has_____innovation without_____ changes to its_____. An open,
borderless and____platform means that barriers to entry are low,_____is_____ and innovation is rapid.
it has lowered the______ to creative exp ression.
Options:
1) encroachment
2) barriers
3) discrimination
4) tendency
Co rrect Answer: barriers

QID : 01964 – In the following passage some of the wo rds have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the co rrect answer fo r
the given blank out of the fou r alternatives.
In a very short period of time the internet has had a_____ impact on the way we live. Since the internet was made_____, it has lowered the______ to
creative expression. It has provided______to information on a larger scale. It has_____innovation without_____ changes to its_____. An open,
borderless and____platform means that barriers to entry are low,_____is_____ and innovation is rapid.
It has p rovided______to info rmation on a larger scale.
Options:
1) assess
2) assets
3) access
4) right
Co rrect Answer: access

QID : 01965 – In the following passage some of the wo rds have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the co rrect answer fo r
the given blank out of the fou r alternatives.
In a very short period of time the internet has had a_____ impact on the way we live. Since the internet was made_____, it has lowered the______ to
creative expression. It has provided______to information on a larger scale. It has_____innovation without_____ changes to its_____. An open,
borderless and____platform means that barriers to entry are low,_____is_____ and innovation is rapid.
It has_____innovation without
Options:
1) assimilated
2) accumulated
3) obliterated
4) accommodated
Co rrect Answer: accommodated

QID : 01966 – In the following passage some of the wo rds have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the co rrect answer fo r
the given blank out of the fou r alternatives.
In a very short period of time the internet has had a_____ impact on the way we live. Since the internet was made_____, it has lowered the______ to
creative expression. It has provided______to information on a larger scale. It has_____innovation without_____ changes to its_____. An open,
borderless and____platform means that barriers to entry are low,_____is_____ and innovation is rapid.
without_____ changes to its
Options:
1) insignificant
2) massive
3) peculiar
4) eventual

Co rrect Answer: massive

QID : 01967 – In the following passage some of the wo rds have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the co rrect answer fo r
the given blank out of the fou r alternatives.
In a very short period of time the internet has had a_____ impact on the way we live. Since the internet was made_____, it has lowered the______ to
creative expression. It has provided______to information on a larger scale. It has_____innovation without_____ changes to its_____. An open,
borderless and____platform means that barriers to entry are low,_____is_____ and innovation is rapid.
changes to its_____.
Options:
1) Infrastructure
2) technique
3) originality
4) method
Co rrect Answer: Infrastructu re

QID : 01968 – In the following passage some of the wo rds have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the co rrect answer fo r
the given blank out of the fou r alternatives.
In a very short period of time the internet has had a_____ impact on the way we live. Since the internet was made_____, it has lowered the______ to
creative expression. It has provided______to information on a larger scale. It has_____innovation without_____ changes to its_____. An open,
borderless and____platform means that barriers to entry are low,_____is_____ and innovation is rapid.
An open, bo rderless and____platfrom means that barriers
Options:
1) mobilised
2) modernised
3) standardised
4) civilized
Co rrect Answer: standardised

QID : 01969 – In the following passage some of the wo rds have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the co rrect answer fo r
the given blank out of the fou r alternatives.
In a very short period of time the internet has had a_____ impact on the way we live. Since the internet was made_____, it has lowered the______ to
creative expression. It has provided______to information on a larger scale. It has_____innovation without_____ changes to its_____. An open,
borderless and____platform means that barriers to entry are low,_____is_____ and innovation is rapid.
platfrom means that barriers to entry are low,_____
Options:
1) interoperability
2) intricacy
3) levity
4) variability
Co rrect Answer: interoperability

QID : 01970 – In the following passage some of the wo rds have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the co rrect answer fo r
the given blank out of the fou r alternatives.
In a very short period of time the internet has had a_____ impact on the way we live. Since the internet was made_____, it has lowered the______ to
creative expression. It has provided______to information on a larger scale. It has_____innovation without_____ changes to its_____. An open,
borderless and____platform means that barriers to entry are low,_____is_____ and innovation is rapid.
_____ and innovation is rapid.
Options:
1) reassured
2) pressured
3) assured
4) uncertain
Co rrect Answer: assu red

QID : 01971 – Read the following passage carefully and choose the most app rop riate answer to the question out of the fou r alternatives.
Great books do not spring from something accidental in the great men who write them. They are the effluence of their very core, the expression of the
life itself of the authors. And literature cannot be said to have served its true purpose until it has been translated into the actual life of him who reads. It
is the vast reservoir of true ideas and emotions. In a world deprived of literature, the broad, the noble, the generous would tend to disappear and life
would be correspondingly degraded, because the wrong idea and the petty emotion would never feel the upward pull of the ideas and emotions of
genius. Only by conceiving a society without literature can it be clearly realised that the function of literature is to raise the plain towards the top level of
the peaks. Literature exist so that where a man has lived finely, ten thousands may afterwards live finely. it is a means of life, it concerns the living
essence.
How have g reat books been written?
Options:
1) By an accidental means.
2) By great men who write them.
3) By men who think too much.
4) By men who imagine sometimes.
Co rrect Answer: By g reat men who write them.

QID : 01972 – Read the following passage carefully and choose the most app rop riate answer to the question out of the fou r alternatives.
Great books do not spring from something accidental in the great men who write them. They are the effluence of their very core, the expression of the
life itself of the authors. And literature cannot be said to have served its true purpose until it has been translated into the actual life of him who reads. It
is the vast reservoir of true ideas and emotions. In a world deprived of literature, the broad, the noble, the generous would tend to disappear and life
would be correspondingly degraded, because the wrong idea and the petty emotion would never feel the upward pull of the ideas and emotions of
genius. Only by conceiving a society without literature can it be clearly realised that the function of literature is to raise the plain towards the top level of
the peaks. Literature exist so that where a man has lived finely, ten thousands may afterwards live finely. it is a means of life, it concerns the living
essence.
What does the wo rds ” effluence of their very co re” mean?
Options:
1) Expression which is the outflow from the heart of the author.
2) Expression which is the influence from people’s talk.
3) Expression of things that the author may have thought of.
4) Expression that the author wrote accidentally.
Co rrect Answer: Exp ression which is the outflow from the heart of the autho r.

QID : 01973 – Read the following passage carefully and choose the most app rop riate answer to the question out of the fou r alternatives.
Great books do not spring from something accidental in the great men who write them. They are the effluence of their very core, the expression of the
life itself of the authors. And literature cannot be said to have served its true purpose until it has been translated into the actual life of him who reads. It
is the vast reservoir of true ideas and emotions. In a world deprived of literature, the broad, the noble, the generous would tend to disappear and life
would be correspondingly degraded, because the wrong idea and the petty emotion would never feel the upward pull of the ideas and emotions of
genius. Only by conceiving a society without literature can it be clearly realised that the function of literature is to raise the plain towards the top level of
the peaks. Literature exist so that where a man has lived finely, ten thousands may afterwards live finely. it is a means of life, it concerns the living
essence.
Literatu re cannot be said to have served its true pu rpose untill it has been ______ into the actual life of the person who reads.
Options:
1) transfigured
2) transgressed
3) translated
4) transmuted
Co rrect Answer: translated

QID : 01974 – Read the following passage carefully and choose the most app rop riate answer to the question out of the fou r alternatives.
Great books do not spring from something accidental in the great men who write them. They are the effluence of their very core, the expression of the
life itself of the authors. And literature cannot be said to have served its true purpose until it has been translated into the actual life of him who reads. It
is the vast reservoir of true ideas and emotions. In a world deprived of literature, the broad, the noble, the generous would tend to disappear and life
would be correspondingly degraded, because the wrong idea and the petty emotion would never feel the upward pull of the ideas and emotions of
genius. Only by conceiving a society without literature can it be clearly realised that the function of literature is to raise the plain towards the top level of
the peaks. Literature exist so that where a man has lived finely, ten thousands may afterwards live finely. it is a means of life, it concerns the living
essence.
If a wo rld is dep rived of literatu re, what would happen to the b road, the noble and the generous?
Options:
1) They would be living a free life without care.
2) They would worry themselves into petty issues.
3) They would tend to dissappear and life would be correspondingly degraded.
4) They would celebrate life.
Co rrect Answer: They would tend to dissappear and life would be co rrespondingly deg raded.

QID : 01975 – Read the following passage carefully and choose the most app rop riate answer to the question out of the fou r alternatives.
Great books do not spring from something accidental in the great men who write them. They are the effluence of their very core, the expression of the
life itself of the authors. And literature cannot be said to have served its true purpose until it has been translated into the actual life of him who reads. It
is the vast reservoir of true ideas and emotions. In a world deprived of literature, the broad, the noble, the generous would tend to disappear and life
would be correspondingly degraded, because the wrong idea and the petty emotion would never feel the upward pull of the ideas and emotions of
genius. Only by conceiving a society without literature can it be clearly realised that the function of literature is to raise the plain towards the top level of
the peaks. Literature exist so that where a man has lived finely, ten thousands may afterwards live finely. it is a means of life, it concerns the living
essence.
What is the function of literatu re?
Options:
1) To raise the plain above sea level.
2) To raise everything so that it does not sink to the sea level.
3) To raise the peaks towards the highest mountain.
4) To raise the plain towards the top level of the peaks.
Co rrect Answer: To raise the plain towards the top level of the peaks.

QID : 01976 – Read the following passage carefully and choose the most app rop riate answer to the question out of the fou r alternatives.
A classless society, however, does not mean a society without leaders. It means rather one in which every citizen becomes for the first time eligible for
leadership, if he has the power to lead. It means a society in which every one is given, as far as possible, the chance to develop this power by the
widest diffusion of educational opportunities in the broadest sense, and by keeping the career wide open to talents of every useful kind. It is often said
that a community of equals will not allow itself to be led. But in fact, most men are, in most things, very willing to be led, and more in danger of giving
their leaders too much than too little authority, especially if they are free to choose them, and assured that the leaders cannot exploit them for personal
economic advantage; leadership, so far from disappearing, will come into its own in a truly democratic society. But it is likely to be a more diffused
leadership than we are used to; for a better-nurtured people will have more citizens with strong wills and minds of their own, wishful to lead; some in
politics, some in industry, and some in professions and arts of life.
This is the idea of a classless society. Some will reject it as contrary to their interest, some as utopian and against ‘Human nature,’ for there are some
who deny, indeed if not in word, that the aim of society should be to promote the greatest happiness and welfare of the greatest number and others
who hold, with pessimistic honesty, that most men must be driven and not led.
Acco rding to the passage, a classless society is _____
Options:
1) A society in which there are no leaders
2) A society where no one is willing to be led.
3) A society where everyone would not give authority to their leaders
4) A society where everyone can become a leader.
Co rrect Answer: A society where everyone can become a leader.

QID : 01977 – Read the following passage carefully and choose the most app rop riate answer to the question out of the fou r alternatives.
A classless society, however, does not mean a society without leaders. It means rather one in which every citizen becomes for the first time eligible for
leadership, if he has the power to lead. It means a society in which every one is given, as far as possible, the chance to develop this power by the
widest diffusion of educational opportunities in the broadest sense, and by keeping the career wide open to talents of every useful kind. It is often said
that a community of equals will not allow itself to be led. But in fact, most men are, in most things, very willing to be led, and more in danger of giving
their leaders too much than too little authority, especially if they are free to choose them, and assured that the leaders cannot exploit them for personal
economic advantage; leadership, so far from disappearing, will come into its own in a truly democratic society. But it is likely to be a more diffused
leadership than we are used to; for a better-nurtured people will have more citizens with strong wills and minds of their own, wishful to lead; some in
politics, some in industry, and some in professions and arts of life.
This is the idea of a classless society. Some will reject it as contrary to their interest, some as utopian and against ‘Human nature,’ for there are some
who deny, indeed if not in word, that the aim of society should be to promote the greatest happiness and welfare of the greatest number and others
who hold, with pessimistic honesty, that most men must be driven and not led.
What kind of leadership would a classless society have ?
Options:
1) Leaders would not exploit others for their personal advantage.
2) Leaders would not have too much authority over people.
3) Many would develop leadership in the field of their interest.
4) Every person would have a reason to lead.
Co rrect Answer: Many would develop leadership in the field of their interest.

QID : 01978 – Read the following passage carefully and choose the most app rop riate answer to the question out of the fou r alternatives.
A classless society, however, does not mean a society without leaders. It means rather one in which every citizen becomes for the first time eligible for
leadership, if he has the power to lead. It means a society in which every one is given, as far as possible, the chance to develop this power by the
widest diffusion of educational opportunities in the broadest sense, and by keeping the career wide open to talents of every useful kind. It is often said
that a community of equals will not allow itself to be led. But in fact, most men are, in most things, very willing to be led, and more in danger of giving
their leaders too much than too little authority, especially if they are free to choose them, and assured that the leaders cannot exploit them for personal
economic advantage; leadership, so far from disappearing, will come into its own in a truly democratic society. But it is likely to be a more diffused
leadership than we are used to; for a better-nurtured people will have more citizens with strong wills and minds of their own, wishful to lead; some in
politics, some in industry, and some in professions and arts of life.
This is the idea of a classless society. Some will reject it as contrary to their interest, some as utopian and against ‘Human nature,’ for there are some
who deny, indeed if not in word, that the aim of society should be to promote the greatest happiness and welfare of the greatest number and others
who hold, with pessimistic honesty, that most men must be driven and not led.
What kind of people would be ideal fo r a classless society?
Options:
1) People who are assertive enough is lead.
2) People who book no opposition.
3) People with conviction in their ideas.
4) People willing to innovate.
Co rrect Answer: People with conviction in their ideas.

QID : 01979 – Read the following passage carefully and choose the most app rop riate answer to the question out of the fou r alternatives.
A classless society, however, does not mean a society without leaders. It means rather one in which every citizen becomes for the first time eligible for
leadership, if he has the power to lead. It means a society in which every one is given, as far as possible, the chance to develop this power by the
widest diffusion of educational opportunities in the broadest sense, and by keeping the career wide open to talents of every useful kind. It is often said
that a community of equals will not allow itself to be led. But in fact, most men are, in most things, very willing to be led, and more in danger of giving
their leaders too much than too little authority, especially if they are free to choose them, and assured that the leaders cannot exploit them for personal
economic advantage; leadership, so far from disappearing, will come into its own in a truly democratic society. But it is likely to be a more diffused
leadership than we are used to; for a better-nurtured people will have more citizens with strong wills and minds of their own, wishful to lead; some in
politics, some in industry, and some in professions and arts of life.
This is the idea of a classless society. Some will reject it as contrary to their interest, some as utopian and against ‘Human nature,’ for there are some
who deny, indeed if not in word, that the aim of society should be to promote the greatest happiness and welfare of the greatest number and others
who hold, with pessimistic honesty, that most men must be driven and not led.
Acco rding to the passage, the kind of people who deny the idea of a classless society may be called ______
Options:
1) Utopian
2) Cynical
3) Idealists
4) Dictatorial
Co rrect Answer: Cynical

QID : 01980 – Read the following passage carefully and choose the most app rop riate answer to the question out of the fou r alternatives.
A classless society, however, does not mean a society without leaders. It means rather one in which every citizen becomes for the first time eligible for
leadership, if he has the power to lead. It means a society in which every one is given, as far as possible, the chance to develop this power by the
widest diffusion of educational opportunities in the broadest sense, and by keeping the career wide open to talents of every useful kind. It is often said
that a community of equals will not allow itself to be led. But in fact, most men are, in most things, very willing to be led, and more in danger of giving
their leaders too much than too little authority, especially if they are free to choose them, and assured that the leaders cannot exploit them for personal
economic advantage; leadership, so far from disappearing, will come into its own in a truly democratic society. But it is likely to be a more diffused
leadership than we are used to; for a better-nurtured people will have more citizens with strong wills and minds of their own, wishful to lead; some in
politics, some in industry, and some in professions and arts of life.
This is the idea of a classless society. Some will reject it as contrary to their interest, some as utopian and against ‘Human nature,’ for there are some
who deny, indeed if not in word, that the aim of society should be to promote the greatest happiness and welfare of the greatest number and others
who hold, with pessimistic honesty, that most men must be driven and not led.
What is the tone adopted by the autho r in this passage?
Options:
1) Expository
2) Factual
3) Critical
4) Satirical
Co rrect Answer: Exposito ry

QID : 01981 – Read the following passage carefully and choose the most app rop riate answer to the question out of the fou r alternatives.
Translation is of immense importance today. With rapid commercialization, the narrow barriers between nations are fast disappearing. In the past, there
used to be practically no communication amongst nations. The modern world, however, is no longer divided into water-tight compartments. We are
heading towards one world, thanks to development in the fields of communication among nations today. Translation forges bonds of unity amongst
people who speak different languages. Even if we do not know a particular language or the literature of a particular nation, we can know its richness
and the depth of its ideas through translation. Translation also helps in understanding the rich cultural heritage of a nation. Thus a multi-lingual person
has a multi-focal view of the world. Translation also serves as a mode of cultural excahnge in a multi-lingual country. It plays a pivotal role in the
evolution of a pluralistic national identity. The achievement of translation is both the globalisation of culture and the promotion of intra and inter-cultural
bonding. One may appreciate and enjoy through translation the plays of Shakespeare even if one does not know the English language. One may also
know the rich world of Homer, Virgil, Dante, Milton, Dickens, Hardy, Leo Tolstoy, Zola and Munshi Prem Chand through translation. Translation
responds to our intellectual, cultural and spiritual needs. It is necessary for information and for the exchange of ideas. Translation, which has hitherto
been neglected and marginalized, has assumed importance with rapid globalization. It is now considered an art which requires mastery and perfection.
A good translator is able to do away with superficiality and has a clear understanding of the text to be translated. He should have mastery over the
subtle nuances of the language from which he is translating. Translating a passage of one language into another literally is not only impossible but
would also result in incorrect grammar and syntax.
Acco rding to the autho r, what does translation do?
Options:
1) Translation divides the world into compartments.
2) Translation brings together people speaking different languages.
3) Translation gives rise to animosity among people.
4) Translation is a means to succeed in the practical world.
Co rrect Answer: Translation b rings together people speaking different languages.
QID : 01982 – Read the following passage carefully and choose the most app rop riate answer to the question out of the fou r alternatives.
Translation is of immense importance today. With rapid commercialization, the narrow barriers between nations are fast disappearing. In the past, there
used to be practically no communication amongst nations. The modern world, however, is no longer divided into water-tight compartments. We are
heading towards one world, thanks to development in the fields of communication among nations today. Translation forges bonds of unity amongst
people who speak different languages. Even if we do not know a particular language or the literature of a particular nation, we can know its richness
and the depth of its ideas through translation. Translation also helps in understanding the rich cultural heritage of a nation. Thus a multi-lingual person
has a multi-focal view of the world. Translation also serves as a mode of cultural excahnge in a multi-lingual country. It plays a pivotal role in the
evolution of a pluralistic national identity. The achievement of translation is both the globalisation of culture and the promotion of intra and inter-cultural
bonding. One may appreciate and enjoy through translation the plays of Shakespeare even if one does not know the English language. One may also
know the rich world of Homer, Virgil, Dante, Milton, Dickens, Hardy, Leo Tolstoy, Zola and Munshi Prem Chand through translation. Translation
responds to our intellectual, cultural and spiritual needs. It is necessary for information and for the exchange of ideas. Translation, which has hitherto
been neglected and marginalized, has assumed importance with rapid globalization. It is now considered an art which requires mastery and perfection.
A good translator is able to do away with superficiality and has a clear understanding of the text to be translated. He should have mastery over the
subtle nuances of the language from which he is translating. Translating a passage of one language into another literally is not only impossible but
would also result in incorrect grammar and syntax.
How does translation help us?
Options:
1) It creates a babel of tongues.
2) It denies us access to other cultures.
3) It provides an insight into the cultural heritage of a nation/ people.
4) It helps us to understand the ideas of the other languages.
Co rrect Answer: It p rovides an insight into the cultu ral heritage of a nation/ people.

QID : 01983 – Read the following passage carefully and choose the most app rop riate answer to the question out of the fou r alternatives.
Translation is of immense importance today. With rapid commercialization, the narrow barriers between nations are fast disappearing. In the past, there
used to be practically no communication amongst nations. The modern world, however, is no longer divided into water-tight compartments. We are
heading towards one world, thanks to development in the fields of communication among nations today. Translation forges bonds of unity amongst
people who speak different languages. Even if we do not know a particular language or the literature of a particular nation, we can know its richness
and the depth of its ideas through translation. Translation also helps in understanding the rich cultural heritage of a nation. Thus a multi-lingual person
has a multi-focal view of the world. Translation also serves as a mode of cultural excahnge in a multi-lingual country. It plays a pivotal role in the
evolution of a pluralistic national identity. The achievement of translation is both the globalisation of culture and the promotion of intra and inter-cultural
bonding. One may appreciate and enjoy through translation the plays of Shakespeare even if one does not know the English language. One may also
know the rich world of Homer, Virgil, Dante, Milton, Dickens, Hardy, Leo Tolstoy, Zola and Munshi Prem Chand through translation. Translation
responds to our intellectual, cultural and spiritual needs. It is necessary for information and for the exchange of ideas. Translation, which has hitherto
been neglected and marginalized, has assumed importance with rapid globalization. It is now considered an art which requires mastery and perfection.
A good translator is able to do away with superficiality and has a clear understanding of the text to be translated. He should have mastery over the
subtle nuances of the language from which he is translating. Translating a passage of one language into another literally is not only impossible but
would also result in incorrect grammar and syntax.
Globalisation has ………….
Options:
1) Neglected the importance of translation.
2) Made us aware of the importance of translation.
3) Allowed us to enjoy the works of great writers.
4) Given translation its rightful place.
Co rrect Answer: Given translation its rightful place.

QID : 01984 – Read the following passage carefully and choose the most app rop riate answer to the question out of the fou r alternatives.
Translation is of immense importance today. With rapid commercialization, the narrow barriers between nations are fast disappearing. In the past, there
used to be practically no communication amongst nations. The modern world, however, is no longer divided into water-tight compartments. We are
heading towards one world, thanks to development in the fields of communication among nations today. Translation forges bonds of unity amongst
people who speak different languages. Even if we do not know a particular language or the literature of a particular nation, we can know its richness
and the depth of its ideas through translation. Translation also helps in understanding the rich cultural heritage of a nation. Thus a multi-lingual person
has a multi-focal view of the world. Translation also serves as a mode of cultural excahnge in a multi-lingual country. It plays a pivotal role in the
evolution of a pluralistic national identity. The achievement of translation is both the globalisation of culture and the promotion of intra and inter-cultural
bonding. One may appreciate and enjoy through translation the plays of Shakespeare even if one does not know the English language. One may also
know the rich world of Homer, Virgil, Dante, Milton, Dickens, Hardy, Leo Tolstoy, Zola and Munshi Prem Chand through translation. Translation
responds to our intellectual, cultural and spiritual needs. It is necessary for information and for the exchange of ideas. Translation, which has hitherto
been neglected and marginalized, has assumed importance with rapid globalization. It is now considered an art which requires mastery and perfection.
A good translator is able to do away with superficiality and has a clear understanding of the text to be translated. He should have mastery over the
subtle nuances of the language from which he is translating. Translating a passage of one language into another literally is not only impossible but
would also result in incorrect grammar and syntax.
What should be the app roach of a good translato r?
Options:
1) Have mastery over his language.
2) Have good knowledge of the other literature.
3) Do away with the nuances and express only the main ideas.
4) Do away with the unwanted things and express only the main ideas.
Co rrect Answer: Do away with the unwanted things and exp ress only the main ideas.

QID : 01985 – Read the following passage carefully and choose the most app rop riate answer to the question out of the fou r alternatives.
Translation is of immense importance today. With rapid commercialization, the narrow barriers between nations are fast disappearing. In the past, there
used to be practically no communication amongst nations. The modern world, however, is no longer divided into water-tight compartments. We are
heading towards one world, thanks to development in the fields of communication among nations today. Translation forges bonds of unity amongst
people who speak different languages. Even if we do not know a particular language or the literature of a particular nation, we can know its richness
and the depth of its ideas through translation. Translation also helps in understanding the rich cultural heritage of a nation. Thus a multi-lingual person
has a multi-focal view of the world. Translation also serves as a mode of cultural excahnge in a multi-lingual country. It plays a pivotal role in the
evolution of a pluralistic national identity. The achievement of translation is both the globalisation of culture and the promotion of intra and inter-cultural
bonding. One may appreciate and enjoy through translation the plays of Shakespeare even if one does not know the English language. One may also
know the rich world of Homer, Virgil, Dante, Milton, Dickens, Hardy, Leo Tolstoy, Zola and Munshi Prem Chand through translation. Translation
responds to our intellectual, cultural and spiritual needs. It is necessary for information and for the exchange of ideas. Translation, which has hitherto
been neglected and marginalized, has assumed importance with rapid globalization. It is now considered an art which requires mastery and perfection.
A good translator is able to do away with superficiality and has a clear understanding of the text to be translated. He should have mastery over the
subtle nuances of the language from which he is translating. Translating a passage of one language into another literally is not only impossible but
would also result in incorrect grammar and syntax.
What should be the p rimary concern while translating a passage from one language into another?
Options:
1) Structural lapses should be ignored.
2) Word by word translation should be done.
3) The sense should be conveyed.
4) The arrangement of the words in the original should be retained.
Co rrect Answer: The sense should be conveyed.

QID : 01986 – Read the following passage carefully and choose the most app rop riate answer to the question out of the fou r alternatives.
The Eiffel Tower is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. It was named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company
designed and built the tower. Erected in 1889, it was initially criticised by some of France’s leading artists and intellectuals for its design, but has
become both a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognisable structures in the world. The tower is the tallest structure in Paris and the
most visited monument in the world; 6.98 million people ascended it in 2011. The tower received its 250 millionth visitor in 2010.
The tower is 324 metres, about the same height as an 81-storey building. During its construction, the Eiffel Tower surpassed the Washington
Monument to assume the title of the tallest man-made structure in the world. The tower has three levels for visitors, with restaurants on the first and
second. Tickets can be purchased to ascend by stairs or lift to the first and second levels. Although there are stairs to the third and highest level, these
are usually closed to the public and it is generally only accessible by lift. As a global landmark, the Eiffel Tower is featured in media including films, video
games, and television shows.
Choose the most app rop riate response.
Options:
1) The name of the tower is not connected with anyone.
2) The name of the tower is connected with a real person.
3) The name of the tower is connected with a certain company.
4) The name of the tower is connected with another tower in Paris.
Co rrect Answer: The name of the tower is connected with a real person.

QID : 01987 – Read the following passage carefully and choose the most app rop riate answer to the question out of the fou r alternatives.
The Eiffel Tower is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. It was named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company
designed and built the tower. Erected in 1889, it was initially criticised by some of France’s leading artists and intellectuals for its design, but has
become both a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognisable structures in the world. The tower is the tallest structure in Paris and the
most visited monument in the world; 6.98 million people ascended it in 2011. The tower received its 250 millionth visitor in 2010.
The tower is 324 metres, about the same height as an 81-storey building. During its construction, the Eiffel Tower surpassed the Washington
Monument to assume the title of the tallest man-made structure in the world. The tower has three levels for visitors, with restaurants on the first and
second. Tickets can be purchased to ascend by stairs or lift to the first and second levels. Although there are stairs to the third and highest level, these
are usually closed to the public and it is generally only accessible by lift. As a global landmark, the Eiffel Tower is featured in media including films, video
games, and television shows.
What is the Eiffel Tower made of?
Options:
1) It is made of wood.
2) It is made of stone.
3) It is made of iron structure.
4) It is made of silver.
Co rrect Answer: It is made of iron structu re.

QID : 01988 – Read the following passage carefully and choose the most app rop riate answer to the question out of the fou r alternatives.
The Eiffel Tower is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. It was named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company
designed and built the tower. Erected in 1889, it was initially criticised by some of France’s leading artists and intellectuals for its design, but has
become both a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognisable structures in the world. The tower is the tallest structure in Paris and the
most visited monument in the world; 6.98 million people ascended it in 2011. The tower received its 250 millionth visitor in 2010.
The tower is 324 metres, about the same height as an 81-storey building. During its construction, the Eiffel Tower surpassed the Washington
Monument to assume the title of the tallest man-made structure in the world. The tower has three levels for visitors, with restaurants on the first and
second. Tickets can be purchased to ascend by stairs or lift to the first and second levels. Although there are stairs to the third and highest level, these
are usually closed to the public and it is generally only accessible by lift. As a global landmark, the Eiffel Tower is featured in media including films, video
games, and television shows.
Select the most app rop riate answer from the passage.
Options:
1) The Eiffel Tower continues to be criticised by French intellectuals and artists.
2) The Eiffel Tower has never been criticised by French intellectuals and artists.
3) The Eiffel Tower will never be criticised by French intellectuals and artists.
4) The Eiffel Tower was criticised at the beginning by French intellectuals and artists.
Co rrect Answer: The Eiffel Tower was criticised at the beginning by French intellectuals and artists.

QID : 01989 – Read the following passage carefully and choose the most app rop riate answer to the question out of the fou r alternatives.
The Eiffel Tower is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. It was named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company
designed and built the tower. Erected in 1889, it was initially criticised by some of France’s leading artists and intellectuals for its design, but has
become both a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognisable structures in the world. The tower is the tallest structure in Paris and the
most visited monument in the world; 6.98 million people ascended it in 2011. The tower received its 250 millionth visitor in 2010.
The tower is 324 metres, about the same height as an 81-storey building. During its construction, the Eiffel Tower surpassed the Washington
Monument to assume the title of the tallest man-made structure in the world. The tower has three levels for visitors, with restaurants on the first and
second. Tickets can be purchased to ascend by stairs or lift to the first and second levels. Although there are stairs to the third and highest level, these
are usually closed to the public and it is generally only accessible by lift. As a global landmark, the Eiffel Tower is featured in media including films, video
games, and television shows.
Why is 2010 considered a significant year?
Options:
1) A year marked by a decline in tourism.
2) A year marked by unfortunate accidents.
3) A year marked by a landmark achievement in French tourism.
4) A year marked by stagnation.
Co rrect Answer: A year marked by a landmark achievement in French tou rism.

QID : 01990 – Read the following passage carefully and choose the most app rop riate answer to the question out of the fou r alternatives.
The Eiffel Tower is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. It was named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company
designed and built the tower. Erected in 1889, it was initially criticised by some of France’s leading artists and intellectuals for its design, but has
become both a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognisable structures in the world. The tower is the tallest structure in Paris and the
most visited monument in the world; 6.98 million people ascended it in 2011. The tower received its 250 millionth visitor in 2010.
The tower is 324 metres, about the same height as an 81-storey building. During its construction, the Eiffel Tower surpassed the Washington
Monument to assume the title of the tallest man-made structure in the world. The tower has three levels for visitors, with restaurants on the first and
second. Tickets can be purchased to ascend by stairs or lift to the first and second levels. Although there are stairs to the third and highest level, these
are usually closed to the public and it is generally only accessible by lift. As a global landmark, the Eiffel Tower is featured in media including films, video
games, and television shows.
Which statement truly reflects the status of the Eiffel Tower?
Options:
1) The Eiffel Tower features prominently in popular culture.
2) The Eiffel Tower is simply a regional icon.
3) The Eiffel Tower has no international or aesthetic appeal.
4) The Eiffel Tower has never captured public imagination.
Co rrect Answer: The Eiffel Tower featu res p rominently in popular cultu re.

QID : 01991 – Read the following passage carefully and choose the most app rop riate answer to the question out of the fou r alternatives.
Is there any difference between “genius” and “talent” ? We generally feel that a man of genius is in some way higher than a man of talent; and that
talented men are more common than genius. This is true, but it is rather vague. Genius implies “very extraordinary gifts or native powers, especially as
displayed in original creation, discovery, expression or achievement; phenomenal capacity regarded as relatively independent of instruction and
training”. Talent, on the other hand, consists of “mental endowments or capacities of superior character; marked mental ability”. “Talent” is more the
capacity to learn to do a thing well; but “genius” is an inborn
inspiration that drives a man to do a thing with original excellence. As Meredith said, “Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can”.
Shakespeare in drama and poetry, Isaac Newton in science, Napoleon in war, Beethoven in music, were geniuses; many well-known poets, scientists,
generals and musicians have been men of talent.
What is the general view of a ” genius” and a ” talented” man?
Options:
1) A genius is more superior than other men
2) A talented man is a skilful man.
3) A genius is superior to the man of talent and that talented men are more common than genius.
4) A genius looks down on a talented man.
Co rrect Answer: A genius is superio r to the man of talent and that talented men are mo re common than genius.

QID : 01992 – Read the following passage carefully and choose the most app rop riate answer to the question out of the fou r alternatives.
Is there any difference between “genius” and “talent” ? We generally feel that a man of genius is in some way higher than a man of talent; and that
talented men are more common than genius. This is true, but it is rather vague. Genius implies “very extraordinary gifts or native powers, especially as
displayed in original creation, discovery, expression or achievement; phenomenal capacity regarded as relatively independent of instruction and
training”. Talent, on the other hand, consists of “mental endowments or capacities of superior character; marked mental ability”. “Talent” is more the
capacity to learn to do a thing well; but “genius” is an inborn
inspiration that drives a man to do a thing with original excellence. As Meredith said, “Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can”.
Shakespeare in drama and poetry, Isaac Newton in science, Napoleon in war, Beethoven in music, were geniuses; many well-known poets, scientists,
generals and musicians have been men of talent.
A genius is a man with _________ ideas.
Options:
1) common
2) original
3) clever
4) bright
Co rrect Answer: o riginal

QID : 01993 – Read the following passage carefully and choose the most app rop riate answer to the question out of the fou r alternatives.
Is there any difference between “genius” and “talent” ? We generally feel that a man of genius is in some way higher than a man of talent; and that
talented men are more common than genius. This is true, but it is rather vague. Genius implies “very extraordinary gifts or native powers, especially as
displayed in original creation, discovery, expression or achievement; phenomenal capacity regarded as relatively independent of instruction and
training”. Talent, on the other hand, consists of “mental endowments or capacities of superior character; marked mental ability”. “Talent” is more the
capacity to learn to do a thing well; but “genius” is an inborn
inspiration that drives a man to do a thing with original excellence. As Meredith said, “Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can”.
Shakespeare in drama and poetry, Isaac Newton in science, Napoleon in war, Beethoven in music, were geniuses; many well-known poets, scientists,
generals and musicians have been men of talent.
To learn to do a thing well is to be _________.
Options:
1) professional
2) skillful
3) talented
4) a genius
Co rrect Answer: talented

QID : 01994 – Read the following passage carefully and choose the most app rop riate answer to the question out of the fou r alternatives.
Is there any difference between “genius” and “talent” ? We generally feel that a man of genius is in some way higher than a man of talent; and that
talented men are more common than genius. This is true, but it is rather vague. Genius implies “very extraordinary gifts or native powers, especially as
displayed in original creation, discovery, expression or achievement; phenomenal capacity regarded as relatively independent of instruction and
training”. Talent, on the other hand, consists of “mental endowments or capacities of superior character; marked mental ability”. “Talent” is more the
capacity to learn to do a thing well; but “genius” is an inborn
inspiration that drives a man to do a thing with original excellence. As Meredith said, “Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can”.
Shakespeare in drama and poetry, Isaac Newton in science, Napoleon in war, Beethoven in music, were geniuses; many well-known poets, scientists,
generals and musicians have been men of talent.
Who can be considered a true genius ?
Options:
1) Any independent thinker
2) An exceptionally intelligent person
3) An interesting person
4) Any amusing and constructive thinker
Co rrect Answer: An exceptionally intelligent person

QID : 01995 – Read the following passage carefully and choose the most app rop riate answer to the question out of the fou r alternatives.
Is there any difference between “genius” and “talent” ? We generally feel that a man of genius is in some way higher than a man of talent; and that
talented men are more common than genius. This is true, but it is rather vague. Genius implies “very extraordinary gifts or native powers, especially as
displayed in original creation, discovery, expression or achievement; phenomenal capacity regarded as relatively independent of instruction and
training”. Talent, on the other hand, consists of “mental endowments or capacities of superior character; marked mental ability”. “Talent” is more the
capacity to learn to do a thing well; but “genius” is an inborn
inspiration that drives a man to do a thing with original excellence. As Meredith said, “Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can”.
Shakespeare in drama and poetry, Isaac Newton in science, Napoleon in war, Beethoven in music, were geniuses; many well-known poets, scientists,
generals and musicians have been men of talent.
As per the ideas exp ressed in the passage, Shakespeare, in d rama and poetry, is a genius and _____.
Options:
1) Issac Newton is a talented scientist.
2) There are many other well-known talented musicians.
3) Napoleon is a genius in music.
4) There are many generals who are geniuses.
Co rrect Answer: There are many other well-known talented musicians.

QID : 01996 – Read the following passage carefully and choose the most app rop riate answer to the question out of the fou r alternatives.
Marie Curie was one of the most accomplished scientists in history. Together with her husband, Pierre, she discovered radium, an element widely used
for treating cancer, and studied uranium and other radioactive substances. Pierre and Marie’s amicable collaboration later helped to unlock the
secrects of the atom.
Marie was born in 1867 in Warsaw, Poland, where her father was a professor of physics. At an early age, she displayed a brilliant mind and a casual
personality. Her great exuberance for learning prompted her to continue with her studies after high school. She became disgruntled, however, when
she learned that the university in Warsaw was closed to women. Determined to receive a higher education, she defiantly left Poland in 1891 entered the
Sorbonne, a French university, where she earned her master’s degree and doctorate in physics.
What kind of collabo ration helped Cu rie’s to unlock the secrets of the atom?
Options:
1) friendly
2) competitive
3) courteous
4) industrious
Co rrect Answer: friendly

QID : 01997 – Read the following passage carefully and choose the most app rop riate answer to the question out of the fou r alternatives.
Marie Curie was one of the most accomplished scientists in history. Together with her husband, Pierre, she discovered radium, an element widely used
for treating cancer, and studied uranium and other radioactive substances. Pierre and Marie’s amicable collaboration later helped to unlock the
secrects of the atom.
Marie was born in 1867 in Warsaw, Poland, where her father was a professor of physics. At an early age, she displayed a brilliant mind and a casual
personality. Her great exuberance for learning prompted her to continue with her studies after high school. She became disgruntled, however, when
she learned that the university in Warsaw was closed to women. Determined to receive a higher education, she defiantly left Poland in 1891 entered the
Sorbonne, a French university, where she earned her master’s degree and doctorate in physics.
What will best describe Marie Cu rie’s personality?
Options:
1) strong
2) lighthearted
3) humorous
4) envious
Co rrect Answer: lighthearted

QID : 01998 – Read the following passage carefully and choose the most app rop riate answer to the question out of the fou r alternatives.
Marie Curie was one of the most accomplished scientists in history. Together with her husband, Pierre, she discovered radium, an element widely used
for treating cancer, and studied uranium and other radioactive substances. Pierre and Marie’s amicable collaboration later helped to unlock the
secrects of the atom.
Marie was born in 1867 in Warsaw, Poland, where her father was a professor of physics. At an early age, she displayed a brilliant mind and a casual
personality. Her great exuberance for learning prompted her to continue with her studies after high school. She became disgruntled, however, when
she learned that the university in Warsaw was closed to women. Determined to receive a higher education, she defiantly left Poland in 1891 entered the
Sorbonne, a French university, where she earned her master’s degree and doctorate in physics.
When she learned that she could not attend the university in Warsaw, Marie felt ______.
Options:
1) hopeless
2) annoyed
3) happy
4) perversely excited
Co rrect Answer: annoyed

QID : 01999 – Read the following passage carefully and choose the most app rop riate answer to the question out of the fou r alternatives.
Marie Curie was one of the most accomplished scientists in history. Together with her husband, Pierre, she discovered radium, an element widely used
for treating cancer, and studied uranium and other radioactive substances. Pierre and Marie’s amicable collaboration later helped to unlock the
secrects of the atom.
Marie was born in 1867 in Warsaw, Poland, where her father was a professor of physics. At an early age, she displayed a brilliant mind and a casual
personality. Her great exuberance for learning prompted her to continue with her studies after high school. She became disgruntled, however, when
she learned that the university in Warsaw was closed to women. Determined to receive a higher education, she defiantly left Poland in 1891 entered the
Sorbonne, a French university, where she earned her master’s degree and doctorate in physics.
Marie _______ left Poland and travelled to France to enter the So rbonne.
Options:
1) boldly
2) showed intelligence
3) behaved
4) was distressed
Co rrect Answer: boldly

QID : 011000 – Read the following passage carefully and choose the most app rop riate answer to the question out of the fou r alternatives.
Marie Curie was one of the most accomplished scientists in history. Together with her husband, Pierre, she discovered radium, an element widely used
for treating cancer, and studied uranium and other radioactive substances. Pierre and Marie’s amicable collaboration later helped to unlock the
secrects of the atom.
Marie was born in 1867 in Warsaw, Poland, where her father was a professor of physics. At an early age, she displayed a brilliant mind and a casual
personality. Her great exuberance for learning prompted her to continue with her studies after high school. She became disgruntled, however, when
she learned that the university in Warsaw was closed to women. Determined to receive a higher education, she defiantly left Poland in 1891 entered the
Sorbonne, a French university, where she earned her master’s degree and doctorate in physics.
Marie Cu rie’s docto rate was in which academic discipline?
Options:
1) Medicine
2) Cancer studies
3) Radiation Chemistry
4) Physics
Co rrect Answer: Physics

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