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Question 1: A part of the following sentence is left unfinished. From the alternatives given to complete the sentence, choose the best alternative.
Although these injuries are not fatal, ___
a) they are not ranked among the top causes of death.
b) they are certainly incapacitating and tragic.
c) there is no proof of the same.
d) they do not get reported.
Question 2: In the traditions of many religions throughout the world (including Judaeo – Christian beliefs), there has long been a sustained believe that the Universe as we know it today did not exist forever in the past, and that there was a spontaneous act which gave birth to all that has been, and all that will be. In other words, the Universe itself has not been eternal as our senses might indicates at first glance, … Which of the following options can meaningfully complete the above sentence?
a) but has a limited lifespan after its creation.
b) but our senses give us the right knowledge.
c) however, on second glance, our religious beliefs are right.
d) however, it is a ball of intense energy
e) however, it could not have been created.
Question 3: From the given options, choose the one that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way.
Thus the end of knowledge and the closing of the frontier that it symbolizes is not a looming crisis at all, but merely one of many embarrassing fits of hubris in civilization’s long industry. In the end, it will pass away and be forgotten. Ours is not the first generation to struggle to understand the organizational laws of the frontier, deceive itself that it has succeeded, and go to its grave having failed. _____
a) One would be wise to be humble.
b) But we might be the first generation to actually reach the frontier.
c) But we might be the first generation to deal with the crisis.
d) However, this time the success is not illusory.
InstructionsQ30 to 35 : Each of these questions contains a sentence followed by four choices. Select from among these choices the one which most logically completes the idea contained in the given sentence.
Question 4: Entrepreneurs are never satisfied with the status quo, they are intent on shaping the future, rather than being shaped by it. As one Chief Executive once said
a) The future is the sum total of actions in the present and past..
b) If you are not alert, before you realize it the future is on you..
c) I do not want our competitors making decisions for us..
d) It is a sound business policy to anticipate change than being swamped by it..
Question 5: Furthermore, to be radical means to be ready and willing to break with the predominant cultural, political and social beliefs and values in order to
a) investigate the essential realities that they conceal.
b) investigate the root cause of malaise in a society.
c) shape a new economic order.
d) Re-construct the system in terms of new realities.
Question 6: In the European Community countries there has been talk of an energy tax to raise funds
a) by burdening the rich who can afford higher taxes.
b) to penalise heavy users of energy.
c) by raising the price of energy-intensive implements.
d) to search for alternative sources of energy.
Answers & Solutions:
1) Answer (B)
Let us analyze what the author intends to convey through the given sentence.
‘Although these injuries are not fatal,……’.
The author acknowledges that the injuries are not fatal. By using the word ‘although’, the author conveys that he expects something to be done but that is not the case. The part that completes the sentence should capture this point.
‘they are not ranked among top causes of death’. Had the option been ‘they are ranked …’, we could have used this option to fill the blank. The given option cannot be used since it contradicts the term ‘although’ used in the first part of the sentence.
‘they do not get reported’. There is nothing peculiar about minor injuries going unreported. This option will also make the usage of although in the first part of the sentence incorrect and hence, option D can be eliminated as well.
‘there is no proof of the same’. This statement can be used to fill the blank. Let us check the other option and choose the most appropriate one between the two.
‘they are certainly incapacitating and tragic’. This option aptly concludes by continuing the chain of thought. Though the injuries are not life threatening, they are certainly crippling. Therefore, option B is deemed better than option C and hence, option C is the right answer.
2) Answer (A)
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3) Answer (A)
The paragraph says that it is not a crisis. So, option c) is wrong. Also, the frontier has not been reached and the it is not a success story. So, options b) and d) are also incorrect concluding statements. The best concluding sentence is a).
4) Answer (B)
The given sentence talks about how entrepreneurs are never satisfied and they are always looking for something more innovative to shape the future. The quote used by the executive should be in line with this idea. C is completely unrelated to this while A distorts the meaning. Among B and D, the former one is a better choice because D talks about the business aspects which is nowhere implied in the given sentence. Hence B is the correct answer.
5) Answer (D)
The sentence talks about breaking with the predominant cultural, political and social beliefs and values. In order to reconstruct something, the thing should first be broken. Thus, D logically follows the sentence.
Sentence A is incorrect as it is vague.
B is also incorrect as there is no talks of malaise in the society in the sentence.
C can also be eliminated for the same reason as B.
6) Answer (D)
As the sentence in the question talks about energy tax to raise funds, it must be for some activity which will help them come out of the energy constraints. Thus, Option D is the best fit as the concluding part.
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