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Instructions

Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:

In the Fifth grade, Benjamin Carson thought he was one of the dumbest kids in his class. His classmates thought he was one of the dumbest, his teacher thought he was one of the dumbest, and he thought he was one of the dumbest. Therefore, when he brought home a report that reflected poor progress, Benjamin was very philosophical about it. He told his mother, “Yah, you know it doesn’t matter very much”.

His mother had a different opinion. Having only a third grade education, Mrs. Carson knew that her children’s only chance to escape poverty was through a good education. Her two boys were not reaching their potential at school, and she knew that if they were going to get a good education, it would have to start at home. She began with three rules. Rule number one, the boys would only be allowed to watch two pre-selected TV shows per week. Rule number two, the two boys would have to finish all their homework before they could watch TV or even play outside. Rule number three, the boys would have to read two books from the library each week and write a book report on each of them.

Benjamin was dismayed at these new rules and tried very hard to talk his mother out of them. She stood firm, and not thinking to disobey his mother, he followed her rules. Before long he saw the fruits of his labor, when he was the only one who knew an answer to a question the teacher asked the class. Then there was a second question only he knew the answer to. His teacher and rest of his classmates were surprised that he knew the correct answer to such hard questions. He was even a little surprised himself, but he knew his knowledge came from the books he was reading. He began to surmise that if he could learn just a few facts from books at the library, he could learn anything.

Benjamin continued on his road of growth and became an academic leader in his school. He had learned to love reading and realized that he could channel that love into learning. He did not let the labels and jeers of others, forever box him into an unproductive and unfulfilling future. Mrs. Carson did not settle for less then her boys were capable of being, she demanded that they take their education seriously and gave them a structured way they could do it. Today Benjamin Carson, the boy who thought he was the dumbest boy in his 5th grade class, is a world famous surgeon at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland.

Question 21

Which of the following statements can be inferred from the passage?

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Question 22

Which of the following is a synonym of the word “philosophical”?

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Question 23

Which of the following is a synonym of the word “dismay”?

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Question 24

Which of the following is a synonym of the word “surmise”?

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Question 25

Which of the following is a synonym of the word “unproductive”?

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Instructions

The following sentences when properly arranged for a coherent paragraph. Answer the questions based on the correct order of sentences.

A. We have a firm belief that it will rise in the future, because it has risen in the past.

B. The interesting doubt is as to whether the laws of motion will remain in operation until tomorrow.

C. Of course it might be doubted whether we are quite certain that there is nothing outside to interfere, but this is not the interesting doubt.

D. If this doubt is raised, we find ourselves in the same position as when the doubt about the sunrise was first raised.

E. It is obvious that if we are asked why we believe that the sun will rise to-morrow, we shall naturally answer 'Because it always has risen every day'.

F. If we are challenged as to why we believe that it will continue to rise as heretofore, we may appeal to the laws of motion: the earth, we shall say, is a freely rotating body, and such bodies do not cease to rotate unless something interferes from outside, and there is nothing outside to interfere with the earth between now and tomorrow.

Question 26

What is the fourth sentence after rearrangement?

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Question 27

What is the sixth sentence after rearrangement?

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Question 28

What is the first sentence after rearrangement?

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Question 29

What is the third sentence after rearrangement?

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Question 30

What is the second sentence after rearrangement?

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