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Verbal Ability :

Comprehension




1.
I felt the wall of the tunnel shiver. The master alarm squealed through my earphones. Almost simultaneously, Jack yelled down to me that there was a warning light on. Fleeting but spectacular sights snapped into ans out of view, the snow, the shower of debris, the moon, looming close and big, the dazzling sunshine for once unfiltered by layers of air. The last twelve hours before re-entry were particular bone-chilling. During this period, I had to go up in to command module. Even after the fiery re-entry splashing down in 81o water in south pacific, we could still see our frosty breath inside the command module.

The word 'Command Module' used twice in the given passage indicates perhaps that it deals with

an alarming journey
a commanding situation
a journey into outer space
a frightful battle.




2.
Which one of the following reasons would one consider as more as possible for the warning lights to be on?

There was a shower of debris.
Jack was yelling.
A catastrophe was imminent.
The moon was looming close and big.




3.
The statement that the dazzling sunshine was "for once unfiltered by layers of air" means

that the sun was very hot
that there was no strong wind
that the air was unpolluted
none of above




4.
But I did not want to shoot the elephant. I watched him beating his bunch of grass against his knees, with the preoccupied grandmotherly air that elephants have. It seemed to me that it would be murder to shoot him. I had never shot an elephant and never wanted to. (Somehow it always seems worse to kill large animal.) Besides, there was the beast's owner to be considered. But I had got to act quickly. I turned to some experienced-looking Burmans who had been there when we arrived, and asked them how the elephants had been behaving. They all said the same thing; he took no notice of you if you left him alone, but he might charge if you went too close to him.

The phrase 'Preoccupied grandmotherly air' signifies

being totally unconcerned
pretending to be very busy
a very superior attitude
calm, dignified and affectionate disposition




5.
From the passage it appears that the author was

an inexperienced hunter
kind and considerate
possessed with fear
a worried man




6.
The author did not want to shoot the elephant because he

was afraid of it
did not have the experience of shooting big animals
did not wish to kill animal which was not doing anybody any harm
did not find the elephant to be ferocious




7.
Harold a professional man who had worked in an office for many years had a fearful dream. In it, he found himself in a land where small slug-like animals with slimy tentacles lived on people's bodies. The people tolerated the loathsome creatures because after many years they grew into elephants which then became the nation's system of transport, carrying everyone wherever he wanted to go. Harold suddenly realised that he himself was covered with these things, and he woke up screaming. In a vivid sequence of pictures this dream dramatised for Harold what he had never been able to put in to words; he saw himself as letting society feed on his body in his early years so that it would carry him when he retired. He later threw off the "security bug" and took up freelance work.
In his dream Harold found the loathsome creatures

in his village
in his own house
in a different land
in his office




8.
Which one of the following phrases best helps to bring out the precise meaning of 'loathsome creatures'?

Security bug and slimy tentacles
Fearful dream and slug-like animals
Slimy tentacles and slug-like animals
slug-like animals and security bug




9.
The statement that 'he later threw off the security bug' means that

Harold succeeded in overcoming the need for security
Harold stopped giving much importance to dreams
Harold started tolerating social victimisation
Harold killed all the bugs troubled him




10.
Harold's dream was fearful because

it brought him face to face with reality
it was full of vivid pictures of snakes
he saw huge elephant in it
in it he saw slimy creatures feeding on people's bodies




11.
Laws of nature are not commands but statements of acts. The use of the word "law" in this context is rather unfortunate. It would be better to speak of uniformities in nature. This would do away with the elementary fallacy that a law implies a law giver. If a piece of matter does not obey a law of nature it is punished. On the contrary, we say that the law has been incorrectly started.

If a piece of matter violates nature's law, it is not punished because


it is not binding to obey it
there is no superior being to enforce the law of nature
it cannot be punished
it simply means that the facts have not been correctly stated by law




12.
Laws of nature differ from man-made laws because

the former state facts of Nature
they must be obeyed
they are natural
unlike human laws, they are systematic




13.
The laws of nature based on observation are

conclusion about the nature of the universe.
true and unfalsifiable.
figments of the observer imagination.
subject to change in the light of new facts.




14.
The author is not happy with word 'law' because

it connotes rigidity and harshness
it implies an agency which has made them
it does not convey the sense of nature's uniformity
it gives rise to false beliefs










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