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English Language And Comprehension

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SSCCGL Class 12

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159.

Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to the following question out of the four alternatives.

                                        Cyber Bogeys

The cyber-world is ultimately ungovernable. This is alarming as well as convenient, sometimes, convenient because alarming. Some Indian politicians use this to great advantage. When there is an obvious failure in governance during a crisis they deflect attention from their own incompetence towards the ungovernable. So, having failed to prevent nervous citizens from fleeing their cities of work by assuring them of proper protection, some national leaders are now busy trying to prove to one another and to panic-prone Indians, that a mischievous neighbor has been using the internet and social networking sites to spread dangerous rumors. And the Centre's automatic reaction is to start blocking these sites and begin elaborate and potentially endless negotiations with google, Twitter and factbook about access to information If this is the official idea of prompt action at a time of crisis among communities, then Indians have more reason to fear their protectors that the nebulous mischief-makers of the cyber-world. Wasting time gathering proof, blocking vaguely suspicious websites, hurling accusations across the border and worrying about bilateral relations are ways of keeping busy with inessentials because one does not quite know what to do about the essentials of a difficult situation. Besides, only a fifth of the 245 websites blocked by the Centre mention the people of the North- East or the violence in Assam. And if a few morphed images and spurious texts can unsettle an entire nation, then there is something deeply wrong with the nation and with how it is being governed. This is what its leaders should be addressing immediately, rather than making a wrongheaded display of their powers of censorship.

It is just as absurd and part of the same syndrome, to try to ban Twitter accounts that parody despatches from the Prime Minister's Office. To describe such forms of humour and dissent as misrepresenting the PMO- as if Twitterers would take these parodies for genuine despatches from the PMO- makes the PMO look more ridiculous than its parodists manage to. With the precedent for such action set recently by the chief Minister of West Bengal, This is yet another proof that what Bengal thinks today India will think tomorrow. Using the cyber - world for flexing the wrong muscles is essentially not funny. It might even prove to be quite dangerously distracting.

'Pardoy' means

  • twist

  • jeopardize

  • ridicule

  • immitate


C.

ridicule

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153.

Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to the following question out of the four alternatives.

                                            Cyber Bogeys

The cyber-world is ultimately ungovernable. This is alarming as well as convenient, sometimes, convenient because alarming. Some Indian politicians use this to great advantage. When there is an obvious failure in governance during a crisis they deflect attention from their own incompetence towards the ungovernable. So, having failed to prevent nervous citizens from fleeing their cities of work by assuring them of proper protection, some national leaders are now busy trying to prove to one another and to panic-prone Indians, that a mischievous neighbor has been using the internet and social networking sites to spread dangerous rumors. And the Centre's automatic reaction is to start blocking these sites and begin elaborate and potentially endless negotiations with google, Twitter and factbook about access to information If this is the official idea of prompt action at a time of crisis among communities, then Indians have more reason to fear their protectors that the nebulous mischief-makers of the cyber-world. Wasting time gathering proof, blocking vaguely suspicious websites, hurling accusations across the border and worrying about bilateral relations are ways of keeping busy with inessentials because one does not quite know what to do about the essentials of a difficult situation. Besides, only a fifth of the 245 websites blocked by the Centre mention the people of the North- East or the violence in Assam. And if a few morphed images and spurious texts can unsettle an entire nation, then there is something deeply wrong with the nation and with how it is being governed. This is what its leaders should be addressing immediately, rather than making a wrongheaded display of their powers of censorship.

It is just as absurd and part of the same syndrome, to try to ban Twitter accounts that parody despatches from the Prime Minister's Office. To describe such forms of humour and dissent as misrepresenting the PMO- as if Twitterers would take these parodies for genuine despatches from the PMO- makes the PMO look more ridiculous than its parodists manage to. With the precedent for such action set recently by the chief Minister of West Bengal, This is yet another proof that what Bengal thinks today India will think tomorrow. Using the cyber - world for flexing the wrong muscles is essentially not funny. It might even prove to be quite dangerously distracting.

According to the passage, the cyber-world is

  • beyond the imagination of people

  • outside the purview of common place

  • not to be governed

  • ungovernable


D.

ungovernable

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152.

In the following question, a sentence is given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four.

Student-parking should be................., students should not be charged to buy parking stickers.

  • fined

  • free

  • costly

  • cheap


B.

free

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160.

Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to the following question out of the four alternatives.

                                        Cyber Bogeys

The cyber-world is ultimately ungovernable. This is alarming as well as convenient, sometimes, convenient because alarming. Some Indian politicians use this to great advantage. When there is an obvious failure in governance during a crisis they deflect attention from their own incompetence towards the ungovernable. So, having failed to prevent nervous citizens from fleeing their cities of work by assuring them of proper protection, some national leaders are now busy trying to prove to one another and to panic-prone Indians, that a mischievous neighbor has been using the internet and social networking sites to spread dangerous rumors. And the Centre's automatic reaction is to start blocking these sites and begin elaborate and potentially endless negotiations with google, Twitter and factbook about access to information If this is the official idea of prompt action at a time of crisis among communities, then Indians have more reason to fear their protectors that the nebulous mischief-makers of the cyber-world. Wasting time gathering proof, blocking vaguely suspicious websites, hurling accusations across the border and worrying about bilateral relations are ways of keeping busy with inessentials because one does not quite know what to do about the essentials of a difficult situation. Besides, only a fifth of the 245 websites blocked by the Centre mention the people of the North- East or the violence in Assam. And if a few morphed images and spurious texts can unsettle an entire nation, then there is something deeply wrong with the nation and with how it is being governed. This is what its leaders should be addressing immediately, rather than making a wrongheaded display of their powers of censorship.

It is just as absurd and part of the same syndrome, to try to ban Twitter accounts that parody despatches from the Prime Minister's Office. To describe such forms of humour and dissent as misrepresenting the PMO- as if Twitterers would take these parodies for genuine despatches from the PMO- makes the PMO look more ridiculous than its parodists manage to. With the precedent for such action set recently by the chief Minister of West Bengal, This is yet another proof that what Bengal thinks today India will think tomorrow. Using the cyber - world for flexing the wrong muscles is essentially not funny. It might even prove to be quite dangerously distracting.

What is the opposite of 'wrong-headed'?

  • silly

  • sane

  • insane

  • insensible


B.

sane

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151.

In the following question, only one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word.

  • Conivance

  • Connivanse

  • Connivance

  • Conivence


C.

Connivance

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157.

Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to the following question out of the four alternatives.

                                        Cyber Bogeys

The cyber-world is ultimately ungovernable. This is alarming as well as convenient, sometimes, convenient because alarming. Some Indian politicians use this to great advantage. When there is an obvious failure in governance during a crisis they deflect attention from their own incompetence towards the ungovernable. So, having failed to prevent nervous citizens from fleeing their cities of work by assuring them of proper protection, some national leaders are now busy trying to prove to one another and to panic-prone Indians, that a mischievous neighbor has been using the internet and social networking sites to spread dangerous rumors. And the Centre's automatic reaction is to start blocking these sites and begin elaborate and potentially endless negotiations with google, Twitter and factbook about access to information If this is the official idea of prompt action at a time of crisis among communities, then Indians have more reason to fear their protectors that the nebulous mischief-makers of the cyber-world. Wasting time gathering proof, blocking vaguely suspicious websites, hurling accusations across the border and worrying about bilateral relations are ways of keeping busy with inessentials because one does not quite know what to do about the essentials of a difficult situation. Besides, only a fifth of the 245 websites blocked by the Centre mention the people of the North- East or the violence in Assam. And if a few morphed images and spurious texts can unsettle an entire nation, then there is something deeply wrong with the nation and with how it is being governed. This is what its leaders should be addressing immediately, rather than making a wrongheaded display of their powers of censorship.

It is just as absurd and part of the same syndrome, to try to ban Twitter accounts that parody despatches from the Prime Minister's Office. To describe such forms of humour and dissent as misrepresenting the PMO- as if Twitterers would take these parodies for genuine despatches from the PMO- makes the PMO look more ridiculous than its parodists manage to. With the precedent for such action set recently by the chief Minister of West Bengal, This is yet another proof that what Bengal thinks today India will think tomorrow. Using the cyber - world for flexing the wrong muscles is essentially not funny. It might even prove to be quite dangerously distracting.

The word 'spurious' means

  • genuine

  • authentic

  • substantial

  • fake


D.

fake

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156.

Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to the following question out of the four alternatives.

                                        Cyber Bogeys

The cyber-world is ultimately ungovernable. This is alarming as well as convenient, sometimes, convenient because alarming. Some Indian politicians use this to great advantage. When there is an obvious failure in governance during a crisis they deflect attention from their own incompetence towards the ungovernable. So, having failed to prevent nervous citizens from fleeing their cities of work by assuring them of proper protection, some national leaders are now busy trying to prove to one another and to panic-prone Indians, that a mischievous neighbor has been using the internet and social networking sites to spread dangerous rumors. And the Centre's automatic reaction is to start blocking these sites and begin elaborate and potentially endless negotiations with google, Twitter and facebook about access to information If this is the official idea of prompt action at a time of crisis among communities, then Indians have more reason to fear their protectors that the nebulous mischief-makers of the cyber-world. Wasting time gathering proof, blocking vaguely suspicious websites, hurling accusations across the border and worrying about bilateral relations are ways of keeping busy with inessentials because one does not quite know what to do about the essentials of a difficult situation. Besides, only a fifth of the 245 websites blocked by the Centre mention the people of the North- East or the violence in Assam. And if a few morphed images and spurious texts can unsettle an entire nation, then there is something deeply wrong with the nation and with how it is being governed. This is what its leaders should be addressing immediately, rather than making a wrongheaded display of their powers of censorship.

It is just as absurd and part of the same syndrome, to try to ban Twitter accounts that parody despatches from the Prime Minister's Office. To describe such forms of humour and dissent as misrepresenting the PMO- as if Twitterers would take these parodies for genuine despatches from the PMO- makes the PMO look more ridiculous than its parodists manage to. With the precedent for such action set recently by the chief Minister of West Bengal, This is yet another proof that what Bengal thinks today India will think tomorrow. Using the cyber - world for flexing the wrong muscles is essentially not funny. It might even prove to be quite dangerously distracting.

The author's seriousness regarding the situation can best be described in the following sentences. Pick the odd one out.

  • Our leaders should display their powers of censorship when needed

  • If this is the official idea of prompt action at a time of crisis among communities, then Indians have more reason to fear their protectors than the nebulous mischief-maker of the cyber-world

  • The politicians deflect attention from their own incompetence

  • If a few morphed images and spurious texts can unsettle an entire nation, then there is something deeply wrong with the nation


A.

Our leaders should display their powers of censorship when needed

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155.

Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to the following question out of the four alternatives.

                                        Cyber Bogeys

The cyber-world is ultimately ungovernable. This is alarming as well as convenient, sometimes, convenient because alarming. Some Indian politicians use this to great advantage. When there is an obvious failure in governance during a crisis they deflect attention from their own incompetence towards the ungovernable. So, having failed to prevent nervous citizens from fleeing their cities of work by assuring them of proper protection, some national leaders are now busy trying to prove to one another and to panic-prone Indians, that a mischievous neighbor has been using the internet and social networking sites to spread dangerous rumors. And the Centre's automatic reaction is to start blocking these sites and begin elaborate and potentially endless negotiations with google, Twitter and factbook about access to information If this is the official idea of prompt action at a time of crisis among communities, then Indians have more reason to fear their protectors that the nebulous mischief-makers of the cyber-world. Wasting time gathering proof, blocking vaguely suspicious websites, hurling accusations across the border and worrying about bilateral relations are ways of keeping busy with inessentials because one does not quite know what to do about the essentials of a difficult situation. Besides, only a fifth of the 245 websites blocked by the Centre mention the people of the North- East or the violence in Assam. And if a few morphed images and spurious texts can unsettle an entire nation, then there is something deeply wrong with the nation and with how it is being governed. This is what its leaders should be addressing immediately, rather than making a wrongheaded display of their powers of censorship.

It is just as absurd and part of the same syndrome, to try to ban Twitter accounts that parody despatches from the Prime Minister's Office. To describe such forms of humour and dissent as misrepresenting the PMO- as if Twitterers would take these parodies for genuine despatches from the PMO- makes the PMO look more ridiculous than its parodists manage to. With the precedent for such action set recently by the chief Minister of West Bengal, This is yet another proof that what Bengal thinks today India will think tomorrow. Using the cyber - world for flexing the wrong muscles is essentially not funny. It might even prove to be quite dangerously distracting.

Which of the following is closest to the meaning of 'nebulous'?

  • Confused

  • Vague

  • Indescent

  • Glowing


B.

Vague

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158.

Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to the following question out of the four alternatives.

                                        Cyber Bogeys

The cyber-world is ultimately ungovernable. This is alarming as well as convenient, sometimes, convenient because alarming. Some Indian politicians use this to great advantage. When there is an obvious failure in governance during a crisis they deflect attention from their own incompetence towards the ungovernable. So, having failed to prevent nervous citizens from fleeing their cities of work by assuring them of proper protection, some national leaders are now busy trying to prove to one another and to panic-prone Indians, that a mischievous neighbor has been using the internet and social networking sites to spread dangerous rumors. And the Centre's automatic reaction is to start blocking these sites and begin elaborate and potentially endless negotiations with google, Twitter and factbook about access to information If this is the official idea of prompt action at a time of crisis among communities, then Indians have more reason to fear their protectors that the nebulous mischief-makers of the cyber-world. Wasting time gathering proof, blocking vaguely suspicious websites, hurling accusations across the border and worrying about bilateral relations are ways of keeping busy with inessentials because one does not quite know what to do about the essentials of a difficult situation. Besides, only a fifth of the 245 websites blocked by the Centre mention the people of the North- East or the violence in Assam. And if a few morphed images and spurious texts can unsettle an entire nation, then there is something deeply wrong with the nation and with how it is being governed. This is what its leaders should be addressing immediately, rather than making a wrongheaded display of their powers of censorship.

It is just as absurd and part of the same syndrome, to try to ban Twitter accounts that parody despatches from the Prime Minister's Office. To describe such forms of humour and dissent as misrepresenting the PMO- as if Twitterers would take these parodies for genuine despatches from the PMO- makes the PMO look more ridiculous than its parodists manage to. With the precedent for such action set recently by the chief Minister of West Bengal, This is yet another proof that what Bengal thinks today India will think tomorrow. Using the cyber - world for flexing the wrong muscles is essentially not funny. It might even prove to be quite dangerously distracting.

The author warns us against

  • not playing false with the citizens

  • dangers inherent in the cyber-world

  • not using the cyber-world Judiciously

  • not protecting the citizens from dangerous politicians


C.

not using the cyber-world Judiciously

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154.

Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to the following question out of the four alternatives.

                                        Cyber Bogeys

The cyber-world is ultimately ungovernable. This is alarming as well as convenient, sometimes, convenient because alarming. Some Indian politicians use this to great advantage. When there is an obvious failure in governance during a crisis they deflect attention from their own incompetence towards the ungovernable. So, having failed to prevent nervous citizens from fleeing their cities of work by assuring them of proper protection, some national leaders are now busy trying to prove to one another and to panic-prone Indians, that a mischievous neighbor has been using the internet and social networking sites to spread dangerous rumors. And the Centre's automatic reaction is to start blocking these sites and begin elaborate and potentially endless negotiations with google, Twitter and factbook about access to information If this is the official idea of prompt action at a time of crisis among communities, then Indians have more reason to fear their protectors that the nebulous mischief-makers of the cyber-world. Wasting time gathering proof, blocking vaguely suspicious websites, hurling accusations across the border and worrying about bilateral relations are ways of keeping busy with inessentials because one does not quite know what to do about the essentials of a difficult situation. Besides, only a fifth of the 245 websites blocked by the Centre mention the people of the North- East or the violence in Assam. And if a few morphed images and spurious texts can unsettle an entire nation, then there is something deeply wrong with the nation and with how it is being governed. This is what its leaders should be addressing immediately, rather than making a wrongheaded display of their powers of censorship.

It is just as absurd and part of the same syndrome, to try to ban Twitter accounts that parody despatches from the Prime Minister's Office. To describe such forms of humour and dissent as misrepresenting the PMO- as if Twitterers would take these parodies for genuine despatches from the PMO- makes the PMO look more ridiculous than its parodists manage to. With the precedent for such action set recently by the chief Minister of West Bengal, This is yet another proof that what Bengal thinks today India will think tomorrow. Using the cyber - world for flexing the wrong muscles is essentially not funny. It might even prove to be quite dangerously distracting.

The author is of the opinion that

  • the centre should start negotiations with Google, Twitter and Facebook

  • the centre should help the citizens evacuate their city

  • the centre should not block the sites

  • the centre should arrest the guilty


C.

the centre should not block the sites

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