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English Language And Comprehension

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SSCCGL Class 12

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156.

Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to the following question out of the four alternatives.
The critical faculty is the most potent one in the human make-up. Its pervasiveness and force have not properly been recognized because like breathing, it is so much a part and parcel of human activity. The difference between a simpleton and an intelligent man, according to the man who is convinced that he is of the latter category, is that the former wholeheartedly accepts all things that he sees and hears while the latter never admits anything except after a most searching scrutiny. He imagines his intelligence to be a sieve of closely woven mesh through which nothing but the finest can pass.
 
The critical sense is essential for keeping social transactions in a warm state. Otherwise life would become very dull and goody-goody. The critical faculty is responsible for a lot of give and take in life. It increases our awareness of our surroundings; it sounds dignified no doubt but it seems also to mean that we can watch someone else’s back better than our own! We never know our own defects till they are pointed out to us and even, then we need not accept them. We always question the bonafides of the man who tells us unpleasant facts. On the surface it is all very well to say, ‘I want an honest criticism: that will help me, not blind compliments.’ I wish people would mean it.

The critical faculty is defined as the 'most potent one in human make-up' because

  • it is all pervasive and powerful

  • it separates the simpleton from the intelligent man

  • it is a help in social transactions

  • All of the above


C.

it is a help in social transactions

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154.

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

The critical faculty is the most potent one in the human make-up. Its pervasiveness and force have not properly been recognized because like breathing, it is so much a part and parcel of human activity. The difference between a simpleton and an intelligent man, according to the man who is convinced that he is of the latter category, is that the former wholeheartedly accepts all things that he sees and hears while the latter never admits anything except after a most searching scrutiny. He imagines his intelligence to be a sieve of closely woven mesh through which nothing but the finest can pass.

The critical sense is essential for keeping social transactions in a warm state. Otherwise life would become very dull and goody-goody. The critical faculty is responsible for a lot of give and take in life. It increases our awareness of our surroundings; it sounds dignified no doubt but it seems also to mean that we can watch someone else’s back better than our own! We never know our own defects till they are pointed out to us and even, then we need not accept them. We always question the bonafides of the man who tells us unpleasant facts. On the surface it is all very well to say, ‘I want an honest criticism: that will help me, not blind compliments.’ I wish people would mean it.

The negative side of the critical faculty is that

  • it makes us critical of others

  • it makes us critical of ourselves

  • it sounds dignified but it is not actually so

  • it is a tool for creating classificatory division


A.

it makes us critical of others

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153.

Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to the following question out of the four alternatives.
The critical faculty is the most potent one in the human make-up. Its pervasiveness and force have not properly been recognized because like breathing, it is so much a part and parcel of human activity. The difference between a simpleton and an intelligent man, according to the man who is convinced that he is of the latter category, is that the former wholeheartedly accepts all things that he sees and hears while the latter never admits anything except after a most searching scrutiny. He imagines his intelligence to be a sieve of closely woven mesh through which nothing but the finest can pass.
 
The critical sense is essential for keeping social transactions in a warm state. Otherwise life would become very dull and goody-goody. The critical faculty is responsible for a lot of give and take in life. It increases our awareness of our surroundings; it sounds dignified no doubt but it seems also to mean that we can watch someone else’s back better than our own! We never know our own defects till they are pointed out to us and even, then we need not accept them. We always question the bonafides of the man who tells us unpleasant facts. On the surface it is all very well to say, ‘I want an honest criticism: that will help me, not blind compliments.’ I wish people would mean it.

The self-defined intelligent man defines himself on the basis of

  • his obvious divergence from the simpleton

  • his superior intelligence as a whole

  • his possession of the critical faculty

  • his heightened awareness of his surroundings


C.

his possession of the critical faculty

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160.

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

International trade represents a significant share of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). While international trade has been present throughout much of history, its economic, social and political importance has been on the rise in recent centuries.

Industrialization, advances in technology, transportation, globalization, multi-national corporations and outsourcing are all having a major impact on the international trade system, increasing international trade is crucial to the continuance of globalization. International trade is, in principle, not different from domestic as the motivation and the behaviour of parties involved in a trade do not change fundamentally regardless of whether trade is across a border or not. The main difference is that international trade is typically more costly than domestic trade. Another difference between domestic and international trade is that factors of production such as capital and labour are typically more mobile within a country than across countries.

What is the synonym of 'mobile'?

  • Versatile

  • Moveable

  • Changeable

  • Transferable


B.

Moveable

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152.

In the following question, four words are given, out of which only one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt.

  • Accessible

  • Akcessible

  • Accesseble

  • Accesible


A.

Accessible

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157.

Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to the following question out of the four alternatives.
The critical faculty is the most potent one in the human make-up. Its pervasiveness and force have not properly been recognized because like breathing, it is so much a part and parcel of human activity. The difference between a simpleton and an intelligent man, according to the man who is convinced that he is of the latter category, is that the former wholeheartedly accepts all things that he sees and hears while the latter never admits anything except after a most searching scrutiny. He imagines his intelligence to be a sieve of closely woven mesh through which nothing but the finest can pass.
 
The critical sense is essential for keeping social transactions in a warm state. Otherwise life would become very dull and goody-goody. The critical faculty is responsible for a lot of give and take in life. It increases our awareness of our surroundings; it sounds dignified no doubt but it seems also to mean that we can watch someone else’s back better than our own! We never know our own defects till they are pointed out to us and even, then we need not accept them. We always question the bonafides of the man who tells us unpleasant facts. On the surface it is all very well to say, ‘I want an honest criticism: that will help me, not blind compliments.’ I wish people would mean it.

What, according to the writer, is the essential link between breathing and the critical faculty?

  • Both are required in social relations

  • Both are exercised by human beings

  • Both grow with age

  • Both stop with death


B.

Both are exercised by human beings

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155.

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

The critical faculty is the most potent one in the human make-up. Its pervasiveness and force have not properly been recognized because like breathing, it is so much a part and parcel of human activity. The difference between a simpleton and an intelligent man, according to the man who is convinced that he is of the latter category, is that the former wholeheartedly accepts all things that he sees and hears while the latter never admits anything except after a most searching scrutiny. He imagines his intelligence to be a sieve of closely woven mesh through which nothing but the finest can pass.

The critical sense is essential for keeping social transactions in a warm state. Otherwise life would become very dull and goody-goody. The critical faculty is responsible for a lot of give and take in life. It increases our awareness of our surroundings; it sounds dignified no doubt but it seems also to mean that we can watch someone else’s back better than our own! We never know our own defects till they are pointed out to us and even, then we need not accept them. We always question the bonafides of the man who tells us unpleasant facts. On the surface it is all very well to say, ‘I want an honest criticism: that will help me, not blind compliments.’ I wish people would mean it.

People who solicit others opinions (about themselves) generally want

  • effusive compliments

  • honest criticism

  • harsh facts

  • precise feedback


B.

honest criticism

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159.

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

International trade represents a significant share of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). While international trade has been present throughout much of history, its economic, social and political importance has been on the rise in recent centuries.

Industrialization, advances in technology, transportation, globalization, multi-national corporations and outsourcing are all having a major impact on the international trade system, increasing international trade is crucial to the continuance of globalization. International trade is, in principle, not different from domestic as the motivation and the behaviour of parties involved in a trade do not change fundamentally regardless of whether trade is across a border or not. The main difference is that international trade is typically more costly than domestic trade. Another difference between domestic and international trade is that factors of production such as capital and labour are typically more mobile within a country than across countries.

Which of the following is one of the factors of production?

  • Capital

  • Cost

  • Profit

  • Loss


A.

Capital

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158.

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

International trade represents a significant share of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). While international trade has been present throughout much of history, its economic, social and political importance has been on the rise in recent centuries.

Industrialization, advances in technology, transportation, globalization, multi-national corporations and outsourcing are all having a major impact on the international trade system, increasing international trade is crucial to the continuance of globalization. International trade is, in principle, not different from domestic as the motivation and the behaviour of parties involved in a trade do not change fundamentally regardless of whether trade is across a border or not. The main difference is that international trade is typically more costly than domestic trade. Another difference between domestic and international trade is that factors of production such as capital and labour are typically more mobile within a country than across countries.

What is the main difference between international and domestic trade?

  • One is more significant than the other

  • One is more costly than the other

  • One is more advanced than the other

  • One is more crucial than the other


B.

One is more costly than the other

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151.

In the following question, four words are given, out of which only one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt.

  • Camouflage

  • Camaflouge

  • Cemouflege

  • Cemouflage


A.

Camouflage

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