Quiz-1

Question 1

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Direction for Q1 - Q10: In the questions below, each passage consists of six sentences. The first and sixth sentence are given in the beginning. The middle four sentences in each have been removed and jumbled up. These are labelled as P, Q, R and S. Find out the proper order for the four sentences.


S1: There is a difference between Gandhiji's concept of secularism and that of Nehru's.
P : Nehru's idea of secularism was equal indifference to all religions and bothering about none of them.
Q : According to Gandhiji, all religions are equally true and each scripture is worthy of respect.
R : Such secularism which means the rejection of all religions is contrary to our culture and tradition.
S : In Gandhiji's view, secularism stands for equal respect for all religions.
S6: Instead of doing any good, such secularism can do harm instead of good.
The Proper sequence should be:

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Question 2

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S1: It is regrettable that there is widespread corruption in the country at all levels.
P : So there is hardly anything that the government can do about it now.
Q : And there are graft and other malpractices too.
R : The impression that corruption is a universal phenomenon persists and the people not cooperate in checking this evil.
S : Recently several offenders were brought to book, but they were not given deterrent punishment.
S6: This is indeed a tragedy of great magnitude.
The Proper sequence should be:

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Question 3

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S1: Once King Shantanu met a young and beautiful fisher girl.
P : He went to the fisherman and asked him for her hand in marriage.
Q : The King was extremely sad and returned to his palace.
R : He fell in love with the fisher girl.
S : The fisherman agreed to its condition that the son of his daughter should be heir to the throne of Hastinapur.
S6: Devavrata, the King's son, asked him the reason for his sadness.
The Proper sequence should be:

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Question 4

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S1: We speak today of self-determination in politics.
P : So long as one is conscious of restraint, it is possible to resist it or too near it as a necessary evil and to keep free in spirit.
Q : Slavery begins when one ceases to feel that restraint and it depends on if the evil is accepted as good.
R : There is, however, subtler domination exercised in the sphere of ideas by one culture to another.
S : Political subjection primarily means restraint on the outer life of people.
S6: Cultural subjection is ordinarily of an unconscious character and it implies slavery from the very start.
The Proper sequence should be:

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Question 5

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S1: Once upon atime there lived three young men in a certain town of Hindustan.
P : All the people of the neighbourhood were mortally afraid of them.
Q : They were so powerful that they could catch growing lions and tear them to pieces.
R : Someone told them that they would become immortal if they killed Death.
S : The young men believed themselves to be very good friends.
S6: All of them set out in search of their foe called Death.
The Proper sequence should be:

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Question 6

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S1: Since the sixties, there has been an increasing interest in neurophysiology, which deals with the neural bases of mental activity and behaviour.
P : It has format which is very similar to that of Brain and Language, a sister journal.
Q : Since then, a number of journals devoted entirely to this area of research have appeared.
R : Before the 1960's when this field was the concern of a small number of investigators, research articles were scattered in various neurological journals.
S : Brain and cognition is one such journal.
S6: So far the journal has published the mixture of articles including reports and investigations.
The Proper sequence should be:

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Question 7

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S1: When a satellite is launched, the rocket begins by going slowly upwards through the air.
P : However, the higher it goes, the less air it meets.
Q : As the rocket goes higher, it travels faster.
R : For the atmosphere becomes thinner.
S : As a result, there is less friction.
S6: Consequently, the rocket still does not become too hot.
The Proper sequence should be:

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Question 8

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S1: The Hound of Baskervilles was feared by the people of the area.
P : Some people spoke of seeing a huge, shadowy form of Hound at midnight on the moor.
Q : But they spoke of it in tones of horror.
R : Nobody had actually seen the hound.
S : This shadowy form did not reveal any details about the animal.
S6: The Hound of Baskervilles remains an unsolved mystery.
The Proper sequence should be:

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Question 9

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S1: Throughout history, man has used energy from the sun.
P : Today, when we burn wood or use electric current we are drawing energy.
Q : However we now have a new supply of energy.
R : All our ordinary life depends on the sun.
S : This has come from the sun.
S6: This energy comes from inside atoms.
The Proper sequence should be:

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Question 10

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S1: Jawaharlal Nehru was the greatest plan-enthusiast.
P : Under Nehru's advice, the pre-independent Congress set up the National Planning Commission in 1938.
Q : But he forgot that what could be achieved by force under the communist dictatorship of Russia was not possible under the democratic set up of India.
R : He took the idea from Russia where Five year plans transformed a very backward country into a top power of the world.
S : No free government can call for compulsory sacrifice and suffering from the whole people.
S6: Nehru himself became the chairman of the commission.
The Proper sequence should be:

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