Reliance Jio contextual Vocabulary Quiz-1

Question 1

Time: 00:00:00
It is extremely difficult to get across to someone who has never experienced the sheer, mind-numbing terror of being caught in a major earthquake. ---- Unfortunately, this serves only to increase the death toll as terrified home owners rushing into the street provide easy targets for falling masonry and other debris crashing down from above.
(A) Even in California, where the population is constantly bombarded with information about what to do in the event of a quake, coherent, sensible thought ceases when the ground starts to tremble.

(B) Following the Loma Pieta quake that struck Northern California in 1989, a survey revealed that only 18 percent of population of Santa Cruz sought immediate protection, while close to 70 percent either froze or ran outside.

(C) This is a perennial problem with earthquakes, however well educated the people are, when the ground starts bucking like a bronco and the furniture starts to huil itself across the room, blind instinct takes over and tells them to 'get out of the place'.

A

A

B

B

C

C

A,B

A,B

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Question 2

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While e-mail provides instant connectivity, it is also distance creating. ---- It is better to gravitate towards the more personal means of communication, such as face to face meetings for communicating sensitive information during tough times.
(A) The e-mail can hinder communication because it lacks direct interaction.

(B) When it is used for communicating important life-altering decisions, it sends the message that the organisation does not care enough for its employees.

(C) Efficient communication is indispensable for any organization that faces uncertainty and change.

A

A

A,B

A,B

A,C

A,C

B

B

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Question 3

Time: 00:00:00
While e-mail provides instant connectivity, it is also distance creating. ---- It is better to gravitate towards the more personal means of communication, such as face to face meetings for communicating sensitive information during tough times.
(A) The e-mail can hinder communication because it lacks direct interaction.

(B) When it is used for communicating important life-altering decisions, it sends the message that the organisation does not care enough for its employees.

(C) Efficient communication is indispensable for any organization that faces uncertainty and change.

A

A

A,B

A,B

B

B

C

C

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Question 4

Time: 00:00:00
Most competitive exams throw up surprises that can catch you off guard. ---- When the structure of the question paper is changes, for instance with regards to the number of questions, the weightage given to each question and the time allotted for each section, it tends to break their pattern and hence puts them off.
(A) Most candidates tend to take mock tests and fall into a pattern of approaching a certain exam.

(B) One basic rule that holds good for all competitive exams, irrespective of the format, weightage and surprise changes is the fact that one needs to dedicate equal time to the various sections.

(C) Competitive exams test our basic quantitative, analytical and grammal skills and hence our success or failure in the past in other forms of exams and assessments will have little bearing on our performance in the competitive exams of today.

A

A

B

B

A,C

A,C

C

C

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Question 5

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One of the main reasons for a growing disillusionment with science amongst the general public is the perception that scientists are always arguing with one another and constantly changing their minds. ------ People want scientists to agree, to present a united front, and to tell them what is true and what is not.
(A) The scientific consensus appears to have done another U-turn over the last couple of decades.

(B) It is no use explaining that this is how science progresses, through battles between competing theses until the accumulation of evidence ensures that one triumphs and becomes an accepted paradigm.

(C) People want scientists to present a united front because it makes life that much easier and gives them that much less to worry about.

A

A

B

B

A,B

A,B

A,C

A,C

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Question 6

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Stress is an inevitable part of sports. ---- Absence of stress leads to apathy and a disinterested performance.
(A) Stress can be treated as a positive sign as well.

(B) Stress is not necessarily bad : it is, after all, the body's way of rising to a challenge.

(C) During stress, the mind becomes alert, the muscles tense as if readying for a fight or flight and the heart, lungs and metabolism get ready to act.

A

A

B

B

C

C

A,B

A,B

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Question 7

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In India, at least in the large swathes of it, except perhaps Kashmir and the north-east, winter brings in cheer that all look forward to and cherish the experience --- And that to multitudes of sun-persecuted Indians is the most that can be asked for.
(A) If you regularly take the Virar-Churchgate fast in Mumbai, the tram in Kolkata, the steaming autos in Chennai and the rough DTC buses in Delhi you will know how mercifully the little bit of weather respite is received by one and all.

(B) It doesn't diminsh the throbbing crowd, but it lessens their suffering.

(C) The fury of an abusive summer has subsided and all things around, things alive and inanimate are in ecstasy.

A

A

A,B

A,B

A,C

A,C

C

C

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Question 8

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Self-sufficiency is a way of life in the Democratic Republic of Congo's rural expanses. ---- Yet in these uncompromising conditions one of Africa's more successful public health programmes is not only surviving but thriving.
(A) Even the most accessible of the many villages that dot the dense rain forest get little government support.


(B) The idea is to harness people's existing culture of self-help and get subsistence farmers to carry out simple medical tasks which are beyond the capacity of a pathetically inadequate health system.

(C) Training and maintaining hundreds of thousands of community workers, to work in the self-help groups involves a lot of patience and money.

A

A

A,B

A,B

A,C

A,C

C

C

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Question 9

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If you are a doctor, one of the greatest honours to which you can aspire is to have a nightmarish disease named after you. ---- Eponyms bring color, tradition and culture to medicine and also provide a useful short hand.
(A) Hundreds of so-called eponyms dot the medical text books, enshrining the name of a man or a woman who became the first to identify some horrible ailment, describe symptoms or devise a new diagnostic test.

(B) But the time-honoured practice is under threat, judging by a fierce debate in the August 2007 issue of the British Medical Journal.

(C) Names, especially when it comes to obscure conditions or procedures, can cause confusion and are often historically untruthful, argue some of the anti-eponymists.

A,B

A,B

A

A

B

B

C

C

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Question 10

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Psychologists suggest that understanding or resolving a joke is a mental exercise - an act of creativity. ---- Psychologists use this aspect to assess the mental health of the elderly.
(A) It involves playing with several alternative ideas and changing the mental perspective.

(B) Pleasant relief comes when resolution occurs.

(C) As we get senile, this ability to resolve comes down.

A

A

B,C

B,C

A,C

A,C

A,B,C

A,B,C

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