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Each of the following questions contains a small paragraph followed by a question on it. Read each paragraph carefully and answer the question given below it.

The prevention of accidents makes it necessary not only that safety devices be used to guard exposed machinery but also that mechanics be instructed in safety rules which they must follow for their own protection, and that lighting in the plant be adequate.

 

The passage best supports the statement that industrial accidents -


A. are always avoidable;
B. ignorance
C. cannot be entirely overcome.
D. can be eliminated with the help of safety rules.
E. usually result from inadequate machinery.

Answer & Explanation:

Answer: Option D


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To forgive an injury is often considered to be a sign of weakness; it is really a sign of strength. It is easy to allow oneself to be carried away by resentment and hate into an act of vengeance; but it takes a strong character to restrain those natural passions. The man who forgives an injury proves himself to be the superior of the man who wronged himself and puts the wrong-doer to shame.

 

The passage best supports' the statement that:


A. the sufferer alone knows the intensity of his sufferings.
B. people tend to forgive the things happened in the past.
C. natural passions are difficult to suppress.
D. mercy is the noblest form of revenge.
E. a person with calm and composed nature has depth of thought and vision.

Answer & Explanation:

Answer: Option D


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Industrial exhibitions play a major role in a country's economy. Such exhibitions, now regularly held in Delhi, enable us to measure the extent of our own less advanced industrial progress and the mighty industrial power and progress of countries like the U.K., U.S.A. and Russia whose pavilions are the centres of the greatest attention and attractions.

 

The passage best supports the statement that industrial exhibitions -


A. greatly tax the poor economies.


B. are more useful for the developed countries like U.S.A. whose products stand out superior to those of the developing countries.


C. are not of much use to the countries who are industrially backward.


D. boost up production qualitatively and quantitatively by analytical comparison of a country's products with those of the developed countries.


Answer & Explanation:

Answer: Option D


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The school has always been the most important means of transferring the wealth of tradition form one generation to the next. This applies today in an even higher degree than in former times for, through the modern development of economy, the family as bearer of tradition and education has become weakened.

 

This passage best supports the statement that for transferring the wealth of tradition from one generation to the next -


A. there are means other than the school.
B. several different sources must be tried.
C. economic development plays a crucial role
D. modern technology must be put to use.
E. family, as ever, is the most potent means.

Answer & Explanation:

Answer: Option C


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Emerson said that the poet was landlord, Sealord, airlord. The flight of imagination made the poet master of land, sea and air. But a poet's dream of yesterday becomes today an actual achievement and a reality for all men. Even those who invented, improved and perfected the aeroplane could hardly have dreamt of the possibility of flight into outer space.

 

The passage best supports the statement that:


A. seemingly impossible imaginations make one a good poet,


B. all imaginations become a reality some day.


C. what man imagined has never been impossible; he has always turned it a reality through his conception of ideas and sheer hard labour.


D. man has reached the climax of technological development with his exploration into outer space.


Answer & Explanation:

Answer: Option C


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