Practice Test

Q1) A. As the recession deepens, people across the ideological spectrum declare that capitalism has failed.
B. Yet, recessions are not aberrations of capitalism but an intrinsic part of it.
C. A bust is an occasion for cleaning out deadwood and failed experiments, and re-inventing capitalism.
D. Almost every economic news report carries Countries in recession words like 'crisis' and 'Disaster'.
E. Markets create boom and bust cycles, arising from human tendencies to swing from euphoria to fear and back. Show Answer

Q2) A. Two decades ago, economist Jerry Muller chronicled never-ending predictions of the demise of capitalism, by its friends as well as foes.
B. The Great Depression of the 1930s provoked further predictions of capitalism's demise.
C. Lenin harboured similar illusions; his 1916 book was titled Imperialism: the Last Stage of Capitalism.
D. In the 1850s, Karl Marx claimed capitalism was dying.
E. Rosa Luxemburg wrote in The Accumulation of Private Capital (1913), "Though imperialism is the historical method prolonging the career of capitalism, It is also a sure means of bringing it to a swift conclusion." Show Answer

Q3) A.Building new towns is the key to raising productivity of the Indian economy as well.
B.Expensive real estate makes education and health care costly as well.
C.This jacks up the cost of quality healthcare and education, and these higher costs feed into business costs, affecting India's competitiveness in the global marketplace.
D.Right now, artificial shortage of urban land has put a premium on the cost of real estate.
E. office rentals, hotel accommodation, land for factories, all these cost the earth and add to the cost of the goods and services emerging from these expensive sites of production.
F. Hospitals and schools in urban areas will find that upwards of 50 per cent of their capital cost is accounted for by real estate. Show Answer

Q4) A. In order words, instead of more "reservations", with the resentment that breeds, let us make it easier for minorities to join the police.
B. Unless young people from minorities see that the police service offers real career opportunities and a good quality of life in the workplace; they will not overcome their negative perceptions.
C. In India, the promotion of minority police personnel at senior and middle levels and using them as visible symbols of the police force would constitute a powerful model to the minority community.
D. The fact that,in many Western countries, there are several officers from the visible minorities now at senior officer rank, sends a powerful message to these communities.
E. But let's not stop with recruitment; we also need to focus on the retention and progression of minority officers. Show Answer

Q5) A. So when fear happens, just become totally aware and don't get identified with that thought.
B. You feel insecure because you have a concept of what is security and from that concept you are seeing life.
C. Anything that does not fit that concept makes you insecure.
D. With wordless awareness, just watch.
E. This is called objective watching.
F. This watching will not allow the previous fears to have a snowballing effect. Show Answer

Q6) A.I'm a huge fan of Vikas Swarup's novel, one of the most delightful reads I've enjoyed in years.
B. He's rescued by a female lawyer who gets him to tell his life story and explain how he, an uneducated slum kid, knew the answers to such difficult questions.
C. But he has retained the novel's structure and premise, and Danny Boyle has brought its spirit alive in a way that i believe even Swarup would appreciate.
D. Screenwriter Simon has changed pretty much all of Swarup's stories, introduced a romantic element and even re-baptised the hero.
E. It's about an orphan boy called Ram Mohammed Thomas who is about to win a TV quiz show based on Kaun Banega Crorpati and is arrested on suspicion of having got that far by cheating.
F. Ram then tells a number of stories, each explains how he knew what he happened to know. Show Answer

Q7) A. According to Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the troops close to PTK, the last remaining LTTE- held town at that time, passed on information about the aircraft even before the radars detected them.
B. The tiger craft flew over Mannar and Wilpattu en route to Colombo. It was their normal route. The troops would have captured the LTTE planes within days, and the LTTE had acted before they lost the craft on the ground."
C. The Defence Ministry said each aircraft was loaded with explosives weighing 215 kg and added that the pilots failed to drop any bomb.
D. He said: "The LTTE may have used a straight road in their last stronghold for taking off as the outfit had lost all the airstrips to the troops during the past few months.
E. There was no explanation as to how the two light-wing aircraft managed to make their way from PTK to the heart of the national capital and come within meters of their purported targets. Show Answer

Q8) A. Over a span of less than two years, some have been displaced at least a dozen times and are haunted by memories of sleepless nights spent in bunkers, constant bombardment and an uncertain future.
B. The worst nightmare for them was the possibility of forcible recruitment of their young boys and girls by the Tigers as the military began to corner them from mid-2008.
C. Reporters who visited the village heard tales of innocent citizens caught in the crossfire.
D. Every one of the 500-odd families in the village has gone through more or less the same trauma.
E. The choice before them was the known devil, the Tigers, and the unknown deep sea, the military. Show Answer

Q9) A. US President Barack Obama made a significant commitment to reversing the previous president's attitude towards combating climate change earlier this week.
B. The California regulations would force automakers to reduce vehicle emission by a third by 2016, four years before new federal standards take effect.
C. The move would increase fuel efficiency by as much as eight miles per gallon.
D. If, as expected, California receives permission from the EPA to move ahead, it would mean that both US and other automakers would have to produce cars that are more fuel-efficient than current models.
E. He directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reconsider allowing the state of California to set stricter fuel-emission standards on vehicles than federal limits. Show Answer

Q10) A. Under the US Clean Air Act, the state of California is allowed to petition the federal government for a waiver to set its own stricter standards for tailpipe emission and fuel economy.
B. Thirteen states have joined California in applying to the EPA, while three others have said that they will impose the standards if the waiver is granted.
C. The move has not been popular with American car makers, who successfully argued to the Bush administration that rising standards would cripple the industry.
D. Other states can choose to adopt California's standards or stick with federal rules.
E. That accounts for nearly half the country's auto market, thus forcing car manufactures worldwide to conform to stricter standards. Show Answer

Q11) A. Indians and Pakistanis are the same people.
B. The idea of India is stronger than the Indian, and the idea of Pakistan weaker than the Pakistani.
C. Why then have the two nations moved on such divergent arcs over the last six decades?
D. India has progressed into a modern nation occasionally hampered by backward forces. Pakistan is regressing into a medieval society with a smattering of modern elements.
E. Multi religious, multi ethic, secular, democratic India was an idea that belonged to the future; one dimensional Pakistan was a concept borrowed from the fears of the past. Show Answer

Q12) A. As the country copes with the aftermath of the horrors of Mumbai, the hard work of reconstruction of rebuilding - of re imagining our country has begun.
B. The victims of the killers were from every faith, and Indians of every religion have stood united in their anger and determination.
C. And yet it was just the weekend before the attacks that the PM had urged senior police officers not to widen "the fault lines in our society" and to act to "restore the faith of the people - especially those belonging to religious and ethic minorities and the weaker sections - in the impartiality and effectiveness of the people."
D. One genuine cause of satisfaction must be that there was no demonisation of our Muslim minority, which the terrorists must have hoped to provoke.
E. His word reflected a real conundrum; the general public feels it is not adequately protected against the random violence of terrorist, but every pro active policing effort seriously alienates India's largest minority community. Show Answer

Q13) A. Instead, we saw the majority of Sikhs stay loyal to their country, as a largely Sikh police force, led by a charismatic Sikh officer, K.P.S. Gill, ably combated the majority of Sikh terrorists, while the Indian state orchestrated a democratic political process which bought elected Sikh leaders to power in Punjab.
B. Obviously, we cannot infuse a significant number of Muslims into these forces overnight.
C. The are well - know historical and sociological reason that explain why Muslims are under represented in the country's police forces, the Central Reserve Police and crucial gendarmeries like UP's Provincial Armed Constabulary.
D. There is absolutely no reason why a similar approach cannot work with the Muslim community, the over whelming majority of whom are proud and loyal Indians.
E. To do so we must start by getting more Muslims into the security forces.
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Q14) A. The one advantage that people of peace have over war - mongers is numbers.
B. You can be as private or outspoken as you wish.
C. But those around you will know that you are for peace.
D. If enough people turned into peacemakers, war could end.
E. When the time is right and enough people participate, critical mass can change the world.
F. The programme for peacemakers asks you to follow specific practice every day of the week. It takes only a few minutes. Show Answer

Q15) A. The film will be released in India, both in its original bilingual version and in a version dubbed in Hindi, in January.
B. There is even a scene involving human excrement that is both revolting and hilarious. But this is not despite all of that, an exercise in the pornography of poverty.
C. Slum life depicted with integrity and dignity and with a joie de vivre that transcends its setting.
D. It was filmed in large part with small hand - held digital cameras on location in Dharavi and in the Juhu slums, and the mounds of garbage, the cesspits, the overflowing drains are all very present.
E. It is easy to see why this movie would appeal to international cine goers in a way that a bleaker film like City of Joy could not.
F. One fair warning to Indian viewers: is depiction of Indian poverty and slum life is searingly real. Show Answer

Q16) A. I saw the film in New york with an audience made up largely of Indian expatriates.
B. Danny Boyle reacted to that charge by pointing out that his Scottish characters in Trainspotting were also conniving, unprincipled and ruthless, and that he happened to like to depict people like that.
C. And the film's hero, played by the teenage British Indian actor Dev Patel with a look that combines intensity and expressiveness and yet seems utterly genuine, is as sincere a protagonist as you could hope to find.
D. In the enthusiastic discussion that followed, only one person reacted negatively, saying that the film seemed to show all Indians as conniving unprincipled and ruthless, and that the only compassionate people in the film were a pair of white tourists who give Jamal some money.
E. Something tells me that most Indian viewers will take this in stride - we live in a land largely devoid of larger than life heroes, and we have learned to take human beings as they are, which is to say, as grossly imperfect. Show Answer

Q17) A. She was undergoing treatment for pneumonia at the time, when the radiologist had raised an alarm and sent her to a cardiologist.
B. Even in my dazed state, I remember wondering how it was at all possible that a well - built woman like Angel could shrink to half her size within a day of being in hospital.
C. It was absurd, insane.
D. Within an hour, she was in hospital and our carefree, happy little world came crumbling down like a house of cards.
E. The bony woman lying helplessely in that sterile hospital room with strange machines blinking around her wasn't my Angel at all. Show Answer

Q18) A. Lead researcher Eden King says that a study has revealed that people, who support diversity programs, have changing attitudes in times of economic strife.
B. "The reality is, diversity programs and disadvantaged groups may be the first to go in times of economic uncertainty.
C. This cause real problems for people of socially disadvantage groups,"She says,
D. King points out that competition for fewer jobs and resources often increase tension among workers, and may especially affect minority groups.
E. The study also suggests that those in hiring positions may be less likely to hire a minority job applicant in an economic downturn, she adds. Show Answer

Q19) A. But the problem is that politics has power, religion has only love, peace and the experience of the divine.
B. Religion has no mundane power like nuclear weapons and atom bombs and guns; its dimension is totally different.
C. It is just like a beautiful rose flower, its beauty, poetry, its dance makes life worth living, gives life meaning and significance.
D. Politics can easily interfere with religion, and it has been interfering all along, to such an extent that it has destroyed many religious values which are absoultely necessry for the survival of humanity and life on this earth.
E. Religion is not a will to power; religion is search for truth. and the very serch makes the religious man humble, simle, innocent. Show Answer

Q20) A. Sufism is among the easiest and a unique path to achieve ultimate flowering.
B. The association of the master is satsang, and the world of the master is satnam or the only scripture.
C. Thus, the entire edifice of the Sufi path rests o the Master.
D. It is not a religion but the way. It is the art and science of correct living through a systematic understanding and following of austerities.
E. This path has three pillars which from the basis: Meditation; master and the remembrance; Zikr qulb or repeating the remembrance at the heart center; tasubbre sheikh or remembrance of the master and marakba or meditation. Show Answer

Q21) A. The word master does not refer to a specific person.
B. As an individual you cannot see beyond your understanding.
C. And as you are, you cannot envision a master.
D. This is the state of spiritual awareness.
E. This is the reason the master appear from time to time to manifest that state of awareness, the light absolute and the path laid down by other master. Show Answer

Q22) A. As a novelist myself, i wondered about the changes made to the book on its way to the screen.
B. In particular, novels can afford to digress in ways that the attention span of movie audiences cannot accept; a film requires one clear over - arching narrative, fewer characters to keep straight, and a common thread from beginning to end.
C. But some of the changes were arguably unnecessary: I lamented, in a particular, the loss of Ram Mohammed Thomas and his mongrelised Amar - Akbar - Anthony exemplifying of Indianess.
D. But above all, Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire is the work of an artist at the peak of his power.
E. Some i could understand; cinema and novels are distinct art forms, and what works well in one medium does not necessarily translate well into the other.
F. I hope that people will both read the book and see the movie to savour the differing strengths of Swarup's original premise and Danny Boyle's trenscreation of it. Show Answer

Q23) A. It was time for Tina's annual art show 'Harmony' and Jaya did the honours of inaugurating the same.
B. Giving Tina all the support she needed was her camera - shy husband Anil her son Jai and her mother in law Kokilaben.
C. And of course, supporting the show and Tina's tireless efforts were a huge number of art lovers and her friends and well wisher.
D. Reema jain met jaya warmly, and the two spent some time talking. Adi Godrej and Harsh Goenka made time out for Tina and congratulate her on her efforts.
E. Devieka and her mother took a round of the gallery as did the other guests that included Gulshan Grover, Siddharth Jaideep and Seema Mehrotra and Gauri.
F. Joining Jaya was her son Abhishek, looking cool in his crop cut and a black jacket with jeans. But what was cooler was the way he embraced Tina with a warm hug. Show Answer

Q24) A. The space shuttle and its crew of seven blasted off Sunday just as the sun was setting.
B. NASA is thrilled to see Discovery finally on its way.
C. That's because Discovery needs to be gone from the space station before a Russian rocket lifts off to put a fresh crew at the space station March 26.
D. The shuttle is carrying a final set of solar wings for the space station that the astronauts will install.
E. A hydrogen leak Wednesday scrapped the first launch attempt. Before that, valve concerns kept postponing the flight that was originally scheduled to launch in Mid - February.
F. Because of the delays, the mission has been short ended by a day and one of four spacewalks has been dropped. Show Answer

Q25) A. However, following the collection of evidence and material used by the attackers, and their subsequent verification by the forensic laboratories, the charge sheet puts down, officially and conclusively, what has been reported in the media and stated by officials in the past three months.
B. In doing so, it debunks conspiracy theories such as the one that Anti - Terrorism Squad chief Hemant Karkare was killed by some "other" groups because of his investigation into the September 29, 2008, Malegaon blast case.
C. Investigating officials said they put together the charge sheet on the basis of the evidence collected from the boat, that the terrorist hijacked the five targeted sites and approximately 150 eyewitness accounts.
D. For instance, it categorically states that the men came from Pakistan, and that it was the LeT that planned and executed the attack.
E. It details the sequence of events and the entire operation in each location. Show Answer

Q26) A. The estimate on the number of civilians has been a matter of debate for over six months.
B. The government contested both these figures as vastly exaggerated and estimate the number to be 75,000.
C. Neutral observes are now veering round to the view that the government figure appears more reliable.
D. The United Nations and other international agencies projected a figure of 2.5 lakhs.
E. The LTTE has consistently maintained that the figure is above four lakhs.
F. It is improbable for more than a lakh people to be present in LTTE controlled territory, which is shrinking with every passing day. Show Answer

Q27) A. First, take five minutes to meditate for peace.
B. Allow them to radiate from your stillness out into your body.
C. Bring into your hand mind anyone against whom you have a grievance and let it go.
D. Close your eyes.
E. Put your attention on your heart and inwardly repeat the words: peace, harmony, laughter, love.
F. Then introduce the intentions of peace in your thoughts. After a few moments of silence, repeat this prayer; let me be loved, happy and peaceful; let my friends, my perceived enemies, all beings in the world be happy, loved, and peaceful too. Show Answer

Q28) A. India is fast its low - cost position. In Mumbai, executive compensation levels for the financial sector are higher than in London, rental costs are above those on New york and electricity is dealer than in Tokyo.
B. The software sector will have to aspire to be the poet, not just the scribe. Indian exports of its own software, or licensing of its on intellectual property (IP), amounted to only about $450 million in the year ending March 31, 2007.
C. Increasingly, Indian companies will have to do more with their intellectual resources.
D. As Azmi Premji, chairman of Wipro, mentioned, in the curcial IT sector, cost arbitrage is one entry point but the continued growth of the sector will have to be based on quality.
E. Indian companies will need to evolve from their low cost position.
F. This is a tiny fraction of India's IT service exports. India's IT sector must go beyond "renting out IQ and start creating IP' If it is to compete in the face of ever - rising costs. Show Answer

Q29) A. The Defence Ministry proudly proclaimed that the two LTTE - improvised, Czech - manufactured Zlin 143 aircraft were brought down by anti aircraft fire within an hour of their detection.
B. The body of the second pilot was found near the wreckage of the aircraft at Katunayake.
C. The air raids surprised political and diplomatic circles in Colombo, considering that on the day of air raids the LTTE was confined to an area of less than 100 sq km.
D. Incidentally, the air raids coincide with the visit of Sir John Holmes, U.N Under- Secretary - General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, for a first - hand assessment of the crises triggered by the war.
E. The first craft crashed into the rear of the building housing the Inland Revenue Department, opposite the Air Force headquarters, kilning the pilot and two persons in the building, three storeys of which were damaged, and injuring 45, including two airmen.
F. In the course of his interaction with the media, Sir John hinted at efforts by neutral parties to reach a settlement between the LTTE and the government for safe passage for the trapped civilians. Show Answer

Q30) A. The political head of the LTTE, B. Nadesan, urged the international community to affect a ceasefire and initiate a political solution as a priority rather than insist that the LTTE down arms.
B. There is no evidence to suggest that the LTTE is concerned about the safety and welfare of civilians in the war zone.
C. The government is not prepared on the ground to deal with the internally displaced.
D. In an appeal to the heads of the co - chair countries, he said."When a permanent political solution is reached for the Tamil people, with the support and the guarantee of the international community, the situation will arise where there will be no need for the arms of the LTTE.
E. The Sri Lankan government dismissed it as "hilarious."
F. Samarasinghe told the Human rights Council in Geneva on March 3 that over 36,000 people trapped in the Wanni had managed to escape the LTTE and flee the theatre of conflict. Show Answer

Q31) A. However, the ground realities are far from satisfactory.
B. However, at the moment only one camp, which can accommodate 500 families, is ready. The rest are housed in schools and other public buildings.
C. To give one example, minutes away from the model village, several hundred people are housed in a school.
D. The government has been talking for months about its preparedness to accommodate the displaced in temporary camps.
E. A group of foreign and local media personnel who were flown in to the government "model village" on the outskirts of Vavuniya returned with the impression that the government was simply not geared to meet the gigantic task.
F. The visiting journalist were taken to the school after they insisted on looking at least one other facility. Each classroom in the school is packed with at least 40 persons. Their belongings are kept on benches along the walls. Show Answer

Q32) A. The government is working on a project close to the model camp to create facilities to accommodate more people.
B. Informed sources suggest that shortage of funds is a serious hurdle.
C. The authorities are not sure how long it will take to complete the facility.
D. There is no clarity at the moment on how long the people will stay in the camps.
E. On paper, the government is gearing up to accommodate 200,000 displaced people.
F. The 'government's argument is that it will take time to rebuild infrastructure and remove landmines before the people can return to their original places.
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Q33) A. Given that the Indian armed forces have an overwhelming dependance on Russian defense equipment, the news that Russia has grounded its entire fleet of MiG - 29 aircraft due to structural defects and subsequently found a large percentage unsafe to fly is ominous.
B. And in a larger context, this is the latest in a series of developments over the past few years that suggest it is time for India to diversify its sources of defense equipment.
C. Russia's defense manufacturing base is facing shortfalls in capabilities and capacities, leading to contract deadline overruns and increased costs, as seen repeatedly in the case of the Gorshkov.
D. The immediate implications for India are worrying. The IAF operates over 60 of the aircraft and is in the midst of procuring 45 more to fly off the much delayed admiral Gorshkov and indigenous Coachin-built carriers.
E. Poor quality and a lack of spare parts only worsen the situation, as do its moribund R and D facilities which compel it to rely on technology dating back to the 1970s and 1980s.
F. India's ambitious plans to upgrade its military technology and the changing profile of its requirements mean that it can no longer afford to persist with a strategy that depends on Russia as its primary supplier. Show Answer

Q34) A. Obama allows federal funding for stem cell research in the US. The controversy in American over the ethics of using embryonic stem cells to heal the sick hasn't deferred US President Barack Obama from making a new policy announcement.
B. By issuing an executive order on March 9, Obama has reversed George W Bush's policy that no federal funding would be available to promote research in human embryonic stem cells.
C. Stem cells are undefined cells present in adults, they are also found in abundance in embryos and umbilical cord blood.
D. Though all stem cells have the potential to heal - because they can be coaxed to grow into specific kinds of tissues or organs with cloning technology - it is embryonic stem cells that have greater potential on account of their ability to grow into virtually any body part.
E. Will the US Congress now allow taxpayers money to be used for human embryo experiment involving their creation and destruction, overturning the legislative ban it has been renewing every year since 1996?
F. That's why research prefer to work with embryonic stem cells that have greater scope than adult stem cells with their limitations. Show Answer

Q35) A. Embryonic stem cells are controversial because the embryos are discarded once the cells are extracted from them. Critics object to creation of embryos for the purpose of harvesting their cells.
B. Researchers are sourcing these to be discarded embryos for stem cells, and not creating new ones for the purpose.
C. The other objection is that the technology could be used in human reproductive cloning.
D. However given, the growth of infertility treatments and with more people opting for assisted reproductive techniques, fertility clinics end up with more embryos than they require.
E. Fears of reproductive cloning - as opposed to therapeutic cloning - are unfounded too, since the US, like most countries expressly prohibits it.
F. The Indian Council of Medical Research has laid down guidelines on stem cell research, following a proposal to set up a national apex committee for this purpose. Show Answer

Q36) A. Giving a new twist to probe Mumbai attacks. Pakistan is now alleging that there were "elements in India' who helped carry out the strikes and wants its investigators to be provided access to them.
B. In what could further delay the prosecution of Mumbai attackers, the paper said Pakistan is also seeking DNA samples of the terrorist involved in the strikers and the more information about contacts made by them through the internet.
C. In its report, Pakistan has sought results of DNA tests on Ajmal kasab and the nine other attacker killed by Indian security forces so that these could be matched with their family members, if any, in Pakistan, the sources said.
D. "There is a strong realization in Pakistan security agencies that without the help of elements in India, the Mumbai crime could have not been committed," official sources were quoted as saying by the Dawn newspaper on Tuesday.
E. Pakistan's investigation report into the Mumbai attacks, which was reviewed on Monday at a meeting of the Defence Committee of the Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, would be sent to New Delhi in a couple of days, the paper quoted these officials.
F. Pakistan wants information about weapons used by the terrorist and details of mobile phone calls made by them and tapped by Indian security agencies. Show Answer

Q37) A. Pakistan also wants information regarding IP addressed from which emails were sent to attackers by the alleged perpetrators, the sources said.
B. An FIR would be registered in a "couple of days" and this would also make the contents of the Pakistani report public, the paper said quoting sources.
C. It wants India to provide details about people who were reportedly killed by the terrorists when they illegally entered the country's territorial waters.
D. The government has described the confirmation provided by India as "insufficient" to reach a logical conclusion and to bring the perpetrators to justice.
E. The Pakistan government on Monday decide to register a case against the perpetrator of the Mumbai attacks to bring them to justice in accordance with Pakistani laws.
F. An official statement issued on Monday said further queries would soon be sent to India. Show Answer

Q38) A. This is not the only fallout of switching to bio fuels.
B. Obama's new energy plan, which backs a greater use of ethanol, could worsen the situation.
C. In the US, government subsides have ensured that nearly 30 million tonnes of maize have been diverted for the production of ethanol.
D. Many American farmers are also switching to maize production from other crops.
E. Several studies have found evidence of a link between spiraling food prices and increased acreage for crops used to produce bio fuel.
F. This has led to an increase in global food prices particularly of wheat. Show Answer

Q39) A. The current situation does not warrant such large scale diversion of land and resources to produce bio fuels.
B. Given the global recession, there is little likelihood of oil prices soaring soon. So there is no immediate need to rush to substitute oil.
C. From a peak of $147 a barrel last year, oil prices are now below $40.
D. The electric car is an innovation that could significantly cut down the world's dependance on oil.
E. Instead the world should be looking at developing long term replacement for fossil fuels.
F. What we need is more research to make electric cars that can run longer on a single charge and are also competitively priced. Show Answer

Q40) A. But Obama, while acknowledging that Detroit's auto majors would see the move as an added burden on an ailing industry in the short term, made clear that the way forward was to embrace green technology.
B. Such political commitment to fight climate change seems lacking in India. Attempts to set fuel emission standards have been stymied by inter agency squabbling on exactly how such norms should be set.
C. It was only with the recent intervention of the Prime Minister's Office that a consensus was reached.
D. Fuel economy regulations will go some way in reducing India's import bill since we import 78 percent of our oil.
E. In doing so, he has sent a clear signal that his administration is prepared to act on climate change even in the face of opposition from interest groups such as the car industry.
F. The government should follow Obama's example and act quickly to fight climate change and cut oil imports. Show Answer

Q41) A. Why does the institution of the arranged marriage survive in India in this day and age? The India I am talking about in this case includes the educate middle class, where the incidence of arranged marriages continues to be high and more importantly, is accepted without any difficulty as a legitimate way of finding a mate.
B. Twenty years ago, looking at the future, one would have imagined that by now, the numbers of the arranged marriage types would have shrunk and the few remaining stragglers would be looked down upon as belonging to a somewhat primitive tribe.
C. The answer lies partly in the elastic nature of this institution, and indeed most traditional Indian customs that allows it to expand its definition to accommodate the needs of modernity.
D. so today's arranged marriage places individual will at the heart of the process; young men and women are rarely forced to marry someone against their wishes.
E. But this is far being so.
F. The role of the parents has moved to that of being presiding deities, with one hand raised in blessing and the other hand immersed purposefully in the wallet. Show Answer

Q42) A. The arranged marriage of today is more clearly manufactured but it also offers a more certain outcome.
B. In the West, the curiously antiquated notion that it is the prerogative of the man to propose marriage makes for a situation where the promise of marriage is tantalizingly withheld by one of the concerned parties or an indefinite period of time.
C. Indeed, going by Hollywood movies, it would appear that to mention marriage too early in a relationship is a sure way of scaring off the man.
D. So we have a situation where marriage is a marriage that shimmers on the horizon frequently, but materializes rarely.
E. Online matrimonial sites are full of young professionals seeking matches on their own, knowing that what is on the table here is not a date but the promise of marriage.
F. The matting process becomes a serial hunt with the man doing the pursuing to begin a relationship and the woman taking over the role in trying to convert it into something more lasting. Show Answer

Q43) A. At a more fundamental level, the idea that romantic love is the most suitable basis for a long term relationship is not as automatic as it might appear.
B. For a long time, in a lot of cultures, and even now in some, marriage too is a relationship we do not personally control.
C. This view of marriage works best in context where the idea of the individual is not fully developed. People live in a sticky collective and individuality is blurred.
D. Marriage is the only significant Kinship tie that we enter into by choice.
E. We don't choose our parents, our relatives or our children - these are cards that are dealt out to us.
F. A young Saraswat Brahmin boy, earning in four figures was sufficient as a description and one such person was broadly substitutable with another. Show Answer

Q44) A. As the role of the individual increase and ad dimensions of individually get fleshed out in ever newer ways, marriage must account for these changes.
B. In context where communities fragment and finding mates as a task devolves to individuals, romance becomes a natural agent of marriage.
C. For the grater emphasis on the individual has also meant that personal needs and personal growth come to occupy a privileged position in every individual's life.
D. The trouble is that while the device works very well in bringing people together, it is not intrinsically equipped to handled these individuals over time.
E. The idea of romance makes the coming together of individuals seem like a natural event. Mutual attraction melts individuals together into a union.
F. Falling in love becomes infinitely easier than staying in it as individuals are no longer defined primarily by the roles they play in marriage. Show Answer

Q45) A. So we have a situation where people fall in and out of love more often, making the idea of romance as a basis of marriage not as socially productive as it used to be.
B. In a world where our present has become a poor indicator of our future, the idea of arranging marriages continues to hold charm.
C. Of course , the arranged marriage has its own assumptions about what variables make this contract work and these too offer no guarantees.
D. It keeps the headiness of romance at bay, and recognizes that romance and the sustenance of socially constructed long term contract like marriage do not necessarily converge.
E. Romantic love seeks to extend the present while arranged marriage aims at securing the future.
F. Whether it is cloaked in tradition as it is in India or in modernity as it elsewhere, the institution of marriage needs some help.
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Q46) A. The Indian state was founded on equality and equity political equality through democracy, religious equality through secularism, gender equality and economic equity.
B. India, therefore saw land reforms and the abolition of zamindari. Pakistan has been unable to enforce land reforms.
C. India and Pakistan were alternative models for a nation state. Time would determine which idea had the legs to reach a modern horizon.
D. Economic equality is a fantasy, but without an equitable economy that works towards the elimination of poverty there cannot be a sustainable state.
E. The two strands within Pakistan's DNA began to slowly split its personality.
F. The father of the nation, Mohammed Ali Jinnah. thought he had produced a child in his own image, but his secular prescription was soon suppressed. Show Answer

Q47) A. After some debate, the first Constitution in 1956 proclaimed Pakistan as an "Islamic" state.
B. The principal institution of state, and the economy, remained largely in the control of the secular tendency until, through racist prejudice, arrogance and awesome military incompetence it was unable to protect the integrity of the nation.
C. No one of cared (or dared) to examine what it might mean.
D. The crises of 1969 - 1971, and the second partition of the subcontinent, which created a Muslim - majority Bangladesh out of a Muslim majority Pakistan, forced Pakistan to introspect deeply about its identity.
E. It was an uneasy compromise.
F. Perhaps the last true secularist of this Islamic sate was the Western - Oriented - Gentlemen Zulfikar Ali Bhutto who came to power in 1971, preached emancipation from poverty and did not mind a spot of whisky in the evening. Show Answer

Q48) A. If it had been only a question of an individual's excesses Zia's death could have been a swivel moment for the restoration of the pre - Zia era, particularly since his successor was Benazir Bhutto.
B. There are now over 20,000 of them, with perhaps two million students, most (not all) of them controlled by extremists.
C. The children of Gen Zia are now threatening Islamabad. Sometimes a simple fact can illuminate the nature of a society.
D. Worse, prompted by thoughtless advice, Benazir engineered the rise of the Taliban and helped it conquer Kabul.
E. But in the quarter century since his sudden death by mid - air explosion, no one is Islamabad had had the courage to change the curriculum or challenge the spread of the madrassas.
F. During the 2005 earthquake, male students of the Frontier Medical College were stopped by religious fanatics - their elders - from saving girls from the rubble of their school building. Show Answer

Q49) A. For six decades, power in Pakistan has teetered between military dictatorship and civilian rule.
B. Men like Baitullah Mehsud, Mangal Bagh and Maulana Faziullah are a very different bread from the mullahs who have already been co opted and corrupted by the system.
C. When the credibility of civilians was exhausted the people welcomed the army; when the generals overstayed their welcome, the citizen returned to political parties.
D. How long before the poor and the middle classes turn to the theocrats waiting to take over? The state has already handed over a province like Swat to Islamic rule.
E. Pakistan is facing a dangerous moment, when the credibility of both the military and politicians seems to have ebbed beyond recovery.
F. They have a supplementary query which resonates with the street and the village after 9/11: why is Pakistan's army fighting America's war against fellow Muslims? Show Answer

Q50) A. We could also take a leaf out of Britain's book in what they do to combat racism within the police, as well as enhance cross - cultural knowledge, offering training courses to white officers that include a 'long weekend' spent living with a minority family.
B. But we must acknowledge the grave risk to the national fabric of any community being alienated from the police.
C. Of course India is not Britain, and no foreign ideas can simply be imported wholesale into our country.
D. Britain is far from perfect - as the current discrimination case filed by Deputy Commissioner Tariq Ghafoor suggests - but many Hindu policeman, especially in Gujarat and the suburbs of Mumbai would benefit immeasurably by spending a few days in a Muslim mohalla.
E. Let's face it: if our police are not properly and continuously trained in minority relations, the current problems will continue.
F. Our police forces reflect the diversity of India. Such a policy would be the "other side of the coin" to a tough security policy which is indispensable to reassure the common urban resident, terrorized by the bomb blasts, that the Government can keep them safe. Show Answer

Q51) A. It is one of the few countries to have a major portion of global biodiversity concentrated within its national boundaries, and protecting its rainforests has become a cause of celebration for conversation.
B. It is one of the world's most pristine and untouched wilderness.
C. Bolivia has access to the most important ecological regions of tropical South America.
D. The Noel Kempff Mercado National park in the southern Bolivia is a case in point. Show Answer

Q52) A. Modern man is essentially mental.
B. And they may earn a hundred, even a thousand, times more.
C. So men who function more from their mind enjoy a higher social status than the physical labourer.
D. He relies on his mind for his efficiency. Show Answer

Q53) A. Employment was viewed as a secondary life as far as women were concerned.
B. Many were highly qualified and comfortably fitted into executive, administrative and managerial occupations.
C. Till a couple of decades ago most women did not expect their careers to play a significant role in their lives.
D. But from the eighties onwards an increasing number of women began exploring the possibility of combining family and career roles. Show Answer

Q54) A. However, in India, the government restricts itself to advice on epidemics, infectious diseases, mother and child health, family planning etc.
B. Patients, rightly or wrongly, think health advice from corporate entities is self serving.
C. Ideally the government should be a source of comprehensive public health information.
D. As a result, they may sometimes refuse sound advice simply because they distrust the source of the information. Show Answer

Q55) A. It is the pivot around which the nation state functions, its raison d'etre.
B. Unfortunately, the Indian nation state being a late starter we started recording our history very late, long after others had made their own records and judgements.
C. It is only with the growth of the nations state that history was recorded and studied as a motivating factor, one that would rally people to the cause of nation making and preserving.
D. Ancient societies did not bother about history, as they were more interested in preserving and developing their cultures. Show Answer

Q56) A. And once you were in the cinema hall you killed time in the lobby by looking at the stills on the walls.
B. It was only after seeing that posters made up their minds whether to see the movie or not.
C. Poster, once upon a time, were as integral to a movie as the hero or the director himself.
D.The stills gave you an idea of what the movie is all about. Show Answer

Q57) A. As such the statue of Apollo which stood astride the entrance of the Agean port of Rhodes fell neatly into the definition.
B. In ancient times any statue which was larger than life size was called a colossus.
C. That statue was said to have been 71 cubic high or just under 107 feet.
D. It was a colossus. Show Answer

Q58) A. One can even venture to call it the first cosmopolitan town of India.
B. The Portuguese were here, so were the Dutch and the English and long before them came the Chinese and the Arabs.
C. Each left behind their legacy.
D. The biggest city in Kerala, Kochi is perhaps the most cosmopolitan. Show Answer

Q59) A. As clinching proof we have Kim II - sung, of North Korea, a man who thought so highly of himself his entire nation with his statues, some of them rivaling the original colossus.
B. He, too ordered a statue of himself which is to be even more gigantic than any in North Korea.
C,. If gigantism in statue was shunned by their markers, it was hijacked by the tyrant dictators of our own times.
D. And finally, the current inheritor of Kim's mantle, Sadddam Hussein. Show Answer

Q60) A. Tired teenagers can be as cranky as tired two years olds, and even less fun to deal with.
B. Many people around the world live in a state of chronic sleep deficit that can affect mood, behavior school work and reaction time.
C. Lack of sleep may take its toll physically as well.
D. More seriously sleep deprivation can bring o feelings of stress, anger and sadness. Show Answer

Q61) A. A few years or decades ago children grew up in a natural environment devoid of stress and strain.
B. With working couples on the increase efforts are made to spend extra quality time with their children.
C. Parents went about their times and their children's in a normal fashion.
D. With the rise in the number of nuclear families as well as academic pressure on children, too many materialistic lives and too little time for inculcating values, bringing up children is not what it used to be. Show Answer

Q62) A. They revolutionized the life of man and the wheel led him to create pottery the first functional and artistic craft of man.
B. His discovery of fire and wheel basically scientific, had an enormous impact on the arts as well.
C. Over a period of time his sense of creation and appreciation of nature grew and thereby grew the arts and sciences.
D. Man made himself through discovery and creation - creation of art from objects of beauty and so on see joking inspiration from nature. Show Answer

Q63) A. One of the earliest references of this flower is in the Rig Veda where the birth of Agni, the fire god is described.
B. Flowers offered to gods are supposed to gladden the heart, and are called sumanasas by the Vedas, but the flower to command highest religious significance is the scared lotus.
C. In particular, Lakshmi the goddess of wealth is shown to be sitting in it.
D. According to the scriptures, it is the seat of gods and goddesses. Show Answer

Q64) A. All of a sudden, an enormous lotus sprung up to support him, symbolic of the fact that though as a human being, Bodhisatwa belongs to this world, he is above it and remains undefiled?
B. Undaunted by this, Bodhisatwa walked right into the pit.
C. Mara had even created a pit of red hot embers in front of Bodhisatwa.
D. In a Jataka tale, Bodhisatwa was being harassed by Mara, the satan in Buddhist Mythology. Show Answer

Q65) A. A group of German archaeologists discovered the ruins of the stadium of Olympia, in 1876.
B. They were held in honor of Zeus, chief of the gods.
C. This discovery gave Baron Pierre de Coubertin a Frenchman the idea of organizing a modern Olympics.
D. The ancient Olympic games were held in Olympia, Greece every four hour years from 76 BC to AD 393. Show Answer

Q66) A. In this framework the world Tourism Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme organized a pioneering forum earlier this year that was conducted solely online.
B. Over the past two decade, ecotourism activities have expanded rapidly and further growth is expected in the future.
C. Recognizing its global importance, the United Nations designated the year 2002 as the International year of Ecotourism, and its Commission in sustainable development requested international agencies, governments and the private sector to undertake supportive activities.
D. The prime objective was to provide easy access for a wide range of stakeholders involved in ecotourism to exchange experience and voice comments. Show Answer

Q67) A. Over a many years of evolution music has assumed a multimedia of roles - one of which is healing human disorders, scientifically termed as Music Therapy.
B. The origin of music as an instrument of healing dates back to the ancient times.
C. "Music gives a soul to the universe wings to the mind and life to everything", so said Plato centuries ago.
D. However this statement holds true even today. Show Answer

Q68) A. Level of disability was found to be lesser among those who ran.
B. This could be a key to living longer.
C. Walk, run or jog for a few minutes each day.
D. A new study has shown that running and aerobic exercise keep disability away in older people. Show Answer

Q69) A. Researches at Boston University conducted a personality exam for more than 700 men and concluded that men were likely to suffer heart attacks more as a result of their personality rather than high blood pressure, cholesterol levels, over weight and smoking.
B. These studies however state that the results do not hold good for heart diseases in women and younger men.
C. Men especially older ones who were more hostile are at the greatest risk of developing coronary heart diseases.
D. A personality test may do better job than standard examinations in predicting a man's heart diseases risk according to researchers who have studied a close link between hostility and heart symptoms. Show Answer

Q70) A. Driven by a personal motives, the parties enter into alliances notwithstanding ideological differences.
B. In this power game, the worst sufferers are the innocent citizens who vote them to power at the cost of their lives.
C.The crisis followed the elections in Jammu and Kashmir indicated the desperation of all the political parties to grab power.
D. But as soon as they gain power, they try to benefit as much as they can within a stipulated period. Show Answer

Q71) A. Then come revisionist assessment when they are subjected to criticism, fair and unfair.
B. All great leaders are subjected to fluctuating evaluation after their death.
C. Thereafter follows the period of balanced judgement.
D. In the years immediately after their demise, they are extolled. Show Answer

Q72) A. Then come revisionist assessment when they are subjected to criticism, fair and unfair.
B. All great leaders are subjected to fluctuating evaluation after their death.
C. Thereafter follows the period of balanced judgement.
D. In the years immediately after their demise, they are extolled. Show Answer

Q73) A. On the other hand workable machinery to keep vigil at and preserve the purity and character of places and monuments will do some good to God's own country?
B. More and more hotels and lodges. restaurant, health clinics and shops have so sprung up in and around resort that the natural bounty of the regions is going at a discount.
C. However, the Kerala Tourism ministers idea of making the tourists sites/resorts affordable only to the "rich" completely ignoring the less privileged classes is not correct.
D. Kerala, in recent years, has attracted hordes of tourist necessiating growth of infrastructure which has upset the aesthetic beauty and environment of resorts like Munnar Thekkady and Kumarakom.
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Q74) A. Four years on, those same subscribers are beginning to accuse television of something, of promoting a world that is incompatible with their own unique culture and of threatening to destroy an idyll where time has stood still for half a millennium.
B. The Dragon King Jigone Singye Wangchuk, had lifted a ban on the small screen as part of a radical plan to modernize his country, and those who could afford the G pound - a - month subscription signed up to a cable service that provided 46 channels of round - the - clock entertainment much of fit from Rupert Mudoch's Star T.V network.
C. An independent group of Bhutanese academics has carried out its own impact study and found that cable television has caused "dramatic changes" to society, being responsible for increasing crime, corruption, an uncontrolled desire for western products, and changing attitudes to love and relationship.
D. In June 1999 Bhutan became the last nation in the world to turn on television. Show Answer

Q75) A. But all the government need to do is to look back at its glorious past and implement some old ideas.
B. It is not easy to suggest ways to improve the lives of people in Kashmir.
C. With underemployment steadily rising, the state government seems to be running out of its ideas to rescue a tottering economy.
D. With terrorist activities being reported almost everyday, few investors are showing interest in the state. Show Answer

Q76) A. However, what is privately admitted but rarely acknowledge publicity is the toll taken by the inherent nature of the job.
B. Long hours of work, permanent night shifts incredibly high work targets, loss of identity - these are some of the dark clouds that threaten to mar the 'sunshine' call center industry in India.
C. The reason for this cloud be boredom with the job, seeking better prospects or a change, or even the failure of the call center to effectively train employees to stay at the job.
D. Today, most top executives acknowledge that a steady turn over of staff is an inevitable aspect of the industry. Show Answer

Q77) A. A few agree with the argument put forward by the committee that the special training that doctors and engineers would have received at great cost to the state would be wasted.
B. The nation needs its best and brightest young people as its administration, and medical and engineering graduates are among the brightest, hence they should not be excluded.
C. The suggestion made by a committee that the holders of engineering and medical degrees should be barred from competing in the examination for the Indian Administrative Service has provided widespread controversy.
D. But others have criticized it as an unjustifiable restriction of the individual's freedom to choose or her career. Show Answer

Q78) A. Serene indeed is the master for whom getting and non - getting have become one, and every moment is lived in joy, precisely because it is the present - devoid of regrets from the past and expectations of the future.
B. A great part of our lives is lives without an understanding of how much of our misery is self - inflicted.
C. For most of us, when desired results are achieved, we are happy, and when we fail to obtain something we are sad.
D. While outside events and processes play their part in delivering blows or blessing, it is how we respond to them that is crucial to our own well- being. Show Answer

Q79) A. So reservation for the schedule castes and tribes and a few most backward classes is necessary till it succeeds in creating a level - playing field in society.
B. While reservation, per se, is discriminatory and opposed to an egalitarian society, as it gives an individual or a community an undue advantage over another, it cannot be denied that the people belonging to the scheduled castes and the scheduled tribes would not have achieved whatever they have achieved socially, politically and economically in the post independent India without reservation.
C. But, reservation for the economically backward will surely open a Pandaro's box, as there is no definite yardstick to measure whether an individual is poor.
D. The latest move to extend the benefit of reservation to the economically backward among the forward castes is really controversial. Show Answer

Q80) A. The past decade has seen huge international interference in Cambodia's polity and economy.
B. Cambodia is the "Least Developed Country"' a poor backward nation with an anguished history and a little development.
C. While this may have contributed little to living conditions of the Cambodians, it has enriched the lives of the many foreigners who have flocked there over the years.
D. This has made the country a heaven for international do gooders. Show Answer

Q81) A. A wide range of issue tend to influence the mindset and thinking of the Indian policy makers in determining their interest and priorities vis a vis Dhaka.
B. There appears considerable resistance among the Bangladeshi people to the quest of Indian sponsorship despite their geographical limitations.
C. No government in Dhaka has managed to follow an Indian Friendly policy.
D. Inspite of its foremost role in liberation of Bangladesh, the failure of India to have a healthy economic, political and cultural interaction with Dhaka is more than visible. Show Answer

Q82) A. Diamonds which have been immortalized in Indian mythology, have a brilliance that fires the imagination of the soul.
B. No one quite knows whether or not it is true but in the case of a diamond anything could be true.
C. So brilliant were the stones, that over the years they have come to be, associated with the mystical and the magical something not quite of this world.
D. Tales like this have passed into legend and are still told in husband whispers.
E. Many folk tales are told of diamonds each one revolving around a diamond more brilliant than the other. Show Answer

Q83) A. It is this factor makes it difficult for human to distinguish between good and vil personalities.
B. A closer look at the behavioral pattern of criminals and animals reveal some amazing similarities.
C. Thus, White collar is easily committed.
D. But, both predator and prey are of the same species only in the case o human beings.
E. The prey usually identifies its enemy by its appearance or simply by instinct. Show Answer

Q84) A. They include along with speech, gestures facial and bodily expressions.
B. Even after language itself has evolved in all complexity, gestures are still used, consciously and/or unconsciously, as an enhancement to the spoken language.
C. There is enough evidence to believe that hand gestures, bodily and facial expression preceded speech in the evolution of communication system.
D. When we hear the world "communication", a majority of us think only of verbal interaction.
E. Human communication comes in various modes. Show Answer

Q85) A. A person's appearance and behavior make us draw conclusion about their education level, socio economic background competency, success in career, trustworthiness level of sophistication etc.
B. An individual's perception is affected by his cultural experiences, beliefs attitudes and expectations.
C. We are constantly feeding other's perception of us through our actions, language, dressing etc.
D. These conclusion are amazingly similar.
E. This is what makes perceptions a truly unique individual experience. Show Answer

Q86) A. The many faces and abilities of Eve are seen in every sphere of city.
B. The roles played historically by men and women are not strictly within their domain anymore and the lines have become very blurred.
C. The underlying questions is "How to be a lady"? while wearing all these different hats!
D. Nothing is the same anywhere in world, particularly when it comes to gender roles rules and expectations.
E. The number of women who are educated is growing at a steady pace and with education come aspiration,ambitions and achievements. Show Answer

Q87) A. The pressures of modern day existence are not only in the adult world but predominant in the younger generation as well.
B. Unfortunately, when we look around us we see that strife, struggle and pain are rampant in the guise of career goals, money matters and misunderstood relationship.
C. Unlike their predecessor, the younger lot of today have many a worry.
D. The carefree life associated with youth is a thing of the past.
E. Harmony is the quintessence of life. Show Answer

Q88) A. No money actually percolates down to the grass roots, where it is actually needed.
B. It is no coincidence that the Maoists have emerged as a significant face precisely during the period that Nepal has been struggling with a farcical democracy.
C. Nepal is a country blessed with breath taking beauty and cursed with corrupt short - sighted politicians.
D. It is all intercepted midway and skimmed by venal elements.
E. The arrival of multiparty democracy, for empowering the common people, has only made their plight worse. Show Answer

Q89) A. The reason is obvious - these markets revolve around money and money spins the wheels of the world.
B. Today, it is seen as the career that proves a greater role in decision making planning and controlling operations in any organization.
C. Whenever and whatever people talk of markets financial markets occupy the center stage.
D. In essence, a finance career has metamorphosized into a challenging profession in a dynamic environment that certainty includes India.
E. A career in finance being perceived as a back office record keeping job is history. Show Answer

Q90) A. It carriers a message a manufacturer or service provider to a customer.
B. An advertisement is a medium.
C. We all know that.
D. And the message the medium wanted to convey in the first place is lost in a bewildering variety of frills.
E. But what we do know or come to know, is that the medium often becomes the message. Show Answer

Q91) A. The cave man's first inventions were the hunting club and the handy sharpened stone.
B. With the passage of time, they developed systematized symbols from their drawings, which represented words and sentences that were easier and faster to draw, and could be universally recognized for meaning and content.
C. The latter was used not only as an all purpose killing and skinning tool, but got adopted later as the first writing instrument.
D. Human beings have used some implement or the other to record their feelings stories etc, from time immemorial.
E. They used it to scratch pictures on the walls of their cave dwellings representing scenes from everyday life. Show Answer

Q92) A. But first we must understand that droughts are not natural disasters anymore.
B. For this we need changes in policies and practices for the management of our water resources.
C. We must use this drought as the opportunity to drought proof the country.
D. These are 'Government - made" disasters.
E. Several parts of the country are experiencing drought for the fifth consecutive year this year. Show Answer

Q93) A. Yet the practice of dowry has flourished and spread even to those regions and communities which had no such tradition a few decades ago.
B. This scenario holds good for virtually every punitive law in our country.
C. In India we remain obsessed with enacting new laws and amending them over and over to make them more more stringent, even while the gap is forever widening between the ostensible purpose of laws and their actual use and impact on society.
D. For example, the Anti - Dowry Act passed in the mid - 1960's has been reaching amendments in the 80's and 90's.
E. We have also begun to witness an increasing number of complaints against the above and misuse of anti - dowry laws. Show Answer

Q94) A. They have more to gain and more to lose.
B. So even if you could take a defence of justification, proving or justifying contempt may well be impossible.
C. They need to protect each other.
D. The corrupt, unlike the honest, stand together.
E. There is a vested interest. Show Answer

Q95) A. But the situation has changed in recent times and we are seeing judges getting involved in corruption.
B. In this changed scenario, a special committee must be constituted to look into the affairs of the judiciary.
C. Indians have great faith in the Indian judicial system.
D. Due to this people are losing faith in the judiciary.
E. They consider judiciary as supreme. Show Answer

Q96) A. This bring us to nutrigonomics, which looks at the effect of nutrition at molecular and genetic level.
B. The publication of the human "blue print" has trigged an explosion in pharmaceutical research to utilize this knowledge to design better drugs that consider the genetic makeup of susceptible individuals.
C. People already make dietary choice based on their genetics, such as switching to soya milk for lactose intolerance using cholesterol lowering spreads etc.
D. With the publication of the human genome we are entering the era of genetic nutrition.
E. Food companies will be able to design food based on particular groups sharing the same genetic make up. Show Answer

Q97) A. One in 10 people fall prey to migraine, according to recent studies.
B. The most common from of headache - occurring in more than half the case and on the rise - is "tension type" headache, a dull constant muscular pain along the head and neck.
C. Headaches are a bigger pain than most people realize.
D. Seventy percent of the victims are women.
E. It can easily become chronic playing havoc with one's daily life. Show Answer

Q98) A. Made from bird feather, the strongest quills were those taken from living birds during the spring season.
B. The fine outer feathers from the left wing were favored as they curved out ward and away when used by a right handed writer.
C. For fine lines, crow feathers were the best closely followed by those of the eagle owl, hawk and turkey.
D. The writing instrument that dominate for the longest period in history - over one thousand years - was the quill pen introduced around 700 A.D.
E. Goose feather were the most common in usage, while those of the Swan were considered premium grade, being more scare and expensive. Show Answer

Q99) A. The number of slums in the cities is on the rise to this migration more so in the peripheral housing colonies.
B. While addressing the issue, the government should look into the social and human development aspect of these labourers by refining their status and requirements and resettle them in a distinct, demarcated area in the city.
C. If the government does not take any steps the urban poor will impeded urban development.
D. There has been an unprecedented migration to the cities, especially due to drought.
E. This creates a number of social legal and health problems, apart from encroachment and increase in the population of urban poor. Show Answer

Q100) A. A doctor can be tired by a consumer, civil and criminal court and medical council, and even simultaneously by all four and this has led to major harassment for the doctors.
B. Health care delivery system in India is phenomenally different from the rest of the world.
C. But of late practice of medical science in India has changed rapidly from being one of clinical judgement to defensive medical practice, as any patient who walks in these days is viewed as potential litigant.
D. In other countries diagnostic treatment is given more emphasis whereas in India clinical judgement skills are widely used and other inter - personal skills matter more.
E. All this has led to defensive practice wherein even for a normal looking ailment a patient is prescribed all sorts of tests to be on the safer side.
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Q101) A. It enables a selector to interview candidate sitting miles away, sometimes in different country, from his chamber thereby saving him valuable time in making selection.
B. Hence while this methodology is economical, it cannot totally replace the personal interview completely.
C. Telephonic interviews have some unique advantages and disadvantage for candidate and selector both.
D. Personal interviews are making way for interviews conducted over the telephone, thanks to the advent of new technologies and improved communication system.
E. One common disadvantage both candidate and the selector face is that one can only impress through words and voice and cannot create a positive image through dress and body language. Show Answer

Q102) A. Approximately Rs 70,000 cores would be required for the completion of the project.
B. That should not only solve the problem of water scarcity in any part of the country, but also withstand pollution and serve us in numerous other ways.
C. The problem is, the projects require a staggering sum of money.
D. Ideas are in circulation for linking the major rivers of India into a network.
E. But if we have the will, we can find the way. Show Answer

Q103) A. Spinning was a metaphor for all village crafts.
B. At the time of Gandhi, Ahmadabad was India's most famous textile town, where cotton mills were taking away the livelihoods of spinners an weavers.
C. And now in spite of the fact that the Indian Government treats handicraft as a poor relation, Crafts people in India are rising to claim their rightful place in India life.
D. His spinning wheel became the symbol of the independence movement and was on the flag of the National Congress party.
E. Like William Blake and William Morris, Gandhi was against those "Satanic mills". Show Answer

Q104) A. They have never asked the religion of the supplier or buyer.
B. Everybody has started looking at the other person with suspicion.
C. In Gujarat, every house is said to be a shop or a workshop.
D. But the Godhra Carnage, and its after math have created a deep mistrust between Hindus and Muslims.
E. Its peace loving people have been conducting their business built on trust for centuries. Show Answer

Q105) A. Out of this rather mundane arrangement was born the sandwich.
B. John Montagu, the Fourth Earl of Sandwich was a man who was addicted to the gambling table and certainty did not like to be disturbed while he was at his favorite pastime,.
C. He would simply carry a couple of slices of bread with a slab of meat and a dash of vegetable placed between them to the gambling.
D. The snack, which takes its name from the Earl who lived in the 18th Century has now become an eatable popular across all frontiers.
E. Realizing that he had to solve the problem of hunger in the midst of furious, unchecked gambling Montague hit upon what was then a novel idea. Show Answer

Q106) A. About 1,500 years ago, Bankadagah was prosperous pulsating capital of ruling Sailodbhavas.
B. Historians date the civilization of Bankadagh to the sixth or seventh century when the Sailodbhavas ruled Southern Orissa.
C. Today, the fort stands desolate and ruined.
D. Not many have heard of Bankadagah, a place that lies about 140 km south of Bhubaneshwar.
E. It was unearthened in the 1970's under hillocks in Niladi Prasad and malapunjyama villages in Banpur. Show Answer

Q107) A. One party claims that it is more patriotic than the other, but the ultimate aim for each party is to win the election.
B. The bond between us and the land of our birth is scared and indissoluble.
C. If patriotism becomes blind, it leads to fanaticism and then to communal differences and sectional clashes.
D. But if we look into the annals of history, we see that excessive patriotism has been the root cause of several wars in the world.
E. That is what is happening now in our country. Show Answer

Q108) A. In medical history, no cure for any ailment has been discovered without experimenting on laboratory animals.
B. Banting Frederick discovered insulin that saves millions of diabetics only by experimenting on dogs.
C. Louis Pasteur developed his first dose of rabies vaccine only with the aid of rabbits.
D. What would have been the plight of humanity if those experiments have been skipped off in the interest of animals is anyone's guess.
E. Research activities pertaining to the development of medicine would come to a halt if scientists are not allowed to experiment on animals. Show Answer

Q109) A. The violence in serials and in movies has had a bad impact on the younger generation.
B. This is horrendous.
C. Now a days, we hear about some accident or the other involving kids who try to imitate something that they have seen on TV.
D. It has a negative influence on the kids.
E. In the west, we have had instances of young children shooting their classmates. Show Answer

Q110) A. The White elephant has a very exalted position in Hindu and also in Buddhist religions.
B. In India, the elephant symbolizes the most beloved God - Ganesha, and it would be particularly interesting to consider the lore of the rare white elephant.
C. Among them was Airavatha, the milk white elephant.
D. As per the Indian Puranas, during the mythical churning of the ocean of milk by angels and demons in order to get amrita, the elixir of life, many exotic beings came up.
E. From then on the white elephant has been associated with abundant fertility and prosperity as shown by white elephants seen with Goddess Lakshmi, the deity for prosperity in the Hindu Pantheon. Show Answer

Q111) A. Krishna's childhood adventures can be interpreted in many ways.
B. But, at a deeper level, Krishna's fights with the demons are representative of mans fights with his base instinct.
C. Among the many stories in Indian mythology, it is perhaps the story of Krishna that attracts the most attention.
D. One common explanation is that these were simple pleasures that most children in Indian villages enjoyed.
E. At another level, some would say that the encounters with demons were an exaggeration to add to the child - god's divinity. Show Answer

Q112) 1. Every school should enable children and adolescent at all levels to learn critical health and the skills in addition to the regular routine and text books.
A. Unfortunately no text book or study period can solve these issues for them today.
B. The set of skills that help in building up the psychological competence to enable students face challenges in life with ease, is what constitutes life skills.
C. Most children encounter difficulties when it comes to problems like tackling failure, relationship, exam fear and stage fright and so on.
D. And it is very clear that these problems will go on to shape futures of children.
6. Hence, creating deal with such problems independently becomes quite essential. Show Answer

Q113) 1. The common house sparrow once seen everywhere in large numbers in Mumbai has become scare in many areas, and this is causing concerns not only to bird lovers but also to scientist.
A. The declining bird population could mean that air pollution levels in the metropolis are rising dangerously; or, since sparrows are grain eaters, it could indicate that the people are consuming certain higher dosages of pesticides than before.
B. Today, if sparrows of Mumbai are in distress it could be a warning to human resident.
C. Formerly, miners used to carry canaries down into the mines with them.
D. If the canaries showed signs of distress it indicate that there were poisonous gases in the air, and the miners would immediately leave the mine.
6. In some countries like Britain, the quality of the environment is graded according to the number of bird species found in the locality. Show Answer

Q114) 1. The Bethnal Green Museum of childhood is a tribute to children and the process of growing up.
A. Located on Cambridge Health Road, London, U.K, it began as a museum with works of art displayed.
B. In 1947 it was officially recognized as the National Museum of childhood.
C. Inaugurated by the Prince and Princess of wales in 1872, in the 1920's the Museum ceased to be a general one and began to focus on children.
D. The Museum is housed in a red brick building with colorful letters, deliberately askew, declaring its name to the world.
6. Written on the walls of the museum you find that the memories of a nation have been captured and displayed to the best advantage.
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Q115) 1. Time - tested remedies for physical and mental well - being are back with a bang.
A. Contrary to this, science has been taking quantum leaps in all areas.
B. And the most virulent among these is stress.
C. Alternate therapies, music healing classical dance as fitness exercise mediation, yoga have been culled out of ancient texts rehashed to suit the ties, prescribed and presented as palliatives to a plethora of problems.
D. Still somewhere down the lane, human beings are not able to come to grip mind boggling illness that can virtually eat up a man.
6. Unable to cope with this stress which is a direct fall out strenuous, nerve edge lifestyles, man is falling a prey to several unknown symptomatic illness. Show Answer

Q116) 1. A lot of us do not realize that to carry out our day to day functions we need a minimum amount of endurance strength and flexibility in our bodies.
A. Adding to this, 21st century seems to have many an unforeseen emergencies in store for all of us; whether it be the 9/11 attack SARS, out break of calamities, or strikes of terrorism - one never knows where and when what many happen.
B. Our current ways of life in general, are no longer providing our bodies with sufficient exercise to maintain adequate levels of fitness.
C. The realization of this, dawns only when the necessity occurs and that could be too late.
D. When we give in to the comforts of modern day living and inadvertently let our bodies deteriorate, our abilities to carry out physical activities are so adversely affected that one many not derive the full pleasure of living.
6. In such circumstances proving the quality and most likely the longevity of our lives is a matter of personal choice, and depends greatly on how well we are able to pursue sound physical fitness programmes that help maintain a strong body and mind.
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Q117) 1. Revenge is nothing but paying back, if possible with interest, of an insult or a hurt caused.
A. Since, human nature displays infinite variety, revenge too assumes many forms.
B. It reflects, in many ways, the personality of the person who resort to getting his back on the perpetrator(s) of the hurt.
C. The form it takes depends on who takes to it.
D. Yet very few of them make the impact or create the stir that merits special attention.
6. They remain prosaic, lacking in creativity, never rise above the 'an - eye - for - an - eye - and - a - tooth - for - a - tooth' formula. Show Answer

Q118) 1. The one area of the planet that still remains unexplored is the ocean.
A. India too, has a vast coastline that stretches to 7,000 km.
B. Oceans of the world have a wealth of energy, minerals and sea food, which if exploited to its full potential could change the face of the world order, as it exists.
C. Only a small fraction of the large resources of the oceans have been tapped in our country.
D. With more than two thirds of the earth's ares comprising water, oceans are virgin territories whose potential is yet to be tapped fully.
6. Recognizing the influence of the ocean on the land mass and its potential for providing rich resource for the benefit of mankind, the government of India established the Department of Ocean Development in 1981. Show Answer

Q119) 1. Many people can set high goals, but just as many people get sidetracked by one thing or another on their way to these goals.
A. They stay focused and they know where they are going.
B. High, lofty goals usually take a while to get there so where will always be plenty of time to be tempted to stray away from the road that is taking you to those goals.
C. Top achievers do not get sidetracked.
D. Often, those things that sidetrack people are good things but not the best things.
6. They have an ability to say no to the good things in order to get to the best things. Show Answer

Q120) 1. Psychiatrists and behavioral specialists sat that the unbridled anger we see, among a growing number of urban Indians these days is a growing world phenomenon.
A. Put it down to rapid social changes in society and an accelerated pace of life in all age groups.
B. And the easiest way out is to blow your top.
C. A WHO study, 2002 World Health Report, found that one in every three persons who visited their family physician for common symptoms were diagnosed with some form of mental illness, arising mostly from anger and depression.
D. It gives rise to social irritability, insomnia impulsiveness, isolation and mistrust.
6. Angry outbursts are an emotional catharsis. Show Answer

Q121) 1. This is the fifth consecutive year of drought bin vast parts of the country.
A. This is the beginning of the spiralling cycle of destitution.
B. Without water the situation is crippling and dehumanizing.
C. Drought is not only about a lack of water or failing agriculture, but also about non - availability of fodder for animals.
D. The worst thing about drought is that it forces people already living on the margins of subsistence to sell their only means of survival their livestock.
6. This process of impoverishment is so adverse that rebuilding rural economies becomes difficult. Show Answer

Q122) 1. Everyday we read about global warning.
A. A peep into the past shows that earth was born out of a cooling mass of gas.
B. All calamities like cyclone, drought, flood or unpredictable weather etc are ascribed to global warning.
C. Mother nature, of her own, makes such changes gradually and gives an opportunity to the living things to adopt.
D. The earth's geological history is replete with examples of warm ages and frozen millennia.
6. It is unfortunate that we as a human race are responsible for the the phenomenon. Show Answer

Q123) 1. Summer was synonymous is holidays, those days.
A. Today summer is a preparations period.
B. A few lucky profession like teaching staff, accompany them for their liberal dose of holidays, go places and chill out in hill stations.
C. Even others spend a good bit with their children in sightseeing and traveling.
D. Children were packed to relative's houses for extended stays.
6. When educations and career are conceived as warfare, summer is a probation period to practice. Show Answer

Q124) 1. According to Indian mythology the moon is handsome an fair and is always appealing with his cool and elusive beauty.
A. It is a romantic picture, and yet there is something friendly about the moon something that makes all children call it - chandamama.
B. He adorns himself with pearls and white lilies.
C. It is not just India that has this fascination with the moon.
D, And he drives across the sky seated under a white umbrella in a chariot drawn by ten white horses.
6. Every culture in the world has a different name and identity for the moon as a deity. Show Answer

Q125) 1. Ironically the most serious threat to air, water and the ecosystem stems from the way energy is produced and used.
A. These sources have harmful effects on earth's climate or they pollute air and water, destroy the fragile ecosystem, endanger human health and above all change the climate condition by altering the weather cycles.
B. A major part of energy comes from burning fossil fuels like coal, oil, natural gas and now a days atomic energy is produced by using uranium, and other radio active elements.
C. The challenge before scientists and environmentalists is to find ways and means to minimize the threat posed by these elements.
D. Radioactive elements are the most harmful as they cause irreparable damage to both environment and humans.
6. It is not just them, it is the duty of all individuals to become the trustees to the cause of caring for earth. Show Answer

Q126) 1. The grass is always greener on the other side, but in this case, it is not only just green but packed with all the frills that spell fun and excitement, the haven that having a job entails for a youngster.
A. The thrill of working seems to excite many a youngster.
B. Then life on the other side entices the switch from boring classroom to glitzy life style of earning in part time jobs.
C. This is a syndrome that's currently rocking India, students can't seem to wait leave college and then plunge headlong into the chaotic world of big business/jobs.
D. Many of the students attend college and have a part time job because they aren't waiting for their dad to pull a few strings for them.
6. They see that things are within their reach, that they can control their own destiny. Show Answer

Q127) 1. Perhaps one of the earliest reason to travel was to develop trade and commerce to tap resources in other lands.
A. Today many people travel in search of a good education.
B. Another strong impulse was to take a pilgrimage to visit holy places.
C. Our epics are full of tales people's longing to visit a temple or bathe in the holy rivers.
D. In almost every religion, there is the belief that such a visit will purify the soul and satisfy the spirit.
6. But this too finds a precedent in our epics. Show Answer

Q128) 1. History to us has been an intangible collective memory of facts myths and magic.
A. Some of them were credulous enough believe all that the Brahmins and the bards told them, others were contemptuous of the myth makers.
B. Except for Kalhana, India never had a Herodotus.
C. So India left the job of scientific history writing and excavation to the Ferishtas, Sirhindi's, Princeps and Cunningham's.
D. Even Bana's "Harshacharitha" is a fiction ridden account of the emperor's adventures comparable to a Cecil B. Demille rendering of the Ten Commandments.
6. But modern research shows that there could be some grains of truth even in the myths. Show Answer

Q129) 1. Indian economy is currently growing at a rate of 5 percent, the highest rate of growth in the world after China.
A. India did it and it can do more.
B. Discard the dusty baggage of redundant ideologies, put national interest before political or sectarian interest, have a vision of future and you can do it.
C. India has to do more to have a place in the competitive global economy.
D. For a country steeped for so long in Socialist stagnation, this resurgence is no mean achievement.
6. Unfortunately that commitment is no where to be seen today since new priorities so remote from national interest have taken over and reforms have been relegated to the back seat as elections are round the corner. Show Answer

Q130) 1. Mention new technology and we immediately assume it is a part of a western conspiracy to undermine us, hence it is not surprising that genetically modified (GM) products are viewed with great hostility.
A. But most GM products have undergone extensive filed trials in more advanced countries and cleared by their authorities and further testing would merely amount to re - inventing the wheel for which we have neither the time nor the resource.
B. It is a contention that untested products are tired out here.
C. China, which we so love to compare ourselves to, has already hitched its stars to the GM bandwagon and the results have been quite encouraging.
D. In a poor country like ours, technology could spell the difference between life and death.
6. So, we can't really afford to sit around debating the merits and demerits of GM technology when we are lagging far behind China in agriculture production. Show Answer

Q131) 1. In our land, wildlife has been traditionally hunted over ages, perhaps because it was in an age when the forest cover was vast, the human population low and wildlife existed in extremely good densities.
A. Sadly, that delicate fabric of myth, legend and religious beliefs has now come apart.
B. Most importantly, hunting was more for subsistence and not for commercial interest.
C, As social and cultural taboos broke down and commercial interest became dominant patterns of wildlife harvesting drastically changed, endangering the very source itself.
D. Even social taboos, religious sentiments and hunting ethics controlled the harvest of wild life fauna.
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Q132) 1. Migration of birds has been an astonishing phenomenon for thousand of years.
A. It has also been suggested that birds are sensitive to terrestrial magnetism a bird may be able to detect through its ears, each magnetic field and so recognize whether its lane lies to North or South.
B. Birds find their way through a combination of sighting features like rivers, coastlines and mountain ranges observing the stars using the sun for guidance smell and probably following their neighbors.
C. How do they know when and where to go? Obviously, they cannot read maps, calenders or clocks.
D. One explanation also says birds have extraordinary organs that register every turn of the road, and birds are credited with knowing their geographic position in regard to its nesting ability.
6. So if someone calls you a "bird brain' it is actually a compliment because the birds can do things men cannot.
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Q133) 1. The mythical reference to the cooling powers of water is repeated in many myths around the world.
A. Their calenders were based on the flooding of the Nile.
B. The sharp contrast between the fertility along the narrow ribbon of the Nile and the vast wastelands of the desert became a basic theme of Egyptian mythology.
C. In Egypt, with endless deserts on both sides of the Nile River it becomes the very center of the life of the people.
D. When the waters ran low believed that the Gods were unhappy with the Pharaoh!
6. The creatures that lived in the Nile, or along its bank became linked with many Gods and Goddesses. Show Answer

Q134) 1. The uniqueness of Indian culture is its composite and pluralistic nature.
A. Shias and Sunnis in India do not kill each other as their counterparts do in our neighborhood.
B. Sikhism and Sufi mysticism witness the synergy of Hinduism and Islam.
C. In no other part of the World has religious and cultural plurality co - existed and cross - fertilized each other so creativity.
D. While Christians fought their denominational wars in the western hemisphere, Indian Christianity remained free from confessional conflicts and sectarian tensions.
6. These and not the communal out bursts of Hindutva are the authentic signs of the vitality and creativity of Indian culture. Show Answer

Q135) 1. No other element so governs how we live and go about the passage of time.
A. The almanic is central to the planning of most events and festivals.
B. Right from the childhood game "what's the time, Mr. Wolf?" We teach ourselves to go by the checks of the calender and by the passage of time.
C. Nothing is done without consulting it.
D. In India particularly time is a matter of great importance.
6. Called the "Panchangam". it contains as the name suggests information of five critical elements. Show Answer

Q136) 1. The desperation for a good monsoon is understandable.
A. Agriculture provides a live hood to about 70 percent of the population.
B. Agriculture productivity has been static or dropping after the happy days of the green revolution.
C. Those below the poverty line - who are in large numbers, are totally dependent on the monsoon.
D. Yet, 25 percent of India's GDP still comes from the farm sectors.
6. And they are the one politicians count during elections. Show Answer

Q137) 1. Contrary to popular appearances, the plants and trees on our roads, gardens and homes do not just stand there doing nothing.
A. This process is known as transpiration.
B. This water vapour rises up through the lower levels of our atmosphere, cools down to form clouds, which could produce convectional rainfall.
C. Unseen to our naked eyes, they constantly soak up soil moisture through their root and release it through their leaves as water vapor.
D. If there are a large number of big leafy trees they could transpire large amounts of water through their lives.
6. The thick tropical jungles of Amazon Central Africa and Indonesia that we see on the Discovery and National Geographic channels are typical places, which experience large amounts of convectional rainfall almost every afternoon.
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Q138) 1. Although the government of India has been urging the Royal Bhutan Government to clamp down on the militant camps located in Southern Bhutan, the Himalayan Kingdom has not done anything in this regard - sans the lip service.
A. Till date, however the camps run by the ULFA and NDFB continue to exist in Southern Bhutan, which share a common border with Assam.
b. In fact, the NDFB has been involved in the killing of a number of Bhutanese nationals inside Assam three to four years ago when authorities in Thimphu tried to clamp down on the Bodo outfit activities inside Bhutan.
C. The issue was taken up again by India with the Bhutanese authorities during the separate visits of Prime Minister's security adviser Brajesh Mishra and chief of Army Staff Gen. N. C. Vij to Thimphu recently.
D. The main reason for the Royal Bhutan Governments failure to dismantle the militant camps stems from the fear that the militants will retaliate by targeting the Bhutanese nationals who mostly rely on the highways in Assam.
6. The other main concern of the Bhutanese authorities is that, apart from targeting the Bhutanese, nationals the militants will cut off the main supply routes leading to the Himalayan Kingdom from Assam which are used extensively by nationals of the neighbouring land locked countries everyday. Show Answer

Q139) 1. Reservation by any name or criteria evokes strong feelings.
A. More so after the decision to implement the Mandal Commission recommendation in 1990.
B. So acrimonious is the nature if any discussion on the subject that only two views filter through the din; pro or anti; neither of which has helped the larger cause of turning India into an egalitarian society, the original 'raison d' etre' of affirmative society.
C. Welcomed and reviled with equal passion, it triggered more than just the violence that made headlines' it generated caste consciousness among the urban elite, sharpened animosities among caste conscious societies and prepared a fertile ground for caste politics.
D. So shrill that a proper debate on the policy is rendered well nigh impossible.
6. Today, caste has taken a firmer grip on the Indian polity and society than ever before in its 55 - and - a - half - old nationhood with reservation being seen more as a short cut to success than a measure to set right a social ill.
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Q140) 1. Stress is the diseases of the civilized world.
A. As his life was so simple, even the reflexes he was endowed with were simple.
B,. If he felt hungry he hunted, when he was thirsty, he drank from the nearest stream, if it rained, he found a cave to take shelter.
C. When he faced danger his adrenalin shot - up, it made him run faster, scream louder or fight harder and survive.
D. The caveman lived by his instincts.
6. But today's man is protected and does not have to resort to these measures, but adrenalin nevertheless the less shoots up in the modern man when he is faced with anxiety. Show Answer

Q141) 1. As a society, we have imbued college education and degrees with more symbolic meaning than they deserve.
A. Urban India is a status conscious society.
B. It is equally among parents, who are grading each other, on how well they have raised their kids.
C. The competition is not just among students.
D. Everyone is obsessed with rank and reputation.
6. Everyone wants to have their sons and daughters flaunt the best. Show Answer