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1 . Direction : In Question nos. 1 to 10, you have brief passages with 5 questions. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and mark it by blackening the appropriate oval [ ] in the Answer Sheet.
PASSAGE - I
The two dominant features of our age are the science and democracy. They have come to stay. We cannot ask educated people to accept the del iverances of f aith without rat ional evidence. Whatever we are called upon to accept must be justified and supported by reason. Otherwise our religious beliefs will be reduced to wishful thinking. Modern man must learn to live with a religion which commends itself to his intellectual conscience, to the spirit of science. Besides, religion should be the sustaining faith of democracy which insists on the intellectual and spiritual development of every human being irrespective of his caste, creed, community or race, Any religion which divides man from man or supports privileges, exploitation, wars cannot commend itself to us today.
In the passage it is said that democracy
A.  Should aim at intellectual development B.    Should strengthen religion
C.  Should work for spiritual development of very human being D.    Both (A) and (C)
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2 . Which of the following is correct?
A.  A good religion support s wars i f necessary. B.    A good religion grants a number of privileges to people.
C.  A good religion divides man from man. D.    A good religion Supports democratic system
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3 . The writer of the passage stresses the importance of
A.  religion B.    science
C.  science and democracy D.    Democracy
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4 . The writer says that
A.  educated people are likely to accept faith not supported by reason. B.    People should have unquestionable faith in religion.
C.  faith and reason are two separate entities. D.    faith without rational evidence may not be acceptable to the educated people.
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5 . What, according to the writer, is the role of religion in the present age?
A.  To promote rational thinking B.    To inculcate scientific spirit in man
C.  To strengthen faith in democracy D.    To develop faith in God
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6 . PASSAGE - II
To write well you have to be able to write clearly and logically, and you cannot do this unless you can think clearly and logically. If you cannot do this yet you should train yourself to do it by taking particular problems and following them through, point by point, to a solution, without leaving anything out and wi thout avoiding any difficulties that you meet. At first you find clear, step-by-step thought very difficult. You may find that your mind is not able to concentrate. Several unconnected ideas may occur together. But practice will improve your ability to concentrate on a single idea and think about it clearly and logically. In order to increase your vocabulary and to improve your style, you should read widely and use a good dictionary to help you find the exact meanings and correct usages of words. Always remember that regular and frequent practice is necessary if you want to learn to write well. It is no good waiting until you have an inspiration before you; write. Even with the most famous writers, inspiration is rare. Someone said that writing is ninety-nine percent hard work and one percent inspiration, so the sooner you get into the habit of disciplining yourself to write, the better.
To write well, a person must train himself i n
A.  dealing with a difficult problem B.    not leaving anything out
C.  thinking clearly and logically D.    following a step-by-step approach
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7 . Initially it is difficult to write because
A.  a good dictionary is not used. B.    ideas occur without any sequence.
C.  aids to correct writing are not known D.    exact usages of words are not known.
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8 . According to the passage, writing style can be improved by
A.  thinking logically B.    writing clearly
C.  undergoing training D.    reading widely
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9 . Famous writers have achieved success by
A.  using their linguistic resources properly B.    disciplining their skill
C.  following only one idea D.    waiting for inspiration
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10 . All the following words mean ‘exact’ except
A.  precise B.    accurate
C.  very D.    erect
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