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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
Unlike the masses, intellectuals have a taste for rationality and an interest in facts. Their critical habit of mind makes them resistant to the kind of propaganda that works so well on the majority Intellectuals are the kind of people who demand evidence and are shocked by logical inconsistencies and fal laci es. They regard over-simplification as the original sin of the mind and have no use for the slogans, the unqualified assertions and sweeping generalizations, which are the propagandist’s stock-in-trade.

Intellectuals are the kind of people who
A.  look for evidence in support of logical inconsistencies and fallacies B.    accept only those things which are logically consistent and well supported by evidence
C.  demand logical inconsistencies and fallacies D.    ignore faulty logic and wrong beliefs
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2 . ‘Fallacies’ means
A.  illogical arguments B.    inconsistencies
C.  false evidence D.    false beliefs
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3 . A trait which intellectuals do not possess i s
A.  over-simplification B.    logical thinking
C.  critical thinking D.    rationality
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4 . The first sentence of the passage suggests that
A.  intellectuals behave like individuals, not like members of a crowd B.    individuals are intellectuals
C.  al l i ndiv idual s have a taste f or rationality and an interest in facts D.    groups consist of intellectual
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5 . The majority of people
A.  work well with intellectuals B.    possess a critical habit of mind
C.  resist propaganda D.    do not possess a critical habit of mind
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6 . PASSAGE - II
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 i verances of f ai th wi thout rat i onal 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. Modem man must leam 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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7 . Which of the following is correct?
A.  A good reli gi on 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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8 . The writer of the passage stresses the importance of
A.  religion B.    science
C.  science and democracy D.    Democracy
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9 . 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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10 . 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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