SSC CGL Tier 1 Mock Test - 16


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QUESTION: 1

Directions (Q. Nos. 1-3) : In each of the following questions, select the related letter/word/number/figure from the given alternatives.

JNQS : OIVN : : EHMQ : ?

Solution:

QUESTION: 2

784 : 812 : : 1024 : ?

Solution:

QUESTION: 3

Glucose : Carbohydrate : : Soybeans : ?

Solution:

Glucose is rich in carbohydrates and soybean is rich in proteins.

QUESTION: 4

Find the odd word/letter/number from the given alternatives.

Solution:

Except option (b) i.e. (13-86), Second term is divisible by the sum of digits mentioned in the first term.

QUESTION: 5

Find the odd word/letter/number from the given alternatives.

Solution:

Except the word ‘SOCIETY’, rest of the words have all the vowels i.e. A, E, I, O, U.

QUESTION: 6

Find the odd word/letter/number from the given alternatives.

Solution:

All except Lucknow are Union Territories.

QUESTION: 7

If ‘x’ means ‘÷’, ‘–’ means ‘x’, ‘÷’ means ‘+’ and ‘+’ means ‘–’, then (3 – 15 ÷ 19) x 8 + 6 = ?

Solution:

Using the correct symbols, we have:
Given expression = (3 x 15 + 19) ÷ 8 – 6
=(45+19)÷8–6 = 64÷8–6 = 8–6 = 2

QUESTION: 8

Arrange the words Sound, Socks, Shock, Snooker, Sharp in alphabetical order and choose the one that will come in the middle.

Solution:

The order is : Sharp, Shock, Snooker, Socks, Sound. So, Snooker is in the middle.

QUESTION: 9

Five persons A, B, C, D and E are being compared in weight and height. The second heaviest person D is the shortest. A is the 2nd tallest and shorter than E. The heaviest person is the third tallest person. There is only one person shorter than B in height, who is lighter than E and A respectively. Who is the second heaviest person.

Solution:

The final arrangement is as follows. 

QUESTION: 10

In a code language CAT = 243 and GO = 222, then CLOUD = ?

Solution:

As,
C A T
3 1 20 = 3 + 1 + 20 = 24
⇒ 243  ⇒No. of letters in CAT.
G O
7 15 = 7 + 15 = 22
⇒ 222 ⇒ No. of letters in GO.
Similarly,
C L O U D
3 12 15 21 4 = 3 + 12 + 15 + 21 + 4 = 55
⇒ 555 ⇒ No. of letters in CLOUD.

QUESTION: 11

Four sisters - Suman, Tara, Uma and Vibha are playing a game such that the loser doubles the money of each of the other players from her share. They played the game four times and each sister lost one game in alphabetical order as per their name in English dictionary. At the end of fourth game, each sister has Rs. 32. How many rupees did Suman start with?

Solution:

As it is given that each of them are left with Rs. 32 which means in total they have 32 x 4 = Rs. 128 at the end as well as in the beginning of the fourth game.

QUESTION: 12

Directions (Q. No. 12) : In the following question, select the missing number from the given responses.

Solution:

C = 3, H = 8, E = 5, A = 1 and R = 18
⇒ (3 x 8) – (5 + 1) = 24 – 6 = 18
B = 2, O = 15, T = 20, F = 6 and D = 4

⇒ (2 x 15) – (20 + 6) = 30 – 26 = 4
D=4, M=13, Q=17, U=21 and N = 14
⇒ (4 x 13) – (17 + 21) = 52 – 38 = 14
G = 7, J = 10, Y = 25, W = 23
⇒ (7 x 10) – (25 + 23) = 70 – 48 = 22
and the position of V = 22

QUESTION: 13

Answer the questions based on the following information.

A, B, C and D are to be seated in a row. C and D cannot sit together. Also B cannot sit at the third place. D can neither sit at the beginning nor at the last.

Solution:

As it is given that B can’t be at third place which means it will occupy first, second or fourth place. Also, the condition C and D cannot be together as well as D should neither be at the beginning nor at the end need to be followed. So, the possible three arrangements are CBDA and CADB, BDAC. From the above arrangements it is clear that the statement ‘A is at the first place’ must be false.

QUESTION: 14

Which of the following relates to FLOWER in the same way as REATLR relates to SECTOR.

Solution:

QUESTION: 15

Select the wrong number in the given series.

1, 2, 8, 48, 384, 3456

Solution:

QUESTION: 16

If W means White, Y means Yellow, B means Black, G means Green and R means Red, then which of the following will come next in the sequence given below?

Solution:

The series is
W/WY/WYB/WYBG/WYBGR/W/WY/
WYB/WYBG.
The letter G stands for Green.

QUESTION: 17

Pointing to a photograph, Vipul said, “She is the daughter of my grandfather’s only son.” How is Vipul related to the girl in the photograph?

Solution:

My grandfather’s only son - My father. So, the girl is the daughter of Vipul’s father i.e., Vipul is the girl’s brother.

QUESTION: 18

Which of the following diagrams indicates the best relation between Woman, Mother and Widow?

Solution:

All mothers are women. Some mothers and some women can be widows.

QUESTION: 19

Answer the question referred to the letter sequence given below:

N O P Q Y B Z A R S H I J K L M T U V G F E W X D C

Which of the following is the fifth to the right of thirteenth letter from your left.

Solution:

(13+5) =18th letter from your left is U.

QUESTION: 20

X and Y start moving towards each other from two places 200 m apart. After covering a distance of 60 m by each of them, Y turns left and goes 20 m, then he turns right and goes 40 m. He then turns right again and comes back at the road on which he had started walking. If X and Y walked with the same speed in the beginning, what is the distance between them now?

Solution:

Clearly Y moves 60 m from Q upto A, then 20 m upto B, 40 m upto C and then upto D.
So, AD = BC = 40 m
QD = (60 + 40) m = 100 m
Since A and B travel with the same speed, A will travel the same speed along the horizontal as B travels in the same time i.e.
Distance between X and Y = DE
=(200 – 100 – 60) m = 40 m

QUESTION: 21

How many lines are appearing in below shown figure.

Solution:
QUESTION: 22

From the below given responses, choose the response which shows meaningful order of the following words?

1. Cut 
2. Put on 
3. Mark
4. Measure 
5. Stitching 

Solution:
QUESTION: 23

Direction (Q. No. 23) : Two statements are given here which are followed by two conclusions. You have to consider the two statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. You have to decide which of the given conclusions, if any, follow from the given statements.

Statements :
Some dogs are bats. 
Some bats are cats. 

 

Conclusions : 
I. Some dogs are cats.
II. Some cats are dogs.

Solution:

QUESTION: 24

Which of the answer figures is exactly the mirror image of the given figure when the mirror is held at AB?

Question Figure

Answer Figure

Solution:
QUESTION: 25

A word is represented by only one set of numbers as given in any one of the alternatives. The sets of numbers given in the alternatives are represented by two classes of alphabets as in two matrices given below. The columns and rows of Matrix I are numbered from 0 to 3 and that of Matrix II are numbered from 4 to 7. A letter from these matrices can be represented first by its row and next by its column, e.g., 'A' can be represented by 00, 76 etc. and 'S' can be represented by 11, 66, etc. Similarly, identify the set for the word WHAT.

 

Solution:
QUESTION: 26

Which of the following occurs when labour productivity rises?

Solution:

If labour productivity increases, then the demand for labour also increases, and so does real wage.

QUESTION: 27

Which of the following organelles of a cell is/are involved in Photosynthesis?

Solution:

Chloroplasts are organelles found in plant cells and eukaryotic algae that conduct photosynthesis. Chloroplasts absorb sunlight and use it in conjunction with water and carbon dioxide gas to produce food for the plant.

QUESTION: 28

Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the list? 

List I (Disease)                      List II (Diagnosis)

A. (AIDS)                                   1. Widal test
B. (Plague)                                2. Wayson stain test
C. (Typhoid)                              3. Elisa test
                                                 4. Montoux test    

Solution:

1. The Widal test, developed in 1896 and named after Georges-Fernand Widal, who introduced it, is a presumptive serological test for enteric fever or undulant fever whereby bacteria causing typhoid fever are mixed with a serum containing specific antibodies obtained from an infected individual.

2. The Wayson stain is a basic fuchsinmethylene blue, ethyl alcoholphenol microscopic staining procedure. It was originally a modified methylene blue stain used for diagnosing bubonic plague. With this stain, Yersinia pestis appears purple with a characteristic safety-pin appearance, which is due to the presence of a central vacuole.

3. An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, also called ELISA or EIA, is a test that detects and measures antibodies in your blood. This test can be used to determine if you have antibodies related to certain infectious conditions. Antibodies are proteins that your body produces in response to harmful substances called antigens. An ELISA test may be used to diagnose: HIV, which causes AIDS

4. Mantoux test: a test for immunity to tuberculosis using intradermal injection of tuberculin.

QUESTION: 29

Which committee recommended for three language formula?

Solution:

The Three Language Formula was devised in the chief ministers conferences held during 1961. The National Commission on Education known as the Kothari commission examined and recommended a graduated formula which was recommended by the 1968 policy.

QUESTION: 30

Who is the author of book “All the Prime Minister’s Men”?

Solution:

“All the Prime Minister’s men” is written by Janardan Thakur.

Subject: On the alleged misuse of power and corrupt practices of politicians and officials during the previous administration of India.

QUESTION: 31

Which day is celebrated as Doctor’s Day?

Solution:

Also celebrated on July 1 all across India to honour the legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy. He was born on July 1, 1882 and died on the same date in 1962, aged 80 years.

QUESTION: 32

Ohm’s Law defines

Solution:

Ohm’s Law deals with the relationship between voltage and current in an ideal conductor. This relationship states that: The potential difference (voltage) across an ideal conductor is proportional to the current through it. The constant of proportionality is called the “resistance”, R.

Ohm’s Law is given by : V = I R

QUESTION: 33

Which Veda is important for India Music

Solution:

The Samaveda, is the Veda of melodies and chants

QUESTION: 34

Match the dams and the river across which following have been constructed.

       Dam                                          River
A. Gandhi Sagar                     (1) Bhagirathi
B. Jayakwadi                          (2) Krishna
C. Nagarjuna                          (3) Godavari
D. Tehri                                   (4) Chambal

Solution:
QUESTION: 35

“The Right to Public Office” is a :- 

Solution:

Civil Rights

⇒ Right to Life:The right to life is a basic civil right. Without this right, there can be no safety either for the individual or for the society. However right to life does not mean the right to end life or to commit suicide. Suicide is a crime against the society and the self.

⇒ Right to Family Life:Right to family life is of great significance for the continuation of human race. Every state recognises the sanctity of family life and the institution of marriage. One can marry the person of his/her choice and produce children. But state can make some laws for regulating family welfare. These can deal with bigamy, polygamy, polyandry, marriage, divorce, property, rights of family children, succession, etc.

⇒ Right to Education:Education for a human being is as essential as air, food and water. Unless the people are educated, they cannot really participate in the working of society and government. Uneducated persons cannot underst and the issues and problems, express their views, and criticise the government. This is the reason that now almost every state gives every opportunity to its citizens to get education. Without right to education, no citizen can really hope to develop his faculties.

⇒ Right to Personal Freedom:Right to personal freedom is absolutely essential for the mental and physical growth of individual. But this does not mean that the individual can do whatever he likes. Right to personal freedom can be enjoyed in accordance with the laws made by the state and also in accordance with the interests of society.

⇒ Right to Religious Freedom:In a democratic and secular state right to religious freedom is also given to its citizens. State does not impose any religion on them and they are free to adopt any religion, and establish their religious institutions.

⇒ Right to Freedom of Thought and Expressi on:Right to freedom of thought and expression is also very important for personality development. All person want freedom to express and exchange with others their views and ideas.

⇒ Right to Freedom of Movement:Every citizen has the right to move freely throughout the country. Citizens are also given the right to go abroad. However certain areas can be made restricted areas.

⇒ Freedom of Press:Press is considered the guardian of the rights of the citizens. Therefore, in democratic countries, citizens are given the right to get their views printed in newspapers and periodicals. This right is essential for spreading education and information among the people.

⇒ Right to Equality:In a modern democratic state individual are granted the right to equality. Ho discrimination is done on the basis of religion, language, caste, sex, colour and the like. Everyone is given equal opportunity to develop.

⇒ Right to Justice:To save the weak and the poor, right to get justice is also given. If this right is not given, many other rights also become meaningless. People are given the right to go to court for securing justice.

⇒ Freedom to Form Associations:In order to fulfill his social, economic, political and cultural needs, many forms different types of associations and the state recognises their right to do so. For the protection of his interests individual is free to become a member of any association. But state does not permit the formation of such associations as are considered harmful to the interest of the state or society.

⇒ Right to Cultural Freedom:In secular democratic countries, the citizens are given the right to cultural freedom. They are free to develop their languages, customs, folkways, literatures, and traditions.

⇒ Right to Contract:The right to contract enables the citizens to enter into free contracts with others. This is an essential condition of civilized life as without this social, economic and politi cal relations cannot be really established.

QUESTION: 36

Which among the following regulation made English as a medium of education compulsory in government aided school and colleges?

Solution:

This famous minute on Indian education is a sample of early discourse on institutions and development. Macaulay argued in 1835 that providing education based on Sanskrit and Arabic in India is of no use for India’s development, and argued instead for education based on English literature.

QUESTION: 37

Interest on Public debt is part of 

Solution:
QUESTION: 38

The temperature of water at bottom of a lake whose upper surface has frozen to ice would be around.

Solution:

It would be around 4 degrees centigrade. This is because as the water cools to this temperature it reaches its maximum density so will tend to drop to the bottom of the lake. The water above may then cool further & freeze, but this ‘heavy’ layer will stay at the bottom, insulated by the layers of water above. This is essential for the survival of fish etc., as otherwise in cold weather ponds lakes could freeze completely.

QUESTION: 39

The type of note issuing system followed in India is

Solution:
QUESTION: 40

Berne Convention is most closely related to

Solution:

The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, usually known as the Berne Convention, is an international agreement governing copyright, which was first accepted in Berne, Switzerland, in 1886.

QUESTION: 41

The Industrial Revolution in England represented the climax of the transition from?

Solution:
QUESTION: 42

What was the name of the space shuttle that landed man on the moon?

Solution:

Apollo 11 was the first spaceflight that landed humans on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969.

QUESTION: 43

Who measured the velocity of light first?

Solution:

The first real measurement of the speed of light came about half a century later, in 1676, by a Danish astronomer, Ole Romer, working at the Paris Observatory. Romer estimated that light would take about 22 minutes to travel a distance equal to the diameter of Earth’s orbit around the Sun.

QUESTION: 44

What is used to identify whether a data word has an odd or even number of 1’s.

Solution:
QUESTION: 45

The IUPAC name of acetylene is

Solution:

Acetylene (systematic name: ethyne) is the chemical compound with the formula C2H2. It is a hydrocarbon and the simplest alkyne.

QUESTION: 46

Bad Loans in banking terminology are generally known as?

Solution:
QUESTION: 47

Basic problems of an economy is/are

Solution:
QUESTION: 48

‘Willow’ for a cricket bat is obtained from

Solution:
QUESTION: 49

Which vein brings clean blood from the lungs into the heart?

Solution:

The pulmonary artery carries deoxygenated blood from the heart to the lungs. It is one of the only arteries (other than the umbilical arteries in the foetus) that carries deoxygenated blood.

QUESTION: 50

How many members are there in Public Accounts committee?

Solution:

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) examines the report of Accounts of the union government submitted by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, to the President. The Public Accounts Committee in India ensures Parliamentary control over government expenditure. However, only the Lok Sabha has constituted a P.A.C. The Public Accounts Committee is composed of a maximum of 22 members. The present P.A.C. consists of 15 members from the Lok Sabha. From 1954, 7 members from the Rajya Sabha are elected to the P.A.C. as associated members. Thus, the present P.A.C. is a joint committee of the two Houses.

QUESTION: 51

The value of a machine is Rs. 6,250. It decreases by 10% during the first year, 20% during the second year and 30% during the third year. What will be the value of the machine after 3 years ?

Solution:

Current value of machine = 6250 

 

QUESTION: 52

If the selling price of an article is doubled, then its loss percent is converted into equal profit percent. The loss percent on the article is

Solution:

Let SP = Rs. x
According to question,

QUESTION: 53

The simple interest on a sum of money for 3 years is Rs. 240 and the compound interest on the same sum, at the same rate for 2 years is Rs. 170. The rate of interest is : 

Solution:

QUESTION: 54

The compound interest on 12000 for 9 months at 20% per annum, interest being compounded quarterly is:

Solution:

P.A.= Rs. 12000
since Interest being compounded quarterly

 

QUESTION: 55

Three vessles whose capacities are 3:2:1 are competely filled with milk mixed with water. The ratio of milk and water in the mixture of vessels are 5:2, 4:1 and 4:1 respectively. Taking 1/3 of first, 1/2 of second and 1/7 of third mixtures, a new mixtures, kept in a new vessel is prepared. The percentage of water in the new mixture is

Solution:

QUESTION: 56

Three numbers are in the ratio 5:6:7. If the product of the numbers is 5670, then the greatest number is

Solution:

A : B : C
5 : 6 :  7 

QUESTION: 57

A can do half of a piece of work in 1 day, whereas B can do full. B can do half the work as C in 1 day. The ratio of their efficiencies of work is.

Solution:

According to the question, 

1 : 2
1×2 : 2×2
1 : 2 : 4

QUESTION: 58

Pipe A can fill an empty tank in 6 hours and pipe B is 8 hours. If both the pipes are opened and after 2 hours pipe A is closed, how much time B will take to fill the remaining tank ?

Solution:

Total capacity = 24

QUESTION: 59

Two trains start at the same time from Aligarh and Delhi and proceed towards each other at the rate of 14 km/hr and 21 km per hour respectively. When they meet, it is found that one train has travelled 70 km more than the other. The distance between two stations is

Solution:

Distance travelled by Ist train in 't' time=14
km/hr×t h (th=time ours)
Distance travelled by IInd t rain in 't'
time=21 km/hr×t h
Difference their distance=70 km
21×t - 14×t=70
7t = 70
t = 10h
It means both train travelled 10 hr.
Ist train complete=14 km/h×10 hr=140 km
IInd train complete=21 km/h × 10 hr = 210 km
Total distance=140+210=350 km 

QUESTION: 60

When simplified the product    equals

Solution:

According to the question,

QUESTION: 61

If √33  = 5.745, then the value of the following is approximately:

Solution:

According to question, 

QUESTION: 62

In ΔABC, D is the mid-point of BC. Length AD is 27 cm. N is a point in AD such that the length of DN is 12 cm. The distance of N from the centroid of  ΔABC is equal to

Solution:

According to question Given:

GD = 9 cm
So GN = DN – GD – 12 – 9 = 3 cm

QUESTION: 63

Let P and Q be two points on a circle with centre O. If two tangents of the circle through P and Q meet at A with ∠PAQ=48º, then ∠APQ is

Solution:

QUESTION: 64

The average age of A and B is 20 years. If A is to be replaced by C, the average would be 19 years. The average age of C and A is 21 years. The ages of A, B and C in order (in years) are

Solution:

According to the question =   = 20

B + 42 = 60
B = 18 years
So A,B,C=22,18,20

QUESTION: 65

The least number which when divided by 4, 6, 8 and 9 leave zero remainder in each case and when divided by 13 leaves a remainder of 7 is:

Solution:

LCM (4, 6, 8, 9)=2×2×3×2×3=72
Hence Required result should be = 72

QUESTION: 66

In a right-angled triangle xyz right-angled at y. If xy= 2√6  and xz - yz = 2, then secx + tanx is

Solution:

 

QUESTION: 67

The value of tan4º.tan43º.tan47.tan86º is

Solution:

tan4º tan43º tan47º tan86º
Here, tan86º=tan(90º–4º)=cot4º
tan47º=tan(90º–43º)=cot43º
tan4º.cot4º.tan43º.cot43º=1

QUESTION: 68

The area of the circumcircle of an equilateral triangle is 3π sq.cm. The perimeter of the triangle is

Solution:

QUESTION: 69

The ratio of base of two triangles is x : y and that of their areas is a : b. Then the ratio of their corresponding altitudes will be:

Solution:

QUESTION: 70

The sides of a triangle are 7 cm, 8 cm, 9 cm, then the area of the triangle (in cm2) is

Solution:

QUESTION: 71

Directions (71-75): The following questions are base on the bar graph. Read the graph and answer the questions.

 

Q. What is the percentage increase in the gross traffic receipts in 1995-96 as compared to 1993-94 ?

Solution:

QUESTION: 72

 

Q. If profit = gross traffic receipts-total expenditure. Then in 1996-97, what percentage of gross traffic receipts is the profit made ?

Solution:

QUESTION: 73

 

Q. In which year was the profit as a percentage of gross traffic receipts the highest ?

Solution:

QUESTION: 74

 

Q. In order to make a profit of 10%. What should have been the gross traffic receipts (in Rs. crores) in 1994-95, total expenditure remaining the same ?

Solution:

QUESTION: 75

 

Q. By what amount (in Rs. crores) has the expenditure increased over the period 1993-94 to 1997-98 ?

Solution:

Increase amount = 8800–5100 = 3,700

QUESTION: 76

Directions (76-80): You have a passage with five questions following. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

PASSAGE – I

The Critical Faculty is the most potent one in the human make-up. Its pervasiveness and force have not properly been recognized because like breathing, it is so much a part and parcel of human activity. The difference between a simpleton and an intelligent man, according to the man who is convinced that he is of the latter category, is that the former whole heartedly accepts all things that he sees and hears while the latter never admits anything except after a most searching scrutiny. He imagines his intelligence to be a sieve of closely woven mesh through which nothing but the finest can pass.

The critical sense is essential for keeping social transactions in a warm state. Otherwise life would become very dull and goody-goody. The critical faculty is responsible for a lot of give and take in life. It increases our awareness of our surroundings; it sounds dignified no doubt, but it seems also to mean that we can watch someone else's back better than our own! We never know our own defects till they are pointed out to us, and even then we need not accept them. We always question the bonafides of the man who tells us unpleasant facts. On the surface it is all very well to say, 'I want an honest criticism; that will help me, not blind compliments'. I wish people would mean it.

 

Q. The self-defined intelligent man defines himself on the basis of

Solution:
QUESTION: 77

The Critical Faculty is the most potent one in the human make-up. Its pervasiveness and force have not properly been recognized because like breathing, it is so much a part and parcel of human activity. The difference between a simpleton and an intelligent man, according to the man who is convinced that he is of the latter category, is that the former wholeheartedly accepts all things that he sees and hears while the latter never admits anything except after a most searching scrutiny. He imagines his intelligence to be a sieve of closely woven mesh through which nothing but the finest can pass.

The critical sense is essential for keeping social transactions in a warm state. Otherwise life would become very dull and goody-goody. The critical faculty is responsible for a lot of give and take in life. It increases our awareness of our surroundings; it sounds dignified no doubt, but it seems also to mean that we can watch someone else's back better than our own! We never know our own defects till they are pointed out to us, and even then we need not accept them. We always question the bonafides of the man who tells us unpleasant facts. On the surface it is all very well to say, 'I want an honest criticism; that will help me, not blind compliments'. I wish people would mean it.

 

Q. The negative side of the critical faculty is that

Solution:
QUESTION: 78

The Critical Faculty is the most potent one in the human make-up. Its pervasiveness and force have not properly been recognized because like breathing, it is so much a part and parcel of human activity. The difference between a simpleton and an intelligent man, according to the man who is convinced that he is of the latter category, is that the former wholeheartedly accepts all things that he sees and hears while the latter never admits anything except after a most searching scrutiny. He imagines his intelligence to be a sieve of closely woven mesh through which nothing but the finest can pass.

The critical sense is essential for keeping social transactions in a warm state. Otherwise life would become very dull and goody-goody. The critical faculty is responsible for a lot of give and take in life. It increases our awareness of our surroundings; it sounds dignified no doubt, but it seems also to mean that we can watch someone else's back better than our own! We never know our own defects till they are pointed out to us, and even then we need not accept them. We always question the bonafides of the man who tells us unpleasant facts. On the surface it is all very well to say, 'I want an honest criticism; that will help me, not blind compliments'. I wish people would mean it.

 

Q. What, according to the writer, is the essential link between breathing and the critical faculty?

Solution:
QUESTION: 79

The Critical Faculty is the most potent one in the human make-up. Its pervasiveness and force have not properly been recognized because like breathing, it is so much a part and parcel of human activity. The difference between a simpleton and an intelligent man, according to the man who is convinced that he is of the latter category, is that the former whole heartedly accepts all things that he sees and hears while the latter never admits anything except after a most searching scrutiny. He imagines his intelligence to be a sieve of closely woven mesh through which nothing but the finest can pass.

The critical sense is essential for keeping social transactions in a warm state. Otherwise life would become very dull and goody-goody. The critical faculty is responsible for a lot of give and take in life. It increases our awareness of our surroundings; it sounds dignified no doubt, but it seems also to mean that we can watch someone else's back better than our own! We never know our own defects till they are pointed out to us, and even then we need not accept them. We always question the bonafides of the man who tells us unpleasant facts. On the surface it is all very well to say, 'I want an honest criticism; that will help me, not blind compliments'. I wish people would mean it.

 

Q. People who solicit other's opinions (about themselves) generally want   

Solution:
QUESTION: 80

The Critical Faculty is the most potent one in the human make-up. Its pervasiveness and force have not properly been recognized because like breathing, it is so much a part and parcel of human activity. The difference between a simpleton and an intelligent man, according to the man who is convinced that he is of the latter category, is that the former whole heartedly accepts all things that he sees and hears while the latter never admits anything except after a most searching scrutiny. He imagines his intelligence to be a sieve of closely woven mesh through which nothing but the finest can pass.

The critical sense is essential for keeping social transactions in a warm state. Otherwise life would become very dull and goody-goody. The critical faculty is responsible for a lot of give and take in life. It increases our awareness of our surroundings; it sounds dignified no doubt, but it seems also to mean that we can watch someone else's back better than our own! We never know our own defects till they are pointed out to us, and even then we need not accept them. We always question the bonafides of the man who tells us unpleasant facts. On the surface it is all very well to say, 'I want an honest criticism; that will help me, not blind compliments'. I wish people would mean it.

 

Q. The critical faculty is defined as the 'most potent one in human make-up' because   

Solution:
QUESTION: 81

Directions (81-83): In the following three questions, some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. If a sentence is free from error, select “No Error” in options.

He has been / enhanced in position / as a result of his diligence and integrity.

Solution:

use "exalted to the" in place of "enhanced in"

QUESTION: 82

Find out which part of a sentence has an error.  If a sentence is free from error, select  “No Error” in the options.

If you hear / engaged tone / replace the receiver and dial again.

Solution:

use "the" before engaged

QUESTION: 83

Find out which part of a sentence has an error.  If a sentence is free from error, select  “No Error” in the options.

It being a rainy day / I will decide to skip work / and stay at home.

Solution:

use "to" before stay

QUESTION: 84

Directions (84-86): In the following three questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Chose the correct alternative out of the four. 

If I had known it was your birthday, I____baked a cake.

Solution:

use "would have" since the sentence is the conditional

QUESTION: 85

Choose the correct alternative out of the four. 

The peasant rebellion was____with a high hand by the Emperor.

Solution:

use "put down"

QUESTION: 86

Choose the correct alternative out of the four. 

The decease left____him two young children.

Solution:

use "behind"

QUESTION: 87

Directions (87): In the following one questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

MELLOW

Solution:
QUESTION: 88

Directions (88): In the following one questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.

DIVULGE

Solution:
QUESTION: 89

Directions (89-91): In the following three questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences. 

A list of dishes

Solution:
QUESTION: 90

Choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences. 

A person who readily believes others

Solution:
QUESTION: 91

Choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences. 

An expert in an area of the fine or other arts

Solution:
QUESTION: 92

Directions (92): In the following one question, four words are given in each question, out of which only one word is correctly or wrongly spelt. Find the correctly or wrongly spelt word. 

Solution:
QUESTION: 93

Directions (93-95): In the following three questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/phrase underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.

Ask Mr. Das. He can give you all the news you need: he is always "in the swim."

Solution:
QUESTION: 94

Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.

He is a fine man, but to call him a saint is laying it on thick.

Solution:
QUESTION: 95

Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.

Try to make do with what you have.

Solution:
QUESTION: 96

Directions (96-100): In the following five questions, a sentence/a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, select “No improvement”.

He learnt the lesson "with great care."

Solution:

use "carefully" in place of "with great care"

QUESTION: 97

Below are given alternatives to the underlined part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative.

They "spoke" about the weather.

Solution:

use "talked" in place of "spoke"

QUESTION: 98

Below are given alternatives to the underlined part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative.

I really enjoyed the way the fashion show was executed and "I also very much liked its theme."

Solution:

correct format is "I really liked its theme "

QUESTION: 99

Below are given alternatives to the underlined part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative.

The little boy "fell from the roof."

Solution:

use "fell off the roof" in place of "fell from the roof"

QUESTION: 100

Below are given alternatives to the underlined part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative.

Wave after wave "surrounded" the tower.

Solution:

use "engulfed" in place of "surrounded"