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SSC CGL Tier 1 Mock Test - 24

100 Questions MCQ Test SSC CGL Tier 1 - Mock Test Series 2017 | SSC CGL Tier 1 Mock Test - 24

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QUESTION: 1

Directions (Q. Nos. 1-5) : In each of the following questions, select the related letter/word/number from the given alternatives. Hong Kong : China :: Vatican : ?

Solution:

first is city of second country.

QUESTION: 2

Select the related letter/word/number from the given alternatives. Eye : Wink :: Heart : ?

Solution:

Second denotes the activity of the first.

QUESTION: 3

Select the related letter/word/number from the given alternatives. 335 : 216 :: 987 : ?

Solution:

Here the relation between two numbers is:
x : (x –119)

QUESTION: 4

Select the related letter/word/number from the given alternatives.

Heart : Cardiologist :: Diabetes : ?

Solution:

Second is the specialist doctor of first.

QUESTION: 5

Select the related letter/word/number from the given alternatives.

147 : 89 :: 163 : ?

Solution:

14 x 7 = 98 ——REVERSE —89
16 x 3 = 48 ——REVERSE — 84

QUESTION: 6

Directions (Q. Nos. 6-8) : Find the odd word/letter/ number from the given alternatives.

Solution:

All except Cotton are synthetic fibres .

QUESTION: 7

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

Solution:

Except (c), all others words adding +2 between two letters.

QUESTION: 8

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

Solution:

527 = 17 x 31, 299 = 13 x 23, 323 = 17 x 19 and
399=19 x 21. As, 399 is not a product of prime numbers.

QUESTION: 9

In a code, A = 1 …… Z = 26.  If GO = 32 and MILK = 65, then find the code of WATER

Solution:

GO = (7+ 15) + (5 x 2) = 32, MILK = (13+ 9+ 12+ 11) + (5 x 4) = 65
sum of Letter code and then add (product of 5 and number of Letters).
So WATER = (23+ 1+ 20+ 5+ 18) + (5 x 5) = 92

QUESTION: 10

Which one set of letters when sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letter series shall complete it?

_ p p q p _ q q p _ q q p _ p q p p_ q

Solution:

pppq / ppqq / pqqq / pppq / ppqq

QUESTION: 11

A watch loses 2 minutes per day (24 hrs.), while another watch gains 2 minutes per day (24 hrs.). On a particular day, the two watches are set for an identical time. When will the two watches show the identical time again?

Solution:

Watch 1 loses 2 min. in 1 day
Watch 2 gains 2 min. in 1 day
Relative speed = 4 min. in 1 day
So, to show both the watches same time, it should make 12 hrs. (12 x 60 = 720 min.) revolution, which it would make

QUESTION: 12

Directions (Q. No. 12) : In the following question, a series is given with some terms missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.
9, 12, 18, 30, __, 102, 198, __

Solution:

9 x 2 – 6 = 12,
12 x 2 – 6 = 18,
18 x 2 – 6 = 30,
30 x 2 – 6 = 54,
54 x 2 – 6 = 102,
102 x 2 – 6 = 198,
198 x 2 – 6 = 390

QUESTION: 13

Pointing to a gentleman, Ravi said, “His only brother is the father of my daughter’s father.” How is the gentleman related to Ravi

Solution:

Father of Ravi’s daughter ’s father Ravi’s father.
So, the man’s brother is Ravi’s father or the man is the brother of Ravi’s father i.e. Ravi’s uncle.

QUESTION: 14

In a certain code, if O = 15 and HOTEL = 12, then how will you code LAMB

Solution:

We have : A = 1, B = 2, C = 3, ……, Y = 25, Z = 26.
Clearly, the code for a word is obtained by dividing the sum of the individual values of its letters by the number of letters in the word.

QUESTION: 15

Directions (Q. No. 15) : In the given question, some mathematical relations have been expressed through symbols, which are explained below.

Q. Only one of the expressions as given in the four alternatives has correct relation.  Find that alternative.

Solution:

8 - 2 > 1 x 11 < 5 x  14
= 8 – 2 ÷ 1 < 11 + 5 x 14
= 8 – 2 < 11 + 70
= 6 < 81 is correct relation.

QUESTION: 16

Directions (Q. No. 16) : Some 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 tall men are black haired.
Some black haired men are Indians.
Some tall men are Indians

Conclusions :

I. No tall man can be Indian.
II. No short man has black hair.

Solution:

QUESTION: 17

Directions (Q. Nos. 17-18) : In the following questions, select the missing number from the given responses.

Solution:

12 x 2.5+ 16 x 0.5 = 30 + 8 = 38
16 x 2.5+ 42 x 0.5 = 40 + 21 = 61
28 x 2.5+ 60 x 0.5 = 70 + 30 = 100

QUESTION: 18

Select the missing number from the given responses.

Solution:

(8 – 1) x (12 – 1) = 7 x 11 = 77
(12 – 1) x (13 – 1) = 11 x 12 = 132
(16 – 1) x (23– 1) = 15 x 22 = 330

QUESTION: 19

Five men A, B, C, D and E read a newspaper. The one who read it first had given in it to C. The one who read last had taken it from A. E was not the person to read first or last. There were two person to read the newspaper between B and A. Who among the five read the newspaper at last.

Solution:

The sequence is B, C, E, A, D.
So, D read the newspaper at last.

QUESTION: 20

A cube is painted red on all its faces and then, it is cut into 64 identical smaller cubes. How many of these smaller cubes have exactly two faces painted red.

Solution:

Clearly, it is a 4 x 4 x 4 cube. Below is a cross-section of the cube.  Each edge has 2 cubes with 2 faces “RED”.
Hence, number of small cubes painted RED on 2 faces = number of edges x 2 = 12 x 2 = 24 cubes

QUESTION: 21

From the given answer figures, select the one in which the question figure is embedded.

Solution:
QUESTION: 22

Identify the figure that will complete the pattern.

Solution:
QUESTION: 23

A sheet of paper is folded and cut as shown below in question figures. Choose among the following four answer figures, how it will appear when open?

Solution:
QUESTION: 24

Which of the following Answer Figures is the exact mirror image of the given Question Figure, when the mirror is held on the line AB

Solution:
QUESTION: 25

Choose from the alternatives the box that will be formed when the Question Figure is folded

Solution:
QUESTION: 26

Which of the following chemical is NOT utilised as an Anaesthetic agent in surgical operations

Solution:
QUESTION: 27

Absolute alcohol is-

Solution:
QUESTION: 28

Hoover Dam is built on which of the following rivers

Solution:

Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Nevada and Arizona. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

QUESTION: 29

The bacteria comma bacillus cause:

Solution:

Comma bacillus or Vibrio cholerae is a gram negative comma-shaped bacterium with a polar flagellum that causes cholera in humans.

QUESTION: 30

Which among the following rules of the Chola Empire conquered the Maldives during his regime?

Solution:

Rajaraja Chola I, popularly known as Raja Raja the Great, was one of the greatest emperors of the Tamil Chola Empire of India who ruled between 985 and 1014 AD.
By conquering several small kingdoms in South India, he expanded the Chola Empire as far as Sri Lanka in the south, and Kalinga (Orissa) in the northeast. One of the last conquests of Rajaraja was the naval conquest of the ‘old islands of the sea numbering 12,000’, the Maldives.

QUESTION: 31

Fiscal deficit is defined as

Solution:

Fiscal deficit is when a government ’s total expenditures exceed the revenue that it generates (excluding money from borrowings). Deficit differs from debt, which is an accumulation of yearly deficits.

QUESTION: 32

The number of banks nationalized in 1969 were

Solution:

By the 1960s , the Indian banking industry had become an important tool to facilitate the development of the Indian economy.  The Government of India issued an ordinance (‘Banking Companies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings) Ordinance, 1969’) and nationalised the 14 largest commercial banks with effect from the midnight of 19th July 1969.

QUESTION: 33

Ethyne is an example of-

Solution:

Ethyne

QUESTION: 34

In India, inflation is measured by the :-

Solution:

Two major meas ures for in flation, which are widely used, are Wholesale Price Index (WPI) and Consumer Price Index (CPI). WPI measures the increase in the prices of a fixed basket of goods prevailing in the wholesale market while CPI measures the increase in the prices of essential commodities purchased by an average consumer prevailing in the retail market.  Measured weekly, WPI is the primary inflation measure in India.

QUESTION: 35

Who has won the 2016 Fide Women’s Grand Prix Trophy

Solution:

Harika Dronavalli, an Indian chess grandmaster, has won the 2016 Fide Women’s Grand Prix trophy by defeating Russia’s Olga Girya in the final in Chendu, China.

QUESTION: 36

Pipelines in cold countries often burst in winter, because:

Solution:
QUESTION: 37

In which country is world’s largest temple located?

Solution:

World’s largest t emple is Angkor Wat, located in Angkor, Cambodia.  This temple was built by Khmer King Suryavarman II in 12th century as his state temple and capital city.

QUESTION: 38

Galacto Oligosaccharides are naturally found in

Solution:

Galacto Oligosac charides (GOS), al so known as oligogalactose, belong to the group of prebiotics.  It is naturally found in soybeans and can be synthesized from lactose. GOS occurs in commercial available products such as food for both infants and adults.

QUESTION: 39

Which among the following places have given the earliest evidence of agriculture in Indian subcontinent

Solution:

The earliest evidence of Agriculture in Indian subcontinent is found at Mehrgarh, which is located in Balochistan state of Pakistan.

QUESTION: 40

When was the Rupiya issued by Sher Shah Suri

Solution:

During his five year rule from 1540 to 1545, Sher Shah Suri set up a new civic and military administration, issued the first Rupiya and reorganised the postal system of India.

QUESTION: 41

UNIVAC is / UNIVAC

Solution:

There are no computers with the name as in other options.UNIVAC was the first general purpose electronic digital computer designed for commercial use, produced by Universal Accounting Company of John Mauchly and J.P. Eckert in 1951.

QUESTION: 42

Who among the following signed the treaty of Bassein in 1802 with the British East India Company?

Solution:

The Treaty of Bassein (Now called Vasai) was a pact signed on December 31st, 1802 between the British East India Company and Baji Rao II, the Maratha peshwa of Pune (Poona) in India after the Battle of Poona. The treaty was a decisive step in the dissolution of the Maratha Confederacy, which led to the East India Company’s usurpation of the peshwa’s territories in western India in 1818.

QUESTION: 43

Pipavav Shipyard is located in which of the following states of India

Solution:

Pipavav Shipyard was established in 1997 at west coast of Saurashtra, Gujarat and it is one of the largest and leading shipbuilding company in India that is spread over 500 acres. It was the first corporate shipyard to be granted clearance to build 5 warships per year and currently it is executing a naval offshore patrol vessel.

QUESTION: 44

‘Directive Principles’ in our constitution are

Solution:
QUESTION: 45

The book “Ringside with Vijender” has been authored by whom

Solution:

The book “Ringside with Vijender” has been authored by Rudraneil Sengupta, the deputy editor of Lounge (the weekly feature magazine of Mint). The book throws light on the Beijing Olympics bronze medalist boxer Vijender Singh’s sudden decision to turn pro just a year ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics.  It also portrays the moment when Vijendra was awarded India’s highest sporting honour Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.  Beside this, it also contains his struggles, changes in his boxing style, training and his personal life.

QUESTION: 46

The percentage of irrigated land in India is about:

Solution:
QUESTION: 47

Who has been appointed as the new CEO of National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID)

Solution:

Ashok Patnaik, a 1983 - batch Gujarat cadre IPS officer, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) and will hold charge till December 31st, 2018. He is the son-in-law of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Currently, Patnaik is posted as Additional Director in the Intelligence Bureau (IB). The NATGRID is an ambitious intelligence network project to strengthen counterterror capabilities of law enforcement agencies.

QUESTION: 48

Down syndrome is caused by having three copies of the genes on :

Solution:

Down syndrome is caused due to three copies of the genes on chromosome 21, rather than the usual two. The parents of the affected individual are typically genetically normal. Those who have one child with Down syndrome have about a 1% risk of having a second child with the syndrome, if both parents are found to have normal karyotypes.

QUESTION: 49

Dialectical Materialism is associated with the theory of:

Solution:

Dialect ical mat erialis mis a phi los ophy of science and nature, based on the writings of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, and developed largely in Russia and the Soviet Union.

QUESTION: 50

Atomic Power Plant works on the principle of:

Solution:

The basic principle of the performance of a nuclear power plant is based on obtaining heat energy through the nuclear fission of the atoms´ nucleus from the fuel.

QUESTION: 51

The weight of a pot with full of water is 2.25 kg. If the pot is filled 0.2 part then its weight is 0.77 kg. Find the weight of pot.

Solution:

Let weight of pot be x kg
weight of whole water be y kg A.T.Q. x+y=2.25.......(i)

y=1.85
⇒ x=0.4 kg

QUESTION: 52

LCM of two positive numbers is twice the larger number and the difference of smaller no. and HCF of two number is 4 then find the smaller number?

Solution:

Let L.C.M. be L
H.C.F. be H
Larger no. be a
Smaller no. be b
A.T.Q. L=2a.........(i)
b–H=4.........(ii)
Multiplying (i) & (ii)
Lb–LH=8a
Lb – ab = 8a
2ab – ab = 8a
ab = 8a
b=8

QUESTION: 53

Directions (Q. No. 53-57): Percentage of different types of employees in a company in two consecutive years. Study the graph carefully and answer the following five questions:

Q. In 1997 the total number of which of the following types of pairs of employees was approximately equal to A type of employees in 1998?

Solution:

For C in 1997

QUESTION: 54

Study the graph carefully and answer the following five questions:

Q. From 1997 to 1998 in the case of which of the following types of employees the change was maximum?

Solution:

Change was maximum in B

QUESTION: 55

Study the graph carefully and answer the following five questions:

Q. What was the approximate difference in the number of B type of employees during 1997 and 1998?

Solution:

Difference = 4864 – 2578.8
= 2285 (Approx)

QUESTION: 56

Study the graph carefully and answer the following five questions:

Q. If the number of D type employees in 1998 was 5000. What would have been its approximate percentage in the company?

Solution:

D = 5000

QUESTION: 57

Study the graph carefully and answer the following five questions:

Q. The number of A type employees in 1998 was approximately what percent of the number of A type employees in 1997?

Solution:

QUESTION: 58

What is the remainder when 7 + 77 + 777 + 7777 + .... (till 100 terms) is divided by 8 ?

Solution:

QUESTION: 59

In a ΔABC, measurement of ∠ABC = 15o. What will be the value of ∠ABC when seen through a magnifying glass which can magnify any object by 20% ?

Solution:

since by enlarging any object the angle remains same.

QUESTION: 60

An amount is lent at x% p.a. simple interest for two years. Instead, had it been lent at 2x% p.a. simple interest for y more years, then the interest would have been five times the earlier interest. Find the value of

Solution:

y = 3

QUESTION: 61

If a2 + a + 1 = 0, find the value of a5 + a4 + 1

Solution:

a2 + a + 1 = 0
or

Then
a3 = 1
a5 + a4 + 1
a3 ×a2 + a3 ×a +1
Put the value of a3 = 1
a2 + a + 1 = 0 (As Given)

QUESTION: 62

The base of a right pyramid is equilateral triangle of side If the total surface are of the pyramid is

Solution:

base is equilateral triangle In radius of equilateral triangle

QUESTION: 63

A certain work was started by 4 men and 10 women who completed 50% of the work in 6 days. Then, another 2 men and 2 women joined them and they could complete two-third of the remaining work in three days. How many men along with 6 women are required to complete the remaining work in two more days?

Solution:

Total work completed by 4m + 10w = 12days
Total work completed by 6m + 12w = 9 days
So 12 (4m + 10w) = 9 (6m + 12w) ⇒ 2w = 1m

x = 4m + 5m
x = 9m
So No. of men  = 9m – 3m = 6m

QUESTION: 64

A car after travelling a distance of 110 km develops a problem in the engine and proceeds at 3/4th of its former speed and arrives at the destination 60 min late. Had the problem developed 30 km further on, the car would have arrived 12 min sooner. Find the original speed of the car.

Solution:

Since car late by 12 min in 30 km
1/3 of time = 12 min
actual time = 36 min in 36 min car travels 30 km

QUESTION: 65

A man can swim with the stream at the rate of 3 km/h and against the stream at the rate of 2 km/h. How long will he take to swim 7 km in still water?

Solution:

Let speed of man be x kh/h and speed of stream be y km/h.
Given that x + y = 3 and x - y = 2

Therefore, to travel 7 km in still water, he

QUESTION: 66

In the given figure, O is the centre of the circle, OQ = QR and QRO = 15°. Find ∠QOP

Solution:

QUESTION: 67

The largest angle of a triangle of sides 7 cm, 5 cm, and 3 cm is :

Solution:

Clearly, triangle is obtuse. So, (d) is the correct option.

QUESTION: 68

The average of seven consecutive even numbers is 10. If the next three even numbers are included, then what is the new average?

Solution:

7x + 42 = 70
7x = 28 x = 4
Required average

QUESTION: 69

Solution:

QUESTION: 70

If α and β are positive acute angles, sin (4α - β) = 1 and cos  , then the value of sin (α + 2β) is:

Solution:

sin (4α - β) = 1
⇒ 4α - β = 90 . .. . . (i)

⇒ 2α + β = 60 ... ..(ii)
From (i) and (ii)
α = 25, β = 10
sin (α + 2β) =sin 45°

QUESTION: 71

The shadow of the tower becomes 60 meters longer when the altitude of the sun changes from 45° to 30°. Then the height of the tower is

Solution:

Now

QUESTION: 72

The sum total of the salary of Atul, Binod, and Charu Rs. 200. If they spend 60%, 80% and 75% of their respective salaries, then their savings are in the ratio of 8:8:5. Find the salary of Atul

Solution:

Assume that the s alary of Atul = Rs. A, salary of Binod = Rs. B, and salary of Charu = Rs. C
Given that A + B + C = Rs. 200
(i) After deducting their respective expenses from their respective salaries, we get savings of them as follows:
Savings of Atul = 40% of A = 0.4A
Savings of Binod = 20% of B = 0.2B
Savings of Charu = 25% of C = 0.25C
Given that 0.4A:0.2B:0.25C = 8:8:5
Or, we get A:B = 1:2 and B:C = 2:1
Hence, A:B:C = 2:4:2 = 1:2:1 (ii)Solving (i) and (ii), we get A = Rs. 50, B = Rs. 100, and C = Rs. 50

QUESTION: 73

Quadrilateral ABCD is circumscribed about a circle. If the lengths of AB, BC, CD are 7 cm, 8.5 cm and 9.2 cm cm respectively, then the length (in cm) of DA is

Solution:

AB  + CD = BC + DA
⇒7 + 9.2 = x + 8.5
⇒16.2 = x + 8.5
x = 7.7

QUESTION: 74

The ratio of inradius and circumradius of an equilateral triangle is :

Solution:

PE : ED = 2 : 1
Required Ratio

QUESTION: 75

The owner of Book Point does not get either profit or loss by selling 15 books for Rs. 225. How many books should he sell for the same amount to gain 25% profit?

Solution:

CP of 1 book = Rs. 15
SP of 1 book in order to gain 25% profit = Rs. 18.75
Required number of books = 255/18.75 = 12

QUESTION: 76

Directions (Q. 76-78) : In these questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.

Q. Relating to magical powers and activities

Solution:
QUESTION: 77

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

Q. To eat something eagerly and in large amounts so that nothing is left

Solution:
QUESTION: 78

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

Q. The most successful, popular, or powerful point

Solution:
QUESTION: 79

Directions (Q. 79-81) : In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the idiom phrase underlined. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

To put up with

Solution:
QUESTION: 80

Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

To call it a day.

Solution:
QUESTION: 81

Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

To give currency.

Solution:
QUESTION: 82

Directions (82): Pick out the nearest correct meaning or synonym of the words given below:

AVERSION

Solution:
QUESTION: 83

Directions (83-87): 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

Beds are the best evidence of the importance that man attaches to sleep. What deep sleeper can have gazed without envy at the monumental, spacious, four- poster beds of the past? It is easy to imagine one climbing into a bed like this, drawing the curtains and enjoying hours and hours of uninterrupted sleep. It is only in our days that beds have been debased. The first victim in our effort to save space has been, of course, the bed. Everything is done to make it less conspicuous. It folds up and disappears into the wall or performs astonishing acrobatic tricks and turns itself into a couch or an armchair. Even the bedroom as such has disappeared and has been replaced by a thing called a ‘sitting bedroom’ in which you can neither comfortably sleep nor sit. What with further refinement like rubber mattresses and electric blankets it is no wonder that many of us suffer from insomnia and seek salvation from alarm clocks to wake up each morning. Psychologists, meanwhile are busy studying our sleep habits and tell us that we cannot truly rest unless we dream. But most of us dream during the few minutes of blissful sleep that follow each rude awakening. Only our ancestors knew the true value of sleep. We have simply to remember that Shakespeare not only gave the subject a lot of attention but rated beds so highly as to make out a will leaving his wife his ‘second best bed’.

Q. 'It is only in our days that the bed has been debased'.
This means:

Solution:
QUESTION: 84

PASSAGE-I

Beds are the best evidence of the importance that man attaches to sleep. What deep sleeper can have gazed without envy at the monumental, spacious, four- poster beds of the past? It is easy to imagine one climbing into a bed like this, drawing the curtains and enjoying hours and hours of uninterrupted sleep. It is only in our days that beds have been debased. The first victim in our effort to save space has been, of course, the bed. Everything is done to make it less conspicuous. It folds up and disappears into the wall or performs astonishing acrobatic tricks and turns itself into a couch or an armchair. Even the bedroom as such has disappeared and has been replaced by a thing called a ‘sitting bedroom’ in which you can neither comfortably sleep nor sit. What with further refinement like rubber mattresses and electric blankets it is no wonder that many of us suffer from insomnia and seek salvation from alarm clocks to wake up each morning. Psychologists, meanwhile are busy studying our sleep habits and tell us that we cannot truly rest unless we dream. But most of us dream during the few minutes of blissful sleep that follow each rude awakening. Only our ancestors knew the true value of sleep. We have simply to remember that Shakespeare not only gave the subject a lot of attention but rated beds so highly as to make out a will leaving his wife his ‘second best bed’.

Q. In order to save space we have:

Solution:
QUESTION: 85

PASSAGE-I

Beds are the best evidence of the importance that man attaches to sleep. What deep sleeper can have gazed without envy at the monumental, spacious, four- poster beds of the past? It is easy to imagine one climbing into a bed like this, drawing the curtains and enjoying hours and hours of uninterrupted sleep. It is only in our days that beds have been debased. The first victim in our effort to save space has been, of course, the bed. Everything is done to make it less conspicuous. It folds up and disappears into the wall or performs astonishing acrobatic tricks and turns itself into a couch or an armchair. Even the bedroom as such has disappeared and has been replaced by a thing called a ‘sitting bedroom’ in which you can neither comfortably sleep nor sit. What with further refinement like rubber mattresses and electric blankets it is no wonder that many of us suffer from insomnia and seek salvation from alarm clocks to wake up each morning. Psychologists, meanwhile are busy studying our sleep habits and tell us that we cannot truly rest unless we dream. But most of us dream during the few minutes of blissful sleep that follow each rude awakening. Only our ancestors knew the true value of sleep. We have simply to remember that Shakespeare not only gave the subject a lot of attention but rated beds so highly as to make out a will leaving his wife his ‘second best bed’.

Q. This passage deals with:

Solution:
QUESTION: 86

PASSAGE-I

Beds are the best evidence of the importance that man attaches to sleep. What deep sleeper can have gazed without envy at the monumental, spacious, four- poster beds of the past? It is easy to imagine one climbing into a bed like this, drawing the curtains and enjoying hours and hours of uninterrupted sleep. It is only in our days that beds have been debased. The first victim in our effort to save space has been, of course, the bed. Everything is done to make it less conspicuous. It folds up and disappears into the wall or performs astonishing acrobatic tricks and turns itself into a couch or an armchair. Even the bedroom as such has disappeared and has been replaced by a thing called a ‘sitting bedroom’ in which you can neither comfortably sleep nor sit. What with further refinement like rubber mattresses and electric blankets it is no wonder that many of us suffer from insomnia and seek salvation from alarm clocks to wake up each morning. Psychologists, meanwhile are busy studying our sleep habits and tell us that we cannot truly rest unless we dream. But most of us dream during the few minutes of blissful sleep that follow each rude awakening. Only our ancestors knew the true value of sleep. We have simply to remember that Shakespeare not only gave the subject a lot of attention but rated beds so highly as to make out a will leaving his wife his ‘second best bed’.

Q. The phrase 'less conspicuous' means:

Solution:
QUESTION: 87

PASSAGE-I

Beds are the best evidence of the importance that man attaches to sleep. What deep sleeper can have gazed without envy at the monumental, spacious, four- poster beds of the past? It is easy to imagine one climbing into a bed like this, drawing the curtains and enjoying hours and hours of uninterrupted sleep. It is only in our days that beds have been debased. The first victim in our effort to save space has been, of course, the bed. Everything is done to make it less conspicuous. It folds up and disappears into the wall or performs astonishing acrobatic tricks and turns itself into a couch or an armchair. Even the bedroom as such has disappeared and has been replaced by a thing called a ‘sitting bedroom’ in which you can neither comfortably sleep nor sit. What with further refinement like rubber mattresses and electric blankets it is no wonder that many of us suffer from insomnia and seek salvation from alarm clocks to wake up each morning. Psychologists, meanwhile are busy studying our sleep habits and tell us that we cannot truly rest unless we dream. But most of us dream during the few minutes of blissful sleep that follow each rude awakening. Only our ancestors knew the true value of sleep. We have simply to remember that Shakespeare not only gave the subject a lot of attention but rated beds so highly as to make out a will leaving his wife his ‘second best bed’.

Q. According to the author, we suffer from insomnia because:

Solution:
QUESTION: 88

Directions (88): In the following one question, four words are given in each question, out of which only one word is correctly or wrongly spelt.

Solution:
QUESTION: 89

Directions (89-91): 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.

Q. His services have been dispensed ________.

Solution:
QUESTION: 90

Sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s).

Q. My father_____ home last week.

Solution:
QUESTION: 91

Sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s).

Q. An optimist thinks that all _____ well with the world.

Solution:
QUESTION: 92

Directions (92): Choose the most suitable antonym of the given word.

DECEITFUL

Solution:
QUESTION: 93

Directions (Q. 93-97) : In questions a sentence is given part of which may need improvement. Alternatives are given in (A), (B) and (C) below which may be a better option. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (D) :

Q. She is annoying that her father had not accepted her suggestion.

Solution:
QUESTION: 94

In questions a sentence is given part of which may need improvement.

Q. He was a failure at art but his last piece was so beautiful that no one could believe he had painted it.

Solution:
QUESTION: 95

In questions a sentence is given part of which may need improvement.

Q. When the party ended, the band pack up its equipment and left.

Solution:
QUESTION: 96

In questions a sentence is given part of which may need improvement.

Q. The Field Marshal knew that untrained troops were no good to him, he needed complete veterans.

Solution:
QUESTION: 97

In questions a sentence is given part of which may need improvement.

Q. Once only did she give her way to emotions.

Solution:
QUESTION: 98

Directions (Q. 98-100) : In the following questions, read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer. If there is no error, then mark no error (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any).

Q. That was the most unique opportunity he got in his life.

Solution:

"Unique" is a degreeless adjective so remove "most" before it.

QUESTION: 99

In the following questions, read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence.

Q. Several prominent figures involved in the scandal are required to appear to the investigation committee.

Solution:

Use "before" in place of "to"

QUESTION: 100

In the following questions, read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence.

Q. Due to heavy work in the office I was unable to catch the five thirty train.

Solution:

Use "owing to or because of or on account of" in place of "due to"