Ssc CGL Tier 1 Mock Test - 2


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QUESTION: 1

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

Pigeon  :  Peace  : :  White flag  :  

Solution:

Pigeon is a symbol of peace and white flag is a symbol of surrender.

QUESTION: 2

France : Euro : : Argentina : ? 

Solution:

Peso is the currency of Argentina.

QUESTION: 3

36  :  90  : :  90  :  ?

Solution:

The logic is 1st number is doubled + Half of the first is added

QUESTION: 4

Direction (4-7) : In  each  of  the  following  questions,find the odd word/letter/number/number pair from the given response

Solution:

Except (a), all are used for temporary stay

QUESTION: 5

In this of  the  following  questions,find the odd word/letter/number/number pair from the given response

Solution:

 All Except Cuba are the Capitals

QUESTION: 6

In this of  the  following  questions,find the odd word/letter/number/number pair from the given response.

Solution:

Except (b), in all other options the sum of 1st and 3rd  digit is equal to 2nd digit.

QUESTION: 7

In this of  the  following  questions,find the odd word/letter/number/number pair from the given response.

Solution:

Except (d), all have atleast one vowel.

QUESTION: 8

A family consists of six members P, Q, R, X, Y and Z. Q is the son of R but R is not mother of Q. P and R are a married couple. Y is the brother of R. X is the daughter of P. Z is the brother of P. How many children does P have.

Solution:

Q is the son of R but R is not the mother. So, R is the Father of Q. P is married to R 
So, P is the wife of R and the mother of Q, X is the daughter of P and hence of R and so she is the Sister of Q, Y is the brother of R and Z is the brother of P. 
Clearly, Q is the son of P and X is the daughter of P. So, P has two children.

QUESTION: 9

If Q means ‘add to’, J means ‘multiply by’, T means  ‘substract from’ and K means ‘divide by’ then 30 K 2 Q 3 J 6 T 5 = ?

Solution:

Using Correct Symbols, We have :
Given expression = 30 / 2 + 3 x 6 – 5 = 15 + 18 - 5 = 28

QUESTION: 10

Arrange  the  words  given  below  in  a meaningful sequence.

1. Heel      2. Shoulder   
3. Skull     4. Neck
5. Knee     6. Chest
7. Thigh    8. Stomach     
9. Facek   10. Hand

Solution:

The correct order is :
 Skull  Face  Neck  Shoulder  Hand Chest  
    3        9       4       2           10      6
  Stomach  Thigh  Knee  Heel
       8            7         5        1
 

QUESTION: 11

From the given alternatives, select the word which can’t be formed using the letters of the letters of the given word.

PERAMBULATOR

Solution:

Because ‘N’ is not present in the word PERAMBULATOR.

QUESTION: 12

Direction (12-13) :  In these Question, a  series is given with one term missing.

3, 17, 45, 87, ?

Solution:

QUESTION: 13

In this Question, a  series is given with one term missing.

AXE, ESI, IOM, ?

Solution:

QUESTION: 14

If DANGER is coded as 11-8-21-14-12-25, then how will the word MACHINE be coded?

Solution:

QUESTION: 15

The length and breadth of a room are 8 m and 6 m respectively. A cat runs along all the four walls and finally along a diagonal order to catch a rat. How much total distance is covered by the cat? 

Solution:

QUESTION: 16

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

gfe_ig_eii_fei_gf_ii

Solution:

The given cyclic order series following pattern
g feii / gfe i i /gfeii/ g f ei i

QUESTION: 17

Arrange the following words given below in dictionary order.

1. Analyze    2. Assignation    
3. Arrival       4. Assassination    
5. Analyst

Solution:
QUESTION: 18

How is my father’s mother’s only daughter-in-law’s sister related to me

Solution:

My fahter’s mother’s only daughter-in-law is my father’s wife i.e. my mother. My mother’s sister is my aunt.

QUESTION: 19

The angle between the minute hand and hour hand of a clock when the time is 4 : 20

Solution:

QUESTION: 20

Directions (20) : Two/one statements are given followed by four/two Conclusions I, II, III and IV. You have to consider the statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts.  You are to decide which of the given conclusions, if any, follow from the given statements.

Statement : 

Mr. X is one of the probable candidates shortlisted for the post of Director of KLM Institute.

Conclusions:

I. Mr. X will be selected as Director of KLM Institute 
II. Mr. X will not be selected as Director of KLM Institute

Solution:

As Mr. X is one of the candidates for the post of director, he will either be selected or rejected.

QUESTION: 21

From the given Answer Figures select the one in which the Question Figure is hidden/embedded.

Solution:
QUESTION: 22

Which one of the answer figures shall complete the given question figure.

Solution:
QUESTION: 23

Count the number of triangles and squares in the given figure.

Solution:

The figure may be labelled as shown.

Triangles :
The simplest triangles are BPN, PNE, ABM, EFG, MLK, GHI, QRO, RSO, STO and QTO i.e. 10 in number.
The triangles composed of two components each are BPE, TQR, QRS, RST and STQ i.e. 5 in number.
The triangles composed of three components each are MPO and GPO i.e. 2 in number.
The triangles composed of six components each are LPJ, HPJ and MPG i.e. 3 in number.
There is only one triangle LPH composed of twelve components.
Total number of triangles in the figure = 10 + 5 + 2 + 3 + l = 21.

Squares :
The squares composed of two components each are KJOM and JIGQ i.e. 2 in number.

The squares composed of three components each are ANOM, NFGO and CDEB i.e.3 in number.
There is only one square i.e. QRST composed of four components.
There is only one square i.e. AFIK composed of ten components.
Total number of squares in the figure = 2 + 3 + 1 + 1 = 7.

QUESTION: 24

Direction (24-25) : In the following question, select the missing number from the given response.

Solution:

QUESTION: 25

Solution:

QUESTION: 26

A money bill passed by the Lok Sabha is deemed to have been passed by the Rajya Sabha also when no action is taken by the Upper House within.

Solution:

Money bills passed by the Lok Sabha are sent to the Rajya Sabha. The Rajya Sabha may not amend money bills but can recommend amendments. To make sure that Rajya Sabha doesn’t amend the bill by adding some non-money matters (known as Financial Bill), the Lok Sabha Speaker certifies the bill as a money bill before sending it to the upper house, and the decision of the Speaker is binding on both the Houses. A money bill must be returned to the Lok Sabha within 14 days or the bill is deemed to have passed both houses in the form it was originally passed by the Lok Sabha.

QUESTION: 27

Which one of the following is a female sex hormone? 

Solution:

Female sex hormones. The most important hormones made by the ovaries are known as female sex hormones (sex steroids) – and the two main ones are oestrogen and progesterone.

QUESTION: 28

Maximum photosynthetic activity occurs in

Solution:

Maximum photosynthesis occurs in blue and red region of light.

QUESTION: 29

A book that brought awareness of environment all over the world was Silent Spring.  It was written by :

Solution:

Silent Spring is a 1962 environmental science book by Rachel Carson.The book documented the detrimental effects on the environment—particularly on birds—of the indiscriminate use of pesticides. Carson accused the chemical industry of spreading disinformation and public officials of accepting industry claims unquestioningly.

QUESTION: 30

AIDS virus has

Solution:

HIV is different in structure from other retroviruses. It is around 120 nm in diameter (around 60 times smaller than a red blood cell) and roughly spherical. HIV-1 is composed of two copies of noncovalently linked, unspliced, positive-sense single-stranded RNA enclosed by a conical capsid composed of the viral protein p24, typical of lentiviruses. The RNA component is 9749 nucleotides long and bears a 5’ cap (Gppp), a 3’ poly(A) tail, and many open reading frames (ORFs).

QUESTION: 31

A ‘breath test’ used by traffic police to check drunken driving uses

Solution:

The silver nitrate acts as a catalyst, allowing the alcohol to be oxidized at an appreciable rate. The requisite acidic condition needed for the reaction might also be provided by the sulfuric acid. In solution, ethanol reacts with the potassium dichromate, reducing the dichromate ion to the chromium (III) ion

QUESTION: 32

One time associate of Mahatma Gandhi, broke off from him and launched a radical movement called ‘self-respect movement’. Who was he ? 

Solution:

The Self-Respect Movement is a movement with the aim of achieving a society where backward castes have equal human rights, and encouraging backward castes to have self-respect in the context of a caste-based society that considered them to be a lower end of the hierarchy. It was founded in 1925 by E. V. Ramasamy (also called as Periyar by his devoted followers) in Tamil Nadu, India against Brahminism

QUESTION: 33

The first attempt to introduce a representative and popular element in the governance of India was made through : 

Solution:

Indian Council acts of 1892.

QUESTION: 34

Where is Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world, located

Solution:

Lake Superior is the largest of the Great Lakes of North America. The lake is shared by the province of Ontario to the north in Canada, the states of Minnesota to the west, Wisconsin and Michigan to the south in the United States.

QUESTION: 35

Who started the Saka Era which is still used by the Government of India.

Solution:

The Úaka, or Salivâhana, era (ad 78), now used throughout India, is the most important of all. It has been used not only in many Indian inscriptions but also in ancient Sanskrit inscriptions in Indochina and Indonesia. The reformed calendar promulgated by the Indian government from 1957 is reckoned by this era. It is variously alleged to have been founded by King Kanicka or by the Hindu king Salivâhana or by the satrap Nahapâna.

QUESTION: 36

Which of the following districts is on the international border of India.

Solution:

Kinnaur, is about 235 km (146 mi) from the state capital, Shimla, located in the northeast corner of Himachal Pradesh bordering Tibet to the east.

QUESTION: 37

Laterite soil develops as a result of

Solution:

laterite soil is developed as a result of leaching.

QUESTION: 38

Separation of the judiciary from the executive has been provided in one of the following parts of the Indian Constitution : 

Solution:

The Directive Principles of State Policy fully discribes the Separation of the judiciary from the executive under the article 50.

QUESTION: 39

From the following languages listed in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution pick out the one which is the official language of a State 

Solution:

Urdu   is a standardised register of the Hindustani language.It is the national language and lingua franca of Pakistan, and an official language of six states of India. It is also one of the 22 official languages recognized in the Constitution of India.

QUESTION: 40

The enzyme that converts glucose to ethyl alcohol is

Solution:

Zymase coverts glucose to Ethyl alcohol. C6H12O6+Zymase2C2H5 OH+2CO2

QUESTION: 41

Silk fibre chemically is  

Solution:

Fibers are basically cellulose. Cellulose fibers are fibers made with ether or esters of cellulose, which can be obtained from the bark, wood or leaves of plants, or from a plant-based material. 

QUESTION: 42

Which of the following food items is rich in iron

Solution:

Apple is rich in iron amongst them.

QUESTION: 43

Which commission made the recommendations which formed the basis for the Punjab Reorganisation Act which created the states Punjab and Haryana? 

Solution:

There was a demand from different regions, mainly South India, for reorganization of  States on linguistic basis. Consequently, in June 1948, the Government of India appointed the Linguistic Provinces Commission under the chairmanship of Justice S.K.Dhar to study the feasibility of organizing states on Linguistic basis.

QUESTION: 44

Who discovered Cholera germs 

Solution:

Robert Koch

QUESTION: 45

Which of the following circuit is used as ‘Memory device’ in computers

Solution:
QUESTION: 46

Which of the following is used in oven 

Solution:

Microwaves

QUESTION: 47

The standard of living in a country is represented

Solution:

The total value of goods and services produced is called real Gross Domestic Product. The ratio of GDP to population is called GDP per capita. GDP per capita is the usual measure of the standard of living.

QUESTION: 48

Energy is continuously created in the sun due to

Solution:

The sun produces energy through nuclear fusion. The sun is a large ball of hydrogen and helium undergoing constant nuclear fusion, in which atoms of hydrogen combine to form helium and release a large quantity of energy.

QUESTION: 49

The battle of Chillianwalla was a part of

Solution:

The Battle of Chillianwala was fought during the Second Anglo-Sikh War in the Chillianwala region of Punjab.

QUESTION: 50

Who was won the 2016 formulae one British Grand Prix Championship

Solution:

Lewis Hamilton

QUESTION: 51

What are the roots of a equation (a+b+x)–1 = a–1 + b–1 + x–1 ?

Solution:

QUESTION: 52

In the figure given above, C and D are points on the semi-circle described on AB as diameter. ∠ABD = 75º and ∠DAC = 35º. What is the ∠BDC ?

Solution:

In  ΔABD

∠ABD + ∠ADB + ∠BAD = 180º
⇒ 75º + 90º + BAD = 180º 
⇒ 165º + BAD = 180º
∠BAD = 180º – 165º = 15º
∠BAC = 35º + 15º = 50º
 Since, A, B, D and C from a cyclic quadrilateral
∠BAC + ∠BDC=180º
⇒ 50º + BDC = 180º
 ⇒ ∠BDC = 180º – 50º = 130º

QUESTION: 53

What is value of x in the figure given above ?

Solution:

In ΔBCD
⇒ b + ∠CDB + ∠CBD = 180º 
∠CDB + ∠CBD = 180º – b
Again in ABD,
∠A + ∠ADB + ∠ABD = 180º  
⇒a+∠ADC+∠CDB+∠ABC+∠CBD=180º
⇒ a + x + ∠CDB + c + ∠CBD = 180º
⇒ a + x + c+(∠CDB + ∠CBD) = 180º
⇒ a + x + c +180º–b= 180º [from (i)]
⇒ x  = b – a – c    

QUESTION: 54

What is the simplest value of 

Solution:

= sinA

QUESTION: 55

A square of side length a is inscribed in a circle as shown in the figure. What is the area of the shaded region ?

Solution:

Side of the square = a
 Diagonal of the square = 

Radius of the circle = 

Area of circle = πr2

Area of segment  

QUESTION: 56

If x, y, z are the three sums of money such that y is simple interest on x and z is simple interest on y for the same time and at the same rate, than which one of the following is correct ?

Solution:

QUESTION: 57

A man can walk uphill at the rate of  km/hr and downhill at the rate of km/hr. If the total time required to walk a certain distance up the hill and return to the starting point was 4 hr 36 min, then what was the distance he walked up the hill ?

Solution:

Let the distance be x
Time taken by man to walk up hill

and time taken by man to walk down hill

QUESTION: 58

A can do a work in 5 days, B in 10 days and C in 15 days. They started the work and after 3 days A left the work and B left it before 3 days of the complition of the work. Find the total no of days taken by them.

Solution:


Since A worked for 3 days so workdone by A = 6×3 = 18
Remaining work 30 – 18 = 12
If B also worked for last 3 days than total work done by B+C = 12+3×3 = 21
Time taken by B+C  = 21/5 =  days
Total time =   days

QUESTION: 59

If N, N+2 and N+4 are prime numbers, then the number of possible solutions for N are

Solution:

Only one such case satisfying the condition given in the question is possible and that is when N = 3, so that 3, 5 and 7 are all prime numbers.

QUESTION: 60

Solution:

QUESTION: 61

The H.C.F. of two numbers, each having three digits, is 17 and their L.C.M. is 714. The sum of the numbers will be : 

Solution:

LCM = 714 = 17 × 7 × 6
HCF = 17
So possible values of no. = 17 × 7, 17× 6
= 119, 102
Sum of numbers = 221

QUESTION: 62

Three years ago, the average age of the family of 5 members was 17 years. Inspite of the birth of a child in the family, the present average age of the family remains the same. The present age of the child is

Solution:

Three years ago average age of family = 17 years 
so present average age of family=20 years
Total age of the 5 members at present=20×5=100 years
Total present age of 6 members at present=17 × 6 = 102
Age of child = 102 – 100
= 2 years

QUESTION: 63

Men, women and children are employed to do a work in the proportion of 3 : 2 : 1 and their wages as 5 : 3 : 2. When 90 men are employed, total daily wages of all amounts to ₹ 10350. Find the daily wages of a man.

Solution:

Let the numbers of men, women and 
children are 3k, 2k and k, respectively.
Given, 3k = 90 
⇒ k = 30
Number of women = 60
and number of children = 30
Let the men's, women's and children's
wages be ₹ 5p, ₹ 3p and ₹ 2p, respectively.
According to the question,
Total daily wages = ₹ 10350
⇒ 90 x 5p + 60 x 3p + 30 x 2p = 10350
⇒ p x (450 + 180 + 60) = 10350
∴ p = 10350/690 = 15
∴ Daily wages of a man = 15 x 5 = ₹ 75

QUESTION: 64

A and C run for a kilometre, and A wins by 275 metres. B wins by 30 secs. When B and C run for the same distance. How much time is taken by A in finishing one kilometre race ? 

Solution:

A wins by B = 25 sec.
B wins by C = 30 sec.
A wins by C = 55 sec.
and also A wins by C = 275 m.
Speed of C = 275/55
Time taken to C to run a kilometer = 1000/5
Time taken by A to run a
kilometer=200-55
= 145 sec.
= 2 min 25 sec.

QUESTION: 65

A borrowed sum was paid in the two annual installments of Rs. 121 each. If the rate of compound interest is 10% p.a., what sum was borrowed ?

Solution:

x = 110 + 100
x = 210

QUESTION: 66

A container contains a mixture of two liquids A and B in the ratio of 7 : 5. When 9 L of mixture is drawn off and the container is filled with B, the ratio of A and B becomes 7 : 9. How many litres of liquid A was contained by the container initially ?

Solution:

A        B
7        5
7        9
4 unit — 9 liter
12 unit — 27 liter
Total amount of mixture = 27+9
= 36 liter
Amount of A 

QUESTION: 67

A shopkeer marks an article at Rs. 60 and sells at a discount of 15%. He also gives a gift worth Rs. 3. If the still makes 20% profit, the cost price is

Solution:

Discount = 15% of 60
= 9 Rs.
Gift = 3 Rs.
Total discount = 12
SP = 48 Rs.

QUESTION: 68

By selling an article at 3/4th of the marked price, there is a gain of 25%. The ratio of the marked price and the cost price is

Solution:

QUESTION: 69

In the fig given above, PS=QS=PR, ∠TPR=78º. What is ∠PRS equal to ?

Solution:

= x + x
= 2x
∠PSR = ∠PRS=2x
78 = x + 2x

2x = 52º
∠PRS=52º

QUESTION: 70

If the points (p, q), (m, n) and (p-m, q-n) are collinear.

Solution:

(1/2)[x1 (y2-y3)+x2 (y3-y1) + x3 (y1-y2)]=0
P(n–q+n)+m(q–n–q)+(p-m) (q-n)=0
Pn–Pq+Pn + qm - mn - mq + pq - pn -mq + mn = 0
Pn=mq=0
Pn = qm

QUESTION: 71

If secθ + tanθ = p then the value of 

Solution:

QUESTION: 72

Minimum value of 9 sin2θ+ 4 cosec2θ is:

Solution:

9 sin2θ+ 4 cosec2θ
minimum value for a 

QUESTION: 73

Directions (73-75) : Following table gives the population of a locality from 1988 to 1992. Read the table and answer the questions.

The total population in 1989 is :

Solution:

The total population in 1989 = population in 1988 + increase = 146947 – 11630 = 158577

QUESTION: 74

Following table gives the population of a locality from 1988 to 1992. Read the table and answer the questions.

Number of women in 1991 is :

Solution:

Number of women in 1991=Total population in 1991-total population of men and children in 1991
= (153922 - 5337) - (69395 + 21560) = 57630

QUESTION: 75

Following table gives the population of a locality from 1988 to 1992. Read the table and answer the questions.

Increase or decrease of population in 1992 over 1991 is :

Solution:

Total population in 1992 = 160998
Total population in 1991
= 153922 – 5337 = 148585
Increase in population in 1992 over 1991
= 160998–148585
= 12413

QUESTION: 76

Directions (76-77): In the following three questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.

PALTRY

Solution:
QUESTION: 77

Choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.

DEMENTED    

Solution:
QUESTION: 78

Directions (78-79): In the following three questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word and.

CONTRAPTION    

Solution:
QUESTION: 79

Choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word and.

EVINCE

Solution:
QUESTION: 80

Directions (80-82): In the following three questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences.

Die by being deprived of air

Solution:
QUESTION: 81

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

Murder of one’s children

Solution:
QUESTION: 82

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

A young swan.

Solution:
QUESTION: 83

Directions (83-85): 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 and blacken the circle corresponding to the appropriate correct option.

Q. Instead of his busy and hard life, he still retains freshness and robustness.

Solution:
QUESTION: 84

Find out which part of a sentence has an error and blacken the circle corresponding to the appropriate correct option.

Q. Their offspring are all very inquisitive

Solution:
QUESTION: 85

Find out which part of a sentence has an error and blacken the circle corresponding to the appropriate correct option.

Q. Either of the roads lead to the park

Solution:
QUESTION: 86

Directions (86-90): 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 blacken the circle corresponding to “No improvement”

A very horrifying serial "was broadcasted" ten days ago.

Solution:
QUESTION: 87

Below are given alternatives to the underlined part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed blacken the circle corresponding to “No improvement”

The farmer’s way of life can be " contrasted to" that of the factory worker.

Solution:
QUESTION: 88

Below are given alternatives to the underlined part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed blacken the circle corresponding to “No improvement”

He enjoys nothing more than "drawing" swords with others.

Solution:
QUESTION: 89

Below are given alternatives to the underlined part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed blacken the circle corresponding to “No improvement”

The man "who will score the maximum points" will carry the trophy.

Solution:
QUESTION: 90

Below are given alternatives to the underlined part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed blacken the circle corresponding to “No improvement”

All the allegations "leveled against" him were found to be baseless.

Solution:
QUESTION: 91

Directions (91-92): In the following two questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question.

He is usually…….but today he appears rather…

Solution:
QUESTION: 92

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

The …… words of the mother comforted the…..child.

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.

In the armed forces, it is considered a great privilege to "die in harness".

Solution:
QUESTION: 94

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

On the level

Solution:
QUESTION: 95

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

Cheek by jowl

Solution:
QUESTION: 96

Directions (96-100): You have a passage with five questions following. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question.

Passage – I
It is strange that, according to his position in line, an extravagant man is admired or despised. A successful businessman does nothing to increase his popularity by being careful with his money. He is expected to display his success, to have a smart car, an expensive life, and to be lavish with his hospitality. If he is not so, he is considered mean and his reputation in business may even suffer in consequence. The paradox remains that if he had not been careful with his money in the first place, he would never have achieved his present wealth. Among the low income group, a different set of values exists. The young clerk who makes his wife a present of a new dress when he hadn’t paid his house rent, is condemned as extravagant. Carefulness with money to the point of meanness is applauded as a virtue. Nothing in his life is considered more worthy than paying his bills. The ideal wife for such a man separates her housekeeping money into joyless little piles– so much for rent, for food, for the children’s shoes; she is able to face the milkman with equanimity and never knows the guilt of buying something she can’t really afford. As for myself, I fall into neither of these categories. If have money to spare, I can be extravagant, but when, as is usually the case, I am hard up, then I am the meanest man imaginable.

 

Q. In the opinion of the writer, a successful businessman

Solution:
QUESTION: 97

Passage – I
It is strange that, according to his position in line, an extravagant man is admired or despised. A successful businessman does nothing to increase his popularity by being careful with his money. He is expected to display his success, to have a smart car, an expensive life, and to be lavish with his hospitality. If he is not so, he is considered mean and his reputation in business may even suffer in consequence. The paradox remains that if he had not been careful with his money in the first place, he would never have achieved his present wealth. Among the low income group, a different set of values exists. The young clerk who makes his wife a present of a new dress when he hadn’t paid his house rent, is condemned as extravagant. Carefulness with money to the point of meanness is applauded as a virtue. Nothing in his life is considered more worthy than paying his bills. The ideal wife for such a man separates her housekeeping money into joyless little piles– so much for rent, for food, for the children’s shoes; she is able to face the milkman with equanimity and never knows the guilt of buying something she can’t really afford. As for myself, I fall into neither of these categories. If have money to spare, I can be extravagant, but when, as is usually the case, I am hard up, then I am the meanest man imaginable.

 

Q. It seems that low paid people should 

Solution:
QUESTION: 98

Passage – I
It is strange that, according to his position in line, an extravagant man is admired or despised. A successful businessman does nothing to increase his popularity by being careful with his money. He is expected to display his success, to have a smart car, an expensive life, and to be lavish with his hospitality. If he is not so, he is considered mean and his reputation in business may even suffer in consequence. The paradox remains that if he had not been careful with his money in the first place, he would never have achieved his present wealth. Among the low income group, a different set of values exists. The young clerk who makes his wife a present of a new dress when he hadn’t paid his house rent, is condemned as extravagant. Carefulness with money to the point of meanness is applauded as a virtue. Nothing in his life is considered more worthy than paying his bills. The ideal wife for such a man separates her housekeeping money into joyless little piles– so much for rent, for food, for the children’s shoes; she is able to face the milkman with equanimity and never knows the guilt of buying something she can’t really afford. As for myself, I fall into neither of these categories. If have money to spare, I can be extravagant, but when, as is usually the case, I am hard up, then I am the meanest man imaginable.

 

Q. The word ‘parodox’ means :

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QUESTION: 99

Passage – I
It is strange that, according to his position in line, an extravagant man is admired or despised. A successful businessman does nothing to increase his popularity by being careful with his money. He is expected to display his success, to have a smart car, an expensive life, and to be lavish with his hospitality. If he is not so, he is considered mean and his reputation in business may even suffer in consequence. The paradox remains that if he had not been careful with his money in the first place, he would never have achieved his present wealth. Among the low income group, a different set of values exists. The young clerk who makes his wife a present of a new dress when he hadn’t paid his house rent, is condemned as extravagant. Carefulness with money to the point of meanness is applauded as a virtue. Nothing in his life is considered more worthy than paying his bills. The ideal wife for such a man separates her housekeeping money into joyless little piles– so much for rent, for food, for the children’s shoes; she is able to face the milkman with equanimity and never knows the guilt of buying something she can’t really afford. As for myself, I fall into neither of these categories. If have money to spare, I can be extravagant, but when, as is usually the case, I am hard up, then I am the meanest man imaginable.

 

Q. As far as money is concerned, we get the impression that the writer

Solution:
QUESTION: 100

Passage – I
It is strange that, according to his position in line, an extravagant man is admired or despised. A successful businessman does nothing to increase his popularity by being careful with his money. He is expected to display his success, to have a smart car, an expensive life, and to be lavish with his hospitality. If he is not so, he is considered mean and his reputation in business may even suffer in consequence. The paradox remains that if he had not been careful with his money in the first place, he would never have achieved his present wealth. Among the low income group, a different set of values exists. The young clerk who makes his wife a present of a new dress when he hadn’t paid his house rent, is condemned as extravagant. Carefulness with money to the point of meanness is applauded as a virtue. Nothing in his life is considered more worthy than paying his bills. The ideal wife for such a man separates her housekeeping money into joyless little piles– so much for rent, for food, for the children’s shoes; she is able to face the milkman with equanimity and never knows the guilt of buying something she can’t really afford. As for myself, I fall into neither of these categories. If have money to spare, I can be extravagant, but when, as is usually the case, I am hard up, then I am the meanest man imaginable.

 

Q. Which of the following would be the most suitable title for the passage?

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