SSC - Cgl Flt 2 (tier I Stage)

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SSC - Cgl Flt 2 (tier I Stage)

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  • 1. 
    Pointing towards a person in a photograph, Aruna said, “He is the only son of the father of my sister’s brother.” How is that person related to Aruna?
    • A. 

      Maternal uncle

    • B. 

      Mother

    • C. 

      Father

    • D. 

      Brother

  • 2. 
    What will be the next alphabet in: ababcababcababca __?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      None

  • 3. 
    If MASTER is coded as LZRSDQ,     TEACHER is coded as:
    • A. 

      SDZBGQD

    • B. 

      SDZBGDQ

    • C. 

      SDZBDGQ

    • D. 

      BDGQSDZ

  • 4. 
    121, 144, 169, 196, 225, 256
    • A. 

      289

    • B. 

      299

    • C. 

      279

    • D. 

      291

  • 5. 
     
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      8

  • 6. 
    If LAUGH is written as MBUFG and SHAME is written as TIALD, then HAPPY will be written as:
    • A. 

      IBPOX

    • B. 

      IAQOX

    • C. 

      IBPPX

    • D. 

      IZQQZ

  • 7. 
    165, 195, 255, 285, 345,  ?
    • A. 

      435

    • B. 

      390

    • C. 

      375

    • D. 

      420

  • 8. 
    In a row of 16 boys, when Prasad was shifted by two places towards the left, he became 7th from the left. What was his earlier position from the right end of the row?
    • A. 

      7th

    • B. 

      8th

    • C. 

      9th

    • D. 

      10th

  • 9. 
    Find out the similar pair.              13 : 221
    • A. 

      17 : 323

    • B. 

      13 : 130

    • C. 

      17 : 170

    • D. 

      13 : 195

  • 10. 
    Q (10 - 11): Answer the questions based on the following information. 
  • 11. 
    P#Q, Q∆G and HG, the relationship between P and H is:
    • A. 

      PH

    • B. 

      P⊗H

    • C. 

      P∆H

    • D. 

      Cannot say

  • 12. 
    PQ, Q⊗G, H∆G the relationship between P and H is:
    • A. 

      PH

    • B. 

      P⊗H

    • C. 

      P∆H

    • D. 

      Cannot say

  • 13. 
    Which word does NOT belong with the others?
    • A. 

      Unimportant

    • B. 

      Trivial

    • C. 

      Insignificant

    • D. 

      Familiar

  • 14. 
    Marathon : race :: hibernation : ?
    • A. 

      Winter

    • B. 

      Bear

    • C. 

      Dream

    • D. 

      Sleep

  • 15. 
    Q.Each question consists of some statements followed by some conclusions. Consider the statements to be true even if they are in variance with the commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follow from the given statements and accordingly mark your answer
  • 16. 
    Statements:Some ants are parrots.All the parrots are apples.Conclusions:I.All the apples are parrots.II.Some ants are apples.
    • A. 

      Only (I) conclusion follows

    • B. 

      Only (II) follows

    • C. 

      Either (I) or (II) follows

    • D. 

      Both (I) and (II) follow

  • 17. 
    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 4 and that of matrix II are numbered from 5 to 9. A letter from these matrices can be represented first by its row and next by its column,  e.g. ‘R’ can be represented by 02, 31,  similarly, you have to identify the set for the word given ‘NOTE’ Matrix I 012340ESRUN1RNSEU2UENRS3SRUNE4NUESR Matrix II 567895WOPTI6TIOWP7OWIPT8OPTOW9PTWIO
    • A. 

      40, 75, 96, 34

    • B. 

      33, 99, 87, 14

    • C. 

      04, 67, 78, 21

    • D. 

      22, 56, 65, 43

  • 18. 
    Find out from amongst the four alternatives as to how the pattern would appear when the transparent sheet is folded at the dotted line.         (X)                      (1)                 (2)                  (3)                 (4)
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 19. 
    Choose the correct mirror image of the given figure (X) from amongst the four alternatives.             (X)                  (1)          (2)         (3)         (4)
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 20. 
    Q(18 - 19) A, B, C, D, E, F and G are sitting in a row facing North :i)  F is to the immediate right of E.ii) E is 4th to the right of G.iii) C is the neighbour of B and D.iv) Person who is third to the left of D is at one of ends.
  • 21. 
    Which of the following statement is not true ?
    • A. 

      E is to the immediate left of D

    • B. 

      A is at one of the ends

    • C. 

      G is to the immediate left of B

    • D. 

      F is second to the right of D

  • 22. 
    What is the position of A ?
    • A. 

      Between E and D

    • B. 

      Extreme left

    • C. 

      Centre

    • D. 

      Extreme right

  • 23. 
    Which of the following will come fourth in the English dictionary?
    • A. 

      WEIL

    • B. 

      WEINER

    • C. 

      WEIR

    • D. 

      WEIRD

  • 24. 
      In the above diagram, Square represents women, triangle represent the sub-inspectors of police and circle represents the graduates. Which numbered area represents women graduate sub-inspectors of police?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      13

  • 25. 
    Which of the figures given below represents the relationship among the items given in each of the following questions?Bangles, Ornaments, Gold bangles.
    • A. 
    • B. 
    • C. 
    • D. 
  • 26. 
    AZBY : ZAYB – XCWD : ?
    • A. 

      CXDW

    • B. 

      XWCD

    • C. 

      CWXD

    • D. 

      WXDC

  • 27. 
    How many parallelograms are there in the figure given below?
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      13

    • D. 

      16

  • 28. 
    Which of the following interchanges of numbers would make the given equation correct?8 × 20 ÷ 3 + 9 – 5 = 38
    • A. 

      3, 8

    • B. 

      8, 9

    • C. 

      3, 5

    • D. 

      3, 9

  • 29. 
    General Awareness
  • 30. 
    The city of Sambalpur situated on the banks of river
    • A. 

      Cauvery

    • B. 

      Godavari

    • C. 

      Yamuna

    • D. 

      Mahanadi

  • 31. 
    The study of potamology
    • A. 

      Rivers

    • B. 

      Oceans

    • C. 

      Soil

    • D. 

      Lakes

  • 32. 
    Under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, which among the following was given a legal definition as the stretch of the seabed adjacent to the shores of a particular country to which it belongs
    • A. 

      Isthmus

    • B. 

      Oceanic ridge

    • C. 

      Continental shelf

    • D. 

      Continental slope

  • 33. 
    Arrange the following hills/mountains in North-South order: 1) Cardamom Hills 2) Nilgiri Hills 3) Nallamala Hills 4) Anamalai Hills
    • A. 

      1,2,3,4

    • B. 

      3,2,4,1

    • C. 

      2,3,4,1

    • D. 

      3,2,1,4

  • 34. 
    Which of the following folk dances is associated with Madhya Pradesh ?
    • A. 

      Terah taali

    • B. 

      Koya

    • C. 

      Gaur

    • D. 

      Gidda

  • 35. 
    Who has been appointed as Senior Director in the World Bank from India
    • A. 

      Rajiv Sabharwal

    • B. 

      Rakesh Sharma

    • C. 

      Saroj Kumar Jha

    • D. 

      Usha Sangwan

  • 36. 
    What is the theme of Zero Discrimination Day 2016?
    • A. 

      Open Up, Reach Out

    • B. 

      Stand out

    • C. 

      Getting to Zero

    • D. 

      Close the gap

  • 37. 
    Who among the following won the 2015 Jnanpith Award
    • A. 

      Raghuveer Chaudhari

    • B. 

      Bhalchandra Nemade

    • C. 

      Pratibha Ray

    • D. 

      Kedarnath Singh

  • 38. 
    Researchers from which Institute in India have discovered 5 new long-haired species of wasps
    • A. 

      Zoological Survey of India

    • B. 

      National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources

    • C. 

      National Institute of Wildlife

    • D. 

      Wildlife Institute of India

  • 39. 
    Consider these statements 1) The Rajya Sabha is never dissolved and can be called to session any time at short notice. 2) Under special circumstances, Money Bill can be introduced in Rajya Sabha Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      Both 1 and 2

    • D. 

      Neither 1 nor 2

  • 40. 
    Consider the following statements about Indian elections :1)The Constitution provides that elections to the House of the People and the Legislative Assemblies of States are to be held on the basis of universal adult suffrage.2)India is governed by a parliamentary system of government with the legislature directly accountable to the executive.Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      Both 1 and 2

    • D. 

      Neither 1 nor 2

  • 41. 
    A biochemical compound that readily combines with oxygen and distributes it throughout the human body is
    • A. 

      Urea

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      Acetylcholine

    • D. 

      Hemoglobin

  • 42. 
    Which structure is usually present only in animal cells?
    • A. 

      Vacuole

    • B. 

      Cell wall

    • C. 

      Nucleus

    • D. 

      Centriole

  • 43. 
    Cryogenic engines find applications in
    • A. 

      Sub-marine propulsion

    • B. 

      Frost-free refrigerators

    • C. 

      Rocket technology

    • D. 

      Superconductivity

  • 44. 
    This chemical compound is also known as "laughing gas" due to its euphoric effects of inhaling it. Which among the following are we talking about?
    • A. 

      Argon

    • B. 

      Neon

    • C. 

      Xenon

    • D. 

      Nitrous oxide

  • 45. 
    Stars are massive source of energy. The source of energy in all stars including the sun is 1) Unknown 2) Fusion of hydrogen nuclei into helium nucleus 3) Fission of bigger nuclei into smaller ones 4) Stored energy in the atmosphere
    • A. 

      (3) only

    • B. 

      (2) only

    • C. 

      (2) and (3)

    • D. 

      (4) only

  • 46. 
    A fuse is used in mains electric supply as a safety device. Which one of the following statements about the fuse is correct?
    • A. 

      It is connected in parallel with the main switch

    • B. 

      It is made mainly from silver alloys

    • C. 

      It must have a low melting point

    • D. 

      It must have a very high resistance

  • 47. 
    Which one of the following does an automatic barrier systems uses
    • A. 

      Light waves

    • B. 

      Radio waves

    • C. 

      Microwaves

    • D. 

      Sound waves

  • 48. 
    What is the use of Heavy water in Nuclear Reactors
    • A. 

      It prevents the chain reaction happening too quickly

    • B. 

      It is used to shut the reactor down completely

    • C. 

      It absorbs excess Neutrons

    • D. 

      It acts as a neutron moderator to slow down neutrons in Nuclear Reactors

  • 49. 
    When was UNEP established?
    • A. 

      1973

    • B. 

      1974

    • C. 

      1972

    • D. 

      1945

  • 50. 
    When two mercury drops are brought into contact, they merge to form a bigger drop because liquids have a tendency to possess
    • A. 

      Minimum volume

    • B. 

      Maximum surface area

    • C. 

      Minimum surface area

    • D. 

      Maximum volume

  • 51. 
    PFRDA stands for
    • A. 

      Pension Fund Regulation and Development Authority

    • B. 

      Pension Funding Regulatory and Development Authority

    • C. 

      Pension Fund Regulatory and Developing Authority

    • D. 

      Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority

  • 52. 
    Devaluation usually causes the internal prices to
    • A. 

      Fall

    • B. 

      Rise

    • C. 

      Remain unchanged

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 53. 
    To which country, India lost the Solar case in WTOs Dispute Settlement Body (DSB)
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Germany

    • C. 

      USA

    • D. 

      China

  • 54. 
    India’s which agency recently signed MoU with Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) on bilateral cooperation and technical assistance
    • A. 

      RBI

    • B. 

      Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority

    • C. 

      Securities and Exchange Board of India

    • D. 

      State Bank of India

  • 55. 
    Quantitative Aptitude
  • 56. 
    A person sells 30 oranges per rupee and suffers a loss of 20%. How many oranges per rupee are to be sold to have a gain of 20%?
    • A. 

      25

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      27

  • 57. 
    If p = 2 and q = 3, what is the value of (pq-qp)/(pp-qq)=?
    • A. 

      1/32

    • B. 

      1/23

    • C. 

      1/27

    • D. 

      1/72

  • 58. 
    The average age of 35 students is 10 years. If the teacher’s age is also included, the average age increases by one year. What is the teacher’s age in years?
    • A. 

      34

    • B. 

      35

    • C. 

      43

    • D. 

      46

  • 59. 
    A man can row 18 kmph in still water. It takes twice as long to row up as to row down the river. Find the rate of the stream.
    • A. 

      5 kmph

    • B. 

      4 kmph

    • C. 

      6 kmph

    • D. 

      8 kmph

  • 60. 
    The perimeter of a regular hexagon is 48cm. Find the area of the hexagon.
    • A. 

      96 m2

    • B. 

      96 m2

    • C. 

      96/ m2

    • D. 

      32 m2

  • 61. 
    A man covers a certain distance between his house and office on scooter. Having an average speed of 30 km/hr, he is late by 10 min. However, with a speed of 40 km/hr he reaches his office 5 min earlier. Find the distance between his house and office.
    • A. 

      40 km

    • B. 

      30 km

    • C. 

      15 km

    • D. 

      20 km

  • 62. 
    The upper part of a tree is broken and it makes an angle of 600. The distance between the top touching the ground and the base of the tree is 200cm. What is the initial height of the tree?
    • A. 

      746 cm

    • B. 

      750 cm

    • C. 

      764 cm

    • D. 

      725 cm

  • 63. 
    The sum of three numbers is 574.  The ratio between the first number and the second number is 2:5 and the ratio between the second number and the 3rd number is 3:4. Find the second number.
    • A. 

      220

    • B. 

      240

    • C. 

      210

    • D. 

      230

  • 64. 
    The base of a triangular field is 3 times its height. If the cost of cultivating the field at Rs.20/m2 is Rs.480, find its base and height.
    • A. 

      B = 10m, h = 3m

    • B. 

      B =8m, h = 4m

    • C. 

      B = 12m, h = 4m

    • D. 

      B = 12m, h = 3m

  • 65. 
    Four pumps can fill a reservoir in 15 hrs. In how many hours can 12 such pumps do the same work?
    • A. 

      4 ½ hrs

    • B. 

      5 hrs

    • C. 

      4 hrs

    • D. 

      5 ½ hrs

  • 66. 
    The simplified value of is:
    • A. 
    • B. 
    • C. 
    • D. 
  • 67. 
    Solve: 12/x + 6/y = 14,   6/x + 18/y =22.
    • A. 

      (1, 3/2)

    • B. 

      (2/3, 3/2)

    • C. 

      (3/2, 1)

    • D. 

      (3/2, 2/3)

  • 68. 
    In the adjoining figure, ABCD is a rectangle and the area of triangle ABE= 20 cm2. If EC = 2BE, then area of the rectangle in cm2 is:                                        
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      120

    • C. 

      80

    • D. 

      140

  • 69. 
    If n2 = 123454321, what is n?
    • A. 

      12345

    • B. 

      54321

    • C. 

      111111

    • D. 

      11111

  • 70. 
    A and B start a business. A invests Rs.6000 for 7 months and B invests Rs.5000 for a period of 10 months. What is the profit share of B at the end of the year if the profit is Rs.10,000?
    • A. 

      Rs.5225

    • B. 

      Rs.5235

    • C. 

      Rs.5435

    • D. 

      Rs.5525

  • 71. 
    In the triangle ABC, G is the centroid. Find the length of GA and GF. Given, AB =10cm, AC =20cm, BC =10cm.
    • A. 

      10 cm, 5 cm

    • B. 

      8 cm, 4 cm

    • C. 

      11 cm, 3 cm

    • D. 

      12 cm, 4 cm

  • 72. 
    Chetan buys a TV at 10% discount and sells it for 20% more than its value. What will be his profit %?
    • A. 

      30 %

    • B. 

      33 1/3 %

    • C. 

      25 %

    • D. 

      20 %

  • 73. 
    A well 40m long, 15m broad and 15m deep is dug in the centre of a field 400m long and 20m wide. By how much will the level of the field rise if the earth dug out of the tank is evenly spread over the field ?
    • A. 

      1.21m

    • B. 

      1.13m

    • C. 

      1.41m

    • D. 

      2.4m

  • 74. 
    If 2x/(x-4) + (2x-5)/(x-3) = 8 1/3 then the value of x is:
    • A. 

      6, 40/11

    • B. 

      8, 40/13

    • C. 

      6, 3 1/3

    • D. 

      8, 3 1/11

  • 75. 
    The adjoining figure shows two concentric rings of radii r = 3 cm and R= 4  cm. The area of the shaded portion is:
    • A. 

      7𝝅 cm2

    • B. 

      22 cm2

    • C. 

      5.5 cm2

    • D. 

      7  cm2

  • 76. 
    A town having a present population of 1,85,220 has an annual birth rate of 10% and death rate 5% of the total population respectively. The population of the town three years ago was:
    • A. 

      1,60,000

    • B. 

      1,70,000

    • C. 

      1,50,000

    • D. 

      1,55,000

  • 77. 
    3a+2b = 31 and 3a+1- 2b+4 = 17 Find a and b.
    • A. 

      2,3

    • B. 

      4,1

    • C. 

      3,2

    • D. 

      None

  • 78. 
    The biggest possible circle is inscribed in a rectangle of length 16cm and breadth 6cm. Find its area.
    • A. 
    • B. 

      6     

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      3

  • 79. 
    A sum of money is distributed to four persons in the proportion 2 : 3 : 5 : 7. The sum of the highest portion and the least portion is found to be Rs. 27,000. Find the total amount.
    • A. 

      Rs. 51,000

    • B. 

      Rs. 63,000

    • C. 

      Rs. 42,000

    • D. 

      Rs. 62,000

  • 80. 
    If sinx – cosx =b, then the value of (1/sinx) –(1/cosx) in terms of b is:
    • A. 

      B/[2(b2-1)]

    • B. 

      2b/(b2-1)

    • C. 

      -2b/(b2-1)

    • D. 

      -2/(b2-1)

  • 81. 
    English Comprehension
  • 82. 
    Q 76 - 77:From the list of given alternatives choose the one that best describes the “meaning” of the given word:
  • 83. 
    Bigoted
    • A. 

      Prejudiced

    • B. 

      Liberal

    • C. 

      Tolerant

    • D. 

      Broad

  • 84. 
    Gawky
    • A. 

      Graceful

    • B. 

      Glitzy

    • C. 

      Gaudy

    • D. 

      Clumsy

  • 85. 
    Q 78- 80 :Fill in the blank(s) with the word(s) that best fits the meaning of the sentence(s) as a whole.
  • 86. 
    I was _______ in my book when my family went water skiing.
    • A. 

      Involved

    • B. 

      Absorbed

    • C. 

      Invited

    • D. 

      Interested

  • 87. 
    Despite its _______ physical light is marked by nescience, so to speak.
    • A. 

      Brilliance

    • B. 

      Shine

    • C. 

      Luster

    • D. 

      Radiance

  • 88. 
    The influence of light on the visual organ initiates a physiological process resulting in the _______ of the object.
    • A. 

      Inception

    • B. 

      Recognition

    • C. 

      Perception

    • D. 

      Identification

  • 89. 
    Q 81 -85: A part of each of the following sentences is underlined. Each sentence is followed by four alternative versions of the underlined portion. Select the alternative you consider most correct and most effective according to the requirements of standard written English.
  • 90. 
    Clearly, BJP and its allies will have too much of explaining to do, something that they have always demanded from the Congress in the past.
    • A. 

      Will have too much of explaining to do

    • B. 

      Will have too much to explain

    • C. 

      Would have to explain a lot

    • D. 

      Will have a lot of explaining to do

  • 91. 
    When you leave out a player who is the best in the country by a mile, the people need to know the real reasons and this is where the attitude of the BCCI is depressing.
    • A. 

      Who is the best in the country by a mile

    • B. 

      Who is by far the best in the country

    • C. 

      Who is the best in the country for a mile

    • D. 

      Who is the best in the country with a mile

  • 92. 
    No one but him could have told them that the thief was I.
    • A. 

      He could have told them that the thief was me

    • B. 

      He could tell them that the thief was me

    • C. 

      Him could have told them that I was the thief

    • D. 

      Him could have told them that the thief was me

  • 93. 
    Mr. Rao interviewed several applicants who he thought had the experience and qualifications the position required.
    • A. 

      He thought who

    • B. 

      Whom he thought

    • C. 

      Of whom he thought

    • D. 

      No changes needed

  • 94. 
    If Ram was to decide to go to college, I would recommend that he should go to some Medical College.
    • A. 

      If Ram was to decide to go to college,

    • B. 

      Had Ram decide to go to college,

    • C. 

      In the event that Ram decides to go to college,

    • D. 

      If Ram were to decide to go to college,

  • 95. 
    Q 86 -87: From the list of given alternatives, select the one that best describes the “opposite” of the given word:
  • 96. 
    Laconic
    • A. 

      Short

    • B. 

      Brief

    • C. 

      Curt

    • D. 

      Long-winded

  • 97. 
    Preposterous
    • A. 

      Absurd

    • B. 

      Ridiculous

    • C. 

      Bizarre

    • D. 

      Sagacious

  • 98. 
    Q 88 - 90: Spot the error in each of the following sentences given:
  • 99. 
    The Union Finance Minister said that /there were no failure / on the part of the                    (a)                                                 (b)                               (c)regulators / or in the detection of the securities scam in cooperative banks.                                               (d)
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 100. 
    The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India / are reviewing the Chartered                                  (a)                                                             (b)Accountants Act / with the objective / of revamping its disciplinary mechanism.                                        (c)                                       (d)
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 101. 
    The International Football Association Board at its annual general meeting / have                                                        (a)decided to ask the referees at the World Cup / to deal firmly with divers and cheats /                         (b)                                                             (c)who take unfair advantage by pretending to be fouled.                                     (d)
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 102. 
    Find the correctly spelt words
    • A. 

      Reprsentative

    • B. 

      Adminestrative

    • C. 

      Demanstrative

    • D. 

      Attractive

  • 103. 
    Q 92 - 93 : Choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences
  • 104. 
    A low area storm with high winds rotating about a centre of low atmospheric pressure
    • A. 

      Cyclone

    • B. 

      Tsunami

    • C. 

      Glacier Attack

    • D. 

      Wind Storm

  • 105. 
    Member of a band of robbers
    • A. 

      Dacoit

    • B. 

      Brigand

    • C. 

      Thief

    • D. 

      Pirate

  • 106. 
    Q. 94- 95 : Choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences
  • 107. 
    Something up one's sleeve
    • A. 

      A grand idea

    • B. 

      A secret plan

    • C. 

      A profitable plan

    • D. 

      Something important

  • 108. 
    Simon pure
    • A. 

      Simple and foolish

    • B. 

      Intelligent but shy

    • C. 

      Skillful artisan

    • D. 

      Genuinely and thoroughly pure

  • 109. 
    Q. 96-100 : Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question. In this work of incessant and feverish activity, men have little time to think, much less to consider ideals and objectives. Yet how are we to act, even in the present, unless we know which way we are going and what our objectives are? It is only problems can be adequately considered. It is only when the young men and women, who are in the university that these basic problems can be adequately considered. It is only when the young men and women, who are in the university today and on whom the burden of life’s problems will fall tomorrow, learn to have clear objectives and standards of values that there is hope for the next generation. The past generation produced some great men but as a generation it led the world repeatedly to disaster. Two world wars are the price that has been paid for the lack of wisdom on man’s part in this generation. I think that there is always a close and intimate relationship between the end we aim at and the means adopted to attain it. Even if the end is right but the means are wrong, it will vitiate the end or divert us in a wrong direction. Means and ends are thus intimately and inextricably connected and cannot be separated. That, indeed, has been the lesson of old taught us by many great men in the past, but unfortunately it seldom remembered.
  • 110. 
    People have little time to consider ideals and objectives because
    • A. 

      They consider these ideals meaningless

    • B. 

      They do not want to burden themselves with such ideas

    • C. 

      They have no inclination for such things

    • D. 

      They are excessively engaged in their routine activities

  • 111. 
    'The burden of life’s problems’ in the fourth sentence refers to
    • A. 

      The incessant and feverish activities

    • B. 

      The burden of family responsibilities

    • C. 

      The onerous duties of life

    • D. 

      The sorrows and sufferings

  • 112. 
    The two world wars are the price that man paid due to
    • A. 

      The absence of wisdom and sagacity

    • B. 

      His not caring to consider the life’s problems

    • C. 

      His ignoring the ideals and objectives of life

    • D. 

      His excessive involvement in feverish activities

  • 113. 
    According to the writer the adoption of wrong means even for the right end would
    • A. 

      Not let us attain our goal

    • B. 

      Bring us dishonor

    • C. 

      Impede our progress

    • D. 

      Deflect us from the right path

  • 114. 
    The word ‘vitiate’ used in the second paragraph means
    • A. 

      Negate

    • B. 

      Debase

    • C. 

      Tarnish

    • D. 

      Destroy