Q.1 Throughout the ages the businessman has helped build civilisation's great cities, provided people with luxuries and artists with patronage, and lift his fellow citizens to understand the standard of living. In the last few centuries the businessman has seeded the Industrial Revolution around the world :
The passage best supports the statement that the businessman :
A) Has contributed to the growth of civilization
B) Is capable of raising his standard of living
C) Is accountable to the society
D) Is the beneficiary of the Industrial Revolution
Ans. A
Q.2 There is a shift in our economy from a manufacturing to a service orientation. The increase in service-sector will require the managers to work more with people rather than with objects and things from the assembly line
This passage best supports the statement that :
A) Interpersonal skills will become more important in the future work place.
B) Manufacturing organisations ignore importance of people
C) Managers should have a balanced mind
D) Assembly line will exist in service organizations
Ans. A
Q.3 It is up to our government and planners to devise ways and means for the mobilisation of about ten crore workers whose families total up about forty crore men, women and children. Our agriculture is over-manned. A lesser number of agriculturists would mean more purchasing or spending power to every agriculturist. This will result in the shortage of man-power for many commodities to be produced for which there will be a new demand from a prosperous agrarian class. This shortage will be removed by surplus man-power released from agriculture as suggested above.
The passage best supports the statement that
A) Indian economy is in a poor shape basically due to improper mobilisation of man-power
B) The industrial sector is labour-deficient while the agricultural sector is over-manned in our country
C) A shift of labour from agricultural sector to the industrial sector would uplift the living standard
D) Employment in production is more fruitful than employment in agriculture
Ans. A
Q .4 To forgive an injury is often considered to be a sign of weakness; it is really a sign of strength. It is easy to allow oneself to be carried away by resentment and hate into an act of vengeance; but it takes a strong character to restrain those natural passions. The man who forgives an injury proves himself to be the superior of the man who wronged himself and puts the wrong-doer to shame.
The passage best supports' the statement that :
A) Mercy is the noblest form of revenge
B) A person with calm and composed nature has depth of thought and vision
C) Natural passions are difficult to suppress
D) The sufferer alone knows the intensity of his sufferings
Ans. A
Q.5 The prevention of accidents makes it necessary not only that safety devices be used to guard exposed machinery but also that mechanics be instructed in safety rules which they must follow for their own protection, and that lighting in the plant be adequate.
The passage best supports the statement that industrial accidents :
A) Can be eliminated with the help of safety rules
B) Are always avoidable
C) Usually result from inadequate machinery
D) may be due to ignorance
Ans. A
Q.6 The press should not be afraid of upholding and supporting a just and righteous cause. It should not be afraid of criticising the government in a healthy manner. The press has to be eternally vigilant to protect the rights of the workers, backward and suppressed sections of the society. It should also give a balanced view of the things so that people can be helped in the formation of a healthy public opinion.
The passage best supports the statement that :
A) The freedom of press is essential for the proper functioning of democracy
B) All the information given by the press should be well-articulated so as to gain a good opinion towards the ruling party
C) Press has a great role to play in a democracy
D) The press is the only means to project to the masses the policies of the government
Ans. A
Q.7 Exports and imports, a swelling favourable balance of trade, investments and bank-balances, are not an index or a balance sheet of national prosperity. Till the beginning of the Second World War, English exports were noticeably greater than what they are today. And yet England has greater national prosperity today than it ever had. Because the income of average Englishmen, working as field and factory labourers, clerks, policemen, petty shopkeepers and shop assistants, domestic workers and other low-paid workers, has gone up.
The passage best supports the statement that :
A) English trade has continually increased since the Second World War
B) A country's balance of trade is the main criteria of determining its economic prosperity
C) A country's economic standard can be best adjudged by per capital income
D) A nation's economy strengthens with the increase in exports
Ans. C

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