The MOST APPROPRIATE title for the above passage could be(A) “Changes since the 1960s” (B) “Accepting change” (C) “Changes andobsolescence” (D) “The changing world”
The passage, in general, talks about the changes which have taken place in the world over thepast two centuries. Hence the title ‘the changing world’ seems to be the most appropriate for thepassage. Choice (D)
Directions: In Questions 4 and 5, choose the option which is OPPOSITE in meaning to theCAPITALIZED word.
TYRO(A) Expert (B) Tyrannical (C) Beginner (D) Tycoon
The word ‘expert’ is an antonym of the word ‘tyro’ (an inexperiencedperson). Choice (A)
STIGMA(A) Horror (B) Humour (C) Honour (D) Holler
‘Honour’ is an antonym of ‘stigma’(dishonour). Choice (C)
Directions: In Questions 6 and 7, fill in the blanks with the option containing the MOSTAPPROPRIATE set of words.
We are more likely to believe a story told by someone we consider _______ than someone wehave learnt not to trust, so the reputation of the narrator ______ the story.(A) spurious, negates (B) honest, validates (C) objective,officiates (D) adorable, dominates
The sentence states that we do not believe a story which is told by a person whom we do not trustTherefore we are more likely to believe a story told by an honest person. Thus the reputation of the narrator ‘validates’ (authenticates) the story. The words ‘spurious’ (false) and ‘negates’,‘objective’ (unbiased) and ‘officiates’ (supervises) ‘adorable’ and ‘dominates’ are not apt in thegivencontext.Choice (B)
This will require a culture of _______ and should allow diversity to _______.(A) sympathy, display (B) stamina, flaunt (C) resilience,brandish (D) tolerance, flourish
Logically, option D is the most appropriate because only a culture which is tolerant will allowdiversity to flourish. Although the first words of options A and C may be possible in the first blank,the words ‘display’ and ‘brandish’ (flaunt) are inappropriate in the secondblank. Choice (D)
Directions: In Questions 8 and 9, carefully read the sentences given below and identify thegrammatically INCORRECT option to fill in the blank.
There are more flowers here _______ earlier.(A) than there used to be (B) than there was (C) than there hadbeen (D) than there were
Option B is incorrect because ‘flowers’ is plural. Hence it should be denoted by the plural verb‘were’. Choice (B)