Q. 1
Happiness comes through the progressive realization of a worthy objective. Which of the following is the best criticism of the above statement?
  • a. Happiness comes through excellence.
  • b. Happiness comes from within.
  • c. Success in any matter is not enough for happiness.
  • d. Happiness comes through the realization of any objective, worthy or otherwise.
  • e. Happiness does not mean the same for everyone.
  • Answer: E

Q. 2
A financial genius is someone who manages to earn more than his family can spend. Which of the following is closest in meaning to the above sentence?
  • a. People tend to spend more than they can afford to.
  • b. One should earn as much as one needs to spend.
  • c. A financial genius is one who can manage his own personal finances well.
  • d. Only the earning members of a family are bothered about expenses.
  • e. A financial genius is one who can save a little of his earnings.
  • Answer: E

Q. 3
Coming late for class, to a party, a movie or anything else is not just fashionable, but has become a habit these days. Which of the following statements does the above give maximum support to?
  • a. People come late for every important meeting now-a-days.
  • b. People come late for gaining importance.
  • c. People are not so bothered about coming late these days.
  • d. Being punctual is out of fashion.
  • e. Being punctual is no more given credit to.
  • Answer: C

Q. 4
I could no longer see the corruption going on in the company and finally I decided to speak up against it, though I knew it would be risky. Which of the following about the speaker is shown from the sentence?
  • a. Truthful
  • b. Honest
  • c. Confident
  • d. Responsible
  • e. Angry
  • Answer: D

Q. 5
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. What does the speaker of the above sentence mean to imply?
  • a. People will not change until you do.
  • b. If you set an example, others will follow.
  • c. For making a difference in others, make a difference in yourself first.
  • d. Every reform starts at home.
  • e. You must behave with others the way you want them to behave with you.
  • Answer: B

Q. 6
“It totally depends on the situation – if it’s a professional occasion or if you’re meeting someone for the first time, then being late is totally unacceptable.” What is the best suited inference one can draw from the above sentence?
  • a. The speaker is very professional.
  • b. The speaker is conscious about being punctual.
  • c. The speaker is punctual according to the occasion.
  • d. The speaker does not give much importance to being punctual when meeting friends.
  • e. The speaker dislikes those who are late for professional occasions.
  • Answer: D

Q. 7
In an attempt to deliver as much information as possible about themselves, applicants sometimes answer questions at length and stray from the topic. Why is the above behaviour unacceptable?
  • a. The applicants end up seeming nervous.
  • b. The applicants sound self-centered.
  • c. The interviewer is not interested in the talks of the applicant.
  • d. The applicant does not remain precise.
  • e. The applicant seems to be bragging.
  • Answer: B

Q. 8
Ann- Your son is very intelligent. Mary- Yes, he always gets the first position in his class. What does Mary infer from Ann’s comment?
  • a. That her son is good in studies.
  • b. That her son is an all-rounder.
  • c. That intelligence is measured according to the position in class.
  • d. That her son is better than others of his class.
  • e. That marks are a measure of intelligence.
  • Answer: A

Q. 9
Indulge yourself, eat well; after all, you will live only once. Which of the following statements does the above paragraph give maximum support to?
  • a. People should not bother about eating a proper diet.
  • b. People should be carefree about eating.
  • c. People bother a lot about what they eat.
  • d. People do not eat well.
  • e. That one life is not enough for eating.
  • Answer: C

Q. 10
Sometimes it is very difficult to see what is going on in the other person’s mind. In such situations it gets difficult to communicate. What can be inferred about the speaker of the above sentence?
  • a. The speaker is conscious about what he speaks.
  • b. The speaker does not want to hurt anyone.
  • c. The speaker prefers to keep quiet than to say something wrong.
  • d. The speaker gives importance to other people’s views.
  • e. The speaker finds it difficult to communicate with strangers.
  • Answer: C

Q. 11
The City Social Work Club organized a bicycle rally in the city from The City Circle to the Edge Road. The participants were mostly young members of the club. The rally was aimed at promoting awareness about pollution in general and vehicular pollution in particular. The concept of the rally was to bring home the idea that the humble bicycle is not only a non-polluting means of transport but also worked wonders for one’s health. The rally culminated in a street play which emphasized the causes of motor vehicular pollution and its effects on health. Which of the following statements is the most suitable assumption of the organizers?
  • a. Actions speak louder than words.
  • b. Young people can influence the society
  • c. consciousness about environment pollution needs to be increased
  • d. Environment pollution can be controlled
  • e. we need a pollution free environment and a healthy lifestyle
  • Answer: E

Q. 12
Parents are now a days very liberal about giving pocket money to their children. Unlike before every school and college going child is now given pocket money, irrespective of the economic background. With an increase in the concept of style among youngsters there is an increase in their needs. Moreover they do not want to give answers to the queries of their parents when they have to buy something for themselves. Parents too are giving in to the demands of their children without much resistance. This was not the case some ten years back when parents were against giving pocket money to children. Which of the following is the most suitable criticism of the above mentioned trend?
  • a. parents should be aware of how their children spend money
  • b. children grow up to become spendthrift if they start spending at a young age
  • c. giving pocket money spoils the habits of children
  • d. parents should be conscious of the long term consequences of giving pocket money to children
  • e. school going children should not require pocket money as their parents can fulfill their demands
  • Answer: D

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