Comprehension


Direction: You have two brief passages with five questions following each passage. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
PASSAGE
The Indians as a group are not cohesive. There is a lack of ‘coordination’ among individuals, groups, institutions and states. This lack of ‘coordination’ may be traced to selfishness, lack of trust and the inability to find joy in working together as a team for a common goal. This leads to divisiveness, asking for criticism, with the result images are tarnished and the main purpose is defeated. This phenomenon is visible among the bureaucrats, the politicians, the intellectuals, the business community and the sports fraternity, all those who matter and who give a poor account of themselves as a group despite individual brilliance. This contrast in human behaviour can perhaps be traced to age-old beliefs, religious tolerance, poverty and the diversity in day-to-day living conditions.
SOME IMPORTANT WORDS
cohesive : forming a united whole.
divisiveness : splitting into groups that disagree with or oppose one another.
coordination : balanced and effective interaction of movement, actions, etc
criticism : the act of expressing disapproval tarnished : to spoil the good opinion people have of somebody/something
bureaucrats : an official working in an organisation/a government department
fraternity : a group of people sharing the same professio, interests/beliefs
despite :inspite of
contrast : a difference between two/more people/ things

  1. Why are the Indians not cohesive as a group?









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    There is a lack of coordination among individuals, groups, institutions and states

    Correct Option: D

    There is a lack of coordination among individuals, groups, institutions and states


Direction: You have two brief passages with five questions following each passage. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
PASSAGE
Journalism means several things. First of all, it means the ability to write and convey thoughts in a way that people will understand things quickly. It means being able to turn long articles into shape. It means knowing your grammar and composition rules inside out and upside down. It also means a nose for news and feel for words, respect for truth and a sense of mission. A journalist should be able to size up a situation on the spot. He should also develop a deep insight into human conditions. Nobody can teach you the finer aspects of journalism. No plastic surgeon can give you a nose for news. No teacher can give you a feel for words.
SOME IMPORTANT WORDSnose for news :reading the news and giving it all your attention; search for news

  1. Which of the following statements is not true?









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    A plastic surgeon can help a journalist

    Correct Option: A

    A plastic surgeon can help a journalist



  1. The ethics of journalism is









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    respect for truth

    Correct Option: A

    respect for truth


  1. One of the main requirements for a journalist is to









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    have a good nose for news

    Correct Option: B

    have a good nose for news



  1. A journalist should be thorough with









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    all the rules of writing

    Correct Option: A

    all the rules of writing