or to action and whose mind           S. It is not one island but a hun- 130. 1. Some say that failure is like
           has ceased to roam restlessly.            dred islands.                              toxic waste.
       (1) SRQP         (2) RQPS                 6. This is because Venice has             P. I see failure more as a fertil-
       (3) QRSP         (4) PRSQ                     no streets.                                izer.
125. 1. This was an important day for            (1) SRPQ          (2) PSRQ                Q. Thinking about it pollutes and
           Al at took.                           (3) RQPS          (4) QSRP                     undermines the attitudes
       P. It was a cold day, but Alatook    128. 1. One of the most terrib le                   needed for success.
           would be warm.                            battles of the American Civil         R. The seeds of success must
       Q. For the first time he was go-              War was fought in July 1863,               be planted afresh.
           ing to hunt seals alone.                  at Gettysburg.                        S. It can be used to enrich the
       R. First he put on his fur-lined          P. The chief speech on that oc-                soil of your mind.
           jacket.                                   casion was given by Edward            6. Turning failure into a fertil-
       S. Then he put on mittens and                 Everett, a celebrated orator.              izer is accomplished by us-
           boots of deerskin to protect          Q. Lincoln was asked to make a                 ing your errors as steps in
           his hands and feet from the               few remarks.                               learning.
           cold.                                 R. In November of that year a             (1) SRQP           (2) PQSR
       6. Finally he picked up the gun               portion of the battlefield was        (3) SPQR           (4) QPSR
           he had cleaned so carefully               dedicated as a final resting       Directions (131-135) : In the fol-
           the day before.                           place for men of both armies   lowing questions, the 1st and the last
       (1) PQRS         (2) QPRS                     who died there.                sentence of the passage are numbered
       (3) PRSQ         (4) QRPS                 S. Everett’s speech lasted 2       1 and 6. The rest of the passage is
                                                     hours. Lincoln’s for 2 min-    split into four parts and named P, Q,
       Directions (126– 130) : In the
                                                     utes; it was over almost be-   R and S. These four parts are not given
following questions, the 1st and the
                                                     fore the crowd realized that   in their proper order. Read the sen-
last sentence of the passage are num-
                                                     it had begun.                  tence and find out which of the four
bered 1 and 6. The rest of the pas-
                                                 6. But the Gettysburg speech is    combinations is correct. Then find the
sage is split into four parts and named
                                                     now one of the world’s im-     correct answer.
P, Q, R and S. These four parts are
not given in their proper order. Read                mortal pieces of literature.              (SSC (South Zone) Investigators
                                                 (1) SQRP          (2) RPQS                                  Exam. 12.09.2010)
the sentences and find out which of
the four combinations is correct. Then           (3) PQRS          (4) QPSR         131. 1. Today, the earth has many
find the correct answer.                                                                        satellites besides the moon.
                                            129. 1. The teacher training agency
     (SSC Combined Graduate Level Tier-I             in England hopes to make              P. But the pull of the earth
            Exam. 16.05.2010 (IInd Sitting)          teaching one of the top three              keeps them from doing so.
126. 1. The most vulnerable section                  professions.                          Q. The artificial satellites do not
           of the society are the stu-           P. They have also demanded                     fall because they are going
           dents.                                    that the campaign should be                too fast to do so.
       P. Revolutionary and new                      matched by improved pay               R. They are the artificial satel-
           fledged ideas have a great                scales, work load and morale               lites made by man and very
           appeal to them.                           so as to avoid recruitment                 much smaller than the moon.
       Q. Agitations may be non-violent              problems with an aim to raise         S. As they speed along they tend
           methods of protest.                       the image of the teaching pro-             to go straight off into space.
       R. They cannot resist the charm               fession.                              6. As a result, they travel in an
           of persuasion.                        Q. A series of advertisements are              orbit round the earth.
       S. They are to be taught that                 now being screened showing            (1) QPSR          (2) PRQS
           without discipline they can-              famous people speaking                (3) SPQR          (4) RQSP
           not get proper education.                 about teachers they remem-     132. 1. Love is one of the earliest of
       6. However if these become vio-               ber and admire.                            human passions.
           lent, the antisocial elements         R. An amount of $100 million              P. It is also one of the sweetest.
           get encouraged and they put               has been set aside to combat          Q. Love should be directed to-
           all proper working out of gear.           the shortage of applicants for             wards a worthy object.
       (1) PRSQ         (2) RSQP                     teacher training.                     R. But, like all strong passions
       (3) SRPQ         (4) RPQS                 S. Teacher Unions have wel-                    it may, if not well regulated
                                                     comed this campaign.                       and controlled, lead us into
127. 1. Venice is a strange city.
                                                 6. It is high time for the Indian              misery.
       P. There are about 400 odd
                                                     Government also to think on           S. Or it will prove in the end a
           bridges connecting the is-
                                                     similar lines and take steps               source of bitterness.
           lands of Venice.
                                                     to lift up the sinking morale         6. Love, moreover, looks for-
       Q. There are no motor cars, no                of the teaching profession.                ward to reciprocation.
           horses and no buses there.
                                                 (1) QRPS          (2) RPSQ                (1) RQPS          (2) PRQS
       R. These small islands are close
                                                 (3) RQSP          (4) QPSR                (3) PQSR          (4) QRPS
           to one another.