493. The aboriginals prepare fire by (3) neighbour in the house.
(1) rubbing two pieces of stone. (4) relative in the house.
(2) using a matchbox. 499. All the following words mean mankind except.
(3) using gas lighter. (1) homo sapiens (2) humanity
(4) rubbing two pieces of wood. (3) humankind (4) humanities
494. Find out a word which means to cover. 500. Which of the following statements is not true?
(1) turbans (2) cloth (1) Books are for use.
(3) wrap (4) prepare (2) Books are for show.
495. Find out a word which is the antonym for usual. (3) Books must not be damaged.
(1) strange (2) migrated (4) Books must be carefully handled.
(3) frequently (4) regular 501. According to the passage, everyone should begin
PASSAGE - IV collecting a private library
The habit of reading is one of the greatest resources (1) in infancy. (2) in childhood.
of mankind; and we enjoy reading books that belong to us
(3) in youth. (4) in adulthood.
much more than if they are borrowed. A borrowed book is
like a guest in the house; it must be treated with 502. According to the passage, books are more enjoyable
punctiliousness, with certain, considerate formality. You when they are
must see that it sustains no damage; it must not suffer (1) in book-shops. (2) borrowed.
while under your roof. You cannot leave it carelessly, you (3) in the library. (4) personal possessions.
cannot mark it, you cannot turn down the pages, you cannot 503. How should you not treat a borrowed book ?
use it familiarly. (1) One"s own possession.
But your own books belong to you; you treat them (2) With a considerate formality.
with that affectionate intimacy that annihilates formality.
Books are for use, not for show, A good reason for
marking favourite pages in books is that this practice
enables you to remember more easily the significant sayings, 504. What are the advantages of marking favourite
to refer to them quickly. passages of your personal books ? (Pick out the
Everyone should begin collecting a private library in incorrect one)
youth; one should have one"s own book-shelves, which (1) It enables one to remember facts.
should not have doors, glass windows, or keys; they should (2) It enables one to remember the significant
be free and accessible to the hand as well as to the eye. sayings.
Books are of the people, by the people and for the people. (3) It hinders one from remembering more easily.
Literature is an immortal part of history; it is the best and (4) It enables one to refer to particular passages.
most enduring part of personality.
505. How should the book-shelves of the private library be ?
SOME IMPORTANT WORDS (1) Should have doors
punctiliousness : carefulness and correctness in per- (2) Should have glass windows
forming duties exactly as one should. (3) Should have keys
annihilates : destroys completely. (4) Should be free and easily accessible
enduring : lasting for a long time. Directions (506-510) : You have a brief passage with 5
considerate : careful not to hurt/upset others questions following the passage. Read the passage carefully
and choose the best answer to each question out of the
sustains : suffers
affectionate : loving (SSC (10+2) Level Data Entry
intimacy : close relationship Operator & LDC Exam. 20.10.2013)
accessible : that can be reached Freedom has assuredly given us a new status and new
immortal : that lives for ever opportunities. But it also implies that we should discard
selfishness, laziness and all narrowness of outlook. Our
496. The above passage is all about freedom suggests toil and creation of new values of old
(1) books. (2) games. ones. We should so discipline ourselves as to be able to
(3) jokes. (4) magic. discharge our new responsibilities satisfactorily. If there is
497. Which title is suitable for the passage ? any one thing that needs to be stressed more than any
(1) Merits and Demerits of Books other in the new set-up, it is that we should put into action
our full capacity, each one of us in productive effort – each
(2) The Pleasure of Owning Books
one of us in his own sphere, however humble. Work,
(3) Reading a Book
unceasing work, should now be our watch-word. Work is
(4) Books and Thoughts wealth, and service is happiness. Nothing else is. The
498. According to the passage, a borrowed book is like a greatest crime in India today is idleness. If we root out
(1) guest in the house. idleness, all our difficulties, including even conflicts, will
(2) host in the house. gradually disappear.