A library is organized for use and is maintained by a        angry feelings in an assertive - not aggressive - manner is
public body, an institution, a corporation, or a private indi-    the healthiest way to express anger. Being assertive doesn’t
vidual. Public and institutional collections and services may     mean being pushy or demanding; it means being respect-
be intended for use by people who choose not to or cannot         ful of yourself and others. Anger can be suppressed and
afford to purchase an extensive collection themselves, who        then converted or redirected. This happens when you hold
need material no individual can reasonably be expected to         in your anger, stop thinking about it and focus on some-
have, or who require professional assistance with their re-       thing positive.
search. In addition to providing materials, libraries also
provide the services of librarians who are experts at find-                        SOME IMPORTANT WORDS
ing and organizing information and at interpreting informa-          (1) instinctive (Adj.) : unthinking
tion needs. Libraries often provide quiet areas for study-           (2) aggressively (Adv.) : in a way that is angry and
ing, and they also offer common areas to facilitate group                threatening ; in a way that shows force and
study and collaboration. Libraries are extending services                determination in order to succeed
beyond the physical walls of a building by providing mate-           (3) adaptive (Adj.) : concerned with changing
rial accessible by electronic means.
                                                                     (4) lash out (Phr. V.) : to suddenly try to hit somebody/
766. In the passage a library has been defined as ___ .
      (1) a place where borrowing is not allowed                         something ; to criticize somebody in an angry way
      (2) a place where accessibility is possible                    (5) suppressing (V.) : control and refrain from showing
                                                                         (emotions, desires, behaviour)
      (3) a highly flexible place
                                                                     (6) assertive (Adj.) : expressing opinions/desires
      (4) a highly restricted area
                                                                         strongly and with confidence, so that people may
767. Who maintains a library ?
                                                                         take notice
      (1) Any governmental agency
      (2) A rich business family only                             771. What does the author mean by being assertive ?
      (3) A public body, an institution, a corporation or an             (1) Being calm              (2) Being pushy
      individual                                                         (3) Being demanding         (4) Being respectful
      (4) Only educational institutions                            772. How, according to the author, can one suppress an-
768. In terms of ownership who can afford a library ?                        ger ?
      (1) Any one                                                        (1) By redirecting anger.
      (2) Only a corporation                                             (2) By holding one’s anger.
      (3) Only institutions                                              (3) By thinking about one’s anger.
      (4) Only a public body                                             (4) By converting anger.
769. Libraries range in size from
                                                                   773. How does a person naturally express anger ?
      (1) a few books to several million books
                                                                         (1) By adapting strong behaviour.
      (2) one room to several acres of land
                                                                         (2) By inspiring powerful feelings.
      (3) a few shelves of books to several million items
                                                                         (3) By responding aggressively.
      (4) one room to a great hall
                                                                         (4) By defending oneself.
770. What is the present status and function of libraries ?
                                                                   774. Which one of the following places limits on how far
      (1) Libraries are confinements.
                                                                         we can take our anger ?
      (2) They have become redundant.
                                                                         (1) Law                     (2) Behaviour
      (3) There is privacy in a library.
                                                                         (3) Feelings                (4) Instinct
      (4) There is no privacy in a library.
                                                                  775. According to the author, how should people deal with
     Directions (771-780) : In the following questions, you
have two brief passages with five questions following each               their anger ?
passage. Read the passages carefully and choose the best                 (1) Expressing unconsciously
answer to each question out of the four alternatives.                    (2) Express it assertively
                              (SSC CGL Tier-I Exam, 09.08.2015           (3) Express it aggressively
                                    (Ist Sitting) TF No. 1443088)        (4) Expressing consciously
                          PASSAGE-I                                                          PASSAGE-II
     The instinctive, natural way to express anger is to re-            The crowd surged forward through the narrow streets
spond aggressively. Anger is a natural, adaptive response         of Paris. There was a clatter of shutters being closed hast-
to threats; it inspires powerful, often aggressive, feelings      ily by trembling hands–the citizens of Paris knew that once
and behaviours, which allow us to fight and to defend our-        the fury of the people was excited there was no telling what
selves when we are attacked. On the other hand, we can’t          they might do. They came to an old house which had a
physically lash out at every person or object that irritates      workshop on the ground floor. A head popped out of the
or annoys us; laws, social norms and common sense place           door to see what it was all about “Get him! Get Thimonier!
limits on how far our anger can take us. People use a vari-       Smash his devilish machines!” yelled the crowd.
ety of both conscious and unconscious processes to deal                 They found the workshop without its owner. M. Thi-
with their angry feelings. The three main approaches are          monier had escaped by the back door. Now the fury of the
expressing, suppressing and calming. Expressing your              demonstrators turned against the machines that were stand-