1229. Stockholm is 1235. A learned man, as described in the passage,
(1) One-third water and two-thirds arched bridges, (1) cares about men and things
jet fountains and palatial buildings (2) does not care about men and things
(2) Two-thirds water and one-third land (3) cares about the shapes of objects.
(3) Full of tall buildings (4) cares about his neighbours
(4) a city with lots of people 1236. The passage suggests that a learned man
1230. What is the opposite of the word ‘amiable’? (1) understands his neighbours
(1) Enervating (2) Refreshing (2) does not know his old acquaintances
(3) Invigorating (4) Unpleasant (3) is not concerned about names and dates
1231. Why is Stockholm used as a test market for innovation (4) is interested in travelling
by IT companies and Fashion houses? 1237. The given passage implies that
(1) The Stockholmers are followers of technology. (1) knowledge of the learned is exclusive to them
(2) Stockholm is the largest city of Sweden. (2) a learned man cannot deliver lectures
(3) The citizens are fashionable. (3) a learned man is not interested in Calmuc Tartars
(4) The people like the outdoors. (4) a learned man is not aware of the optics and the
1232. Stockholm is important to the country because ___ . rules of perspective
(1) it has palatial buildings. Directions (1238–1242) : A passage is given with 5
(2) there are parks and woodlands for recreation. questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose
(3) there are artificial skating rinks. the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
(4) it is the largest city and capital of Sweden. (SSC CGL Tier-I (CBE)
Directions (1233–1237) : A passage is given with 5 Exam. 07.09.2016 (IIIrd sitting)
questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose Awareness means the capacity to see a coffee pot and
the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives. hear the birds sing in one’s own way, and not the way one
(SSC CGL Tier-I (CBE) was taught. It may be assumed on good grounds that seeing
Exam. 07.09.2016 (IInd sitting) and hearing have a different quality for infants than for
Learning is the knowledge of that which is not generally grownups and that they are more aesthetic and less
known to others, and which we can only derive at second- intellectual in the first years of life. A little boy sees and
hand from books or other artificial sources. The knowledge hears birds with delight. Then the ‘good father’ comes along
of that which is before us, or about us, which appeals to and feels he should ‘share’ the experience and help his son
our experience, passions, and pursuits, to the bosoms and ‘develop’. He says, “That’s a jay and this is a sparrow.” The
businesses of men, is not learning. moment the little boy is concerned with which is a jay and
Learning is the knowledge of that which none but the which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear
learned know. He is the most learned man who knows the them sing. He has to see and hear them the way his father
most of what is farthest removed from common life and wants him to. Father has good reasons on his side: since few
actual observation. The learned man prides himself in the people can afford to go through life listening to the birds
knowledge of names, and dates, not of men or things. He sing, sooner the little boy starts his ‘education’ the better.
thinks and cares nothing about his next-door neighbours, Maybe he will be an ornithologist when he grows up.
but he is deeply read in the tribes and castes of the Hindoos 1238. What does the writer mean by ‘awareness’?
and Calmuc Tartars. He can hardly find his way into the (1) The capacity to see as one is taught.
next street, though he is acquainted with the exact (2) The capacity to see and hear things in one’s own
dimensions of Constantinople and Peking. He does not know way.
whether his oldest acquaintance is a knave or a fool, but he (3) The ability to see and feel things as they are in
can pronounce a pompous lecture on all the principal the present.
characters in history. He cannot tell whether an object is (4) The ability to see and hear things as other people
black or white, round or square, and yet he is a professed do.
master of the optics and the rules of perspective. 1239. How do children perceive things around them?
1233. Learning is defined as
(1) Aesthetically (2) Intellectually
(1) the knowledge of that which is before us
(3) Emotionally (4) Morally
(2) the knowledge about us
1240. What would the ‘good father’ do?
(3) the knowledge of that which is not generally
(1) He would teach his son the way of the world.
known to others
(2) He would share and feel his son’s experience.
(4) the knowledge related to the businesses of men
(3) He would share his experiences and help his son
1234. The most learned man is he who
(1) knows about all the principal characters in history
(4) He would tell his son to live his way.
(2) sees not with the eyes of others
1241. What does an Ornithologist study?
(3) is acquainted with the streets of Constantinople
(1) Birds (2) Insects
(4) knows the most of what is farthest removed from (3) The different species of plants
common life and actual observation. (4) Fish