COMPREHENSION TEST
1298. What does not seem as not good or normal in the         1306. “............ as well a touching inducement to marry.”
        context of this essay?                                       Here inducement means
        (1) the new interest in free market                          (1) agreement               (2) invocation
        (2) being captivated by spell of the free market             (3) reminder                (4) encouragement
        (3) that which does not accord with the requirement   1307. Olive, after her parents’ death became
            of the free market                                       (1) rich                    (2) honest
        (4) the economists who are captivated by the free            (3) brave                   (4) fat
            market                                                                        Passage-IV
1299. Who, according to the economists, are the right group                         (Q. Nos. 1308-1312)
        of people to set the price of a commodity?
                                                                    All art is, in an important sense, an escape. There is
        (1) the aggregate of consumers
                                                              a sense in which the capacity to escape from his present
        (2) the buyers                                        experience, to use his accumulated consciousness of the
        (3) the sellers                                       past to project a vision of the future, is man’s greatest and
        (4) the economists                                    distinguishing ability. We must not forget the force of
1300. Price-fixing is a phenomenon that is normal in          Aristotle’s argument that poetry is valuable precisely be-
        (1) agricultural societies                            cause it shows men not simply as they are, but as they
        (2) industrialised societies                          ought to be or (in terms more sympathetic to us today) as
        (3) pre-industrial societies                          they are capable of becoming.
        (4) globalised societies                              1308. According to the author, all art is
1301. A major act of will will bring about price-fixing that         (1) a reflection of life.   (2) art
        will be seen as                                              (3) an escape               (4) an important sense.
        (1) effective and productive                          1309. The author believes that man’s greatest and distin-
        (2) constructive and practical                               guishing ability is
        (3) normal and having valuable economic function             (1) his ability to project the future
        (4) systematic and relevant                                  (2) his capacity to escape from his present experi-
1302. Selling a commodity at a price that is not more than               ence
        that charged by competitors is                               (3) his consciousness of the past
        (1) rejected by the free market system
                                                                     (4) None of the above.
        (2) opposed by the advocates of the free market theo-
                                                              1310. Aristotle argues that poetry is
            ries
                                                                     (1) valuable                (2) an escape
        (3) considered suspicious by the free market theo-
            rists                                                    (3) an art                  (4) All of the above
        (4) recognised by the advocates of the free market    1311. Accordingly to the author _______ enables him to
            theories                                                 project a vision of the future
                           Passage-III                               (1) man’s present experience
                      (Q. Nos. 1303-1307)                            (2) man’s accumulated consciousness of the past
       But the war did not cease; though friend and foe alike        (3) man’s sympathetic nature
were almost drowned in blood. It seemed as powerful as               (4) None of the above.
eternity, and in time Tony Vassall too went to battle and     1312. Aristotle’s argument supports the view that poetry
was killed. The country gave Patience a widow’s pension,             shows
as well a touching inducement to marry again; she died of
                                                                     (1) men not simply as they are
grief. Many people died in those days, it was not strange at
all. Nathan and his wife got so rich that after the war they         (2) what men ought to be
died of overeating, and their daughter Olive came into a             (3) what men are capable of becoming
vast fortune and a Trustee.                                          (4) All of the above.
1303. The writer says war is                                                              Passage-V
        (1) bloodless              (2) partial                                      (Q. Nos. 1313-1317)
        (3) destructive            (4) unimportant                  To avoid the various foolish opinions to which man-
1304. In the passage, it is stated that “friend and foe alike kind are prone, no superhuman brain is required. A few
        were almost drowned in blood.” What does it con-      simple rules will keep you free, not from all errors, but
        vey?                                                  from silly errors. If the matter is one that can be settled by
        (1) friends and enemies forgot their differences.     observation, make the observation yourself. Aristotle could
        (2) both suffered similarly.                          have avoided the mistake of thinking that women have fewer
        (3) both started liking each other.                   teeth than men, by the simple device of asking Mrs. Aristotle
        (4) war made people hate each other.                  to keep her mouth open while he counted. Thinking that
                                                              you know when in fact you do not is a bad mistake, to
1305. From this passage we learn that Tony Vassal was
                                                              which we are all prone. I believe myself that hedgehogs eat
        (1) Patience’s husband (2) a soldier’s son            black beetles, because I have been told that they do; but if
        (3) Nathan’s relative      (4) very successful        I were writing a book on the habits of hedgehogs, I should
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