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MCQ SET-3 (Answer)

Ques (1): For the Olympics and World Tournaments, the dimensions of basketball court are
Ans : (b) 28 m x 15 m

Ques (2): The average wages of a worker during a fortnight comprising 15 consecutive working days was Rs.90 per day. During the first 7 days, his average wages was Rs.87/day and the average wages during the last 7 days was Rs.92 /day. What was his wage on the 8th day?
Ans : (d) 97

Ques (3): The members of Lok Sabha hold office for a term of
Ans : (b) 5 years

Ques (4): A contract is to be completed in 46 days and 117 men were set to work, each working 8 hours a day. After 33 days, 4/7 of the work is completed. How many additional men may be employed so that the work may be completed in time, each man now working 9 hour a day?
Ans : c) 81

Ques (5): Vande Mataram was first sung at the session of the Indian National Congress in
Ans : (b) 1896

Ques (6): Who first gave the theory of inheritance of acquired characters?
Ans : (b) Lamarck

Ques (7): When some impurity is added to the solvent, its boiling point
Ans : (b) increases with the amount of impurity

Ques (8): When a constant force is applied to a body, it moves with uniform
Ans : (a) speed

Ques (9): Begum Akhtar was
Ans : (b) A Ghazal singer

Ques (10): Pulakesin II was the most famous ruler of
Ans : (a) Chalukyas

Ques (11): A rectangular piece of iron sheet measuring 50 cm by 100 cm is rolled into a cylinder of height 50 cm. If the cost of painting the cylinder is Rs. 50/- per square meter, then what will be the cost of painting the outer surface of the cylinder ?
Ans : (a) Rs.25.00

Ques (12): In a two digit number, the sum of the digits is 8. If 54 is subtracted from this number, its digits interchange themselves. What is the product of the digits of the number?
Ans : (a) 7

Ques (13): Which one of the following statements is true of all chemical reactions ?
Ans : (d) Chemical bonds are broken and/ or formed

Ques (14): Find the cost of carpeting a room 13m long and 9m broad with a carpet 75cm wide at the rate of Rs. 12.40 per square meter.
Ans : d) 1934.40

Ques (15): How many such numerals are there in the number 2576489, which will remain at the same position when arranged in ascending order from left to right?
Ans : (d) More than three

Ques (16): Which two years did the least number of boys attend the convention?
Ans : (a) 1995 and 1996

Ques (17): Ginger is an example of
Ans : (b) Rhizome

Ques (18): When force is applied on a body, its shape and size change. If, after the removal of the external force, the body regains its original shape and size, it is said to be elastic. On this basis one can say that
Ans : (a) Steel is more elastic than rubber

Ques (19): In the series POQ, SRT, VUW,------ , the blank space refers to
Ans : (c) YXZ

Ques (20): If Yellow is called Green, Green is called Black, Black is called White, White is called Red, Red is called Blue, Blue is called Orange then what is the colour of milk ?
Ans : (c) Red

Ques (21): How many natural numbers between 1 and 900 are multiples of any of the numbers 2, 3, or 5? 1. 240 2. 250 3. 270 4. 300
Ans : (d) none of the above

Ques (22): How long will it take for a sum of money to grow from Rs.1250 to Rs.10,000, if it is invested at 12.5% p.a simple interest?
Ans : (d) 56 years

Ques (23): The time period of a pendulum on moon
Ans : (b) increases

Ques (24): A and B are two points with the co-ordinates (-2, 0) and (0, 5). What is the length of the diagonal AC if AB form one of the sides of the square ABCD?
Ans : (b) 2. units

Ques (25): A pendulum clock will run faster at one of the following places than ethers
Ans : (b) Sea shore

Ques (26): If the positions of the first and the third digits in each of the above numbers are interchanged, which of the following will be the third highest number?
Ans : (c) 624

Ques (27): Lambert’s law is related to
Ans : (d) Illumination

Ques (28): Which one of the following has a greater perimeter than the rest ?
Ans : (c) A rectangle with 10 cm as length and 40 sq. cm. as area

Ques (29): The difference between the compound interest and the simple interest on a certain sum at 12% p.a. for two years is Rs.90. What will be the value of the amount at the end of 3 years?
Ans : (d) 8780.80

Ques (30): There are 50 students admitted to a nursery class. Some students can speak only English and some can speak only Hindi. 10 students can speak both English and Hindi. If the number of students who can speak English is 21, then how many students can speak only Hindi, how many can speak only Hindi and how many can speak only English?
Ans : (d) 39, 29 and 11 respectively

Ques (31): If a boy sitting iii a railway train, moving at constant velocity, throws a ball straight up into the air,
Ans : (c) the ball will fall into his hand.

Ques (32): When a student weighing 45 kgs left a class, the average weight of the remaining 59 students increased by 200g. What is the average weight of the remaining 59 students?
Ans : (a) 57 kgs

Ques (33): A shooting star that flashes across the night sky is really a
Ans : (b) Meteor

Ques (34): The average age of80 boys in a class is 15. The average age of a group of 15 boys in the class is 16 and the average age of another 25 boys in the class is 14. What is the average age of the remaining boys in the class?
Ans : (a) 15.25

Ques (35): ‘A’ walks 1 km. to east and then he turns to south and walks 5km. Again he turns to east and walks 2km. After this he turns to north and walks 9km. How far is he from his starting point?
Ans : (A) 5km

Ques (36): Conduction of current in an aqueous solution of sodium chloride is by
Ans : (d) sodium and chloride ions

Ques (37): Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
Ans : (d) Clove

Ques (38): A businessman makes a profit of 20% on the sale of leather. If he were to add 10% artificial matter to the leather, by what percent would his profit increase?
Ans : (b) 60%

Ques (39): Velu Thampi led a revolt against the British in state of
Ans : (a) Travancore

Ques (40): He is mathematician and astronomer of the 12th century. His name is associated with India's third satellite. He is
Ans : (c) Bhaskara II

Ques (41): In a certain store, the profit is 320% of the cost. If the cost increases by 25% but the selling price remains constant, approximately what percentage of the selling price is the profit?
Ans : (b) 70%

Ques (42): A bubble of water shines because of
Ans : (c)total internal reflection

Ques (43): A red object when seen through a thick blue glass appears
Ans : (c) black

Ques (44): Cost price of 15 Computers is equal to the selling price of 20 Computers, then the loss percent would be
Ans : (a) 25%

Ques (45): Film and TV institute of India is located at
Ans : (a) Pune (Maharashtra)

Ques (46): The average of 5 quantities is 6. The average of 3 of them is 8. What is the average of the remaining two numbers?
Ans : (c) 3

Ques (47): To which professions earlier leaders who struggled for freedom of India mainly belonged?
Ans : (d) All of the above

Ques (48): An error of 2% in excess is made while measuring the side of a square. The percentage of error in the calculated area of the square is:
Ans : a) 2%

Ques (49): The number of writs that can be prayed for and issued by the Supreme Court and/or a High Court is
Ans : (c) 5

Ques (50): In a certain code EXTRA is written as % 5 # 73 and NOSE is written as 4 @ 8%; how is STORE written in that code ?
Ans : (b) 8#@7%

Ques (51): The members of the panchayat are
Ans : (b) nominated by the people

Ques (52): How long will it take for a sum of money to grow from Rs.1250 to Rs.10,000, if it is invested at 12.5% p.a simple interest?
Ans : (d) 56 years

Ques (53): Vijay invested Rs.50,000 partly at 10% and partly at 15%. His total income after a year was Rs.7000. How much did heinvest at the rate of 10%?
Ans : (b) Rs.40,000

Ques (54): A magnified and virtual image of an object can be obtained using a
Ans : (b) Concave minor

Ques (55): 'Radish' is related to 'Root' in the same way as 'Brinjal' is related to
Ans : (a) Fruit

Ques (56): Each interior angle of a regular polygon is 120 degrees greater than each exterior angle. How many sides are there in the polygon?
Ans : (c) 12

Ques (57): Which year did the same number of boys and girls attend the conference?
Ans : (a) 1995

Ques (58): In an examination, every candidate took physics or mathematics or both 65.8% took physics and 59.2% took mathematics. The total number of candidates was 2000. How many candidates took both physics and mathematics ?
Ans : (b) 500

Ques (59): Which one of the following Articles of the Constitution of India provides constitutional remedies for enforcement of Fundamental Rights ?
Ans : (a) Article 32

Ques (60): Who among the following leaders is known for her work in the field of the empowerment of women ?
Ans : (a) Mary Robinson

Ques (61): There are five different houses, A to E, in a row. A is to the right of B and E is to the left of C and right of A. B is to the right of D. which of the houses is in the middle?
Ans : (A) A

Ques (62): A bag contains 20 balls. 8 balls are green, 7 are white and 5 are red. What is the minimum number of balls that must be picked up from the bag blind-folded (without replacing &.y of it) to be assured of picking atleast one ball of each colour ?
Ans : (d) 16

Ques (63): Golden Temple, Amritsar is India's
Ans : (a) largest Gurdwara

Ques (64): Find the equation of a line whose intercepts are twice of the line 3x – 2y – 12 = 0
Ans : (a) 3x – 2y = 24

Ques (65): Total time taken by a person in going to a place by walking and returning on cycle is 5hours 45 minutes.He would have gained 2 hours by cycling both ways.The time taken by him to walk both ways, is
Ans : (b) 7 hours 45 minutes

Ques (66): Two objects losing the same weight when immersed in water must have the same
Ans : (b) volume

Ques (67): If the angle of triangle are in the ratio of 4:3:2, then the triangle
Ans : (d) Is acute angled triangle

Ques (68): Three math classes: X, Y, and Z, take an algebra test. The average score in class X is 83. The average score in class Y is 76. The average score in class Z is 85. The average score of all students in classes X and Y together is 79. The average score of all students in classes Y and Z together is 81. What is the average for all the three classes?
Ans : (b) 81.5

Ques (69): X and Y are brothers. R is the father of Y. S is the brother of T and maternal uncle of X. What is T to R?
Ans : (b) Wife

Ques (70): If a patient has blood group AB and needs blood transfusion, he
Ans : (d) Can be given blood of AB or ‘O’ or A or B group

Ques (71): If 9 examiners can examine a certain number of answer books in 12 days, working 5 hours a day, for how many hours a day would 4 examiners have to work in order to examine twice the number of answer books in 30 days?
Ans : (C) 9

Ques (72): Which of the following theories was not proposed by Charles Darwin?
Ans : (d) Inheritance of acquired character

Ques (73): Fastest shorthand writer was
Ans : (a) Dr. G. D. Bist

Ques (74): To which king belongs the Lion capitol at Sarnath?
Ans : (b) Ashoka

Ques (75): South Africa was readmitted to the UN General Assembly after a gap of
Ans : (b) 15 years

Ques (76): RESCUE
Ans : (b). Help

Ques (77): AMORPHOUS
Ans : 1. Formless

Ques (78): ADVERSITY
Ans : C. Misfortune

Ques (79): INEBRIATE
Ans : (d). Drunken

Ques (80): His sudden appearance on the scene was fortuitous
Ans : (d) Calculated

Ques (81): STERILE
Ans : (a). Barren

Ques (82): I almost collapsed on the bed after a gruelling three-hour walk.
Ans : (d) Exhausting

Ques (83): FAKE
Ans : B. Imitation

Ques (84): DISTANT
Ans : (a). Far

Ques (85): LEVER is to REVEL as DRAWER is to
Ans : (c) REWARD

Ques (86): TANGIBLE
Ans : (a) Ethereal

Ques (87): Most of the machines in this factory are obsolete.
Ans : (c) Modern

Ques (88): LOQUACIOUS
Ans : (b) Taciturn

Ques (89): COMMOTION
Ans : (a) Calm

Ques (90): FRUGAL
Ans : (b) Extravagant

Ques (91): OCCIDENTAL
Ans : (c) Oriental

Ques (92): His short but philosophical speech was applauded by the audience.
Ans : (b) Jeered

Ques (93): CALLOUS
Ans : (d) Sympathetic

Ques (94): CRASS
Ans : (a) Refined

Ques (95): SCORNED
Ans : (a) Welcomed

Ques (96): When the Supervisor and his assistant were going for a walk the later slipped and fell into a pit.
Ans : (d) No Error

Ques (97): He wears only clothes made of cotton
Ans : (b) only clothes

Ques (98): This variety of cloth is superior than any other in the shop
Ans : (b) superior than any other

Ques (99): Whenever you are not sure about the meaning of a word refer the dictionary
Ans : (d) No error

Ques (100): I'm having a motor cycle these days to' go to work
Ans : (a) I'm having a motor cycle

Ques (101): She says that she is living in the flat for ten years and does not want to leave
Ans : (b) that she is living in the flat for ten years

Ques (102): The hundred-rupees notes that he gave them for the goods bought from but later they reliably learn t that the notes were all counterfeit
Ans : (a) The hundred-rupees notes

Ques (103): The books which you haven me are not enough and I request you to give me a little more
Ans : (a) The books which you haven me

Ques (104): Now a days five rupees is a very small amount
Ans : (d) No error

Ques (105): A case of fruit weighs 53 kilograms, and another weighs 41 kilograms. How much weight must be removed from the first case and placed in the second so that they are both of equal weight?
Ans : (c) 6 kilograms

Ques (106): Which one does not belong? SCISSORS PIN KNIFE AXE
Ans : (c) PIN

Ques (107): Trevor is taller than Daniela, and Nadine is taller than Hamish. If Samira and Nadine are both shorter than Daniela, who is second-tallest?
Ans : (d) Daniela

Ques (108): Michael was 1.0 metres tall, and could only reach up to the 1st floor lift button. From the 1st floor, he had to walk up 100 steps to reach the 6th floor. Vinh was 1.4 metres tall, and could reach the 5th floor button. He had to walk up 20 steps to reach the 6th floor. Lucy was 1.1 metres tall. To reach the 6th floor, how many steps did she have to walk up?
Ans : (b) 80

Ques (109): Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group which is the one that does not belong to that group?
Ans : (d) 125

Ques (110): What group of letters comes next in this series? ABL BCH CDD DEZ ____
Ans : (a) EFV

Ques (111): 57 × 29 + 57 × 11 = 57 × (50 – x) . x =
Ans : (b) 10

Ques (112): SOMERSAULT is to 9271894530 as MAELSTROM is to
Ans : (a) 741390827

Ques (113): Four of the following five are alike in a certain way ·aAd so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to the group?
Ans : (a) 119

Ques (114): BREEZE is to WIND as WIND is to
Ans : (d) GALE

Ques (115): Remove some letters from the word CONSOLE. Rearrange the letters to make a word meaning to shut. The removed letters are
Ans : (c) ON

Ques (116): A father is now three times as old as his son. Five years back he was four times as old as his son. What is the age of the son now?
Ans : (a) 12

Ques (117): ‘Needle’ is related to ‘Clock’ as ‘Wheel’ is related to…?
Ans : (b) Vehicle

Ques (118): In a foreign language, TAYO YETI means OLD MAN, ALI SOTI means YOUNG WOMAN, and ALI YETI means OLD WOMAN. What is the foreign word for YOUNG?
Ans : (c) SOTI

Ques (119): In a certain' code RETAIL is writ ten as UFSBJM, how is EXPECT written in that code?
Ans : (d) QYFFDU

Ques (120): How many times between 4 a.m and 4 p.m will the hands of a clock cross?
Ans : (d) 11

Ques (121): The word CAREFUL is most nearly the opposite of
Ans : (c) RECKLESS

Ques (122):
S1: When a satellite is launched, the rocket begins by going slowly upwards through the air.
S6: Consequently, the rocket still does not become too hot.
P: However, the higher it goes, the less air it meets.
Q: However, the higher it goes, the less air it meets.
R: For the atmosphere becomes thinner.
S: As a result there is less friction.
Ans : (a) QPRS

Ques (123):
S1: Politeness is not a quality possessed by only one nation or race.
S6: In any case, we should not mock at others habits.
P: One may observe that a man of one nation will remove his hat or fold his hands by way of greetings when he meets someone he knows.
Q: A man of another country will not to do so.
R: It is a quality to be found among all peoples and nations in every corner of the earth.
S: Obviously, each person follows the custom of his particular country.
Ans : (b) RPSQ

Ques (124):
S1: Professional education is to be distinguished from other forms of education
S6: But it is not all that dissimilar either
P: Students accepted the fee-increase readily because they start recovering the amount
Q: Here, the pay off is more or less immediate
R: The situation may not be as favourable in every branch of professional education
S: When, for instance, the Institutes of Management raised their fee from Rs. 600 per year to Rs. 6,000 there was no resistance
Ans : (c)R – S – Q – P

Ques (125):
S1: I usually sleep quite well in the train, but this time I slept only a little.
S6: It was shut all night, as usual
P: Most people wanted it shut and I wanted it open.
Q: As usual, I got angry about the window.
R: The quarrel left me completely upset.
S: There were too many people too much huge luggage all around.
Ans : (b) SQPR

Ques (126):
S1: An old fable tells of a blind man who felt an elephant's tail and concluded the animal was made of rope, while another grabbed its trunk and described it as a snake and another felt a leg and decided it was like a tree
S6: Until recently little else was known
P: The presence of an atmosphere was deduced in 1761
Q: Astronomers have had the same trouble with Venus
R: No one has ever seen its clouded-shrouded surface, and for centuries there were not enough facts to draw a picture from
S: Galileo discovered the planet's phases in 1610, but that gave no hint about its physical appearance
Ans : (b)Q – R – S – P

Ques (127):
S1: We speak today of self-determination in politics.
S6: Cultural subjection is ordinarily of an unconscious character and it implies slavery from the very start.
P: So long as one is conscious of a restraint, it is possible to resist it or to near it as a necessary evil and to keep free in spirit.
Q: Slavery begins when one ceases to feel that restraint and it depends on if the evil is accepted as good.
R: There is, however, a subtler domination exercised in the sphere of ideas by one culture to another.
S: Political subjection primarily means restraint on the outer life of people.
Ans : (c) SPQR

Ques (128):
S1: As the meeting opens, he runs briskly through a number of formalities.
S6: The greater the mass, the greater is the earth's force of attraction on it. We can call this force of attraction gravity.
P: Normally it is very small but when the one of the bodies is a planet, like earth, the force is considerable.
Q: It has been investigated by many scientists including Galileo and Newton.
R: Everything on or near the surface of the earth is attracted by the mass of earth.
S: This gravitational force depends on the mass of the bodies involved.
Ans : (d) QSPR

Ques (129):
S1: George worked for British Railways
S6: He spent his evenings playing tunes that ranged from hymns to jazz pieces
P: He was a ticket collector at one of the underground stations
Q: Among other accomplishments he could play the piano
R: He liked his work and received about ten pounds a week for collecting tickets
S: A large, stout man, he always had a gentle, kindly expression on his mobile face
Ans : (a)P – R – S – Q

Ques (130):
S1: S1 Frustration is a global cancer which has spared no country.
S6: S6 Many- reforms have been discussed at length but have come to nothing for one reason or another.
P: P And yet no one seems too clear about what can be done to make it more meaningful.
Q: Q In other countries which are populated by, frustra¬tion is among them also because they do have.
R: R As far as India is concerned, its education system is breeding more and more frustration among both students and teachers.
S: S In some countries, frustra¬tion exists because these countries are populated by have nots.
Ans : (b) S-Q-R-P

Ques (131):
S1: You know my wife, Madhavi, always urged me to give up smoking.
S6: poor girl!.
P: I really gave it up.
Q: And so When I went to jail I said to myself I really must give it up, if for no other reason than of being self-reliant.
R: When I emerged from jail, I wanted to tell her of my great triumph.
S: But when I met her, there she was with a packet of cigarettes.
Ans : (c) QPRS

Ques (132):
S1: All men have some degree of physical courage
S6: We can use it up
P: Courage, you know, is like having money in the bank
Q: It is surprising how much courage we have
R: But don't forget, courage is an expendable quality
S: We start with a certain capital of courage, some large, some small, and we proceed to draw on our balance
Ans : (b)Q – P – S – R

Ques (133):
S1: In the middle of one side of the square sits the Chairman of the committee, the most important person in the room.
S6: From the moment its members meet, it begins to have a sort nebulous life of its own.
P: For a committee is not just a mere collection of individuals.
Q: On him rests much of the responsibility for the success or failure of the committee.
R: While this is happening we have an opportunity to get the 'feel' of this committe.
S: As the meeting opens, he runs briskly through a number of formalities.
Ans : (d) QSRP

Ques (134): Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists :

A. Pineapple
B. Banana
C. Lady’s finger
D. Orange 1. Berry
2. Capsule
3. Hesperidium
4. Sorosis
Ans : (d) 4 1 2 3

Ques (135): Match List I(Effect) with List II(Scientist) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists :

A. Chemical effect of electric current
B. Conversion of heat into electric
C. Heating effect of electric current
D. Magnetic effect of electric current 1. Seebeck
2. Kirchhoff
3. Faraday
4. Joule
Ans : (b) 3 1 4 5

Ques (136): Match List I(Electromagnetic waves) with List II (Wavelength) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists :

A. Gamma rays
B. Visible light
C. Radio waves
D. Microwaves 1. 5 × 10-10m
2. 100 m
3. 10–3m
4. 10–11m
Ans : (c) 4 1 2 3

Ques (137): Match List I(Work for which Nobel Prize was awarded) with List II(Scientist to whom it was awarded) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists :

A. Discovery of X-rays
B. Development of Wireless Telegraphy
C. Discovery of Neutron
D. Discovery of Positron 1. Chadwick
2. Anderson
3. Roentgen
4. Marconi
Ans : (b) 3 4 1 2

Ques (138): Match List I(Substance) with List II(Constituent) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists :

A. Soap
B. Paint
C. Cement
D. Gun powder 1. Stearic acid
2. Linseed oil
3. Calcium silicate
4. Potassium nitrate
Ans : (c) 1 2 3 4

Ques : Most people lead the lives that circumstances have thrust upon them. But Wilson had boldly taken the course of his life into his own hands. At 35, he had quit his job to lead a pleasant life on an exotic island with just enough money to last for twenty five years. Once, fifteen years after he had been on the island, I happened to meet him and enquired about his financial situation. He said, "It will carry me on till I am sixty." "But one cannot be sure of dying at sixty", I said. "Well..." he replied, "it depends on oneself, doesn't it”?


Ques (139):According to the author, most people
Ans: (d)Do nothing to change the condition they live in.
Ques (140): Wilson's boldest decision was that he
Ans: (a)Quit his job.

Ques (141): "Depends on oneself” suggests that Wilson, at 60, would
Ans: (b) Surrender himself to destiny.

Ques : “Life is not just party and pleasure; it is also pain and despair. Unthinkable things happen. Sometimes everything turns upside down. Bad things happen to good people. Some things are beyond control, such as physical disability and birth defects. We cannot choose our parents or the circumstances of our birth. So if the ball bounced that way, sorry. But what do we do from here; cry or take the ball and run? That is a choice we have to make. On a clear day, there are hundreds of boats sailing in all different directions in a lake. How come? Even though the wind is blowing in one direction, the sailboats are going in different directions. What is the difference? It depends on the way the sail is set, and that is determined by the sailor. The same is true of our lives. We can't choose the direction of the wind, but we can choose how we set the sail. We can choose our attitude even though we cannot always choose our circumstances. The choice is either to act like a victor or a victim. It is not our position but our disposition that determines our destiny. It takes both rain and sunshine to create a rainbow. Our lives are no different. There is happiness and sorrow. There is the good and the bad; dark and bright spots. If we can handle adversity, it only strengthens us. We cannot control all the events that happen in our lives, but we can control how we deal with them. Richard Blechnyden wanted to promote Indian tea at the St. Louis World fair in 1904. It was very hot and no one wanted to sample his tea. Blechnyden saw that all the other iced drinks were doing flourishing business. It dawned on him to make his tea into an iced drink, mix in sugar and sell it. He did and people loved it. That was the introduction of iced tea to the world. When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, we can react responsibly or resentfully. Human beings are not like an action which has no choice. An action cannot decide whether to become a giant tree or to become food for the squirrels. Human beings have choices. If nature gives us a lemon, we have a choice: either cry or make lemonade.”


Ques (142):“We cannot choose our parents or the circumstances of our birth” – by this statement what does the author mean?
Ans: (d) All of the above
Ques (143): By what the author tells us that choice is ours?
Ans: (c) We can either cry or can take the ball and run away

Ques (144): The opposite of the word ‘victor’?
Ans: (a) Loser

Ques : “Life is not just party and pleasure; it is also pain and despair. Unthinkable things happen. Sometimes everything turns upside down. Bad things happen to good people. Some things are beyond control, such as physical disability and birth defects. We cannot choose our parents or the circumstances of our birth. So if the ball bounced that way, sorry. But what do we do from here; cry or take the ball and run? That is a choice we have to make. On a clear day, there are hundreds of boats sailing in all different directions in a lake. How come? Even though the wind is blowing in one direction, the sailboats are going in different directions. What is the difference? It depends on the way the sail is set, and that is determined by the sailor. The same is true of our lives. We can't choose the direction of the wind, but we can choose how we set the sail. We can choose our attitude even though we cannot always choose our circumstances. The choice is either to act like a victor or a victim. It is not our position but our disposition that determines our destiny. It takes both rain and sunshine to create a rainbow. Our lives are no different. There is happiness and sorrow. There is the good and the bad; dark and bright spots. If we can handle adversity, it only strengthens us. We cannot control all the events that happen in our lives, but we can control how we deal with them. Richard Blechnyden wanted to promote Indian tea at the St. Louis World fair in 1904. It was very hot and no one wanted to sample his tea. Blechnyden saw that all the other iced drinks were doing flourishing business. It dawned on him to make his tea into an iced drink, mix in sugar and sell it. He did and people loved it. That was the introduction of iced tea to the world. When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, we can react responsibly or resentfully. Human beings are not like an action which has no choice. An action cannot decide whether to become a giant tree or to become food for the squirrels. Human beings have choices. If nature gives us a lemon, we have a choice: either cry or make lemonade.”


Ques (145):What determines our destiny?
Ans: (a) The way that we normally think and behave, that shows what type of person we are
Ques (146): The best title for the above passage could be –
Ans: (d) Life is all about making the right choices

Ques (147): According to the author, what still can be chosen if not everything in life?
Ans: (b) Attitude

Ques : “Life is not just party and pleasure; it is also pain and despair. Unthinkable things happen. Sometimes everything turns upside down. Bad things happen to good people. Some things are beyond control, such as physical disability and birth defects. We cannot choose our parents or the circumstances of our birth. So if the ball bounced that way, sorry. But what do we do from here; cry or take the ball and run? That is a choice we have to make. On a clear day, there are hundreds of boats sailing in all different directions in a lake. How come? Even though the wind is blowing in one direction, the sailboats are going in different directions. What is the difference? It depends on the way the sail is set, and that is determined by the sailor. The same is true of our lives. We can't choose the direction of the wind, but we can choose how we set the sail. We can choose our attitude even though we cannot always choose our circumstances. The choice is either to act like a victor or a victim. It is not our position but our disposition that determines our destiny. It takes both rain and sunshine to create a rainbow. Our lives are no different. There is happiness and sorrow. There is the good and the bad; dark and bright spots. If we can handle adversity, it only strengthens us. We cannot control all the events that happen in our lives, but we can control how we deal with them. Richard Blechnyden wanted to promote Indian tea at the St. Louis World fair in 1904. It was very hot and no one wanted to sample his tea. Blechnyden saw that all the other iced drinks were doing flourishing business. It dawned on him to make his tea into an iced drink, mix in sugar and sell it. He did and people loved it. That was the introduction of iced tea to the world. When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, we can react responsibly or resentfully. Human beings are not like an action which has no choice. An action cannot decide whether to become a giant tree or to become food for the squirrels. Human beings have choices. If nature gives us a lemon, we have a choice: either cry or make lemonade.”


Ques (148):On what has the author emphasized?
Ans: (b) Choice
Ques (149): By the example of Blechnyden’s Iced Tea which message does the author give?
Ans: (a) Choice is ours

Ques (150): What does actually strengthen us?
Ans: (b) Handling adversity