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Cloze Test & Reading Comprehension Quiz

Direction : In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has Capital Alphabets. Against each Alphabet, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

In the (___A___) of India’s economic boom, Indian Professional Service Firms (PSFs) from management consultancies and investment banks to advertising agencies and law firms are (___B___) to attract the best and the brightest talent But to be truly successful they have to do more than that. Like PSFs around the world they need to (___C___) their professionals rather than see them walk out of the door in (___D___) of opportunities. To achieve that, companies often rely on the (___E___) of sprawling campuses and luxurious facilities. But none of this gets to the (___F___) of the problem, which is when young professionals join PSFs they have expectations which go far (___G___) the nature of facilities. (___H___) on to do creative, thought provoking work, they often find themselves engaged in doing (___I___) activities. They feel underutilized, which is a formula for (___J___) in the long term.

 

Q1. A

(a)depth

(b)stage

(c)midst

(d)present

 

Q2. B

(a)opposing

(b)rivalling

(c)partial

(d)competing

 

Q3. C

(a)transition

(b)retain

(c)advance

(d)substitute

 

Q4. D

(a)obtaining

(b)pursuing

(c)demand

(d)search

 

Q5. E

(a)allure

(b)control

(c)reward

(d)perk

 

Q6. F

(a)solution

(b)key

(c)heart

(d)precedence

 

Q7. G

(a)ahead

(b)beyond

(c)away

(d)to

 

Q8. H

(a)Deciding

(b)Catching

(c)Keen

(d)Focussing

 

Q9. I

(a)pivotal

(b)productive

(c)optional

(d)mundane

 

Q10. J

(a)failure

(b)motivation

(c)success

(d)innovation

 

DIRECTIONS : YOU HAVE ONE BRIEF PASSAGE WITH LIVE QUESTIONS. READ THE PASSAGE CAREFULLY AND CHOOSE THE BEST ANSWER TO EACH QUESTION OUT OF THE FOUR ALTERNATIVES.

Our awareness of time has reached such a pitch of intensity that we suffer acutely whenever our travels take us into some corner of the world where people are not interested in minutes and seconds. The unpunctuality of the orient for example is appalling to those who come freshly from a land of fixed meal-times and regular train services. For a modern American or Englishman waiting is a psychological torture. An Indian accepts the blank hours with resignation even with satisfaction. He has not lost the fine art of doing nothing. Our notion of time as a collection of minutes each of which must be filled with some business or amusement is wholly alien to the Greek. For the man who lives in a pre-industrial world time moves at a slow and easy pace he does not care about each minute for the good reason that he has not been made conscious of the existence of minutes Orient  the countries of Asia especially of eastern Asia (China Japan Russia etc.)appalling shocking extremely bad notion an idea a belief or an understanding of something alien not usual or acceptable.

 

Q11. What is the main theme of the passage ?

(a)Concept of time in pre-industrial world.

(b)The Greek concept of time.

(c)Awareness of time in the modern industrial world.

(d)The Orientals and their awareness of time

 

Q12. The Orientals are alien to

(a)the business of amusement.

(b)the notion of time as a collection of minutes

(c)industrialization.

(d)the finis art of doing nothing.

 

Q13. A person who belongs to pre-industrial world

(a)knows the utility of time.

(b)knows how to derive happiness by making use of time carefully.

(c)does not care about each minute.

(d)cares much for every minute v

 

Q14. According to the author 

(a)the orientals are very punctual

(b)the Americans or the Englishmen are punctual.

(c)the Greek and the orientals are very punctual.

(d)the Indians are very punctual

 

Q15. The orient in the passage refers to

(a)China and Japan.

(b)Japan and England.

(c)England and America.

(d)America alone.

 

DIRECTIONS : YOU HAVE ONE BRIEF PASSAGE WITH LIVE QUESTIONS. READ THE PASSAGE CAREFULLY AND CHOOSE THE BEST ANSWER TO EACH QUESTION OUT OF THE FOUR ALTERNATIVES.

In the technological systems of tomorrow-fast fluid and self-regulating-machines will deal with the flow of physical materials men with the flow of information and insight. Machines will increasingly perform tasks. Machines and men both instead of being concentrated in gigantic factories and factory cities will be scattered across the globe linked together by amazingly sensitive near-instantaneous communications. Human work will move out of the factory and mass office into the community and the home. Machines will be synchronized as some already are to the billionth of a second men will be desynchronized. The factory whistle will vanish. Even the clock “the key machine of the modern industrial age” as Lewis Mumford called it a generation ago will lose some of its power over humans as distinct from purely technological affairs. Simultaneously the organisation needed to control technology shift from bureaucracy to Adhocracy from permanence to transience and from a concern with the present to a focus on the future. In such a world the most valued attributes of the industrial age become handicaps. The technology of tomorrow requires not millions of lightly lettered men ready to work in unison at endlessly repetitive jobs it requires not men who take orders in unblinking fashion aware that the price of bread is mechanical submission to authority  but men who can make critical judgments who can weave their way through novel environments who are quick to spot new relationships in the rapidly changing reality. It requires men who in C.P. Snow s compel ling terms “have the future in their bones”

 

Q16. The technological system of tomorrow will be marked by

(a)dehumanization.

(b)perfection.

(c)automation.

(d)unpredictability.

 

Q17. The future man according to this passage must be

(a)most adaptive and intelligent.

(b)most capable of dealing with the changing reality.

(c)more concerned with the present than the future.

(d)trained and obedient.

 

Q18.  Near-instantaneous communications may be regarded as a symbol of

(a)anachronization.

(b)mischronization.

(c)desynchronization.

(d)synchronization.

 

Q19. If a person believes that the price of bread is mechanical submission to authority  he is

(a)a believer in devotion to duty

(b)a believer in taking things for granted.

(c)a believer in doing what he Is told right or wrong.

(d)a believer in the honesty of machines.

 

Q20. The type of society which the author has mentioned makes a plea for

(a)a mind assimilative of modern scientific Ideas.

(b)a critical mind having insight into future.

(c)a mind well-versed in cultural heritage

(d)a mind with firm principles of life.

ANSWERS :

            1 c       2 d       3 b       4 d       5 c       6 a       7 b       8 d       9 d       10 a     11 c     12 b     13 c     14b      15 a             16 c     17 b     18 d     19 c     20 b

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