UGC-NET/SET-PAPER-I(2015-JUNE) - MODEL PAPER-16
ONLINE TEST NET/SET PAPER-1
Read the following passage carefully and answer questions 31 to 36.Story telling is not in our genes. Neither it is an evolutionary history. It is the essence of what makes us Human.Human beings progress by telling stories. One event can result in a great variety of stories being told about it. Sometimes those stories differ greatly. Which stories are picked up and repeated and which ones are dropped and forgotten often determines how we progress. Our history, knowledge and understanding are all the collections of the few stories that survive. This includes the stories that we tell each other about the future. And how the future will turn out depends partly, possibly largely, on which stories we collectively choose to believe.Some stories are designed to spread fear and concern. This is because some story-tellers feel that there is a need to raise some tensions. Some stories are frightening, they are like totemic warnings: "Fail to act now and we are all doomed." Then there are stories that indicate that all will be fine so long as we leave everything upto a few especially able adults. Currently, this trend is being led by those who call themselves "rational optimists". They tend to claim that it is human nature to compete and to succeed and also to profit at the expense of others. The rational optimists however, do not realize how humanity has progressed overtime through amiable social networks and how large groups work in less selfishness and in the process accommodate rich and poor, high and low alike. This aspect in story-telling is considered by the 'Practical Possibles', who sit between those who say all is fine and cheerful and be individualistic in your approach to a successful future, and those who ordain pessimism and fear that we are doomed.What the future holds for us is which stories we hold on to and how we act on them. Answer the following questions:
31. Rational optimists:
(a) Look for opportunities.
(b) Are sensible and cheerful.
(c) Are selfishly driven.
Identify the correct answer from the codes given below:
(A) (b) and (c) only
(B) (a), (b) and (c)
(C) (a) only
(D) (a) and (b) only
32. Humans become less selfish when:
they work in solitude
they listen to frightening stories
they listen to cheerful stories
they work in large groups
33. 'Practical Possibles' are the ones who:
(A) are cheerful and carefree
(D) are self-centred
(B) follow Midway Path
(C) are doom-mongers
34. Story telling is:
in our genes
the essence of what makes us human
35. Our knowledge is a collection of:
all stories that we have heard during our life-time
some stories that we remember
a few stories that survive
some important stories
36. How the future will turn out to be, depends upon the stories?
Designed to spread fear and tension
We collectively choose to believe in
Which are repeatedly narrated
Designed to make prophecy
37. At present a person is 4 times older than his son and is 3 years older than his wife. After 3 years the age of the son will be 15 years. The age of the person's wife after 5 years will be:
38. Among the following statements two are contradictory to each other. Select the correct code that represents them:
(a) All poets are philosophers.
(b) Some poets are philosophers.
(c) Some poets are not philosophers.
(d) No philosopher is a poet.
(A) (b) and (c)
(B) (a) and (b)
(C) (a) and (d)
(D) (a) and (c)
39. In an examination 10,000 students appeared. The result revealed the number of students who have:
passed in all five subjects = 5583
passed in three subjects only = 1400
passed in two subjects only = 1200
passed in one subject only = 735
failed in English only = 75
failed in Physics only = 145
failed in Chemistry only = 140
failed in Mathematics only = 200
failed in Bio-science only = 157
The number of students passed in at least four subjects is:
40. Which of the following is not a principle of effective communication?
Participation of the audience
Persuasive and convincing dialogue
Strategic use of grapevine
One-way transfer of information
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