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Exercise

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Each of the following questions contains a small paragraph followed by a question on it. Read each paragraph carefully and answer the question given below it.

The virtue of art does not allow the work to be interfered with or immediately ruled by anything other than itself. It insists that it alone shall touch the work in order to bring it into being. Art requires that nothing shall attain the work except through art itself.

This passage best supports the statement that:

A. art is governed by external rules and conditions.
B. art is for the sake of art and life.
C art is for the sake of art alone.
D. artist realises his dreams through his artistic creation.
E. artist should use his art for the sake of society.

There is a shift in our economy from a manufacturing to a service orientation. The increase in service-sector will require the managers to work more with people rather than with objects and things from the assembly line.

This passage best supports the statement that:

A. managers should have a balanced mind.
B. assembly line will exist in service organisations.
C interpersonal skills will become more important in the future work place.
D. manufacturing organisations ignore importance of people.
E. service organisations will not deal with objects and things.

Throughout the ages the businessman has helped build civilisation's great cities, provided people with luxuries and artists with patronage, and lift his fellow citizens to understand the standard of living. In the last few centuries the businessman has seeded the Industrial Revolution around the world.

The passage best supports the statement that the businessman -

A. is accountable to the society.
B. lives luxurious and comfortable life.
C is the beneficiary of the Industrial Revolution.
D. is capable of raising his standard of living.
E. has contributed to the growth of civilisation.

The press should not be afraid of upholding and supporting a just and righteous cause. It should not be afraid of criticising the government in a healthy manner. The press has to be eternally vigilant to protect the rights of the workers, backward and suppressed sections of the society. It should also give a balanced view of the things so that people can be helped in the formation of a healthy public opinion.

The passage best supports the statement that

A. press has a great role to play in a democracy.
B. the press is the only means to project to the masses the policies of the government.
C the freedom of press is essential for the proper functioning of democracy.
D. the press can be used by the governments as an effective media for the upliftment of the backward sections of society.
E. all the information given by the press should be well-articulated so as to gain a good opinion towards the ruling party.

The only true education comes through the stimulation of the child's powers by the demands of the social situations in which he finds himself. Through these demands he is stimulated to act as a member of a unity, to emerge from his original narrowness of action and feeling, and to conceive himself from the standpoint of the welfare of the group to which he belongs.

The passage best supports the statement that real education -

A. will take place if the children imbibe action and feeling.
B. will take place if the children are physically strong.
C is not provided in our schools today.
D. comes through the interaction with social situations.
E. comes from the self-centred approach of the students.

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