# Recent questions and answers in English Language

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A significant compassionate outcome of technology is the greater dignity and value that it imparts to human labour. In a highly developed society, there is no essential difference between Brahmin and Shudra, Muslim, Christian or Hindu; they are equally useful and hence ... religions are man-made. human labour has dignity and value. all individuals, irrespective of caste and creed, are born equal.
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The company should not be held responsible for failing to correct the control-panel problem that caused the accident. Although the problem had been mentioned earlier in a safety inspector's report, company receive hundred of reports of such problem, and Industry standard ... mention more than one problem in the same report? How long was the control panel in use before the problem was discovered?
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Riothamus, a fifth century king of the Britons, was betrayed by an associate, fought bravely against the Goths but was defeated, and disappeared mysteriously. Riothamus activities, and only those of Riothamus, match almost exactly those attributed to king ... fifth-century nobility. Posterity usually remembers legends better than it remembers the actual historical events on which they are based.
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In the following question, the first two words have definite relationship. Choose one word out of the given four alternatives which will fill in the blank space and show the same relationship with the third word as between the first two. Memorise is to Amnesia as Movement is to _______________. Lubrication Lethargy Paralysis Hermit
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In the following question choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word. Antagonism Cordiality Animosity Hostility Enmity
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The passage given below is followed by four alternate summaries. Choose the option that best captures the essence of the passage. Language is an autapomorphy found only in our lineage, and not shared with other branches of our group such as primates. We ... of linguistic evolution Language is a distinctively human feature as there is no evidence of the existence of language in any other species
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The four sentences (labelled $1, 2, 3, 4$) given below, when properly sequenced would yield a coherent paragraph. Decide on the proper sequence of the order of the sentences and key in the sequence of the four numbers as your answer. ... generally theorised Clock-time has been consistently represented in feminist literature as a masculine artefact representative of a time is money' perspective
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Five sentences related to a topic are given below in a jumbled order. Four of them form a coherent and unified paragraph. Identify the odd sentence that does not go with the four. Key in the number of the option that you choose. Socrates told us that ... achieve self-realization The idea is that this small change in perspective can clear your emotional fog, allowing you to see past your biases
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The four sentences (labelled $1, 2, 3, 4$) given below, when properly sequenced would yield a coherent paragraph. Decide on the proper sequence of the order of the sentences and key in the sequence of the four numbers as your answer. Living things- ... an object means to consider it equivalent to other things in that category, and different-along some salient dimension-from things that are not
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The four sentences (labelled $1, 2, 3, 4$) given below, when properly sequenced would yield a coherent paragraph. Decide on the proper sequence of the order of the sentences and key in the sequence of the four numbers as your answer. Such a ... example of an ancient belief system called teleology, the notion that what we call nature has a predetermined destiny associated with its component parts
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Five sentences related to a topic are given below. Four of them can be put together to form a meaningful and coherent short paragraph. Identify the odd one out. Choose its number as your answer and key it in. A particularly interesting example of inference occurs in ... cartoonist devised a series of panels to tell the story and has chosen to show you only one - and typically not even the funniest
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War, natural disasters and climate change are destroying some of the world's most precious cultural sites. Google is trying to help preserve these archaeological wonders by allowing users access to $3$D images of these treasures through its site. ... artefacts by a Western museum tourists uploading photos of monuments onto social media digital platforms capturing users' data for market research
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War, natural disasters and climate change are destroying some of the world's most precious cultural sites. Google is trying to help preserve these archaeological wonders by allowing users access to $3$D images of these treasures through its site. But the ... such as Google and CyArk critical about the links between a non-profit and a commercial tech platform for distributing archaeological images
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War, natural disasters and climate change are destroying some of the world's most precious cultural sites. Google is trying to help preserve these archaeological wonders by allowing users access to $3$D images of these treasures through its site. But the ... large corporation to project itself as a protector of culture It enables people who cannot physically visit these sites to experience them
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War, natural disasters and climate change are destroying some of the world's most precious cultural sites. Google is trying to help preserve these archaeological wonders by allowing users access to $3$D images of these treasures through its site. But ... not own the copyright on scanned images of archaeological sites Google takes down advertisements on its website hosting CyArk's scanned images
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War, natural disasters and climate change are destroying some of the world's most precious cultural sites. Google is trying to help preserve these archaeological wonders by allowing users access to $3$D images of these treasures through its site. But ... can damage delicate frescos and statues at the sites CyArk and Google have been scanning images without copyright permission from host countries
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Read the following passage carefully, and answer the questions given below them, in the context of the passage. Strange, un-fathomable happiness of thinking of seeking knowledge for its own sake. So much of our life is spent in solving problems to avoid immediate ... life of pure contemplation The word 'tempered' as used in the passage means : Mixed Reduced Moderated Brought to its proper level
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In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word. Camouflage Disguise Cover Demonstrate Fabric
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The four sentences (labelled $1, 2, 3, 4$) given below, when properly sequenced would yield a coherent paragraph. Decide on the proper sequence of the order of the sentences and key in the sequence of the four numbers as your answer. To the uninitiated listener, ... or perform it, your tune may change, so to speak However, atonality is one of the most important movements in $20$th century music
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For two years, I tracked down dozens of $\dots$ Chinese in Upper Egypt [who were] selling lingerie. In a deeply conservative region, where Egyptian families rarely allow women to work or own businesses, the Chinese flourished because of their status as outsiders. ... with The twists and turns in the evolution of language over time The ups and downs involved in the course of learning a language
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For two years, I tracked down dozens of $\dots$ Chinese in Upper Egypt [who were] selling lingerie. In a deeply conservative region, where Egyptian families rarely allow women to work or own businesses, the Chinese flourished because of their ... barriers Globalisation has mitigated cultural hierarchies and barriers Orientalism is a discourse of the past, from colonial times, rarely visible today
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Around the world, capital cities are disgorging bureaucrats. In the post-colonial fervour of the $20$th century, coastal capitals picked by trade-focused empires were spurned for regionally neutral new ones $\dots$ But decamping wholesale is costly and ... be enjoyed by regulatory bodies located away from political centres It could weaken the nexus between bureaucrats and media in the capital
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For two years, I tracked down dozens of $\dots$ Chinese in Upper Egypt [who were] selling lingerie. In a deeply conservative region, where Egyptian families rarely allow women to work or own businesses, the Chinese flourished because of their status as outsiders. ... The author would encourage the ethnographer, but ask him/her to be mindful of his/her racial and gender identity in the process
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For two years, I tracked down dozens of ... Chinese in Upper Egypt [who were] selling lingerie. In a deeply conservative region, where Egyptian families rarely allow women to work or own businesses, the Chinese flourished because of their ... can be erased Empathy can overcome identity politics Language is insufficient to bridge cultural barriers Orientalism cannot be practiced by Egyptians
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Around the world, capital cities are disgorging bureaucrats. In the post-colonial fervour of the $20$th century, coastal capitals picked by trade-focused empires were spurned for regionally neutral new ones $\dots$ But decamping wholesale is costly and ... remote areas increased avenues of corruption away from the capital city a rise in pollution levels and congestion in the new locations
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Around the world, capital cities are disgorging bureaucrats. In the post-colonial fervour of the $20$th century, coastal capitals picked by trade-focused empires were spurned for regionally neutral new ones $\dots$ But decamping wholesale is costly ... : based on political expediency to promote their trading interests where they had the densest populations to showcase their power and prestige
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Around the world, capital cities are disgorging bureaucrats. In the post-colonial fervour of the $20$th century, coastal capitals picked by trade-focused empires were spurned for regionally neutral new ones $\dots$ But decamping wholesale is costly and unpopular; ... several countries worldwide is supported by politicians and the ruling elites is not a new idea and has been tried in the past
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Around the world, capital cities are disgorging bureaucrats. In the post-colonial fervour of the $20$th century, coastal capitals picked by trade-focused empires were spurned for regionally neutral new ones $\dots$ But decamping wholesale is costly and ... encouraging private enterprises to relocate to smaller towns or not incentivising them in order to keep government costs in those towns low
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Correct the underlined part of the sentence by choosing the correct option. Bombast is when high sounding words for effect, not suitability, are used. is when high sounding words for effect, not suitability, are used. is the use of high-sounding words for effect ... suitability. is where high-sounding words are used for effect not suitability. is the using of high-sounding words for effect only.
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Pick the word from the four options which is most nearly opposite in meaning to the bold word. RECALCITRANT feckless yielding sombre polished
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The question below consists of a pair of related words followed by four pairs of words. Select the pair that best expresses the relation in the original pair. QUISLING : BETRAY taunt : provoke inception : termination juggernaut : crush obstinate : preserve
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Statement: Should all the drugs patented and manufactured in Western countries be first tried out on sample basis before giving license for sale to general public in India? Arguments: Yes. Many such drugs required different doses and duration for Indian population and hence it is ... following: Only argument I is strong Only argument II is strong Either I or II is strong Neither I nor II is strong
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Find the best correction for the underlined sentence from the four options give below: Under a provision of the Constitution that was never applied, Congress has been required to call a convention for considering possible amendments to the document when formally asked ... , Congress is required to call a convention to consider possible amendments to the document when formally asked to do so.
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Choose the most appropriate words from the options given below to complete the following sentence ; Female sparrows and immatures are _____, while the typical adult male sparrow is _____ by its markings; a black bib, a grey cap, and ... somewhat nondescript, easily recognized difficult to spot, better camouflaged considered to be endangered, characterized comparatively small, made more conspicuous
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Choose the appropriate answer to complete the following sentence: To those of us who had always thought him timid, his ________came as a surprise. inability inevitability intrepidity inertness
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In the following question, part of the sentence is italicised. Four alternative meanings of the italicised part of the sentence are given below the sentence. Mark as your answer that alternative meaning which you think is correct. He always $\textit{cuts both ends}$. Behaves dishonestly Works for both sides Creates discordance among friends Argues in support of both sides of the issue
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In the following question, part of the sentence is italicised. Four alternative meanings of the italicised part of the sentence are given below the sentence. Mark as your answer that alternative meaning which you think is correct. He is a plain,simple and ... Find meaning or purpose in your action Say something which is to be taken seriously Avoid controversial situations Be outspoken in language
In the following question, part of the sentence is italicised. Four alternative meanings of the italicised part of the sentence are given below the sentence. Mark as your answer that alternative meaning which you think is correct. I cannot $\textit{put up with}$ that nasty fellow: Praise Forgive Endure Control
Choose the word OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word. $\underline{\text{Lackadaisical}}$ Enthusiastic Slow Fast Nervous
Choose the word OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word. $\underline{\text{Sporadic}}$ Irregular Uneven Frequent Regularity