NTSE Sample Questions : 2017 Andhra Pradesh State (LCT)
(Questions 51 to 55) : Read the following passage and answer the questions given after it.
Nationalism, of course, is a curious phenomenon which at a certain stage in a country's history gives life, growth and unity but at the same time, it has a tendency to limit one because one thinks of one's country as something different from the rest of the world. One's perceptive changes and one is continuously thinking of one's own struggles and virtues and failing to the exclusion of their thoughts. The result is that the same nationalism,which is the symbol of growth for people, becomes a symbol of cessation of that growth in mind. Nationalism, when it becomes successful, sometimes goes on spreading in an aggressive way and becomes a danger internationally.Whatever line of thought you follow, you arrive at the conclusion that some kind of balance must be found. Otherwise something good can turn into evil. Culture, which is essentially good, become not only static but aggressive and something that breeds conflict and hatred, when looked at from a wrong point of view. How will you find a balance, I don't know. Apart from the political and economic problems of the age, perhaps, that is the greatest problem today because behind it, there is tremendous search for something, which cannot be found. We turn to economic theories because they have an undoubted importance. It is folly to talk of culture or even of god, when human beings starve and die. Before one can talk about anything else, one must provide the normal essentials of life to human beings. That is. where economics comes in. Human beings today are not in mood to tolerate this suffering and starvation and inequality, when they see that the burden is not equally shared. Others profit, while they only bear the burden.
51. Negative national feeling can make a nation ...
(2) self centred
52. The greatest problem in the middle of the passage refers to the question
(1) how to mitigate hardship to human beings.
(2) how to share the economic burden equally.
(3) how to contain the dangers of aggressive nationalism,
(4) how to curb international hatred.
53. Aggressive nationalism ....
(1) endagers national unity.
(2) leads to stunted growth.
(3) breeds threat to international relations.
(4) isolates a country.
54. 'Others' in the last sentence refers to ....
(1) other neighbours
(2) other nations
(3) other people
(4) other communities
55. Suitable title for this passage is ....
(1) Nationalism and national problems.
(2) Nationalism is not enough.
(3) Nationalism breeds unity.
(4) Nationalism, a road to world unity.
(Questions 56 to 60) : Read the following passage and answer the questions given after it.
Nehru was a many sided personality. He enjoyed reading and writing books, as much as he enjoyed fighting political and social evils or residing tyranny. In him, the scientist and the humanist were held in perfect balance. While he kept looking at special problems from a scientific standpoint, he never forgot that we should nourish the total man. As a scientist, he refused to believe in a benevolent power interested in men's affairs. But as a self proclaimed nonbeliever, he loved affirming his faith in life and the beauty of nature. Children he adored. Unlike, Wordsworth he did not see them as trailing clouds of glory from the recent sojourn in heaven. He saw them as a blossoms of promise and renewal, the only hope for mankind.
56. Nehru thought that children
(1) were trailing clouds of glory.
(2) held promise for a better future.
(3) were like flowers to be loved and admired.
(4) held no hope for mankind.
57. Nehru enjoyed...
(1) reading and writing books.
(2) fighting with benevolent power.
(3) respecting tyranny.
(4) resisting believers as he is a self proclaimed non believer.
58. Which of the statements reflects Nehru's point of view ?
(1) Humanism is more important than science.
(2) Science is supreme and humanism is subordinate to it.
(3) Science and humanism are equally important.
(4) There is no ground between humanism and science.
59. In this passage, "a benevolent power interested in men's affairs" means ....
(1) beauty of nature..
(2) a supernatural power of god.
(3) the spirit of science.
(4) the total man.
60. A many sided personality means ....
(1) a complex personality.
(2) a secretive person.
(3) a person having varied interests.
(4) a capable person.
(Questions 61 to 65) : Read the following passage and answer the questions given after it.
The casual horrors and real disasters are thrown on a newspaper reader without discrimination. In the contemporary arrangements for circulating the news, an important element, evaluation is always weak and often wanting entirely. There is no point anywhere along the line somewhere someone puts his foot down for certain and says, "This is important and that does not amount to row of beans; deserves no ones attention and should travel the wires no farther". The junk is dressed up to look as meaningful as the real news.
61. Evaluation of news would imply ...
(1) less dependence on modern systems of communication.
(2) More careful analysis of each news story and its value,
(3) separating beans from junk,
(4) discriminating horrors from disasters.
62. The writer of the above passage...
(1) seems to be happy with the contemporary arrangements for circulating news.
(2) is shocked by the casual stories about horrors and disasters reported in the newspaper.
(3) wants better evaluation of news before publication.
(4) wants to put his foot down on news stories.
63. In the above passage, the phrase "amounts to a row of beans" means that the news ....
(1) is weak and often wanting entirely.
(2) deserves no one attention.
(3) should travel the wires.
(4) is junk, dressed up as real news.
64. Newspapers lack a sense of discrimination because ....
(1) they do not separate the real news from mere sensationalism.
(2) they have to accept whatever is received on the wires.
(3) limited man power makes serious evolution impossible.
(4) people don't see the difference between 'junk' and 'real' news.
65. The passage implies that....
(1) there has to be censorship on newspapers.
(2) there is no point in having censorship.
(3) newspapers always dress up junk to look real.
(4) one has to be strict in selecting news items.
(Questions 66 to 71) : In the following passage, there are some numbered blanks. Fill in the blanks by selecting the most appropriate word for each blank.
Recent discoveries show that Indians of early days 66 to have been highly civilised in many ways. They had massive public buildings and comfortable dwelling houses 67 mostly by brick. They had 68 arrangements 69 good sanitation and an elaborate drainage system. They knew how to write 70 their language which has not yet been 71 was not alphabetic but syllabic like the Sumerian language.
66. (1) intend
67. (1) designed
68. (1) ignored
69. (1) inspite
70. (1) but
71. (1) talked
(Questions 72 and 73) : The following sentences are from a paragraph. The first and the last sentences / parts are given. Choose the order in which the four sentences / parts (PQRS) should appear to complete the paragraph.
72. S1: The dictionary is the best friend of your task.
S6 : Soon you will realize that this is an exciting task.
P : That may not be possible always.
Q : It is wise to look it up immediately.
R: Then it must be firmly written on the memoiy and traced at the first opportunity.
S : Never allow a strange word to pass unchallenged.
Choose the correct sequence from the options given below.
73. S1 Calcutta, unlike other cities, kept its trams.
S6 : The foundation stone was laid in 1972.
P: As a result, there was horrendous congestion.
Q: It was going to be the first in south Asia.
R:They run down the centre of the road.
S: To ease in, the city decided to build an underground railway line.
Choose the correct sequence from the given options.
(Questions 74 to 77) : For each of the following groups of four words, find the incorrectly spelt word.
74. (1) Imperative
75. (1) logical
76. (1) Periphery
77. (1) dismiss
(Questions 78 to 85): Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blanks from the given alternatives.
78 you shout at your children,they will ignore it.
(2) the more / the more
(3) the more / the most
(4) the most / the most
79. My laddus weren't .... a disaster .... I'd thought they would be, but they didn't taste very good,
- such / as
- so /that
- as / as
- more / than
80. Radha : Your failure in the exam comes down to your lack of studying.
Uzma : I know. I needed to have ....
(1) prepared thoroughly more:
(2) thoroughly more prepared.
(3) . thorough preparation more.
(4) prepared more thoroughly.
81. Anyone wishing to work as a secret agent must first undergo a background investigation.
82. A : Did Priya apolo^ze after the argument ?
B : No, but she do so soon.
(1) had better
(2) would rather
(3) better had to
(4) should rather
83. If you refuse to work hard, your endeayors will amount... nothing.
84. There is no reason .... oyer spilled milk;
(1) to cry
(2) to save
(3) to serve
(4) to boil
85. Grain is commonly used as animals:
(Questions 86 to 90) : Choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given phrase.
86. At close quarters
(1) close examinations.
(2) live near to each other.
(3) live far to each other.
(4) in love.
87. an apple of discord
(1) cause of wealth.
(2) cause of quarrel.
(3) cause of happiness,
(4) cause of illness
88. At large
(2) not famous
(4) very far
89. take the bull by horns
(1) face a difficulty or danger confidently.
(2) run away from a difficulty or danger.
(3) face a difficulty or danger boldly.
(4) pull the bull's horns.
90. buckle down
(1) work seriously
(2) take it easy
(3) drop a subject
(4) go for a vacation.
(Questions 91 to 95): Select the word which means the same as the given words.
(3) keep with
(2) to hate intensely
(4) to support
(Questions 96 to 100) : Select the word which means the opposite of the given word.
96. open minded