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I first got to know about the Arctic circle in my Geography class when I was 12 years old. The …(a)… of a land where the sun never sets was fascinating. I cannot remember what exactly made me so …(b)…. about this phenomenon, but I can recall myself …(c)… about places where I can witness one. The beauty of Norway enthralled me in no time and it became number one on my travel bucket list.

When I was starting out to travel around the world for a year in April 2014, I …(d) Scandinavia from the list. Too expensive, I thought. Two months later, when I was traveling in Poland, I realized it would be a shame to come so close to Norway and yet not see its many wonders. So I booked the train reservation and headed for Norway for a few days.
Norway did not …(e)…. The majestic mountains, stunning landscapes, famous fjords, stunning cities and tiny islands of wonder-there was so much to explore in Norway.

1)   In the above passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words are suggested.

Choose the one that fills the blank numbered 'e' most appropriately.

- Published on 19 Oct 15

a. Disgruntle
b. Disappoint
c. Frustrate
d. Depress
e. Satisfy
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Disappoint

Explanation:
Norway was beautiful. So it did not disappoint. Disgruntle, frustrate and depress carry stronger meanings that do not apply here.


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I first got to know about the Arctic circle in my Geography class when I was 12 years old. The …(a)… of a land where the sun never sets was fascinating. I cannot remember what exactly made me so …(b)…. about this phenomenon, but I can recall myself …(c)… about places where I can witness one. The beauty of Norway enthralled me in no time and it became number one on my travel bucket list.

When I was starting out to travel around the world for a year in April 2014, I …(d) Scandinavia from the list. Too expensive, I thought. Two months later, when I was traveling in Poland, I realized it would be a shame to come so close to Norway and yet not see its many wonders. So I booked the train reservation and headed for Norway for a few days.
Norway did not …(e)…. The majestic mountains, stunning landscapes, famous fjords, stunning cities and tiny islands of wonder-there was so much to explore in Norway.

2)   In the above passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words are suggested.

Choose the one that fills the blank numbered 'd' most appropriately.

- Published on 19 Oct 15

a. Criss-crossed
b. Added
c. Crossed
d. Deducted
e. Subtracted
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Crossed

Explanation:
Read the following sentence. Scandinavia is too expensive. Hence, she cancelled or ‘crossed’ it from her list. You cannot ‘deduct’ or ‘subtract’ items from a list.


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I first got to know about the Arctic circle in my Geography class when I was 12 years old. The …(a)… of a land where the sun never sets was fascinating. I cannot remember what exactly made me so …(b)…. about this phenomenon, but I can recall myself …(c)… about places where I can witness one. The beauty of Norway enthralled me in no time and it became number one on my travel bucket list.

When I was starting out to travel around the world for a year in April 2014, I …(d) Scandinavia from the list. Too expensive, I thought. Two months later, when I was traveling in Poland, I realized it would be a shame to come so close to Norway and yet not see its many wonders. So I booked the train reservation and headed for Norway for a few days.
Norway did not …(e)…. The majestic mountains, stunning landscapes, famous fjords, stunning cities and tiny islands of wonder-there was so much to explore in Norway.

3)   In the above passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words are suggested.

Choose the one that fills the blank numbered 'c' most appropriately.

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a. Looking up
b. Researching
c. Reviewing
d. Assessing
e. Analysing
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Researching

Explanation:
The author is curious about the phenomenon, hence she is researching about places where it can be witnessed. ‘Looking up’ is not followed by ‘about’. Reviewing, assessing and analyzing are incorrect in this context. Review, assess and analyze are more appropriate there is a plan to follow them up with some real action.


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I first got to know about the Arctic circle in my Geography class when I was 12 years old. The …(a)… of a land where the sun never sets was fascinating. I cannot remember what exactly made me so …(b)…. about this phenomenon, but I can recall myself …(c)… about places where I can witness one. The beauty of Norway enthralled me in no time and it became number one on my travel bucket list.

When I was starting out to travel around the world for a year in April 2014, I …(d) Scandinavia from the list. Too expensive, I thought. Two months later, when I was traveling in Poland, I realized it would be a shame to come so close to Norway and yet not see its many wonders. So I booked the train reservation and headed for Norway for a few days.
Norway did not …(e)…. The majestic mountains, stunning landscapes, famous fjords, stunning cities and tiny islands of wonder-there was so much to explore in Norway.

4)   In the above passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words are suggested.

Choose the one that fills the blank numbered 'b' most appropriately.

- Published on 19 Oct 15

a. Curious
b. Relieved
c. Keen
d. Perplexed
e. Nosy
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Curious

Explanation:
When she came to know about this phenomenon it made her curious. A person is ‘keen on’ something.


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I first got to know about the Arctic circle in my Geography class when I was 12 years old. The …(a)… of a land where the sun never sets was fascinating. I cannot remember what exactly made me so …(b)…. about this phenomenon, but I can recall myself …(c)… about places where I can witness one. The beauty of Norway enthralled me in no time and it became number one on my travel bucket list.

When I was starting out to travel around the world for a year in April 2014, I …(d) Scandinavia from the list. Too expensive, I thought. Two months later, when I was traveling in Poland, I realized it would be a shame to come so close to Norway and yet not see its many wonders. So I booked the train reservation and headed for Norway for a few days.
Norway did not …(e)…. The majestic mountains, stunning landscapes, famous fjords, stunning cities and tiny islands of wonder-there was so much to explore in Norway.

5)   In the above passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words are suggested.

Choose the one that fills the blank numbered 'a' most appropriately.

- Published on 19 Oct 15

a. Thought
b. Idea
c. Concept
d. Imagination
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Idea

Explanation:
‘The idea of’ is generally followed by a noun or noun phrase. ‘The thought of ‘ is generally followed by an –ing word. For example: The thought of jumping gave me the shivers. Since the author had never been there it was not the existence itself, but the idea of such a land existing that the author found fascinating. ‘Concept’ and ‘imagination’ are inappropriate in this context.


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Many of us wish to escape to the Himalayas to find peace but this too is a...(a).... Change of dress or change of address does not make you spiritual. The dis-ease is within you and you carry it wherever you go (that is why there is ...(b)...and scandal even at ashrams).

You can find peace right here, in the midst of ..(c). By using your intellect, creating strength of character and choosing to be a ‘better human being’. Not that you are superior but maybe you are..(d).... People say you are different or even odd.

You help others without doing elaborate calculations about what you get in return.
You take up work which you find interesting and not for money alone. Money is important to you but nobody can buy your soul.

You enjoy good things in life but you are not ...(e)..... If those things are taken away you can still see yourself being happy.

6)   In the above passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. For each blank there are five suggestions. Choose the one that fills the blank numbered 'c' most appropriately.
- Published on 29 Sep 15

a. Himalayas
b. Chaos
c. Tranquility
d. Disaster
e. Madness
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Chaos

Explanation:
Author does not advocate going to the Himalayas. So a) is not the answer. Peace is synonymous to tranquility, so c) is not the answer. d) Finding peace in the midst of disaster is an extreme view. Nowhere does the author take this extreme view in the passage. So no d) The author never says that civilization is ‘mad’. ‘Chaos’ seems the best answer.


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Many of us wish to escape to the Himalayas to find peace but this too is a...(a).... Change of dress or change of address does not make you spiritual. The dis-ease is within you and you carry it wherever you go (that is why there is ...(b)...and scandal even at ashrams).

You can find peace right here, in the midst of ..(c). By using your intellect, creating strength of character and choosing to be a ‘better human being’. Not that you are superior but maybe you are..(d).... People say you are different or even odd.

You help others without doing elaborate calculations about what you get in return.
You take up work which you find interesting and not for money alone. Money is important to you but nobody can buy your soul.

You enjoy good things in life but you are not ...(e)..... If those things are taken away you can still see yourself being happy.

7)   In the above passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. For each blank there are five suggestions. Choose the one that fills the blank numbered 'e' most appropriately.
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a. Afflicted
b. Addicted
c. Accustomed
d. Disinclined
e. Devoted
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Addicted

Explanation:
Disinclined gives the opposite meaning. A person who enjoys good things in life is accustomed to them. But since he can give them up and still be happy he is not addicted.


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Many of us wish to escape to the Himalayas to find peace but this too is a...(a).... Change of dress or change of address does not make you spiritual. The dis-ease is within you and you carry it wherever you go (that is why there is ...(b)...and scandal even at ashrams).

You can find peace right here, in the midst of ..(c). By using your intellect, creating strength of character and choosing to be a ‘better human being’. Not that you are superior but maybe you are..(d).... People say you are different or even odd.

You help others without doing elaborate calculations about what you get in return.
You take up work which you find interesting and not for money alone. Money is important to you but nobody can buy your soul.

You enjoy good things in life but you are not ...(e)..... If those things are taken away you can still see yourself being happy.

8)   In the above passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. For each blank there are five suggestions. Choose the one that fills the blank numbered 'd' most appropriately.
- Published on 29 Sep 15

a. Antagonist
b. Adversary
c. Contrarian
d. Agreeable
e. Homogenous
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Contrarian

Explanation:
A contrarian person holds a different world view. If you read the remaining sentences you will see that the author talks of someone being different.


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Many of us wish to escape to the Himalayas to find peace but this too is a...(a).... Change of dress or change of address does not make you spiritual. The dis-ease is within you and you carry it wherever you go (that is why there is ...(b)...and scandal even at ashrams).

You can find peace right here, in the midst of ..(c). By using your intellect, creating strength of character and choosing to be a ‘better human being’. Not that you are superior but maybe you are..(d).... People say you are different or even odd.

You help others without doing elaborate calculations about what you get in return.
You take up work which you find interesting and not for money alone. Money is important to you but nobody can buy your soul.

You enjoy good things in life but you are not ...(e)..... If those things are taken away you can still see yourself being happy.

9)   In the above passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. For each blank there are five suggestions. Choose the one that fills the blank numbered 'b' most appropriately.
- Published on 29 Sep 15

a. Politics
b. Management
c. Activism
d. Happiness
e. Loneliness
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Politics

Explanation:
Rest of the options do not have a purely negative connotation. ‘Politics and scandal’ go together in the context of the passage.


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Many of us wish to escape to the Himalayas to find peace but this too is a...(a).... Change of dress or change of address does not make you spiritual. The dis-ease is within you and you carry it wherever you go (that is why there is ...(b)...and scandal even at ashrams).

You can find peace right here, in the midst of ..(c). By using your intellect, creating strength of character and choosing to be a ‘better human being’. Not that you are superior but maybe you are..(d).... People say you are different or even odd.

You help others without doing elaborate calculations about what you get in return.
You take up work which you find interesting and not for money alone. Money is important to you but nobody can buy your soul.

You enjoy good things in life but you are not ...(e)..... If those things are taken away you can still see yourself being happy.

10)   In the above passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. For each blank there are five suggestions. Choose the one that fills the blank numbered 'a' most appropriately.
- Published on 29 Sep 15

a. Trap
b. Phase
c. Delusion
d. Myth
e. Failed method
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Delusion

Explanation:
See the next sentence. It says change will not make one spiritual. Hence the idea that one will find peace in the Himalayas is a delusion.


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