Directions (Q.Nos. 1-6) Read the passage given below and answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
1. Dust-caked cloud coateds the bay, tanker ships signalled.
2. Dozens of us wearily pressed on through the unseasonal winds and blanketed chill.Outdoor café chairs were abandoned, some overturned and others stacked waiting to tumble down.But not today.My bag felt heavier on my hand to relieve the pressure and dreamed of days when I, too, was lighter.
3. My mind wandered.
4. Another year gone.
5. I tripped through a wall of pedestrians, then suddenly a moving bus carelessly littered me down into the curb. My tear-stained eyes searched for an angel on the concrete surface, but the illuminated white crossing hand signalled my insignificance.
6. I pushed myself up,bruised and filthy.A horn quickly warned me of approaching death, then the yellow taxi sped through the red bulb.Sighing, I checked each direction, brushing waste from my body as I joined a new crowd and made the final push across the last road.I hoisted my bag, checked for my office keys, then entered one of the many sky-gripping fortresses of the financial district.
7. Back to work.
Q-1. Unseasonal winds’ refer to the
1. Strong winds blowing that day
2. Winds causing unexpected storm
3. Not the time of the year for such windy conditions
4. Windy conditions that change the climate
Ans-3. Not the time of the year for such windy conditions
Q-2.Here, ` blanketed chill’ signifies that the weather was
1. Turning cool
2. Very windy and dusty
3. Dusty and cold
4. Chilly and windy
Ans-4. Chilly and windy
Q-3.`…….I, too, was lighter’ suggests the narrator
1. Is very light for his size
2. Was fat but light-footed
3. Is fat and clumsy
4. Was light and agile
Ans-3. Is fat and clumsy
Q-4.`Carelessly littered me down’ implies that the subject
1. Felt helpless and weak
2. Was injured in the fall and needed help
3. Was treated with indifference by society
4. Was thrown high and far after the vehicle hit him
Ans-1. Felt helpless and weak
Q-5.`An angel on the concrete surface’ refers to
1. A fellow angel after he died in the accident
2. A good Samaritan among the pedestrians
3. Seeing an angel as he was confused after being hit
4. His colleagues walking past who would help him
Ans-2. A good Samaritan among the pedestrians
Q-6. Here,`sky-gripping fortresses’ are
1. Tall buildings for commercial use
2. Large buildings for residents on that street
3. Buildings that entrap the human spirit
4. Tall buildings without windows, that are secure
Ans-1. Tall buildings for commercial use
Directions : Read the passage given below and answer the follow (Q.No.7 to 15)by selecting the most appropriate option.
1. Some researchers suggest that emotional intelligence can be learned and strengthened, while others claim it is an inborn characteristic.The purpose for developing our emotional literacy is to precisely identify and communicate our feelings.When we do this we are helping nature fulfill its design for our feelings.We must know how we feel in order to be able to fill our emotional needs.And we must communicate support and understanding we need from others, as well as to show our emotional support and understanding to them.
2. Also, one of the first steps to developing our emotional intelligence is to improve our emotional literacy.In other words, to improve our ability to identify our feelings by their specific names—and the more specific we can be, the better.In the English language we have thousands of words which describe and identify our emotions, we just don’t use many of them.If you are interested in working on your emotional literacy, the first step is to start using simple, three word sentences such as these: I feel sad. I feel motivated. I feel offened. I feel appreciated. I feel hurt. I feel disrespected. When we talk about our feelings using three word sentences we are sending what have been called “I messages”.On the other hand, when we say things like “You make me so jealous” we are sending a “you message”.These “you messages” typically put the other person on the defensive, which hurts communication and relationships rather than helping.
Q-7.The passage can be helped
Q-8. An ‘inborn characteristic’ reffered to here is one’s ability to
1. Understand and evaluate emotionally, one’s surroundings
2. Give a calculated emotional response at all times
3. Respond to a stimulus in the environment
4. Be considerate
Ans-2. Give a calculated emotional response at all times
Q-9. Here ‘emotional support’ suggests
1. Wise counsel
Q-10. ‘Working on your emotional literacy’ means to
1. Improve one’s attitude and communication skills
2. Control verbal or physical outbursts
3. Adopt a friendly attitude while meeting strangers
4. Work with a counselor to support your emotional behaviour
Ans-1. Improve one’s attitude and communication skills
Q-11.“I messages” are usually about
1. Other’s business, therefore ‘gossip’
2. Expressing your views freely
3. Blaming others
4. Blaming yourself
Ans-2. Expressing your views freely
Q-12.“You messages” are usually about
1. Blaming others
2. Sympathizing with the listener
3. Looking at issues from others’viewpoint
4. Blaming yourself
Ans-1. Blaming others
Q-13.The antonym from the passage for the word ‘general’is
Q-14.In the context ‘defensive’ means
1. Attack an injustice
2. Expressing anger
3. Support what is right
4. Support a point of view
Ans-2. Expressing anger
Q-15. A word that means ‘of a nature’ is
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