Directions (1-3): Read the following passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the five given alternatives.
It is very easy and harmless for a healthy person to make a gift of his blood. There is an average of five to eight liters of blood in a healthy man. Giving away a small quantity of this will not do him any harm. The human body is a remarkable machine; whatever blood has been taken from it is soon replaced by new blood provided the blood loss in small.
Q1. From the passage, which of the following statements best reflects the attitude of the author?
(a) The author is skeptical about the wisdom of donating blood.
(b) The author is totally against blood donation.
(c) The author supports the idea of blood donation in small quantities.
(d) The author thinks that any amount of blood can be donated because the body replaces it.
Q2. According to the passage, the blood donor
(a) Must be a healthy person.
(b) Must be ready to donate blood free
(c) Must have sufficient quantity of blood in his body
(d) Should not have donated blood earlier at any time
Q3. The statement ‘the human body is a remarkable machine’ signifies that the human body
(b) Can be repaired like a machine when it breaks down
(c) Has the capacity to make up for occasional losses
(d) Can be precisely valued
Directions (4-7): Read the following passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the five given alternatives.
Language is often used for one of the following three purposes, namely, to inform, to convince and to persuade. The first, requiring talent of telling what we know, is a matter of little difficulty. The second demands reasoning. The third, besides reasoning demands all the aid that we can obtain from the use of figures of speech, or figures of rhetoric, which means the power of persuasion.
Q4. Which one among the following functions of language is neither too easy nor too difficult to acquire?
(b) use of figures of speech
(d) means of communicating information
Q6. The art of persuasion requires the use of
(a) information and talent
(b) reasoning and information
(d) reasoning and figures of speech
Directions (8-10): Read the following passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the five given alternatives.
I cannot tell what happened to my companions in the boat, or to those who escaped on the rock or were left on board, but I suppose they were all lost. I myself swam as fortune directed me and was pushed forward by the wind and the sea. I often let my legs drop and could feel no bottom; but when I was almost gone, and able to struggle no longer, my feet touched ground. By this time the storm was much less severe.
(a) he knew where he was going
(b) he was in the hands of fate
(c) he asked his companions to direct him
(d) he was pushed forward by his companions
Q9. Before his feet touched ground the author had
(b) decided to commit suicide
(d) made a final effort to swim
Q10. The storm was much less severe when
(a) the author led his legs drop
(b) he was able to struggle no longer
(c) he was pushed forward by the wind
(d) his feet touched ground
Sol. The author supports the idea of blood donation in small quantities.
Sol. Must be a healthy person.
Sol. Has the capacity to make up for occasional losses
Sol. Rhetoric is the- power of persuasion
Sol. he was in the hands of fate
Sol. his feet touched ground