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UPTET / NVS 2019 : Practice English Questions Now | 30th August 2019_30.1

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Directions (1-6): Read each of the following passage and answer the questions given below it by selecting the most appropriate options. 
Meditating can have an almost instant effect on reducing stress, researchers have found. They say three consecutive days of 25-minute sessions can have a dramatic effect. Researchers studied ‘mindful meditation’- the guiding principle is to live more ‘in the moment,’ spending less time going over past stresses and worrying about future problems. Techniques include moving the focus of attention around the body and observing sensations that arise-the so-called ‘body scan’. A i secular practice, it is said to help people recognise and overcome negative thoughts. For the study, the research team had 66 healthy individuals aged 18-30 years old participate in a three-day experiment. Some participants went through a brief mindfulness meditation training program; for 25 minutes for three consecutive days, the individuals were given breathing exercises to help them monitor their breath and pay attention to their present moment experiences. A second group of participants completed a matched three day cognitive training program in which they were asked to critically analyze poetry in an effort to enhance problem-solving skills. Following the final training activity, all participants were asked to complete stressful speech and mathematical tasks in from of stern-laced evaluators. Each individual reported their stress levels in response to stressful speech and mathematical performance stress tasks and provided saliva samples for measurement of cortisol, commonly referred to as the stress hormone. The participants who received the brief mindfulness meditation training reported reduced stress perceptions to the speech and mathematical tasks, indicating that the mind-fulness meditation fostered psychological stress resilience. 
Q1. The text is a …………………. piece of writing. 
(a) factual 
(b) descriptive 
(c) biographical 
(d) reflective 
Q2. The writer’s attitude to mediation is 
(a) indifferent 
(b) different 
(c) suspicious sometimes 
(d) supportive 
Q3. The writer, by referring to the experiment, suggests that, it is 
(a) stress that cannot be controlled 
(b) possible for us to control stress 
(c) mathematics is a stressful subject 
(d) poetry analysis is easier than solving Mathematics problems 
Q4. The ‘body scan’ is a reference to 
(a) an experiment in a lab 
(b) a form of meditation 
(c) a research experiment 
(d) a problem-solving activity 
Q5. An antonym for the word ‘stressful’ would be 
(a) annoying 
(b) calming 
(c) challenging 
(d) erasing 
Q6. The word that can replace ‘perception’ in the text is 
(a) belief 
(b) attention 
(c) conceptualisation 
(d) trust
Q7. Which of the following is/are characteristic of language?
(a) Language is structural system
(b) Language is unique system
(c) Neither (a) nor (b)
(d) (a) and (b)
Q8. The primary functions of language are
(a) expression of feeling, meaning, communication and thinking
(b) to control over other people, as language is a social act 
(c) Neither (a) nor (b)
(d) (a) and (b)
Q9. Command over language gives a feeling of 
(a) confidence 
(b) satisfaction
(c) security
(d) None of these
Q10. When language is learnt naturally and without any systematic practice, then it is called as
(a) first language 
(b) dearth
(c) acquisition
(d) None of these
Solutions
S1. Ans.(a)
Sol. 
S2. Ans.(d)
Sol. 
S3. Ans.(b)
Sol. 
S4. Ans.(b)
Sol. 
S5. Ans.(b)
Sol. 
S6. Ans.(c)
Sol. 
S7. Ans.(d)
Sol. 
S8. Ans.(d)
Sol. 
S9. Ans.(d)
Sol. 
S10. Ans.(c)
Sol. 

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