Mock Test: Reading Multiple-choice, Choose Single Answer – 05

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Reading Multiple-choice, Choose Single Answer - 05

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E-mailing has become one of the most popular means of communication. Every year almost 4 – 5 trillion e-mails are sent globally from almost 600 million electronic mail boxes The stats have shot up since 1995, A survey shows almost six fold increase in emailing between employers and employees during this period~ And since e mailing is a form of formal text messaging, it has not interfered much with informal face to face communication. It is highly beneficial in organized communication, Most of the working people prefer e-mail and face to face communication over telephone conversation or written memos Candidates can e-mail their resumes, contact on intermit and give interviews through video conferencing Even business tycoons prefer transferring their business reports through email.

 

Q. What main point Is the author trying to make?

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Reviving the practice of using elements of popular music in classical composition, an approach that had been in hibernation in the United States during the 19605, composer Philip Glass (born 1937) embraced the ethos of popular music this compositions~ Glass based two symphonies on music by rock musicians David Bowie and Brian Enc, but the symphonies sound is distinctively his Popular elements do not appear out of place in Glass classical music, which from its early days has shared certain harmonies and rhythms with rock music. Yet this use of popular elements has not made Glass a composer of popular music , His music is not a version of popular music packaged to attract classical listeners; it is high art for listeners steeped in rock rather than the classics.

 

Q. The passage addresses which of the following issues related to Glass use of popular elements in his classical compositions?

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Much of what goes by the name of pleasure is simply an effort to destroy consciousness, If one started by asking, what is man? what are his needs? how can he best express him self? one would discover that merely having the power to avoid work and live ones fife from birth to death in electric light and to the tune of tinned music is not a reason for doing so, Man needs warmth, society, leisure, comfort and security: he also needs solitude, creative work and the sense of wonder. If he recognized this he could use the products of science and industrialism electrically, applying always the same test : does this make me more human or less human? He would then learn that the highest happiness does not lie in relaxing , resting, playing poker drinking and making love simultaneously.

 

Q. The author would apparently agree that playing poker is...

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The books one reads in childhood create in ones mind a sort Of false map of the world~ a series of fabulous countries into which one can retreat at odd moments throughout the rest of fife, and which In some cases can even survive a visit to the real countries which they are supposed to represent, The pampas~ the Amazon, the coral islands of the Pacific, Russia land of birch-tree and samovar Transylvania with its boyars and vampires, the China of Guy Boothby, the Paris of du Maurer one could continue the list for a long time. But one other imaginary country that I acquired early in life was called America If II pause on the word America, and deliberately put aside the existing reality, I can call up my childhood vision of it.

 

Q. By calling America an imaginary country the author implies that....

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Examine the recently laid egg of some common animal, such as a salamander or newt, It is a minute spheroid an apparently structure less sac enclosing a fluid holding granules in suspension. But let a moderate supply of warmth reach its watery cradle, and the plash matter undergoes changes so rapid, yet so steady and purposeful in their succession, that one can only compare them to those operated by a skilled modeler upon a formless lump of clay, As with an invisible trowel, the mass is divided and subdivided into smaller and smaller portions And, then, it is as if a delicate finger traced out the line to be occupied by the spinal column, and molded the contour of the body; pinching up the head at one end the tail at the other, and fashioning flank and limb into due proportions, then so artistic a way, that, after watching the process hour by hour, one is almost involuntarily possessed by the notion, that some more subtle aid to vision than a microscope, would show the hidden artist, with his plan before him striving with skillful manipulation to perfect his work.

 

Q. The author makes his main point with the aid of....

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