Passage and Conclusions Online Quiz


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Passage

In India, urban expansion is happening at good rate but urban services have not expanded fast enough to cope with it. In the urban area, both the public and private infrastructure quality has declined. Public includes water and sewage systems and private includes low income area housing and others. It seems clear about the impact of the environment in which we and our children live. The rise in absolute poverty and decline in average food availability are pointing in the same unsatisfactory directions.

Conclusion −

Q 1 - There is nothing to be proud about urban services.

A candidate is required to mark the answer in the following ways −

I - Mark (a) if the conclusion holds the truth definitely.

II - Mark (b) if the conclusion holds the truth probably but not definitely.

III - Mark (c) If conclusion cannot be judged for true or false due to insufficiency of adequate data.

IV - Mark (d) if the conclusion holds the falsehood probably but not definitely.

V - Mark (e) if the conclusion holds the falsehood definitely.

Answer : (a)

Explanation

It is clearly stated in the opening lines of passage that urban services have deteriorated due to meagre finances and related supports.

Passage

There are some controversies regarding the number of people below the poverty line in our country. A person`s nutritional requirement in terms of calories is main criteria to decide poverty line. It is assumed that minimum nutritional requirement per person per day is 2400 calories in rural areas and in urban areas it is 2200 calories. A household is categorised as BPL if it is unable to bear the expenditure for this level of nutrition. There is also a point that along with calories. The amount of protein intake must also be treated as criterion as it is related to physical energy, mental alertness and resistance to infection.

Conclusion −

Q 2 - People in urban areas are less physically weak compared to people in rural areas.

A candidate is required to mark the answer in the following ways −

I - Mark (a) if the conclusion holds the truth definitely.

II - Mark (b) if the conclusion holds the truth probably but not definitely.

III - Mark (c) If conclusion cannot be judged for true or false due to insufficiency of adequate data.

IV - Mark (d) if the conclusion holds the falsehood probably but not definitely.

V - Mark (e) if the conclusion holds the falsehood definitely.

Answer : (b)

Explanation

It is probably true because it is stated in the passage that calorie requirement in the rural areas is more so it may be inferred that urban area people are less physically weak than rural people.

Passage

The world was rocked with the news of multiple terrorist attacks in Paris, France, on 13th November. The assailment consisted of shooting the mass people, suicide bombings and captivating hostages resulting in 129 people lost their lives. The assailment is the worst incident to occur in France since World War II. Western Europe experienced such incident after the Madrid train attacks in 2004 that took 191 lives.

Conclusion −

Q 3 - Western Europe has never faced such terrorist attack.

A candidate is required to mark the answer in the following ways −

I - Mark (a) if the conclusion holds the truth definitely.

II - Mark (b) if the conclusion holds the truth probably but not definitely.

III - Mark (c) If conclusion cannot be judged for true or false due to insufficiency of adequate data.

IV - Mark (d) if the conclusion holds the falsehood probably but not definitely.

V - Mark (e) if the conclusion holds the falsehood definitely.

Answer : (e)

Explanation

This conclusion is wrong because Madrid has faced such situation before.

Passage

The world was rocked with the news of multiple terrorist attacks in Paris, France, on 13th November. The assailment consisted of shooting the mass people, suicide bombings and captivating hostages resulting in 129 people lost their lives. The assailment is the worst incident to occur in France since World War II. Western Europe experienced such incident after the Madrid train attacks in 2004 that took 191 lives.

Conclusion −

Q 4 - The world has never thought of such an attack on Paris as it has an open culture.

A candidate is required to mark the answer in the following ways −

I - Mark (a) if the conclusion holds the truth definitely.

II - Mark (b) if the conclusion holds the truth probably but not definitely.

III - Mark (c) If conclusion cannot be judged for true or false due to insufficiency of adequate data.

IV - Mark (d) if the conclusion holds the falsehood probably but not definitely.

V - Mark (e) if the conclusion holds the falsehood definitely.

Answer : (b)

Explanation

This conclusion is probably true because Paris has open culture and is a peaceful city.

Passage

An offer made by a film producer to Tamil superstar Rajinikanth to act in a movie on the Tiger of Mysore, Tipu Sultan, opened up a Pandora`s box. The BJP and some hindutva groups demanded that Rajinikanth should refuse the offer. This argument was made on the grounds that Tipu, the 18th century ruler of Mysore state, was a tyrant. As the controversy over whether Tipu was an islamic iconoclast, or a secular nationalist, rages on in India, it is time for us to reflect on a different side of the man - who changed the economy and lifestyle of peoples.

Conclusion −

Q 5 - Tipu Sultan was against the conversion of people to islam.

A candidate is required to mark the answer in the following ways −

I - Mark (a) if the conclusion holds the truth definitely.

II - Mark (b) if the conclusion holds the truth probably but not definitely.

III - Mark (c) If conclusion cannot be judged for true or false due to insufficiency of adequate data.

IV - Mark (d) if the conclusion holds the falsehood probably but not definitely.

V - Mark (e) if the conclusion holds the falsehood definitely.

Answer : (e)

Explanation

This conclusion is false.

Passage

Prime minister Narendra Modi`s visit to America has cemented his reputation as a potential game changer for the fortunes of our country and the game surely changes. Modi was unwelcome in America till not very long ago, but on September 28, at Madison square garden in new York, as a record attendance of desi Americans and suitably impressed but curious Yankees treated him like a rock star. A few American congressmen were also seen sharing the stage with him. Modi is now acceptable to America not because it has suddenly decided to credit his sense of remorse for the Gujarat riots and emphatic judicial acquittal in the matter. It is the clear mandate to lead with vision and purpose that he has from the people of global ‘swing’ economy that the Americans dare not overlook, and it suits him fine.

Conclusion −

Q 6 - PM Modi will now frequently visit America.

A candidate is required to mark the answer in the following ways −

I - Mark (a) if the conclusion holds the truth definitely.

II - Mark (b) if the conclusion holds the truth probably but not definitely.

III - Mark (c) If conclusion cannot be judged for true or false due to insufficiency of adequate data.

IV - Mark (d) if the conclusion holds the falsehood probably but not definitely.

V - Mark (e) if the conclusion holds the falsehood definitely.

Answer : (c)

Explanation

Data is inadequate as nothing is mentioned about Modi`s future plan.

Passage

Make in India is a new national programme aims to change India into a global manufacturing hub. Proposals inside it suggest companies to invest in India to make it a power hub of manufacturing. Aim is to create sufficient job in 25 sectors such as automobiles, aviation, IT, pharmaceuticals, construction, defence manufacturing and railways etc. Along with this, the government will also identify some domestic companies having leadership in innovation to help them turn into global champion.

Conclusion −

Q 7 - Leading companies in innovation will also be encouraged through this campaign.

A candidate is required to mark the answer in the following ways −

I - Mark (a) if the conclusion holds the truth definitely.

II - Mark (b) if the conclusion holds the truth probably but not definitely.

III - Mark (c) If conclusion cannot be judged for true or false due to insufficiency of adequate data.

IV - Mark (d) if the conclusion holds the falsehood probably but not definitely.

V - Mark (e) if the conclusion holds the falsehood definitely.

Answer : (a)

Explanation

This conclusion is completely true as mentioned in the last line of the passage.

Passage

Long-term viability of large multipurpose projects has yielded enough evidence for us to unhesitatingly conclude that all such projects are counterproductive and anti-poor. This is accomplished through years of international experience and debates. As per the given information available on the subject, fuelling such a project on the component of those who ought to ken better must be optically discerned as an irresponsible act.

Conclusion −

Q 8 - The construction of large multi-purpose is not a recent idea.

A candidate is required to mark the answer in the following ways −

I - Mark (a) if the conclusion holds the truth definitely.

II - Mark (b) if the conclusion holds the truth probably but not definitely.

III - Mark (c) If conclusion cannot be judged for true or false due to insufficiency of adequate data.

IV - Mark (d) if the conclusion holds the falsehood probably but not definitely.

V - Mark (e) if the conclusion holds the falsehood definitely.

Answer : (a)

Explanation

As it relates to the years of long speech and R&D, this conclusion is absolutely true.

Passage

If households below poverty line get employment assurance of 100 days a year, then it would be a happiest situation for all of them. If we assume that all the persons would not offer themselves for casual manual work, let us say only 30 million persons would come for such works. As the average money lost under the employment assurance scheme is Rs. 45, the total requirement would be about Rs. 13500 crore per year. As this is dependent on monsoon, the requirement will also build up gradually. Wage employment programmes are, however, far less than required for such an employment scenario.

Conclusion −

Q 9 - BPL households are normally not happy with their number of working days per year.

A candidate is required to mark the answer in the following ways −

I - Mark (a) if the conclusion holds the truth definitely.

II - Mark (b) if the conclusion holds the truth probably but not definitely.

III - Mark (c) If conclusion cannot be judged for true or false due to insufficiency of adequate data.

IV - Mark (d) if the conclusion holds the falsehood probably but not definitely.

V - Mark (e) if the conclusion holds the falsehood definitely.

Answer : (b)

Explanation

This is probably true according to the passage as it is stated indirectly here.

Passage

Nearly 100 million people in India lack access to safe drinking water and over 700 mn continue to defecate in the open. Over 600000 children under 5 years lose their lives to water and sanitation related diseases like diarrhoea and pneumonia every year. In this context, the recent launch of the swacch bharat abhiyan(the clean India campaign) by our PM Modi can be seen as a welcome and much needed step. However, if the campaign is to go beyond symbolism and actually achieve the goal of making India open-defecationfree by 2019, it needs a multi-pronged strategy. The swacch bharat concept is launched to pave access for every person to sanitation facilities. We have to achieve this by 2019 as a befitting tribute to the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary.

Conclusion −

Q 10 - Open defecation is one of the major issues in India.

A candidate is required to mark the answer in the following ways −

I - Mark (a) if the conclusion holds the truth definitely.

II - Mark (b) if the conclusion holds the truth probably but not definitely.

III - Mark (c) If conclusion cannot be judged for true or false due to insufficiency of adequate data.

IV - Mark (d) if the conclusion holds the falsehood probably but not definitely.

V - Mark (e) if the conclusion holds the falsehood definitely.

Answer : (a)

Explanation

This conclusion is completely true according to the passage.

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