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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

English Objective Practice test for RPSC Headmaster Jobs

English Objective Practice test for RPSC Headmaster Jobs
Model Test Headmaster Jobs Recruitment by Rajasthan PSC (RPSC)
Practice Paper For Rpsc Exam English model Questions for headmaster exam

Directions for Questions 1 to 4: Read the following passage carefully and indicate the correct answer to the questions that follow the passage.
It is necessary to be clear about the definition and scope of the word science, and also its distinction from technology. Among the few powerful forces that hold the key to the future of mankind, science is perhaps the only important one that enjoys the unique position of being accepted by all practically without exception. Even in the case of those rare individuals who seem to entertain an antipathy to science, a casual conversation with them will bring out the fact that they are actually opposed not to science, but to technology which is concerned with the applications of the findings of science to satisfy diverse human needs.

By Science we mean today the fundamental knowledge of our world and its environment, the controlled and steady pursuit of that knowledge in all its aspects, without necessarily any desire to use it for public ends and by technology we refer to the numerous ways of pressing science into human service, the concentrated study of the ways in which things may he made or changed for human ends. To make a concrete differentiation between the two one can cite examples from the presently highly popular fields of nuclear science and technology. It is science here when measurements are made of the number and nature, of particles emitted in the break-up or fission of the nucleus of the heavy metallic element uranium. It is however, technology when this scientific knowledge is used either to design and build an atomic power station for generating electricity or to design and make an atomic bomb. As such, it is technology which acquires ethical overtones and can be labeled as moral or immoral. Science is neutral or amoral and can never W opposed to ethics or human welfare, although a scientist as a human being and technologist can be.

1. The writer is trying to
(A) Plead for a better attitude to science
(B) Suggest we apply science for public good
(C) Study ethical science rather than physical science
(D) Distinguish between Science and Technology
Ans. (A)

2. According to the writer, science
(A) Is the only force which determines the future of mankind
(B) Is one of the few determining forces of human destiny
(C) Will be the only concern of human beings in the future
(D) Is one of the many obstacles that block the progress of man
Ans. (B)

3. This passage is
(A) Rhetorical
(B) Descriptive
(C) Narrative
(D) Expository
Ans. (D)

4. The study of fission of the nucleus of uranium can be
(A) Thought of as an example of modern technology
(B) Thought of as an application or principles of electricity
(C) Thought of as having no moral implication
(D) Thought of as important to the welfare of all human beings
Ans. (C)

Directions for Questions 5 to 8: Read the following passage carefully and indicate the correct answer to the questions that follow the passage.

Yes, the sound appeal of music is a potent and primitive force, but you must not allow it to usurp a disproportionate share of your interest. The sensuous plane is an important one in music, a very important one, but it does not constitute the whole story.

There is no need to digress further on the sensuous plane. Its appeal to every normal human being is self-evident. There is, however, such a thing as becoming more sensitive to the different kinds of sound stuff as used by various composers. For, all composers do not use that stuff in the same way. Don’t get the idea that the value of music is commensurate with its sensuous appeal or that the loveliest sounding music is made both greatest composer. The point is that the sound element varies with each composer, that his usage of sound forms an integral part of his style arid must be taken into account when listening. The reader can see, therefore, that a more conscious approach is valuable even on this primary plane of music listening.

The second plane on which music exists is what I have called the expressive one. Here, immediately, we tread on controversial ground. Composers have a way of shying away from any discussion of music’s expressive side. Did not Stravinsky himself proclaim that his music was an object a thing with a life of its own and with no other meaning than its own purely musical existence? This intransient attitude of Stravinsky may be due to the fact that so many people have tried to read different meanings into so many pieces. Heaven knows it is difficult enough to say precisely what it is that a piece of music means, to say it definitely, to say it finally, so that everyone is satisfied with your explanation. But that should not lead one to other extreme of denying to music the right to be ‘expressive’.

My own belief is that all music has an expressive power, some more and some less, but that all music ha a certain meaning behind the notes and that meanings behind the notes constitutes after all, what the piece is saying, what the piece is about. This whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking, ‘Is there a meaning to music?’ My answer to that would be ‘Yes’. And ‘can you state in so many words what the meaning is?’ My answer to that is, ‘No’. Therein lies the difficulty,

5. Music has
(A) An intellectual appeal
(B) A sensuous appeal
(C) A moral appeal
(D) An irresistible appeal
Ans. (B)

6. Which of the following approximates to the meaning of “Allow it to usurp a disproportionate share of your interest”?
(a) Allow it to make you too much interested in it
(h) Does not allow any other thing to interest you
(c) Permit it to occupy you most of the time
(d) Allow it to result in a lukewarm interest
Ans. (A)

7. According to the writer the following may constitute the two planes on which music exists
(A) Sound and appeal
(B) Expression and meaning
(C) Sound and sensat4on
(D) Sound and expression
Ans. (D)

8. Stravinsky says that music has no other meaning than its own purely musical existence because
(A) Each musical niece has a different meaning
(B) People tried to read different meanings into a musical piece instead of enjoying music for its own sake
(C) Different people tried to criticize his musical piece
(D) If the musical notes are explained once, then every body was pleased
Ans. (B)

Fill In the Blanks with appropriate word
9. I have been ill ....... last Sunday.
(A) for
(B) since
(C) from
(D) by
Ans. (B)

10. They are very grateful …….. your kindness.
(A) towards
(B) to
(C) with
(D) for
Ans. (B)

11. …….. duty calls, we must obey.
(A) as
(B) while
(C) if
(D) when
Ans. (D)

12. The city was plunged ........ darkness due to sudden power failure.
(A) through
(B) to
(C) into
(D) under
Ans. (C)

Directions—(Q. 13—15): In each of the following questions out of the given alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given bold word—
(A) Righteously
(B) Practically
(C) Completely
(D) With virtue
Ans. (C)

(A) Silent
(B) Important
(C) Little
(D) Minor
Ans. (B)

(A) Useless
(B) Base
(C) Worthless
(D) lmpure
Ans. (B)

Directions—(Q. 16—18): In each of the following questions, choose the bold word opposite.
(A) Surplus
(B) Scarcity
(C) Presence
(D) Richness
Ans. (A)

(A) Claim
(B) Snatch
(C) Plunder
(D) Seize
Ans. (A)

(A) Outfit
(B) Lose
(C) Burn
(D) Remove
Ans. (B)

Directions—(Q. 19—21): In each of the following questions out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given word / sentence

19. One who always runs away from danger—
(A) Escapist
(B) Timid
(C) Coward
(D) Shirker
Ans. (B)

20. The study of ancient societies—
(A) History
(B) Anthropology
(C) Ethnology
(D) Archaeology
Ans. (D)

21. Office or post with no work but high pay—
(A) Honorary
(B) Sinecure
(C) Gratis
(D) Ex-officio
Ans. (A)

Directions Choose the most appropriate ‘one word substitute’ out of the four choices given under each
22. A process involving too much official formality—
(A) Nepotism
(B) Red-tapism
(C) Diplomacy
(D) Bureaucracy
Ans. (B)

23. One who cannot die—
(A) Stable
(B) Perpetual
(C) Immortal
(D) Perennial
Ans. (C)

24. A person who looks to the dark side of things—
(A) Pessimist
(B) Optimist
(C) Optician
(D) Obstetrician
Ans. (A)

25. Words different in meaning but similar in sound—
(A) Synonym
(B) Antonym
(C) Acronym
(D) Homonym
Ans. (D)

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