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Statement – Inference
Directions (1-5): In each of the following questions given below, a passage has been given which are either situational based or describes a scenario. Below each passage, a question has been given which is framed to make you infer something out of it. Mark the correct inference as your answer.
1) More than 60 of the items have left Egypt for the first time, the gallery says. The tomb of the 18th dynasty king was discovered by British archaeologist Howard Carter in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor in 1922. It contained about 5,000 artefacts.
London is the third of 10 cities hosting the exhibition after successful runs in Paris and Los Angeles. The items will eventually return to Egypt, where they will be put on display at the Grand Egyptian Museum, scheduled to open next year next to the Giza Pyramids.
What could be said about the type of the given passage?
E) None of the above
2) Actor Leonardo Di Caprio praised teen climate activist Greta Thunberg after the two met in California this week.
The ‘Titanic’ star, who is a staunch environmental campaigner, met the 16-year-old and shared pictures of their meeting. In the post, he called her a “leader of our time.”
“There are few times in human history where voices are amplified at such pivotal moments and in such transformational ways – but Greta Thunberg has become a leader of our time,” he wrote on Instagram.
“History will judge us for what we do today to help guarantee that future generations can enjoy the same livable planet that we have so clearly taken for granted,” he wrote, adding: “I hope that Greta’s message is a wake-up call to world leaders everywhere that the time for inaction is over.”
What can be a term which is in contrast to the term ‘guarantee’ as per the passage?
E) None of the above
3) Following a spike in the pollution level in the national capital, Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor on Saturday posted a picture on his twitter handle which says ‘Delhi is injurious to health’.
He posted a picture with Delhi’s famous monument Qutub Minar in a cigarette box and some lines in Hindi which roughly translate to – How long will you live on cigarettes, bidis, and cigars. Just come and spend a few days in Delhi-NCR region: Delhi Tourism.
What can be said about the tone of the author in the passage?
E) None of the above
4) Endurance running is often seen as a welcome escape from everyday life but these extraordinary experiences, such as running ultra-marathons, are not untouched by the competitive nature of contemporary consumer culture.
The at-times the romanticised notion of experiencing complete freedom through running co-exists with underlying motivating factors such as improving your personal brand and social image, a new thesis from Lund University, Sweden showed.
The number of endurance running events, such as Ironman or Tough Mudder, is increasing around the world. But why has the trend increased?
“Most runners say that they run because it is a way to get away from the demands and stresses of their regular life. But my research shows that this is only one side of the story; there are also a lot of demands in ordinary life that are actually reproduced in endurance running,” explained Carys Egan-Wyer, a doctoral student in consumer culture theory.
What can be said about the type of passage above?
E) None of the above
5) A new study reveals that school students who take part in physical activity participation like star jumps or running on the spot during lessons tend to perform better in tests than their fellow classmates, who stick to sedentary learning.
According to the findings published in the British Journal of Sports Magazine, this approach to involve students in physical activities has been adopted by schools seeking to increase activity levels among students without reducing academic teaching time.
Typical activities include using movement to signify whether a fact is true or false or jumping on the spot a certain number of times to answer a maths question.
According to study, incorporating physical activity had a large, significant effect on educational outcome during the lesson, assessed through tests or by observing pupil’s attention to a given task, and a smaller effect on overall educational outcomes, as well as increasing the students’ overall levels of physical activity.
What can be said about the tone of the author in the passage mentioned above?
E) None of the above
Directions (6-10): Given below are 7 sentences divided into 4 parts each and then jumbled. You need to rearrange each of these sentences to form a meaningful sentence and then arrange them to form a meaningful paragraph. Out of the 7 sentences there is one sentence that does not fit into the same theme as the others and hence will not fit in the final arrangement.
A) said lead author Marina Epstein (1)/ is that parent’s history of marijuana use (2)/ is an important risk factor for kids,” (3)/ “The really important takeaway (4)
B) was published in the journal, ‘Psychology of Addictive Behavior.’ (1)/ influence the well-being and drug abuse patterns of their (2)/ children, a recent study has found. The study (3)/ Consumption of marijuana by parents can (4)
C) The original investigation involving parents (1)/ were in fifth grade at several began (2)/ in the 1980s when the now-adults (3)/ Seattle elementary schools. (4)
D) alcohol and marijuana, other problematic behaviours, and school achievement (1)/who have become parents and has linked parents’ (2)/ past use of marijuana to their children’s use of and attitudes toward (3)/ This new study is based on a subset of the original participants (4)
E) and “chronic” (ongoing and frequent) (1)/put forth four distinct use patterns — “nonusers”; “adolescent-limited” (2)/ (confined to only that period of life); “late-onset” (starting in their late teens, early 20s); (3)/ Researchers from the previous studies have (4)
F) recruited those who had become parents and began (1)/ In 2002, when the participants were 27, SDRG (2)/ interviewing their children about alcohol beginning (3)/ at age 6, and marijuana starting at age 10. (4)
G) found only in the fruit can inhibit cellular processes that normally lead to diabetes (1)/ and Food Research. For the first time, new (2)/ research led by Prof. Paul Spagnuolo have shown how a compound(3)/ The study was recently published in the journal — Molecular Nutrition (4)
6) Which will the 1st sentence after rearrangement?
7) Which will the 3rd sentence after rearrangement?
8) Which will the 2nd sentence after rearrangement?
9) Which will the LAST sentence after rearrangement?
10) Which will the 4th sentence after rearrangement?
Directions (1-5) :
1) Answer: (b)
Option B is the correct choice. ‘Expository’ is an expository passage is used to teach and explain information in an objective way. As per the passage, we can clearly deduce the suitable choice.
2) Answer: (c)
Option C is the correct choice. ‘Uncertainty’ should be the correct option as per the passage meaning incertitude or the state of being unsure of something. As per the passage, we can clearly deduce the suitable choice.
3) Answer: (a)
Option A is the correct choice; ‘Informative’ is a term characterized by Providing or conveying information. As per the passage, we can clearly deduce the suitable choice.
4) Answer: (d)
Option D is the correct choice. ‘Expository’ is a term characterized by intended to explain or describe something. As per the passage, we can clearly deduce the suitable choice.
5) Answer: (c)
Option C is the correct choice. ‘Didactic’ means instructive or informative. As per the passage, we can clearly deduce the suitable choice.
Directions (6-10) :
The correct sequence of the paragraph is BAEDCF
B) Consumption of marijuana by parents can influence the well-being and drug abuse patterns of their children, a recent study has found. The study was published in the journal, ‘Psychology of Addictive Behavior.’
A) “The really important takeaway is that parent’s history of marijuana use is an important risk factor for kids,” said lead author Marina Epstein.
E) Researchers from the previous studies have put forth four distinct use patterns — “nonusers”; “adolescent-limited” (confined to only that period of life); “late-onset” (starting in their late teens, early 20s); and “chronic” (ongoing and frequent).
D) This new study is based on a subset of the original participants who have become parents and has linked parents’ past use of marijuana to their children’s use of and attitudes toward alcohol and marijuana, other problematic behaviours, and school achievement.
C) The original investigation involving parents began in the 1980s when the now-adults were in fifth grade at several Seattle elementary schools.
F) In 2002, when the participants were 27, SDRG recruited those who had become parents and began interviewing their children about alcohol beginning at age 6, and marijuana starting at age 10.
6) Answer: (d)
7) Answer: (b)
8) Answer: (b)
9) Answer: (e)
10) Answer: (c)
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