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PARAGRAPH COMPLETIONWhat happens to our brains as we age is of crucial importance not just to science but to public policy. By 2030, for example, 72 million people in the US will be over 65, double the figure in 2000 and their average life expectancy... Read more

PARAGRAPH COMPLETION


What happens to our brains as we age is of crucial importance not just to science but to public policy. By 2030, for example, 72 million people in the US will be over 65, double the figure in 2000 and their average life expectancy will likely have edged above 20 years. However, this demographic time-bomb would be much less threatening if the elderly were looked upon as intelligent contributors to society rather than as dependants in long-term decline.

  1. The idea that we get dumber as we grow older is just a myth, according to brain research that will encourage anyone old enough to know better.
  2. It is time we rethink what we mean by the ageing mind before our false assumptions result in decisions and policies that marginalize the old or waste precious public resources to re-mediate problems that do not exist.
  3. Many of the assumptions scientists currently make about ‘cognitive decline’ are seriously flawed and, for the most part, formally invalid.
  4. Using computer models to simulate young and old brains, Rams car and his colleagues found they could account for the decline in test scores simply by factoring in experience
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SENTENCE REARRANGEMENTA. Good writers use more verbs.B. However, it is hard to write without verbs.C. The reason is that if unnecessary words are reduced, the verb-percentage goes up as a mathematical necessity.D. So use verbs is not really good advi... Read more

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A. Good writers use more verbs.

B. However, it is hard to write without verbs.

C. The reason is that if unnecessary words are reduced, the verb-percentage goes up as a mathematical necessity.

D. So “use verbs” is not really good advice; writers have to use verbs, and trying to add extra ones would not turn out well.

  1. ABCD
  2. ACBD
  3. ABDC
  4. DBCA
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SENTENCE REARRANGEMENTA. The French Revolution created a vision for a new moral universe: that sovereignty resides in nations; that a constitution and the rule of law govern politics; that people are equal and enjoy inalienable rights; and that churc... Read more

SENTENCE REARRANGEMENT


A. The French Revolution created a vision for a new moral universe: that sovereignty resides in nations; that a constitution and the rule of law govern politics; that people are equal and enjoy inalienable rights; and that church and state should be separate.

B. The French Revolution invented modern revolution —the idea that humans can transform the world according to a plan—and so has a central place in the study of the social sciences.

C. It ushered in modernity by destroying the foundations of the “Old Regime”—absolutist politics, legal inequality, a “feudal” economy (characterized by guilds, manorialism, and even serfdom), and an alliance of church and state.

D. That vision is enshrined in the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen of 1789, whose proclamation of “natural, imprescriptible, and inalienable” rights served as the model for the 1948 United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

  1. ADBC
  2. BADC
  3. ACBD
  4. BCAD

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TEXT COMPLETIONMore often than not, mothers are ____________ for oddities of behavior in their offspring. ____________, single mothers children, raised even in the most difficult of times, do not display outrageous patterns of behavior, as do those o... Read more

TEXT COMPLETION


More often than not, mothers are ____________ for oddities of behavior in their offspring. ____________, single mothers’ children, raised even in the most difficult of times, do not display ‘outrageous’ patterns of behavior, as do those of nuclear families.

  1. appreciated, consequently
  2. berated, therefore
  3. praised, in the same manner
  4. blamed, interestingly enough
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TEXT COMPLETIONDemocracy is better ___________through the ballot box than it is through the crowding of main squares, which is a _______________ image, but a misleading representation of the peoples will.focused, ineffectiveaffected, movingeffected, ... Read more

TEXT COMPLETION


Democracy is better ___________through the ballot box than it is through the crowding of main squares, which is a _______________ image, but a misleading representation of the “people’s will”.

  1. focused, ineffective
  2. affected, moving
  3. effected, powerful
  4. realized, fleeting
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WORD USAGEKhap panchayats are extra-constitutional bodies in Haryana that decry (A) /decree(B) institutionalised atrocities.The Khap leaders are universally criticised for imposing regressive diktats that fetter (A)/curb(B) women.Patriarchal and miso... Read more

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Khap panchayats are extra-constitutional bodies in Haryana that decry (A) /decree(B) institutionalised atrocities.

The Khap leaders are universally criticised for imposing regressive diktats that fetter (A)/curb(B) women.

Patriarchal and misogynist, Khaps have played a key role in reducing Haryana’s sex ratio to an immeasurable (A)/abysmal (B) low. 

The recent apex court directive against Khap panchayats holds the district administration including the police accountable for the prevention of the barbaric acts carried out at the behest(A)/recommendation(B) of the Khaps.

  1. BABA
  2. AABB
  3. BBAB
  4. ABBA
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CRITICAL REASONINGIndias baffling array of state and national labor laws date to the 1940s: one provides for the type and number of spittoons in a factory. Another says an enterprise with more than 100 workers needs government permission to scale bac... Read more


CRITICAL REASONING

India’s baffling array of state and national labor laws date to the 1940s: one provides for the type and number of spittoons in a factory. Another says an enterprise with more than 100 workers needs government permission to scale back or close. Many Indian businesses stay small in order to remain beyond the reach of the laws. Big firms use temporary workers to avoid them. Less than 15% of Indian workers have legal job security. The new government can sidestep the difficult politics of curbing privileges by establishing a new, simpler labor contract that gives basic protection to workers but makes lay-offs less costly to firms. It would apply only to new hires; the small proportion of existing workers with gold-star protections would keep them.

Which of the following options best summarizes the main idea of the paragraph?

  1. More Indian workers can get permanent jobs and legal job security if existing labor laws are reformed.
  2. Effective labor law reform can encourage many Indian businesses to grow to more than 100 workers.
  3. Outdated Indian labor laws need to be simplified to provide basic protection to workers and curb privileges.
  4. The difficult politics of curbing privileges can be avoided if the changes in the labor law only apply to the new hires.
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CRITICAL REASONING A study published in 2006 by Friedrich Schneider on the worlds shadow economies dealt briefly with the tax morality of Germans. According to the study, two-thirds of the Germans surveyed regarded tax evasion as a trivial offence, w... Read more

CRITICAL REASONING 


A study published in 2006 by Friedrich Schneider on the world’s shadow economies dealt briefly with the “tax morality” of Germans. According to the study, two-thirds of the Germans surveyed regarded tax evasion as a “trivial offence,” while only one-third judged stealing a newspaper this way. Indian tax morality is similar, but it makes a distinction between expatriate illicit money, which is viewed as a serious crime perpetrated by the very corrupt, and money held within India, which is perceived as a practical measure.

Which of the following conclusions can be drawn from the above?
(i) Two-thirds of the Germans evade tax and consider it only a trivial offence.
(ii) Stealing a newspaper is a bigger crime in Germany than tax evasion.
(iii) As long as the money is held in India, illicit money is accepted as practical by Indians. 
(iv) Indians regard tax evasion, especially holding illicit money abroad, as a serious crime.

  1. i, ii, iv
  2. i and iv
  3. only iii
  4. iii and iv
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SENTENCE REARRANGEMENTA. As "operating systems", Latin and French outlived the strategic pre-eminence of Rome and France.B. Nor will Chinese, Russian, or Indian culture soon shoulder aside the American version-high or low- whose draw is embodied by H... Read more



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A. As "operating systems", Latin and French outlived the strategic pre-eminence of Rome and France.

B. Nor will Chinese, Russian, or Indian culture soon shoulder aside the American version-high or low- whose draw is embodied by Harvard and Hollywood.

C. Once a standard exists, it tends to perpetuate itself-just like the dollar, for all its ups and downs will not soon yield to the Euro or the Renminbi.

D. By such measures, no other rival, not even China, comes close to America, whatever the country's many familiar failings and riches of the rising rest.

  1. ACBD
  2. BADC
  3. CBAD
  4. CABD

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PARAGRAPH COMPLETIONThe expenditure of time, money and sparse judicial and prosecutorial resources is often justified by claims of a powerful deterrent message embodied in the ultimate punishment- the death penalty. But studies repeatedly suggest tha... Read more

PARAGRAPH COMPLETION


The expenditure of time, money and sparse judicial and prosecutorial resources is often justified by claims of a powerful deterrent message embodied in the ultimate punishment- the death penalty. But studies repeatedly suggest that there is no meaningful deterrent effect associated with the death penalty and further, any deterrent impact is no doubt greatly diluted by the amount of time that inevitably passes between the time of the conduct and the punishment. In 2010, the average time between sentencing and execution in the United States averaged nearly 15 years. 

  1. A single federal death penalty case in Philadelphia was found to cost upwards of $10 million — eight times higher than the cost of trying a death eligible case where prosecutors seek only life imprisonment.
  2. The ethics of the issue aside, it is questionable whether seeking the death penalty is ever worth the time and resources that it takes to sentence someone to death.
  3. Apart from delaying justice, the death penalty diverts resources that could be used to help the victims’ families heal.
  4. A much more effective deterrent would be a sentence of life imprisonment imposed close in time to the crime.

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