Wednesday, October 9, 2013

IPBS English-

ge. And till
this goal is achieved,
the debate whether
controlling emission at
a few power plants is
more convenient than
controlling emission at
millions of tailpipes is,
would continue.
1. Why does the
author fear that the
electric cars may
eventually not be
very Eco-friendly?
a) The exhausts of
these cars emit as
much pollutions as the
oil fueled cars.
b) Electric cars though
have lesser quantity of
other emissions, the
sulfur emissions will
rise substantially, thus
harming the
environment.
c) The electricity for
charging the batteries
of these cars comes
from power plants
using pollution causing
fossil fuels.
d) Only a) and c)
e) None of these
2. What according to
the author, needs to
be done in order to
make the electric
cars more Eco
friendly?
a) Encouraging power
plants to generate
electricity using the
Eco-friendly methods.
b) Setting certain
emissions standards
for electric cars is
done for the oil
consuming cars.
c) Controlling sulfur
emissions which are
one of the major
contributors to
environmental pollution
at present.
d) Making, provisions
for easy availability of
recharging sockets at
all the places.
e) None of these
3. Which of the
following
suggestions does the
author make in order
to popularize the
electric cars?
a) Discontinue the use
of fuel powered cars
completely.
b) Optimize the benefits
of using electric cars
to both consumers as
well as the producers.
c) To supply grids with
renewable sources of
energy for the
production of
electricity.
d) Only b) and c)
e) None of these
4. Why, according to
the author, are
electric cars not a
popular option
among the people?
(A) The recharging
points are not easily
available everywhere.
(B) Effective marketing
of the Eco-friendly cars
has been lacking.
(C) Lack of appreciation
among the people for
the need of unpolluted
air.
a) Only A and C
b) Only B and C
c) Only A and B
d) All A, B and C
e) None of these
5. Why, according to
the author, may the
electric cars survive
despite all their
current deficiencies?
(A) Electric cars will by
subsidized and this
world prove to be cost
efficient
(B) An increasing
number of grids are
shifting to alternate
forms of energy
production.
(C) In the future,
incentives would be
provided to those
driving electric cars.
(D) Pollution caused by
the electric cars is far
less as compared to
the fossil fuel driven
cars.
a) Only A
b) Only C and D
c) Only B and D
d) Only A and 8
e) None of these
6. Which of the
following can be the
most appropriate
title for the given
passage?
a) The failure of the
power grids.
b) The rise and fall of
cars using fossil fuels.
c) The adverse effects
of pollution caused by
the power grids.
d) The growing
popularity of the
electric cars.
e) Why Eco-friendliness
of electric cars is a
fiction at present.
7. Which of the
following can be
inferred from the
given passage?
a) Electric cars may
completely replace the
fossil fuel powered
cars one day.
b) Electric cars have
brought about a drastic
improvement in the
pollution levels at
present.
c) Electric cars have
universally been
accepted as the
environment friendly
cars.
d) All a), b) and c) are
true.
e) None of these
8. Which of the
following is NOT
TRUE in context of
the given passage?
a) Nearly three-fourth
of the total energy
generated for powering
electric cars is wasted.
b) The interest in
electric cars increased
during the last year
when most of the
power grids shifted to
clean sources of fuel.
c) Electric car engines
do not produce any
carbon emissions.
d) There would not be
any noticeable
improvement in the
pollution level if the oil
burning cars are
shifted to electric cars
at present.
e) None of these
9. Why, according to
the author, is the
efficiency of the
electric cars low
even to the buyers
before they actually
hit the roads?
(A) A lot of energy is
lost during the transit
of electricity from the
grid to the recharge
point.
(B) The manufacturing
cost of the electric
cars is much higher
than that of the other
cars.
(C) The batteries and
the motors of the
electric cars are still
relatively new and
waste a lot of power.
a) Only A and C
b) Only B and C
c) Only B
d) Only A and B
e) None of these
Directions (10-12):
Choose the word/
group of words
which is most similar
in meaning to the
word printed in bold
as used in the
passage.
10. PICTURE
a) Situation
b) Photograph
c) Representation
d) Art work
e) Idea
11. FEEDING
a) Eating
b) Supplying
c) Consuming
d) Encouraging
e) Nourishing
12. SURGE
a) Alteration
b) Modification
c) Intensification
d) Increase
e) Evolution
Directions (13-15):
Choose the word/
group of words
which is most
opposite in meaning
to the word printed
in bold as used in the
passage.
13. SLIGHTLY
a) Adequately
b) Miserly
c) Certainly
d) Remotely
e) Substantially
14. SWITCHING
a) Prolonging
b) Withdrawing
c) Continuing
d) Exchanging
e) Alternating
15. INCENTIVES
a) Deterrents
b) Preventions
c) Disadvantages
d) Prohibitions
e) Liability
Directions (16-25):
Read each sentence
to find out whether
there is any
grammatical error in
it. The error, if any,
will be in one part of
the sentence. The
number of that-part
will be the answer. If
there is no error,
mark
e) As the answer.
(Ignore errors of
punctuation, if any.)
16. Sheela had to
travel all the way
back
a) / when she
remembered that
b) / she had forgot to
take
c) / important
document with her.
d) / No error
e)
17. The party is
holding a meeting
a) / in order to begin
the
b) / painful and difficult
process
c) / of rethink its
political strategy.
d) / No error
e)
18. The only bad
thing about
a) / these flowers are
the
b) / pollen which causes
c) / allergy in many
people.
d) / No error
e)
19. Nobody in the
bus
a) / offered to give
their seat
b) / to the elderly lady
who had to
c) / travel a long
distance.
d) /No error
e)
20. This is the only
organization
a) / which could
somehow continue
b) / to making profits
c) / in the face of
recession.
d) /No error
e)
21. Many more
would have died
a) / if they hadn't
received
b) / the timely helping
from
c) / the relief team.
d) / No error
e)
22. A man along with
a) / his wife and two
children
b) / was rescued with
the help
c) / of an army
helicopter.
d) /No error
e)
23. In the past two
decades,
a) / preventive
measures have
b) / drastically reduced
the
c) / occurrence of polio
in children.
d) / No error
e)
24. Neither the
ministers
a) / nor the intelligence
sources
b) / was aware of the
coup
c) / being planned in the
country.
d) / No error
e)
25. Certain amounts
of stress
a) /at work is natural
but
b)/ it is important that
one learns
c) / to keep it in the
right proportion.
d) / No error
Answers Q.1 C Q.2 A Q.3 D Q.4 B Q.5 C Q.6 E Q.7 A Q.8 D Q.9 D Q.10 A
Q.11 B Q.12 D Q.13 E Q.14 B Q.15 C Q.16 D Q.17 D Q.18 B Q.19 B Q.20 C
Q.21 C Q.22 C Q.23 E Q.24 C Q.25 A