1. James Gleick, the science journalist who wrote Faster, the Acceleration of Just about Everything argues that the world is more rushed, more connected, with more time saving devices.
A. Politics, culture, religious ceremonies, peace processes, sport, information technology and management decisions are all packed crazily into ever-narrowing time spans.
B. Though the term Hurry Sickness may not convey the gravity of the affliction; the author says it is a portmanteau phrase, which includes attention deficit disorder and being collectively manic.
C. There is no doubt that the manic need for novelty and distraction is a manifestation of the faster pace of life. All too often though, it is grimly illustrated in all its preservations, such as the trivialisation of the Oval Office and the American Presidency with the Lewinsky scandal.
D. In another age it would be called sensation-seeking; in the decade of five-minute crises and conflict-resolution, it is called political death and vengeance.
a. ADCB b. ABCD c. DCBA d.DACB
1. As I went about to the other workrooms, I realised that every painting was a self-portrait even when it was a still life or a scene over the roofs of Paris.
A. With every brush stroke the artist was mercilessly exposed; he could conceal nothing, he could pretend to be another person, but in the end, he would fool no one.
B. For no man ever pictured anything but himself, his core, the things he was basically.
C. An artist had one thing to say, and only one; he might flail about, seek new techniques, forms, colours, combinations, subjects, but intrinsically, he would always paint the same canvas, write the same book.
D. Only now, years after having read through the works of Shakespeare, Dickens and Scott, I realize that even the most prolific writer created only one novel; the true and complete portrait of himself.
a. BADC b. ABCD c. CADB d. ADCB
1. It is often said that good actors can get out of a play more than the author has put into it.
A. A good actor, bringing to a part his own talent, often gives it a value that the layman on reading the play had not seen in it, but at the utmost, he can do no more than reach the ideal that the author has been in his minds eye.
B. In all my plays I have been fortunate enough to have some of the parts acted as I wanted; but in none have I had all the parts so acted.
C. That is not true.
D. He has to be an actor of address to do this: for the most part, the author has to be satisfied with an approximation of the performance he visualised.
6. This is so obviously inevitable, for the actor who is suited to a certain role may well be engaged and you have to put up with the second or third best, because there is no help for it.
a. BACD b. DACB c. CADB d. DCBA
Try to realize one thing in 100! we have 25 prime numbers so we need to write it in that form and we need to maximize the power of 100! in 10000!. Now if we consider the last two primes 97 & 89 we can easily understand that if we have 'k' number of 97s we must have 'k' or more number of 89 or any other prime numbers in that matter. So for the prime numbers lower than 97 & more than 50 there would be more than 'k' multiple of that prime number in 10000!.
Now number of 97 in 10000! is 103+1=104
But for prime numbers less than 50 it occurs more than once in 100!. So we need to see whether 10000! has that many prime numbers or not. We know with decrease in the value of prime number the number of multiples (or power) in 100! with increase so we only try to find number of power of 2(the smallest prime) in 100! which is 50+25+12+6+3+1=97.
So we need to find the number of 2^97 (needed for 100!) in 10000!
Now number of 2 in 10000!=5000+2500+1250+625+312+156+78+39+19+9+4+2+1=9995
Now number of 2^97 in 10000!=9995/97=103 (4 remainder )
So there can be at most 103 number of 100! .
A. In rejecting, the functionalism in positivist organization theory, either wholly or partially, there is often a move towards a political model of organization theory. B. Thus the analysis would shift to the power resources possessed by different groups in the organization and the way they use these resources in actual power plays to shape the organizational structure.
C. At the extreme, in one set of writings, the growth of administrators in the organization is held to be completely unrelated to the work to be done and to be caused totally by the political pursuit of self-interest.
D. The political model holds that individual interests are pursued in organizational life through the exercise of power and influence.
(1) ADBC (2) CBAD (3) DBCA (4) ABDC
Q2) A. Group decision making however, does not necessarily fully guard against arbitrariness and anarchy, for individual capriciousness can get substituted by collusion of group members.
B. Nature itself is an intricate system of checks and balances, meant to preserve the delicate balance between various environmental factors that affect our ecology.
C. In institutions also, there is a need to have in place a system of checks and balances which inhibits the concentration of power in only some individuals.
D. When human interventions alter this delicate balance, the outcomes have been seen to be disastrous.
(1) CDAB (2) BCAD (3) CABD (4)BDCA
A. He was bone-weary and soul-weary, and found himself muttering, "Either I can't manage this place, or it's unmanageable".
B. To his horror, he realized that he had become the victim of an amorphous, unwitting, unconscious conspiracy to immerse him in routine work that had no significance.
C. It was one of those nights in the office when the office clock was moving towards four in the morning and Bennis was still not through with the incredible mass of paper stacked before him.
D. He reached for his calendar and ran his eyes down each hour, half-hour, and quarter-hour, to see where his time had gone that day, the day before, the month before.
(1) ABCD (2) CADB (3) BDCA (4)DCBA
A. With that, I swallowed the shampoo, and obtained most realistic results almost on the spot.
B. The man shuffled away into the back regions to make up a prescription, and after a moment I got through on the shop-telephone to the Consulate, intimating my location.
C. Then, while the pharmacist was wrapping up a six-ounce bottle of the mixture, I groaned and inquired whether he could give me something for acute gastric cramp.
D. I intended to stage a sharp gastric attack, and entering an old-fashioned pharmacy, I asked for a popular shampoo mixture, consisting of olive oil and flaked soap.
(1) DCBA (2) DACB (3) BDAC (4)BCDA
A. Since then, intelligence tests have been mostly used to separate dull children in school from average or bright children, so that special education can be provided to the dull.
B. In other words, intelligence tests give us a norm for each age.
C. Intelligence is expressed as intelligence quotient, and tests are developed to indicate what an average child of a certain age can do - what a 5-year-old can answer, but a 4-year-old cannot, for instance.
D. Binet developed the first set of such tests in the early 1900s to find out which children in school needed special attention.
E. Intelligence can be measured by tests.
(1) CDABE (2) DECAB (3) EDACB (4)CBADE
A. These can be downloaded on to a palm computer or transferred to another through infra-red signals.
B. Here, users can e-mail dollars to each other, after opening an account on the firm's website.
C. One technology is pay pal, developed by confinity.
D. This technology is soon to be available for cellphones too.
A. Cabd b. Cbad c. Badc d. Dcba
A. The sour note is that recruitments for the web project have resulted in disruption in its working.
B. However, the ft has its own imponderables to grapple with.
C. The ft, in an effort to avoid direct competition with the wall street journal, has moved on to web
D. The primary challenge is to integrate its print journalists with its web-based, or as they are called,
A. Cbda b. Cabd c. Abcd d. Dacb
A. It is simple to use and is derived from a protein that is present in cow's milk, which is hygienic and
B. Packaged in a easy-to-use spray pack, the bacteria killer of e. Coli and salmonella, is being seen
as a solution by large fresh-meat packing companies as well.
C. Coming up is a new spray that promises to wipe out the bacteria in the food.
D. The solution of the problems that one faces with ill-health after consuming bacteria-tainted food
seems to be at hand.
A. Dacb b. Dcba c. Bcda d. Abcd
A. Only the customers can.
B. You cannot anticipate the persistent problems the user of your product or service can face in the
C. Consequences are perceived risks in your customer's mind.
D. But being 'perceived' doesn't make them any less real.
A. Cdba b. Dcba c. Bdac d. Abcd