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Directions for Questions from 1 to 5:

Read the arguments given below and answer the questions that follow.

1. It is a sad fact that among a large cohort of artists and writers, almost all will struggle while a small number will derive a disproportionate share of fame and attention. The same applies to the so-called masterpieces that determine a canon: a few pieces displace others from the lists in a “winner-take-all” effect–all the while the neglected pieces languish and disappear from our literary consciousness.

Which of the following can be correctly inferred from the above?

Factors beyond those common to all artists or artistic creations may determine the success or failure of artists or writers to strive to achieve greatness since only a few of them will succeed anywayof the following can be correctly inferred from the above? For a neglected piece to become

For a neglected piece to become a masterpiece, it has to benefit from a ‘winner-take-all-effect’.greatness since only a few of them will succeed anyway There are some writers or artists

There are some writers or artists who can achieve success without the benefit of a “winner-take-all’ effectit has to benefit from a ‘winner-take-all-effect’. It is pointless for all writers and artists to

It is pointless for all writers and artists to try for success because only a few will succeed anywaywithout the benefit of a “winner-take-all’ effect The potential success of any artist or an artistic

The potential success of any artist or an artistic creation is unpredictable because of the ‘winnertake- all’ effect.to try for success because only a few will succeed anyway Skip this question 2 .

Skip this questionunpredictable because of the ‘winnertake- all’ effect. 2 . Division Manager: I want to replace the

2. Division Manager: I want to replace the Semitron computers in my division with Vitanet computers

General Manager: Why?

Division Manager: It costs 28 percent less to train new staff on the Vitanet

General Manager: But that is not a good enough reason. The high cost of replacement parts make Vitanet computers more expensive to maintain than Semitron computers

Which two of the following statements, taken together would most satisfactorily weaken the Division Manager’s case for and strengthen the General Manager’s case against the replacement of computers?

A. Vitanet computers have a lower onetime purchase and installation cost than Semitron computers

and have a better record of runtime before replacement

B. The average cost of retraining the existing staff, currently using Semitron computers, on Vitanet

Computers is approximately 37 per cent higher than the average cost of training new staff on Vitanet

C. Currently all employees in the company are required to attend workshops on how to use Semitron

computers in new applications

D. Experienced users of Semitron computers command much higher salaries than do prospective

employees who have no experience in the use of computers.

E. Studies have found the average productivity of a programmer using a Vitanet computer to be the

same or less than that of a programmer using a Semitron computer.

ADor less than that of a programmer using a Semitron computer. BE BC CE DE Skip

BEless than that of a programmer using a Semitron computer. AD BC CE DE Skip this

BCthan that of a programmer using a Semitron computer. AD BE CE DE Skip this question

CEthat of a programmer using a Semitron computer. AD BE BC DE Skip this question 3

DEthat of a programmer using a Semitron computer. AD BE BC CE Skip this question 3

Skip this questionof a programmer using a Semitron computer. AD BE BC CE DE 3 . Preventive Treatment

3. Preventive Treatment for diabetes forestalls certain medical expenses by preventing strokes and heart disease. Yet any money so saved amounts to only one-fourth of the expenditures required to treat the diabetic population. Therefore, there is no economic justification for preventive treatment for diabetes.

The argument is most vulnerable to criticism on which one of the following grounds?

It relies on the judgment of experts in a matter to which their expertise is irrelevantto criticism on which one of the following grounds? It presupposes what it seeks to establish

It presupposes what it seeks to establishexperts in a matter to which their expertise is irrelevant It simply ignores the existence of

It simply ignores the existence of potential counterevidenceis irrelevant It presupposes what it seeks to establish It seeks to arrive at a general

It seeks to arrive at a general conclusion based on evidence that may be insufficient in itself to support that conclusionIt simply ignores the existence of potential counterevidence It generalizes from atypical occurrences Skip this question

It generalizes from atypical occurrencesmay be insufficient in itself to support that conclusion Skip this question 4 . Bank depositors

Skip this questionthat conclusion It generalizes from atypical occurrences 4 . Bank depositors in the United States are

4. Bank depositors in the United States are all financially protected against bank failures because the government insures all individuals’ bank deposits. An economist argues that this insurance is partly responsible for the high rate of bank failures, since it removes from depositors any financial incentive to find out whether the bank that holds their money is secure against failure. If depositors were more inquisitive, then banks would need to be secure in order to compete for depositors’ money.

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In the above passage, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

The first is evidence that the economist offers in support of a certain prediction; the second is that positiontwo portions in boldface play which of the following roles? The first is a pattern of

The first is a pattern of cause and effect that the economist predicts will hold under the present circumstances. The second acknowledges a situation in which that pattern would not hold.support of a certain prediction; the second is that position The first is a generalization that

The first is a generalization that the economist accepts as true; the second is presented as a consequence that follows from the truth of that generalizationa situation in which that pattern would not hold. The first is a pattern of cause

The first is a pattern of cause and effect that the economist predicts will not hold in the case at issue; the second offers a consideration in support of that predictionthat follows from the truth of that generalization The first acknowledges a consideration that weighs against

The first acknowledges a consideration that weighs against the main position that the economist defends; the second is that positionsecond offers a consideration in support of that prediction Skip this question 5 . ‘The Hidden

Skip this questionthat the economist defends; the second is that position 5 . ‘The Hidden Eye’ magazine must

5. ‘The Hidden Eye’ magazine must have misquoted the remarks of the visiting diplomat from Pretzelstein about our country. Since the dignitary has sued it for libel, the magazine must have had either planted a deliberate falsehood to embarrass Pretzelstein or misquoted the diplomat’s remarks, and the good relations ‘The Hidden Eye’ enjoys with Government of Pretzelstein are well known.

Which one of the following arguments exhibits a pattern of reasoning most similar to that in the argument above?

According to the company policy of ‘The Hidden Eye’, employees who are either frequently absent without notice or who are habitually late receive an official warning. Since Suneeta has never received such a warning, rumours that she is habitually late musof reasoning most similar to that in the argument above? ) Any diplomat of Pretzelstein, who

) Any diplomat of Pretzelstein, who discusses a confidential state matter with a member of the press will be either fired or removed from his assignment. But since no diplomat of Pretzelstein ever discusses any confidential state matter with a member of tsuch a warning, rumours that she is habitually late mus Anyone promoted to senior copy editor

Anyone promoted to senior copy editor at ‘The Hidden Eye’ must have either worked in the copy department for three years or have an influential sponsor. Raman, therefore, has an influential sponsor, since he was promoted to senior copy editor after a yeardiscusses any confidential state matter with a member of t To earn a merit salary increase,

To earn a merit salary increase, an advertising executive of ‘The Hidden Eye’ must either bring in new clients or develop innovative supplements. No innovative supplements were developed at ‘The Hidden Eye’ this year, so advertising executives of ‘The Hidsince he was promoted to senior copy editor after a year Any diplomat of Pretzelstein who

Any diplomat of Pretzelstein who is either awarded the Order of the Pretzel or becomes a Minister of State has to be recommended by a Member of the Cabinet. Since Von Sterling has been recommended by a Member of the Cabinet and has become a Minister of StEye’ this year, so advertising executives of ‘The Hid Skip this question Directions for Questions from

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Directions for Questions from 6 to 10:

Fill up the blanks, numbered [1], [2],[3], [4], [5]. [6] in the passage below with the most appropriate word from the options given for each blank.

"Between the year 1946 and the year 1955, I did not file any income tax returns." With that [1] statement, Ramesh embarked on an account of his encounter with the Income Tax Department. "I originally owed Rs 20,000 in unpaid taxes. With [2] and [3], the 20,000 became 60,000. The Income Tax Department then went into action, and I learned first hand just how much power the Tax Department wields. Royalties and trust funds can be [4]; automobiles may be [5], and auctioned off. Nothing belongs to the [6] until the case is settled."

6. Pick one of the following for blank [6]

purchaser6 . Pick one of the following for blank [6] Victim investor offender None of these

Victim6 . Pick one of the following for blank [6] purchaser investor offender None of these

investorPick one of the following for blank [6] purchaser Victim offender None of these Skip this

offenderone of the following for blank [6] purchaser Victim investor None of these Skip this question

None of thesefollowing for blank [6] purchaser Victim investor offender Skip this question 7 . Pick one of

Skip this questionblank [6] purchaser Victim investor offender None of these 7 . Pick one of the following

7. Pick one of the following for blank [5]

smashedquestion 7 . Pick one of the following for blank [5] Seized dismantled frozen None of

Seized7 . Pick one of the following for blank [5] smashed dismantled frozen None of these

dismantled. Pick one of the following for blank [5] smashed Seized frozen None of these Skip

frozenone of the following for blank [5] smashed Seized dismantled None of these Skip this question

None of thesethe following for blank [5] smashed Seized dismantled frozen Skip this question 8 . Pick one

Skip this questionfor blank [5] smashed Seized dismantled frozen None of these 8 . Pick one of the

8. Pick one of the following for blank [4]

Closedquestion 8 . Pick one of the following for blank [4] detached attached impounded None of

detached8 . Pick one of the following for blank [4] Closed attached impounded None of these

attached. Pick one of the following for blank [4] Closed detached impounded None of these Skip

impoundedone of the following for blank [4] Closed detached attached None of these Skip this question

None of thesefollowing for blank [4] Closed detached attached impounded Skip this question 9 . Pick one of

Skip this questionblank [4] Closed detached attached impounded None of these 9 . Pick one of the following

9. Pick one of the following for blank [3]

sanctionsof these Skip this question 9 . Pick one of the following for blank [3] refunds

refundsthese Skip this question 9 . Pick one of the following for blank [3] sanctions fees

feesSkip this question 9 . Pick one of the following for blank [3] sanctions refunds fines

finesSkip this question 9 . Pick one of the following for blank [3] sanctions refunds fees

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interest1 0 . Pick one of the following for blank [2] taxes principal returns None of

taxes1 0 . Pick one of the following for blank [2] interest principal returns None of

principal. Pick one of the following for blank [2] interest taxes returns None of these Skip

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