Passage/Comprehension For Army Clerk

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Army Clerk English Passage

Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer each out of the four alternatives.

             “Science cannot reduce the magic of a sunset to arithmetic, nor can it express friendship with a formula” observed the eminent medical researcher, Dr. Lous Orr. He added, “Also beyond science’s mastery of nature are love and laughter, pain and loneliness and insights into truth and beauty”. This distancing of science from the human condition perhaps explains why most foreign tourists visiting Britain flock predictably to see the hallowed homes of playwrights, writers and poets, but choose to ignore the habitations where its eminent scientists lived and worked.

Q.1 Why is it that science cannot express friendship with a formula?

(a) Science and friendship cannot co-exist            

(b) It is abstract term which cannot be grappled by science      

(c) Friendship is beyond science’s mastery.           

(d) Friendship is unknown to scientists.

Q.2 The word ‘magic’ refers to-

(a) Evening dusk 

(b) The sunrise   

(c) Solar and lunar eclipse

(d) Setting of the sun, with all its beauty

Q.3   Which of the following are beyond science ‘mastery of nature?

(a) Love and laughter, pain and loneliness

(b) Derivation of formula

(c) Complexity of time and tide

(d) Working of the mind

Q.4 The verb ‘flock’ refers to-

(a) Tourists in Britain                                                 

(b) Local people              

(c) Large number of foreign tourists visiting homes to play number of foreign wrights, writers, poet.

(d) Indian tourists

Q.5 By which the magic of sunset cannot be reduced to arithmetic

(a) By arithmetic formula

(b) By science

(c) To do working together

(d) With the conduct of human conditions


Q.1 (c)

Q.2 (d)

Q.3 (a)

Q.4 (c)

Q.5 (b)

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