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Bank PO :: Test 151
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1 .

Direction (Q. 1 - 10) : Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it Certain words are given in bold to help you locate them while answering  some of the questions.
All children are created worthy and they deserve the right to enjoy respect and dignity. It can be done! Unfortunately, the current epidemic of self-doubt that's rampant in our society is the result of an unjust and unnecessary system of evaluating human worth. Not everyone is deemed worthy, not everyone is accepted for what he or she is. Instead, we reserve our praise and admiration for a select few — those who have been blessed from birth with the proverbial silver spoon.
It is a vicious system and we, as parent, must counter its debilitating impact. If only we could understand what the children undergo as a result of the flawed values on which self-esteem is so often based in our culture! We must, in fact, recognise how effectively and unknowingly we teach our small children that worthiness and social approval are beyond their reach.
By glorifying role models who represent an ideal and not a minimum norm, we have only created a vast army of have-nots—bom losers who're disappointed with life before it has really begun. They turn this way and that, searching vainly for a solution to their inner emptiness and pain. For millions who never find either, the road to personal worth becomes a long, unpaved detour, leading to nowhere.
The matter of personal worth is not only the concern of those who lack it, but also the responsibility of those who believe in it. In a real sense, the health of an entire society depends on the ease with which its individual members can gain personal acceptance. Thus, whenever the keys of selfesteem are seemingly out of reach for a substantial percentage of the people as is evident in the West, then mental illnesses, especially neurosis, hatred, alcoholism, drug abuse, violence and social disorder, are bound to be widespread.
Personal worth is not something human beings are free to take or leave. Itmust become a part of our personalities, or each one of us will have to endure the repercussions of its absence. With the proper use of parental influence and direction, we can provide our children with the inner strength necessary to overcome the obstacles they face. We can open the road to self-esteem and personal worth for our children. Perhaps we won't be able to reconstruct the world, but we could certainly help our children cope with it a wee bit more successfully.

What happens when we evaluate human worth in the case of children ?

A.    Children compete with each other to gain excellence in their respective fields. B.    Children want to become icons.
C.    A sense of agony and depression prevails among a large number of children who cannot make it to the top. D.    Children become violent and reject the theory.
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2 .

How does glorifying the role models affect children ?

A.    Even before grooming them we force them into an undue competition. B.    They give up their study to-follow the role models.
C.    They mistake the role models for super human beings. D.    They always dream about the role models.
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3 .

According to the author, which of the following is a flaw in our system ?

A.    parents becoming role models for their children B.    keeping children out of competition
C.    not giving attention towards children D.    None of these
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4 .

When there is undue competition among the individuals of a society

A.    it gains advancement. B.    the health of the society suffers.
C.    there is little chance of excellence. D.    there are no parameters of judgment.
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5 .

Which of the following is true in the context of the passage ?

A.    Evaluation of human worth is good for us. B.    Parents have a great role to play in shaping the future of their children.
C.    We should convince the children to follow some role models in their life. D.    Some children are dull and it is worthless to let them pursue their goals.
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6 .

What do you mean by the first sentence — "All children are created worthy and they deserve the right to enjoy respect and dignity" ?

A.    We should not create any class or division among the children and give all of them just treatment. B.    Children of lesser gods deserve better treatment.
C.    All children can achieve the given targets. D.    All is not well with the children, so they should be looked after.
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7 .

In what way can parents help their children become worthy human beings ?

A.    They can provide them best schooling and educational facilities. B.    They should give their children some targets to achieve.
C.    They should tell their children about the achievements of great people. D.    None of these
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8 .

The society will become free of disorder when

A.    there will be no burden of education on children. B.    each individual will be acceptable to the society in his/her personal capacity.
C.    there will be healthy competition among individuals. D.    parents will give up expectations from their children.
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9 .

The author of the passage seems to be a

A.    philosopher B.    sociologist
C.    psychologist D.    philanthropist
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10 .

Direction : Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it Certain words are given in bold to help you locate them while answering  some of the questions.
All children are created worthy and they deserve the right to enjoy respect and dignity. It can be done! Unfortunately, the current epidemic of self-doubt that's rampant in our society is the result of an unjust and unnecessary system of evaluating human worth. Not everyone is deemed worthy, not everyone is accepted for what he or she is. Instead, we reserve our praise and admiration for a select few — those who have been blessed from birth with the proverbial silver spoon.
It is a vicious system and we, as parent, must counter its debilitating impact. If only we could understand what the children undergo as a result of the flawed values on which self-esteem is so often based in our culture! We must, in fact, recognise how effectively and unknowingly we teach our small children that worthiness and social approval are beyond their reach.
By glorifying role models who represent an ideal and not a minimum norm, we have only created a vast army of have-nots—bom losers who're disappointed with life before it has really begun. They turn this way and that, searching vainly for a solution to their inner emptiness and pain. For millions who never find either, the road to personal worth becomes a long, unpaved detour, leading to nowhere.
The matter of personal worth is not only the concern of those who lack it, but also the responsibility of those who believe in it. In a real sense, the health of an entire society depends on the ease with which its individual members can gain personal acceptance. Thus, whenever the keys of selfesteem are seemingly out of reach for a substantial percentage of the people as is evident in the West, then mental illnesses, especially neurosis, hatred, alcoholism, drug abuse, violence and social disorder, are bound to be widespread.
Personal worth is not something human beings are free to take or leave. Itmust become a part of our personalities, or each one of us will have to endure the repercussions of its absence. With the proper use of parental influence and direction, we can provide our children with the inner strength necessary to overcome the obstacles they face. We can open the road to self-esteem and personal worth for our children. Perhaps we won't be able to reconstruct the world, but we could certainly help our children cope with it a wee bit more successfully.

Direction : Choose the word which is the same in meaning as the word given in bold as used in the passage.

Q. RAMPANT

A.    peculiar B.    widespread
C.    distinguished D.    striking
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