CLAThacker

don't just crack CLAT, come hack CLAT with us.

Another comprehension test from past year's law entrance paper

Seems the last comprehension test made you guys think quite a bit - this one is of a slightly different type. See how you find this:

Direction: Read the passage given below, paying close attention to the words / phrases in bold type. The questions are based on the words in bold type in the passage. Shade the appropriate answer in the space provided for it on the separate printed answer sheet.

Example: If the appropriate answer is (a), shade the space provided for it on the separate printed answer sheet provided for the purpose.

Marks: Each question carries 1 (one) mark. (Total 15 marks)

Social engineering is a concept in political science that refers to efforts to systematically manage popular attitudes and social behaviour on a large scale, whether by governments or private groups.
The term has a negative connotation, and is sometimes used as an accusation against any who propose to use law, tax policy, or other kinds of state influence to accomplish social goals. For instance, political conservatives in the United States have accused their opponents of "social engineering" through their promotion of political correctness, on the basis that political correctness is an attempt to change social attitudes by defining "acceptable" and "unacceptable" language.
However, virtually all law and governance has the effect of changing behaviour and can be considered "social engineering" to some extent. Thus, whether any specific policy is labeled as "social engineering" is often a question of degree and intent. Prohibitions on murder, rape, suicide and littering are all policies aimed at discouraging perceived undesirable behaviours, and have positive social consequences. Governments also influence behaviour more subtly through incentives and disincentives built into economic policy and tax policy, for instance, and have done so for centuries. Therefore the exact boundaries of social engineering are hard to pinpoint.

1. Which of the choices given below is closest in meaning to the word concept in the passage?
(a) A thought (b) A practice
(c) A theory (d) A general idea

2. Which of the choices given below is closest in meaning to the word popular in the passage?
(a) well-liked (b) enjoying wide-spread acceptance
(c) favourite (d) pertaining to the people as a whole

3. Which of the choices given below is closest in meaning to the word connotation in the passage?
(a) association (b) denotation
(c) meaning found in the dictionary (d) idea

4. Which of the choices given below is closest in meaning to the word accusation in the passage?
(a) dismissal (b) blame
(c) charge (d) crime

5. Which of the choices given below is closest in meaning to the word any in the passage?
(a) an unspecified individual
(b) a specific individual
(c) one or another, selected at random
(d) one or another, without exception or restriction

6. Which of the choices given below is closest in meaning to the word accomplish in the passage?
(a) to complete (b) to sustain
(c) to achieve (d) to finish

7. Which of the choices given below is opposite in meaning to the word conservatives in the passage?
(a) The orthodox (b) Liberals
(c) Traditionalists (d) Rebels

8. Which of the choices given below is closest in meaning to the word promotion in the passage?
(a) support (b) sponsor
(c) advocate (d) to elevate to a higher position

9. Which of the choices given below is closest in meaning to the word virtually in the passage?
(a) related to virtues (b) not real
(c) some of (d) almost

10. Which of the choices given below is closest in meaning to the word effect in the passage?
(a) influence (b) goal
(c) effort (d) consequence


11. Which of the choices given below is closest in meaning to the word intent in the passage?
(a) meaning (b) purpose
(c) achievement (d) significance

12. Which of the choices given below is closest in meaning to the word perceived in the passage?
(a) partial (b) to become aware of
(c) received (d) understood as

13. Which of the choices given below is closest in meaning to the word subtly in the passage?
(a) slightly (b) skillfully
(c) cleverly (d) not immediately visible

14. Which of the choices given below is closest in meaning to the word incentives in the passage?
(a) rewards (b) awards
(c) stimuli (d) motivation

15. Which of the choices given below is closest in meaning to the word pinpoint in the passage?
(a) small in size (b) to pierce
(c) to locate with accuracy (d) to focus on something

Views: 238

Comment

You need to be a member of CLAThacker to add comments!

Join CLAThacker

Comment by Aastha Bhansali on December 24, 2010 at 2:25pm
1c
2d
3a
4b
5d
6c
7c
8c
9b
10a
11b
12d
13d
14a
15c
Comment by Aadhya on November 14, 2010 at 11:15pm
1 b
2 d
3 d
4 a
5 b
6 c
7 b
8 c
9 d
10 d
11 b
12 d
13 b
14 d
15 c
Comment by chinmayee das on November 14, 2010 at 7:40pm
1 c
2 c
3 a
4 c
5 b
6 c
7 b
8 c
9 d
10 a
11 d
12 d
13 b
14 d
15 c
Comment by riS.aXe.Han on November 12, 2010 at 8:37pm
1 c
2 d
3 a
4 b
5 b
6 c
7 b
8 c
9 d
10 a
11 b
12 d
13 d
14 a
15 c

Have Your Doubts Cleared!


It is never good to have doubts in your mind! Just ask a questions and the super intelligent CLAThackers, many of whom are writing CLAT this time and others who have cleared it already will answer your questions!

If you have doubts on logical reasoning or critical reasoning, ask here.

Legal reasoning doubts are answered on this thread!


Want to ask a GK question? try this thread!

Members

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Do you like CLAThacker?

© 2019   Created by Ramanuj Mukherjee.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service