GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) English: Questions 1738 - 1742 of 1960

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Lying is an accursed vice. It is only our words which bind us together and make us human. If we realized the horror and weight of lying, we would see that it is more worthy of the stake than other crimes. I find that people normally waste time quite inappropriately punishing children for innocent misdemeanours՚ formenting them for thoughtless actions which lead nowhere and leave no trace. It seems to me that the only faults which we should vigorously attack as soon as they arise and start to develop are lying and, a little below that, stubbornness. Those faults grow up with children. Once let the tongue acquire the habit of lying and it is astonishing how impossible it is to make it give it up. That is why some otherwise decent men are object slaven to it. One of my tailors is a good enough fellow, but I have never heard him once speak the truth, not even when it would help him, if he did so.

Question 1738 (1 of 4 Based on Passage)

Appeared in Year: 2019 (UGC)

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MCQ▾

According to the author “thoughtless actions” (December)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Are punishments for children?

b.

Are strictly not misdemeanours

c.

Mean nothing and are soon forgotten

d.

Torment others

Question 1739 (2 of 4 Based on Passage)

Appeared in Year: 2019 (UGC)

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MCQ▾

It is suggested in the passage that the tailor does never speak the truth because (December)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

He cannot keep the word he gives

b.

He thinks lying will help him

c.

He does not know lying is a crime

d.

He is a slave of his profession

Question 1740 (3 of 4 Based on Passage)

Appeared in Year: 2019 (UGC)

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MCQ▾

How does ‘lying’ affects human relationships? (December)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

It promotes togetherness among diverse people

b.

It reduces the affinity among people

c.

It does not affect at all as it is merely words

d.

It makes the relationships ‘human’

Question 1741 (4 of 4 Based on Passage)

Appeared in Year: 2019 (UGC)

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MCQ▾

‘Lying’ is a fault that should be punished only (December)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

When it begins to turn into a habit

b.

When it becomes convenient

c.

When it becomes stubborn

d.

When the first lie is uttered

Question 1742

Appeared in Year: 2019 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Which among the following group of writers is labelled as ‘University Wits’ ? (December)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

John Fletcher, Ben Jonson, George Peele

b.

Thomas Kyd, Francis Beaumont, John Lyly

c.

Thomas Lodge, Thomas Wilson, Walter Raleigh

d.

Christopher Marlowe, Robert Greene, Thomas Nashe

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