English Quiz for LIC AAO 2016 – Set 13



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Directions (Q. 1-10):
In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered.
These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are
suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate
words.
Although John Wisdom’s writings
in philosophy show clearly the influence of Wittgenstein, they nevertheless
also display a ________(1) originality. Despite the ________(2) and difficulty
of his style, a careful reading of Wisdom is seldom ________(3). He is a unique
kind of genius in philosophy. This essay is an excellent example of Wisdom’s
repeated attempts to ________(4) the ultimate bases of philosophical
perplexity. A great deal of the time Wisdom is ________(5) interested in finding
out why metaphysicians feel ________(6) to utter such strange sentences ________(e.g.
“Time is unreal”, There are no material things”, etc). According to Wisdom,
such sentences are both false (and perhaps meaningless) and yet ________(7).
Even more than Wittgenstein, Wisdom has stressed the “therapeutic” conception
of philosophy, a view that comes out clearly in this essay where he emphasizes
the analogy between philosophical and neurotic distress 78) them with other
kinds of problems. The reader who is interested in gaining a fuller ________(9)
with Wisdom’s thought is referred to his famous article “Gods in Philosophy and
Psycho-analysis”. Other Minds is Wisdom’s most ________(10) discussion of a
single topic and in many ways his finest work.
1. 1) concise 2) virtual 3) marked 4) limited 5) relative
2. 1) individuality 2) novelty 3) originality 4) complexity
5) creativity
3. 1) unprofitable 2) useful 3) advantageous 4) unreliable
5) durable
4. 1) jettison 2) delimit 3) augment 4) fortify 5) explore
5. 1) admirably 2) primarily 3) inadvertently 4) reluctantly
5) happily
6. 1) depressed 2) confined 3) alluded 4) compelled 5)
adapted
7. 1) illuminating 2) damaging 3) confusing 4) critical 5)
unreliable
8. 1) compelling 2) associating 3) contrasting 4) describing
5) advocating
9. 1) comparison 2) analysis 3) agreement 4) elaboration 5)
acquaintance
10. 1) projected 2) sustained 3) prolonged 4) prolific 5)
attributed
WINNERS:
the fighter – 7/10
Chitrarth Nirmal – 5/10
Chashmish – 5/9

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