Tuesday, February 16, 2016

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


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the fighter - 7/10
Chitrarth Nirmal - 5/10
Chashmish - 5/9



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