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DIRECTIONS (Qs. 1-5): In the following Five Questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom\Phrase and mark it in the Answer Sheet.
1. At his wit's end, he turned to his old trade.
(a) After careful thinking
(c) Not knowing what to do
2. Then it comes to dancing, he is all–thumbs.
(a) an expert
(b) a trainer
3. He usually goes to bed very early and rises with the lark.
(a) very late
(b) very early
(c) after sunrise
(d) at midnight
4. Their attempt to get back the stolen necklace proved to be a wild goose chase.
(a) wise decision
(b) useless search
(c) timely action
(d) delayed action
5. The day the new product was launched, people made a beeline to purchase it.
(b) were doubtful
(d) went online
PASSAGE – I (5 Questions)
The instinctive, natural way to express anger is to respond aggressively. Anger is a natural, adaptive response to threats; It inspires powerful, often aggressive, feelings and behaviours, which allow us to fight and to defend ourselves when we are attacked. On the other hand, we can't physically lash out at every person or object that irritates or annoys us; laws, social norms and common sense place limits on how far our anger can take us. People use a variety of both conscious and unconscious processes to deal with there angry feelings. The three main approaches are expressing, suppressing and calming. Expressing your angry feelings in an assertive – not aggressive manner is the healthiest way to express anger. Being assertive doesn't ' mean being 'pushy or demanding; It means being respectful of yourself and others. Anger can be suppressed and then converted or redirected. This happens when you hold in your anger, stop thinking about it and focus on something positive.
6. How does a person naturally express anger?
(a) By inspiring powerful feelings
(b) By responding aggressively
(c) By defending oneself
(d) By adapting strong behaviour.
7. Which one of the following places limits on how far we can take our anger?
8. According to the author, how should people deal with their anger?
(a) Express it assertively
(b) Express it aggressively
(c) Expressing consciously
(d) Expressing unconsciously
9. What does the author mean by being assertive?
(a) Being pushy
(b) Being demanding
(c) Being respectful
(d) Being calm
10. How, according to the author, can one suppress anger ?
(a) By holding one's anger.
(b) By thinking about one's anger
(c) By converting anger.
(d) By redirecting anger.
- Ami Sourav