SSCCGL English Language And Comprehension

Question 126

Read the following passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
Nobody can argue that the acquisition of knowledge is more fun and easier with computers. The mere activity of touching and exploring this device constitutes an enjoyable task for a child. This, accompanied by the relaxing attitude and software interactivity, usually conduce to a better grasping of new knowledge. At a higher educational level; the availability of digital books, simulators and other academic materials, provide the student with an ever accessible source of information, that otherwise would not be at hand. But, besides the increasing complexity and behaviour of intelligent software, which is usually embedded in the academic digital material, the need of human interaction in the learning process will always be present, at least in the foreseeable future. There is the necessity for a human being to be able to determine what the specifics needs of each individual are. A computer, no matter how sophisticated its software is, can hardly mimic the expertise of a teacher in how to explain and adapt complex concepts to different individuals.
According to the author, human intervention will always be required in order to

  • build bigger machines

  • determine the specific needs of the individual

  • repair broken down machines

  • update old software

Solution

B.

determine the specific needs of the individual

Question 127

Read the following passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
Nobody can argue that the acquisition of knowledge is more fun and easier with computers. The mere activity of touching and exploring this device constitutes an enjoyable task for a child. This, accompanied by the relaxing attitude and software interactivity, usually conduce to a better grasping of new knowledge. At a higher educational level; the availability of digital books, simulators and other academic materials, provide the student with an ever accessible source of information, that otherwise would not be at hand. But, besides the increasing complexity and behaviour of intelligent software, which is usually embedded in the academic digital material, the need of human interaction in the learning process will always be present, at least in the foreseeable future. There is the necessity for a human being to be able to determine what the specifics needs of each individual are. A computer, no matter how sophisticated its software is, can hardly mimic the expertise of a teacher in how to explain and adapt complex concepts to different individuals.
That computers make learning easier is a fact

  • rejected by some

  • accepted by all

  • welcomed by all

  • contested by a few

Solution

B.

accepted by all

Question 128

Read the following passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
Nobody can argue that the acquisition of knowledge is more fun and easier with computers. The mere activity of touching and exploring this device constitutes an enjoyable task for a child. This, accompanied by the relaxing attitude and software interactivity, usually conduce to a better grasping of new knowledge. At a higher educational level; the availability of digital books, simulators and other academic materials, provide the student with an ever accessible source of information, that otherwise would not be at hand. But, besides the increasing complexity and behaviour of intelligent software, which is usually embedded in the academic digital material, the need of human interaction in the learning process will always be present, at least in the foreseeable future. There is the necessity for a human being to be able to determine what the specifics needs of each individual are. A computer, no matter how sophisticated its software is, can hardly mimic the expertise of a teacher in how to explain and adapt complex concepts to different individuals.
In what way are computers inadequate even inspite of their sophistication?


  • They can hardly imitate a teacher's ability to explain the most difficult of concepts

  • They keep breaking down after much use

  • They require humans to update them periodically

  • They still require humans to turn them on and off

Solution

A.

They can hardly imitate a teacher's ability to explain the most difficult of concepts

Question 129

Read the following passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
Nobody can argue that the acquisition of knowledge is more fun and easier with computers. The mere activity of touching and exploring this device constitutes an enjoyable task for a child. This, accompanied by the relaxing attitude and software interactivity, usually conduce to a better grasping of new knowledge. At a higher educational level; the availability of digital books, simulators and other academic materials, provide the student with an ever accessible source of information, that otherwise would not be at hand. But, besides the increasing complexity and behaviour of intelligent software, which is usually embedded in the academic digital material, the need of human interaction in the learning process will always be present, at least in the foreseeable future. There is the necessity for a human being to be able to determine what the specifics needs of each individual are. A computer, no matter how sophisticated its software is, can hardly mimic the expertise of a teacher in how to explain and adapt complex concepts to different individuals.
What other factors related to computers contribute to a deeper acquisition of knowledge?


  • Convenience of usage and design

  • Relaxing attitude and software interactivity

  • Prompt response and accuracy

  • User friendliness and easy accessibility

Solution

B.

Relaxing attitude and software interactivity

Question 130

Read the following passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
The world is becoming a dangerous place to live in, and this is despite our claims of being civilized, of having evolved from the primitive to the modern man and from the cave man to cultured being.
Many reasons can be attributed to this. A man longs to be the king of all kingdoms but is too extravagant and idle. He desires that his writ should run through the whole. But then he is lazy and lethargic. Man is mean, far inferior to other species. We are more human than humane. We have negative qualities such as anger, ego, envy, greed, hatred, and jealousy, that we should consider overcoming.
We have allowed these qualities to become our consuming passions. We think that we are mightier than most. We think we are capable of destroying anything by using our might. Today, we have acquired weapons of mass destruction, which are capable of obliterating all life from the face of this planet.
As men we arm men. Then we destroy people without arms. Then why are we giving vent to this anger? We let our wrath take over our sense. We fight to satisfy our egos. The overpowering obsession of a man with himself motivates him to grab everything and to fulfil his greed.
Give the antonym of 'Obliterate'.

  • Erase

  • Create

  • Destroy

  • Prevent

Solution

B.

Create