SSCCGL English Language And Comprehension

Question 136

Read the following passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
The field of medicine forces a confrontation between scientific and everyday language. Outside the world of the research laboratory and clinic, there exists the daily routine of medical practice, a situation where a doctor tries to understand the problems of a patient, and the patient attempts to understand the doctor’s diagnosis. The initial statement of the symptoms of any disease is of critical importance as it guides the doctor’s search for the clinical signs of the condition. Similarly, the doctor’s explanation of a problem, and the recommendations for treatment, need to be clear and complete if the patient is to understand and follow the correct course of action.
The need for careful listening and expression by both parties should be obvious in a field as sensitive and serious as health. Patients worried about their health are often uncertain and confused in their accounts. Busy doctors will not have the time to take up every point the patient has referred to. Moreover, the tradition of medical interviewing hinders the development of a genuine communication.
Doctors are sometimes unable to treat the patient properly because

  • They have a superiority complex

  • They do not have the time to consider every point made by the patient

  • They do not know the language used for communicating with patients

  • They are too busy in performing surgeries

Solution

B.

They do not have the time to consider every point made by the patient

Question 137

Read the following passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
The field of medicine forces a confrontation between scientific and everyday language. Outside the world of the research laboratory and clinic, there exists the daily routine of medical practice, a situation where a doctor tries to understand the problems of a patient, and the patient attempts to understand the doctor’s diagnosis. The initial statement of the symptoms of any disease is of critical importance as it guides the doctor’s search for the clinical signs of the condition. Similarly, the doctor’s explanation of a problem, and the recommendations for treatment, need to be clear and complete if the patient is to understand and follow the correct course of action.
The need for careful listening and expression by both parties should be obvious in a field as sensitive and serious as health. Patients worried about their health are often uncertain and confused in their accounts. Busy doctors will not have the time to take up every point the patient has referred to. Moreover, the tradition of medical interviewing hinders the development of a genuine communication.
Patients are often unable to give a proper account of their ailment to the doctor because

  • they want to hide certain symptoms of this disease

  • they do not know how to communicate in medical terms

  • they have an inferiority complex

  • they are worried about their health

Solution

B.

they do not know how to communicate in medical terms

Question 138

Read the following passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
The field of medicine forces a confrontation between scientific and everyday language. Outside the world of the research laboratory and clinic, there exists the daily routine of medical practice, a situation where a doctor tries to understand the problems of a patient, and the patient attempts to understand the doctor’s diagnosis. The initial statement of the symptoms of any disease is of critical importance as it guides the doctor’s search for the clinical signs of the condition. Similarly, the doctor’s explanation of a problem, and the recommendations for treatment, need to be clear and complete if the patient is to understand and follow the correct course of action.
The need for careful listening and expression by both parties should be obvious in a field as sensitive and serious as health. Patients worried about their health are often uncertain and confused in their accounts. Busy doctors will not have the time to take up every point the patient has referred to. Moreover, the tradition of medical interviewing hinders the development of a genuine communication.
Which of the following statements is true?

  • Doctors should use medical terms in their instructions as these are specific

  • Patients must learn medical terms

  • Medical communication is a specialized branch of professional communciation

  • The patient's relatives should be involved in the interaction

Solution

C.

Medical communication is a specialized branch of professional communciation

Question 139

Read the following passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
The field of medicine forces a confrontation between scientific and everyday language. Outside the world of the research laboratory and clinic, there exists the daily routine of medical practice, a situation where a doctor tries to understand the problems of a patient, and the patient attempts to understand the doctor’s diagnosis. The initial statement of the symptoms of any disease is of critical importance as it guides the doctor’s search for the clinical signs of the condition. Similarly, the doctor’s explanation of a problem, and the recommendations for treatment, need to be clear and complete if the patient is to understand and follow the correct course of action.
The need for careful listening and expression by both parties should be obvious in a field as sensitive and serious as health. Patients worried about their health are often uncertain and confused in their accounts. Busy doctors will not have the time to take up every point the patient has referred to. Moreover, the tradition of medical interviewing hinders the development of a genuine communication.
Which of the following statements best reflects the theme of the passage?


  • For proper treatment, patients should listen carefully to the instructions

  • Medical profession requires a careful use of medical and everyday language

  • Communication should not be made a component of medical education

  • There must be little research in the field of doctor-patient interaction

Solution

B.

Medical profession requires a careful use of medical and everyday language

Question 140

In the following passage, there are blanks each of which has been numbered. Against each, four words are suggested. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
Every month, scientists (i) new gadgets and new ways to make technology faster and better. Our homes are full of hardware (such as DVD players and computers) (ii) and (such as computer games and MP3s (iii) suggests, however, that it is the young people who are best able to deal with this change. Whereas teenagers have no problem (iv) a DVD player, their parents and grandparents often find using new technology (v) and different. But if you are a teenager who criticizes your parents to their (vi) of technological awareness, don't be too hard on them! Sometime (vii) the future, when you have got children of your own, your skill (viii) to deal with new technology will probably (ix) and your children will feel more (x) with new technology than you do.
(vi) = ?

  • lack

  • effect

  • amount

  • storage

Solution

A.

lack