(Paper) C-SAT Sample Test Paper-3 : English Language Comprehension Skills
Direction (Q. 01-10) : Read the following
passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words are
given in hold to help you to local them while answering some the questions.
Politicians and generals talk of military strategies and manoeuvres but something completely different is needed. Stability will come only when economic opportunities exist, when youth can find jobs and support families rather than seeking their livelihood in violence. Peace can only be achieved withdrawal of foreign troops, sanctions and peacekeepers and the arrival of jabs, productive farms and factories, healthcare and schools. Repeatedly, the fragile peace in impoverish countries has broken down because of the lack of economic follow-up. Despite promises of aid, the actual record of international aid to post-war reconstruction is deficient.
Once the war ends, understand how to start or restart economic development in a low income setting. They squander time, surplus aid funds and opportunities because they are not familiar with local conditions because they are not familiar with local conditions and do not understand their point of view. There are distinct phases of outside help to end a conflict. In the first phase focus is on providing food, water, shelter and medicine to refugees, i.e. humanitarian. In the last phase long-term investments and strengthening of courts is the main focus.
However, once a conflict is over, aid agencies sanctioned by the World Bank send study groups instead of requisite personnel. There is a gap of several years biform moving from humanitarian relief to economic development. By the time such help arrives the war has restarted. It is possible to restart economic development through targeted “quick impact” initiatives. Most economies in post-conflict countries are based on agriculture. Providing free packages of seeds, fertilizers and low-cost equipment quickly will ensure that former soldiers will return to their farms and establish their livelihood. But the window of opportunity closes quickly and one has to implement these measures almost immediately.
01.Which of the following is a reason why post-conflict reconstruction
efforts have failed ?
(a) Aid organizations do not understand issues from the perspective of the poor.
(b) Rapid economic development in low-income countries.
(c) World Bank studies are not valid.
(d) International Aid Organizations become too involved in reconstruction efforts.
(e) None of these
02.Where does the problem lie in implementing post-war relief measures ?
(a) Aid agencies fail to study the situation.
(b) Economic development measures are too rapid.
(c) Focus on economic development not humanitarian aid.
(d) Lack of funds to implement programmes.
(e) Lack of essential and qualified personnel.
03.According to the author, how can political stability be achieved ?
(a) Increasing the number of foreign troops in areas of conflict
(b) Depending more on foreign aid
(c) Following recommendations given by the World Bank
(d) Providing economic opportunities
(e) None of these
04.Which of the following is NOT TRUE in the context of the passage ?
(a) Focus in the first phase of a war is on providing humanitarian aid.
(b) Sanctions are not a means to ensure pease.
(c) Providing employment to the younger generation will prevent wars.
(d) Providing employments to the younger generation will prevent wars.
(e) Focus on delivering justice through courts should be in the last phase of conflict aid.
05.How can economic development be restarted in an impoverished country ?
(a) Long-term studies should be commissioned.
(b) Retaining soldiers in the army to ensure law and order.
(c) Restrict number of aid agencies to avoid waste
(d) Focusing on agricultural initiatives
(e) Deploying peacekeepers in the country
06.What is the benefit of “quick impact” aid ?
(a) Soldiers earn income from the army and their farms.
(b) Providing alternate livelihood to soldiers before war can restart.
(c) Free land is given to soldiers.
(d) Price of equipment is low.
(e) None of these
Directions (07-08) : Choose the word that is most nearly the SAME in meaning as the word printed in bold as used in the passage.
Directions (09-10) : Choose the word which is most OPPOSTITE in meaning of the word printed in bold as used in the passage.
Directions (11-15) : Rearrange the
following sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to
from a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions below it.
(A) Strict obedience to these rules is called discipline.
(B) In the same way, a society where rules are not followed cannot survive for long.
(C) Only then a society can run in an orderly fashion.
(D) A society can exist properly only when men living in it agree upon certain rules of conduct.
(E) For example, if the people on the road do not obey traffic rules there will be complete disorder and confusion.
(F) Students must obey their teachers, children their parents, citizens the laws and so on and so forth.
11.Which of the following is the FIFTH sentence ?
12.Which of the following is the SIXTH (LAST) sentence ?
13.Which of the following is the SECOND sentence ?
14.Which of the following is the FIRST sentence ?
15.Which of the following is the THIRD sentence ?