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on it. You are required to select your response based on the contents of the passage and opinion of the author only. Passage 1 Nature has so designed us that we are compelled to spend at least eight hours out of twenty four with eyes shut in sleep or in an attempt to sleep. It is a compensatory arrangement, perhaps for the strain the visual faculty undergoes during our waking hours, owing to the glut of images impinging upon it from morning till night. One who seeks serenity should, I suppose, voluntarily restrict one s range of vision. For it is mostly through the eye that the mind is strained or distributed. Man sees more than what is necessary or good for him. If one does not control one s vision, nature will do it for one sooner or later. 14.
The main theme of the passage is A the need to sleep eight hours a day B ways to reduce mental strain C the connection between visual images and strain D the necessity of controlling one s range
One should voluntarily restrict one s range of vision A to seek calmness of mind B to prolong life C to enjoy nature D to avoid seeing undesirable things
Answer A 16. Glut of images impinging upon it means A excess of images striking our eyes B a series of bright images troubling our minds C images making almost to impact on our eyes D images weakening the visual faculty Answer
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At last the bomb was made. The site chosen for the test explosion was the desert region two hundred miles from Los Alamos. Ten seconds before Zero hour, a green flare warned the spectators to keep down. Then came the blinding flash. The whole area was suddenly brighter than the brightest daylight, and the bomb was a ball of fire. Then came the tremendous roar and the heavy pressure wave, which knocked down two men outside the control center. And then came the cloud the mushroom cloud, all the colours of the rainbow, ironically beautify, surging up to over 40,000 feet over 10,000 feet higher than Everest.