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GATE 2022: General Aptitude (Reading & Comprehension)

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Question 1

Direction: Read the passage carefully and select the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

The habit of reading is one of the greatest resources of mankind; and we enjoy reading books that belong to us much more than if they are borrowed. A borrowed book is like a guest in the house; it must be treated with punctiliousness, with certain, considerate formality. You must see that it sustains no damage; it must not suffer while under your roof. You cannot leave it carelessly, you cannot mark it, you cannot turn down the pages, you cannot use it familiarly.
But your own books belong to you; you treat them with that affectionate intimacy that annihilates formality.
Books are for use, not for show, A good reason for marking favourite pages in books is that this practice enables you to remember more easily the significant sayings, to refer to them quickly.
Everyone should begin collecting a private library in youth; one should have one's own book-shelves. which should not have doors, glass windows, or keys; they should be free and accessible to the hand as well as to the eye. Books are of the people, by the people and for the people. Literature is an immortal part of history; it is the best and most enduring part of personality.
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The above passage is all about.

Question 2

Direction: Read the passage carefully and select the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

The habit of reading is one of the greatest resources of mankind; and we enjoy reading books that belong to us much more than if they are borrowed. A borrowed book is like a guest in the house; it must be treated with punctiliousness, with certain, considerate formality. You must see that it sustains no damage; it must not suffer while under your roof. You cannot leave it carelessly, you cannot mark it, you cannot turn down the pages, you cannot use it familiarly.
But your own books belong to you; you treat them with that affectionate intimacy that annihilates formality.
Books are for use, not for show, A good reason for marking favourite pages in books is that this practice enables you to remember more easily the significant sayings, to refer to them quickly.
Everyone should begin collecting a private library in youth; one should have one's own book-shelves. which should not have doors, glass windows, or keys; they should be free and accessible to the hand as well as to the eye. Books are of the people, by the people and for the people. Literature is an immortal part of history; it is the best and most enduring part of personality.
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Which title is suitable for the passage?

Question 3

Direction: Read the passage carefully and select the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

The habit of reading is one of the greatest resources of mankind; and we enjoy reading books that belong to us much more than if they are borrowed. A borrowed book is like a guest in the house; it must be treated with punctiliousness, with certain, considerate formality. You must see that it sustains no damage; it must not suffer while under your roof. You cannot leave it carelessly, you cannot mark it, you cannot turn down the pages, you cannot use it familiarly.
But your own books belong to you; you treat them with that affectionate intimacy that annihilates formality.
Books are for use, not for show, A good reason for marking favourite pages in books is that this practice enables you to remember more easily the significant sayings, to refer to them quickly.
Everyone should begin collecting a private library in youth; one should have one's own book-shelves. which should not have doors, glass windows, or keys; they should be free and accessible to the hand as well as to the eye. Books are of the people, by the people and for the people. Literature is an immortal part of history; it is the best and most enduring part of personality.
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According to the passage, a borrowed book is like a

Question 4

Direction: Read the passage carefully and select the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

The habit of reading is one of the greatest resources of mankind; and we enjoy reading books that belong to us much more than if they are borrowed. A borrowed book is like a guest in the house; it must be treated with punctiliousness, with certain, considerate formality. You must see that it sustains no damage; it must not suffer while under your roof. You cannot leave it carelessly, you cannot mark it, you cannot turn down the pages, you cannot use it familiarly.
But your own books belong to you; you treat them with that affectionate intimacy that annihilates formality.
Books are for use, not for show, A good reason for marking favourite pages in books is that this practice enables you to remember more easily the significant sayings, to refer to them quickly.
Everyone should begin collecting a private library in youth; one should have one's own book-shelves. which should not have doors, glass windows, or keys; they should be free and accessible to the hand as well as to the eye. Books are of the people, by the people and for the people. Literature is an immortal part of history; it is the best and most enduring part of personality.
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All the following words mean "mankind" except

Question 5

Direction: Read the passage carefully and select the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

The habit of reading is one of the greatest resources of mankind; and we enjoy reading books that belong to us much more than if they are borrowed. A borrowed book is like a guest in the house; it must be treated with punctiliousness, with certain, considerate formality. You must see that it sustains no damage; it must not suffer while under your roof. You cannot leave it carelessly, you cannot mark it, you cannot turn down the pages, you cannot use it familiarly.
But your own books belong to you; you treat them with that affectionate intimacy that annihilates formality.
Books are for use, not for show, A good reason for marking favourite pages in books is that this practice enables you to remember more easily the significant sayings, to refer to them quickly.
Everyone should begin collecting a private library in youth; one should have one's own book-shelves. which should not have doors, glass windows, or keys; they should be free and accessible to the hand as well as to the eye. Books are of the people, by the people and for the people. Literature is an immortal part of history; it is the best and most enduring part of personality.
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Which of the following statements is not true?

Question 6

Direction: Read the passage carefully and select the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

The habit of reading is one of the greatest resources of mankind; and we enjoy reading books that belong to us much more than if they are borrowed. A borrowed book is like a guest in the house; it must be treated with punctiliousness, with certain, considerate formality. You must see that it sustains no damage; it must not suffer while under your roof. You cannot leave it carelessly, you cannot mark it, you cannot turn down the pages, you cannot use it familiarly.
But your own books belong to you; you treat them with that affectionate intimacy that annihilates formality.
Books are for use, not for show, A good reason for marking favourite pages in books is that this practice enables you to remember more easily the significant sayings, to refer to them quickly.
Everyone should begin collecting a private library in youth; one should have one's own book-shelves. which should not have doors, glass windows, or keys; they should be free and accessible to the hand as well as to the eye. Books are of the people, by the people and for the people. Literature is an immortal part of history; it is the best and most enduring part of personality.
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According to the passage, everyone should begin collecting a private library
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