Placement Written test paper for MNC || English questions and answers Part –8

Ques 211 : Select the correct answer option based on the passage.
What must have been the most-likely response/reaction of the New York audience to Spencer’s talk in 1882?
Option 1 : Vindication Option 2 : Surprise Option 3 : Happiness Option 4 : Depression

Ques 212 : Select the correct answer option based on the passage.
Which people is the author referring to in the statement: “people who had limited interest in the finches of the Galápagos”?
Option 1 : People who were not interested in the bird finch Option 2 : People who were not interested in finches in particular from Galapagos. Option 3 : People who were not interested in animal species or natural evolution Option 4 : People who did not have interest in birds.

Ques 213 : Select the correct answer option based on the passage.
What of the following is true about Christensen and Mead?
Option 1 : They are in complete disagreement Option 2 : They are in partial agreement Option 3 : They are in complete agreement Option 4 : None of these

Ques 214 : Select the correct answer option based on the passage.
What best describes the statement: “Build a worse mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door.” ?
Option 1 : Factual Option 2 : Celebratory Option 3 : Satirical Option 4 : Cynical

Ques 215 : Select the correct answer option based on the passage.
Which of the statements is the author of the passage most likely to agree to?
Option 1 : Internet is a successful instance of Christensen’s innovation model. Option 2 : Internet is an instance of Christensen’s model of innovation, but unsuccessful. Option 3 : Internet is an instance of Mead’s type I innovation, but unsuccessful. Option 4 : Internet is an successful instance of Mead’s type I innovation.

Ques 216 : Select the correct answer option based on the passage.
According to the author, what is the problem companies had with the internet?
Option 1 : It’s quality never improved. Option 2 : It helped the consumers. Option 3 : The companies could not make money with it. Option 4 : It was an instance of Mead’s Type II innovation.

Ques 217 : Select the correct answer option based on the passage.
What does the author imply by the phrase thanks mainly to “The Innovator’s Dilemma,” in the first paragraph?
Option 1 : The author wants to thank Christenson for writing the book. Option 2 : The author is obliged to Christenson for writing the book. Option 3 : The author implies that the phrase “Build a worse…” comes from Christenson’s book Option 4 : The author is being sarcastic towards Christenson’s book.

Ques 218 : Select the correct answer option based on the passage.
Which segment of society are initial users to Christensen’s “disruptive technology” and Type One innovation of Mead?
Option 1 : Economically high and low respectively Option 2 : Economically low and high respectively Option 3 : Both economically low Option 4 : Both economically high

Ques 219 : Select the correct answer option based on the passage.
What does ‘giddy’ mean in context of it’s usage in the third paragraph of the passage?
Option 1 : Those suffering of vertigo Option 2 : Unhealthy Option 3 : Light-hearted Option 4 : Nervous

Ques 220 : Select the correct answer option based on the passage.
What does the statement of Schumpeter imply?
Option 1 : One should make mail coaches instead of rail roads. Option 2 : One should make rail roads instead of mail coaches. Option 3 : Incremental changes cannot lead to an innovation Option 4 : Innovations are irreversible changes.

Ques 221 : Select the correct answer option based on the passage.
What is the author of the passage most likely to agree to?
Option 1 : Social networking has benefited corporate sector to a large extent. Option 2 : Social networking is not useful for corporate sector. Option 3 : Social networking may benefit the corporate sector to some extent. Option 4 : None of these

Ques 222 : Select the correct answer option based on the passage.
According to the author, how does social networking help recruitment?
Option 1 : By increasing the reach in a super-linear fashion. Option 2 : Making available a larger pool of passive candidates. Option 3 : Since enthusiastic teenagers are also on the network. Option 4 : None of these

Ques 223 : Select the correct answer option based on the passage.
Which of the following is an appropriate title for the passage?
Option 1 : Social Networking and Business Option 2 : Social Networks Option 3 : Ethics of Social Networking in Business Option 4 : Social Networking: Pros and Cons

Ques 224 : Select the correct answer option based on the passage.
Which of the following statements is Reid Hoffman most likely to agree to?
Option 1 : Social network is only useful for recruiting. Option 2 : Social networking has other uses apart from recruiting. Option 3 : Social networking has not impacted business much. Option 4 : The prime use of social networking is for Hedge funds.

Ques 225 : Select the correct answer option based on the passage.
What meaning of avid could you infer from the passage?
Option 1 : Dormant Option 2 : Unprincipled Option 3 : Unwanted Option 4 : Enthusiastic

Ques 226 : Select the correct answer option based on the passage.
What is the most probable context in which the author is talking about Pizza Hut?
Option 1 : Social networking did not benefit it. Option 2 : Social networking was a big success for it. Option 3 : Social networking created problems for it. Option 4 : None of these

Ques 227 : Select the correct answer option based on the passage.
Why does the author call Lotus Connections a social software platform?
Option 1 : Because it is used for knowledge management. Option 2 : It has a feature to allow employees to interact and cooperate with each other. Option 3 : Because IBM developed it. Option 4 : Because the service team can get in touch with the right engineers using it.

Ques 228 : Select the correct answer option based on the passage.
What are the hurdles that social networking has to overcome in order to benefit the business world?
Option 1 : Issue of confidentiality. Option 2 : Misalignment of interests. Option 3 : Misalignment of interests and confidentiality. Option 4 : None of these

Ques 229 : Select the correct answer option based on the passage.
What is the author likely to agree to in the following?
Option 1 : Some cultures suffer corruptions while others do not. Option 2 : Social factors incline a society towards corruption. Option 3 : Bribery is not a cultural phenomena. Option 4 : None of these

Ques 230 : Select the correct answer option based on the passage.
Which of the following the author does not identify as linguistic manifestation of corruption?
Option 1 : Asking for a favour. Option 2 : Use of double meanings. Option 3 : Use of quasi-official terminology. Option 4 : Relate to food item.

Ques 231 : Select the correct answer option based on the passage.
What is bribe generally called in China?
Option 1 : Hand-over Option 2 : Refresco Option 3 : Envelopes Option 4 : Baksheesh

Ques 232 : Select the correct answer option based on the passage.
In summary what does the passage primarily suggest and provide evidence for?
Option 1 : Corruption is always concealed in some way, both linguistically and in the process. Option 2 : Corruption exists only in developing economies. Option 3 : Corruption is an unethical practice. Option 4 : Corruption slows down GDP growth.

Ques 233 : Select the correct answer option based on the passage.
What could be the meaning of the word dissimulation, as can be inferred from the context it is used in first line of the passage?
Option 1 : Hypocrisy Option 2 : Clarity Option 3 : Frankness Option 4 : Insult

Ques 234 : Select the correct answer option based on the passage.
What best represents the author’s attitude towards the rich people in the West?
Option 1 : Appreciative Option 2 : Mildly critical Option 3 : Heavily critical Option 4 : Mildly appreciative

Ques 235 : Select the correct answer option based on the passage.
What is the author most likely to agree to?
Option 1 : People generally do not try to hide money taken as bribe. Option 2 : People hide money taken as bribe primarily to avoid detection. Option 3 : People hide money taken as bribe from view even if detection possibility is low. Option 4 : None of these

Ques 236 : Select the correct answer option based on the passage.
What could be the meaning of the word ‘obscurantist’ as inferred from the passage?
Option 1 : Clear Option 2 : Unclear Option 3 : Nasty Option 4 : Polite

Ques 237 : Select the correct answer option based on the passage.
Why does the author calls ‘progress’ as peculiar?
Option 1 : Because Modern is good and traditional is bad. Option 2 : Because of its unbalanced nature. Option 3 : Because it differs politically and personally. Option 4 : None of these.

Ques 238 : Select the correct answer option based on the passage.
What do you infer from the sentence -‘For some of us, life in ……but emotionally and intellectually’?
Option 1 : A person has one leg in one truck and the other in the second truck. Option 2 : A person meets with an accident. Option 3 : The nation is moving in two different directions. Option 4 : The nation is suffering from many road accidents

Ques 239 : Select the correct answer option based on the passage.
How does the author feel about ‘Globalisation’ in India?
Option 1 : Curious Option 2 : Hopeless Option 3 : Enthusiastic Option 4 : Speculative

Ques 240 : Select the correct answer option based on the passage.
What does the sentence “We greaten like the maturing head of a hammerhead shark with eyes looking in diametrically opposite directions.’ implies?
Option 1 : Indian people are barbaric in nature. Option 2 : We are progressing in some areas and regressing in the others. Option 3 : India has a diverse culture. Option 4 : Some people are modern while the others are traditional in approach.

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