Verbal Ability

Question 1
The world is going through the worst pandemic in the past hundred years. The air travel industry is facing a crisis, as the resulting quarantine requirement for travelers led to weak demand.
In relation to the first sentence above, what does the second sentence do?
A
Restates an idea from the first sentence.
B
Second sentence entirely contradicts the first sentence.
C
The two statements are unrelated.
D
States an effect of the first sentence.
GATE ME 2021 SET-2   General Aptitude
Question 1 Explanation: 
First option is wrong because second sentence does not contradict the first sentence. Third option is wrong because two sentences are related. Fourth option is wrong because the second sentence does not repeat the first one.
Hence second option is correct which shows the result of the cause.
Question 2
Given below are two statements 1 and 2, and two conclusions I and II.

Statement 1: All entrepreneurs are wealthy.
Statement 2: All wealthy are risk seekers.

Conclusion I: All risk seekers are wealthy.
Conclusion II: Only some entrepreneurs are risk seekers.

Based on the above statements and conclusions, which one of the following options is CORRECT?
A
Only conclusion I is correct
B
Only conclusion II is correct
C
Neither conclusion I nor II is correct
D
Both conclusions I and II are correct
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Question 2 Explanation: 
Possible cases are:

Conclusion-I is incorrect becaue some risk seeker are wealthy.
Conclusion-II is also incorrect because all the entrepreneurs are risk seeker as well as wealthy
Question 3
Consider the following sentences:

(i) The number of candidates who appear for the GATE examination is staggering.
(ii) A number of candidates from my class are appearing for the GATE examination.
(iii) The number of candidates who appear for the GATE examination are staggering.
(iv) A number of candidates from my class is appearing for the GATE examination.

Which of the above sentences are grammatically CORRECT?
A
(i) and (ii)
B
(i) and (iii)
C
(ii) and (iii)
D
(ii) and (iv)
GATE ME 2021 SET-2   General Aptitude
Question 3 Explanation: 
"The number of" is singular and it takes singular verb. "A number of " is plural and it takes plural verb.
Question 4
Oxpeckers and rhinos manifest a symbiotic relationship in the wild. The oxpeckers warn the rhinos about approaching poachers, thus possibly saving the lives of the rhinos. Oxpeckers also feed on the parasitic ticks found on rhinos.
In the symbiotic relationship described above, the primary benefits for oxpeckers and rhinos respectively are,
A
Oxpeckers get a food source, rhinos have no benefit.
B
Oxpeckers save their habitat from poachers while the rhinos have no benefit.
C
Oxpeckers get a food source, rhinos may be saved from the poachers.
D
Oxpeckers save the lives of poachers, rhinos save their own lives.
GATE ME 2021 SET-1   General Aptitude
Question 4 Explanation: 
Option (A) and (B) are weekend by expression 'rhinos have no benefit'. Oxpeckers do not save life of poachers, so option (D) is incorrect.
Hence, option (C) is correct.
Question 5
"The increased consumption of leafy vegetables in the recent months is a clear indication that the people in the state have begun to lead a healthy lifestyle"

Which of the following can be logically inferred from the information presented in the above statement?
A
The people in the state did not consume leafy vegetables earlier.
B
Consumption of leafy vegetables may not be the only indicator of healthy lifestyle.
C
Leading a healthy lifestyle is related to a diet with leafy vegetables.
D
The people in the state have increased awareness of health hazards causing by consumption of junk foods.
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Question 5 Explanation: 
The last sentence of the passage is reflecting in option (c) only.
Question 6
Ms. X came out of a building through its front door to find her shadow due to the morning sun falling to her right side with the building to her back. From this, it can be inferred that building is facing _____
A
North
B
East
C
West
D
South
GATE ME 2021 SET-1   General Aptitude
Question 6 Explanation: 
Morning sun is falling from east then the shadow will fall to the west. So west should be on the right side of Ms. X. So Ms. X came out towards south. Hence, her building is facing south.
Question 7
Consider the following sentences:

(i) After his surgery, Raja hardly could walk.
(ii) After his surgery, Raja could barely walk.
(iii) After his surgery, Raja barely could walk.
(iv) After his surgery, Raja could hardly walk.

Which of the above sentences are grammatically CORRECT
A
(i) and (ii)
B
(i) and (iii)
C
(iii) and (iv)
D
(ii) and (iv)
GATE ME 2021 SET-1   General Aptitude
Question 7 Explanation: 
Hardly/Scarcely/Barely have same sense that is negative and they are used after the verb (could barely and could hardly).
Question 8
Climate change and resilience deal with two aspects - reduction of sources of non-renewable energy resources and reducing vulnerability of climate change aspects. The terms 'mitigation' and 'adaptation' are used to refer to these aspects, respectively.
Which of the following assertions is best supported by the above information?
A
Mitigation deals with consequences of climate change
B
Adaptation deals with causes of climate change
C
Mitigation deals with actions taken to reduce the use of fossil fuels.
D
Adaptation deals with actions taken to combat green-house gas emissions
GATE ME 2020 SET-2   General Aptitude
Question 9
Select the word that fits the analogy:
White: Whitening : : Light : _____
A
Lightning
B
Lightening
C
CLighting
D
Enlightening
GATE ME 2020 SET-2   General Aptitude
Question 10
The recent measures to improve the output would ______ the level of production to our satisfaction.
A
increase
B
decrease
C
Cspeed
D
equalise
GATE ME 2020 SET-2   General Aptitude


There are 10 questions to complete.

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