Mock Practice Test-8
Read each of the following passage and answer the items that follow. Your answers to these items should be based on the passages only.
Are our universities content with merely turning out graduates whose knowledge of an alien language and efficiency in other initiative arts have roused a certain amount of good-nurtured astonishment among foreign critics? Those days of tolerant appreciation are now happily passed away. You have to pass a far severer test, and by your own work you have to win the recognition of the world. The civilized nations have in modern times made notable contribution on the world’s advancement. What new and original store have you contributed and what steps have you taken that your contributions don’t remain sporadic or uncertain?
I have spoken of the new lines of investigation which have their birth in India and which will contribute materially to the intellectual advancement and further the welfare of humanity. Will these advances in various branches of science, in medicine, in agriculture and in Biophysics benefit only India or the whole world? Shall these then remain the offering of an individual worker to come to amend with him, or shall these arise a school of science to hold the need of recognition which has so hardly been won and maintain a continuous and glorious tradition of India’s gifts to the world in the realm of science.
Very little serious and intelligent thought has been given to the question, which is one of the most important problems for shaping the future destiny of our country. It has been supposed that for the success of research all that is necessary less is an extensively equipped laboratory which appeals to the eye by its grandeur and cut and dried schemes for various chairs and an under haste to fill them. If display and lavish expenditure had been the sole requisite for the discoveries of lavish of nature, then Universities with their endowments exceeding millions, should have had the monopoly in scientific advance but this has no means the case. On the other hand, a Davy, a Faraday and a Rayliegh have made epoch-making discoveries within the walls if the less pretensions Royal institution and have created worthy disciples and successors. It is the man who carries the torchlight that can alone kindle other flames . It is by constant contact with the mind of his teacher that the disciple becomes inspired and shapes his future life. It is not the blaze of publicity but a sequestered life that is necessary for great scientific achievement. Once the master is found, let him have his disciples, who should be enabled to devote all their lives to the sacred cause of science. It is not pillars of granite, but aspiring and undaunted souls that are milestores which mark the advance of human knowledge.
The author expects India
A To embark upon a career of conquest and thereby glorify herself.
B To maintain a continuous and glorious tradition of her gifts to the world in the reading of science
C To make spiritual progress and to convey the message of spirituality to mankind
D To win recognition in the international field by playing a notable role in international politics
The author expects India