Mock Practice Test-9
Read each of the following passages and answer the items that follow. Your answers to these items should be based on the passages only.
Anxiety and conscience are a pair of powerful dynamos. Of course, I can only speak for myself. Between them, they have ensured that one shall work at anything worthwhile. They are blind forces which drive but do not direct. Fortunately, I have also been moved by a third motive-the wish to see and understand. Curiosity is another motive for action. It is also one of the distinctive characteristics of human nature and contrasted with the natures of non-human animals. All human beings have curiosity in some degree and we also have it about things which are of no practical use.
Curiosity may be focussed on anything in the universe, but the spiritual reality of the phenomena should be the ultimate objective of all curiosity for it to be fruitful. Thanks to my mother, my approach to this ultimate objective is through the story of human affairs.
The author subscribes to the view:
A one’s curiosity should focus beyond the facade on the latend meaning of things
B curiosity is an inherited family characteristics
C a study of human affairs is the most effective method of satisfying one’s curiosity
D in order to motivate, curiosity must be coupled with anxiety and conscience