Wednesday, September 21, 2016

amcat reading comprehension previous questions with answers-25


Rohit brushed quickly past an elderly woman waiting on the platform ahead of him to get onto the metro. He wanted to be sure to get a seat to read his Economic Times. As the train rolled out of the station, he lifted his head from the newspaper
and stared at the man directly across from him.
A tsunami - of antipathy came over him. Rohit knew this man, knew him all too well.
Their eyes locked.
As the train reached full speed, the ruckus of speeding wheels against the winding
rails and a wildly gyrating subway car filled Rohit's ears. To this frenetic beat, Rohit
effortlessly listed in his head all the reasons this man, whose eyes he stared coldly
into, was an anathema to him.
He had climbed the upper echelons of his firm using an imperious manner with his
subordinates, always making sure everyone knew he was the boss.
Despite his impoverished upbringing, he had become ostentatious. Flush with cash
from the lucrative deals he had made, he had purchased a yacht and a home in
Mumbai. He used neither. But, oh, how he liked to say he had them. Meanwhile,
Rohit knew, this man's parents were on the verge of being evicted from their rundown
tenement apartment in Allahabad.
What bothered Rohit most about this man was that he never even attempted to make amends for his evil ways.
Could this man change? Rohit did not know. He could try though.
The train screeched to Rohit's stop. He gave the man one last hard look. "See you
around," he mumbled to himself. And he knew he would, because Rohit had been
glaring at his own reflection in the glass in the metro.
It would take years of hard work and therapy, but Rohit would one day notice this
man again on the train and marvel at what a kinder person he had become.

I) Why did a tsunami of antipathy come over Rohit?
a) Because he was angry at himself and unable to stand looking at himself
b) Because the man sitting across him was his former boss who treated him badly
c) Because he wanted to read his newspaper and not be disturbed, especially by someone he disliked          d) Because the guy sitting across him was financially better off than Rohit

II)What does it mean to have an imperious manner with underlings?
1.To ignore them

2.To be stoic around them

3.To openly humiliate them

4.To not be affected by them

5.To be domineering towards them

III)Which statement makes most sense from what is said in the paragraph?
a) Rohit has few friends               b) Rohit knows himself well
c) Rohit has had a difficult life    d) Rohit is incapable of change 

IV) What was the biggest reason (stated or implied) for Rohit disliking the man in the metro?
a) The man was known to be extremely rude and domineering especially with his subordinates
b) The man was remorseless and had not made any effort to reform himself for the better
c) The man did not bother to take care of his parents who were on the verge of being evicted from their humble dwelling                                
d) The man did not have respect for things or money and while people did not have a place to stay, he had bought a flat which he did not even use

Iv) What does it mean to have an imperious manner with underlings?
a)To ignore them                                       b)To be stoic around them
c)To openly humiliate them                    d)To not be affected by them 
e)To be domineering towards them

Questions with our passage: remembers questions and answers
1.     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
2.     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
3.     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.
4.     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.
5.     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.
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.
6.     Which segment of society are initial users to Christensen's "disruptive technology" and Type One innovation of Mead?
1 : Economically high and low respectively    2 : Economically low and high respectively
3 : Both economically low                                   4 : Both economically high
7.     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
8.     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.