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Q81. > Just as there are basic laws and principles that control your physical > world, there are basic laws and principles that control your mental > world as well. Before you can hope to operate your human success > system properly, you need to know the basic laws that determine your > behavior and affect your very being. In this regard, you have no > choice. You cannot decide to bypass these laws in an attempt to negate > their application. They are present in all mental working and will > always operate successfully to bring about the results you keep > telling your mind you want. > > The human mind is very much like a sophisticated electronic computer. > When you acquire any new piece of advanced equipment, you normally > take some time to carefully read the manual and basic operating > instructions before turning it on to make it work. Operating > instructions are important. They tell you how to get maximum > performance out of the device, taking into account the specific tasks > it was designed to perform. It should be the same with operating your > own miraculous built-in machine. You were born as the most advanced > living organism in the world, yet you lack the precise knowledge to > get the most out of your internal success system. Of course, your > automatic goal-stirring mechanism is always successful. But it is > probably more successful at getting you what you don’t want in life > rather than what you do want. Understanding the mental laws will help > you get what you do want, more often. For all machines, operating instructions are important because

  1.  they teach us the basics about the machine
  2.  they tell us the machine’s value
  3.  they familiarize us with it
  4.  they teach us how to use the machine in a manner as to get the best possible result out of it.
  5.  none of the above

Solution : they teach us how to use the machine in a manner as to get the best possible result out of it.
Q82. > Role of education in our life is vital as it reflects good > civilisation which spreads awareness in society about how we can be a > good social being and help others in our daily life. Education is also > a form of learning in which the knowledge, skills, and habits of a > group of people are transferred from one generation to the next > through teaching, training, or research. Education frequently takes > place under the guidance of others, but may also be autodidactic. Any > experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, > or acts may be considered educational. Right to Education Act (RTE) is > an Indian legislation enacted by the Parliament of India on 4 August > 2009, which describes the modalities of the importance of free and > compulsory education for children between 6 and 14 in India under > Article 21(a) of the Constitution. India became one of 135 countries > to make education a fundamental right of every child when the act came > into force on 1 April 2010. To provide better education an amount is > released by Indian government every year. The Ministry of Finance > proposed an allocation of Rs. 65,869 crore for the sector in the > Union budget for 2013-14, an increase of a little over 7% from that > for the current fiscal year. > > Of the total education outlay, the flagship scheme Sarva Shiksha > Abhiyan (SSA) was allocated Rs. 27,258 crore for implementing the > Right to Education Act that promises education to all children in the > 6-14 age group. The previous Union Budget for 2012-13 had pegged an > outlay of Rs. 61,427 crore for education, including Rs. 25,555 crore > for SSA.But the quality of education provided by the government system > remains in question. As it’s suffering from shortages of teachers, > infrastructural gaps and several habitations continue to lack schools > altogether. There are also frequent allegations of government schools > being riddled with absenteeism and mismanagement and appointments are > based on political convenience. Despite the allure of free lunchfood > in the government schools, many parents send their children to private > schools. > > The condition of education is also pathetic in most of the countries > i.e. on 9 October 2012; Yousafzai was shot in the head and neck in an > assassination attempt by Taliban gunmen while returning home on a > school bus. But they could not succeed. The assassination attempt > sparked a national and international outpouring of support for > Yousafzai. Now Yousafzai may have become “the most famous teenager in > the world”. If the Right to Education Act is implemented properly in > all schools, students from the marginalised sections will be greatly > benefited. Another important fact is financial support for education. > The student could achieve this feat only because of the scholarship > scheme. The government should make sure that grants are disbursed on > time and deserving students should not have to wait. What do you mean by word 'autodidactic' used in the passage?

  1.  A self taught person
  2.  with an effective appeal
  3.  Full of courage
  4.  Very knowledgeable
  5.  None of these

Solution : A self taught person

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Q83. > Just as there are basic laws and principles that control your physical > world, there are basic laws and principles that control your mental > world as well. Before you can hope to operate your human success > system properly, you need to know the basic laws that determine your > behavior and affect your very being. In this regard, you have no > choice. You cannot decide to bypass these laws in an attempt to negate > their application. They are present in all mental working and will > always operate successfully to bring about the results you keep > telling your mind you want. > > The human mind is very much like a sophisticated electronic computer. > When you acquire any new piece of advanced equipment, you normally > take some time to carefully read the manual and basic operating > instructions before turning it on to make it work. Operating > instructions are important. They tell you how to get maximum > performance out of the device, taking into account the specific tasks > it was designed to perform. It should be the same with operating your > own miraculous built-in machine. You were born as the most advanced > living organism in the world, yet you lack the precise knowledge to > get the most out of your internal success system. Of course, your > automatic goal-stirring mechanism is always successful. But it is > probably more successful at getting you what you don’t want in life > rather than what you do want. Understanding the mental laws will help > you get what you do want, more often. According to the passage, the most advanced living organism in the world is

  1.  an electronic computer
  2.  only the reader of the passage
  3.  the writer himself
  4.  mankind
  5.  none of the above

Solution : mankind
Q84. > Just as there are basic laws and principles that control your physical > world, there are basic laws and principles that control your mental > world as well. Before you can hope to operate your human success > system properly, you need to know the basic laws that determine your > behavior and affect your very being. In this regard, you have no > choice. You cannot decide to bypass these laws in an attempt to negate > their application. They are present in all mental working and will > always operate successfully to bring about the results you keep > telling your mind you want. > > The human mind is very much like a sophisticated electronic computer. > When you acquire any new piece of advanced equipment, you normally > take some time to carefully read the manual and basic operating > instructions before turning it on to make it work. Operating > instructions are important. They tell you how to get maximum > performance out of the device, taking into account the specific tasks > it was designed to perform. It should be the same with operating your > own miraculous built-in machine. You were born as the most advanced > living organism in the world, yet you lack the precise knowledge to > get the most out of your internal success system. Of course, your > automatic goal-stirring mechanism is always successful. But it is > probably more successful at getting you what you don’t want in life > rather than what you do want. Understanding the mental laws will help > you get what you do want, more often. The automatic goal stirring mechanism of our body is successful mostly

  1.  in keeping us happy
  2.  in achieving what we don’t want in life
  3.  in keeping alive the competitive spirit in us
  4.  in always encouraging us
  5.  none of the above

Solution : in achieving what we don’t want in life

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Q85. > Just as there are basic laws and principles that control your physical > world, there are basic laws and principles that control your mental > world as well. Before you can hope to operate your human success > system properly, you need to know the basic laws that determine your > behavior and affect your very being. In this regard, you have no > choice. You cannot decide to bypass these laws in an attempt to negate > their application. They are present in all mental working and will > always operate successfully to bring about the results you keep > telling your mind you want. > > The human mind is very much like a sophisticated electronic computer. > When you acquire any new piece of advanced equipment, you normally > take some time to carefully read the manual and basic operating > instructions before turning it on to make it work. Operating > instructions are important. They tell you how to get maximum > performance out of the device, taking into account the specific tasks > it was designed to perform. It should be the same with operating your > own miraculous built-in machine. You were born as the most advanced > living organism in the world, yet you lack the precise knowledge to > get the most out of your internal success system. Of course, your > automatic goal-stirring mechanism is always successful. But it is > probably more successful at getting you what you don’t want in life > rather than what you do want. Understanding the mental laws will help > you get what you do want, more often. In order to get what we do want, it is helpful to

  1.  discipline ourselves
  2.  understand our mental laws
  3.  cultivate good habits
  4.  study more
  5.  none of the above

Solution : understand our mental laws
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