Reading comprehension test 266

 

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Question 1
Fortunately, it is as yet only through fantasy that we can see what the destruction of the scholarly and scientific disciplines would mean to mankind. From history we can learn what their existence has meant. The sheer power ofdisciplined thought is revealed in practically all the great intellectual and technological advances which the humanrace has made. The ability of the man of disciplined mind to direct this power effectively upon problems for which he has not specifically trained is proved by examples without number. The real evidence for the value of liberal education lies in history and in the biographies of men who have met the valid criteria of greatness. These support overwhelmingly the claim of liberal education that it can equip a man with fundamental powers ofdecision and action, applicable not only to boy-girl relationship, to tinkering hobbies, or to choosing the family dentist, but to all the great and varied concerns ofhuman life not least, those that are unforeseen.

Liberal education enables a person to

A
read with more discernment than others
B
apply general principles to resolve issues
C
gain prestige
D
develop a clearer understanding of history than others
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Question 1 Explanation: 
The author even gives us examples of how liberal education equips people to make better choice in choosing their dentists or hobbies. From the line '..ability of the man of disciplined mind to direct this power effectively upon problems for which he has not specifically trained is proved by examples without number..' we can choose option (b) as the answer.
Question 2
In this passage, the author stresses the importance of
A
education for living
B
technological advances
C
increased interest in the study of history
D
satisfying the desire for security
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Question 2 Explanation: 
The author is giving attention to how liberal education makes us better at facing challenge.
Question 3
In this passage, the expression 'specifically trained' refers to
A
characteristically trained
B
particularly trained
C
peculiarly trained
D
ostensibly trained
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Question 3 Explanation: 
With the sentence the author wants to say that without education in a particular branch, still people who had a liberal education were able to make better choices.
Question 4
According to the author, 'the great and varied concerns of human life' are about
A
fundamental rights
B
challenges facing mankind
C
tinkering hobbies
D
liberal education
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Question 4 Explanation: 
Liberal education can help us in not only dealing with our daily challenges but also greater challenges that face the whole mankind.
There are 4 questions to complete.

 

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