July 14, 2010

Verbal Ability-Question of the Day

QUESTION:-
The question below contains a paragraph followed by alternative summaries. Choose the option that best captures the essence of the paragraph.

For relatively pain-free transactions in this world of men and matter, it is necessary to accept the fact that gratitude and reciprocal feelings are not only rare but also that the opposites of these are only to be expected and are inevitable. In this rat-race living, insensitivity abounds not only towards well meant acts but also towards various sublime virtues such as altruism, empathy and social responsibility, besides even to science, music and arts.

OPTIONS

1) For relatively pain free transactions, one has to accept that hostility is inevitable and that value systems are rare.
2) One can transact with impunity only if one accepts that in this world there is widespread insensitivity towards not only well meant acts, but value systems and love of knowledge.
3) Accepting the fact that sensitivity, values, and love of knowledge are not rare can make one’s transactions relatively pain-free.
4) One can transact painlessly only if one accepts that there is widespread insensitivity towards not only well meant acts, but value systems and love of knowledge.
5) One can transact relatively easily if one rejects gratitude, altruism, empathy, sensitivity towards science, music, and arts in other people.


Solution
The central idea of the passage is: Insensitivity abounds in this world. Even well meant acts may even arouse hostility instead of gratitude. People do not bother about value systems or love of knowledge. This idea is best captured in option 4.
Option 1 does away with love of knowledge.
Option 2 distorts the idea in “transact with impunity”. 
Option 3 is incorrect because of “not rare”.
Option 5 is incorrect due to the usage of  “rejects”.
Hence, the correct answer is option 4.


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