34. Reading Skills Comprehension: Smiling Face

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(Bank P.O. 1995)

Although a smiling face often disguises the mind and heart of villain, an indiscriminate generalization of this phenomenon will do injustice to the innocent children whose faces bloom like flowers.

1. Which of the following is most nearly the same in meaning as the word `disguises’ as used in the sentence?

 (a) proves


 (c) reflects

(d) conceals

 (e) reveals

2. The intention of the author seems to be

(a) to create a favourable opinion about people with smiling faces

 (b) to forcefully defend the kind acts of villains

 (c) to point out to an exception to the general rule

 (d) to give justice to the generous actions of everyone

(e) to argue in favour of children who are sometimes guilty

3. The author of the sentence accepts the fact that

(a) the faces of the villains are never smiling.

(b) the faces of innocent children are as pleasing as the flowers in bloom.

(c) the faces of innocent children disguise ill acts.

(d) all the things that appear most beautiful are the ugliest within.

(e) an indiscriminate generalization is justifiable in this case.

 4. Which of the following is most opposite of the word ‘indiscriminate’ as used in the sentence?

(a) selective

(b) broad

(c) conspicuous

(d) promiscuous

 (e) undistinguished

5. The author feels that an indiscriminate generalization of the phenomenon

 (a) should be done in all cases except children and flower

 (b) would prevent villains from committing ill acts

(c) may lead good people to involve in ill actions

 (d) would do justice to the children who are guilty

(e) would brand all faces as a villain


1. (d)               2. (e)

3. (b)                4. (a)


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