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    (Q.1 - 6)Read the following passage and choose the answer that is closest to each of the questions that are based on the passage.

    Supposing half a dozen or a dozen men were cast ashore from a wreck on an uninhabited island and left to their own resources, one of course, according to his capacity, would be set to one business and one to another; the strongest to dig and to cut wood, and to build huts for the rest: the most dexterous to make shoes out of bark and coats out of skins; the best educated to look for iron or lead in the rocks, and to plan the channels for the irrigation of the fields. But though their labours were thus naturally severed, that small group of shipwrecked men would understand well enough that the speediest progress was to be made by helping each other-not by opposing each other; and they would know that this help could only be properly given so long as they were frank and open in their relations, and the difficulties which each lay under properly explained to the rest. So that any appearance of secrecy or separateness in the actions of any of them would instantly, and justly, be looked upon with suspicion by the rest, as the sign of some selfish or foolish proceeding on the part of the individual. If, for instance, the scientific man were found to have gone out at night, unknown to the rest, to alter the sluices, the others would think, and in all probability rightly think, that he wanted to get the best supply of water to his own field; and if the shoemaker refused to show them where the bark grew which he made the sandals of, they would naturally think, and in all probability rightly think, that he didn't want them to see how much there was of it, and that he meant to ask from them more corn and potatoes in exchange for his sandals than the trouble of making them deserved. And thus, although each man would have a portion of time to himself in which he was allowed to do what he chose without let or inquiry - so long as he was working in that particular business which he had undertaken for the common benefit, any secrecy on his part would be immediately supposed to mean mischief; and would require to be accounted for, or put an end to: and this all the more because, whatever the work might be, certainly there would be difficulties about it which, when once they were well explained, might be more or less done away with by the help of the rest; so that assuredly every one of them would advance with his labour not only more happily, but more profitably and quickly, by having no secrets, and by frankly bestowing, and frankly receiving, such help as lay in his way to get or to give.

  1. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    When a dozen men are cast away on an imaginary island, the best educated would look for metals in rocks because

    1. metals can be used to make weapons.
    2. such an island probably has unexploited resources.
    3. he may find it beneath him to dig or cut or make shoes.
    4. he is suited for such work.
    Choice D
    he is suited for such work.

  2. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    The author states that any appearance of secrecy or separateness would instantly and justly be looked upon with suspicion. From this statement we may infer that

    1. what is secret is not what is separate
    2. secrecy is not exactly the same as separateness
    3. it is natural to be suspicious of secrecy
    4. it only takes an instant for a relationship to deteriorate
    Choice D
    it only takes an instant for a relationship to deteriorate

  3. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    The instance of the shoemaker who refuses to show his source and asks for more corn and potatoes, is an example of

    1. a strong bargain.
    2. unfair practice.
    3. the system of barter.
    4. the intent to make trouble.
    Choice B
    unfair practice.

  4. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    According to the author, whatever one's work might be

    1. hardships are going to be part of it.
    2. one cannot keep complaining.
    3. one should expect others to assure of help and advance our labours.
    4. one must offer help to others in order to receive help.
    Choice D
    one must offer help to others in order to receive help.

  5. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    The author's belief is that for progress to happen

    1. a team should consist of people with multiple talents.
    2. co-operation among team members is essential.
    3. one must deal with those who are secretive.
    4. transparency among all concerned is mandatory.
    Choice D
    transparency among all concerned is mandatory.

  6. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    The writer makes a hypothesis, which can be related to

    1. communities in general.
    2. an imaginary island, rich with resources.
    3. an ideal world of talented people.
    4. a primitive and unsophisticated world.
    Choice A
    communities in general.

  7. (Q.7 - 12)Read the following passage and choose the answer that is closest to each of the questions that are based on the passage.

    The perennial debate over gender differences threatens to remain inconclusive. Stereotypes pertaining to male superiority and female submissiveness could be traced to earlier ages where assigned roles were needed as survival measures. But, can we today see a swing away from these stereotypes, or have they established a stranglehold on our perceptions? In this gendered world, we continue to live with notions that one's gender determines one's skills and preferences, from toys and colours to career choices. So the girl child will be presented with a Barbie doll, while the boy child will receive a Lego set.

    Does that mean that our brains are different? This myth has been exploded by a British professor of cognitive neuroimaging. Her research attempts to establish how these stereotypes mould our ideas of ourselves. She examines how science has been misinterpreted or misused to ask the wrong questions, instead of challenging the status quo. She urges us to move beyond a binary view of people's brains and instead to see these as highly individualised, profoundly adaptable, and full of unbounded potential. Her conclusive findings establish that no brain differences can be found that are solely gender related. In other words, modern neuroscientists have identified no decisive category-defining differences between the brains of men and women.

    As a result of these findings we owe it to ourselves to dump the myths and look at ourselves afresh. We need to recognise that the male and female brain debate is a distraction, besides being based on inaccuracies. It is possibly harmful too, because it can be used as a hook to justify saying there is no point in girls doing science because they do not have a science brain; or compelling boys to opt for science because their brains are shaped for that subject. It can also condemn boys for being emotional, as this is seen as a feminine trait. And, most dangerous of all, to proclaim that boys, not girls, are meant to lead.

  8. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    The research of a British professor of cognitive neuroimaging has succeeded in establishing that

    1. the brains of men and women are alike.
    2. science needs to challenge the status quo.
    3. society must break away from attempts at stereotyping gender issues.
    4. the potential of a human brain is not directly linked to gender.
    Choice D
    the potential of a human brain is not directly linked to gender.

  9. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    By referring to the world as "gendered' the writer wants to convey that

    1. gender differences can be detected right from childhood.
    2. society continues to be fixated on gender stereotypes.
    3. one's gender is bound to determine one's abilities.
    4. the debate on gender differences will never be resolved.
    Choice B
    society continues to be fixated on gender stereotypes.

  10. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    One of the dangers in adopting a binary view of the human brain is that it can

    1. promote the notion of feminine and masculine traits.
    2. determine as well as limit academic choices.
    3. lead to the distortion and misinterpretation of scientific data.
    4. be used to encourage male dominance and superiority.
    Choice A
    promote the notion of feminine and masculine traits.

  11. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    The writer of this passage wants to emphasise the need to

    1. use new insights provided by scientific research for a better understanding of human abilities.
    2. continuously debate issues of gender differences to achieve human progress.
    3. question the findings of scientific inquiry into the functioning of the human brain.
    4. accept gender differences as essential to the survival of the human species.
    Choice A
    use new insights provided by scientific research for a better understanding of human abilities.

  12. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    The synonym for 'stranglehold' (Para 1 ) is

    1. asphyxiation
    2. containment
    3. prohibiting entry
    4. overwhelming control
    Choice D
    overwhelming control

  13. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    The antonym for "unbounded' (Para 2 ) is

    1. imprisoned
    2. aggressive
    3. restricted
    4. fearful
    Choice C
    restricted

  14. (Q.13 - 18)Complete the following sentences by choosing the most appropriate phrase from the options given below.

  15. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    Although he is recovering from his illness, he has to follow certain diet restrictions. He cannot eat junk food. Please do not pity him and _______________

    1. give him some snack
    2. cut him some slack
    3. be slack with his eating
    4. cut down the snacks
    Choice A
    give him some snack

  16. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    The problems may be difficult, but all you have to do is __________ as long as you can.

    1. hang in up there
    2. hang on there
    3. hang on to that
    4. hang in there
    Choice D
    hang in there

  17. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    The standards set by the examination board are so high that it would be difficult for poorly prepared students to __________

    1. pass most errors
    2. past muster
    3. get past most errors
    4. pass muster
    Choice D
    pass muster

  18. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    After all the alliances and arithmetic, the party is likely to ________ a majority in the assembly election.

    1. scrape through
    2. scrape together
    3. tape together
    4. shape together
    Choice B
    scrape together

  19. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    I'll have to _________ because I don't know how Sheila's parents are going to react to this offer.

    1. count on my fingers
    2. face the music
    3. break the ice
    4. play it by ear
    Choice D
    play it by ear

  20. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    If you had been more alert, this golden opportunity would not have __________

    1. escaped your fingers
    2. slipped off
    3. escaped away
    4. slipped through your fingers
    Choice D
    slipped through your fingers

  21. (Q.19 - 24)In each of the following sentences the incorrect part of the sentence is underlined. Choose an alternative from the four given options so that the sentence is rendered correct.

  22. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    The place where her father disappeared and the reason why he did are unknown to her.

    1. her father disappeared and the reason why he did
    2. where her father disappeared and the reason he did
    3. her father disappeared and the reason he did
    4. where her father disappeared and the reason why he did
    Choice B
    where her father disappeared and the reason he did

  23. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    Which team has the best record, yours or theirs?

    1. Which of the teams has the best record
    2. Which one of the teams has the best record
    3. Which one team has the better record
    4. Which team has the better record
    Choice D
    Which team has the better record

  24. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    After sensing a problem with the factory workers, the personnel officer demanded to know who the union leaders had contacted to conduct the petition drive.

    1. whom the union leaders had contacted
    2. who had the union leaders had contacted
    3. whom the union leaders have contacted
    4. who union leaders contacted
    Choice A
    whom the union leaders had contacted

  25. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    His wrongdoing was completely exposed, but not once he apologised for his actions.

    1. not once did he apologise
    2. never he made an apology
    3. not once did he give apology
    4. not once he made an apology
    Choice A
    not once did he apologise

  26. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    The Municipal Council can no longer wash its hands off its responsibilities.

    1. wash its hands from its
    2. wash their hands off their
    3. wash their hand of their
    4. wash its hands of its
    Choice B
    wash their hands off their

  27. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    The letter states that one can avail the service offered by the company till June 20,2019

    1. avail the service on offer from
    2. avail the service on offer by
    3. avail of the service offered by
    4. avail of the service offered from
    Choice B
    avail the service on offer by

  28. (Q.25 - 27)Each of the paragraphs given below has a sentence missing which is indicated by a blank. From the choices given below each paragraph, choose the sentence that seems most logically appropriate to complete the paragraph.

  29. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    __________________Infrastructure, in the form of paved surfaces, disrupts water absorption and lowers water retention. This leads to disastrous levels of flooding which diminishes the biodiversity and impoverishes the people of the region.
    Land should be used mindfully to prevent water logging during heavy rains.

    1. Climate change is not the only cause for flooding.
    2. Flooding can happen after heavy or low rainfall.
    3. Infrastructure can actually cause a lot of trouble during flooding.
    4. Water retention is less important to prevent flooding.
    Choice A
    Climate change is not the only cause for flooding.

  30. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    Few look forward to old age and all that it brings in its wake - deteriorating health, loss of vigour, restricted mobility, increasing dependence on others, not to mention a sense of foreboding and anxiety. Yet, one has to learn to cope with the onset of old age. Firstly, it is imperative to prepare to accept old age in spite of the restrictions or limitations it imposes on one's mobility. Equally important is the need to adopt a positive attitude towards life. 

    _______________Above all, peace of mind, is the efficacious balm that brings equanimity to one's life. We must resign ourselves to growing old, and in the process let us try to make life as fulfilling and meaningful as possible.

    1. The role of humour and fun are indispensable as these are the spice of life and guaranteed to bring cheer and bonhomie, besides keeping one's mind off life's grim realities.
    2. Owing to advances in medical science, we can now expect to live well beyond 90 years.
    3. Physical debility and stiffening body joints 'creaking' in protest may make mobility difficult - something one should learn to take in one's stride stoically.
    4. Turning nostalgic and recalling 'those good old days' when they were young and life was radically different from what it is today, help one accept old age.
    Choice A
    The role of humour and fun are indispensable as these are the spice of life and guaranteed to bring cheer and bonhomie, besides keeping one's mind off life's grim realities.

  31. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    The Arab Spring is widely believed to have stemmed from dissatisfaction with the rule of local governments, though some have speculated that wide gaps in income levels may have had a hand as well. Issues such as political corruption, human rights violations, unemployment, and educated but dissatisfied youth may have been responsible as well._____________________

    1. Thus, youth unrest was the main reason for the Arab Spring
    2. Some also cite the 2009-10 Iranian election protests as one of the reasons behind the Arab Spring
    3. The Arab Spring was due to the wide gap between the haves and the have-nots
    4. To sum up, the Arab Spring was a series of anti-government protests, uprisings, and armed rebellions across the Arab world
    Choice B
    Some also cite the 2009-10 Iranian election protests as one of the reasons behind the Arab Spring

  32. (Q.28 - 32)The sentences below have words that are missing. Choose the best option from those given below to complete the sentence.

  33. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    One who is ____________ gets on with his job in spite of obstacles, while the one who is __________ hardly shows any progress. The latter spends all his time ___________ about his troubles.

    1. artful, doubtful, speaking
    2. assiduous, querulous, whining
    3. hardworking, dishonest, gossiping
    4. hotheaded, scared, cryingQuestion
    Choice B
    assiduous, querulous, whining

  34. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    The ___________ of multiculturalism, in times of war or economic ____________ tribalism is what causes those in power to confine groups of people with different _________ into ghettos or in communes on the margins of their cities.

    1. rise, doldrums, ideologies
    2. tyranny, growth, habits
    3. antithesis, prosperity, persuasions
    4. opposite, distress, ethnicities
    Choice D
    opposite, distress, ethnicities

  35. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    That the artiste went about systematically to get traditional _________  back into the mainstream __________ and  a textile culture for dance is to be celebrated.

    1. practices, processed
    2. motifs, created
    3. totems, evolved
    4. stories, described
    Choice B
    motifs, created

  36. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    In response to my friend's request, I decided to write her a letter, which I hoped would be honest and practical, while also serving as a _________ of sorts for my own feminist thinking. This book is a  ______ of that letter, with some details changed.

    1. map, version
    2. chart, form
    3. base, fallout
    4. guide, precis
    Choice A
    map, version

  37. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    Quantum Physics really begins to point to this discovery. It says that you can't have a Universe without mind __________  into it, and that the mind is actually __________ the very thing that is being

    1. getting, creating, acknowledged
    2. intruding, making, construed
    3. entering, shaping, perceived
    4. penetrating, forming, seen
    Choice C
    entering, shaping, perceived

  38. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    One of the statements below contains a word used incorrectly. Choose the option which has the incorrect or inappropriate usage of the word.

    1. The emperor ordered the arrest of his most vocal critic.
    2. There are very few film critics left in our city.
    3. Mahatma Gandhi's critic of the West remains relevant to this day.
    4. His classmates warned him, "It is not a good idea to critique our Principal.
    Choice C
    Mahatma Gandhi's critic of the West remains relevant to this day.

  39. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    One of the statements below contains a word used incorrectly. Choose the option which has the incorrect or inappropriate usage of the word.

    1. The river teemed with salmon and trout.
    2. The wedding was teamed in Bhojpuri style.
    3. Which team will win this year's IPL tournament?
    4. The film star wore a purple suit teamed with a crimson tie.
    Choice B
    The wedding was teamed in Bhojpuri style.

  40. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    One of the statements below contains a word used incorrectly. Choose the option which has the incorrect or inappropriate usage of the word.

    1. Last week we learnt about the right way to greet our customers.
    2. "Get it write the first time" is an often-heard management slogan.
    3. In India, driving on the Right side of the road is wrong.
    4. The rite of afternoon tea is described in many of Enid Blyton's books.
    Choice B
    "Get it write the first time" is an often-heard management slogan.

  41. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    One of the statements below contains a word used incorrectly. Choose the option which has the incorrect or inappropriate usage of the word.

    1. The attackers decided to raise the castle to the ground.
    2. They raised their children to be freethinking boys and girls.
    3. To raise a toast to a newly-wed couple is a common practice.
    4. The rays of the sun rose above the mountain.
    Choice A
    The attackers decided to raise the castle to the ground.

  42. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    One of the statements below contains a word used incorrectly. Choose the option which has the incorrect or inappropriate usage of the word.

    1. Shakespeare is sometimes referred to as a bard.
    2. He barred his soul to the preacher.
    3. Because of his age, he was barred from entering the theatre.
    4. The Bar barred all bards.
    Choice B
    He barred his soul to the preacher.

  43. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    The sentences given below, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with a number. Decide on the most logical order and enter the sequence of numbers in the space provided.
    1)He just harvested the wild grains.
    2)The hunter-gatherer went from place to place in search of food.
    3)As the crops began to give better yields, this reduced his need to go in search of animals and wild plants.
    4)This was followed by an attempt to grow food by scattering the spare grains.

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  44. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    The sentences given below, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with a number. Decide on the most logical order and enter the sequence of numbers in the space provided.
    1)People here are one injury away from starvation, one misspoken word away from detainment or death.
    2)Soon, however, she notices the lack of access to basic medical care or education.
    3)Life in a rural Kashmiri village seems idyllic to Shalini at first, as she's befriending lovely people and admiring majestic natural scenery, especially in contrast to the cacophony of urban Mumbai.
    4)Moreover, the ever-present political disruptions mean that life in Kashmir is far from a Shangri-La utopia.

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  45. IPMAT Question Paper 2019 - IPM Indore Verbal

    The sentences given below, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with a number. Decide on the most logical order and enter the sequence of numbers in the space provided.
    1)The study, published in the Lancet recently, revealed that people living in democratic countries live longer than those who don't; they also have less of a chance of dying from heart disease, strokes, and even road accidents.
    2)Incredible as it may sound, we are now told that democracy is not just good for the soul, it is good for the body too.
    3)Without pressure from voters or foreign-aid agencies, dictators have less incentive to finance more expensive prevention and treatment of heart disease, cancers, and other chronic illnesses.
    4)Without pressure from voters or foreign-aid agencies, dictators have less incentive to finance more expensive prevention and treatment of heart disease, cancers, and other chronic illnesses.
    5)A study spanning 170 countries found a strong correlation between health and the most progressive form of government.

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