18 thoughts on “86. Verbal Ability

  1. 1. Which one of the following is free from ambiguity?
    A. At gas eateries through the nation: Eat here and get gas.
    B. At a truck stop in Tulsa, OK: Kids with gas eat free.
    C. At a Santa Fe gas station: We will sell gasoline to anyone in a glass container.
    D. Gas prices have gone up

    2. Which one of the following is free from ambiguity?
    A. In the Mammoth Caves in Virginia: Bottomless Pit…175 Feet Deep.
    B. At a diet center in Poughkeepsie, NY: Lose All Your Weight: $198.
    C. In a Baltimore restaurant: All food must pass through the cashier before entering the dining room.
    D. None of the above

  2. 3. Which one of the following is free from ambiguity?
    A. In a Portland, ME parking garage: Tenants not paid by the 15th of the month will be terminated.
    B. In a New Hampshire jewellery store: Ears pierced while you wait.
    C. After tea break staff should empty the teapot and stand upside down on the draining board
    D. None of the above

    4. Which one of the following is free from ambiguity?
    A. We exchange anything – bicycles, washing machines, etc. why not bring your wife along and get a wonderful bargain?
    B. the town hall is closed until opening. it will remain closed after being opened. Open tomorrow.
    C. out to lunch: if not back by five, out for dinner also
    D. None of the above

  3. 5. Which one of the following is free from ambiguity?
    A. Smarts is the most exclusive disco in town. everyone welcome .
    B. Due to increasing problems with litter louts and vandals we must ask anyone with relatives buried in the graveyard to do their best to keep them in order
    C, Anyone leaving their garments here for more than 30 days will be disposed of
    D. None of the above

    6. Which one of the following is free from ambiguity?
    A. Spotted in a safari park: elephants please stay in your car
    B. Notice in a field: the farmer allows walkers to cross the field for free, but the bull charges
    C. Message on a leaflet: if you cannot read, this leaflet will tell you how to get lessons
    D. Sign on a repair shop door: we can repair anything. (please knock hard on the door – the bell doesn’t work)

  4. 7. Which one of the following is free from ambiguity?
    A. Spotted in a toilet in a London office block: toilet out of order. Please use floor below
    B. Because of the impropriety of entertaining guests of the opposite sex in the bedroom, it is suggested that the lobby be used for this purpose.
    C. Ladies are requested not to have children at the bar.
    D. None of the above

    8. Which one of the following is free from ambiguity?
    A. You are welcome to visit the cemetery where famous Russian and Soviet composers, artists and writers are buried daily except Thursday.
    B. The lift is being fixed for the next day. During that time we regret that you will be unbearable.
    C. Ladies may have a fit upstairs.
    D. None of the above

  5. 9.Which one of the following is free from ambiguity?
    A. Please do not feed the animals. If you have any suitable food, give it to the guard on duty.
    B. We will take your bags and send them in all directions.
    C.Fur coats made for ladies from their own skin.
    D. None of the above

    10. Which one of the following is free from ambiguity?
    A. Roasted duck let loose and beef rashers beaten up in the country people’s fashion.
    B. Our wines leave you nothing to hope for.
    C. Teeth extracted by the latest methodists.

  6. 11. Which one of the following is free from ambiguity? A.Dresses for street walking.
    B. Order summer suits early. In a big rush we will execute customers in strict rotation.
    C.Drop your trousers here for best results
    D. None of the above
    12. Which one of the following is free from ambiguity? A.Ladies, leave your clothes here and spend the afternoon having a good time.
    B.Please leave your values at the front desk.
    C.You are invited to take advantage of the chambermaid.
    D. None of the above

  7. 13. Which one of the following is free from ambiguity? A.Ears pierced while you wait.
    B. In a New York restaurant: Customers who consider our waitresses uncivil ought to see the manager.
    C.On the wall of a Baltimore estate: Trespassers will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. –Sisters of Mercy
    D. None of the above

    14. Which one of the following is free from ambiguity?
    A. On a long-established New Mexico dry cleaners: 38 years on the same spot.
    B.In a Los Angeles dance hall: Good clean dancing every night but Sunday.
    C.On a movie theater: Children’s matinee today. Adults not admitted unless with child.
    D. None of the above

  8. 15. Which one of the following is free from ambiguity?
    A.In a Florida maternity ward: No children allowed.
    B.In a New York drugstore: We dispense with accuracy
    C.On a New Hampshire medical building: Martin Diabetes Professional Ass.
    D. None of the above

    16.Identify the correct meaning of coup d’etat from among the given choices
    A. a violent massacre
    B. Overthrow of lawfully elected government
    C. Judicial excess
    D. A quick hit

  9. 17. Which on of the options correctly fits into the sentence
    A hastily made temporary—— people from getting past

    18. Which one of the following is free from ambiguity?
    A.In the offices of a loan company: Ask about our plans for owning your home.
    B.In a New York medical building: Mental Health Prevention Center
    C.”This is the worst disaster in California since I was elected.” –California Governor Pat Brown, discussing a local flood
    D. None of the above

  10. 19. An old treasure map has the following instructions:

    Stand next to the black rock and face West. Walk 20 yards and then turn 90 degrees clockwise
    Walk another 10 yards and then turn 45 degrees anticlockwise. Walk another 15 yards, reverse your direction and walk 5 yards back. Turn 135 degrees clockwise and walk another 10 yards. In which direction are you now facing?
    B. N
    C. NW

    1. Since the finding should be direction. The distance traveled by the person is immaterial.

      NOTE: 1. I am considering the reversal as 180 degrees clock wise. it can be taken in anti clockwise direction as well.

      Total turning taken in Clockwise direction – 90+180+135 = 360+45 = 45

      1. Total turning taken in Anti clockwise direction – 45

        Result is 45-45=0. Hence, facing the west direction.

  11. 20. In seeking to deny Iran atomic weapons, the Security Council’s focus so far has been on curbing uranium enrichment. Uranium, when enriched above a 90 per cent level, can be used for making atomic weapons. Iran has enriched most of its uranium to a level of five per cent. However, since February, it has begun enrichment to a 20-per cent level. The Iranians argue that they need a 20-per cent level to eventually fabricate the nuclear fuel necessary to produce medical isotopes required for treatment of cancer.
    The five permanent members of the Security Council and Germany have called upon Iran to halt uranium enrichment — a demand it has refused to meet. The global powers have been especially alarmed at Iran’s 20 per cent enrichment for, they fear that unless checked, this could be a stepping stone for Tehran purifying uranium to a weapon-grade level. As for the five per cent uranium stockpile, there has been a concerted attempt, led by the West, to remove the bulk of this material to locations outside Iran. Which of the following is the chief motivating factor for USA’s determined opposition to Iran?

  12. A. Iran has a huge stock pile of Uranium enriched up to five percent. It proposes to enrich it further up to 20 percent. The five permanent members of the Security Council and Germany are opposed to it. If not checked now, Iran may proceed further.
    B. Iran says that this level of enrichment is required to fabricate the fuel necessary to produce the medical isotopes required for the treatment of cancer. Iran can then stop importing these isotopes from the West. The west would lose its business.
    C. The Permanent members of the Security Council and Germany say that this is a dangerous step since Iran, if not checked, can enrich Uranium into weapon grade material. That would put Israel in danger. Israel is the guardian of Western interests in West Asia.
    D. Saudi Arabia has a huge territory adjoining Iran where at most of its oil wells are located and the majority population here is Shia which backs Iran. If Iran makes a nuclear weapon , it can easily bully Saudi Arabia, which is the largest producer of oil, not to supply oil to the USA.

  13. Dear prof. I’d say its combination of C and D – predominantly C because its true that Israel is an outport of Wet in the middle east. And Iran and Israel have a histroy of bitter acrimony towards each other. And on meor important point I think is the wests fear of Islamic nuclear bomb(though Pakistan has the bomb – , but consequences of Iran having it in a very volatile and resource rich middle east amke it a different ball game alltogather. ). Also the Suadies worries are also genuine (but not because the shia equaton though whic are minority in saudi arabia.) Their relation have been under stain since the Iranian revoluton of 1989. Also saudi arabia is sunni majority and iran is shia majority which also complicates the relation. So under these cicumstances saudi arabia would never want a nuclear armed neighbour.

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