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47. The poet's use of Nature is meant to depict?
A. The passage of time
B. The time of year
C. The seasons of his life
D. Hopes and dreams
48. "In every wood in every spring there is a dif-
ferent green," What image does this phrase
B. A life yet to be explored
C. New life
D. Dreams not yet realized
49. The poet is MOST likely to be at what stage of
A. A juvenile
B. An adolescence
C. An adult
D. A senior
50. "Returning feet and voices at the door," are
A. Angelic beings
B. Deceased relatives
C. The poet's immediate family
DIRECTION: Read the poem carefully before attempting the questions. Each question has four options, select
the most appropriate answer based on what is implied or stated in the poem.
NEW GENERATION TECHNOLOGY
Strewn along the Information Highway are the graveyards of obsolete technology. Ironically the development of future
technology will prove Mr. Gandhi right: what we destroyed in greed will be re- created by engineers more efficiently be-
cause of need.
Research and Development in Sunrise Technologies like Aerospace Engineering, Genetic Engineering, Biomedical Engi-
neering, Automotive Engineering, Computer Science, Power Generation, Environmental Engineering and Nano technology
will provide the Engineer the blue print for all future Design and Development.
Composite material used in spacecrafts will be transferred to the newer generation cars that will be powered by sus-
tainable fuels. The flying personal transport cars will be a reality. Cars powered by fossil fuels will be relegated to museums.
Pollution free fast cars on synthetic roads will be the cars of the next decade.
Inhabiting alien planets may not be the prime aim of Space travel, however, the transporting of valuable minerals from
these planets to minimize degradation and depletion of natural resources of our planet may provide the incentive for en-
gineers to develop heavy moving equipment to work in anti gravitational fields of these planets.
The greatest boon to future generations will probably be in the field of Biomedical engineering, near non invasive surgeries
done by programmed computerized robots will reduce recuperating period to an absolute minimum. Engineers will ensure
that these 'metal surgeons' have all the data stored in their 'memory' to perform complex operations and will provide in-
stant information to their 'master' doctors to take decisions. Engineers will design Heart valves, Prosthetics, Dentures
etc. from materials that have gone into manufacture of spacecraft-lightweight and strong.
Networked hospitals will provide physicians and surgeons instant opinions and mid course corrections during treatment
and surgeries from specialists located round the globe. Genetic Engineers will ensure that prudent cloning and use of
stem cells will effectively stem all heredity diseases. Synthesis of newer drugs with advent of the cutting edge in biotech-
nology will allow development of cheaper drugs to fight AIDS, Cancer, Parkinson's and other debilitating diseases. Nano
technology will provide the entire hardware required for Genetic Engineering and biotechnology.
The computer will become the fulcrum of all Governance. Engineers will provide Networked Computer Systems that will
enable every individual access to information. Open-ended computer platforms will provide an endless band of computing
ability that will make the Net truly universal.
In conclusion, new development in Engineering will be a boon to the citizens of the world. However, as the world will yet
have its share of mavericks, crooks, charlatans and despots, it should be the responsibility of every right-minded citizen
of the world to see that technology is not used irresponsibly- to enhance the arms race, to clone human beings, to carry
out 'information terrorism' on the net etc. It is only through the prudent and responsible use of technology that we can
ensure that the world does not reach the "tipping point" of self-destruction.
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51. "Obsolete technology," refers to
A. Technology that is novel
B. Technology that is under utilized
C. Technology that has been upgraded
D. Technology that is no longer in use
52. Mr. Gandhi's belief that what we destroy in
greed will be re-created by engineers more effi-
ciently because of need, speaks of?
A. The destructive nature of people
B. The brilliance of the human mind
C. The folly of man
D. Man's value for what is important
53. What is the salient point in (paragraph 2)?
A. The various aspects of engineering will form
the basis for future products
B. Engineering will play a pivotal role in future
C. The design engineers of the future will repre-
sent all forms of engineering
D. Engineers will chart the way forward for all
54. The writer believes that cars of the future will
A. Mimic space craft
B. Future cars will compete with current models
in the areas of speed, efficiency and energy.
C. Cars of the future will be free from pollutants
and made from composite materials.
D. Future cars will have the capabilities to fly.
55. Future space travel will be guided by:
A. The desire of engineers to pioneer the devel-
opment of heavy equipment
B. The need to replenish earth's resource
C. The expertise of design engineers
D. The need to supersede the achievements of
56. Are there any benefits to having robots assist
A. No. There are no real benefits
B. Yes. There are some benefits but patient risk
C. No. The fear of having robots performing sur-
geries is less comforting for the patient.
D. Yes. Surgeries will be carried out with greater
precision and require less human intervention.
57. What bearing will the use of robots have on the
overall cost of obtaining medical attention?
A. The cost will likely be reduced as less staff
will be required to provide specialists care.
B. The cost is likely to be the same as it is cur-
C. The cost will increase because of the specific
design of the robots needed to administer
D. The costs will be reduced as more persons
utilize these services.
58. "Near non invasive surgeries," means the SAME
A. Not requiring surgery
B. Requiring minimal surgical intervention
C. Reduced recovery time
D. Requiring maximum surgical intervention
59. What do you understand by the term "heredity
A. Diseases associated with genealogy
B. Diseases for which there is no cure
C. Diseases which develop rapidly
D. Diseases that are transmitted more easily
60. Why do you suppose developments are taking
place in specific areas of engineering?
A. These are the most important areas of engi-
neering hence the potential for development.
B. Engineering is the means by which all things
C. These are the areas for which there is the
greatest societal need.
D. Engineers steer society in the direction in
which it should go.
END OF ENGLISH TEST
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