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CBSE UGC NET June 2015 Paper 1 General (11-20)

11.The conclusions/findings of which type of research cannot be generalized to other situations?
Historical Research
Descriptive Research
Experimental Research
Casual Comparative Research

12.Which of the following steps are required to design a questionnaire?
a. Writing primary and secondary aims of the study
b.Review of the current questionnaire
c.Prepare a draft of questionnaire
d.Revision of the draft

a,b and c
a,c and d
b,c and d
a,b,c and d

Read the following passage carefully and answer questions 13 to 18.
Story telling is not in our genes. Neither it is an evolutionary history. It is the essence of what makes us Human.
Human being progress by telling stories. One event can result in a great variety of stories being told about it. Sometimes those stories differ greatly. Which stories are picked up and repeated and which ones are dropped and forgotten often determines how we progress. Our history, knowledge and understanding are all the collections of the few stories that survive. This includes the stories that we tell each other about the future. And how the future will turn out depends partly, possibly largely, on which stories we collectively choose to believe.
Some stories are designed to spread fear and concern. This is beause some story-tellers feel that there is a need to raise some tensions. Some stories are frightening, they are like totemic warnings: “Fail to act now and we are all doomed." 'Then there are stories that indicate that all will be fine so long as we leave everything upto a few especially able adults. Currently, this trend is being led by those who call themselves "rational optimists". They tend to claim that it is human nature to compete and to succeed and also to profit at the expense of others. The rational optimists however, do not realize how humanity has progressed overtime through amiable social networks and how large groups work in less selfishness and in the process accommodate rich and poor, hiya and low alike. This aspect in story-telling is considered by the 'Practical Possibles’, who sit between those who say all is fine and cheerful and be individualistic in your approach to a successful future, and those who ordain pessimism and fear that we are doomed
What the future holds for us is which stories we hold on to and how we act on them.
Answer the following questions
13.Our knowledge is a collection of
all stories that we have heard during our life-time
some stories that we remember
a few stories that survive
some important stories

14.Story telling is
an art
a science
in our genes
the essence of what makes us human

15.How the future will turn out to be, depends upon the stories?
we collectively choose to believe in
Which are repeatedly narrated
Designed to spread fear and tension
Designed to make prophecy

16.Rational optimists
(a) Look for opportunities.
(b) Are sensible and cheerful.
(c) Are selfishly driven.

(a), (b) and (c)
(a) only
(a) and (b) only
(b) and (c) only

17.Humans become less selfish when:
they work in large groups
they listen to frightening stories
they listen to cheerful stories
they work in solitude

18.’Practical Possibles' are the ones who
follow Midway Path
are doom-mongers
are self-centred
are cheerful and carefree

19.Effectivenas of communication can be traced from which of the following
(a) Attitude surveys
(b) Performance records
(c) Students attendance
(d) Selection of communication channel
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

(a),(b),(c) and (d)
(a),(b) and (c)
(b),(c) and (d)
(a),(b) and (d)

20.Assertion (A) : Formal communication tends to be fast and flexible
Reason (R) : Formal communication is a systematic and orderly flow of information.

Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) is correct explanation of (A)
Both (A) and (R) are correct. but (R) is not correct explanation of (A)
(A) is correct but. (R) is false
(A) is false but. (R) is correct

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