Symbiosis University carries an MBA Entrance Exam every year for admission to its management courses. The entrance exam is called Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP). Many aspirants sit for the examination every year. Find here the solved General English section from Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) MBA Entrance Test conducted in December 2011 here. It has 40 questions in it with one small Reading comprehension passage, vocabulary based questions etc.
Directions (Qs. 1 to 6): Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.
D. H. Lawrence-1885-1930: The Supreme Triumph For man, the vast marvel is to be alive. For man, as for flower and beast and bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly, most perfectly alive. Whatever the unborn and the dead may know, they cannot know the beauty, the marvel of being alive in the flesh. The dead may look after the afterwards. But the magnificent here and now of life in the flesh is ours, and ours alone, and ours only for a time. We ought to dance with rapture, that we should be alive and in the flesh, and part of the living incarnate cosmos. I am part of the sun as my eye is part of me. That I am part of the earth my feet below know perfectly, and my blood is part of the sea. My soul knows that I am part of the human race; my soul is an organic part of the great human soul, as my spirit is part of my nation. In my own very self, 1 am part of my family. There is nothing of me that is alone and absolute except my mind, and we shall find that the mind has no existence by itself It is only the glitter of the sun on the surface of the waters,-Apocalypse, 1931.
1. By triumph the author means____
2. When the dead look after the afterwards the living should look at life
B. for some months
C. for only a short while
D. in the past
3. By rapture the author means an emotion involving great
4. By the last line "It _______waters", the author means that the mind is only
A. a mirage
B. an illusion
D. a reflection
5. The tone of this passage is