Exercise 32

Instructions to Solve
The strength of the electronics industry in Japan is the Japanese ability to organise production and marketing rather than their achievements in original research. The British are generally recognised as a far more inventive collection of individuals, but never seem able to exploit what they invent. There are many examples, from the TSR Z hovercraft, high speed train and Sinclair scooter to the Triumph, BSA and Norton Motorcycle which all prove this sad rule. The Japanese were able to exploits their strengths in marketing and development many years ago, and their success was at first either not understood in the West or was dismissed as something which could have been produced only at their low price. They were sold because they were cheap copies of other people's ideas churned out of a workhouse which was dedicated to hard grind above all else.

Question 1 :

It is evident from the passage that the strength of a country's industry depends upon

A). original research
B). international cooperation
C). dedicated workforce
D). electronic development
Answer : Option C

Question 2 :

The sad rule mentioned in this passage refers to

A). the inability of the Japanese to be inventive like the British
B). the inability of the British to be industrious like the Japanese
C). the lack of variety in Japanese inventions
D). the poorer marketing ability of British
Answer : Option D

Question 3 :

The TSR Z hovercraft, high speed train, Sinclair scooter etc. are the symbols of

A). Japanese success
B). British failure
C). British success
D). Japanese failure
Answer : Option B

Question 4 :

According to the passage, prosperity in industry depends upon

A). productivity
B). inventiveness
C). marketing ability
D). official patronage
Answer : Option C

Question 5 :

The main theme of this passage is

A). electronic industry in Japan
B). industrial comparison between Japan and Britain
C). the role of marketing efficiency in industrial prosperity
D). the importance of original research in industry
Answer : Option C