Exercise 34

Instructions to Solve
It is to progress in the human sciences that we must look to undo the evils which have resulted from a knowledge of physical world hastily and superficially acquired by population unconscious of the changes in themselves that the new knowledge has imperative. The road to a happier world than any known in the past lies open before us if atavistic destructive passions can be kept in leash while the necessary adaptations are made. Fears are inevitable in time, but hopes are equally rational and far more likely to bear good fruit. We must learn to think rather less of the dangers to be avoided than of the good that will lie within our grasp if we can believe in it and let it dominate our thoughts. Science, whatever unpleasant consequences it may have by the way, is in its very nature a liberator, a liberator of bondage to physical nature and in time to come, a liberator from the weight of destructive passions. We are on the threshold of utter disaster or unprecedentely glorious achievement. No previous age has been fraught with problems so momentous; and it is to science that we must look to for a happy future.

Question 1 :

What does science liberate s from? It is liberate us from


A). fears and destructive passions
B). slavery to physical nature and from passions
C). bondage to physical nature
D). idealistic hopes of glorious future
Answer : Option B

Question 2 :

Should human sciences be developed because they will


A). provide more knowledge of the physical word
B). make us conscious of the changing world
C). make us conscious of the changing in ourselves
D). eliminate the destruction caused by a superficial knowledge of the physical world
Answer : Option D

Question 3 :

If man's bestial yearning is controlled


A). the future will be tolerable
B). the future will be brighter than the present
C). the present will be brighter than the future
D). the present will become tolerable
Answer : Option B

Question 4 :

Fears and hopes according to the author


A). are closely linked with the life of modern man
B). can bear fruit
C). can yield good results
D). are irrational
Answer : Option A

Question 5 :

To carve out a bright future man should


A). analyse dangers that lie ahead
B). try to avoid dangers
C). overcome fear and dangers
D). cultivate a positive outlook
Answer : Option D