16th November, 2016 (CSAT)


Directions (Qs. 1-2) : Answers should be based on the information given below:

English should be the only language used in the Parliament. There is no reason for the country to spend money on printing documents in several different languages, just to cater to people who cannot speak English. The government has better ways to spend taxpayer’s money, almost all of whom are comfortable with English. Legislators who come to the capital should learn to speak English.


1. Which of the following, if true, would make the speaker’s argument stronger?

(a) There is currently a law that says the government must provide legislators with documents in their language of choice.

(b) Legislators who do not speak English are more close to the common man.

(c) India has the largest English speaking population in the world.

(d) Individual states have different official languages.


2. Which of the following, if true, would make the speaker’s argument weaker ?

(a) The government currently translates official documents into more than twenty languages.

(b) English is the most difficult language in the world to learn.

(c) Most legislators who do not know English learn English within two months of their election to the Parliament.

(d) Making English the official language is a politically unpopular idea.

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