8th Class English Sample Paper English Olympiad Model Test Paper-4

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    Direction: Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:
    Two conceptions of science embody two different valuations of scientific life and of the purpose of scientific enquiry.
    According to the first conception, science is above all else an imaginative and exploratory activity and the scientist is a person who takes part in a great intellectual adventure.
    The alternative conception suggests that science is above all else a critical and analytical activity and the scientist is pre-eminently a person who requires evidence before he or she delivers an Where the truth resides according to second conception opinion, and when it comes to evidence is hard to please.
    In the first conception, truth takes shape in the mind of the observer: it is his imaginative grasp of what might be true that provides the incentive for finding out, so far as he can, what is true.
    This view point is supported by other scholars of science. For instance, Greenwald, argued: "One's preliminary hypotheses have a decided advantage in the judgment process.?
    According to the second conception, truth resides I in nature and is to be got at only through the evidence of the senses: apprehension leads by a direct pathway to comprehension, and the scientist's task is essentially one of discernment.
    Where the truth resides according to second conception?

    A) In nature  

    B) In imagination

    C) In hypothesis     

    D) In theory

    E) None of these

    Correct Answer: A

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