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Q 25. Choose the part of the sentence that has an error.

If I had the opportunity on going to the hills, I would never miss it.

A. If I had the opportunity

B. ongoing to the hills,

C. I would never

D. Miss it.


Read the passage and answer the questions that follow

People form and have formed relationships with others since the beginning of time. But why do people have positive feelings towards some and negative feelings towards other people? In other words, what factors influence the presence or absence of interpersonal attraction?

At the start of most human relationships physical attractiveness is a key factor. Even for animals, physical attractiveness, for example the presence of facial symmetry and a strong body, is consciously or subconsciously used as an indicator of health and the ability to have strong offspring. Interestingly, physical attractiveness is not a good indicator for the longevity of relations. Studies in fact indicate that it is detrimental to maintaining relationships.

A second important factor is proximity. The idea is that people have a penchant for forming relationships with people that geographically close. People generally like things that are familiar to them. Moreover the simple fact of an increased frequency of contact, which means more interaction, enhances the chances that a relationship develops. One could even argue that a continuous high frequency of interaction is what constitutes a relationship. However, such a relationship need not necessarily be a positive one, and is clearly proven by examples of toxic relations between neighbours.

A third factor, which is closely linked to proximity, is similarity. This refers to relationship participants having similar characteristics such as age, education, social class, personality and attitude. Actually, scientists are still not in agreement as to whether people actively seek out people that are like them or whether fact that they spend most of their social and working life with such people is what leads them to form relationship. Although the latter is more probable, in either case, the old saying that ‘opposites attract’ is not supported by scientific findings.

Finally, there is the reciprocity factor. This in uncomplicated terms means that people tend to like people who like them. Although scientific evidence for this factor might be difficult to generate, most of us would have seen the start of a relationship between two people after one had been informed that the other person was interested in him/her.

Interpersonal attraction then, perhaps somewhat unfortunately, is influenced by factors over which individuals have only limited control. On the positive side, we have some insight into how to establish and, more importantly, maintain good relationships. Eventually looks will fade. But righteousness and decency are the innate qualities, which will last forever in a sustainable relationship. This is completely in line with the conventional wisdom that ‘beauty is on the inside’ should come as no surprise.

Q 26. Physical attractiveness is ________

A. fundamental in keeping relationships

B. important for health

C. essential for survival

D. pivotal in starting relationships

Q 27. Why is proximity important in establishing relationships?

A. People enjoy frequent interactions with others

B. There is a tendency to form relationships with people who are geographically close

C. People tend to build relationship with family

D. Relations only develop when there is regular contact.

Q 28. The writer believes that people form relationship with people that are similar to them because ________

A. they believe such relationships will be successful

B. these are the people they interact with most

C. these people usually like them in return

D. they are attracted to people that have the same employment as them

Q 29. The writer believes that reciprocity is important in relationships because ________

A. People must be interested in their future

B. People are not always aware that someone is interested in them

C. People՚s feelings are influenced by how others feel about them

D. People՚s feelings are heard to measure

Q 30. Interpersonal attraction is best described as ________

A. positive feelings people have towards others

B. a relationship between two people

C. the extent to which people are physically attracted to others

D. the feelings that relationships create

Q 31. when in search of a long- lasting relation, the writer recommends ________

A. looking for a partner who shares familiar characteristics

B. finding someone who is interested in you too

C. looking for a physically attractive partner

D. finding someone with a good character

Q 32. Choose the meaning of the word ‘detrimental’ as used in the passage

A. Beneficial

B. Important

C. Harmful

D. Safe

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