: Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
Care should be taken when submitting manuscripts to book publishers. A suitable publisher should be chosen, by a study of his list of publications or an examination in the bookshops of the type of books in which he specializes. It is a waste of time and money to send the typescript of a novel to a publisher who publishes no fiction, or poetry to one who publishes no verse, though all too often this is done. A preliminary letter is appreciated
by most publishers, and this should outline the nature and extent of the typescript and enquire whether the publisher would be prepared to read it (writers have been known to send out such letters of inquiry in duplicated form, an approach not calculated to stimulate a publisher’s interest). It is desirable to enclose the cost of return postage when submitting the typescript and finally it must be understood that although every reasonable care is taken of material in the Publishers’ possession, responsibility cannot be accepted for any loss or damage thereto.
Authors are strongly advised not to pay for the publication of their work. If an MS. It is worth publishing, a reputable publisher will undertake its publication at his own expense, except possibly for works of an academic nature. In this connection, attention is called to the paragraphs on Self-publishing and vanity
publishing, at the end of this section.
Q1. Which of the following is TRUE with respect to the passage?
A. Authors are strongly advised not to pay for the publication of their work.
B. It is desirable to enclose the cost of return postage when submitting the typescript.
C. A suitable publisher should be chosen, by a study of his list of publications or an examination in the bookshops of the type of books in which he specializes.
D. None of the above is true
E. All are true
According to the passage all the options are true.
Q2. Which is CORRECT in view of the writer?
A. Publisher will not devote time to the Editing and reading the material which is not of its line of publication.
B. The publisher who does not publish the other books, may not understand the ingredients and pattern of publication.
C. Any publisher, not publishing the stuff of other types will not be able to do justice with the manuscript.
D. The publisher will stick to his line of publication only.
E. None of the above is correct
According to the passage only option (c) i.e. Any publisher, not publishing the stuff of other type will not be able to do justice with the manuscript, is correct in view of the writer.
Q3. Which of the following depicts the central idea of the passage?
A. While submitting the manuscripts for publication, all the details are to be made abundantly clear with the publisher in writing along with the share of expenses. Any reputed publisher can be selected who may publish the manuscript.
B. Manuscripts, when sent for publication, must have preliminary letter in more than one copy with the cost of publication.
C. Manuscripts must be submitted to the reputed publisher, who publishes the material of that kind with a brief letter and cost of return expenses.
D. The manuscripts before submission, must be personally discussed with the publishers, along with a letter and making it clear with him that only a part of publication expenses will be borne by the writer.
E. None of the above
According to the passage only option (C) is correct.
Q4. Which of the following is OPPOSITE in meaning to the word APPRECIATED given in BOLD?
Appreciate means to applaud or praise someone; Disregard means to not show respect.
Q5. Which of the following is SIMILAR in meaning to the word VANITY given in BOLD?
Vanity means excessive pride in one’s appearance, qualities, abilities, achievements, etc ; Arrogant means to take pride, making claims or pretensions to superior importance or rights.