Short Passages Comprehension - III

Please study carefully the comprehension given below. The passages is followed by a set of questions choose the best answer to each question.

The highbrows reverse the numerical argument and imply that, because they are so few, they must therefore be right but where they chiefly offend is in their excessive self-congratulation and contempt for others. In the past, the highbrows were alone in expressing a feeling of superiority; the lowbrows humbly accepted the position assigned to them. Recently, however, there has been a change and the lowbrows now adopt towards the highbrows exactly the same attitude as the highbrows adopted towards them.

Ques 1. The reversal of the numerical argument in the context of the passage means that the highbrows :
(a) have no regard for the majority
(b) respect the majority
(c) are indifferent to numbers
(d) have regard for the minority

Ques 2. A highbrow is :
(a) a liberal minded person
(b) a believer in conservative values
(c) a self-opinionated intellectual at
(d) a democr

Ques 3. The phrase ‘self-congratulation’ can best be replaced by :
(a) self-effacement
(b) self-admiration
(c) self-negation
(d) self-criticism

Ques 4. The attitude of the lowbrows towards the highbrows in the past was one of :
(a) violent rejection
(b) resentful acceptance
(c) open rebelliousness
(d) unprotesting submission

Ques 5. The recent change in the attitude of the lowbrows towards the highbrows suggests that :
(a) the lowbrows have rejected the superiority of the highbrows
(b) the lowbrows have become highbrows
(c) the lowbrows have become indifferent to the highbrows
(d) the highbrows have become meek and humble

Answers :
(1) (c), (2) (c), (3) (b), (4) (d), (5) (a).