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Directions (8-10) : Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.  


It is difficult to reconcile the ideas of different schools of thought on the question of education. Some people maintain that pupils at school should concentrate on a narrow range of subjects which will benefit them directly in their subsequent careers. Others contend that they should study a wide range of subjects so that they not only have the specialised knowledge necessary for their chosen careers but also sound general knowledge about the world they will have to work and live in. Supporters of the first theory state that the greatest contributions to civilisation are made by those who are expert in their trade or profession. Those on the other side say that, unless they have a broad general education, the experts will be too narrow in their outlook to have sympathy with their fellows or a proper sense of responsibility towards humanity as a whole.  


Question-10 : Supporters of the first theory say that:


experts have contributed most to progress in the modern world.


experts have done nothing to help mankind.


people with general knowledge are more useful than experts.


people with general knowledge have contributed to civilisation.