CTET Paper-I English: Questions 89 - 94 of 294
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Despite all the honors that we heaped upon him, Pasteur, as has been said, remained simple at heart. Perhaps the fantasy of his boyhood days, when he drew the familiar scenes of his birthplaces and the longing to be a great artist, never entirely left him. In reality he actually becomes a great artist, though after his 16th year, he abandoned the brush forever. Like every artist of worth, he put his soul and whole energy into his work and it was this very energy that in the end wore him out. For him, each sufferer was more than just a case that was to be cured. He looked upon the fight against hydrophobia as a battle and he was so into his determination to win. The sight of injured children, specifically moved him to an indescribable extent. He suffered with his patients and yet he would not deny himself a share in that suffering. His greatest grief was when sheer physical exhaustion made him give up his active work. He retired to the estate of at Villeneuve Etang, where he had his kennels for the study of rabies and there he passed his last summer, as his great biographer, Vallery Robot, has said, “practicing the gospel virtues”.
The attitude of this mean to the Science he had done so much to perfect, can be best summed up in a sentence that he is reputed once to have uttered, concerning the materialism of many of his contemporaries in similar branches of learning to his own: “the more I contemplate the mysteries of nature, the more my faith becomes like that of a peasant”.
But even then, in retirement he loved to see his former pupils, and it was then he repeated his life’s principle: ‘Work, ’ he would say, “never cease to work”.
He passed as simply as a child, the greatest man; France had ever produced, derived from a plebiscite among the French people. Napoleon, the idol of France was placed fifth. No greater tribute could have been given to Louis Pasteur, the tanner’s son, the scientist, the man of peace and the patient worker for humanity.
Question number: 89 (4 of 8 Based on Passage) Show Passage
Question number: 90 (5 of 8 Based on Passage) Show Passage
Question number: 91 (6 of 8 Based on Passage) Show Passage
Even accolades and honors did not change the simple man that Pasteur was-
he was very egoistic
he was very simple and childlike at heart
because he did not like false praises
he wanted more than what he had achieved
Question number: 92 (7 of 8 Based on Passage) Show Passage
Question number: 93 (8 of 8 Based on Passage) Show Passage
A huge layer of pollution is spreading its legs across South Asia is cutting down sunlight by 10 % over India, hence spoiling agriculture, changing the rainfall patterns and putting down hundreds of thousands people at risk, according to a new study. The startling findings of scientists working with the United Nations Environment Programme shows that the spectacular economic growth seen in this part of the world in the past decade may soon falter as a result of this pollution. A research is conducted in India shows that the haze caused by pollution might be reducing winter rice harvests by 10%. Results prove that haze is made up of mass of ash, acides, aerosols and other particles disrupting weather systems. Acids in the rain may be falling as acid rain, have the capacity to destroy crops and trees.
The pollution that is forming the haze could be leading to several hundreds and thousands of premature deaths as a result of higher levels of respiratory problems. The number of deaths is increasing like anything every year, which is an issue of major concern.
India, China and Indonesia are the worst affected owing to their population density, economic growth and declining forest cover.