Reading Comprehension (CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) Paper-I English): Questions 63 - 71 of 294

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Passage

These few precepts in thy memory

See thou character. Give thy thoughts no tongue,

Nor any unproportioned thought this act;

Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar

Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried

Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel,

But do not dull thy palm with entertainment

One each new hatched, unfledged comrade. Beware

Of entrance to a quarrel, but being in,

Bear that the opposed may beware of thee.

Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice,

Take each man’s censure, but reserve thy judgment.

Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,

But not expressed in fancy; rich not gaudy;

For the appeal often proclaims the man.

Neither a borrower nor a lender be;

For loan oft loses both itself and friend,

And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.

– William Shakespeare

Question number: 63 (6 of 6 Based on Passage) Show Passage

» Reading Comprehension » Poetry

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Question

What is seen through percepts in memory?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Face

b.

clause

c.

Character

d.

Appearance

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‘Why did not you show up yesterday? Asked the headmaster, looking up. Swaminathan’s first impulse was to protest that he had never been absent. But the attendance register was right there in front of him. ‘No-No-I was blazed, I tried to come, but they took away my cap and burn it. Many strong men held me down when I tried to come… When a great man is sent to goal… I am surprised to see you a slave of the Englishmen… Didn’t they cut off - Dacca Muslin - Slaves of Slaves… ‘These were some of the disjoined explanations which he thought in his head and which even at that moment, he was discreet enough not to express. He wanted to mention headache, but he found to his distress that others beside him had one. The headmaster shouted, ‘won’t you open your mouth? ’ He brought the cane sharply down on Swaminathan’s right shoulder. Swaminathan kept staring at the head master with tears in his eyes, massaging with his left hand the spot, where the cane was laid, ‘I will kill you if you keep on staring without answering my question, ’ cried the head master. ‘I-I couldn’t come’, stammered Swaminathan. ‘Is that so? Asked the head master and turning to a boy said, ‘bring the peon’. Swaminathan thought What is he going to ask the peon to thrash me? If he does any such thing, I will bite everybody’. The peon came. The headmaster said to him, ‘now say what you know about this little rascal on the desk’. The peon eyed Swaminathan with a sinister look, grunted and demanded, ‘Didn’t I see you break the panes? ‘The peon eyed Swaminathan with a sinister look, grunted and demanded, ‘Didn’t I see you break the panes? ‘Of the ventilators in my room, added the headmaster with zeal. Here, there was no chance of escape. Swaminathan kept staring foolishly till he received another whack on the back. The headmaster demanded what the young brigand (bandit) had to say about it. The brigand had nothing to say. It was a fact that he had broken the panes. They had seen it. There was nothing more about it. He had unconsciously become defiant and did not care to deny the charge. When another whack came on his back, he abruptly said, ‘don’t beat me, Sir. It pains. ’ This was an invitation to the head master to bring down the cane four times again. He said, ‘keep standing here, on this desk, staring like an idiot, till I announce your dismissal.

Question number: 64 (1 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Question

If Swami was not ‘discreet’, he was like-

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

careless

b.

smart

c.

intelligent

d.

wise

Question number: 65 (2 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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The passage is all about-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Swami at school

b.

the peon’s evidence

c.

Swami’s excuses

d.

Swami’s punishment

Question number: 66 (3 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Question

The headmaster’s attitude towards Swami is one of-

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

hatred for Swami

b.

pleasure in punishing him

c.

pleasure in asking questions

d.

kindness for Swami

Question number: 67 (4 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Question

In the passage, Swami is shown to be

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Choice (4) Response

a.

arrogant

b.

respectful

c.

mischievous

d.

Question does not provide sufficient data or is vague

Question number: 68 (5 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Question

The ‘sinister look’ of the peon indicates that he is-

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

cruel or evil

b.

sympathetic

c.

threatening

d.

Sarcastic

Question number: 69 (6 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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According to the peon, Swami had-

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

been absent from school

b.

broken the panes

c.

been rude

d.

bitten someone

Question number: 70 (7 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Question

Swami felt trapped because-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

the head master blocked his escape

b.

he could not deny the charge

c.

he didn’t find a good excuse

d.

the peon stopped him

Question number: 71 (8 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Question

The headmaster’s reaction to Swami’s pleading was-

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

allowed him to go

b.

to forgave Swami

c.

to beat Swami more

d.

not allowed him to go

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