Reading Comprehension (CTET Paper-I English): Questions 205 - 212 of 294

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Passage

All the world’s a stage,

And all the men and women merely players;

They have their exits and their entrances,

And one man in his time plays many parts.

His acts being seven ages. At first the infant,

Mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms;

And then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel

And shining morning face, creeping like snail

Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,

Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad,

Made to his mistress’ eyebrow. Then, a soldier,

Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard,

Jealous in honor, sudden and quick in quarrel,

Seeking the bubble reputation

Even in the cannon’s mouth. And then the justice,

In fair round belly with good capon lined,

With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,

Full of wise saws and modern instances;

And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts

Into the learn and slippered pantaloon,

With spectacles on nose and pouch on side;

His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide

For his shrunk shank: and his big manly voice,

Turning again toward childish treble, pipes

And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,

That ends this strange eventful history,

Is second childishness and mere oblivion,

Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

– William Shakespeare

Question number: 205 (5 of 6 Based on Passage) Show Passage

» Reading Comprehension » Poetry

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Question

All ‘have their exits and their entrances’. Exits and entrances refer to -

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

the end of the Shakespearean era

b.

beginning and end of play

c.

coming and going of actors

d.

birth and death

Question number: 206 (6 of 6 Based on Passage) Show Passage

» Reading Comprehension » Poetry

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Question

These lines have been taken from-

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

Responsibilities

b.

Turning again toward childish

c.

The seven ages

d.

The stages of life

Passage

There was a time when the aged were considered as symbols of tradition, respect, wisdom and experience. They controlled and guided the destinies of all the members of joint families. Urbanisation and industrialisation have led to the breaking up of the joing family system and a new system of nuclear families emerged. The disintegration of joing families has had a negative impact on the elderly people. Many elderly people get ignored because of the nuclear set up of families. The aged are now seen as a burden and non-productive entity. Modernisation has led to the degradation of their position, status and authority. Their existence as integral part of the family is now uprooted. With the decline in their functional position as the head of the family, they have lost their authority, respect and prestige they used to command earlier. The changing values and the dependence of the aged on their sons and daughter in law has complicated the problems. The aged are marginalised, alienated and left out of mainstream. Neglect, lack of respect, verbal taunts, inter-actional stress and increasing gap in communication make the aged feel unwanted and unpleasant entities. The only peaceful place where they are being loved by others are old age homes. Under the existing circumstances the need for old age homes has certainly increased and they have become a must for the elderly to lead a peaceful and happy life among those who share and care for them.

Question number: 207 (1 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

» Reading Comprehension » Prose or Drama

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Question

Under the circumstances stated above there has been an increasing demand for-

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

nuclear set up

b.

big houses with many rooms

c.

old age homes

d.

joint family set up

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Question

What is the core positive point of an old aged home?

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Choice (4) Response
a.

Enjoy in peace

b.

One can do whatever he feels like

c.

Sharing and caring

d.

Individual set up

Question number: 209 (3 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

» Reading Comprehension » Prose or Drama

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Question

We should behave more responsible and revise our-

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

moral values

b.

behaviour and conduct

c.

past

d.

strengths and weakness

Question number: 210 (4 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Question

The only peaceful place left for the aged is-

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Choice (4) Response
a.

their hometown

b.

old age home

c.

their parents home

d.

orphanage

Question number: 211 (5 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

» Reading Comprehension » Prose or Drama

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Question

We all have become subject to-

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Choice (4) Response
a.

changing values

b.

selfishness

c.

unworthiness

d.

greediness

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Question

Neglect, lack of respect, verbal taunts, communication gap make the aged feel-

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Choice (4) Response
a.

cared and concerned

b.

unavailable and outdated

c.

unwanted and unpleasant

d.

stressed and strained

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