Reading Comprehension (CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) Paper-I English): Questions 272 - 279 of 294

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Passage

It is very hard to reconcile the ideas of various 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. Other contend that they should study a wide range of subjects, so that they have not only 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 most expert in their trade on profession. Those on the other side say that, unless that 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 number: 272 (7 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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‘Contend’ in the passage means-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

realise

b.

support

c.

quarrel

d.

wish

Question number: 273 (8 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Which is similar in meaning to the word ‘subsequent’ as used in the passage-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

happening after something else

b.

waiting eagerly

c.

predetermined

d.

going along

Question number: 274 (9 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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‘Unless’ in the passage is used as -

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Choice (4) Response

a.

gerund

b.

conjunction

c.

interjection

d.

participle

Passage

A chieftain, to the Highlands bound, Cries,

“Boatman, do not tarry!

And I’ll give thee a silver pound

To row us o’er the ferry! “–

“Now, who be ye, would cross Lochgyle,

This dark and stormy weather? “

“O, I’m the chief of Ulva’s isle,

And this, Lord Ullin’s daughter.

“And fast before her father’s men

Three days we’ve fled together,

For should he find us in the glen,

My blood would stain the heather.

“His horsemen hard behindus ride

Should they our steps discover,

Then, who will cheer my bonny bride

When they have slain her lover? “–

“And by my word! the bonny bride

In danger shall not tarry;

So, though the waves are raging white,

I’ll row you o’er the ferry. “–

By this the storm grew loud apace,

The water-wraith was shrieking;

And in the scowl of heaven each face

Grew dark as they were speaking.

But still as wilder blew the wind,

And as the night grew drearer,

Adown the glen rode armed men,

Their trampling sounded nearer.

– Thomas Campbell

Question number: 275 (1 of 6 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Who is the ‘highland bound’?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Daughter of Lord Ullin

b.

A chieftain

c.

The boatman

d.

Lord Ullin

Question number: 276 (2 of 6 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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The shore of Lockgyle has been referred to as ‘fatal shore’! The poetic device used here is-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Smile

b.

Metaphor

c.

Onomatopoeia

d.

Both b. and a. are correct

Question number: 277 (3 of 6 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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The boatman agrees to ferry them across because-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

he is sorry for the childlike innocence of the lady

b.

he has fallen in love with Lord Ullin’s daughter

c.

he wants to avenge Lord Ullin

d.

he has lost his love

Question number: 278 (4 of 6 Based on Passage) Show Passage

» Reading Comprehension » Poetry

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Lord Ullin’s daughter and her lover are trying to -

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Choice (4) Response

a.

settle in a distant land

b.

escape the wrath of her father

c.

challenge the storm in the lake

d.

trying to prove their love for each other

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Question

The mood changes in the poem. It transform from-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

happiness to fear

b.

love to pain

c.

fear to happiness

d.

anxiety to grief

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