Reading Comprehension-Prose or Drama (CTET Paper-I English): Questions 65 - 71 of 170

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It is to progress in the Human Sciences that we must look to undo the evils, which have resulted from a knowledge of the physical world hastily and superficially acquired by populations unconscious of the changes in themselves that the new knowledge has made imperative. The road to a happier world than any known in the past lies open before us if atavistic destructive passions can be kept in leash while the necessary adaptations are made. Fears are inevitable in our time, but hopes are equally rational and far more likely to bear good fruit. We must learn to think rather less of the dangers to be avoided than of the good that will lie within our grasp if we can believe in it and let it dominate our thoughts. Science, whatever unpleasant consequences it may have by the way, is in its very nature a liberator, a liberator of bondage to physical nature and in to come, a liberator from the weight of destructive passions. We are on the threshold of utter disaster or unprecedentedly glorious achievement. No previous age has been fraught with problems, so momentous and it is to Science that we must look to for a happy future.

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The word ‘imperative’ means

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Choice (4) Response

a.

trivial

b.

threatening

c.

vital

d.

None of the above

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Fears and hopes, according to the author-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

are closely linked with the life of modern man

b.

can bear fruit

c.

can yield good results

d.

are irrational

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Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word ‘superficially’

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Choice (4) Response

a.

thoroughly

b.

legally

c.

primarily

d.

gradually

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‘To keep in leash’ means

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Choice (4) Response

a.

To contro

b.

To observe

c.

To criticise

d.

To punish

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If man’s bestial yearning is controlled-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

the present will become tolerant

b.

the present will be brighter than the future

c.

the future will be tolerant

d.

the future will be brighter than the present

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Should Human Sciences be developed because they will-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

eliminate the destruction caused by a superficial knowledge of the physical world

b.

provide more knowledge of the physical world

c.

make us conscious of the changing world

d.

make us conscious of the changes in ourselves

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What does Science liberate us from? It liberates us from-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

bondage to physical nature

b.

idealistic hopes of a glorious future

c.

fears and destructive passions

d.

slavery to physical nature and from passions

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