Reading Comprehension-Prose or Drama (CTET Paper-I English): Questions 66 - 72 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.

Question number: 66 (4 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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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

Question number: 67 (5 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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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

Question number: 68 (6 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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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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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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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

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

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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

Passage

Raghu had been orphaned when he was quite young, so he had learned to fend for himself. One day he was very hungry. Wondering what to do, he happened to pass a sweet shop and heard the shopkeeper tell his young assistant, “Look after the shop while I take a nap. Call me only if something urgent comes up. ” Raghu got an opportunity. He waited for a short time and then entered. “I am the owner’s best friend’s son. Give me the best sweets in the shop. ” The boy was suspicious and asked him his name. “My name is Fly”, said Raghu helping himself to some jalebis. As he sat eating, the boy ran to the owner, “Fly is eating the sweets. What should I do? ” The sweet shop owner was in a deep sleep. He murmured, ” How much a fly can eat? Let him be. ” Then he turned over and started snoring loudly. The poor boy could do nothing but watch him demolish a plate of jalebis. Finally Raghu took two boxes of the best sweets in the shop and left without paying.

These boxes he presented to Mahadev saying, “Here is a present for our city’s greatest man. Please accept this, I am a poor man and have nothing else to give you. “Seeing the box full of expensive sweets Mahadev, who rarely parted with money, was overjoyed. ‘Sir, ’ continued Raghu, “I have only one request. May I have the empty boxes back please? ” Mahadev was only interested in the sweets so he said graciously, “Of course. Ask my wife to give you two vessels for the sweets. ” Raghu went to Mahadev’s wife and said, “Your husband has asked you to give me two gold coins. ” The woman who was cooking lunch was astonished and said, “Are you out of your mind? My husband would never say such a thing! ” So Raghu called out to Mahadev, “Your wife is refusing to give me what I asked for. ” Mahadev was negotiating a handsome deal in his shop. Irritated by the disturbance he called out, “Give him what he wants. ” So Raghu left with two gold coins in his pocket.

Days went by and Raghu made his living through his smooth talk and tall promises. The king heard about this. Raghu was brought to him under arrest. The king heard his story in silence and then said, “Since you are so clever study with the best pundits in the land. Use your wits for the betterment of the kingdom. ” Raghu was quiet. No one had praised him or offered him a better life before. He accepted the King’s terms and one day came to be known as one of the wisest of his ministers.

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Why did Raghu ask Mahadev for the empty sweet boxes?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

He thought Mahadev would appreciate his thrifty nature

b.

He planned to use them to trick someone else

c.

He was poor and saved anything he thought could be of value

d.

None of the above

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