Reading Comprehension-Prose or Drama (CTET Paper-I English): Questions 106 - 113 of 170

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When I learned that my 72 years old mother was playing scrabble against herself, I knew, I had to do something. “Who is playing? ” I asked one day when I saw a half finished game on the table. “My right hand versus my left”. “Excuse me” I said. “As your father does not plays with me and I want to keep my mind engaged and sharp. ” An adorable pursuit, but I questioned whether my mother’s solitary version of scrabble would achieve that objectives. My husband suggested we should give her a computer to play against. I wasn’t sure my mother was ready for a cyber scrabble it had taken 10 years to convince her to purchase a microwave. Nevertheless, we packed up our old PC, complete with scabble and a word processing program and delivered it to my parent’s home. And so began my mother’s journey in the exciting world of computers. It also marked as the starting of a unique teaching assignment for me. I’ve taught children and adults of all ages, but never thought, I would be teaching my mother to do anything. Inspite of, the fear on her face when she first saw our gift, my mother was very excited to get started. She sat astonished and amazed on the screen lit up and the various icons presented themselves. Slowly, but surely my mother caught on, preparing notes in a mini spiral book. I wondered how she’d far without me. But thereafter, she only spoke on her game on the computer to me. She even forgot to ask her stock question, “What did you have for supper? ” It was no longer on the agenda. She talked about RAM, ROM and CPU terms spilled out effortlessly from her mother. My mother had learned a new mother tongue.

After a lifetime of being her child, I was finally the one with knowledge to share with my mummy. But even now, I realise she continuous to teach me. I understand the fact that its not the matter of age, its the “willing spirit which is capable of anything”.

Question number: 106 (8 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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What was the language mother newly learned?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

CPU

b.

RAM

c.

Language of computer

d.

ROM

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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: 107 (1 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Who were seen as symbols of tradition, respect and experience?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

The palatial buildings

b.

Joint families

c.

The aged

d.

The new generation

Question number: 108 (2 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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The elderly people are ignored-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

their ailing health

b.

nuclear set up

c.

because of their age

d.

because of the joint family system

Question number: 109 (3 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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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

Question number: 110 (4 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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

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Choice (4) Response

a.

nuclear set up

b.

big houses with many rooms

c.

old age homes

d.

joint family set up

Question number: 111 (5 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Urbanisation and industrialisation has led to-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

degradation of the families

b.

neglect and stress

c.

non-productive entity

d.

breakup of joint family set up

Question number: 112 (6 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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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: 113 (7 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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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

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