CTET Paper-II English: Questions 112 - 116 of 191

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Passage

Mihir and Mahadev lived in the same village. While Mahadev owned the largest shop in the village. Mihir was a poor farmer. Both had large families, with many sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren. One day, Mihir, tired of not being able to make ends meet, decided to leave the village and move to the city where they were sure to make enough to feed everyone. They said their goodbyes, packed their few belongings and set off. When night fell, they stopped under a large tree. There was a stream running nearby, where they could refresh themselves. Mihir told his sons to clear the area below the tree. He told his wife to fetch water. He instructed his daughters-in-law to make up the fire and started cutting wood from the tree himself. Now, in the branches of that tree sat a thief. He watched as Mihir’s family worked together. He also noticed they had nothing to cook. Mihir’s wife too thought the same for, she said to her husband, “Everything is ready, But what shall we eat? ” Mihir raised his hands to heaven and said, “Don’t worry. He is watching all his from above. He will help us”.

The thief was worried. He had seen that the family was large and worked well together. Surely they did not know he was hiding in the branches? He decided to make a quick get away. He climbed down swiftly when they were not looking and ran for his life. But, he left behind his bundle of stolen jewels and money, which dropped down into Mihir’s lap. He opened it and jumped with joy when he saw the contents. The family promptly gathered their belongings and returned to the village. There was great excitement when they told everyone how they got rich.

Mahadev thought this was a nice quick way to earn some money! He commanded his family to pack some clothes and they set off as if on a journey. They stopped under the same tree and Mahadev started commanding everyone as Mihir had done. But no one in his family was willing to obey orders. They were used to having servants wait on them, so the one who went to the river to fetch water had a nice bath. The one who went to gather wood for the fire went off to sleep beneath the tree. And Mahadev only ordered everyone about, not bothering to do anything himself. Meanwhile the thief had returned to the tree. He noticed’ the family members were greedy and selfish. They would never be able to put up a fight together. Then, Mahadev and his wife started the conversation that they had rehearsed carefully. Mahadev’s wife said, “Everything is ready. But what shall we eat? ” Mahadev raised his hands upwards and said, “Don’t worry. He is watching all this from above. He will help us”. At this, the thief jumped down from the tree, knife in hand. Seeing him, everyone started running here and there to save themselves. The thief stole everything. Mahadev and his family had to return to the village empty-handed, having lost all the jewellery and gold they had taken with them.

Question number: 112 (4 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Question

What made Mihir utter the phrase, “He is watching all this from above”?

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Choice (4) Response
a.

It was a warning to his family members to stick together

b.

He was begging the thief for help to feed his family

c.

He had spotted the thief and wanted to frighten him off

d.

He was telling his wife to trust God to look after them

Question number: 113 (5 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Which of the following best describes Mahadev?

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Choice (4) Response
a.

He paid his servants well to look after his family’s needs

b.

He bullied his wife so she obeyed him

c.

He was greedy and had cheated Mihir

d.

He was a rich businessman

Question number: 114 (6 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Why did the thief return to the tree?

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Choice (4) Response
a.

To keep a watch on Mahadev’s family

b.

To plot how to get his money back

c.

Not mentioned in the passage

d.

He though no one would look for him there

Question number: 115 (7 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Why did Mihir and his family decide to camp under the ‘thief’s tree’?

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Choice (4) Response
a.

It was a convenient spot to camp for the night

b.

It was the only tree large enough to shelter the whole family

c.

Being a large family they knew they could capture the thief

d.

There was a stream nearby and wood to build a house

Question number: 116 (8 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Why was the thief not afraid of Mahadev’s family?

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Choice (4) Response
a.

He had weapons to defend himself

b.

They had not brought their servants along to protect them

c.

Seeing their wealth he suspected them of stealing his loot

d. None of the above

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