CTET Paper-II English: Questions 44 - 50 of 191

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Passage

Tell me not, in mournful numbers,

Life is but an empty dream!

For the soul is dead that slumbers,

And things are not what they seem.

Life is real! Life is earnest!

And the grave is not its goal;

Dust thou art, to dust returnest,

Was not spoken of the soul.

Not enjoyment and not sorrow,

Is out destined end or way;

But to act, that each tomorrow

Finds us further than today.

In the world’s broad field of battle,

In the bivouac of life,

Be not like dumb, driven cattle!

Be a hero in the strife!

Let us, then, be up and doing,

With a heart for any fate;

Still achieving, still pursuing,

Learn to labour and to wait.

– HW Long Fellow

Question number: 44 (4 of 6 Based on Passage) Show Passage

» Reading Comprehension » Poetry

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Question

What does the word ‘destined’ mean?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Determined

b.

Decided in advance

c.

Appropriate

d.

Definite

Question number: 45 (5 of 6 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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‘In the world’s broad field of battle’ means-

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

the life is to die bravely

b.

the words is full of bad people

c.

the world is not for the weak people

d.

the life is full of struggles and difficulties

Question number: 46 (6 of 6 Based on Passage) Show Passage

» Reading Comprehension » Poetry

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Question

‘Be up and doing’ in the poem means-

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

be ready to attack

b.

be ready to accept our bad luck

c.

be prepared for the challenge ahead

d.

be ready to die

Passage

Recent advances in science and technology have made it possible for geneticists to find out abnormalities in the unborn foetus and take remedial action to rectify some defects which would otherwise prove to be fatal to the child. Though genetic engineering is still at its infancy, scientists can now predict with greater accuracy a genetic disorder. It is not yet an exact science since they are not in a position to predict when exactly a genetic disorder will set in. While they have not yet been able to change the genetic order of the gene in germs, they are optimistic and are holding out that in the near future they might be successful in achieving this feat. They have, however, acquired the ability in manipulating tissue cells. However, genetic mis-information, can sometimes be damaging for it may adversely affect people psychologically. Genetic information may lead to a tendency to brand some people as inferiors. Genetic information can therefore be abused and its application in deciding the sex of the foetus and its subsequent abortion is now hotly debated on ethical lines. But on this issue geneticists cannot be squarely blamed though this charge has often been levelled at them. It is mainly a social problem. At present genetic engineering is a costly process of detecting disorders but scientists hope to reduce the costs when technology becomes more advanced. This is why much progress in this area has been possible in scientifically advanced and rich countries like the USA, UK and Japan. It remains to be seen if in the future this science will lead to the development of a race of Supermen or will be able to obliterate disease from this world.

Question number: 47 (1 of 8 Based on Passage) Show Passage

» Reading Comprehension » Prose or Drama

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Question

Which of the following is not true of the genetic engineering movement?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Acquired ability to detect genetic disorders in unborn babies

b.

It is confronted by ethical problems

c.

Increased tendency to manipulate gene cells

d.

Possibility of abuse

Question number: 48 (2 of 8 Based on Passage) Show Passage

» Reading Comprehension » Prose or Drama

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Question

In the passage, ‘abused’ means -

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

talked about

b.

misused

c.

killed

d.

insulted

Question number: 49 (3 of 8 Based on Passage) Show Passage

» Reading Comprehension » Prose or Drama

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Question

Which of the following is the same in meaning as the phrase ‘holding out’ as used in the passage?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Restarting

b.

Expounding

c.

Etching

d.

Sustaining

Question number: 50 (4 of 8 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Question

What according to the author is genetic misinformation severely damaging?

A. The cost involved is very high.

B. Some people are unjustly branded as inferior

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

A only

b.

B only

c.

A and B

d.

Question does not provide sufficient data or is vague

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