Reading Comprehension (CTET Paper-II English): Questions 71 - 75 of 191

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Power and Possession have been central pursuits of modern civilization for a long time. They blocked out or distorted other features of the western renaissance’ (revival) which promised so much for humanity. What people have been and are still being taught to prize are money, success, control over the lives of other acquisition of more and more objects. Modern social, political and economic systems, whether capitalist, fascist or communist, reject in their working the basic principle that the free and creative unfoldment of every man, woman and child is the true measure of the worth of any society. Such infoldment required understanding and imagination, integrity and compassion, cooperation among people and harmony between the human species and the rest of nature. Acquisitiveness and the pursuit of power have made the modern man an aggressor against everything that is non-human, an exploiter and appressor of those who are poor, meek and unorganized, a pathological type who hates and distrusts the world and suffers from both acute loneliness and false pride.

The need for a new renaissance is deeply felt by those sensitive and conscientious men and women who not only perceive the dimensions of the crisis of out age but who also realise that only through conscious and cooperative human effort may this crisis be met and probably even overcome.

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Question

The author appears to be advocating which of the following approach to be adopted by the society?

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

Authoritarian

b.

Humanistic

c.

Capitalistic

d.

Communist

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The modern value systems encourage the importance of which one of the following?

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Choice (4) Response
a.

Craving for power and possession

b.

Spiritual development of all individuals

c.

Basic respect for all individuals

d.

Spirit of inquiry and knowledge

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The real attainment of any society can be adjudged by which of the following-

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

The degree of freedom for pursuing more and more power

b.

Total victimization of conscientious persons

c.

The encouragement for acquisitive tendencies

d. None of the above

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According to the passage, why has modern man turned out as an enemy of everything that is non-human?

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

He hates and distrusts other human beings

b.

He consciously practices spirit of cooperation

c.

Non-human have refused cooperation to human beings

d.

He has been dominated by drives of acquisitiveness and power

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Which of the following is most opposite in meaning to the word ‘central’ as used in the passage?

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

Major

b.

Lateral

c.

Peripheral

d.

Inadequate

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