Reading Comprehension (CTET Paper-II English): Questions 90 - 94 of 191

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Passage

Once a thief named Kalu had planned to rob the king’s treasury. At midnight he went to the place and began to drill a hole in the side wall of the treasury, The King, who was awake in his bedroom just above the treasury, came out to investigate the whirring sound. He was dressed in a simple nightgown and the thief could not recognize him. He asked Kalu who he was and what he was doing. The latter said, “Sir, I am a thief and intend to rob this treasury. I presume that you are also a thief and have come with the same intention. No matter, let us both go inside and we shall share the loot equally”. Both entered the treasury and divided all the money and the jewels equally between them.

Inside a locker they found three big diamond pieces. As the thief was puzzled as to how to divide the three pieces into two portions, the king suggested, “We have taken away everything else. Let us leave one diamond piece for the poor king and share the rest equally”. Kalu agreed and when he took his leave, the king asked for his name and address. As Kalu had taken a vow of telling only the truth, he gave the correct information.

The king took away his share of the loot and hid it in his room. Next morning he asked his Prime Minister to inspect the treasury as he had heard some strange sounds during the previous night. The Prime Minister saw to his horror that all the valuables were missing and only a single diamond was left, perhaps inadvertently, by the thief. He put the diamond in his own shirt, pocket as its loss could be ascribed to the thief and nobody would suspect the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister went back to the King. The king particularly enquired, “Do you mean that the thief has completely denuded the treasury of its valuables and not a single item has been left? ” The Prime Minister confirmed it. The king asked the chief of police to bring in Kalu. When Kalu came he was unable to recognize the king as he is accomplice of the previous night. The king asked him, “Are you the thief who has stolen everything from my treasury leaving nothing back? ” Kalu confirmed it but said, “Sir I did leave one diamond back in the locker as advised by an accomplice of mine and it should still be there. “.

The Prime Minister interrupted saying, “Your Majesty, this thief is lying. There is nothing left in the locker”. The king asked the police chief to search the pockets of the Prime Minister, from where the missing diamond was recovered. The king told his courtiers, “Here is a Prime Minister who is a liar and a thief and here is a thief who is a truthful gentleman”.

Question number: 90 (6 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Question

Which of the following was admitted by Kalu to the king in his court?

A. Kalu was involved in the theft along with an accomplice

B. He had stolen all the valuables except one diamond

C. He was involved in the theft in which, the king himself had helped him

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

Only A

b.

Only B

c.

Only C

d. Both a. and b. are correct

Question number: 91 (7 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Which of the following was the false report given by the Prime Minister to the king?

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

The thief had left one diamond piece inside the locker

b.

The thief had stolen all the valuables without any exception

c.

He had found a broken diamond in the locker

d. None of the above

Question number: 92 (8 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Which of the following horrified the Prime Minister?

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

The valuables missing from the King’s treasury

b.

The fact that the kind suspected him of stealth

c.

Certain strange sounds heard by the Prime Minister

d.

A piece of diamond left in the locker

Question number: 93 (9 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Kalu revealed to the king his real intention because-

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

he felt that revealing the truth would ensure safe robbery

b.

he thought that the king was also a thief

c.

he thought that it was the only way to muster his help

d. None of the above

Passage

The greatest enemy of mankind, as people have discovered is not science, but war. Science merely reflects the social forces by which it is surrounded. It is found that when there is peace, science is constructive, when there is war, science is perverted to destructive ends. The weapons which science gives us do not necessarily create war, these makes ‘war increasingly more terrible. Until now, it has brought us to the doorstep of doom. Our main problem, therefore, is not to curb science, but to stop war to substitute law for force and international government for anarchy in the relations of one nation with another. This is a job in which everybody must participate, including the scientists. But the bomb of Hiroshima suddenly woke us up to the fact that we have very little time. The hour is late and our work has scarcely begun. Now we are face to face with this urgent question “Can education and tolerance, understanding and creative intelligence run fast enough to keep us abreast with our own mounting capacity to destroy? ” That is the question which we shall have to answer one way or the other in this generation. Science must help us in the answer, but the actual decision lies within ourselves.

Question number: 94 (1 of 6 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Question

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

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

Economic prosperity

b.

Communal harmony

c.

Law and order

d.

Political dominance

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