Reading Comprehension (CTET Paper-II English): Questions 36 - 43 of 191

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Passage

The Solitary Reaper

Behold her, single in the field,

You solitary Highland lass!

Reaping and singing by herself;

Stop here or gently pass!

Alone she cuts and binds the grain,

And sings a melancholy strain

O listen! for the vale profound

Is over flowing with the sound.

No nightingale did ever chant

More welcome notes to weary bands

Of travellers in some shady haunt

Among Arabian sands.

– William Wordsworth

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‘Is overflowing with the sound’. Which ‘sound’ is being talked about here?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Sound of the wind

b.

Different sounds in the valley

c.

A Nightingale’s song

d.

The Girl’s song

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‘Lass’ means-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

a girl

b.

a worker

c.

an old woman

d.

a child

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The poet-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

had come to hear the song

b.

had come to meet the singer of the song

c.

didn’t like the song

d.

was just passing by when he heared the song

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‘Weary band’ in the poem means-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

a group of tried people

b.

a group of musicians

c.

a group of people

d.

a group of reapers

Question number: 40 (6 of 6 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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‘Reaping and singing by herself’ means-

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

cutting the crop and singing alone

b.

sowing seeds and singing songs alone

c.

playing an instrument and singing a song herself

d.

living alone

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

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What does the word ‘destined’ mean?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Determined

b.

Decided in advance

c.

Appropriate

d.

Definite

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‘Be up and doing’ in the poem means-

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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

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‘Life is an empty dream’-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

The poet does not agree with this idea

b.

The poet wants to discuss with idea

c.

it is a fact

d.

The poet agrees with this idea

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