Reading Comprehension (CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) Paper-II English): Questions 64 - 69 of 191

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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: 64 (8 of 8 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Question

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

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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

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The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both

And be one traveller, long I stood

And looked down one as far as I could

To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,

And having perhaps the better claim,

Because it was grassy and wanted wear;

Though as for that the passing there

Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay

In leaves no step had trodden black.

Oh, I kept the first for another day!

Yet knowing how way leads on to way,

I doubted if I should ever come back,

I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I

I took the one less travelled by,

And that has made all the differences.

– Robert Frost

Question number: 65 (5 of 6 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Question

The path which the poet chose -

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Choice (4) Response

a.

was easy and satisfying

b.

was unjust and unfair

c.

was not easy but it was right

d.

was full of wonders and miracles

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‘The two roads’ in the poem signifies-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

the failure and the success in life

b.

the right and the wrong paths in life

c.

the two different characters

d.

Question does not provide sufficient data or is vague

Passage

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.

Question number: 67 (1 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Authoritarian

b.

Humanistic

c.

Capitalistic

d.

Communist

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

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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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The author hopes that the present crisis can be solved by-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

devoted individual efforts

b.

different political systems

c.

purposeful and collective human efforts

d.

spiritually developed individuals

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