Reading Comprehension-Prose or Drama (CTET Paper-II English): Questions 76 - 80 of 133

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Democracy, so long as it is what it is, imperfectly educated, throws a great responsibility on the leaders. The average voter even in educated England has no opinion of his own on many questions. He chooses his party by tradition or by his agreement with its central aims in those matters on which he had strong views. On other questions he takes his opinions from the leads. His conscience is clear when the party is chosen and for the rest the leaders decide; and the voters obey. In a complex social machine, it is difficult for the units to exercise thought. It is more easy to be obedient automata. It does not even pay to think. Perhaps thought may prove costly. If the leaders want to create public opinion, the machinery of the press and the wireless makes it most easy. Modern conditions afford propagandists vastly increased opportunities of promoting collective excitement and setting the world in a conflagration. A few clever and adventurous leaders can excite people’s passions and suppress intellectual freedom. In these circumstances, truth does not win as there is no attempt to find out truth.

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The statement “it does not even pay to think” means that-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

thoughtful persons are condemned

b.

thinking brings no advantage

c.

thinking is not allowed

d.

thinking is actually discouraged

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The most suitable title for the given passage would be-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Democracy and intellectual freedom

b.

The role of leaders in a democracy

c.

Democracy and public opinion

d.

The role of voters in a democracy

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The word ‘conflagration’ in the passage signifies-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

widespread fire

b.

conflict

c.

confusion

d.

unforeseen calamity

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From the third sentence “He chooses his party by tradition…“, we understand that-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

the average voter in England votes for a party because of tradition irrespective of his agreement or disagreement with its basic policies

b.

in England an average voter supports a party either as a practice or because of his agreement with its broad policies

c.

in a democracy one votes for a party with whose objectives and policies he agrees on all matters

d.

an English voter selects a party which strongly stands for traditional and popular beliefs

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Which of the following statements expressed most accurately the idea contained in the last sentence of the paragraph?

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a.

Some adventurous leaders encourage people’s free thinking in an effort to get down to the true state of things

b.

When public fury is aroused by cunning leaders some people are fed on lies

c.

At a time when clever leaders fan public feelings, nobody wants to know the truth which thus gets lost

d.

An overambitious leader infuriates the mob and thus spreads falsehoods to serve his own ends

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