Reading Comprehension-Prose or Drama (CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) Paper-II English): Questions 6 - 12 of 133

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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: 6 (6 of 8 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Which of the following is the same in meaning as the word ‘obliterate’ as used in the passage?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

wipe out

b.

Eradicate

c.

Give birth to

d.

Wipe off

Question number: 7 (7 of 8 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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In the passage, ‘abused’ means -

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Choice (4) Response

a.

talked about

b.

misused

c.

killed

d.

insulted

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

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Which of the following is the same in meaning as the phrase ‘holding out’ as used in the passage?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Restarting

b.

Expounding

c.

Etching

d.

Sustaining

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: 9 (1 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Major

b.

Lateral

c.

Peripheral

d.

Inadequate

Question number: 10 (2 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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The Western renaissance could not make total impact on today’s humanity because-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

it was against basic principle

b.

it was conceptually weak

c.

conscientious men opposed it

d.

None of the above

Question number: 11 (3 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

Question number: 12 (4 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Which of the following is one of the requirements bringing out the best in man?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Power

b.

Success

c.

Money

d.

Understanding

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