Reading Comprehension-Prose or Drama (CTET Paper-II English): Questions 13 - 18 of 133

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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: 13 (5 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Which of the following best described the behavior of modern man?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Imaginative and sympathetic

b.

Perspective and creative

c.

Cruel and greedy

d.

Conscientious and cooperative

Question number: 14 (6 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: 15 (7 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: 16 (8 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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According to the passage, why has modern man turned out as an enemy of everything that is non-human?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

He hates and distrusts other human beings

b.

He consciously practices spirit of cooperation

c.

Non-human have refused cooperation to human beings

d.

He has been dominated by drives of acquisitiveness and power

Question number: 17 (9 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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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

Passage

In modern times Abraham lincoln stands as the model of a compassionate statesman. He showed this quality not only in striving for the emancipation of the American blacks but in the dignity with which he conducted the American Civil War. Lincoln did not fancy himself as a liberator. He thought it would be better for all if emancipation was a gradual process spread over many years. He proposed compensation for slave-owners in US bonds and grants for the rehabilitation of blacks - ‘colonisation’ as he called it. But fate was to deem otherwise. The haste with which the south wanted to break away from the Union with the North, compelled him to move faster than he expected. Perhaps more than most men of his time he had thought through the issue of slavery’. We must free the slaves’, he said, or be ourselves subdued ‘Before reading his first draft of the Proclamation of Emancipation, he told his colleagues. In giving freedom to the slaves, we assure freedom to the free’.

Lincoln replied. As of they never went to war?

When the news came of the victory of the Northern against the confederate forces, some one suggested that the head of the confederation Administration, Jefferson Davies, really ought to be hanged. ‘Judge not, that yet be not judged’.

Lincoln replied. As to the demand for the, prosecution of rebels, Lincoln replies. We must extinguish our resentments if we expect harmony and union. This was his last recorded utterance.

Question number: 18 (1 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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The term ‘colonisation’ as used in the passage means-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

handing over slaves to the slave-owners

b.

making separate dwelling arrangements for slave - owners

c.

efforts made by American blacks to free themselves

d.

None of the above

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