Reading Comprehension-Easy Passages (IAS (Admin.) Prelims CSAT Paper-II (Aptitude)): Questions 1 - 4 of 25

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Passage

The following items are based on passage in English to test the comprehension of English language and therefore these items do not have Hindi version. Read each passage and answer the items that follow.

In front of us was walking a bare-headed old man in tattered clothes. He was driving his beasts. They were all laden with heavy loads of clay from the hills and looked tired. The man carried a long whip which perhaps he himself had made. As he walked down the road he stopped now and then to eat the wild berries that grew on bushes along the uneven road. When he threw away the seeds, the bold birds would fly to peck them. Sometimes the stray dogs watched the procession philosophically and then began to bark. When this happened, my two little sons would stand still holding my hands firmly. A dog can sometimes be dangerous indeed. (2014)

Question number: 1 (1 of 2 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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The expression “a stray dog watched the procession philosophically” means that

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Choice (4) Response

a.

the dog looked at the procession with big, wondering eyes.

b.

the dog stood aloof, looking at the procession with seriousness.

c.

the dog stood there with his eyes closed.

d.

the dog was restless and ferocious.

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The author’s children held his hands firmly because

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Choice (4) Response

a.

the road was uneven.

b.

they were scared of the barking dogs.

c.

they saw the whip in the old man’s hand.

d.

they wanted him to pluck berries.

Passage

Read the following passages and answer the items that follow the passages. Your answers to these items should be based on the passages only.

The very first lesson that should be taught to us when we are old enough to understand it, is that complete freedom from the obligation to work is unnatural, and ought to be illegal, as we can escape our share of the burden of work only by throwing it on someone else’s shoulders. Nature ordains that the human race shall perish of famine if it stops working. We cannot escape from this tyranny. The question we have to settle is how much leisure we can afford to allow ourselves.

Question number: 3 (1 of 1 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Appeared in Year: 2017

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The main idea of the passage is that

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Working is a tyranny which we have to face

b.

It is essential for human beings to work

c.

Human’s understanding of the nature of work is essential.

d.

There should be a balance between work and leisure

Passage

Read the following passages and answer the items that follow the passages. Your answers to these items should be based on the passages only.

We live in digital times. The digital is not just something we use strategically and specifically to do a few tasks. Our very perception of who we are, how we connect to the world around us, and the ways in which we define our domains of life, labour and language are hugely structured by the digital technologies. The digital is everywhere and, like air, invisible. We live within digital systems, we live with intimate gadgets, we interact through digital media, and the very presence and imagination of the digital has dramatically restructured our lives. The digital, far from being a tool, is a condition and context that defines the shapes and boundaries of our understanding of the self, the society, and the structure of governance.

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Appeared in Year: 2017

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Which among the following is the most logical and essential message conveyed by the above passage?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

All problems of governance can be solved by using digital technologies.

b.

Speaking of digital technologies is speaking of our life and living.

c.

Our creativity and imagination cannot be expressed without digital media.

d.

Use of digital systems is imperative for the existence of mankind in future.

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