NTSE Stage-2 (National-Level) Scholastic-Aptitude & Language Comprehension: Questions 381 - 387 of 828

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At Mangalore, Tipu inflicted a crushing defeat on the large English army under Campbell. Then, Tipu left for Cuddapah to join his commander Qamar-ud-din. There he defeated the troops under traitor Sayyad Mohammad and then routed the English army sent under Montgomery to assist Sayyad Mohammad.

At the end of the battle, Tipu looked down on Sayyad Mohammad who surrendered before him and begged for mercy. His cold calm figure glowed in splendid armor. He listened attentively but without change of expression. Every onlooker thought that he could forecast what the answer would be, for Sayyad Mohammad had added to his treachery by killing in cold blood hundreds of Tipu’s loyalists. Tipu replied’ I grant you your life, not in forgetfulness of what you did but in remembrance of who your father was. ′ Sayyad Mohammad’s father was a man of religion, attached to the tomb of Gisu Daraz at Gulbarga.

The reply almost led to a quarrel between Tipu Sultan and his trusted commander, Qamar-ud-din. The quarrel ended only when Tipu Sultan cried ‘You call me a king but question each act. It seems, I am your king only when I command to kill. But I cannot, it seems, command to spare a life, if I choose. ’ This was not a kingly act, Qamar-ud-din thought. We are only increasing the number of wolves against us, he wanted to say. But after this outburst, he knew, it was no use arguing further.

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» English Language » Reading Comprehension

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According to Qamar-ud-din, what was not a kingly act?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

To spare a dangerous traitor

b.

Killing hundreds of loyalists

c.

To defeat English army twice in succession

d.

Demanding explanation from a king

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According to Tipu’s commander. Tipu’s decision would

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Choice (4) Response

a.

defeat Qamar-ud-din’s army

b.

support the loyalists

c.

encourage the traitors

d.

bring back Sayyad to Tipu’s camp

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» English Language » Reading Comprehension

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Why did Sayyad Mohammad Beg Tipu Sultan for mercy?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

The English captain had advised him accordingly

b.

Sayyad was an honest man

c.

His father had suggested him likewise

d.

None of the above

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» English Language » Reading Comprehension

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Who had come to help Sayyad Mohammad?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Campbell

b.

Qamar-ud-din

c.

Montgomery

d.

His father

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Why did Tipu grant mercy to Sayyad Mohammad?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

It was a kingly act

b.

Tipu forgot the acts of Sayyad

c.

Sayyad was a man of religion

d.

None of the above

Question number: 386

» English Language » One Word Substitution

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Question

Select the correct meaning of the idioms and phrases out of the four choices given.

Add fuel to the flame

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

To keep unchained

b.

In disorder

c.

Keep the fire burning

d.

To make matter worse

Question number: 387

» English Language » Sentence Completion

Appeared in Year: 2013

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Question

Choose the word which best fills the blank from the four options given below.

The landlord………. . the tenant for not paying rent.

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

posted

b.

shooed

c.

evicted

d.

forced

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