English Language (NTSE Stage-2 (National-Level) Scholastic-Aptitude & Language Comprehension): Questions 250 - 255 of 292

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Passage

Jyoti lived with her mother in a small village. From a young age she had witnessed her mother, a widow, being ill-treated by the villagers. But when she was in high school she began to understand things. She couldn’t take the insults to her mother anymore. She decided to change the way widows were viewed in village society. Jyoti started a “Widow Empowerment Campaign”.

She spoke to village elders and knocked on two hundred doors to spread her message. She learned to organize street plays which she used to make people aware about the plight and pain of widows.

Initially her ideas were not acceptable to the society entrenched in tradition. People pushed her out of their houses and refused to listen to what she had to say.

But she went on relentlessly without faltering. Today, widows are allowed go out of their homes like others. Many, including their mothers are now employed at organizations and literacy centers.

Question number: 250 (3 of 5 Based on Passage) Show Passage

» English Language » Reading Comprehension

Appeared in Year: 2013

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Question

The story of Jyoti is an illustration of

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

rigidity of traditional families

b.

organisation of street plays

c.

the spread of employment opportunities for widows

d.

Crusade of a young girl for social change

Question number: 251 (4 of 5 Based on Passage) Show Passage

» English Language » Reading Comprehension

Appeared in Year: 2013

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Question

A major factor in Jyoti’s success seems to be

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Choice (4) Response

a.

social and economic development programmes

b.

sympathy and encouragement from her mother

c.

her own courage and determination

d.

support from her friends

Question number: 252 (5 of 5 Based on Passage) Show Passage

» English Language » Reading Comprehension

Appeared in Year: 2013

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“She knocked on two hundred doors” indicates that Jyoti

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Choice (4) Response

a.

went knocking at the doors one after the other

b.

visited people at their houses individually

c.

spoke to every family in the village

d.

approached a large number of people

Question number: 253

» English Language » Sentence Completion

Appeared in Year: 2013

MCQ▾

Question

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blanks from the given alternatives.

After a week’s rain, the………was as its highest.

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

humidness

b.

humidity

c.

humidify

d.

humid

Question number: 254

» English Language » Antonyms

Appeared in Year: 2013

MCQ▾

Question

Select the meaning of the given phrases/idioms.

Carry on

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

execute

b.

start

c.

continue

d.

finish

Question number: 255

» English Language » Rearrangement of Jumbled Words

Appeared in Year: 2013

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Question

The following five sentences come from a paragraph. The first and the last sentences are given. Choose the order in which the three sentences (PQR) should appear to complete the paragraph.

S1: Supposing you have to make a payment 100, you could do so in coins.

S2: ……………………………………………………….

S3: ……………………………………………………….

S 4 ……………………………………………………….

S5: This paper money saves you a lot of trouble and also saves precious metal.

P: The person to whom the payment is being made would also find it very tedious.

Q: So, the Government gives you the alternative of paper money.

R: But so many coins would be very cumbersome

to carry around. Choose from the options given below.

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

PQR

b.

RQP

c.

PRQ

d.

RPQ

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