English Language (NTSE Stage-2 (National-Level) Scholastic-Aptitude & Language Comprehension): Questions 251 - 254 of 292

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There are dull, mechanic fellows who turn out runs with as little emotion as a machine turns out pins. There is no colour, no enthusiasm, no character in their play. Cricket is not an adventure to them, it is a business. It was so with Shrewsbury. His technical perfection was astonishing; but the soul of the game was wanting in him. There was no sunshine in his play, no shift surprise of splendid unselfishness. And without these things, without gaiety, daring and the spirit of sacrifice cricket is a dead thing.

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Which of the following may be assumed to be acceptable to the writer?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Cricket is a business to many batsmen

b.

Technical perfections the most important quality of a cricketer

c.

The soul of cricket is adventure rather than dead perfectionism

d.

Risk-taking is unwise in cricket

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In the above passage which of the following definitions of ‘mechanic fellows who turn out runs’ is most appropriate?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Persons who repair or adjust machinery to turn out runs

b.

Skilled workmen who play cricket

c.

Unskilled batsmen securing runs easily

d.

Batsmen whose technical perfection is admirable and who scores many runs

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It was so with Shrewsbury. In this sentence Shrewsbury refers to

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Choice (4) Response

a.

an annual cricket match

b.

a city where cricket was played

c.

a famous cricketer

d.

a finer bowler

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Which one of the following statements best conveys to the reader the writer’s idea?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

The batsman’s technical perfection should be astonishing and it is most important in cricket

b.

A good batsman must be able to turn out runs as quickly as a machine produces pins

c.

Without the spirit of sacrifice cricket is a dead thing

d.

There was no sunshine in Shrewsbury’s play, but that was not necessary

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