English Language (NTSE Stage-2 (National-Level) Scholastic-Aptitude & Language Comprehension): Questions 53 - 58 of 292

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Passage

Jyot, a gardener’s son, was once invited to attend the marriage ceremony of a Brahmin friend. Since, he loved his friend sincerely, he attended the ceremony. The bridegroom was going in a procession to the house of the bride. The procession consisted of Brahmins, men, women and children. There was hardly any person from other communities. Jyot was walking along with the processionists. One orthodox Brahmin recognized him and was annoyed at the sight of a low-caste boy in the marriage procession walking along with the Brahmins. Unable to contain himself, he shouted, ‘How dare you walk along with us? You are not our equal. Get behind, otherwise go away’. Jyot felt insulted. He abandoned the procession and returned home.

He narrated the whole incident to his father with anger in his eyes but his father advised him to observe the old customs. That night Jyot could not sleep.

He thought what he could do for the equality of human beings. The caste system was deep-rooted. As lower-caste people had no education, they had accepted this mental slavery for ages. Jyot, therefore resolved to revolt against the mental slavery and to educate the lower-caste people. He became the first Indian to start a school for the untouchables and a girls’ school in Maharashtra. We recognize him today as Mahatma Phooley.

Question number: 53 (3 of 5 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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After his insult, Jyot-

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Choice (4) Response
a.

decided not to join any such marriage procession in future

b.

left the procession and went to his friend

c.

tried to take a revenge on his friend

d.

engaged himself in social service

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According to the passage, Jyot’s father-

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Choice (4) Response
a.

was not in favor of his attending the marriage ceremony

b.

did not want Jyot to break old traditions

c.

advised him to start a school for the untouchables

d.

was a man of revolutionary ideas

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According to the passage, which of the following has primarily made low-caste people accept the mental slavery?

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Choice (4) Response
a.

Poverty

b.

Apathy of change

c.

Lack of education

d.

Old customs

Question number: 56

» English Language » Synonyms

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Select the meaning of given Phrases/Idioms.

pickout

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Choice (4) Response
a.

To lift

b.

To select

c.

Refresh

d.

Join together

Question number: 57

» English Language » Antonyms

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In these questions, a key word is followed by four choices. Choose the one opposite to it in the meaning.

Flourish

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

Removal

b.

Separation

c.

Swell

d.

Scarce

Question number: 58

» English Language » Sentence Completion

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Choose the word which best fills the blanks from the following options.

They were awaiting official–of the news they had heard from a friend.

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Choice (4) Response
a.

sanction

b.

confirmation

c.

recommendation

d.

ratification

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