English Language-Reading Comprehension (NTSE Stage-2 (National-Level) Scholastic-Aptitude & Language Comprehension): Questions 84 - 88 of 95

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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: 84 (4 of 5 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Jyoti’s relentless campaign

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Choice (4) Response

a.

left people untouched

b.

created a revolution

c.

created an unrest

d.

created a dent in society

Question number: 85 (5 of 5 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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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

Passage

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.

Question number: 86 (1 of 5 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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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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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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