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

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

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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

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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

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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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 of the following expressions best reflects the general idea of the passage?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

The technically perfect cricketer

b.

The style of a famous cricket player

c.

Machine versus man

d.

The need of enthusiasm and daring in cricket

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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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