English Language-Reading Comprehension (NTSE Stage-2 (National-Level) Scholastic-Aptitude & Language Comprehension): Questions 89 - 93 of 95

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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.

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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

Passage

At Mangalore, Tipu inflicted a crushing defeat on the large English army under Campbell. Then, Tipu left for Cuddapah to join his commander Qamar-ud-din. There he defeated the troops under traitor Sayyad Mohammad and then routed the English army sent under Montgomery to assist Sayyad Mohammad.

At the end of the battle, Tipu looked down on Sayyad Mohammad who surrendered before him and begged for mercy. His cold calm figure glowed in splendid armor. He listened attentively but without change of expression. Every onlooker thought that he could forecast what the answer would be, for Sayyad Mohammad had added to his treachery by killing in cold blood hundreds of Tipu’s loyalists. Tipu replied’ I grant you your life, not in forgetfulness of what you did but in remembrance of who your father was. ′ Sayyad Mohammad’s father was a man of religion, attached to the tomb of Gisu Daraz at Gulbarga.

The reply almost led to a quarrel between Tipu Sultan and his trusted commander, Qamar-ud-din. The quarrel ended only when Tipu Sultan cried ‘You call me a king but question each act. It seems, I am your king only when I command to kill. But I cannot, it seems, command to spare a life, if I choose. ’ This was not a kingly act, Qamar-ud-din thought. We are only increasing the number of wolves against us, he wanted to say. But after this outburst, he knew, it was no use arguing further.

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According to Qamar-ud-din, what was not a kingly act?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

To spare a dangerous traitor

b.

Killing hundreds of loyalists

c.

To defeat English army twice in succession

d.

Demanding explanation from a king

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According to Tipu’s commander. Tipu’s decision would

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Choice (4) Response

a.

defeat Qamar-ud-din’s army

b.

support the loyalists

c.

encourage the traitors

d.

bring back Sayyad to Tipu’s camp

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Why did Sayyad Mohammad Beg Tipu Sultan for mercy?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

The English captain had advised him accordingly

b.

Sayyad was an honest man

c.

His father had suggested him likewise

d.

None of the above

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