English Language-Reading Comprehension (NTSE Stage-2 (National-Level) Scholastic-Aptitude & Language Comprehension): Questions 14 - 18 of 95

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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: 14 (3 of 5 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Why did Jyot attend the marriage?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

The bridegroom was good friend of Jyot

b.

He was invited by the father of the bride

c.

He was advised by his father accordingly

d.

Not mentioned in the passage

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Jyot could not sleep that night because-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

he had to attend the marriage of his friend

b.

he wanted to do something for the lower-caste people

c.

the Brahmin insulted him

d.

his father was sick

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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

Passage

Finally, the bomb was prepared. The site chosen for the test explosion was the desert region, two hundred miles from Los Alamos. Ten seconds before zero hour a green flare warned the spectators to keep down. Then, came the blinding flash. The entire area was suddenly brighter than the brightest daylight and the bomb was like a ball of fire. Then, came the tremendous roar and the heavy pressure wave, which knocked down two men outside the control Centre and then came the cloud-the mushroom cloud, all the colours of the rainbow, ironically beautiful, surging up to our 40000 feet over 10000 feet higher than the Everest.

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The passage uses many words and phrases dealing with colour and light. This is because the writer wants to-

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a.

indicate the humanity has achieved something really great

b.

make us see vividly the entire cycle of events

c.

suggest that the event took place at night

d.

convey to us his own sense of satisfaction

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‘And then came the cloud-the mushroom cloud’. This means that-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

the explosion produced huge masses of clouds

b.

dark rain clouds covered the sky

c.

mushrooms grew so fast that they soon assumed the form of clouds

d.

as a result of nuclear explosion huge masses of smoke and dust spiraling upwards looked like a gigantic mushroom

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