English Language-Reading Comprehension (NTSE Stage-2 (National-Level) Scholastic-Aptitude & Language Comprehension): Questions 25 - 30 of 95

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In case of zamindari system, the landlord was considered as the ultimate owner of the land. He was responsible for the payment of land revenue to the government, which had been settled once for all under the Permanent Settlement System. The zamindari system manifested absentee landlordism at its worst and was largely responsible for the continuously deteriorating conditions of tenant farmers. The landlords became merely rent-receivers and did nothing for increasing the productivity of land held by their tenants. The pressure of population led to a gradual extension of cultivation and a greater demand for land. As a result, a large army of intermediaries between the state and the actual tiller cropped up. This also made it possible for the landlords to extort high rents from tenants. All that it amounted to was the exploitation and moral degradation of the tiller.

Immediately after independence, a strong voice was raised against these vested interests in land. As a result, more importance was given to the abolition of the zamindari system. Accordingly, every state enacted its own legislation for the abolition of intermediary interests. By 1952, the necessary legislation had been enacted in all the states.

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There was a demand for the abolition of the zamindari system because-

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Choice (4) Response
a.

the tenants wanted to own the land tilled by them

b.

an army of intermediaries arose, who exploited the tillers

c.

the new government supported landless labour

d.

the tenants were economically backward

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The abolition of the zamindari system was aimed at-

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Choice (4) Response
a.

abolition of intermediaries

b.

distribution of land to the landless

c.

supporting the vested interests in land

d.

increased productivity

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Through the crack between the trees, she looked into one of the lighted windows above the shop. She could see the cartons of biscuits neatly piled near the far wall. Against her conscious wishes Cissy’s saliva glands started pumping the fluid into her mouth. She felt her heart beating strongly from the top of her throat into the back of her mouth. There is nobody, she thought. I can dash in and take a box and dash out again. I know it is a sin but the Lord will not punish us if we are so hungry.

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The whole passage is a description of-

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Choice (4) Response
a.

Cissy’s plans before stealing

b.

Cissy’s courage for stealing

c.

Cissy’s allurement before stealing

d.

Cissy’s greed for stealing

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How was Cissy able to see the cartons of biscuits?

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Choice (4) Response
a.

She had very good eyesight

b.

She saw another child eating biscuits

c.

She was able to smell the biscuits

d.

She was aided by light in the room

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How do you know that Cissy felt guilty?

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Choice (4) Response
a.

She felt her heart pounding inside her chest

b.

She knew what she was doing was morally wrong

c.

She knew that she was about to do something selfish

d.

She was saying her prayers before she went to steal

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What was Cissy’s reaction when she saw the biscuit cartons?

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Choice (4) Response
a.

She wanted to eat all the biscuits

b.

She felt like vomiting

c.

Her mouth started watering

d.

She thought of all the toffees she had eaten

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