English Language-Reading Comprehension (NTSE Stage-2 (National-Level) Scholastic-Aptitude & Language Comprehension): Questions 42 - 48 of 95

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On hearing the news of the massacre at Jallianwala Bagh, Udham Singh did not attend his school but took a train to Amritsar and visited the spot. There, he stood for several minutes in a trance, picked up the soil, rubbed it on his forehead and put some in a phial. He fasted that night. According to his family members, he placed fresh flowers on the holy dust every morning drawing inspiration from it. One early morning he went to the river Ravi and pledged that he would colour its water with the colour of his blood, to create what he called the freedom’s flood.

With this aim in view in 1921, he first landed in Africa. From there he went to America to meet the Indian revolutionaries working for the liberation of the motherland. In 1923, he landed in England. In 1928, he returned to India in response to an urgent call from Bhagat Singh. When he reached Lahore, he was detained for violation of the Arms Act. He was released after four years’ rigorous imprisonment. In 1935, he escaped to Germany by giving a slip to the police. From Berlin, he reached Paris and purchased a revolver. He kept it ready for action and managed to reach London again. Opportunity came on March 13, 1940 when Sir Michael O’Dwyer was to speak at a seminar in Caxton Hall. As Sir Michael turned to resume his seat after his speech, Udham Singh pulled out his revolver and fired at him. Sir Michael died without a shriek. Udham Singh was arrested and produced before the court on April 2, 1940. The court passed death sentence on him and he was hanged at Penton Ville Prison, London on July 31, 1940.

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Udham Singh returned to India in 1928, mainly because he was-

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a.

to procure some arms form Lahore

b.

to escape form the British Police

c.

short of funds to meet his expenses

d.

called by a revolutionary in India

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The wise old Wazir was famous for his judgment and people came to him for justice from all parts of the country. One day two men came to his court and claimed ownership of an extraordinarily good-looking horse. It was a black beauty indeed. One of the men was tall, very well-dressed and soft-spoken. The other one was just the opposite. Each of them said that the horse was his. The Wazir heard them patiently and asked them to leave the horse and come to him next morning. Both the men came the next morning. The Wazir asked his soldiers to give the horse to the tall man and to arrest the other man. The tall man wanted to know how the Wazir had learnt the truth. ‘Very simple’, said he, ‘Firstly, a man of your appearance and manners could not have been the thief. Still, I wanted to be sure, just after you had left the court. I asked one of my soldiers to leave the horse free and to see whom it followed. It went after you. This hint was enough for me’.

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This story proves that-

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a.

the horse was very clever

b.

the court soldiers were very smart

c.

the judge was indeed quite intelligent

d.

the judge was quiet old

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With the Wazir’s wisdom, the tall man was-

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consoled

b.

embarrassed

c.

undecided

d.

impressed

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Which of the following best describes the other man?

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Not well-dressed, short but good mannered

b.

Thin, poorly built, harsh in expression

c.

Tall, ill-dressed, courteous

d.

I’ll-dressed, short-statured, loud-voiced

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The Wazir discovered the real owner of the horse-

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from the appearance and good manners of the tall man

b.

by patiently listening to the case of theft

c.

by knowing whom the horse followed

d.

by arresting the other man

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People came to Wazir from all places because he was-

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a wise judge

b.

a renowned judge

c.

an old judge

d.

very famous

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1 am not in favor that the cultural perspective of education should be ignored. On the other hand, I think, it is necessary to the production of the sort of adult who best fits the modern world. But I think, what is important in cultural education should be conveyed, at any rate in the early stages, by methods far more attractive than now used. History and geography should be taught at first by means of the cinema. When taught this way, they will give pleasure; attention will be prompt and therefore the impression will be less temporary. Despite reforming movements, there is still among educators a feeling that what is enjoyed without effort cannot have much educational value. It would have made children aware of the manners and customs of tribes and nation’s parts utterly remote from their own. Education conducted on these lines would do more than many boors to cure provincialism in space and to more children realize that actual human beings with actual feelings can be outwardly very different from the people among whom they, but inwardly composed of the same human material. A Zulu would not look hinky remote or savage but one like themselves.

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The writer thinks that the cultural side of education is needed to make man-

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appreciate one’s heritage

b.

suitable for modern civilization

c.

appreciate other civilization

d.

admire his environment

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