Comprehension


Direction: In the following questions, a passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
PASSAGE
“Tryst with Destiny” was a speech delivered by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India, to the Indian Constituent Assembly in Parliament, on 14th August, 1947. It is considered to be one of the greatest
speeches of all times and to be a landmark oration that captures the essence of the triumphant culmination of the largely non-violent Indian independence struggle against the British Empire in India. “Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. Freedom and power bring responsibility. The responsibility rests upon the assembly, a sovereign body representing the sovereign people of India. The service of India means the service of the millions who suffer. It means the ending of poverty and ignorance and disease and inequality of opportunity. We cannot encourage communalism or narrowmindedness, for no nation can be great whose people are narrow in thought or in action. To the people of India, whose representatives we are, this is no time for petty and destructive criticism, no time for ill will or blaming others. We have to build the noble mansion of free India where all her children may dwell”.

  1. What mansion did Nehru want to see built?









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    Nehru believed that the honourable mansion of India should be built.

    Correct Option: B

    Nehru believed that the honourable mansion of India should be built.


  1. Select the answer which best reflects Nehru’s point of view.









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    Nehru believed that Communalism would be dangerous for India.

    Correct Option: C

    Nehru believed that Communalism would be dangerous for India.



  1. The most dominant voice in the speech is :









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    the voice of optimism

    Correct Option: A

    the voice of optimism


  1. Choose the answer which captures Nehru’s belief.









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    Nehru believed that India could take huge steps towards realising its dreams

    Correct Option: C

    Nehru believed that India could take huge steps towards realising its dreams



  1. To whom did Nehru deliver this famous speech?









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    Nehru delivered this speech to the members of the Constituent Assembly.

    Correct Option: B

    Nehru delivered this speech to the members of the Constituent Assembly.