Comprehension


Direction: Read the following passages carefully and choose the most appropriate answer to the question out of the four alternatives.
Passage
Is there any difference between “genius” and “talent” ? We generally feel that a man of genius is in some way higher than a man of talent; and that talented men are more common than genius. This is true, but it is rather vague. Genius implies “very extraordinary gifts or native powers, especially as displayed in original creation, discovery, expression or achievement; phenomenal capacity regarded as relatively independent of instruction and training”. Talent, on the other hand, consists of “mental endowments or capacities of superior character; marked mental ability“. “Talent” is more the capacity to learn to do a thing well; but “genius” is an inborn inspiration that drives a man to do a thing with original excellence. As Meredith said, “Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can”. Shakespeare in drama and poetry, Issac Newton in science, Napoleon in war, Beethoven in music, were geniuses; many well-known poets, scientists, generals and musicaians have been men of talent.

  1. As per the ideas expressed in the passage, Shakespeare, in drama and poetry, is genius and ______.









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    There are many other well known talented musicians.

    Correct Option: B

    There are many other well known talented musicians.


  1. Who can be considered a true genius?









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    An exceptionally intelligent person.

    Correct Option: B

    An exceptionally intelligent person.



  1. To learn to do a thing well is to be _____ .









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    talented

    Correct Option: C

    talented


  1. A genius is a man with _____ ideas.









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    original

    Correct Option: B

    original



  1. What is the general view of a “genius” and a “talented” man?









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    A genius is superior to the man of talent and that talented men are more common than genius.

    Correct Option: C

    A genius is superior to the man of talent and that talented men are more common than genius.