Comprehension


Direction: In the following questions, you have a brief passage with 5 questions following the passage. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
PASSAGE
Journalists argue over functions of a newspaper. I feel that a provincial paper’s purpose is not only to present and project the news objectively and imaginatively, but to help its readers to express themselves more effectively, canalizing their aspirations, making more articulate their demands. A newspaper should reflect the community it serves - warts and all. When the mirror is held to society it reveals neglect, injustice, ignorance or complacency. It should help to eradicate them. It would be pretentious to think that a newspaper can change the course of world affairs - but at the local limit it can exert influence, it can probe, it can help get things done. The individual’s voice must not be stifled. Instead, the readers should be encouraged to express their opinions, fears, hopes, and their grievances on this platform.
SOME IMPORTANT WORDS
(1) provincial (Adjective.) : local; connected with a particular area
(2) canalizing (Verb.) : give a certain direction to ; channelizing
(3) aspirations (Noun.) : a cherished desire
(4) articualate (Verb.) : to pronounce clearly and distinctly
(5) warts and all (Idiom) : including all the bad or unpleasant features of something
(6) pretentious (Adjective.) : trying to be something that you are not, in order to impress
(7) probe (Verb.) : investigate
(8) stifled (Verb.) : suppressed
(9) grievances (Noun.) : something that you think is unfair and that you complain/protest about

  1. How can the readers air their grievances?









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    By writing to their local newspaper

    Correct Option: C

    By writing to their local newspaper


  1. How can a newspaper influence local affairs?









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    By probing into the ills of society and rallying support for change.

    Correct Option: D

    By probing into the ills of society and rallying support for change.



Direction: In the following questions, you have a brief passage with 5 questions following the passage. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
PASSAGE
True, it is the function of the army to maintain law and order in abnormal times. But in normal times there is another force that compels citizens to obey laws and to act with due regard to the rights of others. The force also protects the lives and properties of law-abiding men. Laws are made to secure the personal safety of its subjects and to prevent murder and crimes of violence. They are made to secure the property of the citizens against theft and damage and to protect the rights of communities and castes to carry out their customs and ceremonies, so long as they do not confict with the rights of others. Now the good citizen, of his own free will obeys these laws and he takes care that everything he does is done with due regard to the rights and well being of others. But the bad citizen is only restrained from breaking these laws by fear of the consequence of his action. And the necessary steps to compel the bad citizen to act as a good citizen are taken by this force. The supreme control of law and order in a state is in the hands of a Minister, who is responsible to the state Assembly and acts through the Inspector General of Police.
SOME IMPORTANT WORDS
(1) law-abiding (Adjective) : obeying and respecting the law
(2) so long as (Id.) : provided that: I will give you the book so long as you return it.
(3) restrained (Verb) : to stop oneself from doing something that one would like to do

  1. According to the writer, which one of the following is not the responsibility of the police?









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    To maintain peace during extraordinary circumstances.

    Correct Option: B

    To maintain peace during extraordinary circumstances.


  1. Which one of the following statement is implied in the passage?









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    The police check the citizens, whether they are good or bad, from violating the law.

    Correct Option: B

    The police check the citizens, whether they are good or bad, from violating the law.



  1. ‘‘They are made to secure the property of citizens against theft and damage’’ means that the law :









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    safeguards people’s possessions against being stolen or lost.

    Correct Option: B

    safeguards people’s possessions against being stolen or lost.