Comprehension


Direction: You have passages with 5 questions in each passage. Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
PASSAGE
Violence has played a great part in the would’s history. It is today playing an equally important part and probably it will continue to do so for a considerable time. It is impossible to ignore the importance of violence in the past and present. To do so is to ignore life. Yet violence is undoubtedly bad and brings an unending trail of evil consequences with it. And worse even than violence are the motives of hatred, cruelty, revenge and punishment which very often accompany violence. Indeed, violence is bad, not intrinsically, but because of these motives that go with it. There can be violence without these motives there can be violence for a good object as well as for an evil object. But it is extremely difficult to separate violence from these motives, and therefore, it is desirable to avoid violence as far as possible. In avoiding it, however someone can not accept a negative attitude of submitting to bad and far greater evils. Submission to violence or the acceptance of an unjust regime based on violence is against the spirit of non-violence. The non-violent method, in order to justify itself, must be dymanic and capable of changing such a regime of social order.
SOME IMPORTANT WORDS
intrinsically: in real sense. regime: a method or system of organizing or managing something.

  1. The word dynamic in the concluding line of the passage means









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    All of the above

    Correct Option: D

    All of the above


Direction: You have passages with 5 questions in each passage. Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
PASSAGE
It is not luck but labour that makes good luck, says an American author, is ever waiting for something to turn up; labour with keen eyes and strong will power turns up something. Luck lies in bed and wishes the postman would bring him news of a legacy, labour turns out at six and with busy pen and ringing hammer lays the foundation of competence. Luck whines, labour watches, luck relies upon chance, labour upon character. Luck slips downwards to self-indulgence; labour strides upwards and aspires to independence . The conviction, therefore, is extending that diligence is the mother of good luck. In other words, a man’s success in life will be proportionate to his efforts, to his industry, to his attention to small things.
SOME IMPORTANT WORDS
legacy : inheritance (related to money, property, etc.) given when someone dies.
competence : the ability to do something well.
strides : improves; develops relies: depends self-indulgence: involving too much in any work.
conviction : a strong opinion or belief.
diligence : careful and thorough work or effort

  1. Which one of the statements is true about the passage?









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    Success is exactly proportionate to hard work.

    Correct Option: C

    Success is exactly proportionate to hard work.



  1. Labour turns out at six and with busy pen and ringing hammer lays the foundation of competence. What does this statement mean?









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    Hard work of all kinds makes people different.

    Correct Option: D

    Hard work of all kinds makes people different.


  1. Which one of the following statements sums up the meaning of the passage?









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    Luck waits and complains without working while labour achieves success although it complains.

    Correct Option: A

    Luck waits and complains without working while labour achieves success although it complains.



  1. Which pair of words means the same thing?









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    Labour and industry

    Correct Option: A

    Labour and industry