Direction: You have a passage with 5 questions. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each questions out of the four alternatives.
The Prime Minister recommends the names of the persons for appointment as the members of the Council of Ministers by the President. He can recommend the name of any person for appointment as Minister. Of course he has to see the interests of his Ministry so that it works in a homogeneous manner. Any Minister who does not see eye to eye with the Prime Minister has to quit the Council of Ministers. The Prime Minister also advises the President on the allocation of portfolios to the members of his Council of Ministers. He can give any department to any Minister and thus keep a control over them. The Prime Minister can make any changes in the formation of his Ministry. He can shuffle his Ministry like a pack of cards as he likes. He can change the portfolios of his colleagues or reallocate the portfolios according to their performance. The Prime Minister presides over the meetings of the Cabinet. The President does not participate in these meetings. In the Cabinet all the important decisions are taken which are binding on all the Ministers.
SOME IMPORTANT WORDS
homogeneous : same see eye to eye : share the same views. allocation : the act of giving something to somebody for a particular purpose : portfolios : a particular area of responsibility of a government minister : in presides : to lead/be in charge of a meeting, ceremony, etc. bindingon :that must be obeyed becuase it is accepted in law
Direction: You have a passage with 5 questions. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
Long ago in Mongolia there lived an emperor who feared growing old. One day, he saw an old man in the street. Upset at being reminded that someday, he too, would age, he ordered all the old people to leave his land. One day, a violent storm swept the kingdom. Nothing was safe from its fury. It roared into the palace and blew away the emperor’s belongings, including his priceless golden pitcher. When the storm ended, the emperor ordered that the pitcher be found and brought back to him. People went in search of the pitcher. They saw it in a lake nearby. But no matter who tried, no one could get a grip on the pitcher. All they got was a handful of water. Yet it could be plainly seen, glittering and just below the water’s surface!
SOME IMPORTANT WORDS
pitcher : a container with a handle, for holding and pouring liquids
grip : an act of holding somebody/something tightly