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SECTION - A
(Reading - 20 Marks)
1.Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions by writing the option that you consider the most appropriate in your answer sheet.
Journalist - turned author Pinki Virani opened our eyes to a deeply painful truth - sexual abuse of children in middle and upper-class Indian homes. Her book Bitter chocolate (Penguin 2000) revealed how rampant and perilous the crime is. It also dealt with how we Indians live in denial, believing that such sin are not the norm in our culture (Indeed, a nationwide study published in 2007 by the Ministry of Women and Child Development describes child sexual abuse to be commonplace. In Bitter chocolate award winning Virani Poignantly talks of her own trauma of childhood incest, and underlines the importance of children being encouraged to speak up in order to overcome the shock and harm.
Earlier, Virani's first book, the award wining Aruna's story, documented the tragedy of a nurse, who has been in a semi - comatose state since 1973, after she was raped by a hospital employee while being strangled with a chain. In these 36 years of losing her speech, sight and movement, Aruna Shanbaug now 61, is being kept in a persistent vegetative state.
In the early 1980s, Pinki Virani started out as journalist with The Times of India'group'. She has been editor of 'Mid Day' a Mumbai afternoon newspaper, and a special correspondent with 'Sunday'. She is married to Shankar Aiyar, also, and veteran journalist and editor Virani's fourth and most recent book, 'Deaf Heaven' (Harper Collins), is also her first work of fiction. It's been described by Khushwant Singh as "igenuously structured".
Answer the following questions by choosing the most appropriate option from the ones given below :
(a) The book that speaks of Virani's own trauma of childhood incest is :
(i) Aruna's story
(ii) Deaf Heaven
(iii) Bitter Chocolate
(iv) Bloody Hell
(b) 'Bitter Chocolate' does not reveal :
(i) sexual abuse as a rampant crime
(ii) causes and cases of child labour
(iii) denial of Indians regarding sexual sins
(iv) child sexual - abuse to be common place
(c) Name the book / books written by Virani that won the award :
(i) Aruna's story
(ii) Bitter Chocolate
(iii) Bloody Hell
(iv) Both (i) and (ii)
(d) One of the following is not related to Pinky Virani in any way :
(i) The Times of India
(iii) The Portrait of a lady
(iv) Mid DayMid Day
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