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SECTION A: READING
Read the following passage and answer the following by choosing the correct option:
This is the high noon of the Age of Sponsorship. For several years now, we have become used to all kinds of events being sponsored. In many newspapers, every possible feature, barring the editorials, is sponsored. Even the daily weather report is sponsored. Student organizations, which were once content to hold low-key festivals in their college, now find corporate sponsors and get massive media exposure for such events. Ganesh Chaturthi, the festival was once an affair confined to individual homes. Today, in Mumbai it provides competition for rival sponsors as the size of the idols grows in height and girth every year and the festivities are held with greater gusto and noise. During Dushera, Mumbai reverberates to the beat of drums. Thousands of young people spend nights dancing to the various versions of the traditional Gujarati „garba‟ dance- including the mutant-“disco garba”. It is one of those strange twists of irony that dance, which actually liberated women and gave them a legitimate reason to dance their hearts out, has now become a highly sponsored event in which there is no place for traditional „garba‟ dancers. In the past, the dancing was free of both self consciousness, as it was a women‟s dance, and commerce as it was held in the courtyard. Thus each year something precious is being lost –and the worst part of it is that the majority of us are not even aware of it.
Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate options from the ones given below:
1) It is called the age of sponsorship as
a) there‟s too much money in the market
b) newspapers , festivals in colleges are all commercialized
c) common man loves the paraphernalia
d) money attracts the common man
2) The role Garba played in the lives of the women in the past was to
a) help them get rid of their inhibitions
b) provide a stage for their talent
c) root them in tradition
d) prove commercially viable for them
3) Today Ganesh Chaturthi is a festival that
a) is confined to individual homes
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