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SECTION A: READING
1.Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
The Ajanta caves, we were told, lay in the side of a ravine in wild and desolate country some 350 miles to the northwest, at the extreme tip of Hyderabad state where it touches the Bombay Province. Properly speaking they were not caves at all, but temples which had been excavated from the living rock by Buddhist monks. These monks had first come to the ravine somewhere in the second century before Christ and they had begun by hacking out the rock by hand and hurling it down into the river below. Then, probably with large mirrors to reflect the sunshine from the ravine outside, they set about the decoration of the walls, the doorways and the ceilings. They continued for the next eight hundred years, always painting and sculpturing Lord Buddha, but setting him against an idyllic background of folk tales and the everyday life of their own time. In much the same way as in the Italian Renaissance over a thousand years later, the work was subsidised by the wealthy merchants and the princes of the surrounding countryside.
a) Answer the following questions with the help of the passage above:
i) Who came to the ravines in the second century before Christ?
ii) What did the monks use to reflect light into the caves?
iii) What did the caves depict?
b) Complete the paragraph with words from the passage above:
The Ajanta caves lay in the side of a ________ in a ______and ________ country some 350 miles to the northwest, at the extreme tip of _______ where it touches the __________.
c) For how many years did they continue with their living in the caves?
d) Write the antonyms of the following from the passage above:
i) mild – ii) tame –
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