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1.Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow by choosing the answers from given options.
Martin king Luther was born on January 15, 1929. His family lived on the outskirts of Atlanta. The fact thatbe could not play withWhite children or that he bad tooffer a seat to a white child disturbed him.When he waseight years old, his father a Baptist pastor, told thefamily a sad story: Bessie Smith, a great singer, met with an accident. Anambulance rushed her tothe nearest hospital, but she wasnot admitted because she was a Black. The ambulance tookher from one hospital toanother, but she could not find a place for herself· because these hospitals were only for theWhites. Shedied for wantof blood. From that day, Martin Luther Kingdreamt of becoming a liberator of the Blacks.
Kingcompleted his studies atMore House College, and then earned a doctor's degree in Theology at Boston University. In 1995, King married Alabama Soprano Coretta Scott. That very year he became a pastor andpreached his first sermon inthe Baptist Church of Atlanta. Asa young man he wasgreatly impressed by Mahatma Gandhi'ssuccess in the political field and 'the power of ahimsa'. King decided tofollow thepath of non-violence andget millions of Blacks their due. Hefelt that theblacks have immensely contributed towards the building of America ,and there was no reason whythey should not be treated ·with respect.
(1) Asa boy Martin was disturbed . .. ...... . ....
(a) When the whitechildren played better than him
(b) When he wasnot permitted to play with whitechildren
(c) When he saw poor on theroad
(d) Allof the above
(2) Bessie smith died of ............. .
(a) a serious accident
(c) wantof theblood
(b) lack of timely treatment
(d) all of the above
(3) Nohospital was ready toadmit Bessie smith because .. ........... .
(a) She waspoor (b) Shehad no money
(c) She wasa black lady (d) She was ina foreign country
(4) Martin KingLuther decided tofollow the path of non-violence because ........ ..... .
(a) He wasa priest
(b) He was greatly impressed by Mahatma Gandhi's success in the political field and thepower of ahimsa
(c) Hehad no army tofight a war
(d) He wasafraid of theWhite Americans
(5) . The word 'immensely' means
(6) Read thefollowing andtick thecorrect option.
The teacher said, "The earth moves around the sun."
(a) The teacher said that theearth moved round the sun
(b) The teacher explained that theearth moves around the sun
(c) The teacher toldthat theearth wasmoving round the sun
(7) Tick thePast Perfect Continuous tense
(a) Shehad been taking themedicine regularly
(b) Shehad taken themedicine regularly .
(c) Shehas peen taking themedicine regularly
(8) In the poem 'Harry Pushed Her', his sister was
(a) Twenty two years old (b) Twenty three years old
(c) Twelve years old
(9) . 'Cricket for theCrocodile' iswritten by
(a) Ruskin bond
(c) Munshi Prem Chand
(b) Vikram Seth
(I0) Inthe play the'The Qualityof Mercy' whosays these lines :
"You take mylife whenyou do take themeans whereby I live"
(a) Shylock (b) Antonio
1. Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow
In future, education by correspondence willgain more ground and take a stronger hold. Sittingcomfortably inyour favorite armchair at home, you willbe able tolisten to the best authorities on any subject as ifyou were actually present in the lecture-hall,and do so at the time of your liking because lectures will be all pre recorded and played back on request. Something has already been done in this direction--before long you willbe able to buy anadapter for your home TV, which willplayback video records .These may well be lectures needed. for students of correspondence courses or anyone who wishes to learn something new.
Also "canned" lectures willsurely cutdown the numbers of "live" one atnormal colleges anduniversities, andthey willbe of best quality . .
A real breakthrough in the educational field will, however, come when teaching will be used tometer out information.
( sources :Things toCome)
Answer the following questions byselecting the most appropriate options from the ones given below :
(1) Which of thefollowing best summarizes themain idea of the passage?
(a) Education by correspondence
(b) How TVand computers will change themodes of learning
(c) Revolution thathas taken place inthe field of education.
(2) 'Canned food' is food preserved in a sealed can.What does the phrase 'canned lectures' mean?
(a) Lectures in the lecture-hall
(b) Video- recorded lectures
(c) Lectures in written form
(3) The expression 'teaching computers' means:
(a) Computers wouldreplace human lectures
(b) Computers willbe taught
(c) Computes willhelp teachers.
(4) Meter out' means:
(a) Tobill asper use
(c) Toplay back
(b) To store
(5) The new modes of learning offer thelearner the following advantage according to the passage
(a) Allowsyou tohave leisure time.
(b) Learning comfortably at home.
(c) Givesyou ample time for outing.
(6) Choose thecorrect Phrasal verb :
Ashita .............. the candle
(a) blew out
(c) blew off
(b) blew through
(7) Choose thecorrect indirect form of the sentences :
Shesaid toRashi "Where were you last night?"
(a) Shesaid toRashi where she waslast night.
(b) Sheasked Rashi that where she waslast night
(c) She asked Rashi where she was theprevious night.
(8) The narrator's attitude tohis elder brother is that of
(a) awe (b) hatred
(9) The author of the 'Cricket with theCrocodile' is
(a) Vikrarn Seth (b) Ruskin bond
(c) Antoine DeSaint Exupery
( I0) 'It was so absurd.' What does absurd mean?
(a) Unseen (b) Unusual
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