VARC Mock-3 By Bhagyashree Ghosh
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(Q19-20) From the following Reading Comprehension, answer the given questions. Each question has 5 choices, you are required to choose the correct one.One-third negative marking will be for wrong answer.
Up at the League, says a friend, there had been one night a brisk conversational discussion, as to what would happen on the Morrow of the Revolution, finally shading off into a vigorous statement by various friends of their views on the future of the fully developed new society Says our friend: Considering the subject, the discussion was good-tempered; for those present being used to public meetings and after-lecture debates, if they did not listen to each others' opinions (which could scarcely be expected of them), at all events did not always attempt to speak all together, as is the custom of people in ordinary polite society when conversing on a subject which interests them. For the rest, there were six persons present, and consequentl six sections of the party were represented, four of which had strong but divergent anarchist opinions. One of the sections, says our friend, a man whom he knows very well indeed, sat almost silent at the beginning of the discussion, but at last got drawn into it, and finished by roaring out very loud, and damning all the rest for fools; after which befell a period of noise, and then a lull, during which the aforesaid section, having said good-night very amicably, took his way home by himself to a western suburb, using the means of travelling which civilisation has forced upon us like a habit. As he sat in that vapour-bath of hurried and discontented humanity, a carriage of the underground railway, he, like others, stewed discontentedly, while in selfreproachful mood he turned over the many excellent and conclusive arguments which, though they lay at his fingers' ends, he had forgotten in the just past discussion. But this frame of mind he was so used to, that it didn't last him long, and after a brief discomfort, caused by disgust with himself for having lost his temper(which he was also well used to), he found himself musing on the subject-matter of discussion, but still discontentedly and unhappily. "If I could but see a day of it," he said to himself; "if I could but see it!"
Q.19. The man in the carriage was: 1. Upset with himself at having lost his temper. 2. Angry because he had forgotten to mention so many important points which would have provided buttress to his argument. 3. Was thinking about the topic of discussion (a) Both 1 and 2 (b) 1, 2 and 3 (c) Both 2 and 3 (d) Only 3 Q.20. The person in the discussion who damned everyone: 1. Parted happily. 2. Parted after saying a friendly goodbye 3. Parted after cursing and walked away angrily. (a) Only 1 (b) Only 2 (c) Only 3 (d) Only 1 and 2.
(Q21-24) From the following Reading Comprehension, answer the givern questions. Each question has 5 choices, you are required to choose the correct one.One-third negative marking will be for wrong answer.
A country under foreign domination seeks escape from the present in dreams of a vanished age, and finds consolation in visions of past greatness. That is a foolish and dangerous pastime in which many of us indulge. An equally questionable practice for us in India is to imagine that we are still spiritually great though we have come down in the world in other respects. Spiritual or any other greatness cannot be founded on lack of freedom and opportunity, or on starvation and misery. Many western writers have encouraged that notion that Indians are otherworldly. I suppose the poor and unfortunate in every country become to some extent other-worldly, unless they become revolutionaries, for this world is evidently not meant for them. So also subject peoples. As a man grows to maturity he is not entirely engrossed in, or satisfied with the external objective world. He seeks also some inner meaning some psychological and physical satisfactions. So also with people and civilizations as they mature and grow adult. Every civilization and every people exhibit these parallel streams of an external life and an internal life. Where they meet or keep close to each other, there is an equilibrium and stability. When they diverge conflict arises and the crises that torture the mind and spirit.
Q.21. The passage mentions that "this world is evidently not meant for them". It refers to people who 1. Seek freedom from foreign domination. 2. Live in starvation and misery. 3. Become revolutionaries Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (a) 1 and 2 (b) 2 only (c) 2 and 3 (d) 3 only Q.22. Consider the following assumptions: 1. A country under foreign domination cannot indulge in spiritual pursuit. 2. Poverty is an impediment in the spiritual pursuit. 3. Subject peoples may become other-worldly. With reference to the passage, which of the above assumptions is/are valid? (a) 1 and 2 (b) 2 only (c) 2 and 3 (d) 3 only
Q.23. The passage thematically centers on (a) The state of mind of oppressed people (b) Starvation and misery (c) The growth of civilization (d) Body, mind and spirit of people in general. Q.24. According to the passage, the torture of the mind and spirit is caused (a) By the impact of foreign domination. (b) By the desire to escape from foreign domination and find consolation in visions of past greatness. O Due to lack of equilibrium between an external life and an internal life. (d) Due to one's inability to be either revolutionary or other-worldly.
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