VARC Mock-3 By Bhagyashree Ghosh
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014-18 read the given passage and solve the following questions:
As you set out for Ithaka hope the journey is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery. Laistrygonians and Cyclops, angry Poseidon- don't be afraid of them: you'll never find things like that on your way as long as you keep your thoughts raised high, as long as a rare excitement stirs your spirit and your body Laistrygonians and Cyclops, wild Poseidon-you won't encounter them unless you bring them along inside your soul, unless your soul sets them up in front of you. Hope the voyage is a long one, may there be many a summer morning when, with what pleasure, what joy, you come into harbours seen for the first time: may you stop at Phoenician trading stations to buy fine things, mother of pearl and coral, amber and ebony, sensual perfume of every kind- as many sensual perfumes as you can; and may you visit many Egyptian y To gather stores of knowledgerfrom heir schsolaro visit many Egyptian Keep Ithaka always in your mind. Arriving there is what you are destined for. But do not hurry the journey at all Better if it lasts for years, so you are old by the time you reach the island, wealthy with all you have gained on the way, not expecting Ithaka to make you rich. lthaka gave you the marvellous journey, without her you would not have set out. She has nothing left to give you now. And if you find her poor, Ithaka won't have fooled you Wise as you will have become, so full of experience, you will have understood by then what these Ithakas mean
Q14.Which of the following best reflects the central theme of this poem? (a) If you don't have high expectations, you will not be disappointed. (b) Don't rush to your goal; the journey is what enriches you (c) The longer the journey the greater the experiences you gather. (d) You cannot reach lthaka without visiting Egyptian ports. Q15. The poet recommends a long journey. Which of the following is the most comprehensive reason for it? (a) You can gain knowledge as well as sensual experience (b) You can visit new cities and harbours. (c) You can experience the full range of sensuality. (d) You can buy a variety of fine things
Q16. In the poem, Ithaka is a symbol of (a) the divine mother. (b) your inner self. (c) the path to wisdom. (d) life's distant goal. 017. What does the poet mean by 'Laistrygonians' and 'Cyclops'? (a) Creatures which, along with Poseidon, one finds during a journey. (b) Mythological characters that one should not be afraid of. (c) Intra-personal obstacles that hinder one's journey. (d) Problems that one has to face to derive the most from one's journey. Q18. Which of the following best reflects the tone of the poem? (a) Prescribing. (b) Exhorting (c) Pleading (d) Consoling.
Solution Q14 (b) Q15 (a) Q16 (d) Q17 (c) Q18 (a)
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