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Verbal Section : Reading Comprehension

Read the following comprehension and answer the following question.

  1. Nehru was a many sided character. He used to take pleasure in reading and writing books as much as he took pleasure in struggle political and community ills or resisting dictatorship. In him, the scientist and the humanist were held in wonderful balance. While he kept looking at extraordinary troubles from a logical point of view, he by no means forgets that we must endorse the total man. As a scientist, he declined to believe in a kind power interested in menís matter, but as a self-proclaimed non-believer, he loved affirming his faith in life and the beauty of nature. Children he respected. Unlike Wordsworth, he did not see those sprawling smoke of beauty from their current sojourn in paradise. He saw them as bloom of pledge and rejuvenation the only optimism of mankind.



    1. Nehru thought that children
      1. Held no hope for mankind
      2. Were trailing clouds of glory
      3. Were like flowers to be loved and admired
      4. Held promise for a better future
      5. None of the above

      Ans : D

    2. A many side personality means
      1. A capable person
      2. A complex personality
      3. A person having varied interests
      4. A secretive person
      5. None of the above

      Ans : C

    3. In this passage, a benevolent power interested in menís affair means
      1. Were like flowers to be loved and admire
      2. Were trailing clouds of glory
      3. Held no hope for mankind
      4. Held promise for a better future
      5. None of the above

      Ans : B

    4. Nehru enjoyed
      1. Resisting tyranny
      2. Reading and writing books
      3. Fighting political and social evils
      4. Doing all the above and much more
      5. None of the above

      Ans : D

    5. Which of the following statements reflects Nehruís point of view?
      1. (a) There is no common ground between science and humanism (b) Humanism is more important than science (c) Science and humanism are equally important (d) Science is supreme and humanities is subordinate to it (e) None of the above Answer (c)
      2. Humanism is more important than science
      3. Science and humanism are equally important
      4. Science is supreme and humanities is subordinate to it
      5. None of the above

      Ans : C

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