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Verbal Section : Reading Comprehension

Read the following comprehension and answer the following question.

  1. Since the most prehistoric times India has been not only occasionally attacked by voracious hordes, but also visited by tradesmen and explorers, researchers and tourists. Some of them have printed books. The books of these writers became all the more significant because there were not too many of them, and they have served as prosperous sources of the historians. It is particularly in this background that surveillance provided by the grand Chinese writer Hiuen Tsand became very applicable. Already in the 7th century, Buddhism was an influential enlightening force amongst the sophisticated classes of China. It was universal for Chinese pilgrims to come to India, the native land of the Buddha, to pay their respects to the founder in their religion. Perhaps the most famous of them all was this gengle observer who has studied and travelled extensively in China before entering the Indian subcontinent. Being both scholar and sophisticated, he was not given to easy praise. With in India itself he travelled desserts and climbed mountains, stayed in villages and lived in capitals, practiced in monasteries and studied in universities and spent time in some royal courts as well.

    He went to Mathura and Ayodhya, to Prayag and Patliputra, to Gaya and Kamarupa. He premeditated Sanskrit and Pali to research more into Buddhist philosophy and Hindu society. Most significant of all, he wrote down in detail his many practices and impressions.

    1. Which of the subsequent has been regarded as the real involvement of Hiuen Tsang?
      1. He pointed out the collision of Hinduism on Buddhism
      2. He scrupulously recorded his knowledge and feelings
      3. He prejudiced elites to China to visit India
      4. He visited and spent time in several places in India
      5. He loyally wrote about the invaders who assaulted India in the past

      Ans : B

    2. Why the writing of prehistoric writers is measured as very significant?
      1. They are printed by renowned people
      2. We get an account about the reason of the attackers
      3. They have studied and travelled comprehensively
      4. They are amongst the few sources of chronological significance
      5. It gives quintessence of Buddhists beliefs and Hindu belief

      Ans : D

    3. The writing of Hiuen Tsang emerge to be purpose because
      1. He had visited China and could evaluate it with India
      2. He was mainly a historian
      3. Of pressure of Buddhist viewpoint
      4. He was learned and refined
      5. None of the above

      Ans : D

    4. Why did Hiuen Tsang study Sanskrit and Pali?
      1. To converse with neighboring people
      2. To write his autobiography in these languages
      3. To interpret writing from Chinese into these languages
      4. To educate this language in China
      5. None of the above

      Ans : E

    5. Why the writings of Hiuen Tsang are regarded as appropriate?
      1. He had spent a little time in some noble courts
      2. He was a kind spectator
      3. He visited India as dealer and tourist
      4. He had travelled to several Asian countries
      5. None of the above

      Ans : D


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