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                                                            Chapter – 10

Passage 1
Work expands so as to fill the time available fo its completion. The general recognition of this fact is shown in the proverbial phrase, “It is the busiest man who has time to spare.” Thus, an elderly lady at leisure can spend the entire day writing a postcard to her niece. An hour will be spent in finding the postcard, another hunting for spectacles, half an hour to search for the address, an hour and a quarter in composition and twenty minutes in deciding whether or not to take an umbrella whengoing to the pillar box in the street. The total effort that would occupy a busy man for 3 minutes, all told , may in this fashion leave another person completely exhausted after a day of doubt, anxiety and toil.
1.            Explain the sentence: ‘Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion’.
A.   The more work there is to be done, the more the time needed.
B.   Whatever time is available for a given amount of work, all of it will be used.
C.   If you have more time, you can do more work.
D.   I f you have some important work to do, you should always have some additional time.
2.            Who is the person likely to take more time to do work:
A.  A busy man         B. A man of leisure
C. An elderly person           D. An exhausted person
                        3.         What does the expression ‘pillar box’ stand for?
                                    A. A box attached to the pillar                    B. A box in the pillar
                                    C. Box office                                     D. A pillar-type post box
                        4.         What happens when the time to be spent on some work increases?
                                    A. The work is done smoothly                   B. The work is done leisurely
C. the work consumes all the time            D. The work needs additional time.
                        5.         What is the total time spent by the elderly lady in writing a postcard?
                                    A. 3 minutes                          B. 4 hour and 5 minutes
                                    C. ½ an hour                         D. A full day

Passage 2
Joti, a gardener’s son, was once invited to attend the marriage ceremony of a Brahmin friend. As he loved his friend dearly, he attended the function. The bridegroom was being led in a procession to the bride’s house. This procession consisted of men, women, and children mostly Brahmin. Joti was also walking along with the procession.
One orthodox Brahmin recognized him and was annoyed at the sight of a low caste boy walking with the Brahmins in the marriage procession. Unable to contain himself, he shouted, “How dare you walk along with us? You are not our equal. Ge behind! Otherwise go away”.  Joti felt insulted. He left the procession and returned home.
He narrated the whole incident to his father with anger in his eyes. However, his father advised him to observe old customs. That night Joti could not sleep. What could he do for the equality of human beings? Caste system was deep-rooted. As the lower caste people were not educated, they had accepted this mental slavery for ages. Joti therefore resolved to revolt against this mental slavery and educate the lower caste people. He became the first Indian to start a school for the untouchables as well as a girls’ school in Maharashtra. We recognize him today as Mahatma Phule.
1.            According to the passage, what has made low caste people accept mental slavery?
a. Poverty      b. Old customs                      c. Apathy of change
d. Lack of education                        e. Supremacy of the Brahmins
2.            What kind of a man was Joti’s father?
a.            A man of revolutionary ideas
b.            One who advised him to start a school for the untouchables
c.            A man who did not want Joti to break old traditions
d.            A man not in favour of Joti attending the marriage ceremony
e.            One who was also present in the marriage procession
3.            What did Joti do after his insult?
a.            Left the procession and went to his friend
b.            Tried to take a revenge on his friend
c.            Decided not to join any such marriage processions in future
d.            Involved himself actively in the freedom movement
e.            Engaged himself in social service
4.            Why did Joti attend the marriage?
a.            He was advised by his father accordingly
b.            He was invited by the father of the bride
c.            The bridegroom was a good friend of Joti    
d.            Not mentioned in the passage
e.            None of these
5.            Why could Joti not sleep that night?
a.            He had to attend the marriage of his friend
b.            He wanted to do something for the lower caste people
c.            The Brahmin insulted his friend
d.            His father was sick
e.            He was not getting any help for his school
6.            Why was the Brahmin annoyed with Joti?
a.            He left the marriage procession abruptly
b.            He insulted his friend
c.            He did not invite the Brahmin for the marriage procession
d.            He was an uninvited guest
e.            He was walking along with orther Brahmins in the marriage procession
7.            According to the passage, why did Joti quit the marriage procession?
a.            He was asked accordingly by his friend
b.            He could not tolerate his insult
c.            He had to see his ailing father
d.            His father warned him against attending that marriage
e.            He had no faith in such customary rituals
8.            What does the author highlight in this passage?
a.            Joti’s contribution to the upliftment of the people of lower classes
b.            Poverty of lower class people in India
c.            Need for separate schools for girls
d.            Merits of caste system in India
e.            Need for unity among different sections of people in India
9.            Which of the following statements is true according to the passage?
a.            The bridegroom was Joti’s classmate
b.            Joti’s father was also invited to the marriage
c.            Mt. Phule started a school for the untouchables
d.            Joti did not say anything about the incident to his father
e.            The Brahmin who insulted Joti was the bride’s father

Passage 3
The last half of my life has been lived in one of those painful epochs of human history during which the world is getting worse, and past victories which had seemed to be definitive have turned out to be only temporary. When I was young, Victorian optimism was taken for granted. It was thought that freedom and prosperity would spread gradually throughout the world through an orderly process, and it was hoped that cruelty, tyranny, and injustice would continually diminish. Hardly anyone was haunted by the fear of great wars. Hardly anyone thought of the 19th century as a brief interlude between past and future barbarism.
1.            The author feels sad about the latter part of his life because:
a.            he was nostalgic about his childhood
b.            the world had not become prosperous
c.            the author had not won any further victories
d.            the world was painfully disturbed during that period of time
2.            The victories of the past:
a.            Brought permanent peace and prosperity
b.            Ended cruelty, tyranny and injustice
c.            Proved to be temporary events
d.            Filled men with a sense of pessimism
3.            The word ‘definitive’ used in the passage means:
a.         Defined          b. Final
c.         Temporary     d. Incomplete
4.         During the Victorian age people believed that:
            a.         Strife would increase
            b.         There would be unlimited freedom
            c.         Wars would be fought on a bigger scale
            d.         Peace would prevails and happiness would engulf the whole world
5.         ‘A brief interlude between past and future barbarism’ can be interpreted as:
            a.         a short period of time between past and future acts of savagery
            b.         a short space of time between 2 great events
            c.         an interval between cruel wars
            d.         a dramatic performance during wars

Passage 4
It is not luck but labour that makes men. Luck, says an American writer, is ever waiting for something to turn up; labour with keen eyes and strong will always turns up something. Luck lies in bed and wishes the postman would bring him news of a legacy; labour turns out at six and with busy pen ad ringing hammer lays the foundation of competence. Luck whines, labour watches. Luck relies on chance, labour on character. Luck slips downwards to self-indulgence; labour strides upwards and aspirers to independence. The conviction, therefore is extending that diligence is the mother of good luck. In other words, that a man’s success in life will be proportionate to his efforts, to his industry, to his attention to small things.
1.            Which one of the following statements sums up the meaning of the passage?
a.            Luck waits without exertion, but labour exerts without waiting
b.            Luck waits and complains without working while labour achieves success although it complains
c.            Luck is self-indulgent, but labour is selfless
d.            Luck often  ends in  defeat but labour produces luck.
2.            Which one of the following words in the passage indicate that the writer does not ultimately reject the element of luck?
a.            ‘luck… is ever waiting’
b.            ‘luck whines’
c.            ‘diligence is the mother of good luck’
d.            ‘luck … wishes the postman would bring him news’
3.            Which one of the statements is true about the passage?
a.            luck is necessary for success
b.            success depends only on hard luck
c.            expectation of good luck always meets with disappointment
d.            Success is exactly proportionate to hard work.
4.            ‘… Labour turns out at six and with busy pen and ringing hammer lays the foundation of competence.’ What does this statement mean?
a.            Hard work of all kinds makes people efficient
b.            Labour lays the foundation of the building
c.            The writer ad the labourer are the true eyes of the society
d.            There is no worker who works so hard as the labourer who begins his day at six in the morning.
Passage 5
The news that the Indian Railways are going to incur a shortfall of Rs. 1000 crore in their resources generation- and will, therefore, have to seek budgetary support to that extent – will not surprise many. That is a scenario that has been played out for years now, and the outcome too has been predictable – with the railway budget doing its duty by doling out public money. But it is time to look at the problem differently, in view of the current concerns of government in economizing its charity and the feeling that the railways have to stand on their own legs.
The railways have, over the last few month, continued to experience a shortfall of Rs.85 crore per month, a feature that could add to their woes if it continues. Fall in expected goods traffic, in the rate per tonne and also a dip in passenger traffic has contributed to the shortfall. All this may not be new concerns for the railways; the relevant point. However, is how the system and the government hope to tackle it.
Clearly, budgetary support should be considered only in the last instance, after various measures to both reduce expenditure and raise resources have been tried out. Consider subsides on passenger traffic-the expenditure which really digs into the government’s coffers. In fact, passenger traffic subsidy accounted for nearly 90% of the railways’ losses in 1992/93, with freight traffic subsidies taking up the rest.
Freight traffic subsidy cuts should prove easier if this year’s budget exercise is any indication. Till now2, 16 commodities were subsidized. In 1993/94, budget subsidy on 4 was removed. Prices aid not rise, there was little protest and now the railways ought to be emboldened to do more. Reduction in passenger subsidies is more tricky given the dependence of such a large population, mostly poor, on the system and most governments have been reluctant to do much. In fact, passenger rates haven been hiked very few times and that too only in recent years.
One area where the railways could do a lot more pruning is in shutting uneconomic branch lines. For instance, in 1992/93 it was found that 114 branch lines contributed a loss of Rs.121 crores.
To its credit, however, the railways have been looking around for sources of funds other than the budget.
1.            Which of the following has the SAME meaning as phrase ‘played out’ as it has been used in the passage?
a.         enacted                      b.         repeated        c.         dramatized
d.         done                           e.         predicted
2.         Which of the following is FALSE regarding the railway operation?
            a.         Reduction in goods traffic is not a new phenomenon
            b.         Passenger traffic has shown an increase in recent years
            c.         Rates per tonne of goods carried has come down
            d.         Railways are aware of the problem of reduction in income
            e.         None of these
3.         How does the cut in freight traffic affect the shortfall?
a.         by increasing the income
b.         by reducing the expense
c.         simultaneously increasing income and reducing expense
d.         by reducing dependence on the Central Government
e.         None of these
4.         Which of the following is CORRECT regarding the shortfall in the railways resource generation?
a.         It was higher than earlier years
b.         It is happening for the first time
c.         It was anticipated by most people
d.         This is the largest shortfall ever to happen
e.         None of these
5.         How does the government expert to ‘economize its charity’?
            a.         By requiring the railways to be self-sufficient
            b.         By stopping the budget support
c.         By showing its concern through the railway ministry
d.         By not doling out public money
e.         By reducing the overall operation of the railways
6.         Which of the following has the SAME meaning as the word ‘dip’ as it has been used in the passage?
a.         Drift                 b.         slowness       c.         plunge
d.         reduction       e.         tardiness
7.         Which of the following seems to be the major contributing factor towards the losses of the railways?
a.         passenger subsides
b.         freight subsides
c.         uneconomical lines
d.         all of the 3 are at the same level
e.         none of these
8.         What does the author suggest that the railways should do as regards freight subsidy?
a.         It should introduce subsidy for more items
b.         It should be very courageous
c.         It should remove or reduce subsidies of more items
d.         Author’s views are not explicit
e.         none of these
9.         Which of the following is TRUE regarding the passenger fare charged by the railways?
a.         It is excessively high now
b.         First class passengers are not given any subsidy
c.         only second class passengers get subsidy
d.         poor people alone get subsidy
e.         none of these
10.       What seems to be the ultimate consideration for allowing freight subsidy by the railways?
a.         Keeping the freight charges low
b.         Keeping the railways in losses
c.         Keeping the prices of commodities low
d.         Cannot be made out from the passage
e.         None of these
11.       Why do the government and railways not raise the passenger fares?
a.         It is anyway subsidized
b.         It does not affect the railways very much
c.         It is anyway making losses
d.         It would affect a large number of people
e.         none of these
12.       Which of the following has the SAME     meaning as the word ‘pruning’ as it has been used in the passage?
a.         stopping
b.         economizing
c.         spending
d.         profiteering
e.         canceling
13.       Which of the following has the SAME meaning as the word ‘tricky’ as it has been used in the passage?
a.         Foolish
b.         Deceitful
c.         Useless
d.         Needless
e.         difficult
14.       Which of the following has the OPPOSITE meaning to the word ‘digs’ as it has been used in the passage?
a.         donates         
b.         constructs     
c.         levels
d.         contributes
e.         shares
15.       How many freight items are now subsidized by the railways?
a.         16
b.         4         
c.         10
d.         20
e.         none of these











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