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SSC: Reading Comprehension Quiz: 14.02.2021

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Question 1

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

We live in a world where we are surrounded by constantly streaming images and voices of negative and rarely positive incidents. The constantly changing reality around us- the political scenario, the economic reforms, the communal tension, the climatic change, apart from personal setbacks and tragedies creates a depressing atmosphere and thus we are unable to remain in a happy and cheerful mood. Now, the question arises what exactly is happiness? To some, happiness is the state of mind where person is fully satisfied with respect to his needs and desires. While to some others, happiness is when the things are happening according to their whims. Thus, they depend upon circumstances which will make them happy or sad. For instance, the new car, the diamond ring or cute outfit makes a person happy. Indeed, it will be short-lived and will leave him longing for the next high. As of now the new car’s colour fades, the diamond collects dust, the outfits become outdated, the happiness is lost. After then, the new desires crop up and as we all know that a person's desires are unlimited and rarely all the desires are fulfilled, thus making a person distressed as and when any of the desire is not fulfilled. This emphasizes upon the fact that fulfilment of a person's desires decides the person's happiness. True happiness is thus what we call LONG LASTING well-being state of mind and which never fades away. To attain true happiness in our life, have positive thoughts, meditate, accept situations as it is, and stop worrying.
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Why are we unable to remain happy and in cheerful mood?

Question 2

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

We live in a world where we are surrounded by constantly streaming images and voices of negative and rarely positive incidents. The constantly changing reality around us- the political scenario, the economic reforms, the communal tension, the climatic change, apart from personal setbacks and tragedies creates a depressing atmosphere and thus we are unable to remain in a happy and cheerful mood. Now, the question arises what exactly is happiness? To some, happiness is the state of mind where person is fully satisfied with respect to his needs and desires. While to some others, happiness is when the things are happening according to their whims. Thus, they depend upon circumstances which will make them happy or sad. For instance, the new car, the diamond ring or cute outfit makes a person happy. Indeed, it will be short-lived and will leave him longing for the next high. As of now the new car’s colour fades, the diamond collects dust, the outfits become outdated, the happiness is lost. After then, the new desires crop up and as we all know that a person's desires are unlimited and rarely all the desires are fulfilled, thus making a person distressed as and when any of the desire is not fulfilled. This emphasizes upon the fact that fulfilment of a person's desires decides the person's happiness. True happiness is thus what we call LONG LASTING well-being state of mind and which never fades away. To attain true happiness in our life, have positive thoughts, meditate, accept situations as it is, and stop worrying.
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What is true happiness?

Question 3

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

We live in a world where we are surrounded by constantly streaming images and voices of negative and rarely positive incidents. The constantly changing reality around us- the political scenario, the economic reforms, the communal tension, the climatic change, apart from personal setbacks and tragedies creates a depressing atmosphere and thus we are unable to remain in a happy and cheerful mood. Now, the question arises what exactly is happiness? To some, happiness is the state of mind where person is fully satisfied with respect to his needs and desires. While to some others, happiness is when the things are happening according to their whims. Thus, they depend upon circumstances which will make them happy or sad. For instance, the new car, the diamond ring or cute outfit makes a person happy. Indeed, it will be short-lived and will leave him longing for the next high. As of now the new car’s colour fades, the diamond collects dust, the outfits become outdated, the happiness is lost. After then, the new desires crop up and as we all know that a person's desires are unlimited and rarely all the desires are fulfilled, thus making a person distressed as and when any of the desire is not fulfilled. This emphasizes upon the fact that fulfilment of a person's desires decides the person's happiness. True happiness is thus what we call LONG LASTING well-being state of mind and which never fades away. To attain true happiness in our life, have positive thoughts, meditate, accept situations as it is, and stop worrying.
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According to the passage, a person’s desires are _____________

Question 4

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

We live in a world where we are surrounded by constantly streaming images and voices of negative and rarely positive incidents. The constantly changing reality around us- the political scenario, the economic reforms, the communal tension, the climatic change, apart from personal setbacks and tragedies creates a depressing atmosphere and thus we are unable to remain in a happy and cheerful mood. Now, the question arises what exactly is happiness? To some, happiness is the state of mind where person is fully satisfied with respect to his needs and desires. While to some others, happiness is when the things are happening according to their whims. Thus, they depend upon circumstances which will make them happy or sad. For instance, the new car, the diamond ring or cute outfit makes a person happy. Indeed, it will be short-lived and will leave him longing for the next high. As of now the new car’s colour fades, the diamond collects dust, the outfits become outdated, the happiness is lost. After then, the new desires crop up and as we all know that a person's desires are unlimited and rarely all the desires are fulfilled, thus making a person distressed as and when any of the desire is not fulfilled. This emphasizes upon the fact that fulfilment of a person's desires decides the person's happiness. True happiness is thus what we call LONG LASTING well-being state of mind and which never fades away. To attain true happiness in our life, have positive thoughts, meditate, accept situations as it is, and stop worrying.
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According to the passage, what are the constant realities changing around us?

Question 5

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

We live in a world where we are surrounded by constantly streaming images and voices of negative and rarely positive incidents. The constantly changing reality around us- the political scenario, the economic reforms, the communal tension, the climatic change, apart from personal setbacks and tragedies creates a depressing atmosphere and thus we are unable to remain in a happy and cheerful mood. Now, the question arises what exactly is happiness? To some, happiness is the state of mind where person is fully satisfied with respect to his needs and desires. While to some others, happiness is when the things are happening according to their whims. Thus, they depend upon circumstances which will make them happy or sad. For instance, the new car, the diamond ring or cute outfit makes a person happy. Indeed, it will be short-lived and will leave him longing for the next high. As of now the new car’s colour fades, the diamond collects dust, the outfits become outdated, the happiness is lost. After then, the new desires crop up and as we all know that a person's desires are unlimited and rarely all the desires are fulfilled, thus making a person distressed as and when any of the desire is not fulfilled. This emphasizes upon the fact that fulfilment of a person's desires decides the person's happiness. True happiness is thus what we call LONG LASTING well-being state of mind and which never fades away. To attain true happiness in our life, have positive thoughts, meditate, accept situations as it is, and stop worrying.
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What can help us attain true happiness?

Question 6

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

Geography forms a part of social sciences and is one of the fields which is now heading towards a scientific form. Change is the law of nature and is also the fundamental of development and progress. Geography has passed through many stages and it was only in 1905 that geography was accorded an important place in the curriculum. Prof. A.Z. Herbertson contributed a lot in this development of geography. Nowadays geography means description of earth. Since earth is full of various things which could not be studied in isolation, it is quite difficult to describe everything we find on earth. Thus to overcome these difficulties certain principles have been formulated. These days an attempt is made to study earth as the home of man. Keeping this in view Prof E.A. Macnee has defined geography, “so, to give more explicit definition, Geography is the study of earth as the home of man or in other words geography is the study of the environment of man; physical, social, particularly in its relation to human activities”. Prof. J. Fairgrieve defines Geography as, “The function of geography is to train future citizens to imagine accurately the conditions of the great world stage and so to help them to think safely about political and social problems in the world around”.

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According to the passage, what is true about Geography?

Question 7

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

Geography forms a part of social sciences and is one of the fields which is now heading towards a scientific form. Change is the law of nature and is also the fundamental of development and progress. Geography has passed through many stages and it was only in 1905 that geography was accorded an important place in the curriculum. Prof. A.Z. Herbertson contributed a lot in this development of geography. Nowadays geography means description of earth. Since earth is full of various things which could not be studied in isolation, it is quite difficult to describe everything we find on earth. Thus to overcome these difficulties certain principles have been formulated. These days an attempt is made to study earth as the home of man. Keeping this in view Prof E.A. Macnee has defined geography, “so, to give more explicit definition, Geography is the study of earth as the home of man or in other words geography is the study of the environment of man; physical, social, particularly in its relation to human activities”. Prof. J. Fairgrieve defines Geography as, “The function of geography is to train future citizens to imagine accurately the conditions of the great world stage and so to help them to think safely about political and social problems in the world around”.

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According to the passage, who contributed towards the development of Geography?

Question 8

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

Geography forms a part of social sciences and is one of the fields which is now heading towards a scientific form. Change is the law of nature and is also the fundamental of development and progress. Geography has passed through many stages and it was only in 1905 that geography was accorded an important place in the curriculum. Prof. A.Z. Herbertson contributed a lot in this development of geography. Nowadays geography means description of earth. Since earth is full of various things which could not be studied in isolation, it is quite difficult to describe everything we find on earth. Thus to overcome these difficulties certain principles have been formulated. These days an attempt is made to study earth as the home of man. Keeping this in view Prof E.A. Macnee has defined geography, “so, to give more explicit definition, Geography is the study of earth as the home of man or in other words geography is the study of the environment of man; physical, social, particularly in its relation to human activities”. Prof. J. Fairgrieve defines Geography as, “The function of geography is to train future citizens to imagine accurately the conditions of the great world stage and so to help them to think safely about political and social problems in the world around”.

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When was Geography awarded an important place in the curriculum?

Question 9

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.
Geography forms a part of social sciences and is one of the fields which is now heading towards a scientific form. Change is the law of nature and is also the fundamental of development and progress. Geography has passed through many stages and it was only in 1905 that geography was accorded an important place in the curriculum. Prof. A.Z. Herbertson contributed a lot in this development of geography. Nowadays geography means description of earth. Since earth is full of various things which could not be studied in isolation, it is quite difficult to describe everything we find on earth. Thus to overcome these difficulties certain principles have been formulated. These days an attempt is made to study earth as the home of man. Keeping this in view Prof E.A. Macnee has defined geography, “so, to give more explicit definition, Geography is the study of earth as the home of man or in other words geography is the study of the environment of man; physical, social, particularly in its relation to human activities”. Prof. J. Fairgrieve defines Geography as, “The function of geography is to train future citizens to imagine accurately the conditions of the great world stage and so to help them to think safely about political and social problems in the world around”.

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Complete the sentence.

Geography is a function of       ________.

Question 10

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.
Geography forms a part of social sciences and is one of the fields which is now heading towards a scientific form. Change is the law of nature and is also the fundamental of development and progress. Geography has passed through many stages and it was only in 1905 that geography was accorded an important place in the curriculum. Prof. A.Z. Herbertson contributed a lot in this development of geography. Nowadays geography means description of earth. Since earth is full of various things which could not be studied in isolation, it is quite difficult to describe everything we find on earth. Thus to overcome these difficulties certain principles have been formulated. These days an attempt is made to study earth as the home of man. Keeping this in view Prof E.A. Macnee has defined geography, “so, to give more explicit definition, Geography is the study of earth as the home of man or in other words geography is the study of the environment of man; physical, social, particularly in its relation to human activities”. Prof. J. Fairgrieve defines Geography as, “The function of geography is to train future citizens to imagine accurately the conditions of the great world stage and so to help them to think safely about political and social problems in the world around”.

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According to the passage, what is NOT TRUE?
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