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SSC: Reading Comprehension Quiz: 22.03.2021

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Question 1

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

Rabindranath Tagore in his essay, Svadeshee Samaaj written in 1904, pointed out a concrete way for the reorganization of Indian society on the basis of self-help. He wrote about issues like peasants’ cooperatives, the revival of cottage industries, social reforms, Hindu-Muslim unity, and rural development, and came up with ideas that were much ahead of his time. Soon after, Tagore prepared a draft, meant for private circulation, for establishing a society, based on democratic principles, and run entirely by the manpower and resources of the country. It was an amazing document which shows that he was not only a great visionary but also had the makings of a great leader. In his vision of Indian history, politics was at no point of time recognized as the core of Indian life and culture. In Indian history, the seat of political power was always beyond the knowledge of the common people. The local autonomous social unit, called samaaj was always present there to take care of their economic needs and to protect them from state interference. This basic structure of Indian society, the samaaj, was pulled out by the British who brought in its place the ‘state’ structure. The state in turn brought everybody under its thumb; added to this the colonial policy of divide and rule further frustrated any attempt at a united opposition to such a type of rule. In the first decade of the twentieth century, Tagore observed: “In the evolving history of India, the principle at work is not the ultimate glorification of the Hindu or any other race. In India, the history of humanity is seeking to elaborate a special ideal, to give to perfection a special form, from which entire humanity will gain. Nothing less than this is its end and aim.”

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In his essay, Svadeshee Samaaj, what focal point does Tagore intend to convey to the readers?

Question 2

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

Rabindranath Tagore in his essay, Svadeshee Samaaj written in 1904, pointed out a concrete way for the reorganization of Indian society on the basis of self-help. He wrote about issues like peasants’ cooperatives, the revival of cottage industries, social reforms, Hindu-Muslim unity, and rural development, and came up with ideas that were much ahead of his time. Soon after, Tagore prepared a draft, meant for private circulation, for establishing a society, based on democratic principles, and run entirely by the manpower and resources of the country. It was an amazing document which shows that he was not only a great visionary but also had the makings of a great leader. In his vision of Indian history, politics was at no point of time recognized as the core of Indian life and culture. In Indian history, the seat of political power was always beyond the knowledge of the common people. The local autonomous social unit, called samaaj was always present there to take care of their economic needs and to protect them from state interference. This basic structure of Indian society, the samaaj, was pulled out by the British who brought in its place the ‘state’ structure. The state in turn brought everybody under its thumb; added to this the colonial policy of divide and rule further frustrated any attempt at a united opposition to such a type of rule. In the first decade of the twentieth century, Tagore observed: “In the evolving history of India, the principle at work is not the ultimate glorification of the Hindu or any other race. In India, the history of humanity is seeking to elaborate a special ideal, to give to perfection a special form, from which entire humanity will gain. Nothing less than this is its end and aim.”

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What method did Tagore suggest for the reorganization of Indian society?

Question 3

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

Rabindranath Tagore in his essay, Svadeshee Samaaj written in 1904, pointed out a concrete way for the reorganization of Indian society on the basis of self-help. He wrote about issues like peasants’ cooperatives, the revival of cottage industries, social reforms, Hindu-Muslim unity, and rural development, and came up with ideas that were much ahead of his time. Soon after, Tagore prepared a draft, meant for private circulation, for establishing a society, based on democratic principles, and run entirely by the manpower and resources of the country. It was an amazing document which shows that he was not only a great visionary but also had the makings of a great leader. In his vision of Indian history, politics was at no point of time recognized as the core of Indian life and culture. In Indian history, the seat of political power was always beyond the knowledge of the common people. The local autonomous social unit, called samaaj was always present there to take care of their economic needs and to protect them from state interference. This basic structure of Indian society, the samaaj, was pulled out by the British who brought in its place the ‘state’ structure. The state in turn brought everybody under its thumb; added to this the colonial policy of divide and rule further frustrated any attempt at a united opposition to such a type of rule. In the first decade of the twentieth century, Tagore observed: “In the evolving history of India, the principle at work is not the ultimate glorification of the Hindu or any other race. In India, the history of humanity is seeking to elaborate a special ideal, to give to perfection a special form, from which entire humanity will gain. Nothing less than this is its end and aim.”

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On what basis did Tagore prepare a draft to establish the course of Indian society?

Question 4

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

Rabindranath Tagore in his essay, Svadeshee Samaaj written in 1904, pointed out a concrete way for the reorganization of Indian society on the basis of self-help. He wrote about issues like peasants’ cooperatives, the revival of cottage industries, social reforms, Hindu-Muslim unity, and rural development, and came up with ideas that were much ahead of his time. Soon after, Tagore prepared a draft, meant for private circulation, for establishing a society, based on democratic principles, and run entirely by the manpower and resources of the country. It was an amazing document which shows that he was not only a great visionary but also had the makings of a great leader. In his vision of Indian history, politics was at no point of time recognized as the core of Indian life and culture. In Indian history, the seat of political power was always beyond the knowledge of the common people. The local autonomous social unit, called samaaj was always present there to take care of their economic needs and to protect them from state interference. This basic structure of Indian society, the samaaj, was pulled out by the British who brought in its place the ‘state’ structure. The state in turn brought everybody under its thumb; added to this the colonial policy of divide and rule further frustrated any attempt at a united opposition to such a type of rule. In the first decade of the twentieth century, Tagore observed: “In the evolving history of India, the principle at work is not the ultimate glorification of the Hindu or any other race. In India, the history of humanity is seeking to elaborate a special ideal, to give to perfection a special form, from which entire humanity will gain. Nothing less than this is its end and aim.”

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What according to Tagore in his vision was not recognized as the core of India society?

Question 5

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

Rabindranath Tagore in his essay, Svadeshee Samaaj written in 1904, pointed out a concrete way for the reorganization of Indian society on the basis of self-help. He wrote about issues like peasants’ cooperatives, the revival of cottage industries, social reforms, Hindu-Muslim unity, and rural development, and came up with ideas that were much ahead of his time. Soon after, Tagore prepared a draft, meant for private circulation, for establishing a society, based on democratic principles, and run entirely by the manpower and resources of the country. It was an amazing document which shows that he was not only a great visionary but also had the makings of a great leader. In his vision of Indian history, politics was at no point of time recognized as the core of Indian life and culture. In Indian history, the seat of political power was always beyond the knowledge of the common people. The local autonomous social unit, called samaaj was always present there to take care of their economic needs and to protect them from state interference. This basic structure of Indian society, the samaaj, was pulled out by the British who brought in its place the ‘state’ structure. The state in turn brought everybody under its thumb; added to this the colonial policy of divide and rule further frustrated any attempt at a united opposition to such a type of rule. In the first decade of the twentieth century, Tagore observed: “In the evolving history of India, the principle at work is not the ultimate glorification of the Hindu or any other race. In India, the history of humanity is seeking to elaborate a special ideal, to give to perfection a special form, from which entire humanity will gain. Nothing less than this is its end and aim.”

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Why did the British establish the ‘state’ structure?

Question 6

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

In spite of rigorous precautions against accidents, many people are injured every year in factories and elsewhere. In addition, some people are born with physical disabilities. They are either blind or deaf or in some way deformed from birth. Up to quite recent times, little planned action was taken to fit handicapped people for employment. A number of charitable organizations tried to help them in cases of hardship, but few seriously held the idea that these people might still have abilities in other directions. Only during the last few decades has society slowly come to acknowledge its responsibilities and to recognize that handicapped people can be trained to play a useful part in economic as well as social life. The 2nd world war gave impetus to this. During the 1939-45 war, the pressure of resources of labour compelled all fighting nations to call on the services of handicapped people for tasks adapted to and within the limits of their capacities. A man might have lost the use of his legs, but still, be able to use his hands with skill. Another person might have lost his sight, but still, be capable of training in ways in which his other senses could be employed effectively in Furtherance of the war effort. IN recent years, scientific inventions and discoveries have lessened the disabilities of deafness, some form of paralysis, and other physical handicaps. Scientists working in association with engineers have devised methods by which the handicapped can take up work again, thanks to the inventions of mechanical limbs, the improvements of hearing aids, and so on.

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What is the motive of the writer in present passage?

Question 7

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

In spite of rigorous precautions against accidents, many people are injured every year in factories and elsewhere. In addition, some people are born with physical disabilities. They are either blind or deaf or in some way deformed from birth. Up to quite recent times, little planned action was taken to fit handicapped people for employment. A number of charitable organizations tried to help them in cases of hardship, but few seriously held the idea that these people might still have abilities in other directions. Only during the last few decades has society slowly come to acknowledge its responsibilities and to recognize that handicapped people can be trained to play a useful part in economic as well as social life. The 2nd world war gave impetus to this. During the 1939-45 war, the pressure of resources of labour compelled all fighting nations to call on the services of handicapped people for tasks adapted to and within the limits of their capacities. A man might have lost the use of his legs, but still, be able to use his hands with skill. Another person might have lost his sight, but still, be capable of training in ways in which his other senses could be employed effectively in Furtherance of the war effort. IN recent years, scientific inventions and discoveries have lessened the disabilities of deafness, some form of paralysis, and other physical handicaps. Scientists working in association with engineers have devised methods by which the handicapped can take up work again, thanks to the inventions of mechanical limbs, the improvements of hearing aids, and so on.

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Based on your reading of the passage, identify the correct sentence from the given options:

Question 8

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

In spite of rigorous precautions against accidents, many people are injured every year in factories and elsewhere. In addition, some people are born with physical disabilities. They are either blind or deaf or in some way deformed from birth. Up to quite recent times, little planned action was taken to fit handicapped people for employment. A number of charitable organizations tried to help them in cases of hardship, but few seriously held the idea that these people might still have abilities in other directions. Only during the last few decades has society slowly come to acknowledge its responsibilities and to recognize that handicapped people can be trained to play a useful part in economic as well as social life. The 2nd world war gave impetus to this. During the 1939-45 war, the pressure of resources of labour compelled all fighting nations to call on the services of handicapped people for tasks adapted to and within the limits of their capacities. A man might have lost the use of his legs, but still, be able to use his hands with skill. Another person might have lost his sight, but still, be capable of training in ways in which his other senses could be employed effectively in Furtherance of the war effort. IN recent years, scientific inventions and discoveries have lessened the disabilities of deafness, some form of paralysis, and other physical handicaps. Scientists working in association with engineers have devised methods by which the handicapped can take up work again, thanks to the inventions of mechanical limbs, the improvements of hearing aids, and so on.

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Which factor compelled all fighting nations to utilize the services of physically handicapped people during 1939-45 war?

Question 9

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

In spite of rigorous precautions against accidents, many people are injured every year in factories and elsewhere. In addition, some people are born with physical disabilities. They are either blind or deaf or in some way deformed from birth. Up to quite recent times, little planned action was taken to fit handicapped people for employment. A number of charitable organizations tried to help them in cases of hardship, but few seriously held the idea that these people might still have abilities in other directions. Only during the last few decades has society slowly come to acknowledge its responsibilities and to recognize that handicapped people can be trained to play a useful part in economic as well as social life. The 2nd world war gave impetus to this. During the 1939-45 war, the pressure of resources of labour compelled all fighting nations to call on the services of handicapped people for tasks adapted to and within the limits of their capacities. A man might have lost the use of his legs, but still, be able to use his hands with skill. Another person might have lost his sight, but still, be capable of training in ways in which his other senses could be employed effectively in Furtherance of the war effort. IN recent years, scientific inventions and discoveries have lessened the disabilities of deafness, some form of paralysis, and other physical handicaps. Scientists working in association with engineers have devised methods by which the handicapped can take up work again, thanks to the inventions of mechanical limbs, the improvements of hearing aids, and so on.

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Which of the physical impairments are improved by recent scientific inventions and discoveries?

Question 10

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

In spite of rigorous precautions against accidents, many people are injured every year in factories and elsewhere. In addition, some people are born with physical disabilities. They are either blind or deaf or in some way deformed from birth. Up to quite recent times, little planned action was taken to fit handicapped people for employment. A number of charitable organizations tried to help them in cases of hardship, but few seriously held the idea that these people might still have abilities in other directions. Only during the last few decades has society slowly come to acknowledge its responsibilities and to recognize that handicapped people can be trained to play a useful part in economic as well as social life. The 2nd world war gave impetus to this. During the 1939-45 war, the pressure of resources of labour compelled all fighting nations to call on the services of handicapped people for tasks adapted to and within the limits of their capacities. A man might have lost the use of his legs, but still, be able to use his hands with skill. Another person might have lost his sight, but still, be capable of training in ways in which his other senses could be employed effectively in Furtherance of the war effort. IN recent years, scientific inventions and discoveries have lessened the disabilities of deafness, some form of paralysis, and other physical handicaps. Scientists working in association with engineers have devised methods by which the handicapped can take up work again, thanks to the inventions of mechanical limbs, the improvements of hearing aids, and so on.

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Based on your reading of the passage, identify the correct sentence from the given options.
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