Directions (1-5): In this section, you have one short passage.  After this passage you will find several questions based on the passage. First, read Passage, and answer the questions based on it.

Ordinarily, nothing upsets the equilibrium of the pandit. But the loss of the necklace, which his wife had borrowed from a neighbor, and the fact that he had to replace it worried him. He spent all his time in devising ways and means to repay the debt. Six months later, he gave his wife a gold necklace. It was exactly what she had yearned for. “There is no need to repay it,” she said. The pandit was surprised. She explained, “The necklace was not stolen. That was the only way I could think of making you get me one.”


Q1. The pandit was almost never upset as he
(a) had the courage to face a problem
(b) had a balanced attitude
(c) was indifferent to ordinary incidents
(d) always succeeded in finding a solution to his problems.

Q2. What worried the pandit most was the
(a) his wife had lost the necklace
(b) he had to replace the necklace
(c) his wife was so foolish and careless
(d) the necklace was very expensive

Q3. The pandit struggled for six months so that
(a) he could present the necklace to his wife
(b) he could lend the necklace to others
(c) his wife could replace the lost necklace
(d) his wife could satisfy her desire to own a necklace

Q4. The reason why the pandit’s wife refused to return the necklace was that
(a) she had always wanted one like it
(b) the real owner did not expect it back
(c) she had not lost any necklace
(d) she was tempted to keep this one for herself

Q5. The pandit’s wife had told him a lie in order to
(a) trick him into satisfying her yearning
(b) punish him for refusing to get her what she desired
(c) make him repay a debt
(d) force him to work hard to earn more and more

Directions (6-10): In this section, you have one short passage.  After this passage you will find several questions based on the passage. First, read Passage, and answer the questions based on it.

Since modern industrial society is highly organized, if there is a strike in a vital industry, the whole community suffers. I am not arguing that the right of strike should be abolished; I am only arguing that, if it is to be preserved, it must be for reasons concerned with this particular matter, and not on general grounds of personal liberty. In a highly organized country there are many activities that are important to everybody; and without which there would be widespread hardship.

Q6. A strike is generally regarded as
(a) an act of indiscipline
(b) an expression of individual freedom
(c) a gross violation of rules
(d) an undemocratic act

Q7. The author is of the opinion that
(a) all strikes are bad
(b) strikes should always be encouraged
(c) strikes should be suppressed by all means
(d) strikes may be there, in the interest of the general good

Q8. In the light of passage, if there is a strike in a soap factory, it may be viewed as
(a) a serious matter
(b) a matter of deep concern
(c) not a serious matter
(d) a thing not likely to happen

Q9. The phrase “this particular matter” refers to
(a) the unity of the strikes
(b) the fact that industrial society is highly organised
(c) the suffering of the strikes
(d) the interests of the factory owners

Q10. According to the author, which one of the following best describes an industrial society?
(a) In an industrial society the individual member is not important
(b) In an industrial society power is concentrated in the hands of a few
(c) In an industrial society members are dependent on each other
(d) Industrial society is blind to the needs of its members

Directions (11-15): In this section, you have one short passage.  After this passage you will find several questions based on the passage. First, read Passage, and answer the questions based on it.

Pablo Picasso showed his truly exceptional talent from a very young age. His first word was lapis (Spanish for pencil) and he learnt to draw before he could talk. He was the only son in the family and very good-looking, so he was thoroughly spoilt. He hated school and often refused to go unless his doting parents allowed him to take one of the father’s pet pigeons with him. Apart from pigeons, his great love was art, and when in 1891 his father, who was an amateur artist, got a job as a drawing teacher at a college, Pablo went with him to the college. He often watched his father paint and was sometimes allowed to help. One evening his father was painting a picture of their pigeons, when he had to leave the room. He returned to find that Pablo had completed the picture, and it was so amazingly beautiful and lifelike that he gave his son his own palette and brushes and never painted again. Pablo was just 13.

Q11. As a boy, Pablo Picasso was
(a) ordinary looking but talented
(b) handsome and talented
(c) handsome and studious
(d) handsome and hardworking

Q12. He was spoilt mostly because he was
(a) a smart boy
(b) loved by one and all
(c) the only son in the family
(d) always surrounded by notorious boys

Q13. Picasso went to school only when
(a) his father accompanied him
(b) his father went with him
(c) he was allowed to paint at school
(d) he was allowed to carry a pet with him

Q14. When his father painted in the college, Pablo
(a) occasionally helped him
(b) rarely helped him
(c) always helped him
(d) invariably helped him

Q15. Pablo’s father gave up painting because he
(a) did not like the job
(b) retired from the college
(c) was impressed by his son’s talent
(d) lost interest in painting