Reading Comprehension Practice Test 2
Direction Read the passage carefully, and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
Truth and non-violence are our goals. Non-violence is the supreme dharma, there is no discovery of greater importance than this. So long as we engage in mundane actions, so long as soul and body are together, some violence will continue to occur through our agency. But we must renounce at least the violence that is possible for us to renounce. We should understand that the less violence a religion permits, the more is the truth
contained in it. If we can ensure the deliverance of India, it is only through truth and non-violence. Many people have the habit of hiding their own sentiments when in the presence of an important person and suiting their talk to his pleasure. They do not realize how carefully they deceive themselves and harm the truth. One must say what one feels. It is impertinence to go against the reason. One must not hesitate the least to tell what one feels to anyone, be he a Minister of the Government or even a more exalted person. Deal with all with truth and non-violence.
1 . ‘Import’ here means –
(a) to bring from abroad
(b) that which is brought from abroad
(d) to be of consequence to
Ans. – (a) – to bring from abroad
2. ‘So long as soul and body are together’ means
(a) So long as we are alive
(b) So long as we are able to meet our expenses
(c) So long as we keep ourselves away from religious disputes
(d) So long as we do not support the fight for freedom
Ans. – (c) – So long as we keep ourselves away from religious disputes
3. Deliverance here implies –
(a) the release of the soul from the body
(b) freedom from the British domination
(c) the author’s release from the jail
(d) authoritative opinion.
Ans. – (b) – freedom from the British domination
4. People hide their own sentiments before an important person –
(a) because they are afraid of him
(b) because they do not want to let him know the real position
(c) because they are secretive by nature
(d) because they want to flatter and please him.
Ans. – (d) – because they want to flatter and please him.
5. Which is the most truthful dharma?
(a) That which encourages violence
(b) That which discourages violence
(c) That which has nothing to do with non-violence
(d) That which is amoral
Ans. – (b) – That which discourages violence