Direction (Q1-4): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
Just as some men like to play football or cricket, so some men like to climb mountains. This is often very difficult to do so, for mountains are not just big hills. Paths are usually very steep. Some mountain sides are straight up and down, so that it may take many hours to climb as little as one hundred feet. There is always the danger that you may fall off and be killed or injured. Men talk about conquering a mountain. It is a wonderful feeling to reach the top of a mountain after climbing for hours and may be, even for days. You look down and see the whole country below you. You feel god-like. Two Italian prisoners of war escaped from a prison camp in Kenya during the war. They did not try to get back to their own country, for they knew that was impossible. Instead, they climb to the top of Mount Kenya, and then they came down again and gave themselves up. They had wanted to get that feeling of freedom that one has, after climbing a difficult mountain.
Q1. Some men like to climb mountains because:
(a) They know the trick of climbing
(b) They don’t like to play football or cricket
(c) They want to have wonderful feeling
(d) They like to face danger
Q2. To climb mountains is often difficult because:
(a) Mountains are big hills
(b) It consumes more time
(c) Prisoners often escape from camps and battle there
(d) Paths are steep and uneven
Q3. Mountaineering is not a very popular sport like football or cricket because:
(a) There are no spectators in this sport
(b) It may take many hours or even days
(c) Not many people are prepared to risk their lives
(d) People don’t want to enjoy a god-like feeling
Q4. It is a wonderful feeling …. ‘It’ refers to:
(a) The steep path
(b) The prisoners
(c) The mountain
Direction (Q5-10): In questions given below out of four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given word/sentence.
Q5. One who is not easily pleased by anything
Q6. A person who knows many foreign languages
Q7. A person pretending to be somebody he is not
Q8. One who pretends to be what he is not
Q9. A short poem or speech addressed to the spectators after the conclusion of a drama
Q10. Capable of being understood in either of two or more possible senses, and therefore not definite
Sol. Fastidious: very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail.
Sol. A polyglot is a person with a command of many languages.
Sol. Impostor: a person who pretends to be someone else in order to deceive others, especially for fraudulent gain.
Sol. Hypocrite: One who pretends to be what he is not
Sol. Epilogue: a speech at the end of a play, book, or film/movie that comments on or acts as a conclusion to what has happened.
Sol. Ambiguous: having or expressing more than one possible meaning, sometimes intentionally