Directions (1-10) : In the following questions, read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
The modern youth are more intelligent and hardworking than the previous generations. They have more facilities for education and they do utilise them. But they lack proper direction. In the absence of proper guidance, young boys and girls go on increasing their academic qualifications. Some of them secure high percentage of marks whereas most of them get average or below average marks.
Since the number of aspirants for a job is much higher than the number of vacancies, most of the young boys and girls do not get any employment. This causes the problem of the educated unemployment and depression among the youth. The problem of the educated unemployed can be solved partly through proper guidance and counseling and partly through grooming. Young students often disregard the advice of their parents and go on imitating their peers.
This sets in the chain of the blind leading the blind. Uneducated or semi-educated parents think of academic qualifications as achievement. Young students must seek the advice of the school counselors and select a course of studies that suits their aptitude. Instead of pursuit of academic excellence, they must go in for proficiency in technical field of information technology, computers, biotechnology, biochemistry and consumer services. In this way their youthful energy will get directed in the proper channel and they may get fruitful employment or become competent enough to launch their own project and give employment to others.
Q1. What is the positive aspect of today’s generation?
(a) They are more intelligent and hardworking
(b) They are more into fashion and time pass
(c) They have the power to work less and get more
(d) The youth now knows what he has to do
Q2. Academic qualification is seen as an achievement, which adds to the problem due to
(a) uneducated or semi-educated parents
(b) increase in the urge of getting higher remunerations
(c) lack of focus and attention
(d) disillusionment and depression
Q3. Frustration, irritation, anger, indiscipline, arrogance, disillusionment and depression are all the result of
(a) growing modernization
(b) educated unemployment
(c) aspirations not meeting goals
(d) lack of grooming and counseling
Q4. Suggest a suitable title for this extract.
(a) Educated unemployed
(b) Education-a revolution
(c) Fight for power
Q5. The synonym for ‘cautioned’ is
Q6. Identify the correct statement.
(a) Young students must seek the advice of the school counselors to select a course
(b) Young students must take a course which their friends are opting for
(c) Young students must take a course as suggested by their parents
(d) Young students get the employment easily
Q7. Opposite word for ‘proficiency’ is
Q8. ‘Students should not follow and imitate their counterparts’, find a phrase related to this meaning.
(a) Imitating their peers
(b) Chain of the blind leading the blind
(c) Lack of proper guidance
(d) Check piracy
Q9. Many young boys and girls do not get employment
(a) because they are not thorough with their subjects
(b) lack of guidance and knowledge
(c) number of aspirants out number the vacancies
Q10. The synonym for ‘utilise’ is