Directions (1-5): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.
(a) unselfish interest in the welfare of others
(a) treat like a child
(d) poke fun
(d) outstanding bad
Directions (6-10): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences.
Q6. A dramatic performance.
Sol. masque- 1. A dramatic entertainment, usually performed by masked players representing mythological or allegorical figures, that was popular in England in the 1500s and early 1600s.
2. A dramatic verse composition written for such an entertainment.
Q7. Government by one person with absolute power.
Sol. autocracy-a system of government by one person with absolute power.
Q8. An unmarried woman
Sol. spinster-an unmarried woman, typically an older woman beyond the usual age for marriage.
Q9. Custom of having more than one wife at the same time.
Sol. polygamy-the practice or custom of having more than one wife or husband at the same time.
Q10. Words inscribed on the tomb.
Sol. epitaph-a phrase or form of words written in memory of a person who has died, especially as an inscription on a tombstone.