READ THE PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT FOLLOW.
The going was not easy for Taro. Orphaned at a young age, he travelled from village to village, doing odd jobs for a living.
One hot afternoon, he came to a riverbank and sat down under a shady tree. As he looked around, he saw a monk sitting in deep meditation. A serene smile rested on the lips of the wizened and wrinkled face. He seemed unperturbed by the heat or the flies buzzing around him. Taro gazed in awe as he thought, "That monk is so much at peace. He has no worries. I want to be like that."
When the monk opened his eyes, his amused glance fell upon the curious young man. Taro folded his hands in greeting and said, "Revered teacher, I want to become a monk. Please accept me as your disciple."
The monk simply asked, "Why?" Taro replied, "Because I want to find God." In a flash, the monk leapt up from where he was sitting and grabbed Taro by the scruff of his neck. He dragged the youth to the river and plunged his head into the water, holding it there. Taro flailed his arms and legs to no avail. The monk was surprisingly strong.
After a minute, the monk released him. Taro's body contorted with pain as he coughed up water and desperately gasped for air. After he quietened down, the monk asked, "Tell me, what did you want most of all when you were under water?"
Taro answered, "Air!" "Very well," said the monk, "When you want God as much as you wanted air, come to me then."
Give a suitable title to the passage.
A God and Taro
B Taro Seeks God
C The Angry Monk
D Deep in the Water
I think that everyone has a different perspective of seeing the passage.They should not just decide that everyone will think the same way.This is an open-ended question.I clicked on D, deep in the water, because I think that that is the gist of the story.Please share your views with me.I would like to see what you guys thought.
Read the following stories and answer the questions that follow :
A donkey and a rooster lived peaceably together in the farmyard. One day, a hungry lion passed by. His eyes brightened at the sight of the plump donkey, and he thought of the fine meal in store for him. But just as the lion was about to pounce on the donkey, the rooster began to crow. Now, it is said there is nothing a lion hates more than the sound of a cock-a-doodle-doo. Perhaps it is true, for the lion turned and fled at the sound of the rooster’s crowing.
The donkey laughed. “Why, the lion is a coward! The mighty king of beasts runs from a rooster.” And the donkey felt so bold that he began to chase the lion. He had not gone very far, however, when the lion turned. With a great roar, he leapt upon the donkey.
The rooster, watching from the farmyard, said sadly, “Alas! My poor friend did not realise what he could or could not do.”
“False confidence often leads to misfortune.”
Why did the donkey chase the lion?
A He wanted to kill the lion.
B He was confident to kill the lion.
C He had false confidence to kill the lion.
D None of these
There is nothing said here about killing the lion, so shouldn't D be correct?
Mark the synonym of the words given below :
Liberal has multiple meanings, one of which is 'broad-minded' or 'ready to accept new ideas' , i.e visionary.
CHOOSE THE CORRECT SYNONYM OF THE GIVEN WORD.
How is the answer banal?! I checked the meaning of banal and it means so lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring.