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Read the following passages and answer the questions that follow :
Probe into the subject, delve into its various effects – you will be amazed at how rapidly Western culture is corroding the Indian culture – exclusively to be proud of, to rust. These spicy pictures of the Western culture surely flatter the palate, but in course of time won’t they canker it too? The root of all this misfortune lies in the soil nourished by the word ‘modern’. What does ‘modern’ mean to us? Do we become modern by wearing outrageous clothes that make us look like aliens? Does modernism set in by profuse use of western slang?
The word ‘palate’ also means _________.

A taste
B penchant
C appetite
D all of these


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READ THE PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT FOLLOW.

One day, a ragged beggar was creeping along from house to house. He carried an old wallet in his hand and was asking at every door for a few cents to buy something to eat. As he was grumbling at his misfortune, he kept wondering why it was that folks who had so much money were never satisfied but were always wanting more. "Here," he said, "is the master of this house–I know him well. He was always a good businessman, and he made himself wondrously rich a long time ago. Had he been wise, he would have stopped then. He would have turned over his business to someone else, and then he could have spent the rest of his life in ease. But what did he do instead? He built ships and sent them to sea to trade with foreign lands. He thought he would get mountains of gold." "But there were great storms on the water; his ships were wrecked, and his riches were swallowed up by the waves. Now, all his hopes lie at the bottom of the sea, and his great wealth has vanished."
"There are many such cases. Men seem to never be satisfied unless they gain the whole world."
"As for me, if I had only enough to eat and to buy clothing, I would not want anything more." Just at that moment, Fortune came down the street. She saw the beggar and stopped. She said to him:
"Listen! I have long wished to help you. Hold your wallet, and I will pour this gold into it, but only on this condition: all that falls into the wallet shall be pure gold, but every piece that falls upon the ground shall become dust. Do you understand?"
"Oh, yes, I understand," said the beggar.
"Then be careful," said Fortune. "Your wallet is old, so, do not load it too heavily." The beggar was so glad that he could hardly wait. He quickly opened his wallet, and a stream of yellow gold poured into it. The wallet grew heavy.
"Is that enough?" asked Fortune.
"Not yet."
"Isn't it cracking?"
"Never fear."
The beggar's hands began to tremble. Ah, if the gold would only pour forever!
"You are the richest man in the world now!"
"Just a little more, add just a handful or two."
"There, it's full. The wallet will burst."
"But it will hold just a little more!"
Another piece was added, and the wallet split. The treasure fell upon the ground and turned to dust. The beggar had nothing now but his empty wallet, and it was torn from top to bottom. He was as poor as before.

Give a suitable title to the passage.

A The Greedy Beggar
B Fortune and the Gold
C Rich Becomes Richer
D The Beggar and his Gold


Such a crazy begger

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READ THE PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT FOLLOW.

Today, change is inevitable in all spheres of life and we are required to face challenge of the changes to achieve our goals and objectives. The change in our attitudes and mindset towards the youth who constitute more than fifty percent of our population is a must.

Unfortunately, the highly potential and vibrant resource has not been effectively and productively utilised, resulting in generation gaps which are unbridgeable. It is our onerous duty to bring them in mainstream in the task of national development and reconstruction to take the nation resplendence and glory in the new millennium. The building of the nation is possible only through the process of all round development and harnessing of the energies of our youth.

H.G. Wells had truly said, ‘‘Men are born but citizens are made. A child takes to itself what is brought to it.’’ The invasion of western culture and the existing system of education could be blamed for failure of the youngsters to turn into talented individuals. It is inborn virtue conditioned with sustained cultural feed-back with moral and ethical values. Our new generation should feel inspired by great luminaries, who this country is proud to have produced.

In the present scenario of criminalisation of politics, increasing violence and widespread erosion of cultural and social values, dividing the country in the name of religion and caste, raising narrow walls of disintegration and drifting us apart, the youth should be saved from choosing a wrong path. We know that today’s youngsters are nation’s future.

The author has stressed on one major need of the modern world and society. The major need is _____.

Aof realisation what the youngsters want
Bof creating political awareness among the youngsters
Cto educate youngsters not to succumb to the alien culture and check widespread erosion of cultural and social values
Dto fight divisive forces and check increasing violence in the society


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