687. Marcus Aurelius preached to the Roman youth of his         driving but the best way is on foot, where one is a man like
       day to___________                                         any other man, with the sky above one and the road be-
       (1) express themselves (2) understand themselves          neath and the world on every side and time to see all.
       (3) be themselves            (4) know themselves          691. A pilgrimage is not
 688. The question on personality development has ____                 (1) an expedition to a venerated place
       (1) no definitive answers (2) correct answers                   (2) a social journey for entertainment
       (3) a definitive answer      (4) no answers                     (3) a personal attraction affecting the soul
 689. The Greek philosopher Socrates promoted ______                   (4) a journey to a historical place also known for di-
       (1) tested–knowledge         (2) self–knowledge                     vine matters
       (3) referred–knowledge (4) borrowed-knowledge             692. During a pilgrimage, one must
 690. Ursula Bloom propagated that young people                        (1) carry a lot of clothes
       should_____.                                                    (2) see all one can of men and things
       (1) copy others              (2) not copy others                (3) not delight in the divine that is hidden everywhere
       (3) not waste years          (4) give advice                    (4) fail to give multitudinous thanks to God
      Directions (691-720) : In the following questions, you     693. Pilgrimage ought to be
have three passages with 10 questions in each passage.                 (1) a nobler kind of travel
Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to              (2) an unparticular case of worship
each question, out of the four alternatives.                           (3) nothing but a nobler kind of travel
                       (SSC CAPFs SI, CISF ASI & Delhi Police SI       (4) a worship of common things
                             Exam. 28.09.2014 (TF No. 482 RN 5)  694. The corruption of the religious spirit
                          PASSAGE–I                                    (1) occurs at special times
      A pilgrimage is, of course, an expedition to some ven-           (2) has been occurring for centuries
erated place or a long and wonderful history of human ex-              (3) does not exist
perience in divine matters, or a personal attraction affect-           (4) is a recent phenomenon
ing the soul impels one. This is, I say, its essence. But        695. Going on a common voyage on a chastened and de-
there is something more than to it than mere objective. I              vout spirit is worse than going to
will visit the grave of a saint or a man whom I venerate
                                                                       (1) an uncommon place with a devout spirit
privately for his virtues or deeds, but on the way I may
                                                                       (2) a beloved place and enjoying oneself
wish to do something a little difficult to show at what price
I hold communion with his resting place and also on the                (3) a beloved place with self-consciousness and su-
way I will see all I can of men and things, delight in the                 perficiality
divine that is hidden in everything. Thus I may go with noth-          (4) an uncommon place with a corrupted religious spirit
ing but my clothes and a stick but I must be open-minded         696. Few men undertake pilgrimages because
and ready to give multitudinous praise to God.                         (1) they crave for adventure
      A pilgrimage ought to be nothing but a nobler kind of            (2) they are overcome by a desire to visit sacred places
travel, in which, according to our age and inclination, we             (3) their minds are free from care
tell our tale. It is a very great error, and unknown before            (4) they have guilty consciences
our most recent corruptions that the religous spirit should      697. The benefit of a pilgrimage is
be so superficial and self-conscious as to dominate our                (1) it enlarges one’s world
method of action at special times and to be absent at oth-
                                                                       (2) it can change one’s life
ers. It is better occasionally to travel to some beloved place,
                                                                       (3) it tortures one’s mind
haunted by our mission, yet falling into every ordinary lev-
ity, than to go about a common voyage on a chastened and               (4) it narrows down topics of conversation
devout spirit. There is another kind of pilgrimage which         698. The most common reason for undergoing a pilgrim-
some few sad men undertake to ease a burdened mind. These              age is to
are exempted from the rule and the adventures of the inns              (1) have rare and special experiences
and foreign conversations, broaden their world and lighten             (2) realize a goal
their minds. The common sort, however, is a separate and               (3) visit extraordinary places
human satisfaction of a need, the realisation of imagined ho-          (4) curb one’s instinct
rizons and the reaching of a goal.                               699. A pilgrimage must be
      A pilgrimage however careless, must not be untrouble-            (1) short and rapid
some. It would be a contradiction of pilgrimage to seek to             (2) untroublesome
make the journey short and rapid, merely consuming the
                                                                       (3) as near as possible to the starting place
mind for nothing, as is our modern habit; for they seem to
think nowadays that to remain as near as possible to what              (4) different from one’s usual rut
one was at starting, and to one’s usual rut, is the great        700. The best way of travelling is
good of travel. The spirit of a pilgrimage is to comprehend            (1) bicycling               (2) driving
the whole way, the people, their habits, the hills and clouds.         (3) walking                 (4) strolling
And as to the method of doing this, we may go bicycling or