(2) to be someone else. (2) everyday life and the world beyond him.
(3) to be ourselves. (3) everyday life and the world around him.
(4) not to be ourselves. (4) unbelievable personalities.
883. In good friendships, we 890. John Forster was Dickens
(1) only give. (1) best friend and philosopher
(2) only receive. (2) friend and doctor
(3) give and receive. (3) friend and editor
(4) neither give nor receive. (4) friend and biographer
884. Empathy means Directions (891–895) : Read the following passage
(1) skill and efficiency carefully and choose the best answer to each question out
(2) ability to do something of the four alternatives.
(3) someone else’s misfortunes Chameleons can make their skin colour change, but
(4) the ability to share and understand another’s feel- not because they decide to. The colour changes to help the
ings. chameleon avoid its enemies. It is a form of camouflage, a
disguise that lets it blend in with its surroundings. The
885. Through strong friendships, we gain
change is actually determined by environmental factors,
(1) acceptance and tolerance. such as light and temperature.
(2) only tolerance. Bright sunlight causes the skin to darken. On cool
(3) only acceptance. nights, the colour fades to a creamy colour. The colour
(4) only attention. also changes when chameleons are excited, angry or afraid.
Directions (886–890) : Read the following passage The colour change is rapid and increases when the chame-
carefully and choose the best answer to each question out leon is handled, injured, or approached by another chame-
of the four alternatives and. leon. There are many types of chameleons. Almost half of
In the history of Britain, the period from 1837 to 1901 them are found on the African island of Madagascar. The
is known as the Victorian Age. others mostly occur in the Sahara Desert, with few in West-
The period saw the long and prosperous reign of Queen ern Asia and Southern Europe. Chameleons live in trees,
Victoria in England. Charles Dickens was the most popular where they usually eat insects. Very large chameleons may
novelist of this period. He became famous for his depiction even use their sticky tongues to catch birds.
of the life of the working class, intricate plots and sense of 891. A chameleon’s colour changes to help it
humour. However, it was the vast galaxy of unusual char- (1) look beautiful. (2) attract prey.
acters created by him that made him more popular than (3) avoid its enemies. (4) fly away.
any of his contemporaries. Drawn from everyday life and 892. The colour change is determined by
the world around him, these characters were such that (1) light and wind.
readers could relate to them. Beginning with The Pickwick
(2) light and pressure.
Papers in 1836, Dickens wrote numerous novels, each
uniquely filled with believable personalities and vivid phys- (3) pressure and temperature.
ical descriptions. According to Dickens’ friend and biogra- (4) light and temperature.
pher, John Forster, Dickens made “characters real exist- 893. Chameleons change colour when they are
ences, not by describing them but letting them describe (1) afraid, excited or angry.
themselves.” (2) excited, angry or hungry.
886. The period between 1837-1901 was known as the (3) angry, excited or happy.
(1) the Dark Age (4) afraid, angry or hungry.
(2) the Elizabethan Age 894. Half of the worlds’ chameleons are found
(3) the Shakespearian Age (1) in the continent of Asia.
(4) the Victorian Age (2) in the Sahara Desert.
887. The word popular in the passage means (3) on the African island of Madagascar.
(1) successful (2) poor (4) on the Asian island of Madagascar.
(3) propelling (4) problematic 895. The colour changing ability of a chameleon is a form
888. Dickens became famous for depicting the life of of camouflage which is a
(1) the working class, intricate plots and lack of hu- (1) disease which affects chameleons.
mour. (2) disguise that lets it blend in with its surround-
(2) the working class, intricate plots and sense of ings.
humour. (3) dance done by chameleons.
(3) the business class, intricate plots and sense of (4) colour that fades.
humour. Directions (896–900) : Read the following passage
(4) the working class, dull plots and sense of hu- carefully and choose the best answer to each question out
mour. of the four alternatives.
889. Dickens’ characters were drawn from (SSC (10+2) Stenographer Grade "C" & "D"
(1) royal families. Exam. 31.01.2016 TF No. 3513283)