(3) Later part of the Ice Age (2) He changed the stranger’s name.
(4) Medieval times (3) He welcomed the stranger.
1022. Chiefs were elected by the community for their (4) He sent the stranger away.
(1) age Directions (1029–1033) : A passage is given with 5
(2) qualities of leadership questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose
(3) responsibility and courage the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
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1023. The meaning of privilege is
(1) allowance (2) favour A knowledge of grammar is essential for good speaking
and writing, by which one’s mind is judged. Studying
(3) benefit (4) interest
grammar means hard work : it must be learned as a whole,
Directions (1024–1028) : A passage is given with 5
with no part omitted, and it demands much thought and
questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose
patience. But, once acquired, it can give a lifetime’s pleasure
the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
and profit. Its study requires no physical hardship, no
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special room or expenses. If people spent only their leisure
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time studying grammar they could master it in one year.
The stranger agreed to join Robin’s band only on one
The author learned it in less than a year. As a private soldier
condition. He wanted to join a competition of shooting arrows
earning sixpence a day, he sat on his bed and studied.
with Robin. If he was defeated in that competition, he would
Unable to afford candle or oil, he read in winter by firelight
gladly join Robin and his men. Soon arrangements for the
(when it was his turn). If he could manage it thus, and with
competition was made. Robin’s men carved bull’s eye on
no outside encouragement, then any youth, however poor
the trunk of a tree at a distance of about fifty yards. Taking
or busy, could do the same.
out his bow and arrow the man carefully shot an arrow
1029. Why should we learn grammar ?
which struck right into the centre of the bull’s eye. Robin’s
men were surprised at the man’s skill. Then Robin took the (1) To develop speaking skills
bow and shot an arrow which not only hit the bull’s eye in (2) To develop writing skills
the centre but broke the strangers arrow in the middle. (3) To have a mastery over language
Robin thus proved that he had better skills than the (4) To acquire good speaking and writing skills
stranger. The stranger was amazed to see this and said,” I 1030. How does the world judge a man’s mind?
have never seen such a skill in all my life. It will be a (1) By his dress
pleasure for me to join you and your men. My name is John
(2) By his manners
Little. Robin and his men gladly welcomed him. But Robin
said that from then on he would be known as Little John. (3) By his appearance
1024. What was the stranger’s condition for joining Robin’s (4) By his speech and writing
band? 1031. How long would it take to gain mastery over grammar?
(1) Only if he and Robin have a competition of (1) One year (2) Six months
shooting arrows. (3) Two years (4) Ten months
(2) Only if he is defeated by Robin in a competition 1032. What is the occupation of the writer?
of shooting arrows. (1) Teacher (2) Soldier
(3) Only if he should be better than Robin in shooting (3) Artist (4) Clerk
arrows. 1033. The learning of grammar should be
(4) Only if Robin would let him be better at shooting (1) patient, thoughtful and holistic
(2) thoughtful, patient and piecemeal
1025. What did Robin’s men do?
(3) holistic, thoughtful and rapid
(1) They refused to let the stranger prove his skills.
(2) They sent the stranger away. (4) thoughtful, rapid and piecemeal
(3) They made arrangements for the competition. Directions (1034–1037) : Read the passage carefully
and choose the best answer to each question out of the
(4) They made the stranger prove his skill.
1026. How did the stranger know that Robin had better
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skill than him?
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(1) When Robin’s arrow hit the bull’s eye.
Every profession or trade, every art and every science
(2) When Robin agreed to let him compete with him.
has its technical vocabulary, the function of which is partly
(3) When Robin beat him in the competition.
to designate things or processes which have no names in
(4) When Robin’s arrow hit the bull’s eye and broke ordinary English and partly to secure greater exactness in
the stranger’s arrow. nomenclature. Such special dialects or jargons are necessary
1027. What name did Robin give him? in technical discussion of any kind. Being universally
(1) Robin Little (2) John Little understood by the devotees of the particular science or art,
(3) Robin (4) Little John they have the precision of a mathematical formula. Besides,
1028. What did Robin do after the competition? they save time, for it is much more economical to name a
(1) He welcomed the stranger to the band and process than to describe it. Thousands of these technical
changed his name. terms are very properly included in every large dictionary,