unseen prose passages
Question for practice
Read the passage given below and write the option that you consider the most appropriate in your answer sheet (5 Marks)
Playing in as natural for children as breathing. All children love to play. They play because they are so full of high spirits and energy that they spend it by playing . Running , Jumping and other physical activities build their muscles. Moreover, playing involves imaginations and imitations. This contributes to the development of the child ‘s mind also. In playing, child makes friends, develops the qualities of leadership and learns to function in a group. Above all, playing is a preparation for the business of life. For example when girls play with dolls, they practice being mothers and when boys play policeman game, they prepare themselves for active and outdoor life. Thus, playing is a rehearsal of activities which will be useful to them in life.
It is, therefore, necessary that parents should let their children play when it is time to play. Some parents force their children to study as it is thought to be useful for life than play. It is a mistake on their part to think play as a waste of time. Through the experience of play, a child enriches his life and makes himself physically strong. They also learn team spirit and co-operation which helps them in their day-to-day life. A good player is always symbol of true sportsman spirit . So, children may be allowed to develop all these qualities through their play.
A. Children play because they are so full of
a. Blood and bones
b. High spirit and energy
c. Patience and eagerness
d. Strength and energy
B. The following things contribute to the development of the child’s mind
a. Honesty and leadership
b. Imagination and techniques
c. Imagination and imitation
d. Preparation and practice
C. Parents make mistakes on their part when they think
a. Playing keeps their children active
b. Playing injures their children
c. Playing is a waste of time
d. Playing is a rehearsal of activities
D. A good player is a symbol of
E. The noun form of ‘ contribute ‘ is
question for practice
Read the following passage and answer the questions given below it. (Marks 5)
It is not easy to follow a healthy lifestyle in the presence of so many forces encouraging inactivity and bad eating habits. The stress and time pressure that we experience are major reasons for ill health today. It is well established that an emotional state can be transferred from person to person found in the phenomenon of higher tipping for a happy waitress. New work in the area of network theory has yielded intriguing results with implications for health and well being. Two recent studies show that people who are surrounded by many happy people are more likely to become happy in future. Statistical models suggest that clusters of happiness result from the spread of happiness. Similarly, obesity may spread in social networks in a pattern that depends on the nature of social ties. For obesity, social distance appears to be more important than geographical distance within these networks. Could a doctor play a helpful role in such a personal network? It is a reasonable supposition, given the time honoured notion that the doctor who knows you well and cares about you will be a better doctor. When such a person conveys by look and deed a commitment to healthy living, the force of example may be a powerful non-verbal influence.
A. We are unhealthy due to
a. a sedentary lifestyle.
b. consuming ready to eat foods.
c. meeting deadlines.
d. all of the above.
B. A happy waitress gets a higher tip as
a she charms her customers.
b her happiness is infectious.
c she serves good food.
d she tricks her customers in paying more.
C. A recent study says that we need to
a be surrounded by happy people.
b remain happy.
c remain in clusters.
d take care of our future.
D. Our body weight is linked with the kind of
a food that we eat.
b people we interact.
c social bonding that we have.
d places people live in.
E. A doctor that honours his commitment to his profession will
a ensure your well being.
b lead an exemplary life.
c indicates his displeasure by looks.
d not speak about it.