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Q1. Directions: Read the passage givenbelow and answer the questions that follow by selecting the most appropriateoptions.
OneSunday morning, I was travelling on a subway in Mumbai. People were sittingquietly some reading newspapers, some lost in thought. It was a calm, peacefulscene.
Then suddenly, a man and his children entered the subway car. The children wereso loud and rambunctious that instantly the whole climate changed.
The man sat next to me and closed his eyes, apparently oblivious to thesituation. The children were yelling back and forth, throwing things, evengrabbing people’s papers. It was very disturbing. And yet, the man sitting nextto me did nothing. It was difficult not to feelirritated.I could not believe that he could be so insensitive as to let his children runwild and do nothing about it, It was easy to see that everyone else on thesubway felt irritated, too. So finally, I turned to him and said, ‘Sir, yourchildren are really disturbing a lot of people. I wonder if you couldn’tcontrol them a little more?”
The man lifted his gaze as if to come to a consciousness of the situation forthe first time and said softly, “Oh, you’re right, I guess should dosomething about it. We just came from the hospital where their mother die anhour ago. I don’t know what to think and I guess they don’t know how to handleit either.”
Can you imagine what I felt at that moment. My paradigm shifted. Suddenly I sawthings differently, and because I saw things differently, I thought, felt andbehaved differently. My irritation vanished; my heart was filled with the man’spain. Feelings of sympathy and compassion flowed freely “Your wife justdied? Oh, I am sorry! Can you tell me about it? What can I do to help?”Everything changed in an instant.
The primary purpose of the author is to
(a ) narrate an amusing incident
(b ) show how indulgent parents spoil their children
(c ) Show a radical shift in attitude
(d ) highlight the problems of subueay travelers

Q2.
Directions: Read the passage givenbelow and answer the questions that follow by selecting the most appropriateoptions.
OneSunday morning, I was travelling on a subway in Mumbai. People were sittingquietly some reading newspapers, some lost in thought. It was a calm, peacefulscene.
Then suddenly, a man and his children entered the subway car. The children wereso loud and rambunctious that instantly the whole climate changed.
The man sat next to me and closed his eyes, apparently oblivious to thesituation. The children were yelling back and forth, throwing things, evengrabbing people’s papers. It was very disturbing. And yet, the man sitting nextto me did nothing. It was difficult not to feelirritated.I could not believe that he could be so insensitive as to let his children runwild and do nothing about it, It was easy to see that everyone else on thesubway felt irritated, too. So finally, I turned to him and said, ‘Sir, yourchildren are really disturbing a lot of people. I wonder if you couldn’tcontrol them a little more?”
The man lifted his gaze as if to come to a consciousness of the situation forthe first time and said softly, “Oh, you’re right, I guess should dosomething about it. We just came from the hospital where their mother die anhour ago. I don’t know what to think and I guess they don’t know how to handleit either.”
Can you imagine what I felt at that moment. My paradigm shifted. Suddenly I sawthings differently, and because I saw things differently, I thought, felt andbehaved differently. My irritation vanished; my heart was filled with the man’spain. Feelings of sympathy and compassion flowed freely “Your wife justdied? Oh, I am sorry! Can you tell me about it? What can I do to help?”Everything changed in an instant.
The word oblivious (Para 3 ) means
(a ) unaware
(b ) neglectful
(c ) inconsiderate
(d ) insensitive

Q3.
Directions: Read the passage givenbelow and answer the questions that follow by selecting the most appropriateoptions.
OneSunday morning, I was travelling on a subway in Mumbai. People were sittingquietly some reading newspapers, some lost in thought. It was a calm, peacefulscene.
Then suddenly, a man and his children entered the subway car. The children wereso loud and rambunctious that instantly the whole climate changed.
The man sat next to me and closed his eyes, apparently oblivious to thesituation. The children were yelling back and forth, throwing things, evengrabbing people’s papers. It was very disturbing. And yet, the man sitting nextto me did nothing. It was difficult not to feelirritated.I could not believe that he could be so insensitive as to let his children runwild and do nothing about it, It was easy to see that everyone else on thesubway felt irritated, too. So finally, I turned to him and said, ‘Sir, yourchildren are really disturbing a lot of people. I wonder if you couldn’tcontrol them a little more?”
The man lifted his gaze as if to come to a consciousness of the situation forthe first time and said softly, “Oh, you’re right, I guess should dosomething about it. We just came from the hospital where their mother die anhour ago. I don’t know what to think and I guess they don’t know how to handleit either.”
Can you imagine what I felt at that moment. My paradigm shifted. Suddenly I sawthings differently, and because I saw things differently, I thought, felt andbehaved differently. My irritation vanished; my heart was filled with the man’spain. Feelings of sympathy and compassion flowed freely “Your wife justdied? Oh, I am sorry! Can you tell me about it? What can I do to help?”Everything changed in an instant.
The word which is opposite in meaning to ‘compassion (Para 6 ) is
(a ) coarseness
(b ) dislike
(c ) wildness
(d ) Cruelty

Q4.
Directions: Read the passage givenbelow and answer the questions that follow by selecting the most appropriateoptions.
OneSunday morning, I was travelling on a subway in Mumbai. People were sittingquietly some reading newspapers, some lost in thought. It was a calm, peacefulscene.
Then suddenly, a man and his children entered the subway car. The children wereso loud and rambunctious that instantly the whole climate changed.
The man sat next to me and closed his eyes, apparently oblivious to thesituation. The children were yelling back and forth, throwing things, evengrabbing people’s papers. It was very disturbing. And yet, the man sitting nextto me did nothing. It was difficult not to feelirritated.I could not believe that he could be so insensitive as to let his children runwild and do nothing about it, It was easy to see that everyone else on thesubway felt irritated, too. So finally, I turned to him and said, ‘Sir, yourchildren are really disturbing a lot of people. I wonder if you couldn’tcontrol them a little more?”
The man lifted his gaze as if to come to a consciousness of the situation forthe first time and said softly, “Oh, you’re right, I guess should dosomething about it. We just came from the hospital where their mother die anhour ago. I don’t know what to think and I guess they don’t know how to handleit either.”
Can you imagine what I felt at that moment. My paradigm shifted. Suddenly I sawthings differently, and because I saw things differently, I thought, felt andbehaved differently. My irritation vanished; my heart was filled with the man’spain. Feelings of sympathy and compassion flowed freely “Your wife justdied? Oh, I am sorry! Can you tell me about it? What can I do to help?”Everything changed in an instant.
‘I felt differently.’
Tense of the above sentence has been correctly changed into present continuousin
(a ) ‘I am feeling differently
(b ) had been feeling differently
(c ) was feeling differently
(d ) I have been feeling differently

Q5.
Directions: Read the passage givenbelow and answer the questions that follow by selecting the most appropriateoptions.
OneSunday morning, I was travelling on a subway in Mumbai. People were sittingquietly some reading newspapers, some lost in thought. It was a calm, peacefulscene.
Then suddenly, a man and his children entered the subway car. The children wereso loud and rambunctious that instantly the whole climate changed.
The man sat next to me and closed his eyes, apparently oblivious to thesituation. The children were yelling back and forth, throwing things, evengrabbing people’s papers. It was very disturbing. And yet, the man sitting nextto me did nothing. It was difficult not to feelirritated.I could not believe that he could be so insensitive as to let his children runwild and do nothing about it, It was easy to see that everyone else on thesubway felt irritated, too. So finally, I turned to him and said, ‘Sir, yourchildren are really disturbing a lot of people. I wonder if you couldn’t controlthem a little more?”
The man lifted his gaze as if to come to a consciousness of the situation forthe first time and said softly, “Oh, you’re right, I guess should dosomething about it. We just came from the hospital where their mother die anhour ago. I don’t know what to think and I guess they don’t know how to handleit either.”
Can you imagine what I felt at that moment. My paradigm shifted. Suddenly I sawthings differently, and because I saw things differently, I thought, felt andbehaved differently. My irritation vanished; my heart was filled with the man’spain. Feelings of sympathy and compassion flowed freely “Your wife justdied? Oh, I am sorry! Can you tell me about it? What can I do to help?”Everything changed in an instant.
‘My irritation vanished.” The sentence given above has been correctlychanged into interrogative form in
(a ) Couldn’t my irritation vanish?
(b ) Hadn’t my irritation vanished?
(c ) Didn’t my irritation vanish?
(d ) Did my irritation vanish?

Q6.
Directions: Read the passage givenbelow and answer the questions that follow by selecting the most appropriateoptions.
OneSunday morning, I was travelling on a subway in Mumbai. People were sittingquietly some reading newspapers, some lost in thought. It was a calm, peacefulscene.
Then suddenly, a man and his children entered the subway car. The children wereso loud and rambunctious that instantly the whole climate changed.
The man sat next to me and closed his eyes, apparently oblivious to thesituation. The children were yelling back and forth, throwing things, evengrabbing people’s papers. It was very disturbing. And yet, the man sitting nextto me did nothing. It was difficult not to feelirritated.I could not believe that he could be so insensitive as to let his children runwild and do nothing about it, It was easy to see that everyone else on thesubway felt irritated, too. So finally, I turned to him and said, ‘Sir, yourchildren are really disturbing a lot of people. I wonder if you couldn’t controlthem a little more?”
The man lifted his gaze as if to come to a consciousness of the situation forthe first time and said softly, “Oh, you’re right, I guess should dosomething about it. We just came from the hospital where their mother die anhour ago. I don’t know what to think and I guess they don’t know how to handleit either.”
Can you imagine what I felt at that moment. My paradigm shifted. Suddenly I sawthings differently, and because I saw things differently, I thought, felt andbehaved differently. My irritation vanished; my heart was filled with the man’spain. Feelings of sympathy and compassion flowed freely “Your wife justdied? Oh, I am sorry! Can you tell me about it? What can I do to help?”Everything changed in an instant.
The children’s behavior on the subway was
(a ) Irritating
(b ) Disgusting
(c ) Shocking
(d ) Amusing

Q7.
Directions: Read the passage givenbelow and answer the questions that follow by selecting the most appropriateoptions.
OneSunday morning, I was travelling on a subway in Mumbai. People were sittingquietly some reading newspapers, some lost in thought. It was a calm, peacefulscene.
Then suddenly, a man and his children entered the subway car. The children wereso loud and rambunctious that instantly the whole climate changed.
The man sat next to me and closed his eyes, apparently oblivious to thesituation. The children were yelling back and forth, throwing things, evengrabbing people’s papers. It was very disturbing. And yet, the man sitting nextto me did nothing. It was difficult not to feelirritated.I could not believe that he could be so insensitive as to let his children runwild and do nothing about it, It was easy to see that everyone else on thesubway felt irritated, too. So finally, I turned to him and said, ‘Sir, yourchildren are really disturbing a lot of people. I wonder if you couldn’tcontrol them a little more?”
The man lifted his gaze as if to come to a consciousness of the situation forthe first time and said softly, “Oh, you’re right, I guess should dosomething about it. We just came from the hospital where their mother die anhour ago. I don’t know what to think and I guess they don’t know how to handleit either.”
Can you imagine what I felt at that moment. My paradigm shifted. Suddenly I sawthings differently, and because I saw things differently, I thought, felt andbehaved differently. My irritation vanished; my heart was filled with the man’spain. Feelings of sympathy and compassion flowed freely “Your wife justdied? Oh, I am sorry! Can you tell me about it? What can I do to help?”Everything changed in an instant.
How did the man (children’s father ) react to the unruly behavior of hischildren?
(a ) He rebuked them
(b ) He tried to control them
(c ) He did nothing
(d ) He enjoyed their antics

Q8.
Directions: Read the passage givenbelow and answer the questions that follow by selecting the most appropriateoptions.
OneSunday morning, I was travelling on a subway in Mumbai. People were sittingquietly some reading newspapers, some lost in thought. It was a calm, peacefulscene.
Then suddenly, a man and his children entered the subway car. The children wereso loud and rambunctious that instantly the whole climate changed.
The man sat next to me and closed his eyes, apparently oblivious to thesituation. The children were yelling back and forth, throwing things, evengrabbing people’s papers. It was very disturbing. And yet, the man sitting nextto me did nothing. It was difficult not to feelirritated.I could not believe that he could be so insensitive as to let his children runwild and do nothing about it, It was easy to see that everyone else on thesubway felt irritated, too. So finally, I turned to him and said, ‘Sir, yourchildren are really disturbing a lot of people. I wonder if you couldn’tcontrol them a little more?”
The man lifted his gaze as if to come to a consciousness of the situation forthe first time and said softly, “Oh, you’re right, I guess should dosomething about it. We just came from the hospital where their mother die anhour ago. I don’t know what to think and I guess they don’t know how to handleit either.”
Can you imagine what I felt at that moment. My paradigm shifted. Suddenly I sawthings differently, and because I saw things differently, I thought, felt andbehaved differently. My irritation vanished; my heart was filled with the man’spain. Feelings of sympathy and compassion flowed freely “Your wife justdied? Oh, I am sorry! Can you tell me about it? What can I do to help?”Everything changed in an instant.
It can be inferred from the man’s behavior that he was
(a ) an indulgent parent
(b ) Mentally disturbed
(c ) unsocial
(d ) insensitive

Q9.
Directions: Read the passage givenbelow and answer the questions that follow by selecting the most appropriateoptions.
OneSunday morning, I was travelling on a subway in Mumbai. People were sittingquietly some reading newspapers, some lost in thought. It was a calm, peacefulscene.
Then suddenly, a man and his children entered the subway car. The children wereso loud and rambunctious that instantly the whole climate changed.
The man sat next to me and closed his eyes, apparently oblivious to thesituation. The children were yelling back and forth, throwing things, evengrabbing people’s papers. It was very disturbing. And yet, the man sitting nextto me did nothing. It was difficult not to feelirritated.I could not believe that he could be so insensitive as to let his children runwild and do nothing about it, It was easy to see that everyone else on thesubway felt irritated, too. So finally, I turned to him and said, ‘Sir, yourchildren are really disturbing a lot of people. I wonder if you couldn’t controlthem a little more?”
The man lifted his gaze as if to come to a consciousness of the situation forthe first time and said softly, “Oh, you’re right, I guess should dosomething about it. We just came from the hospital where their mother die anhour ago. I don’t know what to think and I guess they don’t know how to handleit either.”
Can you imagine what I felt at that moment. My paradigm shifted. Suddenly I sawthings differently, and because I saw things differently, I thought, felt andbehaved differently. My irritation vanished; my heart was filled with the man’spain. Feelings of sympathy and compassion flowed freely “Your wife justdied? Oh, I am sorry! Can you tell me about it? What can I do to help?”Everything changed in an instant.
When the writer learnt the truth
(a ) His heart was filled with the man’s suffering
(b ) He was angry with himself for being judgmental
(c ) He decided to help the man out
(d ) He felt apologetic

Q10.
Directions : Read the passage given below and answerthe questions that follow by selecting the most appropriate options.
Yourattitudes are the perspectives from which you view life. Some people seem tohave a good attitude towards most things. Some people seem to have a badattitude towards everything. But when you look closer, you will find that mostof us have a combination of attitudes, some good, some not so good.
Whatever attitude we have towards anything will affect how we feel about it,which is turn determines whether or not we will do well. So our right attitudesplay a very important part in helping us become successful. In fact, as we cansee, a good attitude is essential for achievement of any kind! We so often hearof someone who is said to have a bad attitude’. The term is often applied toyoung people, especially to teenagers who frequently get into trouble, but weoften hear it about adults, too. The implication is always that the individualin question is not going to make it if he doesn’t change his attitude.
I would agree, without a good attitude it is not possible to see theopportunities ahead and set one’s sights to reach them. But even more importantis the fact that in order to possess the kind of feelings which work for uswe’ve got to have the right attitude to start with.
But where do we get our attitudes from? Are we born with them or do they justappear out of nowhere? Our attitudes are no accident: They don’t just happen.Our attitudes created and influenced entirely by our beliefs.
Which one of the following statements is correct?
(a ) Our attitudes are influenced by our parents only
(b ) Our attitudes are created an of controlled by our beliefs
(c ) Our attitudes are the results of own personal experience
(d ) We are born with our attitudes

Q11.
Directions : Read the passage given below and answerthe questions that follow by selecting the most appropriate options.
Yourattitudes are the perspectives from which you view life. Some people seem tohave a good attitude towards most things. Some people seem to have a badattitude towards everything. But when you look closer, you will find that mostof us have a combination of attitudes, some good, some not so good.
Whatever attitude we have towards anything will affect how we feel about it,which is turn determines whether or not we will do well. So our right attitudesplay a very important part in helping us become successful. In fact, as we cansee, a good attitude is essential for achievement of any kind! We so often hearof someone who is said to have a bad attitude’. The term is often applied toyoung people, especially to teenagers who frequently get into trouble, but weoften hear it about adults, too. The implication is always that the individualin question is not going to make it if he doesn’t change his attitude.
I would agree, without a good attitude it is not possible to see theopportunities ahead and set one’s sights to reach them. But even more importantis the fact that in order to possess the kind of feelings which work for uswe’ve got to have the right attitude to start with.
But where do we get our attitudes from? Are we born with them or do they justappear out of nowhere? Our attitudes are no accident: They don’t just happen.Our attitudes created and influenced entirely by our beliefs.
The word ‘determine’ most nearly means
(a ) influence
(b ) Overcome
(c ) engage
(d ) govern

Q12.
Directions : Read the passage given below and answerthe questions that follow by selecting the most appropriate options.
Yourattitudes are the perspectives from which you view life. Some people seem tohave a good attitude towards most things. Some people seem to have a badattitude towards everything. But when you look closer, you will find that mostof us have a combination of attitudes, some good, some not so good.
Whatever attitude we have towards anything will affect how we feel about it,which is turn determines whether or not we will do well. So our right attitudesplay a very important part in helping us become successful. In fact, as we cansee, a good attitude is essential for achievement of any kind! We so often hearof someone who is said to have a bad attitude’. The term is often applied toyoung people, especially to teenagers who frequently get into trouble, but weoften hear it about adults, too. The implication is always that the individualin question is not going to make it if he doesn’t change his attitude.
I would agree, without a good attitude it is not possible to see theopportunities ahead and set one’s sights to reach them. But even more importantis the fact that in order to possess the kind of feelings which work for uswe’ve got to have the right attitude to start with.
But where do we get our attitudes from? Are we born with them or do they justappear out of nowhere? Our attitudes are no accident: They don’t just happen.Our attitudes created and influenced entirely by our beliefs.
Which part of speech is the underlined word in the sentence given below?
“Some people seem to have a good attitude towards most things.’
(a ) Preposition
(b ) Adjective
(c ) Conjunction
(d ) adverb

Q13.
Directions : Read the passage given below and answerthe questions that follow by selecting the most appropriate options.
Yourattitudes are the perspectives from which you view life. Some people seem tohave a good attitude towards most things. Some people seem to have a badattitude towards everything. But when you look closer, you will find that mostof us have a combination of attitudes, some good, some not so good.
Whatever attitude we have towards anything will affect how we feel about it,which is turn determines whether or not we will do well. So our right attitudesplay a very important part in helping us become successful. In fact, as we cansee, a good attitude is essential for achievement of any kind! We so often hearof someone who is said to have a bad attitude’. The term is often applied toyoung people, especially to teenagers who frequently get into trouble, but weoften hear it about adults, too. The implication is always that the individualin question is not going to make it if he doesn’t change his attitude.
I would agree, without a good attitude it is not possible to see theopportunities ahead and set one’s sights to reach them. But even more importantis the fact that in order to possess the kind of feelings which work for uswe’ve got to have the right attitude to start with.
But where do we get our attitudes from? Are we born with them or do they justappear out of nowhere? Our attitudes are no accident: They don’t just happen.Our attitudes created and influenced entirely by our beliefs.
A/An ………attitude is absolutely necessary for attainment of any kind.
(a ) cheerful
(b ) optimistic
(c ) good
(d ) virtuous

Q14.
Directions : Read the passage given below and answerthe questions that follow by selecting the most appropriate options.
Yourattitudes are the perspectives from which you view life. Some people seem tohave a good attitude towards most things. Some people seem to have a badattitude towards everything. But when you look closer, you will find that mostof us have a combination of attitudes, some good, some not so good.
Whatever attitude we have towards anything will affect how we feel about it,which is turn determines whether or not we will do well. So our right attitudesplay a very important part in helping us become successful. In fact, as we cansee, a good attitude is essential for achievement of any kind! We so often hearof someone who is said to have a bad attitude’. The term is often applied toyoung people, especially to teenagers who frequently get into trouble, but weoften hear it about adults, too. The implication is always that the individualin question is not going to make it if he doesn’t change his attitude.
I would agree, without a good attitude it is not possible to see theopportunities ahead and set one’s sights to reach them. But even more importantis the fact that in order to possess the kind of feelings which work for uswe’ve got to have the right attitude to start with.
But where do we get our attitudes from? Are we born with them or do they justappear out of nowhere? Our attitudes are no accident: They don’t just happen.Our attitudes created and influenced entirely by our beliefs.
The term “bad attitude” is used for young people because they
(a ) behave irresponsibly
(b ) often get into difficulty
(c ) are unpredictable
(d ) defy all kinds of authority

Q15.
Directions : Read the passage given below and answerthe questions that follow by selecting the most appropriate options.
Yourattitudes are the perspectives from which you view life. Some people seem tohave a good attitude towards most things. Some people seem to have a badattitude towards everything. But when you look closer, you will find that mostof us have a combination of attitudes, some good, some not so good.
Whatever attitude we have towards anything will affect how we feel about it,which is turn determines whether or not we will do well. So our right attitudesplay a very important part in helping us become successful. In fact, as we cansee, a good attitude is essential for achievement of any kind! We so often hearof someone who is said to have a bad attitude’. The term is often applied toyoung people, especially to teenagers who frequently get into trouble, but weoften hear it about adults, too. The implication is always that the individualin question is not going to make it if he doesn’t change his attitude.
I would agree, without a good attitude it is not possible to see theopportunities ahead and set one’s sights to reach them. But even more importantis the fact that in order to possess the kind of feelings which work for uswe’ve got to have the right attitude to start with.
But where do we get our attitudes from? Are we born with them or do they justappear out of nowhere? Our attitudes are no accident: They don’t just happen.Our attitudes created and influenced entirely by our beliefs.
Right attitudes are absolutely essential to
(a ) Win the goodwill of Our peers and superiors
(b ) have harmonious relations with others
(c ) promote our mental Well-being
(d ) succeed in life
 
1. (c ) 2. (a ) 3. (d ) 4. (a ) 5. (c ) 6. (a ) 7. (c ) 8. (b ) 9. (a ) 10. (b ) 11. (d ) 12. (a ) 13. (c ) 14. (b ) 15. (d )

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