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A book is written, not to multiply the voice merely, not to carry it merely but to perpetuate it. The author has something to say which he perceives to be true and useful or helpfully beautiful. So far he knows no one has said it, so far as he knows no one else can say it. He is bound to say it clearly and melodiously if he may; clearly at all events. In the sum of his life, he finds this to be the thing or group of things, manifests him; this, the piece of true knowledge, or sight, which his share of sunshine and earth has permitted him to seize. That is a book.
1. The opening sentence of the passage implies that the aim of writing a book is to
(a) repeat the message it contains
(b) enable the author to express his ideas in writing
(c) preserve from the message it contains
(d) propagate the ideology of the author
2. Which of the following would be the most suitable title for the passage?
(a) Contribution of an author
(b) Aim of writing a book
(c) Book- the source of true knowledge
(d) Writers and their books
3. According to the writer, a person is impelled to write a book, because
(a) he wishes to satisfy his ego.
(b) he has something nice and pleasing to say.
(c) he is capable of expressing whatever he wants to say.
(d) he has discovered something unique, true and good which he must convey distinctly and musically.
4. Which of the following is not implied in the passage?
(a) A writer is motivated to write a book if he discerns a great truth.
(b) An author of a book generally gathers some common truths and gives them a popular and pleasing expression.
(c) A great writer is convinced that whatever he says is not an echo or imitation of what others have said.
(d)An eminent writer’s message is conveyed through plain unambiguous language.
5. Which of the following is opposite in meaning to the word ‘manifest’ given in the passage?
(a) unclear (b) dark
(c) pure (d) hard