37. Reading Skills Comprehension: Progress

By | June 18, 2019

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 We are tempted to assume that technological progress is real progress and that material success is the criterion of civilization. If the Eastern people become fascinated by machines and techniques and use them, as western nations do, to build huge industrial organizations and large military establishments, they will get involved in power politics and drift into the danger of death. Scientific and technological civilization brings great opportunities and great rewards but also great risks and temptations. Science and technology are neither good nor bad. They are not to be tabooed but tamed and assigned their proper place. They become dangerous only if they become idols.

1. Science and technology will bring benefits to

(a) nobody

(b) only Western nations

 (c) only Eastern countries

(d) all, if tamed properly

 2. From the passage, one gathers that the Eastern people must

(a) build huge industrial organizations

(b) avoid being controlled by machines and techniques

(c) be fascinated by machines

(d) appreciate scientific achievements

3. According to the author, science and technology should be

 (a) tabooed and eliminated from life

(b) used in a controlled and careful manner

(c) encouraged and liberally used

(d) extensively exploited for industrial production

 4. According to the author, people think that real progress lies in

(a) working on the same lines as the Western nations

(b) taking risks and facing temptations

(c) material success and technological growth

 (d) having large industries and political power


1. (d)

2. (b)

3. (b)

 4. (c)

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