53. Reading Skills Comprehension: Western Countries

By | June 18, 2019

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(C.D.S. 1993)

 In most Western countries, it is required that every young man, when his education is complete, shall give three, four or five years to military service. He goes into barracks, is regimented and drilled, makes a unit in the standing army and passes out usually when his term is ended, an efficient soldier, to remain for the rest of his life ready at any moment to join in the armed defence of his country.

1. In the passage, the author opines that

(a) military training is more important than general education.

 (b) military training should precede college education since it builds up one’s mental and physical abilities.

 (c) military training is as important as general training.

(d) military training must be included in the curricula of schools and colleges

2. Military training is as important as mental training because

(a) otherwise young men are useless.

 (b) it is good that every scholar should also be an efficient soldier and be available for the country’s defence.

(c) one gets a chance to live in barracks.

(d) war has become a daily affair.

3. Every young man has to undergo military training because he can

(a) get a job after such training

(b) supplement his general education according to his wish

 (c) join the army whenever his country needs to be defended in war

 (d) learn and practice discipline

4. In Eastern countries like India, military training of students should be made compulsory

 (a) to fight the anti-social elements in every village or town

 (b) to make youth serve the nation during times of war and peace

 (c) as it can solve the unemployment problem by providing more jobs

 (d) to repress communal riots

5. The author, writing in the early part of the twentieth century, does not seem to talk about the need for military training for women because

(a) women’s education was a new thing then.

 (b) she thinks women are not physically strong enough to undergo military training.

 (c) women taking part in military service is only a recent phenomenon.

 (d) according to her, women should remain indoors.


1. (d)

2. (b)

 3. (c)

 4. (b)

5. (c)

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