60. Reading Skills Comprehension: Civilisation

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 (C.D.S. 1995)

Read the Passage carefully and answers the following Questions:-

At this stage of the civilization, when many nations are brought into close and vital contact for good and evil, it is essential, as never before, that their gross ignorance of one another should be diminished, that they should begin to understand a little of one another’s historical experience and resulting mentality. It is a fault of the English to expect the people of other countries to react as they do, to political and international situations. Our genuine goodwill and good intentions are often brought to nothing because we expect other people to be like us. This would be corrected if we knew the history, not necessarily in detail but in broad outlines, of the social and political conditions which have given to each nation its present character.

1. The need for a greater understanding between nations

(a) will always be there

 (b) is more today than ever before

 (c) was always there

 (d) is no longer there

2. According to the author, the ‘mentality’ of a nation is mainly a product of its

 (a) present character (b) politics

(c) international position (d) history

3. Englishmen like others to react to political situations like

(a) each other

(b) others

(c) themselves

(d) us

4. According to the author, his countrymen should

(a) have vital contacts with other nations

(b) not react to other nations

 (c) have a better understanding of other nations

(d) read the history of other nations

 5. The character of a nation is the result of its

 (a) socio-political conditions

 (b) gross ignorance

(c) cultural heritage

 (d) mentality


1. (b)


3. (c)

4. (c)

5. (a)

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