Class 11 & 12 Reading Passage No-61. Difference (450 Words Subjective/Objective Solved)

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Difference

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1. The main difference between men and animals is the difference in their power of concentration. All success in any line of work is the result of this. Everybody knows something about concentration. We see its results every day. High achievements in art, music, etc., are the results of concentration. Those who have trained animals find much difficulty in the fact that they are constantly forgetting what is told to them. They cannot concentrate his mind on anything long at a time. Herein is the difference between men and animals—the man has the greater power of concentration and also constitutes the difference between man and man. Compare the lowest with the highest man. The difference is in the degree of concentration. This is the only difference.

2. Everybody’s mind becomes concentrated at times. We all concentrate upon those things we love, and we love those things upon which we concentrate our minds. What mother is there that does not love the face of her homeliest child? That face is to her the most beautiful in the world. She loves it because she concentrates her mind on it, and if everyone could concentrate his mind on that same face, everyone would love it. It would be to all the most beautiful face.

3. We all concentrate our minds upon those things we love. When we hear beautiful music, our minds become fastened upon it and we cannot take them away. Those who concentrate their minds

on what you call classical music does not like common music, and vice-versa. Music in which the notes follow each other in rapid succession holds the mind readily. A child loves lively music because the rapidity of the notes gives the mind no chance to wander. A man who likes common music dislikes classical music because it is more complicated and requires a greater degree of concentration to follow it.

4. The great trouble with such concentration is that we do not control the mind; it controls us. Something outside of ourselves, as it were, draws the mind into it and holds it as long as it chooses. We hear melodious tones or see a beautiful painting, and the mind is held fast; we cannot take it away.

5. If I speak to you well upon a subject you like, your mind becomes concentrated upon what I am saying. I draw your mind away from yourself and hold it upon the subject in spite of yourself. Thus our attention is held, our minds are concentrated upon various things, in spite of ourselves. We cannot help it.

1. On the basis of your reading of the passage, answer any four of the following questions; in about 30-40 words each:

 (i) What is the difference between men and animals?

 (ii) What does ‘difference between man and man’ mean? When would be a child’s face the most beautiful face in the world?

 (iii) Why does a child love lively music? Why does a man having the great love for common music dislike classical music?

(iv) What is the trouble with the concentration that is being talked about int above passage? When is it easy to concentrate our mind on a particular thing?

 (v) What demerit of animals is described in the passage?

2. On the basis of your reading of the passage, answer any four of the following:     

(i) In para 1, the synonym of ‘degree’ is …………..

 (a) measurement                   (b) amount

(c) higher                                (d) bottom

 (ii) Everybody concentrates on those things which he/she ………….

 (a) loves                                 (b) love

 (c) likes                                   (d) minds

 (iii) Our mind becomes………….. to sweet music when we hear it.

 (a) attracted                           (b) pulled

 (c) pushed                              (d) complicated

(iv) Actually human beings are………… by minds.

(a) catched                              (b) liked

(c) controlled                          (d) copied

(v) In pan 4, the meaning of ‘melodious’ is …………

  (a) sour                                  (b) appealing

 (c) sweet                                (d) bitter

Answers

(i)Man is bestowed with the power of concentration. He can learn things and can keep them in his mind for a longer period of time. But animals lack this power. They constantly forget what is told them.

(ii) It means a difference in power of concentration. A child’s face would be the most beautiful face in the world when everyone could concentrate his mind on that same face.

(iii) A child loves lively music because the rapidity of the notes gives the mind no chance to wander. A man having the great love for common music dislikes classical music because it is more complicated and requires a greater degree of concentration to follow it.

(iv) The trouble with the concentration is that we do not control the mind, it controls us. When someone speaks to us well upon a subject we like, it becomes easy for our mind to concentrate upon what that person is saying.

(v) The animals forget what is told to them. They cannot concentrate their mind on anything.

2.(i) (b) amount

(ii) (a) loves

 (iii) (a) attracted

(iv) (c) controlled

(v) (c) sweet

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