Unseen Comprehension Passage Class 8 Ex. 11 & 12

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                                                                             PASSAGE -11

Read the following passage carefully:

THE LORD HAS NO FIXED FORM

There was an artist who had travelled far and wide and had and extensive reputation.But so far he had not achieved access to Krishna! As such he was anxious to seek approbation from Lord Krishna as well.Luchily, one day he got an appointment with Krishna , met Him and requested Him to stay still , so that he could paint His picture .He prepared the outline and told Krishna that he would get ready with the final painting in a week’s time.Krishna knew the ego of the painter.After a week, the painter brought a finished portrait , covered with a white cloth. When he uncovered the painting, the painter himself was shocked to find the lack of similarity between Krishna and the painting .The painter was completely shaken and asked for another week to get the job done.The painter tried several times but each time the result was equally disappointing .In complete frustration and total dejection, he wanted to leave the city and go away.

Before he left he chanced upon sage Narada.Narada told him that it was silly to attempt to paint the picture of Lord Krishna.The Lord has no fixed form and he can change His face every second.Narada advised,’If you want to paint Him ,I will tell you a way which will enable you to do so.’ Narada whispered something into the ear of the artist.Following the advice given by Narada ,the painter came back with a white cloth covering something and again approached Krishna and told Him that this time, he is welcome to change to any form.The painting under all circumstances will look exactly like Him, when the cloth was removed, Krishna saw only a mirror and this mirror produced an exact replica of Krishna.Therefore, from this story we duduce that one cannot imagine God to be in a particular form.Neither can one describe God.Make your mind clear,clean and unbiased like a mirror , fill it with love and devotion ;that itself will enable you to have a true vision of God.

Choose the most appropriate option out of the following:

(i)What was the desire of the artist?
(a)To meet Lord Krishna                                                 (b)to seek his help
(c)to paint his picture                                                        (d)All of these.

(ii)Why did the Lord test the painter ?
(a)He had an extensive reputation                                (b)he was anxious to meet Krishna
(c)he had travelled far and wide                                    (d) he was egoistic and arrogant

(iii)What did the painter bring after a week ?
(a)A finished painiting of Lord Krishna covered with white cloth               (b)some fruits
(c)a portrait in black cloth                                                                                 (d)none of the above.

(iv)What did sage Narada advice ?
(a)The Lord has no fixed form                       (b)That he was silly to try and attempt to do so.
(c)To produce a mirror                                    (d)All of the above.

(v)Why was the painter unable to draw the portrait ?
(a)He failed as an artist                                                                        (b)The lord has no fixed form
(c)he lacked the purity of mind and his heart was devoid of love (d) all of the above

ANSWER
1. All of these.                                                          2. he was egoistic and arrogant

3. A finished painiting of Lord Krishna covered with white cloth
4. The Lord has no fixed form                              5. The lord has no fixed form

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PASSAGE -12

Read the following passage carefully and answer the question that follows:

                                                                    NEWS AGENCIES
Have you ever wondered how it comes about that in the newspapers or on the radio we hear so quickly about events that have occurred in distant parts? By wireless it is possible to send a message round the world in a fraction of a second, so why should we not be told by the news- reader what has happened only an hour ago , say, in Moscow? It is not so simple as it sounds. How is the news sent to the newspaper offices all over the country and to the B.B.C., so that it can be served ‘hot’ (as the newspaper man say) at our breakfast tables and from our loud-speakers?
 Unless it was the business of certain people to distribute news while still ‘hot’, it would take much longer to get to us.
 If you look at a newspaper you will see that most of the items of news indicate where they come from. At the head of some of them is printed: ‘From our own correspondent’. This means that the newspaper has a man or woman belonging to its staff ‘covering’ certain happenings, and sending in ‘exclusive’ reports to the newspaper office, Messages ‘from our own correspondent’ are usually concerned with important happenings which were foreseen, so that correspondents could be sent to cover them .Or they are from some important city, where the newspapers consider it worth while to employ a reporter or correspondent permanently.
At the end of other news, ‘stories’ there may be printed ‘Associated Press’, or, most commonly, the world ‘Rueter’. These are news agencies. News agencies are firms whose business is to collect news and sell it to newspapers and radio systems all over the world .Even the greatest newspapers and broadcasting systems cannot afford to have correspondents everywhere, so it is obvious that the news agencies are very useful to them.

1.1 On the bases of the reading of the above passage answer the following questions briefly:
(i) Name the two sources from where we get instant information.
(ii) Explain the term’ news served hot’.
(iii) What is the function of the news agencies?
(iv) What does the term ‘our own correspondent’ mean?
(v) What are such messages concerned with?

1.2 Find the words from the passage which mean the similar as the following words indicated:
(i) hand out or share out (para-2) (ii)related( para-3) (iii) to gather (para-4)

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