Language Comprehension Test (LCT) Paper – Rajasthan 2016 − 17 Part – 1

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Direction for Questions No. 1 -5 : Read the passage and answer the questions based on it.

I have three visions for India. In 3000 years of our history people from all over the world have come and invaded us, captured our lands, conquered our minds. From Alexander onwards the Greeks, the Turks, the Moguls, the Portuguese, the British, the French, the Dutch, all of them came and looted us, took over what was ours. Yet we have not done this to any other nation. We have not conquered anyone. We have not grabbed their land, their culture, and their history and tried to enforce our way of life on them. Why? Because we respect the freedom of others. That is why my FIRST VISION is that of FREEDOM. I believe that India got its first vision of this in 1857, when we started the War of Independence. It is this freedom that we must protect and nurture and build on. If we are not free, no one will respect us.

We have 10 per cent growth in most areas. Our poverty levels are falling. Our achievements are being globally recognised today. Yet we lack the self-confidence to see ourselves as a developed nation, self-reliant and self-assured. Isn’t this incorrect? MY SECOND VISION for India is DEVELOPMENT. For fifty years we have been a developing nation. It is time we see ourselves as a developed nation. We are among top five nations in the world in terms of GDP. I have THIRD VISION India must stand up to the world. Because I believe that unless India stands up to the world, no one will respect us. Only strength respects strength. We must be strong not only as a military power but also as an economic power.

Q: 1. In 3000 years many countries invaded India. What damage did they do to us ?

(1) They gave India freedom

(2) They worked for India’s development

(3) They looted us, took over what was ours

(4) They helped us to be strong and powerful.

Q: 2. Why we (India) have not conquered any nation? Not grabbed their land and culture?

(1) Because we were a weak nation

(2) because we respect the freedom of others

(3) Because we did not respect the freedom of others

(4) Because we were a greedy nation

Q: 3 The author’s first vision is that of freedom. What kind of freedom is it?

(1) It is to live and enjoy freely

(2) It is to grab others’ land

(3) It is the freedom that we must protect and nurture and build on

(4) It is to enforce our way of life

Q: 4 What is the second vision of the author?

(1) His second vision is Independence

(2) His second vision is to take over on others

(4) His second vision for India is Development

Q: 5 According to the author what should we do to stand up to the world?

(1) We must be strong as military and economic powers

(2) We must invade others’ lands and conquer their minds

(3) We must respect the strength of others

(4) We must work with great mind

Choose the correct options to fill in the blank:

Q: 6 Mayank always _____________ newspaper in the morning.

(1) Read

(2) Reads

(3) Was reading

(4) Is reading

Q: 7. Listen! Someone ___________at the door.

(1) In knocking

(2) Are knocking

(3) Knocks

(4) Knocked

Q: 8. Kezia’s father ______ home just now.

(1) Come

(2) Came

(3) Are won

(4) Had come

Q: 9. First prize __________ by Wanda last year.

(1) Were won

(2) Was won

(3) Are won

(4) is won

Q: 10 A Poem ________ by Roshani now.

(1) Is being recited

(2) Was being recited

(3) Will be recited

(4) Are being recited

Q: 11. National Anthem _______ everyday in the prayer assembly.

(1) Will be sung

(2) Is sung

(3) Sang

(4) Is singing

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