Exercise 13

Instructions to Solve
Nehru's was a many sided personality. He enjoyed reading and writing books as much as he enjoyed fighting political and social evils or residing tyranny. In him, the scientist and the humanist were held in perfect balance. While he kept looking at special problems from a scientific standpoint. He never forgot that we should nourish the total man. As a scientist, he refused to believe in a benevolent power interested in men's affairs. but, as a self proclaimed non-believer, he loved affirming his faith in life and the beauty of nature. Children he adored. Unlike Wordsworth, he did not see him trailing clouds of glory from the recent sojourn in heaven. He saw them as a blossoms of promise and renewal, the only hope for mankind.

Question 1 :

Nehru though that children


A). were tailing clouds of glory
B). held promise for a better future
C). were like flowers to be loved and admired
D). held no hope for mankind
Answer : Option B

Question 2 :

Nehru enjoyed


A). reading and writing books
B). fighting political and social evils
C). resisting tyranny
D). doing all the above and much more
Answer : Option D

Question 3 :

Which of the statements reflects Nehru point of view?


A). Humanism is more important than science
B). Science is supreme and humanism is subordinate to it
C). Science and Humanism are equally important
D). There is no ground between science and humanism
Answer : Option C

Question 4 :

In this passage, 'a benevolent power interested in men's affairs' means


A). a supernatural power of god
B). beauty of nature
C). the spirit of science
D). the total man
Answer : Option A

Question 5 :

A 'many-side personality' means


A). a complex personality
B). a secretive person
C). a person having varied interests
D). a capable person
Answer : Option C