Exercise 6

Instructions to Solve
At this stage of civilisation, when many nations are brought in to 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 the 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.

Question 1 :

According to the author of 'Mentality' of a nation is mainly product of its


A). history
B). international position
C). politics
D). present character
Answer : Option A

Question 2 :

The need for a greater understanding between nations


A). was always there
B). is no longer there
C). is more today than ever before
D). will always be there
Answer : Option C

Question 3 :

The character of a nation is the result of its


A). mentality
B). cultural heritage
C). gross ignorance
D). socio-political conditions
Answer : Option D

Question 4 :

According to the author his countrymen should


A). read the story of other nations
B). have a better understanding of other nations
C). not react to other actions
D). have vital contacts with other nations
Answer : Option B

Question 5 :

Englishmen like others to react to political situations like


A). us
B). themselves
C). others
D). each others
Answer : Option B