Directions (Q.1- 5): In these questions you have a brief passage with 5 questions following each passage. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and blacken the appropriate rectangles in the Answer Sheet.

The Rajputs occupy an honoured place in the history of India. They were a war-like people, proud and patriotic. They were zealous of their honour, and would lay down their lives to uphold it. They loved their homes and fought bravely to defend the honour of their women-folk. Nothing would tame their spirits. Perils only called forth their courage and poverty only increased their power of resistance. None could fight like them. Their motto was ‘Better death than dishonour’.

1. Which of the following represents the central theme of the passage?

The pride of the Rajputs

Rajputs and their sacrifices

The rise and fall of the Rajputs

Rajputs-the spirited heroes of Indian history

2. Which of the following is opposite in meaning to the word ‘proud’ in the passage?

kind

humble

cowardly

courteous

3. The expression “tame their spirits” in the passage means

Curb their enthusiasm

Arouse their enthusiasm

Suppress their ambitions

Develop their courage

4. Which of the following statements is not true in the context of this passage?

The Rajputs achieved eminence in history due to their-great bravery.

They would fight for upholding women's honour.

In moment of danger they would exhibit great courage.

They could not face the challenge of poverty.

5. According to the writer, the Rajputs occupy an honoured place in history, because

they were fond of wars.

they were proud of their war.

they were jealous of people's honour.

they lived and died upholding their self respect.

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