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1. ‘Whom’, ‘Which’ and ‘That’ are which form of Pronouns?

a. Personal Pronouns

b. Relative Pronouns

c. Possessive Pronouns

d. Absolute Pronouns

2. ‘Megaphone’, ‘Megastar’, ‘Megalith’ and ‘Megawatt’ are which form of Prefixes?

a. Size Prefixes

b. Time Prefixes

c. Number Prefixes

d. Place Prefixes

Based on the given passage answer questions 3 to 7

Maharana Pratap ruled over Mewar only for 25 years. However, he accomplished so much grandeur during his reign that his glory surpassed the boundaries of countries and time turning him into an immortal personality. He along with his kingdom became a synonym for valour, sacrifice and patriotism. Mewar had been a leading Rajput kingdom even before Maharana Pratap occupied the throne.

Kings of Mewar, with the cooperation of their nobles and subjects, had established such traditions in the kingdom, as augmented their magnificence despite the hurdles of having a smaller area under their command and less population. There did come a few thorny occasions when the flag of the kingdom seemed sliding down. Their flag once again heaved high in the sky thanks to the gallantry and brilliance of the people of Mewar.

The destiny of Mewar was good in the sense that barring a few kings, most of Jhe rulers were competent and patriotic. This glorious tradition of the kingdom almost continued for 1500 years since its establishment, right from the reign of Bappa Rawal. In fact only 60 years before Maharana Pratap, Rana Sanga drove the kingdom to the pinnacle of fame. His reputation went beyond Rajasthan and reached Delhi.

Two generations before him, Rana Kumbha had given a new stature to the kingdom through victories and developmental work. During his reign, literature and art also progressed extraordinarily. Rana himself was inclined towards writing and his works are read with reverence even today. The ambience of his kingdom was conducive to the creation of high quality work of art and literature. These accomplishments were the outcome of a longstanding tradition sustained by several generations.

The life of the people of Mewar must have been peaceful and prosperous during the long span of time; otherwise such extraordinary accomplishment in these fields would not have been possible. This is reflected in their art and literature as well as their loving nature. They compensate for lack of admirable physique by their firm but pleasant nature. The ambience of Mewar remains lovely thanks to the cheerful and liberal character of its people.

One may observe astonishing pieces of workmanship not only in the forts and palaces of Mewar but also in public utility buildings. Ruins of many structures which are still standing tall in their grandeur are testimony to the fact that Mewar was not only the land of the brave but also a seat of art and culture.

Amidst aggression and bloodshed, literature and art flourished and creative pursuits of literature and artists did not suffer. Imagine, how glorious the period must have been when the Vijaya Stambha which is the sample of our great ancient architecture even today, was constructed. In the same fort, Kirti Stambha is standing high, reflecting how liberal the then administration was which allowed people from other communities and kingdoms to come and carry out construction work.

It is useless to indulge in the debate whether the Vijaya Stambha was constructed first or the Kirti Stambha. The fact is that both the capitals are standing side by side and reveal the proximity between the king and the subjects of Mewar.

The cycle of time does not remain the same. Whereas the reign of Rana Sanga was crucial in raising the kingdom to the acme of glory, it also proved to be his nemesis. History took a turn. The fortune of Mewar — the land of the brave — started waning. Rana tried to save the day with his acumen which was running against the stream and the glorious traditions for sometime.

3. Maharana Pratap became immortal because

a. he ruled Mewar for 25 years

b. he added a lot of grandeur to Mewar

c. of his valour, sacrifice and patriotism

d. both (b) and (c)

4. Difficulties in the way of Mewar were

a. lack of cooperation of the nobility

b. lack of education

c. its small area and small population

d. lack of water.

5. During thorny occasions

a. the flag of Mewar seemed to be lowered

b. the people of Mewar showed gallantry

c. the people of Mewar had celebration

d. the people of Mewar left Mewar.

6. Mewar was lucky because

a. all of its rulers were competent

b. most of its people were competent

c. most of its rulers were competent

d. only a few of its people were incompetent

7. Rana Sanga’s reputation went

a. beyond Rajasthan to Delhi

b. beyond Rajasthan to the Southern states

c. down with each passing day

d. beyond Rajasthan to Gujarat

8. It is useful to provide _ in longer letters. This helps the reader find out in the first instance what the contents of the letter are.

a. Enclosures

b. Complementary close

c. Main body

d. Subject heading

9. Which of the following contains the deleted emails?

a. Sent

b. Trash

c. Inbox

d. Spam

10. An open account balance or loan that is proved to be impossible to be collected is called .

a. Doubtful Debt

b. Bad Debt

c. Expected Debt

d. Suspicious Debt

1-b 2-a 3-d 4-c 5-a 6-c 7-a 8-d 9-b 10-b

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