Read the following passage carefully and answer the question 1–15. Certain words/phrases are printed in bold to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions. The King of Kanchi set off to conquer Karnat. He was victorious in batttle. The elephants were laden with sandalwood, ivory, gold and precious stones taken from the conquered kingdom of Karnat. They would be a part of the victory parade for his subjects. On his way back home he stopped at a temple, finished his prayers to the goddess and turned to leave. Around his neck was a garland of scarlet hibiscus and as was the custom for all, his forehead was anointed with red sandal paste. His Minister and the court jester were his only companions. At one spot, in a mango grove by the wayside, they spied some children play. The King said, “Let me go and see what they are playing.” The children had lined up two rows of clay dolls and were playing warriors and battles. The King asked, “Who is fighting whom ?” They said, “Karnat is at battle with Kanchi.” The King asked, “Who is winning and who is the loser ?” The children puffed their chests up and said, “Karnat will win and Kanchi will lose.” The Minister froze in disbelief, the King was furious and the jester burst into laughter. The King was soon joined by his troops and the children were still immersed in their game. The King commanded, “Cane them hard.” The children’s parents came running from the nearby village and said, “They are naive, it was just a game, please grant them pardon.” The King called his commander and ordered, “Teach these children and the village a lesson so that they never forget the King of Kanchi.” He went back to his camp.That evening the Commander stood before the King. He bowed low in shame and said, “Your Majesty, with the exception of hyenas and vultures, all lie silent in the village.” The Minister said, “His Majesty’s honour has been saved.” The priest said, “The goddess has blessed our King.” The jester said, “Your Highness, please grant me leave to go now.” The King asked, “But why ?” The jester said, “I cannot kill, I cannot maim, I can only laugh at God’s gift of life.” Trembling in the face of the king’s anger he bravely continued, “If I stay in your Majesty’s court, I shall become like you and I shall forget how to laugh.”
Why were the elephants carrying loads of gold and other valuables ?
Why did the king anoint his head with red sandal paste ?
Which of the following cannot be said about the jester ?
1. He was not a loyal subject of the king.
2. He was afraid of the king’s temper.
3. He did not support the king’s war against Karnat.
What excuse was given for the childrens’ behaviour ?
Why did the jester laugh at the children’s reply to the king ?
1. They correctly predicted the outcome of the battle.2. Their reply was cheeky because they knew he was the king.3. He wanted to show that their reply was a joke to save them from being punished by the king.
Which of the following is true in the context of the passage ?
Why did the jester resign from his post ?
Which of the following describes the Minister ?
1. He was jealous of the jester.2. He was the king’s most valuable advisor.3. He did not have a good sense of humour.
Which of the following was/were the outcome(s) of the soldiers beating the children ?
1. The animals began to howl and wanted to attack the soldiers.2. The children’s parents went to the king to beg for mercy.3. The priest offered prayers to the goddess of the temple.
Why was the king angry with the children ?
Choose the word which is most nearly the SAME in meaning as the word printed in bold as used in the passage.
Choose the word which is most OPPOSITE in meaning of the word printed in bold as used in the passage.
Your bonus will dependent the quality of your work.
He did not ask for a raise since he had fear to lose his job.
The organizers agreed to shift the conference at some place convenience to all participants.
As compared to last year there has been a sharp rise in interest rates.
In the 1970s banks required to submit their detailed plans of expansion to RBI.
For the following 5 Questions
Rearrange the following Six sentences (1), (2), (3), (4), (5) and (6) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questionsgiven below them—
1. I had paid a lot of attention during training and could easily answer the questions till I came to the last one. What is the name of the lady who cleans your floor ?
2. ‘Yes’, he replied. “In your career you will meet many people all of whom are significant even if all you do is greet them.”
3. I thought the question was a joke. I had seen her but how would I know her name ?
4. During my internship we were given a quiz to see how much we had learnt.
5. I have never forgotten this lesson.
6. I submitted my paper leaving the last question blank and asked the manager if it would count for assessment.
Which of the following will be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement ?
Which of the following will be the SIXTH (LAST) sentence after rearrangement ?
Which of the following will be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement ?
Which of the following will be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement ?
Which of the following will be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement ?