It is Possible to Give Wedding Presents :

Directions: In this section there are four short passages. After each passage, you will find some questions based on the passage, First read a passage and answer the question based on it. You are required to select your answer based on the contents of the passage and opinion of the author only.


It is possible to give wedding presents, birthday and Christmas presents, without any thought of affection at all, they can be ordered by postcard; but the unbirthday present demands the nicest care. It is therefore the best of all, and it is the only kind to which the golden rule of present –giving imperatively applies – the golden rule which insists that you must never give to another person anything that you would not rather keep: nothing that does not cost you a pang to part from. It would be better if this rule governed the choice also of those other three varieties of gifts, but they can be less exacting.

  1. The author says that wedding, birthday and Christmas presents
    (a) are always indicators of the giver’s affections
    (b) are given only to flatter the recipient
    (c) are given only to flatter the recipient
    (d) are given only to fulfil an obligation
  2. ‘They can be ordered by postcard’ means that
    (a) the present may only be postcard           (c) the choice does not involve much care
    (b) the present would be an expensive one (d) the present would not be worth giving
  3. The ‘unbirthday’ present is the best of all because
    (a) it cannot be ordered by postcard
    (b) it means giving expensive presents
    (c) its choice needs the utmost care
    (d) other occasions are better than birthdays for giving presents
  4. A ‘golden rule’ is a rule which
    (a) brings profit      (b) is very important       (c) is very difficult    (d) is very easy
  5. The writer is of the view that one should give a present that
    (a) one would like to process oneself             (c) cannot be ordered by mail
    (b) one would like to get rid of                        (d) is highly expensive and attractive


Anurag Mishra Professor Asked on 5th November 2015 in English.
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