Find some Questions Based on the Passage :

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.


Much rhapsodical nonsense has been written about the “Mona Lisa” and her enigmatic smile, and there have been endless speculations as to her character and the meaning of her expression. It is all beside the mark. The truth is that “Mona Lisa’ is a study of modeling. Leonardo da Vinci had discovered that the expression of smiling is much more a matter modeling of the check and of the forms below the eye than of the change in the line of the lips. It interested him to produce a smile wholly by these delicate changes of surface; hence the mysterious expression.

  1. The word rhapsodical as used in the passage means
    (a) plain                      (b) unreadable            (c) enthusiastic                 (d) uniformed
  2. “Mona Lisa” is the name of
    (a) a beautiful woman who made history in ancient Rome
    (b) a famous painting
    (c) the artist’s mistress
    (d) an art technique
  3. The truth about the “Mona Lisa” is that it is a study in
    (a) feminine psychology                       (c) femining form
    (b) facial expression                              (d) modeling
  4. The painter was able to produce that strange smile on Mona Lisa’s face by
    (a) delicate changes on the surface of cheeks below the eyes
    (b) using bright colours
    (c) using a painting knife
    (d) looking constantly at a smiling model while painting
  5. The author of the above passage has examined ‘Mona Lisa’ from
    (a) an idealistic angle                           (c) a purely artistic angle
    (b) an imaginary point of view          (d) a scientific and realistic standpoint
Anurag Mishra Professor Asked on 5th November 2015 in English.
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