Direction (1-5): A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
A classless society, however, does not mean a society without leaders. It means rather one in which every citizen becomes for the first time eligible for leadership if he has the power to lead. It means a society in which everyone is given, as far as possible, the chance to develop this power by the widest diffusion of educational opportunities in the broadest sense, and by keeping the career wide open to talents of every useful kind. It is often said that a community of equals will not allow itself to be led. But in fact, most men are, in most things, very willing to be led, and more in danger of giving their leaders too much than too little authority, especially if they are free to choose them, and assured that the leaders cannot exploit them for personal economic advantage; leadership, so far from disappearing, will come intuits own in a truly democratic society. But it is likely to be a more diffused leadership than we are used to; for a better-nurtured people will have more citizens with strong wills and minds of their own, wishful to lead; some in politics, some in industry, and some in professions and arts of life.
This is the idea of a classless society. Some will reject it as contrary to their interest, some as utopian and against ‘Human nature,’ for there are some who deny, indeed if not in word, that the aim of society should be to promote the greatest happiness and welfare of the greatest number and others who hold, with pessimistic honesty, that most men must be driven and not led.
Q1. According to the passage, a classless society is _____
A. A society in which there are no leaders
B. A society where no one is willing to be led.
C. A society where everyone would not give authority to their leaders
D. A society where everyone can become a leader.
: Option D
Refer to, “It means rather one in which every citizen becomes for the first time eligible for leadership, if he has the power to lead”.
Q2. What kind of leadership would a classless society have?
A. Leaders would not exploit others for their personal advantage.
B. Leaders would not have too much authority over people.
C. Many would develop leadership in the field of their interest.
D. Every person would have a reason to lead.
: Option C
Q3. What kind of people would be ideal for a classless society?
A. People who are assertive enough to lead.
B. People who book no opposition.
C. People with conviction in their ideas.
D. People willing to innovate.
: Option C
Refer to, “With strong wills and minds of their own, wishful to lead; some in politics, some in industry, and some in professions and arts of life”.
Q4. According to the passage, the kind of people who deny the idea of a classless society may be called ______
: Option B
Cynical means believing that people are motivated purely by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity. Hence option
Q5.What is the tone adopted by the author in this passage?
: Option A
The tone adopted by the author in this passage is “expository” because he intended to explain or describe something.