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English Questions: Reading Comprehension Set – 9

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Drama is that form of literature which has a plot, characters, dialogue, an atmosphere, and an outlook of life much as a novel has, but it is as a rule intended to be performed in public not read in private.its full qualities are not only revealed in presentation on the stage.A novel is self-contained. it can be enjoyed without recourse to any external accessory. it carries all its meaning within itself. So Do all other forms of literature, the drama alone is a composite art, in which the author, the actor, and the stage manager all combine to produce the total effect.
The management of the material of drama is is, consequently, different from that of the novel. A dramatist has to exercise great economy in the handling of the plot and the delineation of character, in both of which all superfluous details must be omitted. The dramatist works within very strict limits. The novelist labours under no such handicap. He can be long-winded or brief, minute or general as he thinks fit, provided as he can be sure of holding the attention of his readers. The dramatist, however, has to work with a number of collaborators, all of whom have to be taken into account: the audience, the actors, the producer, the scene-painter, the dressmakers, the musician, the electrician and many others.He has to consider costs and mechanical and physical limitations. He cannot make one role unduly long for that would put an undue strain on a single actor and would be monotonous for the audience. His play, in short, will not likely to be produced unless it conforms to a great many material requirements which the novelist is free to ignore.
The novelist,too,can sometimes which the novelist is free to ignore.
The novelist, too, can sometimes interrupt his story and come forward himself to address the reader,to moralize on what is happening and to explain his purpose. Though this is hardly ever done nowadays. it was quite a common practice with older writers, such as Thackeray. The dramatist does not address his audience directly in this way; he speaks through his characters in the plays of Shaw or Galsworthy, put forward with special force and brilliance the author’s personal views on social and political questions of every kind. Even then the dramatist is always speaking through a mouthpiece, never in his own person.

    1. What according to the author, a drama_______
      (A) is not self-contained.
      (B) needs team work to make it a hit.
      (C) cannot be enjoyed with the help of external accessories.
      (1) Only (A)
      (2) Only (B)
      (3) Only (A) and (B)
      (4) only (B) and (C)
      (5) None of these
      (3) Only (A) and (B)

    2. according to the passage, Drama is different from all other forms of literature because it
      (1) only when it presented in the state
      (2) by the way the dramatist approaches the various social and political problems.
      (3) only when the dramatist himself acts on the stage in the main role.
      (4) when the dramatist works as the stage manager and helps in the successful presentation of the dramas.
      (5) None of these
      ans-4

    3. why, according to the author, A dramatist is handicapped in the sense that_____
      (1) he has to be vary of the length of the drama and present all his ideas with in a few hours.
      (2) he cannot express his opinions through his characters
      (3) he cannot write anything which does not appeal to the audience.
      (4) he cannot concentrate much on the shaping of characters,as a drama cannot to be lengthy
      (5) None of these
      ans-1

    4. what, according to the author,The dramas of show or galsworthy show that a dramatist___
      (1) can intelligently put forward its personal views on social and political questions of any kind
      (2) can easily influence the audience
      (3) can present a good picture of the society through his dramas.
      (4) can only present his views but cannot offer suggestions.
      (5) None of these
      ans-1

    5. what, according to the author, A dramatist always has to work in coordination with
      (1) a novelist and the audience.
      (2) the audience and the actors.
      (3) the actors and other technicians.
      (4) the readers and the audience.
      (5) None of these
      (3) the actors and other technicians.

    6. Choose the word which is most SIMILAR in meaning of the word printed in bold as used in the passage.
      accessory
      (1) adjunct
      (2) exigency
      (3)  requisite
      (4) artefact
      (5) None of these
      (1) adjunct

    7. Choose the word which is most SIMILAR in meaning of the word printed in bold as used in the passage.
      delineation
      (1) indication
      (2) picture
      (3) contour
      (4) outline
      (5) None of these
      (2) picture

    8. Choose the word which is most SIMILAR in meaning of the word printed in bold as used in the passage.
      collaborators
      (1) distinct
      (2) co-partner
      (3) crony
      (4) solitary
      (5) None of these
      (2) co-partner

    9. Choose the word which is most OPPOSITE in meaning of the word printed in bold as used in the passage.
      strain
      (1) dialect
      (2) stress
      (3) unstrain
      (4) accent
      (5) None of these
      (3) unstrain

    10. Choose the word which is most OPPOSITE in meaning of the word printed in bold as used in the passage.
      moralize
      (1) deprave
      (2) admonish
      (3) expound
      (4) proffer
      (5) None of these
      (1) deprave

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