English Language Quiz For IBPS & SBI Exam

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words have been given in bold to help you locate them while answering some questions.

The Supreme Court countered Tamil Nadu's portrayal of jallikattu as an "age-old tradition" practised far and wide in the State, saying child marriage was also once an "age-old tradition" before being declared a crime. The observation from a Bench of Justices for Tamil Nadu pushed for a larger Bench to hear its plea for lifting an apex court stay on a January 7, 2016 notification allowing the exhibition and use of bulls for Jallikattu and bullock-cart races despite an express ban from the apex court in a judgment in 2014.The Bench responded that it would consider the plea for a larger Bench after hearing preliminary arguments on constitutionality of the January notification. The case has been adjourned to August 23.Moving the Supreme Court in March, Tamil Nadu argued that if the Spanish Senate can in 2013 find the "far more cruel" sport of bull-fighting a cultural heritage, there is nothing wrong in farmers practising Jallikattu in the semi-arid regions of Tamil Nadu. The apex court stay ordered on January 12 came on a batch of petitions filed by various NGOs such as Compassion Unlimited Plus Action, People for Ethical Treatment of Animals India and Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations in the Supreme Court. In an earlier hearing , the Bench had given the Centre more time to file their reply to the petitions and posted the case in July The 22-page counter-affidavit filed by the State delves into religious mythology, the National Freedom Struggle, the “heroic powers” of youths and how bulls, like deer, are accustomed to running.

For one, the affidavit claimed that Jallikattu “traces its origins to Indus Valley civilisation” and there are terracotta tablets which prove it. The State then said that 'Jalli' is the name of a “Yadav brave man with history dating back to the period of Lord Krishna”. “Bull-baiting figures in the Mahabharata also describe Krishna controlling a ferocious bull in the forecourt of Kamsa's palace,” Tamil Nadu government said. The affidavit also finds links from both ancient Tamil literature and Sangam era “and beyond”. It said of how rural Tamil Nadu reacted to the Supreme Court's stay with a “deep sense of shock, disappointment and sadness” before turning to global events to support their arguments in favour of Jallikattu. Tamil Nadu contended why Jallikattu is illegal when bull-fighting, where the animal is killed, has been given constitutional protection as part of cultural heritage. “The bloody sport of bull fighting which is far more cruel and involves the killing of the bull is legal in at least eight countries including liberal and democratic countries like France,” the State government argued. It said Jallikattu inculcates martial spirit. “Youth who have traditionally taken part in Jallikattu have also been at the forefront of the armed struggle against the British,” it said. Countering arguments that bull is a domesticated bovine animal, the State compared it to other cloven-footed animal who can run like deer. It said a bull spends less than 30 seconds in the arena. The State said Jallikattu bulls do not experience fear as they have been reared in a “village atmosphere”.

1 How many country permits bull country globally?

01. 8

02. 9

03. 7

04. 6

05. 5

2 What is Jalikkattu being compared to?

01. Men’s bravery

02. Child marriage

03. Old age tradition

04. National sport

05. Bull fighting

3 On which date the plea for repealing the stay on Jalikattu was submitted?

01. January 7, 2016

02. January 7, 2015

03. January 7, 2014

04. January 7, 2012

05. January 7, 2013

4 Why was the ban on Jalikattu imposed?

01. It was a deadly game

02. It causes grievous hurt to players and animals

03. Petition filed by NGOS’ like PETA

04. Bull is an endangered species

05. Not mentioned in the passage

5 Which of the following is NOT TRUE according to the passage?

01. 'Jalli' is the name of a “Yadav brave man with history dating back to the period of Lord Krishna”.

02. Bann on jalikattu gave deep sense of shock, disappointment and sadness to the rural people.

03. Krishna controlled a ferocious bull in the forecourt of Kamsa's palace

04. Jallikattu “traces its origins to Indus river civilisation”

05. Youth who have traditionally taken part in Jallikattu have also been at the forefront of the armed struggle against the British.

6 How long does a bull stays in the arena according to the state?

01. 30 sec

02. 40 sec

03. 45 sec

04. 50 sec

05. 60 sec

7 Why do the bull do not experience fear during Jalikattu according to the state?

01. Because animals don’t have sense

02. Because they are trained for sacrifice

03. Because they are reared in village atmosphere

04. Because they are reared in tough atmosphere

05. Because they are trained for the fight

8 Choose the word which is most nearly the OPPOSITE in meaning as the word given in bold as used in the passage.

Apex

01. Epitome

02. Nadir

03. Zenith

04. Crest

05. Spire

9 Choose the word which is most nearly the SIMILAR in meaning as the word given in bold as used in the passage.

Ethical

01. Corrupt

02. immoral

03. unjust

04. moral

05. unethical

10 Choose the word which is most nearly the SIMILAR in meaning as the word given in bold as used in the passage.

Cloven

01. Meld

02. Divulge

03. Combine

04. Sew

05. Split

Answers:-

Q.1 (1)

Q.2 (3)

Q.3 (1)

Q.4 (5)

Q.5 (4)

Q.6 (1)

Q.7 (3)

Q.8 (2)

Q.9 (4)

Q.10 (5)
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