Short Passages Comprehension - VI

Please study carefully the comprehension given below. The passages is followed by a set of questions choose the best answer to each question.

Long ago Emperson wrote: ‘‘A man’s task is his life-preserver’’. This seems to be remarkably correct in our modern life. The man without task is like a ship without a ballast and anchor, he is all too often merely a drifter. Few men seem to have initiative enough to choose a task for themselves if they do not need to work. When the inevitable disappointments come, as they assuredly will, they are completely overwhelmed. But the man who has his task has no time for vain regret, he escapes the disastrous fate which overtakes his less fortunate brother. Work is one of the greatest safety-valves which was ever invented, and youth especially needs it.

Ques 1. It seems to be remarkably correct in modern life that :
(a) a man has enough leisure
(b) youth needs less work and more rest
(c) the correct choice of the task preserves one’s life
(d) men fail to choose a task for themselves

Ques 2. The expression ‘safety-valve’ means :
(a) something which blows up safety
(b) an outlet for rent-up energy
(c) something which guarantees safety
(d) a leaf of a folding door

Ques 3. A ship without ballast and anchor :
(a) is in great danger
(b) merely drifts
(c) is very safe
(d) may not go in the right direction

Ques 4. A man who suffers from vain regrets must have :
(a) chosen his life’s work rather carelessly
(b) met with disastrous fate
(c) been a victim of adverse circumstances to do

Ques 5. A person who has chosen the right task has no time to regret because he
(a) is engrossed in his work
(b) has too much to do
(c) has succeeded in life
(d) has a safe and secured life

Answers :
(1) (c), (2) (c), (3) (d), (4) (a) (5) (b).