Daily English Questions 13th May

Daily English Questions 13th May

May 13, 2017 0 By Anonymous

Daily English Questions 13th May :

Hello, Guys!! .In all the competitive exams, English questions are mostly asked from newspapers only. Check Daily English Questions 13th May 2017 , reading comprehensions from various Newspapers for preparation of various Exams.

Passage :

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.

What was Vladimir Lenin thinking on the long journey to Petrograd’s Finland Station in 1917? Like everyone else, he had been taken by surprise at the speed with which the February Revolution had succeeded. As he travelled from Zurich across Europe to Russia, on board a sealed train courtesy of Germany’s kaiser, he must have reflected that this was an opportunity not to be missed.
Socialism was possible only in advanced economies like Germany, France or even the United States, but not in peasant Russia. Since the course of the revolution was thus preordained, all that socialists could do was offer support to the provisional government as it carried through the revolution’s first phase and developed a full-fledged capitalist society. Once this was completed, then they could agitate for a more radical revolution.
This combination of dogmatism and passivity infuriated Lenin. The February upheaval had forced him to rethink old dogmas. To move forward, he now believed, there had to be a socialist revolution. No other solution was possible. The czarist state had to be destroyed, root and branch. So he said as he stepped off the train in Petrograd: No compromise was possible with the government that continued to prosecute the war or with the parties that supported such a government.
The Bolshevik slogan that embodied his tactical thinking was “peace, land and bread.” As for the revolution, he now argued that the international capitalist chain would break at its weakest link. Winning over the Russian workers and peasants to create a new socialist state would pave the way for an insurrection in Germany and elsewhere. Without this, he argued, it would be difficult to build any meaningful form of socialism in Russia. He detailed this new approach in his “April Theses,” but had to fight hard to persuade the Bolshevik party. Denounced by some for turning his back on accepted Marxist doctrine, Lenin would quote Mephistopheles from Goethe’s “Faust”: “Theory, my friend, is gray, but green is the eternal tree of life.” An early supporter was the feminist Alexandra Kollontai. She, too, rejected compromise because, she believed, none was possible.



From February to October, arguably the most open period in Russian history, Lenin won over his party, joined forces with Trotsky and prepared for a new revolution. The provisional government of Alexander Kerensky refused to withdraw from the war. Bolshevik agitators among the troops at the front assailed his vacillations. Large-scale mutinies and desertions followed. Within the workers’ and soldiers’ councils, or soviets, Lenin’s strategy began to make sense to large numbers of workers. The Bolsheviks won majorities in the Petrograd and Moscow soviets, and the party was developing rapidly elsewhere. This merger between Lenin’s political ideas and a growing class consciousness among workers produced the formula for October.
Far from being a conspiracy, let alone a coup, the October Revolution was perhaps the most publicly planned uprising in history. Two of Lenin’s oldest comrades on the party’s central committee remained opposed to an immediate revolution and published the date of the event. While its final details were obviously not advertised beforehand, the takeover was swift and involved minimal violence.
That all changed with the ensuing civil war, in which the nascent Soviet state’s enemies were backed by the czar’s former Western allies. Amid the resulting chaos and millions of casualties, the Bolsheviks finally prevailed — but at a terrible political and moral cost, including the virtual extinction of the working class that had originally made the revolution.

Q1.Which of the following produced the formula for October?

A. This emerging Lenin’s political ideas.
B. The most publicly planned downfall of Europeans in history.
C. A growing class consciousness among workers.

  1. Only A
  2. Both A & B
  3. Both B & C
  4. Only C
  5. Both A & C

Q2.Which of the following infuriated Lenin?

A. The rage in the community.
B. The combination of dogmatism and passivity.
C. The blind followers of the Russian culture.

  1. Only A
  2. Both A & B
  3. Only A
  4. Only C
  5. Both A & C

Q3.With which of the following statements compromise was not possible at all?

A. With a government that continued to prosecute the war.
B. With the parties that supported such a government that continued to prosecute the war.
C. With the democracy where no one is letting rule the ruler.

  1. Only A
  2. Both A & B
  3. Only B
  4. Only C
  5. None Of These

Q4.Which was arguably the most open period in Russian history?

A. When Lenin won over his party.
B. When Lenin joined forces with Trotsky.
C. When Lenin prepared for a new revolution.

  1. Only A
  2. Both A & B
  3. Only B
  4. Only C
  5. All A, B & C

Q5.Which of the following would pave the way for an insurrection in Germany?

  1. The bolsheviks winning majorities
  2. Winning over the russian peasants & workers to create a new socialist state
  3. Large scale mutinies & disertions leading to land swipe with another country
  4. The party’s central committee remaining in an opposition to an immediate revolution
  5. Both 3 & 4

Q6.Which of the following had originally made the revolution?

  1. The virtual extinction of labour class
  2. The virtual extinction of student class
  3. The virtual extinction of working class
  4. The virtual extinction of laureate class
  5. The virtual extinction of farmer class

 

Q.7.Choose the word which is most nearly the OPPOSITE in meaning as the word printed in bold as used in the passage.

Eternal

  1. Ephemeral
  2. Expiate
  3. Emulate
  4. Extort
  5. Evasive

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

Persuade

  1. Suppress
  2. Fervent
  3. Fray
  4. Expediency
  5. Epoch

Q.9.Choose the word most similar in meaning to the word printed in bold, as used in the passage.

Preordained

  1. Precursor
  2. Predetermined
  3. Equanimity
  4. parochial
  5. Predilection

Q.10.Choose the word most similar in meaning to the word printed in bold, as used in the passage.

Agitate

  1. Disturb
  2. Emancipate
  3. Filial
  4. Facile
  5. Estrange

Answers:

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  • 3
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  • 5
  • 3
  • 1
  • 1
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  • 1