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     The habit of reading is one of the greatest resources of mankind; and we enjoy reading books that belong to us much more than if they are borrowed. A borrowed book is like a guest in the house; it must be treated with punctiliousness, with certain, considerate    formality. You must see that it sustains no damage; it must not suffer while under your roof.    You cannot leave it carelessly. You cannot mark it, you cannot turn down the pages, you cannot use it familiarly.

     But your own books belong to you; you treat them with that affectionate intimacy that annihilates formality

     Books are for use, not for show, A good reason for marking favourite pages in books is that this practice enables you to remember more easily the significant sayings, to refer to them quickly.

     Everyone should begin collecting a private library in youth; one should have one’s own book shelves, which should not have door, glass windows, or keys; they should be free and accessible to the hand as well as to the eye. Books are of the people, by the people and for the people. Literature is an immortal part of history; it is the best and most enduring part of personality.


1. The above passage is all about

  1. books
  2. games
  3. jokes
  4. magic


2. Which title is suitable for the passage?

  1. Merits and Demerits of Books
  2. The pleasure of Owning Books
  3. Reading a Book
  4. Books and Thoughts


3. According to the passage, a borrowed book is like a

  1. guest in the house
  2. host in the house
  3. neighbour in the house
  4. relative in the house


4. All the following words mean ‘mankind’ except.

  1. Homo sapiens
  2. humanity
  3. humankind
  4. humanities


5. Which of the following statements is not true?

  1. Books are for use.
  2. Books are for show.
  3. Books must not be damaged.
  4. Books must be carefully handled.


6. According to the passage, everyone should begin collecting a private library

  1. in infancy
  2. in childhood
  3. in youth
  4. in adulthood


7. According to the passage, books are more enjoyable when they are

  1. in book-shops
  2. borrowed
  3. in the library
  4. personal possessions


8. How should you not treat a borrowed book?

  1. It must be treated as one’s own possession
  2. It must be treated with a consideration formality
  3. It must be treated carefully
  4. It must be treated carefully


9. What are the advantages of marking favourite passages of your personal books? (Pick out the incorrect one)

  1. It enables one to remember facts.
  2.  It enables one to remember the significant sayings.
  3. It hinders one from remembering more easily.
  4. It enables one to refer to particular passages.


10. How should the book shelves of the private library be?

  1. Should have doors
  2. Should have glass windows
  3. Should have keys
  4. Should be free and easily accessible


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