100+ Reading Comprehension Passages Questions for Bank Exams - 1

Question: 1

Teaching, more even than most other professions, has been transformed during the last hundred years from a small, highly minority of the population, to a large and important branch of the public service. The profession has a great and honourable tradition, extending from the dawn of history until recent times, but any teacher in the modern world who allows himself to be inspired by the ideas of his predecessors is likely to be made sharply aware that is not his function to teach what he thinks, but to instill such beliefs and prejudices as are thought useful by his employers.
In ancient times the teaching profession was

(A) limited to a highly skilled minority

(B) open to all

(C) reserved for a privileged few

(D) reserved for the upper class

Ans: A

limited to a highly skilled minority

Question: 2

What has transformed teaching into an important branch of public service is

(A) the demand of the employing industry

(B) utilitarian philosophy

(C) technical developments

(D) teaching skills

Ans: B

utilitarian philosophy

Question: 3

According to this passage, in modern times a successful teacher is primarily supposed to

(A) instill values he cherishes the most

(B) toe the lines preferred by those in authority

(C) impart new and the latest skills

(D) impart knowledge

Ans: B

toe the lines preferred by those in authority

Question: 4

The modern teacher is not able to follow the ideals of his predecessors because

(A) the modern teacher has more interest in politics than in academic activity

(B) the students are not serious about studies

(C) of social and financial constraints

(D) of tremendous advancements in professional skills

Ans: D

of tremendous advancements in professional skills

Question: 5

The author seems to

(A) consider education as a part of public services

(B) be a traditionalist in his views

(C) approve the recent development in the mode of teaching

(D) be against the current trend in the teaching profession

Ans: D

be against the current trend in the teaching profession

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