Remedial English Test Series 68

Remedial English Test Series 68

      Identify  the ONE mistake in each line and make corrections    (1 mark for each correct answer. Total score   ___ )

01 Patriotism is a value that most people cherish without being require  to demonstrate it in visible ways.
02 Unfortunately, a notion has emerged in the country that it ought to be articulated frequent, demonstrated
03 publicly and enforce in such a manner that it will be an object lesson to the odd dissenter. Given this, it is
04 hard to understand the rationale for the Supreme Courts order   that every cinema hall should play the
05 national anthem before the exhibition of a film. India has given itself an anthem easily recognise  as a lofty
06 and moving rendering of the country’s oneness amidst diversity. It hardly require judicial promotion. The
07 sing of the national anthem on special occasions, especially in schools and colleges, is sufficient to help
08 citizens identify the anthem with something large than their daily concerns. There are clear rules on when
09 the anthem should be played. Any misused of the anthem or any wilful insult to it is legally prohibited, and
10 those aggrieve by any such incident can take recourse to the law. Beyond this, in a mature democracy such
11 as India, there really is no needs  to make the playing or the singing of the anthem mandatory through a
12 judicial order. It is not clear why cinema hall were singled out for special treatment by the Supreme Court.
13 The only possible explanation is that they were require to play the national anthem some decades ago, a
14 practice that has been largely given up. But if the logic for playing the national anthems  at places where a
15 sizeable number of people congregate is taken to its logical conclusion, they should be extend, for
16 example, to dance and music recitals as well. To take this line of reason even further, why not to every
17 sitting of the legislature, or the court itself? Play  the national anthem in theatres at the end of the film was
18 given up some three decade ago in most parts of the country, largely as a result of the tendency of a
19 section of the audience to walk out. To reintroduced  it now gives the impression that cinemas should forever
20 be the main sites for the demonstration of patriotism. Matters such as commercial exploit and
21 dramatisation of the anthem cannot be the subject of blanket interim orders in a publics interest petition. The
22 appeal to a sense of ‘constitution  patriotism’ is also intriguing, as the only reasonable interpretation of the
23 term is that of having allegiance to the values underly  the Constitution. This is not something that can be
24 enforced by judicial diktat, or by making cinema halls the playground for a misplace sense of patriotism. (The Hindu, 02 Dec. 16)

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 01 Patriotism is a value that most people cherish without being required to demonstrate it in visible ways.
02 Unfortunately, a notion has emerged in the country that it ought to be articulated frequently, demonstrated
03 publicly and enforced in such a manner that it will be an object lesson to the odd dissenter. Given this, it is
04 hard to understand the rationale for the Supreme Court’s order   that every cinema hall should play the
05 national anthem before the exhibition of a film. India has given itself an anthem easily recognised as a lofty
06 and moving rendering of the country’s oneness amidst diversity. It hardly requires judicial promotion. The
07 singing of the national anthem on special occasions, especially in schools and colleges, is sufficient to help
08 citizens identify the anthem with something larger than their daily concerns. There are clear rules on when
09 the anthem should be played. Any misuse of the anthem or any wilful insult to it is legally prohibited, and
10 those aggrieved by any such incident can take recourse to the law. Beyond this, in a mature democracy such
11 as India, there really is no need to make the playing or the singing of the anthem mandatory through a
12 judicial order. It is not clear why cinema halls were singled out for special treatment by the Supreme Court.
13 The only possible explanation is that they were required to play the national anthem some decades ago, a
14 practice that has been largely given up. But if the logic for playing the national anthem at places where a
15 sizeable number of people congregate is taken to its logical conclusion, they should be extended, for
16 example, to dance and music recitals as well. To take this line of reasoning even further, why not to every
17 sitting of the legislature, or the court itself? Playing the national anthem in theatres at the end of the film was
18 given up some three decades ago in most parts of the country, largely as a result of the tendency of a
19 section of the audience to walk out. To reintroduce it now gives the impression that cinemas should forever
20 be the main sites for the demonstration of patriotism. Matters such as commercial exploitation and
21 dramatisation of the anthem cannot be the subject of blanket interim orders in a public interest petition. The
22 appeal to a sense of ‘constitutional patriotism’ is also intriguing, as the only reasonable interpretation of the
23 term is that of having allegiance to the values underlying the Constitution. This is not something that can be
24 enforced by judicial diktat, or by making cinema halls the playground for a misplaced sense of patriotism. (The Hindu, 02 Dec. 16)