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Q 1. It is an old saying that knowledge is power. Education is an instrument which imparts knowledge and, therefore, indirectly controls power. Therefore, ever since the dawn of civilization persons in power have always tried to supervise or control education. It has been the hand-maid of the ruling class. During the Christian era, the ecclesiastics controlled the institution of education and diffused among the people the gospel of the Bible and religious teachings. These gospels and teachings were no other than a philosophy for the maintenance of the existing society. It taught the poor man to be meek and to earn his bread with the sweat of his brow, while the priests and the landlords lived in luxury and fought duels for the slightest offence. During the Renaissance, education passed more from the clutches of the priest into the hand of the prince. In other words it became more secular. It was also due to the growth of the nation-state and powerful monarchs who united the country under their rule. Thus, under the control of the monarch, education began to devise and preach the infallibility of its masters, the monarch or king. It also invented and supported fantastic theories like the Divine Right Theory and that the king can do no wrong etc. With the advent of the industrial revolution education took a different turn and had to please the new masters. It now no longer remained the privilege of the baron class but was thrown open to the new rich merchant class of society. Yet education was still confined to the few elite. The philosophy which was in vogue during this period was that of‘Laissez Faire’ restricting the function of the State to a mere keeping of law and order while, on the other hand, in practice the law of the jungle prevailed in the form of free competition and the survival of the fittest.
What does the theory of Divine Right of king stipulate?

A

That kings are gods.

B

They have the right to be worshipped like gods by their subjects.

C

That the right of governing is conferred upon kings by god.

D

That the rights ofkings are divine and therefore sacred.

None of these

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Q 2. What did the ruling class in the Christian era think of the poor man?

A

That he is the beloved of god

B

That he deserves all sympathy of the rich

C

That he should be strong

That he is meant for serving the rich

E

None of these

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Q 3. Why have persons in power always tried to supervise or control education?

A

Because they wanted to educate the whole public.

B

Because they wanted to deprive the common man of the benefits of education.

C

Because it involved a huge expenditure on the state exchequer.

Because it is an in strument of knowledge and therefore power.

E

None of these

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Q 4. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follows.
Passage- The function of business is to increase the wealth of the country and the value and happiness of life. It does this by supplying the material needs of men and women. When the nation’s business is successfully carried on, it renders public service of the highest value.
The passage best supports the statement that

A

all businesses which render public service are successful.

B

human happiness is enhanced only by the increase of material wants.

C

the value of life is increased only by the increase of wealth.

the material needs of men and women are supplied by well-conducted business.

E

business is the only field of activity which increases happiness.