UP Board syllabus Class 11th
UP Board Syllabus Chapter 6 Class 11th English
BoardUP Board
Text bookNCERT
Class 11th
SubjectEnglish
Chapter Chapter 6
Chapter nameA DIALOGUE ON CIVILIZATION
Chapter Number Number 4 Comprehension Questions on Paras
CategoryEnglish PROSE Class 11th
UP Board Syllabus Chapter 6 Class 11th English (Prose)
NumberChapter Number
1UP board chapter 6 Class 11 A DIALOGUE ON CIVILIZATION
2UP Board Chapter 6 Class 11th Summary of the Lesson
3UP Board Chapter 6 Class 11 Explanation
4UP Board chapter 6 Class 11 Comprehension Questions on Paras
5UP board chapter 6 Class 11 Short Questions Answer
6UP board chapter 6 Class 11 Long Questions Answer
7UP board chapter 6 Class 11 FILL IN THE BLANKS

Q. Read the following passages and answer the questions given below:

(1) Well, then, let us say that using money and power just to get what you want and do what you like, although it may be very nice for a time, isn’t being civilized. In other words, civilization is not just being splendid and grand and living in luxury. And since most of the world who have been rich and powerful have used their money and power in this way, they weren’t civilized.

Questions:

  1. What is the character of thinks obtained by money and power, according to the author?
  2. Can we become civilized by using money and power ? If not, why?
  3. Why do you think leading a rich life and living will make us civilized ?
  4. How do you know that civilization has been eluding us for long? Give reasons for answer.

Answers

  1. Things obtained by money and power are used in uncivilzed manner.
  2. We cannot become civilized by using money and power. Because these things have always been misused.
  3. We think that the things we need can be obtained by money and power, this notion is not always correct.
  4. We have been using money and power in bad sense. Therefore civilization has been eluding us for long.

(2) There are a lot of things which are necessary before a person gets the chance. For instance, he must have security, nobody can think about this afraid of being robbed or murdered at any moment. Also he must have leisure to think in, and he won’t have that if he has to give all his attention to getting food to eat and clothes to wear, if, that is to say, he spends all his time carning his living.
And he must have other people to talk to. So that you may say that security, leisure and society, which are all necessary to free thinking, are necessary also to
civilization.

Questions:

  1. What things are necessary before a person gets a chance for free thin king?
  2. Why is leisure important to a person?
  3. What is the importance of free thinking?
  4. What harm is there if a man spends all his time earning his livelihood?
  5. Besides getting food to eat and clothes to wear, what other things are needed for civilization ?
  6. Complete the following by choosing the correct alternatvie: Free thinking means:

Answers :

  1. A person must have security, telsure, society, food to eat and clothes to wear before he gets a chance for free thinking.
  2. Leisure helps a person to think in, hence it is so very important.
  3. Free thinking helps a man to develop civilization, hence it is so very important.
  4. In this condition he will have no chance of free thinking. And, he will not be able to develop civilization.
  5. The other necessary things are security, leisure and society
  6. (A) Free thinking means: (b) thinking without restriction.

Questions:

  1. Why is security necessary?
  2. What do you understand by ‘leisure ?
  3. Can only earning a decent living make a nation civilized ?
  4. What things are necessary for civilization ?

Answers :

  1. Security is necessary to think new things freely.
  2. ‘Leisure’ means the time when you are free from your routine work
  3. Only earning a decent living cannot make a nation civilized.
  4. Security, leisure and society are necessary for civilization.
  5. Anyway we have dicovered some of the things that count as being civilized, making beautiful things, thinking freely and thinking new things, and keeping the
    rules, without which people couldn’t get on together. Grown-ups call the first of these things art, the second science and philosophy, and the third political justice
    and ethics. Now these things may not be all civilization is, but anyway they will do to go on with

Questions:

  1. Name three things necessary for being civilized.
  2. Write the functions of science and philosophy.
  3. What is required to keep people together?
  4. What do you understand by the word ‘ethics’ used in the paragraph?

Answers:

  1. Making beautiful things, thinking freely and thinking new things, are necessary for being civilized.
  2. Keeping the rules is the functions of science and philosophy.
  3. Keeping the rules is required to keep people together.
  4. Ethics means keeping the rules in the society
UP Board Syllabus Chapter 6 Class 11th English (Prose)
NumberChapter Number
1UP board chapter 6 Class 11 A DIALOGUE ON CIVILIZATION
2UP Board Chapter 6 Class 11th Summary of the Lesson
3UP Board Chapter 6 Class 11 Explanation
4UP Board chapter 6 Class 11th Comprehension Questions on Paras
5UP board chapter 6 Class 11 Short Questions Answer
6UP board chapter 6 Class 11 Long Questions Answer
7UP board chapter 6 Class 11 FILL IN THE BLANKS

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