Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow :

These days many people do not see the moral angle of their actions. They
believe that their actions have only social or economic consequences. The
general thinking is that there is nothing which is either right or wrong
and the action which is best suited to the situation must be taken. Each
one of us, at one time or the other, has heard of the statement, "okay,
have it your own way," and so that, is the way that many in the world
live.

There is great simplicity in righteousness. In every situation that we
confront in life, there is either a right way or a wrong way to proceed.
If we choose the right way, we are helped in our actions by the principles
of righteousness, in which there is power from the heavens above. If we
choose the wrong way and act on that choice, there is no such heavenly
power, we are alone and destined to fail.

The question arises : How do we know which is right and which is wrong ?
The system of prayer is organised as a communication system to transmit
concepts of truth into the minds of human beings. God, through our
conscience or spirit helps our minds and gives us clarity of understanding
of the concepts of truth. This is the way God teaches us right from
wrong. If we are willing to learn His ways and follow them, we will never
have to guess and will always know for sure the difference between right
and wrong.

Each one of us lives with his or her particular situation. There are
challenges with health, money, literacy, singleness, loneliness,
oppression, abuse, and a never-ending list of existing conditions. The
solution to all these challenges is a life full of goodness. In
righteousness, there is the fulfilment of faith and hope. Every blessing
that God has promised to His children is predicated upon obedience to His
laws and commandments. Obedience to His laws and commandments is what
makes us righteous, and that righteousness qualifies us to be worthy of the
promised blessings.

In His benevolence, God has given us the law of repentance. Whenever there
is disobedience to Gods laws and commandments, the option of repentance is
open to us. If we act upon this marvelous law, we will be forgiven for our
disobedience and we can decide to become more righteous; thus repentance
leads us to goodness. In fact, most of the challenges that we have in
morality can be solved by repentance and finally by goodness. All
religions in the world teach this very basic truth.

2.1 On the basis of your understanding of the above passage answer the
questions that follow : (2x4)

(a) In which condition are we alone and destined to fail ?

(b) According to the writer, what are the two ways to confront any
situation ?

(c) How can we judge which way is right and which is wrong ?

(d) What gives joy and happiness to our soul ?

2.2 Answer the following questions by selecting the correct options : (1x4)

(a) What is the antonym of the word, 'proceed' ? (Para 2)

(i) end (ii) finish

(iii) halt (iv) move

(b) What is the antonym of the word 'truth' ? (Para 3)

(i) falsehood (ii) wrong

(iii) right (iv) lie

(c) What is meant by the word 'challenges' ? (Para 4)

(i) solution (ii) demanding situations

(iii) easy work (iv) stress

(d) What is meant by the word 'repentance' ? (Para 5)

(i) anger (ii) satisfaction

(iii) envy (iv) remorse

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2.1 (a) Every situation in life can be confronted in either the right or wrong way. If we choose the wrong way, then we are not helped  in our actions by the principles of righteousness and there is no heavenly power. In such conditions we are alone and destined to fail.

2.1 (b) Every situation in life can be confronted in either the right or wrong way. By choosing the right way, we are helped in our actions by the principles of righteousness and there are heavenly powers. By choosing the wrong way, we are alone and destined to fail and there are no heavenly powers.

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