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Abraham Lincoln writes to the Headmaster of his son's school"He will have to learn, I know, that all men are not just, all men are not true. But teach him also thatfor every scoundrel, there is a hero and that for every selfish politician, there is a dedicatedleader. Steer him away from envy, if you can, teach him the secret of quiet laughter... Teach him,if you can , the wonder of books... but also give him quiet time to ponder over the eternal mysteryof birds in the sky, bees in the sun, and flowers on a green hillside.""In school, teach him that it is far more honorable to fail than to cheat... Teach him to have faith inhis own ideas, even if everyone tell him they are wrong... Teach him to be gentle with gentlepeople, and though with the tough. Try to give my son the strength not to follow the crowd wheneveryone is getting on the bandwagon. Teach him to listen to all men, but teach him also to filterall he has heard on the screen of truth, and take on the good that comes through it.""Teach him, if you can, how to laugh when he is sad... teach him there is no shame in tears.Teach him to scoff at cynics, and to beware of too much sweetness... Teach him to sell his brawnand brain to the highest bidders, but never to put a tag on his heart and soul. Teach him to closehis ears to the howling mob... and to stand and fight if he thinks he's right.""Teach him gently, but do not cuddle him, because only the test of fire makes fine steel. Let himhave the courage to be impatient... Let him have the patience to be brave. Teach him always tohave sublime faith in himself because then he will always have sublime faith in mankind."quesions-?
(1). Abraham Lincoln writes a letter to his son's headmaster because?
a. he wants his son to be educated in the best possible manner.?
b. he is very apprehensive about his son's welfare.?
c. he wishes to assert his views on education.?
d. he does not approve of the way the headmaster runs the school.?

(2). Reading books is important for students, but it is equally important...?
a. for them to be quiet, and to think and introspect.?
b. to make them appreciate the mysteries of nature.?
c. to make sure they listen to their fellow beings.?
d. to make them dedicated leaders.?

(3). Students must understand the it is honorable to fail then to cheat because?
a. they are being watched by God?
.b. by cheating they lose self-respect.?
c. they develop the habit of cheating.?
d. they will have to live with failure?

(4). Everyone is getting on the bandwagon. Here 'getting on the bandwagon' means?
a. the name of a vehicle?
.b. joining popular and successful people.?
c. riding a wagon?
.d. chasing a wagon.?

(5). Abraham Lincoln does not want the headmaster to cuddle his son because?
a. he is a ruthless father.?
b. he doesn't care for his son.?
c. the headmaster is very strict?
.d. he wanted his son to become strong.
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__________ PASSAGE 6 ___________

1. In the last four decades there has been an alarming rise in the number of lower middle and middle class women who seek employment to supplement their household income. While there is little doubt that women from the lower ranks of society have always had to work in this fields of in petty jobs to sustain themselves and their families, there were strong objections and a marked reluctance among the middle classed to allow women to step out of the house to earn a living. Their basic role continued to be gender based, as  daughter, wife and mother. Much has changed since independence.

2. Education, great opportunities for acquiring diverse skills, growing urbanisation, rise in cost of living, growing aspiration for a better standard of living are among the many factors that have led to a continual rise in the number of women who seek a job, whether at home or outside. In the process, erstwhile prejudices and barriers about women entering certain professions are breaking down.

3. This is particularly manifested in urban areas, where the demands of city life and its impersonal character made it simpler. Estimates show that there has been a 2.68% rise in women's participation in the total work force in 1991. While women accounted for 25.89% of the work force in 1981, it went up to 28.57% in 1991. There is no doubt that there are several dimensions to this trend and the impact that it has both on the family and the society at large. These dimensions have the prospect of being a subject of intensive research which can have a bearing on enunciating relevant policies, programmes and
legislations. An effort towards this end has been made by studies, some of them have been conducted on behalf of the national commission and have been forwarded to the government for acting upon them. Among them recommendations were to modify service rules to grant six months of maternity leave instead of four and a half months as it is normally given at present and to ensure that it is applicable to the private sector too.

4. It is also suggested that the five days week presently applicable to the government offices be made applicable to the private companies and institutions also and the duty hours be reduced by one hour to enable the ladies to leave for home by 4 p.m. to take care of their house and children. A fleet of special buses be provided to enable them to save their time and energy for the office and the home. Provision be made for a quality medicare, separate common room and toilets in offices. Working on the responses provided by the women about the boss-employee relationship in the offices, the study recommended training programmes and workshops on the behavioural aspects of the job so as to maintain a proper culture at office.

2.1 Make notes of the contents of the passage you have read. Use a format you consider suitable Use abbreviations as necessary.

2.2 Give a suitable title to the passage.

2.3 Make a summary of the passage. 
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