Here is the 1st Model Test on University Admission Passage and Composition for the candidates of university admission exams. The passage given here is about The true meaning and purpose of Freedom. You will get 5 questions below the passage and your answer for those questions must be relevant to the given questions. After that in second part, you will get 3 topics for writing a composition.
Try to take the test at your home. It will improve your reading and writing skill. The full time for this test is 1 hour. Try to finish your exam in time honestly.
Just sit down…and start your test to find out where you are staying in your learning skill and level.
Time:1 hour Full marks:60
1. Read the following passage and answer the question below it. Answer the questions in your own words as far as possible. You may use single words from the passage, but you must not use entire sentences from the passage to answer the questions. (30 marks)
What does it mean to be free?
Is freedom a matter of doing what happens to suit you, going where you like, thinking what you will? This you do anyhow. Merely to have independence, does that mean freedom? Many people in the world are independent, but very few are free.
Freedom implies great intelligence does not come into being by just wishing to be free; it comes into being only when being to understand your whole environment, the social religious, parental and traditional influences that are continually closing in on you.
But to understand the various influences- the influence of your parents, of your government, of society, of the culture to which you belong, of your beliefs, your gods and superstitions, of the tradition to which you conform unthinkingly- to understand all these and become free from them requires deep insight; but you generally give in to them because inwardly you are frightened.
Afraid of not having a good position in life; you are afraid of what your priests will say; you are afraid of not following tradition; of not doing the right thing. But freedom is really a state of mind in which there is no fear or compulsion, no urge to be secure.
a) What, according to the author, is freedom?
b) How is freedom different from independence?
c) Why do you understand by the phrase “the various influence” ?
d) Why do people conform to tradition?
e) What is the central idea of this passage?
2. Write an essay on any ONE of the following. (30 marks)
a) The worst storm you have seen and its aftermath.
b) Grading standards in S.S.C and H.S.C examinations in Bangladesh.
c) Users and abuses of mobile phones.