Reading Comprehension Set 105

Directions: Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.
In India, live in relationships have been a taboo right since the British raj. However, this is no longer entirely true amongst young couples in big cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, etc. However, one can not deny that maintaining such relationships in most of the country’s rural areas would be nothing but to invite loads of unwanted attention, or may be even trouble. The government, however, has been taking various measures for the past few years (especially after the intervention from the judiciary) to protect the interest of female live in partners. In one such move, the government had extended economic rights to women in live in relation under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005.

Similarly, the Maharashtra state government in 2008 granted a proposal suggesting a woman involved in cohabitation for a “reasonable period” should be given the status of a wife. In the same year, the Ministry of Women and Child Development was urged by the National Commission of Woman to include female live in partners in the definition of wife as described in the Section 125 of Cr PC. The objective of this recommendation was to harmonize various other sections of law with the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005. Justice Mali math Committee of the Supreme Court recommended that this be turn into a law by all states. The committee had observed that “if man and woman are living together as husband and wife for a reasonable long period, the man shall be deemed to have married the woman.” The Mali math Committee also recommended that the word ‘wife’ under Cr.P.C. be amended to include any “woman living with a man like his wife”.
In the Payal Katara v. Superintendent Nari Niketan Kandri Vihar Agra and Others trial (2002), the Allahabad High Court ruled that “ a lady of about 21 years of age being a major, has right to go any where and that anyone-man and woman even without getting married can live together if they wish.” Similarly, in Patel and others case of 2006, the apex court had observed that cohabitation between an adult male and an adult woman without formal marriage should not be considered as an offence. In another case just two years later, Supreme Court ruled that if an unmarried couple of opposite sexes live together for a prolonged period of time, they can be considered as man and wife. Also, their child, if any, would be legitimate.
Q1. Find the incorrect statement(s) on the basis of the given passage ?
1) The Supreme Court of India had thrown its weight behind live in relationships.
2) Cohabitation has turned into a rare pattern amongst people.
3) The courts do not have the legal power to override the decision related to social welfare.
4) Both 2 and 3
5) All of the above
Q2. According to the passage, which of the following can be said about the cohabitation in India ?
1) Living together should be punished in India.
2) Young couples try to know each other better in live in relationship before marriage.
3) Women in such relationship are often safe.
4) All of the above
5) None of these
Q3. Which of the following is possibly the most appropriate title for the passage ?
1) Live in relationships in India.
2) Stability in live in relationships.
3) Live in relationship a is immoral.
4) Marriage like live in relationship.
5) Laws on relationships.
Q4. Which of the following can be inferred from the passage ?
1) Cohabitation should be the basic right.
2) Cohabitation is an offence.
3) There are some specific reasons why a couple may want to live together.
4) The social fabric of India is drastically different. But the judiciary’s effort to protect the interests of people living in live in relationship is definitely a welcome step for the greater benefits of the society.
5) None of these
Q5. Which of the following is a disadvantage of live in relationship ?
1) Rights, obligations and responsibilities of both parties are not clearly defined.
2) There are no strong legal provisions for securing the future of children born from live in relationships.
3) They can test their compatibility as a couple.
4) Both 1 and 3
5) Both 1 and 2
Direction: Choose the word which is MOST SIMILAR in meaning of the word printed in bold as used in the passage-
Q6. Deemed
1) Assumed
2) Reckoned
3) Estimated
4) Credited
5) Misconceived
Q7. Cohabitation
1) Miscommunication
2) Affinity
3) Coitus
4) Compatibility
5) Familiarity
Direction: Choose the word which is MOST OPPOSITE in meaning of the word printed in bold as used in the passage-
Q8. Taboo
1) OK
2) Allowed
3) Thinkable
4) Outlawed
5) Forbidden
Q9. Harmonize
1) Disagree
2) Fight
3) Unify
4) Cohere
5) Tune
Q10. Prolonged
1) Protracted
2) Sustained
3) Delayed
4) Shortened
5) Continued


1. 4
2. 2
3. 1
4. 4
5. 5
6. 1
7. 3
8. 2
9. 1
10. 4

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