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Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words in the passage are in bold print to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
 
Many men and women are so money minded that they do not undertake any serious work that does not pay. They believe that it is foolish to exert themselves for study and brain work which cannot be converted into cash. ‘Hard work only for money, and then plenty of play and pleasure’: this seems to be their rule of life. They value intellect only as the key to material prosperity and regard personal mental development as a foolish fad. This miserable materialistic psychology is very deep rooted in all classes of society. Rich and poor, all suffer from it. An old working woman complained to me of her son’s habit of occasionally buying some books, and said, “He wastes his money on books. What good are they to him? He is a carpenter, not a schoolmaster”.
1- Why do many people not like to read books?
2- According to the passage, money minded people value
3- Which of the following is true in the context of the passage?
4- Why does the old woman not like her son reading books?
6- Pick out the word that is most nearly the SAME in meaning as the word given in CAPITALS as used in the passage.

  UNDERTAKE
7- Pick out the word that is most nearly the SAME in meaning as the word given in CAPITALS as used in the passage.

  KEY
8- Pick out the word that is most nearly the SAME in meaning as the word given in CAPITALS as used in the passage.

  CONVERTED
9- Pick out the word that is most nearly OPPOSITE in meaning to the word given in CAPITALS as used in the passage.

  OCCASIONALLY
10- Pick out the word that is most nearly OPPOSITE in meaning to the word given in CAPITALS as used in the passage.

  DEEP-ROOTED
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