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COKETOWN, to which Messrs. Bhandary and Amithsha now walked, was a triumph of fact; it had no greater taint of fancy in it than Mrs.Gradgrind herself. Let us strike the key-note, Coketown, before pursuing our tune. It was a town of red brick, or of brick that would have been red if the smoke and ashes had allowed it; but as matters stood, it was a town of unnatural red and black like the painted face of a savage. It was a town of machinery and tall chimneys, out of which interminable serpents of smoke trailed themselves for ever and ever, and never got uncoiled. It had a black canal in it, and a river that ran purple with illsmelling dye, and vast piles of building full of windows where there was a rattling and a trembling all day long, and where the piston of the steam-engine worked monotonously up and down, like the head of an elephant in a state of melancholy madness. It contained several large streets all very like one another, and many small streets still more like one another, inhabited by people equally like one another, who all went in and out at the same hours, with the same sound upon the same pavements, to do the same work, and to whom every day was the same as yesterday and to-morrow, and every year the counterpart of the last and the next. These attributes of Coketown were in the main inseparable from the work by which it was sustained; against them were to be set off, comforts of life which found their way all over the world, and elegancies of life which made, we will not ask how much of the fine lady, who could scarcely bear to hear the place mentioned. The rest of its features were voluntary, and they were these. You saw nothing in Coketown but what was severely workful. If the members of a religious persuasion built a chapel there – as the members of eighteen religious persuasions had done – they made it a pious warehouse of red brick, with sometimes (but this is only in highly ornamental examples) a bell in a birdcage on the top of it. The solitary exception was the New Church; a stuccoed edifice with a square steeple over the door, terminating in four short pinnacles like florid wooden legs. All the public inscriptions in the town were painted alike, in severe characters of black and white. The jail might have been the infirmary, the infirmary might have been the jail, the town-hall might have been either, or both, or anything else, for anything that appeared to the contrary in the graces of their construction. Fact, fact, fact, everywhere in the material aspect of the town; fact, fact, fact, everywhere in the immaterial. The M’Choakumchild school was all fact, and the school of design was all fact, and the relations between master and man were all fact, and everything was fact between the lying-in hospital and the cemetery, and what you couldn’t state in figures, or show to be purchasable in the cheapest market and saleable in the dearest, was not, and never should be, world without end, Amen.

Read the Passage and Tick the Best Option Questions-English

1. In the second paragraph, which qualities of the town receive the greatest emphasis?
a. Its savagery and incipient wickedness
b. Its apathy and sameness of colour
c. Its dinginess and predictability
d. none of the above

Read the Passage and Tick the Best Option Questions-English

2. The point of view of the passage is that of
a. a sardonic and omniscient observer
b. an objective and omniscient observer
c. an uninvolved minor character with restricted vision
d. none of the above

3. The metaphor of the key-note in the first paragraph indicates chiefly that
a. Coketown was probably a one time a happy place
b. the description of Coketown is a digression from the main subject
c. one needs to know more about Coketown to understand and appreciate Mrs. Gradgrind
d. none of the above

4. In the 2nd para “serpents” is used primarily as
a. a sign that pride leads to a fall
b. an emblem of industrial blight
c. a symbol of the creeping progress of industry
d. none of the above

5. The passage can best be described as
a. a personal essay commenting on the social environment
b. a character sketch with political overtones
c. a social commentary within a work of fiction
d. none of the above

6. The third paragraph links what comes before and what
follows by which of the following pairs of words?
a. “attributes” and “comforts”
b. “world” and “features”
c. “inseparable” and “voluntary”
d. none of the above

7. The parody at the very end of the passage does which of the
a. Suggests a hidden hope.
b. Adds irony.
c. Ignores the hypocrisy prevalent.
d. none of the above

8. Which of the following functions as the unifying element for
the passage?
a. The repetition of the word
b. The animal imagery
c. The reference to the spiritual life of the town
d. none of the above

9. Which of the following best describes the overall method of
development in the passage?
a. Progression by the repeated used of thesis and antithesis
b. General statement followed by specific illustrations
c. Progression from the literal to the symbolic
d. none of the above

10. As used in this passage,’ fact’ means most nearly the
a. true b. unconcerned
c. functional d. none of the above