Comprehension Practice Set 3
Directions: Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. You are required to select your answers based on the contents of the passage and opinion of the author only.
Street theatre in India is a well established ancient art form. Despite the proliferation of modern means of entertainment and communication, street theatre continues to flourish in India.
Street theatre as a channel of communication has for centuries been propagating reforms by highlighting social, economic and political issues present in the society. Unlike in the olden days, its performance is no longer restricted to villages or small localities of the city. Today small groups of performers including students, would stage performances to mobilise public opinion or to help create or raise awareness over a particular issue of public importance.
Themes on substance abuse, AIDS awareness, and domestic violence are some of the areas highlighted by contemporary street theatre troupe. Unlike in regular drama street drama employ very little props and images. The human body becomes the main tool in which choreography, mime, dialogues, songs and slogans are extensively used.
Street theatre is one of the most intimate media. Its appeal is to the emotions leading to quick psychological impact on audiences. By being local and live they also are able to establish not only direct contact with the audience but by being cost-effective and flexible they are popular among all age groups.
1. Modern means of entertainment and communication ……….street theatre.
(a) does affect
(b) does not affect
(c) helps popularise
(d) help establish
Ans : (b)
2. In the olden days street theatre ……….to villages or small localities of the city.
(a) was restricted
(b) was not restricted
(c) was opened
(d) was entertained
Ans : (a)
3. Street theatre usually ……….with issues of public importance.
(a) is distanced
(b) is performed
(d) does not deal
Ans : (c)
4. Street theatre ……….is to stage.
Ans : (d)
5. Street theatre creates an/a… impact on audiences.
Ans : (b)