Reading Comprehension 2011

Answer No.1
Knowledge is different from understanding in a sense that it comes when one brings a new prospect in one’s old reservoir of experiences whereas understanding is name of utterly abandoning the old view to adopt the new one.

Answer No.2
Understanding cannot be passed on because unlike knowledge it is not conceptual.

Answer No.3
Knowledge of understanding is possible and it can be passed on through the modes of writing, speech and signs or symbols.

Answer No.4
The author explains the knowledge of understanding as difference from understanding by comparing it with an example. He says that it is as different as the difference in a doctor’s prescription of pencitin and penicillin.

Answer No.5
I completely agree with the author’s definitions of knowledge and understanding. He has rightly distinguished both the things. His definitions remove the common misconception of taking knowledge and understanding as same things.