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Directions (1-4) : Read the following passage carefully and answer each of the questions given below it in the context of the passage.

Nehru's was many-sided personality. He enjoyed reading and writing books as much as enjoyed fighting political and social evils or resisting tyranny. In him, the scientist and the humanist were held in perfect balance. While he kept looking at social problems from a scientific standpoint, he never forgot that we should nourish the total man. As a scientist, he refused to believe in a benevolent power interested in men's affairs; but, as self-proclaimed non-believer, he loved affirming his faith in life and the beauty of nature. Children he adored. Unlike Wordsworth, he did not see them trailing clouds of glory from their recent sojourn in heaven. He saw them as blossoms of promise and renewal, the only hope for mankind.

Question-2 : In this passage, a benevolent power, interested in men's affairs means- 


a supernatural power of God


beauty of nature


the spirit of science


the total man