Comprehension


Direction: You have two brief passages with five questions following each passage. Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
PASSAGE
For any activity, discipline is the key word. It should begin with self, then be extended to the family, neighbours, environment, workplace, society and the nation at large. It is from society that inspiration is drawn. Systems and institutions should provide the inspiration to society through performance which in turn will provide leaders capable of rebuilding and restructuring the society into a strong nation. The nationalists’ spirit then becomes infectious.
SOME IMPORTANT WORDS
babysitter : a person who takes care of children while their parents are away from home

  1. What is the key word for Activity according to the passage?









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    Discipline

    Correct Option: D

    Discipline


Direction: Read the following passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
PASSAGE
Speech is a great blessing but it can also be a great curse for while it helps us to make our intentions and desires known to our fellows, it can also, if we use it carelessly make our attitudes completely misunderstood. A slip of the tongue, the use of an unusual word or of an ambiguous word may create an enemy where we have hoped to win a friend. Again, different classes of people use different vocabularies and the ordinary speech of an educated man may strike an uneducated listener as showing pride; unwillingly we may use a word which bears a different meaning to our listeners from what it does to men of our own class. Thus, speech is not a gift to use lightly without thought but one which demands careful handling. Only a fool will express himself alike to all.
SOME IMPORTANT WORDS
slip of the tongue : unintentional/careless use of words
ambiguous : having different meanings

  1. A fool will express himself alike to all kinds and conditions of the men because









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    he lacks the power of discrimination in the use of words.

    Correct Option: D

    he lacks the power of discrimination in the use of words.



  1. The passage reveals that









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    careless use of words creates enemies.

    Correct Option: B

    careless use of words creates enemies.


  1. A slip of the tongue means









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    using words carelessly

    Correct Option: C

    using words carelessly



  1. Speech can also be a great curse









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    if we express ourselves alike to all

    Correct Option: A

    if we express ourselves alike to all