Comprehension


Direction: In the following questions, read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
PASSAGE
Radium is a while powder that looks like table salt. A pound of it is worth a thousand pounds of gold. Radium is very costly because it is so scarce. A mere pinch of it is worth a small fortune. There are only a few spoonfuls in all the world. But radium is so powerful that too much of it would be dangerous. If a pound or two could be gathered at one spot it would kill people who came near. Through radium, scientists hope to learn how to change one element into another. It would be interesting and profitable to change other metals into gold. But it would be worth more to man to learn how to get all the power from the atoms to do man’s work.

  1. Why is radium very costly?









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    It is found in small quantities.

    Correct Option: B

    It is found in small quantities.


  1. The world ‘fortune’ here means









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    Fortune (Noun) = a large amount of money or assets; wealth

    Correct Option: A

    Fortune (Noun) = a large amount of money or assets; wealth



  1. What is the main subject of discussion in the passage?









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    Radium

    Correct Option: B

    Radium


  1. The antonym of ‘scarce’ is









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    Scarce (Adjective) = insufficient for the demand; not easy to find or get. Abundant (Adjective) = existing or available in large quantities ; plentiful.

    Correct Option: B

    Scarce (Adjective) = insufficient for the demand; not easy to find or get. Abundant (Adjective) = existing or available in large quantities ; plentiful.



  1. Radium is considered dangerous because









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    it would kill millions due to its radioactivity.

    Correct Option: B

    it would kill millions due to its radioactivity.