Comprehension


Direction: A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose thebest answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
PASSAGE
Two men were once walking along a forest path, talking of courage and loyalty. The bigger one, who had a gun, was boasting of his own bravery and fidelity, when suddenly a large bear came from behind a rock close in front of them, and stood in their way growling angrily. The boaster fled to the nearest tree, dropped his gun, and climbed to a safe place without thinking of his poor friend. The latter flung himself upon his face as though dead. The bear smelt his body, turned him over, licked his face, and supposing him to be dead, went on its way leaving him unhurt. The other man came down from the tree, and going to his friend said “Well, what secrets did he whisper so quietly in your ear?”. To which the little man, who owed his life to his own presence of mind and not to the boasted bravery and fidelity of his companion, replied, “why, he said, ‘put not your trust in braggarts,’ and I shall take his advice.”
MEANINGS OF DIFFICULT WORDS/PHRASES
(1) fidelity (N.) : the quality of being faithful
(2) fled (V.) : run away quickly
(3) presence of mind (Phr.) : ability to say/do the right thing in an emergency
(4) braggarts (N.) : a very boastful and talkative person

  1. What made the bear go away after examining the man?









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    The bear thought the man was dead.

    Correct Option: A

    The bear thought the man was dead.


  1. After seeing the bear, what happened to the boaster?









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    He fled and climbed up the nearest tree.

    Correct Option: D

    He fled and climbed up the nearest tree.



  1. What is the meaning of the word fidelity?









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    faithfulness

    Correct Option: C

    faithfulness


  1. What were the two men talking about while walking along the forest path?









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    About courage and loyalty.

    Correct Option: D

    About courage and loyalty.



Direction: A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose thebest answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
PASSAGE
The snowstorm was getting worse. White flakes whirled around us as we fought our way against the wind. I had almost given up hope of sheltering, when we found an abandoned log cabin in front of us. I squeezed through the door of the cabin and stepped cautiously inside with Jane close behind me. It was dark and musty-smelling, but at least it was sheltered and dry. Glad to be out of the storm, we settled down on the dusty floor to wait for a break in the weather. “What’s this?” asked Jane curiously. Her hand closing over something shiny. She held it up to the weak ray of light that pierced the gloom. A gold necklace glittered and shone. Its ruby pendant was a lustrous wine-red in the faint beam. Strangely, there was no dust on the necklace. It was almost as though it had dropped from the throat of its owner moments ago. We gazed at each other speechlessly. What strange mystery had we accidently stumbled upon ?

  1. What was the strange thing about the necklace?









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    There was no dust on it.

    Correct Option: C

    There was no dust on it.