Comprehension


Direction: In the following questions, you have two brief passages with 5 questions following each passage. Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
PASSAGE
As I stepped out of the train I felt unusually solitary since I was the only passenger to alight. I was accustomed to arriving in the summer, when holidaymakers throng coastal resorts and this was my first visit when the season was over.My destination was a little village which was eight miles by road. It took only a few minutes for me to come to the foot of the cliff path, When I reached the top I had left all signs of habitation behind me. I was surprised to notice that the sky was already aflame with the sunset. It seemed to be getting dark amazingly quickly. I was at a loss to account for the exceptionally early end of daylight since I did not think I had walked unduly slowly. Then I recollected that on previous visits I had walked in high summer and now it was October. All at once it was night. The track was grassy and even in daylight showed up hardly at all. I was terrified of hurting over the edge of the cliff to the rocks below. I felt my feet squelching and sticking in something soggy. Then I bumped into a little clump of trees that loomed up in front of me. I climbed up the nearest trunk and managed to find a tolerably comfortable fork to sit on. The waiting was spent by my attempts to identify the little stirrings and noises of animal life that I could hear. I grew colder and colder and managed to sleep only in uneasy fitful starts. At last when the moon came up I was on my again.

  1. The writer felt unusually solitary because









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    he was missing the company of another holidaymaker.

    Correct Option: B

    he was missing the company of another holidaymaker.


Direction: In the following questions, you have three passages with 10 questions in each passage. Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question, out of the four alternatives.
PASSAGE
In his book about nutritional medicine, Dr. Ray D. Strand points out that our food industry, due to special transportation and storage techniques, has been able to make a wide variety of fruits and vegetables available nationwide throughout the year. The variety is good. But these are made available at a sacrifice. Green harvesting means picking fruits and vegetables before they mature. Shipping food over long distances requires cold storage and other preservation methods, which allow for depletion of vital nutrients. Our food is also highly processed. For example, the refinement process of our flour to create white bread removes more than twenty-three essential nutrients, magnesium being one of the most important. Our food industry then puts about eight of these nutrients back into our bread and calls it ‘‘enriched’’.

  1. By saying food are made available at a sacrifice the author exposes









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    All of the above

    Correct Option: D

    All of the above



  1. In the context of the passage enriched bread indicates putting









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    about eight of the important nutrients back into the bread

    Correct Option: B

    about eight of the important nutrients back into the bread


  1. Shipping food over long distances requires









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    cold storage and other preservation methods

    Correct Option: B

    cold storage and other preservation methods



  1. The wide variety of fruits and vegetables from all over the world throughout the year, according to Dr. Strand,









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    is good

    Correct Option: B

    is good