Comprehension


Direction: You have passages with 5 questions in each passage. Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
Passage
One of the American Navy’s greatest losses during World War II was inflicted not by the Japanese, but by the weather. On the evening of 17 December, 1944, destroyers, cruisers and aircraft carriers of the Third Fleet Task Force 38 were replenishing stocks of food, fuel and ammunition during a sea rendezvous with support ships when a savage tornado struck the Philippine Sea. One of the commanders said later; ‘My ship was riding as though caught in some giant washing machine. We were rolling between heaving cliffs of water, caught in so strong a vice of wind and sea that our 50,000 horse-power engines were helpless.’ It was nine hours before he regained control of his ship, after the fleet had bobbed like helpless shuttlecocks, unable to prevent collisions in the sledge hammer waves.
SOME IMPORTANT WORDS
ammunition : a supply of bullets, etc. to be fired from guns.
rendezvous : a place where people have arranged to meet.
savage : violent tornado : a violent storm with very strong winds which move in a circle.
heaving : rising up and down with strong, regular movements.
bobbed : moved or made something move quickly up and down, especially in water. inflicted : suffered repleneshing : refilling cliffs of water : rocks of water collision : a severe crash between two vehicles/ people sledge hammer : large and heavy (waves) (waves)

  1. The American Navy suffered great losses because of









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    the weather

    Correct Option: C

    the weather


Direction: You have passages with 5 questions in each passage. Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
Passage
The Great Pyramid at Giza is one of the world’s most amazing landmarks. Rising high above the Sahara Desert in the Giza region of northern Egypt, the Great Pyramid stands some 450 feet into the burning desert sky and occupies an area of 13 acres. The rough climate of the Sahara has actually caused the pyramid to shrink 30 feet from its original height. The pyramid was such an amazing feat of engineering, that it remained the tallest structure in the world for over 3,800 years! The entire pyramid was originally faced with polished limestone to make it shine brilliantly in the sun. Most Egyptologists, scientists who study ancient Egypt, agree that the Great Pyramid was built around 2560 BC, a little more than 4,500 years ago. It took tens of thousands of workers twenty years to build. The pyramid contains over two million stone blocks. Although most of the blocks weigh two or three tons, some weigh up to 80 tons ! The Great Pyramid of Giza was ordered built by the Pharaoh Khufu as a magnificent tomb. His vizier (advisor) Hemon is credited with being the pyramid’s architect. Khufu’s pyramid is actually part of a complex of pyramids that includes the Pyramid of Khafre, the smaller Pyramid of Menkaure, a variety of smaller pyramids and structures, and the Great Sphinx. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the last remaining of the Seven Wonders of the World.
SOME IMPORTANT WORDS
feat : an action or a piece of work that needs skill, strength or courage.

  1. Which of the following is false?









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    Khufu was Hemon’s vizier and architect.

    Correct Option: B

    Khufu was Hemon’s vizier and architect.


  1. Which of the following definitions best describes the meaning of “complex” in the passage?









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    Group

    Correct Option: C

    Group


  1. Most of the blocks in the pyramid weigh about ......... tons.









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    two or three

    Correct Option: C

    two or three


  1. How many stone blocks constitute the pyramid?









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    more than two million

    Correct Option: B

    more than two million