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
There were four of us – George, and William Samuel Harris, and myself, and Montmorency. We were sitting in my room, smoking and talking about “how bad we were bad from a medical point of view I mean, of course. We were all feeling seedy, and we were getting quite nervous about it. Harris said he felt such extraordinary fits of giddiness come over him at times, that he hardly knew what he was doing; and then George said that he had fits of giddiness too, and hardly knew what he was doing. With me, it was my liver that was out of order. I knew it was my liver that was out of order, because I had just been reading a patent liver-pill circular, in which were detailed the various symptoms by which a man could tell when his liver was out of order. I had them all. It is a most extraordinary thing, but I never read a patent medicine advertisement without being impelled to the conclusion that I am suffering from the particular disease therein dealt with in its most virulent form. The diagnosis seems in every case to correspond exactly with all the sensations that I have ever felt.
SOME IMPORTANT WORDS
feeling seedy : feeling dirty and unpleasant because of immoral or illegal activities.
impelled : forced.
virulent :extremely dangerous or harmful; showing strong negative and bitter feelings vertigo : the feeling of dizziness and fear, and of losing your balance.
garrulity : talkativeness : tribulation : great trouble or suffering. frailty : weakness and poor health

  1. The four felt down and out because









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    they thought they were ill

    Correct Option: C

    they thought they were ill


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
Pidgins are languages that are not, acquired as mother tongues and that are used for a restricted set of communicative functions. They are formed from a mixture of languages and have a limited vocabulary and a simplified grammar. Pidgins serve as a means of communication between speakers of mutually unintelligible languages and may become essential, in multilingual areas. A Creole develops from a pidgin when the pidgin becomes the mother tongue of the community. To cope with the consequent expansion of communicative functions the vocabulary is increased and the grammar becomes more complex. Where a Creole and the standard variety of English coexist, as in the Carribbean, there is a continuum from the most extreme form of Creole to the form that is closest to the standard language. Linguists mark off the relative positions on the Creole continuum as the ‘basilect’ (the furthest from the standard language), the ‘mesolect’, and the ‘acrolet’. In such situations, most Creole speakers can vary their speech along the continuum and many are also competent in the standard English of their country.
SOME IMPORTANT WORDS
pidgins : simple form of languages, especially english, Portuguese or Dutch, with a limited number of words, that are used together with words from a local language.
It is used when people who do not speak the same language need to talk to one another.
continuum : a series of similar items is which each is almost the same as the one next to it but the last is very different from the first.

  1. Find out a word in the passage which is opposite in meaning to the word - Simplified









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    Complex

    Correct Option: A

    Complex



  1. According to the passage basilect means









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    a form of Creole which is furthest from the standard language

    Correct Option: B

    a form of Creole which is furthest from the standard language


  1. According to the passage, a Creole continuum is









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    a scale in which the proximity of the Creole to the standard language is measured

    Correct Option: C

    a scale in which the proximity of the Creole to the standard language is measured



  1. According to the given passage, a pidgin becomes a Creole when









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    it becomes the mother tongue for a new generation of speakers

    Correct Option: B

    it becomes the mother tongue for a new generation of speakers