Comprehension


Direction: Read the following passages carefully and answer the question that follows.
An ear of corn on a corn plant is protected by a husk and at the end of the ear, emerging from the husk, you can see a bunch of silk-like threads. What is the purpose of these threads ? Well, each thread is attached to a kernel of corn inside the husk and each kernel of corn, if it is fertilized by pollen, can become a seed that can grow into a new corn plant. How does pollen reach the kernel ? It travels through the silk-like thread, which is a hollow tube.

  1. This passage is mainly about ?









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    This passage is mainly about the purpose of corn's silk-like threads which help a seed grow into a new corn plant.

    Correct Option: C

    This passage is mainly about the purpose of corn's silk-like threads which help a seed grow into a new corn plant.


  1. Pollen makes it possible for kernels to become ?









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    pollen makes it possible for kernels to become seeds when each kernels of corn gets fertilized by pollen.

    Correct Option: B

    pollen makes it possible for kernels to become seeds when each kernels of corn gets fertilized by pollen.



  1. Pollen travels in ?









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    Pollen travels through the silk-like thread, which is a hollow tube and reaches the kernel.

    Correct Option: D

    Pollen travels through the silk-like thread, which is a hollow tube and reaches the kernel.


Direction: Read the following passages carefully and answer the question that follows.
Why is it impossible to sink in the Dead Sea ? The reason is that, not only is the water in the Dead Sea heavier than ocean water and much heavier than fresh water. but it is also heavier than a person's body, when equal parts are measured. You can't sink in something that is heavier than you are. The reason for the heaviness is extreme saltiness. Are there materials that would sink in the Dead Sea ? Yes and I'II bet that you can think of some.

  1. This passage is mainly about ?









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    This passage is mainly about the reason why you can't sink in the Dead sea.

    Correct Option: A

    This passage is mainly about the reason why you can't sink in the Dead sea.



  1. Water in the Dead sea is heavier than ?









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    Water in the Dead sea is heavier than ocean water, fresh water, and a person's body which is the main reason why a person Doesa not sink in Dead sea.

    Correct Option: B

    Water in the Dead sea is heavier than ocean water, fresh water, and a person's body which is the main reason why a person Doesa not sink in Dead sea.