Comprehension


Direction: You have brief 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
Women’s education in India is one of the foremost concerns of the Government of India as well as of the society at large. It is due to the fact that at the present time, the educated women play a very significant role in overall development and progress of the country. Women hold a prominent position in the Indian society and all over the world. However, since the prehistoric times women were denied opportunities and had to suffer for the hegemonic masculine ideology. This unjustifiable and unwarrantable oppression had resulted into a movement that fought to achieve the equal status of-women all over the world. Women’s education in India is the consequence of such progress and this led to the tremendous improvement of women’s condition throughout the world. Nevertheless eradication of female illiteracy is considered as a major concern today. In the present era, the Indian society has established a number of institutions for the educational development of women and girls. These educational institutions aim for immense help and are concerned with the development of women. In the modern society, women in India have come a long way. Indian women are at par with men in all kinds of tasks like reaching the moon, conquering Mount Everest, and participating in all fields. Ail this is possible just because of education and the profound impact it has had on women.
SOME IMPORTANT WORDS
prominent : important/well-known
ideology : a set of ideas/beliefs
oppression : being treated in a cruel/unfair way
eradication : destroyed completely.
profound : very great; felt/experienced very strongly.
impact : the powerful effect
hegemonic : control by one country, organization, etc. over other countries, etc. within a particular group.
unjustifiable: impossible to excuse unwarrantable or accept because there is no good reason for it.

  1. Education for women is necessary









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    to usher in a modem and progressive society.

    Correct Option: B

    to usher in a modem and progressive society.


Direction: You have brief 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
A flock of birds flew into an IndiGo Airbus about to take off at Patna this morning and damaged the plane’s engine before the captain slammed the emergency brakes. The close shave has again forced the glare on the airport already under the scanner for obstacles in its landing approach path. The Airbus A320, carrying 89 passengers and six crew members, had started taxiing when the birds, possibly attracted by the waste pile-up near the airport, crashed into the plane on the left around 8.05 am. The pilot hit the brakes, bringing the plane to a screeching halt seconds before take-off. Sources said the plane would have been running at a speed of about 40 nautical miles (74 kmph) at the time. Flight 6E 385 was scheduled to take off at 8.10 am for Delhi and onward to Hyderabad, Bangalore and Visakhapatnam. “The left-hand side engine of the aircraft got damaged after it was hit by the birds. There were no casualties fortunately and all passengers were taken out of the aircraft immediately after the pilot took it to the parking bay. The aircraft has been grounded and it will operate only after the safety engineers of IndiGo give a fit-to-fly certificate,” an IndiGo source at Patna airport said. All passengers were accommodated on other IndiGo flight:, the source added.
SOME IMPORTANT WORDS
flyinto :hit against something take off : ready to fly
slammed :push with a lot of force
close-shave : narrow escape
glare : a long, angry look
scanner : a devise for examining something
obstacles : hindrance
screeching : a loud, high, unpleasant sound
halt : stop scheduled : fixed (according to the time-table)
casualities : victims
bay : a marked section of ground, inside/outside a building (for parking/storing things)
grounded : to prevent an aircraft from taking off

  1. What happened to the plane after the passengers were taken off?









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    It was discarded

    Correct Option: C

    It was discarded



  1. The Airbus is a









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    Large plane

    Correct Option: C

    Large plane


  1. The passengers were allowed to get off the plane









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    after the plane was taken to the parking bay

    Correct Option: A

    after the plane was taken to the parking bay



  1. Why did the birds fly into the plane?









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    As the birds were attracted to the waste pile-up near the airport.

    Correct Option: D

    As the birds were attracted to the waste pile-up near the airport.