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
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. Close shave means









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    A narrow escape

    Correct Option: C

    A narrow escape


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
Two bike-borne youths snatched a gold chain worth 60,000 from a 35-year-old homemaker in Salt Lake on Thursday morning, two days after a Bangalore-based woman was robbed in the township in similar fashion. Around 7.30 am at BG block, Keshtopur resident Sujata Dey was walking home after dropping her son in school when the youths, wearing full-mask helmets that covered their faces, snatched the chain from behind and sped away. “I was walking back towards the Keshtopur footbridge, talking with a friend, when I felt a tug at my neck. Within moments, my chain was in the hands of the pillion rider. We ran for a distance chasing them but they soon took a sharp turn and we lost them”, Dey said. She said she couldn’t take down the bike’s registration number. “I can only recall that it was orange,” she said. Dey dialled 100, the police helpline, from her cellphone. She was directed to lodge a complaint with Bidhannagar East police station. On Tuesday morning, two bike-borne youths had snatched a chain from Papiya Roy Chowdhury near her home in AE block. The back-to-back snatchings have prompted township residents to demand stricter policing. “Salt Lake is becoming unsafe. Criminals are robbing residents at will. The police should take strict measures,” said Sreemoyee Sen, a resident of AB block.
SOME IMPORTANT WORDS
sped away : to move away quickly
tug : a sudden hard pull
pillion : a seat for a passenger behind the driver of a bike
divected : given order
lodge :to make a formal statement about something to an authority at
will : whenever/wherever you like

  1. Who told Sujata Dey to lodge a police complaint?









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    The police

    Correct Option: B

    The police



  1. Why could Sujata Dey not identify the thieves?









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    Because they wore full mask helmets

    Correct Option: A

    Because they wore full mask helmets


  1. The thieves were chased by









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    Sujata Dey and her friend

    Correct Option: B

    Sujata Dey and her friend



  1. The Homemaker stayed in









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    Keshtopur

    Correct Option: D

    Keshtopur