Comprehension


Direction: You have brief passages with 5 questions following each passage. Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
PASSAGE
I used to have my meals at a vegetarian restaurant. Here I met Mr. Albert West. We used to meet in this restaurant every evening and go out walking after dinner. Mr. West was a partner in a small printing concern. He read my letter in the press about the outbreak of the plague and, not finding me in the restaurant, felt uneasy. My co-workers and I had reduced our diet since the outbreak, as I had long made it a rule to go on a light diet during epidemics . In these days I had therefore given up my evening dinner. Lunch also I would finish before the other guests arrived. I knew the proprietor of the restaurant very well, and I had informed him that, as I was engaged in nursing the plague patients, I wanted to avoid the contact of friends as much as possible. Not finding me in the restaurant for a day or two, Mr. West knocked at my door early one morning just as I was getting ready to go out for a walk. As I opened the door Mr. West said : ‘I did not find you in the restaurant and was really afraid lest something should have happened to you’.
SOME IMPORTANT WORDS
out break : the sudden start of something (violence/ disease)
epidemics : a wide spread out break of an infectious disease
lest : in case.

  1. What did the speaker and Mr. Albert West do every evening?









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    Met in the restaurant and went out walking after dinner.

    Correct Option: C

    Met in the restaurant and went out walking after dinner.


Direction: You have brief passages with 5 questions following each passage. Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
PASSAGE
The Stone Age was a period of history which began in approximately 2 million B.C. and lasted until 3000 B.C. Its name was derived from the stone tools and weapons that modern scientists discovered. This period was divided into the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic Ages. During the first period (2 million to 8000 B.C.) the first hatchet and the use of fire for heating and cooking were developed. As a result of the Ice Age, which evolved about 1 million years in the Paleolithic Age, people were forced to seek shelter in caves, wear clothing and develop new tools. During the Mesolithic Age (8000 to 6000 B.C.) people made crude pottery and the first fish hooks, took dogs for hunting, and developed a bow and arrow, which was used until the fourteenth century A.D. The Neolithic Age (6000 to 3000 B.C.) saw humankind domesticating sheep, goats, pigs, and cattle, becoming less nomadic than in the previous Ages, establishing permanent settlements and creating governments.
SOME IMPORTANT WORDS
hatchet : a small axe.

  1. When did people create governments?









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    6000 to 3000 B.C.

    Correct Option: C

    6000 to 3000 B.C.



  1. Which period lasted longest?









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    Paleolithic

    Correct Option: A

    Paleolithic


  1. For how many years did Mesolithic Age exist?









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    2000

    Correct Option: A

    2000



  1. What developed first in the Paleolithic period?









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    The first hatchet

    Correct Option: C

    The first hatchet