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The following quiz will have 15 MCQs. The questions are framed to test your Reading Comprehension.

Reading Comprehension is a very important part of the verbal ability section of the most important entrance exams. Initially given a passage to read, you will be quizzed on aspects of the language such as meanings, synonyms, antonyms, etc., based on the given passage. Though the section might appear easy prima fascia, it can lead you to lose marks easily if you aren’t being attentive enough.

This quiz is intended to provide you a quick and thorough revision of Reading Comprehension. If you score less, please do not lose calm. Read the answers and the explanations provided to remember better. If you would like to ask anything or give us any feedback, leave a comment below and we will respond.

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1. From the following passage, which of the following statements best reflects the attitude of the author?It is very easy and harmless for a healthy person to make a gift of his blood. There is an average of five to eight liters of blood in a healthy man. Giving away a small quantity of this will not do him any harm. The human body is a remarkable machine; whatever blood has been taken from it is soon replaced by new blood, provided the blood loss is small.
2. According to the following passage, the blood donor ________.It is very easy and harmless for a healthy person to make a gift of his blood. There is an average of five to eight liters of blood in a healthy man. Giving away a small quantity of this will not do him any harm. The human body is a remarkable machine; whatever blood has been taken from it is soon replaced by new blood, provided the blood loss is small.
3. The statement the human body is a remarkable machine signifies that the human body ______. Read the following paragraph and answer.It is very easy and harmless for a healthy person to make a gift of his blood. There is an average of five to eight liters of blood in a healthy man. Giving away a small quantity of this will not do him any harm. The human body is a remarkable machine; whatever blood has been taken from it is soon replaced by new blood, provided the blood loss is small.
4. Which one among the following functions of language is neither too easy nor too difficult to acquire according to the given paragraph?Language is often used for one of the following three purposes: to inform to convince and to persuade. The first requiring talent of telling what we know is a matter of little difficulty. The second, demand reason. The third, besides reasoning, demands all the aid that we can obtain from the use of figures of speech, or figures of rhetoric, which means the that follow: power of persuasion.
5. Rhetoric is the _______. Read the following paragraph and answer.Language is often used for one of the following three purposes: to inform to convince and to persuade. The first requiring talent of telling what we know is a matter of little difficulty. The second, demand reason. The third, besides reasoning, demands all the aid that we can obtain from the use of figures of speech, or figures of rhetoric, which means the that follow: power of persuasion.
6. The art of persuasion requires the use of _____. Read the following paragraph and answer.Language is often used for one of the following three purposes: to inform to convince and to persuade. The first requiring talent of telling what we know is a matter of little difficulty. The second, demand reason. The third, besides reasoning, demands all the aid that we can obtain from the use of figures of speech, or figures of rhetoric, which means the that follow: power of persuasion.
7. As the author swam _______. Read the following passage and answer.I cannot tell what happened to my companions in the boat, or to those who escaped on the rock or were left on board, but I suppose they were all lost. I myself swam as fortune directed me, and was pushed forward by the wind and the sea. I often let my legs drop and could feel no bottom; but when I was almost gone, and able to struggle no longer, my feet touched the ground. By this time the storm was much less severe.
8. Before his feet touched the ground the author had _________. Read the following paragraph and answer.I cannot tell what happened to my companions in the boat, or to those who escaped on the rock or were left on board, but I suppose they were all lost. I myself swam as fortune directed me, and was pushed forward by the wind and the sea. I often let my legs drop and could feel no bottom; but when I was almost gone, and able to struggle no longer, my feet touched the ground. By this time the storm was much less severe.
9. The storm was much less severe when ______. Read the following passage and answer.I cannot tell what happened to my companions in the boat, or to those who escaped on the rock or were left on board, but I suppose they were all lost. I myself swam as fortune directed me, and was pushed forward by the wind and the sea. I often let my legs drop and could feel no bottom; but when I was almost gone, and able to struggle no longer, my feet touched the ground. By this time the storm was much less severe.
10. What is deceptive about the snake is its ______. Read the following passage and answer.On a surface that is free from obstacles, such as a clear road or path, only two or three species of snakes can hope to catch up with a human being, even if they are foolish to try. A snake seems to move very fast but its movements are deceptive. In spite of the swift, wave-like motions of its body, the snake crawls along the ground at no more than the speed of a man's walk. It may, however, have an advantage inside a jungle, where the progress of a man is obstructed by thorny bushes. But in such places, the footsteps of a man are usually more than enough to warn snakes to keep away. Although they have no ears of the usual kind, they can feel slight vibrations of the ground through their bodies, and thus get an early warning of danger.
11. The snake has an advantage over men inside a jungle, because there _____. Read the following passage and answer.On a surface that is free from obstacles, such as a clear road or path, only two or three species of snakes can hope to catch up with a human being, even if they are foolish to try. A snake seems to move very fast but its movements are deceptive. In spite of the swift, wave-like motions of its body, the snake crawls along the ground at no more than the speed of a man's walk. It may, however, have an advantage inside a jungle, where the progress of a man is obstructed by thorny bushes. But in such places, the footsteps of a man are usually more than enough to warn snakes to keep away. Although they have no ears of the usual kind, they can feel slight vibrations of the ground through their bodies, and thus get an early warning of danger.
12. What helps snakes to receive advance warnings is their sensitivity to _____. Read the following passage and answer.On a surface that is free from obstacles, such as a clear road or path, only two or three species of snakes can hope to catch up with a human being, even if they are foolish to try. A snake seems to move very fast but its movements are deceptive. In spite of the swift, wave-like motions of its body, the snake crawls along the ground at no more than the speed of a man's walk. It may, however, have an advantage inside a jungle, where the progress of a man is obstructed by thorny bushes. But in such places, the footsteps of a man are usually more than enough to warn snakes to keep away. Although they have no ears of the usual kind, they can feel slight vibrations of the ground through their bodies, and thus get an early warning of danger.
13. In the United States, many people consider economic growth a necessity, because of ______. Read the following passage and answer.In the United States, many people consider economic growth a necessity, whereas some still support an attitude of "growth at any cost", increasing numbers are becoming aware of the environmental costs of sustained economic growth. During the 1970s public dissatisfaction with growth mania appeared in a variety of ways. Oregonians, for example, were saying that visitors were welcome but new residents were not. In Colorado, bumper stickers decried the Californication of Colorado. In California, voters passed proposition 20, which placed tight control on all coastal zone developments. Communities in many places became more selective about the types of industries which they were willing to accept; clean industries were considered desirable but dirty industries were not.
14. Many Americans in recent times are becoming environmentally conscious because of ______. Read the following passage and answer.In the United States, many people consider economic growth a necessity, whereas some still support an attitude of "growth at any cost", increasing numbers are becoming aware of the environmental costs of sustained economic growth. During the 1970s public dissatisfaction with growth mania appeared in a variety of ways. Oregonians, for example, were saying that visitors were welcome but new residents were not. In Colorado, bumper stickers decried the Californication of Colorado. In California, voters passed proposition 20, which placed tight control on all coastal zone developments. Communities in many places became more selective about the types of industries which they were willing to accept; clean industries were considered desirable but dirty industries were not.
15. What does growth mania refer to in the following passage?In the United States, many people consider economic growth a necessity, whereas some still support an attitude of "growth at any cost", increasing numbers are becoming aware of the environmental costs of sustained economic growth. During the 1970s public dissatisfaction with growth mania appeared in a variety of ways. Oregonians, for example, were saying that visitors were welcome but new residents were not. In Colorado, bumper stickers decried the Californication of Colorado. In California, voters passed proposition 20, which placed tight control on all coastal zone developments. Communities in many places became more selective about the types of industries which they were willing to accept; clean industries were considered desirable but dirty industries were not.

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