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The following quiz will have 10 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.

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1. The density of population does not increase the death rate and harbour diseases as long as _______. Read the passage and answer.An important aspect of the growth of modern towns and cities is the increasing population density. Mr. J. P. Orr, the Honorable Chairman of the Mumbai Improvement Trust pointed out in a recent lecture on the subject, how it affected the health and prosperity of the inhabitants. Life in most thriving towns is intimately connected with the local trades and industries. Unhealthy conditions in factories and workshops, and offensive trades have been prevented in big towns, and this had led to better health. The question of density is more difficult to deal with in India, because, older towns have been built on different principles. People not only want to live healthily but also live in communities that give them greater social convenience, comfort, and safety. They care for the health, comfort, and beauty of the town, and these conditions of a well-built and well-arranged town are still insisted on by the people. So as long as individuals obey the laws of health and their habits and customs are free from unsanitary effects the mere density of population does not perhaps tend to increase the death rate and harbor diseases. But in the present day, it appears that the habits of people have changed greatly and they do not obey the laws of health and cleanliness as well as their forefathers used to do in days when cities expanded and people flourished. It is, therefore, necessary to modify the old plans of city building in the light of modern sanitary laws and requirements. In his lecture, Mr. Orr spoke mainly of the density of the city of Mumbai. But his observations are of considerable interest to all those whose population is huddled in narrow quarters without adequate air and light.
2. Why is it necessary to modify the old plans of city buildings? Read the passage and answer.An important aspect of the growth of modern towns and cities is the increasing population density. Mr. J. P. Orr, the Honorable Chairman of the Mumbai Improvement Trust pointed out in a recent lecture on the subject, how it affected the health and prosperity of the inhabitants. Life in most thriving towns is intimately connected with the local trades and industries. Unhealthy conditions in factories and workshops, and offensive trades have been prevented in big towns, and this had led to better health. The question of density is more difficult to deal with in India, because, older towns have been built on different principles. People not only want to live healthily but also live in communities that give them greater social convenience, comfort, and safety. They care for the health, comfort, and beauty of the town, and these conditions of a well-built and well-arranged town are still insisted on by the people. So as long as individuals obey the laws of health and their habits and customs are free from unsanitary effects the mere density of population does not perhaps tend to increase the death rate and harbor diseases. But in the present day, it appears that the habits of people have changed greatly and they do not obey the laws of health and cleanliness as well as their forefathers used to do in days when cities expanded and people flourished. It is, therefore, necessary to modify the old plans of city building in the light of modern sanitary laws and requirements. In his lecture, Mr. Orr spoke mainly of the density of the city of Mumbai. But his observations are of considerable interest to all those whose population is huddled in narrow quarters without adequate air and light.
3. Life in most thriving towns is connected with the ______. Read the passage and answer.An important aspect of the growth of modern towns and cities is the increasing population density. Mr. J. P. Orr, the Honorable Chairman of the Mumbai Improvement Trust pointed out in a recent lecture on the subject, how it affected the health and prosperity of the inhabitants. Life in most thriving towns is intimately connected with the local trades and industries. Unhealthy conditions in factories and workshops, and offensive trades have been prevented in big towns, and this had led to better health. The question of density is more difficult to deal with in India, because, older towns have been built on different principles. People not only want to live healthily but also live in communities that give them greater social convenience, comfort, and safety. They care for the health, comfort, and beauty of the town, and these conditions of a well-built and well-arranged town are still insisted on by the people. So as long as individuals obey the laws of health and their habits and customs are free from unsanitary effects the mere density of population does not perhaps tend to increase the death rate and harbor diseases. But in the present day, it appears that the habits of people have changed greatly and they do not obey the laws of health and cleanliness as well as their forefathers used to do in days when cities expanded and people flourished. It is, therefore, necessary to modify the old plans of city building in the light of modern sanitary laws and requirements. In his lecture, Mr. Orr spoke mainly of the density of the city of Mumbai. But his observations are of considerable interest to all those whose population is huddled in narrow quarters without adequate air and light.
4. In addition to health, what do the people want in towns? Read the passage and answer.An important aspect of the growth of modern towns and cities is the increasing population density. Mr. J. P. Orr, the Honorable Chairman of the Mumbai Improvement Trust pointed out in a recent lecture on the subject, how it affected the health and prosperity of the inhabitants. Life in most thriving towns is intimately connected with the local trades and industries. Unhealthy conditions in factories and workshops, and offensive trades have been prevented in big towns, and this had led to better health. The question of density is more difficult to deal with in India, because, older towns have been built on different principles. People not only want to live healthily but also live in communities that give them greater social convenience, comfort, and safety. They care for the health, comfort, and beauty of the town, and these conditions of a well-built and well-arranged town are still insisted on by the people. So as long as individuals obey the laws of health and their habits and customs are free from unsanitary effects the mere density of population does not perhaps tend to increase the death rate and harbor diseases. But in the present day, it appears that the habits of people have changed greatly and they do not obey the laws of health and cleanliness as well as their forefathers used to do in days when cities expanded and people flourished. It is, therefore, necessary to modify the old plans of city building in the light of modern sanitary laws and requirements. In his lecture, Mr. Orr spoke mainly of the density of the city of Mumbai. But his observations are of considerable interest to all those whose population is huddled in narrow quarters without adequate air and light.
5. What had led to better health in big towns? Read the passage and answer.An important aspect of the growth of modern towns and cities is the increasing population density. Mr. J. P. Orr, the Honorable Chairman of the Mumbai Improvement Trust pointed out in a recent lecture on the subject, how it affected the health and prosperity of the inhabitants. Life in most thriving towns is intimately connected with the local trades and industries. Unhealthy conditions in factories and workshops, and offensive trades have been prevented in big towns, and this had led to better health. The question of density is more difficult to deal with in India, because, older towns have been built on different principles. People not only want to live healthily but also live in communities that give them greater social convenience, comfort, and safety. They care for the health, comfort, and beauty of the town, and these conditions of a well-built and well-arranged town are still insisted on by the people. So as long as individuals obey the laws of health and their habits and customs are free from unsanitary effects the mere density of population does not perhaps tend to increase the death rate and harbor diseases. But in the present day, it appears that the habits of people have changed greatly and they do not obey the laws of health and cleanliness as well as their forefathers used to do in days when cities expanded and people flourished. It is, therefore, necessary to modify the old plans of city building in the light of modern sanitary laws and requirements. In his lecture, Mr. Orr spoke mainly of the density of the city of Mumbai. But his observations are of considerable interest to all those whose population is huddled in narrow quarters without adequate air and light.
6. What made Pt Jawaharlal Nehru the architect of modern India? Read the passage and answer.On August 15, 1947, India was granted independence from British colonial dominance. This was an event of international significance. From this day onwards, the Indian Linion assumed a role in world politics that was appropriate enough to modify the thinking of nations. Concepts like non-alignment, tolerance, non-violence, and peaceful co-existence were introduced by India into the international vocabulary. "Our dreams concern India", said the first Prime Minister of the country, Pt Jawaharlal Nehru, on the eve of achieving freedom, "but they also concern the whole world, for the world has become one". Mahatma Gandhi chose Nehru to become the first PM of independent India. With his vision of the unity of the nation, he became the architect of modern India. It was to be a federal state based on a secularism-the commitment to an Indian identity, which was above all races, castes, and religions. It was a vision of extraordinary dimensions. Nehru as well as his daughter and successor, Indira Gandhi, were well aware that only a firm anchorage in the Indian identity could unite the nation and enable it to make an impact on the world. In these days of mutual interdependence, the western powers and America cannot afford to ignore what is happening in this region. It is possible that the fate of the Asian democracies would one day be decided on the banks of the Ganges. If India fails to remain a democracy, this would trigger the fall of the whole of South and Southeast Asia. That is why the Indian Prime Minister has to play a role that goes well beyond duties related to internal affairs only. It is of international political significance.
7. Which of the following concepts have been introduced by India into the international vocabulary? Read the passage and answer.On August 15, 1947, India was granted independence from British colonial dominance. This was an event of international significance. From this day onwards, the Indian Linion assumed a role in world politics that was appropriate enough to modify the thinking of nations. Concepts like non-alignment, tolerance, non-violence, and peaceful co-existence were introduced by India into the international vocabulary. "Our dreams concern India", said the first Prime Minister of the country, Pt Jawaharlal Nehru, on the eve of achieving freedom, "but they also concern the whole world, for the world has become one". Mahatma Gandhi chose Nehru to become the first PM of independent India. With his vision of the unity of the nation, he became the architect of modern India. It was to be a federal state based on a secularism-the commitment to an Indian identity, which was above all races, castes, and religions. It was a vision of extraordinary dimensions. Nehru as well as his daughter and successor, Indira Gandhi, were well aware that only a firm anchorage in the Indian identity could unite the nation and enable it to make an impact on the world. In these days of mutual interdependence, the western powers and America cannot afford to ignore what is happening in this region. It is possible that the fate of the Asian democracies would one day be decided on the banks of the Ganges. If India fails to remain a democracy, this would trigger the fall of the whole of South and Southeast Asia. That is why the Indian Prime Minister has to play a role that goes well beyond duties related to internal affairs only. It is of international political significance.
8. Which word in the following passage is used to describe the phrase "to live together with mutual tolerance"?On August 15, 1947, India was granted independence from British colonial dominance. This was an event of international significance. From this day onwards, the Indian Linion assumed a role in world politics that was appropriate enough to modify the thinking of nations. Concepts like non-alignment, tolerance, non-violence, and peaceful co-existence were introduced by India into the international vocabulary. "Our dreams concern India", said the first Prime Minister of the country, Pt Jawaharlal Nehru, on the eve of achieving freedom, "but they also concern the whole world, for the world has become one". Mahatma Gandhi chose Nehru to become the first PM of independent India. With his vision of the unity of the nation, he became the architect of modern India. It was to be a federal state based on a secularism-the commitment to an Indian identity, which was above all races, castes, and religions. It was a vision of extraordinary dimensions. Nehru as well as his daughter and successor, Indira Gandhi, were well aware that only a firm anchorage in the Indian identity could unite the nation and enable it to make an impact on the world. In these days of mutual interdependence, the western powers and America cannot afford to ignore what is happening in this region. It is possible that the fate of the Asian democracies would one day be decided on the banks of the Ganges. If India fails to remain a democracy, this would trigger the fall of the whole of South and Southeast Asia. That is why the Indian Prime Minister has to play a role that goes well beyond duties related to internal affairs only. It is of international political significance.
9. Which among the following words best describes the meaning of the word "trigger' used in the following passage?On August 15, 1947, India was granted independence from British colonial dominance. This was an event of international significance. From this day onwards, the Indian Linion assumed a role in world politics that was appropriate enough to modify the thinking of nations. Concepts like non-alignment, tolerance, non-violence, and peaceful co-existence were introduced by India into the international vocabulary. "Our dreams concern India", said the first Prime Minister of the country, Pt Jawaharlal Nehru, on the eve of achieving freedom, "but they also concern the whole world, for the world has become one". Mahatma Gandhi chose Nehru to become the first PM of independent India. With his vision of the unity of the nation, he became the architect of modern India. It was to be a federal state based on a secularism-the commitment to an Indian identity, which was above all races, castes, and religions. It was a vision of extraordinary dimensions. Nehru as well as his daughter and successor, Indira Gandhi, were well aware that only a firm anchorage in the Indian identity could unite the nation and enable it to make an impact on the world. In these days of mutual interdependence, the western powers and America cannot afford to ignore what is happening in this region. It is possible that the fate of the Asian democracies would one day be decided on the banks of the Ganges. If India fails to remain a democracy, this would trigger the fall of the whole of South and Southeast Asia. That is why the Indian Prime Minister has to play a role that goes well beyond duties related to internal affairs only. It is of international political significance.
10. Select from the answer choices, the word that is synonymous with 'Dimensions’ is _____. Read the passage fore reference.On August 15, 1947, India was granted independence from British colonial dominance. This was an event of international significance. From this day onwards, the Indian Linion assumed a role in world politics that was appropriate enough to modify the thinking of nations. Concepts like non-alignment, tolerance, non-violence, and peaceful co-existence were introduced by India into the international vocabulary. "Our dreams concern India", said the first Prime Minister of the country, Pt Jawaharlal Nehru, on the eve of achieving freedom, "but they also concern the whole world, for the world has become one". Mahatma Gandhi chose Nehru to become the first PM of independent India. With his vision of the unity of the nation, he became the architect of modern India. It was to be a federal state based on a secularism-the commitment to an Indian identity, which was above all races, castes, and religions. It was a vision of extraordinary dimensions. Nehru as well as his daughter and successor, Indira Gandhi, were well aware that only a firm anchorage in the Indian identity could unite the nation and enable it to make an impact on the world. In these days of mutual interdependence, the western powers and America cannot afford to ignore what is happening in this region. It is possible that the fate of the Asian democracies would one day be decided on the banks of the Ganges. If India fails to remain a democracy, this would trigger the fall of the whole of South and Southeast Asia. That is why the Indian Prime Minister has to play a role that goes well beyond duties related to internal affairs only. It is of international political significance.

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