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SSC: Reading Comprehension Quiz: 26.02.2021

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Question 1

Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

They’d been trapped by ice for 36 days and had been on their own for longer than that. Karl was in a pitiful state—lost, weak, frightened, and shivering from the unrelenting cold. He was also suffering the painful effects of frostbite. Suddenly, ice cracked enough for the boat to break loose and begin to bob gently in the frigid sea. No longer stuck in the ice, their chances of survival had edged up a notch. But Karl understood that the struggles had not ended, as medical supplies were nearly gone and there was barely any food left. If that weren’t terrifying enough, the maps were lost, too. The crew navigated icy waters until their hands bled and muscles ached. For days, Karl saw nothing in the muted. Then, finally, he detected a sound in the stillness that he hadn’t heard for months: the cawing of birds. That sweet sound signaled that land was near. All were exhilarated! On the land, the crew rowed along its barren coast until they spotted the mouth of a river. Karl and the men entered, presuming it would lead to a village and safety.
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Even after no longer stuck in the ice why Karl understood that the struggles had not ended?

Question 2

Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

They’d been trapped by ice for 36 days and had been on their own for longer than that. Karl was in a pitiful state—lost, weak, frightened, and shivering from the unrelenting cold. He was also suffering the painful effects of frostbite. Suddenly, ice cracked enough for the boat to break loose and begin to bob gently in the frigid sea. No longer stuck in the ice, their chances of survival had edged up a notch. But Karl understood that the struggles had not ended, as medical supplies were nearly gone and there was barely any food left. If that weren’t terrifying enough, the maps were lost, too. The crew navigated icy waters until their hands bled and muscles ached. For days, Karl saw nothing in the muted. Then, finally, he detected a sound in the stillness that he hadn’t heard for months: the cawing of birds. That sweet sound signaled that land was near. All were exhilarated! On the land, the crew rowed along its barren coast until they spotted the mouth of a river. Karl and the men entered, presuming it would lead to a village and safety.
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What made Karl think that land was near?

Question 3

Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

They’d been trapped by ice for 36 days and had been on their own for longer than that. Karl was in a pitiful state—lost, weak, frightened, and shivering from the unrelenting cold. He was also suffering the painful effects of frostbite. Suddenly, ice cracked enough for the boat to break loose and begin to bob gently in the frigid sea. No longer stuck in the ice, their chances of survival had edged up a notch. But Karl understood that the struggles had not ended, as medical supplies were nearly gone and there was barely any food left. If that weren’t terrifying enough, the maps were lost, too. The crew navigated icy waters until their hands bled and muscles ached. For days, Karl saw nothing in the muted. Then, finally, he detected a sound in the stillness that he hadn’t heard for months: the cawing of birds. That sweet sound signaled that land was near. All were exhilarated! On the land, the crew rowed along its barren coast until they spotted the mouth of a river. Karl and the men entered, presuming it would lead to a village and safety.
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Which best state the theme of the story?

Question 4

Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

They’d been trapped by ice for 36 days and had been on their own for longer than that. Karl was in a pitiful state—lost, weak, frightened, and shivering from the unrelenting cold. He was also suffering the painful effects of frostbite. Suddenly, ice cracked enough for the boat to break loose and begin to bob gently in the frigid sea. No longer stuck in the ice, their chances of survival had edged up a notch. But Karl understood that the struggles had not ended, as medical supplies were nearly gone and there was barely any food left. If that weren’t terrifying enough, the maps were lost, too. The crew navigated icy waters until their hands bled and muscles ached. For days, Karl saw nothing in the muted. Then, finally, he detected a sound in the stillness that he hadn’t heard for months: the cawing of birds. That sweet sound signaled that land was near. All were exhilarated! On the land, the crew rowed along its barren coast until they spotted the mouth of a river. Karl and the men entered, presuming it would lead to a village and safety.
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What happens after they reached the land?

Question 5

Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

They’d been trapped by ice for 36 days and had been on their own for longer than that. Karl was in a pitiful state—lost, weak, frightened, and shivering from the unrelenting cold. He was also suffering the painful effects of frostbite. Suddenly, ice cracked enough for the boat to break loose and begin to bob gently in the frigid sea. No longer stuck in the ice, their chances of survival had edged up a notch. But Karl understood that the struggles had not ended, as medical supplies were nearly gone and there was barely any food left. If that weren’t terrifying enough, the maps were lost, too. The crew navigated icy waters until their hands bled and muscles ached. For days, Karl saw nothing in the muted. Then, finally, he detected a sound in the stillness that he hadn’t heard for months: the cawing of birds. That sweet sound signaled that land was near. All were exhilarated! On the land, the crew rowed along its barren coast until they spotted the mouth of a river. Karl and the men entered, presuming it would lead to a village and safety.
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Why was Karl in a pitiful state?
I. Because he was suffering the painful effects of frostbite.
II. Because his hands bled and muscles ached.
III. Because he was lost, weak, frightened, and shivering from unrelenting cold
IV. Because he was trapped by ice for 36 days

Question 6

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

Computers have become indispensable in the modern times. From information to having fun, you can possibly do everything with the help of this amazing machine. For the modern-day child, computers are vital and the amount of time that they devote on them has constantly been on the rise. One of the most popular things with children when it comes to the computer are video games or the computer games. From puzzles to racing, action to sports, strategy to adventure, computer games are possibly the biggest addiction with most children. With companies such as Sony and Microsoft going all out to promote Xbox and Playstation to children worldwide, the allure to these games has only got better. These video games not only help in making child's brain sharper through mental stimulation but it also helps relieve them of anxiety or pain. In some cases, games have proved to aid in dyslexic kids reading better. Since adults also love playing games, it can be a time of bonding between adults and children, increasing the amount of time spent together especially when time spent by parents and children is very less nowadays. On the other hand, the addiction to these computer games can severely harm the child. Since children keep on playing for long hours, it can lead to eye damage. Their impact of excessive visual medium is evident as a large number of children these days start wearing spectacles from an early age. Long hours of playing computer games can also result in headaches and dizziness.
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One of the most popular things with children when it comes to the computer?

Question 7

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

Computers have become indispensable in the modern times. From information to having fun, you can possibly do everything with the help of this amazing machine. For the modern-day child, computers are vital and the amount of time that they devote on them has constantly been on the rise. One of the most popular things with children when it comes to the computer are video games or the computer games. From puzzles to racing, action to sports, strategy to adventure, computer games are possibly the biggest addiction with most children. With companies such as Sony and Microsoft going all out to promote Xbox and Playstation to children worldwide, the allure to these games has only got better. These video games not only help in making child's brain sharper through mental stimulation but it also helps relieve them of anxiety or pain. In some cases, games have proved to aid in dyslexic kids reading better. Since adults also love playing games, it can be a time of bonding between adults and children, increasing the amount of time spent together especially when time spent by parents and children is very less nowadays. On the other hand, the addiction to these computer games can severely harm the child. Since children keep on playing for long hours, it can lead to eye damage. Their impact of excessive visual medium is evident as a large number of children these days start wearing spectacles from an early age. Long hours of playing computer games can also result in headaches and dizziness.
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 According to the passage, which of the following statements is NOT TRUE?

Question 8

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

Computers have become indispensable in the modern times. From information to having fun, you can possibly do everything with the help of this amazing machine. For the modern-day child, computers are vital and the amount of time that they devote on them has constantly been on the rise. One of the most popular things with children when it comes to the computer are video games or the computer games. From puzzles to racing, action to sports, strategy to adventure, computer games are possibly the biggest addiction with most children. With companies such as Sony and Microsoft going all out to promote Xbox and Playstation to children worldwide, the allure to these games has only got better. These video games not only help in making child's brain sharper through mental stimulation but it also helps relieve them of anxiety or pain. In some cases, games have proved to aid in dyslexic kids reading better. Since adults also love playing games, it can be a time of bonding between adults and children, increasing the amount of time spent together especially when time spent by parents and children is very less nowadays. On the other hand, the addiction to these computer games can severely harm the child. Since children keep on playing for long hours, it can lead to eye damage. Their impact of excessive visual medium is evident as a large number of children these days start wearing spectacles from an early age. Long hours of playing computer games can also result in headaches and dizziness.
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 How has gaming been beneficial to dyslexic kids?

Question 9

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

Computers have become indispensable in the modern times. From information to having fun, you can possibly do everything with the help of this amazing machine. For the modern-day child, computers are vital and the amount of time that they devote on them has constantly been on the rise. One of the most popular things with children when it comes to the computer are video games or the computer games. From puzzles to racing, action to sports, strategy to adventure, computer games are possibly the biggest addiction with most children. With companies such as Sony and Microsoft going all out to promote Xbox and Playstation to children worldwide, the allure to these games has only got better. These video games not only help in making child's brain sharper through mental stimulation but it also helps relieve them of anxiety or pain. In some cases, games have proved to aid in dyslexic kids reading better. Since adults also love playing games, it can be a time of bonding between adults and children, increasing the amount of time spent together especially when time spent by parents and children is very less nowadays. On the other hand, the addiction to these computer games can severely harm the child. Since children keep on playing for long hours, it can lead to eye damage. Their impact of excessive visual medium is evident as a large number of children these days start wearing spectacles from an early age. Long hours of playing computer games can also result in headaches and dizziness.
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 What do you think the author is trying to imply?

Question 10

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

Computers have become indispensable in the modern times. From information to having fun, you can possibly do everything with the help of this amazing machine. For the modern-day child, computers are vital and the amount of time that they devote on them has constantly been on the rise. One of the most popular things with children when it comes to the computer are video games or the computer games. From puzzles to racing, action to sports, strategy to adventure, computer games are possibly the biggest addiction with most children. With companies such as Sony and Microsoft going all out to promote Xbox and Playstation to children worldwide, the allure to these games has only got better. These video games not only help in making child's brain sharper through mental stimulation but it also helps relieve them of anxiety or pain. In some cases, games have proved to aid in dyslexic kids reading better. Since adults also love playing games, it can be a time of bonding between adults and children, increasing the amount of time spent together especially when time spent by parents and children is very less nowadays. On the other hand, the addiction to these computer games can severely harm the child. Since children keep on playing for long hours, it can lead to eye damage. Their impact of excessive visual medium is evident as a large number of children these days start wearing spectacles from an early age. Long hours of playing computer games can also result in headaches and dizziness.
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 What all can one do with Computers?
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