Monday, May 9, 2016

English Quiz on Reading Comprehension for SSC CGL 2016 Exam

Here’s an exclusive quiz on Reading Comprehension for SSC CGL Tier I 2016 Exam. It will help you to know your Preparation and improve your grammar also.

This Quiz on Reading Comprehension comprises 2 Passages containing 5 questions each. So, You  will have to answer 10 questions. We hope, it will help you.

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(Question Nos. 1 to 5)
Our Awareness of time has reached such a pitch of intensity that we suffer acutely whenever our travels take us into some corner of the world where people are not interested in minutes and seconds. The unpunctuality of the Orient, for example, is appalling to those who come freshly from a land of fixed mealtimes and regular train services. For a modern American or Englishman; waiting is a psychological torture. An Indian accepts the blank hours with resignation, even with satisfaction. He has not lost the fine art of doing nothing. Our notion of time as collection of minutes, each of which must be filled with some business or amusement, is wholly alien to the Greek. For the man who lives in a pre-industrial world, time moves at a slow and easy pace: for the good reason that he has not been made conscious of the existence of minutes.

  1. What is the main theme of the passage?
    (A) Concept of time in pre-industrial world
    (B) The Greek Concept of Time
    (C) Awareness of time in the modern industrial world
    (D) The Orientals and their awareness of time
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  2. The Orientals are alien to
    (A) the business of amusement
    (B) the notion of time as a collection of minutes
    (C) industrialization
    (D) the fine art of doing nothing
    (E) None
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  3. A Person who belongs to pre-Industrial world
    (A) knows the utility of time
    (B) knowns how to derive happiness by making use of time carefully
    (C) does not care about each minute
    (D) cares much for every minute
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  4. According to the Author
    (A) the Orientals are very punctual
    (B) the Americans or the Englishmen are punctual
    (C) the Greek and the Orientals are very puctual.
    (D) the Indians are very punctual
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  5. The "Orient" in the passage refers to
    (A) China and Japan
    (B) Japan and England
    (C) England and America
    (D) America Alone
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(Question Nos. 1 to 5)
Read not to contradict and confuse, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. That is some books are to be read only in parts; others to be read, but not curiously; and some few to be read wholly, and with dilligence and attention. Some books may also be read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others but that would be only in the less important arguments and the meaner sort of books; else distilled books are like common distilled waters, flashy things. Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.

  • What should be the purpose of reading a book?
    (A) To contradict
    (B) To weigh and consider
    (C) To take it for granted
    (D) To understand the contents
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  • Why are some books to be tested?
    (A) To be read with great care
    (B) To be read with great attention
    (C) To be read only in parts
    (D) To be read for fun
    (E) None
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  • How is man's character influenced by the art of writing?
    (A) It makes him a great writer
    (B) It makes him a ready man
    (C) It makes him a full man
    (D) It makes him an exact man
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  • What kind of books is to be read by the deputy?
    (A) Extraordinary books
    (B) Ordinary books
    (C) Interesting Books
    (D) Meaner sort of books
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  • What is meant by "Chewed and digested"?
    (A) Thoroughly read and understood
    (B) Partly read and understood
    (C) Understood without any effort
    (D) None of the above
    (E) 98 degrees
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