Saturday, June 4, 2016

Reading Comprehension Quiz for upcoming Bank/SSC Exam set -4

Reading Comprehension Quiz for Upcoming Exam


Passage 1

How strange time is and how queer we are! Time has really changed and   it has changed us too. It walked one step forward, unveiled its grace, alarmed us and hen elated us.
Yesterday we complained about time and trembled at its terrors. But today we have learned to love it and revere it, for now we understand its intents, its natural disposition, its secrets and its mysteries.
Yesterday we were a toy in the hands of Destiny. But today Destiny has awakened from her intoxication to play and laugh and walk with us. We do not follow her but she follows us.


1. The author is talking about

    Time and how it has changed  
Our queerness
    Our fright
    None of the above.

2. The author tries to say that along with time

    We have become more frightened
    We have changed too
    We also walk with it
    None of the above

3. When the author says that "……. Destiny follows us", he means

    Destiny can take walks
    Destiny can play like us
    Destiny can sleep and awake like us
    We have conquered destiny

4. The author throughout the passage sounds


5. The passage has probably been written by a

    Philosopher or a poet

Passage 2

As comprehensive socialism has diminished an opposing doctrine has emerged. This is privatisation. As a broad rule, privatisation ranks with socialism in irrelevance. There is a large area of economic activity in which the market is and should be unchallenged. Equally there is a large range of activities that increases with increasing economic activity where the services and functions of the state are either necessary or superior. Privatisation is not any better as a controlling guide to public action than is socialism. In both the cases the primary service of the doctrine is in providing escape from thought. In a good society there is in these matters one dominant rule: Decisions must be made on the social and economic merits of the case. This is not the age of doctrine. This is the age of practical judgement.

6. The author is

    anti- socialism
    calls for a balance between both
    None of the above

7. The following statement is false

    Socialism has disappeared
    Privatization cant be used in all areas
    Privatisation and socialism are opposing doctrines
    All of the above

8. The piece was written in the


9. In a good society, decisions are made based on

    on cash flows
    on economic and social merits of cases
    on economic value

10. In this passage the central idea is of the

    Theory of ideologies
    forms of governments
    Relevance of socialism even today
    Economic activities

 Passage 3

The hotel functions as a cultural centre and we were taken to a horse race in an alpine Khampa village. With us was a Swiss Tibetan who took us to visit a handsome house of mud, stone and colourful lintels. We entered a courtyard full of full of slush and yak manure and climbed the wooden stairs to the cavernous rooms upstairs. Mao’s visage on the obligatory calendar smiled down on us through the smoke as we sat sipping yak butter tea around a huge stove, but pictures of Dalai Lama are also seen placed discreetly behind other objects. The Sumetseleng is now being rebuilt and can have upto 800 monks. Many of them have returned from India. Out of nostalgia perhaps they encouraged the jade shop outside to play loud Hindi music.


11. This is probably a piece from a

    Crime novel
    History book

12. Which of the following is false

    The author is alone before meeting the Swiss Tibetan
    The author has tea at a house
    The author went for a race
    None of the above.

13. By "Mao’s visage" , the author is referring to ,

    A person named Mao
    Mao’s picture
    Mao’s age
    None of the above

14. The house which the author visits has

    Pictures of Mao and Dalai Lama
    A picture of Mao only
    A picture of Dalai Lama only
    Pictures of neither

15. The Sumetseleng monastery can has monks

    who have returned from India
    Who play loud Hindi music.
    Have a jade shop
    None of the above

Explanation to Paper II

Passage- 1

  1. a

  2. b

  3. d

  4. d

  5. b

Passage- 2

     6. c
     7. a
     8. c
     9. c
     10. c


     11. c
     12. a
     13. b
     14. a
     15. a