Reading Comprehension (CTET Paper-I English): Questions 15 - 18 of 294

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Passage

The Laburnum Top is silent, quite still

in the afternoon yellow September sunlight,

A few leaves yellowing, all its seeds fallen

Till the goldfinch comes, with a twitching chirrup

A suddeness, a startlement, at a branch end

Then, sleek as a lizard and alert and abrupt,

She enters the thickness, and a machine starts up

Of Chitterings, and of tremor of wings, and trillings

The whole tree trembles and thrills

It is the engine of her family.

She stokes it full, then flirts out to a branch end

Showing her barred face identity mask

Then with cerie delicate whistle chirrup whisperings

She launches away, towards the infinite

And the laburnum subsides to empty

– Ted Hughes

Question number: 15 (6 of 6 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Question

The engine of the bird’s family has appeared as a mother goldfinch who has brought food for her babies. She is the engine of her family, which means she is working to provide nutrition to the family just like an engine which is the major part of a machine, with various sounds.

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

the image of the engine of her family

b.

the striped face of the goldfinch

c.

the rays of sunlight

d.

The engine of the bird’s family has appeared as a mother goldfinch who has brought food for her babies. She is the engine of her family, which means she is working to provide nutrition to the family just like an engine which is the major part of a machine, with various sounds.

Passage

As heart disease continues to be a major killer in the United States, researchers have become keenly interested in identifying the potential risk factors that trigger heart attacks. High fat diets and life in the fast lane have long been known to contribute to the high incidence of heart failure. But according to new studies, the list of risk factors may be significantly longer and astonishing.

Heart failure, e. g. , appears to have seasonal and temporal patterns. A higher percentage of heart attacks occur in cold weather and more people experience heart failure on Monday than on any other day of the week. In additional, people are more prone to heart attacks in the first few hours after waking. Cardiologists first observed this morning phenomenon in the mid 1980 and have since discovered a number of potential causes. An early morning rise in blood pressure, heart rate and concentration of heart stimulating hormones, plus a reduction of blood flow to the heart, may all contribute to the higher incidence of heart attacks between the hours of 8: 00 am and 10: 00 am. In other studies, both birthday and bachelorhood have been implicated as risk factors. Statistics prove that heat attack rate increases significantly for both females and makes in the few days immediately preceding and following their birthdays. And unmarried men are more at risk for heart attacks than their married counterparts. Though, stress is thought to be linked in some way to all of the aforementioned risk factors, intense research continues in the hope of future comprehending why and how heart failure is triggered.

Question number: 16 (1 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

» Reading Comprehension » Prose or Drama

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Question

Which of the following does the passage infer?

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

We have recently begun to study how risk factors work

b.

We have not identified risk factors associated with heart attacks

c.

We now fully understand how the risk factors trigger heart attacks

d.

We do not fully understand how the risk factors trigger heart attacks

Question number: 17 (2 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Question

Which of the following is cited as a possible risk factor?

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

Getting married

b.

Driving fast

c.

Eating fatty foods

d.

Rainy weather

Question number: 18 (3 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Question

Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word ‘intense’ as used in the passage.

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

necessary

b.

Serious

c.

significant

d.

casual

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