Reading Comprehension (CTET Paper-I English): Questions 231 - 235 of 294

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Passage

There was great excitement on the planet of Venus this week. For the first time Venusian scientists managed to land an unmanned spacecraft on the planet Earth and it has been sending back signals, as well as photographs ever since.

The craft was directed into an area known as Gonebay named after the great Venusain astronomer Professor Gonebay, who first discovered it with his telescope 200000 light years ago, because of the excellent information on the feasibility and extremely strong signals, Venusain scientists were able to get precious information on the feasibility of a manned spaceship’s landing on Earth. A press conference was held at the Venus Institute of Technology.

“We have come to the conclusion based on last week’s landing, Professor Bright said, “that there is no life on Earth”.

“How do you know this? ” the Science reporter of Venus Evening Standard asked.

“For one thing, Earth’s surface in the area of Gonebay is composed of deadly soil and nothing new can grow their. For another, the atmosphere is filled with carbon monoxide and other deadly gases and nobody could possibly breathe such air and survive”.

“But, Professor Bright, the photographs indicate some movement and possibly there are million of crawling beings”.

‘They may be crawling but they are not living, according to the Venusian standards. These crawling objects, called ‘human beings’ inhale and exhale such deadly gases that they lost the power to live long, long ago”.

“What will happen if the Venusians land there? “

“Certainly they will die. We shall have to take our own oxygen with us, if we are to land our people in any of the concrete jungles on Earth. “

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The scientific activities of the Venusians show that-

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

they wanted to study life on Earth

b.

they were not advanced in Science

c.

they were unable to understand what was happening of Earth

d.

they wanted to live on Earth

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The word ‘Venusian’ is used for inhabitants of the planet Venus. What do Venusians call the inhabitants of Earth?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Crawling objects

b.

Non-living beings

c.

Living objects

d.

Earth people

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The word ‘feasibility’ in nearest in meaning to

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Choice (4) Response

a.

suitability

b.

possibility

c.

desirability

d.

utility

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Choose the correct form of reported speech for the sentence: “We have come to the conslusion” Professor Bright said, “that there is no life on Earth”

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Professor Bright said that we have come to the conclusion that there is no life on Earth

b.

Professor Bright said that they had come to the conclusion that there was no life on Earth

c.

Professor Bright said they came to the conclusion that there was not life on Earth

d.

All of the above

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According to the passage, the scientists on Venus are of the view-

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

that some of their observations may be wrong

b.

that they are cleverer than scientists on Earth

c.

that no one can live on Earth

d.

that there will be no life on Earth in the future

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