Reading Comprehension-Prose or Drama (CTET Paper-I English): Questions 130 - 134 of 170

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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. “

Question number: 130 (7 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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In the sentence “There are concrete jungles on Earth”, the phrase ‘concrete jungles’ means-

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

there are many places with little oxygen

b.

there are barren forests on Earth

c.

there are cities crowded with buildings

d.

there are vast forests on Earth

Question number: 131 (8 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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The scientific activities of the Venusians show that-

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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

Question number: 132 (9 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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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”

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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

Passage

The day, the cat was killed, Maddy was gazing her mother wind that old clock with her same little smile, cranking the gold key into its funny little hole, as grandma wandered around the dining scraped their forks against the table and dripped the last bits of potatoes and corn from their open, awful mouths, that clock sat heavy on the white carpet, at the end of the hall, mom humming along to that terrible ticking. It made Maddy’s teeth clench. Truly, there was no point to these silly, endless family dinners. Always being 6 O’clock sharp and never over until that clock was wound, 13 years of her life wasted for this nonsense so far, burnt up in boredom, when all the while she had some very crucial matters to attend to back in her bedroom.

The loncase clock had been left by the previous owner, or may be the one before that, no one was sure. Cloaked in pine wood and always counting, no birds printed around the clock face, no farm scenes or flowers, just black numbers and wiry hands and that was it. Then near the bottom, a long silver pendulum behind a square of smokey glass. It was too heavy to tip, too tall to place anything on top, old and faded and always suspect. Her brothers avoided it at night and the cat avoided it entirely (or used to). The clock face glowing round and white, over the wooden suit, like a pale faced ghost or a porcelain reaper, feetless and shadows for arms. And mom wound sing along with the pendulum, while the boys knocked over the kitchen chairs wrestling and playing tag and grandmother would nap by the television and the nurse would paint her nails. All the time, her mom would smile and hum.

Question number: 133 (1 of 9 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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“The clock face was glowing round and white. ” This observation is further enhanced by the observation that it was like-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Radium

b.

Silver

c.

Ceramic

d.

Gold

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The tone of the story is-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

autobiographical

b.

narrative

c.

reflective

d.

biographical

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