Reading Comprehension-Prose or Drama (CTET Paper-I English): Questions 58 - 65 of 170

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A huge layer of pollution is spreading its legs across South Asia is cutting down sunlight by 10 % over India, hence spoiling agriculture, changing the rainfall patterns and putting down hundreds of thousands people at risk, according to a new study. The startling findings of scientists working with the United Nations Environment Programme shows that the spectacular economic growth seen in this part of the world in the past decade may soon falter as a result of this pollution. A research is conducted in India shows that the haze caused by pollution might be reducing winter rice harvests by 10%. Results prove that haze is made up of mass of ash, acides, aerosols and other particles disrupting weather systems. Acids in the rain may be falling as acid rain, have the capacity to destroy crops and trees.

The pollution that is forming the haze could be leading to several hundreds and thousands of premature deaths as a result of higher levels of respiratory problems. The number of deaths is increasing like anything every year, which is an issue of major concern.

India, China and Indonesia are the worst affected owing to their population density, economic growth and declining forest cover.

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What is the impact of acid rain?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Facilitates fertilization

b.

Destroy crops and trees

c.

Makes the rain water drinkable

d.

Act as a good chemical

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By what percentage has the sunlight been cut?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

100%

b.

25%

c.

10%

d.

90%

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What does blanket mean over here?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Filled with blanks

b.

Dark in nature

c.

Something to cover the body with

d.

A thick covering in the atmosphere

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What is the meaning of falter?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Change

b.

Rapid downfall

c.

Incrase

d.

Fake

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What has been aggravated by ash falling?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Collection of ashes everywhere

b.

People will get blind

c.

Population is decreasing

d.

Reduced sunlight on Earth’s surface

Passage

It is to progress in the Human Sciences that we must look to undo the evils, which have resulted from a knowledge of the physical world hastily and superficially acquired by populations unconscious of the changes in themselves that the new knowledge has made imperative. The road to a happier world than any known in the past lies open before us if atavistic destructive passions can be kept in leash while the necessary adaptations are made. Fears are inevitable in our time, but hopes are equally rational and far more likely to bear good fruit. We must learn to think rather less of the dangers to be avoided than of the good that will lie within our grasp if we can believe in it and let it dominate our thoughts. Science, whatever unpleasant consequences it may have by the way, is in its very nature a liberator, a liberator of bondage to physical nature and in to come, a liberator from the weight of destructive passions. We are on the threshold of utter disaster or unprecedentedly glorious achievement. No previous age has been fraught with problems, so momentous and it is to Science that we must look to for a happy future.

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Pick out a word from the passage that means ‘the point just before a new situation begins’.

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Choice (4) Response

a.

rotional

b.

threshold

c.

inevitable

d.

previous

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To carve out a bright future a man should-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

overcome fears and dangers

b.

analyse dangers that lie ahead

c.

try to avoid dangers

d.

cultivate a positive outlook

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If man’s bestial yearning is controlled-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

the present will become tolerant

b.

the present will be brighter than the future

c.

the future will be tolerant

d.

the future will be brighter than the present

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