English Language (NTSE Stage-2 (National-Level) Scholastic-Aptitude & Language Comprehension): Questions 197 - 199 of 292

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Question number: 197

» English Language » Rearrangement of Jumbled Words

Appeared in Year: 2013

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Question

The following five sentences come from a paragraph. The first and the last sentences are given. Choose the order in which the three sentences (PQR) should appear to complete the paragraph.

S1: One major problem that the world faces today is the rapid growth of population.

S2: ……………………………………………………………. .

S3: ……………………………………………………………

S4: ……………………………………………………………. .

S5: This will cause serious problems of hunger and overcrowding

P: This is often referred to as population explosion.

Q: It is not so much the actual population but its increase that is alarming.

R: Experts predict that by 2020 there will be about 10 billion people in the world. Choose from the options given below.

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

PRQ

b.

QRP

c.

QPR

d.

PQR

Passage

Years ago, people woke up to find sparrows chirping in their backyard. A noisy lot, they took grains right from your hand if you had befriended them. They got over their fear easily and demanded food or water with their loud chirping if you had forgotten to give them their regular share of food. Tiny pink beaks opened to morsels of food or worms sometimes regurgitated by the parent birds. We had a splendid time watching the bird family bond and as children sat gazing at them as they picked up grain or splashed about us in muddy water.

Many people have written poems and lyrics on sparrows, their noisy chirps, their friendly nature, and their spotty feathers. Sparrows were a menace on the fields. There were guards with slings and stones to chase them away as they ate grain from standing crops. Now, people are trying to woo them back to nature.

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» English Language » Reading Comprehension

Appeared in Year: 2013

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Question

The farmers consider sparrows a nuisance because

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

they are loud and noisy

b.

they splash around in muddy water

c.

they chirp loudly

d.

they eat up the grains from the fields

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Which of the following statements shows that watching sparrows was fun for the author?

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

Children sat gazing at them as they picked up grain or splashed about us in muddy water

b.

Tiny beaks opened to morsels of food or worms sometimes regurgitated by the parent birds

c.

They demanded food or water with their loud chirping

d.

They live near our houses

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