English Language (NTSE Stage-2 (National-Level) Scholastic-Aptitude & Language Comprehension): Questions 189 - 196 of 292

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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.

Question number: 189 (3 of 5 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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‘Regurgitated by the parent birds’ means

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

chewed and spat out

b.

chewed and fed

c.

swallowed and brought back

d.

digested and brought back

Question number: 190 (4 of 5 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Appeared in Year: 2013

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The author calls sparrow a friendly bird because

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Choice (4) Response

a.

they chirp in the backyard

b.

they demand food

c.

they are with humans always

d.

they eat from our hand

Question number: 191 (5 of 5 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Sparrows have been a topic of interest for many

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

farmers

b.

children

c.

scientists

d.

poets

Question number: 192

» English Language » Sentence Completion

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Question

Choose the word which best fills the blank from the following given options.

A certain sailor was on voyage in his ship when a………. . arose.

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

storm

b.

Wave

c.

tempest

d.

gale

Question number: 193

» English Language » One Word Substitution

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Question

Select the correct meaning of the idioms and phrases out of the four choices given.

Get on

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Progress

b.

Escape

c.

To stop

d.

Rise from bed

Question number: 194

» English Language » Antonyms

Appeared in Year: 2013

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Question

Select the word which means the opposite of the given word.

Criticize

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

defend

b.

create

c.

fault

d.

acclaim

Passage

In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. For each blank four words are suggested, one of which fits the Blank. Find the appropriate word in each case.

For generation man has ________ (1) ________ against the wilds to create a world where only be ________ (2) ________ whether animals and plants survive or are ________ (3) ________ out. Earlier we accepted as self-evident that any ________ (4) ________ in our environment brought about by science and technology must be improvements ________ (5) ________ the world of our ________ (6) ________. However, many people all over the world have begun to feel that ________ (7) ________ are going too far and that we should try to ________ (8) ________ some of the world’s original life before we find it ________ (9) ________ too late. The same science which had led us away from nature is now ________ (10) ________ the miracle of creation.

Question number: 195 (1 of 10 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Fill in the blanks at ________ (5) ________

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Choice (4) Response

a.

at

b.

in

c.

over

d.

for

Question number: 196 (2 of 10 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Fill in the blanks at ________ (7) ________

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

some

b.

we

c.

ourselves

d.

us

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