English Language-Reading Comprehension (NTSE Stage-2 (National-Level) Scholastic-Aptitude & Language Comprehension): Questions 65 - 70 of 95

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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.

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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

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Sparrows have been a topic of interest for many

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Choice (4) Response

a.

farmers

b.

children

c.

scientists

d.

poets

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The farmers consider sparrows a nuisance because

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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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‘Regurgitated by the parent birds’ means

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Choice (4) Response

a.

chewed and spat out

b.

chewed and fed

c.

swallowed and brought back

d.

digested and brought back

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

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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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Designing toys for children is challenging yet stimulating. Considering the low attention span of today’s kids, toys with higher play value are able to engage them longer. Young minds are also quite impressionable. So toy design has to be conscious about ethics and values and also aid their cognitive, physical, emotional and social skills. But above all, fun is the primary objective of play. Fun is what makes them come back for more makes them learn and remember. Another crucial factor is eco-friendliness. Some of the best pro-environment design processes can actually be found in the Indian handicrafts industry. One such example is the lathe-turned toy craft of Channapatnaa town near Bengaluru.

The age old craft uses wood and colours made completely from natural materials like turmeric, kumkum, indigo, etc. Creating modern designs based on such conventional techniques opens up a new range of products that are unique, educational and organic.

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Toys that are considered eco-friendly are those that

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Choice (4) Response

a.

use high quality fibre

b.

use natural materials

c.

promote interest in preserving the natural environment

d.

help the development of social skills

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