Unseen passage for competitive exam
unseen passage is very importance for competitive exam like ssc , bank and many more.
You have two passages with 5 questions in each passage. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and mark it by blackening the appropriate oval in the answer sheet.
PASSAGE – I
The World Health Organization is briefly called W.H.O. It is specialized agency of the United Nations and was established in 1948. International health workers can be seen working in all kinds of surroundings: in deserts, jungles, mountains, coconut groves, and rice fields. They help the sick to attain health and the healthy to maintain their health. This global health team assists the local health workers in stopping the spread of what are called communicable diseases, like cholera. These diseases can spread from one country to another and so can be a threat to world health. W.H.O. assists different national health authorities not only in controlling diseases but also in preventing them altogether. Total prevention of diseases is possible in a number of ways. Everyone knows how people, particularly children, are vaccinated against one disease or another. Like, most people are familiar with the spraying of houses with poisonous substances which kill disease – carrying insects.
1. “International health workers can be seen working in all kinds of surroundings: in deserts, jungles, mountains, coconut groves, and rice fields. “Here International means
(a) belonging to an organization which has something to do with different nations
(b) belonging to the whole world
(c) drawn from all countries of the world
(d) believing in cooperation among nations
2. ” Total prevention of diseases is possible in a number of ways. “The author has given illustrations of
(a) only two such ways
(b) only one such way
(c) more than two such ways
(d) none of these ways
3. “They help the sick to attain health and the healthy to maintain their health.” Here they stands for
(c) rice fields
(d) international health workers
4. “It is a specialized agency of the United Nations and was established in 1948. “Here specialized means
(b) made suitable for a particular purpose
5. “W.H.O assists different national health authorities not only in controlling diseases but also in preventing them altogether.” The above sentence implies that
(a) W.H.O. assists both in controlling diseases and in preventing them.
(b) W.H.O. assists many others in addition to the national health authorities.
(c) W. H.O. assists more in preventing diseases than in controlling them
. (d) W.H.O. assists in controlling diseases only if they have not been prevented.
PASSAGE – II
Why don ‘t I have a telephone? Not because I pretend to be wise or pose as unusual. There are two main reasons: because I don’t really like the telephone, and because I find I can still work and play, eat, breathe and sleep without it. Why don’t l like the telephone? Because I think it is a pest and time waster. It may create unnecessary suspense and anxiety, as when you wait for an expected call, that doesn’t come; or irritating delay, as when you keep ringing a number that is always engaged. As for speaking in a public telephone booth, it seems to me really horrible. You would not use it unless you were in hurry, and because you are in hurry, you will find other people waiting before you. When you do get into the booth, you are half suffocated by the stale, unventilated air, flavored with cheap face – power and Cain smoking; and by the time you have begun your conversation your back is chilled by the cold looks of someone who is moving about restlessly to take your place. If you have a telephone in your house, you will admit that it tends to ring when you least want it to ring: when you are asleep, or in the middle of a meal or a conversation, or when you are just going out, or when you are in your bath. Are you strong minded enough to ignore it, to say to yourself, “Ah well, it will be all the same in hundred years time.” You are not. You think there may be some important news or message for you. Have you never rushed dripping from the bath, or chewing from the table, or dazed from bed, only to be told that you are a wrong number? You were told the truth. In my opinion all telephone numbers are wrong numbers. If, of course, your telephone rings and you decide not to answer it, then you will have to listen to an idiotic bell ringing and ringing in what is supposed to be the privacy of your own home. You might as well buy a bicycle bell and ring it yourself.
6. All telephone numbers are wrong numbers, “because
(a) the author always gets wrong calls.
(b) whenever he tries it always goes wrong.
(c) He does not give much importance to telephone and telephone numbers.
(d) None of the statements given above