8th Class English Comprehension (Prose and Poetry) Question Bank

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    Read all the following passages carefully and answer their related questions by choosing correct options.
    Government is taking seriously the issue of road safety and is committed to reducing the number of people killed in accidents. Forums are being conducted regularly to bring law-makers, law enforcement officers and road users together to discuss ways to tackle the rise in road accidents. Everyone agrees that more needs to be done on road safety in its determination to curb the rate of road accidents in the country. The Government, with the cooperation of relevant agencies, is making serious efforts to instil proper road culture in children, young adults and the public in general. There are approximately 14 million cars on the road with the figure on the rise and the traffic police have been taking a tough stance on traffic offenders. Statistics reveal that traffic-light-related offences are on the rise, especially in the urban areas. The traffic police, however, have taken a tough stance against traffic light defaulters by slapping hefty fines and 'awarding' demerit points to the offenders. Typical reasons cited for jumping traffic lights include rushing to an urgent appointment or even worse to be completely oblivious of the changing of the lights.
    The Government attempts to reduce road accidents in the country through all of the following methods except that

    A) Govt. is bringing all concerned together for discussion.

    B) It is taking steps to ensure that the public has road culture.

    C) It is committed to reducing the no. of fatal accidents.

    D) It is taking stock of the people killed in road accidents.

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    Government is taking seriously the issue of road safety and is committed to reducing the number of people killed in accidents. Forums are being conducted regularly to bring law-makers, law enforcement officers and road users together to discuss ways to tackle the rise in road accidents. Everyone agrees that more needs to be done on road safety in its determination to curb the rate of road accidents in the country. The Government, with the cooperation of relevant agencies, is making serious efforts to instil proper road culture in children, young adults and the public in general. There are approximately 14 million cars on the road with the figure on the rise and the traffic police have been taking a tough stance on traffic offenders. Statistics reveal that traffic-light-related offences are on the rise, especially in the urban areas. The traffic police, however, have taken a tough stance against traffic light defaulters by slapping hefty fines and 'awarding' demerit points to the offenders. Typical reasons cited for jumping traffic lights include rushing to an urgent appointment or even worse to be completely oblivious of the changing of the lights.
    Why do motorists jump traffic lights?

    A) Because it's in their hands to make urgent Appointments

    B) Because they want to give up appointments that need immediate presence

    C) Because they do not pay attention to when they should stop at signals

    D) Because they do not use roads that have traffic lights

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    Government is taking seriously the issue of road safety and is committed to reducing the number of people killed in accidents. Forums are being conducted regularly to bring law-makers, law enforcement officers and road users together to discuss ways to tackle the rise in road accidents. Everyone agrees that more needs to be done on road safety in its determination to curb the rate of road accidents in the country. The Government, with the cooperation of relevant agencies, is making serious efforts to instil proper road culture in children, young adults and the public in general. There are approximately 14 million cars on the road with the figure on the rise and the traffic police have been taking a tough stance on traffic offenders. Statistics reveal that traffic-light-related offences are on the rise, especially in the urban areas. The traffic police, however, have taken a tough stance against traffic light defaulters by slapping hefty fines and 'awarding' demerit points to the offenders. Typical reasons cited for jumping traffic lights include rushing to an urgent appointment or even worse to be completely oblivious of the changing of the lights.
    What action do the traffic police take against traffic light offenders?

    A) They have slapped the traffic offenders whenever they are caught.

    B) They have put the traffic offenders behind bars.

    C) They have awarded demerit points to those who have road culture.

    D) They fine traffic offenders heavily.

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    Government is taking seriously the issue of road safety and is committed to reducing the number of people killed in accidents. Forums are being conducted regularly to bring law-makers, law enforcement officers and road users together to discuss ways to tackle the rise in road accidents. Everyone agrees that more needs to be done on road safety in its determination to curb the rate of road accidents in the country. The Government, with the cooperation of relevant agencies, is making serious efforts to instil proper road culture in children, young adults and the public in general. There are approximately 14 million cars on the road with the figure on the rise and the traffic police have been taking a tough stance on traffic offenders. Statistics reveal that traffic-light-related offences are on the rise, especially in the urban areas. The traffic police, however, have taken a tough stance against traffic light defaulters by slapping hefty fines and 'awarding' demerit points to the offenders. Typical reasons cited for jumping traffic lights include rushing to an urgent appointment or even worse to be completely oblivious of the changing of the lights.
    Which word is an antonym to the word offenders as used in the passage?

    A) Defenders

    B) Law-breakers

    C) Law-abiders

    D) Law keepers

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    Read all the following passages carefully and answer their related questions by choosing correct options.
    Government is taking seriously the issue of road safety and is committed to reducing the number of people killed in accidents. Forums are being conducted regularly to bring law-makers, law enforcement officers and road users together to discuss ways to tackle the rise in road accidents. Everyone agrees that more needs to be done on road safety in its determination to curb the rate of road accidents in the country. The Government, with the cooperation of relevant agencies, is making serious efforts to instil proper road culture in children, young adults and the public in general. There are approximately 14 million cars on the road with the figure on the rise and the traffic police have been taking a tough stance on traffic offenders. Statistics reveal that traffic-light-related offences are on the rise, especially in the urban areas. The traffic police, however, have taken a tough stance against traffic light defaulters by slapping hefty fines and 'awarding' demerit points to the offenders. Typical reasons cited for jumping traffic lights include rushing to an urgent appointment or even worse to be completely oblivious of the changing of the lights.
    Who are the people who can do something towards decreasing the number of fatal accidents?
    I. Offenders
    II. The government
    III. Road-users

    A) Only I

    B) Only II

    C) II and III

    D) I, II and III

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    No one's ability to remember names is perfect. Yet this important skill gives you the advantage in business and personal relations. Memory lapses often boil down to a question of concentration. Firstly, keep focused. When you find yourself wrestling with a forgotten name ten seconds after an introduction, it's because you were inattentive. This happens primarily because we often are preoccupied with ourselves. Remember, when you're meeting someone new, clear your thoughts of outside concerns. If your mind wanders during an introduction, ask that the name be repeated. To reinforce your memory, dramatise faces. If you try to memorise names by rote, you'll probably forget the information quickly. But if you dramatise names and faces with memorable images, you'll most likely recall them with ease. The best way to retain new names is by 'association- exaggerates? or by forging connections between unlike things. You could also make associations. Once you've memorised a particular feature, transform the person's name into an unforgettable image through rudimentary and even amusing connections. Easy associations work best. The final key is to remember a person's name in review. During your conversation, say the name as often as it seems appropriate. Training yourself to remember names may take a lot of practice. But once you've mastered the art, you can be sure people will remember you.
    Why is it most important to remember names?

    A) You can do well in business.

    B) You can develop important skills to perfection.

    C) You can have an edge over others in certain areas.

    D) You can increase your attention span.

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    No one's ability to remember names is perfect. Yet this important skill gives you the advantage in business and personal relations. Memory lapses often boil down to a question of concentration. Firstly, keep focused. When you find yourself wrestling with a forgotten name ten seconds after an introduction, it's because you were inattentive. This happens primarily because we often are preoccupied with ourselves. Remember, when you're meeting someone new, clear your thoughts of outside concerns. If your mind wanders during an introduction, ask that the name be repeated. To reinforce your memory, dramatise faces. If you try to memorise names by rote, you'll probably forget the information quickly. But if you dramatise names and faces with memorable images, you'll most likely recall them with ease. The best way to retain new names is by 'association- exaggerates? or by forging connections between unlike things. You could also make associations. Once you've memorised a particular feature, transform the person's name into an unforgettable image through rudimentary and even amusing connections. Easy associations work best. The final key is to remember a person's name in review. During your conversation, say the name as often as it seems appropriate. Training yourself to remember names may take a lot of practice. But once you've mastered the art, you can be sure people will remember you.
    What is the main cause of memory lapses?

    A) No person is perfect.

    B) The person is inattentive.

    C) Only a few people have the ability to ask questions.

    D) The person has high levels of concentration.

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    Read all the following passages carefully and answer their related questions by choosing correct options.
    No one's ability to remember names is perfect. Yet this important skill gives you the advantage in business and personal relations. Memory lapses often boil down to a question of concentration. Firstly, keep focused. When you find yourself wrestling with a forgotten name ten seconds after an introduction, it's because you were inattentive. This happens primarily because we often are preoccupied with ourselves. Remember, when you're meeting someone new, clear your thoughts of outside concerns. If your mind wanders during an introduction, ask that the name be repeated. To reinforce your memory, dramatise faces. If you try to memorise names by rote, you'll probably forget the information quickly. But if you dramatise names and faces with memorable images, you'll most likely recall them with ease. The best way to retain new names is by 'association- exaggerates? or by forging connections between unlike things. You could also make associations. Once you've memorised a particular feature, transform the person's name into an unforgettable image through rudimentary and even amusing connections. Easy associations work best. The final key is to remember a person's name in review. During your conversation, say the name as often as it seems appropriate. Training yourself to remember names may take a lot of practice. But once you've mastered the art, you can be sure people will remember you.
    In the sentence 'To reinforce your memory, dramatise faces'. What does the word 'reinforce' mean?

    A) Strengthen

    B) recall

    C) Remember

    D) clarify

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    Read all the following passages carefully and answer their related questions by choosing correct options.
    No one's ability to remember names is perfect. Yet this important skill gives you the advantage in business and personal relations. Memory lapses often boil down to a question of concentration. Firstly, keep focused. When you find yourself wrestling with a forgotten name ten seconds after an introduction, it's because you were inattentive. This happens primarily because we often are preoccupied with ourselves. Remember, when you're meeting someone new, clear your thoughts of outside concerns. If your mind wanders during an introduction, ask that the name be repeated. To reinforce your memory, dramatise faces. If you try to memorise names by rote, you'll probably forget the information quickly. But if you dramatise names and faces with memorable images, you'll most likely recall them with ease. The best way to retain new names is by 'association- exaggerates? or by forging connections between unlike things. You could also make associations. Once you've memorised a particular feature, transform the person's name into an unforgettable image through rudimentary and even amusing connections. Easy associations work best. The final key is to remember a person's name in review. During your conversation, say the name as often as it seems appropriate. Training yourself to remember names may take a lot of practice. But once you've mastered the art, you can be sure people will remember you.
    When something 'boils down' to something, it means that

    A) It ensures that something does happen.

    B) It causes something to first happen.

    C) It leads to something.

    D) It leads to situations that are very explosive.

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    No one's ability to remember names is perfect. Yet this important skill gives you the advantage in business and personal relations. Memory lapses often boil down to a question of concentration. Firstly, keep focused. When you find yourself wrestling with a forgotten name ten seconds after an introduction, it's because you were inattentive. This happens primarily because we often are preoccupied with ourselves. Remember, when you're meeting someone new, clear your thoughts of outside concerns. If your mind wanders during an introduction, ask that the name be repeated. To reinforce your memory, dramatise faces. If you try to memorise names by rote, you'll probably forget the information quickly. But if you dramatise names and faces with memorable images, you'll most likely recall them with ease. The best way to retain new names is by 'association- exaggerates? or by forging connections between unlike things. You could also make associations. Once you've memorised a particular feature, transform the person's name into an unforgettable image through rudimentary and even amusing connections. Easy associations work best. The final key is to remember a person's name in review. During your conversation, say the name as often as it seems appropriate. Training yourself to remember names may take a lot of practice. But once you've mastered the art, you can be sure people will remember you.
    The advantages of having the ability to remember names are all of the following except that

    A) You will do better in business.

    B) You will do better in personal relations.

    C) People will remember you.

    D) You will be a good orator.

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    There were blinding flashes, followed by peels of thunder our anxiety rose into fear. Suddenly without any warning' our helicopter went into a spin and nosedived into the darkness below. There was a deafening crash. The impact was so tremendous that we thought we had been torn into a thousand pieces. I only realized that I was still alive when I felt cold water. The chopper had plunged into the sea as it began to sink, water was gushing in. I began to grope my way around to find an exit. Although I had my inflatable life jacket on, I resisted using it lest I became stuck inside the chopper. It was a great relief when I finally found an opening. I swam through it and surfaced. Then I inflated my life-jacket suddenly I heard some familiar voices. It turned out to be the pilot and his assistant. Was I glad to know that they survived the crash! But where were three more of our fellow crew members? If they had not swum away from the sinking helicopter, they would have been drowned the three of us grouped together as it would increase our chances of survival. We then took stock of the situation the helicopter had probably gone down. We were not able to locate our whereabouts in the dark. We decided to stay put until dawn. Even then, we had to endure the rough waves, cold rains and strong currents. We gave each other encouragement and clung together throughout the night.
    Why did the writer have to 'grope his way'?

    A) He might not have found the space.

    B) The chopper was full of water.

    C) It was pitch dark.

    D) He was far from the exit.

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    There were blinding flashes, followed by peels of thunder our anxiety rose into fear. Suddenly without any warning' our helicopter went into a spin and nosedived into the darkness below. There was a deafening crash. The impact was so tremendous that we thought we had been torn into a thousand pieces. I only realized that I was still alive when I felt cold water. The chopper had plunged into the sea as it began to sink, water was gushing in. I began to grope my way around to find an exit. Although I had my inflatable life jacket on, I resisted using it lest I became stuck inside the chopper. It was a great relief when I finally found an opening. I swam through it and surfaced. Then I inflated my life-jacket suddenly I heard some familiar voices. It turned out to be the pilot and his assistant. Was I glad to know that they survived the crash! But where were three more of our fellow crew members? If they had not swum away from the sinking helicopter, they would have been drowned the three of us grouped together as it would increase our chances of survival. We then took stock of the situation the helicopter had probably gone down. We were not able to locate our whereabouts in the dark. We decided to stay put until dawn. Even then, we had to endure the rough waves, cold rains and strong currents. We gave each other encouragement and clung together throughout the night.
    Why didn't he use the inflatable life-jacket initially?

    A) Because otherwise he would be caught in the fire easily.

    B) Because the chopper was in sea water.

    C) Because he wanted to, at first, navigate through the chopper.

    D) Because otherwise the life-jacket would catch fire.

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    There were blinding flashes, followed by peels of thunder our anxiety rose into fear. Suddenly without any warning' our helicopter went into a spin and nosedived into the darkness below. There was a deafening crash. The impact was so tremendous that we thought we had been torn into a thousand pieces. I only realized that I was still alive when I felt cold water. The chopper had plunged into the sea as it began to sink, water was gushing in. I began to grope my way around to find an exit. Although I had my inflatable life jacket on, I resisted using it lest I became stuck inside the chopper. It was a great relief when I finally found an opening. I swam through it and surfaced. Then I inflated my life-jacket suddenly I heard some familiar voices. It turned out to be the pilot and his assistant. Was I glad to know that they survived the crash! But where were three more of our fellow crew members? If they had not swum away from the sinking helicopter, they would have been drowned the three of us grouped together as it would increase our chances of survival. We then took stock of the situation the helicopter had probably gone down. We were not able to locate our whereabouts in the dark. We decided to stay put until dawn. Even then, we had to endure the rough waves, cold rains and strong currents. We gave each other encouragement and clung together throughout the night.
    What is meant by the expression 'took stock of?

    A) To hang on to the chopper to prevent one-self from being drowned.

    B) To take the stock stored in the chopper.

    C) To find out in which part of the sea they were.

    D) To find out in what position they were.

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    There were blinding flashes, followed by peels of thunder our anxiety rose into fear. Suddenly without any warning' our helicopter went into a spin and nosedived into the darkness below. There was a deafening crash. The impact was so tremendous that we thought we had been torn into a thousand pieces. I only realized that I was still alive when I felt cold water. The chopper had plunged into the sea as it began to sink, water was gushing in. I began to grope my way around to find an exit. Although I had my inflatable life jacket on, I resisted using it lest I became stuck inside the chopper. It was a great relief when I finally found an opening. I swam through it and surfaced. Then I inflated my life-jacket suddenly I heard some familiar voices. It turned out to be the pilot and his assistant. Was I glad to know that they survived the crash! But where were three more of our fellow crew members? If they had not swum away from the sinking helicopter, they would have been drowned the three of us grouped together as it would increase our chances of survival. We then took stock of the situation the helicopter had probably gone down. We were not able to locate our whereabouts in the dark. We decided to stay put until dawn. Even then, we had to endure the rough waves, cold rains and strong currents. We gave each other encouragement and clung together throughout the night.
    Why did the crew members decide to 'stay put??

    A) Because they could not make out where they were.

    B) Because they knew help would come.

    C) Because they could swim only in the day time.

    D) Because the storm would abate in the day time.

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    There were blinding flashes, followed by peels of thunder our anxiety rose into fear. Suddenly without any warning' our helicopter went into a spin and nosedived into the darkness below. There was a deafening crash. The impact was so tremendous that we thought we had been torn into a thousand pieces. I only realized that I was still alive when I felt cold water. The chopper had plunged into the sea as it began to sink, water was gushing in. I began to grope my way around to find an exit. Although I had my inflatable life jacket on, I resisted using it lest I became stuck inside the chopper. It was a great relief when I finally found an opening. I swam through it and surfaced. Then I inflated my life-jacket suddenly I heard some familiar voices. It turned out to be the pilot and his assistant. Was I glad to know that they survived the crash! But where were three more of our fellow crew members? If they had not swum away from the sinking helicopter, they would have been drowned the three of us grouped together as it would increase our chances of survival. We then took stock of the situation the helicopter had probably gone down. We were not able to locate our whereabouts in the dark. We decided to stay put until dawn. Even then, we had to endure the rough waves, cold rains and strong currents. We gave each other encouragement and clung together throughout the night.
    How many were flying on the chopper?

    A) More than 10

    B) Three

    C) Ten

    D) Six

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    People usually have to listen, whatever the beginning is like: but there is a great deal of difference between a listening which stops just short of fingers in the ears, and a listening which is eager and willing. It is with this difference that we are concerned. We want people to enjoy listening to us, not to endure it. To ensure this, we must start well. The first and the last impressions are important. The beginning of a speech, requires special consideration, for it sets the tone for what is to follow. The aim of the beginning is to make the audience feel that what is to follow is going to be good, going to be memorable. The last thing the speaker should do is to begin by undermining the confidence of the audience in his ability to address them. One would have thought this so obvious that no one in his senses would do so, yet time and again, we hear speakers apologising for their very existence. Every speech is a series of climaxes leading, as in a stage drama, to a grand climax or end. And unity is a necessary ingredient of speech. The ending, like the beginning, must be memorable. It must be the last blow of the hammer on the nail you have been banging in throughout the speech. When you have said it, the audience should feel the force of it. Always try to keep your audience wondering to some extent what is coming next. A little mild mystery is a great help.
    Which word is similar in meaning to 'endure' as used in the passage?

    A) Terminate

    B) Ensure

    C) Tolerate

    D) To turn deaf ears

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    People usually have to listen, whatever the beginning is like: but there is a great deal of difference between a listening which stops just short of fingers in the ears, and a listening which is eager and willing. It is with this difference that we are concerned. We want people to enjoy listening to us, not to endure it. To ensure this, we must start well. The first and the last impressions are important. The beginning of a speech, requires special consideration, for it sets the tone for what is to follow. The aim of the beginning is to make the audience feel that what is to follow is going to be good, going to be memorable. The last thing the speaker should do is to begin by undermining the confidence of the audience in his ability to address them. One would have thought this so obvious that no one in his senses would do so, yet time and again, we hear speakers apologising for their very existence. Every speech is a series of climaxes leading, as in a stage drama, to a grand climax or end. And unity is a necessary ingredient of speech. The ending, like the beginning, must be memorable. It must be the last blow of the hammer on the nail you have been banging in throughout the speech. When you have said it, the audience should feel the force of it. Always try to keep your audience wondering to some extent what is coming next. A little mild mystery is a great help.
    Which of the following is the same as that of the aim of making a beginning?

    A) Using idiomatic phrases or proverbs to explain something.

    B) Using an attractive cover to lure one into buying the content.

    C) Making the narration most colorful with anecdotes.

    D) Giving gifts as thanks for listening.

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    People usually have to listen, whatever the beginning is like: but there is a great deal of difference between a listening which stops just short of fingers in the ears, and a listening which is eager and willing. It is with this difference that we are concerned. We want people to enjoy listening to us, not to endure it. To ensure this, we must start well. The first and the last impressions are important. The beginning of a speech, requires special consideration, for it sets the tone for what is to follow. The aim of the beginning is to make the audience feel that what is to follow is going to be good, going to be memorable. The last thing the speaker should do is to begin by undermining the confidence of the audience in his ability to address them. One would have thought this so obvious that no one in his senses would do so, yet time and again, we hear speakers apologising for their very existence. Every speech is a series of climaxes leading, as in a stage drama, to a grand climax or end. And unity is a necessary ingredient of speech. The ending, like the beginning, must be memorable. It must be the last blow of the hammer on the nail you have been banging in throughout the speech. When you have said it, the audience should feel the force of it. Always try to keep your audience wondering to some extent what is coming next. A little mild mystery is a great help.
    In the sentence "We hear speakers apologising for their very existence", the author says that when speakers apologise, they are, in fact,

    A) Apologising to the wrong people.

    B) Wrong because they do this time and again.

    C) Not in their senses.

    D) Making the audience not sure of the speaker or in what he says.

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    People usually have to listen, whatever the beginning is like: but there is a great deal of difference between a listening which stops just short of fingers in the ears, and a listening which is eager and willing. It is with this difference that we are concerned. We want people to enjoy listening to us, not to endure it. To ensure this, we must start well. The first and the last impressions are important. The beginning of a speech, requires special consideration, for it sets the tone for what is to follow. The aim of the beginning is to make the audience feel that what is to follow is going to be good, going to be memorable. The last thing the speaker should do is to begin by undermining the confidence of the audience in his ability to address them. One would have thought this so obvious that no one in his senses would do so, yet time and again, we hear speakers apologising for their very existence. Every speech is a series of climaxes leading, as in a stage drama, to a grand climax or end. And unity is a necessary ingredient of speech. The ending, like the beginning, must be memorable. It must be the last blow of the hammer on the nail you have been banging in throughout the speech. When you have said it, the audience should feel the force of it. Always try to keep your audience wondering to some extent what is coming next. A little mild mystery is a great help.
    Which of the following should a speaker NOT do?

    A) Make the audience wait for the mystery.

    B) Gain confidence from the audience.

    C) Make the beginning with special consideration.

    D) Make the first and last impressions important.

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    People usually have to listen, whatever the beginning is like: but there is a great deal of difference between a listening which stops just short of fingers in the ears, and a listening which is eager and willing. It is with this difference that we are concerned. We want people to enjoy listening to us, not to endure it. To ensure this, we must start well. The first and the last impressions are important. The beginning of a speech, requires special consideration, for it sets the tone for what is to follow. The aim of the beginning is to make the audience feel that what is to follow is going to be good, going to be memorable. The last thing the speaker should do is to begin by undermining the confidence of the audience in his ability to address them. One would have thought this so obvious that no one in his senses would do so, yet time and again, we hear speakers apologising for their very existence. Every speech is a series of climaxes leading, as in a stage drama, to a grand climax or end. And unity is a necessary ingredient of speech. The ending, like the beginning, must be memorable. It must be the last blow of the hammer on the nail you have been banging in throughout the speech. When you have said it, the audience should feel the force of it. Always try to keep your audience wondering to some extent what is coming next. A little mild mystery is a great help.
    Which word is opposite in meaning to obvious as used in the passage?

    A) Feeble

    B) obscure

    C) Stiff

    D) legible

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    There seem to be just two ways of perceiving time: some people complain about never having any, others are always looking for ways to kill time. But time is actually very fairly distributed. Everyone gets 60 minutes per hour and 24 hours per day, net; It is only the daily tasks that are distributed unequally. They make the day too short for some people and too long for others. Just imagine a pupil who is handed his lessons for the week all in one lump by the teacher: "By Saturday you have to do 100 maths problems, read 20 pages in your reading book, write two dictations and a composition, and know all about the geography of the North Sea and about the biblical Flood. You must also learn two songs, participate in sports and find time for needlework and drawing.?' The pupil will probably be shocked by this mountain of work and prefer to stay in bed pretending to have the flu. However, divided according to subjects and lessons, the weekly workload is not as intimidating. The pupil sees that all the subjects can be covered - and there is free time as well.
    What "mountain of work' does the writer refer to?

    A) Only one hundred maths problems

    B) Work that has to be done on Saturday

    C) Daily tasks

    D) Work to be done that week

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    Read all the following passages carefully and answer their related questions by choosing correct options.
    There seem to be just two ways of perceiving time: some people complain about never having any, others are always looking for ways to kill time. But time is actually very fairly distributed. Everyone gets 60 minutes per hour and 24 hours per day, net; It is only the daily tasks that are distributed unequally. They make the day too short for some people and too long for others. Just imagine a pupil who is handed his lessons for the week all in one lump by the teacher: "By Saturday you have to do 100 maths problems, read 20 pages in your reading book, write two dictations and a composition, and know all about the geography of the North Sea and about the biblical Flood. You must also learn two songs, participate in sports and find time for needlework and drawing.?' The pupil will probably be shocked by this mountain of work and prefer to stay in bed pretending to have the flu. However, divided according to subjects and lessons, the weekly workload is not as intimidating. The pupil sees that all the subjects can be covered - and there is free time as well.
    The phrase "all in one lump' means

    A) Herculeus task.

    B) Difficult work.

    C) All together at a go.

    D) Mountain of work.

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    Read all the following passages carefully and answer their related questions by choosing correct options.
    There seem to be just two ways of perceiving time: some people complain about never having any, others are always looking for ways to kill time. But time is actually very fairly distributed. Everyone gets 60 minutes per hour and 24 hours per day, net; It is only the daily tasks that are distributed unequally. They make the day too short for some people and too long for others. Just imagine a pupil who is handed his lessons for the week all in one lump by the teacher: "By Saturday you have to do 100 maths problems, read 20 pages in your reading book, write two dictations and a composition, and know all about the geography of the North Sea and about the biblical Flood. You must also learn two songs, participate in sports and find time for needlework and drawing.?' The pupil will probably be shocked by this mountain of work and prefer to stay in bed pretending to have the flu. However, divided according to subjects and lessons, the weekly workload is not as intimidating. The pupil sees that all the subjects can be covered - and there is free time as well.
    Why does the author use "actually" in the sentence "But time is actually very fairly distributed'?

    A) Because everyone gets 60 minutes per hour and 24 hours per day net.

    B) Because all have the same time at their disposal.

    C) Because daily tasks are distributed equally.

    D) Because people complain that they get or don't get time.

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    Read all the following passages carefully and answer their related questions by choosing correct options.
    There seem to be just two ways of perceiving time: some people complain about never having any, others are always looking for ways to kill time. But time is actually very fairly distributed. Everyone gets 60 minutes per hour and 24 hours per day, net; It is only the daily tasks that are distributed unequally. They make the day too short for some people and too long for others. Just imagine a pupil who is handed his lessons for the week all in one lump by the teacher: "By Saturday you have to do 100 maths problems, read 20 pages in your reading book, write two dictations and a composition, and know all about the geography of the North Sea and about the biblical Flood. You must also learn two songs, participate in sports and find time for needlework and drawing.?' The pupil will probably be shocked by this mountain of work and prefer to stay in bed pretending to have the flu. However, divided according to subjects and lessons, the weekly workload is not as intimidating. The pupil sees that all the subjects can be covered - and there is free time as well.
    Which word is opposite in meaning to intimidating as used in the passage?

    A) dominating

    B) fearful

    C) Uneasy

    D) encouraging

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    Read all the following passages carefully and answer their related questions by choosing correct options.
    There seem to be just two ways of perceiving time: some people complain about never having any, others are always looking for ways to kill time. But time is actually very fairly distributed. Everyone gets 60 minutes per hour and 24 hours per day, net; It is only the daily tasks that are distributed unequally. They make the day too short for some people and too long for others. Just imagine a pupil who is handed his lessons for the week all in one lump by the teacher: "By Saturday you have to do 100 maths problems, read 20 pages in your reading book, write two dictations and a composition, and know all about the geography of the North Sea and about the biblical Flood. You must also learn two songs, participate in sports and find time for needlework and drawing.?' The pupil will probably be shocked by this mountain of work and prefer to stay in bed pretending to have the flu. However, divided according to subjects and lessons, the weekly workload is not as intimidating. The pupil sees that all the subjects can be covered - and there is free time as well.
    When does the pupil see that all the subjects are covered and he has free time?

    A) When he is in bed

    B) When he has flu

    C) When the work is divided

    D) When the work is less

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