English: Reading Comprehension Set 50

  1. Which of the following is/are required to create a high performing government body?
    Real autonomy from ministries.
    Partnership with the private sector
    Appropriate ecosystem.
    A team of specialists.
    All of the above
    Option E
    Refer to the last paragraph of the passage.

     

  2. Which among the following statements is/are not true?
    I. ISRO is staffed with generalists.
    II. The geographical location of ISRO matters in terms of creating an appropriate ecosystem to nurture excellence.
    III. Independence from line ministries is important for a high performing organisation.
    Only I
    Both I and III
    Both II and III
    None of these
    All of these
    Option A
    Refer to the parapgraph starting with “Needless to say…..”. Only statement I is clearly mentioned there. Hence option A is the answer.

     

  3. India’s science and technology hub is located in which city?
    Bengaluru
    Pune
    Delhi
    Ahmedabad
    None of these
    Option A
    Refer to the Third Paragraph of the passage.

     

  4. What is the writing style of the given passage?
    Descriptive
    Narrative
    Persuasive
    Expository
    Cannot be determined
    Option C

     

  5. How many satellites did ISRO launch from a single rocket?
    100
    102
    104
    106
    None of these
    Option C
    Refer to the first paragraph.

     

  6. Can we infer from the passage that it is possible to build top quality government institutions/organizations/ agencies?
    Definitely no
    Definitely yes
    May be
    Not mentioned in the passage
    Data not adequate
    Option B
    Refer to the fifth paragraph of the passage.

     

  7. Choose the word or group of words which is MOST SIMILAR in meaning to the word printed in bold as used in the passage.
    Autonomy
    compulsion
    dependence
    freedom
    heteronomy
    none of these
    Option C
    Autonomy- the right or condition of self-government

     

  8. Choose the word or group of words which is MOST SIMILAR in meaning to the word printed in bold as used in the passage.
    Nurture
    neglect
    nourish
    ignore
    forbid
    none of these
    Option B
    Nurture- care for and protect (someone or something) while they are growing

     

  9. Choose the word/group of words which is most opposite in meaning to the word/group of words printed in bold as used in passage.
    Feasible
    Impractical
    Manageable
    Attainable
    Possible
    none of these
    Option A
    Feasible- possible to do easily or conveniently; practical

     

  10. Choose the word/group of words which is most opposite in meaning to the word/group of words printed in bold as used in passage.
    Optimal
    favourable
    appropriate
    ideal
    best possible
    none of these
    Option E
    Optimal means – ideal/best/excellent/most suitable.All the words given are close to the meaning of it and none of them seems opposite.

     


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