CDS General English(1) Questions and answers

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PASSAGE II(Q50-52): Answer the questions based on the given passage.
How can you improve your reading speed? By taking off the brakes. You wouldn’t think of driving a car with the brake on. Yet as a reader you probably have several brakes slowing you down. One very common brake is regressing-looldng back every now and-then at something already read. It is like stepping backwards every few metres as you walk-hardly the way to move ahead quickly. Regression may arise from a lack of confidence, vocabulary deficiency, or actually missing a word or phrase. It makes a long sentence seem even more complex as the eyes frequently regress. Eye movement photographs of 12,000 readers in America showed that university students regress an average of 15 times in reading only 100 words. The average student of class four was found to look back 20 times. In short, regression consumes one-sixth of your precious reading time. Release this brake and enjoy a spurt in reading speed.

51). in order to be a good reader you should
A). regress whenever necessary
B). be like a careful driver
C). not look back frequently while reading
D). test your vocabulary frequently
52). According to the author reading with regression is like
A). driving with poor quality brakes
B). stepping backwards while walking
C). using several brakes in order to slow down
D). making sudden spurts in reading speed

PASSAGE III(Q53-56): Answer the questions based on the given passage.
Even in the most primitive societies the great majority of people satisfy a large 'part of their material needs by exchanging goods and services. Very few people indeed can make for themselves everything they need-all their food, their clothes, their housing, their tools. Ever since men started living in communities, they have been satisfying their needs by means of specialization and exchange; increasingly each individual has concentrated on what he can do best, and has produced more of the special goods or services in which he has concentrated, than he can consume himself. The surplus he has exchanged with other members of the community, acquiring, in exchange the things he needs that others have produced. 

53). Very few people can satisfy their needs today by
A). providing things for themselves
B). exchanging goods and services
C). concentrating on what they can do best
D). individual specialization
54). Exchange of goods becomes possible only when
A). there is no specialization
B). goods are produced in surplus
C). primitive societies become modern
D). individuals make things for themselves
55). Specialization and exchange began when men started
A). big industries
B). concentrating on their work
C). producing things for individual use
D). living in communities

56). Exchange of goods and services becomes necessary because
A). man is a social being
B). reciprocity is the law of life
C). trade and commerce are means of progress.
D). we cannot produce everything we need ourselves

PASSAGE IV(Q57-61): Answer the questions based on the given passage.
Soil scientists have shown that the soil teems with millions of living things, many of them useful, others harmful. The living things which are useful include earthworms and various kinds of bacteria. Earthworms loosen the soil and so enable air and water to enter it. Bacteria, which are microscopic living things break down dead plants and animals and make humus, or take nitrogen from the air and change it into substances that plants use. The living things that do harm include other bacteria and fungi which cause diseases. Other harmful things are pests such as wire worms which feed on the roots of grass and other plants. While the farmer can usually keep weeds in check by careful cultivation, this alone may not protect his crops from insects, pests and diseases. Nowadays, however, he is much better able to control these enemies. He may plant specially resistant types of seeds or he may keep the pests and diseases in check with chemicals. With better seeds farmers have been able to increase their crop yields. They can grow crops that ripen more quickly and have a stronger resistance to disease, frost or drought. 

57). Scientists who study soil believe that
A). all insects and bacteria are harmful
B). only microscopic living things are useful
C). only earthworms are useful
D). not all worms and bacteria are harmful
58). The living things that do harm
A). break down plants and animals
B). use up the nitrogen from the air
C). cause diseases in the plants
D). loosen up the soil from air and water
59). Farmers are always careful
A). to control insects and fungi that attack plants
B). to encourage pests in the soil
C). to eliminate all bacteria from the soil
D). to foster all kinds of worms in the earth
60). Nowadays it is possible to reduce the loss caused by pests and harmful bacteria
A). with the use of chemical fertilisers
B). with the use of chemical fertilisers
C). by using weeds as killers
D). by controlling earthworms
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