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Comprehension - Prose and Poetry

Comprehension - Prose and Poetry

 Prose

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Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow.

A Fable The Blackbird and the Cherry Tree By- Sue Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a blackbird that lived in a cherry tree outside my window. Every day, the blackbird would sing and sing. When I ate my breakfast, the blackbird ate his breakfast. When I ate my lunch, the blackbird ate his lunch. When I ate my dinner, the blackbird ate his dinner. When I had a snack, the blackbird had a snack, too. The Blackbird always ate the cherries off the cherry tree outside my window. One day, mother was going to make a cherry pie. We picked all the cherries off the cherry tree outside my window. Mother made the pie. Mother washed the cherries, and then she put them in the crust to bake. When it was baked, she put the pie by the window to cool off. She opened the window. I was eating my breakfast. I saw the blackbird fly around the tree. There were no cherries on the tree. I saw the blackbird fly in through the window to sit by me. He flew over to the window by the pie. I smiled. The blackbird looked at me. He smiled. The blackbird said, “I’ll have my pie without ice cream!" And with that, the Blackbird took the pie under his wing and flew out the window. He flew up to the cherry tree to hide. I saw him as he hid the cherry pie in a little hole in the tree. “That blackbird stole the cherry pie!" I shouted. “That blackbird stole the pie!" When I looked outside, I saw the blackbird eating the whole pie! He was eating the crust! He was eating the cherries! Soon, it was all gone. Now, we both smiled. What you can learn from this fable: Think of others before you think of yourself.

Questions:

1. Who lived in the cherry tree?

Answer: A blackbird lived in the cherry tree. 

2. What happened to the pie?

Answer: The blackbird ate it.

3. What could mother have done so the blackbird had something to eat?

Answer: Mother should have given the blackbird a piece of the pie.

 

Poetry

The Weather By- Sue Peterson

The sky is blue and sunny.

Do you like the sunny sky?

The sky is black and rainy.

Do you like the rainy sky?

The temperature is cold. It is winter.

Do you like the winter cold?

The temperature is hot. It is summer.

Do you like the summer hot?

I like them all!

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Questions:

1. How is the summer sky?

Answer: Blue and sunny

2. How is the temperature in summer?

Answer: It is hot.

3. Which sky does the poet like?

Answer: The poet likes all the skies.

Quiz for Comprehension - Prose and Poetry

Q.1

Read the following passage and answer the following questions: White cement is the basic raw material for producing cement tiles and cement paint which are used extensively in building construction. The main consumers of white cement are, therefore, cement tiles and cement paint manufacturing units. These consumers, mostly in the small-scale sector, are today facing a major crisis because of a significant increase in the price of white cement during a short period. The present annual licensed production capacity of white and grey cement in the country is approximately 3.5 lakh tonnes.The average demand is 2-2.5 tonnes.That means there is an idle capacity to the tune of one lakh tonnes or more. The price rise is, therefore, not phenomenon arising out of inadequate production capacity but evidently because of artificial scarcity created by the manufacturers in their self-interest. The main reason for the continuing spurt in the cement price is its decontrol. As it is, there is stiff competition in the cement paint and tile manufacturing businessman further price revision at this stage is bound o have a severe impact on the market conditions. The Government should take adequate steps to ensure that suitable controls are brought in. Else it should allow import of cement.

Which of the following has same meaning as the word 'idle' as used in the passage?

a)

Excess

b)

Known

c)

Lazy

d)

Clumsy

Q.2

Read the following passage and answer the following questions: White cement is the basic raw material for producing cement tiles and cement paint which are used extensively in building construction. The main consumers of white cement are, therefore, cement tiles and cement paint manufacturing units. These consumers, mostly in the small-scale sector, are today facing a major crisis because of significant increases in the price of white cement during a short period. The present annual licensed production capacity of white and grey cement in the country is approximately 3.5 lakh tonnes.The average demand is 2-2.5 tonnes.The means that there is an idle capacity to the tune of one lakh tonnes or more. The price rise is, therefore, not phenomenon arising out of inadequate production capacity but evidently because of artificial scarcity created by the manufacturers in their self-interest. The main reason for the continuing spurt in the cement price is its decontrol. As it is, there is stiff competition in the cement paint and tile manufacturing businessman further price revision at this stage is bound o have a severe impact on the market conditions. The Government should take adequate steps to ensure that suitable controls are brought in. Else it should allow import of cement.

Which among the following is correct according to the passage?

a)

White cement is not used in the manufacture of paint

b)

White Cement forms a minor part of tile manufacturing

c)

White cement is very important for tile manufacturing

d)

White cement is used only for making paint

Q.3

Read the following passage and answer the following questions: White cement is the basic raw material for producing cement tiles and cement paint which are used extensively in building construction. The main consumers of white cement are, therefore, cement tiles and cement paint manufacturing units. These consumers, mostly in the small-scale sector, are today facing a major crisis because of significant increases in the price of white cement during a short period. The present annual licensed production capacity of white and grey cement in the country is approximately 3.5 lakh tonnes.The average demand is 2-2.5 tonnes.The means that there is an idle capacity to the tune of one lakh tonnes or more. The price rise is, therefore, not phenomenon arising out of inadequate production capacity but evidently because of artificial scarcity created by the manufacturers in their self-interest. The main reason for the continuing spurt in the cement price is its decontrol. As it is, there is stiff competition in the cement paint and tile manufacturing businessman further price revision at this stage is bound o have a severe impact on the market conditions. The Government should take adequate steps to ensure that suitable controls are brought in. Else it should allow import of cement.

Which among the following has the same meaning as the word 'artificial' as used in the passage?

a)

Unnatural

b)

Deliberate

c)

Prolonged

d)

Absolute

Q.4

Read the following passage and answer the following questions: White cement is the basic raw material for producing cement tiles and cement paint which are used extensively in building construction. The main consumers of white cement are, therefore, cement tiles and cement paint manufacturing units. These consumers, mostly in the small-scale sector, are today facing a major crisis because of a significant increase in the price of white cement during a short period. The present annual licensed production capacity of white and grey cement in the country is approximately 3.5 lakh tonnes.The average demand is 2-2.5 tonnes.The means that there is an idle capacity to the tune of one lakh tonnes or more. The price rise is, therefore, not phenomenon arising out of inadequate production capacity but evidently because of artificial scarcity created by the manufacturers in their self-interest. The main reason for the continuing spurt in the cement price is its decontrol. As it is, there is stiff competition in the cement paint and tile manufacturing businessman further price revision at this stage is bound o have a severe impact on the market conditions. The Government should take adequate steps to ensure that suitable controls are brought in. Else it should allow import of cement.

Which among the following word has the opposite meaning as the word ' basic' as used in the passage?

a)

Vital

b)

Acidic

c)

Unimportant

d)

Last

Q.5

Read the following passage and answer the following questions: White cement is the basic raw material for producing cement tiles and cement paint which are used extensively in building construction. The main consumers of white cement are, therefore, cement tiles and cement paint manufacturing units. These consumers, mostly in the small-scale sector, are today facing a major crisis because of a significant increase in the price of white cement during a short period. The present annual licensed production capacity of white and grey cement in the country is approximately 3.5 lakh tonnes.The average demand is 2-2.5 tonnes.The means that there is an idle capacity to the tune of one lakh tonnes or more. The price rise is, therefore, not phenomenon arising out of inadequate production capacity but evidently because of artificial scarcity created by the manufacturers in their self-interest. The main reason for the continuing spurt in the cement price is its decontrol. As it is, there is stiff competition in the cement paint and tile manufacturing businessman further price revision at this stage is bound o have a severe impact on the market conditions. The Government should take adequate steps to ensure that suitable controls are brought in. Else it should allow import of cement.

Which among the following is false according to the passage?

a)

White cement is a controlled product

b)

Price rise in white cement would increase the price of cement paint

c)

Increase in price of white cement is not because of production problem

d)

Most cement paint manufactures are from small scale.

Q.6

Read the following passage and answer the following questions: White cement is the basic raw material for producing cement tiles and cement paint which are used extensively in building construction. The main consumers of white cement are, therefore, cement tiles and cement paint manufacturing units. These consumers, mostly in the small-scale sector, are today facing a major crisis because of a significant increase in the price of white cement during a short period. The present annual licensed production capacity of white and grey cement in the country is approximately 3.5 lakh tonnes.The average demand is 2-2.5 tonnes.The means that there is an idle capacity to the tune of one lakh tonnes or more. The price rise is, therefore, not phenomenon arising out of inadequate production capacity but evidently because of artificial scarcity created by the manufacturers in their self-interest. The main reason for the continuing spurt in the cement price is its decontrol. As it is, there is stiff competition in the cement paint and tile manufacturing businessman further price revision at this stage is bound o have a severe impact on the market conditions. The Government should take adequate steps to ensure that suitable controls are brought in. Else it should allow import of cement.

Why the price of cement going up?

a)

Because of the export of white cement

b)

Because of large use of White cement

c)

Because the government is controlling the quota

d)

None of these

Q.7

Read the following passage and answer the following questions: White cement is the basic raw material for producing cement tiles and cement paint which are used extensively in building construction. The main consumers of white cement are, therefore, cement tiles and cement paint manufacturing units. These consumers, mostly in the small-scale sector, are today facing a major crisis because of a significant increase in the price of white cement during a short period. The present annual licensed production capacity of white and grey cement in the country is approximately 3.5 lakh tonnes.The average demand is 2-2.5 tonnes.The means that there is an idle capacity to the tune of one lakh tonnes or more. The price rise is, therefore, not phenomenon arising out of inadequate production capacity but evidently because of artificial scarcity created by the manufacturers in their self-interest. The main reason for the continuing spurt in the cement price is its decontrol. As it is, there is stiff competition in the cement paint and tile manufacturing businessman further price revision at this stage is bound o have a severe impact on the market conditions. The Government should take adequate steps to ensure that suitable controls are brought in. Else it should allow import of cement.

What crisis are described in the passage?

a)

White cement is priced very low

b)

White cement price is not of good quality

c)

White cement prices are very high

d)

White cement is being exported

Q.8

Read the following passage and answer the following questions: White cement is the basic raw material for producing cement tiles and cement paint which are used extensively in building construction. The main consumers of white cement are, therefore, cement tiles and cement paint manufacturing units. These consumers, mostly in the small-scale sector, are today facing a major crisis because of a significant increase in the price of white cement during a short period. The present annual licensed production capacity of white and grey cement in the country is approximately 3.5 lakh tonnes.The average demand is 2-2.5 tonnes.The means that there is an idle capacity to the tune of one lakh tonnes or more. The price rise is, therefore, not phenomenon arising out of inadequate production capacity but evidently because of artificial scarcity created by the manufacturers in their self-interest. The main reason for the continuing spurt in the cement price is its decontrol. As it is, there is stiff competition in the cement paint and tile manufacturing businessman further price revision at this stage is bound o have a severe impact on the market conditions. The Government should take adequate steps to ensure that suitable controls are brought in. Else it should allow import of cement.

Which among the following word means insufficient for the purpose?

a)

Spurt

b)

Adverse

c)

Stiff

d)

Inadequate

Q.9

Read the following passage and answer the following questions: White cement is the basic raw material for producing cement tiles and cement paint which are used extensively in building construction. The main consumers of white cement are, therefore, cement tiles and cement paint manufacturing units. These consumers, mostly in the small-scale sector, are today facing a major crisis because of a significant increase in the price of white cement during a short period. The present annual licensed production capacity of white and grey cement in the country is approximately 3.5 lakh tonnes.The average demand is 2-2.5 tonnes.The means that there is an idle capacity to the tune of one lakh tonnes or more. The price rise is, therefore, not phenomenon arising out of inadequate production capacity but evidently because of artificial scarcity created by the manufacturers in their self-interest. The main reason for the continuing spurt in the cement price is its decontrol. As it is, there is stiff competition in the cement paint and tile manufacturing businessman further price revision at this stage is bound o have a severe impact on the market conditions. The Government should take adequate steps to ensure that suitable controls are brought in. Else it should allow import of cement.

Which among the following word is opposite of the word ABUNDANCE in the given passage?

a)

Spurt

b)

Scarcity

c)

Stiff

d)

Adequate

Q.10

Read the following passage and answer the following questions: White cement is the basic raw material for producing cement tiles and cement paint which are used extensively in building construction. The main consumers of white cement are, therefore, cement tiles and cement paint manufacturing units. These consumers, mostly in the small-scale sector, are today facing a major crisis because of significant increases in the price of white cement during a short period. The present annual licensed production capacity of white and grey cement in the country is approximately 3.5 lakh tonnes.The average demand is 2-2.5 tonnes.The means that there is an idle capacity to the tune of one lakh tonnes or more. The price rise is, therefore, not phenomenon arising out of inadequate production capacity but evidently because of artificial scarcity created by the manufacturers in their self-interest. The main reason for the continuing spurt in the cement price is its decontrol. As it is, there is stiff competition in the cement paint and tile manufacturing businessman further price revision at this stage is bound o have a severe impact on the market conditions. The Government should take adequate steps to ensure that suitable controls are brought in. Else it should allow import of cement.

Which among the following word has synonym WALLOP?

a)

Impact

b)

Adverse

c)

Annual

d)

Capacity

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