Reading Comprehension Quiz For SSC Exams 2018-19: 3 January

SSC CGL,  SSC CPO, SSC Stenographer 2018 Exams are big opportunities to serve in a govt job and to live in clover. The Commission has already released exam dates for three SSC exams to be conducted in the month of January & February 2019 among which one major exam is SSC Stenographer Exam 2018, to be held from 5 to 7 February 2019. Also SSC CGL and CPO Exam dates can surprise you anytime soon. English Section carries a heavy weightage in SSC CPO & SSC Stenographer exams. Also SSC CGL is no exception. Consolidating the level, priorities and type of questions, Daily English Quiz on SSCADDA & ADDA247 App is a productive outcome of our experts’ efforts to sharpen your practice skills.

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Direction (1-5): Read the given passage carefully and select the best answer to each question out of the four given alternatives.

Culture is defined as a people’s way of life. It entails how they dress, how they speak, the type of food they eat, the manner in which they worship, and their art among many other things. Indian culture, therefore, is the Indians’ way of life. Because of the population diversity, there is immense variety in Indian culture. The Indian culture is a blend of various cultures belonging to diverse religions, castes; regions follow their own tradition and culture. Indian Culture is one of the oldest cultures in the world. India had an urban civilization even during the Bronze age. The Indus Valley Civilization (Harappan Civilization) dates back to 3300 BC – 1300 BC. Distinct cultures different from each other co-exist together in a single country. Thus, in India, there is unity amidst vast cultural diversity. The way people live in India is reflected in its culture. India is a land of unity in diversity where people of different sects, caste and religion live together. India is also called the land of unity in diversity as different groups of people co-operate with each other to live in a single society. Unity in diversity has also become the strength of India. 

Q1. Why there is a unity amidst cultural diversity in India?
The way people live in India is reflected in its culture.
Indian Culture is one of the oldest cultures in the world.
India had an urban civilization.
Distinct cultures different from each other co-exist together in a single country.
Q2. According to the passage, which of the following is TRUE about unity in diversity?
Unity in diversity has also become the strength of India.
India used to be a land of unity in diversity.
Indians have moved on from unity in diversity thing.
Unity in diversity is a unique feature of India.
Q3. Culture entails _____________
A luxury experience in life.
How people dress, speak, what they eat, how they worship, and their art among many other things.
To date back to 3300 BC – 1300 BC.
Different groups of people co-operate with each other.
Q4. What is another name for Harappan Civilization?
Mohenjodaro Civilization
Indus Valley Civilization
Nalanda Civilization
Mayan Civilization
Q5. What is the reason behind immense variety in Indian culture?
It is Indian’s way of life.
India is oldest culture in the word.
Because of the population diversity.
Indians like to follow different cultures.
Direction (6-10): Read the given passage carefully and select the best answer to each question out of the four given alternatives. 

A growing demand for organics, and the near-total reliance by US farmers on genetically modified corn and soybeans, is driving a surge in imports from other nations where crops largely are free of bioengineering. Imports such as corn from Romania and soybeans from India are booming, according to an analysis of US trade data released Wednesday by the Organic Trade Association and Pennsylvania State University. That shows a potential market for US growers willing to avoid the use of artificial chemicals and genetically modified seeds, said Laura Batcha, chief executive officer of the association, which includes Whole Foods Market Inc., Whitewave Foods Co. and Earthbound Farm LLC. The report is "a help-wanted sign" for US farmers, Batcha said. "There are market distortions that are pretty striking." Most of the corn and soybean shipments become feed for chickens and cows so they can be certified organic under US Department of Agriculture guidelines. Organic poultry and dairy operators shun feed made with seeds from Monsanto Co. and other domestic suppliers in favor of foreign products even as the US remains the world’s top grower of corn and soybeans. As a result, imports to the US of Romanian corn rose to $11.6 million in 2014 from $545,000 the year before. Soybean imports from India more than doubled to $73.8 million. Rising consumer demand in what’s been a niche market is creating shortages, pushing companies that supply farms needing organic feed to seek out foreign sources. About 90% of US corn and soyabean is bioengineered, thus automatically ineligible for the organic label. 

Q6. What is driving a surge in imports from other nations?
A growing demand for organics.
A rumor spread by US Trade Data.
Newly launched genetically modified seeds.
Push from export-import companies.
Q7. Why is 90% of US corn ineligible for the organic label?
Because they are imported.
Because they are bioengineered.
Because they don’t pass the test.
Because they are not popular.
Q8. What is an irony mentioned in the passage?
Most of the corn and soybean shipments become feed for chickens and cows so they can be certified organic under US Department of Agriculture guidelines.
Rising consumer demand in what’s been a niche market is creating shortages, pushing companies that supply farms needing organic feed to seek out foreign sources.
Imports such as corn from Romania and soybeans from India are booming, according to an analysis of US trade data released Wednesday by the Organic Trade Association.
Organic poultry and dairy operators shun feed made with seeds from domestic suppliers in favor of foreign products even as the US remains the world’s top grower of corn and soybeans.
Q9. Organic poultry and dairy operators refused to buy seeds of which company?
Earthbound Farm LLC.
Whitewave Foods Co.
Monsanto Co.
Whole Foods Market Inc.
Q10. According to the passage, which of the following statement is NOT TRUE?
The near-total reliance by US farmers on genetically modified corn and soybeans is driving a surge in imports.
Soybean imports from India more than doubled to $73.8 million.
Imports to the US of Romanian corn rose to $11.6 million in 2014 from $545,000 in 2012.
US remains the world’s top grower of corn and soybeans.
Direction (11-15): Read the given passage carefully and select the best answer to each question out of the four given alternatives. 

The Divine Comedy is a narrative poem describing Dante's imaginary journey. Midway on his journey through life Dante realizes he has taken the wrong path. The Roman poet Virgil searches for the lost Dante at the request of Beatrice; he finds Dante in the woods on the evening of Good Friday in the year 1300 and serves as a guide as Dante begins his religious pilgrimage to find God. To reach his goal, Dante passes through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise. The Divine Comedy was not titled as such by Dante; his title for the work was simply Commedia or Comedy. Dante’s use of the word "comedy" is medieval by definition. To Dante and his contemporaries, the term "comedy" meant a tale with a happy ending, not a funny story as the word has since come to mean. Dante and Virgil enter the wide gates of Hell and descend through the nine circles of Hell. In each circle they see sinners being punished for their sins on earth; Dante sees the torture as Divine justice. Dante first travels through circles of hell and then through 3 rings before entering the 8th circle. Then there are 9 bowge before Dante reached the 9th circle. After 9th circle Dante has to travel 4 more regions. On Easter Sunday, Dante emerges from Hell. Through his travels, he has found his way to God and is able, once more, to look upon the stars. 

Q11. To reach god, Dante has to pass through which of the following?
Hell, Purgatory and Paradise.
Hell and Paradise.
Purgatory and Paradise.
Wrong path in the woods.
Q12. Which of the following is considered as Divine Justice by Dante?
Hell
Torture
Sins
Purgatory
Q13. On which day Dante starts his journey to find God?
Easter Sunday
Good Friday
Christmas
Doomsday
Q14. Which of the following is NOT correct according to the passage?
The Divine Comedy was not titled as such by Dante.
On Easter Sunday, Dante emerges from Hell.
Virgil finds Dante in the woods on the evening of Good Friday in the year 1200.
Dante first travels through circles of hell and then through 3 rings before entering the 8th circle.
Q15. What does the word comedy meant in the medieval period?
Funny Story
Happy Ending
Funny Drama
Happy Movie

                                                                          


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