Questions for Practice on Conclusive Passage

Questions for Practice on Conclusive Passage

Read the passage carefully and answer the following questions.

Passage I

​​ A small band of biologists share a dream - to find species of sea or land animals hitherto completely unknown or to discover living examples of animals thought to have died out ages ago. Finds made in this century encourage these dreamers, whose field is aptly named​​ crypto zoology​​ - literally, the science of Size and habitat are often responsible for an animal's having been overlooked. Not surprisingly, a bumblebee-size bat that lives in caves in Thailand eluded detection until 1973. But larger animals in less remote sites have also remained hidden. Herds of a species of peccary supposedly extinct since the last ice age, for instance, were found in Paraguay in 1975. Native people sometimes offer scientists useful clues. An unusual feather in a local's hat sparked the discovery of a showy African peacock in 1936, and accounts of giant lizards on the Indonesian island of​​ Komodo​​ proved not to be mere myth when naturalist P. A. Ouwens identified four of the creatures captured in 1912. As​​ crypt zoologists​​ follow such leads into little-explored areas, they remain optimistic that it is not too late to uncover sensational surprises.

1. An unusual feather in a local's hat sparked the discovery of a showy African peacock in

(a) 1975

(b) 1973

(c) 1912

(d) 1936

2. Often the​​ crypto zoologists​​ get a lot of leads from

(a) legends

(b) myths

(c) the animal's size and habitat

(d) native people

3. The dream of the​​ crypto zoologists​​ is to find

(a) species of sea or land animals hitherto completely unknown

(b) hidden, supposedly extinct animals

(c) living examples of animals thought to have died out ages ago

(d) All of the given options

4. Myths refer to

(a) legends

(b) traditional stories involving supernatural beings or events

(c) love stories

(d) historical stories

5. Often.....................responsible for an animal having been overlooked.

(a) size and habitat are

(b) the uniqueness of the animals themselves is

(c) the resigning nature of the scientists themselves is

(d) unexplored areas remain

Directions for Q. No. 6 to 10​​ : Questions in the form of conclusion are based on the passage given below.

Mark your answer as:

(a) if the conclusion is definitely true,

(b) if the conclusion is probably true,

(c) if data given in the passage is inadequate to answer,

(d) if conclusion is probably false,

(e) if conclusion is definitely false.

Passage II​​ 

​​ A radical new surgery procedure launched at, not long ago in India, is holding out fresh hope for patients of cardiac myopathy, or enlargement of the heart. The technique​​ new in India, allows patients to go home two weeks after the operation to lead a near-normal sedentary life. Cardiac myopathy is a condition that has a variety of causative factors, An attack from one of the​​ 20 identified viruses, parasite​​ infection, long-term alcohol abuse and blood pressure could bring it​​ on, and in rare cases, it could follow child birth and is even known to run in families. The condition is marked by an increase in the size of heart's chambers and a decrease in the efficiency of pumping.

6. The cardiac myopathy slows down the heart beat,

7. Cardiac myopathy is hereditary,

8. Earlier, the patients suffering from the cardiac myopathy were required to travel abroad for such operations,

9. The new technique was never tried in India in the past.

10. The efficiency of the heart is inversely proportional to the size of the heart.

 

Answer key

Ans.1 - d. An unusual feather in a local's hat sparked the discovery of a showy African peacock in 1936.

Ans.2 - d. Often the​​ crypto zoologists​​ get a lot of leads from ​​ Native place

Ans.3 - d. All of the given statement.

Ans.4 - a. Legend

Ans.5 - a.​​ Often Size and habit responsible for an animal having been overlooked.

Ans.6 – b.​​ Conclusion is probably true because it is given in the last line that cardiac myopathy is a result of enlargement of heart's chamber and decrease in the efficiency of pumping,

Ans.7​​ ​​ a.​​ Conclusion is definitely true as it is given in the passage that cardiac myopathy could follow child birth.

Ans.8 –​​ c.​​ Data given in the passage are inadequate to analyse this conclusion as nothing has been given regarding the facility available for this disease earlier in India.

Ans.9​​ ​​ ​​ a. Opening line of the passage reads "A radical new surgical procedure launched not long ago is holding fresh hopes". This implies that this surgery has not been used in India earlier.

Ans.​​ 10​​ –​​ a. Conclusion is definitely true from the last line of the passage that the condition is marked by an increase in the size of heart's chamber and a decrease in efficiency of pumping.

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