Sunday, 21 February 2016

IBPS PO & Clerk/LIC Exam : English Reading Comprehension Quiz - 26

IBPS PO & Clerk/LIC Exam : English Reading Comprehension Quiz

Directions (Q.1-9): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words are printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
For many years, the continent Africa remained unexplored and unknown. The main reason was the inaccessibility to its interior region due to dense forests, wildlife, wildlife, savage tribal, deserts and barren solid hills. Many people tried to explore the could not survive the dangers, David Livingstone is among those brave few who not only explored part of Africa but also lived among the tribals bringing them near to social milieu. While others explored with the idea of expanding their respective empires, Livingstone did so to explore its vast and mysterious hinterland, rivers and lakes. He was primarily religious man and a medical practitioner who tried to help mankind with it.

Livingstone was born in Scotland and was educated to become a doctor and priest. His exploration starteon at the beginning of the year 1852. He explored an unknown river in Western Luanda. However, he was reduced to a skeleton during four years of travelling. By this time, he had become famous and when he returned to England for convalescence, entire London along with Queen Victoria turned to welcome him. After a few days, he returned to Africa.
He discovered the origin of the River Nile in 1866. He again suffered many discomforts. He became too sick and could not even walk. He lost contact with rest of the words that grew anxious to know his where about. Ultimately, it was Stanley the American journalist, who found him after many efforts, but Livingstone had died in a tribal village in 1873. His body was brought to London and buried in Westminster with full honour.
Q.1. Livingstone deserves credit for which of the following?
(a) For expanding his empire
(b) for enjoying the wildlife of the continent
(c) For exploring part of Africa and living among the tribals
(d) for quenching his thirst for living in the company of nature
(e) None of the above
Q.2. What was the impact of four- year travelling on Livingstone?
(a) He could enjoy a social life among tribal society
(b) He derived satisfaction with the exploration of an unknown river
(c) He derived satisfaction as he became very famous
(d) It badly affected his health
(e) None of the above
Q.3. Which of the following shows that Livingstone had become very famous?
(a) Queen Victoria along with the people of London had come to meet him
(b) Queen Victoria arranged for the medical expenses
(c) The tribals were grateful to him for his medical expenses
(d) He was assigned the task of a priest although he was a medical professional
(e) None of the above
Q.4. Why were people not aware to the existence of Africa?
(a) It as inaccessible due to oceanic reefs
(b) Its territory was covered with dense forest
(c) People outside the continent were chased away by native tribal
(d) Explorers were afraid of the risks involved
(e) None of these
Q.5. Livingstone can best be described by which of the following
(a) A person with an urge for exploration of unknown parts of the world’s
(b) A person with religious mind set
(c) A social reformer
(d) A warm-hearted medical practitioner
(e) A famous priest popular among British
Q.6. Which of the following was/were explored by Livingstone?
I. a river in Western Luanda
II. Scotland
III. The origin of river Nile
(a) I and II        (b) II and III       (c) I and III       (d) Only I       (e) Only II
Q.8. The American journalist Stanley can be credited for which of the following?
I. Performing the last rites of Livingstone’s dead body.
II. Relentless efforts for finding out the whereabouts of Livingstone.
III. The anxiety to explore undiscovered parts of the world.
(a) I and II        (b) II and III      (c) I and III         (d)  Only II        (e) Only III
Q.9. In what way Livingstone’s exploration efforts were different from those of others?
(a) Livingstone’s exploration was restricted only to unknown rivers whereas others explored dense forests
(b) Others explored with selfish motives; Livingstone’s explored to know the mysterious parts of the worlds
(c) Others explored new parts of the world for wealth, but Livingstone did so for religious purposes.
(d) Being a medical practitioner, he tried to explore medicines; Others did for tribal population
(e) None of these

Answer Key

1. (e) 2. (d) 3. (a) 4.(d) 5. (a) 6. (c) 7. (d) 8. (d) 9. (b)

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